CHEVY SHOW EVENTS GAIN MAJOR SERIES SPONSOR IN MENARDS

March 7, 2017 by  
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WITH SKYROCKETING TV RATINGS, CHEVY SHOW EVENTS GAIN MAJOR SERIES SPONSOR IN MENARDS

New Sponsors Join Menards Chevy Show Series for 2017

 

WACO, Texas (March 7, 2017) – When a group of track owners and operators decided to get together and purchase and then produce a car show series in 2009, they wanted to host the best events possible. They secured the best locations in the country and got to work hosting a national car show and drag racing series.

 

They didn’t imagine, however, that by 2017 they would be dealing with new title rights, exploding TV ratings and new host locations all at the same time. On the strength of the growing TV audience from the first two years, the owners have sold the title rights and the Menards Chevy Show series will be bringing the popular car show, drag race, and swap meet live events to 12 cities across the U.S. in 2017. Millions more will be watching the best car show series on Velocity TV.

 

“When we bought the Chevy Show series in 2009 we were just trying to bring back one of the premier car show events and make them big regional affairs,” Lex Dudas, General Manager of Maple Grove Raceway and the series President, said. “We really didn’t know it would become so popular on TV when we added the Menards Chevy Series in 2015, but this is what people want. They want to see the best show cars in the country and the Menards Chevy Show series is the event that brings out the best cars.”

 

The Menards Chevy Show series welcomes two new sponsors for 2017.  Gunk HDC32 cleaner from RSC Brands, and Moonshine Sweet Tea have both joined the series as sponsors and will receive exposure at all events as well as on the Menards Chevy Show series TV show broadcast on the Velocity network this fall.

 

Nielsen ratings from 2016 showed a 12% increase for the Menards Chevy Series TV show compared to the previous season. A total audience of 2.34 million viewers watched the series on the Velocity channel.

 

“Having a great automotive show to watch on Saturday mornings in the fall and early winter months works out great for automotive enthusiasts,” Dudas said. “So many of the people that enjoy restoring their show cars or working on drag cars spend Saturday mornings in the off season in a shop working on their pride and joy and watching their favorite shows.”

 

The two new series sponsors both appreciate the automotive enthusiast audience and saw the events and TV show as a way to connect through retail partner Menards. RSC Brands, maker of the Gunk product line, has had many products in Menards stores for years and the series provided a promotion to add the HDC32 degreaser cleaner in all 300 stores throughout the Midwest. Joining Gunk in the aisles at Menards and on the series TV show for the 2017 season will be Moonshine Sweet Tea.

 

The popular bottled tea flavors from Moonshine Sweet Tea are being sold at Menards starting this spring.

 

About the Menards Chevy Show Series

 

The Menards Chevy Show is the premier national touring series for Chevrolet enthusiasts.  It hosts twelve events throughout the U.S. featuring a car show, drag race, and swap meet format which offers something for everyone from high-powered Chevy racing action to spectacular show cars at top motorsports venues.

 

Menards Chevy Show                                                          2017 Schedule

Virginia Motorsports Park (Petersburg, VA)                          May 19-21

Texas Motorplex (Dallas, TX)                                    June 3

*Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Oklahoma City, OK)         June 24

Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA)                                   July 14-16

Bandimere Speedway (Denver, CO)                                      Aug 13

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Phoenix, AZ)                 Sept 2

New England Dragway (Epping, NH)                                   Sept 8-10

Bristol Dragway (Bristol, TN)                                                Sept 8-10

Auto Club Famoso Raceway (Bakersfield, CA)                    Sept 16-17

*Heartland Park (Topeka, KS)                                               Oct 7

Gateway Motorsports Park (St. Louis, MO)                          Oct 13-14

Thunder Road Raceway (Shreveport, LA)                             Nov 11

 

* New for 2017!

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Virginia Motorsports Park – 2017 Event Details

February 20, 2017 by  
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2017 MENARDS CHEVY SHOW – EVENT TIMELINE

THURSDAY

  • Vendor Parking 10:00 A – 6:00 P

FRIDAY

  • Gates Open 8:00 A
  • Car Show Registration 8:00 A – 5:00 P
  • Racer Tech Inspection 10:00 A
  • Test & Tune 2:00 P – 7:00 P

SATURDAY

  • Gates Open 8:00 A
  • Car Show Registration 8:00 A – 5:00 P
  • Racer Tech Inspection 8:00 A Racer Time Trials & Qualifying 9:00 A – 2:00 P Pro (Bracket 2) – Q32 Top Sportsman – SP ( Bracket 1) – DOT – Jr. Dragster
  • Car Show Judging Seminar 10:30 A
  • True Street Cruise 11:30 A
  • Funny Cars 1:00 P & 5:00 P
  • Gassers 1:00 P, 3:00 P & 5:00 P
  • Jet Car Show 1:30 P & 5:30 P
  • Saturday Bracket Race 2:00 P
  • Car Show Series Special Awards 4:00 P
  • Track Secures 10:00 P

SUNDAY

  • Gates Open 8:00 A
  • Car Show Registration 8:00 A – 10:30 A
  • Chapel Service 9:00 A
  • Racer Tech Inspection 8:00 A
  • Sunday Race (No Time Runs) 10:30 A Pro (Bracket 2) – Q32 Top Sportsman – SP (Bracket 1) – DOT – Jr. Dragster
  • Car Show Judging Seminar 10:30 A
  • Funny Cars 12:00 P & 3:00 P
  • Jet Car Show 2:00 P & 5:00 P
  • Gassers 12:30 P & 3:30 P
  • Car Show Series Event Awards 4:00 P
  • Best Of Show Parade 5:00 P
  • Track Secures 7:00 P

TICKET PRICES Spectator Admission:

  • Friday Only $ 10
  • Saturday Only $ 22
  • Sunday Only $ 22
  • Full Event Combo Ticket (Fri–Sun) $ 35
  • Junior (ages 11-15) per day $ 10
  • Junior Full Event $ 20
  • Children 10 & under free when accompanied by a paying adult
  • Military Discount (Active & Retired Only) $5 off Spectator Ticket
  • Front Row Trackside RV Spot $200 (Plus Tickets)
  • Day RV Parking $20 (Plus Tickets)

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

  • Car Show (2-day judged class)
    • $ 45 Special Awards Saturday, Event Awards Sunday Plus 1 passenger for $12
  • Show & Shine (2- day not judged)
    • $ 35 Parked adjacent to Car Show judging area
  • Showcase Model – Camaro (2-day judged class)
    • $ 35 Plus 1 passenger for $12

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

  • Friday Test & Tune
    • $ 30 Must purchase a SCS Racer Ticket
  • Saturday Bonus Race
    • $ 35 Must purchase a SCS Racer Ticket
  • Racer Full Event
    • $ 60 SP (Bracket 1) – Pro (Bracket 2) – DOT – True Street
  • Pit Vehicle Parking Pass $ 35
  • Q32 Top Sportsman
    • $100 (Car & Driver; Includes SP Entry)
  • Jr. Dragster
    • $ 30 (Car & Driver)

Additional Participants:

  • Swap Meet
    • $ 45 No new items or apparel; 10’ x 20’ space
  • Car Corral
    • $ 45 Sell your Chevy at the event
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Menards Chevy Show Expands to Phoenix and Oklahoma City Markets for the 2017 Season

January 5, 2017 by  
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Manufacturers Series Expands to Phoenix and Oklahoma City Markets for the 2017 Season

The Manufacturers Series consisting of the Menards Chevy Show, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar series events will expand its geographic footprint in 2017 by hosting events at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, and Thunder Valley Raceway Park serving the Oklahoma City market.  At total of 29 event dates are already secured for the season that begins in April.  Many of the tracks hosting events have been a part of the series since it was established at the start of the 2010 season.   The eighth consecutive season for the Manufacturers Series will focus on popular car shows, drag racing, swap meet, and car corral activities for participants and fans alike.

An average of 1,000 participants per show compete at Manufacturers Series events for awards and prizes.  To many participants the prestige of winning their class in a car show or bracket race is the most rewarding.  For others it is about having the best restored show car or racing exhibition vehicle that gets aired on the Menards Chevy Series TV show.

Lex Dudas, President of the Manufacturers Series, is optimistic about the 2017 season for series participants, fans, and sponsors.  “The Manufacturers Series has a very positive direction for 2017.  Our major sponsors including Duracell, RockAuto, Original Parts Group, and LMC Truck are all returning and we have new sponsors coming on board that will be announced soon.  Many companies want to be involved with the Manufacturers Series events and Menards Chevy Series TV Show because they receive impressions to thousands of participants and fans on-site, and then reach millions of viewers through the TV Show.

The Menards Chevy Series TV show airs Saturday mornings on the Velocity channel in the fourth quarter of each year at 9:30am EST.  An audience of more than 2 million viewers watched the recent 2016 episodes, with Nielsen ratings trending on a year-over-year increase from the previous season.

Menards Chevy Show (www.menardschevyshow.com)             2017 Schedule

Virginia Motorsports Park (Petersburg, VA)                       May 19-21

Texas Motorplex (Dallas, TX)                                                June 3

Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Oklahoma City, OK)         June 24

Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA)                                   July 14-16

Bandimere Speedway (Denver, CO)                                     Aug 13

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports (Phoenix, AZ)                      Sept 2

New England Dragway (Epping, NH)                                    Sept 8-10

Bristol Dragway (Bristol, TN)                                                  Sept 8-10

Famoso Raceway (Bakersfield, CA)                                      Sept 16-17

Heartland Park (Topeka, KS)                                                  Oct 7

Gateway Motorsports Park (St. Louis, MO)                        Oct 13-14

Thunder Road Raceway (Shreveport, LA)                           Nov 11

 

Fun Ford (www.funfordseries.com)                                      2017 Schedule

Virginia Motorsports (Petersburg, VA)                                June 17

Bandimere Speedway (Denver, CO)                                     June 11

Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Oklahoma City, OK)         June 17

Gateway Motorsports (St. Louis, MO)                                 July 8

Heartland Park Topeka (Topeka, KS)                                    Oct 7

Thunder Road Rcwy (Shreveport, LA)                                  Oct 7-8

Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA)                                   Oct 15

Texas Motorplex (Dallas, TX)                                                Nov 4

Famoso Raceway (Bakersfield, CA)                                      Nov 4-5

 

Mega Mopar (www.megamopar.com)                               2017 Schedule

Texas Motorplex (Dallas, TX)                                                 April 1

Bandimere Speedway (Denver, CO)                                     June 4

Thunder Valley Raceway Park (Oklahoma City, OK)         June 17

Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA)                                   June 24

Virginia Motorsports Park (Petersburg, VA)                       Sept 16

Heartland Park Topeka (Topeka, KS)                                    Oct 7

Thunder Road Raceway (Shreveport, LA)                           Oct 7-8

Famoso Raceway (Bakersfield, CA)

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