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Good To Be Home

At Least for a While

We call the Pomona dragstrip home, for some of us that's because it's about the only real dragstrip left in the LA area. Actually, we used to have some of the greatest and most famous names in drag racing within about a 30 mile area, names such as Lions, Orange County, Irwindale, Fontana, San Gabriel, San Fernando, and the grand-daddy of them all, Santa Ana. Now we are restricted to a handful of events at the track built on the edge of the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds: Pomona. And we're lucky to have that. Every time some developer puts in new houses anywhere within 20 miles of a race track or dairy farm it takes about a year for the people who move in to complain about noise or smell. They must sell these houses on week nights when the wind is blowing out if we're to believe the homeowners who say they didn't know what was nearby. That's why dragstrips go away.

Okay, enough venting. Pomona is still a premier event on the Super Chevy Calendar and we draw folks from all over California, Arizona, and Nevada. Just check out some of the cars that were there.

EDITOR'S CHOICE DRAG CARS
Jan ShellnerPomona, CA 1957 Chev
Mike AgnewRancho Cucamonga, CA 1969 Chevelle
Kevin StokesberryAlta Loma, CA 1971 Chevelle
Tom BognerCorona, CA 1987 Camaro
Doug Minery, Phil SmithTustin, CA 1970 Nova
Joe PisciottaOjai, CA 1973 Camaro
Shane CrostiniLa Mesa, CA 1967 Nova
Mike & Chuck McCartyOntario, CA 1966 Nova
Robert & Linda BeattieThousand Oaks, CA 1969 Chevelle
Jerry McAllisterNorwalk, CA 1965 Corvette
EDITOR'S CHOICE - TREMEC TRANSMISSIONS CAR SHOW SERIES TOP 10
Gary Jenkins, LaVerne, CA , '66 NovaSharon & Gray Durnhall, Alhambra, CA, '61 Impala Convertible
Steve Schreiner, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, '64 El CaminoPenny Morioka, Hollister, CA, '73 Camaro
Correy Jensen, Al Hambra, CA, '67 NovaEd Cortner, West Covina, CA, '66 Malibu
Ken Brown, Marteca, CA, '67 Chevelle Conv.Chuck Smith, Valley Center, CA, '57 Bel Air
Dana Hurt, Orange, CA, '69 Camaro Z28Harland Lee, Pacifica, CA, '69 Camaro SS
Class Winners Saturday
OUTSTANDING STREET ROD - Presented by Street Rodder MagazineJack O'Bannon, Alta Loma, CA, '38 Ford
OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK - Presented by Classic Truck MagazineBill Raper, Phoenix, AZ, '54 Chevy p/u
OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD - Presented by Custom Rodder MagazineRay Astamondi, Burbank, CA, '58 Wagon
OUTSTANDING STOCKGeorge Horrigan, Bakersfield, CA, '66 Chevy
OUTSTANDING STREETTeri Garo, La Mirada, CA, '68 Camaro
OUTSTANDING MODIFIEDGeorge Johnson, Upland, CA, '56 Chevy
Featherlite Trailers "TRANSPORT" Award - Sponsored by Featherlite, Inc.Barb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA, '57 Chevy
American Colorscans, Inc. "GRAPHICS" AwardDon Walker, Hanford, CA, 2001 Vette
ISCA AWARD OF EXCELLENCEG. Paul Powell, Upland, CA, '54 Vette
Suzuki "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AwardTom Tait, Camarillo, CA '74 Chevy 4x4
TREMEC Transmissions Trick Stick AwardBernadette Foti, Simi Valley, CA, '69 Camaro
AutoZone Super Chevy Show YOUNG STAR AWARDCory Henderson, Orange,CA, '71 Nova
INTERIORRobert Stanley, Bloomington, CA, '69 Camaro
PAINTCharmaine Handlemon, Garnerville, NV, '61 Impala
ENGINEGil & Carol Caton, Huntington Beach, CA, '67 Chevy II
DETAIL - Sponsored by Racing Communications, Inc.John & Sylvia Piccola, Las Vegas, NV, '65 Chevy II
WORKMANSHIP - Sponsored by Waterloo Industries, Inc.Bob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, NV, '55 Nomad
Class Winners Sunday
BIG CAR (Includes Impala, Biscayne and Caprice) Sponsored by A&M SoffSeal, Inc.
1949-1954Shirley Goldstrom, Las Vegas, NV, '49 Chevy
1958 - 1960Ray Astamendi, Burbank, CA, '58 Chevy
1961 - 1989Sharon & Gerry Durnall, Alhambra, CA, '91 Chevy
1990 & NewerFred Nunes, Jr., Cerritos, CA, '96 Chevy
CAMARO - Sponsored by Rick's First Generation Camaro
1967 OnlyMaurie & Lynne Hoover, Martinez, CA
1968Kevin Penna, Laguna, CA
1969Robert Stanley, Bloomington, CA
1969 Camaro SS/RSHarland Lee, Pacifica, CA
1969 Camaro Z-28Juls Smith, Las Vegas, NV
1970 - 1981Richard Salazar, Moorpark, CA, '71 Camaro
1982 - 1992Matt Kamimoto, San Jose, CA, '89 Camaro
1993 & NewerSteven Reavis, Apple Valley, CA '94 Camaro
CHEVELLE - Sponsored by Original Parts Group
1964 - 1965Art Alvarez, Laguna Hills, CA, '65 Chevelle
1966 OnlyElsie Hoffman, Riverside, CA
1967 OnlyDon Greer, W. Covina, CA, '67 Chevelle
1968-1970Harry Gunusen, Van Nuys, CA, '70 Chevelle
1971 - 1981Ron & Leann Campbell, Madera, CA '71 Chevelle
CORVETTE - Sponsored by TrimParts, Inc. & Vette America's Favorite Corvette Magazine
1953 - 1967Michael Patterson, Saugus, CA, '63 Vette
1968 - 1982Agustin DeLao, LaVerne, CA, '77 Vette
1984 & NewerDon Walker, Hanford, CA, 2001 Vette
CONVERSION - Sponsored by Meguiar's Inc.
1948 and EarlierJake O'Brannon, Alta Loma, CA, '38 Ford Sedan Delivery
1949 & Newer Ralph Muldoon, Gardena, CA, '56 Ford p/u
CHEVROLET 1955-56-57 - Sponsored by Danchuk Manufacturing, Inc.
1955 OnlyMike Lewis, Bloomington, CA
1956 OnlyGeorge Johnson, Upland, CA
1957 OnlyChuck Smith, Valley Center, CA
EARLY CHEVROLET - Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
1900 - 1935Larry Frye, Glendale, CA, '34 Chevy Coupe
1936 - 1948James Nolan, Altadena, CA, '38 Chevy Coupe
EL CAMINO Sponsored by Parts Unlimited, Inc.
1964 OnlySteve Schreiner, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1965-1967Darwin Valentine, Buena Park, CA, '66 El Camino
1968-1979Richard & Debbie Gibbs, Diamond Bar, CA, '72 El Camino
1980 and NewerSusan Shiells, Azusa, CA, '82 El Camino
MONTE CARLO - Sponsored by WorkMat.netVictor Escobedo, Bell, CA, '87 Monte Carlo
NOVA - Sponsored by Wheel Vintiques Inc.
1962 - 1964Stitz St. Ross, Upland, CA, '63 Nova
1965-1967Gil & Carol Caton, Huntington Beach, CA, '67 Nova
1968 & NewerBrad Sorsabal, Palmdale, CA, '72 Nova
OPEN - Sponsored by WorkMat.netScott Ebert, Antelope, CA, '92 Lumina
PRO ENGINEEREDDavid Wehem, Garden Grove, CA, '69 Camaro
PRO STREETJohn Goss, Upland, CA, '55 Chevy
PRO STREET TRUCKRon Bartolomei, Thousand Oaks, CA, '67 Chevy p/u
PICK UP TRUCK - Sponsored by WorkMat.net
1949 - 1972 Two Wheel DriveRon Willemsen, Rancho Cucamonga, CA '58 Chevy p/u
1973 - 1987 Two Wheel DriveGene Earley, La Habra, CA, '74 Chevy p/u
1988 & Newer Two Wheel DriveRick Andrade, Placentia, CA, 2001 GMC p/u
Mini Pickup Two Wheel DriveBeth & Jay Mall, Canoga Park, CA '84 Chevy p/u
Full Size & Mini Sport Utility VehicleRance Cooper, Yorba Linda, CA, 2001 Chevy
4X4 Full Size & Mini Pickup 4X4Tom Tait, Camarillo, CA, '74 Chevy 4x4 p/u
Full Size & Mini Sport Utility Vehicle 4X4Doris & Pete Reighard, Elizabethtown, PA, 2002 Chevy
CONVERSION GOLD CLASS
CORVETTE 1953-1967 GOLD CLASSG. Paul Powell, Upland, CA, '54 Corvette
CAMARO GOLD CLASS
CAMARO 1967-1969 GOLD CLASSAl Thompson, Huntington Beach, CA, '69 Camaro
1955 ONLY CHEVY GOLD CLASSBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, NV
1957 ONLY CHEVY GOLD CLASSBarb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA
BEST '55 - '57 Sponsored by Danchuck Manufacturing, Inc. Kathie Hinsche, Huntington Beach, CA, '56 Chevy
BEST BIG CAR Sponsored by A&M SOFFSEAL, Inc.Ray Astamendi, Burbank, CA '58 Chevy
BEST CAMARO Sponsored by Rick's First Generation CamarosMaurie & Lynne Hoover, Martinez, CA, '67 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE Sponsored by Original Parts GroupDon Geer, W. Covina, CA, '67 Chevelle
BEST CONVERSION Sponsored by Meguiar's Ralph Muldoon, Gardena, CA, '56 Ford p/u
BEST CORVETTE Sponsored by Trim Parts & Vette, America's Favorite Corvette magazineDon Walker, Hanford, CA, '2001 Vette
BEST EARLY CHEVY Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark ScottJames Wolan, Altadena, CA, '38 Chevy Coupe
BEST EL CAMINO Sponsored by Parts Unlimited, Inc.Steve Schreiner, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, '64 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO Sponsored by WorkMat.netVictor Escobedo, Bell, CA, '87 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA Sponsored by Wheel Vintiques, Inc.Brad Sorsabal, Palmdale, CA, '72 Nova
BEST OPEN Sponsored by WorkMat.net Scott Ebert, Antelope, CA, '92 Lumina
BEST PRO STREET/ENGINEEREDDavid Wehem, Garden Grove, CA '69 Camaro
BEST TRUCK Sponsored by WorkMat.netRick Andrade, Plascntia, CA, 2001 GMC
CLUB PARTICIPATION AWARDGolden West Chevelle & El Camino Club, Inland Empire, CA
BEST PAINT GOLD CLASS Sponsored by WorkMat.netG. Paul Powell, Upland, '54 Vette
BEST DETAIL GOLD CLASS - Sponsored by WorkMat.netAl Thompson, Huntington Beach, CA, '69 Camaro
BEST ENGINE GOLD CLASS Sponsored by WorkMat.netBob & Nancy Smith, Lake Havasu, AZ, '55 Nomad
TREMEC TRANSMISSION BEST IN SHOW AWARDBarb & Chuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA, '57 Chevy Convertible
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. PARTNERSHIP AWARD Trisha & Bob Sousa - Danchuck Manufacturing
WATERLOO INDUSTRIES TOOL BOX WINNERS
Car ShowJuls Smith, Las Vegas, NV, '69 Camaro Z28
Drag RaceShane Crostini, La Mesa, CA '67 Nova
FLOWMASTER GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS
Car ShowChuck Hawkins, Hollister, CA '57 Chevy
Drag RaceMike Mccarty, Ontario, CA, '66 Nova
MR. GASKET CO. "BRACKET ONE" GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS
Cindy Hanlon, LaVerne, CA, Chevy powered dragsterMike Gertson, Aliso Viejo, CA, '72 Camaro
SIMPSON BEST APPEARING CREWTricia Fay, Riverside, CA, Alternative Edge Custom Curb Jr. Dragster
SOFFSEAL "ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARDJuls Smith, Las Vegas, NV, '69 Camaro Z-28
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCETom Tait, Camarillo, CA, '74 Chevy p/u
WORKMAT AWARD OF EXCELLENCEMike Lewis, Bloomington, CA '55 Chevy
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