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Old 03-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Chevy High Performance is going to be doing a shoot out at Road Atlanta and Granatelli has been invited to bring a car - rather then drive from Los Angeles we would rather team up with a local stud in the area. Granatelli will be offering a complete suspension system as well as tech support and discounts on whatever other parts you need - more info to follow - but if anyone knows of anyone - please spread the word
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Here is more info

Santa Ana, CA – ProMedia Events, the company that brings you the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is pleased to announce the hottest all-Chevy event of the year…the Chevy High Performance Nationals, which will take place at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the weekend of June 1-3, 2012. This event, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, is sure to attract some of the baddest bow-tie show cars, drag cars, and autocross competitors in the U.S. for year-long bragging rights and awesome event coverage in Chevy High Performance magazine!

“ProMedia has a rich history of exciting heads up doorslammer action and we’re proud to have a joint venture with such an incredible organization,” said Henry De Los Santos, editor of Chevy High Performance. “Whether you’re a serious competitor, an avid car show buff, or just a big time enthusiast of performance street machines…having a show of this caliber is going to take all-Chevy branded events to a whole new level.”

The Chevy High Performance Nationals will feature a huge all-GM car show, where you will see some of the coolest early and late-model muscle cars and hot rods on display for the fans. GM Performance Parts is putting up big money for five heads-up LSX race classes with the pinnacle being LSX Drag Radial, a turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-powered GM class with speeds upwards of 200 mph! Corner turners are in for a treat at Chevy High’s autocross course, where some of the best known tuners race for awards and glory!

Other features of the Chevy High Performance Nationals include 300+ mph jet cars attempting to break the Georgia land speed record. There will be plenty of race classes for all levels of competition beginning with the Summit Racing sponsored bracket competition. Want to know who has the fastest GM-powered street cars…there will be a True Street class with 9 different class winners.

Other attractions of the Chevy High Performance Nationals include a huge manufacturers midway, a giant used parts swap meet, the world famous burnout contest, including the coveted Chevy High Performance Street Machine Challenge, and much more! This is the “must see” all-Chevy event of the year! Mark your calendars to be at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, June 1-3, 2012.
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Ok here is the latest information - I just received

Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia on the weekend of June 1-3, 2012.

Chevy High Performance Magazine - Street Machine Challenge

“You Build It, We Test It!”

Chevy High Performance has announce the Second Annual Chevy High Performance Magazine Street Machine Challenge.

The format is the sameas last year. This year’s challenge will take place at the Chevy High Performance Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. With the Nationals being in such a prime location, this will be an excellent opportunity for all competitors and manufacturers to showcase their cars and products to a large group of performance minded enthusiasts.

To participate, Chevy High Perf will hjave their own drivers that will get behind the wheel of each invitee’s vehicles and place them through the following challenges:
- Three runs down the dragstrip
- Autocross
- 60 to 0 braking

*During testing, manufacturers will be allowed to make similar number of runs in each category; the quickest overall time will be included in the event coverage.

This is an invitational only event and Granatelli has been invited. We are looking for a local boy who is ready to race under the Granatelli Banner. We need you to get in contact with us ASAP so we can submit your entry on both yours and Granatelli's behalf.

To be considered, simply email us at jrgranatelli@granatellimotorsports.com with complete details on your 2010-2012 Gen 5 Camaro street machine, including high-resolution images of the exterior, interior, and engine bay.

The only restriction we have:

- Tires are limited to a 180 treadwear rating
- Pass safety inspection
- Finished vehicles only with paint and full interior

Clearly we are looking for a serious machine here. If you think you have what it takes please get with us Post Haste

Joe R Granatelli
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Too bad this wasn't in Deutschaland. I would like to compete in that event. But one stipulation, no changing of the setup. It is already maxed out triple threat 4th gen.
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Since I live in St. Petersburg, FL I'll be working nearby with whoever we select also. This will be a great opportunity and a chance to have a whole lot of fun too!
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Too bad you are looking for a 5th Gen, My son has a fully prepared 4th gen that's just coming out of the paint shop, Mine is an autoX beast also, but it's a Firebird, so I guess it won't qualify. We both run SCCA ESP class locally in Virgina and would be willing to drive to ATL.
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To participate, Chevy High Perf will hjave their own drivers that will get behind the wheel of each invitee’s vehicles and place them through the following challenges:
- Three runs down the dragstrip
- Autocross
- 60 to 0 braking


Questions:
1.) So others will be driving the car, not the owner?
2.) The first post mentions Road Atlanta, which is a road course. Last post lists the events - and the road course is not listed. So is Road ATL not actually involved?

I would be open to the idea if:
1.) I drove the car, not someone else. I just don't trust my 10-bolt in a dragstrip condition with someone else behind the wheel. Plus I have several years of autocross experience, so I would rather race my car than watch it being raced by someone else.
2.) Instead of suspension components, would you be willing to offer other components? (I already have all the aftermarket parts you offer, minus the G-Load Brace/driveshaft loop).


I see Henry De Los Santos is quoted below. He was the editor at CarCraft for a long time - I've been a subscriber to that since 1998. I also subscribe to his current publication - Chevy High Performance.
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Nevermind - I completely failed to see the 5th gen requirement.
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To participate, Chevy High Perf will hjave their own drivers that will get behind the wheel of each invitee’s vehicles and place them through the following challenges:
- Three runs down the dragstrip
- Autocross
- 60 to 0 braking


Questions:
1.) So others will be driving the car, not the owner?
2.) The first post mentions Road Atlanta, which is a road course. Last post lists the events - and the road course is not listed. So is Road ATL not actually involved?
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The owner is given the opportunity to drive their own car and better what the experts have done. If they did not have 1 driver evaluating each car – the losoers would argue it was the driver that made the difference - not the car

Road Atlanta was cancelled –

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I would be open to the idea if:
1.) I drove the car, not someone else. I just don't trust my 10-bolt in a drag strip condition with someone else behind the wheel. Plus I have several years of autocross experience, so I would rather race my car than watch it being raced by someone else.
2.) Instead of suspension components, would you be willing to offer other components? (I already have all the aftermarket parts you offer, minus the G-Load Brace/driveshaft loop).


I see Henry De Los Santos is quoted below. He was the editor at Car Craft for a long time - I've been a subscriber to that since 1998. I also subscribe to his current publication - Chevy High Performance.
This shoot out is to find the best car in the land – if you are not prepared to ring it out – respectfully you’re not the right guy for the competition. Being an avid Auto Crosser you must be willing to drive aggressive

As to your last question – We want a car that 101% represent what Granatelli has to offer – not our competitions parts
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We want a car that 101% represent what Granatelli has to offer – not our competitions parts
That's redundant. Your Engrish skills also need work.
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Would have been nice to see this post in the 5th gen section.... Maybe I would have seen it in time!
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Sent you guys an email.

We run a 2012 45th and won the NMCA Gen5 race in Bradenton and just won the Super Chevy gen5 race in memphis. Located in Alabama and will be running the CHP race also, along with the rest of the NMCA series.
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