ROCKINGHAM WEATHER CALLS FOR CREATIVITY AT SUPER CHEVY SHOW

October 10, 2015 by  
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WEATHER CALLS FOR CREATIVITY AT SUPER CHEVY SHOW

Top Eliminator, Footbrake Now a Chevy vs. the World Affair Open to All Makes

            ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Morning rain and an unfavorable forecast compelled Rockingham Dragway officials to cancel Saturday’s program and condense the annual Dieffenbach Superstore Super Chevy Show into a single, action-packed Sunday punctuated by drag racing, show cars and a swap meet. 

            In addition to the 4.70 Outlaws, Sunday’s full schedule will include the DOT class and bracket racing in the Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster classes with the event expanded to include all makes and models in a special “Chevy vs. The World” showdown.

            Top Eliminator will pay a $4,200 winner’s purse with $1,400 the runner-up and $500 each to the semifinalists, $250 quarterfinals.  Footbrake payout will be $2,500 to win, $800 runner-up and $275 to the semifinalists, $140 to the quarterfinals. Jr. Dragster purse will include $450 to win and $175 to the runner-up.

            Entry fee for the one-day shootout is $90 in Top Eliminator and Footbrake; $60 in Jr. Dragster.  Each class will pay purse money to the final 16 in competition.

Unfortunately, due to prior commitments, the Jet Dragsters were unable to stay for Sunday’s show.

            The car show will continue as scheduled with car show awards at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gates open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 and eliminations to follow.

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Schedule For Super Chevy Show at Gateway Motorsports Park

October 6, 2015 by  
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MID-AMERICA CHEVY DEALERS ST. LOUIS SUPER CHEVY SHOW WEEKEND

 

Run Schedule

 

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Weekend Kick-Off Testing & “Party at the Plex” 

10 a.m.:                  Drag Racing Credential Sales – Pit Parking – Vendor set-up

12 p.m.:                 Tech Inspection

12 – 9 p.m.:            Car Show Registration and Packet Pick-Up at Gateway Kartplex

3 p.m.:                    Drag Racing Test ‘n’ Tune

4:30 – 5 p.m.:        Cruise the NASCAR Oval and Road Course (exclusively for car show participants)

5 – 5:30 p.m.:        True Street Road Course 30 minute drive (followed by 3 runs on the dragstrip)

6 – 10 p.m.:            Party at the Plex – Free Admission – $20 kart rides – Cruise Night Awards

7 p.m.:                    Drag Racing Box & No Box 1/8 mile Gambler Race

10 p.m.:                 Conclude Drag Racing Test ‘n’ Tune and Gambler Race / Conclude Party at the Plex

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – MID-AMERICA CHEVY DEALERS ST. LOUIS SUPER CHEVY SHOW

6 a.m.:                    Drag Racing Credential Sales – Pit Parking – Swap Meet set-up

7 a.m.:                    Drag Racing Tech Inspection

7 – 11 a.m.:            Car Show Registration and Packet Pick-Up (follow signs to Purple North entry)

8 a.m.:                    Drag Racing Jr. Dragster Time Trials (2 runs)

9 a.m.:                    Drag Racing Bracket Time Trials – Jr. Eliminations

10 a.m.:                  Autocross begins on Gateway Motorsports Park Road Course

11 a.m.:                  Car Show Judging begins

12 p.m.:                 Nostalgia Pro Stock and Nostalgia Funny Car

Super Quick Qualifying #1

Bracket Eliminations begin

Revell Make ’n’ Take Model Building (until 2 p.m. or all models gone)

2 p.m.:                    Super Quick Qualifying #2

3:30 p.m.:              Nostalgia Pro Stock and Nostalgia Funny Car

Super Quick Eliminations R1 – 32 cars

Continue Eliminations

4 p.m.:                    Autocross ends

5 p.m.:                    Begin Chevy vs. the World Battle of the Brands (open to all makes and models)

6 p.m.:                    Nostalgia Pro Stock Exhibition

Car Show Awards in concession pavilion

7:30 p.m.:              Car Show Awards conclude

9 p.m.:                    Conclude Bracket eliminations

Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Bonus Bash Sunday (All makes /models Drag Race)

6 a.m.:                    Drag Racing Credential Sales – Pit Parking

7 a.m.:                    Tech Inspection for new arrivals

7 a.m.:                    McDonald’s Coffee & Chevrolets Get Together (until 10 a.m.)

(Free trackside parking and admission for all GM powered cars & trucks plus driver and one guest)

7:30 a.m.:              RFC Service

8 a.m.:                    Jr. Dragster Time Trial

8:40 a.m.:              Jr. Dragster Round 1 Elimination

9 a.m.:                    Time Trial – 1 round – Pro, Super Pro, Sportsman

10:30 a.m.:            Run for the Money – $20 to enter

12 p.m.:                 Begin eliminations

$4,000 to win Super Pro

$2,000 to win Pro

$250 to win Sportsman

Trophy

 

For more information, please visit www.gatewaymsp.com or call (618) 215-8888 ext. 114.

Car Show Participant Prices 

 

Friday – Party at the Plex:               Free Admission

 

Saturday – Judged:                          $40 Car and Driver plus 1 guest

Sunday – Non-Judged:                   $30 Car and Driver plus 1 guest

 

Sunday –                                            McDonald’s Coffee & Chevrolets Cruise

Sunday free admission for all GM cars, driver and 1 guest (7 – 10 a.m.)

 

 

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Rockingham Event Updates

September 29, 2015 by  
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Rockingham Event Updates

DIVERSITY THE THEME OF DIEFFENBACH SUPER CHEVY SHOW AT ROCKINGHAM

4.70 Outlaws, Jets, Car Shows, Bracket Races at Rockingham Dragway

             ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – The 4.70 Outlaws, two jet dragsters, an outrageous steel-bodied 1969 Camaro, daily bracket races and the largest gathering of GM show cars in the Carolinas are among the features of the annual Dieffenbach Superstore Super Chevy Show, Oct. 9-11, at Rockingham Dragway.

Presented by the Richmond County Tourism Authority, the event features Chevrolets of every shape, size and description along with a multitude of cousins wearing Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, GMC, Saturn and Cadillac identification.

A 12 noon-7 p.m. test session on Friday, Oct. 9, will be followed by two days of drag racing and car show judging augmented by a swap meet and a vendor midway featuring the latest Chevy car models as well as the latest parts and pieces with which to personalize them.

On the track, one of the featured vehicles will be Doug Cline’s 1969 Camaro Z28, a 3,000 pound daily driver powered by an all-aluminum 598 cubic inch, twin turbo engine producing 3,100 horsepower.

Cline has outfitted the relatively inconspicuous orange Chevy with two separate fuel tanks (one for pump gasoline and one for racing gas) that make the switch from street mode to race mode possible in just 10 minutes.

On the Street, Cline’s Camaro gets 10 miles to the gallon.  On the track, it has covered the quarter mile in 6.74 seconds at 174 miles per hour.

Daily admission is $20 for adults although an all-inclusive $35 ticket is available that provides admission and pit access for all three days.  Children six and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult and, as always, parking is free in Rockingham Dragway’s main lot.

Saturday’s program includes Outlaw 4.70 qualifying at 11 a.m. and 12 noon and the first round of eliminations at 2:30 p.m.  Saturday car show judging begins at 10:30 a.m. with awards presented at 4 p.m.  Racing to championships in Top Eliminator, Footbrake, Jr. Dragster and the DOT Tire class begins at 1 p.m.

Closing the show on Saturday will be a match race between Jill Fazekas and Robert Albertson, the respective drivers of the “Queen of Diamonds II” and “Blazing Angel” jet-powered dragsters capable of achieving finish line speeds in excess of 300 mph.

On Sunday, first round eliminations in Top Eliminator, Footbrake, Jr. Dragster and DOT begin at 10 a.m. followed by a resumption of racing for the 4.70 Outlaws championship. Sunday’s car show awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

 

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