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Summers Gains Steam in his Garrett-Backed Camaro

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


Lawrence Looking to Make a Point in Joliet

The upcoming NMRA Vs NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Strange Engineering gets a lot of hype. There’s a reason for that; it’s the largest gathering of heads-up and street legal muscle cars in the country. From 5-second Pro Modifieds to 13-second True Street cars, this … Read More

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Updated Schedule for the 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals (Norwalk)

Here’s an updated schedule for the upcoming race at Summit Motorsports Park in August. Please notice that there will be four qualifying sessions for both NMCA and LSX Challenge Series racers. Two on Friday and two on Saturday.… Read More

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Updated Schedule for Joliet

Here’s the latest schedule for the upcoming Super Bowl. Please note the following: True Street will be contested on Saturday and will include an entry into Sunday’s bracket race. The True Street cruise will include using the Chicagoland Speedway Oval Track.

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

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

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Mike Brown Blasts to Winner’s Circle at His First Race of Season

By Mary Lendzion

Mike Brown, the ’13 Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge JE Pistons LSX Drag Radial champion, kicked his ’14 season off with a win in the Drag Radial class at the Aeroquip Heads-Up Series event at Milan Dragway in Michigan on Friday, June 6.

Under the hood of his … Read More

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Rob Goss’ Challenger Gets off the Line and Goes Sevens in Stainless Works Street Outlaw

By Mary Lendzion

The ’76 Ford truck that Rob Goss drove on the rural roads of Ashland, Montana as a teenager served as his introduction to cars, and he often pulled apart its 428 Cobra Jet engine just to see what it looked like inside.

He street-raced it until the … Read More


Kenward Coming on Strong in Edelbrock Xtreme Street

By Mary Lendzion

After building an ’80 Malibu last spring, Eric Kenward set his sights on X275 racing, but his path was cut short when a crosswind grabbed the car’s chute at 170 mph, lifted it and caused it to slam into the wall during an event last fall.

He … Read More

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Micke Motors to Another Win

By Mary Lendzion

Fresh off of a semifinal finish at the Inaugural Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Illinois two weeks ago, NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars ace Mark Micke headed to the Ohio Valley Prize Fight in Kentucky last weekend and earned the … Read More

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Gustafson Goes 7.19 and 196 mph for NMCA West Street Outlaw Records

By Mary Lendzion

Eric Gustafson proved his prowess behind the wheel of the 412 LSX and ProCharger F1X powered ’69 Camaro he raced in Outlaw 8.5 classes in recent years in NMCA West, West Coast Hot Rod Association and the Street Car Super Nationals series.

He made 5.20s at 144 … Read More