Detroit Speed & Engineering Co-Founder Kyle Tucker hopes to bring home the top prize during the Goodguys 1st Sponsor Shootout AutoCross, Sunday July 10th in Columbus, Ohio for his sponsor BF Goodrich. With the industry’s top companies and top autocross drivers on hand it won’t be easy but this is one man who relishes a challenge.
In Columbus, Tucker will be behind the wheel of his trusty 1970 Chevy Camaro DSE Test Car. The blue beast is set up to corner sporting a Detroit Speed Hydroformed Front Subframe, DSE QUADRA Link and Mini-Tubs. Power is courtesy of a hi-revving Mast Motorsports LS7. The 3-piece 5 spoke wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich KDW Tires (Front: 295/35R18, Rear: 335/30R18).
Tucker’s driver’s resume is as impressive as they come including multiple Goodguys Autocross Championships in the Street Machine division, a seat in Team BFG’s Baja 1000 entry in 2010, multiple Dirt Late Model and Dirt Midget Wins and more. In 2000, he and Stacy built the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year – a bright yellow ’69 Camaro.
Not only is he fast on the track, he was fast in academics as well, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla. A stint at General Motors as a suspension development engineer followed before opening Detroit Speed & Engineering with his wife Stacy.
One of Tucker’s signature on-track traits makes him easy to identify even if you can’t see him. He usually manages to coax more thunder from his Mast Motorsports prepped LS7 than any of his competitors. It’s a sweet sound we’ve all become accustomed to!