ProMedia Events has been selected to host the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout at its NMCA All-American Nationals event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 22-25, 2019. Presented by COPO Parts Direct, this once-in-a-lifetime special event is open to all Chevrolet COPO Camaro vehicles (tributes/clones permitted). Watch as COPO Camaros invade the Buckeye State in celebration of their legacy from 1969 to present, with activities that include a drag race, custom winners circle experience, racer happy hours, special celebration luncheons, and a free parts raffle.
“NMCA is thrilled to be a big part of COPO Camaro’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said Steve Wolcott president and CEO of the National Muscle Car Association. “Camaro’s iconic COPO platform continues today as a key partner in Detroit’s Big-3 factory-built racecar programs, which add major excitement to each and every NMCA series event.”
Billed as America’s Racetrack, Summit Motorsports Park is the premier national event drag race facility in the U.S. with massive paved pits, perfectly manicured car show grass, and amenities second to none. Situated just outside of Sandusky, Ohio, the 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout’s location provides participants and fans eager for extra vacation activities access to numerous water parks, golf, and other special amenities. This special event takes place the weekend after the world-famous Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit and one week before the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, setting the stage for the ultimate motorsport road trip.
“All of us at Chevrolet Performance are excited to celebrate COPO Camaro’s 50th anniversary,” said Steve Walczak, Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Performance. “Since 1969, and continuing in force today with the 50th anniversary COPO Camaro, this special program is respected by racers around the U.S. who compete with NMCA, NHRA, and other series. Chevrolet Performance, NMCA, and COPO Parts Direct will produce a very special, exclusive event for COPO Camaro owners showcasing the awesome performance of these race cars in an NMCA national event setting.”
“COPO Parts Direct is honored to participate with the 50th Anniversary of the COPO Camaro,” said Mike Lawrence, Operations Manager at COPO Parts Direct. “We’ve been a partner with Chevrolet on the modern COPO Camaro since its inception in 2012 are we’re excited that all the hard work since then is culminating in a 50th Anniversary Shootout event. It’s a thrill working with Chevrolet Performance and NMCA to make this event a reality.”
The COPO Camaro Shootout starts on Thursday, August 22, as competitors roll into Summit Motorsports Park and are parked in pre-reserved, up-front paved pits. Racers will be treated to a Test & Tune followed by a Racer Appreciation Happy Hour & Ice Cream Social featuring Norwalk’s iconic 1 lb. scoops of ice cream! Friday features a day of drag race qualifying with a COPO Camaro Shootout luncheon, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, followed by an end of day Happy Hour and free parts raffle with upwards of $10,0000 in product up for grabs exclusively to COPO owners. On Saturday, August 24th, things heat up as COPO Camaro Shootout eliminations begin with another lunch break presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Late Saturday, the winner of the COPO Camaro Shootout will receive $3,000 cash, an NMCA Victor award, and will be treated to a champagne celebration in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle.
For more information on Chevrolet Performance visit www.chevrolet.com/performance; visit www.COPOpartsdirect.com for all of your COPO performance parts needs; for more information on the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout, including drag race rules, purse, schedule of events, host hotel, pre-purchase participant and crew/guest credentials, and more visit www.NMCAdigital.com/COPO, or call (714) 444-2426. Race / Crew / Guest pre-purchase required for COPO Camaro reserved drag race parking as well as COPO Camaro happy hours (2) and luncheons (s). Visit https://powermallstore.com/collections/copo-camaro-50th-anniversary-shootout to purchase your credentials today!