Rain puts damper on final day of Bristol Super Chevy Show

September 29, 2010 by  
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BRISTOL, Tenn (Sept. 26) — Rain put a chill on the final day of the Bristol Super Chevy Show at Bristol Dragway on Sunday.

Racing in four sportsman classes was canceled and the car show received limited participation, putting a damper on the three-day event, which included the Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem on Saturday.

Saturday also produced awards for the Editors Top 10 and Specialty Awards for the car show as well the Editors’ Drag Race Top 10.

Randall Matheson,of Jonesbarough, Tenn., was the top choice for the Editors’ Top 10 for his ’68 Camaro. Mike Ballew, of Burnsville, N.C., was the top winner for the Drag Race Top 10, winning with his ’65 Chevelle.

Here is the complete list of winners:

EDITORS TOP 10 AWARDS

  1. Randall Matheson, Jonesbarough, Tenn., ’68 Camaro
  2. Teddy McClure, Chilhowie, Va., ’68 Belair
  3. Dennis Bunton, Statesville, N.C., ’55 Chevy Truck
  4. D.T. Jeter, Bristol, Tenn., ’70 Nova
  5. Robert and Keith Crane, Morganton, N.C., ’56 210 Sedan
  6. Gerald Copeland, Tifton, Ga., ’67 Corvette
  7. David Durst, Cumberland, Md., ’72 Monte Carlo
  8. Carroll Rhodes, Hendersonville, N.C., ’64 Chevelle
  9. Nick Blevins, Manchester, Ky., ’69 Camaro
  10. Ken Nester, Lenair City, Tenn., ’61 Impala

DRAG RACE EDITORS TOP 10

  1. Mike Ballew, Burnsville, N.C., ’65 Chevelle
  2. Joe Reeves, Independance, Va., ’55 Chevy
  3. Name unavailable, ’57 Chevy
  4. Terry Davis, Wytheville, Va., ’66 Chevelle
  5. Tim Peters, Mt. Jackson, Va., ’68 Chevelle
  6. Melony Peters, Hannover, Pa., ’72 Vega
  7. Justin West, Dunn, N.C., ’69 Camaro
  8. James McDonalds, Inwood, W. Va., ’71 Nova
  9. Cody Mitchell, Little Creek, Ky., ’85 Camaro

SPECIALTY AWARDS
Transport — Mark Halbman, Menomonee Falls, Wisc., ’57 Chevy Belair
ISCA Award — Flip Bost, Statesville, N.C., ’61 Chevy Impala
Trick Stick — Humbert Wright, Gibsonville, N.C., ’62 Corvette
Young Star — Michael Payne, Elizabethtown, Tenn., ’81 Camaro

Bristol Super Chevy Show enjoys another big day on Saturday

September 26, 2010 by  
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BRISTOL, Tenn (Sept. 25) — Saturday was another solid day at the Bristol Super Chevy Show.

The ninth event of the 10-race national touring series, with a draw of the famed Transaurus and the Nitro Extreme Pro Mods as part of the Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem, drew car enthusiasts in droves to Bristol Dragway, attracting nearly 600 racers and car show participants, a sold-out swap meet and 6,000 spectators.

The Bristol Super Chevy Show will conclude on Sunday, with another car show and sportsman racing competition in four categories. The Nitro Extreme Pro Mods will also take to the track with two sessions.

Car Show Report: The first car show of the weekend, including the Bowtie Boulevard, drew 250 participants, with 10 being recognized for the Editor’s Choice Top 10 Awards.

Race Report: The big attraction was the Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem, but some 340 sportsman racers also took to the track for time trials and a bonus race. They will return to compete Sunday in four eliminators.

More information is available at superchevyshow.com or bristoldragway.com.

Sunday’s Schedule
Participant Parking & Registration Gates open at 8 am
Car Show Registration 8 am – 10:30 am
Racers for Christ Chapel Service 8:30 am
Racer Tech Inspection Opens at 8 am
Racer Time Trials 9 am-Noon
Car Show Judging Seminar 10:30 am
Sunday Bracket Race Begins at 1 pm
Pro Show 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Car Show Series Event Awards 4 pm

Racers enjoy first day at Bristol Super Chevy Show

September 24, 2010 by  
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BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 24) – Thunder Valley awoke Friday to the sound of nearly 300 sportsman racers, who took to the famed quartermile during the the first day of the 30th Bristol Super Chevy Show at Bristol Dragway.

The ninth event of the 10-race season kicks into high gear on Saturday, with the Thunder Valley Mayhem that will include 10 Nitro Extreme Pro Mods. The day will also feature the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Cannonball Express jet trains, the popular Transasaurus, the Shockwave jet truck, Benny the Bomb and Freestyle Moto-Cross. There will be a sportsman bonus race in four categories and the first of two car shows, with 10 participants being selected to the Editor’s Choice Top 10.

Here’s a brief rundown of Friday’s activities:
Race Report: Nearly 300 cars took to the track on the Super Chevy Show’s traditional Test-N-Tune Friday. One of the top efforts was turned in by Steve Nunley, who drove his Yellow Camaro to a 6.01-second pass at 112.95 mph. Other top performances were turned in by Billy Rose, who drove his 280Z to a 9.84 at 144.36 mph, while Bruce Stedry drove his Nitro Coupe to a 4.11 at 173.74 mph during an eighth-mile run.

More information is available at superchevyshow.com or bristoldragway.com

Saturday’s Schedule
Participant Parking Gates Open at 8 am
Car Show Registration Open 8 am – 5 pm
Racer Tech Inspection Opens at 8 am
Racer Time Trials 10 am – 3 pm
Car Show Judging Seminar 10:30 am
Saturday Bracket Race (Bonus Race) Begins at 3 pm
Car Show Series Special Awards 4 pm
Pro Show (Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem) 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm

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