Fans of the Bowtie Brigade unite during the 30th Annual Super Chevy Show at Bristol Dragway, September 24-26. For 30 years, the Super Chevy Show has been known for some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the country and this year is no different.
This season, the show gets even hotter as Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem presented by JanPak moves from its traditional May date to Saturday night, September 25.
Super Chevy Show
MORRISON, Colo (Aug. 22) – The Super Chevy Show offers a little bit of everything for everybody.
The national touring series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary season, lived up to its billing on Sunday. The day produced both excitement and thrills in both the racing and car show classes on the final day of the Denver Super Chevy Show presented by Stevinson Chevrolet at Bandimere Speedway.
Bret Williamson, of Campbell, Calif., was the big winner on the track, winning the West Coast Outlaw Pro-Mod race. There were also winners in the Bracket 1, Bracket 2 and D.O.T. classes. The car show produced a strong field, with Steve Luethge, of Omaha, Neb, taking home the Best of Show Award to top the winners’ list, which featured 80 winners among 37 categories.
Race Recap: Bret Williamson, of Campbell, Calif., highlighted the action on the quartermile, taking home the top prize in the West Coast Outlaw Pro-Mod eliminator. Williamson, who qualified on the pole on Saturday, followed it up with three round victories on Sunday, including making a 6.201-second pass at 234.37 mph to beat John Scialpi, of Phelan, Calif., in the final. Scialpi motored to a 6.523 at 175.32 mph. Other winners were Johnny Bates, of Hudson, Colo. in Bracket 1; Michael Brand II, of Thornton, Colo., in Bracket 2 and Rick Mann, of Littleton, Colo., in D.O.T class. Bates ran a 7.905 at 170.79 mph to beat Kris Whitfield, of Lakewood,Colo.; Brand used a 15.132 at 88.57 mph to defeat Rob Atwood, of Centennial, Colo., with Mann running a 11.571 at 118.50 to beat Dan Elliott, of Lakewood, Colo.
Car Show Recap: The Denver show produced 80 winners among 37 categories. Steve Luethge, of Omaha, Neb, topped the show with the Best of Show Award, winning with his 1956 Chevy. Mark Shields, of Longmont, Colo., received the Award of Excellence, with his ’69 Camaro. Other winners from Sunday’s show included Warren Joerg, of Randall, Kan., taking the Early Chevy Best of Class Award with his ’36 Chevy Coupe, and Ben Bunker and Hank Hammer, both of Tipton, Kan., winning the Best Detail Gold Class award with their 1970 Chevelle. Saturday’s Editor’s Choice Top 10 Awards list was highlighted by Bob Valdez, of Denver, who won with his 1956 Chevy.
CAR SHOW WINNERS
Fleet Side – Mike Remley, Greeley, CO, 66 Chevy Truck
Stock Step Side – Bill Henry, Littleton, CO 53 Chevy Truck
Street – Mike Lucero, Littleton, CO 55 Chevy Truck
Modified – Tyrell Curtis, Farmington, NM 58 Chevy Truck
Mini Truck 2WD
Modified – John Metcalf, Aurora, CO 2004
Full/Mini 4 WD Truck
Street – Wayne & Marcie Gross, Windsor, CO 1969
Modified – Bob Tranchina, Denver, CO 1999
Full/Mini Sport Utility 4WD
Modified – Bob Tranchina, Denver, CO 1974
Big Car 49-54
Modified – Bart Malpass, Littleton, CO 1954
Big Car 58-89
Stock – Steve Lammerman, Englewood, CO 1963
Street – Norman Cygan, Denver, CO 1962
Modified – Marv Bauer, Lincoln, NE 1963
Big Car 1990- Newer
Modified – Don & Jane Morgareidge, Casper, WY 1996
Stock – Gary Hugens, Denver, CO 1967
Street – George Olmos, Denver, CO 1966
Modified – Rich Means, Littleton, CO 1965
Chevelle 68- Newer
Stock – Paul Epler, Colorado Springs, CO 1970
Street – John Reagan, Aurora, CO 1971
Stock – Scott Howatt, Westminster, CO 1965
Street – Larry Wagner, Westminster, CO 1967
Modified – Dick Brazzell, Arvada, CO 1960
Street – Roy Schumacher, Littleton, CO 1976
Modified – Ken Starr, Highlands Ranch, CO 1969
Corvette 1984- Newer
Stock – Alan Jenni, Denver, CO 2007
Street – John Threats, Aurora, CO 2007
Modified – Mike Ridder, Westminster, CO 1999
Stock – Ron Hutchin, Arvada, CO 1987
Street – Ray Parnell, Evansville, WY 1988
Modified – Paul and Debbie Epler, Colorado Springs, CO 2000
Street – Paul Kirmuss, Westminster, CO 1965 Corvair Convertible
Early Chevy 1935 – Earlier
Modified – Rick Pusch, Castle Rock, CO 1934 Chevy Coupe
Early Chevy 1936
Williamson’s pole effort highlights second day at Denver Super Chevy Show presented by Stevinson Chevrolet
MORRISON, Colo. (Aug. 21) – Bandimere Speedway has produced some fantastic moments over the years, and the track known to many as Thunder Mountain again lived up to that reputation.
Brett Williamson, of Campbell, Calif., took the top spot in the Coors Light West Coast Outlaw Pro-Mod qualifying session to highlight Saturday’s action during the second day of the Denver Super Chevy Show presented by Stevinson Chevrolet at the famed drag strip.
Other highlights included winners in the Super Chevy Show bonus sportsman races and the LS Shootout and winners of Super Chevy Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Top 20 Awards. Specialty awards were also handed out.
Pro-Mod Report: Williamson took the spotlight on Saturday night’s Coors Light qualifying session, taking the No. 1 spot for today’s West Coast Outlaw Pro-Mod eliminator with a stout pass of 6.136 seconds at 233.52 mph. Jay Diedrich, of Firebaugh, Calif., is second after motoring down the quartermile in 6.213 at a track-record 237.09 mph. Williamson and Diedrich will face Dan Myers and Marc Meadors, respectively, in Sunday’s first round, which is scheduled for noon. The rest of the field will feature Randy Kay vs. Rod Burbage and Shaun Jones against John Scialpi.
Sportsman Report: Dennis Bauer, of Brighton, Colo., took the bonus race with his 1971 Camaro when Phil Bish, of Centennial, Colo, had a foul start. Lonnie Shoemaker, driving a 1966 Chevy II, took the Stick Shift category over Scott Bennett, who drove a ’68 Camaro. Ryan Kamada, piloting a 2000 Z28 Camaro, took the LS Shootout, beating David Ocker, in a ’97 Corvette.
Car Show Report: Winners were selected in the Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Top 10. Specialty awards were also given out. Car show participants were also on center stage, taking part in the Car Show Cruise presented by Corvette Connection to the track on Saturday morning.
Sunday Preview: Several categories will be up for grabs as the car show portion of the event kicks in high gear. Racing will also be on center stage, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. with eliminations in Bracket 1, Bracket 2 and D.O.T. The Coors Light Pro-Mod eliminator begins at noon. Car enthusiasts will also have the midway available, with the GM Performance Division trailer as the highlight. Race fans will also be entertained by Ed Jones’ Jelly Bean wheelstander.
Gates Open: 8:00 a.m.
Tech Inspection: 8:00 a.m.
Swap Meet Opens: 8:00 a.m.
Car Show Parking: 8:00 a.m.
Final Time Trial or First Round of Eliminations (depends on car count): 9:30 a.m.
Car Show Registration: 8:00 a.m.