TOPEKA, Kan. (June 20) — Heartland Park Topeka has produced some of the top performances over the years and Sunday was no different as the Kansas Super Chevy Show roared to an exciting finish.
The day was highlighted by Rick Farber’s dominating win in Pro-Mod, but it also included competitive efforts in both bracket divisions, the D.O.T. class and a solid list of winners in the car show portion of the event.
The 10-race series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, now takes a break after back-to-back events the past two weekends before resuming July 16-18 at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
Here’s is brief look at Sunday’s results:
RACE REPORT: Rick Farber, of Derby, Kan., highlighted the competition on the track, putting together a string of sub-4.4-second runs to win the Pro-Mod eliminator. He topped it off with a 4.354-second pass at 154.07 mph to beat Steve Bruce, of Lawrence, Kan., in the final round. Bruce ran a 4.572 at 159.97 mph. The racing in the sportsman classes were just as competitive, with the wins going to Todd Piper, of Wamego, Kan., in Bracket 1, Luke Siebert, of Emporia, Kan., in Bracket 2 and Steve Young, of Collinsville, Okla., in D.O.T. Piper used a 7.837 at 165.23 mph to beat Dustin Smiley, of Clive, Iowa, to win the Bracket 1 final. Smiley ran a 9.484 at 144.23 mph. Siebert used a pass of 11.318 at 113.46 mph to nip Joe LeBlanc, of Westmoreland, Kan., in the Bracket 2 final. LeBlanc ran a competitive 11.696 at 113.77 mph. Young won in D.O.T., running an 11.71 at 112.79 mph to win the final. He beat Eugene Rowson, of Wichita, Kan., who ran a 12.894 at 102.86 mph.
CAR SHOW REPORT: This weekend produced one largest contingent of show cars of the season. The winners included Ted Hoffman (Modified Outstanding), of Poola, Kan., whose ’56 Chevy won in the 1955-56-57 Chevy category; Jim Colwell (Street Outstanding), of Topeka, Kan., whose 1967 entry won in the Chevelle 1964-67 category; John Kilmowicz (Modified Outstanding), of Lenexn, Mo., whose 1965 entry won in the Corvette 1953-67 category and Daniel Bunker (Stock), of Hays, Kan., whose 1970 Chevelle won in the Gold Class.
TOP 10 EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS: Shane Hermann, of Collinsville, Okla., was the top selection for the Drag Race Editors Award, winning with his white ’68 Chevelle. The other winners were Martin Brown, Collinsville, Okla, ’69 Nova; Steve Young, of Collinsville, Okla., ’66 Nova; Mike Tipton, Topeka, Kan., ’55 Wagon; Bryan Janosik, Topeka, Kan., ’66 Chevelle; Bob Smith, Pawnee City, Neb., ’63 Nova, Wagon; Micala Stallbaumer, Topeka, Kan., ’75 Camaro; Mark Gordon, Overland Park, Kan., ’81 Corvette; Jeremy Logsdon, Derby, Kan., ’74 Vega Wagon and Charlie Davison, Shawnee, Kan., ’56 Chevy.
The complete list of winners and race results can be found at superchevyshow.com on the event results page.
TOPEKA, Kan (June 19, 2010) — There was a certain buzz in the air at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday.
It all centered around the Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet, which kicked into full gear with plenty of racing and the always-popular car show.
The three-day event, which concludes on Sunday, featured first-rate drag racing on Saturday, including sportsman and pro classes; a car show, which drew a large contingent of car enthusiasts, and an autocross, which also had a high number of competitors.
Here’s a brief recap of Saturday’s activities:
RACE REPORT: The drag strip, considered one of the top tracks in the country, featured some excellent racing from the sportsman classes, who vied for a bonus race title. The Pro Show consisted of two sessions, featuring qualifying runs made by Pro-Mod Doorslammers, Wheelstanders making exhibition runs and jet cars. The autocross, a timed event where individual cars compete on a road-style course, was the big highlight on Saturday, drawing several competitors from the bonus drag race and car show. There will be another autocross today from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants who purchased entry into the D.O.T. Tire competition and the Show & Shine and Car Show can participant at no additional cost.
MIDWAY REPORT: A large draw to the Super Chevy Show Saturday was the Midway Display, which featured the Hendrick Performance Division showcasing its line of 2010 Camaros and Callaway Corvettes. The Hendrick Performance (HP) Camaros feature supercharged engines with up to 588 horsepower, unique styling, and suspension improvements engineered at Hendrick Motorsports. The Callaway Corvettes display includes the 652-horsepower, supercharged Z06, capable of 10.8-second runs in the quartermile.
CAR SHOW REPORT: Saturday’s car show featured one of the largest contingents of the season, and included the Editor Choice and Specialty Awards. Mark Midkiff, of Wichita, Kan, was the top pick with his 1970 Camaro. The specialty awards included the Featherlite Transport Award, which was won by Steve and Bev West, of Normal, Ind., who were showing their 1972 Chevelle.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (June 18, 2010) — They are off and running at Heartland Park Topeka.
The Kansas Super Chevy Show presented by Rick Hendrick’s Superior Chevrolet opened in grand fashion Friday, welcoming high car counts in both the Test-n-Tune and registration for the eye-pleasing car show.
The Test-n-Tune, always a favorite among racers at all Super Chevy Shows, was popular on Friday, with racers making trial runs between 4-10 p.m. at Heartland Park Topeka, considered by many as one of the finest drag strips in the country. There was a solid turnout for car show participants, who couldn’t wait to make a trek to the heart of the Midwest.
“We are very excited about becoming the title sponsor of the Super Chevy Show,” said Mike McGinley, Superior Chevrolet vice president and executive general manager. “We are honored to be selling the best built brand on the road today, Chevrolet, and we’re excited about being part of the biggest Chevy event in the Midwest this summer.