Maple Grove Raceway Gears Up For A Really Big Super Chevy Show

July 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Feature Story, Latest News

MOHNTON, Pa. (July 1) — The Super Chevy Show has visited some of the bigger drag strips in the country this season, including stops at the palaces of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Texas Motorplex near Dallas.

But no event on the series’ 10-race tour, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, promises to be as big as the upcoming Maple Grove Raceway Super Chevy Show, scheduled for the famed facility on Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18.

A year ago, Maple Grove produced the largest Chevy happening in the country with an event that featured 560 drag race entries, 420 show cars and 250 entries to the event’s flea market.

It’s expected to be even bigger this year when the Super Chevy Show makes its annual appearance at Maple Grove Raceway, which is offering quite a draw for Chevy enthusiasts. The event docket includes both sportsman and pro show racing, a car show and swap meet and a visit from an NHRA legend.

Maple Grove Raceway and Super Chevy have joined forces for over 25 years and the end results are the largest event on the tour
“Maple Grove Raceway and Super Chevy have joined forces for over 25 years and the end results are the largest event on the tour,” said Lex Dudas, vice president and general manager for Maple Grove Raceway. “The Northeast has a very large group of Chevy lovers and we’re proud to host them every year in July.”

The Maple Grove event has an solid list of attractions slated for the weekend. It includes the GM Outlaw Pro Mods, who invade famed Maple Grove Raceway with with two qualified fields of eight cars. The new outlaw Pro-Mod format marks a return to quartermile action at the Super Chevy Show. It will feature two ladders, one for normal-aspirated entries and one for supercharged Pro Mods.

But the fun for racing enthusiasts won’t end there. The event will also get a visit from GM NHRA Super Stock and Stock competitors, who addition to a battle on the quartermile will also vie in a wheelstand competition. Also on hand are the jet funny cars First Strike and Top Secret, along with the jet dragsters of Queen of Diamonds and Beast from the East, who will square off to settle their own horsepower rivalry. Bob Hall’s Astrovan Wheelstander, always a crowd favorite, will also be hand.

The top off for the event will be on Saturday with an appearance from NHRA legend Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, who will pick his Top 10 from the Show and Shine area of the Car Show competition. This will be an added feature to the Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Choice Top 10 Awards as Super Chevy Magazine will be on site gathering information for feature stories, as well as taking photos of cars for their upcoming publications.

More information can be found at superchevyshow.com, or maplegroveraceway.com

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2010 Super Chevy Show – Event Timeline
THURSDAY
Gates Open / Ticket Sales:
9am – 6pm
Tech Inspection:
10am – 5pm
Track Secured:
8:00pm

FRIDAY
Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators):
7am – 5pm
Registration (Race/Show) & Tech:
8am – 5pm
Time Trials – 2 runs:
9am – 5pm
Track Secured
7pm

SATURDAY
Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators):
7am – 5pm
Registration (Show):
7am – 5pm
Racer Registration / Tech:
8am – 1pm
Time Trials – 1 run:
8:30am
Car Show Series Judging Seminar:
10:30am
True Street Road Run:
10:30am
Bracket Eliminations after 1 time run

Super Chevy Feature Show
1pm & 4pm
Car Show Series “Saturday Specials” Awards / Grumpy’s Picks
3pm
Track Secured:
8pm

SUNDAY
Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators):
8am – 4pm
Car Show Series Registration:
8am – 10:30am
Racers for Christ Services (non-denominational):
8:30am & 9:30am
Race Eliminations Continue:
9:30am
“Last Chance Race”:
11:30am
Super Chevy Feature Show plus Rd 1 pro mods
1pm Pro Mods only 2:30P & 4:30p
Car Show Series Event Awards:
4pm
Track Secured:
6pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ron Craft Chevrolet of Baytown, Texas to Sponsor Houston Raceway Park Super Chevy Show

June 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Feature Story, Latest News

BAYTOWN, Texas (June 26) — It’s been five years since the Super Chevy Show made an appearance at Houston Raceway Park.

That will change later this year when the touring series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, returns to Baytown thanks in part to O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet of Baytown, who were announced as presented by sponsors for the event this week.

O’Reilly Auto Parts is one of the top auto parts retailers in the country. It has grown from a regional base in Southwest Missouri to a national corporation that includes 3,469 stores covering 38 states. Ron Craft Chevrolet is one of the top Chevrolet dealerships in the Houston area, and the number one selling dealership in Baytown, celebrating its 30th year in Baytown and 2009 winner of the prestigious General Motors Mark of Excellence Award. The dealership features world class customer service and sales of new and pre-owned Chevrolets.

The Houston Raceway Park Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet will be the eighth event of the 10-event season and will be held Saturday, Sept. 11-Sunday, Sept. 12.

There is nothing more American than a Chevrolet
“To celebrate the 30th anniversary tour of the Super Chevy Show Series at Houston Raceway Park after a five-year absence is exciting for not only our facility, our staff, and our sponsors, but for the thousands of race fans and Chevy enthusiasts who visit our Park each and every week,” said Seth Angel, Houston Raceway Park general manager.

Kansas Super Chevy Show Roars to the Finish Line

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Feature Story, Latest News

TOPEKA, Kan. (June 20) — Heartland Park Topeka has produced some of the top performances over the years and Sunday was no different as the Kansas Super Chevy Show roared to an exciting finish.

The day was highlighted by Rick Farber’s dominating win in Pro-Mod, but it also included competitive efforts in both bracket divisions, the D.O.T. class and a solid list of winners in the car show portion of the event.

The 10-race series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, now takes a break after back-to-back events the past two weekends before resuming July 16-18 at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.

Here’s is brief look at Sunday’s results:

RACE REPORT: Rick Farber, of Derby, Kan., highlighted the competition on the track, putting together a string of sub-4.4-second runs to win the Pro-Mod eliminator. He topped it off with a 4.354-second pass at 154.07 mph to beat Steve Bruce, of Lawrence, Kan., in the final round. Bruce ran a 4.572 at 159.97 mph. The racing in the sportsman classes were just as competitive, with the wins going to Todd Piper, of Wamego, Kan., in Bracket 1, Luke Siebert, of Emporia, Kan., in Bracket 2 and Steve Young, of Collinsville, Okla., in D.O.T. Piper used a 7.837 at 165.23 mph to beat Dustin Smiley, of Clive, Iowa, to win the Bracket 1 final. Smiley ran a 9.484 at 144.23 mph. Siebert used a pass of 11.318 at 113.46 mph to nip Joe LeBlanc, of Westmoreland, Kan., in the Bracket 2 final. LeBlanc ran a competitive 11.696 at 113.77 mph. Young won in D.O.T., running an 11.71 at 112.79 mph to win the final. He beat Eugene Rowson, of Wichita, Kan., who ran a 12.894 at 102.86 mph.

CAR SHOW REPORT: This weekend produced one largest contingent of show cars of the season. The winners included Ted Hoffman (Modified Outstanding), of Poola, Kan., whose ’56 Chevy won in the 1955-56-57 Chevy category; Jim Colwell (Street Outstanding), of Topeka, Kan., whose 1967 entry won in the Chevelle 1964-67 category; John Kilmowicz (Modified Outstanding), of Lenexn, Mo., whose 1965 entry won in the Corvette 1953-67 category and Daniel Bunker (Stock), of Hays, Kan., whose 1970 Chevelle won in the Gold Class.

TOP 10 EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS: Shane Hermann, of Collinsville, Okla., was the top selection for the Drag Race Editors Award, winning with his white ’68 Chevelle. The other winners were Martin Brown, Collinsville, Okla, ’69 Nova; Steve Young, of Collinsville, Okla., ’66 Nova; Mike Tipton, Topeka, Kan., ’55 Wagon; Bryan Janosik, Topeka, Kan., ’66 Chevelle; Bob Smith, Pawnee City, Neb., ’63 Nova, Wagon; Micala Stallbaumer, Topeka, Kan., ’75 Camaro; Mark Gordon, Overland Park, Kan., ’81 Corvette; Jeremy Logsdon, Derby, Kan., ’74 Vega Wagon and Charlie Davison, Shawnee, Kan., ’56 Chevy.

The complete list of winners and race results can be found at superchevyshow.com on the event results page.

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