ALL CHEVYS, ALL-THE-TIME AT ROCKINGHAM’S SUPER CHEVY SHOW
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Some of the world’s most exotic Chevrolets including vintage Corvairs and Impalas, tricked-out S-10 pick-ups and erratic Pro Modified Camaros and Corvettes converge on Rockingham Dragway Oct. 18-20 for the largest celebration of all things bow-tie, the annual Super Chevy Show, presented by Chevrolet Performance.
The world’s largest Chevy-specific event will include the Racing Junk.com swap meet, vendor midway, two full days of the FOAT (Fastest Of All Time) car and truck show, bracket racing in three different categories, exhibition runs by Tom Richey and the world’s fastest Chevy Astro van and a full complement of Extreme Pro Modifieds battling for bragging rights in the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout.
“The Super Chevy Show has always been one of my favorites because you never quite know what to expect,” Earwood said. “People love their Chevys but sometimes it’s hard to understand why they do what the do to them. But it doesn’t make any difference; it’s always a good time.”
The Rock version of the popular international series will feature the Extreme Outlaw Pro Modifieds including the early model Camaros of Danny “the Sheriff” Perry from Sims, N.C., Dewayne “Hogfarmer” Silance of Jacksonville, N.C., and veteran Chris Rini of Carmel N.Y.
Perry, the 2012 EOPM Series champion and the current points leader, is hoping to become the “new Sheriff” at the Rock following the retirement of last year’s winner, veteran Ed Hoover of Gilbert, S.C.
Among the others expected to vie for the Pro Mod title are Greg Godwin of Walterboro, S.C., in his 1963 Corvette and Doug Winters of Kernersville, N.C., in his always popular 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
In addition to the Pro Mod action, former Rockingham Dragway track champion and IHRA national series winner Chip Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., will try to repeat as the Top Eliminator champion in the bracket racing portion of the event at the controls of his venerable 1968 Camaro.
Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster champions will be crowned on both Saturday and Sunday with a winner also crowned Sunday in a special DOT Street Tire event. Sunday’s DriveDuracell.com Top Eliminator race will pay a $3,000 top prize.
Spectator admission is $20 per day or $35 for a weekend pass that also includes Friday’s test-and-tune session. Children 6-12 are $5 daily; under 6 free with a ticketed adult. As always, spectator parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot.
Gates open Saturday at 9 a.m. with car show judging for the Editor’s Choice Awards at 10:30 a.m., Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod qualifying at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., ET eliminations at 1 p.m. and Car Show Awards presentations at 4 p.m. Sunday’s program starts with first round eliminations in the bracket classes at 10 a.m. followed by “last chance” Pro Mod qualifying at 11 a.m. and first round of the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout at 12:30 p.m.