Dave Duell Classic
The Dave Duell Classic is largest drag racing event for Nostalgia Super Stock drag racing. It is considered by many to be the NSS Nationals, with as many as 90 Nostalgia Super Stock cars competing.
The event originally began as the NSS Racing class of the Monster Mopar Weekend back in 1990, and was administered by Dave Duell. Dave was a Super Stock racer back in the 60s, and and later a Chrysler/Plymouth dealer. It was the only class of drag racing at the Monster Mopar Weekend open to all makes of race cars that fit in the strict Nostalgia Super Stock rules. The Monster Mopar Weekend was held at Gateway International Raceway the week after Labor Day each year, just outside St. Louis. The event grew to over 60 cars when Dave Duell last raced in the event in September 2005.
Dave died a few months later, in December 2005. For 2006, the NSS racing portion of the Monster Mopar Weekend was renamed the Dave Duell Classic, and Dave's son Doug Duell took over the administration of the event.
In 2010, Gateway closed, forcing the Monster to move to the race track in Indianapolis, In. About 90 NSS car competed in the last Dave Duell Classic held in conjunction with the Monster Mopar Weekend at Gateway. One of the secrets of the success of the Dave Duell Classic, was its central location. As such, the event moved to its new home with the NMCA's race at Beechbend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY.
In addition to the NSS drag racing that is popular with both the drivers and the fans, the NSS drivers are treated to a sponsored Driver's Dinner on Saturday night, immediately following Class Eliminations. At the dinner swag donated to the event is raffled to the drivers, and a collection is taken up for Dave's favorite charity Santa Clothes.
2017 Event Information
Dave Duell Classic XII Event
May 18-21, 2017
16th ANNUAL NMCA BLUEGRASS NATIONALS • Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY
Futher details to follow.
Past Event Photos
New Dave Duell Classic Photo Gallery
Web Address: http://www.nssracing.com/ddc-gallery/
The Dave Duell Classic Photo gallery is one of many free applications that came with my hosting at Southern Star Hosting. I mention this in case you'd like to digitize your photos and store off site for their protection in private, public, or combination of both photo albums.
If you have good clear photos of previous Dave Duell Classics that you'd like to add to the album, contact Dave Schultz via PM and we'll get them up.
One of the highlight's of the Dave Duell Classic is the Saturday night Driver's Dinner, just after Class Eliminations.
Awards are presented to the Class Winners, the next day's elimination ladder is revealed, time since the last DDC is recapped, and future plans are discussed. Then comes the raffle. Each racer is given a ticket as they enter the dinner. Fifteen to twenty sponsors donate product swag with a value of $550-$1000, (headers, torque converers, carburetors, etc.) and it is raffled off to the drivers.
Drivers have always been very appreciative of these sponsors, and you see a lot of their product being used.
If you're interested in sponsoring a class or becoming a product sponsor, please contact Doug Duell at his dealership at 812-473-0215.
Sponsors will be listed in March.