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Pomona Super Chevy Show - Blast Off!

The Super Chevy Show Hits the Ground-Running in California

By Mike Harrington, Photography by Super Chevy Staff

Entering its 26th year on the show circuit, the Super Chevy Show returns to its only West Coast venue at the legendary Pomona Raceway. For over 50 years, the blacktop at Pomona has been shakin' and quakin', and not from earthquakes, either. Generations of blacktop bombers have piloted the quarter-mile course at Pomona, and this year's Super Chevy was no different.

Despite the topsy-turvy weather of Southern California, which, as of the writing of this article resembles Seattle weather, the vehicles and show attendees came rolling in. Californians out in the rain? Yes, that is surprising news, but hey, would we lie to you? The cooler temperature actually favored the drag racing crowd, which if you can't tell from the photos, most of the staff members in attendance seemed to photograph the most. This particular weekend there were a few spooky looking crashes that occurred on the quarter-mile strip, the worst of these was Randy Adler of Tinley Park, Illinois.

Randy pilots the black '57 Chevy Nitro coupe and runs in the low 6s...now that's just plain fast. We are happy to report that no bones were broken and he is back on his feet. In fact, all the drivers who had mishaps are doing just fine.

Besides the exciting drag racing action, a legion of show cars made the trek to the track on Sunday. So many good-looking cars bunched together, it's like looking for a needle in a stack of needles-a dirty job, but, well, you know.

We hope you can sit back and enjoy the essence of the Super Chevy weekend in Pomona; we'll see the rest of you out on the road.

By Mike Harrington
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