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...
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 ...