Recently we had the chance to sit down and talk with Doug Duell, a successful racer in NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock, and discuss drag racing. Here is what he had to say.
Q: When did you start racing?
A: In 1992 at age 31
Q: What got you into racing?
A: My Father got me into it. He ran Stock Eliminator in the NHRA.
Q: What was the first car you raced? What were some of the other cars you have raced?
A: I started with a ’67 Barracuda 383 in bracket racing. Then I moved onto Nostalgia Super Stock with a ’64 Plymouth Fury. I’ve been racing the DragnWagn (1964 Fury Wagon) since 2005.
Q: What associations have you raced in?
A: I’ve been racing in National Muscle Car Association, and also will soon be running a stocker in the NHRA – a 1969 Barracuda 440
Q: What have been your major racing successes over the past 5 years?
A: I was the NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock Points Champ 2009, 2010, 2012 – otherwise I was always in the top five
Q: Is your family involved in your racing efforts?
A: Yes, my wife helps out
Q: How long have you used Fuelab?
A: For the last five years
Q: Why did you start using Fuelab?
A: My friend Andy Warren was using Fuelab on his race car, and I was impressed by the workmanship of the products
Q: Was there a particular problem you were having that Fuelab solved?
A: My old fuel pump was worn out, and needed to be replaced. I wanted to upgrade to something more modern – so I moved up to a Fuelab fuel pump and regulator. I chose the Fuelab because it was more compact and lighter than other fuel pumps.
Q: How has Fuelab affected your racing success?
A: Fuelab provides reliable performance, and has made my fuel delivery system more reliable. I don’t have to worry about it. I’ve found sometimes fuel pumps can be problematic on race cars, but there are no problems with Fuelab.
Q: What Fuelab components do you use?
A: I use a Fuelab Prodigy fuel pump and regulator
Q: What do you see as the primary benefits of Fuelab products and company?
A: One of the primary benefits is the size of the fuel pumps. They are small and compact, so they make for easy installation. Another benefit is the reliability. There are no problems, no worry. I can concentrate on other systems on the car, and my driving.
Q: Where do you see yourself in racing in five years?
A: To still be racing in stock eliminator and NMCA. I love the travel and the competition.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: In my spare time I like to travel, and go Scuba diving in the Carribean