ENNIS, Texas (May 23) — The Texas Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex ended in grand style on Sunday.
It included another day of high entry counts among racers and car-show participants. In all, 160 sportsman racers took to the all-concrete drag strip; 210 show cars, 68 Show and Shine entrants and 55 vendors for the swap meet. And the pits were rocking with live music from The Morticians and a BBQ.
“It was absolutely wonderful to see so many enthusiastic car owners, racers and fans out this weekend,” said Texas Motorplex general manager Gabrielle Stevenson. “It started with an amazing cruise on Saturday morning and ended with a packed car show award ceremony, nearly 200 passes made on the autocross course and great racing.”
Here’s a brief rundown of Sunday’s activities:
TRUE STREET CHALLENGE: The title of one of the more popular classes at the Super Chevy Show went to Jeff Kmosko. The True Street Challenge has competitors take a tour away and back to the track, then make three passes on the drag strip, with the lowest elapsed time average determining the winner. Kmosko topped all contenders with a 13-second average.
CAR SHOW REPORT: The Texas Super Chevy Show produced one of the highest entry list of the season. And the awards reflect that. There were several awards, including the Custom Classic Trucks Magazine Slick 6; Super Chevy Magazine Drag Racing Editors’ Choice and the Super Chevy Magazine Car Show Editors’ Choice. Ron Hafner was the top choice for the CCT Slick 6, with his 1961 Chevy Apache 10. Wiley Anderson, with a ’78 Camaro, took the top honor for the Super Chevy Drag Racing award and Gary Eller, of Crowley, Texas, took the top prize for the Super Chevy car show award with his ’64 Chevelle. Specialty awards were also handed out and those went to Anton Alford (Transport Award), of Citronelle, Ala.; Daryl Williams (ISCA Award), of Witchita, Kan. and Tom Potts (Trick Stick), of Rockwall, Texas.
Here’s the complete list of the Slick 6 and the Top 10 for the drag racing and car show awards, along with the special awards:
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ENNIS, Texas (May 22) — Saturday produced a little of every thing for car and truck enthusiasts at the Texas Super Chevy Show, which is event three of the 30th anniversary season.
There was racing, the popular car show, which for this event included a high number of classic and contemporary trucks, and a day of fun that featured a live band with The Morticians and a BBQ in the pits.
CRUISING TO SUCCESS: The day began with the Texas Super Chevy Show Cruise, which had 50 show cars make the trek from the Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
CAR SHOW: The Super Chevy Show is all about a car show like no other, and that proved to be true at the Texas Super Chevy Show, which featured 152 show cars and 55 who participated in the Show and Shine portion of the show. There will be another car show on Sunday, and we will have a complete list of all the winners. Saturday also included the popular midway, which featured some 55 vendors at the swap meet portion of the show.
SATURDAY RACE REPORT: The Super Chevy Show is also about racing, and there was plenty of that as some 142 cars showed up to dance on the famed all-concrete Texas Motorplex quartermile. Saturday’s winners were Neil Shary in the bonus bracket race; Adaryl Hamin Jr. in the Electronic Quick 8 and Marcus Cervantes in the No Electronics eliminator. Shary won with a time of 8.113 seconds at 155.85 mph. Hamlin drove to a 7.408 pass at 178.71 mph, while Cervantes powered his Chevelle to a 9.347 at 134.30 mph.
SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE: A big day is slated for Sunday, with another car show and more bracket racing, highlighted by the Shoebox Shootout and a Pro Show that will feature Kenny Nelson
ENNIS, Texas (May 21) — There was a lot of buzz during the first day of the Texas Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex.
It included a steady flow of sportsman cars taking advantage of Friday’s test-n-tune and an over-flow crowd of car enthusiasts anticipating such a great day of racing, car show, cruise to the track, and just some good fun that they arrived a little early.
“Cars are rolling in and there is a lot of excitement over (Saturday’s) cruise form Arlington to the track, the True Street Cruise, The Morticians (band) playing at the Super Chevy Show BBQ and we have a tremendous lineup of race cars,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, Texas Motorplex general manager. “I’m