Team Chevy continued its tradition of success throughout 2018, claiming prestigious wins in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500, taking its third consecutive team championship in IMSA competition, winning the NHRA Pro Stock title, and locking down the year-end NHRA Manufacturers Cup for a record-extending 23rd time. All in all, it was a pretty good year for the Bowtie.
It seems like just last week the NHRA was crowning its 2018 champions at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, but in reality, close to three months have passed and it’s time to hit the drag strip once again. Chevrolet won the prestigious NHRA Manufacturers Cup for a record-extending 23rd time in 2018, and will look to achieve that distinction for a 24th time this year. However, Team Chevy has undergone some significant changes as it enters the year-long chase for championships and race wins.
A total of 45 COPO Camaros made the trip to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for this year’s edition of the NHRA-sanctioned Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. When the dust settled, you would be hard-pressed to find a COPO driver who had a better weekend than Jeff Myers.
At every event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar, John Force Racing and its drivers are some of the most popular attractions. The organization’s popularity is due just as much to the team’s and drivers’ accessibility as it is to their on-track success.
For most, Labor Day Monday is a day of rest. For drag racers, it represents the pinnacle of their sport: final elimination day at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. It is the culmination of six days of effort. When it’s over, only a select few get to celebrate. Perhaps that is why the sense of excitement and nervous anticipation is so palpable on Monday morning.
Just like we recapped the 2016 race season last year, we’ve worked with Chevrolet teams to compile a comprehensive look at the Bowtie’s racing efforts in 2017. Last year, Team Chevy earned a total 16 championships – six manufacturer titles and 10 driver crowns – in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and IMSA. Chevrolet’s wins in 2017 came on road courses, ovals and drag strips. Here’s last year’s season highlights:
The SEMA Show is underway, and as always, the Chevrolet Performance booth is chock-full of the latest vehicles, stunning builds, crate engines and performance parts during a week when the entire automotive industry puts its best foot forward.
Stepping off the plane into the desert air of Las Vegas in the fall -- no matter your place of origin -- always seems full of possibility. While winter is approaching in most of the country, Vegas seems like the perfect retreat with its warm days and cool nights. Some travelers are looking to hit it big in the casinos of The Strip, others have made the journey for some rest and relaxation. Yet, during this time of year, ubiquitous bold automotive logos on polo shirts and hats also provide proof that the SEMA Show is in town once again, where the performance industry gathers to show off its newest products to buyers and one another.
The offseason is over. Pre-season testing is complete. Now, it’s finally time for the thunderous V-8 rumble emanating from under the hoods of the Corvette Racing C7.R machines to do work for real. The IMSA-sanctioned Rolex 24 at Daytona is this weekend, and the two-car Corvette Racing team has its eyes set on the grandest prize.
The latest edition of the Chevrolet Performance Parts Catalog has been revealed, featuring over 400 pages of ways to make Bowtie power.