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Daddy Dave Doing Some Driving! Goliath Got A Little Wild On A Test Pass At The Track

Street Outlaws star “Daddy Dave” Comstock and his wicked Chevy II known as Goliath ...

Street Outlaws star “Daddy Dave” Comstock and his wicked Chevy II known as Goliath are and have been as well-known in the no prep world as they’re respected on the street. If you need any proof of just how insanely quick Goliath is on the track, we have it right here.

I’m going to say it now: yes, the win light in the other lane does come on, but there’s more than meets the eye here and I’m hopeful that those of you who are “in the know” can understand that I’m just trying to help spread information to those who may not have had as much exposure to the sport over the years as the rest of us.

The red 1963 ‘Vette in the other lane is a legitimate pro mod-style car. It has a full tube chassis, a massive roots or screw style supercharger, and the whole body is either fiberglass or carbon fiber. Dave’s Nova still has portions of the factory frame, a cowl hood covers the engine completely, and the car has a steel roof and quarter panels just like it came from the factory nearly a half century ago. Don’t get me wrong, Goliath is a race car, but it’s much closer to a street car than the beast in the other lane.

I say all of that so that when you see the Corvette does in fact get the win, you have a little bit of perspective as to the why and the how. I think these factors make the fact that Goliath was close enough that even the slightest bobble or miscue from the ‘Vette would have meant a win light in Dave’s lane very impressive.

This also should help some of you understand why many no prep races and series are trying their best to level the playing field for cars like Dave’s by changing the rules to keep pro mod-style cars out of the running, opening the door for more racers to compete and feel like they have a legitimate chance to take the win.

and his wicked Chevy II known as Goliath are and have been as well-known in the no prep world as they’re respected on the street. If you need any proof of just how insanely quick Goliath is on the track, we have it right here.

I’m going to say it now: yes, the win light in the other lane does come on, but there’s more than meets the eye here and I’m hopeful that those of you who are “in the know” can understand that I’m just trying to help spread information to those who may not have had as much exposure to the sport over the years as the rest of us.

The red 1963 ‘Vette in the other lane is a legitimate pro mod-style car. It has a full tube chassis, a massive roots or screw style supercharger, and the whole body is either fiberglass or carbon fiber. Dave’s Nova still has portions of the factory frame, a cowl hood covers the engine completely, and the car has a steel roof and quarter panels just like it came from the factory nearly a half century ago. Don’t get me wrong, Goliath is a race car, but it’s much closer to a street car than the beast in the other lane.

I say all of that so that when you see the Corvette does in fact get the win, you have a little bit of perspective as to the why and the how. I think these factors make the fact that Goliath was close enough that even the slightest bobble or miscue from the ‘Vette would have meant a win light in Dave’s lane very impressive.

This also should help some of you understand why many no prep races and series are trying their best to level the playing field for cars like Dave’s by changing the rules to keep pro mod-style cars out of the running, opening the door for more racers to compete and feel like they have a legitimate chance to take the win.

 





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