38 days left to renew tickets for the 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals!

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The renewal deadline for the 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals is just 38 days away!  Reserve your seats now to guarantee the great view that you had last year to see Tony Schumacher, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson and LE Tonglet defend their 2010 Texas Motorplex event victories. 

As an added bonus, if you renew your tickets you also will receive the NHRA Wild Rides DVD, the fast-paced video scrapbook of some of drag racing’s most dramatic crashes, explosions and mishaps along with exclusive up-close and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most popular stars including John Force, Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme, Larry Dixon and more explaining in their own words what happens when things go wrong.  This is a program all racing fans can enjoy!

Make sure you have your renwal invoice and click here to renew now!

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Super Chevy Show to highlight past winners

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Are you a former winner at a Super Chevy Show?

In an effort to pay homage to 30 years of fun at the nation’s leading Chevrolet Car Show and Drag Race series, Super Chevy Show is seeking updates from former winners to tell us their story and have it posted on superchevyshow.com. This is your chance to get your 30 seconds of fame, and maybe a little more.

Lex Dudas, the president of SCSW, LLC owners of the series, explained “We have so many participants tell us how they have gone to their favorite event for the last fifteen years, or regularly attend three-or-four Super Chevy Shows each season, and now that we are starting a new chapter in series history we would like to recognize these folks.  It will be phenomenal to see all of the different pictures and stories that our fans send in.”
 
If you are former winner, either as a car show participant or a drag race competitor, we’d like to hear about it. Send us a picture of your winning entry and tell us about your past win at a Super Chevy Show, and what you have been doing since. Are you still participating with the same car?  Have you started or entered another project in a Super Chevy Show since your first win?  Please e-mail your story and images to manager@superchevyshow.com.

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Car Show coordinator offers some advice for Super Chevy Show participants

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 22) — By the calendar, the Super Chevy Show season opener is still four months  away. But car show judging coordinator Andy Hendricks said this is time  that can make the difference when the season kicks off in early April.Hendricks recently offered several tips for competitors, who should pay special attention to the engine, body, paint and interior areas of their show cars.   “We look at body, paint, engine and interior,” Hendricks said.

Here’s a brief breakdown of each area that participants should concentrate on their off-season work:

ENGINE
Hendricks said the initial work should be in cleaning the front pulley area, The headers should be painted, sand blasted and jet coated. Next would be to  detail the wiring before cleaning and painting the fender wells and firewall area.
Another important area of concern is a basic one – the  condition of the engine, which should be checked for leaks. Finally, the underside of the hood should be painted, with the frame rails, cross-members and core supports cleaned and painted to give a new look.

BODY AND PAINT
The first order of business is to prepare the body, removing waves and dents that may have occurred during the winter. Next up is to check over  the body. Do the panels line up? Also, check from the fenders to the hood. The molding, outside trim and the emblems need to be installed correctly. The paint should be applied very detailed and check the drip rail areas and make sure there are no dry areas or overspray. Then the final finish can be applied.

INTERIOR
The interior area is a key component to any show car, and the best entries have that new car  look. The first order of business is to clean the carpet. Also, the interior should be free of cleaning materials and jackets. The trunk area is considered part of the interior, and that is an area that needs to be cleaned as well. Next, check the condition of seals and whiskers.
Also, leave the door ajar or open.

CLEANING TIPS
Hendricks offered some cleaning tips and those include checking and cleaning some hidden areas in the engine compartment, door jams, and trunk lips. Also clear the wax out from and around trim pieces and emblems, as well as the wheels and tires, which need a thorough check and cleaning.

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Wild Rides DVD’s are on the way!

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Everyone who has renewed your ticket order for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, keep an eye out in your mail.  We began mailing the Wild Rides DVD gift to all of those accounts this week and we will keep mailing the DVD’s out daily, until Jan 30th, as people renew their ticket orders.  Wild Rides would make a great gift or stocking stuffer so make sure you renew your tickets by this Friday, Dec. 17 to give yourself the best chance to get it in time for Christmas!

Click here to renew your tickets now!

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NHRA INTRODUCES ‘FAN CHOICE AWARDS’ TO EMBRACE, EMPOWER ITS KNOWLEDGEABLE FAN BASE

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GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2010) — As a way of embracing the voice of one of the most knowledgeable fan bases in sports, and reliving so many of the great moments from the unforgettable 2010 season, NHRA has created the “NHRA Fan Choice Awards,” a year-end recognition of outstanding performance as voted on exclusively by NHRA fans.

The inaugural NHRA Fan Choice Awards will include five categories and fan voting will be conducted over the course of two weeks, from Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 24, on NHRA.com. The winners of the Inaugural NHRA Fan Choice Awards will be announced over the course of the final five days of the year, Dec. 27-31, on NHRA’s Facebook page to allow fans the chance to immediately react to/debate the outcome of each category.

In addition to being invited to exclusively select these year-end honors, NHRA fans who participate in the voting will be entered into a drawing to win two final eliminations tickets to the race of their choosing. They will also be given a coupon code to save $2 off on the purchase of the 2010 Year in Review DVD, which includes video highlights of most if not all of the entries from the NHRA Fan Choice Awards.

The five categories for the inaugural NHRA Fan Choice Awards are as follows:
• Story of the Year
• Moment of the Year
• Upset of the Year
• Driver/Rider of the Year
• Team of the Year

Voting will be open for Story of the Year: Monday Dec. 13-Wednesday, Dec. 15; Moment of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 16-Friday, Dec. 17; Upset of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 18-Sunday, Dec. 19; Driver/Rider of the Year: Monday, Dec. 20-Tuesday, Dec. 21; and Team of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 22-Friday, Dec. 24.

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 22 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.

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