Destination Dallas

The Motorplex Delivers Its Version of Texas Thunder

Through the last few decades, countless sano Chevys from Texas have graced the pages of Super Chevy -- all colors, all build styles, from mild to absolutely wild. That's why we always look forward to visiting Billy Meyer's Texas Motorplex.

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This year was no exception, with clear skies, a great crowd, and as always, some of the best Bow-Ties in the Southwest. With a world-class quarter-mile at our disposal, as well, bracket fanatics from all over Texas and the surrounding states were brawling for the bucks. Actually, we wish we had more than 10 Editor's Choice Drag Car plaques to hand out. Man, Texas sure has some pretty race cars! And the car show, you ask? Well, the Super Chevy judges were in a state of judgemental overload. You'll see why when checking out the accompanying photos.

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS
Johnny Arrington, Mabank, TX, 66 Chevy II David Bass, Dallas, TX, 70 Nova
Jonathan Beard, Mesquite, TX, 71 Chevelle Matthew Culbertson, Red Oak, TX, 64 Truck
Mark Hilderbrand, Ft. Worth, TX, 72 Corvette Rodney Osborne, Haughton, LA, 71 Nova
Hector Pereida, Big Spring, TX, 80 Malibu Roger Robinson, Garland, TX, 67 Chevelle
Gordon Sagerian, Pearland, TX, 72 Chevelle Mike Weir, Mabank, TX, 66 Nova

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN SHOW CARS
Shawn Broussard, Carenco, LA, 64 Nova Gary Eller, Crowley, TX, 64 Chevelle
Allen Graham, Tulsa, OK, 85 Monte Carlo Glenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67 Camaro
Andy & Karen Lloyd, Houston, TX, 68 Camaro Don Moss, Amarillo, TX, 70 Chevelle
Doug Penn, Okmulgee, OK, 66 Chevelle Randy & Michelle Popiel, Grapevine, TX, 65 Truck
Bobby Waters, Granbury, TX, 63 Corvette Milt & Julia Winkler, Arlington, TX, 55 Chevy

SPECIALTY AWARDS
BEST INTERIOR Forrest & Roxie Maturin, New Iberia, LA, 34 Chevy
BEST PAINT Malcolm Darby, Lafayette, LA, 66 Nova
BEST ENGINE Jeff Saldivar, Odessa, TX, 67 Camaro
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY RACING COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Tommy Stracener, Jonesboro, AR, 56 Nomad
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY WATERLOO INDUSTRIES John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66 El Camino
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCK Bob & Caryn Burch, Parker, TX, 57 Chevy
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREET Warren Joerg, Randall, KS, 68 Chevelle
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIED Billy McSwain, Rockwell, TX, 58 Truck
ESPN2 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Bruce Ricks, Sapulpa, OK, 55 Chevy
"TRANSPORT AWARD"--FEATHERLITE TRAILERS Buddy Merrick, Denison, TX, 84 Corvette
"GRAPHICS AWARD"--AMERICAN COLORSCANS, INC. Monica Roach, Ovilla, TX, 2000 Truck
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"--ISCA Tim Cimbanin, Jarrell, TX, 55 Truck
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARD Michael Harrison, Palestine, TX, 2001 Truck
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD--STREET RODDER MAGAZINE Mac & Shelley Bernd, Arlington, TX, 32 Ford
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD--CLASSIC TRUCK MAGAZINE Ken Wright, Dallas, TX, 72 Truck
"OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD" AWARD--CUSTOM RODDER MAGAZINE Jared Martar, Ponca City, OK, 72 Chevelle
TREMEC "TRICK STICK" AWARD Harvey Vogel, Sweeny, TX, 69 Camaro

SUNDAY AWARDS
SPECIALTY AWARDS
WORKMAT CAR OF THE SHOW AWARD--WORKMAT Jerry Bunker, Hays, KS, 70 Chevelle
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCE Billy McSwain, Rockwall, TX, 58 Truck
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD--SOFFSEAL Bob & Caryn Burch, Parker, TX, 57 Chevy Convt.
BEST OF GOLD--STOCK--STREET & PERFORMANCE, INC. Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57 Chevy Convt.
BEST OF GOLD--STREET--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57 Chevy Hardtop
BEST OF GOLD--MODIFIED--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Tim Cimbanin, Jarrell, TX, 55 Truck
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. Bruce Ricks, Sapulpa, OK, 55 Chevy
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC. John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66 El Camino
BEST '55-57--DANCHUK MANUFACTURING Dwight Cherry, Wortham, TX, 57 Chevy
BEST BIG CAR--SOFFSEAL Donald Hardy, Floydada, TX, 96 Impala
BEST CAMARO--RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROS Glenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE--ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP Jared Martar, Ponca City, OK, 72 Chevelle
BEST CONVERSION--MEGUIAR'S Billy Straugh, Grand Prairie, TX, 66 Truck
BEST CORVETTE--TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINE Henry Vloedman, Woodward, OK, 62 Corvette
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET--KIMBERLY-CLARK SCOTT Lonnie Brown, Parker, TX, 35 Chevy
BEST EL CAMINO--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC. Jeff Bush, Burleson, TX, 71 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO--PARTS UNLIMITED DM & Karla Menhennet, Tipton, MO, 87 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA--WHEEL VINTIQUES Malcolm Darby, Lafayette, LA, 66 Nova
BEST OPEN--WORKMAT.NET Phil Nelson, Wichita, KS, 65 Corvair
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED--AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS Rudy Ortiz, Lubbock, TX, 66 Chevy II
BEST TRUCK--WORKMAT.NET Terry Gray, Gatesville, TX, 69 Truck
CLUB PARTICIPATION BFE CLASSICS of Emory, TX
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. PARTNERSHIP AWARD Alan Pound, Emory, TX, 69 Camaro- been to over 30 Super Chevy Shows
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--DRAG RACE Jeremy Casey, Joshua, TX, 69 Nova
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--CAR SHOW John Bedenbender, Mt. Vernon, TX, 66 El Camino
FLOWMASTER DRAG RACE GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER Abraham Rubeleado, Crosbyton, TX, 64 Nova
FLOWMASTER CAR SHOW GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER N/A
MR. GASKET "BRACKET ONE" GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS Larry Boggs, Jones, OK, 70 Camaro
Larry Smith, Alva, OK, 87 Camaro
BEST APPEARING CREW--SIMPSON N/A
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARD N/A

CLASS WINNERS
'55-56-57--STOCK Bob & Caryn Burch, Parker, TX, 57
'55-56-57--STREET Dwight Cherry, Wortham, TX, 57
'55--MODIFIED Milt & Julia Winkler, Arlington, TX, 55
'56 & 57--MODIFIED Dave Nickles, Aurora, CO, 57
BIG CAR '49-54--STREET Mike Flanery, Sunnyvale, TX, 50
BIG CAR '49-54--MODIFIED Roger Checkeye, Aledo, TX
BIG CAR '58-89--STOCK Burl Drummond, Rockwall, TX, 60
BIG CAR '58-89--STREET Donnie Peoples, Rockwall, TX, 61
BIG CAR '58-89--MODIFIED Mike Peoples, Rockwall, TX, 60
BIG CAR '90-96--STOCK B.J. Barnhart, Garland, TX, 96
BIG CAR '90-96--STREET Stan Zmorzynski, Frisco, TX, 96
BIG CAR '90-96--MODIFIED Don Hardy, Floydada, TX, 96
CAMARO '67-69--STOCK David Sloan, Tyler, TX, 69
CAMARO '67--STREET Glenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67
CAMARO '68--STREET John Oustalet, Allen, TX, 68
CAMARO '69--STREET Jeff Dickson, Baton Rouge, LA, 69
CAMARO '67-68--MODIFIED Roger & Mike Edwards, Wylie, TX, 68
CAMARO '69--MODIFIED William Wilbanks, Forney, TX, 69
CAMARO '70-81--STREET Steve Summers, Waxahachie, TX, 70
CAMARO '70-81--MODIFIED Rick Kirkindall, Irving, TX, 73
CAMARO '82-92--STOCK Jim Chrisopulos, Rowlett, TX, 90
CAMARO '82-92--MODIFIED Michael Zoch, Dallas, TX, 92
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STOCK Manuel & Paula Oliva, Houston, TX, 2002
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STREET Chris Walenga, Arlington, TX, 2002
CHEVELLE '64-67--STOCK Tom Wright, Rowlett, TX, 65
CHEVELLE '64-67--STREET Doug Penn, Okmulgee, OK, 66
CHEVELLE '64-67--MODIFIED Butch Kirby, Rockwall, TX, 67
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STOCK Jerry Bunker, Hays, KS, 70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STREET Warren Joerg, Randall, KS, 68
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--MODIFIED Jared Martar, Ponca City, OK, 72
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER--MODIFIED Mac & Shelley Bernd, Arlington, TX, 32 Ford
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--MODIFIED Billy Strauch, Grand Prairie, TX, 66 Truck
CORVETTE '53-67--STOCK W.J. Goorley, Lufkin, TX, 67
CORVETTE '53-67--STREET Don & Marilyn Peterson, Buda, TX, 62
CORVETTE '53-67--MODIFIED Henry Vloedman, Woodward, OK, 62
CORVETTE '68-82--STOCK John & Mary Ann Cassel, Plano, TX, 76
CORVETTE '68-82--STREET John Barton, Arlington, TX, 73
CORVETTE '68-82--MODIFIED Donna Schwertnel, Killeen, TX, 78
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STOCK James Ford, Houma, LA, 2000
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STREET David & Melanie Zovodny, Belton, TX, 2001
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER --MODIFIED Vincent Lewis, Houston, TX, 86
EARLY CHEVROLET '35 & EARLIER--MODIFIED Lonnie Brown, Parker, TX, 35
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48--MODIFIED Don Butler, Colleyville, TX, 39
EL CAMINO--STREET Jeff Bush, Burleson, TX, 71
MONTE CARLO--STOCK DM & Karla Menhennet, Tipton, MO, 87
MONTE CARLO--STREET Kim Tryon, Bixby, OK, 2002
MONTE CARLO--MODIFIED Allen Graham, Tulsa, OK, 85
NOVA '62-67--STOCK Wayne Dalton, Arlington, TX, 66
NOVA '62-67--STREET Shawn & Shallon Broussard, Carenco, LA, 64
NOVA '62-67--MODIFIED Malcolm Darby, Lafayette, LA, 66
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STREET Randy Mason, Bristow, OK, 72
NOVA '68 & NEWER--MODIFIED Randy Throckmorton, Alvarado, TX, 68
OPEN--MODIFIED Phil Nelson, Wichita, KS, 65 Corvair
PRO STREET--MODIFIED Drake Albert, Lafayette, LA, 67 Chevelle
PRO STREET TRUCK--MODIFIED Frank Sklencar, San Antonio, TX, 54 Truck
PRO ENGINEERED--MODIFIED Rudy Ortiz, Lubbock, TX, 66 Nova
STREET CRUISER AWARDS BY TREMEC TRANSMISSIONS Cody Norris, Emory, TX, 68 Camaro
Phil Pelton, Ft. Worth, TX, 33 Ford
TRUCK '49-72--STOCK Jack Roney, Holiday Island, AR, 69
TRUCK '49-72--STREET Randy & Louise Hayter, Haslet, TX, 69
TRUCK '50's--MODIFIED Billy McSwain, Rockwall, TX, 58
TRUCK '60's--MODIFIED Terry Gray, Gatesville, TX, 69
TRUCK '70-72--MODIFIED Ken Wright, Heath, TX, 72
TRUCK '73-87--STOCK Howard "Buster" Russell, Emory, TX, 83
TRUCK '73-87--STREET Rick & Julie Wallace, Burleson, TX, 76
TRUCK '73-87--MODIFIED Tab Harding, Rockwall, TX, 78
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STOCK Alan & Ginny Smith, Plano, TX, 2003
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STREET Daniel Bunker, Hays, KS, 93
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--MODIFIED Scott Clark, Arlington, TX, 2002
4X4 TRUCK--MODIFIED Michael Harrison, Palestine, TX, 2001
MINI TRUCK--STREET Bernard Soileau, Eunice, LA, 97
MINI TRUCK--MODIFIED Jason Whatley, Allen, TX, 2000
SUV--MODIFIED Archie Olivier, Plano, TX, 57 Panel

DRAG RACE RESULTS

BRACKET 1
WINNER Jimmy Lewis, Forney, TX, 2003 Dragster, 7.830 @ 167.00mph
RUNNER-UP Ron Peterson, Kennedale, TX, 67 Chevy II, 10.967 @ 129.21mph
BRACKET 2
WINNER Casey Lambert, Lockney, TX, 79 Camaro, 9.904 @ 136.92mph
RUNNER-UP Joseph Boatright, Bonham, TX, 84 Nissan, 12.601 @ 104.11mph
DOT STREET TIRE
WINNER Jeromy Hefler, Kennedale, TX, 67 Camaro, 11.346 @ 114.66mph
RUNNER-UP Rodney Parks, Ft. Worth, TX, 82 Chevette, 11.513 @ 116.05mph
NITRO COUPES
WINNER Dan Nickelson, LaVerne, CA, 94 Beretta, 6.316 @ 222.93mph
RUNNER-UP N/A
 
NITRO COUPE POINT STANDINGS
1. Dan Nickelson 80pts. 2. Bruce Boland 70
3. Andy Neyer 60 4. John Reynolds 50
5. Jim Nordhougen 40 6. Mike Swinarski 30
7. Gary Irving 25 8. Jerry Hicks 25

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