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Super Chevy Show Begins 30th Season With A Bang In Las Vegas

March 23, 2010 by  
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LAS VEGAS (March 23) – The Super Chevy Show is all about drag racing, a car show and fun.

All three fit the bill this past weekend. Add in the new Total Cost Involved/Wilwood Disc Brakes/Currie Enterprises autocross, and the Super Chevy Show’s 30th season opener at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway proved to be a sweeping success, with fun had by all.

“It was a great pleasure to be here, and to see the 30th year of the Super Chevy Show continuing on,” said Craig Shantz, General Motors Performance manager of product promotion activities and specialty show vehicle builds, which debuted the division’s new display trailer. It’s great to see all the enthusiasts here continuing to support the event. And to see the auto cross and the drag racing, it (was) all fantastic.”

The two-day event included Saturday and Sunday winners in the bracket racing divisions, Total Cost Involved/Wilwood Disc Brakes/Currie Enterprises Autocross, and car show.

What I like about the Super Chevy Show is that it has so much to offer.
Richard and Debbie Gibbs of Diamond Bar, Calif., received the car show’s Award of Excellence for their ’66 Chevelle, while the Golden West Chevelle & El Camino Club of Diamond Bar, Calif. received the Club Participation Award.

Saturday’s car show awards included an Editors Top 10 and Editors Choice Race Cars, as well as three specialty awards.
The top 10 Editor Award winners were Pete Ashlock of Apple Valley, Calif., ’61 Impala TP1; Ron Parker of Kanas, Utah, ’62 Impala LS2; Jerry Yoder of Lake Tapps, Wash., ’61 Corvair Rampside; Misha Munoz of Las Vegas, Nev., ’56 Chevy Bel Air; Gary and Vicky Bollered of Highland Ranch, Colo., ’57 Bel Air-4Dr Hard Top; Richard and Debbie Gibbs, Diamond Bar, Calif., ’66 Chevelle; Dan Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz., ’65 Nova; John Tsutski, Hurricane, Utah, ’70 Camaro SS396; Dave LeVeck, Las Vegas, Nev., ’75 Monza 2+2 and Paul Tremblay, 29 Palms, Calif., ’54 Bel Air SP Coupe.

Editors Choice Race Car Awards were presented to Adam Montague of Rialto, Calif., ’76 Camaro; Carl Cole of Alta Loma, Calif., ’55 Bel Air; Keith Winters of Las Vegas, Nev., ’56 Bel Air; Jim Naffziger of Las Vegas, Nev., ’67 Nova; Phil Doughty of Las Vegas, Nev., ’63 Bel Air; Roland Camayao of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Michael Berger; Michael Berger of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Bruce Horrochs of Vernal, Utah, ’70 Chevelle SS 454; Barry and Cathy Dooley of Bellflower, Calif., ’64 Nova; Vince Browne of Clinton, Utah, ’67 Chevelle.

There were also specialty award winners and those were the Featherlite Transport Award – Richard and Cheryl Hospelhorn, Normal, Ill., ’32 Chevy Sedan; ISCA Award – Terri Gard, Corona, Calif., ’68 Camaro RS/SS; Trick Stick Award – Deran Bosshardt, Redwood, Utah, ’69 Camaro.

Sunday’s car show award winners were:

  • Big Car 1949-54 – Paul Tremblay (Street Winner) of 29 Palms, Calif, ’54 Bel Air.
  • Big Car 1958-89 – Ron Parker (Outstanding Modified) of Kanas, Utah, ’62 Bubble Top; Pete Ashlock (Modified Winner) of Apple Valley, Calif., ’61 Impala.
  • Big Car 1990 & Newer – Joshua Jones (Street Winner) of Caliente, Nev., ’95 Caprice; Jim Walste (Modified Winner) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’96 Impala.
  • Chevelle 1964-67 – Neil Anderson (Outstanding Stock) of Nibley, Utah, ’67 Chevelle; Michael Argaro (Stock Winner) of Palm Springs, Calif., ’67 Camaro; Jeff Howe (Street Winner) of Montclair, Calif., ’65 Chevelle; Les and Danny Hoctor (Outstanding Modified) of Litchfield Park, Ariz., ’65 Chevelle; Richard and Debbie Gibbs (Winner Modified) of Diamond Bar, Calif., ’66 Chevelle.
  • Chevelle 1968 & Newer – Brad Miquelon (Outstanding Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’72 Chevelle; Dennis Akana (Winner Street) of Henderson, Nev., ’72 Chevelle; Danny Richards (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’70 Chevelle; Travis O’Leary (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Chevelle and Chuck Taz Morgan (Winner Modified) of Meza, Ariz., ’72 Chevelle.
  • El Camino – Chris Pomp (Oustanding Street) of Montclair, Calif., ’71 El Camino; Chuck Imnormian (Winner Street) of Apple Valley, Calif., ’65 El Camino; Jerry Jordan (Outstanding Modified) of Apple Valley, Calif., ’65 El Camino; Steve Schreiner (Outstanding Modified) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ’64 El Camino; Lloyd Fellas (Winner Modified) of Henderson, Nev., ’60 El Camino.
  • Conversion 1939 or Earlier – Bob Dodge (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’28 Ford Fire Truck; Stacy Stewart (Outstanding Modified) of Vernal, Utah, ’32 Ford; Dale and Rozanne Buck (Winner Modified) of Meza, Ariz., ’28 Ford.
  • Conversion 1940-48 – Jeff Hacker (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’41 Willys; Gary Bunker (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’40 Ford.
  • Conversion 1949 & Newer – Jesse Ferreira (Oustanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’70 GTO; Ron Rockwell (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’78 Sanger Hydro.
  • Early Chevrolet 1935 & Earlier – Chuck Miller (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’34 Chevy; Richard and Cheryl Hospelhorn (Winner Modified) of Normal, Ill., ’32 Chevy.
  • Open – Joe Behites (Oustanding Stock) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’66 Corvair; Jerry Yoder (Winner Stock) of Lake Tapps, Wash., ’61 Corvair; Lloyd Fellows (Winner Street) of Henderson, Nev., ’62 Corvair.
  • Camaro 1967-69 – Max Stewart (Oustanding Stock) of North Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Dennis Smith (Winner Stock) of North Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Rocky Carron (Outstanding Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Arnel Gahotice (Oustanding Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Wesford Semaro (Winner Street) of Vernal, Utah; ’69 Camaro; Joe Domingues (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Camaro; Terri Gard (Oustanding Modified) of Corona, Calif., ’68 Camaro; Jon Wisby (Winner Modified) of Hailey, Idaho, ’67 Camaro.
  • Camaro 1970-81 – John Tsutsui (Outstanding Street) of Hurricane, Utah, ’70 Camaro; Roger Bozarth (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’71 Camaro; Tim Morgan (Outstanding Modified) of Lakewood, Calif., ’78 Camaro; Weston Bayles (Outstanding Winner) of West Jordan, Utah, ’70 Camaro.
  • Camaro 1982-92 – Karen Sue Williams (Winner Modified) of West Hills, Calif., ’89 Camaro.
  • Camaro 1993 & Newer – Vincent Tramont (Winner Stock) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’98 Camaro; Chris Latham (Winner Street) of Oceanside, Calif., ’02 Camaro.
  • Corvette 1953-67 – Dave Arthur (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’63 Corvette; Jon Whittington (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’64 Corvette.
  • Corvette 1983 & Newer – Michael Knight (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’06 Corvette; Ron Rockwell (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev. , 2000 Corvette.
  • Monte Carlo – Dennis Jenkins (Winner Street) of Phoenix, Ariz., ’72 Monte Carlo.
  • Chevrolet 1955-57 – Gary and Vicky Bollered (Winner Stock) of Highland Ranch, Colo., ’57 Chevy; Frog Newman (Winner Street) of Henderson, Nev., ’55 Chevy; Randall Connell (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’55 Chevy; Keith Dalton (Outstanding Modified) of Utah, ’57 Chevy; Kenny Ong (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’55 Chevy.
  • Nova 1962-67 – John and Sylvia Piccola (Outstanding Stock) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’65 Nova Wagon; Barry and Cathy Dooley (Outstanding Stock) of Bellflower, Calif., ’62 Nova 4-door; John and Slyvia Piccola (Winner Stock) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’65 Nova SS; Tom Grayson (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’68 Nova; Perry Antolin (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’66 Nova; Rick Vanunen (Outstanding Modified) of Ripon, Calif., ’67 Nova Wagon; Joe Dominguez (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’66 Nova.
  • Rat Rod – Bill Tollman (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’32 DeSoto; Lou Howard (Winner Modified) of Lakewood, Calif., ’31 Ford Pick-up.
  • Pro Street – Arthur Benton (Outstanding Modified) of Bullhead City, Ariz., ’38 Chevy Coupe; Archie Kanele (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, ’64 Nova; Ron Bartolomet (Winner Modified) of Newbury Park, Calif., ’65 Nova.
  • Pro Engineered – Mike Marudas (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’69 Nova; Gary Reust (Outstanding Modified) of Rancho Cordova, Calif., ’55 Chevy; Deron Bosshardt (Winner Modified) of Redwood, Utah, ’69 Camaro.
  • Pick-Up Truck 1949-72 – Mike Campbell (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’63 Chevy; Paige Cluar (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’65 Chevy; Mark Blair (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’72 Chevy; Richard Harris (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’52 Chevy.
  • Pick-Up Truck 1973-87 – Chuck Reddick (Outstanding Modified) of Prescott, Ariz., ’74 Chevy; Kevin Maloney (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’72 Chevy.
  • Pick-Up Truck 1988 & Newer – Rocky Carron (Winner Stock) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’02 Chevy; David Rich (Winner Street) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’94 Chevy.
  • Full/Mini Sport Utility 2WD – Jonathan Forbes (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’03 Chevy Blazer.
  • Full/Mini Truck Sport Utility 4WD – David Viano (Winner Street) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ’06 3/4-ton Chevy; Jason Allen (Outstanding Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’07 3/4-ton Chevy; Travis Rief (Winner Modified) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’08 3/4-ton Chevy.
  • Full/Mini Sport Utility 4WD – Jimmy Viano (Winner Street) of Rancho Cucamonga, ’08 3/4-ton Chevy.
  • Gold Class – G. Paul Ponell (Winner Modified) of Upland, Calif., ’54 Corvette.
  • Best of Class Awards – Pete Ashlock (Best Big Car) of Apple Valley, Calif., ’61 Impala; Jon Wisby (Best Camaro) of Hailey, Idaho, ’67 Camaro; Les and Danny Hoctor (Best Chevelle) of Litchfield Park, Ariz., ’65 Chevelle; Ron Rockwell (Best Corvette) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’00 Corvette; Gary Bunker (Best Conversion) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’40 Ford; Jerry Yoder (Best Open) of Lake Tapps, Wash., ’61 Corvair; Richard and Cheryl Hospelhorn (Best Early Chevy) of Normal, Ill., ’32 Chevy Sedan; Lloyd Fellas (Best El Camino) of Henderson, Nev., ’60 El Camino; Kenny Ong (Best ’55-57) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’55 Chevy; Dennis Jenkins (Best Monte Carlo) of Phoenix, Ariz., ’72 Monte Carlo; Joe Dominguez (Best Nova) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’66 Nova; Deran Bosshardt (Best Pro Street/Engineered) of Redmond, Utah, ’69 Camaro; Richard Harris (Best Truck) of Las Vegas, Nev., ’52 Chevy Pick-Up; Richard and Debbie Gibbs (Award of Excellence) of Diamond Bar, Calif.

“We have a very good group here, all the cars and trucks,” said Andy Hendricks, Super Chevy Show judging supervisor. “The quality was very good. And it’s a good turnout for the first race. We haven’t been here since 2003. We can definitely grow from this a lot. Everyone people was really excited to come out, and that includes those who came over from Southern California people. It was good to have them come out. We’ll see them in Phoenix (in October) and probably see them in Denver (in August). Now they have three events they can come out to.”

But the participants for both the car show and racing events was not limited to those from Southern California. There were several entries from Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and even one from Illinois. Yes, Illinois.

“I looked up (Saturday) morning, and there was a car from Chicago that looked familiar,” Hendricks said. And it was him and his wife (Richard and Cheryl Hospelhorn). I thought, ‘What the heck are they doing here?’ They drove all the way from the Chicago area, and I thought that’s pretty neat.”

It was worth it for the Hospelhorns, who earned the Featherlite Transport Award, which goes to the entry that came from the furthest away. It even caught Richard Hospelhorn off guard.

“It was really surprising,” Hospelhorn said. “I was really happy about it. We drove a lot of miles, but it was worth it. We met a lot of friendly people, and that’s what it really is all about.”

The racing is also a major lure for the Super Chevy Show, and with bracket cars and the Total Cost Involved/Wilwood Disc Brakes/Currie Enterprises Autocross, fans received quite a treat. Bracket winners were Michael Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev. and Justin Lamb of Henderson, Nev., with Mike Maggio of San Dimas, Calif. winning in Pro Street and John Brooks, of Upland, Calif., taking the trophy in the Street D.O.T division. Robin Harris of Las Vegas, Nev., won a bonus Bracket 2 Race on Saturday, drving his ’66 Nova to a 10.563-second pass at 127.19 mph. Runner-up Russ Stryker of Truxton, Ariz. broke out with a 9.698 at 135.08 mph in his ’66 Nova.

Jackson, driving a 1979 El Camino, beat Carl Cole of Alta Loma to win the Bracket 2 title, making an 11.239-second pass at 114.43 mph. Cole ran an 11.706 at 109.10 mph.

In Bracket 1, Lamb, driving a Chevrolet-powered dragster, beat Angie Crosby, of Roy, Utah, in a 1968 Chevelle, with a 7.745 at 162.45 mph.

There were winners each day in the Total Cost Involved/Wilwood Disc Brakes/Currie Enterprises Autocross Mary Pozzi, driving for Total Cost engineering, won the open division, with Deanna Marengo taking the women’s division and Valerie Pichette the novice division.

Pozzi covered the course in her ’67 Camaro in 37.487 seconds. Her time was more than a second quicker than the next-quickest time, turned in by Henry Delossantos (38.733). Marengo drove drove her ’67 Chevelle in 40.882, with Pichette driving a ’98 Pontiac GTA in 41.924.

“It was a nice deal,” said Total Cost Involved sales manager Evan Galley. “I’ve never done autocrossing myself. But SCCA did a great job of setting up the course. It was very safety orientated. They talked about performance, handling, breaking. Everyone had a helmet. It was very nicely done. It was very professional.

“In drag racing you just stomp on it, and if the tune-up’s good, you’re good as gold. This, is very technical. Some of the corners, you had to really slow the cars down to get them to go through the corners, and then of course, the set up for the car, the suspension, the shock tuning, the spring rate, the swaybar … It’s really easy to make these cars too stiff, and its not going to want to turn and push the front end. There’s a lot to auto crossing. It’s very technically, driver oriented, to get the car in the corners as fast as possible and not slide the car. I learned a lot. I was lucky enough to drive our car, which turned out to be the fastest car of the day (with Pozzi driving). I got in the top 10, and this was my first event. I definitely coming back.”
Pozzi was even quicker on Sunday, winning the open class and having the quickest overall time with a 37.093 in her TCI Engineering ’67 Camaro. Marengo was again the Ladies Class winner, drving a ’67 Chevelle in 39.916, with Greg Hubbs the Novice winner, driving his ’02 Monte Carlo in 40.994.

“Everybody who came out had a great time,” said Pozzi, who also helped layout the autocross course. “Eighty percent of the people (who raced) were newcomers. I think what was neat was that it got a lot of folks off those lawn chairs and said, ‘Hey, what’s all that tire squealing? I may want to try that.’

“What I like about the Super Chevy Show is that it has so much to offer. It’s got the drag racing, the straight-line stuff, that neat jet car and now you have the autocross. And you have the car show. What more could an Chevy fan ask for?”

The next Super Chevy Show is scheduled for April 16-18 at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va.

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