Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series
Commerce, GA – After an extended layoff since the season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in early March, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series were ready to get back to racing action at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia. Racers picked up right where they left off, making the competition fierce in the quest to earn a trip to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle at Atlanta Dragway.
After qualifying third with a 10.06 on a 10.0 index, Bryan Williams went all the way in Late Model Engines Street King. Piloting his 1999 Firebird, he bested Paul Smith and Steven Griswold on his way to the finals. There, Williams clashed with Kurt Anderson and his borrowed 2001 Camaro. He took the win with a 10.03 to Anderson’s 10.52. Williams got a big head start off the tree, which cemented his spot in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
Running on an 11-second index, David Rickey qualified his 2002 Camaro in the fourth spot in Proform Rumble with an 11.038 on an 11-second index. In eliminations, he kept running closer and closer to his index even on his bye run into the finals. There he met Regina Puckett in her 2010 Camaro SS. Rickey cut down the tree and never looked back, as he cruised to victory.
Santa Ana, CA – Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series set in motion a new season of racing with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.
If they were in need of seat time after several months off, the racers didn’t show it, as there were many laudable laps down-track from drivers wanting to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
In LME Street King, Jeff Brady stopped the timers at 10.02 on a 10.00 index in his Camaro to lead qualifying, and later in the weekend, Steve Griswold and Tyler Loken clashed in the final. Griswold gunned to the win with an 8.62 on an 8.50 index in his Corvette over Loken, who was 9.07 on a 9.00 index in his Chevy pickup.
Rather than his usual Camaro, Cody Poston raced a Corvette in Proform Rumble, and rounded up an 11.01 on an 11.00 index to lead qualifying, but Thomas Dabbs and Dewayne Massengale made it to the final. There, Dabbs won with a 12.12 on a 12.00 index in his Camaro over Massengale, who broke out with an 11.72 on an 11.75 index in his Camaro.