DRAGWAY OFFICIALS ANTICIPATE HUGE SUPER CHEVY TURN OUT; Car Show and Swap Meet Participants Asked to Use BMS South Entrance

Car Show and Swap Meet Participants Asked to Use BMS South Entrance

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Monday, September 19, 2011) –* Last season, Thunder Valley hosted one of the most successful and well-attended Super Chevy Shows of the year. In 2011, Bristol Dragway officials look to make the event even bigger.

To help streamline the registration process, Dragway and Super Chevy officials ask that all Keisler Engineering car show and Thompson metal swap meet and car corral participants use the South Entrance of Bristol Motor Speedway when arriving for the Super Chevy Show presented by GM Performance Division. The South Entrance is located on Highway 11E/Volunteer Parkway.

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For more than 30 years, Super Chevy Show has been known for some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the country and this year is no different.

Bracket racers will flock to Thunder Valley to take part in exciting racing action in Bracket 1 (Super Pro), Bracket 2 (Pro), DOT and True Street, while Pro Mods, jet cars, monster trucks and much more will keep the strip hot during the pro shows.

Fans also will get to see a spectacular selection of some of the region’s best classic and modern Chevys. Chevy die-hards will be impressed with the attention to detail given to these show machines. The Keisler Engineering Super Chevy car show is one of the biggest and best Chevy car shows around and bowtie fans will not want to miss it.

Anyone interested in locating new products for their restoration project will want to visit the Performance & Restoration Marketplace. If that hard-to-find used part is nowhere to be found, the Thompson Metal car corral and used parts swap meet is definitely the place to go.

Mix in the excitement of Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem presented by Beef O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant on Saturday night, September 24 and this show is a can’t-miss event. During Mayhem, fans should prepare themselves for the ultimate evening of entertainment, including fast machines, extreme thrills and edge-of-the-seat excitement.

Thunder Valley Mayhem exhibition runs will take place at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the Pro Mods and jet dragsters will run again on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

For extreme excitement and entertainment, the Super Chevy Show and Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem is the place to go.

Gates open Friday at 9 a.m. with racer tech inspection. A Test and Tune session is scheduled for noon.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with Car Show registration and tech inspection also beginning at this time. Time trials take place from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s bracket racing begins at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Fas Mart Thunder Valley Mayhem has two pro show sessions scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Sunday gates open at 8 a.m. with car show registration from 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tech inspection also beings at 8 a.m. A Racers for Christ chapel service is slated for 8:30 a.m. Time trials will run from 9 a.m. – noon. Sunday’s bracket race rolls off at 12:30 p.m. with Sunday’s Pro Show featuring the Pro Mods at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Spectator Admission is $10 Friday and Saturday and Sunday for $20 each. Saturday’s admission includes Thunder Valley Mayhem. A weekend pass is available for only $30. Ages 10 and under are $5 per day, or $10 for the weekend. Full hook-up camping is available for $100.


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