It's time for Weekend Overdrive on The BLOCK – your weekly motorsports and automotive show roundup. Each and every Friday, we'll provide you with all the dates and times you'll need to stay plugged into the world of Chevrolet Performance motorsports and events over the weekend.*
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.
We got some exciting news in our inbox recently. It seems that Dale Earnhardt Jr., a 15-time Most Popular Driver Award winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will pace the field at the upcoming Daytona 500. He’ll also make history by doing so behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. The full story straight from Team Chevy is below.
It's time for "Weekend Overdrive" on The BLOCK – your weekly motorsports and automotive show roundup. Each and every Friday, we'll provide you with all the dates and times you'll need to stay plugged into the world of Chevrolet motorsports and events over the weekend.*
One of the most popular vehicles throughout last year’s HOT ROD Power Tour was the Chevrolet Performance fleet’s 1967 C10 pickup. It wasn’t just the truck’s stunning looks that turned heads though, as the ZZ6 Turn-Key crate engine* under the hood also drew plenty of attention.
Last fall, Chevrolet Performance unveiled the powerful LT5 crate engine* at the SEMA Show and stuffed it in a 1973 Chevelle Laguna Concept. This year, that car and its “blacked-out” look are a central part of HOT ROD Power Tour.
It’s hard to determine what’s most impressive about Arthur Kohn. For one, the resident of Richmond, Texas, is an ever-present part of NHRA’s popular Factory Stock Showdown -- an eight-race series pitting American muscle from The Big Three head to head. Kohn won the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte last year in a COPO Camaro. Then, later in the year, he became the first COPO driver in the seven-second range with a blistering 7.993-second pass during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park outside St. Louis.
When Chevrolet Performance introduced the LT5 crate engine at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last fall, it was clear the 755-horsepower monster would be a game-changing addition to the enthusiast world. One of the first enthusiasts to adopt the powerful engine is Ed Valenciano, who has chosen the LT5 to power his ’69 Camaro. He’s doing it the old-fashioned way, in a single bay of his garage with the car on jack stands.
For seven days in June, performance enthusiasts from across the country and around the globe gather for the epic road trip known as HOT ROD Power Tour.
Thanks to our location in the motorsports and performance capital of Charlotte, North Carolina, here at The BLOCK we have a lot of opportunities to take in automotive events that are right in our backyard. Spring AutoFair is one such example.