Pro-Touring #41{Del Mar Nationals 2013 Recap: Jeff Smith wins the Editors Challenge and Mary Pozzi Wins the Pro Class!

Dan “The Man” Weishaar driving the Hotchkis Challenger at the Del Mat Nats. Unfortunately for the crowd, the majority of members chose to wear “crazy short.” Our apologies.

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Welcome to Episode 41 of  the Podcast!

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For those new to the scene, the podcast show is hosted by myself and Larry Callahan, the owner of

The show is sponsored by the fantastic hot rod wiring supply company, Ron Francis Wiring, and we’re very appreciative that they were our FIRST EVER show sponsor, and the first sponsor to re-sign for 2013!


GoodGuys Del Mar Nationals Recap

Well, the GoodGuys Del Mar Nationals Editors Challenge is in the books, and our man Larry was on the scene to represent us well.  Jeff Smith (Car Craft Magazine) was the hot shoe of the day and took home the trophy, so congrats to Jeff….and we’ll plan to dominate you next year! 🙂

In the Pro class Mary Pozzi edged out Mike Maier for the win, claiming her spot for the year end GoodGuys Autocross Shootout Finals (which will happen in November). It was a back and forth battle that went down to the very end, and luckily for us Larry was able to snag an interview with BOTH Mary and Mike afterwards (see below)! During the event Larry was actually able to grab a few sound clips from several other competitors at the event, all of which we’ve included in the show.

Clip #1  – Rob McGregor – Crazy Shorts Day

Clip #2 – Dan “The Man” Weishaar – Driving the Hotchkis car

Clip #3 – Jeff Smith from Car Craft Magazine – Winner of the 2013 Goodguys Editors Challenge

Clip #4 – Bret Voelkel from Ridetech – Let the editors beat on his Camaro

Clip #5 – Mary Pozzi and Mike Maier – Pro Class ShootoutMary Pozzi wins the third spot in the Goodguys Autocross Shootout Finals.

Also at the event, Greg Blundell won the Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist for his ‘69 Camaro. Congrats, Greg!

Full results below from the event (including all lap times) are available at the link below:


UpComing Events!


4/20/2013 Detroit Speed & Engineering Southern Slam, Carolina Motorsports Park

4/27/2013 So Cal Challenge Camarillo

5/11/2013 Heidts Performance Car Challenge

5/17/2013 Goodguys Nashville Nationals

5/24/2013 Midwest Musclecar Challenge


Be On The Show!

A big welcome to Hotchkis Performance – our newest podcast show sponsor! Many of you know John Hotchkis as a pioneer in our industry – and he’s definitely a person to credit for the fun we get to have today. Be sure to check them out at For a full interview with John Hotchkis on how he built his company, check out the Cars For A Living Podcast Show (Episode #10).

Guess what? We have a  call-in-number for the show! Dial SCRATCHPAD (727-282-4723) from any phone to leave us a message that we’ll play in the show.

Also, if you’d like to be interviewed LIVE at an upcoming event by Larry, e-mail and we’ll set it up!

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