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2011 Super Chevy Show - Thunder Valley

The Super Chevy Show rolled into the Volunteer State for some tire-shredding action.

Patrick Hill Jan 17, 2012
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When Larry Carrier, Carl Moore, and Hal Hammrick opened Bristol International Raceway (now known as Bristol Dragway) in 1965, it was one of the first "super dragstrips" in the country. Bristol boasted a four-story tower, seating for 15,000, and a host of other amenities and luxuries rarely seen at the drags in the golden age. In June of '65 Bristol hosted the first NHRA national event east of the Mississippi, the first of many events over the next 45-plus years.

Bristol is also one of the oldest participating tracks in the 30-year history of the Super Chevy Show series. When asked about Bristol, former Super Chevy editor and current contributor Doug Marion had this to say: "To me personally, Bristol is a very historic track and state of the art, with as many Chevys within a 250- to 300-mile radius as anywhere in the country."

Last year the show was cut in half by foul weather, but this year was a full weekend of rain free Bow Tie fun. We had a great variety of machines in the show field, with a packed Gold Class and a swap meet full of vintage Chevy parts. Meanwhile the staging lanes were packed with cars all the way through the night.

Editor's Choice Show Car Winners

Greg Fleenor, Bristol, TN, '69 Chevelle 300
Wyatt Whitworth, North Wilkesboro, NC, '69 Camaro
Bryan Reehoff, Island Lake, IL, '69 COPO Camaro
Stefan Grenvik, Bristol, TN, '79 Z28
Nick Phillips, Erwin, TN, '57 150 sedan
Billy Market, New Market, TN, '62 Impala
Jan Roberts, Kingsport, TN, '58 Impala Wagon
Bill Daniels, Ellijay, GA, '54 Bel Air
Brian Ooten, Lenore, TN, '66 Nova
Sam Lankford, Greensboro, NC, '70 SS454 Chevelle

Editor's Choice Drag Car Winners

Adam Mills, Lenore, WV, '66 Chevelle
Tim Clark, Rockingham, NC, '67 Chevelle
Ted Carter, Ellerbe, NC, '69 Chevelle
Mickey Vance, Delbarton, WV, '90 Corvette
Michael Lubin, Buckhannon, WV, '69 Nova
Bob Underwood, Greenville, TN, '62 Corvette
Wade Endicott, Hurley, VA, '57 Chevy
Johnny Davis, Newport, TN, '66 Chevelle
Ronnie Burks, Grundy, VA, '69 Camaro
Rick Griffey, New Market, TN, '73 Vega

Car Show Results

Gold Class Winners
Eddie Sells - '69 Z/28
Mike Haynes - '69 Z/28
Wyatt Whitworth - '69 Camaro
Sam Lankford - '70 Chevelle
Roger Berry - '70 Chevelle
Danielle Hackett - '64 Impala
Marcus Butner - '70 Camaro

ISCA Award

Flip Bost - '61 Impala

Best in Show

Bill Daniels - '54 Chevy
Steve Pantoe - '69 Camaro
Claude Buchanan - '71 Chevelle
Earl & Mary Lou Brothorton - '72 MGB
Gerald Copeland - '67 Corvette
Dean Pilkton - '46 Chevy
Albert Baker - '67 El Camino
Curt Petzolot - '57 Bel Air convertible
Darrell Hyde - '87 Monte Carlo
Brian Ooten - '66 Nova
Michael Davis - '64 Chevy II
Mike Brooks - '68 Chevy truck
Wyatt Whitworth - '69 Camaro
Sam Lankford - '70 SS454 Chevelle
Roger Berry - '70 SS396 Chevelle
Larry & Lori Craft - '55 Nomad
Marcus Butner - '70 Camaro

Here are the Bristol, Tennessee, winners from the amsoil best of the best competition, presented by danchuk:

The AMSOIL Best of the Best voting begins the Monday after each Super Chevy Show and lasts through the following Sunday at midnight. Keep your browser aimed at to vote for next batch of classic Bow Ties.

AMSOIL Best of The Best Presented by Danchuk

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