Event Update Thread for 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals

Brian Hicks

The rigs began rolling into Summit Motorsports Park on Aug. 21, 2014 for the 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge and the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Diversified Products Marketing.

Among the drivers ready for action is Kooks Pro Mod … Read More

Kroll Rolling on New Radials Into 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park

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By Mary Lendzion

Decked out in its usual NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street duds, Dan Kroll’s ’89 Mustang — which features a 532 cubic-inch Speed Service-built bullet, CFM carburetor, Induction Solutions nitrous set-up, Proformance Racing Transmissions’ Powerglide and a recently acquired PTC converter — commanded attention at the recent Midwest Outlaw … Read More

NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw Driver Eric Gustafson Goes Sevens with LSX-Powered Mustang

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By Mary Lendzion

Eric Gustafson has come a long way since the day he climbed into his first car. It was a cream-colored ’84 Cadillac Seville, and he would have figured out how to modify it had he kept it longer, but within a year, he had moved on to … Read More

NMCA West Driver Andrew Berry Is Taming The Twin Turbos In His Pro Mod Camaro

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By Mary Lendzion

Andrew Berry has been behind the wheel of several super-fast cars, including a ’68 Roadrunner, ’72 Challenger, ’70 Camaro and a ’68 ‘Cuda that he drove in PSCA Pro Street competition for Mallicoat Brothers Racing, but it’s the ’68 Pro Mod Camaro he’s in now that has … Read More

New Turbos and Lock-Up Trans and Converter Translate to New Personal Bests for Micke

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By Mary Lendzion

Mark Micke, NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars driver, and Jason Carter, owner of the ’78 Malibu he pilots, are known for making a strong combination even stronger.

At the Radial Revenge Tour at Tulsa Raceway Park on July 17-19, 2014, they had in front of their 548 … Read More

Michael Biehle, II Has One Motivated Mustang


By Mary Lendzion

A fascination with Fords was fueled at the age of fifteen for Michael Biehle, II, when he bought an ’89 Mustang with a 5.0 engine, let it sip nitrous and ran thirteens all night long after shelling out ten bucks for entry at the local track.

It … Read More

Sunday Coverage-NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

Dan Baumann

In today’s first round of Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Dan Baumann drove his ‘88 Mustang — powered by a 311 cubic-inch topped with Trick Flow-heads and fronted by a ProCharger F-1C-10.5 — to a 7.81 at 175 mph to grab the record for the quickest blower pass under the new class … Read More

Chris Harrington and Jeff Harrington, Jr. – From Grand National to Grand Mustang

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By Mary Lendzion

As soon as brothers Chris Harrington and Jeff Harrington, Jr. got their driver’s licenses, they followed their parents’ lead and climbed into Buick Grand Nationals, and it wasn’t long before they were modifying their engines to make the most of their street and strip time around their … Read More

Summers Gains Steam in his Garrett-Backed Camaro

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By Mary Lendzion

When Kooks Pro Mod master Steve Summers rolled his Jerry Bickel-built 70 ½ Camaro out of the trailer at the Inaugural Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at Gateway International Raceway in Illinois in May, fans noticed Garrett twin 88mm turbos where Precision twin 88mm turbos … Read More

NA 10.5 Driver Dwight Ausmus Takes His Firebird From Daily-Driver to Strip-Stomper

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By Mary Lendzion

Back in the late ‘80s, Dwight Ausmus and his father, David Ausmus, decided to transform a ’72 Firebird from a daily driver to a strip stomper, and they began by replacing its 400 cubic-inch Pontiac engine with a 455 cubic-inch Pontiac engine topped with a vacuum secondary … Read More