MOHNTON, Pa. (July 16) — The Maple Grove Super Chevy Show lived up to its pre-race billing Friday.
The annual event, traditionally the largest Chevy happening in the country, has already outdone itself, already drawing more race cars through tech inspection than competed here last year. The sixth event of the 10-race Super Chevy Show touring series features drag racing, a car show and swap meet on Saturday and Sunday.
“This event has always produced the largest numbers on the Super Chevy Show schedule,” said Lex Dudas, Maple Grove Raceway vice president and general manager. “Once again, the Chevy fans of Pennsylvania didn’t let us down. We had 561 cars at the track on Thursday and Friday, and more are expected Saturday.
“I think it says a lot to what this event means to this region. This is once again going to be the top Chevy event in the country. We’re expecting a great show for the rest of the weekend.”
Friday’s numbers were also high for the swap meet and the vendors along the manufacturer’s midway. There were also a large amount of car show participants on hand, with that number expected to increase on Saturday.
Saturday’s show will also feature a bonus sportsman race, and a pro show with the GM Outlaw Pro Mods invading famed Maple Grove Raceway with two qualified fields of eight cars. The new outlaw Pro-Mod format marks a return to the quartermile action at the Super Chevy Show. It will feature two ladders, one for normal-aspirated entries and one for supercharged Pro Mods.
Also on hand are the jet funny cars First Strike and Top Secret, along with the jet dragsters of Queen of Diamonds and Beast from the East, who will square off to settle their own horsepower rivalry. Bob Hall’s Astrovan Wheelstander, always a crowd favorite, will also be hand.
The top off for Saturday will be an appearance from NHRA legend Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, who will pick his Top 10 from the Show and Shine area of the Car Show competition. This will be an added feature to the Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Choice Top 10 Awards as Super Chevy Magazine will be on site gathering information for feature stories, as well as taking photos of cars for their upcoming publications.
More information can be found at superchevyshow.com.
Gates open: 7 a.m.
Registration (show): 7 a.m.
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.