Drivers of American sports and muscle cars will be headed to Mineral Wells, TX, next week for the second stop of the 2017 SCCA Classic American Muscle Challenge. CAM was conceived in 2014 as a place where owners of highly modified, V8 powered, American cars on 200 treadwear street tires could compete against each other without having to conform to a “regular” SCCA class. With a very open rule set and only three classes, it’s very much a “run whatcha brung” type of deal that brings out some of the wildest machinery to ever carve up the cones.
There may only be 61 entries as of this writing, but there’s no shortage of talent in the field. Leading the charge in CAM Traditional, with Traditional signifying cars designed before 1990, will be multi-time national champion Mark Madarash in his ubiquitous 1988 Firebird. Daniel McCelvey, Lane Borg, and Brian Matteucci will be wheeling various Corvettes in the CAM Sport two-seater class, while Scott Steider’s Mustang will be one of many modern pony cars competing in CAM Contemporary. All will be chasing Mike Dusold, whose incredible first-generation Camaro cleaned up at last year’s Challenge with an overall win. Be sure to check back here on NAXN to see how it all pans out.