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.
ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY – SUPER CHEVY SHOW RESULTS
EDITORS TOP 10 CAR SHOW
Daniel Marks, 1971 Monte Carlo
Danny Licatino, 1965 Impala
Vincent Pilney 1973 Camaro
Wayne Williams, 1968 Camaro
Kevin McElroy, 1966 El Camino
Randy Blackwell, 1961 Corvette
Anna Kidder, 1975 Nova
Kevin Bellard, 1969 Chevelle
Kenny Frederic, 1957 C10
Joseph Mouton, 1955 Bel Air
EDITORS TOP 10 RACE CARS
Billy Talbot, 1969 Camaro
Jim Parchman, 1965 Chevelle
Mike Shishkoff, 1967 Camaro
Dewayne League, 1985 S10
James Fruge, 1981 Camaro
Gene Fontenot, 1976 Luv
Brad Bloomer, 1969 Nova
Earl Thrift, 1955 Bel Air
Tom Hard, 1969 Camaro
Mitchell Lawrence, 1955 Bel Air
|SATURDAY RACE RESULTS||RT||DI||ET||MPH|
|DRIVE DURACELL.COM BRACKET 1|
|WINNER: Brian Holloway||0.07||10.79||10.958||116.78|
|RUNNER UP: Mitchell Lawrence||0.019||9.63||12.9||63.26|
|WINNER: Brian Gallagher||0.095||9.77||9.725||137.16|
|RUNNER UP: Terry Frederich||-0.063||12.43||12.737||106.65|
|WINNER: Matthew Legg||0.130||12.37||12.351||122.6|
|RUNNER UP: Laurie Vontur||-0.007||10.49||10.538||127.5|
|SPORTSMAN JR. DRAGSTER|
|WINNER: Blaine Hightower||0.07||8.95||8.988||74.61|
|RUNNER UP: Dalton Lummus||-0.003||8.93||8.947||72.83|
|ADVANCED JR. DRAGSTER|
|WINNER: Brianna Maittland||0.036||7.95||9.942||81.33|
|RUNNER UP: Cory Tankersley||0.03||7.97||7.949||82.89|
|OUTLAW FUEL ALTERED|
|WINNER: Howard Farris||0.172||3.721||191.73|
|RUNNER UP: Mary Reep||NO INFO|
JUDGED CAR SHOW RESULTS
BIG CAR 1958-89
WINNER: Joe Ybarra, 1958 Impala
OUTSTANDING: Dennis Kuyrkendall, 1961 Impala
WINNER: Danny Lucatino, 1965 Impala
WINNER: Chuck Gibson, 1965 Impala
BIG CAR 1990 & NEWER
WINNER: Sal Escamilla IV, 1996 Impala
WINNER: Keith Palmer, 1996 Chevelle
WINNER: Ron Elliott, 1967 Chevelle
OUTSTANDING: Fred Martinez, 1964 Chevelle SS
CHEVELLE 1968 & NEWER
WINNER: Kevin Lesure, 1969 Chevelle
OUTSTANDING: Rudy Ortiz, 1969 Chevelle
WINNER: Scott Mathews, 1997 El Camino
WINNER: Greg Walley, 1968 El Camino
OUTSTANDING: Andrew Thamm, 1980 El Camino
WINNER: Robert Davis, 1986 El Camino
OUTSTANDING: Kevin McElroy, 1966 El Camino
WINNER: Jim Tegge, 1923 Ford T-Bucket
OUTSTANDING: Kenneth Gibbs, 1931 Ford Coupe
WINNER: Jim Watkins, 1963 Corvair
WINNER: Valentin Coronado, 1987 Monte Carlo SS
OUTSTANDING: Matt Shloemer, 1987 Monte Carlo
WINNER: Daniel Marks, 1971 Monte Carlo
55 – 56 – 57
WINNER: Wyatt Striplins, 1957 Bel Air Convertible
WINNER: Wayne Hicks, 1955 Bel Air
OUTSTANDING: Jim Marken, 1957 210
WINNER: Lewis & Loretta Trevino, 1955 Bel Air
OUTSTANDING: Wayne Purser, 1955 2 Door
WINNER: Anna Kidder, 1975 Nova
WINNER: Mike Kelley, 1965 Nova SS
WINNER: Juan Valdez, 1969 C10
WINNER: David McGinn, 1977 C10
OUTSTANDING: Hedrick Horton, 1955 2 Door
WINNER: Jordin Dewald, 1937 Pickup
WINNER: Vincent Lewis, 2006 SSR
WINNER: Michael Riley, 1933 Sedan
OUTSTANDING: Brian Buchanan, 1930 Landau
WINNER: Bob Flandues, 1972 Pickup
OUTSTANDING: Sam Henry, 1971 C30 Pickup
WINNER: Michael Becker, 1955 3100 Pickup
OUTSTANDING: Ellard Lambert, 1967 C10
WINNER: Wayne Terry, 1967 C10
OUTSTANDING: Curt McIntyre, 1972 C10
TRUCK 88 & NEWER
WINNER: Cynthia Diaz, 1992 3500
WINNER: Ray Jimenez, 1992 Pickup
WINNER: Bruce Roventini, 1986 ¾ Ton Pickup
OUTSTANDING: FJ Fulkerson, 1975 Pickup
WINNER: Joey Dupree, 1977 Scottsdale
TRUCK 1949-72 2WD
WINNER: Al & Renee Cravens, 1953 5 Window Pickup
WINNER: Warren Thamm, 1972 C10
TRUCK MINI 2WD
WINNER: Cort Fyvie, 1991 S10
WINNER: Wayne Williams, 1968 Z28
WINNER: John Jackson, 1969 Camaro
OUTSTANDING: Wayne Bragg, 1968 Camaro
WINNER: Tom Klockenbunk, 1968 Camaro
WINNER: Allison Jackson, 1979 Camaro
WINNER: Daniel Gomez, 1972 Camaro Z28
OUTSTANDING: Curtis Chandler, 1970 Camaro
WINNER: Patrick Grisby, 1972 Camaro
OUTSTANDING: Vincent Pilney, 1973 Camaro Z28
WINNER: Leonard Cadena, 1986 Camaro
CAMARO 2005 & NEWER
WINNER: Roy Whittaker, 2012 Camaro ZL1
OUTSTANDING: Christine Cappel, 2001 Camaro RS
WINNER: Charles Epplen, 2010 Camaro SS
OUTSTANDING: Steven Staycoff, 2012 Camaro ZL1
WINNER: Kevin McCourt, 2010 Camaro SS/RS
WINNER: Clayton Catchings, 1962 Corvette Roadster
WINNER: Randy Blackwell, 1961 Corvette
OUTSTANDING: John Bradley, 1966 Corvette Convertible
WINNER: Kenneth Burke, 1981 Corvette
OUTSTANDING: Jeff Kitterman, 1974 Corvette
WINNER: Ronald Rutledge, 1976 Corvette
CORVETTE 2005 & NEWER
WINNER: John Taylor, 2008 Z06
OUTSTANDING: Art Jeske, 2009 Z06
WINNER: Rickey Hamilton, 2011 Grandsport
OUTSTANDING: Lou Ann Pond, 2007 Corvette
WINNER: John Armas, 2011 Corvette
BEST BIG CAR – Dennis Kuyrkendall, 1961 Impala
BEST CAMARO – Charles Eppler, 2010 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE – Kevin Lasure, 1969 Chevelle
BEST CORVETTE – Rickey Hamilton, 2011 Grandsport
BEST 55 – 56 – 57 – Wyatt Stripling, 1957 Bel Air Convertible
BEST EARLY CHEVY – Michael Riley, 1933 Sedan
BEST CONVERSION – Kenneth Gibbs, 1931 Ford Coupe
BEST EL CAMINO – Robert Davis, 1986 El Camino
BEST NOVA – Mike Kelly, 1965 Nova SS
BEST MONTE CARLO – Valentin Coronado, 1987 Monte Carlo SS
BEST OPEN – Jim Watkins, 1963 Corvair
BEST TRUCK – Wayne Terry, 1967 C10
BEST RAT ROD – Juan Valdez, 1969 C10
BEST PRO STREET – Darnell Neal, 1969 Camaro
Joseph Mouton, 1955 Bel Air
Kenny Frederic, 1957 210
BEST PAINT – Joseph Mouton, 1955 Bel Air
BEST DETAIL – Kenny Frederic, 1957 C10
BEST ENGINE – Kenny Frederic, 1957 C10
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Wayne Terry, 1969 C10
BEST OF SHOW – Kenny Frederic, 1957 C10