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September 28th (Bristol, Tennessee) –
The Menards Super Chevy Show has been a fall tradition at Bristol Dragway for many years. This year the event was dry and treated to a very unusually warm day for the end of September
The grounds were full of show and race cars. The track management brought in a full array of exhibition cars. It has been at least five years sine the GLNFCC last appeared at Bristol. We were lucky enough to be able to bring four of the GLNFCC top performing Chevy bodied funny cars to this event.
It was late afternoon and time to start the show. The first pair of funny cars were the Fireball Monza driven by Jon Wall taking on Chris Massarella in the Total Insanity Monza. Both cars came out with hard half track burnouts, the crowd roared their satisfaction. Jon moved first and never looked back as he finished with a 6.85/199 to Chris’s 7.15/189.
Next up was the Sweetman Brothers in a rare appearance this season with the Citation body on the car instead of the Frantic Ford Mustang II. They were up against Robin Stambaugh in the Generation X Corvette. Again, these two did not disappoint the crowd as both cars had smoke bellowing out of the side windows. Drew was out first and took the win with a 7.14/190 to Robin’s 7.34/167.
After more exhibition cars and racing it was time to finish the show part of the evening. First pair of funnies was the Fireball Monza against the Generation X Corvette. After the sun went down the track seemed to get a little trickier, particularly the right lane. Robin took off well and was straight as an arrow until about 400 feet when the car veered to the wall and was all over the track after that. Jon had some issues himself but was able to get the car corrected and finish with a 6.91/195.
The finals in the funny cars pitted the Citation against the Total Insanity Monza. Both cars gave the Bristol Dragway crowd one last look at a pair of old school burnouts. These are two very well-matched cars and they did provide a show. Chris was out first; but the car sashayed a little at mid track and Drew was able to catch Chris right at the stripe. Drew took the win with a 7.11/192 to Chris’s 7.15/188.
For the first time in 2019 the Sweetman Brothers led by Father Henry, took home the coveted Peak Trophy.
S & W Contingency awards went to Sweetman Brothers (Winner) and Total Insanity (Runner Up)
Good Vibration Motorsports Reaction Time Award went to Jon Walls in the Fireball Monza with .012 light.
Trey Hatcher and team were on point as always. This track is amazing, and everyone involved including the concession stand workers were full of the old southern hospitality. I highly suggest putting this track on your bucket list. All four of our racers had never been at this track and were thrilled to be a part of the show.
Thanks to our great sponsors, as we are excited to be associated with all of them, including S & W Race Products, Blue Def, Good Vibrations Motorsports and Peak Products.