The Pontiac Southern Nationals 2010! Hosted by DAPA!
The Car Show was held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Mesquite on Saturday, June 5th, 8:00am-3:00pm while the drag racing portion took place Sunday, June 6th at Dallas Raceway in Crandall, TX.
The Pontiac Southern Nationals 2010; We’re Glad to be Back in Dallas, TX (it was last held in San Antonio, TX)
It’s been several years since the Pontiac Southern Nationals has been held in the Dallas, TX area. Two years earlier in 2008, the Dallas Area Pontiac Association held the PSN in San Antonio, TX. It worked out quite well, considering the new location, with reasonable attendance for both the car show and the races, however, not quite as well as this June with nearly 100 Pontiacs in the car show field in Mesquite, TX and the 55 cars that registered for the drag races in Crandall, TX.
The car show was at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mesquite, TX, adjacent to the Mesquite Rodeo, on Saturday, June 5th. It was a warm, June day without a cloud in the sky. Registration began at 8:00am and the Pontiacs began to arrive. They were trickling in at first and we were hoping to hit at least 70 cars to fill the primary show lot. Shortly after, we surpassed the 70 cars and totaled 85 Pontiacs registered. Nevertheless, they kept on coming, even after we went passed the registration time limit, eventually filling a secondary section of the hotel parking lot.
We had a similar pleasant surprise at the race track the following day. The drag race event was at the Dallas Raceway in Crandall, TX. This is a new quarter mile track only a few miles southeast of Dallas that opened a few months earlier. Cars were arriving at the track slowly at first on Sunday morning, June 6th, but the pace picked up and we were happy to see 55 Pontiacs register for a great day of racing.
For the two day event we saw a number of familiar Pontiacs and faces and quite a few new ones as well. And this is what makes it all worthwhile for us, the PSN Staff that puts several months into arranging this event. We would like to give a sincere Thank You to all those that attended, with and without a car entry. We did some things right, and will improve on others. So, keep your eye right here on the Dallas Area Pontiac Association web site: www.dapa.org for upcoming Pontiac events… Still Building Excitement.
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