Al Unser Jr and Robby Unser to Race for Team Speedway at Goodguys 15th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

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The 15th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals returns to the fairgrounds April 10-12 where cousins Al Unser Jr., two-time Indy 500 winner, and Robby Unser, nine-time winner of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, will race the team’s G-Comp 1965 Nova for Team Speedway in the AutoCross Pro Class. Team Speedway, sponsored by Speedway Motors of Lincoln, Nebraska, is a long- time partner of Goodguys events and a company whose roots are based in racing.

The Goodguys AutoCross competition will be held all three days of the 15th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals, as well as at Goodguys events in North Carolina, Florida, Nashville, Pleasanton CA and many more. Click here to see the complete schedule of 2015 AutoCross events.

Gates are open Friday and Saturday from 8am-5pm and Sunday 8am-3pm. For AutoCross, the Pro Class will run at the top of the hour each day during the race sessions and will run on Friday and Saturday from 8am- noon and 1pm- 5pm and then Sunday 8am- 1pm.  AutoCross entry is included with vehicle registration; tech inspection will be held onsite.

General admission is $20, kids 7-12 $6. Del Mar Fairgrounds parking charges a $10 parking fee. Visit good-guys.com to purchase event tickets or to register a show car. Call Goodguys @ (925) 838-9876 for more information.  $17 general admission tickets are available at good-guys.com until midnight, 4/9 only.

 

About the Unsers

Al Unser Junior was born into a racing family and by the age of 11 was racing sprint cars. Already competing in World of Outlaws series of sprint car racing in high school, he soon moved into road racing, winning the Super Vee title in 1982 and the Can-Am Title in 1982.  He moved into Indy Racing and won the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994 and was a two-time overall points champion.  Al Jr. has been hailed as one of the most dynamic and successful drivers in American auto racing.  With speed in his blood and seeing the work that Robby had started with Team Speedway, Al was quick to join and start competing with and against his cousin.  The duo will bring back the old family track tradition of Unser versus Unser.

Robby Unser, like his cousin Al Jr., hails from one of America’s most storied racing families. He began racing go-karts at age eight and by his teens was racing stock cars, sprint cars, and Formula Fords. In 1989, he won the American IndyCar Series title driving a car campaigned by Speedway Motors’ Jason and Carson Smith.  Unser has won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb an unprecedented nine times in a wide range of classes, including Rally, Open Wheel, Truck, and Stock.  He has raced in the Indy 500 twice, competed in Formula D drifting events, worked as a driving coach and has been involved in “Adventures in Driving,” a fictional novel encouraging safe driving.

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