2014 Dave Duell Classic

The Dave Duell Classic

The Best Nostalgia Super Stock Racing Event

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For 2014, the Dave Duell Classic will again be run in conjunction with the NMCA race, but will be returning to Gateway, where it all began. While the location and dates have changed, the big purse, Class Runoffs and Driver’s dinner has not. This is the absolute best Nostalgia Super Stock Racing Even of the year — so make you plans NOW!

May 23-25, 2014

Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois

If you are a vendor who would like to be part of sponsoring the biggest Nostalgia Super Stock Event of the year — click the “Site Info” link for the “Contact Doug” link to start the conversation.

Preregister if You Intend To Race in the Dave Duell Classic

So that we can properly plan for the number of racers needing to pit in the NSS area, and get a feel for the number that we need to plan for the Saturday Evening Driver’s Dinner, please take a moment to submit the below form if there is a good chance you will be racing at the DDC. This is not a firm commitment, nor is any money being collected — it is just to help plan for the best Dave Duell Classic yet.

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If you have any questions, would like to sponsor a class, or have swag to be handed out at the driver’s dinner — please use the contact form to contact Doug Duell.

 

 

 

2014 Highlights

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Dave Schultz in the Vitamin C in Bradenton, Fl March 2014

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Dave Schultz in the Nostalgia Super Stock 1963 Plymouth Savoy called the Vitamin C.

 

Inside the Vitamin C

Dave Schultz Strapped on a Helmet cam for a couple of passes down the 1320 in the Vitamin C 1963 Plymouth Savoy. This is the first:

 

NHRA Now Considering Seat Tethers

Looking For Sponsors?

You need to have a race team web site if you want product sponsors to even consider you. They want to see the professionalism of a web site promote your team and their product.

raceSPI am not only a Web Designer — but a racer who enjoys a good level of sponsor support. I can design your team a good looking web site that is as easy for you to keep updated (text, photos, video) as to post on Facebook — and I can do it quick (in a week or less) and cheap (Less than $2,000 – Complete). These sites adjust to all browsers and screen sizes — and automatically detects mobile devices.

You may have a good car and be a good driver — but you will need a web site to solicit sponsors. Fact.

 

Look & Feel

We’ve been going through the MoparStyle team car web sites and updating the Look & Feel of them.

Click on the screen shot below to check out the site.

Schultz Indy Report

The below is a report we give to the good people who sponsor (or we hope to some day sponsor) product for The Texas Whale and Big Red Ram.

Dave Schultz
October 16, 2013

indy2013We spent the weekend and Monday getting Big Red Ram, the Vitamin C and the rig ready and loaded for the final points race of the Year. The virtually new engine for the Texas whale had blown in Qualifying for the second time this year back at Joliet, this time fatally and forever (as in barely enough left of it for burial rights) and the engine from the new engine builder wasn’t ready yet — so I was relegated to the backup car (Vitamin C).

Dallas was third in points for the chase, and I was way back in eighth after the two engine failures had me miss 1st round Eliminations in 1/3 of the Points Races. It was my worst year in all of the years I’ve been racing. Doug Duell had First Place locked in after winning the first three races (Bradenton, Atlanta & Joliet) — and making the Semis in a 6 round race at Bowling Green. Dallas had a shot at 2nd place and all I could do was to try to improve my standings a little.

We left early Tuesday morning and arrived in Evansville, IN Wednesday afternoon — so I could drive a truck and trailer with Doug Duell’s Drag Pack to Indy for him. We arrived in the motorhome staging area Wednesday night and set up our pits (including bringing in 00Joe’s second car) Thursday morning.

After setting up the pits, establishing credentials, and taking the cars to be teched in, we took took the engine pulled from the black Coronet (being completely rebuilt to be the backup car) to our new engine builder to be inspected and freshened, and picked up a totally brand new bullet (about $25K) making 909hp @ 6500 and 806TQ. This new engine had been built to the same specs (and by the same builder) as the motor we’ve run in the Big Red Ram for the last two seasons. Duell also has run this engine for four years.

1382325_10200678502580707_306458829_nThis race made for a very long week. NMCA/NHRA Unleashed had a LSX class racing — and the majority of those racers were not very experienced. It took them a very long time to stage — and there was at least a half dozen full track oil downs as they haven’t yet learned to pull to the wall and stop as soon as safely possible.

Friday night, the Duell’s and Schultz’ threw a little NSS Driver’s Soirée in our pits — attended by most of the NSS teams. 40 Photos can be Found on the “Live At Indy” thread at NSS-Racing.com.

Indy04 Indy12Cutting to the chase, I qualified 5th of 28 and Dallas 13th.

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1392030_10151727762992545_1275840328_n Despite a better light, I lost in the second round when Bates ran a 10.501 on his 10.50 Index. Dallas won three rounds but lost in the semis when he had to lift on a track that had gone away — and just seen a major accident in his lane a few cars ahead of him. However, his competitor (Jimmy Ray) ran a great race and wound up winning the Wally for the event – just before midnight Monday morning. Always easier to take a loss when the competitor runs a good race.

We left the track Monday Morning and arrived back at our shop in Richmond, TX on Tuesday afternoon.

Dallas was able to manage a solid 2nd Place for the year in the Championship Points Race — and I was able to improve one or two positions (official points haven’t been released yet). I can promise a much better showing next year with going a different route on my motors.

Dallas and I would like to thank Fuelab, Royal Purple and TTI for their sponsorship of their Best of Class products — and we sure hope we can add a couple more to help us with product over the winter.

Finally, go to www.OldHippiesGiftShop.com for a big selection of NSS Wall Calendars featuring the Mopars, Fords, and GMs of NSS racing for 30% off what the Cafe Press Marketplace sells them.

If you had problems seeing any of the photos in this report — please go to the Big Red Ram web site.