Houston Super Chevy Show concludes in style

September 12, 2010 by  
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BAYTOWN, Texas (Sept. 12) – The first Super Chevy Show at Houston Raceway Park in five years came to a glorious finish Sunday.

The Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet, which was highlighted by a tour-best 230 cars taking part in the Chevy Street Cruise on Saturday, featured another car show on Sunday, as well as crowning winners in four sportsman drag racing classes and four victors in the Autocross event.

Here’s a brief rundown on Sunday’s activities:

CAR SHOW REPORT: Charles Youngblood, of Spring, Texas, and CJ Beaux, of Lafayette, La., led a list of 140 winners in Sunday’s Show. Youngblood took hom the Award of Excellence for his 1955 Chevy, with Beaux winning the Best of Show Award for his 1966 Nova.Other winners included Dave Walker, of Denham Springs, La, who won Gold Class Modified with his 1940 Willys Coupe; Ron Schindler, of Houston, who won Conversion 1949 & Newer with a 1951 Mercury, and Boogie Eckert, of Beaumont, Texas, who Early Chevy 1935-Earlier ModIfed


Super Chevy Show’s return to HRP is a big hit

September 11, 2010 by  
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BAYTOWN, Texas (Sept. 11) – The Super Chevy Show returned to Houston Raceway Park in grand fashion Saturday.

The national touring series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was welcomed back with open arms as the Chevy Street Cruise set an season attendance record and car counts were high in both the car show and sportsman racing categories.

The Chevy Street Cruise drew 230 participants who paraded from Ron Craft Chevrolet in Baytown to Houston Raceway Park. The car show had 325 entrants on the first day.

The Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet continues Sunday with another car show, more sportsman racing and an autocross.

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

Here’s a brief highlight of Saturday’s action:

CAR SHOW REPORT: Marvin Alexander of Houston was led the Editor’s Choice Top 10 awards, winning with is his ’78 Nova. Also receiving recognition were Danna and Ellard Lambert, of Highlands, Texas; Michael Boudreaux, of La Porte, Texas; Darrell Neal, of Kemah, Texas; Phil and Sandy Rumfola, of Port Allen, La.; Eric Christie of Richmond, Texas; Jerry Raines, of Spring Texas; Ron Shindler, of Houston and Bob Taylor, of Carencro, La.. The Specialty Award winners were led by Reynald Bergeron, of Homa, La., who won the Featherlite Transport Award that goes to the show participant who comes from the furthest away. Other specialty award winners were Meg Cameron (ISCA Award), of Magnolia, Texas; Mike Churchman (Tremec Award), of Pearland, Texas, and Amy Kennedy (Young Star Award), of Tomball, Texas.

RACE REPORT: Clint Rigby, of Bacliff, Texas; Tim Ray, of Cypress, Texas; Nathan Gallagher, of Houston; Henry Canales, of Baytown, and Regan Jordan, of Ft. Worth, Texas were the sportsman category winners on Saturday. Rigby, driving a ’71 Nova beat Scott Boyd, of League City, Texas, with a 9.875-second pass at 135.65 mph to win the Bracket 1 eliminator. Ray, driving a Camaro Z28 beat Jason Patterson, of Highlands, Texas, with a 10.607 at 124.03 mph in Bracket 2. Gallagher, driving a Blazer, beat Jack Caffall, of Deer Park, Texas, with a 11.714 at 115.74 in D.O.T. Canales ran a 8.005 at 82.32 mph to beat Taylor Richards, of Lake Charles, La. in Advanced Dragster. Jordan ran a 9.026 at 66.14 mph to beat Braden Savage, of Angelton, Texas in Sportsman Dragster.

Bracket 1 — Clint Rigby, Bacliff, TX, ’71 Nova, 9.875, 135.65 def. Scott Boyd, League City, ’01 Spitzer, 7.756, 171.99
Bracket 2 — Tim Ray, Cypress, TX, ’02 Camaro Z28, 10.347, 129.38 def. Jason Patterson, Highlands, TX, ’70 Camaro, 10.607, 124.03
D.O.T. — Nathan Gallagher, Houston, TX, Blazer, 13.175, 99.81 def. Jack Caffall, Deer Park, TX, ’01 Trans Am, 11.714, 115.74
Advanced Jr Dragster — Henry Canales, Baytown, TX, ’02 Harden, 8.005, 82.32 def. Taylor Richards, Lake Charles, LA, Dragster, 8.666, 74.54
Sportsman Jr Dragster — Regan Jordan, Ft. Worth, TX, ’06 Harden, 9.026, 66.14 def. Braden Savage, Angelton, TX, Dragster, 9.039, 73.31


Editors Top 10:
Marvin Alexander Houston, TX 78 Nova
Danna & Ellard Lambert Highlands, TX 59 Biscayne
Michael Boudreaux La Porte, TX 55 Belair
Darrell Neal Kemah, TX 69 Camaro
Phil & Sandy Rumfola Port Allen, LA 51 Chevy
Eric Christie Richmond, TX 70 Chevelle
Jerry Raines Spring, TX 68 Camaro RR-SS
Ron Shindler Houston, TX 58 Impala
Bob Taylor Carencro, LA 62 Biscayne
Featherlite Transport Award:
Reynald Bergeron Houma, LA 67 Chevelle
ISCA Award:
Meg Cameron Magnolia, TX 61 Belair
Tremec Award:
Mike Churchman Pearland, TX 67 Camaro
Young Star Award:
Amy Kennedy Tomball, TX 71 Chevelle

Gates Open: 8:00am
Car Show Registration Opens: 9:00am
Bracket Time Trial: 10:00am
Autocross: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Revell Make ‘N Take (Tower Club): 12 p.m. – 2 p.m
Pre-Race Ceremonies: 12:45pm
Bonus Race Eliminations Rd. #1: 1:00pm
Burn-Out Contest: 2:30pm
Car Show Awards Presentations: 3:30pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators: 4:00pm
Secure Track: 5:00pm


Houston Raceway Park to give away Carnival Cruise at Super Chevy Street Cruise

September 9, 2010 by  
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BAYTOWN, Texas (Sept. 9) – Houston Raceway Park’s five-year wait is nearly over.

It’s been half a decade since the drag racing facility has hosted the Super Chevy Show, a streak that ends this weekend when the national touring series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, returns to Southern Texas for a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday.

The Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet is expected to be a fun-filled happening with a variety of events scheduled over the weekend.

It starts Saturday morning with the Chevy Street Cruise. The parade will begin from Ron Craft Chevrolet at 9 a.m. and trek through Baytown before arriving at Houston Raceway Park in grand style

The track is also giving a way a Carnival Cruise Line four-day Caribbean Cruise to one lucky participant of the Chevy Street Cruise. Various other door prizes will also be available, including $500 in Exxon Mobile gas cards, a set of GM chrome nerf bars, two Chevy truck bedliners, two sets of his and her Chevy watches, O’Reilly Auto Parts gift cards and much more.

“We want to reward the people participating in the street cruise Saturday morning, so we are giving away a trip on a Carnival Cruise ship,” said Seth Angel, HRP general manager. “If we have 50-100 participants in the street cruise from Ron Craft Chevrolet over to the track Saturday morning, your odds of winning are pretty good.”

The show will also feature three classes of sportsman drag racing; a first-class car show, including the new non-judged Bowtie Boulevard; Revell’s Make-N-Take model-building program for kids; an autocross; a swap meet featuring several vendors and thanks to C.U.N.D.N Racing of Pearland, Texas, a portable dynamometer that will be available to all participants.

The Bowtie Boulevard, formerly known as Show-N-Shine, provides Chevy car and truck owners the opportunity to display their automobiles in the show lot at each of the remaining events on the Super Chevy Show 30th Anniversary tour. The cost is $35 per entry, and will provide each driver the same access of a full event ticket at a $5 savings.

The Revell Make-N-Take program gives kids the opportunity to enjoy the same thrill as their car enthusiasts parents by putting together snap-on car kits with help from expert model builders. The program will be held from noon-2 p.m. both days of the event in the newly constructed Tower Club.

The autocross, which has become popular at other Super Chevy Show events this season, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. It offers single runs over a road-type course, with competitors racing against the clock.

C.U.N.D.N. Racing’s portable dynamometer will be available near the Manufacturers Midway both days of the event. Participants will be able to measure the rear wheel horsepower and rear wheel torque of their automobiles. It will also record various engine parameters, including air fuel ratio of each participating vehicle. It was also produce a simulated quarter-mile printout. It’s anticipated that each test will take approximately 20 minutes.

The Manufacturers Midway will be lined with several vendors, including O


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