Following a monster event in Memphis, the Super Chevy Show headed northeast to Virginia Motorsports Park, bringing drag racers and show car enthusiasts together for a friendly little battle.
Saturday brought out an abundance of race and show cars alike, proving that competition would be stiff. One of the more surprising race classes was Tremec True Street, where racers are required to run DOT-approved rubber, as well as have their missiles registered and insured.
All Tremec True Streeters must endure a cruise through the countryside and then make three consecutive passes (hot-lap style), while only being able to make tire pressure adjustments. With a 19-car field, the action was intense.
When the tire smoke cleared, the winner was Tim Harper, whose '55 Chevy netted an average of 8.903-seconds in three trips down the 1320 (see photo above).
Additional racing action brought together bracket racers, as well as the DOT class, and the crowd-pleasing Nitro Coupes. While competition was looking pretty tight during qualifying and the beginning rounds of elimination, rain would kill the Sunday sessions.
Even though racing did not continue through the latter part of the weekend, the Tremec Transmission Car Show Series marched on. It was a waiting game for some, who didn't want to remove their prized possessions from the enclosed trailers. But removal was indeed necessary in order to win an award.
We all have to take the good with the bad, and if dodging raindrops is the worst thing that happened all weekend, most of us went away happy.