At every Super Chevy Show, the editors comb the pits and staging lanes to find their 10 favorite drag cars at the event for their coveted Editor’s Choice Race Car awards. They’re free to pick what they want, from dragsters to door cars, from Tri-Fives to ’60s muscle cars to fifth-gen Camaros.
When they showed up for the season-opener at Palm Beach International Raceway (April 5-6), the track was full of hardcore Chevy bracket racers from up and down the eastern seaboard. One car chosen, Jerry Ferguson’s ’55 BelAir, made the trek all the way from Massachusetts. This makes the task a difficult one, but one our staff relishes. The racers always appreciate receiving one of these. It’s hard enough being a racer, but being one with a clean machine is twice as difficult.
As you can see by there results, there was no shortage of quality Camaros in attendance. Tri-Fives and Novas, too.Thanks to a strong local presence, there were quite a few 2010-up Camaros tearing up the track—and doing quite well in competition. More and more third-gen race cars are turning up as well.
Next up: Memphis International Raceway!
Super Chevy Editor’s Choice Top 10 Race Cars, Palm Beach International Raceway1.Tom and Shawn Calabrese, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS2.Robert Warren, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air3.Jerry Ferguson, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air4.Scott Price, 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z285.Darius Poitier, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro6.Bill Power, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt7.Gilbert Gibes, 1971 Chevrolet Camaro8.Ron Esposito, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS9.George Morgan, 1970 Chevrolet Nova10.Steve Symmes, 1966 Chevrolet Nova