Super Chevy Show Bandimere Series - Mile High Bow Ties

After A Long Absence, The Super Chevy Show Returns To Bandimere Speedway To An Enthusiastic Crowd.

Patrick Hill Jan 1, 2011 0 Comment(s)

Stop number seven on the 2010 Super Chevy Show circuit had us landing in the Centennial State of Colorado. Quick fun fact about that nickname: Colorado achieved statehood in 1876, the centennial anniversary of the United States. Knowledge is power; use it wisely.

Back to the subject at hand, after missing my flight from Tampa (insert colorful tall tale that proclaims my innocence here) I arrived in Denver six hours late and met up with Super Chevy publisher Ed Zinke and headed out to Bandimere Speedway to check things out and get the lay of the land. John Bandimere Jr. and his crew at Thunder Mountain pulled out all the stops for the weekend, welcoming back the Super Chevy Show after a six-year absence from one of the oldest NHRA major event tracks in the country.

Bandimere Speedway is a fascinating facility, featuring a proprietary "Track Cooling System" that is unique to the sport of drag racing. The system lies in the concrete launch pad and circulates chilled water from a pair of 12,000-gallon underground tanks through over 15,000 foot of lines in the launch pad. The cooled area is 200-foot long-40 feet behind the starting line to 160 feet past the starting line. Track temperature probes in the concrete, as well as surface reading show temperature reductions between 15-25 degrees.

CAR SHOW AWARDS

BEST OF CLASS
Big Car Marv Bauer, Lincoln, NE - '65 Chevy SS
Camaro Rich Logan, Casper, WY - '69
Chevelle Gary Higens, Denver - '67
Corvette Mike Ridder, Westminster, CO - '99
Conversion Dennis Wellbrock, Lakewood, CO - '36 Ford Coupe
Open Charles Kirwuss, Westminster, CO - '65 Corvair
Early Chevy Warren Joerg, Randall, KS - '36 Coupe
El Camino Ken Reister, Littleton, CO - '60
'55-'56-'57 Henry Martinez - Aurora, CO - '57 Nomad
Monte Carlo Paul & Debbie Epler, Colorado Springs, CO - '00
Nova Bob Phillips, Brighton, CO - '67
Pro Street/Engineered Randy Witson, Omaha, NE - '66 Nova
Best Truck Bob Tranchina, Denver, CO - '74 Blazer
Best Paint Gold Class - Mike Slaughter, Brighton CO - '69 Camaro
Best Detail Gold Class - Ben Bunker, Hank Hammer, Tipton, KS - '70 Chevelle
Award Of Excellence Mark Fields, Longmont, CO - '69 Camaro
Best of Show Steve Luethge, Omaha, NE - '56 Chevy

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP 20
Ken Register - Littleton, CO - '60 El Camino
John Reagan - Aurora, CO - '71 Chevelle SS454
Dick Brazzell - Arvada, CO - '60 Corvette
Jim & Judy Lipport - Green, KS - '66 Nova
Tom Gillen - Castle Rock, CO - '55 Chevy
Bart Malpass - Littleton, CO - '54 Chevy Convertible
Steve Luethge - Omaha, NE - '56 210
Tyrell Curtis - Farmington, NM - '58 Apache
Mike & Shelley Remley - Breeley, CO - '66 C20 Custom Camper
Don Bigham - Randall, KS - '57 Chevy
Rich Mears - Littleton, CO - '65 Chevelle
John Stout - Brighton, CO - '69 Camaro
Rich Logan - Casper, WY - '69 Camaro
Jeff Ham - Centennial, CO - '66 Nova
Warren Joerg - Randall, KS - '36 Chevy Five-Window
Larry Lasasso - Monument, CO - '57 Chevy
Marv Bauer - Lincoln, NE - '63 Impala
Larry Christensen - Arvada, CO - '67 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car
Tim Hobbs - Golden, CO - '69 Camaro
John O'Gorman - Arvada, CO - '70 Z28

EDITOR'S CHOICE DRAG RACE TOP 10
Bob Valdez - Denver - '56 Chevy
George Mitchell - Colorado Springs, CO - '67 Camaro
Jim Bailey - Walkerton, IN - '72 Nova
Jeff Greenwood - Denver - '68 Camaro
Lyndsi Caldwell - Commerce City, CO - '66 Nova
Robert Baldwin - Strasburg, CO - '68 Chevelle
Shelley Strauss - Aurora, CO - '68 Camaro
Kari Ann Bombard - Watkins, CO - '90 S-10
Elirray Trujillo - Espanola, NM - '63 Nova
Loren Kerstiens - Middleton, CO - '37 Chevy Coupe

DRAG RACING RESULTS

Fastlane Stick Shift Series
W - Lonnie Shoemaker, Woodland Park, CO 026/11.56/11.575/115.76
R/U - Scott Bennett, Lakewood, CO -.022/9.20/9.234/147.02
Super Chevy B/1
W - Johnny Bates, Hudson, CO .018/7.88/7.905/170.79
R/U - Kris Whitfield, Lakewood, CO .017/10.50/10.531/138.14
Super Chevy B/2
W - Michael Brand II, Thornton, CO .035/15.11/15.132/88.57
R/U - Rob Atwood, Centennial, CO .046/10.98/11.018/117.58
Super Chevy Bonus Race
W - Dennis Bauer, Brighton, CO .037/9.30/9.284/146.42
R/U - Phil Bish, Centennial, CO -.041/9.58/9.886/144.53
Super Chevy DOT Class
W - Rick Mann, Littleton, CO .050/11.58/11.571/118.50
R/U - Dan Elliott, Lakewood, CO -.023/13.57/13.375/102.72
Super Chevy LS Class
W - Ryan Kamada, Greeley, CO .042/14.67/14.664/90.54
R/U - David Ocker, Brighton CO .060/11.75/11.690/120.56
Super Chevy Pro Mods
W - Bret Williamson, Campbell, CA .045/6.201/234.37
R/U - John Scialpi, Phelan, CA .034/6.523/175.32

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