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  • Live From Indy 2018

    This is the official discussion regarding the Going on before during and after the event. Post Qualifying sheets, photos, news, updates, ladders, Eliminations....

    So who all is going?

    Deb and I head out at 1pm today for first 300 miles to avoid Houston traffic.
    The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rolls into Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on September 20-23 for a huge weekend of American muscle car motorsport excitement! The 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals features heads-up drag racing, huge all-American car show on both Saturday and Sunday as well as a giant manufacturer's midway, burnout contest, and swap meet. This event is the final stop on the NMCA national tour and Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis has proven itself as one of the best tracks in the country where records have been set in many race classes. For NMCA Class Descriptions CLICK HERE! VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod! Each year VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod cars make blistering mph passes and have Kentucky's rabid fans on their feet screaming for more! These turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-powered monsters will once again go heads-up and put their cars on the ragged edge in search of World Street Finals. Holley EFI Factory Super Cars! Factory Super Cars is an exciting eliminator designed for the Detroit-based OEM companies to compete heads-up with the modern factory drag racing cars dubbed Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Cobra Jet Mustang. It is the rebirth of factory muscle car drag racing on the quarter-mile dragstrip! Watch Street Outlaws on the Ragged Edge If you're a fan of the Street Outlaws TV show then you won't want to miss the insane, horsepower-infused Street Outlaws of NMCA drag racing! Watch as these incredible turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous packed monsters go wheels-up and heads-up for big money and national bragging rights. Every NMCA events features the World's Fastest Street Cars! NSS All-Stars This event will feature a special Nostalgia Super Stock race affectionately called NSS All-Stars at Indy! Jump in a time machine and go back to the glory days of muscle car racing as period correct muscle cars compete in the quarter mile just like they did back in the '60s. Muscle cars were meant to be driven…and raced...and these awesome rides will burn rubber and showcase the Motor City's glory days. Nostalgia Super Stock All-Star Weekend Flyer CLICK HERE! Want to Race Your Street Car? Then you definitely want to enter Gear Vendors True Street, the perfect class for any beginner...because reaction time doesn't matter. Join other True Street racers, with passengers, on a 30-mile NMCA-escorted cruise to prove the street worthiness of all cars in competition. Next hit the track for 3 back-to-back passes and then watch as NMCA presents cash and awards to the overall fastest, runner-up and to each racer with the closest average to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seconds! CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR INFO How to Race True Street True Street Rules How to Race True Street Video Enjoy Your LS or Modern-LT for Free with NMCA! If you own an LS or modern-LT powered vehicle then this event's for you! Chevrolet Performance has partnered with NMCA to provide you with a FREE motorsport experience to first-time participants. Chevrolet Performance will comp your entry (car and driver for the first 75 entries) so you can enjoy the awesome performance of your LS or modern-LT powered hot rod in a fun, safe environment…the racetrack. Chevrolet Performance and NMCA make your racing experience easy, and fun, with hands-on step-by-step instruction. 9 Different categories with awards and prizes for all levels of performance. Be a part of the Chevrolet Performance team and their Street Car Challenge class exclusively at NMCA events in 2018! Free Registration Form CLICK HERE! Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge Series Info Street Car Challenge Series Rules Street Car Challenge Video - Watch Now! Race Your Gen III HEMI for Free with NMCA! How would you like to experience the ultimate performance of your Gen III powered Challenger, Demon, Hellcat, Charger, or Jeep courtesy of Dodge / Mopar for FREE at this NMCA event? Dodge / Mopar will comp your entry (car and driver) so you can enjoy the incredible performance of your modern muscle car in a fun, safe environment…the racetrack. Dodge / Mopar and NMCA make your racing experience easy and fun with hands-on step-by-step instruction. 9 Different categories with awards and prizes for all levels of performance. Be a part of team Dodge / Mopar as we unleash the Gen III HEMI Shootout exclusively at NMCA events in 2018! Free Registration Form CLICK HERE! HEMI Shootout - More Info HEMI Shootout Rules HEMI Shootout Video - Watch Now! F.A.S.T. Group - Presented by Baskin Truck Sales The Factory Appearing Stock Tire (F.A.S.T.) group has added this event to their series schedule and is sure to put on a show for NMCA fans! Jump in a time machine and go back to the glory days of muscle car racing as perfectly restored F.A.S.T. muscle cars compete in the quarter mile on stock tires. Muscle cars were meant to be driven and these museum-quality rides will burn rubber and showcase the Motor City's past. Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Winning any NMCA class isn't easy and when a racer is fortunate enough to do so, it needs to be celebrated in style. The NMCA has partnered with Aerospace Components to present the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle – making the accomplishment of winning a true celebration. The Aerospace Components Winner's Circle experience is second to none in the drag racing world, where every winner actually owns the winner's circle. Love Bracket Racing? NMCA has a class for you! Bracket Race with NO NMCA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED! Race Both Saturday & Sunday! 3 Bracket Classes for this event! Bracket Flyer CLICK HERE! NMCA Car Show In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMCA also has the awesome Car Show, which features over 100 class awards, from stock to modified, up for grabs! '32 Ford with a late-model 5.0? Or a '69 Camaro powered by an LS1? No matter what your flavor, there's a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. Car Show Flyer CLICK HERE! Car Show Info CLICK HERE! Burnout Contest The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires. Massive Manufacturers' Midway Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This NMCA event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod. Swap Meet Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet. Swap Meet Flyer CLICK HERE!
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    Schedule
    Thursday

    Gates Open
    9:00am
    Racer Parking/Registration/Tech & Vendor Parking 9:00am -7:00pm
    Test & Tune Opens 1:00pm
    Lanes Close 6:30pm
    Gates Close / Secure Track 7:00pm
    Friday

    Gates Open
    8:00am
    Racer – Parking/Registration/Tech 8:00am – 7:00pm
    Index Test and Tune by Class (NSS, NMC, OC, CPS, STK/SSTK, FAST) 10:00am
    True Street HEMI Shootout / Chevrolet Street Car Challenge Time Trial
    Bracket Time Trial
    Heads Up Test & Tune by Class (PM, FSC, NA, NPS, RW, SO, XS) Noon
    NMCA & CP Index Qualifying #1 3:00pm
    True Street HEMI Shootout / Chevrolet Street Car Challenge Time Trial
    Bracket Dial-In For $ Time Trial
    NMCA & CP Heads Up Qualifying #1 5:00pm
    Gates Close 7:00pm
    Secure Track 8:00pm
    Saturday

    Gates Open – Racer, Car Show, & Swap Meet Registration/Parking/Tech Opens:
    8:00am
    NMCA/CPCS Index Qualifying #2 8:30am
    Chevy Street Car Challenge TT
    HEMI Shootout TT
    Bracket Time Trial
    NMCA HEADS-UP Qualifying #2 11:00am
    Chevy Street Car Challenge Rd #1 1:00pm
    HEMI Shootout Rd #1
    True Street Time Trial
    Bracket Race Eliminations Rd #1
    Chevy Street Car Challenge Rd #2
    HEMI Shootout Rd #2
    NMCA & CP Index Qualifying #3 2:30pm
    Nostalgia Super Stock All-Stars (Victory vs NMCA)
    Chevy Street Car Challenge Final
    HEMI Shootout Final
    Bracket Race Eliminations Rd #2
    NSS ALL-STARS Eliminations Rd#1
    Car Show Awards Presentaions 4:00pm
    True Street Meeting & Cruise 4:00pm
    NMCA Heads Up Qualifying Rd #3 4:30pm
    Continue Bracket Race Eliminations
    NMCA True Street Eliminations
    Continue NSS ALL-STAR Elminations
    Gates Close 6:00pm
    Secure Track 8:00pm
    Sunday

    Gates Open – Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration Opens
    8:00am
    Chapel Service 8:00am
    NMCA & CP Index Eliminations Rd. #1 8:45am
    Bracket Time Trial
    NMCA Heads-Up Eliminations Rd #1 11:00am
    Bracket Race Eliminations
    Car Show Awards Presentations 3:30pm
    Final Round Eliminators 5:00pm
    Aerospace Winners Circle Celebration
    Secure Track 6:00pm
    Schedule Subject to Change
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      NSS All-Stars

      This event will feature a special Nostalgia Super Stock race affectionately called NSS All-Stars at Indy! Jump in a time machine and go back to the glory days of muscle car racing as period correct muscle cars compete in the quarter mile just like they did back in the ‘60s. Muscle cars were meant to be driven…and raced…and these awesome rides will burn rubber and showcase the Motor City’s glory days.
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      Check out my Blog "Life & Times of an Old NSS Racer"

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      • #4
        Listen up kids-----BE THERE OR BE SQUARE

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        • #5
          Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for Indianapolis, IN with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com
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            Who will take home the NSS All-Star Championship Belt this weekend at Indy????? 16 Victory NSS Racers vs 16 NMCA NSS Racers. The top 5 in 2017 Points are locked in: Victory- Tom Hoffman, Shaun Johnston, BJ Bax, Randy Spurgeon, Bruce Lang. NMCA- Doug Duell, Brent Wheeler, Joe Ewing, Jim Netherland, Mike DeChicco. There will be one Random Draw for each Team and one Champions Pick for each. The other 9 Team Spots will be filled by Qualifying Position. This will be exciting, see you there!



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            • #7
              Gates opened up at 8:30, and we had the pits set up by 10

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              the air is hot and the air is horrible at 4300"


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              My first hit was slower than I wanted

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              I pulled up for a second hit, and couldn't get my tire pressure quick for the track, so the stopped at me and prepped for Radial Tire and Pro Thug.

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              It was about another hour before we could run. The starting line was garbage with my 60' at 1.40 and Ron Tiller's at 1.48

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              Did a little better on my third and final hit for the day.

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              Tomorrow we have a test hit at 10 am and first Qualifying at 2 pm.

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              Weather forecast for tomorrow

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                I was first one down the track this morning for a time trial.

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                We have first qualifying at 2 pm and then hot lapped for a second.

                Weather forecast by hour

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                • #9
                  For the third qualifying we were last t go down the track, after Pro Thug qnd Radial Wars, who takes a different prep. I figured the starting line to be garbage, and predicted a 1.38 60'.

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                  I was wrong and my 1.36 60' broke me out.

                  I was bumped from 8 To 13.

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                  We'll get called to the lanes in the morning at 8am, and the NSS All Stars Race starts around lunch time. I need to step up my game to be in the All Star's race.
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                  • #10
                    The NMCA season reaches its exciting conclusion at Lucas Oil Raceway for the 2018 NMCA World Street Finals.
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                    • #11
                      First round of qualifying at Indy was at 1 pm Friday, one hour earlier than scheduled. I usually set up to go a number slower on the first round, and then go for broke on the next two Qualifying. I felt like I had a good launch, so I lifted at the MPH cone.



                      Got a 9.768 on my 9.75 index. We calculated what I would have run without lifting, and it was a 9.753. Another bad decision. Tough crowd here, so I was number 8 of 53.



                      I have a street car on the lift, as I'm dropping the motorhome off at the factory and then driving to Western New York for my wife to visit her sister while the coach is being worked on. When walking under the lift fairly fast, I smacked my head on the landing puck on the underside of the lift. I got woozy and fell hitting my head on the trailer fender. When I rolled over and put my hand to my head, blood was gushing out. I had blood running down my hand and arm; and my face and gasses were covered in blood. I staggered to coach to get my wife to wet down a towel to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile another racer in the staging lanes saw me and ran to the NMCA guy directing the staging lanes. He sat me down and called the ambulance, which stopped the race. They treated me, bandaged the head up, and had me sign a waiver refusing to go to hospital for stitches. I was going to go after the second round, which was suppose to be in another 15 minutes. However, they pushed us back another two hours and we were the last ones down the track - following Pro Thug and Radial Wars, which takes a different prep. I figured the starting line was going to be garbage, and set up expecting a 1.38 60'. Another bad decision, as I had a 1.36 60' and broke out by that difference. That moved me down to 13, now with now 63 NSS racers.





                      After that round, we called the Urgent Cares in the area and was told I'd have to go to a Hospital Emergency Room. I didn't feel like I wanted to pay a $400 deductible to spend a Friday night in an Indy Emergency Room. I self treated by rubbing some dirt on it and drinking heavily for pain management.



                      Didn't sleep worth a damn last night. It was midnight when I went to bed and at 2 am I had to deal with the Carbon Monoxide detector blaring. We were to race at 8:30 am, which means they call us to the line at 7:45. I got out of bed at 6 am, got the weather station set up, generator running, and car pushed out of the trailer. At 7 am I started the car, took it for a ride to warm it up. I parked the car in my pits and put charger on.



                      The weather was thirty degrees cooker, calling for a lot of weight to be added.



                      At the line the car stuttered and bogged. Not sure if it was low fuel pressure, wrong jetting, or the car not being warm enough for the cold air. Maybe a combination of all. Anyway the bog caused a shitty light and a horrible 60'.



                      That caused me to get knocked out of the All Star Shootout. Worst yet, My back glass blew out at 136 mph.



                      There was a mandatory NSS driver's meeting after Q3. I wasn't wanting to go, as I knew I was out of the All Star Shootout, and that's what it was about. Doug Duell insisted I go, and I thought maybe he was going to pick me as his "Champion's" choice. The way the shootout works is that 16 NMCA racers go against 16 Victory Series racers. To get the best of each, they each take the Top Five from last year and the 9 best qualifiers (who's hot this weekend) from this race. Then the past Champion picks one. While Doug and I are good Buds, we're also strictly business when it comes to racing. Doug picked Doug Wright, who has been on fire this year. It was the right choice. So the rest of us NMCA racers (about 20) Each got a Raffle Ticket for the final "Lucky Dog" pick, and my number was called.



                      So now I'm in a race with a car that bogged, has no back window, and I have a screamer of a headache from the day before. Randy Stansbury, who installed the Pro Glass back window when he painted the car, started putting it back in. Barry Dorn, who has done a few came by to help him.



                      They had it in in less than an hour. Thank you very much Randy and Barry. I then put on some of my wife's "Happy Camper" duct tape to hold it in until the new Pro Glass, NASCAR window tabs and molding clips arrive at the shop.



                      So right now I'm "Chillin", trying to shake this killer headache, before they call the first of five rounds for the "All Star Shootout". Sunday, NSS has the eliminations or all 63 racers at 8 am.

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                      • #12
                        I ran a perfect 9.750 In first round of All Starts, but turned on the Stupid Light for the first time in three years in Eliminations.Ad not by a little either!

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                          These are the final eight All Stars

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                            Ladder for tomorrow

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                              Tomorrows Schedule

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