MOHNTON, Pa. — The annual Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group (www.SuperChevyShow.com) took place over the weekend of July 11-13 at Maple Grove Raceway. The world-famous all-Chevrolet event included drag racing, an extensive car show, a swap meet and manufacturers midway. The event drew 917 Chevrolet products (Chevrolet cars or cars powered by Chevrolet engines) to the facility.
The feature show was headlined by four Jet Dragsters (MAVTV Missile, Lucas Oil Terminal Velocity, Queen of Diamonds II and Jersey Thunder) and TV and motion picture star Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner. Wagner chose his 10 favorite cars in the car show for special awards on Saturday.
Local drag racers Denny and Elise Renninger took home two car show awards in the Super Chevy Magazine – Top 10 Editors Choice – Race Car category. The Renningers compete in MGR’s Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. bracket racing series.
The three-day Chevrolet fest concluded at 6 p.m. Sunday with the final round of Pro Mod eliminations. Fredy Scriba of Millersville, Md., won the Pro Mod final on the starting line when opponent Frank Patille of Landerburg, Pa., fouled by only 1/1,000 second. To meet Patille in the finale of the 16-car Pro Mod field, Scriba defeated Ed Burnlay (Pasadena, Md.) in the first round, Vinny Budano (Hicksville, N.Y.) in the second round and Jeff Rodgers (Severn, Md.) in the semi-final.
William Gill of Langhorne, Pa., won the DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 final over Brock Moshier of Lititz, Pa.
Scott Smoker of Kinzers, Pa., won the CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&WRace Cars final when the car of opponent Tom Johnson of Newport News, Va., broke an axle on the starting line. Jill Canuso of S&W Race Cars — who also pilots the Queen of Diamonds II Jet Dragster — presented the trophy to Smoker.
The top two qualifiers in the Top Sportsman category faced each other in the final. No. 1 Qualifier John Prime of Thomaston, Ct., defeated Ronnie Proctor of Harpers Ferry, W.V.
Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance and Original Parts Group Drag Racing results (Driver’s name, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time, top speed):
Winner: Fredy Scriba (Millersville, Md.) 1963 Corvette .089 6.049 sec./235.19 mph.
Runner-up: Frank Patille (Landerburg, Pa.) 1957 Buick -.001 (foul) 6.566 sec./186.20 mph.
Winner: John Prime (Thomaston, Ct.) 1968 Camaro .007 6.784 sec./204.85 mph.
Runner-up: Ronnie Proctor (Harpers Ferry, W.V.) .012 6.851 sec./199.91 mph.
CAMAROGUYS GEN 5 CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY S&W RACE CARS
Winner: Scott Smoker (Kinzers, Pa.) 2010 Camaro .039 13.170 sec./96.43 mph.
Runner-up: Tom Johnson (Newport News, W.V.) Camaro .035 42.443 sec./38.39 mph (broke).
DRIVEDURACELL.COM BRACKET 1
Winner: William Gill (Langhorne, Pa.) 1991 dragster .004 7.930 sec./167.43 mph.
Runner-up: Brock Moshier (Lititz, Pa.) 1971 Vega .032 9.064 sec./141.94 mph.
Winner: Kris Kurzweg (West Lawn, Pa.) 1979 Malibu .014 9.146 sec./145.11 mph.
Runner-up: Ken Gerberich (Annville, Pa.) 1983 Camaro -.004 (foul) 10.187 sec./129.95 mph.
Winner: Jacob Finkbiner (Exton, Pa.) 1970 Nova .002 12.663 sec./105.94 mph.
Runner-up: Mike Licata (Blue Point, N.Y.) 1938 Chevrolet -.004 (foul) 10.395 sec./126.78 mph.
JENKINS COMPETITION AWARD
Winner: Mitch Willingham — 1997 Monte Carlo — 7.596 sec.
Overall True Street Winner: Glenn Hunter Jr.
Overall True Street Runner Up: Patrick Finnegan
14:00 Index Winner: Tori Hunter
13:00 Index Winner: Layton Finkbiner
12:00 Index Winner: Jeff Burnley
11:00 Index Winner: Benjamin Roman
10:00 Index Winner: Bruce Simonetti
SATURDAY CAR SHOW AWARDS:
Super Chevy Magazine – Top 10 Editors Choice – SHOW CAR
Bill Hollingsworth – 1969 Nova Pro Street
Charlie Costella – 1956 Chevy 210
Bruce Elliott – 1967 Camaro
Dennis Eberly – 1955 Nomad
Gary Donato – 1961 Impala
Scott Chalk – 1968 L72 Biscayne
Paige Mahr – 1973 Nova
Steve Thumma – 1967 El Camino
Jim Brady – 1970 Corvette
Tom Rosencranz – 1970 Chevelle
Super Chevy Magazine – Top 10 Editors Choice – RACE CAR
Scott Calica – 1969 Camaro Z28
Scott Embley – 1969 Chevelle
Kirk Madison – 1970 Chevelle
Rick Shindel – 1970 Nova
Denny & Elise Renninger – 1963 Corvette
Denny & Elise Renninger – 1951 GMC Pick-up
John Cole – 1980 Chevette
Ed Heisey – 1975 Vega
Andrew Starr – 1956 Chevy
Andrew Flechenstein – 1978 Malibu
Promoter’s Award: George Parkinson – 1966 Chevy Nova Pro Street
Club Participation: First Generation Monte Carlo Club
Outstanding Engineering: David Riddell – 1988 Chevy Pick-up
Outstanding Paint: Denise Kocher – 1957 Chevy
Outstanding Interior: Chris Young – 1967 Nova
Outstanding Engine: Charles Randa – 1970 Chevy Pick-up
Outstanding Stock: David Durst – 1972 Monte Carlo
Outstanding Modified: Tony Diangelus – 1967 Camaro
Outstanding Show: Ron Hansen – 1955 Chevy
Outstanding Workmanship: Wes Castle – 1955 Chevy
Top 3 Chevelle
Brian Delp – 1970 Chevelle
Kersten Murphy – 1972 Chevelle
Bob Ulisey – 1969 Chevelle
Gary Seramone – 1964 Chevelle
Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner Saturday Top 10 Picks
Bill & Trudy Crawford – 1979 Malibu
Glenn Lockett – 1991 Camaro
Tim Barr – 1991 Chevy S-10 Pick-up
Corey Haugland – 1978 K 1500 Pick-up
Daniel & Nancy Wall – 1973 Chevelle SS
Mark Hanes – 1954 Belair
Arnold Warner – 1957 Belair Convertible
Gary Donata – 1961 Impala 4-door
William Nash – 1963 Chevy II Wagon
John Stiles – 1964 C-10 Pick-up
SUNDAY CAR SHOW AWARDS
Best of Show: Tom Bain (1972 Nova).
Best Stock: Doug Yoder (1967 Chevelle).
Best Modified: Jeff Davis (1970 Chevelle).
Best Engine: Tom Bain (1972 Nova).
Best Paint: Jeff Davis (1970 Chevelle).
Best Interior: Tom Bain (1972 Nova).
BEST IN CLASS
Big Car: Dave Schugard (1965 Impala).
Camaro: Frank Androne (1969 Z-28).
Chevelle: Bill Crawford (1979 Chevelle).
Corvette: Patrick Lamberton (1964 Corvette).
1955-1956-1957: Wes Cassel (1955 Bel Air).
Early Chevy: Sherry Cassel (1938 Chevrolet coupe).
Conversion: Charlie Boyer (1934 Ford coupe).
Pro Street: Jeff Weidemoyer (1987 Chevrolet S10).
Pro Engineered: Cindy Ingram (1968 Chevelle).
El Camino: Gary Arsenault (1967 El Camino).
Nova: Chris Young (1967 Nova).
Monte Carlo: Ann & Michael Boyle (1972 Monte Carlo).
Open: Joe Barinsig (1966 Corvair).
Truck: David Riddell (1988 4×4 pick-up).
Anniversary Vehicle: Nick Dellaquilla (1967 Chevelle).
Best In Show (Field): Joe Hackett (1962 Impala).
Best Young Star: Lonnie Leber (1972 C10).
TOP 3 CHEVELLE:
1. Jeff Woodin (1970 Chevelle).
2. Tony Dejesus (1971 Chevelle).
3. Dan Wall (1973 Chevelle).
Bruce Elliot (1967 Camaro)
BRETT “BIG SCHWAG” WAGNER SUNDAY TOP 10 PICKS
1. Roy Hamilton (1955 Chevrolet sedan).
2. Bob Hughes (1978 Pro Street Camaro).
3. Steve Chopko (1969 Chevrolet pick-up).
4. Bruce Elliot (1967 Camaro).
5. Jim Schultz (1957 150 Sedan Delivery).
6. Patrick Lamberton (1964 Corvette).
7. Chip & Deb Myers (2011 Camaro).
8. Dave Schugard (1965 Impala).
9. Jeffrey Yoder (1985 Monte Carlo).
10. Cindy Ingram (1968 Chevelle).
BIG CAR 1958-1989
Stock winner: Jerry MacNeish (1965 SS).
Stock runner-up: David Mayo (1958 Impala).
Modified winner: Gary Donato (1961 Impala).
Modified runner-up: Joseph Hutchins (1962 Impala).
Show winner: Mike Garner (1963 Impala SS).
Show runner-up: Don Bock (1968 Impala).
BIG CAR 1990 & NEWER
Stock winner: Scott Weik (1994 Impala SS).
Stock runner-up: Paul Remaley Jr. (1995 Impala SS).
Modified winner: Margie & Joe Answini (1996 Impala SS).
Modified runner-up: Kenneth Smith (1996 Impala SS).
Modified winner: Nick Dellaquila (1967 Chevelle).
Modified runner-up: Donna Huyett (1967 Chevelle SS).
Show winner: James Jewell (1967 Chevelle).
1968 & NEWER CHEVELLE
Stock winner: Jim Kellerman (1970 Chevelle).
Modified winner: Wilson Chatham (1971 Chevelle).
Modified runner-up: Tom Cramsey (1970 Chevelle).
Show winner: Brian Delp (1970 Chevelle).
Show runner-up: Kersten Murray (1972 Chevelle).
Stock winner: Ron Plummer (1980 El Camino).
Stock runner-up: James Fairchild (1970 El Camino).
Modified winner: Joe Klunk (1972 El Camino).
Modified winner: Ron Mule (1930 Austin Bantam).
Modified runner-up: Bill & Trudy Crawford (1993 E-Z Go golf cart).
Modified runner-up: Jeff Rennol (1955 Ford F-100 pick-up).
EARLY CHEVY 1935
Modified winner: Harold Keck (1938 Chevrolet Sedan).
Modified runner-up: James Kemp Sr. (1939 Sedan Delivery).
Show winner: Bill Emsley (1941 Chevrolet).
Stock winner: Charlie Potts (1997 Pontiac Firebird).
Stock runner-up: Mike Pro (2004 Pontiac GTO).
Modified winner: Justin Conrad (1997 Pontiac Firebird).
Show winner: Kimberly James (1995 Astro Van).
Stock winners: Ron Forry (1967 convertible); Chuck Sirianni (1969 SS).
Stock runner-ups: Don Baker (1969 Z-28), Guy Amato (1969 Z-28), Mindy Bohn (1969).
Modified winners: Michael Zecca (1969 Z-28), Joe Williams (1969 SS).
Modified runner-ups: Kaylyn Karow (1969), Phil Jatees (1968 convertible), Michael Hipszer (1969 SS).
Show 1967 Camaro winner: Tony Diangelis (1967).
Show 1967 Camaro runner-up: Bruce Elliot (1967).
Show 1969 Camaro winner: Jim Granato (1969).
Show 1969 Camaro runner-up: Ross Gilbert (1969).
Stock winner: Carl Franklin (1979).
Stock runner-up: Charles Brauchle (1979).
Modified winner: Jim Kanor (1974).
Modified runner-up: Randall Arndt (1970).
Stock winner: Cathy Smith (1991).
Stock runner-up: Alec Klose (1983).
Modified winner: Ken McElroy (1987).
Modified runner-up: Brandon Reichard (1991).
Show winner: Glenn Lockett (1991).
Show runer-up: Joe Anisumi (1992).
Stock winner: Andy Cassel (1998).
Modified winner: Frank Johnstone (2001).
Modified runner-up: Richard Schmidt (2001).
2010 & NEWER CAMARO
Stock winner: Robert Brullo (2010).
Stock runner-up: Buck Sines (2010).
Modified winner: Jack Price (2012).
Modified runner-ups: Johanes Six (2011), Larry Durst (2010).
Show winner: Chip Myers (2011).
Stock winner: John Cammarata (1965).
Stock runner-up: Randy Bohn (1964).
Modified winner: Barry Kline (1963).
Modified runner-up: Jim Coots (1959).
Modified winner: John Schneider (1968).
Modified runnerup: Jim Brady (1970).
Stock winner: George Hebler (1992).
Stock runner-up: Bob Milliken (1996).
Stock winner: Andrew Heimel (2003).
Stock runner-up: Bruce Durst (2004).
Modified winner: Susan Gregg (2002).
Modified runner-up: Gail & Frank Cahall (2001).
Show winner: Bob Anderson (2000).
Show runner-up: Cliff & Erin Shemeley (1999).
CORVETTE 2005 & NEWER
Stock winner: Mike Biehl (2010).
Stock winner: David Durst (1972).
Stock runner-up: Jeffrey Yoder (1985).
Modified winner: Stephen Levanti (1971).
Modified runner-ups: David Wieczoreck (1986 SS), Matthew Wieczorek (1984), Dan Ruland (1970).
Show winner: Richard Janis (2002).
Show runner-up: Jay & Jenny Munday (1970).
Stock winner: Greg Marks (1957).
Stock runner-up: Ray Mitchell (1957 Bel Air).
Modified winner: Harold Walmer (1957 Bel Air).
Modified runner-up: Al Hartman (1957).
Winner: Jim Schultz (1957 150 Sedan Delivery).
Runner-ups: Bob West (1955 Delivery), Terry Zerbe (1957 150).
Winner: Ron Hansen (Bel Air).
Runner-ups: Lawrence Morris (Bel Air), Dennis Eberly (Nomad).
Winner: Ron Wimer (210).
Runner-ups: Charlie Costello (Bel Air), Rob Love (Bel Air).
Winner: Richard Fontara (210).
Runner-ups: Scott Wagner (210), Scott Gotschall (Bel Air).
1955, 1956, 1957 STOCK
Winner: Dick Kauffman (1957 210).
Runner-ups: Ryan Korek (1957 210), Charlie Potts (1955 210), Terry Zerbe (1955 Delray).
1955, 1956, 1957 SHOW
Winner: Ted Stoneburner (1955 150).
Runner-up: Denise Kocher (1957 Bel Air).
Modified winner: Lewis Bosley (1967).
Modified runner-up: Mark Bosley (1967).
NOVA 1968 & NEWER
Stock winner: Jim Graybin (1968).
Stock runner-up: Paige Mahr (1973).
Modified winner: Todd Ortolani (1970).
Modified runner: Ron Peters (1972).
Show winner: Russ Richards (1978).
Show runner-ups: Lynn Peters (1974), Kevin Lowes (1971).
PRO STREET 1970s Winner: Troy Reigel (1972 Nova).
Runner-up: Bob Hughes (1978 Camaro).
PRO STREET NOVA
Winner: Curtis Nevin Jr. (1966).
Runner-ups: Joseph Zappo (1966), George Parkinson (1966), Paul Burnett (1963), Bill Hollingsworth (1969), Robert Kaczymski (1966).
PRO STREET CAMARO
Winner: David Barroughs (1969).
Runner-ups: Harold Caron (1984), Denny Sneath (1969).
PRO STREET CAMARO 1968 ONLY
Winner: Scott Smyers.
Runner-up: Rick Gentry.
PRO STREET TRUCK
Winner: Mike Anderson (1972 GMC pick-up).
Runner-up: Kevin Hoffman (1972 El Camino).
Winner: Roy Hamilton (1955 Chevrolet sedan).
Runner-ups: George Silvestro (1966 Nova), Mike Raup (1966 Chevy II).
Stock winner: Tim Hagarman
Modified winner: Ross Gilbert (1964 pick-up).
Modified runner-ups: Lonnie Leber Jr. (1972 C10), Max Styer (1950 truck).
Show winner: Jessica Gilbert (1950 pick-up).
Show runner-ups: John Stiles (1964 C10), Charles Randa (1970 truck).
TRUCK 1973-1989 FULL SIZE
Show winner: Corey Haugland (1978 K1500).
Show runner-up: Pam & Layton Finkbirliner (1974 hauler).
TRUCK 1988 & NEWER
Stock winner: George Baronowsky (2010 Silverado).
Stock runne-up: Cliff Shemeley (2014 Denali).
Modified winner: Terrence Burrier (2005 SS pick-up).
Modified runner-up: Mark Meeker (2013 Silverado).
TRUCK MINI ALL YEARS
Modified winner: Tim Barr (1991 S-10).
Modified runner-up: Jeff Miller (1993 S-10).
TRUCK SUV 2WD/4WD
Late winner: Sly Brisco (2008 HHR).
Late runner-up: Alyssa Holcroft (2008 Trailblazer).
Early winner: Rich Irving (1987 Blazer).
Charlie Krause (1967 Suburban).
NEXT EVENTS AT MGR:
Friday, July 18 – Auto Locator Fast Friday. Heads-up drag racing and testing. $10 adult spectator admission. Racer entry fee: $20 for street-legal cars and motorcycles, $25 for trailered vehicles. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing from 5-10 p.m.
Saturday July 19 – Monster Truck & Motorcycle Thrill Show – Night of Fire and Destruction. Two shows: 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monster Trucks — featuring the legendary Bigfoot, world record motorcycle jumper Doug Danger. Gates will open two hours before each show for Monster Truck rides and pit party. Advance tickets available at www.KSRMotorsports.Ticketleap.com.
Now in its 52nd year of operation, historic Maple Grove Raceway is recognized as a leading facility in the sport of NHRA-sanctioned drag racing. The NHRA Nationals, MGR’s annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event, will take place on Oct. 2-5.
For more information, please call Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or visit www.maplegroveraceway.com. Follow Maple Grove Raceway on Facebook and Twitter (@maplegrove).