“Asphalt Angel” is a 1963 Plymouth Belvedere driven by Rich Berlisk (aka “The Aviator”) of Hartland Wisconsin. The low deck engine block is 500 plus inches of Keith Black aluminum with Mopar stage six aluminum heads and Indy two- four aluminum intake fed by Edelbrocks. The car has run 9.52 at 139.26 mph 1/4 mile and 6.02 at 113.71 in the 1/8 mile.READ MORE!
1962 Dodge Dart 2dr. Hardtop, All Aluminum Big Block Indy motor with two 800 cfm Edelbrock 4 barrel carbs., Pro Trans with aluminum 904 internals, 4.10 Dana 60. Owned and driven by John Grinwald, the Asphalt Elephant specializes in big wheelies and quick ET’s, 8.71 @ 153 MPH in the 1/4 mile and 5.55 @ 125 MPH in the 1/8th mile are the best times. Watch www.youtube.com keyword, Asphalt Elephant, to see the car pull some big wheelies. READ MORE!
Better Than Nothin’
This is an original 1962 Dodge Dart 330 Sedan, 413 Max Wedge, Owned by Sherman & Gene Devening; Sherman is a retired machinist and Gene works for Wood River Power Station. This car has been a race car all its life. READ MORE!
Blast From the Past
1962 Pontiac “The Blast From The Past” Pontiac motor 4 speed with 2x4s shifting at 8900 R.P.M. Owner and driver “Crazy” Larry Quinn. Runs 8.70’s at 153 mph READ MORE!
The Bubak [Czech folklore boogeyman] is a 1964 Plymouth Savoy owned & maintained by Daniel & Sandy Janke from Owatonna, MN.
Powered by a 636 CI Keith Black Hemi built by Best Machine Racing Engines, Fully rollerized 727 performance transmission built by Joels on Joy, and Strange 9 inch rear end with 4:10 pro gear spool.
Best 1/4 mile et to date 8.68@155mph best 1/8 mile et to date 5.55@125
Dan & Sandy try to do as much maintenance on the car as they can. Back in Minnesota they work with their son Mike in a farming operation & truck & farm equipment repair shop.
Charlie Kuenster drives this 1959 Chevy. More details to follow.
Chi Town Shaker
Faded Memories is owned by Tom and Mary Kowal. This car has a lot of NSS history behind it. READ MORE!
John Grinwald owns “My GOLD DIGGER”, a 1965 Dodge Coronet 2 door hardtop, altered wheelbase car. 572 ci. Kinsler mechanical stack fuel injected Hemi. Pro Trans automatic transmission, 3.89 Ford 9″ with 4 link rear suspension by Dan Hare Fabrication, straight front axle (out of a 1965 Dodge A100 van) Wheel base altered by Steve Rice, front axle is moved forward 10”, rear axle moved forward 15”. Body work by Rooster, Trevor and John G. , paint by Trevor, all done at Watertown Body Shop. Engine built by Ted at Opel Engineering. Best runs to date 1/4 mile: 8.60 @ 155 MPH. 1/8th mile: 5.44 @ 126 MPH.
John says “One of my dreams was to have an Altered Wheelbase car. I didn’t have a color or name picked out for the car until all the bills started to roll in. That’s when I decided (with help from my wife and friends) to paint it Gold and name it My Gold Digger. Believe me, the name fits.”
Gerry Gostenik, a retired teacher from Dearborn, MI, races this 1961 Chevrolet BelAir. Its best E.T. has been 10.60 at 125 mph.READ MORE!
Hard Days Night
1963 Plymouth Savoy 2 Door Sedan 426 Max Wedge owned and driven by John Rousset, a retired pipe fitter from Columbia, MO. Best run 10.20 at 131 MPH. John shifts at 6200 RPMs.READ MORE!
Hard Limit is owned by Craig and Renee Schreindl of Oconomowoc, WI. It is a 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente with a 460-based big block Ford built by Oakley Motorsports. The car weighs in at 3000 pounds with steel doors and fenders. It runs a Liberty four-speed trans with a dual 10″ billet clutch. Best runs to date are 5.35 at 132 in the 1/8th mile, and 8.50 at 141 in the 1/4 mile.
“High Strung” is a 64 Dodge Polara owned and operated by Spencer and Kristin Schreindl from Oconomowoc, WI. The car was originally a daily driver in San Diego, CA. It remains an all original steel car less hood and bumpers weighing in at 3550+ lbs. With a Max Wedge engine by Goodwin Competition and trans by RUSH Performance Transmissions, the car has run a best (so far) of 8.97 @ 153 mph. Special thanks to Todd Goodwin from Goodwin Competition for sponsoring the Wedge engine and taking us to the next level.
1964 Ford Thunder Bolt 2dr sedan, owner, John Grinwald, Watertown, WI. All aluminum 513 ci. FE, built by Roush Yates. Liberty clutchless 5 speed with 8″ dual disc Boninfante clutch, shifting at 8,000 RPM. Fab 9” rear end with 4.57 gears and Strange spool. Weighs 2900 lbs. with driver. Drivers: Jeff Wick, owner of Jim’s Car Shop, Fond du Lac, WI, John Grinwald, Watertown, WI. Best ET’s to date: 8.50 @ 157 MPH in the 1/4 mile, 5.37 @ 129 MPH in the 1/8th mile. Sponsored by Grinwald Ford, Watertown, WI.
The Home Wrecker
“The” Home Wrecker is a 1963 Bel Air owned by Dan Hradisky out of Chicago Illinois. This car has been a race car it’s entire life and still wears the name given to it by the original owner in 1963. The car is now powered by 478 cubic inches of 409 “W” power with original iron GM heads and topped off by two Edelbrock 750 cfm carburetors. Gear changes in the manual four speed transmission are still made with a H pattern shifter. This all steel Chevrolet weighs in at a scale breaking 3900 pounds with driver. The big bench seat in the 13,000 mile original interior makes for a comfortable ride as the car has blasted it’s way to a best 1/4 mile E.T. of 10.32 at 129 mph.
Huge Energy Mass Inside
Gary Schackow owns this 1965 Chevy Biscayne with a 489 CI big block and Turbo 350 transmission. He purchased it in 2016 as a roller. It was, and still is, a street car. Best run to date is 11.58 at 115MPH.
Mitch Mannino drives this fine ’64 Ford Fairlane. More details coming.
Never Too Late
1964 Plymouth Savoy 426 Max Wedge owned and driven by Doug Henderson from Columbia, MO. Best ET 1/4 mi. 10.07 at 131.75 MPH.READ MORE!
Oak Street Boys
Dan Kuenster drives this 1967 Impala SS titled “Oak Street Boys”
Old Glory is a ’66 Fairlane owned by Paul Eikel of Centralia, Missouri
Gory Long from Lake Bluff, Illinois has three cars he runs with the club. This is a ’62 Dodge with a very cool vintage lacquer paint job.
The 1964 Dodge Polara is driven by Tom Cartwright of Indianapolis, Indiana and co-owned with Stan Cartwright of NewPalestine, IN. Their co-sponsor’s are Mattingly Automotive and Chris Hilyard of Hilyard Performance racing. Chris also serves as a crew member. Tom’s best ET has been 11.9 at 113.25 mph.
This third edition is a Plymouth Belvedere replica of the original factory Max Wedge car. READ MORE!
1963 Chevrolet Belair campaigned by a father and sons team of Wes, Derek, and David Wesolowski. Wes owns and tunes the car and Derek and David share crew and driving responsibilities. The engine is the last race engine built by the late Lamar Walden. It features an all aluminum 482 cubic inch block and 690 style cylinder heads. A RAM Clutch and G-Force 5 speed transmission help get the power the ground. The best ET and speed to date is 9.78 at 136 mph.
Jim Brandon & Sherry Bizzle 1964 Dodge Polara Max Wedge Car was built and is maintained by Linn State Technical College automotive students. Best time 9.69 @ 136 mph
This 63 Plymouth Belvedere is owned by Pat O’Brien out of New Lenox, Illinois.
Owned and maintained by Dennis and Dianne Sherer. This 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie has a Ford Motorsports block .120 over with a 4.5″ stroke crank, giving 572 CI. A C-6 trans w/4500 stall converter and 4:30 gear get the big Ford moving. Best 1/4 time is 10.30 at 131 mph. Dennis is also noted for truly impressive burnouts.
The Rumbler is a 67 AMC Rogue owned by Ken Kinnucan of San Juan Capistrano, CA
Running Wild II
1966 427 Fairlane: Owned by Mike Cicciarelli of Brownsburg, IN. Mike was also born in 1966, and has owned the car since he was 15. The car has an original style cast 2X4 “tunnel-wedge” intake, 4-speed transmission, and the original style factory fiberglass hood. E.T.’s so far are: 1/4 mile: 8.70 @155, 1/8 mile: 5.45 @127, and 60 foot: 1.22. Mike works as an engineer on an Indy car team.READ MORE!
Sox & Martin Lil Boss
1967 Plymouth Barracuda 440 cu. in. wedge engine Dual 600 CFM Carter carburetors Factory style 2×4 manifold Torque flight 727 Transmission 4.56 Strange rear gears Car weight lbs. with driver: 3080
Owners: Richard Pfohl and Craig Pfohl
Teacher’s Pet II
1963 Plymouth Sport Fury. Driven and maintained by Bob Durling, Automotive Instructor at Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis. Consistent mid 10 sec. passes are performed by a 426 “wedge” with a torque flight transmission, putting this car in a NS/S-C index. Crew Chief and companion is his wife, Diana.
Thunderweight is a 63 Ford Galaxie owned by Gary and Debbie McKenzie of Willis, Michigan.