Texas Super Chevy Show is Off and Running

May 21, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (May 21) — There was a lot of buzz during the first day of the Texas Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex.

It included a steady flow of sportsman cars taking advantage of Friday’s test-n-tune and an over-flow crowd of car enthusiasts anticipating such a great day of racing, car show, cruise to the track, and just some good fun that they arrived a little early.

“Cars are rolling in and there is a lot of excitement over (Saturday’s) cruise form Arlington to the track, the True Street Cruise, The Morticians (band) playing at the Super Chevy Show BBQ and we have a tremendous lineup of race cars,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, Texas Motorplex general manager. “I’m excited at how many people are already in the pits and having a good time.”

TEST-N-TUNE REPORT: The track tech crew was busy for much of the day on Friday as as there was a steady flow of sportsman cars being checked out, beginning at 9 a.m. to the early evening. Officials are expecting a solid day of racing on Saturday, which will have the look of a national drag racing event.

ARE YOU READY FOR A CRUISE?: The highly-anticipated Super Chevy Show Cruise from Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis is finally here and will take place Saturday morning, with all participants ready to go at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided to all participants, who will also mingle with staff editors and photographers from Super Chevy and Custom Classic Trucks magazines. Cruisers will ride in style from the Cowboys Dancehall and head to the track, where they will receive an exclusive entrance to the Texas Motorplex and early parking will await them as well as the Super Chevy Show roars into high gear.

YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: The Super Chevy Magazine editor staff, including writer Patrick Hill, publisher Ed Zinke and editor Jim Campisano were in awe on Friday, planning a feature on a bright yellow Bel Air. Will their next feature be you?

MAKING NEWS: The Texas Super Chevy Show, which continues Saturday and runs through Sunday, received major play in Friday’s editions of the Dallas Morning News.

SATURDAY’S EVENTS: The Super Chevy Show kicks into high gear on Saturday, starting with the cruise to the track in the morning. Also on tap are the ever-popular car show, which is expected to receive a high invasion of trucks, from classic to contemporary; sportsman and pro show drag racing, which will include the two rounds of qualifying and eliminations for the Outlaw Fuel Altereds, as well as Beat the Heat pro-mods, Kenny Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander and the fastest jet truck in the world — Super Shockwave jet 1957 Chevy pickup – that runs on two Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines. The True Street Cruise and live music, featuring The Morticians and BBQ will also highlight the day’s activities.

Here is the weekend schedule:

Saturday
8 a.m.: Cruisers meet at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington (2540 E. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010)
8:30 a.m.: Cruisers depart Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington for Texas Motorplex
9 a.m.: Racer gates open / participant parking / tech for new arrivals
9 a.m.: Car show registration & Setup (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Autocross
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar (10:30 a.m.)
11 a.m.: Spectator gates open
11 a.m.: Time-trial runs for bracket classes
12 p.m.: True street challenge cruise
2 p.m.: BONUS bracket race (Elec run together, no E run together, mix classes for Final Round)
5 p.m.: Pro show – (Beat the Heat, all run Q1, fuel altereds)
Following Pro: BONUS bracket finals
5:30 p.m.: Car show special awards
6 p.m.: Pro show – (Fuel altered, 10 Q2, Beat the Heat, Wheelstander, Jet)
7 p.m.: QUICK 8 bracket race (electronics class, no electronics class)
8 p.m.: QUICK 8 finals
8 p.m.: Pro show – (Beat the Heat, fuel altereds, Wheelstander, Jet)
9 p.m.: Secure track

Sunday
8 a.m.: Racer gates open / tech for new arrivals
8 a.m.: Spectator gate
8:30 a.m.: RFC service in car show tent
9:30 a.m.: “Run for the Money” – time trial
10:00 a.m.: Shoebox Shootout – qualifier one (16-car qualifier)
10:30 a.m.: “Run for the Money” – dial-in run
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
11:00 a.m.: Shoebox Shootout – qualifier two (16-car qualifier)
11:30 a.m.: Bracket race round one (elec, no e, Shoebox, DOT)
3 p.m.: Pro show – (Wheelstander, Jet)
3:30 p.m.: Car show series event awards
5 p.m.: Secure track

CLASS INFORMATION

Saturday Bonus Race – $2,500 total Payout – .5 Full Tree – Cross-Talk ON
Winner: $1,200
R/U: $500
Semi: $200
¼: $100
Entry: $60
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 $1,200 to win and $500 to runner-up final.

Saturday QUICK 8 Race – $800 total Payout – .5 Full Tree – (Electronics- Cross-Talk ON, NO Electronics- Cross-Talk OFF)
Winner: $ 500
R/U: $ 200
Semi: $ 50
Entry: $ 100
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.

Sunday Bracket 1 (Electronics) Payout – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk ON
Winner: $3,000
Runner-Up: $1,500
Semi: $500
¼: $200
1/8: $100
Entry: $60
Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 1 – $40.

Sunday Bracket 2 (No Electronics) Payout – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk OFF
Winner: $1,500
Runner-Up: $600
Semi: $200
¼: $100
1/8: $75
Entry: $60
Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 2 – $30.

Sunday Shoebox (No Electronics, Shifter) Payout – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk OFF
8 quickest cars
Winner: $1,000
Runner-Up: $500
Semi: $250
¼: $500
1/8: $25
Entry: $60

Sunday D.O.T. Payout – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk OFF (DOT Street Tires and Mufflers required.)
Winner: $1,000
Runner-Up: $400
Semi: $125
¼: $100
Entry: $60
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
Saturday Quick 8 (Electronics): $100
Saturday Quick 8 (No Electronics): $100
Sunday “Run For The Money”: $20
Saturday Bonus Race: $40
Sunday Bracket Race: $60
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

Spectator Pricing:
Adult Children (11-15)
Friday $10 $5
Saturday $20 $5
Sunday $15 $5
Weekend $35 $15

Spectator Advance Ticket Offer: Buy your weekend spectator tickets in advance of the event and save $15.

Car show discounts: Save $15.00 with advance purchase of car show entry. Clubs of 10 or more that order in advance also receive to the Car Show Fast Lane at gate 12 first thing Saturday morning.

The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

For more information about the Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex, call (800) MOTORPLEX or go online at www.texasmotorplex.com or www.superchevyshow.com.

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History Channel’s Sliced Episode Filmed at the Texas Motorplex Airs Thursday

May 18, 2010 by  
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What’s the best way to understand how something works? Slice it in half! Dallas residents John McCalmont and Budd Kelley use a variety of incredible tools to literally slice objects apart, layer by layer, and explore their inner workings on the History Channel’s show, SLICED. From the macro to the micro, SLICED unveils the secret functions of the most complex machines, fastest engines and biggest structures, to reveal the mysteries of how these objects work by looking at them in a whole new way.

An episode about a spy car was filmed at the Texas Motorplex and will air Thursday at 9 p.m. (CST). Check out more information about the show here: http://www.history.com/shows/sliced

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Fun Will Reign Supreme at Texas Super Chevy Show

May 15, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (May 14, 2010) – The Texas Motorplex will play host to the Super Chevy Show, May 21-23 and will have a little of everything to offer fans, participants and anyone looking to have fun. There will be an eye-pleasing car show, the sound of outlaw nitro drag racing, a 1957 Chevy truck that runs on jet engines, a Texas BBQ, live music, a professionally designed autocross and more.

Just call it a Texas-style block party.

“This year’s Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex is absolutely going to be the most entertaining one we’ve ever had,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, Texas Motorplex general manager. “We are getting a lot of positive feedback on the event already because people can already feel a difference in the excitement and investment by the new owners. Our goal was to make this an event that families would want to attend even if they weren’t racing or car show enthusiasts. With the additional entertainment like the band, the ’57 Jet Truck and everything else, we have something to entertain everyone.”

Drag racing fans will get their kicks with Saturday’s Pro Show, which will include “Beat the Heat” pro-mods, Kenny Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander and the fastest jet truck in the world — a Super Shockwave jet 1957 Chevy pickup – that runs on two Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines.

If that wasn’t enough, there will be the Outlaw Fuel Altereds Association race too, which will feature two rounds of qualifying and eliminations. The OFAA is made up of independent races with blown alcohol and nitro burning altereds who run at events in the Southwest. It features 135-inch wheelbase cars, with a funny car type chassis.

“Beat the Heat” will make exhibition runs both Saturday and Sunday, and for those wanting a closer look, they will also be on display on the vendor midway.

“Our racing enthusiasts will be in for a treat,” Stevenson said. “The entertainment will not stop there. The show will also include a traditional Texas-style BBQ and live music, as fans and participants will enjoy great food, with live music from The Morticians a popular band based out of Waco.”

The BBQ has all the makings of a celebration in the pits that will allow fans, racers and car show participants to hob-nob with staffers from the Super Chevy and Custom Classic Trucks magazines. The magazine staffers will be handing out BBQ tickets throughout the day for free food. The BBQ should be a great time, if fans can pull themselves away from the new kids’ play area.

“The excitement level for this event is pretty high and it’s refreshing to feel such enthusiasm for Super Chevy Show again,” Stevenson said.

The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

For schedule and ticket information, go to www.texasmotorplex.com or www.superchevyshow.com or call (800) MOTORPLEX.

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Texas-style Cruise to Highlight Super Chevy Show

May 12, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (May 12, 2010) – Summer is on the way and it’s time to cruise – to the Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex.

The Super Chevy Show series is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010 and what better way to celebrate it Texas-style than by cruising to the track with editors and photographers from Super Chevy Magazine and Custom Classic Trucks Magazine?

There will be Camaros, El Caminos and Silverados…oh my!

The day will start will donuts, coffee and car talk at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington. Once the cruisers take off and head to the track, an exclusive entrance gate and early parking will await them as the Super Chevy celebration kicks into high gear.

The Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex will offer a car show, drag racing, an autocross course run by the Texas Region’s Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) group, a swap meet, live music, BBQ and more.

It all starts with a cruise to celebrate one of the most beloved car brands in American history.

A similar cruise, which saw Chevy enthusiast join a parade from Southern California to Las Vegas, took place for the 2010 Super Chevy Show opener in March, receiving great reviews from all parties. The Texas version, of course, is expected to be bigger.

“The Super Chevy Magazine staffers are going to be on this trip and I think it’s a great way for them to get to know the car show participants and see firsthand how the Motorplex is situated within the DFW region,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, general manager of the Motorplex. “The Magazine photographers did a great photo shoot from the cruise from Los Angeles to Las Vegas at the season opener and I have high hopes that the Texas version of the cruise will be bigger.

“The series is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the Texas Motorplex is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being one of the best race tracks in the country. The Super Chevy Show is just going to be a big celebration of cars, racing and more.”

The cruise takes place Saturday morning, but the track will be hosting a test-and-tune on Friday, May 21. The ever-popular car show, swap meet and drag racing will continue May 22-23.’

Car Show Cruise Info – Saturday, May 22
Cowboys Dancehall (2540 E. Abram St., Arlington)
Gathering at 8 a.m. for coffee and donuts
Departing for the Texas Motorplex for the 2010 Super Chevy Show at 8:30 a.m. with Super Chevy Magazine staffers
Will enter the track through an exclusive gate

The drag racing portion of the event will feature bracket racing, including the new shoebox class, and a pro show that will include two rounds of qualifying and eliminations for the Outlaw Fuel Altereds, as well as Beat the Heat pro-mods, Kenny Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander and the fastest jet truck in the world — Super Shockwave jet 1957 Chevy pickup – that runs on two Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines.

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Super Chevy Show Mugs Are Here!

May 11, 2010 by  
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Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, the first 100 people that come in for the Super Chevy Show will get a collectible limited edition souvenir mug.

Each mug includes a coupon for one free fountain drink from the Get Loose Café in the Food Court.

There will be four special edition mugs offered during the 25th anniversary season here at the Motorplex: NHRA Lucas Oil Divisionals, VW Bug In, Super Chevy Show on May 21-23 and the NHRA O’Reilly Fall Nationals Sept. 23-26.

Get yours today and start collecting!

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