Sport Compact Summer Slam
Here are the official results for the Sport Compact Summer Slam, held in Englishtown, New Jersey, on the 4th of July weekend, 2004.
BFGoodrich, Javier Ortega, and the crew at E-town have been putting on this Summer Slam event for several years now, and it's always been one of the premiere sport compact events in the United States. Some of the changes for 2004 included the addition of a drifting exhibition by a pair of the Signal Auto cars, combined with the BFGoodrich Tires BFG Challenge ride and drive, which put a few lucky spectators inside of a drift car. You can read more about the BFG Challenge at their website.
The Low Rider Magazine Tour had their usual Low Rider display in the show car area, and there was of course the killer hydraulic hopping contest, which has been a Summer Slam staple for quite awhile now. But the heart of the event has always revolved around the drag racing.
For 2004, the Sport Compact Summer Slam began using it's own drag racing program, which featured the USA vs. Puerto Rico team competition. These are old-skool, short wheelbase boosted cars that really get with the program. Many of 'em are rotary powered, and a couple of 'em ran deep into the 7's over the weekend. Their class at the Slam is known as Pro Mod Extreme, and they run heads-up. Team Puerto Rico ended up winning the class competition when they put a couple of their cars into the final round. The Sport Compact Summer Slam is one event you won't want to miss!