Northern Challenge Show Results

August 21, 2011

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Motormile Dragway in Radford, Va was the place to be on Sunday August 21st, for the SEVWA’s Northern Challenge #6.

This event is the 4th event in the SEVWA Points Series for 2011 and racers were offered a double payout for winners in all bracket classes if they were SEVWA members. Thanks to a nice gesture from the owners at Motormile Dragway, they helped K & L Motorsports (Keith and Kathy) guarantee the purse! We would like to thank the 25 racers that made the trip and hope that we can see more of you for the future! 2011 may have been the last year for the double purse, but our purse is ALWAYS Guaranteed no matter where we are or how many racers attend.

      Super Pro Class Had Bruce Ridgeway and Tim Norwood in the finals, but Tim came out the winner this go around. In the Pro Class Mel Shealy was doing double duty and placed in the Semi’s in Super Pro and Runnered-up in the Pro Class with Tony Miller taking the win. Sportsman had water vs Air when 2010 Champion Adam Dalton in his Corrado took the win over Rick Laws in his Karmann Ghia.

     The Show area had quite some nice VWs, with some that were not quite finished, but their potential was certainly spot on! Jorge and Barbara Newton tailered their Pre-67 Bus that they have been working on to the event and had quite a few onlookers asking if it was For Sale. Which it isn’t, but just wait until their done with it as it will not be no ordinary Bus! Tom Lawhorne brought out two Beetles, with his Herbie and his 62 Beetle with some beautiful Artwork all over it. Tom came home with a Top award and Promoters Choice for his 62. NRVDubbers had a special award for the day and it went to Sam Peters with his Beautiful Flamed Rat Rod. Sam Cox brought out his Gorgeous 62 Beetle and took the Best of Show award home!

     The NRVDubbers based out of Radford, Va were the host club for this event and we would like to send a Special Thank You for all the help you guys provided before and during the show. Certainly glad we have a club like you guys helping us out! Check them out at

     Turnout for the event was on the low, but we will still be coming back for 2012. We would like to know what you think about the event. If you didn’t attend, why and what can we do to get you to the event? If you did attend, tell us what you thought. We value your input and WANT to hear from you.

Schedule for the 2012 season will be out in October, so stay tuned.


Best of Show: Sam Cox  56 Beetle

Promoters Choice: Tom Lawhorne 62 Beetle

NRVDubbers Club Choice: Sam Peters

Top 15

Ed Thomas 85 Vanagon Crewcab

Frances Hylton 74 Beetle

Sam Cox 56 Beetle

Brenda Early & DK Wills 74 Thing

Francis Drewry 73 Thing

Michael Booher Buggy

Robert Vest 73 Super Beetle

Tom Lawhorne 62 Beetle

Tom Lawhorne 63 Beetle (Herbie)

Terry Lindsey Buggy

Eric Adkins 73 Beetle

Sam Peters 70 Beetle

Slim Quesenberry 70 Baja

Roscoe Harman 71 Beetle

Billy Dickerson Trike