Super Chevy Show at Rockingham Dragway
|SATURDAY CAR SHOW RESULTS|
|EDITORS TOP 5 CAR SHOW|
|George Keel, Spotsylvania VA||1934 Chevy Coupe|
|Buddy Godwin, Sanford NC||1972 Corvette LT-1|
|Tony Poole, Laurinburg NC||1955 Chevy Gasser|
|Ronald Geehring, Monroe NC||1975 Monza Town Coupe|
|Troy Loftis, McLeansville NC||1968 C-10 Pickup|
|EDITORS TOP 5 RACE CARS|
|Kenny Suits, Thomasville NC||1968 Z/28 RS|
|John Powell, Fayetteville NC||1972 Vega|
|Tom Ball, High Point NC||1956 Bel Air Wagon|
|Lloyd Tisdale, Kingstreet SC||1962 Corvette|
|Harold Smith, Roseboro NC||1969 Nova|
|TOP 10 DRIVER CARS|
|Tyler Manness, Rubbins NC||1952 Pickup|
|Jean Howard, Polkton NC||1966 Nova|
|Ann Goldman, Raleigh NC||1990 Pickup|
|Butch Watson, Rockingham NC||1986 El Camino|
|Robert E. Thomas, Monroe NC||1969 Camaro|
|Larry Spires, Trenton SC||1987 Pickup|
|Ray Bleau, Fort Hill SC||1970 Camaro|
|Dillon Shelley, Salisbury NC||1966 Chevelle|
|Karl Neal, Raleigh NC||1957 Chevy|
|Bill Duncan, Greensburg NC||1955 Chevy|
|Outstanding Paint||Freddie Hall, Washington DC||1982 Corvette|
|Outstanding Engineered||Donny Joe Holland, Dunn NC||1958 Chevy Wagon|
|Outstanding Interior||Bobb Murphy, Richlands NC||1967 Nova|
|Outstanding Engine||Colert Carter, Waldorf MD||2002 Corvette|
|Oustanding Stock||Wendelle Shumpert, West Columbus NC||1970 Chevelle|
|Outstanding Street||Michael & Ann Boyte||1972 Monte Carlo|
|Outstanding Modified||Larry Washniechek, Chesterfield VA||1969 Camaro|
|Outstanding Workmanship||Lawton Limehouse, Ladson SC||1961 Corvette|
|ISCA Award||Paul Taylor, Aiken SC||1970 Camaro|
|Young Star – Under 21||Curtis Hubbard, Monroe NC||2002 Camaro|
|SATURDAY RACE RESULTS||ET||MPH|
|EXTREME OUTLAW PRO MOD|
|ROUND 1 QUALIFYING TOP 3|
|1. Chris Rini, Carmel NY||3.857||190.78|
|2. Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville NC||3.904||192.14|
|3. Danny Perry||3.93||187.05|
|SUNDAY RACE RESULTS||RT||DI||ET||MPH|
|DRIVEDURACELL.COM PRO ET|
|WINNER: Derrik Sholar||0.009||6.37||6.379||104.51|
|RUNNER UP: Lee Desist||0.027||6.13||6.127||110.07|
|AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR: Donald Norris|
|AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR: Rooster|
|LAT RACING OIL WINNER: Derrik Sholar|
|BRACKET 2 – FOOTBRAKE|
|WINNER: Daniel Leggett||0.047||6.91||6.918||97.59|
|RUNNER UP: Kevin Riner||0.052||6.67||6.668||98.53|
|AEROMOTIVE ELIMINATOR: Randall Cantell|
|WINNER: Jerry Cline||0.041||12.25||12.283||109.58|
|RUNNER UP: Justin West||0.058||12.49||12.468||103.7|
|CAMAROGUYS.COM GEN 5 CHALLENGE|
|WINNER: Jeff Brady||0.324||11.8||11.939||117.88|
|RUNNER UP: Tom Johnson||-0.099||10.9||11.106||132.19|
|WINNER: Logan Brown||0.046||7.9||7.936||83.53|
|RUNNER UP: Robert Vogler III||0.73||7.9||7.898||79.74|
|EXTREME OUTLAW PRO MOD|
|WINNER: Randy Weatherford||0.118||3.825||195.93|
|RUNNER UP: Chris Rini||0.054||4.068||185|
|SUNDAY JUDGED CAR SHOW RESULTS|
|BIG CAR 1949-89|
|WINNER: Joe Steed Jr., Candon NC||1951 2-Dr Sedan|
|WINNER: Shaun Terrell, Lynchburg VA||1965 Impala SS|
|WINNER: Sue & Ray Bleau, Fort Mill SC||1960|
|OUTSTANDING: Jerry White, Concord NC||1962 Impala SS HD|
|WINNER: Gary Houchins, Petersburg VA||1965 Malibu|
|OUTSTANDING: Dale Sheetz, Rockingham NC||1967 Malibu|
|WINNER: Chris Collins, Trinity NC||1965 Convertible|
|OUTSTANDING: Wiliam Shelly, Salisbury NC||1966 SS|
|CHEVELLE 1968 & NEWER|
|WINNER: Wendelle Shumpert, West Columbia SC||1970 SS|
|WINNER: Danny Roddenberry, Carson VA||1971 SS|
|OUTSTANDING: Larry Shepperd, High Point NC||1970 SS|
|WINNER: Julian Bray, Danville VA||1985|
|WINNER: Butch Watson, Rockingham NC||1986|
|WINNER: Robert Cooper, Matthews NC||2001 Pontiac Trans Am|
|WINNER: Craig Kleberg, Pittsboro NC||2001 Pontiac Trans Am|
|WINNER: George Keel, Spotslyvania VA||1934 Coupe|
|WINNER: Ron Geehering, Monroe NC||1976 Vega Wagon|
|WINNER: Ronald Geehring, Monroe NC||1975 Monza Town Coupe|
|OUTSTANDING: Michael Fink, Laurinburg NC||1977 Vega|
|WINNER: Robert Simpson, Garner NC||1969|
|WINNER: Joe Schelin, Chester VA||1968|
|OUTSTANDING: Kim Bostic, Church Road VA||1967 Camaro SS|
|MODIFIED BIG BLOCK|
|WINNER: Larry Washichek, Chesterfield VA||1969|
|OUTSTANDING: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro NC||1967|
|WINNER: Butch & Bradley Zadlo, Fleetwood NC||1969 Z28/RS|
|OUTSTANDING: David Stallings, Benson NC||1969|
|WINNER: Donnie Hudson, Gibson NC||1973 Z/28|
|WINNER: Ray Bleau, Fort Mill SC||1970|
|OUTSTANDING: Howard Smith III, Laurinburg NC||1978 Z/28|
|WINNER: Paul Taylor, Aiken SC||1970|
|OUTSTANDING: Ralph Fields, Laurinburg NC||1971|
|WINNER: Nicholas Cole, Bristol TN||1986 IROC Z|
|OUTSTANDING: Pattrick Warren, Staley NC||1988|
|WINNER: Paul Rocco, Randleman NC||2002|
|WINNER: Carl Ward, Waynesboro GA||1994 Z/28|
|OUTSTANDING: Eric Ross, Wake Forest NC||2000|
|WINNER: Curtis Hubbard, Wallace SC||2002|
|CAMARO 2002 & NEWER|
|WINNER: Angel Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA||2013|
|WINNER: Dale Hinson, Midland NC||2012|
|WINNER: Angela Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA||2010|
|WINNER: Joey Howell, Eden NC||1971|
|OUTSTANDING: Buddy & Cindy Godwin, Stanford NC||1972|
|WINNER: Tom Chorlton, Chesapeake VA||1968|
|WINNER: Freddie Hall, Washington DC||1982|
|WINNER: Carl Smith, Stuart VA||2004|
|OUTSTANDING: Nick Peterson, White Lake NC||2001|
|WINNER: Maurice Glunt, Johns Island SC||2003|
|WINNER: Colbert Carter, Waldorf MD||2002 Z06|
|CORVETTE 2005 & NEWER|
|WINNER: Angela Naff & Stuart Thomas, Henry VA||2014|
|OUTSTANDING: Houston Northrup, Sanford NC||2014|
|WINNER: John Croffy, Fairfield CT||2004|
|OUTSTANDING: John P Quinn, Cary NC||2003 SS|
|WINNER: Michael & Ann Boyte, Summerfield NC||1972|
|1955 – 1956 – 1957|
|WINNER: Karl Neal, Raleigh NC||1957 2 Door Hard Top|
|WINNER: Grady Shue, Albermarle NC||1956 2-10 Del Ray|
|OUTSTANDING: Bill Duncan, Greensboro NC||1955 2 Door Bel Air|
|WINNER: Frank Brewer, Winston Salem NC||1957 2-10 Hard Top|
|OUTSTANDING: Randall Bray, Pelham NC||1957 2-10|
|WINNER: Garry Henson, Boone NC||1966|
|OUTSTANDING: Kenneth Watt, Statesville NC||1963|
|WINNER: Terry Travis, Conover NC||1966 SS Hard Top|
|OUTSTANDING: Bill Rogers, Statesville NC||1963|
|WINNER: Bobby Murphy, Richland NC||1967 Nova SS|
|OUTSTANDING: Lee Bell, Hudson NC||Chevy II Hard Top|
|WINNER: Grady Shue, Albermarle NC||1958 Del Ray|
|OUTSTANDING: Delton Hubbard, Wallace SC||1970 Nova|
|WINNER: Donny Joe Holland, Dunn NC||1958 Yeoman|
|OUTSTANDING: Dit Levert, New Hill, NC||1967 Nova SS|
|WINNER: Troy Loftis, McLeansville NC||1968 C-10|
|OUTSTANDING: Robert Priestley, Colonial Heights VA||1972 C-10|
|WINNER: Tyler Mannes, Robbins NC||1952|
|OUTSTANDING: Andre Christie, Williamsburg VA||1967 C-10|
|WINNER: Joe Sherwood, Martinsville VA||1986 CK-10|
|OUTSTANDING: Larry Spires, Trenton SV||1987 Silverado|
|WINNER: Gilbert Cribb, Maxton NC||1981 CK-10|
|TRUCK 1988 & NEWER|
|WINNER: John Sinclair, Rockingham NC||1994|
|OUTSTANDING: Tom Farqhuar, Greensboro NC||2005|
|WINNER: Mel Osborne, Emporia VA||2005 SSR|
|WINNER: Mike Corica, Laurel Hill NC||1994 S10|
|WINNER: Jamie Harper, Four Oaks NC||2005 Equinox|
|Junior Shifflett, Dyke VA||1969 Camaro Z/28|
|Roger Berry, Fredericksburg VA||1970 Chevelle|
|Eddie Sells, Apex NC||1969 Camaro|
|Billy Moose, Troutman NC||1962 Chevy Bel Air|
|SUNDAY TOP AWARDS|
|BEST BIG CAR: Super & Ray Bleau, Fort Mills SC||1960 Chevy Brookwood|
|BEST CAMARO: Larry Washichek||1969 Camaro|
|BEST CHEVELLE: Chris Collins, Trinity NC||1965 Chevelle Convertible|
|BEST CORVETTE: Colbert Carter, Waldorf MD||2002 Corvette|
|BEST CONVERSION: Craig Kleberg, Pittsboro NC||2001 Pontiac Trans Am|
|BEST OPEN: Ronald Geehring, Monroe NC||1975 Monza Town Coupe|
|BEST EARLY CHEVY: George Keel, Spotslyvania VA||1934 Coupe|
|BEST EL CAMINO: Butch Watson, Rockingham NC||1986 El Camino|
|BEST 55-56-57: Frank Brewer, Winston Salem NC||1957 2-10 Hard Top|
|BEST MONTE CARLO: Michael & Ann Boyte, Summerfield NC||1972 Monte Carlo|
|BEST NOVA: Bobby Murphy, Richland NC||1967 Nova SS|
|BEST PRO STREET/ENGINEERED: Grady Shue, Albermarle NC||1958 Del Rey|
|BEST TRUCK: Tyler Maness, Robbins NC||1952 Pickup|
|BEST STOCK: Junior Shifflett, Dyke VA||1969 Camaro Z/28|
|BEST STREET: Eddie Sells, Apex NC||1969 Camaro|
|BEST MODIFIED – GOLD: Billy Moose, Troutman NC||1962 Bel Air|
|BEST OF SHOW: Billy Moose, Troutman NC||1962 Bel Air|
|CLUB PARTICIPATION: Southeastern GM Toyz|
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Veteran Randy Weatherford of Danville, Va., overcame weather, the apparent sabotage of the track’s timing system and Carmel, N.Y., rival Chris Rini Sunday to win the Extreme Outlaw Pro Modified title at the annual Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.
Weatherford, second in EOPM points entering the event, left as the leader after reigning series champ and No. 4 qualifier Danny “the Sheriff” Perry of Sims, N.C., was upset in the second round by Ed Burnley.
With Perry’s late model Chevy on the sidelines, Weatherford won a final round duel between the No. 1 and No. 2 qualifiers, getting past Rini in 3.825 seconds. Weatherford qualified No. 1 at 3.829 seconds and was quickest in every round at 3.826, 3.835, a best-of-the-event 3.819 to turn back Burnely and, finally, 3.825.
Rain that began early Saturday morning, coupled with the aforementioned timing system issues, forced Earwood to condense the two-day program that also included bracket racing, vendor displays, swap meet and car-and-truck show.
“Very disappointing,” said the track owner. “This is always one of our most popular events but the rain started at 5 a.m. Saturday and that pretty much killed the crowd. Then, when we got to the track, it was apparent that on Friday night some disturbed individual had made a mess of the timing equipment.
“Thank heaven for Van Billingsley (owner of Electronic Services Company) who was able to patch together something that would get us through the weekend. I have no idea as to the ‘who’ or the ‘why,’” Earwood said, “but I’m posting a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of whomever was responsible.
Other race winners were Derik Sholar of Holly Ridge, N.C., in Top Eliminator, Daniel Leggett of Lumberton, N.C., in Footbrake, Logan Brown of Bishopville, S.C., in Pro Junior Dragster, Jeff Brady of Hayes, Va., in the CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Shootout and Jerry Cline of Mooresville, N.C., in DOT Tire.
Off the track, the 1962 Chevy Bel Air of Troutman’s Billy Moose was named “Best of Show” in judging by the members of the Southeastern GM Toyz Club.
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Racing results from the annual Super Chevy Show Presented By Chevrolet Performance at Rockingham Dragway:
OUTLAW EXTREME PRO MOD
Qualifying – 1. Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.829, 195.19 mph; 2. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.857, 190.78 mph; 3. Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.894, 192.82 mph; 4. Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.930, 191.46 mph; 5. Ed Burnley, Pasadena, Md., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.113, 181.28 mph; 6. Bubba Turner, Burlington, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 4.133, 172.81 mph; 7. Jay Cox, Smithfield, N.C., 1954 Studebaker, 4.187, 169.51 mph; 8. Justin Wall, Elm City, N.C., 4.230, 169.08 mph.
Round 1 – Jeff Blasi, Clayton, N.C., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 4.138, 178.99 mph, def. Justin Wall, Elm City, N.C., 4.319 163.71 mph; Jay Cox, Smithfield, N.C., 4.188, 170.43 mph, def. Dave Leonardo, Stedmon, N.C. 9.608, 52.56 mph; Bubba Turner, Burlington, N.C., 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 4.130, 176.93 mph, def. Greg Godwin, Walterboro, S.C., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 6.611, 69.20 mph; Ed Burnley, Pasadena, Md., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.090, 100.00 mph, def. Bob Smith, Seven Springs, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, no time; Danny Perry, Sims, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.067, 184.65 mph, def. James Linton Jr., Goose Creek, S.C., 1970 Plymouth Duster, 4.626, 119.71 mph; Dewayne Silance, Jacksonville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.898, 192.93 mph, def. Charles Terrell, Kinston, N.C., 5.320, 94.08 mph; Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.843, 192.38 mph, def. Ed Hoover, Gilbert, S.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, no time; Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.826, 195.56 mph, def. Wayne Hawkins, Rock Hill, S.C., 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.270, 168.30 mph.
Round 2 – Burnley, 3.973, 186.41 mph, def. Perry, 4.097, 188.65 mph; Silance, 3.916, 192.11 mph, def. Turner, 5.339, 86.10 mph; Rini, 3.846, 192.60 mph, def. Cox, 4.187, 170.13 mph; Weatherford, 3.835, 192.60 mph, def. Blasi, no time.
Semifinals – Rini, 3.856, 192.14 mph, def. Silance, 4.817, 107.31 mph; Weatherford, 3.819, 195.82 mph, def. Burnley, 4.194, 170.86 mph.
FINAL – Randy Weatherford, Danville, Va., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.825, 195.93 mph, def. Chris Rini, Carmel, N.Y., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 4.068, 185.00 mph.
DRIVE DURACELL.COM TOP ELIMINATOR
Round 6 – Derrik Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 6.454 on a 6.420, 102.95 mph, def. Harold Smith, Roseboro, N.C., 6.693 on a 6.680, 101.75 mph; Willie Lytch, Southern Pines, N.C., 1967 Camaro, 6.242 on a 6.230, 110.47 mph, def. Wesley Blackmon, Whiteville, N.C., foul; Lee Desist, Fayetteville, N.C., 6.145 on a 6.140, 110.61 mph, def. Jonathan King, Angier, N.C., 5.995 on a 5.990, 112.48 mph; Travis Rollins, Spartanburg, S.C., 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 5.667 on a 5.640, 120.78 mph, def. Unknown #272, 6.017 on a 5.980, 113.49 mph; Marty Nicholson, Kershaw, S.C., 5.979 on a 5.970, 111.73 mph, def. Tommy Strickland, Clinton, N.C., 5.043 on a 5.000, 126.77 mph; Chad Duke, Wilmington, N.C., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, bye.
Round 7 – Sholar, 6.443 on a 6.420, 104.03 mph, def. Duke, 5.965 on a 5.890, 115.63 mph; Rollins 5.641 0n a 5.660, 119.84 mph, def. Nicholson, 5.950 breakout on a 5.980, 114.84 mph; Desist, 6.134 on a 6.140, 110.93 mph, def. Lytch, foul.
Semifinals – Sholar, 6.353 on a 6.420, 107.00 mph, def. Rollins, foul; Desist, bye.
FINAL – Derrik Sholar, Holly Ridge, N.C., 6.379 on a 6.370, 104.51 mph, def. Lee Desist, Fayetteville, N.C., 6.127 breakout on a 6.130, 110.07 mph.
Round 6 – Daniel Leggett, Lumberton, N.C., 1969 Chevelle, 6.922 on a 6.900, 97.24 mph, def. Buddy Pyler, Pageland, S.C., 1971 Chevy Nova, 6.285 breakout on a 6.320, 107.87 mph; Kevin Blevins, Jefferson, S.C., 7.070 on a 6.300, 87.62 mph, def. Gary Cline, Statesville, N.C., 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, foul; Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.808 on a 6.670, 85.89 mph, def. Tim Sloan, Sanford, N.C., 1982 Chevrolet Camaro, 7.671 on a 6.210, 69.52 mph.
Semifinals – Leggett, 6.673 on a 6.670, 101.57 mph, def. Blevins, 6.269 breakout on a 6.300, 103.25 mph; Riner, bye.
FINAL – Daniel Leggett, Lumberton, N.C., 1969 Chevy Chevelle, 6.918 on a 6.910, 97.59 mph, def. Kevin Riner, Autryville, N.C., 1972 Chevy Nova, 6.668 breakout on a 6.670, 98.53 mph.
PRO JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Round 4 – Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 7.953 on a 7.900, 83.53 mph, def. Patrick Weatherford, Danville, Va., 7.887 breakout on a 7.900, 81.72 mph; Chase Wagner, Willow Spring, N.C., 7.928 on a 7.900, 82.50 mph, def. Rayce Blackmon, Whiteville, N.C., foul; Robert Vogler III, Lewisville, N.C., bye.
Semifinals – Vogler, 7.949 on a 7.900, 78.78 mph, def. Wagner, 7.969 on a 7.920, 81.98 mph; Brown, bye.
FINAL – Logan Brown, Bishopville, S.C., 7.936 on a 7.900, 85.53 mph, def. Robert Vogler III, Lewisville, N.C., 7.898 breakout on a 7.900, 79.74 mph.
CAMAROGUYS.COM GEN 5 CHALLENGE
FINAL – Jeff Brady, Hayes Va., 11.939 on an 11.800, 117.88 mph, def. Tom Johnson, Newport News, Va., foul.
Round 4 – Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 12.265 on a 12.160, 109.33 mph, def. Brenda Taylor, Raleigh,N.C., foul; Unknown #6602, 12.418 on a 12.350, 107.87 mph, def. Donald Daniels, Godwin, N.C., 11.322 on an 11.300, 118.16 mph; Justin West, Dunn, N.C., 12.515 on a 12.520, 103.33 mph, def. Unknown #1687, 11.429 breakout on an 11.450, 111.99 mph; Ted Carter, Ellerbe, N.C., bye.
Semifinals – West, 12.542 on a 12.510, 97.12 mph, def. Unknown #6602, 12.433 on a 12.350, 110.28 mph; Cline, 12.274 on a 12.200, 109.04 mph, def. Carter, 11.017 breakout on an 11.060, 120.46 mph.
FINAL – Jerry Cline, Mooresville, N.C., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 12.283 on a 12.250, 109.58 mph, def. Justin West, Dunn, N.C., 12.468 breakout on a 12.490, 103.70 mph.
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Results from car and truck show judging at the annual Super Chevy Series Show at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway:
Best of Show – Billy Moose, Troutman, N.C., 1962 Bel Air.
Best Big Car – Ray Bleau, Fort Mills, S.C., 1960 Chevrolet Brookwood.
Best Camaro – Larry Washichek, NA, 1969 Camaro.
Best Chevelle – Chris Collins, Trinity, N.C., 1965 Chevelle convertible.
Best Corvette – Colbert Carter, Waldorf, Md., 2002 Corvette.
Best Conversion – Craig Kleberg, Pittsboro, N.C., 2001 Pontiac Trans Am.
Best Open – Ronald Geehring, Monroe, N.C., 1975 Monza Town Coupe.
Best Early Chevrolet – George Keel, Spotsylvania, Va., 1934 coupe.
Best El Camino – Butch Watson, Rockingham, N.C., 1986 El Camino.
Best 55-56-57 – Frank Brewer, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1957 2-10 hardtop.
Best Monte Carlo – Michael and Ann Boyte, Summerfield, N.C., 1972 Monte Carlo.
Best Nova – Bobby Murphy, Richland, N.C., 1967 Nova SS.
Best Pro Street/Engineered – Gray Shue, Albemarle, N.C., 1958 Del Ray.
Best Truck – Tyler, Maness, Robbins, N.C., 1952 pickup.
Best Stock – Junior Shifflett, Dyke, Va., 1969 Camaro Z/28.
Best Street – Eddie Sells, Apex, N.C., 1969 Camaro.
Best Modified – Billy Moose, Troutman, N.C., 1962 Bel Air.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Some of the world’s most exotic Chevrolets including vintage Corvairs and Impalas, tricked-out S-10 pick-ups and erratic Pro Modified Camaros and Corvettes converge on Rockingham Dragway Oct. 18-20 for the largest celebration of all things bow-tie, the annual Super Chevy Show, presented by Chevrolet Performance.
The world’s largest Chevy-specific event will include the Racing Junk.com swap meet, vendor midway, two full days of the FOAT (Fastest Of All Time) car and truck show, bracket racing in three different categories, exhibition runs by Tom Richey and the world’s fastest Chevy Astro van and a full complement of Extreme Pro Modifieds battling for bragging rights in the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout.
“The Super Chevy Show has always been one of my favorites because you never quite know what to expect,” Earwood said. “People love their Chevys but sometimes it’s hard to understand why they do what the do to them. But it doesn’t make any difference; it’s always a good time.”
The Rock version of the popular international series will feature the Extreme Outlaw Pro Modifieds including the early model Camaros of Danny “the Sheriff” Perry from Sims, N.C., Dewayne “Hogfarmer” Silance of Jacksonville, N.C., and veteran Chris Rini of Carmel N.Y.
Perry, the 2012 EOPM Series champion and the current points leader, is hoping to become the “new Sheriff” at the Rock following the retirement of last year’s winner, veteran Ed Hoover of Gilbert, S.C.
Among the others expected to vie for the Pro Mod title are Greg Godwin of Walterboro, S.C., in his 1963 Corvette and Doug Winters of Kernersville, N.C., in his always popular 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
In addition to the Pro Mod action, former Rockingham Dragway track champion and IHRA national series winner Chip Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., will try to repeat as the Top Eliminator champion in the bracket racing portion of the event at the controls of his venerable 1968 Camaro.
Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster champions will be crowned on both Saturday and Sunday with a winner also crowned Sunday in a special DOT Street Tire event. Sunday’s DriveDuracell.com Top Eliminator race will pay a $3,000 top prize.
Spectator admission is $20 per day or $35 for a weekend pass that also includes Friday’s test-and-tune session. Children 6-12 are $5 daily; under 6 free with a ticketed adult. As always, spectator parking is free in Rockingham’s main lot.
Gates open Saturday at 9 a.m. with car show judging for the Editor’s Choice Awards at 10:30 a.m., Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod qualifying at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., ET eliminations at 1 p.m. and Car Show Awards presentations at 4 p.m. Sunday’s program starts with first round eliminations in the bracket classes at 10 a.m. followed by “last chance” Pro Mod qualifying at 11 a.m. and first round of the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout at 12:30 p.m.