Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Champion Vizzo to Visit Stage at NMCA Awards Ceremony

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By Mary Lendzion

After earning his second consecutive Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car championship, Gerry Vizzo will keep the number 1 on the window of the black ’67 Chevy II he was driving in ’14. Powered by a small-block Chevy sipping pump gas, it delivered him to a win in … Read More

Summers Settles Into Role of Kooks Pro Mod Champion

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By Mary Lendzion

Kooks Pro Mod standout Steve Summers, whose 70 1/2 Bicklel-built Camaro is powered by a Jasiek Racing 526 cubic-inch engine and twin 88mm Garrett turbos, kicked off the ’14 season in fine fashion by flying to a 5.95 at the 12th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car … Read More

Gustafson Gains Second Championship of ’14 Season

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By Mary Lendzion

After securing the ’14 NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw championship at the 3rd Annual NMCA West World Street Finals at Auto Club Dragway in California Oct. 24-26, ’14, Eric Gustafson took his Racecraft-built Mustang to the West Coast Hot Rod Association event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway … Read More

John Marcella’s ’68 Firebird Flies to Sevens Naturally Aspirated

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By Mary Lendzion

In the middle of the magazine filled with used cars was a photo of a ’68 Firebird that John Marcella had to have, and because he was a teen at the time, he asked his dad to go look at it with him. Before they arrived, one … Read More

Jason Lee to Drive for Eric Gustafson at the 13th Annual NMCA World Street Finals in Indy

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By Mary Lendzion

Even though he has only been pounding the pavement in it for a year, NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw driver Eric Gustafson and his Racecraft-built ‘89 Mustang are feared forces.

The 460 LSX engine under the car’s hood was built on a Dart block by Kurt Urban … Read More

Interview with Proformance Racing Transmissions Owner and Crew Chief Dave Klaput

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By Mary Lendzion

During the week, Dave Klaput builds, repairs and performs developmental work on Turbo 400s and Powerglides at Proformance Racing Transmissions, the shop he owns in Elburn, Illinois, and during the weekend, he does the same, in pit areas and in race trailers at tracks across the country.… Read More

Edelbrock Xtreme Street Driver Bill Trovato is Flying in the 5th Gen

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By Mary Lendzion

Because the ’70 Cutlass Bill Trovato had as a teen was not the hot-rod he had hoped it would be, he gave its 455 cubic-inch Oldsmobile engine a sip of nitrous and let it rip to twelve-second times. That set the stage for the ’78 Oldsmobile Starfire … Read More

Manna Making Strides for 13th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Featuring 8th Annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout

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By Mary Lendzion

With his ’98 Camaro launching every which way but straight for the better part of the ’14 season, Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series JE Pistons LSX Drag Radial driver Anthony Manna and his team, including John Ryan, Jimmy Dahl and fellow Drag Radial driver Joe DeDona, had … Read More

Edelbrock Xtreme Street Driver John Warren Readying For 13th Annual NMCA World Street Finals in Indiana

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By Mary Lendzion

With his sights set on running faster and racking up round wins, Edelbrock Xtreme Street driver John Warren — a nice guy until he climbs behind the wheel — is readying his ’72 Nova for the last race of the season, the 13th Annual NMCA World Street … Read More

Jason Hamstra’s Mustang is a Pro Mod Powerhouse

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By Mary Lendzion

After spending time in the cockpit of two different bracket dragsters, Jason Hamstra introduced himself and a six-second ’63 Corvette with a roots-blown Hemi to IHRA Pro Mod in ’05.

“I was the first person to run a torque converter-driven transmission in a Pro Mod car at … Read More