Menards Chevy Show Updates 2017 Schedule to Bring Televised Events to California, Louisiana, and Florida

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Menards Chevy Show Updates 2017 Schedule to Bring Televised Events to California, Louisiana, and Florida

The month of November will be busy for the Menards Chevy Show.  In addition to the weekly TV show airing at 9:30 A.M. EST on Saturday mornings, on-site events will take place in California, Louisiana, and Florida on consecutive weekends from November 4th through the 18th.

The recent summer heat wave caused other events at Bakersfield to push the Chevy event back to the first weekend of November, followed by the Shreveport, Louisiana event being moved to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose bringing the series closer to Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the second weekend of November.  The third weekend in November will focus on a major car show at the final on-site location of the Chevy series from the “first-ever Ace Cafe in the USA – Ace Cafe Orlando. The famous lifestyle brand direct from London, was notorious in the 50’s and 60’s as the absolute mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll.”

The first four events of the Menards Chevy Show season have been produced and will start airing on Velocity, from the Discovery Channel network, on the last Saturday of September.  Twelve consecutive shows on Saturday mornings will make up the 2017 broadcasts which have enjoyed tremendous growth reaching a TV audience of 2.4 million viewers last season.

Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, and No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose have both hosted Chevy series events in the past, but it will be an inaugural event for the new Ace Cafe Orlando, the first-ever North American outpost of the famed London-based Ace Cafe motor-diner.  “Fans of Chevrolet show cars, great food, music, and atmosphere will enjoy an incredible Menards Chevy Show at Ace Cafe Orlando” stated Mark McKee, CEO of Ace Cafe North America.  “Ace Cafe Orlando has been open since May, and we have already seen many car enthusiasts participating in our daily car meets. My guess is that they’ll be thrilled to be a part of this nationally-televised event.”

Updated Menards Chevy Show schedule as of July 31, 2017

Track Market Area 2017 Event Date 2017 TV Air Date
Virginia Motorsports Park Petersburg, VA May 19-21 September 30
Texas Motorplex Dallas, TX June 18 October 7
Thunder Valley Rcwy Park Oklahoma City, OK June 24 October 14
Maple Grove Raceway Reading, PA July 14-16 October 21
Bandimere Speedway Denver, CO August 13 October 28
New England Dragway Epping, NH September 8-10 November 4
Bristol Dragway Bristol, TN September 8-10 November 11
Heartland Park Topeka, KS October 7 November 18
Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO October 13-14 November 25
*Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, CA November 4-5 December 2
*No Problem Raceway Belle Rose, LA November 10-11 December 9
*Ace Cafe Orlando Orlando, FL November 18 December 16

*Auto Club Famoso Raceway moved its date from September 16-17, to November 4-5, 2017

*Thunder Road Raceway in Gillam, LA (Shreveport) has been replaced on the same dates of November 10 & 11, 2017 and moved to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, LA

*Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Phoenix) has been replaced with Ace Cafe in Orlando, FL and moved from September 2, to November 18, 2017

For more series information visit

About Ace Cafe:  Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a simple roadside cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll- loving teens riding motorbikes during the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook, Twitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #GOAceCafeOrlando #AceCafeOrlando #SpeedThrillsTeaSpills

About No Problem Raceway:  No Problem Raceway is an NHRA-affiliated, 1/4-mile drag strip, located approximately one hour from New Orleans International Airport and approximately 45-minutes from the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.  The track hosts Test N Tune, Bracket, and Grudge Races as well as hosting NHRA Div. 4 Championships, an NHRA Open, and Import Face Off events.  The track is home to the Red Line Sports Bar, and has suites, covered grandstands, and RV spots with amenities.



Bandimere Speedway Event Details

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  • Gates Open                             8:00am
  • Car Show Registration         8:00am
  • Time Trials                             9:00am
  • Jet car                                     11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
  • Lottery Drawing                    2:00pm
  • Eliminations (All Classes)   2:00pm
  • Show Awards                         4:30pm





Race Participant                                                     $65
(includes, 2 trials & eliminations)

LS Shootout pres by Corvette Connection*      $35

Car Show                                                                  $35

Bow-Tie Boulevard & Car Corral are one

in the same. (non-judged show area)                 $25



Adult Spectator                                                        $18
Child (12 & Under)                                                  FREE
Pit Parking                                                                $15




BRACKET 1 (Super Pro)

– Handicap style bracket racing, .500 full tree
-Electronics allowed.  Cross talk class.  7.00 – 11.99
-Laddered 4th round.
-$2,000 guaranteed to winner. Runner-up/Semi’s/Quarter’s are based on car count.



– Handicap style bracket racing, .500 full tree
-No electronics.  Transmission brakes allowed.  7.00 – 19.99 seconds
-Laddered 4th round.
-$1,500 guaranteed to winner. Runner-up/Semi’s/Quarter’s are based on car count.


CAMARO5 CHALLENGE  presented by Stevinson Chevrolet

– Handicap style bracket racing, .500 full tree
-Street legal, plates/insurance, DOT tires & mufflers, no delay boxes/throttle stops (no electronics)

-Trophies to Winner, Runnerup & Semis



– Handicap style bracket racing, .500 full tree
-open to any ET, DOT tires & mufflers are required. No electronics. No transmission brakes
– $1,000 guaranteed to winner. Runner-up/Semi’s/Quarter’s are based on car count.


LS SHOOTOUT presented by Corvette Connection
-Any LS type motor in any GM product may run this class including C7 Corvette, DOT street tires required, no electronics.
– Handicap style bracket racing, .500 full tree
– No electronics. No transmission brakes.
– Winner gets $450 dyno & tuning package at Corvette Connection.  Runner-up $100, Semi-Finalist $50 sponsored by Corvette Connection. And trophies to Winner, Runner-Up, and Semi-Finalists.


Feature Cars:

Mark Stevens, Earth Flight Jet Dragster



Maple Grove Event Details

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Maple Grove Raceway – 2017 Menards Chevy Show – Event Timeline

THURSDAY , July 13

Gates Open / Ticket Sales/Racer Tech 10am – 5pm
No Flea Market entrants on Thursday  
Track Secured: 5:00pm

, July 14

Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators) 7am – 5pm
Registration (Race/Show/flea market) & Tech: 8am – 5pm
Time Trials – 2 runs: 9am – 5pm
Track Secured 7pm

, July 15

Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators): 7am – 5pm
Registration (Show): 7am – 2pm
Racer Registration / Tech: 8am –  1pm
Time Trials – 1 run: 8:30am
Car Show Series Judging Seminar: 10:00am
True Street Road Run: 1:30pm
Bracket Eliminations after 1 time run
Menards Chevy Feature Show 2pm & 4:30pm
Announcement to report to Car Show Central 5PM
Saturday Awards Ceremonies 5:30PM
Track Secured: 8pm

. July 16

Gates Open / Ticket Sales (Participants & Spectators): 8am – 4pm
Car Show Series Registration: 8am – 10:30am
Racers for Christ Services (non-denominational): 8:30am & 9:30am
Race Eliminations Continue: 9am
“Last Chance Race”, new entries 1 time trial 10A 11:30am
Menards Chevy Feature Show 1pm & 3pm
Announcement to report to Car Show Central 3:30PM
Awards Ceremonies 4PM
Track Secured: 6pm

2017 Menards Chevy Show – Ticket Prices  

Spectator Admission: 

Friday Only $10
Saturday Only $23
Sunday Only $23
Adult Full Event $35
Teen (13,14,15) 1 day $10
Teen (13,14,15) Full Event $15

Children 12 & under free accompanied by paying adult

Car Show Fees:  (All Entries Chevy bodied or Chevy Powered)

Car Show: (Judged) $45   TV Segment & Event Awards Saturday / Special Awards Sunday, Includes Driver & 1 passenger
Car Show Crew $23- Saturday $35- 2day
Bowtie Boulevard  (Not Judged) $23-1 day – $35-2-day     Parked in Car Show Area

*Car Clubs Bowtie Boulevard– call 610-856-9200 for a discount on 10 or more club members participating at the same event in Bowtie Boulevard

Racer Fees: (All Entries Chevy bodied or Chevy Powered) 

E.T. Bracket Entry $60
True Street $20 Plus ET Bracket Entry at $60
“Last Chance Race”

Entrants still In competition are not

Eligible for this eliminator

$35 1st & 2nd Round losers $35 at NAPA Tower
– New Entries $60 @ Gate
Car Show Shootout $25 Payable at car show central
Extra Vehicle Parking Pass $30 Plus event ticket at $35 Fri. & Sat.
Extra Pit RV Pass $60 Plus event ticket at $35 Fri. & Sat

   Additional Participants: 

Swap Meet $45 No new items or apparel; 10′ X 20′ space
Car Corral $45 Sell your Chevy at the Event

Rain Policy: If one round of the Professional Exhibition Show is complete, the day’s event will be deemed complete.  In the case  of a rainout prior to the first round of the professional exhibition, tickets need to be mailed to Maple Grove Raceway for a voucher to their event the following season. A credit voucher will be issued according to the value remaining on the ticket.

  • All Times subject to change due to local ordinances or weather. Rain or shine – no refunds!
  • Bracket Race may be rescheduled for inclement weather.

2017 Menards Chevy Show – Drag Racing   

Feature Show  :

Car Wrap, Heat Wave, Speed Cult and Beast from the East Jet car exhibition

Chevy’s Against the World Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Mid Atlantic Street Outlaws

Car Show Shootout

Sportsman Classes– utilizing TruSTART

Bracket 1 (Super Pro)  $60 car and driver

7:00 – 19:99 Slicks & Electronics; defer to host track rules

Bracket 2 (Pro) $60 car and driver

9:00 – 19:99 Slicks & No Electronics; defer to host track rules

Bracket 3 (D.O.T.)  $60 car and driver

11.50-19.99 D.O.T. Street Tires & Mufflers required, No Electronics; defer to host track rules

Outlaw D.O.T $60 car and driver

11.49 And quicker, D.O.T. Street Tires & Mufflers required

.500 Pro Tree Bracket Eliminator- No TruSTART

Trans Brake permitted, no delay boxes

True Street

$200 overall winner – $100 runner up.  $100 each to 10.0, 11.0, 12.0. 13.0

If a racer purchases a TS tech card and doesn’t want to run ET no additional fees are needed, if a racer has an ET tech cars, they must purchase a $20 true street card in the first floor of the NAPA tower

“Real Street Machines”; DOT Street Tires & Mufflers required  

Last Chance Race 

For the competitors who lost 1st and 2nd round in B1,B2 & DOT

Cross Talk will not be active

Entrants still In competition in any class are not eligible for this eliminator


Car Show Shootout $25

Must be registered in car show,

Bracket Eliminator, any dial, 16 car field, first 16 to sign up for race sets field


Note: All classes must be Chevy bodied or Chevy powered!


Sunday Bracket Payout Winner  R/U Semi 1/4 1/8
 Bracket 1 $3,000 $1,500 $500 $200 $100
Carlyle Tools Bracket 2 $2,000 $600 $200 $100 $75
D.O.T. $1000 $400 $125 $100 $75
Outlaw D.O.T $500 $250 $100 $50
Last Chance $1500 $750 $300 $100
Car Show Shootout $180 $90 $45  

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