Jim couldn't have said it better! As far as car counts declining, its easy to reminisce about large car counts but if you go back and look at NSCA & NMCA NSS car counts, they averaged about 25-30 cars per race in the 90's and 2000's. Monster Mopar max wedge counts were 20-25 cars but when it was opened to other brands the counts averaged 40-50 cars with the last couple years increasing to 70-80 range. Rosie & I have belonged to about every NSS group at one time or another and I can't think of any that consistently has 30-40 cars per event. Mama Polar Bear is right! If it ain't broke don't fix it! I think one of the reason spectator count is down is that people can stay at home and watch everything live on the internet.
One thing I have noticed in all of these replies is that most admit they would like to see more GM and Ford/Mercury type cars to run against, for the moment lets just say full size cars. One thing I think the group should consider in rules is intake manifold design, no sheet metal intakes for sure. Fitting under the hood, and carbs under the legal hood scoop should be the main requirement, not how the runners or legs look. Like Russ said, INDY Cyl Head got away with a short tunnel ram by putting a box over it. As far as engines go my Dad's 1976 Ford pickup has an FE motor in it, so the 360/390 FE motor isn't that hard to find, you just can't get 500+ cubic inches out of them. The early 60's Chevy guys are the ones hurting, 348/409 motors are hard to get, but they make a new all aluminum one if you have the money for it, same with the Ford FE block, and you can go big cubic inches with them. As far as letting a car run newer style motors as in 454 Chevy or 460 Ford, I'm not sure, also letting pony cars run, I'm not sure.
If we go by how an ad is worded in the various manufacture's catalogs, I have in front of me the latest Indy Cyl Head catalog, and on page 30 at the top of the page, in bold letters it says "Think Short Tunnel Ram!" for the Mod-Man intake manifold. Don't take my word, look it up yourself. So by that statement alone, shouldn't the Mod-Man be illegal ? Then there is the "NHRA accepted cross ram" that loves to blow up and catch cars on fire, page 23 part # 426-8. If I'm not mistaken, is taller than the short tunnel rams with it's angled 9 1/2 inch runners. Can't argue with NHRA accepted, though. Good friend Tom Gaines at least installed pop off valves on his. I'm just trying to help the GM and FoMoCo guys.
Victory NSS has a great thing going on. Over time racer and fan attendance will go up and down. Nothing wrong with minor rule changes to adjust to a changing race world but large changes allowing more body types has never helped car counts. Chris did a great job running the organization and I am sure the new crew will do the same. Remember your race car brought you to NSS racing but the friends that you have made keep you coming back. Look forward to seeing you at the track soon.
I love the cars in nss class, so I dont like adding any different models or pony cars. As far as intakes go, if it has a part number, tunnel ram or not, run it, as long as it fits under stock hood, and/ or hood scoops. No sheet metal intakes.I say let the ford run 460, and chevy run 454. I also love the multi carb rule, that should never change. What carbs are used makes me no difference, Holley or eldebrock, racers choice. Cars that have lettering or names are really cool and stand out. But for the record I'm good with the rules the way they stand. PS I will race for bottlecaps just like Tom H.so I'm good with whatever happens. See you all soon!
chaplainksw: Free camping sat night at WabashValley dragway. This is to create interest for next year and a Nostalgia weekend. See Wabash Valley Dragway sponsored by Your of Brazil on FaceBook!
Aug 10, 2021 15:03:52 GMT
chaplainksw: This Saturday is the Nitro in the Valley event at Terre Haute, Indiana. All Nostalgia Super Stocks are welcome, with no charge at the gate Sat. (Friday night test and tune
Aug 10, 2021 15:01:30 GMT
sportf: JB Cuda Yes, we have several members running hemis. BTW, I've never noticed this shout box before and I've been around a long time. Hope to see you at the track.
Mar 14, 2021 0:00:14 GMT
jbcuda: Hello super stock racers, I’m looking forward being part of the group,anyone running hemis?
Feb 26, 2021 15:10:59 GMT
rogerstanke1: Stanke Motorsports is proud to announce the launching of our new Mobile Friendly/Shopping Cart web site: www.stankemotorsports.com. Our new siste allows you to view and purchase our items directly on line. Thanks for your interest.
Apr 8, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
bosspete: On behalf of "Just in Time Racing".we'd like to wish everyone in the Victory Family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Stay well and safe.. Look forward to first race of the 2020 season.Take Care All. BossPete.
Dec 25, 2019 19:48:11 GMT
bosspete: As the new year approaches,,it would be really nice to see more of our cars lettered up to present that Nostalgic race look from years ago.I think that we have more fun and present a better nostalgic product than any other group I've ever seen in the past.
Oct 21, 2019 17:03:05 GMT
Hollywood: A show of hands please, how many subscribe to Hemmings Muscle Machines? What are your thoughts about the Magazine? Like it? Don't like it? if you do like, what do like about it? Don't like it?
Sept 1, 2019 17:28:04 GMT
sportf: Hey BossPete, I agree with you. We are racers second, friends and a true gang first. See you all soon.
Aug 17, 2019 13:43:10 GMT
bosspete: Hey,,everyone,,,Victory is here because of all of you. Victory would not be without you. Us old guys have finally found a place to race the cars we love,,and have fun doing it. No nitrous,no big Egos,,just a driver and his car. Cordova Awaits us.
Aug 9, 2019 23:45:02 GMT
moparsteve: George & Susi I posted the get together at Rons this weekend It has the address and phone number if you need directions!
Mar 13, 2019 14:01:55 GMT
maxattac: We'll be there Friday and Saturday nights! Thanks!
Aug 10, 2018 20:13:40 GMT
moparsteve: Damon, Didn't get a message!
Feb 4, 2018 21:07:15 GMT
Hollywood: Hey Detroitman what kind of Mopar do you need that 489 case and gear for? I might have what your looking for.
Oct 21, 2017 17:31:39 GMT
detroitman: 8 3/4" pig assembly must be 489 case with tapered pinion, need to have 4.88 or 5.13 ratio with a spool. Or ill buy just the gears.
Oct 11, 2017 1:16:38 GMT
polarapirate: Hello fellow Victory racers, doe's anyone have a 440 good to go, maybe 500hp, you want to sell reasonable. My 440 is in poor shape. Hoping to be ready for August Gateway. Thank's !! George
Jul 13, 2017 12:29:17 GMT
polarapirate: Great racing with you guys for the first time, and thanks to everyone for the underhood help Friday night, Tom, Tommy, Stanley, and others !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 14, 2017 18:05:49 GMT
Hollywood: A tip of the cap to Tommy Morgan, Tommy thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
May 8, 2017 11:41:02 GMT