Car Show Shines at Virginia Motorsports Park

July 5, 2013 by  
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Despite the soggy weekend, the car show was the star of the Virginia Motorsports Park Super Chevy Show on May 17 – 19. The best Tri-Fives in the region came out to participate in the Danchuck Tri-Five Reunion, that left the car show judges dreaming about the ’55-’56-’57 class for days afterward. The rest of the Chevys stayed parked in solidarity through the sprinkles and rain for the weekend, making the car show the place to be.

The constant rain kept the drag strip quiet a big part of the weekend, but there were a few breaks in the clouds and racing was able to get underway for a few rounds on the track, giving Jeff Brady of Yorktown, Va., the title for the Gen 5 Challenge. Though only several rounds were contested on the strip, they were enough to produce this year’s Aeromotive Eliminator winners from Round 1 of Bracket 1 and Bracket 2 classes, which went to Eddie Smith of Richmond Va., and Melony Robinson of Hanover Penn., respectively for having the “best package” of best reaction time combined with closest to their dial-ins.

Saturday Awards

Editor’s Choice Awards Drag Race

Edward Leabrough Sr., Richmond, VA, ‘65 Chevy Nova
David Grubb, Chesterfield, VA ‘64 Chevelle
Preston Smith, Hampton, VA, ‘63 Corvette
Tim Riddle, Chesapeake, VA, ‘65 Chevy II
Joseph Rogalski, Newington, CT, ‘66 Chevelle
Jeff Brady, Yorktown, VA, 2010 Camaro SS
Wesley Cox, Pulaski, VA, ‘68 Chevelle SS
Danny Spence, Mechanicsville, VA, ‘73 Corvette
Ralph Crawford, King William VA, ‘73 Corvette
Gage Maulding, Chesterfield, VA, ‘66 Chevy II

Editor’s Choice Car Show

Chester Witt, Altavista, VA, ‘58 Impala
Paul Jones, Kilmannock, VA, ‘70 Chevelle
David Kissner, Chester, VA, ‘70 Z28
Randy Lamb, Front Loyal, VA, ‘57 Bel Air
John Carroll, Greenville, NC, ‘62 Corvette
Rick Harris, Prince George, VA, ‘65 El Camino
Arnold Warner, Culpepper, VA, ‘70 Camaro
Foster Venturini, Suffolk, VA, ‘68 Camaro
Ron Henaghan, Midlothian, VA, ‘63 Impala
Brad Corwin, Chesapeake, VA, ‘64 Corvette

Danchuck Tri-Five Reunion Recognition Awards

Best Interior: Brian and Linda Carder, Stowe, OH, ‘55 Chevy
Best Engine: Danny Roddenberry, Carson, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Best Paint: Marvin Stone, Elm City, NC, ‘57 Chevy
Best Workmanship: Donnie Overstreet, Carrollton, VA, ‘57 Bel Air
Best Convertible: Eddie Loren, Christiansburg, VA, ‘56 Chevy
Best 57: Marvin Stone, Elm City, NC, ‘57 Chevy
Best 56: Bryan Wilde, Huntington, MD, ‘56 Chevy
Best Wagon: Virginia Wiat, Elizabeth City, NC, ‘57 Chevy
Best Nomad: Ken Wolf, Stuarts Draft, VA, 55 Nomad
Best Truck 55-56-57: Eddie Cole, Colonial Heights, VA ‘57 Pick-Up
Best Bel Air: Pat and Herbert Hudgins, Cobbs Creek VA,’ 57 Bel Air
Best Delray: John and Faye Newton, Colonial Heights, VA, ‘55 Chevy
Best 210: Jeff Grant, Hester, VA, ‘55 Chevy 210
Best Detail: Randy Lamb, Front Royal, VA, ’57 Chevy

Danchuck Tri-Five Reunion Top 10

Randy Lamb: Front Royal, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Donnie Overstreet, Carrollton, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Pat and Herbert Hudgins, Cobb Creek, VA, Stowe OH, ‘55 Chevy
Brian and Linda, Carter, Stowe, OH, ‘55 Chevy
Danny Roddenberry, Carson, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Tom Wilson, Chester, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Bryan Wilde, Huntington, MD, ‘56 Chevy
Phil Hale, Henrico, VA, ‘57 Chevy
Marvin Stone, Elm City, NC, ‘57 Chevy
Jeff Grant, Chester, VA, ‘55 Chevy

Specialty Awards

Outstanding Paint: Dennis Quinn, Chesapeake, VA, ‘67 Nova
Outstanding Interior: Bobby Murphy, Richlands, NC, ‘67 Nova
Outstanding Engine: Douglas Ray Fields, Chesterfield, VA, ‘71 Chevelle
Outstanding Workmanship: Buddy Kramer, Huntington, MD, ‘67 Nova
Outstanding Engineered: Paul Anderson, Newport News, VA, ‘66 Nova
Outstanding Stock: John Carroll, Greenville, NC, ‘62 Corvette
Outstanding Street: Dianne Shifflett, Chesterfield, VA, ‘69 Camaro
Outstanding Modified: Larry Washington, Chesterfield VA, ‘69 Camaro
ISCA: Don Vtipl, Prince George, VA, ‘59 Chevy Impala

Sunday Class Awards

EARLY CHEVY 1900-1948
Modified Winner: George Keel, Spotsylvania, VA

Street Outstanding: Chris Ellison, Hopewell, VA
Street Winner: John Caner, Chesapeake, VA

Modified Winner: Roy Hendrick, Moseley, VA

Modified Winner: Steven House, Emporia, VA

Modified Winner: Margaret Askew, Brodnax, VA

Modified Outstanding: Jeff Bateman, Hampton, VA
Modified Winner: Michael Cherry, Smithfield, VA

Stock Outstanding: Julian Bray: Danville, VA
Stock Winner: Cole William, Chester, VA
Street Winner: Rick Harris, Prince George, VA
Modified Outstanding: Joyce Mahtar, North Chesterfield, VA
Modified Winner: Ray Duport, Elf Land, NC

Street Outstanding: Chris Wright, Quinton, VA
Street Winner: Ann Boyte, Summerfield, NC

NOVA 1962-1967
Modified Outstanding: Travis Gobblet, Colonial Heights, VA
Modified Winner: Bobby Murphy, Richland, NC

Street Winner: Anthony Brown, Greensboro, NC
Modified Winner: Mickey Allen, Newport News, VA

BIG CAR 1949-1989
Stock Outstanding: Mitchell Ellison, Dispatana, VA
Stock Winner: Tommy Nolen, Richmond, VA
Street Outstanding: Keith Pobuda, Smithfield, VA
Street Winner: Shawn Terrell, Lynchburg, VA
Modified Outstanding: Flip Boost, Statesville, NC
Modified Winner: Don Vtipi, Prince George, VA

Street Winner: Glenn Morton, Mechanicsville, VA

CAMARO 1967-1969
Stock Winner: Kevin Liddle, Wallops Island, VA
Street 1967-1968 Outstanding: Kim Bostic, Church, VA
Street 1967-1968 Winner: Foster Venturini, Suffolk, VA
Street 1969 Outstanding: Mike Snipes, Roanore Rapids, NC
Street 1969 Winner: Diane Shiffelt, Dyke, VA

CAMARO 1967-1969
Modified 1967-1968 Outstanding: Donald Jackson, Bumpass, VA
Modified 1967-1968 Winner: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro, NC
Modified 1969 Outstanding: Jamie Powell, Sooth Hill, VA
Modified 1969 Winner: Larry Washichek, Chesterfield, VA

CAMARO 1970-1981
Stock Winner: David Kissner, Chester, VA
Street Outstanding: Ivan Stalnallen, Richmond, VA
Street Winner: Jerry and Josh Sheperd, Dunkirk, MD
Modified Outstanding: Dan Langlouis, Portsmouth, VA
Modified Winner: Arnold Warner, Culpeper, VA

CAMARO 1982-1992
Modified Winner: Douglas Vargo, Petersburg, VA

CAMARO 1993-2002
Stock Winner: Carl Smith, Stuart, VA
Modified Winner: Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA

Stock Outstanding: Shawn Piggott, New Port News, VA
Stock Winner: Angela Naff and Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA
Street Winner: Angela Naff and Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA
Modified Outstanding: Mark DePriest, Keyser, WV
Modified Winner: Samy Hage, Chesapeake, VA

Stock Winner: Randy Lamb, Front Royal, VA
Street 1955-56 Outstanding: Ken Wolfe, Stuart’s Draft, VA
Street 1955-56 Winner: Tim Bowen, Portsmouth, VA
Street 1957 Outstanding: Eddie Cole, Colonial Heights, VA
Street 1957 Winner: Phil Hale, Henrico, VA
Modified 1955 210 Outstanding: Mary Wray, Dinwiddie, VA
Modified 1955 210 Winner: Jeff Grant, Chester, VA
Modified 1955 Bel Air Outstanding: Danny Latia, Yorktown, VA
Modified 1955 Bel Air Winner: Troy Loftis, Mechanicsville, VA
Modified 1956 Outstanding: Eddie Loren, Christiansburg, VA
Modified 1956 Winner: Brian Wilde, Huntington, MD
Modified 1956 Wagon Outstanding: Charles and Randy Smith, Mechanicsville, VA
Modified 1956 Wagon Winner: Robert Massey, Colonial Heights, VA
Modified 1957 Hard Top Outstanding: Tommy Jordan, Blackstone, VA
Modified 1957 Hard Top Winner: Herbert Hudgins, Cobbs Creek, VA
Modified 1957 Sedan Outstanding: Donnie Overstreet, Carrollton, VA
Modified 1957 Sedan Winner: Danny Roddenberry, Carson, VA

CORVETTE 1953-1967
Stock Winner: John Carroll, Greenville, NC
Street Outstanding: Brad Corwin, Chesapeake, VA
Street Winner: Steve Kramer, Huntington, MD
Modified Winner: Hubert Wright, Gibsonville, NC

CORVETTE 1968-1996
Street Outstanding: Tom Chordton, Chesapeake, VA
Street Winner: John Carroll, Greenville, NC
Modified Outstanding: Quinton Swan, Mechanicsville, VA
Modified Winner: Ed Cassetta, Spring Grove, VA

CORVETTE 1997-2004
Stock Outstanding: Cole Henry, Chesterfield, VA
Stock Winner: Paul Allen, Colonial Heights, VA
Street Winner: Cameron Lewis, Roanoke Rapids, VA
Modified Outstanding: Kevin Hurley, Vinton, VA
Modified Winner: Gary Ballard, Suffolk, VA

Stock Outstanding: John Gooden, Welcome, MD
Stock Winner: Bruce Clelland, Reading, PA
Modified Winner: Culbert Carter, Waldorf, MD

Modified Outstanding: Ron Davis, Kannapolis, NC
Modified Winner Buddy Kramer, Huntington, MD

Modified Outstanding: Bobby McCauley, Mechanicsville, VA
Modified Winner: Scott Wray, Dinwiddie, VA

CHEVELLE 1964-1967
Stock Outstanding: Bob Parrish, Chesapeake, VA
Stock Winner: William Cole, Chester, VA
Street Outstanding: Beth Houchins, Prince George, VA
Street Winner: Jim Bright, Hickory, NC

Stock Winner: Bob French, Rath, NC
Street Outstanding: Steve Heath, Kinston, NC
Street Winner: Bruce Elliot, Chesapeake, MD
Modified Winner: Douglas Ray Fields, Chesterfield, VA

TRUCK 1949-1972
Street Outstanding: Carroll Harris, Amelia, VA
Street Winner: Robert Priestley, Colonial Heights, VA
Modified Winner: Andre Christie, Williamsburg, VA

TRUCK 1973-1987
Street Outstanding: Glenn Stdher, Church Road, VA
Street Winner: Durlin Harris, Powhatan, VA

Street Outstanding: Roger Queen, Chase City, VA
Street Winner: Mel Ogburn, Emporia, VA
Modified Outstanding: Mike Shepard, Dunkirk, MD
Modified Winner: Mike McGee, Victoria, VA

Street Outstanding: Bobby McGee, Victoria, VA
Street Winner: William Matthews, Chase City, VA
Modified Outstanding: josh Shepherd, Dunkirk, MD
Modified Winner: Bobby Deeds, Petersburg, VA

Stock Camaro 67-69 Winner: JR Shiffelt, Dyke, VA
Stock Corvette 53-67 Winner: Virginia Lundon, Statesville, NC
Big Car 49-89 Winner: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC

Michael Strachan, Chesapeake, VA, 1967 Camaro
Mike Shepherd, Dunkirk, MD, 2002 S-10
Cole Henry, Chesterfield, VA, 1999 Corvette

Southern Knights Cruisers


Big Car: Don Vtipi, Prince George, VA, 1959 Impala
Camaro: Larry Washichete, Chesterfield, VA, 1969 Camaro
Chevelle: Doug Ray Fields, Chesterfield, NC, 1971 Chevelle
Corvette: Hubert Wright, Gibsonville, NC, 1962 Corvette
Conversion: Michael Cherry, Smithfiled, VA, 1929 Ford Delivery
Open: john Caner, Chesapeake, VA, 1976 Chevy Monza
Early Chevy: George Keel, Spotsylvania, VA, 1934 Chevy Coupe
El Camino: Ray Duport, Efland, NC, 1964 El Camino
Tri-Five: Bryan Wilde, Huntington, MD, 1956 Chevy
Monte Carlo: Michael Boyle, Summerfield, NC, 1972 Monte Carlo
Nova: Bobby Murphy, Richard, NC, 1967 Nova
Pro Street/Engineered: Ron Davis, Kannapolis, NC, 1968 Camaro
Truck: Andre Christie, Williamsburg, VA, 1967 C-10
Stock: JR Shifflet, Dyke, VA, 1969 Camaro
Award Of Excellence: Buddy Kramer, Huntington, MD, 1967 Nova

Best Of Show: Billy Moose, Troutman, MD, 1962 Bel Air


The Largest Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group Returns to Maple Grove

June 25, 2013 by  
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MOHNTON, Pa. – It’s a ritual that thousands go through every summer at Maple Grove Raceway. The biggest Super Chevy Show in the country will be back July 19-21 with hundreds of the cars with the bowtie moniker, along with other General Motors products, making their way to Southeastern Pennsylvania to both race and show.

With Super Chevy Magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Grove will once again be pulling out all the stops to make sure this edition will once again be one of the track’s “must see” events.

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group, this year’s Super Chevy Show will include:

• Outlaw Pro Mod Wars, a fan favorite featuring cars reaching 200 mph on the quartermile.

• Bracket racing in three classes, including the electronics class, non-electronics class and DOT class. Other races include Gen 5 Challenge, True Street and a Last Chance Race.

• Jet cars will be heating up the summer passes approaching 300 mph, and will feature the new Queen of Diamonds II driven by Jill Canuso, Al Hanna’s two Jet Funny Cars, including the Gojo Firebird and the Xlerator Top Secret, as well as Bob VanSciver and his Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster.

• The largest car show in the series will feature two days of judging by Full House Motorsports, and those who want to show their cars without formal judging are welcome to join Bowtie Blvd. Show & Shine.

• The swap meet with the Collector Car Nation car corral for all those hard-to-find restoration treasures and project cars.

• Manufacturers midway, featuring the best in Chevrolet performance and restoration parts.

Racers can start entering the track on Thursday, July 18 with pit parking and tech inspection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Racing begins Friday with two sets of time trials. There will be a single time run on Saturday before eliminations that will continue through Sunday.

The Jenkins Competition special award, in honor of the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, will be presented to the door car from Saturday’s time session that has the lowest elapsed time.

Car show registration will commence at 8 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. The judging seminar will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with that day’s awards at 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s car show awards is also at 3:30 p.m.

A two-day entry into the judged car show is $45. Bowtie Blvd. is $23 for one day or $35 for two days. Car show participants can take part in a special deal from Duracell Car Batteries – any passenger who buys a $23 one-day admission ticket on Saturday, gets a bonus Sunday ticket.

Spectator admission is $35 for the weekend. A one-day ticket on Friday is $10, while single Saturday and Sunday tickets are $23 each day. Teens ages 13-15 are $10 for one day, or $15 for the weekend. Children 12-and-under are free with a paid adult. swap meet and Collector Car Nation car corral entry is $45 and includes admission for the weekend and a 10 x 20’ space.

This year’s series sponsors include Chevrolet Performance, Original Parts Group, Duracell Car Batteries, Aeromotive, RacingJunk, Collector Car Nation,, Airaid, Amsoil,, ShowFinder App, Super Chevy Magazine, Revell, Camaro5 and Rudolph Foods.

The official host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing; Call (610) 378-1137 for reservations.

For more information, contact Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200, visit or



June 17, 2013 by  
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ST. LOUIS (June 17, 2013) – Mid-season kicks off June 21 – 23 at Gateway Motorsports Park, and is anticipated as another record-breaking Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance, as the sixth event on the Series tour. The Chevrolet Performance traveling display rig will be on-hand at the event with a special gift for those that swing by for a visit to see the newest in Chevrolet engineering. In addition, the Mid-America Chevy Dealers Association will be there giving Super Chevy Show fans a chance to test drive the latest Chevy vehicles available.

The event will kickoff on Friday with a Show & Shine Festival from 12:00 – 5:00pm for the Show Cars, while Test & Tune and Heads Up Shakedown Run begins at 5:00pm on the drag strip, ending the evening with jet cars lighting up the night with their first pass of the weekend.

Saturday’s activities include, car show registration from 8:00am to 12:00, time trials beginning at 9:00am and at 10:00 autocross begins on the road course inside the oval track. The popular Revell Make ‘N Take activity for kids kicks off at noon in the car show awards area, where they can keep cool and make a Corvette model that they get to take home as a gift for coming out to enjoy the show. At 2:30pm Super Chevy Magazine will be giving away special commemorative posters to celebrate their 40th Anniversary this year. Racing continues through the day with two more jet car exhibitions and the Gen 5 Challenge trophy class that is free to compete in for all Gen 5 Camaros.

Car show registration is from 8:00am to 12:00 again on Sunday along with two Run For the Money classes beginning at 9:00am and autocross in on the road course in the oval track again at 10:00am. The Revell Make ‘N Take is from 12:00 – 2:00pm, with ProMod thrill shows starting at 12:15, and jet cars making their final pass of the weekend at 2:30pm.

There is no shortage of activities for Midwest Chevy fans at the Super Chevy Show at Gateway Motorsports Park, between the car show, autocross, drag racing, jet car and ProMod exhibitions as well as the midway’s finest aftermarket Chevrolet Performance products, the Chevrolet Ride & Drive by the Mid-America Chevy Dealers and swap meet it may take all three days to enjoy it all.

Spectator Pricing:
$35 Weekend Adult
Friday – $10
Saturday – $20
Sunday – $15
Children under 6 Free
6- 12 – $5.00 Per Day

Spectator Gate Hours:
Friday – 4:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am
Sunday – 9:00 am

Show Car Pricing:

$45 – 1 Person & Car (2 Day Judged)

$40 – 1 Person & Car (2 Day Non-Judged /Display)

$35 – 1 Day Car Show

$30 – 1 Day Car Show (Non-


Friday will be a Show & Shine Festival of Cars – Display Only

Saturday Awards
Outstanding Awards (8 Awards)
Editors Top 10 Awards
ISCA Award
Hard Luck Award
Gateway Motorsports Pick (3 Awards)
Club Participation Award
ISCA Award
Under 21 Award

Sunday Awards (Plaques 1st & 2nd & Jackets to Winners)
(Must be Present on Sunday)

Big Car 1949 – 1954 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Big Car 1958-1989 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Big Car 90 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modifed)
Camaro 1967 – 1969 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Camaro 1970 – 1981 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Camaro 1982 – 1992 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Camaro 1993 – 2002 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Camaro 2010 – Newer (Stock, Street, Modified)
Chevelle – 1964-1967 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Chevelle – 1968-Newer (Stock, Street, Modified)
Corvette 1953-1967 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Corvette 1968-1982 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Corvette 1984 – 1996 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Corvette 1997- 2004 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Corvette 2005 –Newer (Stock, Street, Modified)
Conversion Pre 1948 – (Modified)
Conversion 1949 – Newer (Modified)
Rat Rods (Modified) (All Makes Allowed)
Early Chevrolet Pre 1935 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Early Chevrolet 1936 – 1948 (Stock, Street, Modified)
El Camino – All Years (Stock, Street, Modified)
Monte Carlo – All Years (Stock, Street, Modified)
Chevrolet 55 – 56 – 57 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Nova – 1962 – 1967 (Stock, Street, Modified)
Nova – 1968 – Newer (Stock, Street, Modified)
Open – All Chevrolet & GM Products Not In A Specific Class (Stock, Street, Modified)
LSX – All LSX Powered Vehicles (Stock, Street, Modified)
Pro Street – All Years (Modified)
Pro Engineered – All Years (Modified)
Truck 1949 – 1972 – All PU – 2 wd – 4 wd (Stock, Street, Modified)
Truck 1973 – 1987 All PU – 2wd – 4 wd (Stock, Street, Modified)
Truck 1988 – Newer – All PU 2 wd – 4 wd (Stock, Street, Modified)
Sport Utility – Full & Mini – 2 wd – 4 wd (Stock, Street, Modified)
Best of Show Stock (Custom Trophy)
Best of Show Street (Custom Trophy)
Best of Show Modified (Custom Trophy)
Best of Class Awards (15)




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