Car Show winners Super Chevy Day 1

The Saturday Car Show winners at Super Chevy.

The weather just a tad cooler on Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway, but the action was still hot as the Super Chevy Show presented by Original Parts Group went head first into the weekend.

Over 600 cars took part in the drag race portion while nearly 200 were on the show field for the first day of the Car Show.

There were three brackets for racers along with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods, who finished up qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations. Fredy Scriba in his ’63 Corvette was the top Pro Mod qualifier with a pass of 6.114 seconds at 235.51 mph.

Jet cars from Hanna Motorsports were also on hand, including the Maple Grove debut of the Queen of Diamonds II dragster driven by Jill Canuso.

Jill Canuso jet dragster super Chevy

Jill Canuso launches in Queen of Diamonds II.

The first big event of the day was the annual True Street run. Thirty-nine street-legal cars made their way on a 15-mile rally around the Pennsylvania countryside before returning to The Grove and hot-lapping three times down the quarter-mile.

True Street Super Chevy

Cars take part in the True Street race.

The winner was Glenn Hunter and his 1956 Chevy, who took the award for the third year in a row. He had an average elapsed time of 8.70 seconds with a best time of 8.64. The runner-up was Anthony Gentiluomo with an average of 8.81.

Index winners were Harold Caron (10.0 seconds), Rob O’Neill (11.0 seconds), Larry Brett (12.0 seconds) and Bob Hertling (13.0 seconds).

The Car Show gave out Editors Choice and Specialty awards.

The Super Chevy magazine Top 10 Editors Choice-Race Car Award winners were:

  • Lou Terra, 1962 Bel Air
  • Bryan Anders, 1977 Chevette
  • Barton Whitmoyer, 1955 Bel Air
  • Frank Viola, 1965 Malibu
  • Bruce Korrow, 1969 Chevelle
  • Larry Serenari, 1937 Chevy
  • Dennis Gerhalk, 1968 Caprice
  • Mark Pett Demange, 1969 Camaro
  • Bob Parker, 1967 Nova
  • Ed Heisey, 1975 Vega

The Super Chevy magazine Top 10 Editors Choice-Show Car Award winners were:

  • Butch & Linda Szollosy, 1957 210 Sedan
  • Bob West, 1955 Wagon
  • Bruce Elliott, 1967 Camaro
  • Anthony Viano, 1969 Camaro
  • Greg Whitney, 1966 Chevelle
  • Frank Arone, 1969 Chevelle
  • Steve Dembinski, 1967 Nova
  • Rick Whitney, 1972 Nova
  • Don Bock, 1968 Impala
  • Jerry MacNeish, 1965 Impala
The Saturday Specialty Award winners were:
Promoter’s Award: Michael Boytie, 1972 Monte Carlo
  • Outstanding Engineering: Roger Purdy, 1961 Nash
  • Outstanding Paint: Denise Kocher, 1957 Chevy
  • Outstanding Interior: Roy Hamilton, 1955 Chevy
  • Outstanding Engine: Jim Granato, 1969 Camaro
  • Outstanding Stock: Randy Lamb, 1957 Chevy
  • Outstanding Modified: Wes Cassel: 1955 Chevy
  • Outstanding Streer: Mike Garner, 1963 Impala
  • Outstanding Wormanship: Debbie Bailey, 1971 Chevelle
  • Young Star: Michaela Hill, ’71 Monte Carlo