One great way to do something with your car if you aren't really into drag racing is the Super Chevy Show autocross. The speeds are lower and if you happen to hit a cone, it won't mess up the car. Well, a little cone rash might show up, but that is easily cured with some cleaner wax. The course at the Texas Motorplex was set up and run by the Texas Region of the SCCA, to whom we are grateful. In addition to the above duties, they were happy to provide rides, give you pointers, and even lend helmets to those in need. What a great group! The course layout was technical enough to test a seasoned driver, but not so complicated that a beginner couldn't give it a go. There were about 15 turns to contend with and just enough straight sections to wind out the motor. Smooth throttle and quick hands produced the best times, but every once in a while a lead-footed driver got gas happy and pitched the cars sideways. While not the best way to get a good time, it sure was awesome to see. Margo Wilder ran True Street in her '98 Formula Firebird. The LS1 under the hood has a hot cam, a ZO6 intake, Hooker headers, and an Ed Wright tune. Weld wheels wrapped in DOT Mickey Thompson drag slicks provide enough traction to lay down 1.7 60-foot times. Not only does her car run mid-12s, it does it with a full competition audio system in the interior. Wilder says she loves her tunes. It took her three years to build the car and this is her first year competing with it. Margo Wilder ran True Street in her '98 Formula Firebird. The LS1 under the hood has a hot Mr. Consistent of the day was overall winner Jeff Kmosko of Fort Worth, Texas, in his '02 Z28. The car has SLP headers, SLP subframe connectors, SLP line lock, stock automatic trans, 3.23 gears, and 17-inch Z06-style rims with BFGoodrich g-Force T/As. Kmosko ran 13.03, 13.02, and 13.03 to win the race and the most consistent award. You might want to keep an eye on this guy if he ever shows up to the local dragstrip on bracket night. Mr. Consistent of the day was overall winner Jeff Kmosko of Fort Worth, Texas, in his '02 The quickest car in the bunch was Damon Sampson's... ...'78 Malibu with a 10.56 average... ...but he broke on his last pass. His car runs a Mast Motorsports LS7 427 SS that puts out 650 hp backed by a TCI Powerglide with a 3000-converter and trans brake. The suspension up front is stock except for a set of Competition Engineering shocks. Out back there is a combo of parts, including UMI adjustable upper arms, Southside lower arms, a BMR sway bar, and QA1 coilovers strapped to a 12-bolt rearend with a 4.11 gear. Traction comes from a set of DOT 28/12.50 Mickey Thompson ET Streets tires on Billet Specialty rims, and it's enough traction to get a little daylight under the passenger side tire on launch. ...but he broke on his last pass. His car runs a Mast Motorsports LS7 427 SS that puts out Jerry Heppel in his autocross-ready '94 Camaro took the top spot in the Pro class with a time of 31.464 seconds. This car has all the goodies you would want in an autocross warrior: Baer brakes, Hotchkis sway bars, Koni shocks, Hoosier A6 tires, and CCW 17-inch rims make for a great package. Power comes from a 0.30-over LT1 with a Comp roller valvetrain that is backed up to a factory auto trans and a rear end fitted with a Detroit Truetrac and 3.73 gears. Jerry Heppel in his autocross-ready '94 Camaro took the top spot in the Pro class with a t "This '63 Nova SS was built to drive," owner Mitch Tate says. The small-block–powered Chevy II, with its short wheelbase, cruised through the course, allowing Tate to turn in a best of 37.946. The car has a full TCI front and rear suspension system with QA1 coilovers and rolls on 17x7 front 18x8 rear Intro Pentia rims wrapped with Wanli rubber. "This '63 Nova SS was built to drive," owner Mitch Tate says. The small-block–powered Chev Can you say Smokey and the Bandit? This '79 Pontiac T/A belongs to Shannon Conklin and was built by Mast Motorsports. The car has a Mast 455 LSX that puts out 620 tire-shredding horsepower. Playing the part of the Bandit on the autocross was Perry Kiritsy. Kiritsy's lead foot was having fun pitching the car sideways in true Burt Reynolds form. He stopped the clock in 38.678, fighting tire spin at every corner. Can you say Smokey and the Bandit? This '79 Pontiac T/A belongs to Shannon Conklin and was Mike Yale in his '70 Camaro absolutely killed the course and stopped the clock in 31.766 seconds. That was good enough to get him the top spot in the Novice class. This car, which won an Editors Choice Car Show award, has a full Detroit Speed suspension that plants the Rushforth wheels (18x10 front, 18x12 back) with 335/40R18 BFGoodrich rubber. The car gets it power from a 6.2L LS3 fitted with Lemons headers and a lumpy cam while shifts come via a T56 six-speed (a wilder Mast Motorsports LS engine is in the works). Mike Yale in his '70 Camaro absolutely killed the course and stopped the clock in 31.766 s Even SUVs could get the job done. Robert Watson drove this '06 Trailblazer SS. He blazed the course in 40.190. The hopped-up SUV has a 395hp LS2 6.0L, beefy sway bars, and P255/50R20 Goodyear tires. Even SUVs could get the job done. Robert Watson drove this '06 Trailblazer SS. He blazed t Even our illustrious leader, the one and only Jim Campisano, got busy on the track. He borrowed a V-6–powered '10 Camaro and drove the dog snot out of it. Even with the butter-like suspension and less-than-sticky tires he was able to stop the clock in 34.049. Even our illustrious leader, the one and only Jim Campisano, got busy on the track. He bor Another fun class you could compete in was the True Street Challenge. True Street is a drag racing class designed for real street cars. In a nutshell, the cars need to be street legal, currently registered and insured, have a full exhaust system with mufflers, DOT tires, and be a GM or have a GM drivetrain. A full list of rules can be found on www.superchevy.com. The cars must complete the road tour (shown here), and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. After the three passes are made, e.t.'s are averaged to find the winners for each index and also who was the most consistent. Another fun class you could compete in was the True Street Challenge. True Street is a dra By Calin Head Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!