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EXAS MOTORPLEX TO PLAY HOST TO MAJOR RIVARLY EVENT: TEXAS SHOOTOUT TO PIT CHEVY VERSUS FORD, JULY 2
Two Car Shows in One will be Completed with a FREE City of Ennis Fireworks Show
ENNIS, Texas (Jan. 5, 2016) – What’s in a brand? What’s YOUR preferred brand? If it’s either Chevy or Ford, plan on being at Texas Motorplex to defend your favorite American auto brand as two car shows will be held in one giant celebratory day: The Super Chevy Show and the Fun Ford Series will be held on July 2.
Car show awards will be awarded to the best-of-the-best for both car shows. The difference this year? The winners of each matching categories will go head-to-head in a showdown for a Texas Shootout trophy.
The best muscle car from Ford that day will be judged against the best muscle car from Chevy that day. The winner will take home the grand award along with bragging rights big enough to carry the Texas name.
“We’re harnessing that intense rivalry and passion fans have for Ford and Chevy,” Texas Motorplex President and General Manager, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “By combining Fun Ford Series and Super Chevy Show we are raising the bar and adding another layer to the fan experience at these popular events.
“The rivalry between these two brands is among the richest of any rivalry. We want to have some fun and see who comes out on top that day in the car show and drag racing.”
Also adding to the fan interaction at the Texas Shootout is a category for “daily driver” cars. If anyone can appreciate the “Daily Driver” car show award category, it’s everyone who owns a Ford or Chevy and gets to drive it every day.
“We didn’t want to leave out Chevy and Ford fans that may not have the time or money to restore classic cars, but take pride in the vehicles they drive every day,” Stevenson said.
In a unique gesture, gates to the Texas Motorplex will swing wide open for free entry starting at 3 p.m. so fans will be able to watch the car show awards, exhibition runs, and a live band. Then at sunset, the City of Ennis will present the free 4th of July celebration fireworks show.
The Texas Shootout will also feature staples the Manufacturers Series events have become known for: a car coral, an extensive swap meet and a host of car part vendors on a large midway. Stay tuned for more information, special ticketing offers and more at www.texasmotorplex.com, on Facebook or download the FREE Texas Motorplex mobile app.
Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.
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Two-Days of Chevrolets Plus the Annual Saturday ‘Night of Thunder’
MARTIN, Mich. – Whether you prefer your bow tie on a beauty or a beast, there will be plenty on which to feast this week when US 131 Motorsports Park plays host to the annual Super Chevy Show Series featuring the Saturday ”Night of Thunder.”
It’s a two-day celebration of all things Chevrolet that extends from the drag strip to the show car arena to a Chevy-centric swap meet and car corral. If it came with the iconic Chevy emblem, it likely will be represented in one arena or the other – or both.
Camaros, Cavaliers, Corvettes, Cobalts, Caprices, Biscaynes, Berettas, Bel Airs, Nomads, El Caminos, Monte Carlos, Silverados, Cheyennes, Chevettes, Volts, Cruzes, Chevelles, Impalas, Malibus, Novas, Corvairs, Luminas, Tahoes, Colorados and Suburbans all have been subjected to personalization that makes them unique among bow ties.
Set up for Chevy extravaganza begins with an open test-and-tune session from 5-11 p.m. Friday.
Initial action on Saturday includes the Lane Automotive Bracket Series for Bracket 1, Bracket 2, Street and Jr. Dragster vehicles (all makes), Super Chevy car-and-truck show judging and the 4 p.m. presentation of initial awards for Outstanding Engineered Vehicle, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Engine, Outstanding Workmanship and Outstanding Vehicle in the Stock, Street and Gold categories.
The awards presentation will lead into the “Night of Thunder” featuring the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars, Nostalgia Pro Stock cars, the Top Fuel dragsters of Dom Lagana and Kyle Wurtzel, the ultra-radical fuel altereds, Jim Brewer’s “Peacemaker” 1933 Willys wheelstander, two jet Funny Cars and, to close both the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. sessions, Bob Motz and “The Original Jet Truck.”
On Sunday, show car action intensifies with individual class judging for Best Big Car, Best Camaro, Best Chevelle, Best Corvette, Best 55-56-57, Best Early Chevrolet, Best Conversion, Best Pro Street/Pro Engineered, Best El Camino, Best Nova, Best Monte Carlo, Best Truck and, ultimately, Best in Show.
On the track, champions will be crowned in three different Chevy bracket classes (DriveDuracell.com Top ET, Modified and Street) with cash, trophies and Super Chevy Show jackets to the winners. There also will be a Jr. Dragster race.
Adult tickets are $20 either day, $15 if purchased in advance. Tickets for kids 6-12 are $7 at the gate or $5 in advance. Children under six are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Like all the other events in the series, US 131’s Super Chevy Show will be televised as part of the Menards Chevy Series aired on Velocity TV at 9:30 a.m. EST on consecutive Saturday mornings in October, November and December this year.
ROCKAUTO.COM RESTORED AWARD BACK FOR 2016 SUPER CHEVY SHOWS
The RockAuto.com Restored Award returns to the Super Chevy Show for the 2016 season. This will be the second year for the award that recognizes car owners across the country for the hard work they put into restoring their classic Chevrolets.
Bob MacQuinn took home the award at the Texas Motorplex Super Chevy Show with his 1979 Camaro Berlinetta and is a loyal RockAuto.com customer. “I used RockAuto.com for my other vehicles, so it was a no-brainer to turn to them when putting my show car together also.”
Another fan of RockAuto.com is Memphis winner, Byron Long who restored a 1967 Camaro RS Convertible. “RockAuto.com is the first place I go to look when buying parts.”
Your RockAuto.com Restored Award Winners for 2015:
Palm Beach: Norm Goodman with his 1973 Corvette
Memphis: Byron Long with his 1967 Camaro RS
Tucson: Trish Williams with her Star Cruiser Dragster
Dallas: Bob MacQuinn in his 1979 Camaro Berlinetta
Virginia: George & Cathy Hebler with their 1992 Corvette
U.S. 131: Marvin & Judy Schurling with the 2005 Chevy SSR
Maple Grove: Guy Amato and his 1969 Camaro Z28
Denver: Randy Watson and his Chevy Nova
Bristol: Skylar Hagy with his 1974 Chevy Nova
Rockingham: Nate Hunsinger with his 1969 Pro Touring Camaro
St. Louis: Gerald Zielinski and his 2005 Monte Carlo
Bakersfield: Tim Miller with his 1957 Chevy Wagon
RockAuto, LLC was founded by the Taylor family in Madison, Wisconsin. RockAuto.com carries maintenance, repair, restoration and hard-to-find parts for both classic Chevrolets and your daily driver. The family background in engineering and their passion for old cars prompted them to start the company. RockAuto.com now ships thousands of parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.