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This past weekend was the icing on the cake as Joe Dunne sealed his first NMCA championship by taking the Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street class win at the 10th Annual FueLab NMCA World Street Finals held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Dunne was armed with a Pat Musi Performance 864ci engine as he fought against nitrous and blown rivals for the coveted Pro Street title. It all came to fruition as he stood on top of the quickest and fastest field in NMCA history. “That was one of the toughest fields I’ve seen in Pro Street and I am proud Joe survived the onslaught of record-breaking performances to not only win the race but also win the championship,” says an elated Pat Musi, who is the owner of 8 Pro Street championships as well as the engine shop that provides the power to Dunne and many other Pro Street and Pro Mod competitors.
The road to victory was certainly an uphill battle and Dunne made his mark with consistency. “I was working hard at Englishtown with a few other customers so I asked my long-time friend Rickie Smith to fill in for me with Dunne. We’ve been great friends for over 40 years so I felt confident in putting Dunne and Rickie together,” comments Musi. The two would communicate back and forth over the phone, which culminated in the finals when Dunne unleashed his quickest run of the weekend with a 6.03 at 237 mph as he took out long-time NMCA competitor Randy Adler and his supercharged ’57 Chevy. Musi comments, “it always amazes me how Rickie can call tune-ups over the phone without track temperatures or numbers.” The closest race of the weekend came in the semifinals when Dunne eliminated ADRL and NHRA Pro Mod racer Dan Stevenson. He pushed his ’68 Camaro to victory with a 6.12 at 236 mph to Stevenson’s 6.14 at 233 mph. The margin of victory was a mere two hundredths of a second, which is just inches apart at over 230 mph.