The elated Johnston pulled into the Winners Circle where he was met by his emotional father and a crowd of his fellow racers and friends.


This was Shaun’s first win in the Victory series and is likely to not to be his last.


Eddyville Special Award Winners:


Clay Kossuth & Sons Star of the Race -  Michael Myer

A&A Transmissions Best Appearing - Bill Schlee

Mega Parts Heritage Award - Valerie Boelson

B&K Trucking #1 Qualifier - Rosie Kossuth

Brewer’s Performance #1 Mopar - Bob Lantero

Kramer Automotive Specialties Top Gun - Clay Kossuth

DRE Patriot Award - Tom Gaines

Engelhart Performance Free Entry - Stanley Rideout

Tom Gaines was awarded the DRE Patriot Award for his service to the country.

Tim Frees left Eddyville with a very slim points lead over BJ Bax.


Top Ten in Victory NSS Points after Eddyville:


1. Tim Frees  135

2. BJ Bax  132

3. Rosie Kossuth  125

4. Bill Schlee 114

5. Shaun Johnston  112

6. Jim Hagenhoff & Bruce Lang  100

7. Tom Hoffman  96

8. Don Bruemmer & Jerry Bolton  90

9. Bob Lantero  89

10. Dick Monaco  88

Local favorite, Jerry Bolton and his beautiful blue Chevelle started the round with a win over Valerie Boelson.


BJ Bax took out the tough Lantero with a dead-on 7.25 on his 7.25 Index. Shaun Johnston made another solid pass to defeat Hagenhoff. Bob Lister and his popular Pontiac used an incredible .003 Light to defeat Race No. 1 winner, Tim Frees. Bruce Lang, Bill Schlee and Rosie Kossuth all made impressive runs to move on.


The excitement grew as the Super Stocks came back for Round 3. Rosie Kossuth continued to shine with an impressive .02 light and almost right on her Index pass to defeat Lister.

Shaun Johnston’s Wedge-powered Plymouth.


Johnston made another strong run to defeat the stout Barracuda of Bruce Lang. Jerry Bolton got the win over a red lighting Michael Myer.

BJ Bax’s Pontiac GTO.


The final pair featured a slugfest between the Hemi of Bill Schlee and the Pontiac of BJ Bax. Schlee took the win with a .04 Reaction and 6.51 on his 6.50 Index.


The last four cars returned for the semifinals. Johnston turned on the win light against Kossuth in one of the closest races of the day.

Bill Schlee and his 1965 Plymouth Belvedere.


In the next pair, Bolton threw away a dead-on 6.75 when he red-lighted and handed the win to Schlee.


The cheering fans rose to their feet as the finalists pulled to the Line. Johnston left first with his Wedge-powered ’67 Plymouth as he got the handicap start. His win light quickly came on as Schlee left too soon and turned on the dreaded red light.

race reports

Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks at Eddyville, Iowa

Johnston is King of Nostalgia Nationals


Results compiled by Kay Burk

Photos by “Chicago Jon” Hoffman

Race 2 of the Victory NSS points series had the classic Super Stocks helping to headline the Eddyville Nostalgia Nationals on June 9-10.


Friday night had 30 Victory Super Stocks on hand ready to qualify for Saturday’s Eliminations. The Big Block multi-carbed muscle cars made three rounds of Qualifying on Friday evening to the delight of an excited crowd. Saturday brought a bright, sunny day and an even larger crowd to enjoy the beautiful facility at Eddyville. The Victory cars made one final qualifying pass in the afternoon to set the Ladder.

Sitting at the top of the field was the Queen of Victory NSS, Rosie Kossuth. She edged out Bob Lantero by .005 of a second to take the coveted pole position and the $100 B&K Trucking Award.


The Main Show began promptly at 6 p.m. and the Victory Cars rolled to the Lanes for Round 1 of Eliminations. Lantero took out his frustrations on just missing the No. 1 qualifying position by slapping a .003 Reaction Time win over Randy Spurgeon. Randy’s brother, Dennis Spurgeon, moved on with a victory over Jim Brandon. Jim Hagenhoff and his high flying Hemi Plymouth defeated last year’s Champion, Tom Hoffman. Tim Frees’ nice .02 RT was enough to hold off the hard charging Hemi of Don Bruemmer. Shaun Johnston started his march to the Finals with a win over Jeff Roberts.

Phil Cathey's Plymouth was one of many Mopars at Eddyville.

Dick Monaco gave the Ford fans someone to cheer for.


The Victory cars cooled and refueled and quickly returned for Round 2




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