“I Wanna Go Fast!” To some, these words spoken by all-time great American patriot Ricky Bobby is just a quote that will live on in history books forever. To others it is a way of life and a primal hunger that can never be satisfied. Speed limits are the worst, especially when you have two strikes and only so much can be accomplished at your local ¼ mile drag strip.
Blake Hutchinson was tired of living in a world where speed is restricted and decided to do something about it by creating an event called wannaGOFAST. Blake founded wannaGOFAST to fill a niche in the motorsports market place. “Our goal was to create a safe and controlled environment for fellow car enthusiasts to pursue their need for speed without the restrictions of the standard 1/8 or ¼ mile drag strip.”
With such an honorable goal it is no surprise that the wannaGOFAST half mile shootout events have become one of the absolute favorites in the enthusiast community. In 2014 wannaGOFAST scheduled four 2-day events; Chicago, IL 6/21-22, Horseshoe Bay, TX 7/12-13, Clayton , GA 9/13-14 then back to Chicago in October. All of these events are held at air strips, giving participants the room they need to finally fully stretch the legs of their speed machines.
Our focus is on the June Chicago event. There were many impressive cars from all walks and of course some great passes. Check out the official results here.
It’s become the norm for twin turbo Gallardo’s and tuned GT-R’s to be the headliners at half mile events. Chicago is AMS Performance’s headquarters and the home team took the overall MVP honors. They had multiple Alpha Godzilla’s run multiple 200 MPH plus passes, including the weekend’s best time, a 213 MPH pass by an Alpha 16 GT-R. Also impressive was the Alpha’s new generation E63 becoming the first new-gen 10 second E63 in the country.
Nth Moto was able to steal some of team Alpha’s thunder and take home some impressive hardware of their own. Their twin turbo Dodge Viper became the fastest Viper in the world by matching Alpha’s 213 MPH pass.
Shortly after the fantastic weekend concluded, we received some disappointing news. Bult Field in Monee, IL where this event took place was sold to the Illinois DOT and of course the DOT will not let this event proceed on their property. The October event has been canceled but Brandon Hutchinson is hard at work to secure a new Midwest venue.
Mid-America Cartell will let you know as soon as we hear word from Brandon on the plans for a new Midwest venue. For now enjoy the official video recap: