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The Manufacturers Series, which is comprised of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action automotive events is geared up for the 2014 season with the release of the new 33 event-schedule that includes the dates for the newest host track to join the tour, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich.
All three branded Series tours will make a stop at the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” giving Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar fans in the Great Lakes region a place to see the finest show cars and fastest drag cars in the area compete for an historic first-place win during the 2014 stops in Martin, Mich.
“We are excited to have U.S. 131 Motorsports Park join the Manufacturers Series events for our Chevy, Ford and Mopar fans in Michigan to showcase Detroit iron and competition of the American brands,” said Lex Dudas, Manufacturers Series president.
The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance will include 12 events in 2014 beginning in Jupiter, Fla. at Palm Beach International Raceway with a new date of April 4-6, and ending at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas October 11-12. Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas will be returning to a two-day Saturday-Sunday event May 17-18, 2014 and will share a weekend doubleheader with Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va.
Royal Purple Raceway will host the first of 12 Blue Oval Fun Ford Weekend dates for the 2014 season on March 29, with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park kicking off mid-season as the sixth event on July 13. Texas Motorplex will host the final event for 2014 on November 8, with a later date to beat the Texas heat.
Texas Motorplex will kick-off the 9 event Mega Mopar Action Series March 29, while Mopar Action Magazine welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to its namesake Series May 15. Virginia Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway will share a weekend in September as the first doubleheader for the Series on the September 20-21, weekend with Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. wrapping up the season Oct. 4-5, 2014.
Maple Grove Raceway will host the series on the following dates: Mega Mopar (June 21), Super Chevy (July 11-13) and Fun Ford (Sept. 13). More >
As is the tradition at Maple Grove Raceway, the Super Chevy Show presented by Original Parts Group was a marathon. With nearly 700 race entries and well over 300 car show entries, everyone wanted their share of the three-day weekend.
From the swap meet and manufacturers’ midway to the Hanna Motorsports Jet Cars and the True Street Challenge, The Grove was bustling with activity from 7 p.m. Friday morning to 7 p.m. Saturday night.
With the sun setting on Sunday, a select group of racers were able to bring their cars to PPC Lubricants Victory Lane for some very happy celebrations.The non-electronics Bracket 2 itself featured 205 cars and veteran racer Michael VanDenHeuvel (Elkton, Md.) won it in his 1984 Olds Cutlass. He clinched the win when the ’98 S-10 pickup driven by Martin Flegal (Ephrata, Pa.) broke at the starting line. VanDenHeuvel, a Maple Grove regular, finished his pass in 11.442 seconds at 115.54 mph. More >
Here are the Sunday Car Show results from the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway: More >
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. More >
If Super Chevy magazine were a human being, chances are it would be balding, growing a paunch, and looking for love in all the wrong places. Instead, it is as fit as a 20-year-old Marine and looking to kick just as much butt.
A lot has happened in the publishing world since Super Chevy first hit the newsstands in the spring of 1973 as a special issue by Argus Publishing. It helped start a revolution in automotive publishing—it focused on only one marque, and when the results started pouring in (along with the dollars), a lot of other companies took notice.
A second issue followed, and the magazine quickly became a quarterly, then a bimonthly, then a monthly. Circulation exploded. Soon a world that previously knew only Hot Rod, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding, found newsstands populated by magazines devoted solely to Chevys, Corvettes, Pontiacs, Mopars, Mustangs, and so on.
Over the years, dozens of Chevy-only periodicals have been launched, and except for Super Chevy and sister publication Chevy High Performance, all have bitten the dust. The Internet buried more than a few, yet our circulation continues to grow. Super Chevy has not only survived, but also thrived. There are a number of reasons for this—quality of information and photography, the Super Chevy Show series, and (as important as any of them) the staff has always been comprised of hard-core Bow Tie enthusiasts. More >
The concept was first sketched on a napkin in the Atlanta airport. A decade later, the jet dragster that was on that napkin has been making its first passes.
The Queen of Diamonds II, with driver Jill Canuso, plans to make its debut tour this summer and will run on Maple Grove Raceway’s quartermile for the first time during the Super Chevy Show on Saturday and Sunday. The QDII will be part of a quartet of jets at Super Chevy. Hanna Motorsports teammates Rich Hanna and Ken Hall will be driving the GOJO Firebird and Top Secret Funny Cars, respectively. Also on hand will be Bob VanSciver’s Jersey Thunder dragster.
“I’m looking forward to racing QDII at Maple Grove for the first time during the Super Chevy Show,” said Canuso, who has been racing at The Grove for several years. “The Grove is my home town track, and the place where I first decided that I wanted to be a racer.” More >