Super Chevy Show at Rockingham, NC

Ed Hoover, who won the first Pro Modified race ever contested nationally, got another major win Sunday, Oct. 21, when he drove his supercharged 1968 Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the featured event in the annual Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance and Richmond County Tourism at Rockingham Dragway.

The veteran from Gilbert, SC, qualified No. 1 on the eighth-mile course at 3.895 seconds, then beat John Camp, Ernie Everett, former national touring pro Steve Vick and, finally, Travis Harvey to win the Beal Racing Engines Pro Mod Shootout, part of the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Series.

Steve Vick

Hoover, who was the first Pro Mod champion as the winner of the IHRA Winternationals at Darlington, SC, on March 11, 2000, recorded the quickest time of the event in the first round at 3.879 seconds.  Unfortunately, his semifinal showdown with Vick turned out to be anticlimactic when the latter suffered engine failure on his Camaro and was unable to compete.

Other winners in the event that celebrates all things Chevrolet included Lee Astle of Jonesville, S.C., who, as the Top Eliminator champion on Sunday, took home a $3,000 winner’s share of the purse, and Rockingham’s Tim Clark, who won the DOT Street title on Sunday.