A Trio of Southern California Companies Headline the Super Chevy Show Autocross at Las Vegas Total Cost Involved, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Currie Enterprises have become official sponsors of the first ever Autocross to be held at a Super Chevy Show. Autocross, a designed road course where individual drivers compete for the best timed run based on skill and speed, has become very popular not only with the sports car crowd, but with muscle car enthusiasts as well. At the 30th Anniversary Super Chevy Show season opener in Las Vegas next month, participants will be able to bring their Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes etc., and compete against each other to see who will take home the honor of being the quickest and fastest on the Autocross course.
Autocross is not new to Total Cost Involved Engineering of Ontario, California, a manufacturer of frames, chassis, front and rear suspensions, brake kits, engine and transmission mounts, springs, shocks and more for street rods, classic cars, muscle cars and trucks for 36 years. Total Cost Involved has a very competitive 1968 Camaro that they plan to have 11-time SCCA Autocross Champion, Mary Pozzi, drive for them at the Las Vegas event. Mary is providing input to the SCCA chapter organizing the autocross and has this to say about the inaugural function. "Super Chevy Show has introduced another cool segment to selected events this year, the Autocross. It's a great opportunity for guys and gals to get off their lawn chairs and be a "Stig" while driving their own cars on the road course. If you choose to run the cones, you'll end up a better driver knowing much more about your own car's limits. Plan to be hooked, as you will want to experience more of this fun automotive sport. I hope to see everyone there and I can't wait to have my way with Total Cost Involved's red '68 Camaro at the Las Vegas Super Chevy Show Autocross."
Total Cost Involved Engineering component suppliers Wilwood Disc Brakes and Currie Enterprises will also be participating as they recognize the use of their products with autocross participants in muscle car and late model applications. Wilwood builds top-notch brake kits, calipers, pads, rotors, hubs, and master cylinders for street rod and muscle car applications that you will definitely see out on the autocross course. Currie Enterprises, is not new to the Super Chevy Show environment, as they have been involved with the series for a number of years, marketing their specialized automotive rear ends for Chevrolet makes and models.
Who: Open to amateur and competitive Autocross participants
What: Inaugural Super Chevy Show Autocross
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 20 & 21, 2010
Where: Super Chevy Show - The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
How Much: $45 includes entry to a judged Car Show class as well
Course: Layout and on-site production will be handled by the Las Vegas Region of the SCCA
Times: Competition each day Saturday and Sunday; course open 10:00am - 3:30pm Mary Pozzi will host a course walk thru at the start of each day for participant tips
Classes: Novice, Open, and Ladies
Awards: Given out at the end of each day of competition (Sat & Sun) in the Awards tent
Publicity: Super Chevy Show Editors will be on site for Autocross event coverage, results, and highlights to appear at www.superchevy.com and in SUPER CHEVY magazine
Safety: Helmet (open or closed face required), and seat belts for driver and passenger. Must be a minimum of 16 years old. If 16-18 yrs. old, parental consent required
Tires: Must meet 200 UTQG tread wear rating and above
Vehicle: All Chevy bodied or Chevy powered; Recommended pre-event inspection includes secured battery tie-down, removal of loose objects in the car or trunk, check of all proper fluid levels, no leaks or worn out belts or hoses.
For more info contact The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (702) 644-4444 or www.lvms.com/strip