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

Fastest Street Car Interview with the Unstoppable Steve Summers

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Interview and photos by Mary Lendzion

In his time racing with the NMCA, many things have remained consistent about Steve Summers, including his ability to help design, build and maintain cars and combinations capable of cruising to records and wins as well as his ability to remain relaxed along the … Read More

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