There's no hotter car in America right now than the 2010-up Camaro and the Super Chevy Show series recognizes that. So it's only natural that SCS has announced each event in '11 will feature the Fifth-Gen Camaro Shootout. The class is open to Camaros 2010 and newer and will be a trophy class, with the winner, runner-up and semifinalists all receiving trophies. The winner will also receive a coveted Super Chevy Show "Winner's" jacket.
The Super Chevy Show and the 5th Generation Camaro Shootout will make it's debut on Friday, April 8-Sunday, April 10 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla.
"I feel it is very important for SCS to involve the fifth-generation Camaro owners," said Guillermo Garcia of Camaro5.com, which is one of the largest Camaro enthusiast websites and forums on the Internet. "We are a very enthusiastic and proud group and we love to show and race our cars at the track every chance we get. Having the Fifth-Generation Camaro Shootout is a great idea that will generate more traffic to the Super Chevy Show series from not only the car owners themselves, but also from others who haven't had a chance to see one on the track."
Time trials for the Fifth Generation Camaro Shootout will be on Saturday of each event weekend, with eliminations on Sunday. Entrants for the class will also be able to take part in the Friday Test-N-Tune, and compete in the bonus bracket race on Saturdays. Both will be available at an additional fee.
General Motors introduced the new Camaro body style for the car's 2010 model and was first available for consumers beginning in mid-2009. A recent report indicated that as of this past December, there were more than 140,000 fifth-gen Camaros already on the street. Those numbers make perfect sense to Garcia, who sees the passion of the owners on the Camaro5 forums.
"I think it's great that Chevy came out with the new Camaro," Garcia said. "It has not only revitalized the Chevy Camaro faithful, but it has also had a huge impact not only in the aftermarket industry, but also in the entertainment industry. Just look at the 'Transformers' movies. Who would have thought that seeing a car on the big screen would have everyone cheering?"
Coverage of every Fifth-Gen Camaro Shootout will appear on the pages of Super Chevy Magazine and on this website.