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Nostalgia Pro Stock and Nostalgia Super Stock

Nostalgia Pro Stock
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Nostalgia Super Stock
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The National Nostalgic Pro Stock Association was formed in 1994 by Dominic Durinzi and Jeff Johnson. At the time, Dominic was running an original Sox & Martin Hemi Colt, with racing partner Dave Heitz. Jeff had recently sold a rolling Billy Stepp Pro Stock Challenger and was in the process of restoring and documenting Don Carlton's forgotten “Wire Car”. During this time, relationships were developed with a large contingent of past and present Pro Stock participants, most notably of the Mopar contingent. The whereabouts of a vast majority of original cars were being determined and the NNPSA resulted in an effort to bring them together. National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio became our home base and hosted several gatherings for these drag racing pioneers. In the mid nineties, these original cars fell into one of two categories; original cars that had been updated and were still racing in brackets or Super categories, or cars that were largely original but couldn't make it down the track. Due to our encouragements, several cars have not only been restored cosmetically, but are back to their original, and at times much greater, performance levels.

Fast forward to today and the nostalgia craze is in full swing. Jeff was instrumental in bringing Mopar Nostalgia Super Stock to the forefront of drag racing during the nineties, and new cars are still being built by racers every day. That rebirth is now continuing with later model, big tire Pro Stockers. A vast majority of the fully restored, documented cars have since escalated in value to the point where racing them is considered by some to be too great a risk. That's understandable, leaving the way for tribute or period correct cars to be built and raced. That's where the NNPSA once again comes in. We've refined our rules to encourage new builds and have secured facilities where enthusiasts can join together to relive the glory days of Pro Stock.

Photo from left to right: Jeff Johnson's Wire Car Duster, Bill Porterfield's Dickie Harrel Camaro; Ron Walker's Motown Missle Duster, Glenn Hicks' Sox & Martin Duster, Dave Lyal's Wild Thang Mustang, Parker and Ross' Pinto, Gary Phillips' Billy the Kid Arrow, Glenn Sharp's Jenkins Vega and Dominic Durinzi's Sox & Martin Colt. Photo by Richard E. Osborne.

Membership: There are three levels of membership available in the NNPSA.

Active membership is open only to owners and drivers of completed Nostalgia Pro Stock cars. Benefits include 6 e-newsletters per year, quarterly insider updates, NNPSA contingency decals, NNPSA t-shirt, free classified advertising, printed and online car and driver profile, first choice of NNPSA events, 50% off NNPSA merchandise, free car/driver/crew admission for sanctioned events, and eligibility for appearance and prize money. $50.00 per car first year, $15.00 per year renewal. Click here for registration form.

Supporting membership is available for owners of Nostalgia Pro Stock cars currently non-running or under construction. Supporting membership is also open to all enthusiasts. Vehicle ownership is not required. Benefits include 6 e-newsletters per year, NNPSA contingency decals and free classified advertising. $15.00 per year. Click here for registration form.

Professional membership is open to drag strip owners and managers, former owners and drivers who have professionally competed in Pro Stock, current drag racing chassis and engine builders, and members of the press. Professional membership is also open to current owners of historically significant, restored, original Pro Stock cars which have been retired to museums or private displays. Benefits include 6 e-newsletters per year. FREE. Click here for registration form.

Nostalgia Pro Stock Schedule

April 6, 2013 Bill Jenkins Memorial Race
Sikeston Dragway, Sikeston, MO
May 25-26, 2013 Olympics of Drag Racing
Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI
June 8, 2013 Burndown at Sundown
Rt.66 Raceway, Joliet, IL
June 13-15, 2013 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY
June 22, 2013 Match Race Madness
Central Illinois Dragway, Havana, IL
August 24-25, 2013 Chrysler Power Classic All-Hemi Reunion
Tri-State Dragway, Hamilton, OH (Mopar only)
Aug 30-Sept 1, 2013 NMRA Ford Expo
National Trail Raceway, Columbus, OH (Ford only)
Aug 31-Sept 1, 2013 Time Machine Nationals
Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI
Nov 23-24, 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL (indoor show)

Nostalgia Pro Stock Rules

1. Classes:
Open to vehicles formerly used in Pro Stock competition. Vehicles need not be authentic former Pro Stock cars. Clone cars acceptable. Tribute (period correct) cars acceptable. The following vehicles, and their model variations, are eligible to compete:

AMC: 1968-70 AMC AMX, 1968-70 AMC Javelin, 1970-78 AMC Gremlin, 1971-77 AMC Hornet, 1978-80 AMC Concord.
Chrysler: 1968-72 Dodge Dart, 1970-74 Dodge Challenger, 1971-72 Dodge Demon, 1971-73 Plymouth Cricket, 1971-78 Dodge Colt, 1973-76 Dodge Dart Sport, 1968-74 Plymouth Barracuda, 1970-76 Plymouth Duster, 1976-80 Dodge Aspen, 1976-80 Plymouth Volare, 1976-80 Plymouth Arrow, 1978-83 Dodge Challenger, 1978-83 Dodge Omni 024/Charger, 1978-83 Plymouth Horizon TC3/Turismo,
Ford: 1968-70 Mercury Cougar, 1969-73 Ford Mustang, 1970-77 Ford Maverick, 1971-77 Mercury Comet, 1971-79 Ford Pinto, 1974-81 Ford Mustang II, 1978-81 Ford Fairmont,
General Motors: 1967-73 Chevrolet Camaro, 1967-73 Pontiac Firebird. 1968-74 Chevrolet Nova, 1971-77 Chevrolet Vega, 1974-81 Chevrolet Camaro, 1974-81 Pontiac Firebird. 1975-80 Monza, 1975-80 Olds Starfire, 1976-80 Buick Skyhawk, 1976-80 Pontiac Sunfire.

All body styles must have been is use prior to NHRA's 1982 500 cubic inch rule change.

All vehicles will race heads-up the quarter mile in one of three established classes during eliminations:
Class I 8.00-8.99 seconds.
Class II 9.00-9.99 seconds.
Outlaw Pro Stock 6.00-8.49 seconds (exhibition only).

Contestants will qualify based on running quickest in their class during time trials. Vehicles may not run quicker than their class minimum at any time. Time trial pairings will be random at the discretion of the Staging Director. Cars will be paired on a Sportsman ladder beginning with the first round of eliminations. .400 Pro Tree heads up start.

2. Ballast:
Weight must be installed in acceptable weight box, installed in trunk and attached to the frame or cross member. No liquid or loose ballast permitted.

3: Body:
a. Original style body shell must be retained. Bodies in white acceptable. Alterations permitted if retaining an overall stock appearance. Excessive weight reduction must not be visible. Fiberglass or other lightweight body panels are allowed.
b. Fender Splash Pans: Full inner panels are not required.
c. Firewall: Firewall may be moved rearward from stock location for engine installation. May be replaced with .028 inch steel or .040 inch aluminum.
d. Floors: May be replaced with .028 inch steel or .040 inch aluminum.
e. Frame: Back halved cars must use stock frame for car body used. Properly reinforced stepped frames permitted. Cross members may only be altered or relocated for engine or transmission clearance. Additional members may be added for roll cage installation. Tube chassis cars may use any properly reinforced frame.
f. Grille: Must be full production for make, model and year claimed. Covering in front of grille prohibited. Vehicle must retain stock head lamps, tail lamps and turn signals. Lights need not be operational. (Outlaw class not applicable.)
g. Hood/Scoop: Hood required in all classes. Hood may be modified to clear intake manifold. Era-correct (snorkel, lump) hood scoop required. Cowl induction scoops permitted on 1967-70 GM vehicles only. No aero scoops permitted.
h. Interior: Upholstered aftermarket front bucket type seats permitted (two required). Rear seat may be removed. Aftermarket replacement dashboard with aftermarket gauges allowed.
i. Paint: All cars must be painted in a style that reflects the era and paint colors available at the time. No primered vehicles. No for sale signs. Decals and lettering must appear vintage. Contingency decals may only represent products that were available during the era. All vehicles must run NNPSA decals.
j. Spoilers: OEM spoilers allowed. All rear spoilers other than those originally factory installed must not be more than four inches high and must be mounted behind the rear axle. Any rear spoiler must be integrated into the overall body design and be painted to match. No air dams. (Outlaw class not applicable.)
k. Windows: Windshield and windows must be of safety glass, Lexan, Plexiglass, or other shatter-proof material. Windows not required being operative.
l. Wheel Tubs: Wheel tubs of any size are allowed if legal wheels and tires are positioned in stock location relative to exterior body lines.

4. Brakes:
Brakes required on all four wheels. Aftermarket units allowed. Line-locks permitted.

5. Chassis:
Sub frames may be joined. Rear frame may be moved in or reconstructed for rear tire and wheel tub clearance. Roll cage required in all vehicles per NHRA General Regulation 4:11. Vehicles must have current NHRA chassis inspection sticker.

6. Drivetrain:
a. Any transmission with a maximum of five forward speeds and reverse allowed. Trans brake permitted with automatic transmission. Clutchless units accepted. Must remain in conventional location determined by engine used.
b. Rear End: Any rear end allowed, provided it was original equipment in an American production car. Aftermarket housings and axles, along with any gear ratio, are allowed.
c. Driveshaft Loop: Required.

7. Electrical:
Battery may be relocated. Electrically driven fans and water pumps permitted. Charging system not required.

8. Electronics:
a. The following electronics are not permitted; timed ignition interruption devices (stutter boxes), delay boxes, air and mechanical throttle stops, air shifters, dual line locks.
b. Computers and Data Recorders are allowed as long as they do not activate any function of the vehicle. Playback tachometers are allowed. No front wheel, hub or drive shaft pickups.
c. Electronic ignition components are permitted. Rpm limiters may be used for burnout and high side only, not as a launch device. 2 Step Module Selectors permitted with manual transmission only.

9. Engine:
a. Block: Restricted to original assembly line block or aftermarket replacement block. Must be same make as body used. Aluminum blocks allowed. Any displacement and internal modifications are allowed.
b. Carburetion: Limited to two four-barrel American automotive carburetors.
c. Cylinder Heads: Aluminum aftermarket heads allowed. Must retain original external overall appearance. Any internal modifications allowed.
d. Intake Manifold: In-line dual four tunnel ram required. Cross ram or under hood in-line permitted on 1967-69 vehicles. Cast or sheet metal intake permitted.
e. Oiling System: Dry sump systems permitted.
f. No power adders permitted.

10. Exhaust:
Open headers allowed.

11. Fuel:
Only gasoline fuel is permitted. Aftermarket fuel cells, electric fuel pumps and regulators allowed. Delete: No nitrous oxide. Add: E-85 is permitted. No nitrous oxide.

12. Ignition:
Any aftermarket ignition systems, wiring and electronic conversion kits are allowed. See "Electronics" for additional restrictions.

13. Radiator:
Any size radiator in stock location allowed. 16 oz. catch can required.

14. Safety:
a. Helmets: Must meet SNELL or SFI 31.2A or 41.2A specifications. All helmets must have the appropriate certification sticker affixed inside the helmet.
b. Protective Clothing: Jacket and pants must meet SFI Spec 3.2A/5.
c. Seat Belts: Required in all vehicles. Three inch safety harness must meet SFI Spec 16.1 and be less than two years old.

15. Steering:
Stock type steering in conventional location required. Rack and pinion steering permitted.

16. Suspension:
Aftermarket front suspension permitted. Front suspension limiters permitted. Sway bar optional. Solid bushings in rear suspension allowed. Leaf springs may be moved inboard for tire clearance. Ladder bars or four-link rear suspensions allowed. Wheelie bars allowed.

17. Tires:
Front tires must have a minimum tread width of 4.5 inches. Rear slicks are permitted and are limited to a maximum side wall designation of 14.5 inches of width by 33 inches of diameter. (Outlaw class not applicable.) Tire tread may not extend outside of fender. Maximum clearance between sidewall and body is 3 inches.

18. Wheelbase:
Era-accepted modifications permitted.

19. Wheels: Minimum 3.5 inches width required on the front. Any rear width is allowed as long as it fits under the stock wheel well opening. Era-correct front wheels are required (Ansen, Motor Wheel, Super Trick, etc.). Any rear wheel may be used for safety. Rear bead locks permitted.

20. Race Procedure: Cars will race a full 1/4 mile. All races in 2010 will be a Pro Tree .400 second heads up start. Across the line burnout(s) are permitted and encouraged. “Dry Hops” are encouraged. The use of rosin or “gold dust” will not be permitted due to time constraints and its lack of relevance to later model vehicles. Time trial and race schedule will be announced at the start of the event.

21. Rule Discrepancy: In the event of a rule discrepancy or if a subject is not covered herein, defer to the current NHRA rule book based on vehicle Elapsed Time.

22. Technical Inspection: The guidelines set within, and the safety rules set forth by NHRA are intended solely as the minimum acceptable standards. Safety is the responsibility of the participant. Prior to competition, all vehicles and drivers must pass the host facilityís tech inspection. NHRA safety regulations supersede any and all other regulations. The final interpretation of any and all rules concerning safety is solely at the discretion of the host facilityís Tech Director. NNPSA makes no representations, warranties, or assurances that a technical inspection will: detect every problem with a vehicle or a driverís personal equipment or clothing; detect every problem with rules compliance, or prevent injury, death or property damage. Non-safety related guidelines are set to ensure that vehicles represent the spirit of the class, not as a means of disqualification. First time participants may be given a one race grace period to correct any non-safety requirements. All concepts, rules and materials contained on this website and elsewhere, concerning Nostalgia Pro Stock, are copyright 2013 by Jeff Johnson and the National Nostalgic Pro Stock Association.


Nostalgia Super Stock

The following is a list of cars/engines, which may compete in the Nostalgia Super Stock class:
AMC: 1968-69 AMX 390.
Chrysler: 1967-69 Dodge/Plymouth A-Body 383-440; 1968 Dodge/Plymouth A-Body 426 Hemi; 1960-67 Dodge/Plymouth B-Body 383-440 wedge (except Charger); 1964-67 Dodge/Plymouth B-Body 426 Hemi (except Charger).
Ford: 1959-67 Ford Full Bodied 390-427; 1964 Ford Thunderbolt 427; 1963-67 Ford Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon 427.
General Motors: 1959-64 Chevrolet Full Bodied 348-409-Z11 427; 1965-67 Chevrolet Full Bodied 396-454; 1964-67 Chevrolet Chevelle 396-454; 1960-67 Buick Full Bodied 401-455; 1964-67 Buick Skylark GS 400-401-455; 1960-67 Oldsmobile Full Bodied 394-400-455; 1964-67 Oldsmobile Cutlass/442 400-455; 1959-67 Pontiac Full Bodied: 389-455; 1961-67 Pontiac Tempest/GTO 389-455.

Nostalgia Super Stock Rules

1. Classes:
Footbrake class open to vehicles formerly used in Super Stock competition. Vehicles need not be authentic Super Stock cars. Clone cars acceptable. Tribute (period correct) cars acceptable. The following vehicles are eligible to compete:

AMC: 1968-69 AMX 390.
Chrysler: 1967-69 Dodge/Plymouth A-Body 383-440; 1968 Dodge/Plymouth A-Body 426 Hemi; 1960-67 Dodge/Plymouth B-Body 383-440 wedge (except Charger); 1964-67 Dodge/Plymouth B-Body 426 Hemi (except Charger).
Ford: 1959-67 Ford Full Bodied 390-427; 1964 Ford Thunderbolt 427; 1963-67 Ford Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon 427.
General Motors: 1959-64 Chevrolet Full Bodied 348-409-Z11 427; 1965-67 Chevrolet Full Bodied 396-454; 1964-67 Chevrolet Chevelle 396-454; 1960-67 Buick Full Bodied 401-455; 1964-67 Buick Skylark GS 400-401-455; 1960-67 Oldsmobile Full Bodied 394-400-455; 1964-67 Oldsmobile Cutlass/442 400-455; 1959-67 Pontiac Full Bodied: 389-455; 1961-67 Pontiac Tempest/GTO 389-455.

Races will be a full 1/4 mile, .500 second full tree, on an index with a breakout rule in effect. All vehicles must run on an established class index: NSS/A 10.00, NSS/B 10.50, NSS/C 11.00, NSS/D 11.50, NSS/E 12.00 and NSS/F 12.50. Class designation and index must appear on windshield prior to entering the staging lanes. Automatic and manual transmission cars will not compete in separate classes. Drivers will compete in heads-up trophy class run-offs, and in an all-run cash eliminator, both on their chosen index. Drivers may change their index during an event, but not after run-offs or eliminations have started. Contestants will qualify based on running closest to their index without running quicker, during the first round of class run-offs. Cars will be laddered beginning with the second round of cash eliminations.

2. Ballast:
Removable ballast limited to 100 pounds. Weight must be installed in acceptable weight box, installed in trunk and attached to the frame or cross member.

3: Body:
Appearance: Cars are expected to appear vintage in nature. Car names, lettering, paint schemes and wheels should have a 1960’s or early 1970’s flair.
Body: Alterations or customizing prohibited. Any fiberglass or other lightweight body panels are allowed, except removable or tilt front ends. No external modification of any body panel that will alter the stock body line is allowed. No air dams or spoilers allowed.
Fender Splash Pans: Full inner panels are required, but may be trimmed for header clearance.
Firewall: Firewall must be original and in stock location.
Grille: Must be full production for make, model and year claimed. Covering in front or behind grille prohibited. Vehicle must retain stock head lamps, tail lamps and turn signals.
Hood/Scoop: Hood required in all classes. Scoop is optional, but is limited to original equipment type.
Interior: Full upholstered and carpeted interior must be retained. Upholstered aftermarket front bucket type seats permitted (two required). Rear seat may be removed when roll bar/cage is installed, but area must be upholstered of carpet leaving no bare panels. Full dashboard must remain with aftermarket gauges allowed.
Windows: Windshield and windows must be of safety glass, Lexan, Plexiglass, or other shatter-proof material. Windows not required to be operative.
Wheel Tubs: Wheel tubs of any size are allowed if legal wheels and tires are positioned in stock location relative to exterior body lines.

4. Brakes:
Brakes required on all four wheels. Aftermarket units allowed. Line-locks permitted.

5. Chassis:
Stock chassis is required. Sub frames may be joined. Rear frame may be moved in for rear tire and wheel tub clearance. Roll bar required in NSS/C class and in all convertibles. Roll cage required in NSS/A and NSS/B classes.

6. Drivetrain:
Automatic Transmission: Any model transmission (must be same make as car) having same number of forward speeds and reverse permitted. Transmission case must be OEM from a standard, automotive application. Pneumatic, hydraulic or electric shifters prohibited. Transmission brake not allowed.
Manual Transmission: Aftermarket 4-speed transmission and manual shifter allowed. No “clutchless” or planetary Lenco-type transmissions allowed. Clutch must be activated by normal foot motion without the aid of any electronic or pneumatic device.
Rear End: Any rear end allowed, provided it was original equipment in an American production car. Aftermarket housings and axles, along with any gear ratio, are allowed.
Driveshaft Loop: Required.

7. Electrical:
Battery may be relocated. Electrically driven fans and water pumps permitted. Charging system not required.

8. Electronics:
The following electronics are not permitted; timed ignition interruption devices (stutter boxes), delay boxes, air and mechanical throttle stops, air shifters, dual line locks.
Computers and Data Recorders are allowed as long as they do not activate any function of the vehicle. Playback tachometers are allowed. No front wheel, hub or drive shaft pickups.
Electronic ignition components are permitted. Rpm limiters may be used for burnout and high side only, not as a launch device. 2 Step Module Selectors permitted with manual transmission only.

9. Engine:
Block: Must be an original cast-iron assembly-line block or an aftermarket aluminum or cast-iron replacement block. Actual displacement is not a tech item. Any internal modification allowed.
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum aftermarket heads allowed. Must retain their original external overall appearance. Any internal modifications allowed.
Intake Manifold: Must be cast production or aftermarket manifold. No aftermarket sheet metal or fabricated intake manifolds allowed.
Oiling System: No dry sump systems allowed.
Valvetrain: No limitations on valvetrain.

10. Exhaust:
Open headers allowed.

11. Fuel System:
Carburetion: Carburetors are restricted to period style units and configurations Carburetors must outwardly appear stock with the exception of the deletion of the choke valve, choke shaft and its linkage. Air horn may be cut off. The following carburetor combinations are allowed, regardless of year/make/model of entry.
AMC 390: Single Carter AFB or Edelbrock Performer; Cross ram 2x4 bbl intakes with Holleys.
Chrysler Hemi: Inline 2x4 intake with Carters, AFBs, Edelbrock Performers, Holleys; or cross-ram 2x4 intake with Holleys.
Chrysler Wedge: Inline or cross-ram 2x4 or single 4bbl (1965-69 only) intake with Carters, AFBs, or Edelbrock Performers.
Ford; Inline 2x4 intakes, inline 3x2, or single 4bbl with Holleys.
Chevy 348-409: Inline 2x4, inline 3x2 with Rochesters or single 4bbl with Carters, AFBs, Edelbrock Performers or Rochesters.
Chevy 396-454: Single 4bbl with Rochester, Carter AFB, Edelbrock Performer or Holley; Inline 2x4 with Carter AFBs, Edelbrock Performers or Holleys, Inline 3x2 Holleys.
Buick 400-455: Single Carter AFB, Edelbrock Performer or Q-Jet; inline 2x4 with Carter AFBs or Edelbrock Performers.
Olds 400-455: 1x4 Q-Jet, inline with 3x2 Rochesters.
Pontiac: Inline 2x4 intakes or single 4bbl with Carters, AFBs, or Edelbrock Performers; or inline 3x2 with Rochesters.
Only gasoline fuel is permitted. Aftermarket fuel cells, electric fuel pumps and regulators allowed. No nitrous oxide.

12. Ignition:
Any aftermarket ignition systems, wiring and electronic conversion kits are allowed.

13. Radiator:
Full size radiator in stock location required. 16 oz. catch can required.

14. Safety:
Helmets: Must meet SNELL or SFI specifications. See NHRA rule book for specific requirements. All helmets must have the appropriate certification sticker affixed inside the helmet.
Jacket: Must meet SFI Spec 3.2A/1 in all vehicles.
Seat Belts: Required in all vehicles. Three inch safety harness must meet SFI Spec 16.1 and be less than two years old. Y-type shoulder harnesses will no longer be permitted. Any Y-type harness currently in use will be allowed through the end of its expiration.

15. Steering:
Stock steering required.

16. Suspension:
Stock front suspension required. Front suspension limiters are not permitted. Solid bushings in rear suspension allowed. Leaf springs, if used, must retain stock length and mounting configuration. Leaf springs may be moved inboard for tire clearance. Ladder bars and coil over shocks permitted. Wheelie bars prohibited.

17. Tires:
Front tires must have a minimum tread width of 4.5 inches. Rear slicks are permitted and are limited to a maximum side wall designation of 10.5Wx33 inches. Tire tread may not extend outside of fender. Maximum clearance between sidewall and body is 3 inches.

18 Weight:
Weight is not a tech item. However, vehicle must appear in stock condition with no evidence of gutting or excessive lightening.

19. Wheelbase:
Must retain stock wheelbase and stock overhang.

20. Wheels:
Minimum 3.5 inches width required on the front. Any rear width is allowed as long as it fits under the stock wheel well opening.

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