Brandon W. Mudd
ST. LOUIS –
When the Pacific Street Car Association debuted its Anarchy Under the Arch Street Car Super Nationals event at Gateway Motorsports Park last year, there were doubts that racers could achieve the ETs they were capable of at its sister event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Those doubts, like the world doorslammer records, were shattered thanks in no small part to the amazing job by David Cook from ProTrac and the GMP track crew. Anarchy Under the Arch II returns to Gateway Aug. 27-29 with some changes that should not only increase the car count in a town world-renowned for its doorslammer loyalty, but the quality of racing as well.
“In order to better serve the drivers in the St. Louis region,” said PSCA President Mel Roth, “we’re changing the format of the Outlaw Pro Mod class from quarter mile to eighth mile. After talking to our racers and to the folks at the track, we think this is a better fit all around. Given what we’ve seen with these drivers in the quarter mile, we’re looking at the possibility of sub-3.50s at Gateway.”
It was also announced that Flying A Motorsports is coming onboard as the title sponsor of the class for the race at Gateway. Flying A Motorsports President Alan Cape, well known for his relationship with the drivers by providing water bottles for racers in the staging lanes, said after seeing the event last year, he wanted to be a part of the 2015 race.
“Drag racers and drag racing fans all over the world were talking about this event last year. With the changes PSCA is making in the format, the Flying A Motorsports Outlaw Pro Mod class at Gateway should once again be on the lips of everyone in the industry this year.”
In addition to the Outlaw Pro Mods racing under the lights, PSCA is bringing six heads-up classes, including a NHRA-style quarter-mile Pro Mod field, as well as two brackets classes, four small tire eighth-mile classes, and two Jr. Dragster classes.
PSCA STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BRIAN OLSON:
It was announced Sunday that legendary announcer Brian Olson succumbed to injuries sustained after a recent motorcycle accident. Olson considered announcing at the Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas a bucket list item and, thanks to his friend, Jimmy Biggs, that happened last year. “Brian didn’t know a stranger. He was one of the best in the business and, both on and off the mic, he was an amazing man. I consider myself lucky we were able to have him announce at our race last year and I’m going to miss our hour-long phone calls. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
For more on the Pacific Street Car Association, visit them on the Web at PSCARacing.com or at their social media platforms at Facebook.com/PSCARacing and on Twitter at @PSCARacing.
In its 16th season, the Pacific Street Car Association, based in Las Vegas, has been a staple of West Coast drag racing since its inception. With six heads-up classes, four bracket classes, and two index classes, the PSCA provides some of the best racing in the country for both fans and racers. The PSCA season is capped off by its Street Car Super Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, now in its 11th year.
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