Chevy High Performance Nationals
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce what will once again be the largest all-GM event of the year: the 2nd Annual Chevy High Performance Nationals, which will take place at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the weekend of May 31 - June 2, 2013. This event, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, is sure to attract some of the baddest Chevy and GM show cars, drag cars, and autocross competitors in the U.S. for year-long bragging rights. Look for all the awesome event coverage in our sister publication Chevy High Performance magazine!
"ProMedia has a rich history of exciting heads-up doorslammer action and we're proud to have a joint venture with such an incredible organization," said Henry De Los Santos, editor of Chevy High Performance magazine. "Whether you're a serious competitor, an avid car-show buff, or just a big-time enthusiast of performance street machines, having a show of this caliber takes all-GM branded events to a whole new level."
The Chevy High Performance Nationals will feature a huge all-GM car show, where you will see some of the coolest early and late-model muscle cars and hot rods on display. Hundreds of awards will be given away both days, Saturday and Sunday, and winners have a chance to be featured in a national magazine. Chevrolet Performance is putting up big money for five heads-up LSX race classes with the pinnacle being LSX Drag Radial – a turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-powered GM class with speeds reaching upwards of 200 mph. Corner turners are in for a treat at Chevy High's autocross as the crew from the American Street Car Series (americanstreetcarseries.com) will set up the timers and lay out their always-exciting and challenging course. Presented by Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings with official braking by Wilwood Engineering, some of the best-known drivers will race for awards and glory. Also, be sure to check out the 3rd Annual Street Machine Challenge and Top Ride Shootout, an invitation-only event where top suspension manufacturers and readers are guaranteed to be seen pushing many high-profile street machines on the dragstrip, 60-to-0 braking challenge, and autocross course.
Other features include 300+ mph jet cars attempting to break the Georgia land speed record. There will be plenty of race classes for all levels of competition beginning with the Summit Racing-sponsored bracket competition. Want to know who has the fastest GM-powered street cars? There will be a Tremec True Street class with nine different class winners.
For more information log on to CHPnationals.com.
Camaro Named Most Dependable Sports Car
J.D. Power and Associates named the Chevrolet Camaro the industry's most dependable sports car in its 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.
The J.D. Power and Associates study tracks reliability over a three-year ownership period on 2010 model year vehicles. Accordingly, the fifth-generation Camaro took the top spot in the survey during its first year on the market.
Introduced in late 2009 as 2010 model, the fifth-generation Camaro has been a dramatic success for Chevrolet. In terms of total sales, Camaro outsold its closest competitor, the Ford Mustang, for the past three years.
COPO components for the dragstrip
Along with the road-racing-oriented ZL1 and 1LE Camaro parts, Chevrolet Performance also offers many of the specialty and high-performance COPO Camaro components used in the production vehicles, allowing racers to build their own COPO Camaro race car. They include everything from the unique solid rear axle mount to the crate-engine assemblies of the three available COPO racing engines, and even the body in white (PN 19243374).
For the latest news on the COPO Program and new parts, sign up for the COPO Camaro mailing list at chevroletperformance.com.
New ZL1 and 1LE Parts Give Camaros an Edge on the Track or Street
Chevrolet Performance has taken factory-engineered performance for the Camaro to the next level with new, race-ready parts to help owners build more competitive cars with greater capabilities on road courses and autocross tracks. They include components from the high-performance Camaro ZL1 and the road racing-oriented Camaro SS 1LE package, highlighted by the ZL1's strong rear driveline and larger brakes, as well as the 1LE's thicker stabilizer bars and other suspension parts.
When matched with series-mandated safety equipment and racing tires, the new parts significantly increase the cornering capability, driveline durability, and overall performance of '10- 13 Camaro SS and V-6 models. All of the new parts are exclusive to Chevrolet Performance and are based on competition-proven production components—and all are available from the new 2013 Chevrolet Performance catalog, which is available from Chevrolet Performance retailers or online at chevroletperformance.com.
"Road racers and autocrossers should look to Chevrolet Performance as their first stop when building a competitive, durable Camaro for the track," said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Our new roster of parts has everything they need and all of them are based on the production parts that were tested on racetracks around the globe and validated to standards unmatched in the aftermarket industry."
The new ZL1 rear driveline system, for example, is the strongest independent rear axle option available for the Camaro. To withstand the heavy loads of repeated hard launches and high-load cornering its 9.9-inch rear differential is mounted in a robust cast-iron centersection (versus the aluminum centersection in SS and V-6 models). It also features asymmetrical halfshafts—a 60mm hollow shaft on the right and a 33mm solid shaft on the left. The different torsional stiffness rates of the shafts work in conjunction with the limited-slip differential to minimize the chance of wheelhop at launch. The setup also helps provide sure-footed traction when exiting corners at wide-open throttle.
From the 1LE package—which was designed expressly for competition such as SCCA's Touring Class—comes a new "track pack" system with thicker stabilizer bars and other components providing the cornering capability that enabled the production Camaro SS with 1LE to circle Virginia International Raceway in less than three minutes.
For Camaro SS and V-6 models, new ZL1 brake kits offer competition-ready stopping power, fade resistance, and durability with large rotors and the world-class performance of Brembo multi-piston calipers.
Holley LS Fest Dates Announced
Holley has announced September 6-8 as the dates for Holley LS Fest 2013. This will be the fourth year that Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has been the venue. LS Fest remains the only event where fans can experience autocrossing, a countryside cruise, drag racing, drifting, a mobile dyno, engine swap challenge, show-n-shine, and speed-stop challenge all in the same place. The overarching rule to any of the events is that the vehicle must be powered by an LS engine to participate.
Each year a "Grand Champion" is announced at LS Fest. This award goes to the driver that performs the best across not only the autocross, but drag racing, the speed-stop challenge, and the show-n-shine. It truly showcases the individual with the most well-rounded vehicle.
Check out holleylsfest.com.
2013 Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series Schedule
ProMedia Events is proud to announce that the Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series is back for 2013. It is the premier racing series for street-based vehicles powered by Chevrolet's LS and LSX engines and it takes place at four select events around the U.S.
The four-race LSX Challenge Series for 2013 includes stops in Bradenton, Florida; Commerce, Georgia; and Bowling Green, Kentucky; with the championship again to be decided at the 7th Annual LSX Shootout, held in conjunction with the NMCA World Street Finals, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The race dates and locations include:
11th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Bradenton Motorsports Park – Bradenton, Florida
March 21-24, 2013
2nd Annual Chevy High Performance Nationals
Presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Atlanta Dragway – Atlanta, Georgia
May 31 – June 2, 2013
4th Annual Holley LS Fest
Beech Bend Raceway – Bowling Green, Kentucky
September 6-8, 2013
12th Annual Flowmaster NMCA World Street Finals
Featuring the 7th Annual LSX Shootout
Lucas Oil Raceway – Indianapolis, Indiana
October 10-13, 2013
Along with supporting the LSX Shootout series, Chevrolet Performance enables racers to compete and win with a growing range of LSX maximum-performance crate engines and engine parts. Chevrolet Performance and NMCA's family of sponsors will be posting valuable racer contingencies for all LSX race classes in 2013.
For more information including class rules and car show information log on to nmcadigital.com/lsx or call 714.444.2426.