Racers enjoy first day at Bristol Super Chevy Show
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 24) – Thunder Valley awoke Friday to the sound of nearly 300 sportsman racers, who took to the famed quartermile during the the first day of the 30th Bristol Super Chevy Show at Bristol Dragway.
The ninth event of the 10-race season kicks into high gear on Saturday, with the Thunder Valley Mayhem that will include 10 Nitro Extreme Pro Mods. The day will also feature the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Cannonball Express jet trains, the popular Transasaurus, the Shockwave jet truck, Benny the Bomb and Freestyle Moto-Cross. There will be a sportsman bonus race in four categories and the first of two car shows, with 10 participants being selected to the Editor’s Choice Top 10.
Here’s a brief rundown of Friday’s activities:
Race Report: Nearly 300 cars took to the track on the Super Chevy Show’s traditional Test-N-Tune Friday. One of the top efforts was turned in by Steve Nunley, who drove his Yellow Camaro to a 6.01-second pass at 112.95 mph. Other top performances were turned in by Billy Rose, who drove his 280Z to a 9.84 at 144.36 mph, while Bruce Stedry drove his Nitro Coupe to a 4.11 at 173.74 mph during an eighth-mile run.
|Participant Parking||Gates Open at 8 am|
|Car Show Registration||Open 8 am – 5 pm|
|Racer Tech Inspection||Opens at 8 am|
|Racer Time Trials||10 am – 3 pm|
|Car Show Judging Seminar||10:30 am|
|Saturday Bracket Race (Bonus Race)||Begins at 3 pm|
|Car Show Series Special Awards||4 pm|
|Pro Show (Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem)||6:30 pm & 8:30 pm|