BRAND NEW FOR 2017! Drag Race Event is added to the Corvette Funfest 2017 Line Up!05/19/17
Please join the Mid America Motorworks’ team on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 for Corvette Funfest's first ever drag race event! The 1/8th mile drag race will take place at Coles County Dragway USA in Charleston, IL. Corvette enthusiasts are invited to participate
Whether you’re a first-timer or a weekend warrior at the drag strip, all Corvette enthusiasts are welcome! Mid America Motorworks is bringing in a coach to offer Drag Racing Basics for first timers and friendly advice for seasoned Drag Racers. We will walk you through everything needed to get your Corvette checked for safety, to the starting line, down the track and back in line to do it all over again!
“The need for speed and quality performance is in every Corvette owner’s blood,” says Mike Yager. “We are excited to add this classic racing, grudge-match event in May and during Corvette Funfest.”
Space is limited and Corvette enthusiasts who are interested in getting in track time are strongly encouraged to preregister. During preregistration you will be asked some basic information about your Corvette and a $10 fee will be collected to participate in the races on May 13th. Please call 800-500-1500 to preregister with a member of our Sales Team. On-site registration is not guaranteed.
Drivers who plan to participate are required to be at the track at 2:00pm to fill out paperwork and have their Corvettes inspected by track officials. Races are scheduled to begin at 4:00pm and will last until approximately 8:00pm.
Drivers who plan to participate in the Drag Strip Races are required to show a valid State Driver’s License. Drivers must wear a helmet (don't worry, we will have some entry level helmets for sale at the track or for rent) sleeved shirts, long pants and closed toed shoes. For a complete list of track rules, please visit colescountydragwayusa.
Corvette Funfest 2017 Theme Announced10/04/16
Mid America Motorworks is gearing up for an extraordinary 2017 Corvette Funfest in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Corvette. The Mid America Motorworks campus will host the 2017 Corvette Funfest, September 14th - 17th.
The Largest Corvette Party in the World will celebrate the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. Corvette Funfest attracts thousands of Corvette Enthusiasts from around the country, as well as internationally, with four full days of activities designed to promote the Corvette hobby.
The 1967 Sting Ray was the last Corvette of its generation, and five years of refinements made it the best of the line, touting a blue GM Mark of Excellence.The most noteworthy feature of the 1967 was the optional L88 engine; of which, only 20 were produced. The ultimate Corvette engine, the L88 was as close to a pure racing engine as Chevrolet had ever offered in regular production.
“Looking ahead to 2017, I am very excited to be celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the 1967 Corvette with other enthusiasts and to be hosting some of the finest examples from that model year,” said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks.
Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce that preparations are under way for Corvette Funfest 2017. The four-day event will pay tribute to the 1967 Corvette and will also feature special displays and parking for all Lucky Seven’s celebrating Anniversary’s of the 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and the 2017.
The artist behind the 2017 Corvette Funfest theme is our very own, Betsy Yager. Using the infamous Las Vegas Welcome sign, the 1967 Sting Ray, and Lucky Sevens for inspiration, Betsy illustrated the incredible piece of artwork, which will be used as the 2017 Corvette Funfest official theme, displayed on event t-shirts, posters, yearbooks, and more.
Mid America Motorworks is thrilled to announce a new, 1/8 mile Drag Strip Racing event for Corvette Funfest 2017. “The need for speed and quality performance is in every Corvette owner’s blood,” says Mike Yager, “we are excited to add this classic racing, grudge-match event to Corvette Funfest.” Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.
1967 was the iconic Summer of Love and Mid America Motorworks is planning ahead to celebrate the 50th Anniversary at Corvette Funfest 2017. The Summer of Love was fueled by groundbreaking music and Corvette Funfest 2017 will welcome several of your favorite bands to the Funfest Amphitheater. Stay tuned for future announcements!
Corvette Funfest 2017 is scheduled for Sept. 14th -17th in Effingham, Ill. Register today!