Weldon Pump Hosting Happy Hour on March 18th at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem!
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the Whipple Superchargers NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, March 18-21. This Weldon Pump sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, March 18th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and al...
Knieriem Will Begin Building Upon Last Year's Success at Whipple Superchargers NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
By Mary Lendzion Tim Knieriem has shown a ton of talent and tenacity in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street since joining the category in 2018. He earned a second-place finish that year and the following year with a 450 cubic-inch small-block Ford which he built at Knieriem Racing Engines in Louisville, Kentucky, and paired with a Nitrous Express system. Then, he built a slightly smaller, 440 cu...
Tech Review Sonnax Smart-Tech Ratio-Style Servo Kit
By the FSC staff Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Whenever things go wrong, racers are always on a pass. Like a fisherman's tale of the one that got away, those mythical incomplete runs are favorite tales to tell around the pit when the racing action dies down for the night. While everyone enjoys a good story about what might have been, it makes for a much better story if your combin...
Arrington Performance (ShopHemi.com) & Red Line Oil Return as HEMI Quick 8 Sponsors in 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the return of the exciting and popular Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil at all six national events in 2021. The HEMI Quick 8 takes the top 8 finishers in the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout on Saturday and enters them in a heads-up competition on Sunday with the winner walking away with $800 cash and an NMCA Victor award. ...
Blincoe To Debut New C7 Corvette Pro Mod at NMCA Musclecar Mayhem
Bardstown, Kentucky's Tom Blincoe has been competing in the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod category for several years now, and he collected a 3rd place finish in points in 2019 and a 5th place in 2020 with his supercharged 63 Corvette. For 2021, he once again turned to David Monday Race Cars (DMRC) to build him a new race car, this brand new, twin-turbocharged C7 Corvette. Blinco...
Shawn Calabrese Coming for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem After Help From Kurt Anderson
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kurt Anderson Shawn Calabrese has one of the most eye-catching and enviable Firebirds in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. The clean and competitive red car carries the wheels off the starting line and clocks low 10s at the finish line, and in it, the Orlando, Florida-based driver earned his first Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin...
Nitto Tire Continues $1,000 Bonuses for True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners, Click for Details
Nitto Tire is once again bringing its NT555RII bonus program to both the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout and TorqStorm Superchargers True Street categories, which boosts the purse to $1,000 for the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13-second, 14-second, and 15-second winners. The bonus program will be available during the complete 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals event schedule. The program b...
ProCharger F-3D-106 Supercharger Head Unit Released
ProCharger has released its F-3D-106 supercharger head unit for drivers of drag radial cars, dragsters and street cars who want a reliable way to make 1,400-1,800 horsepower. Even though this supercharger was recently released, it has already had some amazing success on the racing circuts and with those dyno-testing for heads-up classes. Combining the bulletproof F-3 gear case with a compact...
With Data From Testing, Langer Ready to Tackle First NMCA Race of 2021
By Mary Lendzion For years, John Langer has proudly put Pontiac power on display in NMCA Dart NA 10.5. He contines to go faster and get to the final round, and last year, he gunned to a 7.765 and 177.14 mph to set the elapsed time and top speed records in the challenging category. He's passionate about showcasing the potency and potential of his Firebird built by Matukas Motorsports and h...
AutomotiveTouchup Offers Three-Step Process to Restore the Finish on Vehicles
Paint chips and scratches in a vehicle's paint are not only unsightly, but can lead to rust and even lower the vehicle's value. A three-step process, with materials and support from AutomotiveTouchup can restore the finish, and it's something that anyone can do and achieve professional-looking results. Depending on the size and type of touch-up project, the paint can be applied with a paint pen...
PRI ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, RETURN OF IN-PERSON TRADE SHOW IN 2021
A return to Indianapolis for the annual PRI Trade Show, an all-new membership drive launching next week, and a 2.0 version of the renowned PRI Road Tour are all part of Performance Racing Industry's plans for an unprecedented year. With its mission to build, promote, and protect the racing community, PRI is focused on uniting motorsports professionals and enthusiasts in 2021 through both tradit...
American Powertrain Introduces White Lightning TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Shifter
American Powertrain has introduced a new White Lightning shifter for TREMEC TKX 5-speed transmissions. The new TKX already shifts smoothly out of the box, but American Powertrain has taken it to the next level. Bolting on a White Lightning shifter shortens the shift by 30 percent and allows multiple shifter positions. White Lightning shifters feature American Powertrain's patented RevLok sys...
Summit Motorsports Park Offering Track Rentals for Racers
By Mary Lendzion Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is accepting reservations for track rentals for the 2021 race season. Nearly fifty dates between April and October are available, and professional preparation of the track, which underwent a $1.6 million reconstruction in 2018 and has accommodated many records, will be provided. The promptly-run program welcomes professio...
Blankenship Ready for Stiff Competition in Dart NA 10.5 at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Dart NA 10.5 category is incredibly intense. It's filled with die-hard racers who come from all over the country for NMCA events and are known for their talent and tenacity, and among them is Robbie Blankenship. Fans and fellow racers can count on the Floridian to continuously look for ways to go faster and faster in his Mustang, and last year, he turned to B...
Performance Product Showcase March 2021
TorqStorm Superchargers has launched its new competition 2XR series. Generating 1200-plus horsepower, these new twin supercharger systems are robust and light. Weight is dramatically reduced by the elimination of belt-driven accessories usually unnecessary for competition vehicles. In addition, each supercharger is driven by its own auto tensioned 8-rib belt and pulley assembly for superio...
Mothers Introduces Ultimate Hybrid Line of Ceramic-Blend Finish Care Products
Mothers' new line of Ultimate Hybrid products combines the ease-of-use of traditional carnauba wax with the benefit of nano-ceramic technology while providing a timeless, liquidy-gloss shine. It's a balanced blend of advanced science and traditional car care. Mothers Ultimate Hybrid Ceramic Spray Wax combines the trusted natural protection of carnauba wax with cutting-edge nano-quartz cerami...
Bully Dog Thruster Expands Customization Options for More Vehicles
Bully Dog, an industry leader in engine tuning and calibrations, is proud to announce the release of the Bully Dog Thruster Throttle Enhancement Device. The Bully Dog Thruster is a plug-and-play device that allows anyone to adjust the throttle responsiveness of their vehicle. The easy-to-install device gives the driver access to a control knob that increases how quickly their vehicle responds t...
Shawn and Heather McAlees to Bring Mustang to NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street
By Mary Lendzion Shawn McAlees was only fifteen when he purchased his first car in 1997. It was a 1988 Firebird, and while his modifications were mild back then, he has since moved up to a nitrous-enhanced small-block Chevrolet with AFR 195 heads and an LT1 intake. His engine is backed by a Turbo 400 by RPM Racing Transmissions and a Yank Performance converter, and his car rolls on Mickey Th...
Jason Lee in Cockpit of Eric Gustafson's Coast Packing Company Camaro
By Mary Lendzion As a multi-time NMCA and NMRA X275 Drag Radial champion, Jason Lee is well-versed on what it takes to win in a high-horsepower car. He understands what cars want and what combinations want, and he's unwavering when it comes to what he wants to accomplish on the starting line and at the finish line. While Lee, who owns PTP Racing with his business partner, Patrick Barnhill...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Ford 5.0L Modular 4-Valve Coyote/Voodoo PowerPak Plus Piston Kit
Mustang and F-150 racers and enthusiasts can indulge in their quest for more power with the introduction of MAHLE Motorsport's Ford 5.0L Modular 4-Valve Coyote/Voodoo PowerPak Plus Piston Kit. Manufactured to be a complete drop-in assembly piston kit for either the Ford V8 Coyote or Voodoo engine, the kit allows for more buildable horsepower for stock or modified Coyote or Voodoo engines. Th...
SCT Expands Product Line with New Vehicle Customization Options
SCT, an industry leader in engine tuning and calibrations, has announced the'release of the SCT Burst Throttle Enhancement device. SCT has devoted itself to the idea that engine tuning and calibration is a critical part of customization, and that enthusiasts should have the power to unlock the performance potential of their vehicles," said Marcelo Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer for SCT. "The a...
Tech Review EATON TVS R3100 Supercharger
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of the manufacturers Positive-displacement superchargers are known for near-instant boost that carries throughout the powerband. The Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger from EATON is successor to the historic Roots design and addresses its weaknesses, like efficiency and noise, by reducing air leakage between the rotor with more twist in their...
Trovato Focused on Trapping 4.50s After Unleashing Upgrades
By Mary Lendzion Bill Trovato has been competitive in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street competition with the same engine for the past ten years. The 440 cubic-inch LS bullet which he built at his shop, BTR Performance in Rochester New York, consists of a cast aluminum Dart block, Chevrolet Performance LSX-LS7 heads, a Mast Motorsports intake massaged by EIC Motorsports and a CFM carburetor. Paire...
NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee Moser Engineering contingency requirements update
Today, the NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee released a reminder/update on the decal and axle cap requirements for competitors to be eligible for Moser Engineering contingency claims. See attached: The 2021 NMRA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/class-rules-payouts/ The 2021 NMCA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2021-class-rules-payouts/
ProCharger Presents Its Big-Block Chevrolet Reverse Belt Drive System
ProCharger is offering big-power handling in a compact package with its big-block Chevrolet Reverse Belt Drive System. The company has had positive feedback from users of its Crank Drive systems, but realizes not everyone has the space to be able to use one, so ProCharger engineers have created a solution in its Reverse Belt Drive System. It can support massive amounts of horsepower, while also...
Whipple Superchargers Named Title Sponsor of NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Renowned blower manufacturer Whipple Superchargers has been named the title sponsor of the NMCA kick-off event at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The season opens March 18-21, 2021 with the Whipple Superchargers NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines. The deal is part of a larger package that brings Whipple Superchargers into both the NMCA and its sister series, the Holley NMRA...
NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Chevrolet Performance Stock-approved controller and calibration
The NMCA Tech Committee, working with the teams from Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance, have completed a major overhaul of the CP Stock Rules for the 2021 season. The one remaining item that the Committee has been working on is refining the calibration. Unfortunately, there is not enough time before the start of the 2021 season for the Chevrolet engineers to complete the modifi...
Special VP Racer Pack from VP Racing Fuels | Limited Time Offer
Fresh off the off-season and ready to race, VP Racing Fuels is offering highly discounted Racer Packs that have everything you need to replace all of the fluids on your car and get them ready for track action! Utilizing their highest quality engine oils, gear oils, performance coolants and brake fluid, every fluid in your vehicle will be fresh for a new race season and give you peace of mind kn...
Where It All Started Wild Rides Race Cars
After doing fabrication and building parts for himself and friends for years, Gene Giroud threw caution to the wind in 1993 and went all-in on a new business, Wild Rides Race Cars. It was a hobby that got out of control, laughed Giroud, now 55, who went to trade school while in high school. He had a successful career with an industrial air conditioning company, got married, bought a house, an...
Strange Engineering's New Billet U-Bolt Strap Kit Offers Strength and Reliability
Strange Engineering has introduced its new billet u-bolt strap kit. The chrome moly steel straps, ETD-150 steel studs and ARP thread locking nuts offer a 90 percent strength increase and superior reliability when compared to OEM style u-bolts. The consistent clamping force and 360 degree support of the u-joint cap increase u-joint life by reducing operating temperature and eliminating the poten...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Ryan Hill is Already Hauling in his New Hot Rod
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Ryan Hill has been behind the wheel of several cars in his twenty years of racing. The first was a junior dragster, followed by a Malibu, a Mustang, a dragster, a Firebird, and ultimately, the 1963 Corvette-bodied car that he debuted in the middle of 2020 in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod. Built by Chr...
Moroso Releases Two New External Oil Pumps Which Fit ProCharger Front Drives
Moroso has introduced two new external oil pumps, which fit ProCharger front drives. They are part # 22316 (reverse Rotation, fuel pump drive, V-Band mounting flange, 1.500 pressure section) and part # 22317 (reverse Rotation, fuel pump drive, V-Band mounting flange, 1.800 pressure section). Both external pumps feature a V-Band mounting flange to mount to ProCharger supercharger fr...
Hot Crate Heat up your next project with Mopar's 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI crate engine
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of FCA North America The horsepower wars are definitely raging on dealership lots, and no company revels in touting the output of its engine more than Dodge. However, these mega-powered modern engines are increasingly not limited factory machines. These days the company offers a wide variety of crate engines designed to power your project. The lat...
Where It All Started Watson Racing
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Watson Racing Although Watson Racing, a name synonymous with the late-model Mustang racing community, the company also offers parts and builds drag- and road-race machines of all makes and models. While the company didn't get its start until 2011, it enjoys a rich history and wealth of experience that dates back decades pri...
Stainless Steel Insulated Pipe Shields by Design Engineering, Inc. Help Prevent Heat Damage
Increase driver and passenger comfort while protecting vital components from heat damage with new Stainless Steel Pipe Heat Shields from Design Engineering, Inc. Designed to prevent burns while protecting drivers and passengers from uncomfortable heat, the lightweight shields can be utilized in a wide variety of applications, including turbo down pipes, headers or any component of the exhaust s...
American Powertrain Has New Pro-Fit TKX 5-Speed System for 1966-1970 Mopar B-Body
American Powertrain has a new Pro-Fit 5-speed system for classic Mopar B-body cars featuring the new TREMEC TKX 5-Speed. The TKX Pro-Fit fits vintage Charger, Coronet, GTX, Road Runner, Satellite, Belvedere, Super Bird and Super Bees like an original A833 manual transmission with the correct shift position and tunnel fit. The new TKX features a streamlined case for zero tunnel modifications. Am...
There's More to do in Bradenton than Just Racing
The much-anticipated 2021 NMCA season will open with the 19th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 18-21, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the...
Where It All Started AFCO Racing
Back in the 80s a professional relationship in motorsports between Mark Bush and Jim Scales ultimately wound up as a collaborative entrepreneurial effort that spawned the suspension and performance parts company known today as AFCO. Living in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Bush was busy running several oval track-focused speed shops, building engines, and selling Midwest Race Engineering prod...
Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw Returns Full-Time to NMCA in 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Street Outlaw category will be contested at all six national events in 2021. The fast-paced 275 Radial category joins five other heads-up eliminators to create one of the most diverse championship line-ups in drag racing. Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw racers always bring great competition to the NMCA ...
Spotlight on Leonard Long Manual Transmission Mastermind and Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Champion
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff When Leonard Long was a senior at Hershey High School in Pennsylvania in the 1960s, he was planning to be a mechanic upon graduation. But with some encouragement from his father, he chose to go to vocational school instead, and the skills he acquired there have served him well, as he went on to own and operate Long Machine and To...
Virtual Vegas We perused the digital aisles of SEMA 360 in search of the high-performance hardware
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Specialty Equipment Market Association Each year the entire automotive aftermarket makes a pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show. Known as the SEMA Show, this even fills the Las Vegas Convention Center and its surrounding parking lots with vehicles and product displays touting new and existing hardwa...
VP Racing Fuels Pre-order from Now Online
If you need to order VP Racing Fuels for any event this year, the form is now available on our website. Just click on the Racer Info link, and scroll down to the VP Racing Fuels Pre-Order link, or just click >>HERE<<. You can download the form there whenever you need it. Keep an eye out for future website notifications regarding the Order Cut Off dates, which are about two weeks ...
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