Our second annual Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic™ is an official Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) sanctioned event, the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world. We are expecting more than 50 professional barbeque competitors from across the country to gather with the goal of impressing the judges with their one-of-a-kind secret recipes.
The inaugural 2012 Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic Grand Champion, “Team Wicked Que” is the defending champion. 2012 was considered an overwhelming success marrying an air show to an official KCBS BBQ competition event. This combination experiment is now attracting the full attention of the KCBS professional competition community, so let’s see who will knock the 2012 Grand Champion “Team Wicked Que” off the top spot after the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia’s “Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic” is completed.
The competitors will battle it out to show off their chicken, pork, pork ribs and beef brisket entries while competing for a cash purse and prizes exceeding $15,000. The judges are looking for three things: Taste, Appearance and Tenderness. The competition is sure to stir up everyone’s appetites and provide suspenseful entertainment for air show attendees.
Big Jim Stancil is the 2013 SNT BBQ Classic Competition Director. After listening to the inaugural BBQ Classic and air show feedback, this year’s BBQ Classic competition will mirror the air show operating hours on both Saturday & Sunday. Due to the constraints with the air show weekend activities, only the Professional Division will be competing at the event. The winners of the competition in each category including the overall Grand Champion, Reserve Champion & 3rd Place Champion will be recognized at the official awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon immediately following the air show flying activities.