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Denver Super Chevy Was Eventful, to Say the Least

Of course losing one of our good friends and Nitro Coupe drivers cast a pall over the show, but as John Reynolds would have wished, the show, and the race, went on. Suffering an unknown failure, John's racer failed to stop after recording a 218 mph speed on a qualifying run Saturday afternoon, and went in to the sand and barriers at the end of Bandimere Speedway without opening chutes. The resulting crash and damage took John's life and made us all aware of how precious our friendships are, and that all those who race cars (at any speed) have some risk whenever they strap themselves in. God bless John; we'll think of him often.

It was a time that made us feel like renewing old friendships, and making new ones so it seemed fitting then that we met many interesting people with many interesting stories at Denver. There are some great folks in the Mile High City. Of course our website coverage show s many winners and their cars but be sure and check out our April 2004 issue to learn about the rest of the Denver Super Chevy Show people and see some of the greatest cars we gazed upon all season.

SATURDAY AWARDS
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS
Barry & Cathy Dooley, Lakewood, CO, 64 NovaAl Dragoo, Aurora, CO, 63 Impala SS
Ted Gooding, Golden, CO, 57 NomadJack & Ron Goss, Cedarville, AR, 50 Chevy
Gary & Jeff Greenwood, Denver, CO, 68 CamaroMike Innes, Canyon City, CO, 55 Chevy
LeRoy Lujan, Ft. Collins, CO, 68 CamaroDustin Prijatel, Pueblo, CO, 72 Nova
Sonny & Dylan Schaus, Wellington, CO, 72 NovaMike & Debbie Theobald, Englewood, CO, 57 Chevy
EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN SHOW CARS
Tony Andrijeski, Aurora, CO, 60 El CaminoLarry & Marie Case, Palmyra, NE, 68 Nova
Glenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67 CamaroWarren Joerg, Randall, KS, 68 Chevelle
Ed Johnson, N. Platte, NE, 70 CamaroArthur Masterson, Thornton, CO, 62 Nova Convt.
Charlie & Belinda Pfaff, Golden, CO, 55 ChevyRobert Phillips, Brighton, CO, 67 Nova
Don Seefeldt, Colorado Springs, CO, 70 CamaroMike Slaughter, Brighton, CO, 68 Camaro
SPECIALTY AWARDS
BEST INTERIORNick Lanteri, Ft. Collins, CO, 55 Chevy
BEST PAINTJerry Bunker, Hays, KS, 70 Chevelle
BEST ENGINEChris Connolly, Brighton, CO, 74 Corvette
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY
RACING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Don & Tina Brown, Broomfield, CO, 70 El Camino
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY
WATERLOO INDUSTRIES
Dale Rose, Berthoud, CO, 29 Woody
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCKDennis Bittel, Ellis, KS, 73 Camaro
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREETTerri Gard, La Mirada, CA, 68 Camaro
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIEDLarry Wooddell, Telluride, CO, 55 Chevy
ESPN2 AWARD OF EXCELLENCEDave Nickles, Aurora, CO, 57 Chevy
"TRANSPORT AWARD"--
FEATHERLITE TRAILERS
Ron Rockwell, Las Vegas, NV, 2000 Corvette
"GRAPHICS AWARD"--AMERICAN
COLORSCANS, INC.
Mike & Pam Ridder, Westminster, CO, 99 Corvette
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"--ISCADale & Stacy Johns, Van Buren, AR, 59 Wagon
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARDRobert J. Tranchina, Denver, CO, 99 Silverado
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD--
STREET RODDER MAGAZINE
Clark Griffith, Scotts Bluff, NE, 35 Chevy
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD--
CLASSIC TRUCK MAGAZINE
Doug & Margie Clark, Lakewood, CO, 55 Truck
"OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD" AWARD--
CUSTOM RODDER MAGAZINE
Jim Nelson, Casper, WY, 55 Chevy
TREMEC "TRICK STICK" AWARDHenry & Carol Vloedman, Woodward, OK, 62 Corvette
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
Frank Weaver, Conifer, CO, 55 Nomad
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD--SOFFSEALDon & Tina Brown, Broomfield, CO, 70 El Camino
BEST OF GOLD--STOCK--STREET & PERFORMANCE, INC.Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57 Chevy Convt.
BEST OF GOLD--STREET--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Fred & Belinda Smith, Alta Loma, CA, 71 El Camino
BEST OF GOLD--MODIFIED--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.N/A
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.Wyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57 Chevy Hardtop
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS--STREET & PERFORMANCE INC.N/A
BEST '55-57--DANCHUK MANUFACTURINGBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 55 Chevy
BEST BIG CAR--SOFFSEALDick Brazzell, Arvada, CO, 49 Chevy
BEST CAMARO--RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROSGlenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE--ORIGINAL PARTS GROUPWarren Joerg, Randall, KS, 68 Chevelle
BEST CONVERSION--MEGUIAR'SDale Rose, Berthoud, CO, 29 Woody
BEST CORVETTE--TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINERon Rockwell, Las Vegas, NV, 2000 Corvette
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET--
KIMBERLY-CLARK SCOTT
John May, Thornton, CO, 41 Sedan
BEST EL CAMINO--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.Mack Wilson, Lakewood, CO, 67 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO--PARTS UNLIMITEDPaul & Debbie Epler, Colorado Springs, CO, 2000 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA--WHEEL VINTIQUESMike Rothwell, Wellington, CO, 66 Nova
BEST OPEN--WORKMAT.NETPhil & Shelley Nelson, Wichita, KS, 65 Corvair
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED--
AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS
Frank Hazlewood, Broomfield, CO, 55 Chevy
BEST TRUCK--WORKMAT.NETRobert Tranchina, Denver, CO, 99 Truck
CLUB PARTICIPATIONGM Powered of Hays, KS
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.
PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Heads By Paul Motorsports, Lakewood, CO
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--DRAG RACEDebbie Knight, Lakewood, CO, 80 Corvette
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--CAR SHOWKelvin Bruce Huggins, Colorado Springs, CO, 95 Camaro
FLOWMASTER DRAG RACE GIFT
CERTIFICATE WINNER
Tom Hanes, Arvada, CO, 74 Vega Wagon
FLOWMASTER CAR SHOW GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERGary Higens, Denver, CO, 67 Chevelle SS
MR. GASKET "BRACKET ONE" GIFT
CERTIFICATE WINNERS
Corey Georoth, Franktown, CO, 72 Nova
Aaron Niles, Brighton, CO, 73 Camaro
BEST APPEARING CREW--SIMPSONBlown Away Racing Crew, Castle Rock, CO
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARDMary Trombley, Montrose, MN, 73 Nova
GOLD CLASS WINNERS
GOLD '55-57--STOCKWyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57
GOLD '55-57--STREETWyatt Stripling, San Antonio, TX, 57
GOLD EL CAMINO--STREETFred & Belinda Smith, Alta Loma, CA, 71
CLASS WINNERS
'55-56-57--STOCKHarvey & Sally Roth, Windsor, CO, 55
'55-56-57--STREETChuck Frost, LaSalle, CO, 57
'55--MODIFIEDBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 55
'56-57--MODIFIEDNorm Rons, Sioux Falls, SD, 56
BIG CAR '49-54--MODIFIEDDick Brazzell, Arvada, CO, 49
BIG CAR '58-89--STOCKDan Levrd, Fox Field, CO, 58
BIG CAR '58-89--STREETBob Moore, Aurora, CO, 61
BIG CAR '58-89--MODIFIEDMarvin Bauer, Lincoln, NE, 63
BIG CAR '90-96--STOCKEduardo Lopez-Rivera, Colorado Springs, CO, 96
BIG CAR '90-96--STREETJon Aukamp, Macon, IL, 96
BIG CAR '90-96--MODIFIEDJeff & Dawn Wendling, Colorado Springs, CO, 96
CAMARO '67-69--STOCKEarl Raymond, Keenesburg, CO, 69
CAMARO '67-69--STOCKMike Slaughter, Brighton, CO, 69
CAMARO '67-69--STREETTerri Gard, La Mirada, CA, 68
CAMARO '67-69--MODIFIEDGlenn Hoge, Woodward, OK, 67
CAMARO '70-81--STOCKDennis Bittel, Ellis, KS, 73
CAMARO '70-81--STREETRichard Boothby, Cherokee, IA, 70
CAMARO '70-81--MODIFIEDLes Reed, Denver, CO, 70
CAMARO '82-92--STREETMichael Krizek, Ft. Collins, CO, 90
CAMARO '82-92--MODIFIEDPeter Kral, Keenesburg, CO, 82
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STOCKRay Christensen, Ft. Collins, CO, 2002
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STREETLarry Christensen, Arvada, CO, 2002
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--MODIFIEDKelvin Huggins, Colorado Springs, CO, 95
CHEVELLE '64-67--STOCKSteve & Bobbi Kraft, Morrison, CO, 67
CHEVELLE '64-67--STREETGeorge Olmos, Thornton, CO, 66
CHEVELLE '64-67--MODIFIEDRichard Nuanes, Denver, CO, 67
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STOCKJerry Bunker, Hays, KS, 70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STREETWarren Joerg, Randall, KS, 68
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--MODIFIEDPaul Geer, Arvada, CO, 70
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER--MODIFIEDDale Rose, Berthoud, CO, 29 Woody
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--STOCKKaren Batjes, Holland, MI, 96 Bravada
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--MODIFIEDSandy Hunt, Aurora, CO, 56 Ford Truck
CORVETTE '53-67--STOCKJim & Ethel Novak, Golden, CO, 58
CORVETTE '53-67--STREETLarry Fitzgerald, Brighton, CO, 62
CORVETTE '53-67--MODIFIEDHenry & Carol Vloedman, Woodward, OK, 62
CORVETTE '68-82--STOCKDavid Boyce, Littleton, CO, 72
CORVETTE '68-82--STREETJackie Velasquez, Gypsum, CO, 82
CORVETTE '68-82--MODIFIEDRoy Schumacher, Littleton, CO, 76
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STOCKJed & Kristi Gage, Black Forest, CO, 2003
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STREETJim & Dawn Fulton, Pueblo, CO, 2002
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER --MODIFIEDRon Rockwell, Las Vegas, NV, 2000
EARLY CHEVROLET '35 & EARLIER--MODIFIEDClark Griffith, Scottsbluff, NE, 35
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48--MODIFIEDJohn May, Thornton, CO, 41
EL CAMINO--STOCKMack Wilson, Lakewood, CO, 67
EL CAMINO--STREETKen Kaup, Englewood, CO, 72
EL CAMINO--MODIFIEDDon & Tina Brown, Broomfield, CO, 70
MONTE CARLO--STOCKDave Pilatus, Hays, KS, 2000
MONTE CARLO--STREETRichard Stoops, Bailey, CO, 2003
MONTE CARLO--MODIFIEDPaul & Debbie Epler, Colorado Springs, CO, 2000
NOVA '62-67--STOCKSteve Flanagan, Aurora, CO, 66
NOVA '62-67--STREETJohn Patricolo, Brighton, CO, 66
NOVA '62-67--MODIFIEDMike Rothwell, Wellington, CO, 66
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STREETLarry & Marie Case, Palmyra, NE, 68
NOVA '68 & NEWER--MODIFIEDMary Trombley, Montrose, MN, 73
OPEN--STREETGW Bancroft, Thornton, CO, 2002 Cavalier Z-24
OPEN--MODIFIEDPhil & Shelley Nelson, Wichita, KS, 65 Corvair Corsa
PRO STREET--MODIFIEDFrank Weaver, Conifer, CO, 55 Nomad
PRO STREET TRUCK--MODIFIEDDavid Gramliny, Aurora, CO, 77 Truck
PRO ENGINEERED--MODIFIEDFrank Hazlewood, Broomfield, CO, 55 Chevy
STREET CRUISER AWARDS
BY TREMEC TRANSMISSIONS
Eugene Ramirez, Colorado Springs, CO, 70 Chevelle
Paul Martinez, Santa Fe, NM, 68 Camaro
TRUCK '49-72--STREETJoseph Matterson, Golden, CO, 49
TRUCK '49-72--MODIFIEDDoug & Margie Clark, Lakewood, CO, 55
TRUCK '73-87--MODIFIEDRay Pritt, Longmont, CO, 69
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STREETDaniel Bunker, Hays, KS, 88
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--MODIFIEDJarrod Schritter, Ft. Lupton, CO, 95
4X4 TRUCK--STOCKLeslie Tucker, Arvada, CO, 2003
4X4 TRUCK--STREETRoberta Boothby, Cherokee, IA, 2001
4X4 TRUCK--MODIFIEDRobert Tranchina, Denver, CO, 99
MINI TRUCK--STREETScott Wamsley, Thornton, CO, 96
MINI TRUCK--MODIFIEDMark Kyrimis, Parker, CO, 98
SUV--MODIFIEDTed & Darlene Goodwin, DeWitt, NE, 50
4X4 SUV--STREETRandy Jacobs, Brighton, CO, 83
4X4 SUV--MODIFIEDJohn May, Thornton, CO, 72
MINI SUV--MODIFIEDDave Cooper, Littleton, CO, 85
4X4 MINI SUV--STOCKKevin Van Houten, Thornton, CO, 92
4X4 MINI SUV--STREETSteven Hazlewood, Broomfield, CO, 91
DRAG RACE RESULTS
BRACKET 1
WINNERAl Stevens, Pueblo, CO, 93 Dragster, 9.825 @ 128.49mph
RUNNER-UPLarry Richardson, Alamosa, CO, 27 Roadster, 8.920 @ 150.33mph
BRACKET 2
WINNERTony Hernandez, Denver, CO, 67 Nova, 12.474 @ 106.17mph
RUNNER-UPRoger Rogalla, Bailey, CO, 68 Camaro, 11.424 @ 113.95mph
DOT STREET TIRE
WINNERHenry Helming, Aurora, CO, 89 Corvette, 11.545 @ 109.25mph
RUNNER-UPMike Niewoonder, Golden, CO, 88 Corvette, 13.796 @ 98.08mph
NITRO COUPES
WINNERDan Nickelson, LaVerne, CO, 94 Beretta, 6.405 @ 213.00mph
RUNNER-UPJim Nordhougen, Longmont, CO, 41 Chevy, 12.818 @ 63.77mph
NITRO COUPE POINT STANDINGS
1. Dan Nickelson 335pts.2. Gary Irving 260
3. Bruce Boland 1654. Jim Nordhougen 140
5. Mike Swinarski 1006. Tommy Howes 90
7. John Reynolds 758. Two tied 60
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