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Duel in the Desert

Aug 13, 2010
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Join the Camaro Performers magazine staff and the crew from for "Duel in the Desert," a cruise from Ontario, California, to Phoenix, Arizona, for the Super Chevy Show on Friday, October 22nd.

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The Camaro Performers magazine guys are proponents of driving their cars every chance they get, so when word went out that the Super Chevy Show would be hitting Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona, they jumped at the chance to put together a cruise.

But driving through the desert will only be half the fun. The Super Chevy Show activities include drag racing, autocross, and show-n-shine. Camaro Performers magazine and will present and award to the baddest fifth-generation Camaro (2010 - 2011) of the event. Camaro Performers,, and will also be handing out an award for the baddest overall Camaro (all generations). Points will be awarded to the quickest Camaro through the autocross and down the famed Firebird International Raceway quarter mile. The car will also be subjectively graded on aesthetics by the Camaro Performers staff and moderators. The winners will receive a trophy and have their car photographed for a feature in Camaro Performers magazine.

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Spectre Performance will also offer the winner tickets and hotel accommodations for two days to the 2010 SEMA show.

Camaro owners of every generation are urged to join in on the cruise and timed racing action.

"The Duel in the Desert" cruise will start at Spectre Performance in Ontario, California, the morning of Friday October 22nd. Cruise participants will be treated to donuts, coffee, swag, and tour of the facility. From there it's on to Blythe for a lunch stop, and then to Baer Brakes in Phoenix, Arizona, for a shop tour, refreshments, a car show, raffles, and more swag.

Cruise participants will be able to park in a special Camaro Performers/Camaro5 corral at the Super Chevy Show on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th.

"I hosted the very first Super Chevy Show ever back at my first year at Orange County Raceway 30 years ago, my staff is so excited to have this event coming back to Phoenix." Said Charlie Allen, owner and President of Firebird International Raceway.

Be sure to pre-register by Oct 3rd, to take advantage of the exclusive $70 discount rate, which includes two tickets for Saturday and Sunday's Super Chevy Show, two "Duel in the Desert" T-shirts, participation in drag racing, autocross, show & shine, goody bag, and the chance to win the Camaro Performers/Camaro5 trophy.

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Cruise and Event Info:

Friday 10/22
8:00-9:00 AM Spectre Performance Shop Tour
10:00- Leave Spectre Performance
4:30 PM Arrive at Baer Brakes

Saturday 10/23
9:00 AM Arrive at Firebird Raceway, Chandler, Arizona (Park in special Camaro Performers/Camaro5 Corral). Autocross and Drag Racing throughout the day.
4:00 PM Camaro Performers/ Award Presentation for the Baddest Fifth-gen and Baddest Overall Camaro.

Sunday 1-/23
Timed Fun Runs until 1:00 PM

Cruise Hosts:

Spectre Performance
1720 South Carlos Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 673-9800

Baer Brakes
2222 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 233-1411

Super Chevy Show:
Firebird International Raceway
20,000 S. Maricopa Road
Chandler, AZ 85226

Hotel Info:

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (across the street from Firebird Raceway)
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(800) 946-4452 - (Ask reservations for Super Chevy Show Cruise $99 Room Rate)

Basic Rules:

Car must pass basic technical inspection to compete.

Tires must have a treadwear rating of 180 higher to compete for the Baddest Camaro trophy.

Helmet required for Drag Racing (go to for drag racing safety requirements) and Autocross (helmets for autocross provided by SCCA).

Bonus points awarded for cruise participants.

Winner must be present at awards ceremony.



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