Super Chevy Show concludes in Arizona desert

October 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Feature Story, Latest News

CHANDLER, Ariz (Oct. 24) — The 2010 Super Chevy Show came to a glorious end Sunday as good times were held by all during the final day of the 10th event of the season at Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix.

The show produced 57 category winners among 27 classes, along with winners in four bracket drag races and the Total Cost Involved/Wilwood Disc Brakes/Currie Enterprises Autocross.

The series now goes into hiatus before beginning the 2011 season and it’s 12-race schedule next April 8-10 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla.

Here is Sunday’s report:

Car Show Report: The show produced 57 winners along 17 best-of-class winners, including Mark Meloro, of Mesa, Ariz. taking home the Award of Excellence for his 1967 Nova. Mark Bosak, of Litchfield Park, Ariz., won the Best of Show Award for his 1967 Chevy Pick-up. There were also winners of the Editor’s Picks for the top 10 drag race cars. The winners were Robert Parker, of Mesa, 1955 Bel Air; Amber Dolezal, Chandler, 1967 Nova; Ed Breunig, Chandler, 1967 Nova; Stephanie Sundstrom, Gilbert, Ariz., 1962 Bel Air; Tony Cutaia, Phoenix, 1956 Chevy; Adam Montague, San Bernardino, Calif., 2010 Camaro; Geanine Ballard, Tucson, 1967 Camaro; Larry and Lori Pittenger, Williams, Ariz., 1968 Camaro; Ken Passeby, San Tan Valley, Ariz., 1970 Nova and Ron Rios, Sana Fe, N. Mexico, 1968 Chevelle.

Race Report: The winners were Amber Dolezal (Shoebox Shootout), of Mesa; Jayson Weaver (DOT), of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; Joe Kidd (Bracket One), of Marana, Ariz. and Scott “Lucky” Hudson (Bracket Two), of Anaheim, Calif. Dolezal drove her 1967 Nova to an E.T. of 8.761 seconds at 141.59 mph to beat Bill Salara, who ran a 10.550. Weaver ran a 12.524 at 107.77 mph to beat Ron Rios, of Santa Fe. Kidd drove his 1973 Nova to a time of 10.635 to beat Chris Lindsay, of Peoria, Ariz. Hudson beat Geanine Ballard.

Autocross Report: Kyle Newman had the best time on Sunday, covering the course in 23.84 seconds to win the Open class. Tammie Fellow won the Ladies division with Don Chenello taking the Novice class. Mary Pozzi had the best time on Saturday, completing the course in 24.76 to win the Open class. She also won the Ladies division with Dave Fellows winning the Novice class.

PHOENIX SUPER CHEVY SHOW
Individual Category Car Show winners

1958-89 Big Car
Stock: Mark Metz, Phoenix, 1960
Street: Jim Bates, Phoenix, 1962
Modified: Pete Ashlock, Apple Valley, Calif.; 1961
Chevelle 1968 & Newer
Stock: John Hill, Glendale, 1970
Street: Rick Bodley, Glendale, 1969
Modified: Jag Amdahl, Fountain Hills, 1969
Chevelle: 1964-67
Stock: Michael Arcado, Palm Springs, Calif.; 1967
Street: Anthony Eliopoulos, Phoenix, 1964
Modified: Les Hoctor, Glendale, 1965
Corvette 1983 & Newer
Street: Wendell Coats, Mesa, 1990
Corvette 1968-82
Street: Shirley Adkins, Tempe, 1969
Corvette 1953-67
Stock: Raymond Podsiadlo, Phoenix, 1959
Street: Steve Fegan, Tucson, 1966
Modified: Ed Newton, Tempe, 1956
Camaro Gen. V
Street: Dianne Leal, Tolleson, 2010
Modified: Robert Salcido, Phoenix, 2010
Camaro 93-2002
Stock: Tammi Fellows, Peoria, 1997
Street: Larry Christensen, Fountain Hills, 2002
Modified: Brian Deeney, Glendale, 1999
Camaro 1982-92
Street: Rob Loveless, Phoenix, 1983
Camaro 1970-81
Street: Hector Flores, Chandler, 1970
Modified: Roberrt Picrik, Tempe, 1971
Camaro 1967-69
Stock: Larry Christensen, Fountain Hills, 1969
Street: Jim Parks, Deforest, Wis.; 1968
Street

Locals enjoy big day at Phoenix Super Chevy Show on Saturday

October 24, 2010 by  
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CHANDLER, Ariz (Oct. 23) — The wait is over.

The Super Chevy Show returned to Phoenix after an eight-year hiatus on Saturday, and if you call Arizona home, you were happy to welcome back the national touring series, which is concluding its 30th anniversary season with this weekend’s event that began on Saturday and concludes on Sunday.

Saturday was the first of two car shows, with all 10 winners of Super Chevy Magazine’s Editors Choice Top 10 hailing from Arizona, including Dennis McClendon, of Meza..

The show concludes on Sunday, with another car show, swap meet, sportsman drag racing and the final day of the Total Cost Involved/Willwood/Currie Enterprises Autocross, which is being managed by the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving.

Car Show Report: McClendon highlighted the winners of the Editors Choice awards, earning recognition with his ’62 Bel Air. Other winner were Marc Bosak, Litchfield Park, 1967 C10 Truck; Tim Andrella, Chandler, 1956 Z10; Jack Hodson, Glendale, 1967 Camaro; Bob Taylor, Glendale, 1966 Corvette; Mark Guiliani, Peoria, 1969 Chevelle; Tom Tieman, Phoenix, 1968 Camaro; Bob Smith, Lake Havasu City, 1955 Chevy and Claudia Jimerson, Tucson, 1966 Impala. Specialty awards were also given out on Saturday and the winners were: Judy Lippert (Transport Award, 1966 Chevy Nova), of Green, Kan.; Kevin and Alice Moloney (ISCA, 1982 Chevy Pickup), of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mark Allen (Trick Stick, 1967 Camaro RS/SS), of Mesa.

More information can be found at superchevyshow.com and firebirdraceway.com

2010 Super Chevy Show Season Finale
Firebird International Raceway

Super Chevy Show to conclude 30th Season in Phoenix

October 21, 2010 by  
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PHOENIX (Oct. 21) — The Super Chevy Show concludes its 30th anniversary season this weekend with perhaps its most-anticipated event of the year when the national touring series visits Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24.

It’s the Super Chevy Show’s first visit to the Valley of the Sun in eight years, and track operator Charlie Allen has put together an exciting schedule for the occasion. It will feature Nostalgia Funny Cars hitting the quartermile for a Night of Fire on Saturday and an Autocross that will be constructed and managed by the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The two-day event will also include sportsman drag racing in four classes, a car show and swap meet.

The Nostalgia Funny Car show, which will turn Firebird International Raceway in a yesteryear and drag racing’s glory days, will have two qualifying sessions at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday before a night show that features some of the best Nostalgia Funny Cars on the West Coast, jet cars, a wheelstander and motorcycles.

The Total Cost Involved/Wilwood/Currie Enterprises Autocross is also expected to big draw as well. The course will be open between 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. both days. The Bondurant group has a solid reputation among road racers, and in addition to setting up the course, will also provide some hot laps for interested parties. Mary Pozzi, who set the pace at an Autocross during the first event of the Super Chevy Show season in Las Vegas, will compete this weekend.

There will be a car show each day, with Super Chevy Magazine giving out its Top 10 Editors Choice Awards on Saturday.
The weekend will start with a test-n-tune on Friday.

More information can be found at superchevyshow.com and firebirdraceway.com

2010 Super Chevy Show Season Finale
Firebird International Raceway

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