KANSAS CITY (Nov. 18, 2009) – The recent SCSW, Inc. purchase of the Super Chevy Show series represents a completely different concept in the world of motorsports in general, and drag racing in particular. People with racing experience who have invested their careers in the sport are now invested in the series. The benefactors of the purchase will be fans, sponsors, racers and participants.
Drag racing facility owners and operators throughout the United States formed the American Promoters Association (APA) in early 2009. As part of their discussions and work through the APA, several highly experienced track operators became interested in the opportunity to build or acquire their own series. Those owners wanted to put their experience and dedication to the sport into a national series. They formed SCSW, Inc., and purchased the Super Chevy Show series.
The board of directors for SCSW is like a ‘Who’s Who’ in drag racing history: President – John Bandimere Jr.; Executive Vice President – Lex Dudas, Vice Presidents – Bill Bader, Charlie Allen, Bryan Pierce, and Secretary Treasurer – Billy Meyer.
Bandimere is the owner and operator of Bandimere Speedway in Denver. Bandimere Speedway will host a Super Chevy Show event in August. It will be the first time the Speedway has hosted a Super Chevy event in several years.
Anyone who knows Bandimere will agree that he is not a gambling man. But if he was, well, he would bet big on the Super Chevy Show series.
“There is a tremendous amount of talent within the group of operators who now control the Super Chevy Show,” Bandimere said. “One person may have a great way to deal with new sponsors. One person may have a tremendous program for selling tickets. Another will be an expert on participant relations. We are going to take the best methods and apply them all to this one series. This gives us the opportunity to work together and develop a great series. If I was a betting man, I would bet that this series is going to blossom and we are going to bring it back to being the historically great event that it has been in the past.”
Events like the Super Chevy Show have typically been owned by just one individual or one company who rented facilities to host events. They merely paid a small fee to the track owner to use the facility for the event date. In that scenario the promoter operated everything from afar and only came to the venue on the week of an event and provided assignment for track staff.
SCSW is not a single entity promoter; it is only a resource to help provide a point of coordination for the track owners. Now the host tracks will have a stake in ownership and each will be personally involved with the overall series and will be personally responsible for their event.
SCSW is working to hire the competition director position that will help guide the activities at each event, and SCSW is also is working with Forward Sports Marketing on the promotional elements for the series that include sponsorship, media and fan interaction.
“A racer at a recent event put it in perspective to me on what it means for tracks to now own a series,” Forward Sports Marketing’s Ryan Haas said. “They said that all of the sanctioning bodies from ADRL, NMRA, NMCA, NHRA, IHRA, etc…. basically rent or partner with track owners just like the Super Chevy Show Series used to do every season. Now the tracks own the series and are personally invested in the success of the series.
“The tracks hosting the 2010 Super Chevy Show series selected the dates for the schedule, and have committees that will decide everything from racing classes to car show awards and other aspects of the show. It is amazing to be on a conference call with 10 national-caliber track owners and operators to see how well they work together on a project like this.”
Bandimere said the anticipation is brewing across the nation as the ownership group works to put together a thrilling season of Super Chevy Show events.
“I can feel and see the excitement growing with the SCSW members,” Bandimere said. “This has everyone focused on putting on a great show in 2010.”
Gates open 9:00am.
Car show registration from 9am to 11am, judging begins at 11, awards ceremony at 4:30.
Race registration starts at 9am, heads up qualifying at 11:00, 12:00, & 1:00. Eliminations at 2:30, 3:30, & 4:30.
Car/truck/bike show, 1/4 mile drag racing , mixed martial arts expo, stereo crank it up contest, burnout contest, $400 hot body contest (*weather permitting – ladies, call 225-247-7223 to register), raffles and giveaways, models, vendors, and DJs.
SHOW PRICES – All registration on day of show at front gate
Spectator $15 with flier (regular $17) *flyers printed off computer ok to use – right click on flyer image, print. Coupon only good for spectator admission.
Children 10 and under FREE
Car Show Entry $25 (does not include free passenger pass). *Note, IFO only charges $25 per car show entry, not $50 to $60 like other events that claim to give a “free” passenger pass.
Test and Tune Drag Racer $25 (open to any make/model)
Competition Drag Racer $25 (imports or sports compacts only)
Burnout Contest FREE
Stereo Crank It Up Info: 605-376-3249 or www.SoundOff.org
INFO PHONE CONTACT: 225-247-7223
Click on images below to see the event flyer.
The 2009 Racer Appreciation and Awards Banquet will honor the racers and their families who compete at the Texas Motorplex. It will be held in the Champions Club.
December 5, 2009
Doors open at 6:00pm
Cocktails 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner served 7:30pm
Awards presentation 8:00pm
Children (12 & Under) $5.00
You can RSVP by calling 972-878-2641, please RSVP by November 30, 2009.
2009-10-31 Ennis, TX . – The Texas Motorplex would like to congratulate Jeff Lopez of Bedford Tx and Jackie Jones from Kemp, Tx for making it to the finals for the AER Race of Champions and to Jackie Jones for winning the block from AER which will be given out at the 2009 Texas Motorplex Racer Appreciation Banquet on December 5. Click here for more info on the 2009 Racer Appreciation Banquet.
Ennis, TX –Texas Motorplex and AER Manufacturing have teamed up to offer another opportunity to the local bracket racers for the 2009 season. At the end of the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Season at Texas Motorplex, various top performers from the four bracket season points classes will participate in the AER Race of Champions during the final bracket series race of the season.
The AER Race of Champions winner will receive a BOSS 302 crate engine provided by AER Manufacturing. The small block engine is a 302 cubic inch 340 horsepower engine valued at nearly $7,000.
“One of the goals for the 2009 race season here at the ‘Plex was to boost the local bracket program,” said Glenn Menard, Texas Motorplex President, “By offering added value like the AER Race of Champions to the bracket program, we are hoping racers will see that we are re-dedicating to the program to make bracket racing at the Motorplex fun again.”
In 2009 Texas Motorplex has already added several perks dedicated exclusively to the local points racers this season. At the 2009 kickoff race of the season, Texas Motorplex gave away a slot in the Reher-Morrison Engine School won by Mike Crader.
Also, Texas Motorplex will be giving away a 300cc 4×4 JCL All Terrain Vehicle to a lucky bracket participant at the season end racer awards ceremony banquet. Through the Contingency Connection racers will qualify for thousands of dollars in discounts from over product sponsors.
“With the support of folks like Reher Morrison, JCL ATVs and AER Manufacturing, we want to provide new and fun ways to make racing at the Motorplex enjoyable and rewarding,” Menard added.
April 11 is the final day to register for points for the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series at Texas Motorplex. To register for points, go to www.texasmotorplex.com or sign up in the race control. For more information, racers may contact Ashley Kellough, Texas Motorplex Competition Director at (972) 878-2641.
AER Manufacutring located in Carrollton, TX is a world leader in the engine remanufacturing industry for more than sixty years. AER is the chosen supplier of standard and high-performance engines and engine components to original equipment manufacturers. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have come to rely on AER’s high-quality, remanufactured engines and engine components for a wide variety of applications.
Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. Paul J. Meyer adopted these words of the great theologian John Wesley for his own and lived them fully. Paul, 81, longtime Waco civic leader, international businessman, philanthropist, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to legions of people worldwide, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 26, 2009, at home surrounded in love by his family. Paul’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Paul J. Meyer Arena, at the Baylor University Ferrell Center, with the Rev. Bill Hinson and the Rev. Mike Toby officiating. Immediately following the service there will be visitation with the family at the Ferrell Center. Paul was born May 21, 1928, in San Mateo, Calif. He was the son of the late August Carl and Isabelle Rutherford Meyer. His father was a first generation immigrant from Germany and master craftsman who instilled in Paul a standard of excellence in everything he did. Paul’s mother, of Scottish descent, was trained as a teacher and a nurse who nurtured his desire to learn, to teach others, and to practice the principles of good health. Paul took great pride in passing these time-honored values to his children and grandchildren. Commitment and exuberance for success in his hobbies matched those Paul exhibited in his business life. He enjoyed flying his yellow Piper Cub airplane, snow skiing, cycling, scuba diving, tennis, and hiking. His varied interests and hobbies also included photography and antique cars, especially 1936 Ford Cabriolets. Paul loved Scriptures; he lived by them daily, and he shared them frequently with family and friends. One of his favorites was Luke 6:38: Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your hands. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Paul’s paraphrase) Until the day of his departure from this life, Paul was witnessing for Jesus Christ. He did indeed give “a good measure” of “gifts” to his family, his friends, and to more than 30 important charities, including Mission Waco, Friends for Life, Lead Like Jesus Ministry, Compassion Ministries, Haggai Institute, and the First Baptist Church of Woodway. In addition to tangible gifts, Paul leaves behind many wonderful memories with family, friends, and business associates. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Meyer; and granddaughter, Allison Bucy. Paul is survived by his wife, Jane Gurley Meyer, and five children and their spouses, including the Honorable Jim Meyer and Carolyn of Waco, Larry Meyer and Lynn of Austin, Billy Meyer and Deborah of Waco, Janna Slechta and Randy of Waco, Leslie Rhea and Kevin of Waco; and brother, Carl Meyer and Joyce of Port Isabel. Paul’s 15 grandchildren were a significant part of his life – Mike Meyer and wife, Nadine of Dallas, Brady Meyer of Dallas, Jessica Meyer of Austin, Jennifer Meyer of Chicago, Joshua Meyer of Austin, Adam Meyer and wife, Claire of Ft. Worth, Christie Johnson and husband, Barry of Waco, Morgan, Brooke, and Kelsey Slechta of Waco, Jordan, Jaden, and Ryan Rhea of Waco, Cole Bucy and wife Skye of Washington, D.C., and Jason Bucy of Los Angeles. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Armor, Steve Bright, Del Chesser, Gene Franklin, Ferrell Hunter, Terry Irwin, Joe Baxter, and Chuck Williams. Jane and the family wish to express their deep appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, and caregivers. These angels on earth helped Paul as he fought his battle with cancer. Memorials may be made to any of the ministries named above or any Waco charity of your choice.