It’s not too often that you see a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona with blue, painter’s tape numbers on it working it’s way around an Autocross course. But yesterday at the WNY-SCCA’s Autocross at New Era Field, I got see it!

Spoiler: It wasn’t very good, haha.

Anyways, here’s some pics by a few local photographers, Nate Michals and Darren Benz

Photo Credit: Darren Benz
Photo Credit: Darren Benz
Photo Credit: Darren Benz

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Photo Credit: Darren Benz
Photo Credit: Nate Michals
Photo Credit: Me and my shitty phone, but I at least got a good photo of the front end lifting and twisting on launch!

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The Dodge was running in the 60-second range where most cars were in the 40-45 second range. But I don’t think anyone cared. It was just awesome seeing it out there actually being driven!

Edit: Apparently this Daytona is the car that was featured on the show ‘Graveyard Carz’

All in all it was a great, but HOT and long day. This was our final local event of the season and 108 people ran. It was great having such a turnout, but a ton of work.

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I, personally did well. My STX RX-8 won the Novice Index again and I would have finished in 2nd place in the regular Street-Touring class, so apparently I’m doing something right. This was the first time I finished in the top quarter in PAX as well. I got one more OOR event in a couple weeks and might sneak in one more after, but then the RX-8 is getting parked in the garage and undergoing some major work to make it into a much more serious STX-prep car.

The only photo of my car today. (The local photographers were in the same run group as me). Photo Credit: Nate Michals