Breaking News Gavin Carter Named NMRA/NMCA Racing Operations Manager
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are proud to announce Gavin Carter has filled the newly created Racing Operations Manager position. His full-time role at ProMedia Events / Publishing / Productions will include the Race Director spot at all NMRA/NMCA national events along with pre- and post-event responsibilities related to the competitor experience and event logistics....
Strange Engineering's Black Friday Sale Features Ten Percent Off & Free Ground Shipping Nov. 20-30
Strange Engineering is kicking off the holiday season with a Black Friday Sale. The company is offering 10 percent off and free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 States, with no minimum, for online orders placed Nov. 20 until midnight Central Daylight Time on Nov. 30. Order processing will begin the following business day. Please note that not all Strange products are available for online...
Angel Gaulden Preparing to Join Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble
By Mary Lendzion Angel Gaulden learned a lot about race cars when she was a crew member for a race team. And, along the way, she discovered that she wanted to climb into the cockpit of her own car and compete. So in the fall of 2018, she signed up for Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, and by January of 2019, she was testing in her daily-driven 2014 Camaro ZL1 at Showtime Sp...
Lakewood Introduces Cast Aluminum Bellhousings for LS, Small-Block and Big-Block Chevrolet Engines
Lakewood has introducd cast aluminum bellhousings for LS, small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines. They're designed to be an affordable, lightweight solution for street cars that don't require SFI bellhousings. They connect LS, small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines to transmissions using the standard GM pattern, including the Muncie, Saginaw, Borg Warner T10 and Tremec TKO transmissio...
Earl's Weld-in Fuel Module Mounting Rings Simplify Fuel Pump Module Installation
Earl's new weld-in mounting rings allow the use of modern in-tank EFI fuel modules in custom or modified fuel tanks. The rings accommodate most late model GM, Mopar and Ford factory fuel modules which have been standardized to a common size with a thin 6" diameter hat at the top of the fuel module. Users can choose from aluminum, steel or stainless steel mounting rings for easy welding. For ...
Mac's Tie Downs Flat-Back Bracket Creates Permanent Anchor Point
Mac's has introducedd a new bracket to the family of weld-on tie-down products. The Mac's Flat-Back Bracket creates a permanent anchor point and is ideal for flat, metal surfaces like a chassis frame arm or crossmember. The Mac's Flat-Back Bracket can be used instead of a conventional axle strap to eliminate contact with critical components such as brake lines, wires and hoses. The Mac's Fla...
Where It All Started SCE Gaskets
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, it's no surprise that SCE Gaskets founder, Ryan Hunter, was destined to own a business right from day one. Now, his company, which began in a garage, is a recognized leader in the manufacture of engine gaskets for automotive racing and high-performance applications. Growing up in the high desert of Los Angeles County in California, Hunter was inspired by b...
JLT Performance Now Offering Master Cylinder Cover to Enhance Engine Bay of 2020 Shelby GT500
A 2020 Shelby GT500 can offer drivers a 760 horsepower 5.2L engine, 7-speed DCT and 10-second elapsed-times at the track. And now, JLT Performance is offering its new Master Cylinder Cover ($79) for the car, which was designed to match the factory battery cover and mimic the flow of the cowl to enhance the engine compartment. JLT's Master Cylinder Cover features a factory-like texture and semi-...
Mopar Unleashes the New 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI Crate Engine
Mopar is unleashing the most powerful production muscle-car engine ever available to builders and enthusiasts with the launch of its newest crate engine the 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 engine. With the addition of this new supercharged HEMI, Mopar now offers five HEMI crate engines with a range of 375 to 1,000 horsepower, said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar ...
TREMEC Debuts New TKX 5-Speed RWD Manual Transmission
TREMEC, the leading manufacturer of manual transmissions and components, announces the release of the new TKX, a 5-speed RWD manual transmission developed solely for the aftermarket. We listened to our customers, combined their suggestions with our OEM technology and strengthened our aftermarket line up with the addition of the TKX, says Mike Kidd, aftermarket business unit manager at TREMEC. Th...
Father and Son Mike and Sal DiDomenico Double Up on Determination in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Drawn to competition, Mike DiDomenico has successfully raced several cars in several categories through the years. But it's the 1968 Camaro that he currently campaigns in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod that pumps his passion for close competition and awe-inspiring accomplishments. The car bu...
Mercury Mayhem Randy Dolensek takes on the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with his 69 Cyclone
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Some things never change, including NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street racer Randy Dolensek's enthusiasm for the Mercury Cyclone. From his teenage years spent cruising in the cool car to his current campaign racing the classic, Dolensek's commitment to the Cyclone platform has never wavered. Back in 1969, Dolensek's brother Ron bought a new Mer...
Eaton introduces new TVS R3100 supercharger for aftermarket applications
Power management company Eaton today introduced its Twin Vortices Series (TVS ) R3100 supercharger rotors for aftermarket applications. Based on the design of the popular TVS R2650, the new TVS R3100 moves at least 10 percent more air and maintains the same design footprint within the engine bay. The all-new Eaton TVS R3100 is the next step in performance from the popular TVS platform, said J...
Race Pages Virtual Trade Show
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...
Where It All Started ROUSH Competition Engines
The ROUSH name is revered in racing for producing killer combinations and powerful platforms. ROUSH Competition Engines North, while a global powerhouse in its own right today, developed from ROUSH's original start in the industry to focus on racing powerplants. Beginning his automotive career as an engine development engineer for Ford Motor Company in 64, Jack Roush quickly discovered drag ra...
Strange Engineering Offering Full Line of 9 -inch and 10-inch Gears from U.S. Gear and Motive
Strange Engineering is offering a full line of 9 -inch and 10-inch ring and pinion gear sets from U.S. Gear and Motive. Based on the popular 9-inch Ford design, these gears are capable of handling the ever-increasing horsepower in classes including Pro Mod, Alcohol Dragster, Alcohol Funny Car and Radial vs. the world. Gear ratios range from 3.25 to 5.14 in the 9 -inch gears and 3.89 to 6.20 i...
2021 NMCA Championship Categories & Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to look forward into 2021 with the official Championship categories for next season. The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series point-earning categories have been rolled into NMCA, expanding the series to 13 eliminators. Click to view the 2021 Preliminary Rules. Street Outlaw RETURNS to NMCA Muscle Car Nationals full-time in 2021 with a full...
Specialty Award Winners NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Recognizes Racers & Crews
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals continues to celebrate 2020 from the amazing performances, tight racing, and the incredible people who make up the NMCA community. Specialty awards include Driver of the Year, Bob Curran Sportsman of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Crew Member of the Year. Each category represents a specific and special segment in the NMCA drag racing world and we rely on rac...
Double Trouble Prestige Motorsports built a twin TorqStorm-boosted LS engine that Holley gave away
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Prestige Motorsports If you have a project car out in the garage that needs an engine, you have dreamed of dropping a mega-power engine between the shock towers. For fans of the LS platform, which is a popular swap into many platforms, a boosted version of this engine would really take that project to a new level. To that end, Holley Performance Produc...
Tech Review Visner Engine Development's 4.600-inch bore space small-block Chevy engine
Written by Jason Reiss Photos by Visner Engine Development from the FSC files In the world of high-stakes doorslammer drag racing, power is king. In classes like Radial vs. The World and Pro 275, the winning combinations have traditionally been based around the Hemi engine and the 481-X, both of which have been honed by several manufacturers and engine builders over the years into nearly unb...
ProMedia Launches New Event Production Division
Santa Ana, CA (October 23, 2020) ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce ProMedia Productions, a new division for the prominent sanctioning body and media company. The newly formed brand is a for-hire event production and logistics group offering complete, turnkey motorsport event management. Some of the best businesses are created organically and ProMedia Productions is a perfec...
Tech Review Autokraft's Kurt Anderson Talks Speedtech Performance's First-Gen F-body Front Subframe System
Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of Autokraft Race Cars & Restorations Even more than 50 years later, the first-generation F-Body Camaro and Firebird twins remain popular machines in the world of motorsports especially in drag racing. The platform retains its demand for many reasons: striking appearance, simplicity, and perhaps most importantly, a robust aftermarket that delivers ...
ATI Performance Products Introduces New 8L90E Corvette 300M Output Shaft
ATI Performance Products has introduced its new 300M Output Shaft for C7 Corvettes and ZR1s equipped with the 8L90E transmission. Part #704050, the new 8L90E output is a direct OEM replacement, and requires no modifications. It's high-quality, in stock and ready to ship. ATI Performance Products is located in Baltimore, Maryland and specializes in producing and maintaining high performance prod...
Monster Motor Paul Svinicki puts the first Godzilla-powered Mustang down the track
Written By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Paul's High Performance and Performance Racing Industry If you've been starting to hear the term Godzilla popping up in performance circles and you are wondering why, it's because Ford's latest pushrod engine is making moves from its intended home under the hoods of Super Duty trucks into the world of engine swaps and racing. For those not up ...
Power Players Chevrolet Performance delivers more muscular LS7 performance in LS427/570 crate engine
These engines are often direct derivatives of factory powerplant options that make more power when freed from the confines of factory emissions and NVH parameters. In the case of a fresh crate engine from the purveyors of the genre at Chevrolet Performance, it takes a legendary engine and pushes the performance even higher. The all-new LS427/570 builds on the legendary, racing-bred performance...
Where It All Started Livernois Motorsports
With deep roots in the automotive industry, Livernois Motorsports came into existence when founder Dan Millen followed a different path than his family's prior two generations. Now, Millen's company specializes in late-model Ford, GM, and Chrysler performance parts, service, and tuning, and has become a name known around the world. In 1949, Millen's grandfather founded the original Livernois En...
Tech Review Pro Line Racing's raised-cam Hemi sets the standard in big-dog racing classes
Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of Pro Line Racing/Alan Johnson Performance Engineering In the world of high-stakes, no-holds-barred drag racing, one of the most successful over the last 15 years is Pro Line Racing in Ball Ground, Georgia. The company found record-setting success through the partnership of tuner Steve Petty and engine builder/driver Tim Lynch in its early days, s...
System 1 Debuts New 10-Micron Fuel Filter
System 1 has added a compact, high-flow 10-micron fuel filter to its arsenal of premium quality fuel and oil filtration products. Engineered for use with high-output competition fuel systems, it's capable of maintaining a 40 GPM flow rate and suited for use in highly-boosted EFI applications. The compact housing, which is CNC-machined from billet aluminum in System 1's Tulare, California facili...
Kyle Salminen is Forging His Own Path in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Kyle Salminen was six years old when he started going to the track with his family to watch his father, Matt Salminen, race. He enjoyed everything about it, from the sound of the engines to the scent of the exhaust, and that didn't diminish as the years went on. The day his father handed him a tool so that he could...
Attention Racers 2021 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2021 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2021 NMCA drag racing series by October 26, 2020. Our Tech Department, headed by Roger Conley, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2020 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, e...
Godzilla Rising Your next Blue Oval racer might be powered by a 7.3-liter engine and the man who championed it is leading the charge
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Brian Wolfe It is quite common for aftermarket companies to jump on a new engine platform to cement their status as the experts in that platform. Such development can yield dividends for years to come. It is unheard of, however, that someone who helped create a factory engine would shift gears to become its aftermarket champion. That is case with Ford'...
Strange Engineering Announces New and Improved Drag Floater Kits
Strange Engineering has built its reputation by developing reliable and innovative driveline components. With the evolution of power in the Pro Mod and Alcohol car ranks, Strange Engineering has responded with the introduction of its new and improved full floater kits. Improvements include scalloped hubs and drive plates, stronger chrome moly spindles, resigned wheel studs and proven two-piece ...
Breaking News 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals returns to action in 2021 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. It wasn't easy but we've managed to get our 2021 schedule out extremely early and we'll be visitin...
2020 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Champions
With the conclusion of the 2020 NMCA Drag Racing Series, the NMCA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points document HERE. The 2020 NMCA Drag Racing series itself faced a challenge not seen before, but despite the challenges, the staff was able to deliver a five-race season to satisfy its hungry racers and fans who were looking to focus on something more...
NMCA Racer and Crew Awards Nominations are set, VOTE NOW!
Attention NMCA racers and fans! The nominations for the racer and crew awards have been tallied and now is your chance to vote on the racer and crew awards. Vote now by following this link: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eglxhvi5k0pmort4/start Voting closes on October 14th, 2019 and the results will be set.   Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the nomination ...
Pedal to the Metal FFP Customs new lightweight, customizable pedal assembly
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author Necessity is the mother of all invention, and FFP Customs Ryan Frazier realized he needed to build a product aid in the fitment of drivers who were purchasing his roll cages. When I got started on my own business, I was going to build and sell a rolling chassis, Frazier recalled. If I built a cage, they might not fit the car, so I starte...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Stand-Off Kits for Thermal Protection
Racers and hot rod owners can place thermal protection where they need it most with Design Engineering, Inc.'s new Stand-Off Kits. Designed as a safe, convenient solution for installing heat barriers, custom thermal shields and more, each Stand-Off is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel that is long lasting and will handle high temperatures. Stand-Offs are ideal for creating a spac...
InVision Digital Dash for 1982-1987 Monte Carlos, El Caminos and Malibus Now Available
The new InVision Direct Fit Digital Dash System for 1982-1987 Monte Carlos, El Caminos and Malibus is a one-model (#7005) solution for an entire dash. The speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, oil pressure, water temperature and volts can all be monitored in one place. The InVision Digital Dash features a 12.3 LCD with three user-selectable screens. All kits include a wiring harness and sendin...
Performance President FSC takes the pulse of the industry with new President of the PRI trade show and media company, Dr. Jamie Meyer
Written by Steve Turner Photography by Justin Cesler and courtesy of Performance Racing Industry You might remember his voice echoing from the public address system at NMRA races more than a decade ago. He took a passion for drag racing into a fun interpretation of the events as they unfolded. At the time, announcing races, writing for car magazines, and helping run a racing series were just...
NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Heading to US 131 Motorsports Park in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are returning to US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) July 22-25, 2021 under a new three year contract with Michigan's fastest race track. It will be a dual event and is dubbed the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival. Jason Peterson and his US 131 Motorsports Park were gracious enough to host our displaced All-American Nationals in 2020 earlier...
Hooker Blackheart Expands Coyote Swap Part Lineup
With four new products, Hooker Blackheart has made it easier than ever to drop a late model Ford Coyote engine into a Foxbody or SN95 Mustang. 1984-1995 Mustang Coyote Swap Engine Adapters: Hooker BlackHeart engine mount brackets for 1984-1995 Mustangs allow a Coyote engine to be installed on a stock K-member. Featuring a steel fabrication and powder-coated black finsh for corrosion resistan...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Puts Exclamation Mark on Exciting Season
Written by Mary Lendzion Through the years, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers have been a popular and powerful part of NMCA events at tracks across the country. They are consistently competitive in their eye-catching cars that are rolling showcases for their Big Three automaker of choice, and in many cases, races are won or lost by the tightest of margins. Drivers were doubled down...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Written by Mary Lendzion While a global pandemic made parts of the 2020 season problematic, racers persisted and put it all on the line at the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 24-27 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Wicked wheel-to-wheel passes were abundant at the final NMCA event of the year, where racers were competing for points, ch...
Sunday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Mike Schaefer is no stranger to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at NMCA events, and he found his way there once more on Saturday after defeating Matt Bonnett to take the win in the Fuelab Nostalgia Super Stock All-Star race, which pitted the NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock racers agains the Victory Nostalgia Super Stock racers. Making the win even more special, Shaefer had a perfect run during...
Saturday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
The action was nonstop morning, noon and night for Friday's running of the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Temperatures and elapsed-times dropped at about the same time, and the result was really quick and fast qualifying across the categories. Making a bullet of a pass was Eric Gustafson, who lit the board wit...
Friday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Randy Adler is back in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod after spending most of the season making upgrades to his screw-blown 1957 Chevy. While the virus left events canceled or postponed, Adler saw it as an opportunity to improve his program. He plans to come back swinging this weekend and pick up right where he left off in March. He only gets out to race a few times a year, but Rockton,...
Thursday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
We're kicking off the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance here at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis with a test and tune session today. The racers are pouring in and hitting the track as they go all in for championship points to hopefully secure a class championship. John Hixon, pictured above, is making laps in his Buick GSX today as he prepares for...
Kevin Lumsden Returns to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at World Finals in Indy
Cado Mills, Texas Kevin Lumsden has been a longtime supporter and racer in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series (CPCS) going back to 2012, and he'll make his return to the series in the LME Street King category during the Challenge Series finals, which is run concurrently with the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance this weekend. Lumsden started off...
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