Tim Boggs of Fayetteville,...
Tim Boggs of Fayetteville, OH, is quite possibly the most dedicated Super Chevy Show sportsman racer we've met. He's traveled cross country to several Super Chevy Shows this year and loves racing his street-legal '67 Nova in the DOT class. Tim's Nova is a solid 11.90 performer, thanks to a pump-gas friendly 9.5:1 compression 350 with some old Super Stock "461" heads a friend gave him. Back in the day, Tim tells us Super Stock racers used "461" 283 Power Pack heads on 350s to boost performance while remaining undetected by NHRA officials.
The biggest motor in the lightest...
The biggest motor in the lightest car usually trumps all comers, a fact that isn't lost on Kelvin Cannon of Elizabethton, TN. Kelvin isn't a huge fan of bracket racing, and prefers the semi-regular "Street Fights" street racing program held at Bristol. At Bristol Super Chevy, Kelvin decided to hang out at the car show with his '70 Nova, which features a Weiand-blown 490-cube big-block making a professed 750 hp.
"The Punkin'"--that's the...
"The Punkin'"--that's the family nickname given to Robert Gregory's 383-powered, 10-second, pump-gas '78 Malibu. Gregory runs Midway Transmissions in Woollum, KY, and confidently stated to PHR: "I don't have any problems out of my transmissions." Consider that a recommendation if you live near Woollum, KY.
We like how Wes Egan of Hiltons,...
We like how Wes Egan of Hiltons, VA, combined traditional hot rodding motifs with Pro-Touring cues in his '68 Impala, which we found in the car show area. And to set off the whole look, Wes planted a 725hp Weiand-blown 427 big-block front and center. "A big car needs a big motor," Wes told PHR. We couldn't agree more.
Brandon Bailey's '97 Camaro...
Brandon Bailey's '97 Camaro marks the end of an era, as it's the last of the LT1-powered F-bodies. As the ex-owner of a '94 Camaro, I had lots to talk about with Brandon. I pointed out that his car had 2.73 gears instead of 3.08 gears because his gear selector didn't have a spot for "1" in the "PRNDL" sequence--that's the dead give-away. Brandon's '97 is mostly stock, save a lower temp T-stat and Flowmaster exhaust. It was running solid 9.40s in the eighth at Bristol.
| ||Name||Home||Car||Reaction||Dial-in||ET||MPH |
|Bracket 1 |
|Winner||Chris Johnson||Maryville, TN||'05 Boling||.002||5.20||5.213||131.14 |
|Runner-up||Jeremy Honeycutt||Bakersville, NC||'97 Innovative||.011||4.86||4.877||141.33 |
|Bracket 2 |
|Winner||L. C. Blevins||Rural Retreat, VA||'69 Camaro||.030||6.08||6.127||112.82 |
|Runner-up||Wesley Sharp||Knoxville, TN||'69 Camaro||.016||7.08||7.077||91.66 |
| DOT |
|Winner||Van Greer||Kingsport, TN||'85 Suburban||.065||16.88||16.889||78.23 |
|Runner-up||Jason Pendleton||Church Hill, TN||'72 Nova||.151||11.63||11.554||116.45 |
|Troy Jenkins||Harriman, TN||'68 Camaro |
|Michael Davis||Leicester, NC||'81 Malibu |
|James Beasley Jr.||Nashville, TN||'68 Camaro |
|Alan Bales||Atkins, VA||'02 S10 |
|Terry Lees Cooper||Shelbyville, TN||'67 SS Chevy II |
|James Sullivan||Radford, VA||'67 Chevelle |
|Bridget Powers||Kingsport, TN||'79 Malibu |
|Brian Thomas||Robinson Creek, KY||'72 Nova |
|Russ Almand||Springhill, TN||'66 Chevy II |