Pro-Touring #49{2013 Ohio MuscleCar Challenge Winners and Recap!

Proof that muscle cars get driven hard at events! This is a shot of a “half cleaned” wheel after the Ohio Muscle Car Challenge on Aaron Oberle’s ’65 Chevelle. Image: Aaron Oberle

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Welcome to Episode 49 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!


Dawn Patrol at the 2013 Ohio Muscle Car Challenge. Image: Aaron Oberle

2013 Ohio Muscle Car Challenge!

In this episode of the podcast we had the change to dig in deep to Bob Bertelsen’s recent Ohio Musclecar Challenge event. 31 total cars started the event, but 7 were lost to attrition throughout the day – which may be a new record for us! Another point of interest is that (perhaps for the first time) vehicles were seperated into “ABS” and “Non-ABS” class!

Here are a few interesting stats about the event itself:

  • Saturday everyone got 7 road races at 12 minutes each.
  • The road course at Pittsburgh International Race Complex is 1.6 miles long, has several elevation changes, and is a blast to drive.
  • The local church, The Upper Room Fellowship provided lunch
  • The VDA lot for the autocross track was 7 acres big.
  • All cars got 16 autocross runs – an UNHEARD OF number!

Event Results:
ABS Road Race
1st Kyle tucker 2012 DSE Camaro
2nd Bryan Johnson 2013 1LE Camaro
3rd Matt Smith 2012 Camaro

Non ABS Road race
1st Stacy Tucker DSE 1969 Camaro
2nd Rich Gregory 1969 Camaro
3rd Billy Utley 1972 Nova

ABS Autocross
1st Bryan Johnson 2013 Camaro
2nd Kyle Tucker DSE 2012 Camaro
3rd Matt Smith 2010 Camaro

Non ABS Autocross
1st Rich Gregory 1969 Camaro
2nd Billy Utley 1972 Nova
3rd Tom Farrington 1966 Chevelle

Grand Champion ABS
Kyle Tucker DSE 2012 Camaro

Grand Champion Non ABS
Rich Gregory 1969 Camaro

More Results can be found at


UpComing Events!

8/31/2013 So Cal Challenge Camarillo

9/6/2013 LS Fest

9/20/2013 Goodguys Speedway Nationals


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).

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