Tech Review BBK Performance NHRA-Approved Gen-III HEMI Throttle Body
Written By Steve Baur Photography Courtesy of BBK Performance and Sam Reuland There is no denying that Dodge and MOPAR are growing by leaps and bounds in the drag racing world, and the GEN III HEMI engine platform is the reason why. From the early SRT products to the supercharged Hellcats, Demons, and now Super Stocks, the late-model MOPAR market is hard charging and making waves in the drag...
Arrington Performance Brings Speed to the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout
For the second year in a row Arrington Performance has brought speed and power to the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout through major sponsorship. By now everyone is aware of the wildly popular heads-up competition on Sunday, which is dubbed the Arrington Performance Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil. It brings the quickest 8 cars together from Saturday's final results to see who is the King of the Hill....
Tech Review: BBK Performance NHRA-Approved Gen-III HEMI Throttle Body
There is no denying that Dodge and MOPAR are growing by leaps and bounds in the drag racing world, and the GEN III HEMI engine platform is the reason why. From the early SRT products to the supercharged Hellcats, Demons, and now Super Stocks, the late-model MOPAR market is hard charging and making waves in the drag racing community. It should come as no surprise, then that one of the biggest after...
Spotlight: Johnny Drama In the trenches with energetic and successful car chief Johnny Drama Maguda
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by Steve Baur Whenever you ask someone where they're from, you'll get a response about where they grew up, or where they currently live. If you ask Johnny Drama Maguda that question, you're likely to get a simple answer: the drag strip. We'll get into why his nickname is Drama later, but first, let's learn a bit about why he's considered by many to be the...
Where It All Started Eaton
With a rich history and diverse portfolio of products, Eaton Corporation is a powerhouse in the power manufacturing industry, especially when it comes to racing. Although the company now is a global entity on a massive scale, it began back in 1911 when founder Joseph Eaton invested in a new idea. As transportation landscape was changing rapidly, New Jersey native Eaton had an idea for the first...
Truly Impressive Looking back at 10 of the most outstanding True Street machines in recent memory
Although the heads-up categories typically garner the most glory, True Street is an unsung hero of drag racing where tougher operational environments and a longer duration of racing demand a whole other caliber of performance. Definitely a challenge to be respected, NMRA QA1 True Street and NMCA TorqStorm True Street require street-legal vehicles to survive a 30-mile cruise that's followed up by t...
JLT Performance Offers 2014-2019 C7 Corvette LT1 6.2L Oil Separator
Users can keep their C7 Corvette's intake tract clean and clear with a JLT Performance 3.0 Oil Separator. The job of an oil separator is to keep contaminated oil from entering an engine's intake tract, which will dilute a car's fuel and negatively impact octane level. Oil entering the intake tract can also leave carbon deposits on intake valves, injector nozzles, in the combustion chambers and ...
Nitrous-Fueled Family Bound by drag racing, this team became a family on and off the track
Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi One of the great things about racing is that despite the competitive nature of racers in general, they often share a camaraderie that can lead to long-term partnerships and friendships. Such is the case with Rob Orofiamma and Anthony, Domenic, and Frank DiRienzo who together compete in the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with the Fox Mustang you s...
Competition Coverage Thanks to Laris Motorsports Insurance, you are covered on and off the racetrack
Written by Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Mark Anderson It's undeniable that drag racing flirts with danger. Despite tracks and sanctioning bodies taking every possible precaution to ensure safety, there is an element of risk when launching a high-horsepower machine and blasting it down the racetrack. Most passes are clean and mean, but every now and then things go...
Click for Details TorqStorm Supercharger Give-Away at All-American Nationals
TorqStorm Superchargers will be giving away a gift certificate for a supercharger system valued at $2,800 to the winner of a Bracket Racing Package Challenge. All Bracket 3/Sunday racers, including the participating TorqStorm/QA1 True Street, Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout, and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenger competitors, are eligible to win this generous prize. It all goes down during the ...
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Returns to Atlanta Dragway in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce it is returning to Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, Georgia) with the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals over the weekend of April 8-11, 2021. The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals will be second stop for each sanctioning body in 2021 with the both season openers taking place at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We are excited for 20...
Force Engineering Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park
The action heats up at US 131 Motorsports Park with the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30, 2020 and Force Engineering has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Arguably one of the most action-packed events on the schedule, the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals roars into Michigan's fastest race track with the two biggest street-legal sanctioning bodies...
US 131 Motorsports Park Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA would like to extend a special thanks to all of its racers and fans for a successful Super Bowl event and the NMRA is excited for our trip to Martin, Michigan, at the end of the month. The Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering event August 26-30 at US 131 Motorsports Park will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's safe...
After Runner-Up, Fallon Jr. Focused on Win at Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
By Mary Lendzion After Kevin Parent competitively campaigned his 1969 Nova in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street, he sold it to Jeff Rudolf, who was just as competitive in the same category. And now, David Fallon Jr., who purchased it as a roller from Rudolf a few years ago, is poised to be just as powerful in the EC1 Race Cars-built car. The Belleville-based driver took it to Keith Engling of S...
Chevrolet Performance Street Car and Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout Winners Collect NITTO cash at Super Bowl
The cash keeps flowing and racers continue collecting the Nitto Tire NT555RII prize money as Nitto Tire paid out to both a Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge winner and a HEMI Shootout winner at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance held at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway during the first week of August 2020. Nitto Tire sta...
5th Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown. A special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors normally held at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway. With the covid-19 situation and all the subsequent changes this shootout has been rescheduled for the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US-131 Motorsports Park on Aug. 27-30, 2020. ...
Red Line Oil Supports Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout As Official Oil
High quality oil in high-performance engines is critical and Red Line Oil has stepped up big in the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals this season. The company was named Official Oil of the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout. The sponsorship is in addition to its Presenting sponsorship of the Arrington Performance Quick 8, a King of the Hill eliminator that is created by the quickest eight cars from the HEMI Shoot...
Shabareck, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics and EFI University Partner on NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Car
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Shabareck While Mike Shabareck has been racing a 1977 Volare in NHRA H/Stock Automatic and a 1978 Pinto wagon in Bracket categories across the country, he's preparing to make a major move. He'll climb into the cockpit of a 2002 Trans Am that will be used for research and development for Frankenstein Engine Dynamics in Weatherford, Texas, where the former...
Team NMRA WINS! 2020 Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
For the last fifteen years, the Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series and NMCA Drag Racing Series have run together in an event called the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance. Just as the two series met up earlier in the season in Commerce, Georgia, they come together later in the year, but the Super Bowl features a special shootout to determine series...
NMCA Tech Committee makes parity adjustment to Xtreme Pro Mod
The NMCA Technical Committee made rules adjustments today in Xtreme Pro Mod. Adjustments include a base weight change for big-block centrifugal combinations. This adjustment takes effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMCA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
Holley Releases Hydramat Accessories
Holley's Hydramat system has been a great way to eliminate fuel starvation issues in a variety of motorsports. To accommodate ever more applications, Holley has introduced new fuel pump adapters, as well as a new Hydramat with 6 lock pins to allow use of popular TI Automotive pumps. Hydramat adapters are 6160-T6 aluminum clamps that attach directly to the fuel pump body with no modifications. T...
Pack Mentality MMR pushes the potential of Ford's Coyote platform into the four-digit stratosphere
Right out of the factory, Ford's Coyote engines are potent performers and when paired with power adders, they deliver incredible performance. However, as racers start to push deep into four-digit territory, the output can exceed what factory engineers imagined in their wildest dreams. Fortunately, the aftermarket is here to help, and leading that charge is the crew at Modular Motorsports Racing. ...
Official NMRA/NMCA Statement for Event at US 131 Motorsports Park
The NMRA/NMCA national event at US 131 Motorsports Park is a GO and we will be conducting the competition under local event regulations. Those regulations restrict the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering to only Racers, Racer Crew, Car Show, and Car Show Crew along with a daily limit of 100 General Admission Spectator tickets. The official event da...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Racers Outlast Rain at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
By Mary Lendzion Racers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series waited out the rain to go wheels up at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. It was worth it, for the racers as well as the race fans, as the competition was captivating, and when it was all said and done, winners were welco...
NMCA Racers Shine At Successful NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl At New Location In St. Louis
By Mary Lendzion While rain threatened to steal the racers thunder, it wasn't able to as they dug in and dispatched profuse power during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. They were aiming for the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and the storied Super Bowl shootout portion of the event...
Oscar Morin Tops EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown
The second annual EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown went down during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance, held at the historic World Wide Technology Raceway that is just outside of St. Louis. This year, the format changed to handout $500 to multiple winners on Saturday patterned after the NMRA/NMCA three run average format and a b...
Sunday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Despite repeated rainfall on Saturday, drivers were relentless as they rocketed down track during abbreviated qualifying sessions at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. There's a lot at stake for those who are able to cut through the competition, as the Aerospace Components Winner's Circ...
Saturday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
While it's currently raining, we're expecting skies to clear by late morning or early afternoon over the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and judging by the work that has been going on in the pit area, drivers and their crews are ready to put down some serious power. Awaiting those who go...
Friday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Engines have been fired for today's running of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and cars are already crushing it on the well-prepped track. While there was no testing yesterday because of rain, drivers who are currently making hits appear to be ready to go rounds in all-out attempt to...
Thursday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance gets underway today and kicks off four days of heads-up and index racing here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This event is the second of three events in 2020 where the NMRA and the NMCA drag racing series come together, but it is the only one of the three where the winners of each series face...
Holley EFI 12.3" and 6.86" Standalone Digital Dashes Are Now Available
Holley is offering two new standalone dash options as its popular 12.3" and 6.86" displays have been upgraded to work in non-Holley EFI applications. The dashes have the ability to record and display a number of sensor values. The 12.3" standalone display is for hardcore enthusiasts. It measures 11.5" wide by 4.25" tall, and users will receive an extensive view of critical data through programm...
Test Bred Putting Chevrolet Performance's GEN-6 Camaro drag power parts to the test
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams If you caught our first installment on Daren-Poole Adams latest undertaking, you know that no one was more excited about Chevrolet Performance's Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program than the longtime racer. Having raced in Stock Eliminator for decades, set records in major sanctions, and campaigned dedicated COPO drag mach...
Strange Engineering Expands Line of Bolt-In Shocks for Various Applications
Strange Engineering, a leader in driveline and suspension, continues to expand its successful line of bolt-in shocks for Mopar, GM and Ford applications. These aluminum body shocks offer a wide range of valving that can be adjusted for any application ranging from street to track. The lightweight aluminum shocks are available in single and double adjustable configurations that can be externally...
After Successful Factory Hot Rods Race, Plans Being Made for Next Year's Race
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jimmy Cantrell and Jacob Lamb With their wild wheelies and serious shifting, drivers of the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center are ones to watch at NMRA and NMCA events. They are as hardcore as they come, and when the annual Factory Hot Rods race w...
Race For The Rings NMRA vs. NMCA at World Wide Technology Raceway
This week hundreds of racers will descend upon World Wide Technology Raceway to rekindle the burning rivalry between the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance is one of the longest and largest street-legal motorsports events of the year and hanging in the balance are prestigious Nitto Tire Di...
Mongoose Muscle Testing Airflow Research's Mongoose LS3 cylinder head
Air Flow Research is one of the go-to companies for aftermarket cylinder heads and for good reason, as AFR products have always produced impressive results. When we had the opportunity to test AFR's LS3 Mongoose cylinder heads, we jumped at the chance. The AFR Mongoose LS3 12-degree cylinder head is a rectangle port design that is 100-percent machined on the company's 5-axis CNC equipment. ...
Power Wheels Steeda Shows You How Using Lightweight Wheels Can Increase Horsepower
When it comes to making vehicles quicker and faster, we often look to improving the horsepower and torque of the engine through fuel injection tuning and adding or changing out engine components. Decreasing the weight of a vehicle weight also offers performance benefits, as the engine doesn't have to work as hard over a measured distance, which decreases the amount of time across said distance. De...
Flowmaster Offering New Universal 3-Inch FlowFX Muffler
Flowmaster is offering its new universal 3-inch FlowFX muffler. Flowmaster's FlowFX series mufflers are perfect for enthusiasts looking for an exhaust note that is different from the "chambered" muffler sound. The interior features a large 3" straight-through stainless steel perforated core, surrounded with high-temperature sound absorption materials. Featuring a reversible internal flow design...
TJ Strange and New Engine Coming on Strong in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons
By Mary Lendzion There are many reasons why the Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons category has been a fascinating fixture in the NMCA for so long. The engines are very energetic, the drivers are very engaged and the fans are very enthusiastic. Among those drivers is TJ Strange, who continues to coax more and more horsepower from his combination. While he has driven the wicked whit...
FTI Performance Reintroduces the STX Series Converters
FTI Performance has reintroduced its STX series converters. Manufactured in DeLand, Florida, the STX series is a racing-specific converter designed in-house. The STX series 9.5 racing converters are designed specifically for street and race turbo applications making 800-1500 rear wheel horsepower. They feature FTI's proprietary, in-house designed billet stator, which allows faster spooling and...
Holley EFI Brings New Dual Injector Lo-Ram Base Manifold Kit to Market
Holley EFI has brought a new dual injector Lo-Ram base manifold kit to market. Available in black or natural cast finishes, the lower manifold is designed for dual injectors per cylinder. The Lo-Ram intake manifolds are designed for forced induction (supercharged or turbocharged) engine applications and will accept popular Hi-Ram plenum tops. The base intake manifold is designed with a low heig...
PRI's New Ambassador Program Helps Race Tracks Remain Open
Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has launched a new program to help track promoters navigate evolving and often confusing local, state, and federal rules that will allow them to keep their tracks running. Through the Ambassador Program, PRI is actively reaching out to track operators throughout the country to help them reopen and host events. "Race tracks play a vital role within the industry,...
UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package Introduced
All of the components of the winning UPR suspension system are now available in kit form. The UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package includes: UPR Billet IRS Subframe Bushing Cradle Lockout Kit/Billet IRS Subframe Braces: This 12-piece CNC Billet lockout/brace package eliminates the movement found in the OEM rubber bushings. Reduce wheel-hop and improve overall handling ...
Mattias Flamholc Preparing a Prime 1957 Bel Air for Racing
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Flamholc Racing While Mattias Flamholc was born in Sweden, he has traveled throughout the United States and other countries as a crew member for his father, Adam Flamholc. Mattias has seen Adam race to 3.60s at over 200 mph in his Corvette with a 526 cubic-inch Hemi built by Flamholc Racing Engines and topped with a screw-style supercharger, and he has helped...
Aeromotive Opens One-Stop Customization Shop for Fuel Systems
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has opened an in-house Customization Shop for fuel systems. The program is designed to help builders and customizers find fuel system solutions for race cars, street rods, off-road vehicles, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and other vehicles. Using existing Aeromotive fuel pumps and components, the Customizat...
Jamie Miller's Master Mindset
Sometimes careers evolve over decades of careful planning, and sometimes they come to fruition organically. Either way, being open to opportunity can help create valuable experiences along the way, and renowned tuner Jamie Miller made sure he walked through every door that opened in front of him. Now, he's elevating his employment to a whole new level as his son, John, follows in his footsteps. ...
Battering Ram Testing the Holley Hi-Ram on a supercharged small-block Ford engine
Nearly a decade ago, Holley released a tunnel ram-style intake manifold that seemingly fit dozens of EFI and carbureted applications. From high-winding naturally aspirated monsters to mild-bolt-on junkyard builds to big-power turbocharged, heads-up cars, the Holley Hi-Ram is a seemingly a do-it-all intake manifold. The manifold's versatility comes from having different lids for a variety of app...
Holley Introduces New 1983-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Pump Module
Holley is pleased to introduce its new 1983-1997 Ford Mustang fuel pump module, which places a 525LPH pump inside of a factory EFI tank. Holley's new direct-fit fuel pump module will drop into any 1983-1997 Ford Mustang EFI fuel tank without modifcations. It's designed to house a 525LPH fuel pump, and is capable of supporting up to 1200HP on EFI applications. The black anodized flange includ...

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