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.
Absolutely NO Beech Bend Track Access Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Beech Bend Park Offers Campground/RV Area.        2020 Event Map
Nashville, TN (1 hr drive) The closest major airport south of Bowling Green, KY.

Directions to Beech Bend from I-65. (Most Hotels & Restaurants are Exit #22).
Beech Bend is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 5 minutes west of I-65 (Exit #28)
Take 31W South to the 5th Traffic Light, Right on Riverview Ave (Beech Bend Road).

May 13, 2020.   8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Track Gates Locked by 8 pm
Wednesday Test-n-Tune Drag Racing Hours:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
Wednesday Car Show Morning Display, Vendors Row, Swap Meet, Trailer Drop.
** Drag Racing & Spectator fees apply.     2020 Event Map

May 14, 2020.   8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Track Gates Locked by 8 pm
Thursday Test-N-Tune Drag Racing Hours:  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday All Day - Car Show Display, Vendors Row and Swap Meet.

May 15, 2020.   8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Track Gates Locked by 8 pm
Friday Test-N-Tune Drag Racing Hours:  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday Super 16 (S16) BUICK DISPLAY on Drag Racing Track 9 am - 11 am.
Friday All Day Car Show Finale' (on Circle Track),  Vendors Row and Swap Meet.
Friday Car Show Hours:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Awards Presented at 5:30 pm.
Friday Concours Show Cars are located near GS Nationals Tent.  2020 Event Map

May 16, 2020.   8:00 am - until conclusion of Saturday Eliminations.
Saturday Drag Racing Hours:  9:30 am until The END!

Saturday All Day - Car Show Display, Vendors Row and Swap Meet.

Final Eliminations for All Race Classes begin Saturday at Noon!

* Vendors Row and Swap Meet.  8:00 am - 6:00 pm WED - SAT.


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.
TSE: Turbo Street Eliminator   1/4 mile.  Maybe Revival Icon Class... 
     TSO. TAI. TSM. THS. TPB. TSE. Turbo Cars  Enter PIT Staging Lanes.
GSR: GS Race '64 - '76 Abody Buick Bodied. Buick Powered. 9.379 @ 139.75 mph. Mike Zaffino.
BSR: 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. BSR. V8.  Enter Circle Track Staging Lanes.
All payouts, race trophy awards, prizes; etc. will be provided by the RRA's of each class.


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
Bracket Classes will receive CASH awards & prizes from sponsored donations.
     B-1. B-2. B-3. Turbo & V8 Bracket Classes Enter PIT Staging Lanes.

Safety Tech Inspection Schedule (Tech Shed next to bathrooms).
Wednesday...  10:00 am  -to- 12:00 pm    Scales Not Open 
Thursday........   9:00 am  -to-  2:00 pm...   Scales Open: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday..............   9:00 am  -to-  2:00 pm..... Scales Open: Noon - 1:00 pm
Saturday........    8:00 am  -to- 10:00 am.... Scales Open: Noon - Eliminations Conclude.
You must obtain, complete and submit a "Tech Card" in order to race!
We are working on another option before/after Safety Tech Time Hours Listed Above. 

Mandatory 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. And Saturday 9:30 am and Again For Super 16 at 11:00 am.
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     
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  973.289.1668   stagetwo65@yahoo.com
GSR: GS Race (V8)     GSR Race Rules 
BSR: Buick Stock Race aka 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!
Assistant Race Director:  Bob Hinson, 334.315.5248.

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

Vendors Row and Swap Meet (Wed-Sat): Matt & Sarah Gordon, 785.969.7338.
Car Show & Drag Racing Stickers: Pam Berger, 254.855.7522 
GS Nationals Sponsorship Coordinators & Front Gate: Rick & Judy Jegl, 414.916.6458
All other Questions: Ron Joseph, 908.337.5144, GNX342@gmail.com

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 9:00 am - 11:00 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 9 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 - 11:00 am.  On The Drag Racing Track as part of Car Show.

Beech Bend Park Campground/RV Area OPEN 365 days a year.
No reservations taken for campsites. 30 or 50 amp with 400+ campsites. 
Each campsite includes up to four people, $5 per person, per night for more than 4.
Call 270.781.7634. Visa, MC, Discover Credit Cards accepted.
https://www.beechbend.com/campground/information-rates/
https://www.beechbend.com/content/uploads/2018/12/BeechBendParkCampground.pdf


Final Eliminations for All Race Classes begin Saturday at Noon!


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2020 Event Map   Our Car Show DISPLAY will be extended throughout the week.
For More Information, contact Carl Rychlik
203.650.4507   carl_rychlik@att.net

GSX Reunion: 50th Anniversary of the 1970 BUICK GSX will be held at Beech Bend Raceway...
contact Roberta Vasilow, 810.655.8277, buickracer@comcast.net

Contact Pam Berger for "Car Show Entry Stickers" at the GS Nationals Tent,
Beech Bend from 9:00 am on Wednesday
until Friday morning 9:30 am.

Car Show Schedule - Friday May 15, 2020.    
2020 Event Map

8:00 am - 9:30 am  Car Show sticker purchase and entry into the show field for all cars.
3:00 pm  Judging Concludes. Car Show Results posted at bottom of tower at 4:00 pm.
4:45 pm  Car Show Class par
ticipants report to the drag strip staging lanes 1-4.
5:30 pm  Awards Presentation begins on the drag strip, near front of tower.

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.

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

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.

    2020 Event Map

** 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

Car Show Logistics: Carl Rychlik.  203.650.4507   carl_rychlik@att.net
contact Carl for some new information on displaying your Buick daily.  2020 Event Map

GSX Reunion: 50th Anniversary of the 1970 BUICK GSX will be held at Beech Bend Raceway...
contact Roberta Vasilow, 810.655.8277, buickracer@comcast.net

Vendors Row and Swap Meet (Wed-Sat):
Matt & Sarah Gordon, 785.969.7338.
Car Show & Drag Racing Stickers: Pam Berger, 254.855.7522 
GS Nationals Sponsorship Coordinators & Front Gate: Rick & Judy Jegl, 414.916.6458
All other Questions: Ron Joseph, 908.337.5144, GNX342@gmail.com


Beech Bend Park Campground/RV Area OPEN 365 days a year.
No reservations taken for campsites. 30 or 50 amp with 400+ campsites. 
Each campsite includes up to four people, $5 per person, per night for more than 4.
Call 270.781.7634. Visa, MC, Discover Credit Cards accepted.
https://www.beechbend.com/campground/information-rates/


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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Drag Race Stickers $30/car/day.  Car Show Stickers $25/car.
Contact Pam Berger, Asst Director.

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

MAY 13 - 16, 2020
Beech Bend Park Campground/RV  Map
Drag Racing "Test-N-Tune" Wednesday through Friday
Car Show - Friday  |  Race Eliminations - Saturday
Car Show. Vendors Row. Swap Meet. Wed - Sat: 8 am - 6 pm

2003 Buick GS Nationals - Beech Bend Raceway - Bowling Green, Kentucky. click to enlarge.



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