DeWayne Massengale Motors to His First Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion DeWayne Massengale is as friendly as they come. He hangs out with and helps his fellow racers, and he happily chats with fans who want to know about his car and combination. But when he puts on his helmet and heats the tires under his Camaro powered by an LS1 engine and RPM Transmissions-built T-56, he is fierce and focused on winning. Massengale, who finished fifth in...
Ronnie Hackelton Races to Championship in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Upon retiring from farming after forty-eight years, Ronnie Hackelton decided to go racing. He did it for the camaraderie, but as it turned out, he was quite competitive, and he earned a Chevrolet Performance Stock championship in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2015. Since then, he has been committed to performing at peak levels in NMCA Chevrolet Performance...
RSVP Info Inside2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards Ceremony Information
All racers, fans, media, and sponsors are invited to attend the 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards Ceremony, held December 10th in the Sagamore Ballroom 1-3 in the Indianapolis Convention Center. The cocktail hour begins at 5:00PM with the Awards Ceremony kicking off at 5:30PM. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] by November 15th, please include your name, NMRA or NMC...
American Powertrain Introduces HYDRAMAX Under-Dash Hydraulic Clutch System for Fox Body Mustangs
American Powertrain has introduced the new HYDRAMAX true bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch System designed for 1979-1993 Fox body Mustangs that completely eliminates the need for a cable actuated clutch pedal. The new system features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for an easy conversion of a cable clutch equippe...
CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE UNVEILS ITS LARGEST, MOST POWERFUL CRATE ENGINE EVER
Chevrolet Performance today introduced the ZZ632/1000* crate enginethe largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand's history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque. This is the biggest, baddest crate engine we've ever built, said Russ O Blenes, GM director of the Performance and Racing Propulsion Team. The ZZ632 sits at the top...
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Alan Felts Forceful on Way to Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category is filled with impassioned competitors. They want to go fast, they want to go rounds and they want to get to the winner's circle. They also face challenges head-on, and among them is Alan Felts of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He's honed in on hauling in his Mustang powered by a small-block Ford pu...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases Lightweight Billet Reservoirs for Remote- or Direct-Mount Master Cylinders
Finned aluminum brake fluid reservoirs from Wilwood give firewalls a unique high-performance look. Machining ribs in the billet reduces weight, now 4.6 oz. - 3 oz. less than Wilwood's standard billet reservoir, and increases surface area for passive cooling. These durable reservoirs hold 4 oz. of fluid and can be mounted directly to Wilwood's single or tandem remote master cylinders, or plumbed...
NMCA Launches Stock Eliminator and Super Stock for 2022 Championship Season
For the past five seasons the NMCA has successfully run the Coan Racing Stock/Super Stock Combo category in its robust championship line-up. New for 2022 will be the independent Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories, both competing for prestigious NMCA championships at all six national events. The competition is fierce in Stock/Super Stock and we've seen a huge growth in the c...
The Science Of StickTotal Venue Concepts delivers a steadily sticky racing surface at every NMRA and NMRA event
By Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff As the tree drops, more than 3,000 horsepower awaits under the composite body of a roaring Pro Mod. Unleashing it sends that thrust to two huge slicks out back. They dig into the track and propel the finely tuned machine past 60 feet in less than a second. At these lofty levels, races are won and lost in this narrow window of hundredths and thousa...
2021 NMCA Specialty Award Voting
The survey linked below features NMCA community members the have been nominated for the 2021 Specialty Awards, which will be celebrated Friday, December 10, 2021 during the NMCA Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the PRI Show. Deadline for voting is October 22, 2021... NO EXCEPTIONS! Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the voting process and for racing with us in 2021! Be...
2021 NMCA Series Champions
With the conclusion of the 2021 NMCA Drag Racing Series, the NMCA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points standnings HERE. The 2021 NMCA Drag Racing series was action-packed throughout all six races. As with any series, racers encountered plenty of ups and downs throughout the year, and most of the championships were still up for grabs as the fina...
Attention Racers 2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMCA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and d...
Attention Racers2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMCA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied ...
Hugger Orange Hot Rod Kevin Lumsden takes on the Chevrolet Performance Stock competition in his iconic 1969 Camaro
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi In 2015, Kevin Lumsden of Royce City, Texas, showed up at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with the first DR525-powered car, a Fourth-Gen Camaro SS destined to compete in the Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center (CPS) class that the NMCA launched for the 2016 racing season. After several seasons racing in CPS,...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Competitor Nicole Liberty-Cach Has a Hands-On Approach to Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA Staff It seems that Nicole Liberty-Cach was destined to be a racer. Her father, Craig Liberty, was racing the very day she was born to her mother, Joelanne Liberty, and then she spent her formative years focusing on everything her father did at his shop, Liberty's Gears in Michigan. She wanted to know what he was building, b...
Eaton's Vehicle Group Launches Aftermarket ELocker Differential for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT
Eaton, a power management company, has announced that its Vehicle Group has launched two aftermarket ELocker differentials for the 2018 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator JT equipped with both manual and automatic transmissions. The electric locking differentials are a dependable option for the off-road enthusiast, needing just one wire to actuate and requiring no addi...
Champion Releases New Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Champion, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has launched its Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid. Champion Racing Power Steering Fluid'reduces temperatures and delivers consistent steering response in competition applications. It has exceptional low temperature flow that reduces initial drag on the racing pump. Its robust formulation is a full-synthetic ...
Diablosport Tuning Available For 2021 Charger/Challenger/300 5.7L and 6.4L
DiabloSport has announced the addition of tuning support for the 2021 model year 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi- powered Chargers and Challengers. As Hemi fans have come to expect, the company offers a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes time to tune late model cars. From PCM swaps to full PKITs that include a new PCM and tuner, the company has something for everyone. Users can expect incr...
2021 NMCA Season Ends with Extreme Eye-popping Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Despite hurdles and hindrances along the way, racers were resilient and resourceful from the first through the final event of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 23-26, 2021 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. They hung tough in the Hoosier State while chasing points and championships, an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Sunday Coverage
Racers were saying that they were going to go after the tune-up and the tree for the final rounds of qualifying yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and they were true to their word. We saw everything from wild wheelies to exciting elapsed times, and when it was all said and done last night, racers began preparing...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Saturday Coverage
There were a ton of fast passes in favorable weather yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were also plenty of personal best elapsed-times, speeds and packages as racers focused on strong finishes at this final NMCA event of the season. While rain fell briefly this morning, the forecast calls for sunshine an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Friday Coverage
While the chase to the 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals championships began back in March, racers have remained unflinching and unwavering despite all of the competition, challenges and calamities that came their way. Starting today at the final race of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, they'll focus on finishing ...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Thursday Coverage
The NMCA celebrates its 20th Annual World Finals event presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis this weekend. Cool weather is on the forecast for the weekend, which means elapsed times will fall as competitors race for the final points in their hunt for an NMCA class championship. Thursdays' schedule can be found at the bottom of the page. Mike Naumann is debutin...
Tin Soldier Race Cars To Field Two Cars at NMCA World Finals
When he's not building race cars with Tin Soldier Race Cars business partner Brad Schnieders, Jason Terrell has been keeping busy on the weekends this year by driving TSR customer Mike Farmer's Second-Gen 1980 Chevy Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. This weekend, the 2020 NMCA season comes to a close with this weekend's NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, and Terrell will...
Dart NA 10.5 Racer Rich Nye Aiming for Final Round in New Car at 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion It was a big deal when Rich Nye returned to Dart NA 10.5 action at the NMCA All-American Nationals in late August at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Instead of rolling out of the trailer his Fox body Mustang, which impacted the retaining wall at the NMCA season opener in March, he rolled out of the trailer his new SN95 Mustang which he purchased from Andy Smith in...
Dart Machinery Introduces New SHP Series Heads For Small Block Chevrolet Engines
Dart Machinery, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2021, has introduced a redesigned and improved SHP Series cylinder head for small block Chevrolet muscle car and street rod applications. Based on the popular 23 valve angle configuration, it features revised port designs to deliver significant power improvements at budget-friendly affordability. Manufactured using a proprietary process ...
Attention Racers Weldon High Performance Racer Appreciation Party, September 23rd
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, September 23rd during the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold beer, music, and an a...
Chip King is Coming to Claim the Championship at NMCA Finals in Indy
The laughing, smiling, jokester known as Chip King is all about having a good time, on and off the racetrack. So, as King heads in to the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana as the points leader for the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod class, he isn't stressing over whether or not he'll walk away ...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals races into 2022 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. The season isn't even over yet and we are ready for the 2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with contracts...
Maximum Safety Installing Maximum Motorsports Bolt-In 6-Point Roll Bar
With as easy as it is to make loads of horsepower these days, eclipsing the OEM safety equipment on the drag strip is fairly easy to do, but companies like Maximum Motorsports offer safety upgrades to keep you safe and to keep you legal with the drag racing sanctioning bodies and tracks. While Maximum Motorsports is largely known for its incredible suspension components for all things late-mode...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motor...
TorqStorm turned to Prestige Motorsports for a boost-ready bullet for Street King competition
Fit For A King Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of TorqStorm Superchargers There are few cars that exemplify the classic muscle car more essentially than the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Likewise, there are few powerplants that embody the essence of potent modern power in swappable form like the vaunted LS. While fans of other brands may disagree, it is hard to argue with the popularity...
POWER T.A.R. TAR, ADHESIVE, & RUBBER REMOVER
VP Power T.A.R. is a quick and safe way to easily remove tire rubber from car paint, vinyl wraps, graphics, decals, and Lexan windshields. It is designed specifically for oil-based contaminants. Just spray it on and wipe it off with a clean rag or towel. VP Power T.A.R. deeply penetrates to remove even'the most caked-on rubber without damaging your expensive race car. For best results, follow up w...
Ray Skillman Auto Group Spikes Purse by $5,000 in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rockets towards the final race of 2021, the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway, it is proud to announce a purse increase for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars eliminator. Ray Skillman Auto Group is increasing the total payout by $5,000, effectively giving the winner a $6,000 payday and $1,000 to the runner-up, plus the ...
Fuelab's New 868 Filters Round Out Its New PRO Series Line
Fuelab has rounded out its new PRO Series line by introducing the 868 PRO Series filters. With a 10gpm rating, these filters offer huge flow capacity with very little pressure drop. First, we developed the 6.0gpm PRO Series spur gear pump, then we refreshed the 565 regulator to go with it, but we knew our existing filter offerings were not up to the task of handling the increased flow , ...
Ingenuity and Inspiration Steer Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and NMCA Staff Chuck Watson II spent countless hours in his youth watching his father, Chuck Watson Sr., work on cars in the garage behind their home. He wanted to know what he was doing, and how he was doing it. And when he asked his father about the flashes of blue that he saw in the garage while peeking from a window in their home la...
RPM Act Update EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA conti...
Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Supercharged Stallion Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Witten by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi As a second-generation racer, Chris Holbrook practically grew up with a wrench in his hand. His entire life has been shaped by his father's influence, from his career on the track to his business building engines, and he's keeping the tra...
Nitrous Supply Develops Pair of Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottles
Mike Thermos and his team at Nitrous Supply have come up with a pair of carbon fiber nitrous bottle packages for serious racers. One has the upgrade Super Flow bottle valve and the other has the unique PowerValve developed by Nitrous Supply and used by many leading racers as it improves performance. The popular Super-Flow valve from Nitrous Supply has several important enhancements, inclu...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases New C2 Corvette Tandem Master Cylinder
Wilwood's Compact Tandem Master Cylinders have been re-engineered, with the correct pushrod length and clevis thread size, for direct mounting to the original-equipment pedal on all 1963-67 C2 model Corvettes with manual brakes. The master cylinders are offered in two bore sizes to provide the correct volume and pressure output to complement Wilwood big brake kits. They may also be used to upgr...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
Written by Mary Lendzion Despite heat, humidity, and heavy rain, racers were incredibly competitive at the NMCA All-American Nationals, Aug. 26-29, 2021, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. They pushed play rather than pause, and took on the challenges that came with tuning and traversing the track in oppressive weather. They wanted to go wheels-up and win, and along the way, they wowe...
VP Trigger Hose Is A Push-Button Solution To Easier Fueling
VP Trigger is a patented push-button, self-venting, control flow valve that's developed for use with 5-gallon Motorsport Containers. It takes seconds to install and makes refueling extremely efficient and a breeze. Simply tilt your container and press the Trigger button for flow and release the Trigger button to quickly stop the flow. As a result of its unique no-spill design, you can say goodbye ...
Sunday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
ELIMINATION RESULTS HERE It's the final day of this year's presentation of the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and racers are eager for eliminations to start. Because this is the second to last race of the season and the chase to the championships is on, we're in for some ambitious and aggressive racing. In addition to www.nmcadigital.com, check out www.ra...
Saturday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
QUALIFYING RESULTS HERE ELIMINATION RESULTSHERE Despite the oppressive heat and humidity that was with us morning, noon and night at the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, racers were tough and tenacious through the qualifying session that lasted until about 11:30 p.m. on Friday. As several of them said, the weather made it challenging to come up with a tune...
Friday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
Get Qualifying Results HERE Racers have arrived for the NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. With a forecast calling for very hot and very humid weather, they will be working very hard to coax as much horsepower as they can out of their combinations, while also trying to stay as cool as possible. In addition to all of the captivating NMCA categori...

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