There have been a lot of great Super Chevy events at Tennessee's Bristol Dragway, but this year's will be special in a lot of ways. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the series, the track is pulling out all the stops for what should be a weekend to remember. There will be big-money bracket classes and True Street on the racing side, an outstanding car show with ISCA judging, and the track has announced it has added the Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem on Saturday night.
For fans of extreme performance, Saturday night will see 10 Nitro Extreme Pro Mods attack the track in mind-bending fury. In addition, there will be Super Shockwave, the world fastest Chevy jet semi truck, trying to burn the place down. Super Shockwave will make runs on Saturday and Sunday. The World's Fastest Chevy Jet truck, which features the same jet engine used to power an F4 Phantom Fighter, has reached quarter-mile speeds in excess of 230 mph. Thunder Valley Mayhem. In addition, fans on Saturday will get to witness lightning-fast passes by the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and Cannonball Express "jet trains." Crowd-favorite Tranasaurus will show up to tear trashed cars to shreds, while Benny the Bomb returns to show fans he isn't afraid to go head-to-head with pure dynamite.
Throw in action from the Team FMX Freestyle motorcycles on Saturday night and a spectacular fireworks show, and Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem is the perfect addition to the 30th Annual Super Chevy Show.
As usual, Team Super Chevy magazine will be in attendance to pick Editor's Choice winners in the car and drag racing pits. We'll also have our cameras set on "kill" to capture all the excitement, both for the web and the pages of Super Chevy magazine.
Bracket racers take part in exciting racing action in Bracket 1 (Super Pro), Bracket 2 (Pro), DOT and TrueKeisler Engineering Street. The True Street cruise takes place at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday so if you think you've got a hot street machine, this is your chance to prove it. Go on the 30-mile (or so) road tour, then make three consecutive drag passes. The car with the lower three-run average is the winner.
The Keisler Engineering Car Show area gives spectators the chance to get up close and personal with some super Chevys. Anyone interested in locating new products for their restoration project will want to visit the Performance & Restoration Marketplace. If that hard-to-find used part is nowhere to be found, the car corral and used parts swap meet is definitely the place to go.
In addition, Vettes of the Smokies, along with Wellmont Health System, will host the inaugural Corvette Show on Saturday, Sept. 25. A portion of each entry from the Corvette show will be given to the Children's Miracle Network by Vettes of the Smokies.Vettes of the Smokies
For a $100 entry fee, Corvette owners receive admission for two on Saturday and Sunday at the Super Chevy Show, admission into the Corvette Show, five laps around Bristol Motor Speedway, a commemorative picture, t-shirt and dash plaque, a complimentary cookout in the Bruton Smith Suite and free admission to the Thunder Valley Mayhem.
A second entry option costs $65 and includes admission to the Corvette Show and five laps around BMS.
To register, call 423.989-6900 or register online.