Early model-late model Camara showdown at Super Chevy Show

ROCKINGHAM — A 240 mile-an-hour showdown between the early model Camaros of Travis “the Carolina Kid” Harvey and Steve Vick and the late model Chevrolet of reigning NHRA Pro Mod champion Rickie Smith may be the most anticipated of the many features of the Oct. 4-6 Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism.

Harvey, Vick and Smith all are native Carolinians but they also are among the nation’s most prominent Pro Modified racers.  Their combined resumes include victories on the NHRA, IHRA, ADRL and PDRA tours.

“Pro Mods are the Funny Cars of this generation,” proclaimed Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood.  “They’re quick and fast and their short wheelbases make them a handful to drive.   Plus, you’ve got the most popular hot rods from the ‘60s – the ’68 and ’69 Camaros, racing against the late models.  That’s what seems to excite the fans

Harvey, a native of Elon, and Vick, a veteran from Mocksville, drive two of the quickest and fastest early model Chevies on the planet.  Smith, who again leads the NHRA Pro Mod point standings in his bid for a second straight title, is the do-everything owner, driver and tuner on the 2013 IDG Camaro, the quickest and fastest nitrous car in the world.

A Rockingham Dragway photo A 240 mile-an-hour showdown between the early model Camaros of Travis “the Carolina Kid” Harvey and Steve Vick and the late model Chevrolet of reigning NHRA Pro Mod champion Rickie Smith may be the most anticipated of the many features of the Oct. 4-6 Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism.

A Rockingham Dragway photo
A 240 mile-an-hour showdown between the early model Camaros of Travis “the Carolina Kid” Harvey and Steve Vick and the late model Chevrolet of reigning NHRA Pro Mod champion Rickie Smith may be the most anticipated of the many features of the Oct. 4-6 Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism.

In addition to open Pro Mod racing on The Rock’s quarter mile course, the SuperChevy Show also will feature the popular Gear Jammers, Danny O’Day and “the world’s fastest wheelstander,” the jet-powered 1941 Willys of Terry Rosberg, a swap meet, the Dieffenbach Superstore all-GM car and truck show and the Camaro Shootout.

“The Super Chevy Show really is ‘all Chevies, all the time,’” Earwood said.  “Not that there won’t be other GM cars represented but it’s mainly a celebration of all thingsChevy, which historically has been the brand of choice for drag racers and every level of the sport.”

Adult admission for the event is $20 per day or $35 for all three days if ticket is purchased in advance.  Children 12 and under are just $5.  Parking in Rockingham’s main lot is free.

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