Beginning 2003 with a brand-new car, Dan Nickelson tackled all the problems inherent with "sorting out" a racecar, while defending his 2002 Nitro Coupe Championship. Early on, it became apparent that Dan's C5 Corvette, beautiful as it might be, was not as ready as Nickelson was to carry the Championship flag. Riding along in third place after the Pomona Super Chevy Show in early May, Dan made the switch to the "old" racecar -- his Championship-winning Beretta from last season.
Amazingly, Nickelson jumped back into the Nitro Coupe points lead in Dallas, and never looked back. It's a good thing he didn't, because two fire-breathing teams from Canada, Bruce Bolton and Gary Irving, were coming on strong. Responding to the challenge, Nickelson's team had enough to stay out front and eventually collect the $10,000 prize from Muscle Machines, along with another $5,000 from AutoStar Productions.
We don't know what to expect from the Nitro Coupes in 2004, but looking at the way teams finished up 2003, it should be really fast, really loud, and really exciting! All the action on the track, and all the beauty in the show-car grounds is displayed in Super Chevy magazine. Please keep an eye out for the full coverage in an upcoming issue.
2003 LAS VEGAS SUPER CHEVY SHOW STATS
|EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS|
|Preston Anderson, Salina, UT, 68 Camaro||Rick Beaver, Grand Junction, CO, 67 Nova|
|Doug Bullard, Anaheim, CA, 70 Camaro||John Castro, Los Angeles. CA, 69 Nova|
|Karen Comstock, Newark, NJ, 55 Chevy||Craig Diller, El Segundo, CA, 70 Chevelle|
|Tim Ebbett, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 65 Nova||Neisha MacKay, Sandy, UT, Jr. Dragster|
|Jeff Patton, Alta Loma, CA, 71 Camaro||Robert Powers, Las Vegas, NV, 2001 Camaro SS|