Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dave Duell Classic Finds New Home at NMCA-Flowmaster Drag Racing Series

Dave Duell Classic Finds New Home at NMCA-Flowmaster Drag Racing Series

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – One of the largest Nostalgia Super Stock races in the country will be calling Beech Bend Raceway and the NMCA home in 2011. For the past five years the Monster Mopar event at Gateway International Raceway (Madison, Ill.) hosted the Dave Duell Classic, but with the abrupt closing of the St. Louis-area drag strip at the conclusion of the 2010 racing season, event founder Doug Duell, needed to find a new venue to host the event, which is named after his late father, Dave.

After considering many options, Duell has announced that the Dave Duell Classic will be held August 5-7, 2011 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in conjunction with the NMCA-Flowmaster event at the famed Bowling Green, Ky. Track

“Bowling Green has a great Super Stock tradition,” Duell said. “Moving the race there and pairing it with the NMCA-Flowmaster event made the most sense for the continued success of the Classic,” he added. Duell is no stranger to the NMCA racing either, having won the series’ Indy Cylinder Head Nostalgia Super Stock championship the past two seasons.

The addition of the Dave Duell Classic to the Bowling Green event has also caught the eye of Marvin Benoit, co-founder of Quick Fuel Technology, the NMCA Bowling Green event sponsor. “I’ve always been a fan of Super Stock, specifically these 60’s era cars. I have a ’66 Fairlane I’ve been working on, but now I have a reason to complete it before our race in August. Bowling Green is a perfect fit for this event and I’m happy to see Doug and the NMCA work together to bring these cars to our race,” Benoit said.

Doug and fellow racers organized the Dave Duell Classic five-years ago as a tribute to his father, Dave Duell, who was an instrumental racer and ambassador to the Nostalgia Super Stock movement across the country. The Classic is open to all brands of vehicles, and has continued to grow each year. “Last year we had 84-entries racing for the big cash prize,” explained Duell. ProMedia president Charlie Harmon adds, “It’s our goal to help grow the Classic. We’re grateful that Doug has entrusted our organization with its continued success. Nostalgia Super Stock is a big part of what we do at the NMCA-Flowmaster series and we are honored to host such a prestigious race.”

The winner of the Classic will roll out of town with a stout $4,000 payday and a chance to take home big money from the NMCA contingency program. Indy Cylinder Heads is backing the big-buck shootout.

Entry fee is $150, which includes a ticket to the AFCO Racing BBQ being held Saturday night. There will be four qualifying runs, two on Friday and one Saturday morning. The final qualifying run Saturday afternoon will also serve as the first round of class eliminations.

Reserved parking is available but in order to reserve a space, racers must contact Doug Duell ( before August 1, 2011.

NMCA membership is not required when competing in the Dave Duell Classic.

Married Thirty Years

Married Thirty Years

A man wakes up in the hospital bandaged from head to foot. The doctor comes in and says, “Ah, I see you’ve regained consciousness. Now you probably won’t remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the freeway. You’re going to be ok, you’ll walk again and everything, but your penis was severed in the accident and we couldn’t  find it.”

The man groans, but the doctor goes on, “You have $9000 in insurance compensation coming and we now have the technology to build a new penis. They work great but they don’t come cheap. It’s roughly $1000 an inch.”

The man perks up. “So,” the doctor says, “You must decide how many inches you want. But I understand that you have been married for over thirty years and this is something you should discuss with your wife.

If you had a five incher before and get a nine incher now she might be a bit put out. If you had a nine incher before and you decide to only invest in a five incher now, she might be disappointed. It’s important that she plays a role in helping you make a decision.”

The man agrees to talk it over with his wife. The doctor comes back the next day, “So, have you spoken with your wife?”

“Yes I have,” says the man.”And has she helped you make a decision?”
“Yes” says the man. “What is your decision?” asks the doctor.

“We’re getting granite countertops for the kitchen…

Remove Your Private Info On The Internet

Remove Your Private Info On The Internet

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If you have a Facebook, MySpace, Tweet account, or belong to any other social network — your private information is most likely being sold by many companies. One of those companies is:

I and all of my children are listed there, and sold to anyone wanting to buy our personal information. To remove yourself from that site, click the above link, locate your personal record, copy the URL from the address bar of your browser, go back to the home page of the site and click Privacy at the bottom, and follow the instructions to remove yourself.

I strongly suggest you do this today — and pass along a link to this posting (and share on Facebook) to your friends.

Tired of Customer Suppoort in India?

Customer Service in India or Pakistan

I want to ask each of you to consider doing the following when you are talking on the phone to any US customer service representative that is based in a foreign country (like India ).

Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, charter communications, health insurance, insurance, you name it) and you are transferred to a representative (like in India ), please consider doing the following:

After you connect and you realize that the customer service representatives not from the USA (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please very politely (very politely – this is not about trashing other cultures) say, “I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the United States of America.” The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say, “Thank you, but I’d like to speak to a customer service representative in the USA.” YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED to a rep in the USA. It only takes less than one minute to have your call re-directed to the USA.

Tonight when I got redirected to a USA rep, I asked again to make sure – and yes, she was from Fort Lauderdale.

Imagine if tomorrow, every US citizen who has to make such a call and then requests a US rep, imagine how that would ultimately impact the number of US jobs that would need to be created ASAP. Imagine what would happen if every US citizen insisted on talking to only US phone reps from this day on.

If I tell 10 people to consider this and you tell 10 people to consider doing this – see what I mean…it becomes an exercise in viral marketing 101.
Remember – the goal here is to restore jobs back here at home – not to be abrupt or rude to a foreign phone rep. If you agree, please tell 10 people you know and tell them to tell 10 people they know….etc…etc.

I don’t know how well this will work — but what do you have to lose?