Norwalk 2014 Sponsor Report

NHRA Wally for Dallas

August 28, 2014

Dave Schultz

Dallas-Wally-1000Still on a high of again racing my wagon and winning a NHRA Wally last month in Joliet, Tuesday we loaded the rig and left on the two day (and 1300 mile) trip to Norwalk, Ohio. We arrived at the track late Wednesday night. Thursday we were parked, set up our pit, established credentials, and teched our cars in.

10653604_10202550744705590_5483817680873651868_nBecause there were so many cars for the event, we had a maximum of two Time Trials — if we could get them in by 11:30 Friday morning — which we did. Rain was expected for the entire weekend, and the adjusted altitude was high — so all of the 24 cars in NSS index were running slower. Many had to change their indexes to one slower.

10550920_10202527845413122_8135289050767528132_nIn the 1st of 4 rounds of Qualifying — I ran a .004 off my Index — but Skippy bumped me from Top Qualifier to 2nd with his .001 by the 4th round. Dallas was having an issue getting an handle on his car until the 4th round — but did still wind up on the Top half of the Qualifying Roster.

Barry Dorn is 50 points ahead of me for the Championship — but qualified on the bottom half, so his lead has been narrowed.

10397818_10202534143650574_6149261859940757116_n 10475338_686622461406696_74956773152723377_nEliminations started early Saturday morning – and I screwed up in the first round with a .004 Red light. Fortunately (for my chance for the Championship Ring) Barry Dorn also lost in his first round.

10612990_686622488073360_6576732520706964432_nJust as fortunately, Dallas was able to win his 1st round against Fred Rader .

10649747_686622498073359_5035325456518024212_nDallas met Doug Wright (who had just defeated Barry Dorn) in the 2nd round and won. In the 3rd round, Dallas won over Joe Midile, who I’d red lit against in the 1st and had a broke bye in the 2nd.

Dallas earned a bye in the Semis from Midile, who had won it from my 2nd place Qualifying. He ran a 9.746 on his 9.75 index in the bye.

In the Finals Dallas was paired with Newmeyer. If you know these racers that he ran — you’ll know all are very good racers. Newmeyer had an excellent (.00 something) light and Dallas realized his light (turned out to be a .070) was not so good — so he decided he needed to push Newmeyer out if he was to have any chance to win. Newmeyer did take the stripe, which had him break out by .001 – handing Dallas win his first ever NHRA Wally.

10616599_10152238196771160_6008625048878765327_nWhile I was disappointed with my .004 red — seeing Dallas get his first Wally more than made up for it.

I think technically I’m now in first place — by virtue of the small points on my 2nd place Qualifying. We will have to throw out our worse race at the end of the season, and mine is going to be 75 points higher than Dorn’s — so I’ll need to go one round more than him at Indy to get the 2014 Championship.

Dallas and I would like to thank Fuelabs, Royal Purple, TTI Exhaust, and Mancini Racing for their product sponsorship. Running two cars with the average race 1200 miles away is very expensive. We don’t do this for the money. If we won and runnered up every race on the schedule — we’d still lose money — so we very much appreciate the help while we’re living the dream of father and son racing together while we have the chance.

Purpose off the little toe

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I don’t always

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Human Shields

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Thousands of men will die

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Imagine if you will

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But one is a Pussy!

Both are tryrantical, egotistical, narcissists – but one is a big pussy!
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Brains – Man vs. Woman

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Imagine if you will

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That you live in a country where more and more people become Moochers instead of producers; where crime has gone up and IQs have gone down; where school taxes are skyrocketing while classes become over crowded; where medical insurance rates have gone through the roof because of subsidization of the uninsured; where states are going bankrupt from the burden of food stamps and welfare; and where businesses and the wealthy are leaving the country because of taxes and the political environment. Yet Liberals want to import poor, ignorant, violent, non-English speaking to clog up and further dumb down our schools with these non tax paying people and their translators; our hospitals with births from a culture of poor people that won’t practice birth control; and further overburden our police, court and jail system. All for future Moocher voters to vote in looters.

Shouldn’t we fix the problems we have before adding to them?

Today Obama negotiated with the President of Guatemala that we will process these people there and transport them here to save them the walk. I shit you not!

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Joliet 2014

Dave Schultz – July 17, 2014

This month started with troubles — but ended very well.

In mid June, while on a week long Motorcycle trip with son Dallas and a bud (Doug Duell), I had a non-motorcycle related accident tearing the ligament on my right thumb — requiring surgery. I had put off surgery until July 18 (tomorrow) to be able to make the Joliet race, and have the first cast changed to smaller in time for the Norwalk race in late August.

The Whale had been in Indiana having some chassis issues corrected. Route 66 in Joliet has never been a good track for me — and the last time the Whale was out was at that track last July — when a virtually new $24K engine blew up. The backup car’s (Vitamin C) new engine was pretty gutless (yes we have a different engine builder now) at St. Louis — and a tear-down showed some valve-train issues. Dallas was dropping new engine in it when I received a call that the Whale could be picked up on the way to Joliet – albeit untested. I wasn’t exactly thrilled taking an untested car with a new Indy engine and a transmission Dallas had just rebuilt — and I’d not driven in over a year, but there was no option.

10544367_10202286814267494_3638269864056092708_nreplacing 4 chassis batteries in Indiana

We left on Tuesday, and the trip to Indiana to get the Whale was uneventful — except having to replace the 4 chassis batteries of on the Freightliner. The Whale was loaded Wednesday early afternoon and we proceeded to Joliet with our fingers crossed that the Illinois State Police (recently picking on drag racers) would leave us alone. Thursday morning we were let onto the track and set up our pits. The chassis on the Whale needed to be recertified, and the car was teched in. There was no testing Thursday.

10463031_10202296350465893_6116882337997948648_nOur Pits
10489804_10202295307999832_2614790868746810607_nCockpit View of Whale

On Friday, racers were allowed a maximum of two time trials between 9AM and 11AM. I was one of the few to get both in. I had to remove my cast to get racing gloves on. In my first pass I launched at 2500 and shifted at 7000 — and had a -.034 light from driving a slower reacting Vitamin C — and my time was 9.749. While that’s a good time for my 9.75 Index — I had no weight in the car and the weather was going to get real bad Saturday and Sunday. I also had some switch-box and shift light problems — but they were quickly resolved when traced to a couple of unconnected grounds, which must have been disconnected for welding. I hot lapped back into the 90 minute long Time Trial line and changed my launch to 2000 RPM and shifted at 7400 RPM. That slowed my light down to an equally horrible .090 but the ET improved to 9.62. We made two qualifying hits on Friday evening, and I broke out in the first but made it to the #2 Qualifying spot in the 2nd. I was able to fix my lights.

10429339_10202300511649920_1614758100706418786_nLadder pitting Dallas & I in First Round

10527268_10152154722126160_9099707792298969601_nIt rained hard Friday night and Saturday morning. The track finally went Hot at 3PM — but the third qualifying was cancelled and we went right to Eliminations. There were 23 racers in the NSS Class and the pairing had Dallas and I having to again race each other in the first round. I came out on top on that round. The next round had Jeff Frees against me. I had a 0-2 record against Jeff — but improved it to 1-2. Racing stopped at 9PM due to dew making the track too slippery.

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I rained again Saturday night. The track personnel did well to dry the track and racing started at about 9:30AM. In the Third round (Quarters) I was paired against the points leader Barry Dorn, who was ahead of me (I’m in second) by about 330 points. It was an epiphany for me — win to cut the lead — or lose and be out of the race. I was fortunate to win that round. The 4th round (Semis) I had the Competition Bye for being the #2 Qualifier.

10537382_10202306140110628_2678597525051859927_nCar got faster ever pass. Had 130 pounds weight in for my Bye

In the final I matched with DW Hopkins and I was the winner of that round — and presented with my second ever Wally. I think this year has a total of four (maybe five) opportunities for a Wally.

I believe this puts me less than one round out of first place.

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