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Team Speedway Brings Legendary Unser Family to Del Mar Fairgrounds This Weekend for Goodguys’ Del Mar Hot Road Nationals April 10-12

Sports/Touring Car Racing Topics:  Chevrolet Nova, Robby Unser, Al Unser Jr.

Team Speedway Brings Legendary Unser Family to Del Mar Fairgrounds This Weekend for Goodguys’ Del Mar Hot Road Nationals April 10-12

Tom Blattler
Team Speedway
April 7, 2015

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For Immediate Release

Robby and Al Unser Jr. to Participate in Exciting Autocross Action in ’65 Chevy Nova

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DEL MAR, Calif. (April 7, 2015) – The legendary Unser family will be represented this weekend in the 15th annual Goodguys’ Mequiar Del Mar Hot Rod Nationals when Robby and Al Unser Jr. bring their Team Speedway 1965 Chevrolet Nova to compete at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Unsers will participate this Friday through Sunday (April 10-12) in one of the West Coast’s largest hot rod reunions which features hundreds of machines on display as well as the autocross competition in a specially-designed course through the fairgrounds parking area.

Both Robby and Al Jr. will drive the popular Chevy Nova prepared by America’s old speed shop, Speedway Motors, the famed racing and hot rod experts from Lincoln, Neb. The 454-cubic inch Blue Print small block engine gives the Unsers plenty of power to exhibit their impressive driving styles in front of the big crowds in the Autocross Pro Class.

Robby, son of three-time Indy 500 champion Bobby Unser, is a nine-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb and former IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year has been associated with Team Speedway dating back to the mid-1990s. Robby’s knowledge of the Chevy Nova suspension gives him an expertise to talk “shop” with the hot rodders in attendance.

“After my racing days, I have really enjoyed the culture of the Good Guys hot rod events,” said Robby Unser. “It’s so much fun smoking the tires and getting the Chevy Nova sideways for the crowd. Our car is street legal but still has all of the safety equipment to race in the autocross. We love giving people rides in the car too.”

Al Jr., one of the America’s legendary racing drivers with two Indy 500 wins and IndyCar Series championships, is a newcomer to the Team Speedway effort but the Albuquerque, N.M., star says he is getting a knack for the new autocross experience.

“It’s a blast,” said smiling Al Unser Jr., a winner of 34 IndyCar races. “This is the most fun I have ever had in any type of competition. It’s so crowd pleasing to have the tires squealing and give the fans a show. I had to learn a new way of driving the car sideways. I’m looking forward to seeing the hot rodders and fans at Del Mar.”

Autocross action with the Unsers and other participants runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

Contact: Tom Blattler, Team Speedway, 317-525-5692

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