Throwing Out The First Ball

And it Was A Ball

Tony Kelly Apr 30, 2003 0 Comment(s)

The schedule was shuffled a bit, but everyone wound up at the right place -- Memphis Motorsports Park -- for the first event of the 2003 AutoZone Super Chevy Show Season. The Greater Memphis area is rich in history, and well known for famous attractions like Beale Street, the Peabody Hotel, and Graceland. It's also home base for this event's special sponsor, COMP Cams.

You'll notice that we have all the winner's statistics on our web site now, leaving more room in the magazine for their photos. Over the next few months, you'll also notice that we've arrived at a web format for covering Super Chevy Shows that will appear in the magazine, as well as those shows that are designated as "Web Exclusive." Regardless of how each respective show will be covered, the winner's statistics will always appear right here on the Super Chevy site. Stay tuned, the show season has just been jump started.

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Memphis Motorsports Park provided plenty of traction for the quarter-mile contingent, as evidenced by this "sky launch."

The finest musclecars in the MidSouth region came out for stellar spring weather and lots of fun.

SATURDAY AWARDS
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS
Danny Garrison, Mt. Juliet, TN, 70 Nova Bart Milam, Lexington, TN, 72 Nova
Natt & Paul Moore, Atwood, TN, 69 Chevelle Kenny Peace, Dyersburg, TN, 62 Nova Wagon
Tony Peace, Dyersburg, TN, 67 Bel Air Gary Pigg, Doniphan, MO, 63 Nova
Stephen Price, Meridian, MI, 68 Camaro Jason Smith, Medina, TN, Jr. Dragster
Brenda Walker, Union City, TN, 85 Monte Carlo Donald White, Almyra, AR, 57 Chevy

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN SHOW CARS
Ricky Butler, Burlison, TN, 68 Camaro James Davis, Tanner, AL, 67 Chevelle
Stacy Herrington, Alvaton, KY, 69 El Camino Aaron Hicks, Poyen, AR, 67 Chevelle
Gilbert Hobbs, Ardmore, AL, 71 Monte Carlo John Hutcherson, Gates, TN, 35 Chevy Truck
Rob Key, Memphis, TN, 57 Bel Air Shorty McCamey, Fayetteville, AR, 63 Nova
David Riley, Jackson, TN, 61 Impala P.J. Rumfola, Port Allen, LA, 51 Chevy

SPECIALTY AWARDS
BEST INTERIOR Arna Smithson, Woodbury, TN, 92 Truck
BEST PAINT Bob Parris, Birmingham, MI, 70 Chevelle
BEST ENGINE Avery & Laverne Hittson, Murfreesboro, TN, 72 Truck
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY RACING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.- Larry Frederick, Petersburg, IN, 62 Chevy Bubble Top
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY WATERLOO INDUSTRIES John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66 El Camino
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCK Bob Adcock, Newburgh, IN, 69 Camaro
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREET Ray Banks, Tullahoma, TN, 69 Camaro
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIED Malcolm Darby, Lafayette, LA, 66 Nova
ESPN2 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE J.D. Lawson, Poplar Bluff, MO, 67 Chevelle
"TRANSPORT AWARD"-FEATHERLITE TRAILERS Steve Conley, Springfield, MO, 57 Cameo
"GRAPHICS AWARD"-AMERICAN COLORSCANS, INC Ron Hecht, Jackson, MO, 99 Blazer
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"-ISCA Billy Reaves, Hernando, MS, 55 Chevy
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARD Wayne Coleson, McClure, IL, 94 Yukon
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD-STREET RODDER MAGAZINE Al Collins, Memphis, TN, 37 Chevy
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD-CLASSIC TRUCK MAGAZINE Eddie & Pam McCaleb, Greenwood, MS, 37 GMC Panel
"OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD" AWARD-CUSTOM RODDER MAGAZINE Randy Norman, Lafayette, TN, 50 Chevy
TREMEC "TRICK STICK" AWARD Billy Thacker, Scottsville, KY, 67 Camaro

GOLD CLASS WINNERS
GOLD '55-57-STREET Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57
GOLD '55-57-MODIFIED Chris Pilos, Athens, OH, 57
GOLD '55-57 CONVERTIBLE-STOCK Barb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA, 57
GOLD '55-57 CONVERTIBLE-STOCK Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57
GOLD CAMARO '67-69-STREET Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, 69
GOLD EL CAMINO-MODIFIED John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66
GOLD NOVA 68 & NEWER-STOCK Lindy Farmer, Ellenwood, GA, 70
CLASS WINNERS
'55-56-57-STOCK Tommy Stracener, Jonesboro, AR, 56 Nomad
'55-56-57-STREET Tim Richey, Tupelo, MS, 57
'55-MODIFIED David Cates, Columbia, TN, 55 Nomad
'56-57-MODIFIED Gene Talsma, Hudsonville, MI, 56
BIG CAR '49-54-STREET Wayne & Pat Lasley, Romney, IN, 53
BIG CAR '49-54-MODIFIED Randy Norman, Fayetteville, TN, 50
BIG CAR '58-89-STOCK Larry Frederick, Petersburg, IN, 62
BIG CAR '58-89-STREET Lee Sinn, New Athens, IL, 65
BIG CAR '58-89-MODIFIED David Riley, Jackson, TN, 61
BIG CAR '90-96-STOCK Charles & Norma Hinckle, Auburn, IL, 96
BIG CAR '90-96-STREET Mike Moody, Franklin, KY, 96
BIG CAR '90-96-MODIFIED John & Toni Doswell, Decatur, IL, 96
CAMARO '67-68-STOCK Chuck Cimera, Mt. Vernon, IL, 67
CAMARO '69-STOCK Dennis Kuyrkendall, Boerne, TX, 69
CAMARO '67-68-STREET Eddie Little, Sikeston, MO, 67
CAMARO '69-STREET Ray Banks, Tullahoma, TN, 69
CAMARO '67-69-MODIFIED Billy Thacker, Scottsville, KY, 67
CAMARO '70-81-STOCK Jim Hughes, Iuka, MS, 80
CAMARO '70-81-STREET Charles Brisco, Madison, TN, 79
CAMARO '70-81-MODIFIED Chad Wooly, Mayfield, KY, 71
CAMARO '82-92-STOCK Larry Lane, Paducah, KY, 83
CAMARO '82-92-MODIFIED Eric Epplin, Okawville, IL, 86
CAMARO '93 & NEWER-STOCK Harry Trask, Ironton, MO, 00
CAMARO '93 & NEWER-STREET Kenny Malone, Memphis, TN, 02
CHEVELLE '64-67-STREET Tony Lanier, Hendersonville, TN, 67
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER-STOCK Kirby Powell, Jackson, TN, 70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER-STREET Bill & Pam Rhodes, Ripley, TN, 70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER-MODIFIED Bob Parris, Birmingham, MI, 70
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER (except '32)-MODIFIED Ronnie Geeslin, Senatobia, MS, 33 Ford
CONVERSION '32 ONLY-MODIFIED Bruce & Deana Hedrick, Springdale, AR, 32
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER-STOCK Jimmy Sears, Atoka, TN, 02 Pontiac
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER-MODIFIED Todd Bockhoff, Arnold, MO, 85 Olds
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER TRIKE-MODIFIED Russell Merriman, Bald Knob, AR, 98
CORVETTE '53-67-STOCK Peggy & CA Smith, Collins, MO, 67
CORVETTE '53-67-STREET Darious Hardin, Savannah, TN, 66
CORVETTE '53-67-MODIFIED Lou & Barb Puricelli, St. Louis, MO, 64
CORVETTE '68-82-STREET Danny Phillips Bernie, MO, 82
CORVETTE '68-82-MODIFIED Joe Sluder, Cordova, TN, 79
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER-STOCK James & Stef Ford, Houma, LA, 00
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER-STREET Charles Brisco, Madison, TN, 93
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER -MODIFIED Craig & Cathy Fleck, Bartlett, TN, 00
EARLY CHEVROLET '35 & EARLIER-STOCK Johnny Hutcherson, Gates, TN, 35
EARLY CHEVROLET '35 & EARLIER-MODIFIED Tiny Johnson, Atoka, TN, 1912
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48-STREET Tom Lindsey, Conway, AR, 39
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-37-MODIFIED Eddie & Pam McCaleb, Greenwood, MS, 37
EARLY CHEVROLET '38-46-MODIFIED Don Butler, Colleyville, TX, 39
EL CAMINO-STREET Stacy Herrington, Alvaton, KY, 69
EL CAMINO-MODIFIED David Kynerd, Ridgeland, MS, 60
MONTE CARLO-STOCK Connie & Tom Henley, Thompsonville, IL, 00
MONTE CARLO '70-87-STREET Creed Poole, Sale Creek, TN, 70
MONTE CARLO '88 & NEWER-STREET Brian Wibbenmeyer, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 88
MONTE CARLO-MODIFIED Brian Mixon, Murfreesboro, TN, 87
NOVA '62-67-STREET Jimmy Jones, Brandon, MS, 67
NOVA '62-67-MODIFIED Sandy Penn, Lewistown, MO, 63
NOVA '68 & NEWER-STREET Jeff Herzog, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 72
NOVA '68 & NEWER-MODIFIED Daniel Ernst, Thompson Station, TN, 69
OPEN-MODIFIED Phillip Burton, Memphis, TN, 93 Cavalier
PRO STREET-MODIFIED Scott Driy, Manchester, MO, 67 Camaro
PRO STREET NOVA-MODIFIED Shorty McCamey, Fayetteville, AR, 63 Nova
PRO ENGINEERED-MODIFIED Mark Daniel, Batesville, MS, 68 Camaro Z-28
STREET CRUISER AWARDS Ronnie Bowling, Kennett, MO, 64 Chevelle
Jack Martin, Saltillo, MS, 69 Camaro
Allen McDaniel, Saltillo, MS, 57 Chevy
Richard Neal, Walls, MS, 35 Ford Coupe
TRUCK '49-72-STOCK Jack Roney, Holiday Island, AR, 69
TRUCK '49-65-STREET Chris Coleman, Millington, TN, 65
TRUCK '66-72-STREET Joe Vaughan, Jackson, TN, 72
TRUCK '49-57-MODIFIED Steven Conley, Springfield, MO, 57
TRUCK '58-72-MODIFIED Jack & Mary Johnson, Metropolis, IL, 69
TRUCK '73-87-STOCK Randy Coleman, Memphis, TN, 87
TRUCK '73-87-STREET Josh Booker, Memphis, TN, 87
TRUCK '73-87-MODIFIED Roger Kirkland, Bells, TN, 85
TRUCK '88 & NEWER-STREET Freddie Woods, Nashville, TN, 95
TRUCK '88-92-MODIFIED Arna Smithson, Woodbury, TN, 92
TRUCK '93 & NEWER-MODIFIED Butch Dingler, Tupelo, MS, 94
4X4 TRUCK-STOCK Frank Robison, Athens, AL, 93
4X4 TRUCK-STREET Clyde & Trish Shafer, Metropolis, IL, 77
4X4 TRUCK-MODIFIED Chuck Baumann, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 99
MINI TRUCK-MODIFIED Jon Adams, Savannah, TN, 92
4X4 MINI TRUCK-STREET Eric Smith, Lincoln, IL, 03
SUV-STREET Melvin Stark, Nashville, TN, 99
SUV-MODIFIED Louis Colclosure, Batesville, MS, 66
4X4 SUV-STOCK (co-winners) Wayne Held, Chaffee, MO, 03
Michael Williams, St. Charles, MO, 97
4X4 SUV-STREET Cliff Davis, Somerville, TN, 95
4X4 SUV-MODIFIED Wayne Coleson, McClure, IL, 94
MINI SUV-MODIFIED Ron & Sheila Hecht, Jackson, TN, 99
4X4 MINI SUV-STOCK Ronnie Spooler, Jackson, MO, 93

SUNDAY AWARDS
SPECIALTY AWARDS
WORKMAT CAR OF THE SHOW AWARD-WORKMAT Randy Norman, Fayetteville, TN, 50 Chevy
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCE David Cates, Columbia, TN, 55 Chevy
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD-SOFFSEAL Dennis Kuyrkendall, Boerne, TX, 69 Camaro
BEST OF GOLD-STOCK-STREET & PERFORMANCE, INC. Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57 Chevy
BEST OF GOLD-STREET-STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, 69 Camaro
BEST OF GOLD-MODIFIED-STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66 El Camino
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS-STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Barb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA, 57 Chevy
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS-STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Chris Pilos, Athens, OH, 57 Chevy
BEST '55-57-DANCHUK MANUFACTURING Tommy Stacener, Jonesboro, AR, 56
BEST BIG CAR-SOFFSEAL David Riley, Jackson, TN, 61
BEST CAMARO-RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROS Billy Thacker, Scottsville, KY, 67
BEST CHEVELLE-ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP Tony Lanier, Hendersonville, TN, 67
BEST CONVERSION-MEGUIAR'S Ronnie Geeslin, Senatobia, MS, 33 Ford
BEST CORVETTE-TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINE Peggy & CA Smith, Collins, MO, 67
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET-KIMBERLY-CLARK SCOTT Don Butler, Colleyville, TX, 39
BEST EL CAMINO-AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC David Kynerd, Ridgeland, MS, 60
BEST MONTE CARLO-PARTS UNLIMITED Creed Poole, Sale Creek, TN, 70
BEST NOVA-WHEEL VINTIQUES Sandy Penn, Lewistown, MO, 63
BEST OPEN-WORKMAT.NET Phillip Burton, Memphis, TN, 93 Cavalier
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED-AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS Scott Driy, Manchester, MO, 67 Camaro
BEST TRUCK-WORKMAT.NET Steve Conley, Springfield, MO, 57
CLUB PARTICIPATION North Mississippi Cruisers
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. PARTNERSHIP AWARD Barb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER-DRAG RACE Earl Spellings, Arlington, TN, 68 Camaro
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER-CAR SHOW Dan Barron, Savannah, TN, 85 Monte Carlo
FLOWMASTER DRAG RACE GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER Ronnie Boudreaux, Thibodaux, LA, 40 Willy's Truck
FLOWMASTER CAR SHOW GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER Steve Provart, DuQuoin, IL, 65 Truck
MR. GASKET "BRACKET ONE" GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS Jeff Lowe, South Haven, MS, 84 Camaro
Doug DeGarmo, Liberty, MO, 92 Camaro
BEST APPEARING CREW-SIMPSON Trim Parts Staff of Lebanon, OH
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARD Kyle Wibbenmeyer, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 88 Monte Carlo

DRAG RACE RESULTS
BRACKET 1  
WINNER-Cliff Hubbard, Millington, TN, 2000 Dragster, 8.426 @ 76.68mph RUNNER-UP-Darryl Necaise, Coffeeville, MS, 98 Dragster, 8.625 @ 78.85mph
BRACKET 2  
WINNER-Roy McKamie, Marianna, AR, 78 LUV Truck 6.640 @ 103.95mph RUNNER-UP-Lester Miller Jr., Wynne, AR, 85 S-10, 6.521 @ 104.28mph
DOT STREET TIRE  
WINNER-Jason Walker, Lexington, TN, 02 Camaro, 13.333 @ 104.82mph RUNNER-UP-Don Robbins, Arnold, MO, 67 Chevelle, 11.950 @ 106.87mph
NITRO COUPES  
WINNER-John Reynolds, Loveland, CO, 91 Corvette, 6.852 @ 206.23mph RUNNER-UP-Gary Irving, Bolton, ON-Canada, 37 Chevy Coupe, 6.965 @ 220.62mph
CHICAGO OUTLAWS  
WINNER-Bill Houghton, Crestwood, IL, 8.096 @ 172.87mph RUNNER-UP-Tim Oros, Montgomery, IL, 8.140 @ 171.12mph
SATURDAY BRACKET RACE  
WINNER-Jeff Burns, Mt. Juliet, TN, 99 Dragster RUNNER-UP-Perry Payne, Millington, TN, 79 Camaro Z-28
JUNIOR DRAGSTERS  
WINNER-Derek Spencer, W. Memphis, AR, 8.360 @ 78.01mph RUNNER-UP-Cody Lee Graham, Millington, TN, 8.542 @ 74.02mph

NITRO COUPE POINT STANDINGS

1. John Reynolds 35pts. 2. Gary Irving 25
3. Dan Nickelson 15 4. Bruce Boland 15
5. Mel Eaves 5 6. Tommy Howes 5
7. Jim Nordhougen 5 8. Mike Swinarski 5

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