Jake Conant to Return to NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in 2019
Written by Ainsley Jacobs After deciding to take the 2019 season off from racing to just do life for a while, life responded by saying nope! and gave Jake Conant a great opportunity to get back out there on someone else's dime. In December of 2018, Conant was contacted by a car owner who was looking for someone to campaign it for him. Referred to Conant via PTP Racing's Pat...
50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout Announced
ProMedia Events has been selected to host the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout at its NMCA All-American Nationals event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 22-25, 2019. Presented by COPO Parts Direct, this once-in-a-lifetime special event is open to all Chevrolet COPO Camaro vehicles (tributes/clones permitted). Watch as COPO Camaros invade the Buckeye St...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Joe Baker on the Mend After Wreck at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion Nineteen VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod drivers arrived at the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem last weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida to qualify for a sixteen-car field. Among them was Joe Baker, who recorded a remarkable 3.72 in his 2016 Corvette to lead qualifying, but during the semifinal round of eliminations on Sunday, things went horribly wrong. Baker, w...
Monster Flow, Part 1 Frankenstein's CNC-ported Late-Model Heads
Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of the manufacturer For as long as hot-rodding existed, racers and enthusiasts have been pushing their engines for more horsepower. Whether those powerplants are factory-built or a full-on race pieces doesn't matter, as improving performance is the goal. And since an engine is simply an air pump, enhancing its ability to move air into and out of th...
Hot Sun and Hotshots Abound at NMCA Season-Opener in Florida
Written by Mary Lendzion The racing was incredibly intense and impressive as drivers from across the country threw everything they had at the track for the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 7-10 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. The first of six events on this year's highly anticipated NMCA tour featured side-by-side passes, personal bests and records made by racers dead set ...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Things get real today at the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem held at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Qualifying closed out last night, and today racers either advance or go home. Those who survive the rounds will celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and take home some fat contingency checks. And, while the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout wrapped last night, the quickest modern HEMI-po...
Joe Baker Alert and Transported to Local Medical Center After On-Track Incident
Xtreme Pro Mod driver Joe Baker was involved in an on-track incident at Bradenton Motorsports Park earlier this afternoon during the semifinals of the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event. The NMCA safety team extricated Baker from the vehicle. Upon extrication, Baker was alert, talking, and moving his extremities. Baker was transported to a local medical center for a complete evaluation.
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Friday evening the things got real at the 17th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem held at Bradenton Motorsports Park, highlighted by a horde of VP Racing Fuels Pro Mod monsters and a slew of Holley EFI Factory Super Cars competitors that filled up the remains slots in the coveted Holley EFI 7-second Club, which awarded $1,000 to its inductees. Racers also took the first step toward the quest to end up in th...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Today it gets real at the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem. After yesterday's test sessions, racers are gearing up for the first round of qualifying, which will pave the way for one victor in each class to make a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. However, we still have a lot of action before Sunday's eliminations go down. Today is particularly significant for the competitors in t...
Thursday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
As cold blankets much of the country, racers headed south to kick the tires and light the fires at the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem. Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, the NMCA series runs through six events with the season opener kicking off at Bradenton Motorsports Park today under sunny skies and cool weather. The racer rigs were lined up early this morning in anticipation of getting on the dra...
Big Three Add $1,000 Bonus to the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Car Purse for 2019
The biggest racing news out of Detroit are the red-hot factory drag car programs offered by Chevrolet Performance, Dodge // Mopar, and Ford Performance, proving grassroots drag racing is a key market for their involvement. Those three companies are proud to announce a $1,000 bonus program if their brand wins that will be thrown on top of the NMCA winner's purse through the 2019 season. Nearly f...
Sign-Up for 2019 Racer Text Message System
For nearly two years NMCA officials have used the Racer Text Message System as a means to communicate better with racers. This valuable tool is used to announce scheduling updates, staging lane calls, weather alerts, driver meetings, and much more through an event weekend. The Racer Text Message System will become even more valuable as we enter 2019. We encourage all racers and crews to si...
Detroit Truetrac, MagnaFuel, and Gear Vendors Continue Class Sponsorships in 2019.
The NMCA is excited to announce that Detroit Truetrac, MagnaFuel, and Gear Vendors all are continuing their class sponsorships in 2019. Detroit Truetrac differentials, an EATON brand, is in many street and strip cars around the world providing optimum torque transfer. In 2019 they will continue sponsoring the Nostalgia Muscle Car class. The Open Comp class will once again be backed by MagnaFu...
Weldon Racer Appreciation Party March 7th at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in Bradenton Motorsports Park
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, March 8-11. This Weldon Pump sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, March 8th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and all racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited ...
Huge Manufacturers Midway Planned for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem!
When the Worlds Fastest Street Cars of NMCA invade Bradenton Motorsports Park it can only be described as MAYHEM! This year's NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem season-opening event will be off the hook crazy with wild heads-up drag racing, a huge late-model and vintage car show, used parts swap meet, and a HUGE manufacturers midway. Be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the track March 7th thru 10th for grea...
Huge 2019 Contingency Update
We have a huge update this tie around for 2019 Contingency Sponsors. As often happens, we get a rush right before the season begins, and this year is no exception. To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the list will be updated often so check back freque...
Precision Turbo Trifecta Bonus Program Returns to NMCA in 2019!
Precision Turbo is proud to continue its successful Trifecta Bonus program in NMCA for 2019. It gives racers the ability to collect a bonus check for utilizing three Precision Turbo & Engine products on their racecar in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw, and Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Racers eligible must utilize a Precision turbo, wastegate, and blow-off valve a...
NMCA Hosts Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the addition of the Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil at all six national events in 2019. The HEMI Quick 8 takes the top 8 finishers in the popular Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout and enters them in a heads-up competition on Sunday with the winner walking away with $800 cash and an NMCA Victor award. The Dodge // Mopar...
Mickey Thompson Backs NMCA Street Outlaw in 2019
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels is the official sponsor of the Street Outlaw drag racing category for the 2019 National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) season. Mixing big power with small tires, Street Outlaw is NMCA's 275 radial championship category. Running at every event on the schedule, it attracts premier competitors battling for a prestigious NMCA championship. Leading the small tire ...
Eric Kenward's Wheelie Wagon Will Rise Again
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by the FSC Staff Sometimes it takes a major event to inspire change. For Eric Kenward, a hot date with the wall in late 2017 motivated the man to rebuild so that his wheelie wagon would rise again. Back in 2016, Kenward was on a roll. His 79 Chevy Malibu wagon was a winner, as he picked up not only the NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street championship title...
Scoggin-Dickey, Coan, and Quick Fuel Technology Renew Class Sponsorships
The NMCA is pleased to announce that Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, along with Coan Engineering and Quick Fuel Technology all have renewed their class sponsorships for this upcoming season. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, long known as one of the largest suppliers of GM and Chevrolet Performance Parts, will continue to sponsor the NMCA's only spec engine class Chevrolet Performance Stock. Coan E...
NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Adam Flamholc to Race in U.S., Russia and Europe in 2019
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Adam Flamholc After a strenuous season of racing that had substantial success and setback, Swedish driver Adam Flamholc flew to a third place finish in the ambitious and aggressive NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod category in 2017. Fans and fellow racers wanted to see even more of the crowd-pleasing and competitive driver in 2018, but Fl...
More Contingency Sponsors Added as the Week Comes to a Close
More 2019 contingency sponsors have been added to the rapidly growing list this week, so you may want to check it out as the season closes in. Remember, the list is being updated constantly.    To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the li...
Enjoy More Than Racing While in Bradenton
The 2019 NMCA season opens with the with the 17th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-10 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the Gulf Coast to tons o...
NMRA/NMCA Hosts EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown at All-Star Nationals Event
The EATON Corporation revolutionized the Roots supercharged world when it released its Twin Vortices Series technology, applying it to both OEM and aftermarket applications. Their twist on efficiency made the TVS supercharger the right choice for high-performance applications and the on-track performances prove it, especially with its new TVS 2650 rotor package. To show off its capabilities, ...
New Updates to the 2019 NMCA Contingency Program
More 2019 Contingency Sponsors have been added to the list this week as we get closer to the start of the new season. Keep in mind the list is being updated constantly.    To see the complete list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the list will be updated ...
New Product AEM CD Carbon Digital Dash Mounting Solution
AEM has released Ram Mounts Adapter Brackets for CD Carbon Digital Dashes (PNs 30-5545 for CD-5 Carbon and 30-5546 for CD-7 Carbon). These brackets allow you to easily install a CD-5 or CD-7 Carbon Digital Dash Display through suction, hard mount, or roll cage/bar mount using Ram Mounts innovative mounting solutions! It's the perfect accessory for quickly installing a CD Carbon dash, f...
Mickey Thompson, Edelbrock and FST Carburetors Return as Sponsors this Season
The NMCA is excited to announce that Mickey Thompson, Edelbrock and FST Carburetors are continuing their sponsorships of NMCA classes in 2019. Mickey Thompson, a name synonymous with championships across most motorsports platforms, has been the shoe of choice for many NMCA champions as well. In 2019 they'll continue to back the outrageous Street Outlaw class. Edelbrock, which remains an in...
Breaking News Roger Conley Named NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director
The NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce Roger Conley as the National Tech Director, overseeing technical and safety operations for the leading street-legal drag racing organization. Conley comes to ProMedia Events & Publishing with extensive experience in data acquisition and power adder segments along with a high-level of motorsports background that spans o...
Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at COMP Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming May 2-5, 2019
It is Lucky Number 13 for the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout, the longest running LS-based national event and it goes down at Memphis International Raceway (Millington, TN) May 2-5, 2019 during the COMP Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming national event. NMCA officials are giving away over $50,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways in this special stop on the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. ...
Spotlight on 2018 NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars Champion James Lawrence
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi James Lawrence has had a passion for powerful cars for as long as he can remember. He started out with radio-controlled cars as a child and went on to street-racing as a teen and drag racing as an adult, and the Power Automedia CEO has been successful every step of the way. After driving to the NMCA West ProCharger Limited Street champ...
New Product Vortech's 3,000+hp Capable V-30 131A Centrifugal Supercharger
A few years ago Vortech revamped its racing supercharger line-up, slapping the V-30 moniker on the racing-oriented gear case, and then stacking a variety of impellers and compressor covers on the backside of it. On the surface, the group simplified the identification process but in reality it was a complete reset on the racing program and the biggest of the bunch is the behemoth on these pag...
Tech Review: Aerospace Components Ceramic-Bearing Vacuum Pump
By Pat Bateman Bolting a vacuum pump to a race engine is an age-old way to improve ring seal, reduce windage, and reduce parasitic losses. In the quest to squeeze every last drop of performance out of a combination, racers are always seeking a bit more. That's why Aerospace Components offers an upgrade to improve its vacuum pumps and extend their lives in the harshest of environments. Our ...
Blue Streak Matt Salminen's NMCA Nitrous Pro Street 1969 Camaro
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi While watching his brothers work on their muscle cars as a youth, Matt Salminen learned a lot. Whether they were swapping tires or engines, he was intrigued, interested and itching to help, and eventually, they let him. A few years later, when he was 16, he got his hands on a 1978 Volare that his father purchased for his mother but she didn't want, an...
2019 Contingency List Continues to Grow
The list of 2019 NMCA Contingency Sponsors continues to grow as we've added several more companies who will be supporting your racing efforts this season. As we've done in past years, we will update you as we continue to add more sponsors. To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is t...
2019 Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Rules Released

The NMCA today released the 2019 rules for the popular and ever-growing Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Class -- a class specifically designed for late model Detroit Muscle cars.

To see the rules click >>HERE<< then scroll down to the "2019 Factory Super Cars," where you can download a pdf file to review.

New Product Flex-A-Lite LoBoy Flex-Wave Electric Fan
Flex-A-Lite has now incorporated its Flex-Wave electric-fan blade into the LoBoy 16-inch fan to create a new, class-leading fan assembly. Making use of the aerodynamic efficiencies in the patent-pending Flex-Wave fan blade, the LoBoy electric fan produces alcass-leading 3,000 cfm of airflow. In our testing, the LoBoy Flex-Wave electric fan had 33 percent more airflow than the leading competi...
New Product Performance Distributors Go-Fast Green Live Wires
Get that attention getting look from Performance Distributors new Go-Fast Green Live Wire plug wires.  Approximately 1/2 in diameter, the Go-Fast Green Live Wires perform as good as they look.  The low resistance Green wires delivers maximum spark energy to your plugs.  Performance Distributors LIVE WIRES is a revolutionary type of spark plug wire.  The wire come...
Beat the Heat, Get an Awning
Holiday Industries, a leader in the design and manufacturing of race trailer awnings and canopies for the motorsports community for over 30 years, became the Official Awning of the NMRA and NMCA. Based in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Holiday Industries outstanding race trailer awnings and canopies help racers beat the elements, then beat the competition. Offerings include cantilevered canopies, si...
VP Racing Fuels, Holley EFI and ARP Renew Class Sponsorships
VP Racing Fuels, Holley EFI and ARP will all be returning as class sponsors in 2019. VP, will continue with their backing of Xtreme Pro Mod, the quickest and fastest class in the series, while Holley EFI retains the Factory Super Car class, where the Big Three battle it out with their late model muscle. Nitrous Pro Street will one again be carrying the ARP banner as the NMCA moves into a new seas...
2019 NMCA Contingency Sponsors Rolling in
The 2019 racing season is just weeks away, and the NMCA, once again, will have one of the best contingency programs in the drag racing spectrum. As we've done in past years, we will update you as we continue to add more sponsors. To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, w...
New Product Eaton Ring & Pinion Sets
Eaton's new ring and pinion sets are ideal for the performance enthusiast with an assortment of gear ratios available for over a dozen different rear axle styles. Whether used for street or off-road applications, or for competing on the track, they are an ideal addition to pair with Eaton's broad portfolio of performance differentials. These ring and pinion sets build on Eaton's long history of b...
Breaking News: Eric Gustafson's Coast Packing ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro Goes 3.67 at 200 mph | Presented by Nitto Tire
With PTP Racing handing the tuning of the Haltech Elite 2500 and Pro Stock badass Larry Morgan handled the driving chores of the Coast Packing 1969 Camaro, the team just rocked the Pro Mod world with a 3.67 at 200 mph run during testing at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The Coast Packing team made big noise last year in NMCA competition with its owner, Eric Gustafson, behind the wheel. ...
Continued Celebration Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at all NMCA Events in 2019
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components is continuing their long-standing sponsorship of the biggest party of the event weekend with the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle for 2019. The Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, formed in 2015, provides racers, families, and friends a chance to celebrate the monumental moment in style and wi...
Total Venue Concepts Continues Track Services for NMRA/NMCA Events in 2019
ProMedia Events & Publishing, parent company of NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is proud to announce that Total Venue Concepts will continue to provide the track preparation services at all NMRA and NMCA events in 2019. The Total Venue Concepts will provide track specialists and industry-leading rotators, scrapers, and other equipment at all ten national events to ensure op...
Carl Tasca is Impressively Carrying on Family Legacy
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi While many of Carl Tasca's childhood friends would go to each other's homes after school to play, he would go to his father Bob Tasca's dealership to work. Famously located at 777 Taunton Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island, he would wash car after car, hour after hour. After he washed what he was certain was a million cars, he would ask his...
Jeff Knox's True Street Nova is a Knockout on Nitrous
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi A passion for power came early in life for Jeff Knox, as he would go motocross and off-road racing as a child growing up in southern California. By the time he was fifteen years old, he was flipping through the pages of a publication called the Recycler and saw a 1972 Nova with a 350 cubic-inch engine, two-barrel carburetor and single ...
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