In a year where Mother Nature has rained on almost every show we've attended (not just the Super Chevy Shows), it was nice to roll into Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania, and have a nearly rain-free weekend. One of the largest events on the Super Chevy tour, Maple Grove boasted some of the finest cars on the East Coast-whether blasting down the strip or being judged in the show car arena. Some of the many highlights of the event included Nitro Coupe racer Jeff Brozovich's return to the winner's circle. Not only did Jeff capture the gold, but he did so by beating one of the best in the process, former series champion Bill Kuhlmann in the Summit Racing-backed '68 Corvette. Broz sprinted to the finish line with a giant holeshot, narrowly nipping the 'Vette in the lights, 6.36/221mph to Kuhlmann's much quicker and faster 6.23/226 losing effort. The rest of the on-track competition featured fierce battles among the hometown combatants. Pennsylvanians scored winning and runner-up positions in every category of drag race competition, with the notable exception of DOT Street Tire, where New York visitor Charles Wiebalck took a come-from-behind victory over Pennsylvania-resident Leon Smokenski. One of the most impressive wins came in the Bracket 1 finale, where local girl Erin Bechtel wheeled her digger to top honors by beating the stout '74 Camaro of Matt Harp, 8.76 to 9.21. In the show car pits, the brilliantly crafted and restored Bow-Ties were lined up neck and neck as the grassy area was filled. Record-breaking numbers of entrants and spectators had plenty to gawk at, as cars like Ken Faust's awesome '67 Camaro grabbed more glory, garnering the coveted Autostar Best of Gold accolades. There were so very many nice cars and trucks on hand that we surely can't do it justice within the short space provided here. All we can say to that is, make your reservations now for next year's event. It's sure to be better still. So, rather than us keep telling you about all the fine cars, trucks, and race cars in attendance, we'll leave you with the following photo recap. Enjoy! Novas were just one of the classes that filled the showgrounds. It's great to see new cars showing up for Nitro Coupe racing. Sitting real low got this red-hot Deuce a lot of attention. Jim Jacob took the Editor's Choice award for his Corvette, but both of his cars were certainly worthy. Jim Jacob took the Editor's Choice award for his Corvette, but both of his cars were certa What's getting all the attention? Aside from a cool looking '57, the wild engine was what stopped people in their tracks and made them take a second look. What's getting all the attention? Aside from a cool looking '57, the wild engine was what Pro Street was big at Maple Grove. In fact, there were probably more Pro Streeters at the Grove than any other stop on the 2000 tour (as least up this point). Pro Street was big at Maple Grove. In fact, there were probably more Pro Streeters at the Gary Swenson of Dallastown, Pennsylvania, joined the show with his flamed 'Vette. Just about every model was represented in modified form. Here's a shot of Ed Bruner's Elverson, Pennsylvania-based '67 RS-blown, of course. Just about every model was represented in modified form. Here's a shot of Ed Bruner's Elve Bill Kuhlmann's Summit Sponsored '68 Corvette was on fire with plenty of quick runs, including this low six-second pass. Bill Kuhlmann's Summit Sponsored '68 Corvette was on fire with plenty of quick runs, inclu An '80 Camaro built with'80s flair. Super Chevy photographer Steve Reyes can't resist a clean ride with a blower. Classic Chevys rule the roost in Nitro Coupe competition. These nitro-burning door slammers are sure to bring a tear to your eye. Classic Chevys rule the roost in Nitro Coupe competition. These nitro-burning door slammer With about 8,000 horsepower, Roger Gustin's Jet Funny Car is a real crowd pleaser. Allen & Ron Blittersdorf of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, raced their stable all weekend. With nearly identical '56 race cars and a '97 Chevy-powered dragster, the duo had a busy schedule. They did have time to pose for a photo after receiving an Editor's Choice award for drag cars. Allen & Ron Blittersdorf of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, raced their stable all weekend. Who says big trucks can't be cool? Talk about stiff competition. Who would you vote for: the SS 350 or the SS 396? Both cars featured Hugger Orange with black stripes and were ultra-clean. Talk about stiff competition. Who would you vote for: the SS 350 or the SS 396? Both cars What's that? Another flamed Chevy with a blower. Yup, Steve got 'em all on film. Red was a popular color in the Gold Class at Maple Grove. Maple Grove's class winners finished the weekend in style. Always fierce competitors, the Nu Car team (email@example.com) with Jeff Brozovich at the wheel beat out the Summit team's '68 Corvette, driven by Bill Kuhlmann (firstname.lastname@example.org). Always fierce competitors, the Nu Car team (email@example.com) with Jeff Brozovich at the wh Another Editor's Choice team member was Mike Martin of Clayton, New Jersey, whose black '66 Nova was as nice as any car in the show car field. Another Editor's Choice team member was Mike Martin of Clayton, New Jersey, whose black '6 By The Super Chevy Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!