Ohio has always been a Chevy-heavy state, and Norwalk Raceway Park is one of the fastest and most racer-friendly tracks in the Midwest, so when we were picking out our 2006 travel dates last December, this one stood out from the rest like an elephant in the living room. We stacked the deck in your favor (providing you like fast street-driven Chevys), and these Ohio guys didn't disappoint.

Take our lead shot of this '69 Camaro for instance. Retired Marine Sergeant Tommy Johnson bought this Camaro in California back in 1978 for $1,400--and immediately started sawing on it. "My buddies thought I was crazy when I started cuttin' it up," says Johnson (Avon Lake, Ohio). It now runs 9.30s at better than 146 mph, thanks to a 540-inch Bruce Miehls-built big-block backed by a Powerglide.

Johnson runs his '69 Camaro in Super Chevy's "Bracket Two" class, designed for foot-brake launches and no electronics. Think of it as the top street car class. The top bracket class is "Mr. Gasket Bracket One," which is for the Pro racer. Trans brakes, throttle stops and delay boxes are allowed, and lightning-quick reaction times with photo-finish decisions are the norm. On the street side, Super Chevy offers the DOT class, designed for street-legal cars with plates, insurance, street gear and DOT tires. Like the other classes, it too is a bracket handicap, but these are 100 percent street cars--obviously our favorite.When we arrived, we were pleasantly greeted by the Super Chevy Show staff. We also got an unexpected surprise: We were asked to select the Top 10 Racecars of the meet. (Just goes to show you never know what's going to happen when PHR shows up...) We gladly accepted the honor, and the opportunity to prowl the Norwalk pit with a golf cart full of slick award plaques. (Check out the Top 10 list in your results section.)

Besides the Sportsman bracket classes, everybody enjoyed the professional Nitro Coupe class, the jet dragsters and wheel standers. The car show, manufacturer's midway, and swap meet were also big attractions that we didn't dare miss. If you're a Chevy fan, a Super Chevy Show is a great way to kill a summer weekend. Look for PHR to visit the Super Chevy Show next at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago-Joliet August 11 -13. We'll be picking more Top 10 Racecars and looking for features. See you there...