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David Monday Debuting New Car in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA and courtesy of David Monday
David Monday was brilliant in his 1963 Corvette-bodied car in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2023.
He flew to a best of 3.60 and 210 mph in the eighth-mile, and finished in fourth-place in the car built at David Monday Race Cars and boasting a Brad Anderson TA1X engine, screw blower, Rossler Turbo 400 non-lockup transmission and M&M converter.
But when he lines up against his fellow racers in 2024, he will be in his beautiful new Corvette C7-bodied car.
“My racing partner, Tom Blincoe, and I wanted the same body on our cars, so after he got his, I got mine,” said Monday.
Wearing a body by Synergy Composites, the car will feature the same powerplant as Monday’s 1963 Corvette, but he plans to move to a Noonan engine by mid-summer.
The chassis was built at David Monday Race Cars in Maryville, Tennessee, where nearly 450 cars have been built since the shop opened in 1987. It is equipped with a Strange Engineering housing and struts, and Penske shocks, and Monday appreciates Bryan Robbins’ help in rounding up the integral parts.
“We have built so many comparable cars, but there are always variations in each that make them unique, whether it’s the windshield posts, main hoops or different configurations in the bodies,” said Monday. “In the case of our new Corvette C7, it should be identical to our 1963 Corvette.”

The car is rolling on Hoosier tires supplied by Appalachian Race Tire, also in Maryville, Tennessee, and David Monday Race Cars will handle the tuning.
The car was painted by Bryan Walters, who has painted cars for Monday for 20 years, and Monday and his team plan to hit a test session at Darlington Dragway in South Carolina very soon.
“We should run low 3.60s and 208-210 mph, and we should be competitive,” said Monday. “We are old school, and we have the car set up to run the same way we grew up having our cars run. I could not do this without the support of Tom Blincoe and his wife, Donna Blincoe, Howard Moon, who heads up our engine shop, Paul Carroll, who works in our fab shop with me and assists in our maintenance shop, William Smith, who runs the day-to-day operations in our big shop, and CJ Curtis, who does a great job as a crew member. We are looking forward to a competitive year with our fellow racers, and as always, improving on previous performance.”
Monday will debut his new car in NMCA competition at the 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Sipple’s Speed and Performance, April 11-14, 2024 at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.
"NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod drivers are as tough as they come," said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director for NMCA and NMRA. "At all six events on the annual NMCA tour, their commitment is commendable, and their passion to break through boundaries is praiseworthy. With the roster of VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod drivers we have, we are in for an amazing 2024 racing season."

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