Chevys make good showing at World Power Wheel Standing Championship

Each year in October uber-promoter Ron Leek opens the doors at one of the Midwest’s most historic tracks, Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill., and plays host to a truly unique drag racing event: The World Power Wheel Standing Championships.
The unique competition is to determine which driver and car do the highest, longest, most violent and most photogenic wheelstand. For extra incentive, there is a $30,000 purse just for the wheelstanding competitors.

The Wheelstanding competition is open to all brands of doorslammers and for this year’s 19th annual edition there were more than a few competitors from the Bowtie Brigade.

Here are a few photos of the Chevy competitors and winners of this years contest.
The Broshous racing team brought this nasty (as in nasty good) ‘72 Chevy II and wowed the crowd and the judges despite the somewhat paint-and-body-work-challenged appearance of the mouse-motored Duce.