Thunder Road Raceway in Shreveport Added to 2016 Schedule

February 3, 2016 by  
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World’s Largest All-Chevrolet Drag Race and Car Show Boasts 12-Race Slate

READING, Pa. – The Super Chevy Show series, owned by SCSW, LLC, will return to Epping, N.H., for the first time in 10 years, make its first appearance in Shreveport, La., and work with a new management team in Topeka, Kan., as part of a 12-state tour that features some of the quickest and most aesthetically-pleasing Chevrolets on the planet.

Everything from Corvettes to Corvairs, Impalas to El Caminos, Camaros to Cobalts, Biscaynes to Bel Airs, Malibus to Monte Carlos, Nomads to Luminas, Tahoes to Suburbans, Colorados to Silverados, Cavaliers to Vegas, Berettas to Blazers and Chevy IIs to Chevelles will be on display during the new season. 

If it boasts a bow tie, it likely will be represented on the track, in the car show, car corral or at the swap meet that anchor the world’s largest all-Chevy drag race and car show.  The Chevrolet smorgasbord once again will be televised as the Menards Chevy Series on the Velocity Network in the fourth quarter of 2016

According to Lex Dudas, General Manager of Maple Grove Raceway and president of the association that produces the Super Chevy Show Series along with the Fun Ford Series and the Mega Mopar Series, the 2016 Super Chevy Show schedule is the most diverse in history with stops in California, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado as well as New Hampshire and Louisiana.

“It’s always great to be able to introduce the Super Chevy Show to new audiences,” Dudas said, “and we’re excited about taking the show into Shreveport and back to Epping.  Chevy is as American as it gets and Chevy enthusiasts are the most loyal you’ll find.  That’s why the series has been so successful.”

New host track operators also are excited about the series.  Joe Lombardo, General Manager at New England Dragway said, “the Epping track previously hosted a Super Chevy Show almost 10 years ago and it was so popular that we have had car clubs continue to ask us ever since if we will get one back.  Now we have that opportunity on a long term basis and are excited about joining the other tracks in the series.”

Chris Payne a member of the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka is looking forward to hosting a great event for car clubs in Kansas and surrounding states, and utilizing their entire multi-purpose facility.  Chris described it as “Heartland Park Topeka was built for events the size of a Super Chevy Show.  We have enough paved pit area for car clubs from all over to park together and make a festive weekend out of it.  At the same time they can race their car down the drag strip that NHRA stars compete on, and we plan to have autocross or a road course challenge that participants can tryout as well.”

2016 SUPER CHEVY SHOW SCHEDULE

 May 14-15                  Virginia Motorsports Park                                     Petersburg, Va.

May 21-22                  U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                                   Martin, Mich.

July 2                         Texas Motorplex                                                  Dallas, Texas

July 15-17                  Maple Grove Raceway                                         Reading, Pa.

August 12-13             Bandimere Speedway                                           Denver, Colo.

Sept. 16-18                New England Dragway                                         Epping, N.H.

Sept. 24-25                Rockingham Dragway                                          Rockingham, N.C.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2          Bristol Dragway                                                    Bristol, Tenn.

 Oct. 15                      Gateway Motorsports Park                                   St. Louis, Mo.

Oct. 22-23                 Heartland Park                                                     Topeka, Kan.

Nov. 5-6                    Auto Club Famoso Raceway                                 Bakersfield, Calif.

Nov. 12-13                Thunder Road Raceway Park                                Shreveport, La. Thunder Road Raceway Park pic copy

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Heartland Park Topeka to Host Super Chevy Show October 22-23

February 3, 2016 by  
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World’s Largest All-Chevrolet Drag Race and Car Show Boasts 12-Race Slate

READING, Pa. – The Super Chevy Show series, owned by SCSW, LLC, will return to Epping, N.H., for the first time in 10 years, make its first appearance in Shreveport, La., and work with a new management team in Topeka, Kan., as part of a 12-state tour that features some of the quickest and most aesthetically-pleasing Chevrolets on the planet.

Everything from Corvettes to Corvairs, Impalas to El Caminos, Camaros to Cobalts, Biscaynes to Bel Airs, Malibus to Monte Carlos, Nomads to Luminas, Tahoes to Suburbans, Colorados to Silverados, Cavaliers to Vegas, Berettas to Blazers and Chevy IIs to Chevelles will be on display during the new season. 

If it boasts a bow tie, it likely will be represented on the track, in the car show, car corral or at the swap meet that anchor the world’s largest all-Chevy drag race and car show.  The Chevrolet smorgasbord once again will be televised as the Menards Chevy Series on the Velocity Network in the fourth quarter of 2016

According to Lex Dudas, General Manager of Maple Grove Raceway and president of the association that produces the Super Chevy Show Series along with the Fun Ford Series and the Mega Mopar Series, the 2016 Super Chevy Show schedule is the most diverse in history with stops in California, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado as well as New Hampshire and Louisiana.

“It’s always great to be able to introduce the Super Chevy Show to new audiences,” Dudas said, “and we’re excited about taking the show into Shreveport and back to Epping.  Chevy is as American as it gets and Chevy enthusiasts are the most loyal you’ll find.  That’s why the series has been so successful.”

New host track operators also are excited about the series.  Joe Lombardo, General Manager at New England Dragway said, “the Epping track previously hosted a Super Chevy Show almost 10 years ago and it was so popular that we have had car clubs continue to ask us ever since if we will get one back.  Now we have that opportunity on a long term basis and are excited about joining the other tracks in the series.”

Chris Payne a member of the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka is looking forward to hosting a great event for car clubs in Kansas and surrounding states, and utilizing their entire multi-purpose facility.  Chris described it as “Heartland Park Topeka was built for events the size of a Super Chevy Show.  We have enough paved pit area for car clubs from all over to park together and make a festive weekend out of it.  At the same time they can race their car down the drag strip that NHRA stars compete on, and we plan to have autocross or a road course challenge that participants can tryout as well.”

2016 SUPER CHEVY SHOW SCHEDULE

 May 14-15                  Virginia Motorsports Park                                     Petersburg, Va.

May 21-22                  U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                                   Martin, Mich.

July 2                         Texas Motorplex                                                  Dallas, Texas

July 15-17                  Maple Grove Raceway                                         Reading, Pa.

August 12-13             Bandimere Speedway                                           Denver, Colo.

Sept. 16-18                New England Dragway                                         Epping, N.H.

Sept. 24-25                Rockingham Dragway                                          Rockingham, N.C.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2          Bristol Dragway                                                    Bristol, Tenn.

 Oct. 15                      Gateway Motorsports Park                                   St. Louis, Mo.

Oct. 22-23                 Heartland Park                                                     Topeka, Kan.

Nov. 5-6                    Auto Club Famoso Raceway                                 Bakersfield, Calif.

Nov. 12-13                Thunder Road Raceway Park                                Shreveport, La. Heartland Park SCS Header copy

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Texas Motorplex Super Chevy Show Adds Fireworks for 2016

January 7, 2016 by  
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EXAS MOTORPLEX TO PLAY HOST TO MAJOR RIVARLY EVENT: TEXAS SHOOTOUT TO PIT CHEVY VERSUS FORD, JULY 2

Two Car Shows in One will be Completed with a FREE City of Ennis Fireworks Show

ENNIS, Texas (Jan. 5, 2016) – What’s in a brand? What’s YOUR preferred brand? If it’s either Chevy or Ford, plan on being at Texas Motorplex to defend your favorite American auto brand as two car shows will be held in one giant celebratory day: The Super Chevy Show and the Fun Ford Series will be held on July 2.

Car show awards will be awarded to the best-of-the-best for both car shows. The difference this year? The winners of each matching categories will go head-to-head in a showdown for a Texas Shootout trophy.

The best muscle car from Ford that day will be judged against the best muscle car from Chevy that day. The winner will take home the grand award along with bragging rights big enough to carry the Texas name.

“We’re harnessing that intense rivalry and passion fans have for Ford and Chevy,” Texas Motorplex President and General Manager, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “By combining Fun Ford Series and Super Chevy Show we are raising the bar and adding another layer to the fan experience at these popular events.

“The rivalry between these two brands is among the richest of any rivalry. We want to have some fun and see who comes out on top that day in the car show and drag racing.”

Also adding to the fan interaction at the Texas Shootout is a category for “daily driver” cars. If anyone can appreciate the “Daily Driver” car show award category, it’s everyone who owns a Ford or Chevy and gets to drive it every day.

“We didn’t want to leave out Chevy and Ford fans that may not have the time or money to restore classic cars, but take pride in the vehicles they drive every day,” Stevenson said.

In a unique gesture, gates to the Texas Motorplex will swing wide open for free entry starting at 3 p.m. so fans will be able to watch the car show awards, exhibition runs, and a live band. Then at sunset, the City of Ennis will present the free 4th of July celebration fireworks show.

The Texas Shootout will also feature staples the Manufacturers Series events have become known for: a car coral, an extensive swap meet and a host of car part vendors on a large midway. Stay tuned for more information, special ticketing offers and more at www.texasmotorplex.com, on Facebook or download the FREE Texas Motorplex mobile app.

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Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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