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Whether you prefer your bow tie on a beauty or a beast, there will be plenty on which to feast this week when US 131 Motorsports Park plays host to the annual Super Chevy Show Series featuring the Saturday “Night of Thunder.”
It’s a two-day celebration of all things Chevrolet that extends from the drag strip to the show car arena to a Chevy-centric swap meet and car corral. If it came with the iconic Chevy emblem, it likely will be represented in one arena or the other – or both.
Camaros, Cavaliers, Corvettes, Cobalts, Caprices, Biscaynes, Berettas, Bel Airs, Nomads, El Caminos, Monte Carlos, Silverados, Cheyennes, Chevettes, Volts, Cruzes, Chevelles, Impalas, Malibus, Novas, Corvairs, Luminas, Tahoes, Colorados and Suburbans all have been subjected to personalization that makes them unique among bow ties.
Set up for Chevy extravaganza begins with an open test-and-tune session from 5-11 p.m. Friday.
Initial action on Saturday includes the Lane Automotive Bracket Series for Bracket 1, Bracket 2, Street and Jr. Dragster vehicles (all makes), Super Chevy car-and-truck show judging and the 4 p.m. presentation of initial awards for Outstanding Engineered Vehicle, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Engine, Outstanding Workmanship and Outstanding Vehicle in the Stock, Street and Gold categories.
The awards presentation will lead into the “Night of Thunder” featuring the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars, Nostalgia Pro Stock cars, the Top Fuel dragsters of Dom Lagana and Kyle Wurtzel, the ultra-radical fuel altereds, Jim Brewer’s “Peacemaker” 1933 Willys wheelstander, two jet Funny Cars and, to close both the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. sessions, Bob Motz and “The Original Jet Truck.”
On Sunday, show car action intensifies with individual class judging for Best Big Car, Best Camaro, Best Chevelle, Best Corvette, Best 55-56-57, Best Early Chevrolet, Best Conversion, Best Pro Street/Pro Engineered, Best El Camino, Best Nova, Best Monte Carlo, Best Truck and, ultimately, Best in Show.
On the track, champions will be crowned in three different Chevy bracket classes (DriveDuracell.com Top ET, Modified and Street) with cash, trophies and Super Chevy Show jackets to the winners. There also will be a Jr. Dragster race.
Adult tickets are $20 on Saturday, $15 if purchased in advance. Tickets for kids ages 6-12 are $5. Sunday tickets are $15 for adults at the gate. Children under six are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Like all the other events in the series, US 131’s Super Chevy Show will be televised as part of the Menards Chevy Series aired on Velocity TV at 9:30 a.m. EST on consecutive Saturday mornings in October, November and December this year.