New Terminator X Stealth 4500 EFI System Available from Holley
The Terminator X Stealth 4500 EFI System from Holley features eight 100 lb/hr fuel injectors capable of supporting up to 1500 horsepower naturally aspirated or 1250 horsepower on forced induction applications. The Terminator X ECU is capable of fuel map self-learning and ignition timing control, improving idle stability, drivability and wide-open throttle horsepower. It is designed to fit with ...
Chassis Inspection Day at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
NMCA is hosting NHRA chassis inspector Rich Schreck during NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park for NHRA/SFI chassis certifications. Racers will be inspected by appointment ONLY! Appointments will be available at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Thursday March 18th from 8am-6pm and Friday March 19th from 8am-1pm. Please contact Rollie Miller at [email protected] or call h...
United States Motorsports Association Partners With Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion The United States Motorsports Association has been named the Official Motorsports Advocacy Group of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Formed in 2015, the United States Motorsports Association represents the racing industry in local, state and federal matters, and creates connections between members of the racing industry and government officials. It also serves as...
Packing Power Eric Gustafson's Camaro is cooking with ProCharger boost in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin DiOssi Running a corporation not only requires passion, persistence, lightning-fast decisions, but the patience to know when to apply full throttle. Eric Gustafson puts those attributes to work on a daily basis as the CEO of Coast Packing Company. His company is a premier supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western United States, and one of ...
Design Engineering, Inc. Enters Phase Two of Three-Phase Expansion Project
Design Engineering, Inc., a heat and sound management products company, is entering phase two of a long-term, three-phase expansion project that will increase capacity at its headquarters in Avon Lake, Ohio. This expansion will allow DEI to expand our manufacturing, assembly and warehouse capabilities, and grow our R&D department, said Dave Ramirez, vice president of operations. With thi...
NOS CrossHair Plate 4-Barrel Professional Plate Offered
NOS CrossHair plate systems are designed with the serious racer in mind and are capable of 350+ horsepower. Based off of the ever popular Double Cross plate systems, the CrossHair takes the time-tested design and improved it for better distribution of fuel and nitrous. That is especially important with the complex intake manifold designs. The CrossHair plate system features double-down nitro...
Mishimoto Quick Release Clamps Now Available
Mishimoto Quick Release Clamps are now available. Offered in four colors, the clamps provide unique locking system for a trustworthy connection to piping, and they withstand up to a 400 F and 110PSI operating pressure range. They allow for angular, axial and radial movement, while remaining sealed with Viton O-rings. CNC-machined 6061 aluminum weld ferrules arrive ready for fabrication, and ...
Anderson Lands His Third Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion Kurt Anderson is known for many things. He's cool, calm and collected, he's friendly off-track and formidable on-track, he's skilled and savvy and he had already earned championships in Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King in 2017 and 2018 before committing to chasing another championship in 2020. With his Camaro back home in snowy Wisconsin, Anderson ...
Strange Engineering Offers Lower Control Arm Brackets with Multiple Mounting Locations
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its products to meet the demands of today's racers by offering lower control arm brackets with multiple mounting locations as standard equipment on GM housings. The newly-designed bracket allows for lower control arm adjustment to manipulate pinion angle, increase traction and improve overall performance in street and drag racing applications. The bracket...
Rickey Races to His Third Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after buying his Camaro in 2007, David Rickey began adding bolt-on parts to beef it up. Then, he began racing at tracks near his home in Ohio, as well as in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. He is as competitive as they come in Proform Rumble, and after capturing a championship in the category in 2018 and 2019, he poised himself to power to a third championshi...
Earl's Offers Hellcat Supercharger Intercooler Manifold for Classic Car and Truck Engine Swaps
Fitting a Gen 3 Hemi in between the fenders of a classic car or truck engine bay designed for a much smaller powerplant can be tricky. Earl's new Hellcat supercharger intake manifold helps gain back valuable under-hood real estate by creating almost two inches of extra firewall clearance for the factory Hellcat supercharger. The manifold is machined from billet aluminum and utilize universal -1...
Dart Debuts Re-engineered Iron Eagle Small-Block Ford Cylinder Blocks
Dart's small-block Ford Iron Eagle blocks are designed to work with the stock components, but are now much more than a stock replacement. The new Dart SBF block has been designed from the ground up for hardcore racing. These new blocks are cast from premium high strength iron with extra thick cylinder walls and decks. The main webs are beefed up and fitted with steel 4-bolt main caps. All the r...
Heintz Impressive En Route to Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Championship
By Mary Lendzion When Jeff Heintz began competing in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series several years ago, he was behind the wheel of two different cars. One of them was his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and the other was his wife Christy's 2003 Corvette Z06, and he was holding his own in the series LME Street King category and in NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street. But during that ...
DEI Offers Safety Products to Provide Protection for Eyes, Ears and Arms
Things can happen in an instant in the pits, meaning pit crews can never be too safe. DEI's Pit Crew Safety Kit includes vision, hearing and arm protection for professional mechanics, pit crew members and do-it-yourselfers. Kits include protective eyewear, ear plugs and Kevlar sleeving, all in one package and at an affordable price. Safety is the most important thing, which is why DEI is pr...
Brian Keep Used Power and Persistence to Pick Up NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Brian Keep raced a handful of hot rods before climbing into the Camaro he campaigns now several years ago. And, the Floridian who is eternally focused on winning has been exceptional in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in the car featuring a small-block Chevrolet engine which Hameetman Racing Engines machined and he assembled and paired with a ProCharger F-1A-91, RPM Transmissio...
Proform Presents Omega-Mopar Emblem Dress-Up Kits
Mopar enthusiasts can make a statement under the hoods of their cars with the latest Omega-Mopar Emblem Dress-Up Kits presented by Proform. Available in both chrome and signature Black Crinkle finishes, the kits come with everything needed to pop the hood and look good after cruising. Made from high quality pre-polished steel, the kits are available for both small-block (LA) and big-block (B/RB...
Evan Bader Promoted to Track Manager Position at Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is proud to announce that Evan Bader has been named Track Manager. Bader began working part-time at the famed family-owned facility when he was ten years old, and transitioned to full-time upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Sport Management and Public Relations from Ohio Northern, where he also was a goalie for the university's soccer team. He h...
Warren Wraps Up Ninth Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Already an eight-time champion in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle at the beginning of 2020, Andy Warren wanted to become a nine-time champion in the category by the end of the year. His chances were good, as he's as competitive as they come in his Caprice. The Kentuckian qualified in the tenth spot with a 10.03 on a 10.00 index in his car packing a small-block Chev...
NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Driver Hackelton Hauls in Testing
By Mary Lendzion Ronnie Hackelton is fresh off a remarkable race season in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center competition. He ran to a runner-up finish at the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering in August at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan, set an elapsed-time record with a 10.37 which still stands and secu...
Dave Fiscus Builds a Badass Big Boost G-Body Buick for Xtreme Street and X275
Decades before he began his most recent project car, Ohio resident Dave Fiscus bought a Buick Grand National from his mother, while he was a teenager. That car was the start of a successful drag racing career for the man, and the inspiration for his new X275 big-boost Buick. My mom street raced my old Grand National some, and when I bought it, she had two wheels in the trunk with slicks mount...
Long Lands His Fourth NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Championship
By Mary Lendzion As an ambitious and aggressive competitor, Leonard Long spends a lot of time thinking about ways to make his car and his combination even more competitive. He is thorough and thoughtful as he covers all of the bases, and it works wonders for him as he has won races and set records in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. As eager as ever, Long, who...
NMCA Tech Committee Finalizes 2021 Class Rules
Today, the NMCA Tech Committee finalized all championship class rules and they are now available online. Classes with final rules posted include the following: 1. General Regulations 2. Points 3. Xtreme Pro Mod 4. Factory Super Cars 5. Street Outlaw 6. Xtreme Street 7. N/A 10.5 8. Nitrous Pro Street 9. Chevrolet Performance Stock Pending rule clarification on new ECM part# permitted w...
David Reese's New El Diablo 3.0 Pro Mod Corvette Headed for NMCA Competition
David Reese, the legendary man behind the monster builds from his Reese Brother Race Cars chassis shop, has proven time and time again that he's on top of the world when it comes to small-tire, radial racing. Now, he's decided to expand his prowess to conquer big-tire Pro Mod, too. Located in Temple, Georgia, Reese Brothers Race Cars has been building cars for years. A recent build, J.R. Gray's...
Caissie Drives to NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship Despite Being New to Category
By Mary Lendzion As difficult as it is to believe, Dan Caissie only dished out $600 for the Mustang he has so competitively been campaigning. He captured a championship in NHRA Sportsman ranks in 2015, and has collected wins in Bracket categories at tracks near, and not so near, his home in Connecticut. He has even held his own when he has tackled NMCA TorqueStorm Supercharg...
NMCA Tech Committee releases updated Preliminary Rules
Today, the NMCA Tech Committee released updated preliminary rules in the following classes today: 1. General Regulations Addressed multiple entries in index classes. 2. Nitrous Pro Street Billet Cylinder Head rule updates. 3. Factory Super Cars - Clarified the 2020-21 Dodge//Hemi combination. The 2021 NMCA Preliminary Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2021-clas...
Strange Engineering Promotes Benefits of Its Dual Rear Brake Kits
Dual rear brake kits have been become a familiar sight in the pits. Turbo-powered door-slammers can benefit from the extra clamping force as turbos are spooled up on the starting line, while sportsman cars and dragsters can have a second pair of calipers for additional braking or as a back-up brake system. Strange Engineering offers a full line of Pro Race Rear Dual Brake kits for all of the po...
Pat Musi Racing Engines Debuts New 959 Cubic Inch Engine Featuring 12.6 Deck Height
The all-new 959 cubic inch monster from Pat Musi Racing Engines didn't take long to show its potential. The latest nitrous engine had an immediate and impressive showing at the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, with both Lizzy Musi and Dean Marinis running 3.61-seconds during the race. It came after a few adjustments, including a new 12.6-inch deck height and new cylinder heads, but the results are ex...
Skillman Backs Up NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after earning the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2019, Bill Skillman cited how close the competition was in the category. He knows that any of his fellow drivers are capable of winning at any time, and that he, too, has to be capable of winning at any time. So when he set his sights on backing up his championship in 2020, he made sur...
McLeod Introduces 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Transmission Frictions and Steels Kit
McLeod expands its frictions and steels kits with the addition of the 2020 Chevrolet Mid-Engine Corvette C8 application. Each kit contains high performance frictions and steels for the TR-9080 DCT 8-speed. The kits are available to order now and are expected to ship in January. The TR-9080 transmission is an eight-speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that was manufactured and developed b...
Warren Captures His First Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo Championship
By Mary Lendzion Andy Warren was racking up wins in his Caprice in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle when Scott Libersher invited him to climb into the cockpit of his COPO Camaro for Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo competition in 2019. The Kentucky-based driver didn't have to think about it for long before accepting Libersher's offer, and in no time, he was as competitive in the ...
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Names RYNO Classifieds as Official Classifieds for 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to welcome RYNO Classifieds to the popular sanctioning body as the Official Classifieds for 2021. The two companies complement each other by putting the motorsport-specialized RYNO Classifieds in front of thousands of racers and enthusiasts during live events and also offering significant reach across several digital and social media platforms as well as a le...
FTI Performance Introduces Gen 3 XPM Billet Bolt-Together Torque Converter Line
FTI Performance has expanded its product line with the introduction of Gen 3 XPM billet bolt together torque converters. The line is revolutionary to the converter market as each piece is interchangeable to make it self-tunable. With multiple options for various components, FTI gives the customer the ability to change their converter to fit their personal combination. Each component of the FTI ...
Khoury Captures NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Vince Khoury had been competing in Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons, he made the move to ARP Nitrous Pro Street late last year, and has been on a mission ever since. He set the pace in qualifying with a 4.50 and went to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with a 4.56 at the first NMCA event of 2020, the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holb...
Spotlight on Steve Matukas The Muscle Behind Matukas Motorsports
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and FSC Staff Steve Matukas was fascinated by four-wheelers when he was growing up in Southern California. While riding his Suzuki 250 and Banshee on sand dunes around his family's home, he wanted to know what made them fast, and how he could make them even faster. That passion for power propelled when he started going to tracks ...
Brent Wheeler Wraps Up Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category has some of the coolest cars in the country, and some of the most competitive racers in the country. Among them is Brent Wheeler, who routinely records good reaction times and consistently runs close to, or right on, his index in his 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver who came to the category in 2014 has held ...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces LSX Combo PowerPak Piston Kit for LS Engines
MAHLE Motorsport is now offering the LSX Combo PowerPak for LS-style heads available as a Dish, Dome or Flat Top. The LSX Combo PowerPak is a new 20cc forged piston kit designed with universal fit valve pockets for LS1/2/5, LS7 or LS3/92-style heads. Whether users are building an LS street engine or an all-out race engine, this adds a new level of power and performance, as well as versatility f...
Gustafson and Team Glorious On Way To 2020 VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion Eric Gustafson is prepared to give it everything he has at each and every event, and just as prepared is his Gary Naughton Race Cars-built Coast Packing Company Camaro powered by a Noonan Race Engineering Hemi, ProCharger, Liberty's four-speed, Neal Chance converter and Quick Drive converter drive, and rolling on Precision Racing Suspension and Hoosier tires. The VP Racing L...
HPJ Performance Moves Into Bigger Building to Better Serve Late-Model Ford and Dodge Owners
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of HPJ Performance HPJ Performance has grown. The successful performance shop which was located at 11 North 48th Street in Belleville, Illinois is now located about ten miles away at 34 Empire Drive in Belleville, Illinois. The inspiration for the move from the previous location with 4,800 square feet to the new location with 15,000 square f...
Hellion Turbo To The Front John Urist Wins X275 in Vegas
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Eddie Maloney Four the last 4 years, Albuquerque, New Mexico's John Urist has whittled away at his S550 Mustang and turbocharged Coyote powerplant, and his efforts were recently well rewarded when he drove to the winner's circle at the 2020 Street Car Super Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For Urist, whose Hellion Turbo company is ar...
QA1 Debuts Limited Lifetime Shock Warranty
QA1 is excited to announce the launch of its new limited lifetime warranty program. Offered on many of the most popular shock lines, the limited lifetime warranty can be applied to shocks purchased on or after 9/1/2020. A leader in shocks and performance products for nearly 30 years, QA1 has always had a commitment to quality. This new limited lifetime warranty is a way to further assure custom...
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Strange Engineering Offers Line of Billet Aluminum Main Caps
Strange Engineering's proven line of billet aluminum main caps improve strength for 8.8 Ford, GM 10 bolt, GM 12 bolt and Dana 60 housings. As horsepower increases, factory caps will deflect, which leads to premature wear of the gear and bearings, and ultimately resulting in failure. The Strange Engineering billet caps are made from 2024-T351 aluminum and provide increased rigidity and strength...
Naturally Notorious Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski's All-Motor Mustang
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Racing with friends is great. Racing with family is fantastic. But, racing with friends who are also family brings the experience to a whole new level and that's exactly what the duo of Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski are doing with their notorious, naturally aspirated Fox Mustang. Growing up in Michigan near Detroit, Pancevski met hi...
Chuck Watson Jr. to Drive Jim Betz's Watson Racing-Built Mustang Cobra Jet in 2021
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chuck Watson Jr. Whenever Chuck Watson Jr. straps into his Mustang Cobra Jet and soars down track in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, he's showcasing what he and Watson Racing are capable of. And, that's a lot. But for the 2021 race season, he will be behind the wheel of Jim Betz's Mustang Cobra Jet, which Watson Racing in Brownstown Township, M...
2020 Race Pages Virtual Trade Show December Edition
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade shows SEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months wit...
Xtreme Racing Holbrook Racing Engines and Whipple Superchargers join forces to compete in NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod and Xtreme Street
At the end of the 2020 NMCA Drag Racing season, Holley EFI Factory Super Cars racer Chris Holbrook parted ways with his Cobra Jet Mustang to concentrate on customer engines. As it turns out, Holbrook will be concentrating on another racing program as well, as he and Whipple Superchargers are planning to step into VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod for 2021. As the headline states, the duo isn'...
Holley Releases New Race-Design 4500 Intake for Cathedral Port LS Engine Combinations
Holley has released a new race-design 4500 intake for cathedral port LS engines. It's intended for maximum-effort combinations that need a bump in induction airflow. With its split design, users can port and modify intake runners to best suit their combinations. Additionally, the two-piece split design provides access for all levels of porting and modification. It utilizes shoulder bolt loca...
Upscale Living Giving an LS-Swapped Chevy S10 pickup a better driving experience through modern upgrades
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author It's easy to become preoccupied with horsepower and speed. After all, that is what really gets our juices flowing, and it's a huge part of the performance aftermarket. But the older you get, the more you appreciate the amenities and increased comfort in modern vehicles. While an LS swap certainly made our subject Chevy S10 pickup fun to drive, it...
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