GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2010) – Recognizing the need to further protect the environment at racing venues, NHRA has announced a new environmental management policy for all NHRA events and/or facilities, effective at all NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events beginning with the NHRA Gatornationals, March 11-14.
The program involves three primary rules that must be followed regarding the use, possession and disposal of regulated waste. First and foremost, each participant must participate online in a mandatory training session regarding environmental uses as they relate to racing. The training presentation will be available on the National Event Registration website after logging into their account. Second, no halogenated or chlorinated brake cleaners may be used at NHRA events or facilities. And, finally, the responsibility of compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations belongs to the participant.
NHRA will post information provided by tracks on the national registration website when provided by the national event facilities.
NHRA intends to work with government entities, agencies and tracks to monitor and enforce the new environmental management program. Penalties, for non-compliance, will be assessed by NHRA, with a minimum $1,000 fine imposed for any violation.
The entire environmental management responsibility program as well as the training session will be posted on the registration website. When competitors log into their account, they will be required to complete the training and sign the agreement before they can complete the registration process.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks nationwide. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Two NHRA-sanctioned bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels: the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Student Discount of $3.00 off of racer or spectator with valid school ID. (High School, College, & Tech School)
AAA Member Discount $5.00 OFF spectator – must show AAA membership card at pit gate
Gates & Tech open at 7:00pm
Racing Begins at 7:00pm
Racing ends at MIDNIGHT.
Super Chevy Show Series Announces Car Show and Feature Category Information for 30th Anniversary Season
KANSAS CITY (Dec. 8, 2009) – The Super Chevy Show series announced bracket and car show class information along with early information about the new Shoebox Shootout class on its redesigned Web site today.
The ownership group wants to give fans and participants as much specific information as possible about the car show and bracket series. SCSW, Inc., purchased the Super Chevy Show series in November. The ownership group is a mix of race track owners, promoters and racing experts who want the 30th anniversary season in 2010 to be its best year yet.
Summit Motorsports Park’s Bill Bader said one of the ways to make the 2010 season shine is to bring a good, old, American classic back to the track – the 1957 Chevy. The Shoebox Shootout will feature a racing category for 1960 and older Chevy models at each of the national Super Chevy Show events. The rules and car specifics will be announced in January, but Bader wants people to pull their heavy metal out of the garage now and start preparing for the 16-car showdown at each track.
“The Shoebox Shootout is still in its infancy phase and we’re working on the rules and structure but it will certainly be a race category for 1960 and older vehicles,” Bader said. “We want those really fast, big, heavy ’55 Chevys, ’57 Chevys and bubbletops back out at the track. They have a tremendous amount of mainstream appeal and when you see a ’57 Chevy blasting down the track at a high rate of speed, you won’t be able to help but watch. It’s going to be very entertaining.”
Bader said the series wanted to give a home to a stylish and quick vehicle that seems to have lost its place in racing over the years. All of the vehicles will be body-correct and look just the way they did when they rolled off the original assembly line.
The Shoebox Shootout will have qualifying and then move to a dial-in format for the single-elimination bracket of 16 to get down to the winner. Bader hopes the series will move to a heads-up format in the future when the fields are ready.
“A lot of these cars have been parked over the years because racers couldn’t compete with other makes and models,” Bader said. “These cars are in garages and barns and it’s time they start inspiring ‘wows’ at the race track again. It will take a couple of years for this class to mature but we know this is going to be a tremendous class for racers and fans alike. This is going to be a completely unique feature of the Super Chevy Show.”
The car show also will have some changes in 2010. Virginia Motorsports Park’s Bryan Pierce is on the Car Show Committee and said the goal is to listen to what car show participants have to say about the series and incorporate the high-priority changes as early as next season.
“I’ve been talking with car show participants from around the country and they all said the top priority needs to be better and more detailed descriptions of the car show classes,” Pierce said. “The car show is a gathering for car enthusiasts from around the country to come together and it’s an important element of the series. We want to make it easy for people to go online and see where their car will fit in the car show. We’re working on ways to make it more fun and relaxing to come out with your car and be part of the experience.”
Pierce said the committee is feverishly working on what he considers the most important element of the car show – prestige.
“The Super Chevy Show has a tremendous history and we want to respect the history and bring back the prestige of winning a trophy at the event,” Pierce said. “We want a high-quality car show so that if you win a trophy, you are honored by the award.”
Racers, car show participants, fans, vendors, and sponsors alike can call 1-800-692-6230 to receive further information on the Super Chevy Show series.
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.