Two Times the Talent at Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi NMCA and NMRA drivers teamed up to put down twice as much power in the Prairie State for the 14th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors, July 25-28 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. With their sights set on the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and season championship points at thi...
Sunday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
With one round of eliminations completed the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors hits the home stretch as racers battle it out for a shot at a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Today will also see the eight quickest racers from the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout will clash in the ArringtonPerformance HEMI Quick 8 Presen...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 3
As we reached the middle of the season, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series classes were pushing hard. Not only were they hoping to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors, but they were jockeying for position in the season points standings with only two more...
Saturday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Excitement builds today at Route 66 Raceway as the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors gets into the thick of the action. With a round of qualifying on the slate, racers will have their last crack at jockeying for position on the ladders in the morning before round one of competition kicks into gear as racers strive toward a trip to ...
Friday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Today the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors kicks it up a notch as racers lock and load for the first round of qualifying. Competitors will begin to see just how their cars stack up against the competition as they jockey for position on the ladder. With the eventual goal of heading to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, racer...
Thursday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
The sun is shining down on the track surface at Route 66 Raceway in Joilet, Illinois, and the time is here for the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors. The crown jewel of the mid-season for both the NMRA and NMRA squads, the event will see both series run in tandem with racers seeking to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle...
New Product DeatschWerks Coyote & LS1/LS6 Fuel Rails
DeatschWerks has expanded its fuel rail product category to include two popular modern-muscle applications: Ford Mustang 5.0 Coyote and GM LS1/LS6. Both the Mustang and GM LS rails have a starting retail price of $259. These rails are available immediately for order from DW dealers and distributors around the world. The DW fuel rails are CNC'd from billet T6061 aluminum with integrated brack...
NASCAR AGAIN! NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway
For the second year in a row the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street cruise will visit the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR oval for a unique and exclusive experience. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and...
New Product Speedtech Performance Drag Sub-frame and Spindle for Camaro and Nova
Speedtech Performance, who is well-known in the performance handling markets, has expanded their offerings to include drag racing specific front sub-frames for 67- 69 Camaro and 68- 72 Nova. The tubular front-end can be bolted to the firewall for ease of installation and includes large diameter chromoly upper and lower control arms. The sub-frame can use factory or Speedtech aluminum spindles...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 25-28
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 25, and culminates on Sunday, July 28, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to ca...
NMRA/NMCA Technical Department Statement Reminder on Turbocharger Modification
July 17, 2019 - The NMRA/NMCA Technical Department addressed turbo modifications in 2019 class rule sets and again in a statement on March 26, 2019. Over the last few months, the NMRA/NMCA Technical Department have seen several turbochargers (not in competition) that feature modified turbine wheels. This type of modification is highly susceptible to failure due to the center hub being cut-down fro...
Nitto Tire Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce the Nitto Tire Racer Appreciation Party scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. This extra special event is billed as the Super Bowl because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for an all-...
Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts Bonus Program
Nearly a year ago the racing community said good-bye to our friend and former NMCA champion Bob Curran. This year the Curran family wanted to memorialize Bob at his home track during one of his favorite events of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, held at Route 66 Raceway over the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. Moving forward the NMRA vs. NMCA match race at...
While Racing Two Cars in NMCA, Andy Warren Adds NHRA To His Resume
By Mary Lendzion Always open to new challenges, Andy Warren accepted an offer to drive fellow racer Scott Libersher's Gas Monkey Garage COPO Camaro this year. It would be in addition to driving his own Caprice to chase an eighth championship in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, but he was determined to be competitive in two different cars and in two different categories. He showed h...
Where It All Started Frankenstein Engine Dynamics
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Frankenstein Engine Dynamics From his teenage days porting cylinder heads and learning theory from a NASCAR veteran, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics mastermind Christopher Frank has been involved with practically every form of professional motorsport and his company is rapidly gaining popularity as a result. Originally from Florida, Frank, no...
Twice As Nice Adding two wastegates for more control
The wastegate is a simple device. Its main function is to regulate boost pressure by venting excess exhaust gases into the atmosphere. It provides excellent boost control on turbocharged vehicles, and is a critical piece of the puzzle to achieving maximum power output regardless of engine combination or turbocharger size. Over the last several years, turbocharger technology has improved perform...
TascaParts.com Named Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of NMCA
TascaParts.com has been named the Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals through the end of 2019. The NMCA partners with several aftermarket performance parts manufacturers but when racers and fans need OEM replacement parts, they can turn to TascaParts.com for exceptional customer service and prices that fall below wholesale pricing. TascaParts.com stocks thou...
Racer Update for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Rt. 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois
Heading into the biggest race of the year for the NMCA, the event staff has made some arrangements that should make things a bit easier for racers. Ice, a rather important commodity at drag strips these days not just for spectators, but race cars as well, will be sold at Concession Stand S14 located on the south side of the grandstands (same side as pits). A 22 lbs. bag retails for $10 and ice ...
Tech Review Aerospace Components 2010-2015/2016-2019 Camaro Brake Kits
  Written By Steve Baur Photography Courtesy of Aerospace Components and Gwatney Performance Innovation From the whirling, buzzing and busy CNC machines at Aerospace Components comes the company's latest high-performance brake upgrades whittled out of billet aluminum and designed specifically for 2010-2015 and 2016-2019 Camaros. Aerospace Components offers both front and rear brak...
Aeromotive 25th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, August 1st
In 1994, Steve Matusek, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, started Aeromotive, Inc on the strength of his vision, dedication to excellence and a commitment to developing the pinnacle of performance products. A quarter-century later, the company he founded has become an all-American success story worth celebrating and that's the plan when Aeromotive hosts its 25th anniversary celebration. ...
AEM Releases New Stainless Steel Water/Methanol Injection Solenoid
AEM has released a stainless steel Water/Methanol Injection Solenoid (PN 30-3326) that eliminates any chance of water/methanol flow into the inlet when the WMI system is not engaged. This affordable water/methanol injection accessory features high flow capability (3,600cc/min) and an impressively low current draw of only 0.75A that does not require the use of an additional relay. The valve body fe...
New Product Racetech USA 4100HR Racing Seat
Today's drag race vehicle interiors are getting more complicated as safety continues to evolve as cars get quicker and faster. Any serious small-tire or Pro Modified racecar features either an SFI style cage design, which includes a funny car hoop with accompanying bars to create a cocoon around the driver for maximum protection in a roll-over situation. Racetech has been a standard seat in many h...
Driven Racing Oil's New GP-1 Synthetic Blend High Performance Motor Oil
GP-1 from DRIVEN Racing Oil features a high zinc content specifically engineered and tested to deliver Increased horsepower along with more than 30 percent better engine wear protection, compared to the competition. The new oil has been uniquely compounded from Pennsylvania Grade Petroleum. If you've ever studied high performance lubricants you've probably heard that Pennsylvania Grade sourced ...
NMCA Technical Department Makes Rule Adjustment To The NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Class
Based on NMCA Factory Super Cars performance data from the first two NMCA events of the 2019 season, the NMCA Technical Department made the following adjustments effective immediately: 1. Increase the supercharger top pulley size on the 2019 COPO 350 combination from 3.350 inches to 3.500 inches. This will decrease the 2019 COPO 350 combination supercharger overdrive from 147.5 percent to 136.6...
Keep It Clean NEW, NON-SFI RATED ENGINE DIAPER FROM STROUD SAFETY!
Stroud Safety's new Non-SFI Engine Diaper provides the Sportsman competitor with an economical and effective solution for oil and debris containment in the event of catastrophic engine failure. These diapers are constructed with the same ballistic nylon used on the company's SFI approved diapers. They also feature 4,000-pound strapping and the highest quality lugs and fitments unlike the inferior ...
Ray Barton Racing Engines Ups The Ante for 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout at NMCA All-American Nationals
Ray Barton Racing Engines, a major supplier of COPO Camaro engines in Stock and Super Stock, is adding thousands of dollars to the winner's purse for the 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout, held exclusively at Summit Motorsports Park during the NMCA All-American Nationals over the weekend of August 22-25, 2019. The high-acclaimed engine builder from Pennsylvania is swelling the purse to $5,0...
Wenrick Motorsports' Flawless 1966 Nova. Own It Today Because You Deserve It!
We don't make it a habit of posting cars for sale, but there is a soft spot in the RPD staff members' hearts for Jarod Wenrick's beautiful 1966 Chevy Nova II. Ever since the car made its NMCA debut at the Norwalk race in 2015, the car set a new standard for coolness when it comes to race cars. Just today, the car's owner, Jarod Wenrick posted the car on Facebook for sale, so we called the Tipp Cit...
Not Your Daddy's Caddy Your father never drove a Cadillac CTS-V like Camp and John Stanley's Pro Mod
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Drag racing is inherently punk rock. There's something rebellious about strapping oneself to a machine making several thousand horsepower and flying down a strip of concrete with the only concern being how quick the car can go. Nothing matters except beating the guy in the other lane, being the first to the stripe, the first to the record...
New Product SAFE RACE Coolant
This year was the 103rd running of The Indy 500 and it produced a remarkable display of tenacity from 15th qualifier young Aussie James Davison. Driving the SAFE Antifreeze | Coolant sponsored entry of Jonathan Byrd Racing, Davison made it up to 4th spot before he was spun nearly 180 degrees near his pit box by Penske driver former winner Helio Castroneves. Fortunately, no one was injured or equip...
Video Inside Take A Ride with Street Outlaw/X275 Racer Brian Criste
In today's street-legal drag racing world it seems as if the LS and small-block Ford dominate the small tire ranks, such as NMCA/NMRA Street Outlaw and X275 and Xtreme Street/Renegade/Ultra Street. So when we spot a powerplant that isn't either of those platforms, we tend to get excited. Current NMCA racer, who is also an old school NMCA competitor from the '90s, Brian Criste hauls his 1989 Chevy ...
New Product Moroso LS Drag Race 7.5-inch Deep Oil Pan for 5th Gen Camaro and COPO Camaro
Moroso introduces a GM LS Drag Race 7-1/2" deep, Aluminum oil pan, Part No. 21158 for 2010-2015 Camaro and 2012-2015 C.O.P.O. Camaro. Features a trap door baffle assembly, anti-climb baffle and anti-slosh baffle to keep oil contained in the oil pump pickup area during Drag Racing. Oil Pan has a billet aluminum rail with a fabricated aluminum sump and clears 4.25" stroke with most steel rods. Can b...
FST Carburetors NA 10.5 Driver John Langer is Fierce in Rebuilt Firebird
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by FSC Staff When John Langer was growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he would listen to stories about his father racing Fairlanes, a Cortina and other cars before he was born. Then, he would visit his father, an automotive mechanic, at work, and it wasn't long before he was reaching for the tools in his father's tool box. By the time he was 19, Langer...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Debuts Different Car
By Mary Lendzion For the past two years, Jackie Slone held his own while driving his David Janes Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro-bodied car in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod. He went as quick and fast as 3.78 and 200 mph in the eighth-mile in the car, but he recently decided to sell it and purchase the Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro-bodied car previously owned by Richard Freeman a...
2019 Mid-Season Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has updated the 2019 class rules to reflect mid-season changes. Classes which have had changes made with have an update date of (6-1) in red. Thanks to everyone for their input on these changes. They may be found >>here<<
Friendly Pet Reminder from the NMRA/NMCA Staff
In light of recent incidents, the NMRA/NMCA Event Team would like to remind all NMRA/NMCA racers, crew, sponsors and fans that every track on the NMRA and NMCA Tour has rules and requirements for your pets please leash your dogs and pick up after your pets! The NMRA and NMCA event team have had to deal with several incidents and complaints regarding unleashed pets and our team felt it necessary...
NEW Performance Street Torque Converters From TCT
The Bottle Rocket Series of torque converters is here! TCT (Torque Converter Techniques), the converter division of Dynamic Racing Transmissions, has'developed two levels of converters tailored to make your Street Rod or Street Machine the KING of the boulevard! The Bottle Rocket level is perfect for the street rod and street machine with a mild cam, performance intake, small tube headers and p...
Classics Set In Bronze Race Star Wheels Launches New Finish For Popular Wheels
  Race Star Wheels will now offer its popular 32 Mirage, 92 Drag Star Bracket Racer and 95 Recluse wheels in bronze starting this June. We received really great feedback on the new bronze finish and I'm excited to see them on more cars in the very near future, said Race Star owner L.B. Davis. Race Star Wheels are designed for performance street and drag strip use. All Race Star wheel...
SCREAMING CONE DON T TREAD ON ME TEE AVAILABLE NOW ON POWERMALLSTORE.COM
If turning corners is your passion...we have a tee just for you! Wear this iconic tee as the Screaming Cone boldly declares Don't Tread On Me on the back. The front of this 100% cotton charcoal tee has the NMCA WEST Auto-X logo as well. Autocrossers unite! Tread on over and get your Screaming Cone tee today at POWERMALLSTORE.COM! Available in men's sizes S - 3X. It's a killer tee with a killer d...
Tech Review Aeromotive Brushless Fuel Pumps
By Steve Turner Photos by Fastest Street Car and Aeromotive Editor's Note Aeromotive is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019 and the company is still actively supporting racers in the NMRA and NMCA series with a robust contingency program. Visit NMRA and NMCA event pages for the extensive list of products eligible for the all-cash contingency rewards. Aeromotive's Jeff Stacy told RPD/FSC...
Gallery INSIDE ATI Performance Products Muscle Car Madness presented by Deuce Machining
  The NMCA moved to Memphis International Raceway for its third stop of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs, and a special feature of the Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming event was the first-ever ATI Performance Products Memphis Muscle Car Madness presented by Deuce Machining, which pitted the Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia ...
Car Show, NMCA Memphis, Tennessee
Best of Show Winner: Ricky Ransome, Coldwater, MS, 1965 Corvette Best of Show Winner: Ricky Ransome, Coldwater, MS, 1965 Corvette Best of Show Winner: Ricky Ransome, Coldwater, MS, 1965 Corvette Best Body & Paint Winner: Ricky Ransome, Coldwater, MS, 1965 Corvette 1967-69 Camaro Winner: Bert Wilkinson, Millington, TN, 1969 Camaro 1970-81 Camaro class wi...
NMCA News Mid-Season Rule Requests Due by May 24th
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing Series competitors The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Friday May 24th. The staff is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in ...
A Mad Amount of Muscle and Hustle at NMCA Memphis Event
Written by Mary Lendzion While the forecast wasn't favorable, racers still rolled into the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming, May 2-5 at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee to vie for valuable championship points and the Victor trophies awaiting them in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, where the cars tend to be unruly and unpredict...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Sizzles in Memphis
Written by Mary Lendzion Drivers were dialed in and deadly for the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series 13th Annual LSX Shootout, which was held along with the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming, May 2-5 at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee. In Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, Haley Burkhammer hightailed it to a 10.16 in her Camaro to...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Wheelies were wild and elapsed-times were exceptional before rain fell over the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming yesterday at Memphis International Raceway. When it was determined that we wouldn't be able to get back to racing at a reasonable hour, qualifying was set, with some classes having completed two rounds and some classes having completed three rounds. Now, we're pumped for all ...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming Coverage presented by Edelbrock
There were two rounds of qualifying during Friday's running of the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway, and as always, racers proved that they were ready, willing and able to put down massive amounts of power. Among them was Don Walsh Jr., who wheeled his Corvette to an incredible 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, and Bill Skillman, wh...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming Coverage presented by Edelbrock
The NMCA hosted a great day of testing on Thursday and today we kick things off with one more test session and two qualifiers. Going into this weekend, the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Mustangs in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars are still looking very strong. Last night, LSX racers enjoyed the annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout racer appreciation party held pit side after the test and tu...
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