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.
Kyle Larson turned around what had been a disappointing season in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series on Saturday, driving his Camaro ZL1 from Chip Ganassi Racing to a thrilling victory in the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the victory, Larson also took a $1,000,000 dollar prize.
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.
The 2018 SEMA Show is upon us. Here at The BLOCK, we’ve been providing a glimpse at some of the cool parts and vehicles Chevrolet Performance has on tap for this year’s extravaganza in Las Vegas. Now, it’s almost to go.
Indianapolis isn’t usually the first location that comes to mind when considering winter vacations. For racers though, the capital of Indiana during the second weekend in December is exactly where they want to be. After all, that’s when the annual PRI Trade Show takes place at the Indiana Convention Center.
Power is popular. The crew at Chevrolet Performance is well aware of that concept -- and has proven it with their supercharged LT4 6.2-liter crate engine . In fact, the power plant was the most popular LT crate engine option from the Bowtie Brand for all of 2017. The engine utilizes a 1.7-liter Eaton R1740 TVS supercharger, which spins at up to 20,000 rpm. It generates more than nine pounds of boost and helps the engine make an incredible 650 horsepower along with 650 lb.-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm.