Goodguys presents ‘Duel in the Desert’

Written by Rebecca Nguyen

This year has plenty of amazing Motorsports events lined up and for 2015 that list includes a “Duel in the Desert” for a chance to win $20,000 in cash and prizes as well as take home the title of being the Autocrosser of the year.

Hosted by Goodguys in a new alliance with SCCA, USCA and ASP, the series leading up to “Duel in the Desert” consists of 27 qualifying events across the country.  The racer with the fastest lap in a pre’73 car will have an exclusive invite to the Goodguys “Duel in the Desert” 2015 AutoCross Shootout Nov. 21st 2015 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ.  Whomever wins the “Duel in the Desert” will be crowned Goodguys 2015 AutoCrosser of the Year.

There will only be 5 spots available to fill the 32-car field, including three open “race in” spots and two spots from Goodguys PRO class point standings.  Spots

Words by Matthew Fink

Photos by Hans Maquez, Jenevie Brady and Matthew Fink

This past weekend Back to the Drift event was at Wild Horse Pass Motor Sports Park. This event was the first round in the Southwest drift series for Vegas Drift and also a car show hosted by Car Street Journal. About 40 cars entered  in the drift event and lots of cars signed up for the car show. Even though this event landed on valentines day the crowd showed up by the hundreds to witness this amazing event.

Working this event was an awesome experience! Working side by side with the amazing Vegas Drift crew was a great experience. As organized as this event was, part of the CSJ staff members helped on track with the drift event by waving and blocking off areas for drift cars to radioing updates right on the track. This was my first drift event that I was able

Written by Nicole James

Photos by Hans Marquez

Round One kicked off the start of the Southwest Drift Series hosted by Vegas Drift this past Valentine’s day on the Bob Bondurant West track located at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in greater Phoenix, Arizona. The Southwest Drift Series gives drivers the opportunity to compete and ultimately be a part of the Formula Drift Pro Am licensing program. Events are all across the southwest including Colorado, Vegas, and New Mexico.

DSC_3015EDrivers were given about three hours of practice on the track before the qualifying runs. The course started with drivers racing toward turn 1 to initiate and slide with speed into a tight left turn, transitioning into a long right sweeper, hitting a [...]

Written by Nicole James 

Photos by Hans Marquez, Jenevie Brady and Matthew Fink 

Round One of the Southwest Drift Series took place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, on Saturday, Feb 14th, 2015.  Presented by Vegas Drift, the event brought drifters from across the country to compete against some locals who certainly dominated the track.

Some local Drifters making it into the top 16 qualifying round was Josh Lind with 74 points, Vitaly Sopkin and Joe Haven tying with 67 points, Andrew Schulte with 65.5 points, Matt Haugen with 52.5 points, and David Lloyd with 29 points.

unnamed“It’s great to have a sanctioned body host an event so locally and bring in great talent from other parts of the country,” Andrew Schulte said, “I was nervous a first because this would be the second ProAm comp that I entered.” [...]

Written by Brian Brawley

Photos by Hans Marquez and Matthew Fink

The Back to the Drift car show of 2015 was a fun and interesting event. Cars of all odds and ends showed face, and the competition was tough, as every car in attendance was high quality. Nonetheless, the results are in. Here are the finalists:


First in Import class goes to Justin, in his insane 1989 Nissan 240SX coupe. Congrats Justin!


Second place in Import class goes to Kevin in his 2013 Subaru BRZ. Those gold wheels shine!


Third place goes to the wild 2012 Scion TC [...]

Photos and Words by Car Street Journal

To really be a kick ass automotive journalist or an automotive photographer you need to be able to have a good time! Too often we find ourselves stuck working twelve hour days, out in the sun, on the track, at a show, usually covered in tire dust or desert sand… We travel a lot, neglect some responsibilities of “normal people” like chores and laundry after a long day… But its totally worth it because its all for the love of cars.

Here at Car Street Journal, we like to be professional, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time! For Example….

11002956_889224774463596_1379700195_oThat moment when you just need to bust out in a dance because you love what you are doing so much…. This was one of Hans Marquez’ [...]

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