Drag Racing Online: The Magazine

Volume VIII, Issue 10


The Nostalgia Pro Comp Association wrapped up their first season at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY, on Oct. 21-22. The Finals were originally scheduled for Sept. 23 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, but bad weather forced the date and location change.

Troy Martin of Pierceton, IN, drove his revamped “Chi-Town Huster” ’73 Charger Funny Car into the winners circle on a single run when John Dunn’s “Dunn & Gone” ’72 Vega was unable to make the call. The lexan windshield on Dunn’s car caved in at 1,000 feet in the semi, causing both side windows to blow out. Luckily, Dunn had a large enough points lead to get the NPCA Super Eliminator (6.50) class championship.

It was a pair of ’48 Fiat altereds in the final of Pro Comp I (7.00) as Richard Edwards of Terre Haute, IN, lost the race but won the championship. No. 1 qualifier Edwards went into a giant wheelstand at the hit of the throttle and broke the wheelie bar, giving Don Slout of S. Williamsport, PA, the win.

The Pro Comp II (7.50) class was decided in the final round as No. 2 qualifier Troy Coker of Carmel, IN got the win and the championship over No. 1 qualifier Dave Dupps of Germantown, OH, with a 7.47 to Dupps’s 7.44.

Rob Davis (below) of Lawrenceburg, IN, got the B/Gas win and wrapped up the championship in his ’67 Nova, defeating the ’41 Willys of Darrell Wathen of Owensboro, KY. Davis won two of the three NPCA events this season.  (photos by Harweda Davis and Sarah Selvy)  [10-24-2006]


On a recent trip to Texas Agent 1320 got into a conversation with Texas racer and author, Grady Bryant. Bryant campaigned this Chevy “Deuce” back in the day. Bryant completely restored the car and it was featured in Drag Racer Magazine a few years back. Now he thinks he is ready to sell it or trade it for something. If you are seriously interested in the car, give Bryant at call at 817-498-3783.  [10-24-2006]

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