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...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Homecoming Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It 's been an easy test and tune session for the opening day of the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Homecoming here at Memphis International Raceway, but the action ramps up tomorrow with qualifying. VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jim Widener was swapping on a different set of front tires this morning as he looks to change the rollout at the starting line of his nitrous-oxide-assisted, and ...
UPR Products Car Show NMCA Commerce, Georgia
Best GM and Best Paint, 1955 Chevrolet, Ron Massow Best Chrysler, 1967 Dodge Coronet, Robert Orstadius Best Chevelle and Best Interior, 1969 Chevelle, Tommy Ellison Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Host Car Club, Unstabled Mates Mustang Clu...
New Product Sonnax 4R70W/AOD-E Smart Tech Drum Upgrade
Imagine racing a Ford with an automatic that can go head-to-head with the durability of a Powerglide, 400 or 4L80. Confidently running big power through AODE, 4R70W series transmissions is now a reality. Sonnax the most trusted name in transmission innovation is proud to announce the innovative new Smart-Tech direct clutch drum and shaft kit. Proven to handle even the most extreme torque and ...
New Product QA1 Full Suspension Solutions for C10 Square Bodies
Now you can upgrade all four corners of your 1973-1987 C10 with a new torque arm design for the rear of the square body pickups, a complement to the front suspension systems released last year. Available now for preorder, the systems will begin shipping at the end of May 2019. With these all-new, engineered-from-scratch rear systems, truck owners can add modern performance to a pickup that was ...
$12,000 FREE Raffle at LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Happy Hour
The FREE parts raffle for LSX racers attending the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, May 2nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Memphis International Raceway. It will include beer, wine, margaritas and finger food! NMCA has secured approximately $12,000 in give-away prizes exclusively for LSX racers in attendance at this special LSX Shootout Racer Appreciati...
Keep Your Pistons Covered
Keep your pistons free of dings, dirt, and grit in the pits or at the shop. Made from durable ballistic nylon, these stylish covers from Stroud Safety protect your pistons so they are ready to go during engine rebuilds! Stroud Safety has been supplying competitive drivers with drag chutes and launchers, seat belts, window nets, ballistic blankets and diapers, fire suits, safety apparel, fire su...
Strange Engineering's New Quick Release Steering Coupler
Strange Engineering continues to improve and expand its superior line of products with the introduction of the new Quick Release Steering Coupler for Sparco steering wheels (Part #Q1200SPAR). Strange Engineering is proud to offer the SFI certified quick release steering coupler for the Sparco steering wheels. This new addition is made with the same high quality materials and tolerances as the e...
Nitto Takes Its Popular NT555 Tire to the Next Level With the NT555 G2
The Nitto Tire brand entrenched itself in the hot late-model Mustang scene over two decades ago and since then, the company has grown by leaps and bounds and can be seen on any brand of late-model muscle car, as well as restored and restomodded classics, and more. The Nitto NT555 tire that started it all has been supremely successful, and helped launch a number of other Nitto Tire models, includin...
Muscle Car Shootout In Memphis
With the NMCA's move to Memphis International Raceway for its third stop of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs, the staff has been looking for ways to mix things up. At this event, the NMCA's championship classes will be joined by the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout the second stop of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series as well as the Factory Appearing Stock Tir...
Crate Motor Chaos Sealed Stock Shootout Gallery From Atlanta
  The Sealed Stock All-Star Shootout held during the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport held at Atlanta Dragway in April has become a much talked about part of the racing season as it pits NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock racers against Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center racers, ...
New Product IDIDIT Performance Quick-and-Easy Steering Wheel Centering
Racers who require a removable steering wheel can now be assured of perfect wheel centering every time, thanks to the IDIDIT Performance Quick-Release Steering Hub, which now comes standard with a Centering Pin. IDIDIT Performance has upgraded all of its 5- and 6-bolt steering hubs to include a centering pin as part of the quick-release hub that allows the steering wheel to be smoothly engaged ...
May the 4th Be Xtreme with Brian Tooley Racing LSX Real Street Shootout
This year is lucky number 13 for the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout as it celebrates the thirteenth gathering under that moniker. The annual get-together goes down May 2-5, 2019 at hallowed grounds Memphis International Raceway during the COMP Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming. The facility is not only the birthplace for the street car movement, but also the location of the first LSX Shootout back ...
NMCA Technical Department Makes rule adjustments to the NMCA FST N/A 10.5 class
The NMCA Technical Department released today additional 2019 Rule Adjustments in the Fuel Systems Technology N/A 10.5 class. Unless otherwise noted in this document, these adjustments will be in effect immediately. The 2019 NMCA Rulebook Amendments and Clarifications can be found under the 2019 Rules Revisions & Clarifications link HERE.
New Product Moroso GM LS Ignition Wire Sets with Aluminum Boots
Moroso released GM LS Ignition Wire Sets with aluminum shielded spark plug boots, Part No. 73659 have blue wire, Part No. 73679 have red wire and Part No. 73730 have black wire. The wires are 9-. long, fit Moroso Tall Valve Covers or OEM Valve Covers, OEM and Aftermarket Coils. Like all Moroso Ultra 40 ignition wire they have a highly engineered spiral wound conductor, locking stainless steel ter...
Mickey Thompson/VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Gallery INSIDE Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
The 11th annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway provided a unique opportunity for the 275 radial racers in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw. The two categories run as one due to the rules package being a direct crossover. This year the NMRA/NMCA tech officials put the two Street Out...
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