TV and Motion Picture Star Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner to Appear at Super Chevy Show July 12-13 at Maple Grove Raceway

June 3, 2014 by  
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MOHNTON, Pa. — Brett Wagner has been signed to appear at the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway on July 12 and 13. The star of television and motion pictures will meet fans at the all-Chevrolet event, which features drag racing, a car show, swap meet and manufacturer midway.

Also referred to as “The Big Schwag,” Wagner is best known to car buffs as the host of Pass Time on Speed and Monster Garage on the Discovery Channel.

In addition to starring on Monster Garage, Wagner has appeared in a number of hit television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Hannah Montana and Castle. His motion picture credits include: The Crazies, The Players Club and Sleepover.

“I’ve been impressed with the cars I have seen in Pennsylvania,” said Wagner. “And now the Super Chevy Show — I’m ready to be blown away. There’s a lot of horsepower in Pennsylvania.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Super Chevy Show, but equally excited to hang out at the famous Maple Grove Raceway. Maple Grove Raceway, The Big Schwag and the Super Chevy Show — call a nurse, you’re gonna need it!”

The annual MGR Super Chevy Show is a wonderland for lovers of all things Chevrolet. The weekend includes an extensive Chevrolet car show, drag racing, a swap meet and youth-oriented activities (including the Revell model car company’s “Make ‘n Take” area).

The Super Chevy Show car show includes classes for: Big Car, Monte Carlo, Chevelle (including the 50th anniversary of the Chevelle — the Chevelle-abration), El Camino, Nova, Nostalgia Rod, Conversion, Early

Chevy, Pro Street, Pro Engineered, Open, Camaro, Corvette, Pick-Up Truck, Young Star (under age 25), Anniversary Class, Gold Class, Stock Class and Modified.

The all-Chevrolet drag racing show (Chevrolet body or Chevrolet-powered) will be enhanced by the thrilling Outlaw Pro Mod class.
For more information, visit the Super Chevy Show website at: www.SuperChevyShow.com.
For more information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com. Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).

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GIBTEC PISTONS JOINS MANUFACTURERS SERIES AS NEW SPONSOR

May 13, 2014 by  
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The Manufacturers Series is proud to announce Gibtec Pistons as a new sponsor of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events. Gibtec’s involvement will focus on product awareness for bracket racers, car show participants, and automotive enthusiasts attending each national touring series.

Gibtec manufactures custom pistons for all different types of competition vehicles. Opened for business just over one year ago, the company is based in Denver. In addition to selling custom pistons, Gibtec also works with the Big 3 motor companies on research and development at its state-of-the-art facility.

“What makes our company different is we’re more personalized than the bigger companies; we work one-on-one with each customer. We offer a more unique experience for customers who want that competitive edge to win,” said Rob Giebas, Gibtec General Manager. “We look forward to growing our brand and meeting race fans through the Manufacturers Series events in 2014.”

Each of the three series – Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action series have combined to complete 6 of 33 total events this season, and have seen an increase in spectator and participant admissions.

“The Manufacturers Series is off to a very positive start for the year, and we are excited to add Gibtec Pistons to the family of sponsors” said Lex Dudas, President of the Manufacturers Series. “Gibtec is going to jump right in and be involved at our shows in Virginia, Texas, and Michigan this weekend.”

The Super Chevy Show hosts two events on the weekend of May 17-18, at Virginia Motorsports Park and Texas Motorplex, as well as a one-day Mega Mopar Action series event at US 131 Dragway, on Sunday, May 18.

About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com.

WBAP TO DO LIVE SHOW AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

May 13, 2014 by  
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The Hottest Talk Show in DFW will be at the Motorplex Friday, May 16 before Super Chevy Show Takes over the Famed Racing Facility

ENNIS, Texas (May 9, 2014) – The WBAP Morning News Crew will be on site, with Harvey the RV, doing a live show on Friday, May 16 at Texas Motorplex.

The crew will be coming out to do the entire 5-9 a.m. show, give fans FREE tickets to the Super Chevy Show that starts the next day as well as other valuable prizes.

Super Chevy Show is a two-day celebration of one of America’s most popular brands at the Motorplex on May 17-18. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, kid’s activities and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun food and entertainment.

This year’s Super Chevy Show will include the NAPA Pro Mod Shootout with the Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Association.

All the fans that show up for the WBAP morning show will receive FREE TICKETS to the Saturday Super Chevy Show event and will also receive a free Texas Motorplex drawstring backpack. The Morning News Crew will also give away one family four-pack of tickets for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 18-21, every hour.

Gates will open for the WBAP appearance just before show time at 5 a.m. and will air through 9 a.m. “Like” Texas Motorplex on Facebook for event details, contests and more!

Spectator Ticket Prices: Get $5 OFF adult tickets at Texasmotorplex.com (Promo 14SCS)
Weekend Admission: Adults $15, Youth (Ages 13-17) $10, Children 12 and under are FREE.
Single Day Admission: Adult $10, Youth $5, Children 12 and under are FREE.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Category   Entry Fee   Payout
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300
Heads up Index (11, 12, 13) $40 Win $200, R/U $100
True Street Cruise/Hot laps Chevy/GM $40 Win $200, R/U $100
STREET DOT Chevy/GM $40 Win $200, R/U $100
CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars $35 Trophies, prizes
Test-n-Tune $35 Prizes, giveaways
Tuff Truck/ SUV $25 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy) $65 Win $1,000, R/U $400
No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy) $65 Win $800, R/U $300
Heads up Index (11, 12, 13) $40 Win $200, R/U $100
Test-n-Tune $35 Prizes, giveaways
Tuff Truck/ SUV $25 Trophies, gift cards, prizes
Car Show and Other Activities
Weekend Car Show $35 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Saturday Editor’s Pick/Show & Shine $25 Plaques, goodie bags
Sunday All Judged Car Show $25 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Swap Meet (Weekend or single day) $20 Goodie bags
Car Corral (Weekend or single day) $20 Goodie bags

 

Friday, May 16, 2014 – FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch (youth 13-17 are just $5)
6 p.m.: Fast Friday gates open
7 p.m. – Midnight: Test-n-Tune
Saturday, May 17, 2014
7 a.m.: Racer gates open / participant parking
7 a.m.: Cruisers meet in downtown Waxahachie
8 a.m.: Cruisers depart from designated location to ride to Texas Motorplex
8 a.m.: Spectator gates open
8 a.m.: Tech opens / Fuel Station opens
9 a.m.: Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)
10 a.m.: Two Time Trials for all race classes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
11:45 a.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 1 Qualifying
12 p.m.: True Street challenge cruise
12 p.m.: Bracket Racing Round 1
12 p.m.: Heads Up Racing
12-2 p.m.: FREE Revell “Make-n-Take Models” for kids
1 p.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 2 Qualifying
2:30 p.m.: NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
3:30 p.m.: Editor’s Choice award ceremony
Sunday, May 18, 2014
7 a.m.: Racer gates open / participant parking
8 a.m.: Spectator gates open
10 a.m.: Two time trials for all race classes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
12 p.m.: Race classes Eliminations rounds begin
3:30 p.m.: Car Show awards

 

CAR SHOW INFORMATION

SATURDAY AWARDS

Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Top 5 Show Cars
Super Chevy Magazine Editors Top 5 Race Cars
Outstanding Engine
Outstanding Interior
Outstanding Engineered
Outstanding Workmanship
Outstanding Stock Street Modified
Outstanding Young Gun
Outstanding Club Participation
Texas Motorplex Choice

SUNDAY JUDGED CLASSES

Big Car-1949 to 1989
Big Car-1990 to Current
Camaro-1967-1969
Camaro-1970-1981
Camaro-1982-1992
Camaro-1993-2002
Camaro-2010-Current
Chevelle-1964-1967
Chevelle-1968-Newer
Corvette-1953-1962
Corvette-1963-1967
Corvette-1968-1982
Corvette-1984- newer
Conversion-1900 to Current
Early Chevrolet-1900-1948
El Camino
Monte Carlo
1955-1956-1957
Nova-1962-1967
Nova-1968-Newer
Open
Pro
Truck-1949-1972-All pu-2wd-4wd
Truck-1973-1987-All pu-2wd-4wd
Truck-1988-Newer-All PU 2wd-4wd
Sport Utility-Full-Mini-2wd-4wd

Best in Show

RACING INFORMATION

Racer Information: Classes
FAST GM – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
QUICK GM – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
STREET GM – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
TUFF TRUCK/SUV – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run
HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree
TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

Purse and Payout
E.T. Bracket Classes:
Electronics /Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
No Electronics /Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
Street DOT GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
True Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up TROPHY
CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars: Winners TROPHY
Tuff Truck/SUV: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Heads Up Classes:
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100

True Street Race Classes:
True Street: Winner $200, runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Class Rules
ELECTRONICS/FAST GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

NO ELECTRONICS/QUICK GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars– ¼- mile, Full Tree, Heads Up
5th Gen Camaro Shootout: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

STREET GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

TUFF TRUCK/SUV – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
All-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit
11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – ¼- mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
Pro .400 Tree, all-run field, closest to index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit, ladder by previous round reaction time

TRUE STREET– ¼- mile, Pro Tree, All Run
True Street: Winner $250 runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

All True Street vehicles must conform to these guidelines:
1. Must be a Chevy or GM bodied or an Open Body that is Chevy or GM powered.
2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.
3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.
4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.
5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.
6. No minimum race weight is required.
7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.
8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.
9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.
10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.
11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.
12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.
All drivers must have the following:
1. A current, valid driver’s license.
2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.
3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.
4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate and tech card purchased at the Registration Center.
5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.
6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:
1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.
2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.
3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.
4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.
5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area in the staging lanes for True Street participants.
6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.
7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles.) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once racing commences.
8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.
9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification.
Race Procedure:
1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.
2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.
3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.
4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.
5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.
6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.
7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.

Winner: Quickest average E.T. of three runs
Runner-up: 2nd quickest average E.T. of three runs
10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds
11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds
12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds
13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds
8. All results and decisions from the Super Chevy Show staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Super Chevy Show car show awards area.
All cars must pass track and/or NHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the E.T. and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.
For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641; go to www.texasmotorplex.com

 

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