Volume III, Issue 5, Page 8


The O'Reilly Super Chevy Show had its run at Montgomery Motorsports Park with beautiful weather, large crowds and great racing.

Ken "The Kid" Walsh from Purcellville, VA won the Aeromotive Nitro Coupe Challenge in a close final over 2007 champ Jerry Rhodes of Southside, Alabama.

Rhodes had qualified ahead of Walsh, but Ken found a problem in his supercharged beast of a power plant which had limited his power.  He came out to race on Sunday with what amounted to a new Nitro Coupe and a good attitude.  He marched through the field until he met Rhodes in the final.  Walsh had an .062 light and roared to a 4.082 at 179.3 mph.  Rhodes could only manage a 4.811 as he had traction issues and shut his '64 Vette Nitro Coupe off early.

Timmy Smith of Roanoke, AL rose to the top of the heap in a tough Bracket 1 (electronics) class.  Smith met fellow young gun Cole Cousins of Wetumpka, AL in the finals and came away with the win.  Smith's dragster went 4.958 on a 4.97 dial at 139.06 mph in the final.  Cousins ended things on the starting line with a -.004 red light and then ran a 6.563 at 103.85 on his 6.57 dial.  Rodney Byrd was the only semi-finalist.