Horrible Trend in Drag Racing


A small club a of a couple dozen members going by the name of Nostalgia Super Stock, Inc., put a registered trademark on the terms “NSS” and “Nostalgia Super Stock” – despite the fact that maybe better than 1000 racers have raced hundreds of Nostalgia Super Stock Races, at dozens of tracks in the last 25 years.

If you go to this club’s site at www.NostalgiaSuperStock.com, you will see that they have place their trademark there. You will also find a link to their member email addresses if you’d like to communicate your feelings to them, and lists of  sponsors and events/tracks if you would like to communicate with them.

The below links show the trademarks.



We Will Rule The World All Of Nostalgia Super Stock


While all club members are guilty of allowing this to happen, it appears to be the brainchild of Club Secretary Bob Wilkiewicz, and Club President Rich Berlisk. They recently approached a Doug Duell, who administers Dave Duell Classic and and a member of the National Rules Committee (also trademarked by this club – so all members resigned to form a new rules committee), and informed him of the trademark and their intention of licensing (aka shaking Down) all organizations, promoters, websites, clubs… with both fees and other “requirements”.

More recently, the shakedown has begun with at least one promoter (NMCA) receiving a letter to contact them about licensing requirements.

Initial reaction to many was to drop or rename the class instead of wetting the beak of trademark trolls/squatters, but only the weak cave. A specialist trademark attorney has reviewed the applications the club made, and other documentation of the use of the terms – and while we don’t want to show his complete hand – it is obvious that those trademarks should never have been granted and it is a certainty that revocation will be granted.

The way of most common sense and least cost to all (including the club) would be for them to issue a public apology to all NSS Racers and to surrender the trademark back to the Patent and Trademark office as being they had recently realized (save face avoid fraud) that they are widely used over a long period descriptive terms, and should never be registered trademarks. However, like Pinky and the Brain, narcissistic domination of the class stands in the way of common sense and they’ve refused. Their strategy is to stand by the line that they’re just protecting the name from evil (kettle calling pot black) and they’re all about education – at least until the dust settles.

Well the dust shouldn’t settle until no one has the ability to misuse these terms for their ego and the extortion by licensing of the many outside their little club. So after legal consultation, the next step is to file a legal protest to the Patent and Trademark Office with the many examples of why the application wasn’t proper, and the many reasons the registration of the trademarks need to be immediately revoked. This will cost roughly $5,000 in filing and legal fees.  Doug Duell and Dave Schultz have stepped up and pledged $500 each, and feel that another eight organizations and well healed NSS racers will also step forward to do the same. If you are willing to be one of the ten helping to right this wrong, contact Doug or Dave.

While the lawyer feels that this will be a slam-dunk once filed, there’s never 100% certainty when you have Federal Bureaucracy involved. If unsuccessful, then a suit filed in the Federal Court of Milwaukee, against the club and certain members will be required, costing the club member and the petitioner in the $100,000+ each range. We feel we also have that covered, but hopefully it will not go that far.

What NSS drivers can do in the meantime is contact the club’s members, as there certainly must be a few feeling this is wrong and don’t want any part of the shitstorm about to happen.  Contact their sponsors who may not be happy of associating with a club using the tactics of the Black Hand. Contact the promoters and tracks to let them know who they’re associating with. Contact car and racing magazines, both print and Internet (even racing forums) to have them post the start of what could be a horrible trend to other classes like Nostalgia Muscle Car, Pro Mod, Nostalgia Funny Car, Nostalgia Pro Stock – or even “Bracket Racing”. No club should be allowed to try to own a widely promoted class of drag racing, and an example needs to be made of any club that does try. Regardless of any other differences, we need a united front of Clubs, Promoters, and drag racers to come together on this cause.

More information can be found at:



New form of extortion that all drag racers need to be concerned with. Today it is NSS, tomorrow it might be Nostalgia Muscle Car, or Pro Mod, or True Street, or even bracket racing!


The above link has all the details and the continuing conversation, the below is the first post.

The State of Our Class…You Really Need to Worry About.

As I write this post, I am thinking of the passion I have for NSS racing…the people, the cars, the tracks where we race and the fans who love to see us come. Unfortunately, there is a clear and present danger threatening our sport, targeted solely on NSS racing.

This post is meant to inform you of the actions taken by others and to share their intentions as they have laid it out for us. The NMCA and your rules committee has no intentions of being extorted and bullied into these changes. Based upon the initial input of information we have received, Clay Kossuth, Jim Netherland and myself have resigned from the NSSNA Rules Committee. We will, however, create a new committee to help steer NSS into the future. The NMCA agrees with this plan and will follow the lead of this new committee.

With that on the table, let me go back to the beginning.

As you may know, there is a Nostalgia Super Stock Club in the Chicago/Wisconsin area. This club operates under a match racing format which differs from the index racing many of our NSS racing organizations conduct. Earlier this year, Rich Berlisk and Bob Wilkiewicz, representing the Club, placed a registered trademark on both the terms Nostalgia Super Stock and NSS. The information on this action is available at www.nostalgiasuperstock.com. The trademark application states the request is to protect the name for “educational, entertainment and archival” purposes. When Rich and Bob told me about what they had done (after the fact) and that they had received approval for the registered trademark, I expressed to them it was a bad idea and that I would not stand for any race organization or racer having to pay any monies or sign any releases to use the names Nostalgia Super Stock or NSS. Nothing happened until this week.

Bringing you up to speed this week.

This week, your NSSNA Rules Committee received a letter from Bob Wilkiewicz. Without our knowledge or consent, Rich and Bob have also trademarked the name of our rules committee. The impact of this became apparent immediately in their letter. They began outlining the rules of NSS racing as they saw fit as the new owners of the trademark. This is beyond reproach. NSS racing has always been self-governing and self-policing. As racers, we challenge one another. We argue the points as new racing technology becomes available. Our objective is to come to agreement and make certain the racing is competitive. The racers, along with the NHRA, decide what goes into the rules—thus our cars—and what does not.

Also this week, Bob sent a letter to the NMCA asking them to reach out and negotiate terms to use the names they trademarked: Nostalgia Super Stock and NSS. They have indicated they will do the same to the other race promoters and website administrators. Worse case scenario for us is if the promoters reject their attempts to collect money for use of the name and drop our class from their races. We have no intention for these misguided individuals to come between us and racing.

Negotiating terms with promoters and dictating rules to racers are a far cry from the innocent-sounding trademark application whose stated intent was for “educational, entertainment and archival” purposes.

Next steps.

Your rules committee is working closely with NMCA, consulting NHRA, and have reached out to our own legal counsel to get this hostile takeover of our sport stopped. Our promoters are looking into the legality as well. I will keep you informed as we make progress in this situation.

Final thoughts.

Clearly, this is about control and greed. We are a group of racers who put our own skin in the game. We work all week to get the chance to race on the weekends. We have invested hard-earned money into our cars. We are too proud of Nostalgia Super Stock racing to allow it to become a puppet race class due to a deceptive trademark maneuver.

What you can do.

If you have thoughts on how we should move forward, please email Clay, Jim or myself. I also suggest you call and email Bob Wilkiewicz stillrock69@hotmail.com and Rich Berlisk rberlisk@wi.rr.com and let them know what you think about their actions.

Thank you,

Doug Duell

Norwalk 2015 – Season Finale

Dave Schultz – September 3, 2015

WhaleNorwalk2015-1000This was to be Dallas’ last full season for awhile — as he’ll be getting married next month and taking a new job that won’t allow for the time off racing.

We loaded up Monday, left early Tuesday – getting as far as Jackson, TN, and arrived at Linder’s Lot (staging area) Wednesday Night. Thursday we set up pits, established credentials, and teched in the cars. There has been a little drama and a lot of false accusations against those winning rounds from a couple of those not winning rounds — so tech was extra long. Every wired was traced in most of the cars this time.

Friday I got two time trials in the morning — one of which had my car in line for over two hours. I was happy to see that the transmission blown in Joliet was performing well thanks to Dallas rebuilding. The problem with Dallas’ car plaguing him all year was finally found and corrected. I was too fast in the first round of Qualifying. My lights were good. There were 27 cars (about average)  in the NSS Class.

Saturday started earlier than we had expected. My second qualifying was too fast, so I had to be conservative with a 9.773 on a 9.75 Index my third qualifying — putting me 7 of 27.

ticketsSunday had a late start because of rain. Both Dallas and I won our first rounds, me playing the stripe on the brakes.

10985265_10204729409170840_2768810061989561374_n copyDallas and I also won our second rounds — me again on the brakes because of an advantage on the tree.  I had to spot him 3/4 of a second.

11952043_10204730523958709_6387594962544347368_nThen because of a ton of accidents, including a bad one by Willard Kinser, the third round was very late in the day — actually early evening. Dallas had a Bye and I had to go up against Doug Duell. Doug is one of my best buds — and we’ve had a see-saw win/lose thing happening. He won the first two times we raced, I won the next two, and then he won against me in the finals of the Dave Duell Classic — in a very close race. I thought I’d nailed the tree — but it appears I didn’t. It looked close from the car, but I broke out because of my light.


 Dallas won against Mike DeChicco in the fourth round. It was like 10PM before Dallas and Doug Duell faced off in the final. This time it was Doug’s turn to have a bad light and Dallas won the event.

11222980_10204749562074650_4897747610675421190_oThis win got Dallas back into the Top Ten, Runner Up got Doug the 2015 Championship, and because you have to throw out a race (I didn’t lose in the first round once this year) — DeChicco bumped me to 4th place for the year when I had to throw out 230 points to his 160 points. This year’s competition was the toughest to date, and I had a little bad luck with my engine blowing in Atlanta (Dallas loaned me his car) and transmission in Joliet.  However, I intend to come back with a vengeance next year.

pointsI’d like to congratulate Doug on his Championship and Dallas on both his win and the eleven years that we raced together. It will be a lot different racing without him going forward. I’d also like to thank Wes at Mancini Racing, Brian at Fuelabs, Sam at TTI Exhaust, Kim at Aerospace Components, and JC at ATI for their product sponsorship. The saying is “the quickest way to a Million dollars drag racing — is to start with a Billion”. That is especially so if you live in Texas and the closest track (Bowling Green, KY) is 1000 miles away. Sponsor assistance helps allow this old man to continue to live the dream.

Route 66 – 2015

Sponsor Report

Dave Schultz – August 4, 2015

Joliet2015-560To recap from last report, the Dave Duell Classic only made it through three rounds and the FX Shootout hadn’t started before the rain came. The race in Indy was totally rained out, and so this race in Joliet had that race plus the FX Shootout and the conclusion of the DDC.  I’d won rounds from my son, 00Joe Ewing and Knokowski in Bowling Green.  I believe I was in fifth place prior to this race.

So we were loaded up last Monday and left Tuesday, arriving at the track Wednesday at 3PM. The staging area from the pits was already pretty crowded. The pit gate opened at noon Thursday, we were assigned pits and 1PM and had the pit set up and my car tech’d in by three — when the beer light turned on.

11834732_10204585366489863_8129961487661763855_oFriday morning I got one Time Trial and then the first round of qualifying. I was too fast at 9.745 on a 9.75 Index. It was very windy — making it a challenge.

After lunch we ran the 2nd Qualifying — and I was again too fast. It was hard to predict the high wind gusts. After that the 4th round of the Dave Duell Classic started. I had a Bye. An hour or so later was the 5th round – and I was matched against Corky Bumpus and I won that round. That put me in the finals with Doug Duell. This was the tenth DDC and he’d not yet won the event since named after his father — so he wanted it as bad as I did.

We waited until late in the night for this round to be run — before the track went up against it’s curfew deadline, and the race was rescheduled for the morning. Saturday at 8:30 we ran our 3rd Qualifying — and I over compensated in weight — and was slow enough to qualify — but not well. Right after that Doug and I ran the Final of the DDC.


We had a OK lights but I took the stripe by 8″ for the worst of the Double-Breakout. I guess 2nd best of around 55 racers that qualified is suppose to be a consolation — but I wanted to win bad.

Next was the FX Shootout, and I think there were 14 of the fastest NSS cars in that. I had Joe Midile in the first round. That’s when disaster struck for me.  After we were paired at the top of staging — my car had a big backfire starting up to move into the staging lanes. The burnout and launch went well, but as soon as the car hit 5500 RPM it was popping and I had to short shift. I saw Joe redlit (he left .25 second after me) and was able to drive down the track.

11099722_10204570511958509_8035035015331782894_nBack at the pits we looked at the Intake and found that it had blown the sealant out at the carb plate and left side of the top. It takes hours to remove and clean — and 12 hours for the sealant to set. There were 3 more rounds of the FX Shootout and then the first round of the Joliet eliminations to still be run — so I had to keep a low profile and fake it.  Next round was against Tim Frees — and I got lucky when he tried Oxygenated gas for the first time — and his car hated it. I was again able to drive the car down the track without hitting 5500 RPM because he’d given up. Below are the FX Racers in the Shootout.

11825007_10206235188816556_802147162787886175_nFor the next round I had Doug Duell again. The remaining drivers all put up $100 each for an extra pot, but I knew I was just donating. We both had good lights — but my car was sick. Doug went on to win the FX Shootout for the second leg of the Hat Trick he was shooting for. I won $100 and quickly turned it over to him.

11811388_10206235188136539_2311245113542884162_nThat night we removed the intake, disassembled, cleaned, sealed and reinstalled. Since the sealant had to set for 12 hours — we had to leave the car out all night, not really good for drag cars. In the morning I warmed it up and it felt pretty good. I had to race DW Hopkins — and that happened at 9:30AM. The winner would get a BYE to the finals. I had him on the tree — but the transmission started slipping real bad as soon as I hit third — and the car was way off.


Corky Bumpus won his second of the four points races when he ran DW in the Final. I won the Joliet race last year against DW — so he’s gotta be thinking he’s Jinxed at that track.

We loaded up and pulled out at noon Sunday — and drove all night to finish the 1150 mile trip to the shop by Monday 6:00AM. We had the motorhome unloaded and I was home and showered by 8AM. NMCA calculated the points and while I’ve moved up to third — Doug will have to fall on his face and I have to run the table at Norwalk (later this month) for me to win the Championship again this year. Those points are 150 instead of 100 per round.

pointsFYI-Dallas now wholly owns the Big Red Ram and its web site — and while we will still be traveling together to the races  and he’ll be my crew chief — he will be maintain it’s site and market for his own sponsors. I mention this as he and the car will no longer be part of the sponsor reports.

Dave Duell Classic 2015

Sponsor Report of the MoparStyle Race Team

By Dave Schultz
May 19, 2015

11096413_894869713892202_3811430319538728193_nThis was the 10th Dave Duell Classic — arguably the biggest and best of the Nostalgia Super Stock events.  The race honors Dave Duell, who was the coordinator of Nostalgia Super Stock at the Monster Mopar since the early 90s. He died in December of 2005 and the race was renamed the Dave Duell Classic for 2006.  While the race moved from the Monster Mopar Weekend to NMCA about five years ago — it is still the big event of the year with Class Eliminations, Driver’s Dinner with Swag raffled out, and a $4000 purse for the Sunday Big Show. Dave’s son (and fellow Team Thug member) Doug Duell now administers this event with NMCA. Doug is my best racing bud and we pit together at the races. Dave Duell got me into NSS back at a race in 2003. I won Class (C/FX) for the first DDC in Big Red Ram, and a couple of other classes in the Vitamin C (C/NSS) and the black Coronet (A/NSS) since.  I have yet to win the FX Class in my two attempts at the wheel of the Whale. Dallas has twice won the FX Shootout.

We left Wednesday morning and got as far as Jackson, TN before midnight. We got up at 6:30 Thursday and arrived at the track at noon. Despite the fact that I had a new untested motor in my car and Dallas had made numerous changes to his car — we elected to not pay $150 to make a couple of test hits — and simply established credentials and teched the cars in Thursday.  I was very surprised that my Texas Whale was on the Event’s T-Shirt this year. The Chevy guys say it makes a great oil rag.

11270283_10204088782075563_8533053166417248081_oFriday morning I made 4 test hits on my car and Dallas made three on his. On the first Qualifying run we were both too fast for our 9.75 Index — both running an identical 9.669 (with Dallas having a faster MPH).  On the 2nd Qualifying pass I was able to slow it down to 9.759 — giving me 6th of 54 in Qualifying. Dallas was still having issues with a consistent 60′ on his car (we now feel like it has to be the convertor he’d borrowed to see if it would make his car faster) and was in the 9.8s — putting him to 33rd.

DDC2015-1small ddc2015-small DDC2015-2smallI was looking forward to pushing it for the 3rd and 4th qualifying to make my 4th Top Qualifier in a row – but the rain came Saturday and the 3rd and 4th Qualifying were cancelled, and the FX Shootout was rescheduled for the Indy race.  The Driver’s dinner on Saturday night was moved up a couple of hours to fit in between storms. I took a lot of photos at the dinner, which I’ll post on this site later in the week — after getting caught up from being away for a week.

11110898_10205730379874243_4689310113441504593_oThe first two pits in the above photo were ours and Duell’s. We pit together parking in opposite directions to share a pit patio for dinners. The top of the Whale can be seen in the SE corner of the photo. 54 NSS cars creates a very long pair of lines. 11053108_679401325538192_1611926501477513500_nYou would think with 54 racers that there would be no chance that Dallas and I have to race each other in the 1st round — but Nooooo, for the 4th time in ten races we had to race each other in the 1st round. On a Sportsman ladder with 54 cars — 6 races 33.

11059766_10205639936615623_5234548666232238736_nI won that first round — as Dallas’ car just wouldn’t 60′. Dallas would line me up (below) in round two against 00Joe.  I’ve been 00’s bitch in our other two races — but I came out on top this time when he took too much stripe on a double breakout.

11110445_680392718760892_3287576385754910628_o 11232291_680392695427561_2563674437703185049_o 10847760_680392672094230_5574045006986680328_o DSC_7880In the third round I was facing Russ Konkowski, who’d just came off a near perfect round. We both pressed the tree and his -.006 was worst than my -.003. He had to leave 3/4 second before me so I don’t know if his red bulb distracted me and made me go — or if I’d gone red anyway. I’d been fairly good on the tree for most of my passes this weekend.

DSC03964DSC03965DSC03966Then the rain came down hard with 3 rounds left to go. A couple of hours later the remaining rounds were postponed until Indy. Indy is going to be busy with the postponed FX shootout, the finish of the Dave Duell Classic, and the normal Indy race. Sounds like a lot of passes — and a couple prayers that the car will stay together from the hot laps. On top of that – we’ll come a day early to wear the cars out even more. The below is the remainder of the ladder for the Dave Duell Classic.

11180630_10205651453743544_8020317347222072281_nWe left the track at 2:30 and drove to a truck stop to watch the Houston Rockets win the series against the LA Clippers (in a storm). We arrived at Walmart in Jackson, TN at about 10PM to park for the night. Up at 6:30 — and back to the shop at 7PM.

Again I’d like to thank the sponsors who have helped us (in order of how long they’ve helped us): Mancini Racing since 2003 (an account for parts); TTI since 2011 (headers on three cars – had to go custom on the Whale); Fuelabs since 2013 (fuel systems on the Whale and Big Red Ram); Aerospace Components since 2015 (Brakes on the Texas Thug — but we have their vacuum pumps on all of our cars and their brakes on my Whale); and ATI since 2015 (convertor on my car – and we run their balancers on all motors). They say the quickest way to become a Millionaire in drag racing is to start out as a Billionaire. We appreciate our sponsors delaying how fast we go broke from our living the dream as father and son drag racing.

Sponsor Report – Atlanta 2015

From NMCA’s coverage:


Two cars running number one in the same class doesn’t quite make sense, does it? ATI Performance Nostalgia Super Stock racer Dave Schultz set the qualifying pace for the class on Saturday, but not behind the wheel of his ’60 Plymouth wagon. The big beast suffered engine problems during a time trial earlier, and Dave’s son, Dallas, offered up his ’65 Dodge Coronet to keep his dad in the points chase. “The last time I raced Dallas’ car was eight years ago, when it had a four-speed,” said the elder Schultz. “It has an automatic trans in it now.”

That was the story on Sunday morning, and here is the story before and after Sunday.

We were loaded up and left the shop at 9am on Wednesday — arriving at Atlanta Dragway at 3 am Thursday. The track let racers pit at noon Thursday and we set up, established credentials and teched the cars in through the afternoon.

Dallas’ car hadn’t performed well since we stuffed a new bullet into it, but we thought we’d finally found the issue after Bradenton. Sadly we didn’t and there was only one opportunity for a Time Trial before the rain hit Friday morning. When it stopped they went into Qualifying. His car launches like a dog — then takes off like a raped ape. We thought is was fuel and changed carbs, fuel pump, and fuel filters; but that didn’t resolve anything. We also changed the converter — and that too didn’t change anything. We now suspect it to be ignition (taking timing out after the launch) and will change the box and distributor this weekend. Flat ran out of time before Qualifying because of the rain.

I got my car in line as soon as they opened the lanes — and it ran a nice 9.60 without weight — perfect for my 9.75 Index. I was able to hot lap it back in line with weight — and ran a 9.749 — but when I checked my gauges at the top of the track I had zero oil pressure. We towed the car to the pits for Dallas to pull the distributor and bronze pump gear — only to find the shaft snapped. It and the bushing were ground up pretty good. I suspect something went through the oil pump and that caused it to snap. I only have 40 passes on the motor. Anyway since I look at the gauge before I stage and can’t look at it again until I cross the line — I don’t know how long I was without pressure. The engine sounded good — but I have trash in it and need to have it torn down and freshened as I rather pay $5,000 than have a $25,000 loss like the last engine.

11088237_10203903730049378_5474640193049882831_nSo here we are with my engine blown right before Qualifying and Dallas’ car having a mysterious Gremlin that has it launch like a 13-second car and second half the Quarter like 9-second car.

Dallas told me he was frustrated with trying to run his car as it wouldn’t be competitive — and since I was fourth in points after Bradenton — he offered to withdraw so I could qualify in it and be counted with those points and a first round loser (as the car wasn’t expected to get further). After ensuring that he was serious and really was good with it — we went to the tower to take him out, put me in, change Index to 10.0 and put a #1 on the car. Thanks boy — I’ll return the favor if we’re ever in the reverse situation.

The first round of Qualifying happened at 2PM Friday. To make a long story short — I went 10.000 in that round, guarantying me the Top Qualifier for the second race in a row, and the small points coming with it.

11102755_10203904235142005_2543996142353630981_nFor the other two Qualifying passes I ran a pair of 10.03s, and the only reason I even ran them was to try to figure out how to get a better reaction time on a sick car.

11152351_10203908027076801_2739120832694921043_nThe first round of Eliminations was early Sunday morning, and I was paired against Geary Bates – who is a great racer, and who was running dead on. I’d set the car up to do a 9.90 so I could play the stripe. We both had decent lights — but mine was a little more decent. Because the car launches sick (which I forgot to mention to Geary), he didn’t see me at the mph cone and lifted for a 10.55 on a 10.50 index. I sped by and applied a little brake (trimming 17 mph) to cross the line at 10.03 and get the win light. We did the math and his car would have done a 10.50x and mine would have done a 10.001 – so I would have won anyway if we’d stayed in it — as I had a .020 better light.

For Round Two I was paired with TD Holland. I didn’t have a good light and TD had a .012 light and ran a 10.003 for a .015 package from perfect. He got the bye from my Top Qualifying Position and ran Doug Duell in the finals — where he had an .005 light and ran a 10.003 again for a .008 package. When you’re hot – you’re hot. That will be the second time this year that the guy who beat me got a bye in the next round, and then won the event.

We got back home (930 miles) Monday afternoon — and Dallas is busy getting things fixed (spare engine in my car – new ignition in his) so we can test both cars before the Dave Duell Classic next month.

Again, thanks to my Product sponsors TTI Exhaust, Mancinni Racing, Fuelabs, ATI and Aerospace Components for their help.

While on that subject — I want to talk brakes. The last time I raced the Big Red Ram was about 8 years ago — and it was a stick shift. It has Wilwood Brakes, as did the black car — and I never felt like either car stopped as well as they should. I have Aerospace Components brakes on the Vitamin C and the Whale, which are the two cars I’ve been racing in the last few years — and got very use to them. While driving Dallas’ car (which do have relatively new rotors and pads) I realized that it doesn’t stop near as well (both distance and smoothness) despite it being lighter and going slower than my wagon did. This really has me sold on Aerospace’s brakes. They’ve sponsored the brakes on the Texas Thug, which is in the process of being restored to be a backup car so the Vitamin C can be restored. That leaves Dallas needing to save up to replace his brakes — which I don’t expect to be soon since he’ll be getting married in October.

We run Aerospace Components Vacuum pumps on all of the cars, which I bought before a sponsorship. I mainly did that because the billet looks better under the hood, and the kits are easier to R&R. I originally bought two as factory rebuilds on eBay (Aerospace Components the seller) for my wagon and the Vitamin C. I liked them so much I sold the Moroso on the Coronets and bought three new ones when they were running a sale. I mention this to those needing brakes on fast cars — so they get the best the first time. Also a vacuum pump can be worth as much as 30 hp on a quick car. I received a flier in my email telling of a 15% discount and free shipping going until end of the month. This might be the time for some of y’all to upgrade to the better stuff. Tell them Dave Schultz sent you when you call.

Bradenton 2015

Sponsor Report by: Dave Schultz
March 24, 2015


We made a few minor changes to the cars over the winter but the weather didn’t allow for any Testing, so we decided to leave a day early – on Tuesday at 5AM. We got to the Team Thug overnight staging at Walmart in Lake City, Florida (about 850 miles) at about 10PM, and marinated a few ice cubes with fellow Thugs Doug Duell and Mike DiChicco. Over the winter I’d spent a half million on a new motorhome and aluminum stacker trailer — and had no incidents with either. Not our normal trip for sure.

At 8am we left Lake City, arriving at about 11am in Ocala to visit with Big Daddy and his museum.



At about 3PM we headed out to Bradenton, getting to the overnight staging at about dusk. Thursday morning we set up our pit, established credentials, and teched the cars in. Dallas needed new slicks so we got him in line with Mickey Thompson. Doug found that he didn’t have 2nd gear in his newly rebuilt transmission — so he and Dallas spent their day changing that while I made five passes to start dialing in the shift points for the changes made. I also had an oil leak issue — finally traced down to an AN fitting going to the vacuum pump having galled threads.

Friday we had time trials in the morning and a Qualifying pass in the late afternoon. Doug had top spot with a 9.501 on a 9.5, I was fifth with a 9.77 on 9.75, and Dallas was 10th of 21 cars. His car had what we suspect to be a fuel issue as it launched poorly — but had a better MPH than ever.

Saturday morning we had a second qualifying. I’d set my car up to do what I thought would be a 9.75 but at the 1/8 mile I saw the flags blowing down track and lifted at the MPH cone — getting a 9.750. Man I got lucky. The perfect ET guaranteed me the Top Qualifier spot and it’s 70 bonus points. It also won me a 1st round bye as there were 21 cars in the class. There was a final round of qualifying Saturday late afternoon. Dallas improved his position some — but was still having issues despite rebuilding his carbs.


Sunday started early (8:30am) for NSS  with fog quickly falling as dew and concerning a couple of the drivers. Dallas lost in his first round against TD Holland, again his car has an issue we couldn’t resolve at the track — but it will be ready at Atlanta. I had a .009 light on the Bye. Why always on a bye?

Second round started at noon, and I was matched against Randy Standsbury and his red 63 Plymouth. I’d set the car up to do a 9.72 — and it was a good thing as I went from 1st to third gear for the first time ever on a PPP shifter. I was still able to chase him down and actually had to brake to just put a fender on him. In the third round I had a very tough local bracket racer in a blue Barracuda, who had just beat TD. He had an 11-second car and left 1.25 seconds before me. I’d again set up the car for 9.72 and thought I’d had a good light, so when I caught him just before the MPH come — I let him take the stripe — thinking we’d both break out. I guessed wrong and should have taken the stripe as I had room as he’d had a damn good light. He then had a bye to the final (argh!!!) and won the event against Mike DiChicco.

All things considered, I did well. I should be 3rd in points, 30 points behind 2nd, and with the #1 guy most likely not running the series. I swear this is the toughest class in the NMCA as the drivers have more passes (on average) on their cars than any other class. They know how to play the stripe.


I’d like to thank my product sponsors (in order of how long they’ve helped) Mancinni Racing, TTI Exhaust, Fuelab, Aerospace Components, and ATI for their continued help. All supply us with the Top Shelf products needed to win. The quickest way to a $1Million racing a pair of quality cars — is to start with a $Billion. It sure helps when a sponsor believes in you as much as you believe in their product. Stop by our pits anytime if you have a question about their products on our cars. Look for the above rig.

Thank You ATI


Feb’s advertisement in Fastest Street Car Magazine

ATI is a Product Sponsor for the Texas Whale


MoparStyle Racing is honored to have ATI to sponsor product to the Texas Whale for 2015. Dallas and I’ve been running nothing but ATI Dampeners and Converters on our cars for years. I’ve bought no less than six Dampeners and four converters and haven’t been happier with the quality, reliability, and performance. ATI is also the sponsor of the NSS class with NMCA, and a NMCA contingency sponsor.

Thank you JC and Mary for your support.


Newest Sponsor : Aerospace Components

Untitled-3MoparStyle Racing is very pleased to announce that Aerospace Components has agreed to provide product to the team.

We long ago proved our personal preference of Aerospace with all four of the NSS cars using Aerospace’s vacuum pumps; and the Texas Whale and  the Demon (which Dallas previously race in the NMC class) using Aerospace brakes for many years now.  However, we will soon add Aerospace provided battery hold-downs to all of the NSS cars and replace the Wilwood brakes on the Texas Thug with  brakes provided by Aerospace.

10491270_10202295308839853_4104387211976793606_nThe Whale’s engine & Demon’s brakeselDemoniobrakes2When you see us at the track, stop by the pits to take a look at the Aerospace components on our cars — and we’ll try to answer any questions you might have with the installation to our applications. Just look for the blue motorhome and stacker.


Nostalgia Super Stock Racing With A 1960 Plymouth Wagon