Memphis – Season End Recap

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NMCA 2008 Finals – Nostalgia Super Stock

October 13, 2008

Dave ‘The Old Hippie” Schultz

Deb, Dallas, Hope and I left Houston Wednesday at 2Pm and pulled into a WalMart parking lot (they let motorhomes spend the night in their parking lots) about 50 miles SW of West Memphis. Got up leisurely late Thursday, showered, stopped to drain the waste tanks, top of with diesel, and arrived at the track at about 10AM. Sat in the Staging Area (about 40 rigs back) until they opened the gates at noon.

We got the pit set up and teched the car in — but passed on making any T&T runs Thursday night. Friday from noon to 3 PM they had TT and we made one pass (9.524@144MPH) to get the cob-webs shook out of the driver (the car usually doesn’t need that). Car was fine — but we had to thrash on the rig when the fresh water pump died and 4 people needed showers! One was located across town and Dan Bell gave Dallas a ride to fetch it. At 3PM, NSS made their first qualifying pass — and I broke out with a 9.434. The track was hooking good and it was cooler than I’d thought. We put the car away and the Jack Daniels flowed as we celebrated Dallas’ 21st Birthday.

Saturday morning at 10:15, NSS was called up for its second Qualifying pass. We had 24 cars in line. I ripped off a 9.526 @ 145.96mph — which that MPH held up as the fastest (although there was at least one car running A/FX) MPH for NSS. At 5PM (or so) they called up NSS for the last qualifying — and I decided to try to better the 9.52. A 25th car, Terry Lamphier, made it for that round (his first attempt) — assuring the Top Qualifier was going to get a first Round Bye. It was right after the damn Jet car had run — and while they re-prep the first 400′ after it — it sure doesn’t help us 4-speeds on skinny slicks skating on unburned JP4 jet fuel that gets fogged on the track. My car broke loose on the 2-3 shift and got out of the groove. I was just getting back into the groove for my 3-4 shift — and the rear came around on me again. Despite staying in it the whole time — (and using all of the lane with tires spinning) I did a 9.762 @139MPH on my B/FX index. Later that night, while we were enjoying the gastromac delights of Dan Bell’s Paint Stripper Chili (which our families also got to enjoy the aroma of (as will our launderer) for the next 24 or so hours) — the Qualifying order was announced as:

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Top Speed 145.96 7601 Dave Schultz

(car #, class, car description, engine displacement, Driver, Home, ET, R/T, over/under)
7270 A/NSS ’64 Plym Savoy Jeff Millward Columbia Station OH 10.002 0 0.002
7572 C/NSS ’65 Malibu SS Chev 572 Jimmy Ray Atoka Tn 11.003 0 0.003
7596 A/NSS ’65 Belvedere Hemi 426 Bob Willsher Monroe LA 10.008 0 0.008
2 B/FX ’64 T-Bolt Ford 530 D.W. Hopkins Tupelo MS 9.509 0 0.009
7770 C/FX ’62 Bel Aire Chev 409 Barry Camp Monroe GA 9.765 0 0.015
7251 A/FX ’65 Chevelle Chev 440 Bill White Demotte In 9.271 0 0.021
7544 A/NSS ’63 Galaxie Ford 427 Mark Artis Frisco TX 10.021 0 0.021
7601 B/FX ’65 Coronet Mopr 580 Dave Schultz Richmond TX 9.523 0 0.023
7700 C/NSS ’65 Coronet Mopr 440 Donnie Wilson Cave City KY 11.024 0 0.024
7600 B/NSS ’68 AMX AMC 390 TD Holland Huntington TN 10.525 0 0.025
7777 A/NSS ’64 Fury Plym 540 Doug Duell Newburgh IN 10.038 0 0.038
7022 B/NSS ’64 Thunderbolt Ford 427 Skip Koester Columbia Station OH 10.546 0 0.046
7036 C/NSS ’66 Plymouth Chry 440 Dennis Gorrell Lavergne TN 11.048 0 0.048
7066 B/NSS ’66 Biscayne Chev 427 Mike Moss Paducah KY 10.549 0 0.049
7037 B/NSS ’64 Plym. Fury Mopar 500 Terry Lamphier Troy TN 10.549 0 0.049
7396 C/NSS ’65 Chevelle Chev 396 Richard Morris Collierville TN 11.049 0 0.049
7421 B/NSS ’66 GTO Pont 421 Mike Davis Monroe GA 10.565 0 0.065
7018 C/NSS ’65 GTO Pont 421 Calvin Hill Lakemoor Il 11.07 0 0.07
7595 F/NSS ’63 Ford Galaxie Ford 428 Jack Presgrove Munford TN 12.573 0 0.073
7464 C/FX ’64 Chrysler Mop 572 Joe Midize Jr Medino Oh 9.837 0 0.087
7092 C/NSS ’65 Chevelle Chev 396 Steve Wilson Collierville Tn 11.135 0 0.135
7015 E/NSS ’64 Plym Fury 440 David Colemin Union City TN 12.14 0 0.14
7167 B/NSS ’66 GTO Pont 461 Ava Thompson Wendell NC 10.646 0 0.146
7669 A/NSS 64 Fairlane Ford 427 Craig Powell Pflugerulle Tx 10.888 0 0.888
7017 B/NSS ’63 Polara Mop 426 Joe Ewing Evansville IN 10.486 0 -0.014 (make a note at who was the 25th Qualifier!)

According to the NMCA Points chart, DW Hopkins was in 3rd, I was 55 points behind in 4th, and Skip Koester was 5 points behind me in 5th. I needed to go one round more than DW and not let Skip go one round ahead of me, for me to get 3rd.

Sunday ROUND 1 had me line up against Joe Midize in his 64 C/FX Dodge. I’d had first round red lights at Atlanta and Milan (-.0001 – yes 3 zeros and missed by 1/10,000 second) and was gun shy — so I took a late light, ran down Joe, paced him, and put a fender on him at the finish. Mark Artis turned on the Beer Light against another 63 Ford. Donnie and Steve Wilson had a double breakout — but Donnie by a lesser amount. Mike Davis broke out against Barry Camp’s C/FX 409. Bill White had a 9.249 break out against Cal’s 65 GTO. Moss got a Break Bye over Ray. Craig Powell’s white Thunderbolt broke out against Skip’s white Thunderbolt (damn (lol)). Willshire red lit against Lamphier. DW sprayed parts out of his oil pan at the line against Morris. Double breakout between Duell and Ava — but Ava by a lesser amount. Double-O Joe beat Gorell on the tree with a .007 RT. TD Holland had a Broke Bye and Millward had the Top Qualifier Bye.

ROUND 1
7595 F/NSS 19 Jack Presgrove Munford TN ’63 Ford Galaxie Ford 428 0.034 12.5 12.357 109.11
7544 A/NSS 7 Mark Artis Frisco TX ’63 Galaxie Ford 427 -0.011 10 9.842 138.8

7700 C/NSS 9 Donnie Wilson Cave City KY ’65 Coronet Mopr 440 0.041 11 10.977 122.1
7092 C/NSS 21 Steve Wilson Collierville Tn ’65 Chevelle Chev 396 0.043 11 10.967 119.42

7770 C/FX 5 Barry Camp Monroe GA ’62 Bel Aire Chev 409 0.036 9.75 9.793 128.1
7421 B/NSS 17 Mike Davis Monroe GA ’66 GTO Pont 421 0.127 10.5 10.483 129.82

7018 C/NSS 18 Calvin Hill Lakemoor Il ’65 GTO Pont 421 0.251 11 16.327 64.77
7251 A/FX 6 Bill White Demotte In ’65 Chevelle Chev 440 0.077 9.25 9.249 144.13

7601 B/FX 8 Dave Schultz Richmond TX ’65 Coronet Mopr 580 0.072 9.5 9.54 132.14
7464 C/FX 20 Joe Midize Jr Medino Oh ’64 Chrysler Mop 572 0.041 9.75 9.865 135.41

7066 B/NSS 14 Mike Moss Paducah KY ’66 Biscayne Chev 427 0.005 10.5 10.48 127.99
7572 C/NSS 2 Jimmy Ray Atoka Tn ’65 Malibu SS Chev 572 11

7022 B/NSS 12 Skip Koester Columbia Station OH ’64 Thunderbolt Ford 427 0.016 10.5 10.708 112.65
7669 A/NSS 24 Craig Powell Pflugerulle Tx 64 Fairlane Ford 427 -0.099 10 10.877 123.41

7037 B/NSS 15 Terry Lamphier Troy TN ’64 Plym. Fury Mopar 500 0.076 10.5 10.43 126.78
7596 A/NSS 3 Bob Willsher Monroe LA ’65 Belvedere Hemi 426 -0.12 10 9.892 135.5

7396 C/NSS 16 Richard Morris Collierville TN ’65 Chevelle Chev 396 0.095 11 10.982 121.86
2 B/FX 4 D.W. Hopkins Tupelo MS ’64 T-Bolt Ford 530 9.5

7167 B/NSS 23 Ava Thompson Wendell NC ’66 GTO Pont 461 0.048 10.5 10.492 125.47
7777 A/NSS 11 Doug Duell Newburgh IN ’64 Fury Plym 540 0.064 10 9.987 130.75

7017 B/NSS 25 Joe Ewing Evansville IN ’63 Polara Mop 426 0.07 10.5 10.672 106.11
7036 C/NSS 13 Dennis Gorrell Lavergne TN ’66 Plymouth Chry 440 0.184 11 11.092 122.12

7600 B/NSS 10 TD Holland Huntington TN ’68 AMX AMC 390 -0.016 10.5 10.467 128.31
7015 E/NSS 22 David Colemin Union City TN ’64 Plym Fury 440 12

7270 A/NSS 1 Jeff Millward Columbia Station OH ’64 Plym Savoy 0.054 10 9.971 134.62
SINGLE 0

In ROUND 2 Ava treed Barry and put the yellow Belair on the trailer. Jeff went -.016 Red on me — so I aired my car out for my best ever time slip of 9.38@144. TD Holland put Morris on the trailer. Jack Presgrove came 1/1000 of sending Double 00 home when he broke his 63 Ford out with a 12.499 — allowing Joe to live on to the next round. Wilson red lit against Lamphier. Skip got a Broke Bye when Cal’s GTO couldn’t make it to the line after having a piston kiss a spark plug and water in the oil (damn again lol). Moss got a Bye.

ROUND 2

7167 B/NSS 23 Ava Thompson Wendell NC ’66 GTO Pont 461 0.027 10.5 10.538 124.09
7770 C/FX 5 Barry Camp Monroe GA ’62 Bel Aire Chev 409 0.121 9.75 9.76 138.13

7601 B/FX 8 Dave Schultz Richmond TX ’65 Coronet Mopr 580 0.078 9.5 9.382 144.72
7270 A/NSS 1 Jeff Millward Columbia Station OH ’64 Plym Savoy -0.016 10 9.945 134.56

7600 B/NSS 10 TD Holland Huntington TN ’68 AMX AMC 390 0.05 10.5 10.516 125.44
7396 C/NSS 16 Richard Morris Collierville TN ’65 Chevelle Chev 396 0.074 11 11.017 121.15

7017 B/NSS 25 Joe Ewing Evansville IN ’63 Polara Mop 426 0.134 10.5 10.516 119.52
7595 F/NSS 19 Jack Presgrove Munford TN ’63 Ford Galaxie Ford 428 0.138 12.5 12.499 104.7

7037 B/NSS 15 Terry Lamphier Troy TN ’64 Plym. Fury Mopar 500 0.135 10.5 10.499 126.77
7700 C/NSS 9 Donnie Wilson Cave City KY ’65 Coronet Mopr 440 -0.037 11 11.012 120.09

7022 B/NSS 12 Skip Koester Columbia Station OH ’64 Thunderbolt Ford 427 0.024 10.5 10.473 129.4
7018 C/NSS 18 Calvin Hill Lakemoor Il ’65 GTO Pont 421 11

7066 B/NSS 14 Mike Moss Paducah KY ’66 Biscayne Chev 427 0.145 10.5 10.32 127.96
SINGLE 0

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In ROUND 3, I red lit against Ava and aired the car out for my best time slip to date. Moss and skip had a Double break out — but Skip by a lesser amount (damn the third time). I believe that gives Skip Koester third Place in the Points, me 4th, and DW Hopkins 5th. Double-O Joe Ewing put TD Holland on the trailer  — but Ole TD still comes away with the 2009 Points Championship — Congrats! Lamphier got a Bye.

ROUND 3

7167 B/NSS 23 Ava Thompson Wendell NC ’66 GTO Pont 461 0.138 10.5 10.558 118.83
7601 B/FX 8 Dave Schultz Richmond TX ’65 Coronet Mopr 580 -0.089 9.5 9.375 145.08

7022 B/NSS 12 Skip Koester Columbia Station OH ’64 Thunderbolt Ford 427 0.078 10.5 10.447 128.6
7066 B/NSS 14 Mike Moss Paducah KY ’66 Biscayne Chev 427 0.034 10.5 10.325 121.75

7017 B/NSS 25 Joe Ewing Evansville IN ’63 Polara Mop 426 0.143 10.5 10.515 124.41
7600 B/NSS 10 TD Holland Huntington TN ’68 AMX AMC 390 0.129 10.5 10.553 127.44

7037 B/NSS 15 Terry Lamphier Troy TN ’64 Plym. Fury Mopar 500 0.062 10.5 10.509 126.15
SINGLE 0


In ROUND 4 Ava got a Broke Bye when Terry Lamphier couldn’t get his car started (Damn my red light!), and Joe put Skip away one round too late for me (again lol).

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ROUND 4

7167 B/NSS 23 Ava Thompson Wendell NC ’66 GTO Pont 461 0.051 10.5 10.545 124.84
7037 B/NSS 15 Terry Lamphier Troy TN ’64 Plym. Fury Mopar 500 10.5

7017 B/NSS 25 Joe Ewing Evansville IN ’63 Polara Mop 426 0.097 10.5 10.518 123.27
7022 B/NSS 12 Skip Koester Columbia Station OH ’64 Thunderbolt Ford 427 0.159 10.5 10.528 123.47

In the FINALS, Double-O’s .007 tree gave him the win.


FINALS


7017 B/NSS 25 Joe Ewing Evansville IN ’63 Polara Mop 426 0.007 10.5 10.546 122.59
7167 B/NSS 23 Ava Thompson Wendell NC ’66 GTO Pont 461 0.061 10.5 10.533 124.9

Congratulations to all. We left the track at about 9PM and got to Houston 14 hours later. This was my first time ever running a series of any type — and I had a blast. I intend to do it again next year — and to do better that 4th place. In the couple years since I started racing — I’ve moved Big Red Ram from 10.5 to 10.0 2006, to 9.75 in 2007, to 9.50 in 2008 — and now I intend to move up to A/FX in 2009. The car is going to Texas Thunder Wednesday to have Mark Artis perform some upgrading and fine tuning to it — while I go to the hospital to have some fine tuning carving done on my right kidney. I’m hoping a month later we’ll both running a little healthier.

As a side note — a little birdie told me that there will be a couple of end of the year NSS rules changes made — one including transmissions. Please check www.nss-monster.com as that’s where the rules will be posted when they get to me for posting. Also remember to check out the NSS Wall Calendars, T-shirts (Sizes to XXXXL for us full-figure guys), and other kool NSS items in the Gift Shop. http://www.cafepress.com/texasbigbird/6039006 & http://www.cafepress.com/texasbigbird/5677660

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