Strange Engineering Offers LCA Brackets with Multiple Mounting Locations as Standard Equipment on GM Housings
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its products to meet the demands of today's racers by offering lower control arm brackets with multiple mounting locations as standard equipment on GM housings. The newly-designed brackets allow for lower control arm adjustment to manipulate pinion angle, increase traction and improve overall performance in street and drag racing applications. The bracket...
Reminder: NMCA Schedule Changes St. Louis & Atlanta
As the COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the country, we wanted to remind everyone that the next event for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is the Scoggin Dicky Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance. It happens May 28-31 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, IL which is right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. In addition to the inclusion of...
GForce Performance Engineering Named Official Driveline of Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals named GForce Performance Engineering the Official Driveline of its popular Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout for 2020. The Kansas-based manufacturer offers rear axles and one-piece driveshafts for all models of the Dodge Charger and Challenger from 2009 through present models. Getting involved with the HEMI Shootout makes a lot of sense because the growth and popularit...
Intercomp Arbor Valve Spring Tester Simplifies Rating of Small Springs and Bump Stops
Intercomp's Arbor Valve Spring Tester (Arbor VST) is the ultimate tool to measure the strength of small coil springs, including valve springs, and the rebound force of shock bump stops. The high-leverage handle and billet aluminum frame allow easy rating of large batches of coil springs, producing up to 1,500 pounds of force. Bump stops are rated using adapters available for several common shoc...
Griswold Gunning for Second Consecutive LME Street King Win in Corvette Rebuilt After Wreck
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Steve Griswold Steve Griswold had high hopes going into the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance and featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. He was definitely dialed in for the 8.50 index in LME Street King, and he had a chance at clinching the class cha...
COMP Cams Performance Lash Adjusters to Benefit Ford Modular 4.6L-5.4L Applications
By slowing the leak down rate, COMP Cams Performance Lash Adjusters provide more lift and duration while improving valvetrain stability. Just like lifters in a pushrod engine, lash adjusters in Ford Modular engines can leak down under high RPM, causing lost duration and lift, as well as more valvetrain wear. The COMP Cams Ford Mod Engine Performance Lash Adjusters are engineered to have a slow...
Nitto Tire Cranks Up Payouts for NMCA TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout , and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge
On April 1st Nitto Tire released a new DOT legal drag radial tire dubbed the NT555RII with a refined design for a better performing drag radial than their previous offerings. The popular tire manufacturer is celebrating the NT555RII release by offering a bonus program to TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout , and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge competitors. They're bum...
New AODE, 4R70W Transmission Upgrade from Sonnax Takes On High Horsepower with a Race-Ready Ratio
Confidently running big power through Ford automatics is the new reality for extreme racers on the street and strip. The Smart-Tech direct clutch drum and shaft kit introduced last year by Sonnax is a critical upgrade for any driver pushing the limits of stock AODE, 4R70W components. By popular demand, this revolutionary kit is now available in two gear ratios: the original 2.84/1.55 and new fo...
COPO NA Showdown Added to 2nd Annual COPO Camaro Shootout
The OEM racecar program is booming and the time is right for the release of a heads-up COPO competition for the naturally aspirated crowd. Going down during the 2nd annual Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct is the newly-formed COPO NA Showdown and it all happens during the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30 at Summit Motorsports Park...
Baskin Bringing His Former Mean Street Car to NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Don Baskin has had a fine fleet of race cars, and also through the years, he has had his fair share of success in each of them. One that stands out is the Chevy II that he drove to championships in the NMCA Mean Street category, which was last contested in 2013. While the good-looking orange and green car had been sitting on the sidelines while Baskin f...
MOPAR 110 AMP Alternator Upgrades Available from Proform Parts
MOPAR 110 AMP Alternators combine greater-than-stock amperage, with show-quality appearance. They're assembled with 100% new, not re-manufactured or refurbished, components. They're ideal for fulfilling power needs and enhancing the look of an engine bay. They're available in three finishes: signature Black Crinkle, lustrous chrome and natural satin. These MOPAR alternators also complement MOPAR v...
Steady Progress for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Driver Jeremy Lyons
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Jeremy Lyons Confident and content racing his Malibu in bracket categories near his home in Bradenburg, Kentucky, Jeremy Lyons had no idea that change was coming. He had been helping friends Andy Warren, who competes in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, and his brother, John Warren, who had been competing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Str...
AEM EV Has Launched Website
AEM EV has launched www.aemev.com, a website which provides information on the company's control solutions for performance EV street conversions and motorsports vehicles, including its programmable Vehicle Control Units (VCUs), Power Distribution Units, CAN-based Keypads, CAN-based Digital Dash Displays, CAN expansion modules and more. Still in the early release phase for EV products, the compa...
NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Rob Cox Set on Seeing 3.60s in Bickel-Built Camaro
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Rob Cox In his 1999 Firebird and his 1963 Nova, Rob Cox has been consistently competitive in Limited Drag Radial at Milan Dragway in Michigan for the past several years. He has wheeled to wins, and a record-setting 4.23, in his Firebird, but ready for another hot rod to run in another category, he a few years ago purchased a 2007 GTO-bodied Pr...
Holley's Mid-Mount Accessory Drives Now Available for Small-Block Chevrolet and Big-Block Chevrolet Engines
Holley's Mid-Mount accessory drives are now available for small-block Chevrolet and big-block Chevrolet engines, and the'revolutionary system requires no brackets. As Holley's first accessory system for small block Chevrolet and big block Chevrolet engines, the Mid-Mount complete accessory system has all accessories pulled in tighter than other accessory drives. At the heart of the system is a ...
Where It All Started Accufab
With a wisdom well beyond his 53 years and more experience than many will gather in a lifetime, John Mihovetz made a name for himself as a master fabricator, record-setting racer, and unapologetically badass owner of Accufab Racing, which proclaims itself the manufacturer of the world's best throttle bodies. Click HERE to read the whole story.
Bonded by Racing The Slone brothers bring a family racing tradition full circle with their pair of Camaros
When you have three sons, there's a good chance that at least one of them might be interested in your hobby. For the Slone family, it was all three boys, Tim, Rodney, and Jackie Jr., who followed their father and jumped into drag racing. As Jackie Jr.'s VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Camaro shows just how far the family has gone with its racing exploits, it is Rodney's Nostalgia Pro Stock 196...
Flex-A-Lite Introduces New Compact Adjustable Electric Fan Controllers
Flex-A-Lite's new Compact Adjustable Electric Fan Controller with Relay Kit provides more customer benefits and higher quality than competitively-priced alternatives. Adjusting the fan activation temperature between approximately 160- and 220-degrees Fahrenheit is simple with a small, flat-blade screwdriver. The Compact Adjustable Electric Fan Controller includes optional connections to activat...
Rob Orofiamma Makes Strong NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Debut
By Mary Lendzion With all of its nitrous purges and neck and neck racing, NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street is as commanding as it is competitive, and as intense as it is impressive. Among the drivers diving into the class for the first time at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida was Rob Orofiamma of Bolton, ...
Proform Releases Red Chevrolet Slant-Edge Air Cleaner Kit
Proform's Red Chevrolet Slant-Edge Valve Covers have been very popular for a number of years, and a matching Slant-Edge Air Cleaner Kit has been released. Slant-Edge Air Cleaners combine show-stopping style, patented design and unparalleled quality. Proform deploys its design resources and manufacturing efficiency to support Chevrolet Performance at the top of the automotive aftermarket. Che...
Full Send Alan Felts's Huge Street Outlaw Overhaul
You gotta pay to play. When NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw/X275 hot shot Alan Felts decided he wanted to be at the front of the pack, he went all in with an absolutely massive overhaul of his 91 Ford Mustang. It's gonna be fast. How fast Real fast, proclaimed Felts of the major upgrades that were done by multi-time NMCA champion, Jessie Coulter at Jessie's Garage in Bowling Green, Kentu...
Spotlight on Mark Luton The VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver and MMR Owner is a Modular Engine Mastermind
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by the Fastest Street Car Staff While racing various cars through the years, Mark Luton has successfully showcased the robustness and reliability of engines and everything else his company, MMR, makes. Most recently, he earned a championship in NMCA West True 10.5 in 2014 before moving to NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2017, where his Mustang a...
Enter to Win Holley's Twin Supercharged LS Engine Giveaway!
Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, we've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! With warm weather already in effect across the m...
Heatshield Products Lava Oil Filter Shield Provides Added Protection For Engines
The Lava Oil Filter Shield from Heatshield Products provides added protection for engines by reducing oil temperature and helping to keep more metal debris trapped in the oil filter. The factory oil filter is exposed to heat from the engine, the exhaust and the high underhood temperatures. The Lava Oil Filter Shield uses Heatshield Products' specially formulated and designed volcanic rock-based...
Dart Machinery, Diamond Pistons Team-Up to Sponsor NMCA NA 10.5 in 2020
Dart Machinery and Diamond Pistons, two divisions within Race Winning Brands, have signed on to sponsor the NA 10.5 category for the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals event series. The sponsorship began with the first event in early March and will continue when the series restarts next month with the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance May 28-31 at World ...
HyperKinetic Wheels Launches Magnum Wheels
Holley has announced the launch of Magnum wheels from HyperKinetic Wheels,'stemming from a need for a wheel line that focuses on delivering affordable, quality products without sacrificing good looks. Available in both small GM and Ford/Mopar patterns, the 17" Magnum wheels are a perfect upgrade. Featuring a one-piece aluminum construction in a variety of backspacings, HyperKinetic Wheels are made...
VP RACING FUELS HAND SANITIZER
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the launch of VP Hand Sanitizer to support the needs of commercial businesses, retailers, and race tracks. In response to the COVID-19 crisis and requests from customers, we've expanded our product lines to include a top-quality 80 percent alcohol antiseptic product, said Alan Cerwick, VP's...
Ronnie Hackelton Back Behind the Wheel in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Ronnie Hackelton Whether he's smiling, speaking or shaking someone's hand, Ronnie Hackelton is as cordial as they come. But as a racer in the NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center categories, he's as competitive as they come, in his orange 2010 Camaro with a sealed ...
RacePak Unlocks The Full Potential Of The V300SD and V500SD
An update of existing RacePak V300SD and V500SD dataloggers with new models and revisions is now available. The update includes all of the previous features and benefits, but now also includes built-in pre-configured data analysis channels, allowing for quick decision-making based on real data between rounds at the track. Examples of the newly unlocked pre-configured data analysis channels incl...
Fuel For Thought Choosing the right high-performance fuel for your vehicle
While most people aren't too concerned with what fuel they put in their vehicles, the same cannot be said for car enthusiasts and racers. Fuel and air are key components in an internal combustion engine and whether you have a high-performance street car or a full-tilt race machine, having the right fuel can ultimately make a big difference. We talked to Brad Horton, regional sales manager for VP R...
Earl's Performance Plumbing Presents New Turbocharger Plumbling Hardware
Holley has announced the release of new turbocharger plumbing hardware from its Earl's Performance Plumbing division. With new flanges, fittings and restrictors for a variety of applications, Earl's Performance Plumbing makes it easier than ever to plumb a new power adder. Featuring several styles of inlet/drain fittings, they are coated in a hard and durable black anodized finish for a long life ...
COPO Camaro Shootout Returns with COPO Parts Direct and Chevrolet Performance Backing
Coming off a successful 50th anniversary event last year, the party continues in 2020 with the return of the 2nd Annual COPO Camaro Shootout at the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals thanks to continued support from COPO Parts Direct and Chevrolet Performance. The prestigious competition and get-together will go down during the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (Nor...
Driven Hot Rod Oil Designed Specifically for Classic and Muscle Cars
Driven Hot Rod Oil is developed specifically for classic and muscle cars (non-daily drivers) to protect against internal engine corrosion, rust and oxidation. Containing a blend of anticorrosion additives along with a generous supply of ZDDP (Zinc and Phosphorus), Driven Hot Rod Oil is designed to protect entire engines and valve trains. Driven Hot Rod oil provides unmatched anti-wear properties, ...
2020 Corvette Supercharger Development Begins!
ATI ProCharger will soon have an intercooled supercharger system that adds huge power to the C8 Corvette! Did you know that ProCharger was the first supercharger manufacturer to offer intercooled kits for C7, C6, C5 and early C4 Corvettes Then it should come as no surprise that that we are at the forefront of development on a supercharger kit for the C8! See our latest blog on it here: https:/...
Summit Racing's Budget-Friendly 5.3 Long-block Packs 450-Horsepower
The Summit Racing Chevy LS 5.3-liter 450 horsepower long block crate engine is a great option for LS swappers looking for more power in a convenient, affordable package. The remanufactured engine is built on the 5.3-liter iron block from the LM7 the engine that powered several GM trucks and SUVs between 1999 and 2007. At 450 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque, this crate engine makes m...
Jim Netherland and His Mad Torquer Have Motivated Start to Race Season
By Mary Lendzion Twenty-one years ago, Jim Netherland was racing a 1968 Buick Skylark in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car when he decided that he wanted to move to NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock. Because his car was a year newer than what was allowed in the category, he sold it and purchased a car that was a year older, a 1967 Buick GS400, from an estate sale not ...
FiTech EFI Adds Go-Spark CDI Ignition to Its Ignition Line-Up
FiTech EFI has enhanced its ignition offerings with the new Go-Spark CDI Ignition. The all new Capacitive Discharge Ignition will deliver high powered sparks from idle to top rpm to improve the combustion event and power output of engines. The Go-Spark CDI was designed for both EFI equipped or carbureted engines and features a microprocessor to manage the spark delivery. The ignition, which is ...
Watson Racing Presents the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown at the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
Twice-a-year Ford Performance Cobra Jets gather to celebrate the heritage and racing tradition of the famed factory drag race vehicle. The bi-annual Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing launches into action during the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30, 2020 at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio). For the ninth year in a row the biggest na...
Hurst Releases Short-Throw Shifter For 2016-2020 Camaro LS/LT
The Hurst Billet/Plus shifter, a new short-throw shifter for 2016-2020 Chevrolet Camaro LS/LTs, can reduce shifter movement by up to 40% while maintaining the OE appearance. The shifter will provide a major improvement in both feel and durability, giving users the performance they expect from Hurst shifters. The Billet/Plus short throw shifter, for all 2016-2020 Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT with 2.0...
Cash In On Mickey Thompson's Drag Tire Rewards Save $50 when purchasing new sets of two
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced a new reward program for some of its most popular drag tires. Racers who purchase a new set of two race-winning M/T drag tires in April and May can earn a $50 prepaid card. "The 2020 drag tire reward is our only reward of the year, so drag racers looking for the ultimate traction and performance need to act quickly," said Ken Warner, Vice Preside...
Petrovski Brings His Beautiful Black Mustang to NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons
By Mary Lendzion Once a month every spring through fall, Tony Petrovski spins serious rpm in All Motor at Milan Dragway in Michigan. The category is highly competitive and hotly contested, but Petrovski has held his own for the past several years, as he has been as quick and fast as 7.84 and 174 mph and captured the championship in the category in 2018. Fortunately for NMCA fans, the Almo...
Proform Mopar Shaft-Mount Rocker Arm Kits for LA and B/RB Engines to Increase Performance
The Proform race-proven Mopar aluminum roller rocker arms will unleash the horsepower for Chrysler LA (273-360) or B/RB (383-400) applications. The rockers have a 1.5 ratio, and can accommodate a maximum spring diameter of 1.55 inches with an open spring rating of 650 pounds. Mopar shaft-mount rockers also reduce side-load on valve stems due to the longer pivot length of the arms themselves. They ...
Strange Engineering Offers Choice of Master Cylinders
Strange Engineering has provided superior braking components for the aftermarket automotive industry for decades. One of the key components to any braking system is the master cylinder. Strange offers two different bore size master cylinders that can be mounted either on the firewall, like most OEM configurations, or to the frame rail via the side mounting holes that are cast into the body. The St...
Wade Rich Joins Bradenton Motorsports Park as Track Manager
The If you build it, they will come statement doesn't apply much anymore, but if you prep it, they will come definitely does. With track prep being paramount to racer loyalty, having a good crew and the right track management in place is critical to a facility's success. So, when Florida's Orlando Speed World Dragway's President of Operations, Wade Rich, announced he would be leaving, there wa...
Tom Ullery Taking on NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp
By Mary Lendzion When Tom and Eva Ullery met Rick and Jenni Riccardi several years ago, they were quick to form a friendship. The four New Jersey residents shared similar interests, and when Tom said he wanted to race something other than his 2014 Mustang GT, Rick, an accomplished NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons driver, said he wanted to help him every step of the way, and the...
MAHLE Motorsport Expands Big-Block Chevy Line-Up with 632 Forged PowerPak Piston Kit
MAHLE Motorsport now offers a forged addition to the big-block Chevy line-up to include pump gas-friendly compression for larger cubic-inch engines with the introduction of the Big-Block Chevy 632 PowerPak piston kits. The shelf-stock piston kit, available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold, is forged from 2618 alloy for increased high temperature strength and durability. They are then dua...
Ted Hughes Debuts His 2019 COPO Camaro in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
By Mary Lendzion Ted Hughes had been racing various cars in various series when he decided to purchase a 2016 COPO Camaro and dive into NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in 2017. He found the competition compelling, and nailed a ninth-place finish in points that year, followed by thirteenth and twelfth place finishes in 2018 and 2019 respectively in the car flying Omaha Track and Patterson ...
STS Releases Twin Turbo Rear Mount Multi-Fit Systems
STS continues to expand its popular line-up of remote mount turbocharger systems by offering two twin turbo multi-fit kits. Capable of supporting up to 650 and 760 horsepower respectively, the kits include most of the major components required to adapt rear-mount turbochargers to vehicles. STS Rear Mount Multi Fit Dual Turbo Kits include turbochargers, waste-gates, air filters, patented twin pump ...
NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Expands to Four Events in 2020
ProMedia Events & Publishing is revved up to get back to racing action at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the combined Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance May 28-31 after the unscheduled change in plans over the last month. Racing officials have decided to expand the NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category to four events in 2020...
Sniper EFI Releases New Stealth 4150 Models
Sniper EFI, a division of Holley, has released a new fuel injection system. Modeled after an Ultra XP carburetor, the Sniper Stealth 4150 features four 100 lb/hr injectors, dual feed configuration and supports up to 650 hp naturally aspirated. Other features include the high pressure fuel crossover line (already in the box), rear exit wiring for easier routing and a more stealth look, and a tim...
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