Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway May 28-31
NMCA is celebrating the 14th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout, the longest running LS-based national event during the NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL) over the weekend of May 28-31, 2020. NMCA officials are giving away over $50,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways in this special stop on the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series tour. Included in the...
Champion Introduces New Line of Professional Grade Greases
For over 64 years, Champion Brands, a blender of packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, power steering fluids, fuel additives, transmission fluids, greases and many other specialty automotive chemicals, has recently announced the addition of four Professional Grade Greases. Champion Poly-7 Red (Part #4053T/40- 14 oz.): Red in color, it's a tacky, multi-purpose, high temperature greas...
Pete Ricart Had Personal Reason for Wanting to Win in Coan Stock/Super Combo at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion After competing in NMCA Nostalgia Pro Street in his Fairlane, Pete Ricart took several years off to focus on his companies, Rabid Customs and Buddy's RPM in Ohio. He was happy and having fun when his life changed in an instant, as his son, Brad, was severely injured in a motorcycle accident last year. After nineteen surgeries, his son began to heal, and even began to train f...
Kooks' New Exhaust Products for the 2020 Mustang GT500 Allow Modification in Stages
It takes an innovative company like Kooks Headers and Exhaust to improve upon the already impressive 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Kooks is up for the challenge with an array of modular-style exhaust products that allow owners to modify their new GT500 in stages. Manufactured using 304 stainless steel for the quality and durability enthusiasts have come to expect, the exhaust products are off...
Insul-Boot from Heatshield Products Can Prevent Damage to Spark Plug Boots and Ignition Failure
Spark plug boots and wires are located within one of the most intense heat environments on an engine: Next to the exhaust headers/manifolds. Insul-Boot from Heatshield Products encase spark plug boots in a specially formulated and woven thermal barrier rated for a constant 1,200 degrees F and intermittent 2,000 degrees F of heat exposure to keep high radiated heat from degrading the boots to the p...
Brian Keep Kicks Off 2020 With NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Records
By Mary Lendzion It has become common for Ultra Street drivers to join NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street drivers for some nail-biting, neck and neck racing. Among them at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida was Brian Keep of Ft. Myers, Florida. Keep, who finished second in Ultra Street points, just ...
Mighty Mouse Just Got Mightier MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Small-Block Chevy 327 Dome All Forged PowerPak Piston Kit
MAHLE Motorsport now offers a cost-effective way to modify any 327 Small-Block Chevy engine for more power with the introduction of its new all-forged dome 327 SBC PowerPak Piston Kit. This shelf-stock piston kit, available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold, provides everything needed to replace factory installed pistons in a 327cid SBC engine. The kit is complete with lightweight, low-fr...
DEI Introduces Black Floor and Tunnel Shield
DEI now offers its popular Floor and Tunnel Shield in an attractive deep matte black finish, providing a new option for underhood aesthetics. Manufactured with a high temperature thermal coating, it is ideal for protecting electronic components from damage while keeping the vehicle's interior cool and comfortable. Easy to shape and designed with a low profile that is only 3/16 thick, the shield c...
American Autowire Has Upgraded the Highway 22 Universal Wiring System
American Autowire's Highway 22 has long been a flagship universal system for wiring high-tech, high-end custom vehicles. The company has seen and heard evidence of customers installing the kit in just about every make or model vintage vehicle, 'some modern vehicles, off-road trucks and even industrial equipment. American Autowire has taken note of some suggestions over the years to make a great...
NMRA/NMCA Technical Department Clarification On Turbocharger Compressor Covers In NMRA/NMCA Competition
Effective today, March 23, 2020 - All turbocharger compressor covers will require inspection and approval by NMRA/NMCA Tech before they can be used in NMRA/NMCA competition. This includes turbocharger compressor covers that have already been used in competition. Classes that this affects are: NMCA XTREME PRO MOD NMRA/NMCA STREET OUTLAW NMRA RENEGADE / NMCA XTREME STREET NMRA LIMITED ...
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals (ProMedia Events & Publishing) Office Goes Remote during COVID-19 Crisis
Due to California state regulations during the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic the office of ProMedia Publishing & Events, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals has gone to a work-from-home status for the foreseeable future to keep our office staff safe. Despite the office closure, the NMRA/NMCA staff remains operational, but will be available via ema...
Kyle Salminen Campaigning his Father Matt Salminen's Camaro in ARP Nitrous Pro Street
By Mary Lendzion When Matt Salminen's beautiful blue 1969 Camaro pulled into the burnout box at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, fans did a double take. That's because rather than Matt sitting it the driver's seat for ARP Nitrous Pro Street competition, it was his 21-year-old son, Kyle. Kyle, who...
AMP EFI Offers MS3Pro Plug and Play ECU
When Ford's Special Vehicles Team dubbed the supercharged Mustang Cobra Terminator in 2003, it was a nod to the pony car's at-the-time incredible power numbers. Seventeen years later, it's doubtful that SVT team could have ever imagined the added customized control available for 2003- 04 Ford Mustang Cobra Terminators thanks to the MS3Pro Plug and Play ECU from AMP EFI. The race-ready MS3Pro ...
NOCO's GB40 Designed to Start Dead Batteries
The GB40 is a portable lithium-ion battery jump starter pack that delivers 1,000-amps for jump starting a dead battery in seconds. It features a patented safety technology that provides spark-proof connections and reverse polarity protection, making it safe and easy for anyone to use. It's a powerful battery booster that doubles as a portable power source for recharging USB devices, like a smartph...
Sonnax Unveils 4L60E Reaction Shaft Upgrade
High-horsepower 4L60E builds are everywhere these days thanks to the cutting-edge innovation and unrivaled quality of Sonnax shaft, clutch, servo and valve body upgrades. The newest addition to the company's robust lineup of performance parts is a heavy-duty, chromoly reaction shaft ideal for any modified vehicle running the 4L60E hard on the street or track. OE and aftermarket reaction shafts ...
Monster on the Midway Arrington Performance brings a parade of partners to the manufacturer's midway
There is plenty to see when the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series rolls into town. From the World's Fastest Street cars on the drag strip to some of the coolest cars in town on the show field, these events are a gearhead's playland. For those looking for tech support or new go-fast hardware, however, the manufacturer's midway is the place to be. Thanks to Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance, ...
Strange Engineering Introduces Pro Mod Housing
Strange Engineering, the leader in driveline and suspension for over 50 years, continues to innovate and expand its line of superior products with the introduction of the Ultra 4 Link Housing. The Strange Ultra Rear was specifically designed to meet the needs of the most abusive racers. The core of the Ultra Rear is crafted from superior 206-T4 heat treated aluminum. The Strange housing is further...
PBM Performance Products Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Pro-Filer Cylinder Heads
PBM Performance Products, of Louisville, Kentucky, has entered an agreement to become the exclusive distributor for Profiler Cylinder Heads. The arrangement will allow Pro-Filer to focus its efforts on manufacturing and product development, while utilizing PBM's established distribution network. Pro-Filer Performance Products designs and manufactures state-of-the-art aluminum cylinder heads, in...
TCI Wireless EZ-TCU Transmission Controller Available
Whether you're an existing EZ-TCU customer, looking to upgrade to wireless or to purchase the complete EZ-TCU bundle, this new technology makes tuning a breeze. A revolutionary new bluetooth enabled module allows for communication between the EZ-TCU and an iOs or Android application, making it possible for a user to control shift points, firmness and aggressiveness directly from a smartphone or ta...
After Impacting Wall, Blankenship Repairing Mustang for NMCA Power Festival
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons category is known for its high-revving and high-horsepower engines that help cars haul without a power-adder. It's also known for its diehard drivers, and among them is Robbie Blankenship. The Florida resident prepared for the start of the 2020 race season by installing into his Mustang a fresh 400 cubic-inch engine toppe...
Aviaid Offers Oil Systems for Restomods and Engine-Swaps
Putting a new engine in an older car or truck, or installing a new front clip, can often present lubrication issues, particularly if it's a front-sump Ford engine. Chances are that Aviaid, the company that's been building oil systems since 1961, can provide a solution. Aviaid manufactures a comprehensive assortment of wet sump and dry sump oil pumps, oil pans, tanks and accessories, as well as ...
RC Components Touts Deuce Comp Series Rear Race Wheels
RC Components continues to develop new products for its drag race wheel line that are built strong enough to withstand the rigorous demands of racing and reduce unsprung weight, and that appeal to racers. The Deuce rear wheel centers were designed with a 2-inch offset built into them, allowing the 15-inch wheels to be made all the way down to 1-inch backspace on a 15 x 14 or smaller, and down t...
Breaking News NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, in association with Atlanta Dragway's parent company NHRA, have decided to postpone the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in response to growing restrictions on group gatherings and travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Effective today the NHRA has suspended all drag racing operations for a...
AutoMeter Introduces E-POWER 800 Power Pack
AutoMeter has introduced the E-POWER 800 Emergency Power/Jump Starter. The versatile unit can jump start a car, as well as charge personal electronics and supply an emergency LED flashlight with SOS and strobe modes. Whether you're driving long distances or on an off-road adventure, the E-POWER 800 will provide peace of mind with no requirement for jumper cables or another vehicle. On a single ...
Aeromotive Introduces Four Sizes of Universal Polytetrafluoroethylene Fuel Lines and Hose Ends
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has developed universal PTFE fuel lines and hose ends to be used in a wide variety of applications. The new PTFE fuel lines and hose ends provide superior resistance to harsh fuels such as gasoline, E-85 ethanol, methanol and other racing fuels compared to traditional nitrile rubber hose as well as a more professi...
Strange Engineering Debuts New Two-Piece Rotors
Strange Engineering has been an innovator in drag racing brakes for over 20 years. From developing lightweight brake components, directional calipers and superior brake pad compounds, the company is now proud to introduce the next step in braking technology: The Strange Engineering two-piece rotors, which utilize a unique floating rotor design that allows for axial and radial growth as temperature...
American Powertrain Introduces New GM to Tremec Magnum Bellhousings
American Powertrain has introduced a new GM to Tremec Magnum bellhousing designed with a dual-bolt pattern for use with either Chevy small-block/big-block or Buick Olds Pontiac (B.O.P) V8 engines. The bellhousing bolts-up to either the Tremec GM Magnum or a Viper T-56 6-speed transmission. Cast from A356 aluminum, the bellhousing has a thick casting to handle the torque, making it a cost-effective...
Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Returns to NMCA Competition at Atlanta Dragway
The NMCA's Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category returns for three NMCA events in 2020, starting with 12thAnnual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on April 2-5. At this event, Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw is combined with the NMRA's VP Madditives Street Outlaw, which gives every fan something to root for when the tires light up and the Christmas tree ...
Kooks Headers & Exhaust Offers Redesigned Headers For Coyote Swaps in Fox Body Mustangs
Kooks Headers & Exhaust is offering new headers for Coyote swaps in Fox Body Mustangs. The company's engineers have redesigned the headers to work on all Coyote swaps in Fox Body Mustangs using a Maximum Motorsports K-member, part number MMKM-2.1, for perfect fitment. And, for the first time, Kooks Headers & Exhaust is offering a new exhaust system for Coyote swaps in Fox Body Mustangs....
New Items from Moroso Performance Products
Moroso Performance Products, based in Connecticut, is a major supplier of automotive equipment for racing and street performance applications, and manufactures more than 4,000 products. Here's a sampling of the company's new items: Ford 5.0 Coyote/5.2 Voodoo, Mustang Fox Body, Road Race Baffled, Swap, Oil Pans: Engineered for '79-'93 and other Fox Body chassis with a 5.0 Coyote or 5.2 Vo...
MotorCity Muscle Challenge Added To NMCA Norwalk and Indy events in 2020
The NMCA will host the MotorCity Muscle Challenge at its Norwalk and Indy events as an exhibition in the 2020 racing season. We have worked hard with NMCA over the last year to bring this together and are excited to be racing at the 19TH ANNUAL NMCA ALL-AMERICAN NATIONALS at Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH and 19TH ANNUAL NMCA WORLD STREET FINALS Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with all...
EATON TVS Throwdown Returns to NMRA/NMCA with New Location and Revised Rules
Last year NMRA/NMCA worked with EATON Corporation to create a category to celebrate its highly successful Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger technology. The TVS Supercharger Throwdown kicked off with super fast street cars doing battle on the quarter-mile. In 2020, the TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns with a new set of race rules and a new location during the biggest street-legal drag race ...
Holley Has Released Mid Mount Accessory Drive Systems for GM Gen V LT4/LT5 Engines
Holley has released LT4 and LT5 Mid-Mount Accessory Drive Systems, which pull accessories in tighter than ordinary accessory drives for an integrated original-equipment-look. Three new versions are available: One for dry-sump LT4 engines, one for dry-sump LT5s, and one for wet-sump LT4s. A splined dual-bearing system eliminates belt stress on the power-steering pump's internal bearings, ensuring a...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
The ladders are set and the matchups are crucial as the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines sends classes into eliminations. Vying to collect round wins in hopes of visiting the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with the first wins of the season, racers will lay it all on the line today. Adding even more excitement to today's program, the top eight finishers ...
Race Wrap 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
Written by Mary Lendzion Wondrous weather, powerful passes, and close competition made up the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Excitement escalated as the weekend went on, and when it was all said and done, records were set and the winners of the series season opener in the Sunshine State celebrated ...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 1
Written by Mary Lendzion Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series set in motion a new season of racing with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. If they were in need of seat time after several months off, the racers didn't show it, as there were many laudable laps down-track from drivers ...
Saturday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Competition heats up at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines as most classes lock in their qualifying performances at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Meanwhile, racers in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, and TorqStorm Superchargers True Street classes race to settle who will take a trip to the ...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
The long off-season is over as the gates opened at Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines. With sunny skies and moderate temperatures, the season opener of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series has the stage set for another weekend of impressive performances. The action kicks off today with three rounds of test and tune runs, so st...
NMCA Fans Have Chance to Win Complimentary Tickets to Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School in 2020
Two fans at every NMCA event will be lucky recipients of a complimentary enrollment to the Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, good for use within one year of winning the contest. The Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School contest is free to enter to spectators that purchase their ticket online from the FOAT ticket system. The program is courtesy of NMCA racer Jim Betz, who competes in Holley EFI Factor...
Tech Review: Lunati X-Beam Connecting Rods
It's very easy to build big horsepower these days, but as you do, it's also important that the other areas of the driveline are reinforced to properly accommodate the added power. Fortifying the engine short-block is one of the first places people go to and Lunati recently released a new take on the connecting rod the X-Beam. While most engines utilize I-beam style connecting rods, heavy duty, ...
Trovato Hoping to Trap 4.60s in Edelbrock Xtreme Street at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion With a mix of skill and sheer determination, Bill Trovato has had his fair share of success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in the past thirteen years. First it was in his Starfire, and since 2013, it has been in his Camaro, which is powered by a 440 cubic-inch LS engine on a cast aluminum Dart block which he built at his shop, BTR Performance in New York, and topped with Ch...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Randy Adler Aiming for All Six NMCA Events in 2020
By Mary Lendzion Whenever Randy Adler rolls his 1957 Bel Air-bodied Pro Mod out of the trailer at an NMCA event, it attracts attention. The Tim McAmis-built car is beautiful, but it's also bad-to-the-bone, and last year, the Illinois-based driver dished out a 3.70 followed by a runner-up and an eleventh place finish in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod points despite missing a few events. ...
Haney to Open 2020 Pro Mod Campaign with NMCA in Florida
In a surprise move, nitrous Pro Mod star Keith Haney revealed plans to open his 2020 racing season Mar. 5-8, with the 18th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event at South Florida's historic Bradenton Motorsports Park. "We've never raced at Bradenton before, but I've always heard such great things about the track and the fans there and I've always wanted to see it for myself," Haney said. "And what...
Gillig Partnering with EIC Motorsports for Even More Naturally Aspirated Power in Nitrous Pro Street
By Mary Lendzion It was nearly twenty years ago that Tony Gillig was firing up his naturally aspirated Cutlass and cruising to crazy-fast elapsed-times in NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock. After selling the car, and later attempting to buy it back from a buyer who didn't want to budge, he decided to debut a replica of it in the NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street category in 2018. With a 622 cubic-inch Ch...
Tech Review: MSD Pro 600 CDI
Ignition is a key ingredient in making internal combustion engines work, and controlling when the ignition events occur and the spark energy with which it fires can be a valuable asset in the power management game. MSD recently realized that there was a market for an ultra powerful CDI ignition system and got to work. The result of those efforts is the MSD Pro 600 CDI. MSD's latest capacitive d...
Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Driver Craig Hejda Will Haul with Uratchko Racing Engines Power
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Craig Hejda and by NMCA Craig Hejda's 1972 Maverick was one of the coolest cars in the parking lot of his high school in Iowa back in 1979. And years later, that same Maverick is one of the coolest cars in the pit area at various race tracks. Hejda raced in the Ozark Mountain Super Shifters series for twenty years, and was laying down low 8-second laps...
Strange Engineering S-Series Transmission and Pinion Yokes
Strange Engineering's heavy duty line of S-Series Transmission and Pinion yokes are manufactured from premium high-tensile-strength nodular iron castings. The transmission and pinion yokes are CNC-machined to ensure concentricity and balance for ideal driveshaft operation. Most popular domestic transmissions and rearends are covered by the wide variety of parts that Strange Engineering has to offe...
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