Tony Orts Ready to Take On Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion It has been six months since Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer Tony Orts had his white-knuckle ride at the NMCA event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, but he remembers it as though it was yesterday. His 1968 Firebird went into a wicked wheelie that was higher than fans had ever seen the car go, and unfortunately, it turned left and went into the wall, before turning right and go...
Maxima Racing Oils Offers Performance Break-In Engine Oil
Maxima Racing Oils offers Performance Break-in Oil, a mineral based engine oil specifically formulated for breaking in engines with flat tappet camshafts, roller elements and where maximum anti-wear performance is needed. High ZDDP formulation combines the highest quality mineral base stocks with a shear-stable polymer system to provide fast and effective ring seal. Advanced, proprietary additive ...
Maxima Racing Oils Features PSO Synthetic Racing Engine Oil
Maxima Racing Oils features PSO Synthetic Racing Engine Oil, an ester-based racing engine oil jointly developed with NHRA's leading Pro Stock team. A true technological marvel, PSO's viscosity is half that of a typical 20wt and contains a unique and exclusive friction modifier system, enabling maximum power output by minimizing frictional losses. Through the use of advanced and proprietary chemist...
Performance Distributors' Pentastar S.O.S. Coils Offer New Technology
Performance Distributors has debuted new Pentastar S.O.S. coils, with enhanced coil windings, more voltage output than stock ignitions and capabilities for quicker starting and smoother idling for users. The new technology in the coils allows users to open plug gaps to .065 , burning fuel more completely and leading to more power and performance. The extra voltage under load, also known as the ...
NOS Announces New Nitrous Controller
The new controller from NOS features two completely independent stages of nitrous/fuel control, each with independent throttle position activation switch and progressive ramps. It eliminates the need for a window switch with fully customizable RPM on/off control. It has two programmable outputs, allowing control of timing retard or other devices. The handheld 2.4" LCD touch screen display, with...
Tech Review Nitto Tire NT555RII Drag Radial
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Nitto Tire For street/strip machines with big power, balancing traction and driveablity is a challenge that requires a special tire. For over 15 years, one of the most popular tires to hook up big-power street cars was the Nitto NT555R drag radial. Since that time modern muscle cars have grown more powerful and rolled off dealer lots with larger ...
Baskin Raring to Return to Racing After Two Crashes at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion As most of his fellow racers and race fans know, Don Baskin is as devoted to racing as they come. He has several different race cars for competing in several different categories at NMCA events, and at the series well-attended 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, Baskin belted into h...
SCT Livewire Vision Performance Monitor Hits the Market
The SCT Livewire Vision Performance Monitor (part# 5015PWD) puts your 1996 - 2020 Ford & GM vehicle's vital stats on display. The easy-to-use monitoring device includes the latest data logging capabilities to precisely measure each drive and uncover your vehicle's power potential. Review your vehicle's data and performance tests with SCT's free software, Livelink. Extend the possibilities with...
Sniper EFI Releases Mini-Tub Fuel Tanks
Sniper EFI and Holley have announced the release of new fuel tanks from the Sniper EFI division of Holley. Sniper EFI continues to expand its impressive line of bolt-in fuel systems by releasing mini-tub compatible fuel tanks. Featuring notched corners for additional tire clearance, the tanks utilize a 255 lph fuel pump and are capable of supporting up to 550 horsepower in EFI applications. Wit...
SPAL Expands Lineup With New High-Performance Fans
SPAL's already extensive line of high-performance electric fans for automotive, motorcycle, ATV and oil-cooler applications has grown to include eight new models. Available in pusher or puller designs, with paddle, straight or curved blades, they provide airflow rates from 260-1628 CFM in a sleek, low-profile design. Power comes from dust-proof, water-proof, fully sealed motors that meet or exceed...
Adaptive Response NMRA/NMCA Revises 2020 Event Schedules
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by HPJ Performance World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, IL May 28-31, 2020 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA June 25-28, 2020 Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nickey Performance Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL July 30 A...
Mr. Gasket Electric Fuel Transfer Pump is Released
Holley has announced the release of the Mr. Gasket Electric Fuel Transfer Pump, which plugs into any 120V outlet and outputs up to 4.2 gallons per minute. The suction pipe telescopes from 33.5 to 49 inches, allowing one pump to be used on metal or plastic drums. It will even fit some intermediate bulk container totes. Compatible with gasoline, E85, ethanol, methanol, diesel, diesel exhaust flui...
Comp Cams' LST and HRT Performance Camshaft Packages Are Expertly Matched for Maximum Performance
Comp Cams' LST and HRT Performance Camshaft Packages take the guesswork out of choosing the best valve train upgrade for your specific engine and desired performance. The Low Shock Technology behind the performance packages features lobe profiles designed to maximize horsepower, while improving stability at higher RPM. The profiles are also easier on valve springs, enhancing durability and reduci...
Spotlight Interview Camp Stanley
Reining in Racing in Favor of (Semi) Retirement Only a handful names in drag racing are revered as pioneers of the pastime. These influential individuals were responsible for shaping and developing drag racing in its heyday, and their names evoke vivid memories of a wilder time when technology, as well as the societal subculture surrounding the sport, evolved at a rapid pace. Arthur Camp Stanley ...
Vortech V-15 Z-Trim Supercharger Now Available
The Vortech V-15 Z-Trim supercharger is now available. It's the next step in compressor development, and features an all-new, all-billet gearcase, and incorporates a technologically advanced, high-efficiency, 5-Axis machined billet impeller and high-diffusion housing developed in the company's SAE-J1723-compliant supercharger test cell. The V-15 Z-Trim supercharger was specifically designed to ...
NMCA Racer Mike DeChicco and Wife Recently Raised Over $16,000 for JEGS Foundation Racing for Cancer Research
By Mary Lendzion When Mike DeChicco is in his car, he's all about the competition in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock, and when he's not in his car, he's all about the camaraderie in the category. He likes people, and that's why he organized his first practice tree race at his home in Ostrander, Ohio, sixteen years ago. But he also likes to help people who need help, and t...
Terminator X Expands To Cover Ford Coyote and Modular Platforms
Holley is pleased to announce the release of new products from its Terminator X division. Helping blue oval owners swap in late model engines, new Terminator EFI systems are available for Ford Coyote and Modular platforms. These new ECU's give users the ability to retain factory features such as variable cam timing on Coyote applications as well as the option to use Holley/MSD smart coils on Modul...
Gustafson and His Coast Packing Camaro Came Out Swinging in 2020 in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
By Mary Lendzion Every time Eric Gustafson rolls his race car out of trailer, fans and fellow racers know that things are going to get wicked at wide-open throttle. He has put down plenty of power and picked up plenty of wins in his Coast Packing Camaro built by Gary Naughton Race Cars, maintained by Tim Lyons at Lyons Custom Motorsports and packing a Noonan-built Hemi fronted by a ProCharge...
NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals COVID-19 Update 3/26/20
As of 3/26/20 the NMRA/NMCA offices are still closed but the Tech Department is still accessible by phone and both series are 100% operational. The next two events are as-scheduled at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Madison, IL) NMRA Gateway Rumble happening May 14-16 and NMCA Power Festival featuring the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout and Mickey Thompson Radial Rampage takes place M...
Strange Engineering Offers New Turbo 400 Chrome Moly Transmission Yoke
Strange Engineering is offering new Turbo 400 chrome moly transmission yokes with removable caps (part numbers U1678 & U1678N). The Turbo 400 transmission yokhttps://www.racepagesdigital.com/wp-admin/edit.phpes include removable caps for quick driveline changes and special case-hardening heat treat for roller bearing tail housings. Strange Engineering's transmission yokes are manufactured f...
NOS Releases New Hellcat Wet Kit
Holley is pleased to announce the release of their new NOS wet nitrous system for 2015-2020 Challenger/Charger Hellcats and 2018-2020 Trackhawks! While the supercharged Gen III Hemi Hellcat engine is potent, NOS felt that it could still benefit from a 200 hit of spray! This new plate fits between the throttle body and supercharger and delivers up to 250 additional RWHP when desired. 05212NOS - ...
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 ...
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