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World’s Largest All-Chevrolet Drag Race and Car Show Boasts 12-Race Slate
READING, Pa. – The Super Chevy Show series, owned by SCSW, LLC, will return to Epping, N.H., for the first time in 10 years, make its first appearance in Shreveport, La., and work with a new management team in Topeka, Kan., as part of a 12-state tour that features some of the quickest and most aesthetically-pleasing Chevrolets on the planet.
Everything from Corvettes to Corvairs, Impalas to El Caminos, Camaros to Cobalts, Biscaynes to Bel Airs, Malibus to Monte Carlos, Nomads to Luminas, Tahoes to Suburbans, Colorados to Silverados, Cavaliers to Vegas, Berettas to Blazers and Chevy IIs to Chevelles will be on display during the new season.
If it boasts a bow tie, it likely will be represented on the track, in the car show, car corral or at the swap meet that anchor the world’s largest all-Chevy drag race and car show. The Chevrolet smorgasbord once again will be televised as the Menards Chevy Series on the Velocity Network in the fourth quarter of 2016
According to Lex Dudas, General Manager of Maple Grove Raceway and president of the association that produces the Super Chevy Show Series along with the Fun Ford Series and the Mega Mopar Series, the 2016 Super Chevy Show schedule is the most diverse in history with stops in California, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado as well as New Hampshire and Louisiana.
“It’s always great to be able to introduce the Super Chevy Show to new audiences,” Dudas said, “and we’re excited about taking the show into Shreveport and back to Epping. Chevy is as American as it gets and Chevy enthusiasts are the most loyal you’ll find. That’s why the series has been so successful.”
New host track operators also are excited about the series. Joe Lombardo, General Manager at New England Dragway said, “the Epping track previously hosted a Super Chevy Show almost 10 years ago and it was so popular that we have had car clubs continue to ask us ever since if we will get one back. Now we have that opportunity on a long term basis and are excited about joining the other tracks in the series.”
Chris Payne a member of the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka is looking forward to hosting a great event for car clubs in Kansas and surrounding states, and utilizing their entire multi-purpose facility. Chris described it as “Heartland Park Topeka was built for events the size of a Super Chevy Show. We have enough paved pit area for car clubs from all over to park together and make a festive weekend out of it. At the same time they can race their car down the drag strip that NHRA stars compete on, and we plan to have autocross or a road course challenge that participants can tryout as well.”
2016 SUPER CHEVY SHOW SCHEDULE
May 14-15 Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, Va.
May 21-22 U.S. 131 Motorsports Park Martin, Mich.
July 2 Texas Motorplex Dallas, Texas
July 15-17 Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pa.
August 12-13 Bandimere Speedway Denver, Colo.
Sept. 16-18 New England Dragway Epping, N.H.
Sept. 24-25 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, N.C.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn.
Oct. 15 Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, Mo.
Oct. 22-23 Heartland Park Topeka, Kan.
Nov. 5-6 Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, Calif.
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The growing passenger truck category at SCSW produced Super Chevy Shows has caught the attention of TV producers and sponsors alike. This season, the LMC Truck Life award, provided by LMC Truck of Lenexa, Kan. will recognize an outstanding pickup truck selected by car show judges at each event.
The owner of the winning truck will receive the new LMC Truck Life award during Saturday car show ceremonies, as well as have their truck filmed for the Menards Chevy Series TV show which airs on consecutive Saturday mornings at 9:30am ET on the Velocity Channel in the 4th quarter of 2016. The first on-site event of the 12-show series begins the 2nd weekend in May and stretches to mid-November.
More than 2 million viewers tuned into the Menards Chevy Series on Velocity in 2015, and the audience is expected to continue its growth pattern with new awards and new content including drone camera footage starting at the Virginia show. Participants are encouraged to find event information at www.superchevyshow.com, and Facebook.com/SuperChevyShow. All filming for the Menards Chevy Series takes place on Saturday of each weekend show.
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Two-Days of Chevrolets Plus the Annual Saturday ‘Night of Thunder’
MARTIN, Mich. – Whether you prefer your bow tie on a beauty or a beast, there will be plenty on which to feast this week when US 131 Motorsports Park plays host to the annual Super Chevy Show Series featuring the Saturday ”Night of Thunder.”
It’s a two-day celebration of all things Chevrolet that extends from the drag strip to the show car arena to a Chevy-centric swap meet and car corral. If it came with the iconic Chevy emblem, it likely will be represented in one arena or the other – or both.
Camaros, Cavaliers, Corvettes, Cobalts, Caprices, Biscaynes, Berettas, Bel Airs, Nomads, El Caminos, Monte Carlos, Silverados, Cheyennes, Chevettes, Volts, Cruzes, Chevelles, Impalas, Malibus, Novas, Corvairs, Luminas, Tahoes, Colorados and Suburbans all have been subjected to personalization that makes them unique among bow ties.
Set up for Chevy extravaganza begins with an open test-and-tune session from 5-11 p.m. Friday.
Initial action on Saturday includes the Lane Automotive Bracket Series for Bracket 1, Bracket 2, Street and Jr. Dragster vehicles (all makes), Super Chevy car-and-truck show judging and the 4 p.m. presentation of initial awards for Outstanding Engineered Vehicle, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Engine, Outstanding Workmanship and Outstanding Vehicle in the Stock, Street and Gold categories.
The awards presentation will lead into the “Night of Thunder” featuring the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars, Nostalgia Pro Stock cars, the Top Fuel dragsters of Dom Lagana and Kyle Wurtzel, the ultra-radical fuel altereds, Jim Brewer’s “Peacemaker” 1933 Willys wheelstander, two jet Funny Cars and, to close both the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. sessions, Bob Motz and “The Original Jet Truck.”
On Sunday, show car action intensifies with individual class judging for Best Big Car, Best Camaro, Best Chevelle, Best Corvette, Best 55-56-57, Best Early Chevrolet, Best Conversion, Best Pro Street/Pro Engineered, Best El Camino, Best Nova, Best Monte Carlo, Best Truck and, ultimately, Best in Show.
On the track, champions will be crowned in three different Chevy bracket classes (DriveDuracell.com Top ET, Modified and Street) with cash, trophies and Super Chevy Show jackets to the winners. There also will be a Jr. Dragster race.
Adult tickets are $20 either day, $15 if purchased in advance. Tickets for kids 6-12 are $7 at the gate or $5 in advance. Children under six are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Like all the other events in the series, US 131’s Super Chevy Show will be televised as part of the Menards Chevy Series aired on Velocity TV at 9:30 a.m. EST on consecutive Saturday mornings in October, November and December this year.