A spring tradition returns to the Bluff City as Memphis International Raceway brings back the nation’s largest automotive celebration on April 11, 12 and 13
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (March 28, 2014) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) to host the Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. As the second stop on the 12-event series, the show will feature high-powered Chevy racing excitement and spectacular Chevy show cars, along with the nation’s finest performance and restoration midway for General Motors products.
Beginning at noon on Friday, the three-day car show starts with a Show & Shine Festival of Cars, with specialty awards on Saturday and Sunday’s activities concluding the event with the most sought after Best of Show and class awards.
The drag racing action also starts Friday night with the popular MIR Test & Tune, and the launch of the weekend’s Pro Mod qualifying while also giving all participants a chance to shake their cars down. Saturday, the 5th generation Camaros will go head-to-head in the CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars in a special trophy class, along with 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. Street, R. T. Turbines Jr. Dragster and Run for the Money eliminations.
In addition, the event will include three-days of Pro Mod eliminations and special Pro Show attractions by Hanna Motorsports, with the Top Secret Jet Car driven by Ken Hall and the return of Rich Hanna’s GOJO Firebird, Pontiac Jet Car, as well as the popular Super Winch Wheelstander, driven by Danny O’Day. Making a first appearance this year at MIR will be the 300 M.P.H. Queen of Diamonds jet dragster driven by Jill Canuso.
Participants and fans can shop the manufacturers’ midway for the best in new Chevy aftermarket performance parts or the gigantic swap meet for those hard-to-find restoration treasures. This is a show you will come early and are sure to stay late, it offers something for everyone.
“This event is a staple in the MIR schedule and one that we look forward to hosting each year,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice President and General Manager Memphis International Raceway. “The event continues to grow in popularity and the team at MIR looks for that trend to continue as we prepare for record crowds.”
Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at www.racemir.com. Spectator pricing for adults is $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $15 Sunday or purchase a three-day pass for $40. Tickets for children six to 12 years old is $5 per day and children five and under get in for FREE.
Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. Gate Opens
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Racer Parking / Vendor & Swap Meet Load In
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Car Show – Show N Shine w/car clubs
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Super Chevy Registration / Tech
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. MIR Test & Tune (Slicks & SCSW Racers)
7:30 p.m. Pro Mod /Qualifying #1
10:00 p.m. Track Secure
Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. Gate Opens
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Car & Truck Show Registration / Tech
10:00 a.m. Bracket Time Trials
11:00 a.m. Car & Truck Show Judging Begins
12:00 p.m. True Street Challenge Cruise
12:00 p.m. Pre-Race Ceremonies
12:30 p.m. Pro Mod / Qualifying #2
1:00 p.m. PRO Show (Jets & Wheelstander)
1:15 p.m. CamaroGuys.comGen 5 Challenge
1:30 p.m. True Street Challenge Runs
2:00 p.m. 1st Round Bonus Races
4:00 p.m. Car / Truck Show SPECIAL AWARDS
4:00 p.m. Bracket Time Trials
4:15 p.m. 2nd Round Bonus Races
6:00 p.m. CamaroGuys.comGen 5 Challenge
6:15 p.m. Pro Mod / Qualifying #3
7:00 p.m. PRO Show (Jets & Wheelstander)
7:30 p.m. 3rd Round – Conclusion Bonus Races
9:00 p.m. Track Secure
Sunday, April 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. Gate Opens
8:30 a.m. Racer for Christ Service
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Car & Truck Show Registration / Tech
9:30 a.m. Run for the Money Time Trials
11:00 a.m. Car /Truck Show Judging Begins – CLASS AWARDS
11:00 a.m. Pro Mod Round #1
11:30 a.m. Bracket Eliminations Round #1
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
1:30 p.m. Pro Mod Round #2
1:30 p.m. PRO Show (Jets & Wheelstander)
2:00 p.m. Bracket Eliminations Round #2
3:30 p.m. Pro Mod Round #3
3:30 p.m. Car / Truck Show – CLASS AWARDS
4:00 p.m. Bracket Round 3 – Conclusion
5:00 p.m. Pro Mod & PRO Show (Jets & Wheelstander)
Schedule subject to change
About the Super Chevy Show: The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. Kids are always welcome to take part in the free Revell Make ‘N Take activity each day to build their own model car to keep. 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™ (MIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports facility featuring a formidable 1.8-mile asphalt Road Course, a riveting 1/4-mile Drag Strip, and an enthralling 3/4-mile Tri-Oval Short Track. The high performance Road Course is considered among the most competitive in the Mid-South with 8 turns and a 3,500-foot straightaway. Hosting such premier events as the IHRA Summit World Finals, Super Chevy Show and the American Drag Racing League’s Memphis Drags IV, the Drag Strip was built to IHRA and NHRA specifications, and its track, concrete to the 1/8-mile, was milled and polished by Penhall. Twelve private Suites offer an optimized vantage point for drag racing fans. Home to the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and built to NASCAR specifications, the paved Tri-Oval Short Track consists of 11-degree banked turns, 4-degree straightaways, and an 1,100-foot backstretch with ample bleachers and 16 VIP Suites. The Tri-Oval Short Track hosts racing events from the Porsche Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, and ARCA/CRA Super Series. Acquired in 2011 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the 342-acre MIR reopened in 2011 to a series of enhancements including additional grandstands, equipment upgrades and a refurbishment of the paved Tri-Oval Short Track. In May 2013, the Road Course underwent a major renovation with a resurfacing of the entire course. IRG also owns and operates Palm Beach International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and the International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RaceMIR.com, connect with MIR at www.Facebook.com/RaceMIR and www.Twitter.com/RaceMIR, call 901.969.7223, or send an email to Info@RaceMIR.com.
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Contact: Jill Canuso
S&W Grows Larger & Steps Up to Support All 2014 Manufacturers Series Events
Sponsor of the S&W Challenger Shootout, CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout
Spring City, Pa. (March 18, 2013) – The S&W Performance Group is delighted to announce their 33 event commitment to the 2014 Manufacturers Series, and the addition of both CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com to their rapidly growing swracecars.com website. Now, with one click, the CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com visitors will have full access to the entire S&W Race Cars, Race Parts and Rod Parts product lines. The recently updated ‘CamaroGuys’ and ‘MustangGuys’ categories are loaded with Easy to Do-It-Yourself, Bolt-On components for the serious performance enthusiast, as well as being stocked with professional level competition use race parts.
“The MFG Series racers, car show entrants and fans are passionate about their Made in the USA muscle,” said S&W’s Marketing Director, Jill Canuso. “That’s why it’s a perfect fit for our brands, as we are passionate about our Made in the USA products. I look forward to personally presenting the beautiful custom S&W made winner trophies, at the Memphis, Tenn., Martin, Mich., and Reading, Pa. Super Chevy Shows as well as at the Petersburg, Va., Mega Mopar Action Series event.”
S&W is also proud to announce the debut of Scott Weney’s Blog to their ever-expanding website. Scott is not only the President of the S&W Performance Group, he is the 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Champion and the reigning 2013 Atco Raceway Top Dragster Champ. The goal of his blog is to communicate and interact with our customers directly on ideas, experiences, issues, and provide helpful articles. As a bonus, occasionally his blog will feature ‘Past, Present & Future Racing Legends’ as guest contributors.
The 55 year old, USA Manufacturer, will sponsor the Mega Mopar Action Series – Challenger Shootout, as well as becoming the Presenting Sponsor of the Super Chevy Show – CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the Fun Ford Weekend – MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout.
ABOUT S&W RACE CARS
Founded in 1959, S&W Race Cars is known worldwide as the leader in drag race chassis development and innovation. Their custom built, award winning race cars are used by many of the leading NHRA & IHRA professional, Nostalgia and Sportsman race teams. Their 27,000 sq ft. headquarters houses a full line of affordable chassis kits, roll bars and roll cages, suspension parts, rollers to complete race cars and much more. S&W’s Made in the USA products are used by do-it-yourselfers and professionals around the world. S&W Race Cars also carries products for use in pro/street cars, street rods, and off-road trucks and RV’s. The manufacturing department provides WaterJet cutting, MIG and TIG welding, sheet-metal forming; round or rectangular tube bending and full-service machine shop services. For more information visit www.swracecars.com or call (800) 523-3353.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Jill Canuso at 610-948-7303 x112 or e-mail Jill at email@example.com
REVELL® MAKE ‘N TAKE™ RETURNS TO MANUFACTURERS SERIES EVENTS, SUPER CHEVY SHOW AND FUN FORD WEEKEND IN 2014
Revell’s popular Make ‘n Take activity program returns to Manufacturers Series events Super Chevy Show and Fun Ford Weekend as an experience for kids and parents to celebrate family project time while making a model car together.
“Revell is proud of our continued partnership with Fun Ford Weekend that includes sponsoring the Revell Make ‘n Take where kids and parents can build a Revell scale model car and take it home that day,” said Rick Haas, Vice President of Merchandising for Revell.
The Chevy and Ford enthusiasts of today got started building model cars in their youth, and this is the place to involve the next generation to build, engage, and enjoy,” noted Haas.
Children and parents are invited to take part in the fun and free Make ‘n Take activity at noon each day in the Car Show Awards Tent along with model-building experts to build a SnapTite™ model Chevrolet or Ford vehicle courtesy of Revell.
“If someone were to ask me what my favorite part of the Manufacturers Series events are, the Revell Make ‘n Take would always be at the top of the list,” said Mfg. Series Director, Sara Griewing.
I love watching families interact and work together to build model cars, because by the end of the activity they leave with keepsakes. The children’s smiling faces show how proud they are of their accomplishments while the parents are just as excited. We hope the experience creates a life-long hobby for both to enjoy long after the Super Chevy Show or Fun Ford Weekend.”
2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule
April 4-6 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
April 11-13 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
May 17-18 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX
May 17-18 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
May 30-June 1 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
June 7-8 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
June 20-22 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
July 11-13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
August 15-16 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
Sept. 26-28 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
October 3-5 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
October 11-12 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX
2014 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule
March 29 Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX
May 3-4 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, NC
June 6-7 Memphis International Raceway Memphis, TN
June 14-15 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA
June 22 Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO
July 13 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
July 25-26 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO
August 29-30 Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN
Sept. 6-7 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA
Sept. 13 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA
Sept. 19-20 Palm Beach International Raceway Jupiter, FL
November 8 Texas Motorplex Ennis, TX
For over 65 years, Revell a subsidiary of Hobbico, and its associated companies have offered a wide variety of model kits for every taste and age group in the hobby market. A consistent level of detail and accuracy assures every modeler that the kit they buy will be the most accurate representation possible of their favorite subject and confirms the fact that Revell kits are the best value for the money. Revell remains committed to the foundation of the brand: Interaction with quality products, authenticity of experience, and, above all, fun. So you can say, “I Made That!” For more information, please visit: revell.com.
About Hobbico® (Hobby Corporation of America)
Headquartered in Illinois, U.S.A., Hobbico is one of the largest radio-control and hobby product companies in the world – active not only in retail sales and wholesale distribution, but also in the product development, marketing and support for many popular exclusive manufacturers.
The company distributes a wide variety of hobby products from hundreds of manufacturers, including over 40 proprietary brands. Hobbico also exclusively represents a large number of international manufacturers in the United States. For more information, please visit: hobbico.com.
About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.superchevyshow.com www.funfordweekend.com www.megamoparaction.com