PETERSBURG, VA. (April 16) – The Super Chevy Show at Virginia Motorsports Park got off to a roaring start Friday.
It included 128 competitors who showed up for Friday’s Test and Tune session and 40 vendors and 231 spots for the ever-popular swap meet. A big draw to this weekend’s event also will come from the Pennzoil “Feel the Clean” Tour Display; the GM Performance Division Display and the TREMEC Display.
Here’s a brief report about Friday’s activities:
Test and Tune: 128 competitors showed up for Friday’s session, with Randy Perkinson setting the pace. Perkinson drove his 2009 Pontiac GXP through the quartermile in 7.388 seconds at 183.56 mph.
Swap meet/Vendor report: The first day produced 40 vendors covering 231 spots for today’s swap meet. The most unique are the Penzoil “Feel the Clean” Tour Display; the GM Performance Division Display and the TREMEC Display.
The Penzoil Display is a 53-foot unit which shows car enthusiasts the benefits of using Penzoil, including the superior active cleansing agents. It will also demonstrate the difference between clean and dirty engine parts, using interactive displays, games and face-to-face marketing.
The GM Performance Division Display is always one of the bigger displays at the Super Chevy Show. It features many GM equipment, accessories and vehicles.
The TREMEC Display is making its season debut here this weekend and offers car enthusiasts the inside look at TTC, a full-service supplier of manual transmissions.
Saturday’s Schedule: Gates open at 8 a.m.; Car Show registration, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Time Trials, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Car Show Judging Seminar, 10:30 a.m.; True Street Cruise, 11:30 a.m.; Pro Show (featuring the Nitro Extreme Chevy Doorslammers), 1 and 5 p.m.; Bonus Bracket Race, 2 p.m.; Car Show Awards, 4 p.m.
Spectator Admission: Adult full event, $32; single-day, $22; junior (11-15) full event, $15; single-day, $10.
Participant Admission: Car show judged, $45; Car Show non-judged, $35; Swap Meet (10′x20′), $45; Car Corral (10′x20′), $45; Saturday Bonus Race, $35; Race entry, $60; Jr. Dragster Race, $25; Extra Vehicle Pass, $30.
For more information, go to www.virginiamotorsports.com or call the track at (804) 862-3174.
Petersburg, Va. (April 7) – The Super Chevy Show is kind of like the carnival of motor sports – it offers a little bit of everything for everyone. Whether you like sportsman or pro-class drag racing, an eye-pleasing car show, or the ever-popular swap meet, this event is for you. It’s also a national touring series with regional flavor, and that will be evident when the Super Chevy Show makes its first East Coast stop of the season, visiting Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18.
The weekend’s highlights include the Nitro Xtreme Doorslammers, Jet Funny Cars, ProMod Corvettes and four bracket racing classes. Car show enthusiasts will be in heaven as VMP traditionally attracts one of the largest entry lists on the 10-race Super Chevy Show Series. Racing and car show fans will also be treated to one of the largest vendor swap meets on the tour.
Participating Merchant’s Tire Stores, presenting sponsor of the Virginia Super Chevy Show, are offering discount coupons good for $5 off any single-day spectator admission, or half price full-event tickets. Virginia Motorsports Park and local General Motors car dealers are also providing a $20 discount for passengers of car show participants. One passenger with each car show participant will be able to buy a weekend pass for only $12. It’s the first time the track has offered such a discount, and it is expected to provide the Virginia Super Chevy Show with one of the largest car show turnouts in recent event history.
One of the series’ biggest attractions is the car show, which features multiple categories and classes from classic to contemporary, and modified to custom. This being the first East Coast stop, a large contingent of entrants are expected.
“The Virginia event is always one of the most-well attended car show events on the series tour and has a high caliber of cars to be judged every year,” said Super Chevy Show car show coordinator Andy Hendricks. “They come from all over the East Coast, as far as Florida in the South, and Maine in the North. It
Petersburg, Va. (April 1) – Drag racing, from its inception, has always been about power. It has always been about going as quick and as fast as possible, with the only consideration being what can a car do on the drag strip. That will change a bit when the Super Chevy Show, which is celebrating its 30th season, visits Virginia Motorsports Park from April 16-18.
Organizers of the series have a unique class that balances the raw power of drag racing with the average passenger car. It’s called True Street, and promises to be a crowd-pleaser when the class makes its season debut at VMP.