Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action Series to Host 33 Events in 2013

October 11, 2012 by  
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Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action Series to Host 33 Events in 2013

Manufacturers Series Adds Bakersfield’s Auto Club Famoso Raceway to its List of Host Tracks

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 11, 2012) – The Manufacturers Series, as they are collectively known, consists of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events touring the U.S. and Canada each season.  The popular events feature car show, drag race, swap meet, car corral, and autocross (at selected events) as the elements that bring thousands of fans and participants out to the shows.

In addition to hosting an increased amount of events in 2013, the Manufacturers Series will also visit a new venue at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield with all three name badges – Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action hosting events in California during the months of May, June, and October respectively.

The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance continues its journey to 12-North American venues in 2013, and is highlighted by a first ever “Doubleheader” when the series hosts two events on the September 27-29 weekend at Bristol Dragway and Royal Purple Raceway.   The Bowtie events begin the 2013 season at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, FL on March 22-24, and conclude at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC on October 18-20.

Fun Ford Weekend events kick-off the season on the same weekend as its Chevy counterpart, but in a different warm weather climate at the Houston’s Royal Purple Raceway on Saturday, March 23.  From there, the series will head west to California for its new event at Bakersfield’s Auto Club Famoso Raceway on May 4-5, and work its way through the season ending event at Palm Beach Int’l. Raceway in Jupiter, FL on September 13-14.

The Mega Mopar Action series has shown the largest growth for the 2013 season, adding five new tracks to the name sake series of Mopar Action Magazine.   New markets for the Mega Mopar Action series include the season opener at Rockingham Dragway on April 6, followed by visits to St. Louis, Edmonton, Palm Beach, and the season ending event at Bakersfield on October 5-6.

For more information visit: www.mfgseries.com or www.superchevyshow.com

 

2013 Super Chevy Show Series presented by Chevrolet Performance

March 22-24       Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

April 12-14           Memphis Int’l Raceway                 Memphis, TN

May 3-4                Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

May 17-19           Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

May 31-June 2   Auto Club Famoso Raceway         Bakersfield, CA

June 28-30          Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

July 19-21            Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

August 16-17      Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

August 31            Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept 27-29           Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN           Doubleheader

Sept 27-29           Royal Purple Raceway                    Houston, TX       Doubleheader

October 18-20   Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

 

2013 Fun Ford Weekend Series

March 23             Royal Purple Raceway                    Houston, TX

May 4-5                Auto Club Famoso Raceway          Bakersfield, CA

May 18-19           Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

June 7-8               Memphis Int’l Raceway                 Memphis, TN

June 15-16          Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

June 23                 Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

July 19-21            Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

August 11            Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

August 17-18      Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

Sept. 6-7              Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

Sept. 13-14         Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

Date TBD             Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN

 

2013 Mega Mopar Action Series

April 6                   Rockingham Dragway                     Rockingham, NC

April 26-27           Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX

May 17-19           Gateway Motorsports Park         St. Louis, MO

June 2                   Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO

June 22-23          Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA

July 27                   Castrol Raceway                               Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept. 15                Palm Beach Int’l Raceway             Jupiter, FL

Sept. 21-22         Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA

October 5-6        Auto Club Famoso Raceway          Bakersfield, CA

 

2012 HOUSTON SUPER CHEVY SHOW WINNERS

October 1, 2012 by  
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The weather conditions weren’t conducive to sending high-horsepower Bowties down Royal Purple Raceway this weekend as persistent rain showers blanketed Houston. Regardless, that didn’t prevent us from having a packed show field with some primo vintage and late-model Chevy cars and trucks. Here’s the lowdown on who won their class and drove home with a trophy. Special thanks for all our sponsors and volunteers that made this event just as fun despite what Mother Nature threw at us.

DRAG RACE EDITORS PICK

NAME                                     CITY                        ST            VEHICLE

FELIX MENDOZA               HARLINGTEN         TX            1968 CAMARO

RAY DEW                               LEAGUE CITY          TX            1970 NOVA 9.30-496

ROBERT REIDER                  PEARLAND             TX            1967 CAMARO 583CI

DUSTY FINCHER                    BAYTOWN             TX            1974 VEGA WAGON

MIKE JOHNSON                    HUFFMAN              TX            1988 CAMARO 434 SBC-9.60

JAY COSTALES                      LEAGUE CITY         TX            1967 VETTE 540 CI-920 HP

VERNIT ROSETTE                MANVILLE              TX            1981 MALIBU 355, 425 HP 12.90

CLINT MC LAUGHLIN            ELMER                  LA           1968 CAMARO 496 BB 9.78 ET BEST

ART AYALA                            CLEAR LAKE           TX            1969 SS NOVA 427CI 8.50 N20

LARRY DYE                             HOUSTON              TX            2010 CAMARO 1300 HP

CAR SHOW EDITORS PICK

NAME                                     CITY                        ST            VEHICLE

ANN-MARIE CLARK              KATY                       TX            2010 CAMARO SS

PATRICK GRIGSBY                BAYTOWN             TX            1972 CAMARO

FRED MARTINEZ                   HOUSTON               TX            1964 CHEVELLE

DAN LEGGETT                        DEER PARK            TX            1967 CHEVELLE

ROBERT WOODALL              HIGHLANDS           TX            1960 IMPALA CONVRT

JIM WATKINS                        BRAZORIA              TX            1963 CORVAIR MONZA

JOHN CARPENTER               SANTA FE               TX            1972 C-10 PICKUP

ELLARD LAMBERT                HIGHLANDS           TX            1960 BISCAYNE

WAYNE TERRY                       KAUTMAN             TX            1967-C10

JOHN BRADLEY                     LEAGUE CITY          TX            1966 VETTE

AWARDS

Club Participation Award                   WINNER SAN JACINTO CORVETTE CLUB

AWARD          

ISCA WINNER HARVEY VOGEL SWEENEY TX 1969 CAMARO

CONVERSION- PRE 1948

WINNER                    EDDIE DELOACH HIGHLANDS TX 1948 OLDS AERO SEDAN

CONVERSION 1949- NEWER

WINNER                    GORDON LENHART DEER PARK TX 1967 RAMBLER

EARLY CHEV- PRE 1935

WINNER                    BRIAN BULHANAN PINE HURST TX 1930 CHEVY 4 DOOR

OPEN GM

WINNER                    GARRETT WEATHERY HIGHLANDS TX 1978 PONTIAC

OPEN CHEVROLET

WINNER                 TIM WATKINS BRAZORIA TX 1963

TRUCK 1949-1972 2WD (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      KAT PRATTA BOERNE TX 1966 Pick Up

WINNER                 JOHN CARPENTER SANTA FE TX 1972 Pick Up

TRUCK 1949-1972 2WD (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      PATRICIA THAMM CHANNELVIEW TX 1972 Pick Up

WINNER                 WAYNE TERRY KAUFMAN TX 1967 Pick Up

TRUCK 1973-1987 2WD (STOCK)

WINNER                 NICK ROGERS MAGNOLIA TX 1978 Pick Up

TRUCK 1973-1987 2WD (MODIFIED)

WINNER                 JOEY DUPREE SUGARLAND TX 1977 Pick Up

TRUCK 1988-NEWER 2WD (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      RAY JIMENEZ HOUSTON TX 1992 SILVERADO

WINNER                 JC RAUTEEN LA PORTE TX 1998 S-10 CHEVY

MINI TRUCK 2WD (STREET)

WINNER                 DARIN HANEGROVE BEAUMONT TX 2006 CHEVY COLORADO

MINI TRUCK 2WD (MODIFIED)

WINNER                 CORT FYVIE ANAHUAC TX 1991 S-10 CHEV

NOVA 1962-67 (STOCK)

WINNER                 JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1966 NOVA

NOVA 1962-67 (STREET)

WINNER                 JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1966 NOVA

NOVA 1962-67 (MODIFIED)

WINNER                 JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1966 NOVA

EL CAMINO (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      KENNETH BURKE COLDSPRING TX 1984 EL CAMINO

WINNER                 RICK SOUSLEY RICHMOND TX 1983 EL CAMINO

EL CAMINO (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      BRYAN SIMON SAN ANTONIO TX 1959 EL CAMINO

WINNER                 BUD HALLMARK  CONROE TX  1979 EL CAMINO

CHEVELLE 1964-67 (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      LOREN LUTHI CHOPMCH KS CHEVELLE

WINNER                 DAN LEGGETT DEER PARK TX 1967 CHEVELLE

CHEVELLE 1964-67 (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      FRED MARTINEZ HOUSTON TX 1964 CHEVELLE

CHEVELLE 1968-NEWER

OUTSTANDING      ANTHONY APRILE KATY TX 1972 CHEVELLE

BIG CAR 58-89 (STOCK)

OUTSTANDING      ELLARD LAMBERT HIGHLANDS TX 1960

BIG CAR 58-89 (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      LEON GUIDRY CROSBY TX 1962

WINNER                 ROBERT WOODALL HIGHLANDS TX 1960

BIG CAR 1990-NEWER

WINNER                 SAL ESCAMILLA HOUSTON TX 1996

PRO STREET

OUTSTANDING      CRAIG BOULTON PEARLAND TX 1973 CAMARO

WINNER                 HEDRICK HORTON HOUSTON TX 1955 CHEVY

55-56-57 Chevy

WINNER                 RICHARD GARLAND HIGHLANDS TX 1957

MONTE CARLO

WINNER                DANIEL MARKS HOUSTON TX 1971

CAMARO 67-69 (STOCK)

WINNER                 BOB WRIGHT SANTA FE TX 1967

CAMARO 67-69 (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      WAYNE BRAGG MONT BELVIEU TX 1968

WINNER                 HARVEY VOGEL SWEENEY TX 1969

CAMARO 67-69 (MODIFIED)

WINNER                 GLEN BETHKE HOUSTON TX 1969

CAMARO 70-81 (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      ANTHONY ESPOSLTO KATY TX 1979

WINNER                 DANIEL GOMEZ HOUSTON TX 1972

CAMARO 70-81 (MODIFIED)

WINNER                 PATRICK GRIGSBY BAYTOWN TX 1972

CAMARO 2010- NEWER (STREET)

OUTSTANDING      ANN MARIE CLARK KATY TX 2010

WINNER                 MONICA JORDAN LEAGUE CITY TX 2010

CAMARO 2010- NEWER (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      CHRIS HARRELL KATY TX 2011

WINNER                 CHARLES EPPHR ALVIN TX 2010

CORVETTE 53-67

WINNER                 JOHN BRADLEY LEAGUE CITY TX 1966

CORVETTE 68-82

OUTSTANDING      TRACEY DAIGLE SEABROOK TX 1974

WINNER                 GREG THOMAS BAYTOWN TX 1982

CORVETTE 84-96

WINNER                 VINCENT LEWIS HOUSTON TX 1986

CORVETTE 97-04

WINNER                 KASSY JOHNSON HOUSTON TX 2002

CORVETTE 05-NEWER (STOCK)

WINNER                 ART JESKE HOUSTON TX 2009

CORVETTE 05-NEWER (STREET)

WINNER                 BOB ROMSLAND TOMBALL TX 2011

CORVETTE 05-NEWER (MODIFIED)

OUTSTANDING      BUTCH MARSH DICKINSON TX 2007

WINNER                 JAMES ORICE HOUSTON TX 2010

GOLD 1962-67 NOVA

WINNER                 JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1967 NOVA

BEST BIG CAR

ROBERT WOODALL HIGHLANDS TX 1960 CHEV

BEST CAMARO

CHARLES EPPHR ALVIN TX 2010 CAMARO

BEST CHEVELLE

DAN LEGGETT DEER PARK TX 1967 CHEVELLE

BEST CORVETTE

KASSY JOHNSON HOUSTON TX 2002 VETTE

BEST CONVERSION

EDDIE DELOACH HIGHLANDS TX 1948 OLDS AERO SEDAN

BEST OPEN

TIM WATKINS BRAZORIA TX 1963 CORVAIN

BEST EARLY CHEVY

BRIAN BULHANAN BONE HURST TX 1930 CHEVY SEDAN

BEST EL CAMINO

BUD HALLMARK CONROE TX 1979 EL CAMINO

BEST 55-56-57

RICHARD GARLAND HIGHLANDS TX 1957 CHEVY

BEST MONTE CARLO

DANIEL MARKS HOUSTON TX 1971 MONTE CARLO

BEST NOVA

JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1966 NOVA

BEST PRO STREET/ENGINEERED

HEDRICK HORTON HOUSTON TX 1955 CHEVY

BEST TRUCK

KAT PRATTA BOERNE TX 1966 CHEVY PU

BEST PAINT GOLD

JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1967 NOVA

BEST DETAIL GOLD

JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1967 NOVA

BEST ENGINE GOLD

JIM & JUDY LIPPERT GREEN KS 1967 NOVA

 

 

 

         

Unfavorable Weather Forces Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance to Sunday Only at Royal Purple Raceway

September 29, 2012 by  
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Officials with the Super Chevy Show and Royal Purple Raceway have moved all event activities scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, to Sunday, September 30th, due to unfavorable weather in the area.  Participant and spectator gates will open at 8:00am Sunday morning, with a full slate of car show, drag racing, swap meet, and autocross competition.  Super Chevy Magazine staff will be onsite covering the activities.  The Street Cruise scheduled for Saturday morning at Ron Craft Chevrolet will not take place.

“We are dedicated to making this weekend’s Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance a success,” said Seth Angel, Royal Purple Raceway General Manager. “We are optimistic that Sunday’s weather will cooperate and allow us to put on a great show for our participants and race fans.”

Participants arriving early will be allowed access to the race track on Friday beginning at 2:00pm for Legal Street Night and Saturday beginning at 8:00am for event parking.  The car show awards ceremony will be held Sunday at 4:00pm in the Tower Club at Royal Purple Raceway.  For additional information please call 281-383-7223.

Updated Event Schedule:

 

Friday, September 28

Gates Open/Parking:  2:00pm
Friday Night Legal Street Racing:  6:00pm-12:00 Midnight

Saturday, September 29
Event Parking:  8:00am -5:00pm

Sunday, September 30 
Gates Open:  8:00am

Car Show Registration/Racer Tech Opens 8:00am – 12:00 Noon
Racer Tech Opens 9:00am – 12:00 Noon
Bracket Time Trials Begin:  10:00am
Autocross:  10:00am -3:00pm
Revell Make ‘N Take Kid Zone (Tower Club):  12:00 Noon – 2:00pm
Pre-Race Ceremonies: 12:45pm
Featured Talent:  Outlaw Fuel Altereds 1:00pm
Bonus Race Eliminations/5th Generation Camaro Shootout:  1:00pm
Featured Talent:  Outlaw Fuel Altereds 2:30pm
Featured Talent:  Outlaw Fuel Altereds 3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentations in Tower Club 4:00pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators:  4:00pm
Secure Track:  5:00pm

Ticket prices: 
Adult – 1 Day: $20
Child (12&Under): FREE
Racer Tech Card:  $60
Junior Dragster Tech Card:  $40
*Judged Car Show: $40
Bowtie Boulevard (Non Judged Car Show):  $30
Car Corral: $40
Autocross:  $40
Swap Meet (20′ x 20′ Space): $25

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