NMCA Tech Committee Makes Adjustments to Xtreme Street Class Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee released a rule adjustment today in Xtreme Street. Adjustments include a new cylinder head permitted for Chrysler small-block combinations in NMCA Xtreme Street. These amendments go into effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMCA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-ev...
NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Moves to US 131 Motorsports Park August 27-30, 2020
The NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals will be contested at US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. The change in venue is due to Summit Motorsports Park's decision to remain closed for 2020 as they regroup and plan for a return to action in 2021. It has been a crazy year but one that is rewarding as we made new friends with Jason Peterson and his staff at US...
NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Showcasing New Six-Stage Nitrous System
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jackie Slone After soaring to a 3.73 last year, NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jackie Slone set his sights on capturing 3.60s in his Camaro this year. By the time the winter snow had begun to fall over his shop in Michigan, he was freshening his Pat Musi Racing Engines-built 959 cubic-inch engine, which he backs with an M&M Transmissi...
UPR Offers 2005-2020 Ford Mustang GT High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade
UPR is offering a 2005-2020 Ford Mustang GT high performance hydraulic clutch line upgrade. The factory hydraulic clutch line is plastic and can be prone to breaking over time as well as flexing, which gives a spongy feeling. The Teflon-lined steel-braided line improves clutch pedal feel and adds peace of mind as it's stronger than the factory part. This is a direct replacement of the stock li...
A Message From Summit Motorsports Park President Bill Bader Jr.
While planning what was to be a standout season of racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the Coronavirus hit. Our country halted and hunkered down, and yet, I was hopeful that I would be able to open, as soon as possible, the facility that has been the source of pride and passion for my family for more than 50 years. I was prepared to do whatever I needed to do to ensure that e...
Haltech Nexus R5 to go on sale in July
Since coming to the US market, Haltech has always had the reputation of continually refining its products, and the company also continues to create new cutting edge products as well. The new Haltech NEXUS R5 is the company's flagship electronic fuel injection system that functions as an electronic control unit (ECU), a power distribution module (PDM), a wide-band controller, and a datalogger all i...
Metco Motorsports Official Pulleys of the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout
There is no denying that the late-model Gen III HEMI market is on fire right now from the mildest engine offering all the way up to the Redeye, Hellcat, and Demon packages. The story has been playing out on the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals scene for the last few years with the incredibly popular Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout. In just its third season there are a lot of companies who have signed up to ...
NMCA Tech Committee makes amendments to Xtreme Pro Mod Class Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee released a rule adjustment today in Xtreme Pro Mod. Adjustments include a Driveline clarification for all combinations in NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod. These amendments are effective immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMCA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: www.nmcadigital.com/
Tripp Carter Takes the Factory Super Cars Win at Invitational Race at Dragway 42
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Tripp Carter When the Mustang Cobra Jets, COPO Camaros and Challenger Drag Paks of the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category are called to the lanes, heads turn to see the hot rods. They're hard-launching, they haul and they're reminiscent of the early days of Super Stock. Among them is the 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet driven by the talented Tripp Cart...
Flowtech Releases GM LS Swap Exhaust Manifolds
Flowtech's new line of LS swap exhaust manifolds has been released. The block hugger style cast iron manifolds are designed to fit tightly around your GM LS motor and maximize space in tight engine bays. The entry-level manifolds are sure to be a great alternative to modifying factory OE units. Flowtech's cast iron exhaust manifolds have a 2.25 inch outlet, and are designed to hug close to t...
Freeman Focused on Nitrous and Supercharger Combinations for NMCA and NMRA Competition
By Mary Lendzion A standout at Ultra Street events across the country, Mike Freeman decided to add NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and NMRA Edelbrock Renegade to his adventures in 2019. With plenty of persistence from the beginning of the year through the end of the year, he pulled off a fourth-place finish in Ultra Street points, fourth-place finish in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and second-p...
New Product Brian Tooley Racing Gen III HEMI Cams for NA and Supercharged Combinations
There is no doubt the Gen III HEMI has exploded in popularity over the last several years and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals credits it as one of its quickest growing segments. Brian Tooley Racing (BTR) has dominated the LS market with its camshafts as well as its complete induction package systems and it was only natural for the company to expand into the late-model HEMI market. The BTR crew ha...
NMRA/NMCA Announcement Regarding Summit Motorsports Park
We were recently made aware of Summit Motorsports Park decision to remain closed for 2020 and we are currently working on a solution for the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals. The Bader family and Summit Motorsports Park are friends and valued partners of NMRA and NMCA and we support them with this difficult and hard decision. We look forward to returning to their world-class facility in 2021, ...
Moroso Spotlights Ford 5.0 Coyote and 5.2 Voodoo Windage Tray and Oil Pan Gasket
Moroso is spotlighting the Ford 5.0 Coyote and 5.2 Voodoo Windage Tray and Oil Pan Gasket (part number 22936). The items are required when installing a Moroso oil pan and oil pump pickup on a Gen 3 engine, or are replacement windage tray/oil pan gasket on a Gen 1 or Gen 2 engine. For more information about these and other products available from Moroso, call 203-453-6571 or visit www.moroso....
NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Driver Brent Wheeler Back in the Groove
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock has attracted more and more racers and race fans. Chock-full of character are the cars in the category that are reminiscent of those seen in the A/FX and Super Stock categories back in the 1960s, and among them is Brent Wheeler's as cool as they come 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver, who can foot-br...
MUSTANG MACH 1 RETURNING FOR 2021 MODEL YEAR
With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year, with its debut coming this spring. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of ...
Insight CTS-3 Digital Gauge Monitor by Edge Products Now Available
The Insight CTS-3 Digital Gauge Monitor by Edge Products is now available. Used by daily drivers and enthusiasts everywhere, it is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multi-gauge touch-screen display on the market. It features a full-color 5 capacitive touch screen, fast processor to monitor parameters, advanced parameters, WiFi updating, customizable gauge screen, data logging with ...
Hays Releases New SFI Flywheels for Gen 3 Hemi and Ford Modular Applications
Hays has expanded its flywheel lineup with four new SFI certified offerings. The CAD-designed pieces are intended for use in late model applications including 2009-2017 Dodge Challenger's with 5.7L, 6.1L or 6.4L Hemis; 2012-2013 Mustangs with 8-bolt crankshaft 5.0L and more. A Hays lightweight aluminum flywheel gives users the opportunity to upgrade a stock flywheel to a stronger and safer SFI-...
NMCA & Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Adjusts Point System for 2020
The NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Competition committee has adjusted the 2020 NMCA/CPCS point's system to reflect the new schedule due to the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. Points will be accumulated by counting the best four out of five national events for VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, ARP Nitrous Pro Street, Holley EFI Factory Super Car, Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Dart NA 1...
Rickey Chasing Third Consecutive Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion As one of the categories contested as part of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events, Proform Rumble is a crowd-pleaser. The drivers have to run on an index and be just as ready on the tree as they are on the top end, and among them is David Rickey, who secured the championship in the category in 2018 and 2019. It's proof that he has what it takes to su...
COMP Cams Adds to Line-up LSTTM Stage 2 Turbo Camshaft and Cam Kit for GM LS 4.8L Engine
COMP Cams has added a new GM LS 4.8L turbo application to its popular LSTTM (Low Shock Technology) cam'series that's optimized for high rpm power production and boost response. The LSTTM Camshaft Kits for GM LS applications take the guesswork out ofchoosing the right valve train upgrade package for your specific engine and desired performance. Low Shock Technology camshafts feature lobe profiles d...
NOS Releases Gen-V LT Hi-Ram Dry Nitrous Plates
Holley is pleased to introduce its new NOS Hi-Ram Dry Nitrous Plates specifically for GM Gen-V LT engines utilizing a Holley EFI Hi-Ram manifold. The "sandwich style" nitrous plates are machined from billet aluminum with passages machined directly into the plate, eliminating the need for spray bars. Available in both black and clear anodized finishes, they include jetting for up to 250 horsepower,...
5 Ways to WIN EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown Moves to World Wide Technology Raceway July 30-August 2
The second annual EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns in 2020 with a brand-new format, giving competitors 5 ways to win and new location at World Wide Technology Raceway during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance over the weekend of July 30-August 2, 2020. The rules are simple, if your vehicle relies on a late-model engine (GM LS/LT,...
STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems
Holley is pleased to introduce the new multi-fit single turbo piping kits from STS. The STS multi-fit single turbo pipe kit helps take the guesswork out of fabricating remote mount or conventional front mount turbo piping system. The STS multi-fit pipe kits include mandrel bent tubing, quality silicone couplers, stainless steel hose clamps and hangers all in one easy kit. It has never been easi...
Williams Ready for Next Race After Final Round Appearances at NMRA and NMCA Season Openers
By Mary Lendzion While searching for a car to race back in 2001, Shane Williams was spellbound by a 1999 Mustang with a 4.6 Two-Valve engine and a stock automatic transmission that was for sale near his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. After giving it the once-over, he made an offer, and then made it his. By the following weekend, he had introduced it to the very competitive NMRA Exedy Racing C...
New Hyperspark Distributors and Sniper EFI Canister Ignition Coil Hit the Market
Sniper EFI continues to innovate and expand the aftermarket fuel injection market by introducing two new Hyperspark ignition distributors and a canister style ignition coil. The tall-deck big block Chevrolet and 250 GM inline-six Hyperspark distributors allow for integrated timing control on Sniper EFI TBI systems. The new canister-style ignition coil is designed to function perfectly with the ...
The Vortech V-3 Si-Trim supercharger makes 6.4 Hemi magic
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by the Author and courtesy of Vortech Superchargers There is no secret in the automotive community regarding the performance capabilities of the centrifugal superchargers manufactured by Vortech Superchargers. The company has been whipping up gear-driven centrifugal supercharger units for the better part of three decades. Although the company made its na...
Dr. Jamie Meyer To Lead The Performance Racing Industry As President Of PRI
Dr. Jamie Meyer has taken the role of President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and media company, effective this week. Meyer, who has a long and storied history in motorsports and racing, will lead the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community. In addition to providing the industry wi...
Uncover Vehicle Potential with SCT Livewire Vision Performance Monitor
The SCT Livewire Vision Performance Monitor is here and now users can uncover what their vehicles can really do. View real time data on customizable gauges. Review vehicle's data and performance tests with SCT's free software, Livelink. Extend the possibilities with additional inputs for analog sensors and backup camera, using the EGT Sensor kit (part number 9817). It's all right there with the SC...
Strange Engineering Creates Value Axle and Spool Package for 8.8" Fox Body Mustang Rear Ends
Strange Engineering has created a value axle and spool package for 8.8 Fox Body Mustang rear ends. The 35-spline alloy axles are forged from SAE 1550 modified steel. All machine work on the shaft and splines is completed prior to heat-treat, which offers increased torsional strength and creates a strong and reliable axle. The package includes a Strange lightweight chrome moly spool that carries a...
Corimac Frees Bringing New Car to NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Corimac Frees While Corimac Frees had been campaigning his Barracuda in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock, he climbed out of the car two years ago. He had a solid reason for doing so, as he was preparing to take over his father and fellow racer Jeff Frees business, Jeff's Northshore Auto in Menasha, Wisconsin, and he was learni...
Moroso Introduces Oil Pump Pickup Kits For Ford Coyote Gen 3 And GT 350 With Gen 3 Oil Pumps
Content courtesy of Moroso Moroso introduces part numbers 24576, 24577, 24578 and 24579, oil pump pickup kits for Ford Coyote Gen 3 and GT 350 with Gen 3 oil pumps. If your engine has a plastic oil pan, its OEM oil pump pickup is integrated into the oil pan, which means a standard "bolt to pump" oil pump isn't going to work. The Moroso line of Ford Coyote Gen 3 and GT 350 with Gen 3 oil pumps a...
MAHLE Motorsport Announces Return to Racing Rebate
Content courtesy of MAHLE Motorsport Racers are revving to go racing with pent-up adrenaline caused by stay-at-home and safer-at-home COVID 19 pandemic orders nationwide. In response, MAHLE Motorsport is ready to help racers make the most of their downtime to build their best possible engine with the MAHLE Motorsport Return to Racing rebate. Effective May 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020, MAHLE M...
Successful Start to Race Season for Craig Sullivan
By Mary Lendzion Craig Sullivan is willing to do whatever it takes to be competitive in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, and as a result, he secures more and more success every race season. He finished in fourteenth place in points in 2016 his first year in the incredibly competitive category and then finished in sixth, fifth and fourth place in points in 2017-2019 respectively....
New Location Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and based on the Illinois regional plan, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis (Madison, IL) the weekend of July 30 - August 2, 2020. We're very co...
Aeromotive Releases Phantom Series Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules for Mustangs
Content courtesy of Aeromotive Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has introduced new direct drop-in fuel pump modules for 2011-2017 Ford Mustangs, excluding GT500 models. Phantom Series fuel pump modules are compatible with factory plastic fuel tanks; are available in single, dual and triple fuel pump configurations; and come preassembled for a qui...
Moroso Highlights Aluminum Dry Sump
Moroso is highlighting its Aluminum Dry Sump, which fits Donovan-style blocks with 10" and 10-3 8" wide pan rails and 2-piece rear main seal. Engine application: Donovan 700, DRC2, Donovan-style blocks with 10" and 10-3/8" wide pan rails and 2-piece rear main seal Fully fabricated, aluminum Removable bottom with o-ring billet flange (4) -12AN female billet aluminum pickups Power k...
The Glue That Binds Us Together Talking Traction Compound With The Pros
While it's easy to see that improvements in engine and tire technology have led to increased on-track performance, track prep in recent years has contributed just as much, especially with higher-horsepower, heads-up cars. Over the last several years, the drag racing market has seen increased attention to both the personnel dedicated to the practice, as well as the products used to attain the ultim...
FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body Now Available In Black
Designed to maximize performance upgrades on all GM Gen III and Gen IV engines with cable driven throttle bodies, the FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body is now available with an anodized black finish. FAST knows that increased airflow is a key ingredient to increasing an engine's performance. With an opening nearly 40 percent larger than stock, the FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body is ideal fo...
DiDomenico to Put Down Even More Power in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DiDomenico While Mike DiDomenico was winning races in an Outlaw Dragster, he decided a few years ago that he wanted to try to do the same in a Pro Mod. So, he hired G-Force Race Cars to build one that would feature a 1968 Camaro body and a 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi prepared by Rage Fuel Systems and topped with MBE heads and a Brad...
POSTPONED NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway
ProMedia Events & Publishing is POSTPONING the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway May 28-31 due to COVID-19 pandemic and current regulations. We are postponing the event and we are working with Chris Blair and his staff on a variety of options to make this event happen. It is no surprise what is going on in the...
2020 Challenger and Ram Supercharger Systems Available from ProCharger
Content courtesy of ProCharger ProCharger kits for the 2020 6.4L Challenger are now available, with 5.7L kits coming soon, and 2020 RAM are also available for power-hungry customers. ProCharger was the first to offer complete supercharger systems for 6.4L (392ci) HEMI engines and leads the way again with power gains of over 215 HP possible on standard premium pump gas, putting the power outp...
Conquer The Quarter Chevrolet Performance developed Gen 6 Camaro drag parts and Daren Poole-Adams is putting them to the test
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams Modern muscle cars are built to do it all and do it all well. While they deliver outstanding performance, driveability, and handling, they aren't always geared toward straight-line performance. The power is there, but maximizing it is up to the end-user. That's why it was so exciting when Chevrolet Performance used its Camaro SS Drag ...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Forged PowerPak Piston Kit for LT-Based Direct Injected EcoTec3 5.3L Engine
The GM 5.3L L83/LT/EcoTec3 PowerPak Piston Kit is MAHLE Motorsport's latest addition to a growing line of drop-in pistons for direct-injected LT-based engines, including the EcoTec3 V8, filling a need for a forged replacement piston as a drop-in, ready-to-run assembly that requires no rebalancing or compression ratio change. The pistons are dual-coated with phosphate and MAHLE's GRAFAL skirt co...
Moroso Introduces New Oil Pans to Market
Moroso has debuted the GM LT Drag Race 7-1/2" deep, Aluminum oil pan (part number 21154) for 2016 and newer Camaros and 2016 and newer COPO Camaros. Due to the OEM. GM LT oil pans having the oil pump pickup built into the oil pan, the Moroso LT oil pan has a thick billet aluminum O-ringed rail that incorporates a removable pickup and billet aluminum front sump. The oil pan features a trap door baf...
NMCA Adjusts Daily Schedules for St. Louis, Georgia, and Ohio
Race officials from the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals have adjusted the daily Index schedules for the Scoggin Dicky Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival (Madison, IL), NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals (Commerca, GA), and the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals (Norwalk, OH) after several discussions with racers. Racer feedback is important and several racers approached me the other day re...
DeatschWerks X2-Series Mustang Module Now Available for 2011-2019 Model Years
Content courtesy of DeatschWerks Among the trends that have been colliding in the performance aftermarket recently are the trend away from in-line pumps and toward fitting pumps in the fuel tank, where we believe the best place for a pump is, and the ever-present trend of making more and more power (1000+ hp builds are becoming commonplace). These two trends have been driving multi-pump in-tank...
After Achieving a Runner-Up in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Paul Smith is Aiming for a Win
By Mary Lendzion While Paul Smith was competing in the Cheap Street category in the early 2000s, he was intrigued by and interested in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. He was attracted to the cars and the close competition, and after careful consideration, he and his father, George Smith, began preparing his Camaro for the eye-catching category at their shop, S and S Race Cars, in Kentucky. ...
Powerhouse Releases Easy-to-Use Retainer Degree Gauge Tool
Powerhouse, an online store for engine-builders and automotive machinists which provides tools and measuring instruments that offer precision and durability, has released its Retainer Degree Gauge Tool. Users can quickly and easily identify the valve retainer degree to avoid mismatching parts that could lead to valve failure. With the Powerhouse Retainer Degree Gauge Tool, there's no more gu...
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