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Super Chevy show on tap


Calling all blown fuel car fans! This weekend’s Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex will feature all-blown, heads up nostalgia dragster racing and quarter-mile racing, courtesy of the Texas Blown Fuel Association.

Carl Meador, owner and crew chief of a Nostalgia Slingshot Dragster, has recently worked with the Motorplex staff and is eagerly anticipating the weekend. The term “Slingshot Dragster” came from the early 1960s, because the driver sits behind the engine and the rear end.

Last year, Meador and his team finished second in the Texas Blown Fuel Association points championship.

“As a racer and member of the Texas Blown Fuel Association, I’d like to express my gratitude to the folks at Super Chevy and the Texas Motorplex for giving us the opportunity to showcase our ‘old school’ approach to drag racing,” Meador said. “The fans will see firsthand what it was like to compete during the earlier days of drag racing when these nostalgia hot rods take to the strip. I want to thank Rick Grindstaff, Keith Breazeal and Chris Graves for the vision to put their dreams in motion and give all of our members an affordable association to compete within.”

Qualifying will begin at Noon on Saturday, June 4. Full event details are listed below and on Super Chevy Show’s website at www.superchevyshow.com.

“One of the exciting aspects about our group is that there are no cookie cutter cars,” Meador said. “All of our race cars are blown and injected, but the duplicates end there and each one has a character unto itself. The same could be said of our owners and drivers, so please come by our pit areas to say hello and check out these cool machines.”

With these cars running more than 175 mph, Meador has great advice for fans who want to feel the action.

“Whatever you do, get to the fences when we fire them up and race down the quarter-mile and we’ll do our best to take you back to the ‘good ole days,’” Meador said.

Gabrielle Stevenson, general manager of the Motorplex, said she is excited to have the Texas Blown Fuel Association add another entertainment element for the Super Chevy Show fans this weekend.

This will be the first year for TBFA to participate in The Super Chevy Show Series.

“These nostalgia dragsters are the perfect car to be roaring down the quarter-mile during the Super Chevy Show at the Motorplex because they blend speed and style and just like some of the cars in the car show ear, they offer us a chance to see a dragster from a golden era in drag racing,” Stevenson said. “Fans love to get up close and see every inch of what make these dragsters capable of those quick times and high speeds. The nostalgia dragsters add a lot to the show.”

The event weekend will officially kick-off Saturday morning with a special car show cruise from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall to the Motorplex. Cruise details are listed on the website at www.superchevyshow.com. The event will also include autocross, a car show, midway displays, the fan-favorite Revell “Build a Car” for kids, and a live band, “The Morticians.”

Super Chevy Show Schedule of Events

June 4-5, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011 – FAST FRIDAY

6 p.m.:                         Fast Friday gates open

7 p.m.:                         Test-n-Tune

12 a.m.:                       Secure track

Saturday, June 4, 2011

7 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / participant parking

7 a.m.:                                     Meet at Soulman’s (691 East Interstate 30, Rockwall) for cruise

8 a.m.:                                     Cruise to Texas Motorplex from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

8 a.m.:                         Tech opens / VP Fuel Station opens

9 a.m.:                         Car show registration & Setup (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

10 a.m.-2 p.m.:           Autocross presented by Equipe Rapide

10 a.m.:                       Open Time Trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Quick 8 presented by Royal Purple Qualify #1

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

11 a.m.:                       True Street challenge cruise

11:30 a.m.:                  Quick 8 presented by Royal Purple Qualify #2

12 pm.:                        PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Qualify #1

12 p.m.:                       BONUS bracket race & 5th Gen Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek Performance

12-2 p.m.:                    FREE Revell “Build a Car” for kids at the Car Show Tent

1-3 p.m.:                      Live band “The Morticians” play in the car show tent area

1:45 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Qualify #2

3:15 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Round #1

Following Pro: BONUS bracket finals

3:30 p.m.:                    Car show special awards

4 p.m.:                                                  Quick 8 (Elec. & No Elec.) presented by Royal Purple

4:45 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association SEMI-FINAL

5:30 p.m.:                    Quick 8 (Elec. & No Elec.) presented by Royal Purple FINAL

6 p.m.:                         PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association FINAL

7 p.m.:                         Secure track

Sunday, June 5, 2011

8 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / tech for new arrivals

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

8:30 a.m.:                    RFC service in car show tent

10 a.m.-2 p.m.:           Autocross presented by Equipe Rapide

9:30-11 a.m.:               Open Time Trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

11:00 a.m.:                  “Run for the Money” – dial-in run

11:30 a.m.:                  Bracket race round one (DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 (Elect.) presented by Royal Purple, Bracket 2 (No Elect.) presented by Royal Purple, DOT, 5th Gen Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek Performance)

12-2 p.m.:                    FREE Revell “Build a Car” for kids at the Car Show Tent

3:30 p.m.:                    Car show series event awards

5 p.m.:                         Secure track

CLASS INFORMATION

Saturday Bonus Race – ¼ mile, .5 Full Tree – (Electronics- Cross-Talk ON, NO Electronics- Cross-Talk OFF)

*Winner: $1,152

*R/U: $414

*Semi: $184

*¼: $92

Entry: $40

*based on a 64 car field

Saturday’s bonus race will feature Electronic and Non-Electronic racers running in separate categories until the final round. Electronic winner and the Non-Electronic winner will face-off for the win and to runner-up final.

Saturday QUICK 8 presented by Royal Purple  - ¼ mile, .5 Full Tree – (Electronics- Cross-Talk ON, NO Electronics- Cross-Talk OFF)

*Winner: $240

*R/U: $144

*Semi: $48

Entry: $100

*based on an 8 car field

The Quick E class of 8, and Quick NoE class of 8 will be determined based of f the 2 runs made Saturday at12pm. A Qualifier list will be posted at 3pm and the Top 8 of each will then go to Race Control to pay and enter for the QUICK 8 Saturday night Show. If a Top 8 does not pay to enter, then the next alternative will have the option to pay to enter the Quick class, etc until both classes have 8 racers.

Saturday & Sunday 5th Generation Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk OFF

Winner: TROPHY

R/U: TROPHY

Entry: $35/day

Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Sunday DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 (Elect.) presented by Royal Purple – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk ON

*Winner: $1,152

*Runner-Up: $414

*Semi: $184

*¼: $92

Entry: $60

*based on a 64 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 1 – $40.

Sunday Bracket 2 (No Elect.) presented by Royal Purple – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk OFF

*Winner: $1,008

*Runner-Up: $362

*Semi: $161

*¼: $80

Entry: $60

*based on a 56 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 2 – $30.

Sunday D.O.T. – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk OFF (DOT Street Tires and Mufflers required.)

*Winner: $576

*Runner-Up: $207

*Semi: $92

*¼: $46

Entry: $60

*based on a 32 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for D.O.T. – $20.

Payout Information: All payouts will be available in Race Control Suite 208, the day of the race once we reach the payout rounds.

NOTE: All classes must be Chevy bodied -or- Chevy powered.

PRICE SHEET

Sportsman Racer Entry Fees

Friday Test ‘n’ Tune Run-Card:                       $15

Saturday Quick 8 (Electronics):                      $100

Saturday Quick 8 (No Electronics):                 $100

Saturday Bonus Race:                                     $40

Saturday 5th Gen Camaro Shootout:               $35 Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Sunday “Run For The Money”:                       $20

Sunday Bracket Race:                                     $60

Sunday 5th Gen Camaro Shootout:                  $35 Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Racer Full Event Combo:                                $115

Saturday True Street Challenge:                    Racers who purchase a Drag Race entry will be eligible to also compete in the True Street Challenge (If their car meets the class rules.) All True Street Participants will also be able to compete in Sunday’s DOT Race at NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

Restricted Area Crew Pass:                            $40      (valid Friday – Sunday)

Extra Pit Vehicle Parking Pass:                       $30

Bracket 1 Buyback                                         $40

Bracket 2 Buyback                                         $30

DOT Buyback                                                $20

Car Show Fees

Car Show (2-day judged class):                       $45

Show & Shine (2 day not-judged):                  $35

Additional Participants

Swap Meet                                                      $45

Car Corral                                                       $45

Autocross ONLY (Sat & Sun or Sun Only)        $35

Autocross ONLY with Student ID                     $30
(Any other participant is welcome to join in the autocross at no additional fee)

Spectator Pricing:

Adult          Children (11-15)

Friday               $5                      FREE

Saturday            $20                    $5

Sunday              $15                     $5

Weekend           $30                    $10

 

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