Blast off! The inaugural running of the Super Chevy/Tremec True Street Challenge. First-Time FunThe inaugural Super Chevy/Tremec True Street Challenge So you think you have the fastest street-legal Chevy around? The Super Chevy Show organizers have sent out the invitation for you to come and flex your muscle. For all those trash talkers who race their mouth more than their car, it's time to put up or shut up! National Trail Raceway provided the stage for the first-ever running of the Super Chevy/Tremec True Street Challenge. Racers converged from different locations around the country in order to compete. Mother Nature provided a couple hours of dry weather, and in that time the six brave souls who hung around began the True Street festivities by going on the 30-mile cruise through the lovely pastures of Ohio. Upon returning to the track, the cars were lined up in the staging lanes. The track officials almost had the track dry until the sky opened up again. The remainder of the Saturday session was canceled. Smoke Loar broke the rear in his '70 Chevelle during round one competition, leaving him disqualified. At least he was able to enjoy a Sunday drive beforehand. Smoke Loar broke the rear in his '70 Chevelle during round one competition, leaving him di Sunday morning was bright and sunny, a fitting backdrop to the continuation of the True Street Challenge. After each driver completed three back-to-back runs, their averages were calculated. When the tire smoke cleared, it was Phil Cooper of Urbana, Illinois, who took the crown with his tubbed-out, nitrous-breathing '66 Nova. Runner-up and lowest 10-second average went to Mike Rehl of Heath, Ohio, with his '85 Monte Carlo SS. As an added bonus, the cars with the eight quickest averages from the True Street field compete heads-up. Since we only had six total, it was the buzzin' half-dozen. No surprise, it was Cooper and Rehl in the final. Mike's Monte didn't have enough steam to overcome Phil's 9.51 e.t. Brad Schmidt earned honorable mention in his LS1-equipped '98 Camaro. Brad was a semifinal loser, but did win the award for having the lowest 11-second average. To alleviate any confusion, we spoke to Super Chevy Show officials and they said that you may run True Street along with the DOT Street Fight class. As long as your car fits into class rules for both and you can make your lane calls, it's alright to run two classes. Phil Cooper had no problem cruising the streets with his True Street winning, 8-second '66 Nova. Phil Cooper had no problem cruising the streets with his True Street winning, 8-second '66 Led by Bill Roupe in his '67 Chevelle, True Streeters patiently await the 30-mile cruise through the wet Ohio countryside. Led by Bill Roupe in his '67 Chevelle, True Streeters patiently await the 30-mile cruise t The license plate of Mike Rehl's '85 Monte SS read "4 REHL," and he wasn't playin'. Mike took runner-up in True Street, along with the lowest 10-second average. It didn't stop there: Mike also won Bracket 2, and was a semifinalist in DOT Street Fight. The license plate of Mike Rehl's '85 Monte SS read "4 REHL," and he wasn't playin'. Mike t Green means go and that's just what Brad Schmidt did in his '98 Camaro. Brad won the lowest 11-second award and was a semifinalist in the heads-up competition afterwards. Green means go and that's just what Brad Schmidt did in his '98 Camaro. Brad won the lowes A special thanks to Officer Robb of the Union Township Police Dept... ...for keeping the drivers safe during the 30-mile cruise. (We'll pardon him for driving a Crown Vic). ...for keeping the drivers safe during the 30-mile cruise. (We'll pardon him for driving a Super Chevy/Tremec True Street ChallengeDRIVERCARRUN#1RUN#2RUN#3AVERAGEETPhil Cooper1966 Nova10.17710.17710.17710.177Overall Winner*Mike Rehl1985 Monte Carlo SS10.48110.36610.39610.414Runner-up and10-second winnerBrad Schmidt1998 Camaro11.85911.99511.83411.89611-second winnerBill Roupe1967 Chevelle12.84113.01313.12312.99212-second winnerMichael Stevens2001 Corvette14.58813.41313.48313.82813-second winnerSmoke Loar1970 ChevelleBrake-Disqualified    * Did not have proper safety gear-only counted legal run. « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By Dan Ryder, Mike Harrington Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!