The Super Chevy Show is back for 2010, with a complete overhaul designed to bring the series back to its former glory. Back in November 2009, long-time series promoter Roger Gustin sold the show series to SCSW Inc., a special group made up entirely of track owners and operators, including John Bandimere Jr., Bill Bader Jr., Charlie Allen, Lex Dudas and others, paving the way for a full revamp of the series and a whole new show for people to attend.
For 2010, Forward Sports Marketing (www.forwardsportsmarketing.com), based out of Lee's Summit, Missouri, will be the national event coordinator for the series. FSM will work with each of the 10 tracks on the schedule to ensure a degree of uniformity in the format of each event. Through all of the plans for revamping the Super Chevy Show series, the track owners hosting events in 2010 have had constant involvement to make sure that each show meets its potential for success.
"We are going to work with each of the tracks to make sure there is consistency on some levels, but the tracks themselves will also be able to put a local emphasis on their respective events," FSM's Director of Marketing Development Ryan Haas says. "We will manage the series at a national level and will empower the track operators to manage their specific event to give fans and participants exactly what they want."
Haas says the new owners have a passion for creating the best possible product for the fans, participants, and sponsors. FSM and the track owners hosting events for '10 are working together to add new features for the drag racing at each show, and are talking about adding other things like collector car auctions, and even televised broadcasts of all events. More attention will be paid to the car show, where some new elements will be added.
Starting with the first event on the schedule at The Strip at Las Vegas, fans and show attendees will see something new at a Super Chevy Show, an autocross event. This new feature will allow everyone the opportunity to show off their car's handling capabilities. (Due to space limitations at certain tracks, the autocrosses won't take place at all Super Chevy shows.) Also new is a special 1955-'60 Chevy-only "Shoebox" racing class. In addition, the True Street series will be back at most events for Bow Tie fanatics with street legal/driven cars to hit the strip and vie for quarter-mile supremacy.
Also in store are event-specific special racing classes. For the Super Chevy Show at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, track owner Bill Bader Jr. will host a special fuel altered racing category. For Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, track owner Charlie Allen will have a nostalgia funny car racing class. For the popular Maple Grove Raceway event, the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod series will be out for a special racing class. This is just a sample though, as the other tracks on the schedule are also working on their own special racing classes and marquee events. (For the complete schedule, please go to Bow Tie Briefs on page 24 of this issue.)
Stay tuned to the pages of SUPER CHEVY magazine, and www.superchevy.com for updates on the latest for each Super Chevy Show, including special events for each venue, and get ready to experience some serious Bow Tie fun and excitement in 2010.
2010 Super Chevy Show
Car Show Classes & Awards
Big Car (Includes Impala, Biscayne and Caprice)
1990 & Newer
1968 & Newer
All years, 1959-1960
1949 & Newer
Class includes all non-Chevrolet bodied vehicles with Chevrolet power and all Chevrolet bodied vehicles with non-Chevrolet power.
Chevrolet bodied and powered cars and trucks
All Chevrolets not included in specific category, through the current model year.
1993 & Newer
1984 & Newer
All years, 1970-1988
All unfinished appearing vehicles.
All Chevrolet vehicles with 75-percent of an original frame or altered original frame (including rearend narrowed), having a physically narrowed rear end, wheeltubs or factory.
All Chevrolet vehicles, which have a complete tube chassis, from radiator to rear bumper (round or square). Must have a physically narrowed rear and wheel tubs. All tube chassis drag cars and off road will compete in this class.
1949-1972 Two-Wheel Drive
1973-1987 Two-Wheel Drive
1988 & Newer Two-Wheel
Drive Full Size
Mini Pickup Two-Wheel
Full-Size Sport Utility/Mini Sport Utility Two-Wheel
4x4 Full-Size & Mini Pickup
4x4 Full-Size & Mini Utility
All extensively done Show Vehicles. Undercarriage will be examined to etermine eligibility, and a final decision will be rendered by consensus of the Car Show Officials. The supervisor's decision is final and the entry would compete in the Gold Class. The registration procedure remains the same for all vehicles. All entries will register for their normally assigned class and the Judging Supervisor will make the registration change and provide the owner with a new classification card. Gold Class entrants will be reassigned a parking area and will be grouped together. Winners will be awarded in separate categories as appropriate, as well as appropriate "Best" awards
Each class has the possibility of having these classes within it. For example, Camaro 1967-1969 could actually be three classes with three winners and six Outstandings.
Camaro 1967-1969 (Stock)
Camaro 1967-1969 (Street)
Camaro 1967-1969 (Modified)
The Stock Class will include vehicles that appear to be factory stock. The interior must be original or a duplicate of the original in material, style and color. Engine must be stock for the vehicle's year and model. Numbers do not have to match. No tube-type headers allowed unless proved by GM Regular Production (RPO) paperwork. No bolt-on aftermarket parts allowed. Wheels must be available for year/model of the vehicle. All vehicles with a dealer conversion or factory conversions not installed at the factory (such as Choo Choo Customs, Yenko, SLP, etc) will be moved to the Street or modified class of the appropriate category.
The Street Class includes all vehicles with bolt-on aftermarket or dealer installed parts and/or accessories. The body may have bolt-on spoilers, ground effects, fiberglass parts, etc. Any modding of these items moves entry to Modified Class. Paint may be of any color from any OEM manufacturer. Aftermarket candy, pearl, metal flake paint entries will be moved to Modified. Painted pinstripes, taped pinstripes or decals and vinyl graphics are allowed. Judging Supervisor will classify custom work. Other items that move an entry to Street Class include headers, ignition wires, air cleaners, valve covers, continental kits, painted engine compartment, etc. Any modding of any type (including firewall, inner fenders, panels, etc.) will move entry to Modified Class. Minor interior changes are allowed (seat inserts, minor truck or truck bed modifications, and bolt-in seats with stock-type interior). No custom interiors allowed. There will be no limit on the amount of bright items on the engine or in the engine compartment. See notes concerning dealer and factory-sold conversions in the Stock Class.
The following will automatically put your vehicle in the Modified Class: bodywork that involves redesign of the original body lines, including but not limited to nosing, chopping, channeling, sectioning, changing radius of wheel wells, molding, tunneling, etc. Paint is of custom design such as painted graphics, shading, blending, candy, pearl, neon, or murals. Engine relocation and /or custom fabricated engine mounts and /or a different Chevrolet engine than was available with any given entry (for example - big block in '57 Chevy) and/or a smoothed out firewall.
Any aftermarket, non-stock OEM, multiple carb set-ups, tunnel rams, blowers, turbo chargers and/or late model tuned port-type fuel injection on any other era vehicle. Interiors that are of a custom design that consist of changes to three or more of the following: seats, door panels, dash modifications, flooring, headliner, trunk, or truck bed area. See notes concerning dealer and factory-sold conversations in Stock Class.
|2010 SUPER CHEVY SHOW - BRACKET RACING CLASSES
|BRACKET 1 (SUPER PRO)
||Slicks & electronics; defer to host track rules
|BRACKET 2 (PRO)
||Slicks & no electronics; defer to host track rules
||D.O.T. street tires & mufflers required, noelectronics; defer to host
|*Eighth-Mile Time Breaks
|"Real Street Machines"; D.O.T. street tires & mufflers required
|Saturday Bonus Race
|No Electronics (no box)
|Sunday Bracket Payout
* Note: Certain markets may choose to run one "All Run" class ($2,500 posted purse) Separating Box and No Box until the final round.
Top 20-All vehicles registered on Saturday
Young Star-25 & under in age
Tremec Trick Stick Award
Club Participation (Minimum 6 cars registered together as a club)
Top 10 Race Cars- Editors Choice Awards
Outstanding Class Awards-2 per class
Best Big Car
Best Early Chevrolet
Best Pro Street/Pro Engineered
Best El Camino
Best Monte Carlo
Awards (Gold Class)
Award of Excellence-(Non-Gold)
Best of Show-Gold Class