Menards Super Chevy Showglnfcc
October 13th & 14th (Dinwiddie, VA) – This was a rain out date for the original event scheduled in April. This was the first opportunity for the GLNFCC to race at VMP.
Of course this was your typical Super Chevy show with 100’s of show cars, 100’s of race cars, a huge swap meet and anything else Chevrolet that you could imagine. The GLNFCC had 8 cars set to make two runs on Saturday one full run on Sunday with the two quickest coming back for the final.
The first pair was the long hauling John Troxel and the Brutus Mustang who came all the way from Jefferson City, MO. He would be taking on the Total Insanity Monza. The Brutus Mustang moved first but shuddered and shut off. It later turned out that the input shaft on the transmission broke and put an end to their weekend. The Monza however made a great 7.05 pass with the first 200 for the car at 200.20.
Next up was a classic challenge of two clutch cars, the Sweetman Brothers Citation against Bill Wall’s Nitroflier II Omni. Both cars are sporting the Hemi power plant. Drew was out first in the Citation and made it a race but Bill got there first with a 6.75 to Drew’s 6.81.
The small block powered Pol-Cal Corvette was up against the big block powered Quarter Pounder Trans Am. The Trans Am was out first but ran into troubles down track. The amazing small block ran a personal best 7.01 @ 190.57.
Last up was the Generation X Corvette driven by Robin Stambaugh-Schoeman against the War Path Somerset driven by John Cerchio. Both cars came out with half-track burnouts; you could tell this would be a race. Robin was out first and held on for the win with a 7.03 to Johns 7.07.
As the afternoon wore on it was time once again for the funny cars. First out was the Warpath Somerset up against the Quarter Pounder Trans Am. The Trans Am broke on the burnout so it was a single for John. He ran a hard 6.84 @ 198.35.
Next out was the Pol-Cal Corvette against the Generation X Corvette. This proved to be an interesting race as the Pol-Cal car broke a blower belt about half track and Robin had gotten out of the groove and came close to the wall but was able to save it and cross the finish line first.
Next up was a single with the Sweetman Brothers Citation as the Brutus car had broken and was not able to return. Drew made another great run at 6.95 @ 197.
Last pair up was the Nitroflier II Omni and the Total Insanity Monza. Both cars were off of good runs from the first round. This was an interesting run as the Omni took a hard left at the hit and was headed straight for the wall. Bill was able to turn the wheel hard and the car hit pretty much even on the side. He was able to idle it down the track. Chris ran a 7.11 @ 199.76.
Sunday afternoon came and it was time for the funny cars to make one last qualifying run. First out was the Nitroflier II against the Warpath. Bill and crew were able to get the damaged fixed from when Bill hit the wall on Saturday. Luckily Matt Stambaugh has a collection of used parts and was able to find a zoomie that fit Bill’s engine. Bill was out first but took an easy pass to make sure all was well with the car and ran a 7.40. John ran a 6.82 @ 202.
The Sweetman Brothers were up next taking on the Generation X Corvette. Both cars had a little trouble getting down the track but it was a drag race the whole time with Drew taking the win with a 7.14 @ 193 to Robins 7.16 @ 194.
The last pair was the Total Insanity Monza against the Pol Cal Corvette. Both cars left about the same but as Chris would find out later he was on a career best run all-around, with a 6.75 @ 203. John turned off the clocks with a 7.28.
The final was actually set after the first round on Saturday as no body improved for the 7.00 index. Johnny K was in with his personal best of 7.01 and Robin was the challenger with a 7.03. Both cars came out with a hard burnout and while the Pol-Cal was backing up it appeared that he was leaking fuel and was shut off. Although this was a single it would end up being a memorable final for Robin as she clicked off a career best 6.91 @ 202.
The Peak Winner Trophy goes to the New Generation Racing team and driver Robin Stambaugh-Schoeman.
The S & W Contingency Award went to Robin Stambaugh-Schoeman (Winner) & John Kwasniewski (Runner-Up).
The Good Vibrations Motorsports Reaction Time Award goes to Kevin Johnson.
We want to thank Tommy Franklin and his crew for providing such a top-notch facility and great racing surface. Special thanks to Rick Lindner for booking us in and being a fan of the GLNFCC. We highly recommend that if you are in the area you should check out Virginia Motorsports Park.
With this event we put an end to the 2018 racing season thanks to our sponsors, Good Vibrations Motorsports, Blue Def, S & W Performance Group and Peak Products.
Photo Credits: Carl Skillman & Glenn Knight