KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 27) – The Super Chevy Show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, kicks into high gear in June, hosting back-to-back events for the first and only time this season.
The touring series, which combines drag racing with a car-show, swap meet and a family carnival atmosphere, will make its first Midwest appearance when it visits Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio for the Micky Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show presented by Donald M Graham & Associates on Friday, June 11-Sunday, June 13.
The scene will then shift to Topeka, Kan. when the series will be hosted by Heartland Park Topeka on Friday, June 18-Sunday, June 20 for the Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet.
“I think going back to back offers challenges for everyone involved,” said Bill Bader III, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park owner. “But we’re excited about this opportunity, because for this series to grow, we have to make it where (back-to-back events) are not unique, but part of an exciting national touring series that’s a big deal.”
The Micky Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show is expected to be a very big deal. It will include sportsman drag racing, including the new Shoebox class; a pro show that features eight Nostalgic Fuel Altereds and Les Shockley
May 27, 2010 (Norwalk, Ohio) The Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show Presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates will be held June 11-13 at Summit Motorsports Park.
This year many Chevrolet enthusiasts have a special anticipation for the Super Chevy Show because the series, celebrating its 30th year, is under new ownership that has committed to revitalizing the Super Chevy Shows with new features and more entertainment. Previous Super Chevy Shows this year have had high car counts and fan attendance. The Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show Presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates in Norwalk is the fourth of a 10-event series in 2010.
The Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show Presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates features eight nostalgia Fuel Altered race cars that run on nitromethane. This class of race car, a throw back to the 1960s, runs at over 220 mph in the quarter mile. The cars have a short wheelbase, resulting in a hard-to-handle vehicle that is banned from competition in other sanctioning bodies.
In addition, the Super Chevy Show will include a judged car show, the Shoebox Shootout featuring 1960 and older full-body Chevy cars in quarter-mile drag racing, a car corral, sportsman drag racing, a swap meet and the Performance and Restoration Marketplace. Les Shockley will be driving his twin-jet powered 1957 Chevrolet truck, named Super Shockwave.
Gates open at 8:00 am each of the three days. Adult spectator tickets are $12 Friday, $20 for Saturday or Sunday, or $40 for a three-day pass. Children six to 12 years of age are $5 per day or $10 for a three-day pass. Children five and under are free. The Mickey Mart Rewards Super Chevy Show Presented by Donald M. Graham & Associates is the fourth of a 10-event series in 2010.
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ENNIS, Texas (May 23) — The Texas Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex ended in grand style on Sunday.
It included another day of high entry counts among racers and car-show participants. In all, 160 sportsman racers took to the all-concrete drag strip; 210 show cars, 68 Show and Shine entrants and 55 vendors for the swap meet. And the pits were rocking with live music from The Morticians and a BBQ.
“It was absolutely wonderful to see so many enthusiastic car owners, racers and fans out this weekend,” said Texas Motorplex general manager Gabrielle Stevenson. “It started with an amazing cruise on Saturday morning and ended with a packed car show award ceremony, nearly 200 passes made on the autocross course and great racing.”
Here’s a brief rundown of Sunday’s activities:
TRUE STREET CHALLENGE: The title of one of the more popular classes at the Super Chevy Show went to Jeff Kmosko. The True Street Challenge has competitors take a tour away and back to the track, then make three passes on the drag strip, with the lowest elapsed time average determining the winner. Kmosko topped all contenders with a 13-second average.
CAR SHOW REPORT: The Texas Super Chevy Show produced one of the highest entry list of the season. And the awards reflect that. There were several awards, including the Custom Classic Trucks Magazine Slick 6; Super Chevy Magazine Drag Racing Editors’ Choice and the Super Chevy Magazine Car Show Editors’ Choice. Ron Hafner was the top choice for the CCT Slick 6, with his 1961 Chevy Apache 10. Wiley Anderson, with a ’78 Camaro, took the top honor for the Super Chevy Drag Racing award and Gary Eller, of Crowley, Texas, took the top prize for the Super Chevy car show award with his ’64 Chevelle. Specialty awards were also handed out and those went to Anton Alford (Transport Award), of Citronelle, Ala.; Daryl Williams (ISCA Award), of Witchita, Kan. and Tom Potts (Trick Stick), of Rockwall, Texas.
Here’s the complete list of the Slick 6 and the Top 10 for the drag racing and car show awards, along with the special awards:
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