Dave Duell Classic 2011

Dave Duell Classic Finds New Home at NMCA-Flowmaster Drag Racing Series

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – One of the largest Nostalgia Super Stock races in the country will be calling Beech Bend Raceway and the NMCA home in 2011. For the past five years the Monster Mopar event at Gateway International Raceway (Madison, Ill.) hosted the Dave Duell Classic, but with the abrupt closing of the St. Louis-area drag strip at the conclusion of the 2010 racing season, event founder Doug Duell, needed to find a new venue to host the event, which is named after his late father, Dave.

After considering many options, Duell has announced that the Dave Duell Classic will be held August 5-7, 2011 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in conjunction with the NMCA-Flowmaster event at the famed Bowling Green, Ky. Track

“Bowling Green has a great Super Stock tradition,” Duell said. “Moving the race there and pairing it with the NMCA-Flowmaster event made the most sense for the continued success of the Classic,” he added. Duell is no stranger to the NMCA racing either, having won the series’ Indy Cylinder Head Nostalgia Super Stock championship the past two seasons.

The addition of the Dave Duell Classic to the Bowling Green event has also caught the eye of Marvin Benoit, co-founder of Quick Fuel Technology, the NMCA Bowling Green event sponsor. “I’ve always been a fan of Super Stock, specifically these 60’s era cars. I have a ’66 Fairlane I’ve been working on, but now I have a reason to complete it before our race in August. Bowling Green is a perfect fit for this event and I’m happy to see Doug and the NMCA work together to bring these cars to our race,” Benoit said.

Doug and fellow racers organized the Dave Duell Classic five-years ago as a tribute to his father, Dave Duell, who was an instrumental racer and ambassador to the Nostalgia Super Stock movement across the country. The Classic is open to all brands of vehicles, and has continued to grow each year. “Last year we had 84-entries racing for the big cash prize,” explained Duell. ProMedia president Charlie Harmon adds, “It’s our goal to help grow the Classic. We’re grateful that Doug has entrusted our organization with its continued success. Nostalgia Super Stock is a big part of what we do at the NMCA-Flowmaster series and we are honored to host such a prestigious race.”

The winner of the Classic will roll out of town with a stout $4,000 payday and a chance to take home big money from the NMCA contingency program. Indy Cylinder Heads is backing the big-buck shootout.

Entry fee is $150, which includes a ticket to the AFCO Racing BBQ being held Saturday night. There will be four qualifying runs, two on Friday and one Saturday morning. The final qualifying run Saturday afternoon will also serve as the first round of class eliminations.

Reserved parking is available but in order to reserve a space, racers must contact Doug Duell (doug@evansvillekia.com) before August 1, 2011.

NMCA membership is not required when competing in the Dave Duell Classic.

10-Second NMC Car For Sale

1972 Dodge Demon Race Car

Proven Winner

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1972 Dodge Demon with Championship blood. Car is turnkey and capable of 10.6 in the quarter mile. Spent its entire life as a race car (still has original Inspection sticker from 1972) — but could easily be restored to show condition — or to a True Street race car.

The car is so clean that you can eat off the bottom of it. All quality parts from the top shelf.

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Component By
Paint Ramiro
Motor Assembly Diamondback Engines
Motor Displacement 408 (stroked 360)
Heads CNC Ported Indy 360 
Crank Eagle Forged
Pistons Probe
Roller Rockers Indy
Piston Rods Eagle H-Beams
Cam Bullet Custom Grind
Intake  Indy
Carburetor Diamondback 850CFM 
Headers Hooker Super Competition 5115-1HKR Ceramic Coated 1 3/4" primary 3" collectors
Transmission Diamondback Pro Footbrake (Billet Steel Drum, Super Sprag, Red Clutches, harden gears, modified pump, …
Valve Body  Griner Footbrake
Torque Convertor PTC Steel Stator 
Cage Chrome Molley 12pt Fields Racing
Axles, Gears & Spool Moser Alloys
Front Brakes 73 A-Body Discs
Rear Brakes  Aerospace Disc
Ignition MSD 6AL, Billet Dist, Blaster II Coil
Shifter PPP
Slicks MT Drag ET 29X10
Wheels Prostars
Rear Springs Cal-Tracks Mono with MP Inboards
Rear Shocks Rancho 9000 13-way
Front Shocks 3-way
Line-lock Hurst Anti-Roll
Master Cylinder Durango Aluminum
Fuel Pump  MagnaFuel
Water Pump & Neck CSR Billet  
Trans Shield  CSR Carbon Fiber
Trans Cooler  B&M with E/Fan
Electrical  Twin 12V with mini-alternator 
Fuel Lines  Braided Stainless back to front
Fuel Cell  JAZ 8 gal
Sub frame connectors  Welded in
   

This car is not only legal in NMCA to race in Nostalgia Muscle car — it was #3 of 62 cars for 2009.

 

The above barely describes the quality of this car.

Driver moved to the Nostalgia Super Stock class.

You can't build a Demon of this quality for $35,000

 

El Demonio Rojo has been the subject of many magazine features

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This car is as fresh as a daisy — and ready to race. It is very low maintenance and dependable. It was overbuilt and never wound up to it potential, to keep it low maintenance and dependable. This car has spent it's entire life as a well pampered race car and still wears its original Texas Inspection Sticker from 1972. The paint and body looks as good 1 foot away as it does in the photos. You can eat off the underside of the car — which is cleaned after every race.
 

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This car is a Top Shelf pampered race car worth over $35,000. I've reduced the sales price from $25,000 to $20,000 — and will sell the car for $15000 as a roller (less motor, transmission, headers, radiator, fan and trans cooler. I also have a new Diamondback 408ci engine pump gas engine that would still allow this car to go 11.0 on pump gas — for those looking to compete in a "True Street" class. The car would require wipers, turn signals, and street slicks to pass Texas inspection, and the s pool replaced with a Sure track or Locker, and engine to a pump gas to be truly streetable. Click here to email me your questions.

Selling 12-Second NMC Car

12 Second Dodge Aspen For Sale

NMC Legal for NMCA Racing

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I built this car for my daughter to race in the Nostalgia Muscle Car class of NMCA, but her job and later a marriage didn't leave her any time to race. It has maybe 20 passes on it since completed.

It is a very solid and safe race car that goes as straight as a string. It was way over built to be low maintenance and run in the 12.0 index of NMC. I offer it for a quick sale of $10,000. I have over $20,000 and 600 hours in it. It is ready to race and win right now — and needs nothing.

ABOVE VIDEO: The car had a 408 put in it for one event — where it ran high 10s. This first pass was 11.1. I have a newly built pump gas 408ci Street/Strip motor for sale — and can put it in the car if you're looking to go mid/high 10s. Engine is $7500 upgrade. It is new and Diamondback Engines was selling them for $8995.

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408 Aluminum Magnum Head motor above or 408 Aluminum Performer Head below. $7500 upgrade installed — either for the same price. I keep the 360.

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Read more details and see more photos at: http://www.texaswhaleracing.com/moparstyle-racing/race-cars-for-sale/78-aspen/

 

Royal Purple Signs on As Product Sponsor

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We’re happy to announce that Royal Purple has agreed to supply racing oil for the Texas Whale for the 2011 Racing season. The entire Texas Whale Racing team thanks Royal Purple for their product sponsorship. A complete list of product sponsors can be found by clicking the Car link in the NavBar.

Excellent Christmas Gift Idea

The 2011 Dave Duell Classic Wall Calendar makes an excellent Christmas gift for family and friends, and is currently on sale for on $17.99.


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Building the Texas Whale

Building the Texas Whale

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A photo documentary of the entire 7-year process of building this car can be found by clicking on the car link in the above NavBar, and then on the Build Photos link in the sub-menu.

Context Finished

Today the web sites has been completed with the addition of the following information:

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The Texas Whale on Facebook

The Texas Whale on Facebook

Click Here to see the Texas Whale on Face Book

Sponsorship Requested

Sponsorship

The below is what was added to the Sponsorship Page Today

Texas Whale at Houston Raceway Park Lonestar Shootout 2010

The 1960 Plymouth 2-door Wagon, known as the Texas Whale, is the most Unique Nostalgia Super Stock to ever run in a NSS race. With it’s 580ci aluminum block/heads engine and 3000 pound weight — it is also one of the Fastest NSS/FX cars running in the NMCA Points Championship Series. This car’s big fins and “Arrest Me” red — paint screams “look at me — and my sponsors” more than any other car in Nostalgia Super Stock.

The below is a listing of the parts making up the Texas Whale. It cost well over $100,000 to build this car. Among other races, we will be competing in the races comprising the 2011 NMCA’s Nostalgia Super Stock Points Championship Series. Our previous NSS cars have received a lot of magazine and Internet (do a search on Big Red Ram), and we expect this car to receive even more.

We sure could use some sponsorship help. If you can provide product sponsorship for the parts used, we will list the brand name below (and on the Car Page) with a link to the manufacturer’s web site. If you can provide an equal or better part, we will replace the current part with yours, list it below, and provide a link. Additionally, we will list your sponsorship in the order received on this page, and run your sticker on the wagon’s rear side windows. Stickers who are not Contingency Sponsors that were place on the car by the paint & body shop, will have their sticker removed once the paint has cured a little more.

We have some space reserved on the doors, front fenders, and tail gate for larger sponsors.

When interviewed for magazine articles, we will do our best to mention the product sponsors in the description of the car’s build.

If you can offer help on any of the below — please Contact Us.

Part or Service Sponsor
Rust Repair Ken Pressley – Hemi-Tyme
2-Door Conversion Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Cage & Chassis Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Paint, Body & Graphics Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Interior Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
580ci Aluminum Block Engine Diamondback Engines
Race Prepped Transmission Dallas Schultz
Race Prepped Carburetors Damon Kuhn Diamondback Engines
Block Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Heads Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rocker Assembly Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Pistons Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rods Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Roller Cam Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Lifters Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
External Oiling Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Oil Pan Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Intake Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Crankshaft Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Headers Texas Thunder Performance 2 1/4″
Water Pump & Thermostat Housing Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Vacuum Pump Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Pump Regulator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Radiator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Electric Fan Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Regulator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Pump Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Cell Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Battery Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Slicks Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rear Wheels Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Front Tires Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Front Wheels Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Drive Shaft Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Brakes Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Programmable Tach Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Gauges Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Sifter Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Trans-shield Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Ignition Box Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Distributor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Plug Wires Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Switchbox Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Starter Motor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Torque Convertor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Brake Maser Cylinder Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Line Lock Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Race Fuel Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Cam-lock 5pt Harness Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Window Net Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Header Gaskets Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Crew Shirts Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Driver’s Suit Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Helmet Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Oil Filters Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Engine Oil Royal Purple
Spark Plugs Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Engine Gaskets Product Sponsor to be Listed Here

Driver Page Completed

Today more context was added to the site.

Dave Schultz – The Driver

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The Driver’s page and the Contact page are now completed and working.

Nostalgia Super Stock Racing With A 1960 Plymouth Wagon