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Ohio Super Chevy Show - Super Chevy Hits The National Trail

There was plenty of Bow Tie fun in the Buckeye State

By: Dan Ryder, Mike Harrington, Photography by Mike Harrington, Team Super Chevy

Say, what happened to all the Ohio gassers? While roaming the grounds at the legendary National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2007 Super Chevy Show, we noticed an absence of some of the vehicles that made Ohio famous in the 1960s. While this genre is becoming popular for street machines, we saw not a one on our recent trip. Oh well, maybe next time.

Rains on Saturday kicked the rods out of that day's program, but Sunday was a whole different day, however, as racers and spectators aplenty showed up to participate in the horsepower hijinks at the quarter-mile track. And they were not disappointed. Tony "The Sandman" Williams, who took the Memphis Super Chevy Nitro Coupe crown, also took the gold this weekend. With a reaction time of .035 and an e.t. of 6.520 at 218.94 mph, the Rum Boogie Cafe Camaro is kicking some asphalt and taking some names.

In Bracket 1, Bill Webb was top eliminator in his dragster and won it with a final run of 7.972 at 138.39 mph (on a 7.75 dial-in). Mike Rehl took the Bracket 2 trophy home and he also came in second place in our inaugural Super Chevy/Tremec True Street competition with his '85 Monte Carlo. Interestingly enough, Mike turned down the chance to be featured in Popular Hot Rodding magazine because he couldn't stop competing. In Mike's own words: "Being in a magazine would be nice, but I came here to race." We love that attitude, Mr. Rehl! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, PHR! Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that in the DOT bare-knuckle brawl, Brendan Elam took the trophy home in his Bow Tie-powered Firebird.

By Dan Ryder, Mike Harrington
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