We regret to inform everyone that K.C. Jones, who was scheduled to appear at Saturday’s Chevy Show will be unable to attend. A fire in his shop resulted in a total loss of the motorcoach, trailer and both the wheelstander and jet dragster.
 
“We are sorry that we will not be able to fulfill our appearance this coming weekend,’ said K.C. Jones. “Thank God my wife Linda and I were not in our motorcoach when the fire broke out. We are heartbroken and are faced with trying to figure out where life is going to take us now. This our livelihood and have some major decisions to make. Again, I am sorry that we won’t see you all this weekend.”
 
Please keep K.C. and Linda in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully they will return in 2018.
Chris Blair, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Gateway Motorsports Park
Chevrolet fans of all ages will converge at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois for the annual Mid America Chevy Dealers Chevy Show, part of the Menards Chevy Show, on October 14-15. The  weekend will include an extensive all-Chevrolet car show, drag racing, swap meet and manufacturers midway. Fans of Corvettes, Camaros, Corvairs, Impalas, 210s, 150s, Bel Airs, Vegas, Monte Carlos, El Caminos, Biscaynes, Monzas, Master Deluxes, Business Coupes — and all other Chevrolet makes — will not want to miss it. Tickets start at just $20 and kids 15 and under are free.

The Mid America Chevy Dealers Chevy Show is part of the Menards Chevy Show series: www.menardschevyshow.com

 

SPECTATOR ADMISSION:

Three-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) spectator or crew pass: $45.

Two-day (Friday, Saturday) spectator or crew pass: $35.

Two-day (Saturday, Sunday) spectator or crew pass: $35.

Friday spectator — Battle of the Brands Race & Midnight Madness: $15.

Saturday spectator — Super Chevy Show Day: $20.

Sunday spectator — National Dragster Challenge Day: $15.

Kids 15 and under: Free.

 

CAR SHOW SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Noon-9 p.m. — Car show registration and packet pick-up at Gateway Kartplex, located inside the Gateway NASCAR oval track.

6-10 p.m. — Party at the Plex Cruise Night: free admission, $20 kart rides.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 – CHEVY SHOW

7-11 a.m. — Car show registration and packet pick-up (Purple North lot entry).

11 a.m. — Car show judging begins.

4:30 p.m. — Car show awards ceremony (time approximate).

 

CAR SHOW ADMISSION:

FRIDAY – Party at the Plex: Free admission (no drag strip access).

SATURDAY – JUDGED: $40 (car, driver and one guest).

SATURDAY – NON-JUDGED: $30 (car, driver and one guest).

 

JUDGED CAR SHOW CLASSES & AWARDS:

OUTSTANDING & BEST-OF-CLASS AWARDS — Winners receive trophy and Super Chevy Show jacket (22 total Best-of-Class awards and Super Chevy Jackets to be presented).

Best of Show, Best Big Car, Best Camaro, Best Chevelle, Best Corvette, Best ‘55-‘56-’57, Best Early Chevrolet, Best Conversion, Best Pro Street/Pro Engineered, Best El Camino, Best Nova, Best Monte Carlo, Best Open, Best LSX Powered, Best Truck, Outstanding Engineered, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior, Outstanding Engine, Outstanding Stock Street, Outstanding Modified, Outstanding Workmanship.

 

INDIVIDUAL CLASS AWARDS — Winners receive Super Chevy Show plaque.

Big Car 1949-1989 (Stock, Street, Modified); Big Car ‘90 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modified); Camaro 1967-1969 (Stock, Street, Modified); Camaro 1970 -1981 (Stock, Street, Modified); Camaro 1982 – 1992 (Stock, Street, Modified); Camaro 1993-2002 (Stock, Street, Modified); Camaro 2010 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modified); Chevelle  1964-1967 (Stock, Street, Modified); Chevelle 1968 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modified); Corvette 1953-1967 (Stock, Street, Modified); Corvette 1968 – 1982 (Stock, Street, Modified); Corvette 1984 – 1996 (Stock, Street, Modified); Corvette 1997 – 2004 (Stock, Street, Modified); Corvette 2005 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modified); Conversion – All, Early Chevrolet 1900 – 1948 (Stock, Street, Modified); El Camino – All Years (Stock, Street, Modified); Chevrolet ‘55-‘56-‘57 (Stock, Street, Modified); Nova 1962-1967 (Stock, Street, Modified); Nova 1968 & Newer (Stock, Street, Modified); Open – All GM Products NOT in a specific class (Stock, Street, Modified); LSX – All LSX-Powered Vehicles (Stock, Street, Modified); Pro Street – All Years (Modified); Pro Engineered – All Years (Modified); Truck 1949-1972 – All pickups, 2wd, 4wd; Truck 1973 – 1987 – All pickups, 2wd, 4wd; Truck 1988 & Newer – All pickups, 2wd, 4wd; Sport Utility – Full & Mini – 2wd, 4wd.;

Young Guys & Gals Class Winner; Best Club Support Trophy.

 

DRAG RACING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & CLASSES

Friday, October 13 — SCS TEST ‘N’ TUNE & BATTLE OF THE BRANDS RACE

7 a.m. — Pit gates open.

8 a.m. — Tech inspection.

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Test ‘n’ Tune ($30 per car) for all racing classes.

3 p.m. — Time trial for Battle of the Brands Bonus Race.

4:30 p.m. — Battle of the Brands Bonus Race — Open to all makes and models. Two classes: Box ($1,500 to win), No Box ($1,000 to win).

7 p.m. — Midnight Madness Fueled By Monster Energy racer and spectator gates open.

7:30 p.m. — Conclude Battle of the Brands Bonus Race and all Super Chevy racing.

8 p.m. — Midnight Madness street-legal drifting and drag racing begins.

11 p.m. — Pit gates closed, overnight stack begins.

11:30 p.m. — Tech inspection concludes.

12:30 a.m. — Midnight Madness last call to staging lanes.

1 a.m. – Event closed.

 

Saturday, October 14 — CHEVY SHOW

7 a.m. — Pit gates open.

8 a.m. — Tech inspection.

9 a.m. — Spectator gates open.

9 a.m. — Super Chevy time trial(s). Run order:  Bracket 2, Bracket 1, DOT/Street, Trophy, Jr. Dragster, Chevy vs. World, Index.

1 p.m. — Feature Cars (Jet Dragster, wheelstander, Gassers); Super Chevy eliminations.

5 p.m. — Feature Cars (Jet Dragster, wheelstander, Gassers).

8 p.m. – Track closed.

 

Sunday, October 15 — NHRA National Dragster Challenge

7 a.m. — Pit gates open.

8 a.m. — Tech inspection.

8:30 a.m. — RFC chapel service.

9 a.m. — Jr. Dragster and Trophy time trial (1 run).

9:30 a.m. — Jr. Dragster eliminations.

10 a.m. — Bracket time trial.

11:30 a.m. — Run for the Money: $20 to enter, closest to dial wins.

1 p.m. — Bracket eliminations.

6 p.m. — All final rounds and National Dragster Challenge awards.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON BATTLE OF THE BRANDS BOX & NO-BOX BRACKETS — 1/8 mile

Box, Super Pro, Electronic

$1,500 to win.

$60 entry fee, $40 buy-back.

Win: $1,500, runner-up: $500, Semi: $200, Quarter: $100.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First round buy-backs only if time permits. One entry per car, per class (a car can enter both box and no-box if it meets class guidelines). Driver may enter multiple cars. One time trial. Random pairs to final 8, then ladder. One time run scheduled at 4 p.m. Eliminations follow time trial.

 

No Box, Pro, Non-Electronic

$1,000 to win

$50 entry fee, $30 buy-back.

Win: $1,000, runner-up: $300, Semi: $150, Quarter: $75.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First round buy-backs only time permitting. One entry per car, per class (a car can enter both box and no-box if it meets class guidelines). Driver may enter multiple cars. One time trial. Random pairs to final.

 

2017 SATURDAY CHEVY SHOW DRAG CLASSES

Entry fee includes Saturday time trials and Saturday eliminations only. Separate purchase required for Friday Test ‘n’ Tune and Friday Bonus Race(s).

 

CHEVY DRIVENBYDURACELL.COM BRACKET 1 — 1/8 mile

Super Pro, No Footbrake, Box, Electronics

General Motors-powered, or General Motors-bodied vehicles.

$70 entry fee, $40 buy-back.

Win: $2,000 and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: $500, Semi: $250, quarter: $125.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First or second-round buy-backs  (time permitting).  1/8 finals ($70) will be paid if more than 65 cars in first round of eliminations.

 

CHEVY BRACKET 2 — 1/8 mile

Pro, Footbrake, No Box, No Electronics

General Motors-powered, or General Motors-bodied vehicles.

$50 entry fee, $30 buy-back.

Win: $1,000 and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: $300, Semi: $150, quarter: $75.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First or second-round buy-backs (time permitting). 1/8 finals ($50) will be paid if more than 65 cars in first round of eliminations.

 

Chevy vs. The World – All Brands Bracket Race – ¼-mile

$60 entry fee, $35 buy-back.

Win: $1,500 and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: $400, Semi: $200, quarter: $100.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. Box and No Box will be kept separate until the ladder round of 8 or less. $250 bonus for a Ford or Mopar-powered vehicle to win.

 

DOT, STREET, SPORTSMAN – 1/4-mile

GM-powered or GM-bodied vehicles only.

$30 entry fee, $20 buy-back.

Win: $350 and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: $150, Semi:  $75, quarter: $40.

 

CHEVY TROPHY CLASSES – ¼-mile

$30 entry fee, $20 buy-back.

Win: Trophy and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: trophy.

Trophy classes will time trial together and run separately in class eliminations.  Categories include:  Chevy Truck, Camaro, Corvette, Big Car, Sport Compact, Nostalgia (1963 and older). All Trophy class vehicles must be General Motors-powered or General Motors-bodied vehicles. A car can be entered in only one of the Trophy classes.

 

CHEVY STREET HEADS-UP – ¼-mile

Open to all makes and models regardless of manufacturer.

$30 entry fee.

Win: trophy and Super Chevy jacket, runner-up: trophy.

 

CHEVY INDEX BATTLE (FULL-BODIED CARS AND TRUCKS ONLY – NO DRAGSTERS)

Open to all makes and models regardless of manufacturer.

Two classes: 6.0 Index and 7.0 Index.

.4 Pro Tree, 1/8-mile, pro ladder.

Two qualifying runs Saturday morning.

$60 entry fee. 80% payback of entry fees ($48 to purse, $12 to track).

Win: 75% of total purse to win, trophy and Super Chevy jacket. Runner-up: 25% of total purse to runner-up and trophy.

 

Schedule and classes are subject to change.  Decisions of event director are final.  All Saturday classes are open E.T. breaks with no minimum or maximum dial-ins for the Super Chevy event. All vehicles and drivers must comply with NHRA guidelines.

 

SUNDAY – NATIONAL DRAGSTER CHALLENGE

All Sunday National Dragster Challenge classes will follow Gateway Bracket ET breaks

 

SUPER PRO — 1/8-mile (open to all makes and models).

$100 entry fee, $50 buy-back.

Winner: $2,500 and NHRA “Wally” trophy.

Runner-up: $1,000.

Semi: $400.

Quarter: $200.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First or second-round buy-backs (time permitting). 1/8 finals ($100) will be paid if more than 65 cars in first round.

 

PRO — 1/8-mile

$60 entry fee, $30 buy-back.

Winner: $1,500 and NHRA “Wally” trophy.

Runner-up: $500.

Semi: $200.

Quarter: $100.

Based on 48 cars in first round. Purse will be pro-rata for less than 48 cars. First or second-round buy-backs (time permitting). 1/8 finals ($50) will be paid if more than 65 cars in first round of eliminations.

 

SPORTSMAN – 1/4-mile

$40 entry fee, $20 buy-back (first or second round).

Winner: $350 and NHRA “Wally” trophy.

Runner-up: $150.

Semi: $75.

Quarter: $55.

 

SUPER PRO MOTORCYCLE – 1/4-mile

$40 entry, $20 buy-back (first or second-round buy-backs).

Winner: $150 and NHRA “Wally” trophy.

Runner-up: $75.

Semi: $40.

 

  1. DRAGSTER – 1/8 mile. Two classes: Thunder and Lightning.

$30 entry fee, $10 buy-back (first or second-round buybacks).

Winner: Jr. Dragster Challenge Trophy, Gateway gift certificate.

Runner-up: Trophy and Gateway gift certificate.

 

Schedule subject to change.

Decisions of the event director are final and non-appealable.

Early stacking will open on Thursday night at 4 p.m.

Rigs will not be allowed to enter the property after racer gates have closed.

Only occupants of vehicles with valid event credentials will be permitted to re-enter the property after racer gates have closed. If you do not have a valid event wristband you will not be able to enter the property for any reason. Please plan your arrival at the track accordingly.

 

Please note:  Anyone entering the facility on Friday will be required to purchase either a two-day (Friday-Saturday SCS credential) or a weekend (three-day) credential.  Single-day Friday restricted-area crew passes will not be sold.

 

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About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.