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Texas Motorplex Hosting Annual Super Chevy Show

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, May 11 2012

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The third of 12 national Super Chevy Show events presented by Chevy Performance will take place at Texas Motorplex this week.

The event started with an escorted cruise Thursday afternoon of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall from Canton to the drag strip complex in Ennis, Texas.

The Super Chevy Show is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, free Revell make-n-take models for kids and drag racing with the region’s top Bracket racers.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall will be on-site all weekend, and event organizers thought the best way to bring the wall to the facility was by escort.

“The wall honors all U.S. servicemen and women in all branches of service and we are proud to be able to host the wall this week. It’s truly an honor for all of North Texas,” said Billy Meyer, Texas Motorplex owner. “Several emergency service organizations, motorcycle clubs and car clubs will be escorting the wall from Canton to the track. It’s the perfect way to start an exciting weekend of Super Chevy Show events.”

The Cost of Freedom Tribute includes statistics from each major U.S. conflict and the 9/11 attacks, a 380-foot-long and eight-foot-high Vietnam Memorial with 51,000 inscribed names, a gold dog tag display, a tribute to law enforcement and firefighters as well as historical documents.

Fast Friday presents the first of three unique street race nights when CHEVY VERSUS THE WORLD opens the gates at 6 p.m. for regional street racing. Street-legal racing for trophies and bragging rights will run from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Super Chevy Show activities on Saturday will start with another cruise. Participants can meet Super Chevy Magazine’s Jim Campisano and Calin Head in downtown Waxahachie (College Street and East Main Street) for a ride to The Plex. Cruisers will meet for coffee and snacks at 8 a.m. before leaving at 9 for the track.

Gates for the event will open at 7 a.m. Car show judging will begin with a seminar at 10:30 a.m. Drag racing down the Motorplex’s all-concrete quarter-mile will start at 10 a.m., including Elaine Larsen’s jet cars making special appearances throughout the day. Car show awards will be presented starting at 3:30 p.m., with final eliminations and the final jet car run scheduled for 5 p.m.

Saturday also will feature a fund-raising motorcycle race. All entry fees for the Ennis Memorial Motorcycle Showdown will be donated to the Ennis Veterans Memorial committee for their memorial honoring United States veterans. This year only, all car show and race-winners will receive a special commemorative coin in addition to trophies and cash prizes (varies depending upon category) that honors and supports the Ennis Veterans Memorial.

Texas Motorplex is located on Highway 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45. Spectators can park free on Friday and Saturday. Adult tickets are priced at $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday; youths (13-17) will be admitted for $5 each day, with children 12-and-under free.

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES

Friday Test -n-Tune: $15; Saturday Test-n-tune: $35

DriveDuracell.com Fast GM (Electronics): $70 ($1,200 to win)

Quick GM (No E): $70 ($1,000 to win)

Car Show (judged class): $25

Show & Shine (not-judged): $25

Heads-Up Index (11, 12, 13): $40 ($250 to win each class)

CamaroGuys.com 5th Gen Camaro Shootout: $35 (race and show for $40)

Corvette Showdown: $35

Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Showdown: $25 (all fees donated to memorial)

Tuff Trucks: $25

Dial for Dollars: $20

True Street GM: $40 ($250 to win)

Car Corral: $25

Swap Meet: $25

For further information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641, or via the web at www.texasmotorplex.com.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, May 11 2012
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