TOPEKA, Kan (June 19, 2010) — There was a certain buzz in the air at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday.
It all centered around the Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet, which kicked into full gear with plenty of racing and the always-popular car show.
The three-day event, which concludes on Sunday, featured first-rate drag racing on Saturday, including sportsman and pro classes; a car show, which drew a large contingent of car enthusiasts, and an autocross, which also had a high number of competitors.
Here’s a brief recap of Saturday’s activities:
RACE REPORT: The drag strip, considered one of the top tracks in the country, featured some excellent racing from the sportsman classes, who vied for a bonus race title. The Pro Show consisted of two sessions, featuring qualifying runs made by Pro-Mod Doorslammers, Wheelstanders making exhibition runs and jet cars. The autocross, a timed event where individual cars compete on a road-style course, was the big highlight on Saturday, drawing several competitors from the bonus drag race and car show. There will be another autocross today from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants who purchased entry into the D.O.T. Tire competition and the Show & Shine and Car Show can participant at no additional cost.
MIDWAY REPORT: A large draw to the Super Chevy Show Saturday was the Midway Display, which featured the Hendrick Performance Division showcasing its line of 2010 Camaros and Callaway Corvettes. The Hendrick Performance (HP) Camaros feature supercharged engines with up to 588 horsepower, unique styling, and suspension improvements engineered at Hendrick Motorsports. The Callaway Corvettes display includes the 652-horsepower, supercharged Z06, capable of 10.8-second runs in the quartermile.
CAR SHOW REPORT: Saturday’s car show featured one of the largest contingents of the season, and included the Editor Choice and Specialty Awards. Mark Midkiff, of Wichita, Kan, was the top pick with his 1970 Camaro. The specialty awards included the Featherlite Transport Award, which was won by Steve and Bev West, of Normal, Ind., who were showing their 1972 Chevelle.
EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS:
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 18, 2010) — They are off and running at Heartland Park Topeka.
The Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet opened in grand fashion Friday, welcoming high car counts in both the Test-n-Tune and registration for the eye-pleasing car show.
The Test-n-Tune, always a favorite among racers at all Super Chevy Shows, was popular on Friday, with racers making trial runs between 4-10 p.m. at Heartland Park Topeka, considered by many as one of the finest drag strips in the country. There was a solid turnout for car show participants, who couldn’t wait to make a trek to the heart of the Midwest.
“We are very excited about becoming the title sponsor of the Super Chevy Show,” said Mike McGinley, Superior Chevrolet vice president and executive general manager. “We are honored to be selling the best built brand on the road today, Chevrolet, and we’re excited about being part of the biggest Chevy event in the Midwest this summer.
NORWALK, Ohio (June 13, 2010) — The first leg of the only back-to-back events of the 2010 Super Chevy Show’s 30th anniversary tour lived up to the hype over the weekend as the Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show presented by Donald M. Graham and Associates concluded in grand fashion at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park on Sunday.
The fourth of the 10-event series offered an impressive weekend of drag racing and another spectacular car show, with both categories receiving some of the higher car counts of the season. The series now shifts to Topeka Kan. for the Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet, scheduled for this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka.
Here’s a brief rundown of Sunday’s activities at the Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show:
RACING REPORT: This weekend’s event produced some of the more competitive racing of the season. Sunday’s winners were JP Schuster, of Damascus, Ohio in B1; Maurice Edwards, of Norwalk, Ohio, in B2; Erick Hegelman, of Kalamazoo, Mich. in DOT; Robert Pavlov, of Poland, Ohio, in the new Shoebox class and Dave Hough, Las Vegas, Nev., in Fuel Altereds. Schuster used a near-perfect reaction time (0.006) to beat Lisa Schaffner in the B1 final, running an elapsed time of 8.011 seconds at 161.83 mph. Edwards also hammered the light (0.016 RT) to defeat Rick Baehr with a run of 11.057 at 118.72 mph. Hegelman beat Dr. Wendy in the DOT race with a time of 12.115 at 101.16 mph, while Pavlov beat Bill Rodrigues with a time of 9.220 at 144.67 mph. Hough beat Jason Richey in the Fuel Altereds final, running a 6.436 at 224.55 mph. Randy Biddle, of Burbank, Ohio, won the sportsman bonus race on Saturday with a 11.091 lap at 122.41 mph. Wes Buckley was runner-up. Jim Maroney, of Gilbert, Ariz., won Saturday’s Fuel Altered event, running a 6.476 at 208.33 mph.
CAR SHOW REPORT: The Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show featured one of the largest participant list of the season. The head of the class was turned in by Larry Gottsch, of Petersburgh, Mich., whose 1967 Nova earned him the prestigious Best of Show Award. Jim Stewart, of Bryan, Ohio, won the Award of Excellence for his 1957 Chevy. The winners included those in the Racingjunk.com Chevy ’55-57; Original Parts Group El Camino and the GM Performance Division Camaro ’67-69. The winners in Racingjunk.com Chevy ’55-57 were