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2008 Tucson Super Chevy Show - Blistering Super Chevy Action In The Hot Sands

The Dry Air Of Tucson Summoned The Best In Bow Ties To The Super Chevy Show

By Mike Ficacci, Photography by Super Chevy Show Staff

Tire smoke and breathtaking horsepower hit the desert at the recent Super Chevy Show at Southwestern International Raceway. The Tucson, Arizona, site was host to yet another successful exhibition of some of the finest Bow Ties on the planet-both in the car show and on the strip.

Just about everywhere you go, the Camaro section is big enough to be a show within itself, but not on this weekend. Diversity was the name of the game here, with an emphasis on triple nickels, rat rods, and shoeboxes alike.

On the track, there was something for everyone. Foot brake/electronics bracket races, nitromethane-pumping Nitro Coupes, fire-breathing jet cars, the Airborne Express wheelstander, and the True Street competition-all contributing to a great return to the hot sands of Arizona.

Tremec True Street was once again the highlight of the weekend with fully registered and official street machines dukin' it out for bragging rights and cash money. For those of you unfamiliar with the format of the True Street competition, it's a 30-mile hike through the hills, followed by three passes directly thereafter. No cool down, no refueling, no whiners. Competitors are literally swept off the highway, strapped down, and rolled into the water box. True Street's rules demand streetability, horsepower, and ultimately, respect.

In Tucson, the big winner was Carl Cole of Alta Loma, California, who handled his '55 Bel Air to a three-run average of 11.98, with a best pass of 11.96. Runnerup was hometown hero Dave Nast, whose '69 Camaro had an average of 12.32.

Editor's Choice Top 10 Car Show
Name Car
Jim Nelson '55 Sedan Delivery
Ron Truman '60 Impala
John Sherwood '55 Chevy
Ernie Miller '67 Chevelle
Les Hoctor '67 Chevelle
Glenn Dickens '71 Chevelle
Bret Fishel '72 Truck
Mike Risafi '92 Truck
Dicky Rivas '70 Nova SS
Antonio Garcia '34 Ford
Editor's Choice Top 10 Drag Race
Name Car
Jed Dahar '67 Chevy II
Scott Bartling '06 Silverado
Allen Smith '67 Chevelle
Larry Pittenger '68 Camaro
Rene Tetreault '65 Chevelle
Eddie Orozco '68 Camaro
Josh Edwards '70 Nova
Lenny Fyffe '70 Camaro
John Brewer '67 Camaro
Bob Thurston '57 Chevy
True Street Results
Name Hometown Car Avg. ET
(W) Carl Cole Alta Loma, CA 1955 Bel Air 11.98
(R.U.) Dave Nast Tucson, AZ 1969 Camaro 12.32
(13sec) Barry Thons Tucson, AZ 1968 Chevy 13.09
David Burke Oro Valley, AZ 2001 Trans-Am 13.23
Debbie Hobbs Tucson, AZ 1998 Camaro 14.14
Larry Heubach Tucson, AZ 1965 Nova 15.15
Dennis Ward Willcox, AZ 1997 Grand Prix 16.50
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By Mike Ficacci
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