MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis International Raceway is excited to announce the Super Chevy Show the weekend of April 13-15 presented by Chevrolet Performance. The heartbeat of America will resonate throughout the crowd as Chevrolet enthusiasts and families experience the thrill of racing and enjoy the American heritage and craft of the automobile at this memorable event.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the season opener of the Super Chevy Show Series at Memphis International Raceway. Spectators can experience both Chevrolet’s rich history and see the latest American cars that will be showcased in the car and truck show on Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of classic, custom and new model Chevys will line Memphis International Raceway’s pit area.
On all three nights spectators can expect a steady clamor from the roar of race cars and jet engines as Jet Funny Cars and Pro Wheel Stander light up the night racing down the drag strip. Memphis International Raceway’s Pro Show line up cannot be matched featuring the Jet-Propelled World Record Holder, Rich Hanna and his “GOJO Firebird” Pontiac Jet Funny Car running at speeds of almost 300 mph. The GOJO Firebird will go up against the Speedcult Jet Funny Car driven by Freddy Sibley. Racing action on the drag strip will also include Nostalgia Dragsters, Pro-Mod Drag Racing, and a Fifth Generation Camaro Shootout.
The facility-wide event also boasts a vendor midway where event sponsors will display some of the latest automotive products and accessories available to owners of all Chevy-powered vehicles and a huge swap-meet and car corral on the west side of the championship drag strip.
Racers will get behind the wheel to battle in head-to-head drag racing in several races throughout the weekend. Racers can register for the True Street Challenge for a thirty mile cruise and three runs down the drag strip. There will also be a Run for the Money race first thing on Sunday morning for only $10 – the racer with the best package takes it all!
“Memphis International Raceway is a stop on the tour that has been vacant for the last two years and our racers, fans and partners are ecstatic about the Super Chevy Show’s return to the local market,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice President & General Manager of Memphis International Raceway. “With the opening on MIR in late 2011, putting a schedule together for 2012 that included the Super Chevy Show was a priority for our facility and community.”
With weekend tickets starting at just $35.00 for adults and single Day tickets $15 on Friday, $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Children 6-12 years of age are $5 and children 5 years and under are Free.
For more information on the Super Chevy Show, visit www.racemir.com or www.Facebook.com/MemphisIntlRaceway. Follow Memphis International Raceway on Twitter @RaceMIR for event updates.
About Memphis International Raceway:
Memphis International Raceway is a multi-faceted venue and one of the most popular raceways in the Mid South for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, MIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. MIR boasts three complete tracks, including a high-performance road course, an historic drag strip and a 3/4 mile paved tri-oval. The 1.8 mile road course features fast and challenging corners all set up by long straight-aways and is considered one of the most competitive in the Mid South. MIR is sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). The IHRA, a division of FELD Entertainment, is one of the largest motorsports sanctioning organizations in North America and is a leader in sports entertainment. For more information on MIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RaceMIR.com.
About Super Chevy Show Series:
Super Chevy Show is a 12-event North American series owned by the host tracks. The series showcases the best in car show, drag race, swap meet, car corral, in addition to autocross at selected events. The 2012 season kicks off in March at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla., and closes in October at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. The series will return to Memphis Intl. Raceway, in 2012, traditionally one of the largest shows on the circuit. The series will also visit the recently re-opened Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, giving Chevy fans in the mid-west a destination event on the tour. Widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country, Super Chevy Show series information can be found at www.superchevyshow.com
by Stacey Federico
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