Monster Mopar Weekend

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The Monster Mopar Weekend is one of the most popular Mopar events, which combines Mopar Drag Racing, Mopar Car Shows, Mopar Swap Meets, and a large Mopar Vendor Midway. It is promoted by S&S Promotions out of St. Louis, and held at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL (just outside of St. Louis MO) for a three-day-weekend each September.

There are two popular events which has the "Monster" standout from other events. The first is the gathering of the NASCAR inspired Superbirds, Daytonas, and Charger 500s in the show area, which are allowed to make a couple of parade laps on Gateway's NASCAR track. The other is the Dave Duell Classic, which is the largest Nostalgia Super Stock event of the year -- often referred to as the NSS Nationals.


History

The first Monster Mopar Weekend was in 1984, and it has grown into one of the largest and more popular Mopar Events ever since. It was typically held the weekend after Labor Day, until 2007 when NASCAR decided that it wanted to schedule it's Truck Race for that weekend -- and Gateway bumped the Monster to a different weekend.


2011 Summary

2010 Summary

The dates for when the Monster will be held in 2010 are:September 10th, 11th, and 12th.

2009 Monster Mopar Weekend Summary

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2008 Monster Mopar Weekend Summary

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Arrangement

The event is arranged in the drag racing pits with the Vendor Midway directly in back of the bleachers, the Quick 16 cars on the other side of the Vendor Midway, the NSS cars lining both sides of the staging lanes, and the rest of the drag racers filling in the rest of the pits. Pit parking is very limited and as such restricted to racers. Racers who have prepaid are allowed priority admittance on Thursday from about 2PM until 5PM.

The car show, carrel, and swap meet on the NASCAR Infield. The Judged show cars are arranged by model/type.

Drag Racing

The classes of cars drag racing are:

  • Quick Race 32 (the fastest 32 cars to qualify)
  • Super Pro (Those that did not qualify for the Quick Race 32)
  • Nostalgia Super Stock (Dave Duell Classic)
  • Pro (Open Competition Race Cars)
  • Street Eliminator (Street Cars)
  • Trophy
  • Hemi Challenge (Generation 3 Hemis)

Quick Race 32

The Quick Race 32 Class has the Quickest 16 Door-slammers and the Quickest 16 Dragsters that are Mopar powered and can run at least 7.99 in the quarter.

2009 Quick Race 32 Summary

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2009 Quick Race 32 Winners
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2008 Quick Race 32 Summary

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2008 Quick Race 32 Winners
  • WINNER Don Baxter $10,000.00
  • RUNNER UP John Labbous $2,500.00
  • SEMI Jeff Hurst $800.00
  • Rick Corn $800.00


2006 Class Champion

Dave Duell Classic

The Dave Duell classic is the largest and one of the most popular of the Drag Racing Classes. The class features Nostalgia Super Stock cars running under the Standardized NSS Rules[1].

Unlike any of the other classes of drag racing at the Monster, NSS is open to all Manufacturer Makes of Nostalgia Super Stock recognized cars -- and not just to Mopars. It is also arranged and policed by the NSS group -- and not by the track. Dave Duell (driver of Drag'n Wag'n) was the man who originally lined up the sponsors, arranged the Driver's dinner, and handled the other details to make all go smooth and professionally organized. Around Christmas of 2005 Dave passed away, and the NSS drivers for the NSS portion of the event to forever be known as the "Dave Duell Classic" in his honor. His son, Doug Duell now handles the detail of organizing the Dave Duell Classic, and the driving chores of the Drag'n Wag'n.

Approximately 80 cars compete in the Dave Duell Classic. The NSS Schedule is as follows:

2009 Dave Duell Classic Summary

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2009 Dave Duell Classic Winners
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2008 Dave Duell Classic Summary

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2008 Dave Duell Classic Winners
  • WINNER RFR, lnc $5,000.00
  • RUNNER UP Damon Kuhn $2,000.00
  • SEMI Lonny Meyer $500.00
  • Charlie Kuenster $500.00
  • QUARTERS Mike Furgye $250.00
  • Kevin Miller $250.00
  • Rich Berlisk $250.00
  • Joe Midile $250.00
  • EIGHTS Jim Guy $100.00
  • Walter Krueger $100.00
  • Vic Raupe $100.00
  • Richard Morris $100.00
  • Jimmy Ray $100.00
  • Dennis Gorrell $100.00
  • Jeff Millward $100.00
  • Tommy Sedlock $100.00

Car Show

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2009 Show Winners

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2008 Show Winners

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The NASCAR Aero Cars

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References

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