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Sunday Coverage | Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem

Posted By: Steve Turner & Ainsley Jacobs
 
Eventually, Mother Nature won the battle yesterday, as the wet conditions prevented us from having as much fun as we had planned at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales. Undaunted, however, we are back with a full slate of action at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
 
Of course, the prevailing theme of this weekend’s racing is a celebration of the late Don Bowles Sr., who was a dedicated competitor in the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series. In honor of his late friend, Jack Roush boosted the purses that today’s winners receive, and he also put up money for the number-one qualifiers and a hard-luck winner. 
 
Helping out fellow racers is something Don would have loved, and it certainly amplified the excitement heading into today’s eliminations. Not only are crucial championship points on the line in many classes, but the huge payouts this weekend can make a big difference in a racer’s program, so the competitors, who adorned the vehicles with Don Bowles Sr. tribute decals, are certain to lay it all on the line round after round just like Don did.
 
Stay tuned to this page and our social channels throughout the day for highlights from today’s action.

>> QUALIFYING RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE <<

>> ELIMINATION RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE <<

 

The delays created by yesterday’s weather required a revised schedule for today, which kicked off with Circle D Specialties True Street and Dodge // Direct Connection Shootout action before moving on to the rest of the bracket, index, and heads-up racing. 
 
The theme of this weekend’s event is a celebration of the late Don Bowles Sr. who was a dedicated Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals racer. In honor of his late friend, Jack Roush generously boosted the purses paid to winners, and allotted cash prizes for the top qualifiers and a racer who experienced hard luck related to the event. Though the weather put a damper on racing today, the top qualifiers were all smiles picking up their winnings this afternoon at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales.


Alan Felts, the 2021 NMCA Street Outlaw champion, isn’t driving his fierce and familiar Fox body Ford Mustang this weekend, but is instead behind the wheel of the 1991 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to his tuner and best friend, multi-time champion Jessie Coulter. Going from a turbocharged entry to a ProCharger-supercharged ride is a neat experience for Felts, while Coulter himself is keeping busy driving Rick Ball of RC Components’ Gen III Hemi-swapped and turbocharged 2003 Mustang Terminator. Both men are running in Edelbrock Xtreme Street, and the field is packed full of heavy-hitters this weekend as there’s $5,500 on the line to for the winner courtesy of Jack Roush's tribute to the late Don Bowles Sr.


A myriad of Mopar muscle is on the property for this weekend’s Dodge Direct Connection Shootout and HHP Racing Quick 8 Presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, and the Gen III Hemi power is certainly showing its prowess with big smokey burnouts and impressive elapsed times. Ready to run YOUR car? Take advantage of Dodge’s generous program that lets the first 75 racers who pre-register for upcoming Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals events race for FREE!
 

Vying for a huge $10,000-to-win payout courtesy of Jack Roush as a tribute the late Don Bowles Sr., Jeff Rudolf rocketed to the number one spot in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod qualifying with his “Ghetto Sleigh” 1969 Chevrolet Camaro after running 3.662 at 205.63 mph in the first session. With his trusted tuner Brandon Stroud calling the shots remotely this weekend, Rudolf improved to run 3.652 in the second session on Friday afternoon and held on to his lead. Rudolf hasn’t had to make any changes or updates to his car recently, because with Pro Line Racing and ProCharger power in his corner, there’s no reason to mess with perfection.
 

Crew chief John Kolivas clearly has Joel Greathouse’s 1993 Ford Mustang running well enough to enjoy a little nap on Friday afternoon. One half of the KBX Performance brain trust responsible for the multi-time championship winning car’s incredible performance, Kolivas has led the group – which includes tuner Justin McChesney and car chief Ben Thomas – to a best qualifying run so far this weekend of 4.610 at 163.49 mph in Edelbrock Xtreme Street to put them third overall in the 22-car class.


Back in action for the first time since the late 2000s, David Murray is on the property with his naturally aspirated 1992 Ford Mustang and having a blast in Dart NA 10.5. Murray, who owns Murray Zone Performance in Ohio, used to run in NMRA Hot Street and NMCA Pro Stock back in the day but now has a brand-new combination in his Fox Mustang. The small-block Ford was built by Gaby Labiosa of EIC Motorsports and is backed by a ProFlite transmission while the whole front end was rebuilt with new Afco shocks, new K-member, and more. Incredibly, the car still utilizes a stock suspension setup and Murray is excited to defy the odds by showing he can run with the rest of the pack. Murray has already made huge progress in testing with impressive numbers, and this weekend he’s hoping to put it all together with a full pass in competition to reap the rewards on the boards where it matters most.


Whether you’re celebrating or lamenting today, the Beech Bend Raceway Park Bar is a welcome addition to the facility. From ice-cold water to hand-crafted cocktails, T-shirts, stickers, and other goodies, swing on through to relax with a cold beverage once the racing winds down.


Kevin ”Boogeyman” Sanders typically races his Boogey Lights-backed 1987 Mustang in Holley NMRA Ford Nationals events, but he started double-dipping in MagnaFuel Open Comp at the events shared with the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. Soon he found himself in the Top 10 in points on the NMCA side, so he decided to come out to Bowling Green and compete this weekend at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales. He qualified in the 15th spot on the merits of a .025 light. 

We are used to seeing Tripp Carter running in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars or NMRA Vengeance Clutch Coyote Stock in Mustangs, but the Chicken Man is having a blast racing his purple Challenger in the Dodge // Direct Connection Shootout. The car is running well, and earlier in the weekend he swapped on a fresh set of Mickey Thompson tires to ensure the car maintained its consistency this weekend at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales, the third stop on the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals schedule. 


Undaunted by yesterday’s damp conditions, a dedicated crew of enthusiasts displayed their vehicles at the NMCA Car and Truck Show & Shine. One such vehicle was Kenneth Clapp’s beautiful 1968 Camaro, which he painted himself. He loves painting as a hobby, and is also a fan of making his engines glisten with chrome. His ride cleaned up yesterday by scoring the Best GM Muscle, Best Engine, and our Fastest Street Car Editor’s Choice Classic awards. 


Longtime racer Uncle Robin Lawrence is committed to running the full Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series this season. This weekend at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales he decided to try a fresh set of the same Mickey Thompson radials, spread out on 11-inch-wide wheels, that many Holley SFI Factory Super Cars machines run in place of his usual bias-ply rear tires. Despite an off-pace 60-foot time, the car ran its best quarter-mile run yet with a 9.59 and 140 mph blast, which was good enough for the seventh qualified position in Micro Strategies Super Stock. He says the car feels great blasting through the traps at 9,000 rpm and his Militia Motorsports 7-inch, twin-disc is doing its job. 


With the change in schedule due to yesterday’s wet weather at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales, Barry Cook decided he could fit in one more class this weekend, so he added Circle D Specialties True Street. Also competing in LME Street King Presented by Chevrolet Performance and SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race, where his ride is the only non Ford, Cook felt good about his three high-8-second runs in True Street, and still had plenty of time to cool down his ride before returning to competition in the other two classes. Above all, he is having a great time at his first Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals event.


Heavy hitters to the lanes! Running in both MagnaFuel Open Comp and LME Street King Presented by Chevrolet Performance, Kurt Anderson and Steve Satchell are each pulling double duty this weekend with their machines and are having a blast getting in as much racing as possible at stop #3 on the Red Line Synthetic Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals tour!


With fewer than 10 passes on his new Corvette, David Monday already has his car sorted out and soaring. A turnkey Pro Mod package built completely in-house at his David Monday Race Cars shop, the beautiful ride features a 521 cubic inch Brad Anderson engine with a PSI C-rotor screw blower situated on top and has been outfitted with a Rossler Turbo 400 transmission and Strange Engineering modular rear end housing. Monday tested prior to this weekend’s Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales as part of the Red Line Synthetic Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals tour, and translated the data he gathered there into a number two qualifying performance here when he went 3.668 at 204.66 mph. It was an extremely close match in the first round of VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod eliminations, though, but Monday trailed by just 0.02 seconds at the stripe and wasn’t able to advance.


Racers rolling into the Winner’s Circle this weekend have a lot to be thankful for at the Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales. They can be grateful for a huge bump in the payouts to winners (and many runners-up) courtesy of Jack Roush, who is doing so to honor his late friend who was a dedicated racer in the series. This weekend Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals competitors also placed Don Bowles Sr. tribute decals on their cars, like the one seen here on his grandson Cameron’s hood (lower left).


Earlier this year, SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race wheelman Kevin Schweizer took his purpose-built drag-and-drive 7.3L Godzilla-swapped 1980 Mercury Zephyr wagon on the epic Sick Week 2024 Presented By Gear Vendors Overdrive road trip extravaganza and not only got to enjoy the experience with his family along for the ride, but he finished fifth overall in the Street Race 275 category with an average elapsed time of 8.565 seconds. This weekend at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales as part of the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, Schweizer momentarily held the #1 qualifying spot with his 8.628 at 159.19 mph trip, but slipped to third after all sessions were complete. In eliminations, he picked up a first-round victory but wasn’t able to get the job done in round two.

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