Camaro Goes Funny Car Racing in 2015 with John Force

January 22, 2015 by  
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The new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will compete in the 2015 NHRA Funny Car Series with none other than John Force Racing (JFR). The 18-time Championship team has agreed to a multi-year contract to put Courtney Force, Robert Hight, and of course, John Force in Camaros. The team’s Top Fuel Dragster with Brittany Force behind the wheel will also be adorned with the iconic gold bow-tie.

“John Force is a champion and a legend both on and off the track, as a driver and as a team owner,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet Vice President for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “John Force is a racer’s racer and a fierce competitor, and we are excited to welcome John and his team back to Chevrolet.”

“It is great to be back with Chevrolet. I started my career in a Chevy and my plan is to keep racing with them for many years to come. This is a great American company and we are excited about the opportunities in front of us,” said John Force, CEO John Force Racing and 16-time Funny Car champion.

Force has a long-standing relationship with Chevrolet, racing Corvettes, Citations, Luminas, Cavaliers and Camaros over his career. In 1994, Force won the NHRA Funny Car Championship racing a Chevrolet Lumina to an incredible 50-8 round win record, 11 final rounds, 10 wins and 12 No. 1 qualifiers.

“I won my first round of racing, went to my first final and got my first No. 1 in a Chevy. Since then I have won more rounds, races, championships than anyone in the sport. I have the record for most No. 1 qualifiers too and I can’t wait to get to the Winternationals and start adding to those records in a brand new Chevy,” added Force.

Last season was a landmark year for Chevrolet in racing, earning five manufacturers championships and six drivers championships. Chevrolet also notched notable victories in some of the year’s biggest races such as the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, IndyCar Duel in Detroit, and the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with NHRA U.S. Nationals wins in Pro Stock and Stock Eliminator. With the signing of John Force Racing, 2015 should prove to be one of the best years in Chevrolet racing history. As this season unfolds, be sure to keep your browser locked to The BLOCK for all the latest inside news, features and happenings in the world of Chevrolet Performance.

 

ROCKAUTO.COM FEATURED ON SUPER CHEVY SHOW TV BROADCAST

January 22, 2015 by  
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Manufacturers Series fans and participants will continue to enjoy the benefits of RockAuto.com’s sponsorship with on-site swag at events in goodie bags at the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series and exclusive special online promotions and discounts in 2015. In addition, RockAuto.com will be sponsoring a featured segment on the new Super Chevy Show TV program set to air October through December.

Each episode of the Super Chevy Show will feature the “RockAuto.com Restored Award” segment that will highlight a selected vehicle incorporating parts purchased from RockAuto.com from each of the 12 events.

To be considered for the RockAuto.com Restored Award feature segment at one of the 12 Super Chevy Show events, Chevy owners with parts from RockAuto.com will be required to submit an online application in advance. Official rules and online entries will be accepted for the 2015 season starting in late January at www.superchevyshow.com. Winners will be contacted in advance and must be in attendance of the selected event in order to be eligible.

“RockAuto.com is happy to be able to continue as a sponsor of Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Series and Mega Mopar Action Series events in 2015. We enjoy helping our customers maintain, repair and restore both their classic cars and daily drivers. The televised RockAuto.com Restored Award, will be a fun new way for us to recognize and celebrate customers’ cars at Super Chevy Show events in 2015,” said Jessa Torvik RockAuto.com Marketing Manager.

Now is the time take advantage of exclusive RockAuto.com discounts that are now available for all Manufacturers Series fans and participants preparing their cars for competition this summer with the following discount codes: Super Chevy Show – SUPERCH15, Fun Ford Series – FUNF15, Mega Mopar Action Series – MEGAM15. Save an additional 5% by filling in the “How Did You Hear About Us” box at checkout. (Coupon codes expire 6/30/15)

About RockAuto.com
RockAuto, LLC was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1999 by the Taylor family. Their engineering background, passion for old cars, and desire to liberate information hidden behind the auto parts store counter led the Taylors to start RockAuto. Over the years, the company and its selection of parts have steadily grown. Millions of parts orders have been successfully delivered to RockAuto customers. RockAuto ships thousands of auto parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers on every continent except Antarctica-including APO/FPO addresses. The RockAuto catalog is updated daily with mechanical parts like brake pads and shock absorbers, body parts like bumpers and mirrors, interior trim like door handles and carpets, and major assemblies like steering gears, CV axles, and complete transmissions. There are no mechanics on staff (RockAuto is a store, not a repair shop) but service manuals are available to help customers learn how to perform a repair. The RockAuto catalog is expanding constantly. Someday, it may be possible to build an entire car using parts from RockAuto!

About Super Chevy Show
The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. Kids are always welcome to take part in the free Revell Make ‘N Take activity each day to build their own model car to keep. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country. For more information, visit: www.superchevyshow.com

2015 TEXAS MOTORPLEX SUPER CHEVY SHOW DETAILS

January 15, 2015 by  
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SUPER CHEVY SHOW AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX – MAY 16-17, 2015

WHAT: The fifth of 12 Super Chevy Show events slated for 2015 will be held at Texas Motorplex, May 16-17, 2015. The Super Chevy Show is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, kid’s model building area and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun entertainment.

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: May 16-17, 2015 ( Fast Friday street legal racing held on May 15.)

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, MAY 15 – Fast Friday gates open 6 p.m.; Racing 7 p.m. – Midnight.
MAY 16-17 – Gates open 8 a.m.; Car show judging seminar 10:30 a.m.; People’s Choice awards at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday; Car show awards Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Spectator Ticket Prices: Pre-sale tickets available at Texasmotorplex.com March 1, 2015
Friday Admission $10, Children 12 and under are FREE. Weekend Admission: Adults $15, Youth (Ages 13-17) $10, Children 12 and under are FREE.
Single Day Admission: Adult $10, Youth $5, Children 12 and under are FREE.

Category Entry Fee Awards/Payout
Friday, May 15, 2015 $15 Test and Tune only

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300
True Street Cruise/Hot laps Chevy/GM $40 Win $200, R/U $100

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300

Car Show and Other Activities
Weekend Car Show $35 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Saturday People’s Choice/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
CONTACT: Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, www.texasmotorplex.com

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