Now in its third year, the Sacramento Raceway Show & Go event is hosted by Capital Mustang Car Club, AED and supported by Sinister Racing.
The early birds were treated to a first ever autocross course at the top end of the track that blended a high-speed straight with tight turns. Everything from stock Fiesta STs to race-prepped vehicles like George Dias’ Lightning and Martin Pond’s event-winning Mercury Zephyr Wagon, which utilizes plenty of Maximum Motorsports suspension, a Cobra IRS, and a 351 came out to kill the cones.
Shortly thereafter, Sacramento Raceway was packed with more than 200 show cars and equal amounts of street and race cars filling the staging lanes. The Capital Mustang Car Club hosted the massive car show with over 20 classes and dozens of trophies. As expected, the hosting club had some hard-hitting show cars, but plenty of show-goers gave them a run for their money with tastefully modified Mustangs from the Fox-body era on up to the all-new S550’s.
The AED-sponsored drag racing feature three classes of varying styles with sportsman and pro-trees with purses up to $1,000 along with a fun-run class that was only $5. As expected, Sacramento Raceway Park produced solid e.t.’s and big trap speeds for the pile of single-digit drag cars, the large number of 10- and 11-second street cars. While the people in the fun-run class were happy just to burn some rubber on the cheap, they too enjoyed the sticky starting line and the newly resurfaced track.
Whether you like to show or go, the Sacramento Raceway Show & Go is a great excuse to hit the track or polish up your Pony for a good time. For more information on upcoming events visit SacramentoRaceway.com.
2015 marked the third year for the Sacramento Raceway Show & Go. The size of the event and the caliber of cars continues to skyrocket, as seen by Jack Sucilsky’s AED-built Terminator that ran 8’s off the trailer, on it’s fourth full pass since it was completed.
Enrique DeAlba’s Competition Orange 2015 Mustang GT looks proper with a slammed stance, 20-inch wheels and a big blower.
This Lincoln Zephyr owned by Martin Pond took top honors at the inaugural autocross thanks to skilled driving and plenty of mods like Maximum Motorsports suspension and an IRS from a New Edge Cobra.
The Capital Mustang Car Club show had over 20 classes and dozens of trophies.
This Gotta Have It Green BOSS 302 was ripping off solid 11-second passes all day, and looking good doing it.
You make recognize Don Jones’ clean New Edge ‘vert from the MM&FF feature last year, but it’s since gained a Coyote swap with the same Vortech V3 blower and supporting mods, and now runs well into the 9s.
The House of Kolor paint on Daniel Heredia’s 2011 Mustang GT looked great even under the gloomy skies. Although he never made any nitrous passes, it looked great on motor.
Another former MM&FF feature car made its way into the show; Tayron Young’s ultra clean Terminator Cobra.
Look for the full feature on Dupinder Hayre’s blown, Mach 1, which features a built motor, rowdy cams, throwback style and much more.
Mark Glass drove his Roush-charged S197 to the track, on Mickey Thompson ET Streets, aired down, and ran 10.00s all day. He then aired back up, and drove 100 miles back home.
This rare 1986 T-Top Saleen number 176 owned by Lee Martinez sported a 347ci stroker that featured a Sportsman block, ported Canfield heads, a Comp camshaft, a ported Edelbrock intake manifold, and a cogged Vortech T-Trim supercharger.
This cool vintage Ford tailgate bench was auctioned off to one lucky winner.
AED sponsored the drag racing portions of the show and brought plenty of iron to show and race throughout the day.
This nicely modified S197 is owned by Arnulfo Vega-Palafox and features plenty of tasteful additions.
Carlos Ulloa and his buddies know how to make a stock-block combo work, because the white LX hatch was running 12.50s at 108 mph all day. The stock short-block is topped with an Edelbrock Performer lower and RPM 1 upper intake manifold along with a TFS Stage 1 cam and other bits that make the most of the factory lower-end.
We loved watching John Giasi’s Fox coupe rip off single-digit e.t.’s all day, then return to the car show to sit pretty¬–it epitomizes the term, show and go.
If George Dias’ Ford Lightning looks familiar, that’s because you’ve likely seen it at the Optima Ultimate Street Car events where he autocrosses it with the best of them. It features a ported blower, K&N intake, Flowmaster exhaust, a ZEX nitrous system and a mixture of suspension along with EBC brakes and sticky rubber.
It’s not often we see a Two-valve this clean, but Brandon Gehrig’s 1999 GT was clean top to bottom, inside and out.
Terry Nelson threw his well-sorted S197 around like it was a go-kart throughout the autocross course.
Here’s another 8-second street car built by AED. Greg Wright has owned this LX hatch since college and has slowly been building it into one-wicked Fox-body.
Look closely, it’s a Three-valve that’s been painted Grabber Blue. Julio Gonzalez’ supercharged S197 sports Ford Racing cams, 20-inch rollers and much more. Look for the full feature soon.
Thanks to a Kenne Bell blower and an AED tune, Fransisco Diaz’ Coyote puts 640hp and 553 lb-ft to the wheels.
From a full show in the parking lot to autocross in the morning and then drag racing during the day, this is a well-rounded event you don’t want to miss.
Consistency is a killer, and Steve Gillespi’s AED-built Three-valve ran high 9s with ease all day thanks to an AED turbo kit and plenty of other mods.
Jason Griggs’ World Challenge Prepped S197 looked killer with a ton of top-shelf suspension and braking modifications.
In case you can’t read Elveen Lala’s shirt, it says; “Some do drugs, some pop bottles, but I get by joy from wide open throttles.”
The Sinister Racing crew was there in full force showing their latest parts and answering tech questions.
The Sinister Racing BOSS 302 was on hand displaying plenty of Sinister suspension parts and Cobra Jet pieces under the hood.
This Reef Blue 1993 LX vert is owned by Gabriel Ramirez and it features a 306ci with plenty of GT40 parts, a built AOD, Ford Racing driveline components, and Raceland coilovers.
Mark Perez’s 1991 LX ‘vert reminded us that a nice drop top is a great way to enjoy the sport. His features a built AOD transmission, Ford Racing gears, full exhaust and lowered suspension.
Although it may look like just a clean Termi sitting on Billet Specialties wheels, Jason Thandi’s ‘vert is laying down over 800hp to the wheels.
This Fiesta ST was hanging its inside tire high on the autocross.
When is the last time you saw a 1993 Cobra out killing the cones? It’s nice to see owners still putting their rare cars through their paces.
Matt Beller’s Kenne Bell blown and AED-built S197 ran mid 9s all day long, making it look easy in the process.
This 1986 Fox-body was originally built as an instructional tool for students at a racing school and was more recently sold to its new owner, Jason Garrity. The road-race hatch features a 392-cubic inch Windsor, CCW wheels and plenty of road-race tricks.
It’s not often that a Fox-body is as clean as it is fast, but Brijido Veja’s 1987 ‘vert looked good on track and in the show
It features a tried and true Paxton blower with a ported Cobra intake combo.