Spotlight Interview: Haley Burkhammer, Chevrolet Performance Stock Driver
  Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff and courtesy of Haley Burkhammer Haley Burkhammer has great memories of growing up in Hazen, Arkansas. The small town she lived in with her parents, Kevin and Christi Rounsavall, had just over 1,500 residents, and everyone knew each other. Burkhammer was on gymnastic and cheerleading teams throughout grade sc...
Anderson Composites Introduces Carbon Fiber Vented Fenders for 2020-2021 Mustang Shelby GT500
Anderson Composites has introduced new carbon fiber fenders for the 2020-2021 Mustang Shelby GT500 model. These new vented fenders, Type-TPF (SKU # AC-FF20FDMU500-TPF) were designed to release unwanted hot air from the brake area. The new design features a semi-arced opening towards the top of the wheel well with a removable screen mesh. The molded vent was designed to work seamlessly with ...
Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Racer Jeff Heintz Going from Fourth-Gen Camaro to Fifth-Gen Camaro
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jeff Heintz Jeff Heintz has been a formidable force in his Fourth-Gen Camaro in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center since joining the category in 2019. He has earned two third-place finishes and a championship, and he has run as quick and fast as 9.86 and 133 mph. Now he's taking another step by setting up a Fifth-Gen C...
Holley Showcases Mid-Mount Accessory Drive Systems for Gen III Hemi Engines
Holley's complete, mid-mount accessory system has all accessories pulled in tighter than other accessory drives. At the heart of the system is a "bracketless" design (patent pending), where the accessories bolt directly to the timing cover for a clean, integrated system. The design offers superb engine visibility to show off horsepower, not accessories. Among the many swap friendly f...
New Product Sonnax New TH400, 4L80-E Billet Servos & Adjustable Pin
Safeguard performance GM TH400 and 4L80-E vehicles on the street and track with reliable, high-strength servo upgrades from Sonnax  the leader in transmission innovation. New for fall 2021, Sonnax billet aluminum Low/Reverse servo pistons prevent failure at any power level, a critical safeguard when cast OE pistons are brittle and prone to breaking. Part No. 34914-01 fits all TH400 and 95-ear...
Baad GoatDon Dixon's 2005 Pontiac GTO runs great numbers in LME Street King
Don Dixon devoted his life to serving others, and after years of hard work, he's busy having fun at the track. He is enjoying doing something for himself racing his '05 Pontiac GTO with his friends on the NMCA circuit. Much of his youth was shaped by his father's love of racing, as Dixon's dad had a knack for racing go-karts. "We would race around the driveway at the house,&qu...
Lindsay Wheelock to Wheel New Dodge Drag Pack in 2022 NMCA Factory Super Cars
When her husband, Dustin, convinced her to make her first pass down the dragstrip in 2019 at the NMCA World Street Finals in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lindsay Wheelock was a little intimidated. She quickly realized, though, that she loved the sport and has been full speed ahead ever since. That first outing had Wheelock behind the wheel of her father, Mike Alsop's Dodge Demon, which she ran in th...
Heatshield Products' New Pro-Boot Shield Helps Protect Spark Plug Boots from Heat & Prevent Misfires & Premature Wire Failure
Heatshield Products' new patent-pending Pro-Boot Shield spark plug boot protector keeps spark plug boots from being damaged by underhood heat, including from exhaust manifolds or headers, thereby preventing ignition misfires or failure and potential engine damage. Spark plug boots are constantly exposed to radiated or direct-contact heat, whether a vehicle has a cast-iron exhaust manifold or s...
Moroso Introduces Tri-Lobe Two Stage Dry Sump Pump
Moroso has introduced a Tri-Lobe Two Stage Dry Sump Pump (part number 22372) that has a right side Motor- plate Mount and a 3/8" hex fuel pump drive with 1:1 ratio that accepts the popular 1.450 ID, 3 bolt, fuel pump swivel clamps. An expansion of the company's popular line of external oil pumps, this pump gives users the option of scavenging oil from the oil pan with one stage and using the se...
New Derale PWM Fan Controller Available
The new Derale PWM Fan Controller continuously monitors and controls engine temperature, increasing the vehicle's cooling efficiency using Soft Start Technology. Fans ramp-up slowly, eliminating harmful AMP spikes. The unit will continuously monitor engine temperature and operate the fans at the optimum fan rate as needed. The net result is the electric fans often only run between 40-60% to ke...
2022 NMCA Xtreme Street and X275 preliminary rules updated
December 16, 2021In a continuing effort to align NMCA Xtreme Street and RTRA Ultra Street rules, the RTRA and NMCA Tech Committee released today, the latest draft of Xtreme Street preliminary 2022 rules. NMCA Xtreme Street will be contested for the NMCA Championship at all six NMCA National events. In addition, racers will gain points for the RTRA Ultra Street Championship at three NMRA/NMCA event...
Aeromotive Releases Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules for Sixth Gen Camaro and 2016-2019 CTS-V AND ATS-V
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has introduced new direct drop-in fuel pump modules for the 2016-2021 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V. These Direct Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules are available with dual or triple pumps and come preassembled for a quick and simple installation. The new Direct Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules for the ...
Rock Steady ReginaPuckett is the picture of patience and perseverance
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Drag racing is a multifaceted challenge. Every pass tests the mechanical fortitude of the vehicle and its components. Often, it tests a racer's skill. Many times, it also tests their credit limits. In the case of NMCA Proform Rumble racer Regina Puckett, however, her 2021 season was also a test of patience and perseverance. Into cars ever s...
2021 NMCA/Chevrolet Performance Champions Awards at PRI Show in Indianapolis
On December 11th, 2021, the NMCA presented the champions of the NMCA/LSX classes with special Victor awards and Nitto Tire Diamond Tree rings to commemorate their championship efforts this season. The private dinner, held during the PRI Show weekend, was hosted by ProMedia president and CEO, Steve Wolcott, and included Chevrolet Performance dignitaries, including Bill Martens and Todd Gallant, ...
NMCA Crowns 2021 Champions and Recognizes Special Guests at 2021 PRI Show
The NMCA Drag Racing Series brought its 2021 racing season to a close on Friday December 10th, 2021 during the Performance Racing Industry show as it crowned its class champions. The event was a memorable experience for all and the NMCA would like to congratulate its class champions. VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro ModChip King Mickey Thompson Tires Street OutlawAlan Felts Holley EFI Factor...
SpotlightAn Interview with NMCA Racer Brenda Blair
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photography by the Fastest Street Car Staff Forty-six years ago, Brenda Blair married her husband, Kevin Blair. They were teenagers in love, and they moved into a small home in a small town in Tennessee, just five miles from where she was raised. One of Brenda's favorite things to do was watch Kevin work on and race his cars, including a 1970 Chevelle and a 1974 Vega...
Wilwood Racing Releases Lightweight Brake Kits for Drag Strut Spindles
Wilwood Racing's new front kits for struts with spindle-mounted wheels are some of the lightest brakes available, at less than six pounds per wheel. That includes the Dynalite billet aluminum single-piston caliper, 10.00 drilled rotor, hat, brackets, brake lines, and hardware. These kits deliver supplemental braking on cars using rear brakes and parachutes for most of their stopping. Kits are ...
RaceQuip Super Store Debuts in Mooresville
Mooresville, NC - RaceQuip and Carolina Racing Supply have partnered to bring the all-new RaceQuip Super Store concept to the Carolinas. CRS has devoted a large portion of its retail showroom to showcase the high quality and affordable safety equipment that the RaceQuip brand has to offer. They've backed it up by filling their warehouse with a huge inventory of the complete line of safety gear...
NMCA Introduces Drag & Drive Shootout in Partnership with Sick the Magazine
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to introduce Drag & Drive Shootout in partnership with Sick the Magazine, bringing select long haul street car participants to three events in 2022. In addition, Gear Vendors has jumped in as the sponsor of this exciting invitational that will feature cars driven by stars like Tom Bailey, social media influencer Alex Taylor, and 2-time Drag Week champio...
A 2021 NMCA Look Back Through the Lens of Kevin DiOssi
For six years, Kevin DiOssi has captured fleeting moments in time during the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the lead photographer. His images have told countless stories from the human emotion of competition to the powerful and dynamic machines that take center stage during an event. Presented here is a collection of his favorite photos, some you've seen in digital and print, while others are be...
2022 NMCA Xtreme Street updated preliminary rules announced
November 30, 2021Attention NMCA Xtreme Street racers. In a continuing effort to align Xtreme Street and Ultra Street rules, the RTRA and NMCA Tech team released today, the second draft of preliminary 2022 rules. The Xtreme Street rules are posted on the NMRA website rules page. If you have any questions, concerns, or missing combinations in the 2022 PRELIMINARY rules, please email the NMCA tech...
The Mayor of MoparNMCA Remembers Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout competitor Jeff Smith
It is with great sadness that the NMCA says goodbye to Jeff Smith, who passed away on November 17th, 2021 at the age of 62. Smith claimed the first race win for a Dodge Challenger 1320 after taking home the 12-second prize in the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout at the 2019 NMCA Memphis Homecoming event held at Memphis International Raceway. Smith debuted his prized 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320...
Urgent ReminderSnell 2010 Helmets Expire 12/31/21
As we celebrate the upcoming New Year, this serves as a reminder that Snell SA2010, M2010, and SFI 2010 certified helmets will be expired as of 1/1/2022. The NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will require Snell SA2015, M2015, M2020, SA2020, or the appropriate SFI rated helmets in 2022 and beyond. The off-season is also a great time to inspect all of your dated safety gear such as b...
Expand Your Driveline Upgrade Options with a Sonnax Adapter Flange Yoke
Sonnax adapter flange yokes make it easy to convert a two-piece driveline to a one-piece, U-joint-style driveline - an ideal upgrade for a wide range of modified performance vehicles. New for 2021, the company's popular 3-bolt adapter flange yoke is now available with a special spacer that adds 8L90 and 10L80 transmissions to its original lineup of 6L80, 6L90, TR6060, 05'06 Pontiac GTO, an...
Locked & ReloadedSteeda's record-setting Silver Bullet S550 shoots for lower elapsed times with Edelbrock boost
Written By Steve Turner Photography by Kevin DiOssi and courtesy of Steeda For followers of 2015+ Mustang quarter-mile performance, particularly the naturally aspirated variety, Steeda's Silver Bullet is the pony car shot heard round the world. Saddled with the mission of proving the company's aftermarket upgrades on the quarter-mile, this car quickly set itself apart from the crowd. Pilot...
NMRA RENEGADE and NMCA XTREME STREET preliminary rules announcement
November 19, 2021Attention NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street Racersin an effort to align with Ultra Street, the NMRA/NMCA Tech team has been working with RTRA for 2022 rules. The first draft of Preliminary 2022 rules are posted on the NMRA and NMCA websites. If you have any questions, concerns or missing combinations in the 2022 PRELIMINARY rules, please email the NMRA/NMCA tech team at nmra...
NMCA Tech Committee Releases Xtreme Street and X275 Preliminary Rules
For the 2022 season, the NMCA Technical Committee worked with John Sears (RTRA Series) to maintain a universal rule set for Ultra Street, NMCA Xtreme Street and NMRA Renegade in 2022. The 2022 Xtreme Street preliminary rules have been released on the NMCA website. Additionally, the RTRA and NMCA have also posted the 2022 Preliminary X275 rules for the shootout class that will run at a...
Visit the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at the 2021 PRI Show!
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce it will be an exhibitor during the 2021 Performance Racing Industry Show, held December 9-11, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. The muscle car national event series will be located in Booth 1632, which sits in the "Green Hall" and is near the crossover to the "Yellow Hall." The location is consistent with its previous exhibitor booth space, a...
Breaking NewsAugustine Herrera Named NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is excited to announce Augustine Herrera as the new NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director, effective immediately. His duties include overseeing fair competition in both drag racing series and leading the on-site Tech staff at all national events. “Augustine joined our team in 2019 an...
Kentucky SpiritTom Blincoe spreads goodwill through the Xtreme Pro Mod ranks in his C7 Corvette
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It doesn't cost a cent to be kind, is a life philosophy that Tom Blincoe has lived by throughout his entire life. His attitude of gratitude and graciousness has manifested into something beyond belief, and the gentleman from Kentucky made it his mission to share his good fortune with those around him particularly through drag racing. I...
Howell EFI Now Offers LT1/LT4 and EcoTec3 Harnesses
Howell EFI, a leader in EFI conversion kits (GM/TPI/TBI) and wiring harnesses for direct injection swaps, now offers plug and play LT1/LT4 and EcoTec3 wiring harnesses for classic muscle cars, Corvettes and trucks, as well as multiple options to transplant power for both automatic and manual transmissions and even supercharged classics. The LT1/LT4, and EcoTec3 wiring harnesses are customized t...
NMCA Tech Committee releases updated 2021 preliminary rules
The NMCA Technical Committee released updated Preliminary rules today in the following classes:
  • Stock Eliminator
  • Super Stock
  • Nitrous Pro Street
  • N/A 10.5
The 2021 NMCA Preliminary Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2022-class-rules-payouts/.
Vince Khoury Races to Second Straight ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Vince Khoury is not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to being competitive in ARP Nitrous Pro Street. He and his team regularly comb through his car and combination to ensure that they are extracting every amount of power possible, and it has paid off. The driver from Michigan captured the championship in the category in 2020, and was committed to repeating the fe...
Leonard Long Rapidly Rows Gears to his Fifth Dart NA 10.5 Championship
By Mary Lendzion Leonard Long is a racer through and through. The owner of G-Force Racing Transmissions and Long Shifters is constantly coming up with ways to coax more power from his combination and clock quicker and faster times in his Mustang motivated by a small-block Ford with machine work by Ray Barton Racing Engines and assembly by Jay Zolko, Visner Engine Development-prepared D3 head...
Eric Bardekoff Extraordinary En Route to Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Back in 2015, Eric Bardekoff began building his beautiful S550 Mustang. He spent hours in his shop, EB Custom Works in New York, and with pure passion and precision, he transformed what he purchased as a wrecked street car into a winning strip car. As it turned out, that winning strip car, which Bardekoff also painted and then powered with a Coyote engine and Whipple supe...
Bill Skillman Blasts to His Third Successive Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion Bill Skillman is a fierce frontrunner in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. He earned championships in the incredibly challenging category in 2019 and 2020, and he was focused on earning another one in 2021 in his Mustang Cobra Jet powered by a 327 cubic-inch Coyote engine massaged by Holbrook Racing Engines, topped with a Whipple supercharger and backed by a Coan Turbo 400 tran...
Mike Winters Races to MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship in Car He Bought New Almost 40 Years Ago
By Mary Lendzion Mike Winters remembers the very day that he took delivery of his new 1982 Mustang. It was March 12, 1982, and it was quite wintry in his home state of Michigan. After driving it on the street for a while, he started taking it to the strip. He competed in NMCA Mean Street, NMRA ARP Open Comp and NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp. He wasn't able to run a full season as he was clocking a ...
Kurt Anderson Wheelies to His Fourth LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Kurt Anderson has shown just how experienced and exceptional he is behind the wheel. He's very committed and competitive, whether he's in the cockpit of his own 1969 Camaro, his wife, Shawna Anderson's 2001 Camaro, or a fellow racer's car, and he holds his own. Aiming for another LME Street King championship, Anderson, who owns Autokraft Racecars...
DiabloSport AMP'd 2.0 Throttle Booster Offered at Lower Cost
DiabloSport is spotlighting the AMP'd 2.0 throttle booster with value-packed features like an industry-exclusive Bluetooth remote and user-defined Throttle Curves. The company has seen an increase in demand for the product, and is making it available at the lower cost of $249.95. AMP'd 2.0 covers hundreds of different vehicle applications, and the company offers an app to contr...
Chip King Captures His First VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion After competing in NHRA Pro Mod for twenty seasons, Chip King committed to chasing a championship in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2021. With his experience and extraordinary Mustang Mach 1-bodied car built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars and boasting a Hemi by Joe Hornick, Roots-style supercharger by Chuck Ford, Turbo 400 by M&M Transmission and rear end by Carm...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Championship Categories, Specialty Classes, & Preliminary Rules
As we enter the final months of 2021 and continue celebrating the champions and Top 10 finishers, the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is gearing up for 2022. Listed below are the Championship categories for 2022, which will be featured at all six NMCA National events. Below the championship categories is a rundown of the specialty categories for 2022. Preliminary rules for the 2022 season have been rele...
VP Racing Fuels Introduces Premium Performance Oil Filters
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a world leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and retail, has signed a licensing agreement with Champion Laboratories, Inc. to offer a line of premium racing oil filters designed for racing and high-performance passenger cars. "At VP Racing Fuels, we pride ourselves in partnering with best-in-class manufacturers like Champion Laboratories for our licensing effo...
Brent Wheeler Backs Up His Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The cars in the Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category are celebrated across the country for their character and their competitiveness. That certainly includes Brent Wheeler's Coronet, which is powered by a 540 cubic-inch Wedge engine built by fellow racer Bill Boomhower with components from Indy Cylinder Heads, Comp Cams, MAHLE, Clevite and ATI, and complemented...
Heavy Duty HorsepowerInside SDPC Race Shop’s 2,000-horsepower Twin-Turbo Gen-V L8T Engine
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center (SDPC) Race Shop is known for building some high-horsepower engine combinations for race and street cars, and it's latest creation shows what you can do with GM's production cast-iron, L8T truck block, along with a host of other factory parts. It's no secret that enthusiasts and engine builders have regularly pushed the limits of stock LS and LT engine block...
Bruce Lang Lands His First Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Bruce Lang has one of the most eye-catching cars in Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock. It's a clean Barracuda powered by a Chrysler 440 Six Pack built by Russ Berens with machine work by W&W Machine and heads by Wegner Automotive, and inscribed on its doors is the phrase The sun will straighten it out. When people ask Lang what the sun will straighten out, he smiles and t...
Andy Warren Amazingly Arrives at His Tenth NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Andy Warren has become a bit of a wonder in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle. He knows the ins and outs of the category, and he is incredibly competitive in it. In fact, he has earned thirty-three event wins, and is still the NMCA's winningest driver. Soon after the Kentuckian earned his ninth championship in 2020, he set out to back it up in 2021 in h...

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