ROCKAUTO.COM RETURNS IN 2014 AS MANUFACTURERS SERIES SPONSOR

February 10, 2014 by  
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RockAuto.com will continue to sponsor all 33 of the Manufacturers Series events in 2014. Fans will recognize the RockAuto.com iconic purple banner in the row of sponsors lining the fences again at all Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend events and Mega Mopar Action Series events for the fourth consecutive year.

RockAuto.com shoppers will also be able to take advantage of valuable discounts with coupon codes in rotation on each Series website and even bigger promotions delivered direct to subscribers inboxes.

All participant goodie bags will have limited-edition magnets and postcards. Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action participants will also receive RockAuto.com reusable tote bags for goodies.

“RockAuto.com is pleased to again sponsor Super Chevy, Fun Ford and Mega Mopar Action Series events,” noted Jessa Torvik RockAuto.com Marketing Manager.

In 2014, RockAuto celebrates fifteen years of helping customers maintain, repair and restore their classic cars and daily drivers. Our selection of parts for both newer and older cars is ever expanding. RockAuto.com even has body parts and other parts you might expect to only find at car dealers.”

2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule
April 4-6                  Palm Beach International Raceway                Jupiter, FL
April 11-13                Memphis International Raceway                   Memphis, TN
May 17-18                  Texas Motorplex                                 Ennis, TX
May 17-18                  Virginia Motorsports Park                       Petersburg, VA
May 30-June 1              U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                       Martin, MI
June 7-8                   Auto Club Famoso Raceway                        Bakersfield, CA
June 20-22                 Gateway Motorsports Park                        St. Louis, MO
July 11-13                 Maple Grove Raceway                             Reading, PA
August 15-16              Bandimere Speedway                              Denver, CO
Sept. 26-28                Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN
October 3-5                Rockingham Dragway                         Rockingham, NC
October 11-12             Royal Purple Raceway                            Baytown, TX

About RockAuto.com
RockAuto, LLC was founded by the Taylor family in Madison, Wisconsin. Their background in engineering and their passion for old cars prompted them to start the company. RockAuto.com now ships thousands of parts from over 200 manufacturers to customers on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.

About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.superchevyshow.com www.funfordweekend.com www.megamoparaction.com

TEXAS MOTORPLEX SUPER CHEVY SHOW RETURNS TO 2-DAY EVENT!

February 4, 2014 by  
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Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex: May 17-18, 2014

Super Chevy Show Categories and Pricing

All Super Chevy Show participants SAVE $10 on the fees below and get FREE admission to Fast Friday (race for $5) by purchasing in advance at Texasmotorplex.com or at (972) 878-2641.

All participants must stop at Gate 10 when they enter the facility to pick up their Tech Cards, Car Show Judging Cards or their Swap Meet or Car Corral Registration forms. Participants who have purchased their registration in advance will show the print at home ticket at the gate when they arrive in exchange for the appropriate forms for competition. All goodie bags will be distributed at Gate 10 at time of purchase or registration redemption.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Category   Entry Fee   Payout
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300
Heads up Index (11, 12, 13) $40 Win $200, R/U $100
True Street Cruise/Hot laps Chevy/GM $40 Win $200, R/U $100
STREET DOT Chevy/GM $40 Win $200, R/U $100
CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars $35 Trophies, prizes
Test-n-Tune $35 Prizes, giveaways
Tuff Truck/ SUV $25 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300
Heads up Index (11, 12, 13) $40 Win $200, R/U $100
Test-n-Tune $35 Prizes, giveaways
Tuff Truck/ SUV $25 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Car Show and Other Activities
Weekend Car Show $35 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Saturday Editor’s Pick/Show & Shine $25 Plaques, goodie bags
Sunday All Judged Car Show $25 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Swap Meet (Weekend or single day) $20 Goodie bags
Car Corral (Weekend or single day) $20 Goodie bags

 

Friday, May 16, 2014 – FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch (youth 13-17 are just $5)
6 p.m.: Fast Friday gates open
7 p.m. – Midnight: Test-n-Tune
Saturday, May 17, 2014
7 a.m.: Racer gates open / participant parking
7 a.m.: Cruisers meet in downtown Waxahachie
8 a.m.: Cruisers depart from designated location to ride to Texas Motorplex
8 a.m.: Spectator gates open
8 a.m.: Tech opens / Fuel Station opens
9 a.m.: Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)
10 a.m.: Two Time Trials for all race classes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
11:45 a.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 1 Qualifying
12 p.m.: True Street challenge cruise
12 p.m.: Bracket Racing Round 1
12 p.m.: Heads Up Racing
12-2 p.m.: FREE Revell “Make-n-Take Models” for kids
1 p.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 2 Qualifying
2:30 p.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
3:30 p.m.: Editor’s Choice award ceremony
Sunday, May 18, 2014
7 a.m.: Racer gates open / participant parking
8 a.m.: Spectator gates open
10 a.m.: Two time trials for all race classes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
12 p.m.: Race classes Eliminations rounds begin
3:30 p.m.: Car Show awards

 

CAR SHOW INFORMATION

SATURDAY AWARDS

Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Top 5 Show Cars
Super Chevy Magazine Editors Top 5 Race Cars
Outstanding Engine
Outstanding Interior
Outstanding Engineered
Outstanding Workmanship
Outstanding Stock Street Modified
Outstanding Young Gun
Outstanding Club Participation
Texas Motorplex Choice

SUNDAY JUDGED CLASSES

Big Car-1949 to 1989
Big Car-1990 to Current
Camaro-1967-1969
Camaro-1970-1981
Camaro-1982-1992
Camaro-1993-2002
Camaro-2010-Current
Chevelle-1964-1967
Chevelle-1968-Newer
Corvette-1953-1962
Corvette-1963-1967
Corvette-1968-1982
Corvette-1984- newer
Conversion-1900 to Current
Early Chevrolet-1900-1948
El Camino
Monte Carlo
1955-1956-1957
Nova-1962-1967
Nova-1968-Newer
Open
Pro
Truck-1949-1972-All pu-2wd-4wd
Truck-1973-1987-All pu-2wd-4wd
Truck-1988-Newer-All PU 2wd-4wd
Sport Utility-Full-Mini-2wd-4wd

Best in Show

RACING INFORMATION

Racer Information: Classes
FAST GM – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
QUICK GM – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
STREET GM – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK/SUV – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree
TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

Purse and Payout
E.T. Bracket Classes:
Electronics /Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
No Electronics /Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
Street DOT GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
True Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up TROPHY
CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars: Winners TROPHY
Tuff Truck/SUV: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Heads Up Classes:
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100

True Street Race Classes:
True Street: Winner $200, runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Class Rules
ELECTRONICS/FAST GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

NO ELECTRONICS/QUICK GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars– ¼- mile, Full Tree, Heads Up
5th Gen Camaro Shootout: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

STREET GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

TUFF TRUCK/SUV – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
All-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit
11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – ¼- mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
Pro .400 Tree, all-run field, closest to index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit, ladder by previous round reaction time

TRUE STREET– ¼- mile, Pro Tree, All Run
True Street: Winner $250 runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

All True Street vehicles must conform to these guidelines:
1. Must be a Chevy or GM bodied or an Open Body that is Chevy or GM powered.
2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.
5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.
6. No minimum race weight is required.
7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.
8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.
9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.
10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.
11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.
12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.
All drivers must have the following:
1. A current, valid driver’s license.
2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.
3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.
4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate and tech card purchased at the Registration Center.
5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.
6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:
1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.
2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.
3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.
4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.
5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area in the staging lanes for True Street participants.
6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.
7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles.) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once racing commences.
8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.
9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification.
Race Procedure:
1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.
2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.
3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.
4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.
5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.
6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.
7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.

Winner: Quickest average E.T. of three runs
Runner-up: 2nd quickest average E.T. of three runs
10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds
11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds
12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds
13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds
8. All results and decisions from the Super Chevy Show staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Super Chevy Show car show awards area.
All cars must pass track and/or NHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the E.T. and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.
For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641; go to www.texasmotorplex.com

2014 Super Chevy Show Winter Car Show Winners

January 31, 2014 by  
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CONGRATULATIONS

2014 WINTER CAR SHOW WINNERS!

 

Thank you to all that participated! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too. We thank everyone for choosing our Voted Winners by voting on their favorite cars. We had a blast looking at all the submissions but it was almost impossible to choose the finalists out of so many fantastic cars for the Judged Winners! The hard work shows and we’re thankful to have had your beauties as a part of our first off-season Winter Car Show. We learned a lot this first go ’round, (and so did the Facebook App Developers!) and look forward to making some changes for the next one. Thank you for your patience.

We recognized quite a few cars from the event tarmac and now we’re dying to see all the others in-person gleaming in the bright sunlight too. Join us this season and let us know if you participated in the Winter Car Show! Thank you for sharing your photos with us, we know how much work and dedication it takes to turn a regular street car into a one-of-a-kind showstopper, please continue to share your projects on our page, we enjoy seeing all of them, from a fresh barn find to a Gold Class masterpiece.

Thank you for being a part of the Super Chevy Show family. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

REVISION 2/6/14

Because of some changes in the Facebook policy regarding voting in contests, we’ve added a class to include the Winners with the most Votes in addition to those chosen by our panel of judges.

 

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