Words by John Drummond
Photos by Michael Christiansen, James Drew, Brian Losness and Tim Marshall

As the 2013 drag racing season winds down, the Goodguys Racing Team led by driver and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association CEO Marc Meadors had some time to reflect on a whirlwind year. The team was able to accomplish a series of milestones in their fourth season together racing the supercharged “Pure Hell 2” 1969 Camaro Pro Mod – painted as a tribute to Rich Guasco’s legendary “Pure Hell” fuel altered roadster.

Tim Marshall photo

With Meadors at the wheel, the team made it to the final round of all seven races they entered, winning three straight events during the summer.

It was also a year of extreme performances, with Meadors clicking off a career-best 5.759 quarter-mile elapsed time as well as a career best quarter-mile speed of 252.66 mph.

Along the way, Meadors participated in and won the quickest side-by-side Pro Modified race in drag racing history defeating Mike Maggio at Sears Point Raceway in the spring (5.759 to his 5.778). Numerous track records were recorded (including a 5.915 at 246.10 MPH in the oxygen-starved altitude of Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho). The seven final-round appearances and three event wins delivered their first-ever points championship in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod series.

The team’s success dates back to the 1990s, when Meadors, racing with his brother Marty, found success right off the bat behind the wheel of his silver, carbureted ‘69 Camaro.