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CRUISES, COST OF FREEDOM AND MORE HIGHLIGHT SUPER CHEVY SHOW AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX THIS WEEKEND
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ENNIS, Texas (May 8, 2012) – The only way to make the country’s most beloved automotive brand car show and race better is to welcome and even more beloved veterans memorial. This year Super Chevy Show will feature the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall – one of the most unique memorials in the country. What’s the best way to kick off such a dynamic event?
Cruising, of course!
The third of 12 national Super Chevy Show events presented by Chevy Performance will be held at Texas Motorplex this week, starting with an escorted cruise from Canton, Texas. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall will be on site all weekend and event organizers thought the best way to bring the wall to the famous facility was by escort.
“The wall honors all U.S. servicemen and women in all branches of service and we are proud to be able to host the wall this week. It’s truly an honor for all of North Texas,” Texas Motorplex owner Billy Meyer said. “Several emergency service organizations, motorcycle clubs and car clubs will be escorting the wall from Canton to the track where we will be waiting with music, drinks and food. It’s the perfect way to start an exciting weekend of Super Chevy Show events.”
The Cost of Freedom Tribute includes statistics from each major U.S. conflict and 9/11 attacks, a 380-foot-long and eight-foot-high Vietnam Memorial with 51,000 inscribed names, a gold dog tag display, a tribute to law enforcement and firefighters as well as historical documents, for visitors to reflect on.
Once the wall has been properly welcomed to North Texas, it will be time to race! Fast Friday presents the first of three unique street race nights slated for 2012 when CHEVY VERSUS THE WORLD opens the gates for the best regional street racing. Street legal racing with special prizes, trophies and bragging right will be handed out during the Fast Friday event between 7 p.m. – midnight. Then it’s time to show off those Chevy bowties.
Super Chevy Show just wouldn’t be the same without a cruise to start the big day of awards and honors. Cruisers can meet Super Chevy Magazine’s Jim Campisano and Calin Head in downtown Waxahachie (College Street and E. Main Street in Waxahachie) and everyone can ride to the track together in style (shine that car up and smile for the cameras!) Cruisers will meet for coffee and snacks at 8 a.m. before leaving at 9 a.m. for the Super Chevy Show.
Gates for the event open at 7 a.m. and car show judging begins with a seminar at 10:30 a.m. Drag racing starts at 10 a.m. including Elaine Larsen’s jet cars making special appearances throughout the day. Car show awards start at 3:30 p.m. and final eliminations and the final jet car run are scheduled for 5 p.m.
The third of 12 Super Chevy Show events slated for 2012 will be held at Texas Motorplex, May 12, 2012. But the action heats up starting Thursday with an escorted cruise from Canton, Texas to bring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall to Texas Motorplex for the weekend display.
The Super Chevy Show is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, kid’s activities area and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun entertainment.
Saturday will also feature two special events: A cruise and a fund-raising motorcycle race. Anyone who wants to cruise to the Motorplex with Super Chevy Magazine editors and photographers will gather in downtown Waxahachie (in front of the courthouse, corner of College Street and E. Main, Waxahachie) for coffee, snacks and camaraderie. The cruise will depart Waxahachie at 9 a.m. and everyone will be led by escort to the gates of Texas Motorplex.
All entry fees for the Saturday Ennis Memorial Motorcycle Showdown will be donated to the Ennis Veteran’s Memorial committee for their memorial honoring United States veterans.
This year only: All car show and race winners will receive a special commemorative coin in addition to trophies and cash prizes (varies depending on category) that honors and supports the Ennis Veterans Memorial.
Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.
THURSDAY, MAY 10 – Cruise the AVTT wall to the Motorplex. Cruisers meet in Canton from the Lewis Chevrolet dealership (385 West Dallas Street, Canton) at 3:30 p.m.; Waxahachie Chamber Fun Bunch reception starts at 4:30 p.m. Welcome reception for the AVTT and cruisers in front of the Chevrolet Performance display starts at 5 p.m. with a live DJ, drinks and appetizers.
FRIDAY, MAY 11 – Fast Friday gates open 6 p.m. for street legal racing including CHEVY VERSUS THE WORLD laps with the winner receiving special prizes; Racing ends at midnight.
SATURDAY, MAY 12 – Participant gates open 7 a.m., spectator gates open 8 a.m.; American Traveling Tribute wall viewing and photos available from 8 a.m. until closing; Super Chevy participant cruisers gather at 8 a.m. (College Street and E. Main Street in Waxahachie); Car show judging seminar 10:30 a.m.; Autocross will be held between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Time trials start at 10 a.m.; the Aeromotive Eliminator Award will be given during the first round of the DriveDuracell.com Fast GM class; Live band and BBQ 1-3 p.m.; Car show awards 3:30 p.m.; Pro Show 6 p.m.
TICKETS: FREE PARKING FOR SPECTATORS:
|Children 12 and under FREE; Youth (13-17)||$5||$5|
PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES:
Friday Test ‘n’ Tune: $15 — Saturday Test-n-tune: $35
DriveDuracell.com Fast GM (Electronics): $70 ($1,200 to win)
Quick GM (No E): $70 ($1,000 to win)
Car Show (judged class): $25
Show & Shine (not-judged): $25
Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13): $40 ($250 to win each class)
CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Challenge: $35 (race AND show for just $40)
Corvette Showdown: $35
Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Showdown: $25 (all fees donated to memorial)
Tuff Trucks: $25
Dial for Dollars: $20
True Street GM: $40 ($250 to win)
Car Corral: $25
Swap Meet: $25
CONTACT: Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, www.texasmotorplex.com
Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.
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