2019 GS Nationals: MAY 13 - 16, 2020 :: Bowling Green, Kentucky,  Beech Bend Raceway.

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2020 Drag Racing & Car Show Information






MAY 13 - 16, 2020 Beech Bend Raceway Track Hours.
May 13, 2020  ---  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday Drag Racing Hours:  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Waiting for Dallas/Brock.
** If Drag Racing is allowed on Wednesday, Racing & Spectator fees apply.

May 14, 2020  ---  8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday Drag Racing Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 15, 2020  ---  8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday Car Show Hours:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Friday Drag Racing Hours:  11:00 am - 5:30 pm. NEW HOURS

May 16, 2020  ---  9:00 am - until conclusion of Saturday Eliminations.
Saturday Drag Racing Hours:  9:00 am until The END!


2020 Heads-up Race Classes  1/8 and 1/4 mile  (Best ET/MPH  Updated October 6, 2019).
TSO: Turbo Street Outlaw  1/8 mile. Best ET  4.7x @ 152 mph.  Dave Fiscus 2018.
TAI: Turbo Alcohol Injected  1/8 mile. Best ET   5.90 @ 119 mph.  Ron Bailey 2018.
TSM: Turbo Street Modified  1/4 mile. Best ET  8.542 @ 159.04 mph. Rob Ortosky 2018.
THS: Turbo Hot Street  1/4 mile. Best ET  9.526 @ 140.17 mph.  Sean Hayes 2015.
TPB: Turbo Pro Bracket  1/4 mile. #1 Qualifier  9.016 @ 152.50 mph.  James Kiddy 2017.
     TSO. TAI. TSM. THS. TPB. Turbo Cars  Enter PIT Staging Lanes.
GSR: GS Race '64 - '76 Abody Buick Bodied. Buick Powered. 9.379 @ 139.75 mph. Mike Zaffino.
BSA: Buick Stock Appearing (V8)  1/4 mile. Best ET  11.789 @ 113.76 mph. David Hemker 2014.
**TSA: Turbo Stock Appearing  1/4 mile. Best ET  10.914 @ 123.70 mph.  Bill Thompson  2012.
     GSR. BSA. V8.  Enter Circle Track Staging Lanes.

2020 Bracket Race Classes  1/4 mile.
SS/S16: Super 16   1/4 mile  6's - 9's.   Best ET  6.63 @ 209 mph.  Rod Hendrickson 2015.
     SS/S16 Turbo & Big Block Enter Circle Track Staging Lanes.
B-1: 11.49 - faster  10.484 @ 125 mph  (R/U 2015)  and  11.021 @ 101.80 mph (WIN 2017).
B-2: 11.50 - 13.49
B-3: 13.50 and slower
** Winners of Bracket Classes will receive special trophies sponsored by Reg Meyers.
     B-1. B-2. B-3. Turbo & V8 Bracket Classes Enter PIT Staging Lanes.

Basic Safety Tech Time Schedule (Beech  Bend Safety Tech Shed).
10:00 am - 2:00 pm  Thursday.   Scales Open: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Friday.       Scales Open: 12:00/Noon - 1:00 pm
  8:00 am - 9:00 am  Saturday.    Scales Open: 12:00/Noon - Eliminations Conclude.

Tech Deadline Ends for all Heads-up Race Classes on Friday at 1:00 pm.

Qualifying for Heads-up race classes and Super 16 
begin Friday 1:30 pm - Saturday 9:00 am and again at 11:00 am for S16.
Heads-up race classes to follow Super 16 Qualifying.

Final Eliminations for All Race Classes begin Saturday at Noon!


Attention Racers  No Race Sticker, No ID Number, No Race Class means No Race Pass.
 Racing Sticker for each day must be affixed near driver side top right corner of windshield.
 ID Number and Race Class must be displayed, top left corner of FRONT and REAR windows.
 One qualifying time slip is required for each race class during eliminations if in multiple race classes.

2020 Race Classes, Rules & Race Associates     Turbo Racing Rules & Regulations
TSO: Turbo Street Outlaw   TSO Rules     Cal Hartline  321.610.1500, cal@hartlineperformance.com
TAI: Turbo Alcohol Injected   TAI Rules     Julio & JD  941.416.7509
TSM: Turbo Street Modified   TSM Rules     Paul Dubois
THS: Turbo Hot Street   THS Rules     David Day
TPB: Turbo Pro Bracket   TPB Rules     Bobbie Buick
SS/S16:  Super 16      Doug Hecker  913.289.1668   stagetwo65@yahoo.com
GSR: GS Race (V8)     GSR Race Rules 
BSA: Buick Stock Appearing (V8)

Race Director:  Steven Hinson, 334.320.5850 send a short text, if no answer.
** Race Director Decisions, Disputes, Modifications, Resolutions are FINAL!

Drag Racing Sticker Entry Fee: $30 per car per day.

General Schedule, Track Hours, Test & Tune Times, Safety Tech & Class Selection, Scales Open and Contacts. Friday Car Show Schedule and Classes. Race Schedule, Super 16 Display Friday 9 am - 11:30 am on the drag strip, Heads-Up/Super 16 Qualifying, Gamblers Racing, Bracket and Heads-up Classes. Eliminations Saturday.

Drag Race Stickers $30/car/day.  Car Show Stickers $25/car.  Contact Pam Berger.
Pam Berger will be at GS Nationals Tent, Beech Bend from 10 am - 5 pm on Wednesday,
and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Thank You Pam!!

Super 16 SS/S16 Race Car Display will be part of Friday Car Show
 
9:00 am - 11:30 am on the Drag Strip.



Attention: We would like to offer 40th Anniversary No Fee Car Show Every Day of the Event from 9 am - 2 pm and Friday as is and always will be, Judgement Day!

** 50th Anniversary of the 1970 BUICK GSX aka GSX Reunion will be held at Beech Bend Raceway...

2020 Friday Car Show Classes. Only Rule - Must Be Buick!
(1st and 2nd place awards)
Class A: 1965 - 1969  GS Hardtop
Class B: 1970 - 1975  GS Hardtop
Class C: 1965 - 1972  GS Convertible
Class D: 1965 - 1975  Buick Street Machine Any Mods.
Class E: 1962 - 1987  Best Buick Racecar w/2019 GS Nationals Time Slip.  
Class F: Turbo Regal Stock (up to 3 visible but subtle mods).
Class G: Turbo Regal Modified
Class H: 1988 - Present Stock Regal GS or Riviera FWD up to 3 mods **
Class I: Survivor Class - Any Buick Model, Any year (Top 5 Gold, Top 5 Silver)
Class J: 1965 - 1975  Concours/Restored GS/GSX (400 points). Gold & Silver. 
Class K: 1965 - 1975  Concours/Restored GS/GSX (400 points).
Class L: 1982 - 1987  Concours/Restored GN/GNX/Turbo Regal  (400 points).
 ** Min. 6 cars required for Class H.

8:00 am - 9:30 am  Car Show sticker purchase and entry into the show field for all cars.
2:00 pm  Judging Concludes. Car Show Results posted at bottom of tower at 4:00 pm.
4:45 pm  Car Show Class participants report to the drag strip staging lanes.
5:45 pm  Awards Presentation begins on the drag strip, near front of tower.

** Chairmen, Friday Car Show: Sid Meyer and Alan Oldfield

Carolinas Chapter: Organizing and parking all of the show cars.
Indiana & Chicagoland Chapters: Assist with judging and tallying the voting score sheets.
     If you would like to help in any capacity with the car show, contact Sid or Alan.

** Car Show Coordinators (overall)
Sid and Belva Meyer
gsman@mediacomb.net
727.415.7679  //  260.927.4309

Alan Oldfield
319.573.2036
adoldfield@aol.com

Friday CAR Show Stickers are $25 per car. And placed on the driver side head light before

entering the circle track area. Park show cars facing the Sun in the morning.  

Contact Pam Berger, at the GS Nationals Tent, Beech Bend from 10 am - 5 pm on Wednesday,
and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.  Car Show Entry: 8:00 am - 9:30 am on Friday.

Super 16 SS/S16 Race Car Display will be part of Friday Car Show
  9:00 am - 11:30 am on the Drag Strip.


Car Show & Race Results 2004 - 2020
Car Show Results listed below Race Results
2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  20092010
2011  2012  2013* 
2014  2015  2016* 2017
 *
= No Race Finals due to rain.

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Spectator Tickets - $25/person/day (available at gate).
  Children 12 and under are Free with an Adult.

Car Show - Friday  |  Race Eliminations - Saturday

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