The Street Car Super Nationals was more than just a Pro Street fistfight as we were impressed with the level of cars that came from far and near to take a chance to collect the prize money and garner attention as a winner. The big winner for Team Chevy was Rich Hoyle in a ’63 Chevy Nova as he took home the $5,000 top prize in Extreme Drag Radial. Hoyle was one of the few nitrous entries in the turbo and supercharger dominated drag radial category.
Another outstanding highlight of the weekend was the impromptu meeting on the real Strip of Las Vegas between two insane street machines belonging to Larry Larson and Joe Barry. The two Hot Rod magazine Drag Week superstars decided to cruise around town for a few hours and we were happy to tag along. Keep a close eye to the pages of CHP for a feature on Barry’s sensational ’56 Chevy. Both cars performed admirably and didn’t have one hiccup on the grueling haul up and down the strip.
The west side of the country certainly shows it knows how to throw a street-legal bash and bring out the quickest cars for great side-by-side fun.