MOHNTON, Pa. - It's a ritual that thousands go through every summer at Maple Grove Raceway. The biggest Super Chevy Show in the country will be back July 19-21 with hundreds of the cars with the bowtie moniker, along with other General Motors products, making their way to Southeastern Pennsylvania to both race and show.
With Super Chevy Magazine celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Grove will once again be pulling out all the stops to make sure this edition will once again be one of the track's "must see" events.
Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group, this year's Super Chevy Show will include:
• • The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Wars, a fan favorite featuring cars reaching 200 mph on the quartermile.
• • Bracket racing in three classes, including the DriveDuracell.com electronics class, non-electronics class and DOT class. Other races include CamaroGuys.com Gen 5 Challenge, True Street and a Last Chance Race.
• • Jet cars will be heating up the summer passes approaching 300 mph, and will feature the new Queen of Diamonds II driven by Jill Canuso, Al Hanna's two Jet Funny Cars, including the Gojo Firebird and the Xlerator Top Secret, as well as Bob VanSciver and his Jersey Thunder Jet Dragster.
• • The largest car show in the series will feature two days of judging by Full House Motorsports, and those who want to show their cars without formal judging are welcome to join Bowtie Blvd. Show & Shine.
• • The RacingJunk.com swap meet with the Collector Car Nation car corral for all those hard-to-find restoration treasures and project cars.
• • Manufacturers midway, featuring the best in Chevrolet performance and restoration parts.
Racers can start entering the track on Thursday, July 18 with pit parking and tech inspection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Racing begins Friday with two sets of time trials. There will be a single time run on Saturday before eliminations that will continue through Sunday.
The Jenkins Competition special award, in honor of the late Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, will be presented to the door car from Saturday's time session that has the lowest elapsed time.
Car show registration will commence at 8 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. The judging seminar will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with that day's awards at 3:30 p.m. Sunday's car show awards is also at 3:30 p.m.
A two-day entry into the judged car show is $45. Bowtie Blvd. is $23 for one day or $35 for two days. Car show participants can take part in a special deal from Duracell Car Batteries - any passenger who buys a $23 one-day admission ticket on Saturday, gets a bonus Sunday ticket.
Spectator admission is $35 for the weekend. A one-day ticket on Friday is $10, while single Saturday and Sunday tickets are $23 each day. Teens ages 13-15 are $10 for one day, or $15 for the weekend. Children 12-and-under are free with a paid adult.
RacingJunk.com swap meet and Collector Car Nation car corral entry is $45 and includes admission for the weekend and a 10 x 20' space.
This year's series sponsors include Chevrolet Performance, Original Parts Group, Duracell Car Batteries, Aeromotive, RacingJunk, Collector Car Nation, RockAuto.com, Airaid, Amsoil, CamaroGuys.com, ShowFinder App, Super Chevy Magazine, Revell, Camaro5 and Rudolph Foods.
The official host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing; Call (610) 378-1137 for reservations.