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These days, factory-prepared max wedge cars are rare and expensive to find. Scott Carlson of Minnesota is a life-long Mopar nut so when he spotted this ultra rare Mancini race team car 33 years ago he knew that he needed to bring it home.
Purchased in 1979 from Chrysler Direct Connection Manager
Keith Cousineau, Scott raced the car off and on without a
great deal of success. Teaming up with Dave Young in
1986 proved to improve their fortunes. Dave brought with him
a resume of wins in NHRA Division 5 events as a champion and a
reputation as the guy to beat.
Racing primarily in divisions 3 and 5, Scott and Dave
won many races at Union Grove, Brainerd, Dallas, Cedar Falls, Indianapolis, Columbus, Kansas City and Topeka. In 1995 they raced a few IHRA events in Stock Eliminator along with a full NHRA schedule as time allowed.
By 2005 the car was getting tired and a full restoration was planned. As often happens, the estimated two-year restoration dragged out to seven years with a whole host of improvements and upgrades.