September 28, 2012 by  
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There was tough racing action on the track and top-flight show cars on display during the Super Chevy Show at Bristol Dragway. Here’s a recap of the winners from this year’s event as we made some noise in “Thunder Valley”.

In the Bracket I class, Seth Street defeated Richard Goins in the final round on Sunday. The run was a double-break-out affair with Street running closer to his dial. Street left the line with a .015 reaction time, and raced through the line with a 5.857 elapsed time (5.86 dial-in) at 117.54 mph. Goins matched a .053 R.T. with a 4.674 E.T. (4.68 dial-in) at 142.88 mph on his run.

Chad Dotson drove to victory in Bracket II by ousting Russ Almand in the final round. Dotson left the line with a .058 R.T. and finished in 6.734 seconds (6.72 dial-in) at 98.53 mph. Almand left with a quicker .054 R.T. and finished his run with a 6.601 E.T. (6.58 dial-in) at 102.84 mph.

Josh Curtis won the Sportsman category over Cody Spears when he went red in the final. Curtis left with a .048 R.T. and finished in 17.444 seconds (17.42 dial-in) at 82.59 mph.

Junior Dragster Division I went to Jackson Bailey when Alexis Whitaker turned on the red light at the starting line. Bailey turned in a .052 light with an 8.989 E.T. (8.92 dial-in) at 71.32 mph on his winning run.

Jr. Dragster Div. II honors went to Austin Roberts as he defeated Dillon Lemaster in the final round. Roberts had a .016 R.T. and an 8.299 E.T. (8.15 dial-in) at 70.31 mph in the final round.

Bristol Dragway always hosts one of the most impressive Super Chevy Shows and this season was no exception. The highlight of Saturday’s action was the Beef O’ Brady’s Thunder Valley Mayhem presented by Thompson Metal Services. Fans were treated to Nitro-powered Pro Mods, Jet Dragsters and quick Top Fuel motorcycle passes by Larry “Spiderman” McBride during the Pro Show rounds of Thunder Valley Mayhem.

Randy Moore drove the World’s Fastest Monster Truck, Maximum Overkill, down the legendary quarter-mile, while members of the outrageous Team FMX motocross group took to the skies high above Thunder Valley. Megasaurus ended the evening by taking a bite out of a junked car as fireworks filled the air.

On Saturday afternoon, True Street participants went for a 30-mile cruise through the area surrounding Bristol Dragway, before returning to Thunder Valley to slug it out for the top spot in their respective index. After proving their road-worthiness, the machines took three passes down the legendary quarter-mile.

Adam Green drove to the overall win from his position in the 11.00-second index. Green’s overall average time was an 11.018, putting him closest to his chosen index.

Adrian Whitson (9.00-second index), Garnie Peterson (10.00-second index), Bobby Green (12.00-second index), Logan Austin (13.00-second index), Darrel McGlothlin (14.00-second index) and Tracey Cannon (15.00-second index) earned wins in their respective categories during Saturday’s True Street competition.

There was also some impressive vintage and late-model musclecars, trucks and street rods in attendance. These folks grabbed the top honors in their categories.


Billy Morgan, New Market, TN, 1947 Chevy Truck

Greg Fleenor, Bristol, TN, 1968 El Camino

Harold and Jennifer Lee, Feyetteville, NC, 1986 Monte Carlo Aero Coupe

Tom Coleman, Asheville, NC, 1967 Chevelle

Roger Woody, Christianburg, VA, 1955 Bel Air Convertible

Jane and Eddy Cornett, Vilas, NC, 1962 Impala

Dick Byrd, Kpt, TN, 1971 Rally Nova

Tre Mills, Auburn, AL, 1969 SS39 6 Camaro

John and Deborah O’Nan, Lancaster, KY, 1962 Bel Air

Chuck Stone, Lebanon, VA, 1966 Corvette


PAINT: C. W. Looney, Grundy, VA

ENGINE: Gregg Rodgers, Woodbury, TN

INTERIOR: Flip Bost, Stateville, NC

STOCK: Dwight Bower, Basset, VA

STREET: Michael and Ann Boyle, Summerfield, NC

ROD: John and Deborah O’Nan, Lancaster, KY

WORKMANSHIP: Brian Emmert, Bristol, TN

ISCA: Jeff Melnichenko, Port Washington, OH

ENGINEERED: Dean Pilkton, Elixabethton, TN

CAMARO: 1967-69

STREET 1967-68 ONLY Outstanding: Randy Penly, Conover, NC

STREET 1967-68 ONLY Winner: Jerry Collins, Huntington, WV

STREET 1969 ONLY Outstanding: Wes Brewer, Kingsport, TN

STREET 1969 ONLY Winner: Harold and Sandra Johnson, Powder Springs, VA

MODIFIED 1969 ONLY Outstanding: Nick Belvins, Manchester, KY

MODIFIED 1969 ONLY Winner: Wyatt Whitworth, N Wilkesboro, NC

CAMARO: 1970-81

STOCK Winner: Steve Chase, Gray, TN

STREET Outstanding: Michael Payne, Elizabethton, TN

STREET Winner: Charles Brisco, Madison, TN

CAMARO: 1982-1992

STREET Winner: John Hughes, Elizabethton, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Nicholas Cole, Bristol, TN


STOCK Outstanding: Roger and Martha Coley, Marion, VA

STOCK Winner: Buck Sines, Manassas, VA

STREET Winner: Jeff and Tammy Mayes, Greenbrier, TN


MODIFIED Outstanding: James Carswell, Hickory, NC

MODIFIRED Winner: CW Looney, Grundy, VA


MODIFIED PRE 1966 Outstanding: John and Deborah O’Nan, Lancaster, KY

MODIFIED PRE 1966 Winner: Wayne Hobby, Straw Plains, TN

MODIFIED 1967 & LATER Winner: Tim Coleman, Asheville, NC


MODIFIED Winner: Brody Jestice, Phyllis, KY


MODIFIED Outstanding: Toby Jones, Marion, VA

MODIFIED Winner: Dean Pilkton, Elizabethton, TN

TRUCK 1949-72

STREET Winner: Jeff Kanup, Hickory, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Mike Brooks, Blountville, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Greg Rogers, Woodbury, TN

TRUCK: 1973 – 87

MODIFIED Winner: Tim Burchette, Marsville, NC


STOCK Outstanding: Jock Stiltner, Vansant, VA

STOCK Winner: Sly Brisco, Boyce, VA

STREET Outstanding: Michael Payne, Elizabethton, TN

STREET Winner: Ronnie Neal, Williamsburg, KY


STOCK Winner: Mike and Austin Victor, Watkins, CO

STREET Outstanding: Jeff McCann, Silvertrone, CO

STREET Winner: Derek Bejarano, Fort Lupton, CO

MODIFIED Outstanding: Dan Danner, Aurora, CO

MODIFIED Winner: Mike Uchida, Henderson, CO

NOVA: 1962-67

STREET Winner: David Frampton, Hurricane, WV

NOVA: 1962-1966 ONLY

MODIFIED Outstanding: Robert Pawlak, Blountville, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Terry Travis, Conover, NC


MODIFIED Outstanding: Jimmy Ellenburg, Rutherfordton, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Tom Seagle, Pulaski, VA

NOVA: 1968 & Newer

STOCK Winner: DT Jeter, Bristol, TN

STREET Outstanding: Darrell Marr, Hickory, NC

STREET Winner: Susie Becknell, Nicholasvlle, KY

MODIFIED Winner: Skyler Hagy, Clintwood, VA


STOCK Winner: Rick Rechman, Denver, CO

EARLY CHEVY: 1936-48

MODIFIED Winner: Brian Emmest, Bristol, TN

CHEVY: 1955-57

MODIFIED HARDTOP Outstanding: Edsel Wilson, Bristol, VA

MODIFIED HARDOP Winner: Bill Holycross, Unicoi, TN

STREET Winner: Shaun Terrel, Lynchburg, VA

MODIFIED 57 ONLY Outstanding: Randall Bray, Pelham, NC

MODIFIED 57 ONLY Winner: Jeff Melnichenko, Port Washington, OH

MODIFIED Outstanding: Perry Stipes, Piney Foats, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Roger Woody, Christiansburg, VA

BIG CAR: 1958-89

STOCK Winner: Dwight bowen, Bassett, VA

STREET Outstanding: Jacqueline Early-Alley, Ivanhoe, VA

STREET Winner: William and Phyllis Seals, Berea, KY

MODIFIED Outstanding: Tim De Grauwe, Hopewell, VA

MODIFIED Winner: Flip Bost, Statesville, NC


STREET Winner: Chip Ackerman, Lexington, KY

CHEVELLE: 1964- 67

STOCK Winner: Leon Rhodes, Flat Rock, NC


STREET Outstanding: Robert Gragg, S. Charleston, WV

STREET Winner: Bill Bollinger, Hickory, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Mike Pope, Statesville, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Daniel Gasser, Danville, VA


STREET Outstanding: Ed Lux, Sevierville, TN

STREET Winner: Larry Smith, Berea, KY

CHEVELLE: 1968 & Newer

STOCK Winner: Johnny Greene, Bristol, TN

STREET Winner: Steve Vance, Honaker, VA

MODIFIED Outstanding: Claude Buchanan, Newland, NC

MODIFIED Winner: Bob and Kim Hoenigman, Asheville, NC


STOCK Winner: Julian Bray, Danville, VA

STREET Winner: Greg Fleenor, Bristol, TN


STOCK Outstanding: David Durst, Cumberland, MD

STOCK Winner: Arnold Lee, Fayetteville, NC

STREET Outstanding: Kevin Martin, Martinville, VA

STREET Winner: Michael Boyte, Summerfield, NC

MODIFIED Outstanding: Marte, Worley, Blountville, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Buddy Tester, Chuckey, TN

CORVETTE: 1953 – 67

STOCK Outstanding: Lee Bell, Hudson, NC

STOCK Winner: Jerry Lyndon, Statesville, NC

STREET Outstanding: Chuck Goode, Stateville, NC

STREET Winner: Bill Mullis, Bradenton, FL

MODIFIED Outstanding: Roger Clanden, Churchville, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Hubbert Wright, Gibsonville, NC

CORVETTE: 1968-1982

STOCK Winner: Dan Lawson, Johnson City, TN

MODIFIED Outstanding: Mike Glover, Abington, VA

MDIFIED Winner: Jeff Hunt, Durgannan, VA

CORVETTE: 1997-2004

STREET Winner: Derrell Hudgins, Hendersonville,

MODIFIED CONVERIBLE Outstanding: James and Teresa Oxford, Knoxville, TN

MODIFIED CONVERTIBLE Winner: Maryann Bastura, Franklin, NC

MODIFIED COUPE Outstanding: Tim and Heidi Blackhurst, Gilbert, SC

MODIFIED COUPE Winner: Charles Gibson, Seymour, TN


STREET Outstanding: Rich and Barb Lagasse, Enfield, CT

STREET Winner: Charles Brisco, Madison, TN


STOCK Winner: Joy and Christine Lippert, Green, KS

STREET Winner: Charles Kirmuss, Westminster, CO

MODIFIED Winner: G.W. Bancroft, Evans, CO


MODIFIED Winner: Mike Arnold, Abington, VA


STOCK Outstanding: Bethany Orr, Johnson City, TN

STOCK Winner: Mike Cleary, Bluefield, WV

MODIFIED Outstanding: Mike and Alicia Holley, Chuckey, TN

MODIFIED Winner: Jack Harris, Salem, VA


MODIFIED Winner: Sonee Hall, Bristol, TN


MODIFIED Winner: Billy Morgan, New Market, TN


STOCK CAMARO 1967-69: Junior Shifflett, Duke, VA

STOCK CAMARO 1967-69: Tre Mells, Notasola, AL

STREET CAMARO 1967-69: Eddie Sells, Apex, NC

STREET CHEVELLE: Jeff Davis, Marristown, NJ

BIG CAR: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC

BIG CAR 1958-59: Danielle Tackett, Price, KY

MODIFIED 1955-56-57: Jennings White, Manchester, KY

MODIFIED 1967-69: Wyatt Whitworth, N Wikesboro, NC


BIG CAR: Flip Bost, Statesville, NC

CAMARO: Kenneth Turner, Imlay City, MI

CHEVELLE: Daniel Gasser, Danville, VA

CORVETTE: Hubert right, Gibsonville, NC

CONVERSION:   Mike Arnold, Abing, VA

EARLY CHEVY: Brian Emmert, Bristol, TN

EL CAMINO: Greg Fleenor, Bristol, TN

1955-1957 CHEVY: Roger Woody, Christiansburg, VA

MONTE CARLO: Michael Boyte, Summerfield, NC

NOVA:  Tom Seagle, Pulaski, VA

PRO STREET.ENGINEERED: Tom Coleman, Asheville, NC

TRUCK: Grg Rogers, Woodbury, TN

PAINT:  Jeff Davis, Morristown, NJ

DETAIL: Junior Sheffleft, Dyke, VA

ENGINE: Billy Moose, Troutman, NC

EXCELLENCE AWARD: Dean Pilkton, Elizabethton, TN

BEST OF SHOW: Jennings White, Manchester, KY

Bristol Dragway returns to action this weekend, September 28-29 with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Eight classes of racing will run during the event, with competition in the same Sportsman categories featured during the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Racing takes place in Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.

For more information about Bristol Dragway events, please call (423) 764-DRAG or visit






July 22, 2012 by  
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The Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway is in the record books. We had a great time hanging with all our Bowtie Buddies and checking out their fabulous rides. With a great selection of old-school Rat powered Chevelles to the current crop of GEN V LS powered Camaros, there was plenty of eye candy in the pits. Here’s the rundown of the car show winners.  

Camaro 67-69 Stock: Denny Senath; Mountville, Pa.; ‘67
Camaro 67-69 Street: Ron Spadafora; Reading, Pa.; ‘68
Camaro 67-69 69 Street Only: Joe Williams; Birdsboro, Pa.; ‘69
Camaro 67-69 Modified: Ross Gilbert; Lancaster, Pa.; ‘69
Camaro 67-69 SS Only: Jim & Brenda Granato; Bridgeton, N.J.; ‘69
\r\n\r\nCamaro 70-81 Stock: Charlie Jeffries; Covington, Va.; ‘77
Camaro 70-81 Street: Shawn & Lisa McEllhenney; Ephrata, Pa.; ‘70
Camaro 70-81 Modified: Judy Jeffries; Covington, Va.; ‘77

Camaro 82-92 Stock: Ken Smith; Berwyn, Pa.; ‘91
Camaro 82-92 Street: Brandon Reichard; Fleetwood, Pa.; ‘91
Camaro 82-92 Modified: Glenn Lockett; Ivyland, Pa.; ‘91

Camaro 93-09 Stock: Nick Carrita; Grantville, Pa.; ‘97
Camaro 93-09 Street: Dave Hartzell; Easton, Pa.; ‘00
Camaro 93-09 Modified: Frank Johnstone; Joppa, Md.; ‘01

Camaro 10-12 Stock: Robert Brullo; Denver, Pa.; ‘10
Camaro 10-12 Street: Cindi Crowe; Elizabethtown, Pa.; ‘11
Camaro 10-12 Modified: Chip & Deb Myers; Narvon, Pa.; ‘11

Nova 62-67 Street: Kurt Colrus; Leesport, Pa.; ‘66
Nova 62-67 Modified: Bob Galla; Ellicott City, Md.; ‘67

Nova 68-Newer: Dale Jones; Wayne, Mich.; ‘68
Nova 68-Newer: Todd Ortolani; Vernon, Conn.; ‘70

El Camino Stock: Bill Kose; Somerset, N.J.
El Camino Street: Joe Klunk; Hanover, Pa.; ‘72
El Camino Modified: Garry Lutsky; Dayville, Conn.; ‘75

Chevrolet 1955-57 Stock: Dick Kauffman; Mountville, Pa.; ‘57
Chevrolet 1955-57 Street: Charlie Potts; Reading, Pa.; ‘55
Chevrolet 1955 Only: Wes Cassel; Boyertown, Pa.; ‘55
Chevrolet 1956 Only: Vinnie Esposito; Sayreville, N.J.; ‘56
Chevrolet 1957 Only: Denise Kocher; Canton, Pa.; ‘57
Chevrolet 1957 Convertible Only: Jerry Holbrook; Haymarket, Va.; ‘57

Corvette 53-67 Stock: Penny & Fred Rosefsky; Bellefonte, Pa.; ‘59
Corvette 53-67 Street: Ed & Carol Olstler; Warminster, Pa.; ‘66
Corvette 53-67 Modified: Barry Hofer; Collegeville, Pa.; ‘65

Corvette 68-82 Stock: Bill Emlsey; Rockledge, Pa.; ‘72
Corvette 68-82 Modified: Pete Micale; Wernersville, Pa.; ‘81

Corvette 84-96 Stock: Bruce Clelland; Reading, Pa.; ‘84
Corvette 84-96 Street: George Hebler; Lititz, Pa.; ‘92

Corvette 97-04 Stock: Andrew Heimel; Douglassville, Pa.; ‘03
Corvette 97-04 Modified: Bob Anderson; Denver, Pa.

Corvette 05-Newer Stock: John Gloden; Welcome, Md.; ‘08
Corvette 05-Newer Street: Rich & Barb Lagasse; Enfield, Conn.; ‘07
Corvette 05-Newer Modified: Wayne Greenfield; Accokeek, Md.; ‘07

Chevelle 64-67 Stock: Doug Yoder; Red Lion, Pa.; ‘67
Chevelle 64-67 Street: Bill & Margaret Westley; Birdsboro, Pa.; ‘67
Chevelle 64-67 Modified: Kyle Phillips; Alpha, N.J.; ‘66

Chevelle 68-Newer Stock: Chris & James DeMetro; Highland, N.Y.; ‘71
Chevelle 69 Only: Kristina Fischer; Litchfield, Conn.; ‘69
Chevelle 70 Only: Jim & Bev Kellerman; Levittown, Pa.; ‘70
Chevelle 68-Newer Modified: Gary Korzon; Beacon Falls, Conn.; ‘70

Truck 1949-72 Stock: Dennis Kelly; Lee, Mass.; ‘69
Truck 1949-72 Street: Richard Moht; Bowmansville, Pa.; ‘69
Truck 1949-72 Modified: Jessica Kilby; East Petersburg, Pa.; ‘50
Truck 1955-69 Only: Gary & Flo Garman; Mount Wolf, Pa.; ‘55
Truck 1970-72 Only: Louis Rosa; Mohnton, Pa.; ‘74

Truck 1973-87 2WD Modified: Anna & Tom Baushman; Bellefonte, Pa.; ‘73

Truck 88 & Newer 2WD Stock; Ron Plummer, Everett, Pa.; ‘12

Truck 4×4 Full Size Street: Janet Dawes; Stewartsville, N.J.; ‘10
Truck 4×4 Full Size Modified: David Riddell; Warrington, Pa.; ‘88

Full/Mini SUV 4WD Stock: Mike Winston; New Holland, Pa.; ‘69
Full/Mini SUV 4WD Modified: Doug Schaeffer, Reading, Pa.; ‘85 Blazer

Full/Mini SUV 2WD Stock: Larry Hughes; Felton, Del.; ‘66
Full/Mini SUV 2WD Street: Charles Krause; Brooklyn, N.Y.; ‘99
Full/Mini SUV 2WD Modified: Steve Myers; York, Pa.; ‘50

Mini Truck 2WD Street: Zakk Harnish; Lancaster, Pa.; ‘00
Mini Truck 2WD Modified: Donald Holley; Birdsboro, Pa.; ‘88

Monte Carlo 70-72 Stock: David Durst; Cumberland, Md.; ‘72
Monte Carlo 70-72 Street: Jack Cooper; Kent, Ohio; ‘72
Monte Carlo 70-72 Modified: Jenny & Jay Murphy; Reading, Pa.; ‘70

Monte Carlo 82-88 Stock: Jeff Yoder; Berlin, Pa.; ‘85
Monte Carlo 82-88 Street: Frank O’Connell; Dunstable, Mass.; ‘85
Monte Carlo 82-88 Modified: Kevin Low; Pine Beach, N.J.; ‘88

Monte Carlo 02-06 Stock: Lyle Campbell; Haskins, Ohio, ‘05
Monte Carlo 02-06 Modified: Richard Janis Jr.; Lancaster, Pa.; ‘02

Pro Street 68-Older Modified: Gary Ingram; Millford, Del.; ‘68 Chevelle

Pro Street 69-Newer: Robert Laughel; Womelsdorf, Pa.; ‘78 Camaro

Pro Engineered: Tim Lerch; Mohnton, Pa.; ‘67 Chevy II

Big Car 49-54: Ian Weber; Willow Street, Pa.; ‘52 Chevy

Big Car 58-89 Stock: Steve Lennig; Hebron, Maine; ‘65 Biscayne
Big Car 58-89 Street: Glen Sweinhart; Annville, Pa.; ‘63 Impala
Big Car 58-89 Modified: Michael Garner; Birdsboro, Pa.; ‘63 Impala

Big Car 90-Newer Stock: Poncho Mateo; West Deptford, N.J.; ‘96 Impala
Big Car 90-Newer Street: Joe & Margie Ansuini; Colmar, Pa.; ‘96 Impala

Conversion Pre ‘48: Harry Zerbey; Pottsville, Pa.; ‘41 Willys

Conversion 49-Newer: Thomas Fredericks; Summit Hill, Pa.; ‘65 Skylark

Early Chevrolet Pre ‘35: Chuck Salipole; Reisterstown, Md.; ‘35

Early Chevrolet 36-48: Arnold Warner; Culpeper, Va.; ‘39

Open Stock: Todd Trothman; Oakland, Md.; ‘12 Sonic
Open Modified: Ron Mule; Hamilton, N.J.; ‘78

Gold 67-69 Camaro: Keith Morrell; Branchville, N.J.; ‘68 Camaro
Gold 68-Newer Chevelle: Jeff & Deborah Davis; Morristown, N.J.; ‘70 Chevelle
Gold 55-57 Chevrolet: Daniel W. Swisher III; Jonestown, Pa.; ‘57 Chevy

Club Award: New York Monte Carlo Club

Best Big Car: Michael Garner; Birdsboro, Pa.; ‘63 Impala
Best Camaro: Jim & Brenda Granito; Bridgeton, N.J.; ‘69 Camaro
Best Chevelle: Gary Korzon; Beacon Falls, Conn.; ‘70 Chevelle
Best Corvette: Wayne Greenfield; Accokeek, Md.; ‘05 Corvette
Best Conversion: Harry Zerbey; Pottsville, Pa.; ‘41 Willys
Best Open: Ron Mule; Hamilton, N.J.; ‘78 Chevette
Best Early Chevy: Arnold Warner; Culpeper, Va.; ‘39 Chevy
Best El Camino: Bill Kose; Somerset, N.J.; ‘69 El Camino
Best 55-56-57: Denis Kocher; Canton, Pa.; ‘57 Chevy
Best Monte Carlo: Jenny & Jay Munday; Reading, Pa.; ‘70 Monte Carlo
Best Nova: Bob Galla; Ellicott City, Md.; ‘67 Nova
Best Pro Street/Engineered: Gary Ingram; Millford, Del.; ‘68 Chevelle
Best Truck: Gary & Flo Garman; Mount Wolf, Pa.; ‘55 Chevy
Best Paint Gold: Jeff & Deborah Davis, Morristown, N.J.; ‘70 Chevelle
Best Detail Gold: Keith Morrell; Branchville, N.J.; ‘68 Camaro
Best Engine Gold: Keith Morrell: Branchville, N.J.; ‘68 Camaro
Award of Excellence: Vinnie Esposito; Sayreville, Pa.; ‘56 Nomad
Best of Show: Daniel W. Swisher III; Jonestown, Pa.; ‘57 Chevy