BAYTOWN, Texas (Aug. 4) — Houston Raceway Park hasn’t hosted a Super Chevy Show in five years. But when the national touring series, which is celebrating its 30th season, returns to Southern Texas, it will do so in style.
HRP officials announced this week that it will kick off the Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11-Sunday, Sept. 12, with the Chevy Street Cruise that will parade through the heart of Baytown to Houston Raceway Park.
The cruise, which is expected to feature some of the best-looking classic and contemporary Chevy cars in the region, will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Ron Craft Chevrolet dealership, which is located on Interstate 10 East between John Martin Road and Garth Road. It will feature police escorts and make its way through Baytown and arrive at HRP, where all participants will earn a Fast Pass into the track and to the car staging area.
HRP is topping off the event by awarding one lucky Chevy Street Cruise participant with a free four-day Caribbean cruise package from Carnival Cruise Lines. Various other door prizes with awards will be handed out from Ron Craft Chevrolet, including $500 in Exxon Mobile gas cards, a set of GM chrome nerf bars, two Chevy truck bedliners, two sets of his and her Chevy watches, gift cards to O’Reilly Auto Parts and much more.
“We could not think of a more appropriate way to launch the return of the Super Chevy Show to Houston Raceway Park than to kick off our weekend with this Chevy Street Cruise from Ron Craft Chevrolet,” said Seth Angel, HRP general manager. “I can only imagine what a parade of Chevy’s traveling in unison down Texas Avenue in downtown Baytown’s Historic District will look like. Get your cameras ready is all we can say because this will definitely be one of those Kodak moments.”
Registration for the Street Cruise is from 8-9:15 a.m., and will include a complimentary breakfast. The cruise is open to all Chevy bodied or powered automobiles, and General Motors cars, including Saab, Saturn, Hummer and Cadillac. All participants must enter Saturday’s Car Show, Car Corral or Show N’ Shine.
The winner of the Carnival Cruise package will be announced in the Tower Club during the car show awards ceremony.
Also, Super Chevy Magazine editors will be on site to provide coverage for the Street Cruise, with highlights to appear on superchevyshow.com and Super Chevy Magazine. Previous car show cruises at Super Chevy Show events this season were big hits, including the season-opening race in Las Vegas.
“At Ron Craft Chevrolet in Baytown, the excitement is building in anticipation of the upcoming Super Chevy Street Cruise that will be starting at the dealership on Saturday, Sept. 11,” Ron Craft Chevrolet’s Bill Suessman said. “Ron Craft Chevrolet is proud to have the opportunity to team up with Houston Raceway Park to be part of this huge event.
“We are looking forward to seeing hundreds of participants to start the Chevy Street Cruise. It is going to be a spectacular event, so come on out and join the fun.”
There will be more fun during the Houston Super Chevy Show, which will feature the popular car show and car corral, along with sportsman and pro show drag racing all weekend long. Sunday’s action will include an autocross, where racers will take to a road course and compete against the clock.
“The return of the Super Chevy Show to Houston Raceway Park is shaping up to be a spectacular weekend,” said Angel, “and just like the Chevy Street Cruise from Ron Craft Chevrolet, the whole Super Chevy weekend experience at Houston Raceway Park will be an unforgettable one.”
RON CRAFT STREET CRUISE
Who: Open to all Chevy bodied, Chevy powered and GM vehicles, including Saabs, Saturns, Hummers and Cadillacs.
What: Ron Craft Chevrolet Street Cruise, which is being held as part of the Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet.
When: Saturday, Sept. 11 – Registration/Meet and greet, 8-9:15 a.m. (which includes complimentary breakfast; Cruise lineup, 9:15-9:30; Ron Craft Street Cruise, 9:30-10.
Where: Ron Craft Chevrolet in Baytown, Texas, which is located at Interstate 10 East between John Martin Road and Garth Road, to Houston Raceway Park.
Cost: Free (All participants must enter Saturday’s Car Show, Car Corral and Show N’ Shne events).
Course: The Cruise will be approximately 25 minutes and travel 20 miles through Historic Baytown District and arrive at Houston Raceway Park off Grand Parkway (SH 99) from the south.
Special Award: One lucky participant will receive a Carnival Cruise Line four-day Caribbean Cruise. The contest is open to all Street Cruise participants, but limited to one entry per car.
Publicity: Super Chevy Magazine editors will be on site for the Street Cruise providing event coverage and highlights to appear on superchevyshow.com and in Super Chevy Magazine.
Safety Requirements: All cars must be street legal and meet all Texas Department of Transportation requirements.
SUPER CHEVY SHOW-HOUSTON EVENT SCHEDULE
|Friday, September 10|
|Super Chevy Registration\Vendor & Racer Parking\Tech:||2:00pm – 5:00pm|
|Houston Raceway Parks AAA Safe Street Night:||6:00pm|
|Saturday, September 11|
|Street Cruise (Ron Craft Chevrolet, Baytown)||9:00am|
|Car Show Registration Opens||9:00am|
|Bracket Time Trials:||9:00am|
|Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:||1:00pm|
|Featured Talent: Wheelstander||2:30pm|
|Car Show Awards Presentations in Tower Club||3:00pm|
|Sunday, September 12|
|Car Show Registration Opens||9:00am|
|Bracket Time Trial:||9:00am|
|Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:||1:00pm|
|Car Show Awards Presentations:||3:30pm|
|Final Rounds All Eliminators:||4:00pm|
MORRISON, Colo. (July 30) – For the participants, the Super Chevy Show is like a progressive slot machine – the payouts are plentiful.
The big draw for the national touring series, which this season is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is that competitors know they have a good shot at bringing home some hardware as each of the series’ 10 events produces close to 300 class winners among 40-plus categories, in addition to best of show, Super Chevy Magazine Editors’ Choice and specialty awards.
A big part of the Super Chevy Show’s ability to honor so many participants rests with U.S. Recognition, an award and embroidery company that will supply the awards for the winners at each of the upcoming races on the Super Chevy Show tour, including next month’s Denver Super Chevy Show, which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20-Sunday, Aug. 22 at Bandimere Speedway.
The upcoming event takes on added importance for U.S. Recognition, because it is based in nearby Lakewood, Colo. and already has a working relationship with Bandimere Speedway.
“We are proud to be providing the awards for the Super Chevy Show at Bandimere Speedway this year,” U.S. Recognition owner Brenda Gruninger said. “U.S. Recognition has designed unique custom awards, tee shirts, and event merchandise for many local and national car shows, as well as race events throughout the years. Being car enthusiasts, we are excited to have the Super Chevy show back at our home track.”
U.S. Recognition provides awards and outfits for several business, including sporting events and teams throughout the country. Bandimere Speedway is one of the company’s biggest clients.
“While we continue to be the official supplier for Bandimere Speedway, we also pride ourselves on creating awards and products for corporate functions, sporting events as well as any personalized recognition need you might have,” Gruninger said. “We offer worldwide service from a family business.”
But there will be extra pride at next month’s event.
“We are really happy to be involved with the Super Chevy Show,” Gruninger said.
The Denver Super Chevy Show presented by Stevinson Chevrolet will feature the car show, a swap meet and both sportsman and pro show racing. The highlights will include an appearance from the Six Second West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods, and a wheelstander. There will also be the Car Toys Aftershock Stage, which will provide round the clock entertainment.
DENVER SUPER CHEVY SHOW Presented by Stevinson Chevrolet
|MOHNTON, Pa (July 18) – Big things usually happen when the Super Chevy Show visits Maple Grove Raceway.
But even the events supporters were impressed after this weekend’s event, which is part of the touring series’ 30th-year celebration, once again produced the top Chevy happening in the country.
It included large fields in both the sportsman racing and car show categories, and a high amount of vendors and buyers along the manufacturer’s midway. Among racers, it was the largest field at the Maple Grove Super Show since 2005.
Saturday’s highlights included qualifying for GM Outlaw Pro-Mod and car show winners for the Super Chevy Magazine Editor’s Choice Top 10 and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins’ Top 10.
Sunday’s thrills included a great day of racing along with several winners in the car show.
Here is a brief run down of the racing and car show competition.
CAR SHOW RECAP: Arnold Warner, of Culpeper, Va., was the big winner on Sunday, taking home the Award of Excellence for his 1939 Chevy Conversion. Other winners included Dave Shugard, of Millsboro, Del, who won Best Big Car for his ’64 Impala; James Foskex, of Willard, Ohio, who won Best Early Chevy for his ’48 Chevy Pickup and Jessica Kilby, of East Petersburg, Pa., who won Best Truck for her ’50 Chevy Pickup.