We have lost a good friend.
Sally Miksiewicz was the CEO and vice chairperson of the East Penn Manufacturing Company.
Ms. Miksiewicz, 52, was killed June 20 when she was struck by a pickup truck while jogging near her home in Pike Township, Berks County.
East Penn, a family-owned company with more than 6,800 employees, is the second-largest employer in Berks County, where Maple Grove Raceway is located.
East Penn’s extensive product line includes Duracell auto batteries. Since 2011, Duracell (DriveDuracell.com) has been the Official Battery of the Super Chevy Show series.
It often was said she looked on East Penn’s employees as extended family. East Penn has been recognized for 13 consecutive years with the designation as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
Thousands paid respects to Sally at a memorial service on June 27. The Super Chevy Show and Maple Grove Raceway will remember her with a moment of silence during the opening ceremonies of the event on July 13.
MARTIN, Mich. (May 15, 2014) – The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance returns to U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, May 30 – June 1. To celebrate, Bowtie fans are being offered a rare opportunity as part of the Lingenfelter Collection Super Chevy Show Kick-Off Cruise. The Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton, Michigan is opening its doors exclusively to the Super Chevy Show car show participants.
The Collection spans 40,000 square feet and is home to 150 unique, classic and exotic cars. It is normally closed to the public, but for this one-day, participants are being invited inside to tour the facility and its rare assortment of cars. The cruise is set to begin at the Lingenfelter Collection facility at 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, Michigan on Friday, May 30th at 11:30 a.m and coverage will be featured in Super Chevy Magazine.
After the exclusive tour of the private collection, cruisers will take off for the track to register for the weekend’s car show and participate in a special Show & Shine 142 miles later at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park.
“We can’t wait to be in Michigan for the Super Chevy Show. This is the actual home of Chevrolet, so this is THE place to be May 30 – June 1,” said Jim Campisano, Editor of Super Chevy Magazine. “There’s no telling what will turn up in the car show and on the race track! People in this state not only love their cars, but they have a vested interest in the auto industry. They’re some of the most hardcore enthusiasts on earth.
“Making the Super Chevy weekend even more special is the cruise from Lingenfelter Performance. That they’ve decided to host the cruise and open up the Lingenfelter Car Collection to Super Chevy enthusiasts, well, that’s a treat that has to be experienced to be believed,” Campisano added. “Some of the finest, rarest, and most historic Chevys in the world are in this collection. We can’t thank the folks at Lingenfelter Performance enough for their support and enthusiasm.”
Cruisers are asked to RSVP in advance by calling 816-246-8866 ext. 8, during normal business hours. The cruise and car show is open to all Chevy-bodied and/or Chevy-powered vehicles, including all General Motors makes and models.
Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, located at 1249 12th Street in Martin, MI will host a Bowtie car show, swap meet, car corral, children’s activities, and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun food and entertainment, May 30 – June 1, 2014.
About the Super Chevy Show
The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. Kids are always welcome to take part in the free Revell Make ‘N Take activity each day to build their own model car to keep. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country. For more information, visit: www.superchevyshow.com
The Manufacturers Series is proud to announce Gibtec Pistons as a new sponsor of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events. Gibtec’s involvement will focus on product awareness for bracket racers, car show participants, and automotive enthusiasts attending each national touring series.
Gibtec manufactures custom pistons for all different types of competition vehicles. Opened for business just over one year ago, the company is based in Denver. In addition to selling custom pistons, Gibtec also works with the Big 3 motor companies on research and development at its state-of-the-art facility.
“What makes our company different is we’re more personalized than the bigger companies; we work one-on-one with each customer. We offer a more unique experience for customers who want that competitive edge to win,” said Rob Giebas, Gibtec General Manager. “We look forward to growing our brand and meeting race fans through the Manufacturers Series events in 2014.”
Each of the three series – Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action series have combined to complete 6 of 33 total events this season, and have seen an increase in spectator and participant admissions.
“The Manufacturers Series is off to a very positive start for the year, and we are excited to add Gibtec Pistons to the family of sponsors” said Lex Dudas, President of the Manufacturers Series. “Gibtec is going to jump right in and be involved at our shows in Virginia, Texas, and Michigan this weekend.”
The Super Chevy Show hosts two events on the weekend of May 17-18, at Virginia Motorsports Park and Texas Motorplex, as well as a one-day Mega Mopar Action series event at US 131 Dragway, on Sunday, May 18.
About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com.