The Goodguys Heartland Nationals show in Des Moines, IA had another great turnout for its 24th year. With great weather and an estimated 4400 cars, the central location pulled attendees from over 28 states! Chris Smith was present in the 48-Hour Corvette and pushed it to the limits during the three full days of autocross; finishing the weekend at a respectable second behind Mike Dusold out of a field of a dozen cars in the PRO class. He was in good company, as the top 5 names on the leaderboard for the PRO class remained the same all weekend; in between Chris Smith, Mike Dusold, Dale Schwartz, Josh Leisinger, and Ridetech’s Britt Marolf, competition was substantial! Throughout the weekend, nearly 50 cars competed in the autocross action. Smith and the 48-Hour Corvette started out great with a finishing time of 39.534 on Friday and were able to improve to a 39.037 by the end of the day on Sunday; a great result, and very close to Dusold’s 38.344 finish.It’s not over yet, but Smitty’s 2nd place finish here at the Good-Guys Des Moines autocross event puts him ahead of Kyle Tucker for the National Points Championship. With only 6 events left in the season, it’s going to be a close finish. We are very proud of Smitty and the 48-Hour Corvette for their impressive performance all year!
Next up for the 48-Hour Camaro will be Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals this coming weekend in Columbus, OH!