Super Chevy Show Returns This Weekend to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (April 8, 2013) – Memphis International Raceway is the place to be this weekend for the Super Chevy Show. After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the largest Super Chevy Show event in the series, MIR is counting on Super Chevy Show fans and participants in the Mid-South to break last year’s historic records this April 12, 13 & 14 when The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance makes a stop at Memphis International Raceway – Where the Racing Rocks. “We can’t wait for the return of the Super Chevy Show to Memphis International Raceway. It is the premiere national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts. I guarantee the family friendly event offers something for everyone,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice President and General Manager Memphis International Raceway. “The attendance in 2012 was incredible, but we intend to break those attendance records this year. Mark your calendars now for extraordinary drag racing, car show, swap meet and pro shows all Super Chevy style,” said Kendrick.
Festivities crank up at Memphis International Raceway on Thursday, April 11th with a Super Chevy Show Kick Off Party featuring Chevy vs. The World Test & Tune racing action. If you have a Chevy, bring it out and see what it can do on MIR’s historic dragstrip. If you are the proud owner of a Ford, Mopar or any other car you think can put a Chevy to shame, here’s your chance to prove it at MIR’s Chevy vs. The World Test & Tune.
Friday the three-day car show begins with a Show & Shine Festival of Cars, with specialty awards on Saturday. Sunday’s car show activities conclude with the coveted class awards. The midway featuring the best in new Chevy aftermarket performance parts and the gigantic swap meet for those hard-to-find restoration treasures will be open all weekend. The drag racing action begins Friday night with Test & Tune racing action, the launch of the weekend’s Pro Mod and Mean Street qualifying runs plus the first look at one the most exciting Pro Shows you’ll ever see. And Carissa Dawn’s Till the Whiskey’s Gone in concert to cap off the evening.
On Saturday, the 5th generation Camaros will go head-to-head in the CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Challenge trophy class, and the True Street and Bonus Races. While all three days MIR will host the DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1, Bracket 2, R.T. Turbines D.O.T., R. T. Turbines Jr. Dragster and Run for the Money eliminations.
“The racing action will be intense with three days of Pro Mod and Mean Street Eliminations,” said Paul Cartwright Director of Operations at Memphis International Raceway. We are also proud to announce an increased purse being offered at Super Chevy for the Junior Dragster Class thanks to R.T. Turbines and MIR. We welcome back the crowd pleasing Pro Show attractions by Hanna Motorsports, with the Top Secret Jet Car driven by Ken Hall and Rich Hanna’s GOJO Firebird, Pontiac Jet Car, as well as the popular Super Winch Wheelstander, driven by Danny O’Day. Come meet Mike Ballard – owner and star of the TRU TV Series Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota who will be on hand all weekend joining the already stellar line up of entertainment. Burn some rubber and high tail it to Memphis International Raceway for the Super Chevy Show April 12, 13 and 14.
Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at www.racemir.com. Spectator pricing for adults is $35 – 3 day pass, $10 – Friday only, $22– Saturday only, $15 – Sunday only. Spectator pricing for children 6-12 years of age is $15 for a 3 day pass, $5 per day, children 5 and under are FREE. For the best deals on Stay and Race Packages, visit www.racemir.com in cooperation with MIR’s host hotel and other valued hotel partners.
About Super Chevy Show Series:
Super Chevy Show is a 12-event North American series owned by each host track and is a member of the Manufacturers Series events. The Series showcases the best in car show, drag race, swap meet, car corral, in addition to autocross at select events. The 2013 season kicks off in March at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla., and closes in October at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. The Series will make its debut at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., May 31 – June 2. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country; for more information, visit: www.superchevyshow.com
About Memphis International Raceway:
Memphis International Raceway is a multi-faceted venue and one of the most popular raceways in the Mid-South for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, MIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. MIR boasts three complete tracks, including a high- performance road course, an historic drag strip and a 3/4 mile paved tri-oval. The 1.8 mile road course features fast and challenging corners all set up by long straight-a ways and is considered one of the most competitive in the Mid-South. MIR is sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). The IHRA is one of the largest motorsports sanctioning organizations in North America and is a leader in sports entertainment. For more information on MIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RaceMIR.com like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceMIR and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/racemir.