Big Bug Shootout #8  Results

April 1, 2012

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   The Season Opener for the Carolina's went off with Beautiful weather on Sunday April 1st at Piedmont Dragway near Greensboro, NC

There was a good selection of used & new swap meet vendors this time, we certainly hope you found what you needed. The show & non show area, were full with some nice VWs from NC as well as the surrounding states. Best of Show went to Chris Bailey's pristine East Coast Sand Rail, Best Interior and Paint to Phillip Sheek's 60 Euro Beetle, David Clodfelter's 69 Beetle won the Best Engine award and the Promoter's Choice went to the 59 Beetle of Hugo Yanez. Congratulations to all these guys, plus all the show category winners.

The Racing action was HOT this go around! The VW section was hopping with some 50 racers including the Bracket, Pro Outlaw and Ultimate Street Classes. Plus we had some extra non VW ones out there as well. The track invited some Pro Mods out for some testing since their test sessions got rained out the week before and they had a HUGE race coming up! Hope you guysenjoyed watching those guys during our VWs down time. I would like to say that the track always put the VWs first when it was time for them to come back to the line! We had a special guest this time with Ken Fisher of Fisher Buggies in Tampa, Florida. Ken made another record breaking pass this year, 4.623 in 1/8mile. Congratulations! We also had a match race with him and a

 V-8 powered Beetle. Ken won that round!


Best of Show: Chris Bailey East Coast Sandrail

Best Paint: Phillip Sheek 60 Euro Beetle

Best Interior: Phillip Sheek 60 Euro Beetle

Best Engine: David Clodfelter  69 Beetle

Promoters Choice: Hugo Yanez 59 Beetle


1) Beetle Sedan/Convertible stock (pre-67)

1st: Hugo  Yanez  59 Beetle

2nd: Dale Christopher  58 Convertible

2) Beetle Sedan/convertible Modified (pre-67)

1st: Phillip Sheek 60 Euro Beetle

2nd: Jonathan Cantrell  63 Beetle

3) Beetle Sedan/Convertible stock (68&up)

1st: Joe & Jennifer Hecker 72 Super Beetle

2nd: Greg Booth 68 Convertible Beetle

4) Beetle Sedan/convertible Modified (68&up)

1st: David Clodfelter  69 Beetle

2nd: John Holland 68 Beetle

5) Karmann Ghia (All)

1st:  Tommy Stephens  74 Ghia

6) Type II (All)   N/A

7) Type II Modified  N/A

8) Type III (All)

1st: Michael Clay  69 Squareback

2nd:Scott Hollandsworth  73 Fastback

9) Thing

1st: Kim Cranford 74 Thing

10) Buggy 

1st:  Wade McCampbell  69 Dune Buggy

2nd: Adam Board 68 Manx Resorter

11) Baja 

1st: Terry Lowe  76

2nd: Danny McDaniel  69

12) Rail

1st: Chris Bailey

2nd: Ricky Cade

13) Trike N/A

14) Rat Rod

1st: Mike Wilson 70 Beetle

15) Full Custom (air/water)

1st: Billy Dye  66 Beetle

16) Daily Driver (Aircooled All years) 

1st: Conrad Disher 56 Euro Beetle

2nd: John Brown 63 Beetle

17) Special Interest 

1st: Jose Castillo  73 Super Beetle

2nd: Mike Kemp  67 Volkster

18) Under Construction 

1st: Paul Caudill

19) Watercooled stock (all years)

1st: Frank Carter 08 R32

2nd: James McGarvey 05 GLI Jetta

20) Watercooled Modified (All Years)

1st: Jack McClary