2012 GS Nationals: OCTOBER 17 - 20, 2012 :: Bowling Green, Kentucky,  Beech Bend Raceway Park.

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Car Show & Race Results 2004 - 2012
2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  20092010  2011  2012
* = No Race Finals due to rain.

2012 Final Racing Results
Car Show Results shown below Racing Results.
Final Race Videos shown below Car Show Results.
2012 Car Show Winners ||  2012 GS National Photos
Corvette Museum & Sept. 11, 2001 Photos - Oct 2012


SS/S16: Super 16

S-16:  8.755 @ 151.71  -vs-  9.955 @ 131.28 mph
   1. #7123  Bruce Kent, San Dimas, CA  '73 Apollo
   2. #7086  Gary Paine, Chardon, OH  '68 Buick GS
#1 Qualifier: Rod Hendrickson: 7.125 @ 190.81 mph



Big Gun Shootout



Big Gun:  7.127 @ 186.74  -vs-  7.850 @ 177.11 mph
   1. #7153  Rod Hendrickson, Yorkville, IL  '91 Regal Big Block
   2. #7140  Gene Fluery, State of Washington  '87 Buick Turbo
Low E.T.//Top Speed: Rod Hendrickson: 7.127//186.74 mph



TSO: Turbo Street Outlaw

TSO:  8.370 @ 166.31  -vs-   0.000 mph
   1. #7215  Manny Espius, Miami, FL  '86 T-Type
   2. #5025  Gary Harmon, Spring Hill, FL  '87 Regal T
#1 Qualifier/Low E.T.: Manny Espius: 8.357 @ 166.37 mph



TSM: Turbo Street Modified

TSM:  8.819 @ 152.64  -vs-  9.686 @ 142.21 mph
   1. #7130  Jason White, Florence, MS  '87 Regal, R/T: 0.041
   2. #3339  John Flog, Plattsmouth, NE, '87 GN,  R/T: 0.179
#1 Qualifier//Low E.T.: Jason White: 8.837 @ 152.55 mph//8.819
2011 and 2012 TSM Winner - Jason White




TSE: Turbo Street Eliminator

TSE:  9.733 @ 141.70  -vs-  10.347 @ 127.50 mph
  
1. #4123  Bob Hinson, Montgomery, AL  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.157
   2. #7090  Dave Day, Williamsville, IL  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.156
#1 Qualifier//Low E.T.: Bob Hinson: 9.807 @ 140.62 mph//9.733
2011 and 2012 TSE Winner - Bob Hinson



THS: Turbo Hot Street

THS:  9.814 @ 126.25  -vs-  10.685 @ 102.28 mph
   1. #7171 Clay Willmot, Edgewood, KY  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.089
   2. #7184  John Snyder, Middletown, DE  '86 Buick GN, R/T: 0.068
#1 Qualifier/Low E.T.: Clay Willmot: 9.773 @ 138.13 mph



TAI: Turbo Alcohol Injection

TAI:  10.725 @ 124.65  - vs-  16.604 @ 71.95 mph
   1. #7232  Tim Wendeburg, Deer Park, TX  '87 Buick GN
   2. #7213  James Kiddy, Carot, AR  '87  Turbo T
#1 Qualifier/Low E.T.: 'JD' DiLorenzo: 9.997 @ 134.26 mph



TSA: Turbo Stock Appearing

TSA:  11.076 @ 121.91  -vs-  11.093 @ 119.23 mph
   1. #36  Red Armstrong, Olmsted, OH  '87 Buick Limited
   2. #7089  Bill Thompson, Brandenburg, KY  '86 Buick GN
3. #943 John Tubbs, Green Bay, WI  '87 Regal  10.98/121 mph
#1 Qualifier/Low E.T.: Bill Thompson: 10.914 @ 123.70 mph


GSR: GS Race

GSR:  10.092 @ 128.96  -vs-  9.568 @ 126.55 mph
   1. #7168  Paul Carlini,  Allinston, IL  Buick GS 455, R/T: 0.281
   2. #2285  Jeff Strube, Brighton, CO  '70 Buick GS, R/T: 0.359



BSA: Buick Stock Appearing

BSA:  13.657 @ 99.88  -vs-  12.783 @ 104.26 mph
   1. #7487  Randy Hollister, Scottsdale, AZ  '71 GS 455
   2. #7101  Michael Littlejohn, Brunswick, GA *
* 2012 Larry Miller Award - '72 Buick GS


B1: Bracket 1:  11.49 - Quicker

B1:  10.051 @ 132.37  -vs-  11.052 @ 109.26 mph
   1. #7154  Paul Pirnat, Bath, OH  '85 S10
   2. #7221  Steve Leighty, Seymour, IN  '74 Apollo GSX455



B2: Bracket 2:  11.50 - 13.49

B2:  11.818 @ 109.99  -vs- 11.649 @ 112.43 mph
   1. #7025  John Osborne, Rineyville, KY  '71 Buick GS
   2. #4317  Eric Herron, Bowling Green, KY  '87 Buick GN



B3: Bracket 3:  13.50 - Slower

B3:  14.479 @ 94.64  -vs-  14.711 @ 84.57 mph
   1. #1138   R/T: 0.689
   2. #3612   R/T: 0.404



 

2012 CAR SHOW RESULTS



Larry Miller Award 2012: Mike Littlejohn
1972 Buick Skylark GS "Race Car" Show Class


What is the Larry Miller Award?
Larry was the founding father and driving force of the GS Nationals Car Show. He with the Carolina chapter designed and managed the layout, setup, and registration of the car show. He maintained the statistics to alter the setup as needed. Larry restored his cars himself in a shop at his house in North Carolina. Larry also drove his cars to the event. Larry epitomized everything show. The "Larry Miller" award is given to the car that best represent the values of the die-hard Buick show enthusiast that Larry himself represented.
Chicagoland Chapter: Judging Management.
Indiana Chapter: Vote Counting and Presentation.

 

2012 Show Car Winners Photo Album
2012 GS Nationals Photos
Car Show Classes "A - W" (Judged by 100 points)
Class A:  GS Hardtop (1965-69)
    1st:  Marvin Shives  #7056
    2nd:  Albert Jones  #7006
 
Class B:  GS Hardtop (1970-75)
    1st:  Steve Kender  #7013 - '70 GS *
    2nd:  Terri Reidy  #7023
            * 2010 Larry Miller Award

Class C:  GS Convertible (1965-1969)
    1st:  Bryan Woodworth  #7115
    2nd:   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Class D:  GS Convertible (1970-1975)
    1st:  Tom Baker  #7158
    2nd:  Stan Gallahar  #7029

Class F:   GS Street Machine (1965 - Present)
    1st:  Roger Sears  #7008
    2nd:  Dan Elliot  #7181

Class G:  Race Car (Current GS Nats time slip required)
  Tie  1st:  Mike Littlejohn  #7101 *
  Tie  1st:  Steve Leighty  #7221
            * 2012 Larry Miller Award

Class H:  Non GS/GN, Buick Powered
    1st:  Cray Harris  #7165
    2nd:  Steven Brisbos  #7069

Class I:  GN & Turbo Regal (Stock 0-3 Modifications)  
    1st:  David Parks  #7191
    2nd:  Tommy Riggs  #7092

Class J:  GN & Turbo Regal (4-10 Modifications)
    1st:  Tim Perkins  #7081
    2nd:  Marty Burke  #7015

Class K:  GN & Turbo Regal  (Heavily Modified)
    1st:  Jason Herron  #7095
    2nd:  Marty Green  #7176

Class M:  GS Front Wheel Drive (1985 to Present, 0-3 mods)
    1st:  Alan Oldfield  #7022
    2nd:  - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Class Concours / Restored (Judged by 400 Points)
Gold:  Carl Rychlik - '70 Stage 1 Hardtop - Gold *
            * 2011 Larry Miller Award
Gold:  James Weinman - '70 Stage 1 Hardtop - Red
Gold:  Sherry Kleiner - '70 Stage 1 Hardtop - Red
Gold:  Mark Lob - '68 GS 400 Hardtop - Red
Gold:  David Johnson - '70 GSX Hardtop - Yellow
Gold:  Merlyn Hammer- '70 GS 455 Convertible - Red
Silver: Ken Anderson - '70 Stage 1 Convertible - Green
Silver: Paul Haddock - '71 Stage 1 Convertible - Blue
Silver: John Looney - '70 Stage 1 Hardtop - Maroon

Model Name: REGAL
Gold:  Bill Thompson - '86 Grand National - Black
Silver: Kip Asplund - '87 Grand National - Black

2012 DRAG RACING FINAL VIDEOS

2012 Super 16 Final
8.755 @ 151.71  -vs-  9.955 @ 131.28 mph
   1. #7123  Bruce Kent, San Dimas, CA  '73 Apollo
   2. #7086  Gary Paine, Chardon, OH  '68 Buick GS



2012 Big Gun Shootout
7.127 @ 186.74  -vs-  7.850 @ 177.11 mph
   1. #7153  Rod Hendrickson, Yorkville, IL   '91 Regal Big Block
   2. #7140  Gene Fluery, State of Washington   '87 Buick Turbo
Low E.T.//Top Speed: Rod Hendrickson: 7.127//186.74 mph



2012 Turbo Street Outlaw Final
 8.370 @ 166.31  -vs-   0.000 mph
   1. #7215  Manny Espius, Miami, FL  '86 T-Type  R/T: 0.284
   2. #5025  Gary Harmon, Spring Hill, FL  '87 Regal T   0.000



2012 Turbo Street Modified Final
 8.819 @ 152.64  -vs-  9.686 @ 142.21 mph
   1. #7130  Jason White, Florence, MS  '87 Regal   R/T: 0.041
   2. #3339  John Flog, Plattsmouth, NE                   R/T: 0.179



2012 Turbo Street Eliminator Final
TSE:  9.733 @ 141.70  -vs-  10.347 @ 127.50 mph
  
1. #4123  Bob Hinson, Montgomery, AL  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.157
   2. #7090  Dave Day, Williamsville, IL  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.156



2012 Turbo Alcohol Injection Final
10.725 @ 124.65  - vs-  16.604 @ 71.95 mph

   1. #7232  Tim Wendeburg, Deer Park, TX  '87 Buick GN
   2. #7213  James Kiddy, Carot, AR  '87  Turbo T



2012 Turbo Hot Street Final
9.814 @ 126.25  -vs-  10.685 @ 102.28 mph
   1. #7171 Clay Willmot, Edgewood, KY  '87 Buick GN, R/T: 0.089
   2. #7184  John Snyder, Middletown, DE  '86 Buick GN, R/T: 0.068



2012 Turbo Stock Appearing Final
11.076 @ 121.91  -vs-  11.093 @ 119.23 mph
   1.  #36  Red Armstrong, Olmsted, OH  '87 Limited, R/T: 0.275
   2.  #7089  Bill Thompson, Brandenburg, KY  '86 GN, R/T: 0.278
   #1 Qualifier/Low E.T.: Bill Thompson: 10.914 @ 123.70 mph



2012 Buick GS Race Final
10.092 @ 128.96  -vs-  9.568 @ 126.55 mph
   1. #7168  Paul Carlini,  Allinston, IL  Buick GS 455, R/T: 0.281
   2. #2285  Jeff Strube, Brighton, CO  '70 Buick GS, R/T: 0.359



2012 Buick Stock Appearing Final
  13.657 @ 99.88  -vs-  12.783 @ 104.26 mph
   1. #7487  Randy Hollister, Scottsdale, AZ  '71 GS 455
   2. #7101  Michael Littlejohn, Brunswick, GA  '72 Skylark GS



2012 Bracket 1 Final
10.051 @ 132.37  -vs-  11.052 @ 109.26 mph
   1. #7154  Paul Pirnat, Bath, OH  '85 S10
   2. #7221  Steve Leighty, Seymour, IN  '74 Apollo GSX455



2012 Bracket 2 Final
11.818 @ 109.99  -vs- 11.649 @ 112.43 mph
   1. #7025  John Osborne, Rineyville, KY  '71 Buick GS
   2. #4317  Eric Herron, Bowling Green, KY  '87 Buick GN

 

2012 Show Car Winners
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