Duracell Automotive Batteries Renews With Super Chevy Show

October 24, 2012 by  
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 24, 2012) – East Penn Manufacturing, maker of Duracell automotive batteries, has renewed its successful marketing relationship with Super Chevy Show events in a multiple year agreement.  Duracell has been the Official Battery of the Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance since 2011, and will continue to hold that status for the next two seasons at drag racing, car show, swap meet, and autocross activities at North America’s largest all Chevy events.

Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance recently announced its 2013 schedule of events which includes stops in markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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


Duracell Battery Distributors for automotive, marine, commercial truck, lawn & garden, and many other types of vehicular batteries can be found atwww.driveduracell.com or ask your local auto parts dealer if they carry the Duracell name.

Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance is part of the Manufacturers Series which features a total of 33-events between Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action events, owned and operated by motorsports facilities which host the shows.  For event schedules, visit www.mfgseries.com.

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October 24, 2012 by  
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Here are the car show winners from the Super Chevy Show at Rockingham Dragway. The great weather along with the fantastic venue brought out the best Bowties from around the region. Thanks to all the sponsors including Chevrolet Performance for supplying some extra “eye candy” for all of us to enjoy.


McBoy Smith, Marion, SC, 1970 SS454 Chevelle

Morris Johnson Jr., Moneta, VA, 1969 SS396 Camaro

Tim DeGrauwe, Hopewell, VA, 1960 Biscayne

Jeff Smith, Richlands, NC, 1955 Bel Air Sedan

Kenny Tibbs, Rual Retreat, VA, 1967 SS366 Camaro

Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, 1967 Corvette

Jon Williams, Clayton, NC, 1971 Nova

Ken Owen, Pinehurst, NC, 1959 Biscayne

William Miller, Rockingham, NC, 1957 210 Sedan

Wayne Frazier, Stokesdale, NC, 1971 C-10 Super Cheynne


PAINT: Tyler Maress, Robbin, NC

ENGINE: Herbert Wright, Gibsonville, NC

INTERIOR:  Don Adams, 1969 Camaro

STOCK: Jerry Dennis, Concors, NC

STREET: Flip Bost, Statesville, NC

MODIFIED: Jerry Bass, Rockingham, NC

ROD: John and Deborah O’Nan, Lancaster, KY

WORKMANSHIP: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC

ISCA: David Maxwell, Axton, VA

ENGINEERED: Delton Hubbard, Wallace, SC

CAMARO: 1967-69

STOCK Outstanding:  Larry Saires, Trenton, SC

STOCK Winner: Morris Johnson, Meneta, VA

STREET Outstanding: Randy Penley, Conover, NC

STREET Winner: Harold Johnson, Powder Springs, GA

MODIFIED Outstanding: David Stallings, Benson, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Jerry Bass, Rockingham, NC

CAMARO: 1970-81

STOCK Winner: Howard Smith, Laurinburg, NC

STREET Outstanding: John Fox, Candor, NC

STREET Winner: Raymond Bleau, Fort Will, SC

MODIFIED Winner: Ralph Fields, Laurinburg, NC

CAMARO: 1982-1992

STREET Outstanding: Kyle Shepard, Biscoe, NC

STREET Winner: Sheldon Conduer, Waxhaw, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Frank and Suzanne Estro, Charlotte, NC


STOCK Winner: Paul Rocco, Randleman, NC

STREET Winner: Alex Danyels, Statesville, NC


STOCK Outstanding: Melissa Billingsley, Rockingham, NC

STOCK Winner: Angela Neff & Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA

STREET Outstanding: Richard Kauth, Hope Mills, NC

STREET Winner: : Angela Neff & Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA

MODIFIED Winner: : Angela Neff & Stuart Thomas, Henry, VA


MODIFIED Outstanding: James Caswell, Hickory, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Charlie Joymer, Rocky Mount, NC


MODIFIED Outstanding: Delton Hubbard, Wallace, SC

MODIFIRED Winner: Don Adams, Jackson, SC


MODIFIED Outstanding: Donny Holland, Dunn, NC

MODIFIED Winner: George Keel, Spotslvania, PA


STREET Outstanding: Richard Dickerson, Greensboro, NC

STREET Winner: Mel Ogburn, Emporia, VA

TRUCK 1949-72

STOCK Winner: Wayne Frazier, Stokesdale, NC

STREET Winner: Jeff Kanup, Hickory, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding (50’s only): Tyler Maness

MODIFIED Winner (50’s only): Grady Love, Feyetteville, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding (60’s only): Troy Loftis, McCleansville, NC

MODIFIED Winner (60’s only): Danny Auman, High Point, NC


STOCK Winner: John Sinclair, Rockingham, NC

NOVA: 1962-67

STOCK Winner: Harmon Stevens, Mocksville, NC

STREET Winner: Jean Howard, Polkton, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Bill Rogers, Statesville, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Glenn Gentay, N Augusta, SC

NOVA: 1968 & Newer

STREET Winner: David Hammond, Charlotte, NC


MODIFIED Outstanding: Jenny Bass, Rockingham, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Kelli Blake, Rockingham, NC

EARLY CHEVY: 1936-48

MODIFIED Winner: Hubbert McBride, Winston Salem, NC

CHEVY: 1955-57

MODIFIED 1955 ONLY Outstanding: Shaun Terrace, Lynchburg, VA

MODIFIED 1955 ONLY Winner: Jeff Smith, Richlands, NC

MODIFIED 1956 ONLY Outstanding: Fredrick Curl, McLeawsurk, NC

MODIFIED 1956 ONLY Winner: Randy Jones, Rocky Mount, NC

MODIFIED 1957 ONLY Outstanding: Randall Bray, Pelham, NC

MODIFIED 1957 ONLY Winner: David Maxwell, Axton, VA

BIG CAR: 1949-1954

STOCK Winner: Zachary Hoyle, Rockingham, NC

BIG CAR: 1958-89

STOCK Winner: Jerry Dennis, Concord, NC

STREET Winner: Glen Gentry, N Augusta, SC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Ken Owen, Pinehurst, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Timothy DeGrawe

CHEVELLE: 1964- 67

STREET Winner: Mike Pope, Statesville, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Doug Seawell, Greensboro, NC

CHEVELLE: 1968 & Newer

STOCK Winner: Wendelle Shumpert, West Columbia, SC

STREET Outstanding: Jason Carter, Ellerbe, NC

STREET Winner: Tom Farguhar, Greensboro, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Randy Peinster, Statesville, NC


STOCK Outstanding:  Julian Bray, Danville, VA

STOCK Winner: Bob Shelton, Greensboro, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Ray Duport, Efland, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro, NC


STOCK Winner: Harold Lee, Fayetteville, NC

STREET Winner: Michael Boyte, Summerfield, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Thomas Vane, Surfside Beach, SC

CORVETTE: 1953 – 67

STOCK Outstanding: Jake Prevatte, West End, NC

STOCK Winner: Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA

STREET Outstanding: Jerry Bass, Rockingham, NC

STREET Winner: Wyatt Whitworth, N Wilkesboro, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Hubbert Wright, Gibsonville, NC

CORVETTE: 1968-1982

STREET Winner: Flip Bost, Statesville, NC

CORVETTE: 1997-2004

STOCK Carl Smith, Stuart, VA

STREET Winner: Terry Hope, Statesville, NC


MODIFIED Winner: Phillip McElveen, Cheraw, SC


STREET Winner: Ron Geehring Jr., Monroe, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Mike Finte, Laurinburg, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Ron Geehring, Monroe, NC


MODIFIED Outstanding: Michael Coricamc, Laurel Hill, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Mackie Odum, Laurel Hill, NC


STOCK Winner: Robert Cooper


STOCK CAMARO 1967-69: Junior Shifflett, Dytee, VA

STOCK CAMARO 1967-69: Henery Tibbs, Rual Retreat, VA

STREET CAMARO 1967-69: Eddie Sells, Apex, NC

STOCK CORVETTE 1953-67: Jerry Lyhdon, Statesville, NC

MODIFIED CAMARO 1967-69: Wyatt Whitworth, N Wikesboro, NC

STREET CHEVELLE: Jeff Davis, Marristown, NJ

BIG CAR: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC

BIG CAR 1958-59: Danielle Tackett, Price, KY

MODIFIED 1955-56-57: Jennings White, Manchester, KY


BIG CAR: Jerry Dennis, Concord, NC

CAMARO: Jerry Bass, Rockingham, NC

CHEVELLE: Doug Seawell, Greensboro, NC

CORVETTE: Hubert Wright, Gibsonville, NC

CONVERSION:   Machie Odum, Laurel Hill, NC

EARLY CHEVY: Kelli Blake, Rockingham, NC

EL CAMINO: Jimmy Simmons, Greensboro, NC

1955-1957 CHEVY: David Maxwell, Axton, VA

MONTE CARLO: Michael Boyte, Summerfield, NC

NOVA:  Harmon Stevens, Mockesville, NC

PRO STREET.ENGINEERED: George Keel, Spotsylvania, PA

TRUCK: Danny Auman, High Point, NC

PAINT:  Junior Shifflett, Dyke, VA

DETAIL: Kenny Tibbs, Rual Retreat, VA

ENGINE: Wyatt Whitworth, N Wilkesboro, NC

EXCELLENCE AWARD: Jeff Smith, Richlands, NC

BEST OF SHOW: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC


Michael Walters, Racford, NC

Tom Ball, High Point, NC

Llyod Tisdale, Kingstree, SC

Steve Geer, Chesepeke, VA

Tommy Lumley, Charlotte, NC

Tim Bailey, Phichurst, NC

Haywood Carpenter, Rockingham, NC

Randy Prince, Parkton, NC

Tom Johnson, Newport News, VA

Dean Phillips, Burlington, NC



October 22, 2012 by  
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Ed Hoover, who won the first Pro Modified race ever contested nationally, got another major win Sunday when he drove his super-charged 1968 Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the featured event in the annual Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance and Richmond County Tourism at Rockingham Dragway.

The veteran from Gilbert, S.C., qualified No. 1 on the eighth-mile course at 3.895 seconds, then beat John Camp of Canonsburg, Kinston’s Ernie Everett, former national touring pro Steve Vick of Mocksville and, finally, Elon’s Travis Harvey to win the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout, part of the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Series.

Hoover, who was the first Pro Mod champion as the winner of the IHRA Winternationals at Darlington, S.C., on March 11, 2000, recorded the quickest time of the event in the first round at 3.879 seconds.  Unfortunately, his semifinal showdown with Vick turned out to be anticlimactic when the latter suffered engine failure on his Camaro and was unable to compete.

Among the biggest surprises was the qualifying struggle of veteran Charles Carpenter of Harrisburg who failed to make the 16-car lineup in his iconic 1955 Chevy Bel Air.  Carpenter, considered to be “The Father of Pro Mod,” was among eight drivers who were on the outside, looking in, at the conclusion of the qualifying phase.  Carpenter turned at 3.930 et at 189.52 mph on an exhibition run on Sunday, which would have been the fourth quickest qualifying run.

Other winners in the event that celebrates all things Chevrolet included Lee Astle of Jonesville, S.C., who, as the DriveDuracell.com Top Eliminator champion on Sunday, took home a $3,000 winner’s share of the purse, and Rockingham’s Tim Clark, who won the DOT Street title on Sunday.

Former IHRA national event winner and Rockingham track champion Chip Johnson of Fayetteville was the Top Eliminator winner on Saturday while the Footbrake titles fell to Kyle Oliver of Jefferson, S.C., on Saturday and Dunn’s Justin West on Sunday.

Tom Johnson of Newport News, Va. won the prestigious Camaro Guys.com Generation Five trophy.

In the Junior Dragster division, it was an all-female final as Benson’s Kristen Byrd forced Maxton’s Brittney Dial into a breakout foul to get the win.

In the Super Chevy Car Show Jeff Smith of Richlands won the Award of Excellence in his 1955 Chevy and the 1962 Chevy of Troutman’s Billy Moore won the coveted Best of Show Award.


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