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...
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...