Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series

The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series is back for 2018 with additional events and more ways to race your LS or modern LT powered GM vehicle. It’s the premier racing series for street-based vehicles powered by Chevrolet’s LS and modern LT engines and it takes place at four select NMCA events and culminates at the Holley LS Fest.

The five-race Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series runs at four select NMCA events as well as the Holley LS Fest. Race dates and locations include:

  • NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals – Atlanta Dragway – Commerce, Georgia – April 5-8, 2018
  • NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Featuring the LSX Shootout – Beech Bend Raceway – Bowling Green, Kentucky – May 17-20, 2018
  • NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing – Route 66 Raceway – Joliet, Illinois
    July 26-29, 2018
  • NMCA All-American Nationals – Summit Motorsports Park – Norwalk, OH – August 23-26, 2018
  • Holley LS-Fest – Beech Bend Raceway – Bowling Green, Kentucky – September 7-9, 2018

The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series takes place as a part of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals (Except at the Holley LS Fest), which means you will see the best in LS performance as well as all-domestic heads-up muscle car drag racing. All events also feature giant car shows, huge manufacturers’ midways and swap meets, burnout contest, and much more!

Each Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series event will feature all the cars and all the stars from the LS & Modern LT drag racing ranks. The best part is there’s a class for everyone from hardcore, like Drag Radial, to Rumble, a class with easy to follow index-style rules. The following classes will run at each Challenge Series event:

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CP Stock is a naturally aspirated heads-up class designed for 1955 and newer GM (General Motors) bodied vehicles and is designed as a low cost, entry-level heads-up class. CP Stock is designed around competitors using a production OEM-sealed Chevrolet Performance DR525 crate engine combined with a factory Chevrolet Performance sealed ECM and installation kit. This helps control the expenses associated with competitive heads-up drag racing and allows racers to explore other avenues to gain a performance advantage. Every car tips the scales at 3,200 pounds, unlike other heads-up categories with various weight additions and subtractions.
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Street King is an Index category designed to showcase the latest GM V-8 and V-6 engine from the LS, LT, and LLT engine families. Any manufacturer’s body is allowed, provided the vehicle is powered by a GM LS/LT or LLT powerplant. The minimum ET is 11.00 and the Indexes go quicker from there; transbrakes are permitted.
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Rumble is an Index category that is designed for vehicles 11.00 and slower; bracket racing electronics or transbrakes are prohibited. Any manufacturer’s body is permitted, but the vehicle must be powered by a GM LS, LT or LLT (V-6) powerplant. Vehicles are required to be factory appearing with a stock body.
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If you own an LS or modern-LT powered vehicle then this event’s for you! Chevrolet Performance has partnered with NMCA to provide you with a FREE motorsport experience to first-time participants. Chevrolet Performance will comp your entry (car and driver for the first 75 entries) so you can enjoy the awesome performance of your LS or modern-LT powered hot rod in a fun, safe environment…the racetrack. Chevrolet Performance and NMCA make your racing experience easy, and fun, with hands-on step-by-step instruction. 9 Different categories with awards and prizes for all levels of performance. Be a part of the Chevrolet Performance team and their Street Car Challenge class exclusively at NMCA events in 2018!
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There will be a special Real Street Battle Royale, open to LS and modern LT-powered NMCA Xtreme Street racers, at the LSX Shootout in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It’s designed for American production vehicles with stock frame rails and 275/10.5-inch style tires. The category allows for spec’d turbochargers and superchargers with various options for nitrous-injected and naturally aspirated LS/LT combinations. The challenge comes from applying approximately 1,500 hp to the surface using small tires. The Real Street Shootout will take place on Saturday (weather permitting) and is run concurrently with Xtreme Street qualifying rounds. Each Real Street Shootout champion will receive $1,000, a bonus LSX bowtie block (valued at over $3,500) and an invitation to the Chevrolet Performance Champions Dinner where he/she will be presented with a 2018 champions ring and jacket.
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It’s easy to race one event or the entire Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. Points will be awarded for each event and competitors racing for a championship will be required to race at least 4 of 5 events. Each class champion (including Real Street Shootout) will be invited to a special Chevrolet Performance Champions Dinner at the PRI show in December in Indy and will receive a double-tier Victor award and a custom bow tie champions ring, courtesy of Scoggin-Dickey Parts. Custom jackets will be awarded to the top-3 competitors in each class courtesy of Aerospace Components.

Drag Race Questions
Gene Bergstrom
Phone: 714-460-3813

Car Show Questions / Vendor Sales
Dave Farley
Phone: 949-784-9061