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

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