For the first time ever, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers joined hundreds of NMRA and NMCA drivers competing as part of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. This year’s event on July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois welcomed beautiful weather and intense, quarter-mile drag racing from some of the finest LS- and LT-powered machines anywhere.
Reigning Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center champion Jesse Wilson wheeled to a 10.11 to lead qualifying in the captivating category, and he made it all the way to the final, where he slowed to a 10.21, but it was enough to take the win over Scott Brown, who turned in a 10.54 in his first final-round appearance.
Jenna Wilson wound up with a 9.75 on a 9.75 in her Camaro to lead LME Street King qualifying, but in the end, multi-time winner Al Corda collected the win with a 10.09 on a 10.00 index in his Camaro over Steve Griswold, who turned on the red in his Corvette.
David Rickey rocketed to an 11.00 on an 11.00 in his Camaro to lead Proform Rumble qualifying, and while he made it all the way to the final, Kevin Rowand rode to the win in his Corvette with an 11.18 on an 11.00 index over Rickey’s 11.29 on an 11.00 index.
In the Chevrolet Street Car Challenge, Stephen Chechak was the overall winner with an 8.72 average and Bill Schwarz was the runner-up with a 9.93 average. George Messer was the 10-second winner, Kevin Rowand was the 11-second winner, Krystal Glidic was the 12-second winner and Justin Schwarz rounded out the category as the 13-second winner.
There are two events left in this year’s Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, including stops at the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals, Aug. 23-26 at Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio, and one at the Holley Fest, Sept. 7-9 at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky.