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Virginia Motosports Park - Tearing It Up, Virginia Style

The Super Chevy Show Rocked Virginia With Some Go And A Lotta Show!

By Dan Ryder, Photography by Dan Ryder, Mike Ficacci

Following a monster event in Memphis, the Super Chevy Show headed northeast to Virginia Motorsports Park, bringing drag racers and show car enthusiasts together for a friendly little battle.

Saturday brought out an abundance of race and show cars alike, proving that competition would be stiff. One of the more surprising race classes was Tremec True Street, where racers are required to run DOT-approved rubber, as well as have their missiles registered and insured.

All Tremec True Streeters must endure a cruise through the countryside and then make three consecutive passes (hot-lap style), while only being able to make tire pressure adjustments. With a 19-car field, the action was intense.

When the tire smoke cleared, the winner was Tim Harper, whose '55 Chevy netted an average of 8.903-seconds in three trips down the 1320 (see photo above).

Additional racing action brought together bracket racers, as well as the DOT class, and the crowd-pleasing Nitro Coupes. While competition was looking pretty tight during qualifying and the beginning rounds of elimination, rain would kill the Sunday sessions.

Even though racing did not continue through the latter part of the weekend, the Tremec Transmission Car Show Series marched on. It was a waiting game for some, who didn't want to remove their prized possessions from the enclosed trailers. But removal was indeed necessary in order to win an award.

We all have to take the good with the bad, and if dodging raindrops is the worst thing that happened all weekend, most of us went away happy.

EDITOR’S CHOICE CAR SHOW TOP 10 WINNERS
NAME HOMETOWN CAR
Bryan Evans Rhoadsville, VA '79 Corvette
Flip Bost Statesville, NC '69 Corvette
Mark Patrone Canfield, OH '70 Monte Carlo
Steve Houser Stafford, VA '69 Chevelle
Bart Goodson Raleigh, NC '50 Chevy Pick Up
Mark Januszak South Amboy, NJ '66 Malibu Convertible
Cornelius Griffin Troy, AL '64 Impala
Donald Allred Suffolk, VA '55 Chevy 210
Denny Durbin Mt. Airy, VA '69 Nova
Robert Wood Boones Mill, VA '35 Chevy Coupe
TREMEC TRUE STREET RESULTS
WINNER
Tim Harper '55 Chevy 8.903-second average
RUNNER UP
Ricky Ashworth '57 Chevy Truck 9.295-second average
10-SECOND WINNER
Pete Decker '70 Camaro 10.057-second average
11-SECOND WINNER
Brian Anders '77 Chevette 11.003-second average
12-SECOND WINNER
Rock Bates '81 Malibu 12.085-second average
13-SECOND WINNER
Jeff Heilman '86 Camaro 13.672-second average
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By Dan Ryder
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