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...
Attention NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Participants & Fans
There have been some local legal developments at US 131 Motorsports Park, which could affect the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. There is a strong possibility the NMRA/NMCA All-Americans will be a Participant/Crew-ONLY event. We are working with the track officials and local government for clarification o...
Where It All Started McLeod Racing
After nearly 50 years, McLeod Racing remains at the forefront of clutch and driveline technology in the automotive aftermarket. Although the company is now owned by Paul Lee, Red Roberts originally started it, and this outfit has quite an interesting story behind its name. Back in the late 50s and throughout the 60s, Roberts worked with renowned clutch innovator, Bill Hayes. In 71, Roberts d...
Tech Review Modern Racing Solid-State Battery Disconnect
It's looking like the days of the old, mechanical power disconnect are numbered as Modern Racing has developed a better, safer, and more versatile version with its Solid-State Battery Disconnect. The mechanical cable and push/pull lever employed to turn power off and on in race cars all over the world has been a reliable product and a mandated safety feature for many sanctioning bodies. It allo...
Edelbrock and Pat Musi Racing Engines Strengthen Crate Engine Partnership
Content courtesy of Edelbrock and Pat Musi Racing Engines Edelbrock, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket performance parts, in conjunction with Pat Musi Racing Engines, is pleased to offer a high-performance engine designed to rule the streets. Featuring 555 cubic inches, 723 horsepower and 652 ft-lbs of torque (with Pro-Flo 4 XT EFI), the engine is built by Pat Musi in his ra...
Rekudo 1970-1981 F-Body Sway Bar Spotlighted
Holley is pleased to introduce its new Rekudo front sway bar for 1970-1981 GM F-body applications. The tubular 1-3/8" bar is a perfect upgrade for daily drivers that need a little assistance in the bends. Available in a black powder coat finish, it includes necessary hardware for a simple install. The Rekud front sway bar for 1970-1981 GM F-bodies is suitable for street driving, autocross and w...
Enter for a Chance to Win Holley's Stroker Gen III HEMI Engine Giveaway!
What goes together better than PB&J Hot rods and HEMIs! Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With Prestige's help, Holley has assembled a wild 392 cubic inch, fuel injected, hemispherical headed combination that will make your hair stand on its end! This Gen III HEMI will find its way into one ...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Thanks to all of our racers and fans for a successful event last month and we are excited for our trip to the St. Louis area at the end of the month. The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's comfort. Common sense distancing will be in effect throughout the venue. W...
Gennarelli, VanHorn To Buy Rockingham Dragway
Al Gennarelli and Dan VanHorn, two successful businessmen united by their passion for fast cars, have taken the first step toward becoming the new owners of Rockingham Dragway, the iconic Carolina facility that, upon its construction in 1968, was one of the first dragstrips to feature amenities like permanent restrooms, concrete grandstands and corporate suites. Through a unique agreement with ...
Craig Watson Building a Beast for NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
By Mary Lendzion On the day he turned seventeen in 1990, Craig Watson purchased his 1973 Nova. There were 31,000 miles on the odometer, and there was a 307 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine with a two-barrel carburetor under the hood. Watson was proud to drive it on the street, and even prouder to drive it on the strip several years later after building a 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine for it....
Racer Spec IDIDIT's Pro-Fab product line caters to racers and car builders
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Steph Bardekoff and Kevin DiOssi IDIDIT has long been known as one of the top aftermarket steering column manufacturers and it took a step towards the racing market a while back with its Pro-Lite product line, which offered factory looks with a lightweight design. Now, the company offers its Pro-Fab product line for serious racers and car builders who are...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA and NMCA quickly pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving the All-American Nationals to US 131 Motorsports Park over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. Arrington Performance stepped in as the title sponsor thanks to the event's relatively close proximity to its Michigan-based facility. Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance are valued partners of the NMCA and he's been aggressi...
Dolensek Focused on Backing Up His First NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Win
By Mary Lendzion After achieving two runner-up finishes in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year, Randy Dolensek was determined to achieve a win in the category this year. Over winter, the Wisconsin-based driver with the fan-favorite 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler clone asked his tuner and standout NMRA Pro 5.0 driver Chuck Samuel to freshen his nitrous-enhanced 632 cubic-inch Ford engine, whi...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Chrysler Hemi 5.7L Dome PowerPak Plus Forged Piston Kits
MAHLE Motorsport has now added to its growing line of power-adder ready pistons a new 5.7L Hemi, in both stock stroke and 3.00 stroker applications. These newest forged Chrysler dome kits deliver strength, added compression and durability and are available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold. The kits feature a unique dome shape designed to work with early 85cc 5.7L heads including the ...
AEM EV Has Released Its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit
AEM EV has released its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit (PN 30-8000). AEM EV's VCU200 is built on OEM hardware and features OEM quality strategies to provide the highest level of reliability, and more importantly, safety for both the programmer and end-user. AEM EV Vehicle Control Units (VCUs) are the missing link for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They allow th...
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Stacking/Parking Information
NMRA/NMCA SUPEBOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway St. Louis event Racer/Vendor Stacking and Parking information Wednesday July 29th 8AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday July 30th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 7:30AM Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7PM Racer/Vendo...
Toepper Takes His Camaro to the Next Level for NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle
By Mary Lendzion As a birthday present to himself fourteen years ago, Jeff Toepper purchased his 1969 Camaro. He drove it on the street before beginning a top to bottom, front to back restoration of his classic car in his shop in Illinois, and when the labor of love was completed three years later, he drove it on the street some more. He was enjoying every minute of it, but when he attended ...
BMR Suspension Releases Frame Rail Notch Kit for 1978-1988 G-Body
BMR Suspension has released a frame rail notch kit for the 1978-1988 G-Body. Users can narrow the rear frame rails to increase tire clearance on their 1978-1988 G-Body with the kit. Stock rails are made from stock stamped steel and merely provide clearance for an everyday street tire. Manufactured from precision laser cut 3/16" premium steel plate, BMR Suspension's kit provides up to an additio...
Breaking News NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Signs 5-Year Contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce it has signed a 5-year contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park as the host of the Muscle Car Mayhem extravaganza through the 2025 racing season. The NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem has quickly evolved into Florida's largest vintage and late-model muscle car motorsport event and it includes factory backing from Chevrolet, Dodge/Mopar, and Ford. It is al...
Holley's MoParty Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th
What's that sound ! You're hearing hundreds of Mopar powered vehicles getting ready to invade Beech Bend Raceway this fall. That's right, Holley's MoParty will be taking place this September 18-20, 2020 and features tons of events tailored for Mopar enthusiasts including autocross, 3S Challenge, drag racing and more! Other events like a dyno challenge, burnout competition, and show-n-shine will ta...
Vortech Superchargers Releases V-30 Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly for Big-Block Chevrolet Engines
Vortech Superchargers continues the quest to get more power options to Chevrolet racers with a new Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly engineered to install the respected V-30 Centrifugal Supercharger onto Big- block Chevrolet engines. The V-30s have proven to be a reliable, efficient and consistent supercharger, even under the toughest racing conditions, and are specifically designed for modified pe...
Cat Out of Hell Dodge//SRT Introduces the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat
A muscle SUV for muscle car people with families, the Dodge Durango joins the Challenger and Charger in SRT Hellcat form as the most powerful SUV ever. "The Brotherhood of Muscle includes families of all sizes and the Durango delivers Dodge performance as the Charger of the three-row SUV segment, said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and...
BMR Suspension Releases Drag Racing Lowering Springs for S550 Mustangs
BMR Suspension has released drag racing lowering springs for S550 Mustangs that are manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire and are cold wound on a CNC coiling machine that can adjust the spring diameter in real time to ensure that every spring is exactly the same. The springs will lower your 2015-2020 Mustang 7/8-inch front, 1/2-inch rear, and feature a 170 lb/in front and 80...
TorqStorm True Street Cruise on IndyCar/NASCAR Oval at World Wide Technology Raceway!
It is quickly becoming tradition at event facilities that have an oval track, the TorqStorm True Street enthusiasts get to complete the 30-mile cruise on the high-banks of the IndyCar/NASCAR oval! It goes down July 30 through August 2nd at World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL) during the biggest event of the year the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HP...
Meet Dodge's Newest Drag-Racing Machine The 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock
Dodge//SRT is flexing its muscle and doubling down on its commitment to drag racing, introducing the new 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car. I swore that we'd never build another Demon and we won't, said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. But I also said...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces High-Tech GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields
When it comes to technologically advanced turbocharger protection, Design Engineering, Inc. has raised the bar with its new GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields with LR Technology. Featuring a silicone-coated outer layer, multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, and enhanced seam strength, the GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shield was made to be the strongest, most heat-resistant shield available. B...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Becomes Official Facility For Total Venue Concepts Testing Events
Total Venue Concepts and World Wide Technology Raceway have reached an agreement where the drag strip, located five minutes from downtown St. Louis, will become the official test track for TVC-coordinated professional testing events. Total Venue Concepts, the leading producer of drag strip service equipment and track preparation, will coordinate all drag strip testing at World Wide Technology Race...
True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners Score Nitto Cash at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Just a few short months ago, Nitto Tire released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which became the Official Tire of NMRA QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing its commitment to NMRA/NMCA enthusiasts, Nitto added a generous bonus program for True Street racers, as well as NMCA HEMI Shootout and Chevrolet Street Car Challenge competitors. The winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13...
JLT Performance 2020 Shelby GT500 Big Air Intake Hits Market
JLT Performance is known for being first to market with cold air intakes, oil separators and visual upgrades designed for a variety of domestic performance vehicles. With the introduction of its new Big Air Intake (priced from $399) for the 2020 Shelby GT500, it's more of the same for the family-owned business. The JLT Big Air Intake utilizes a black textured intake tube, an S&B Powerstack ...
Moroso Introduces Tri-Lobe Five Stage Dry Sump Pump
Moroso introduces a Tri-Lobe Five Stage Dry Sump Pump with a Brinn/Bert Bellhousing Bracket (part number 22405). The Tri-lobe 1.700 Scavenge sections feature individual timing gears to ensure proper clearance at the highest of rpm. The pump has a 1.200 spur gear pressure section based off Moroso's billet wet sump pump design. The pump weighs almost half of gerotor pumps and takes up to 40% less po...
A Spellbinding Return to Racing at the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By Mary Lendzion While the Coronavirus pandemic pushed pause on the 2020 NMCA and NMRA season, drivers in both series pushed play at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, June 25-28 at Atlanta Dragway. If they were rusty from the recess, they didn't show it, as they put down plenty of power while pursuing the coveted Aerospace Components Winner's Circle in...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Sunday Coverage
After an action-packed Saturday, the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals roars into its final day at Atlanta Dragway this weekend. Today the heads-up and index classes run through eliminations deciding who takes those coveted trips to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. A special class will also crown a winner today as well when the top eight finishers in the Dodge // ...
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