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September 8, 2013, Watkins Glen, New York

Duntov Wins on Saturday, DNF's on Sunday at the
U.S. Vintage Grand Prix


Tony's stock car

The SVRA U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen is one of our favorite events of the year. In 2013 we brought 5 cars; Tony Parella's 1934 Indy car, his 71 Twizzler Corvette, his 2006 #43 Dodge stock car, Jody O'Donnell's 1969 Corvette and Dan Ruehs's beautiful 1959 Corvette. We were short two regular crewmen and we knew we had our work cut out for us, so we left our black #38 car at home in order to better concentrate on these customer cars. In the end, even without the #38 car, it proved to have been too many cars, too many sessions, and too many different classes for too few of us to do our usual professional job.

Tony's stock car

This would be the second time out for Tony's stock car. We didn't get a chance to test the car before Rockingham or Watkins Glen. The first run ended with a shredded tire, thanks to the incredibly abrasive surface at Rockingham.

When the tire came apart it took out the right front fender. The car was repaired in Charlotte and delivered to us at Watkins Glen.

SVRA Group 10 is a very competitive class, and the cars up front are all professionally prepared and professionally driven. On Saturday, Tony did well in the Dodge, in spite of a nagging understeer. Tony only ran a couple of sessions due to his duties as SVRA CEO, and we didn't have enough sessions to fix the handling. Tony chose not to run the feature race on Sunday after a serious crash in the preceding race required helicopter evacuations for a driver and photographer.

Twizzler Corvette

We had installed a new engine in the Twizzler car after a low oil pressure session at the previous race at Rockingham. Edward was driving when the new engine inexplicably exploded on the back straight.

This will be the last race for the Twizzler oiling system. It will be replaced by a 5 stage dry sump system that will run all year!

Tony and daughter ready for the downtown parade - The Duntov crew adjusting the mechanical brakes

Tony and daughter ready for the downtown parade - The Duntov crew adjusting the mechanical brakes

Tony driving the prewar Inday car

It was great to see the prewar Indy car actually race. Tony drove the hell out of it!

Dan Ruehs.  He built this car from boxes of parts, and it is really nice!

It was a real pleasure to work with Dan Ruehs. He built this car from boxes of parts, and it is really nice!

Jody in the #46

Jody came to Watkins Glen to win. He has been a top five car for the past couple of years, but at Watkins Glen in 2013 there was no one faster.

Jody started from Pole position and won the Saturday race handily. On Sunday an oversight by a Duntov crewman caused Jody to pull off the racing surface while leading, half way around the first lap. He was completely off the pavement waiting to get picked up when a Porsche drove off course and clobbered Jody's car into the Armco. Every body panel was involved.


Duntov number 46
Right result, wrong day.  Duntov fixed Jody's car at no charge, and had it ready in time for COTA.

Right result, wrong day. Duntov fixed Jody's car at no charge, and had it ready in time for COTA.

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Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the continued production of the authentic original Corvette Grand Sport.  Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the manufacturing and distribution of the updated street version of this famous car. We service what we sell. We also restore and service 1963-1982 Corvette race, street and performance cars using original and replacement parts including front and rear suspension, brake calipers, brake rotors, brake pads, both J-56 and stock brake caliper pistons, and Corvette stainless steel parking brake parts. We offer the finest original U.S. built Corvette spindles and GM stub axles, along with remanufactured Corvette differentials for both street and race cars. We build both new and rebuilt Corvette trailing arm assemblies for 1965-1982 Corvettes, and offer Corvette street and racing springs and both steel and composite leaf springs in a wide selection of spring rates. Check out our Corvette parts section for shocks, sway bars, upper and lower A-arms, Corvette ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arms, idler arms, shocks and U-joints.

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