Parking Map Inside! Anticipation is High for NMCA All-American Nationals with Potential Record Turnout
It is no secret that the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsport Park (Norwalk, OH) going down August 23-26, 2018 is going to be a blockbuster event and the pre-registration response has been overwhelming. Not only could it offer record-breaking turnout in the championship categories, but there are nearly 200 Cobra Jets joining the party in both the Car Show ...
Australian Steve Easton Aiming for Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Moto Lenz and Randy Minadeo More than 30 drivers will give it everything they have to make the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod field at the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend, Aug. 24-26 at Summit Motorsports Parkin Norwalk, Ohio, and among them will be Australian Steve Easton. Easton, a former clutch specialist for John Fo...
NMCA All-American Nationals Thursday Test & Tune Announced (August 23)
NMCA is kicking off the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park with a full Thursday Test & Tune (August 23) that is open to all event competitors and begins at 1PM. The All-American Nationals, happening August 23-26, 2018, will be one of the biggest and most talked about street-legal events of the year as the NMCA event hosts the prestigious Ford Perfor...
New Product ididit Launches ZP Performance Steering Brand and Lightweight Columns
ididit, LLC is taking performance steering in a new direction. Long known for its premier universal and retrofit steering columns for hot rods and custom builds, the company is introducing ZP Performance Steering an ididit quality product for the street performance and sportsman racing markets. We're proud to roll out ZP Performance Steering, our newest ididit brand, said Ted Keating of id...
Spotlight on ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Standout Jeff Frees
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi When Jeff Frees wasn't pumping gas at the service station he worked at as a teenager in the 1970s, he and his brother, Tim Frees, were climbing into the seat-less back of a cargo van to be taken to the track near their Ripon, Wisconsin, home to watch their friends race the 1965 Plymouth Satellite they shared. Instantly inspired, influenced, an...
NMCA Returns to Memphis in 2019
The NMCA will make a return to Memphis International Raceway thanks to facility upgrades as it's bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home. The drag competition and car show event is being dubbed The Memphis Homecoming and it is happening May 2-5, 2019. The history between the organization and the race track goes back to 1992 when Hot Rod Magazine selected M...
Mourning the Loss of NMCA Racer "Sponge Bob" Curran
The NMCA community is mourning the loss of "Sponge Bob" Curran, a former champion in the Xtreme Street ranks. Curran and his Grand Sport Corvette helped define a category that has been a staple in street legal drag racing since the early 2000s. News began circulating of his passing the day after the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Details are minimal at this point but the know...
NMCA Drivers Deliver Double-Dose of Action at NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
More than 600 race cars and 250 show cars arrived for the showdown that is the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The weekend of wild racing was as exciting as expected, and everything escalated when winners in each series ran off at the end of the event as Team NMCA and Tea...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Drivers Mix It Up With NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Drivers at Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
For the first time ever, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers joined hundreds of NMRA and NMCA drivers competing as part of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. This year's event on July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois welcomed beautiful weather and intense, quarter-mile drag racing from some of the finest LS- and LT-...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The first rounds of eliminations were every bit as exciting as expected yesterday at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology at Route 66 Raceway, and the action will escalate today. When it's all said and done, winners will form Team NMCA and Team NMRA and run off for a chance to win the specially-designed and super-dapper Nitto D...
Saturday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
Excitement for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway this weekend had been escalating for months, as drivers in both series were expected to turn up the wick for the late-season points race. That's exactly what they did during Friday's first and second rounds of qualifying. Don Walsh Jr. wheeled to a 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtrem...
Friday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The track is just about ready to go hot here at Rt. 66 Raceway for the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technologies. We go straight into qualifying session number one this morning and we've got over 400 race cars all looking to get down the finely honed 1320. After a wicked wreck wiped out her 1985 Mustang in 2016, Georgi...
Thursday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
It's finally time to kick off the biggest race of the NMRA/NMCA season with the Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. Over 250 race-car-hauling trucks and trailers have poured into Rt. 66 Raceway today alone for what promises to be an epic weekend of racing. A spectacular weather forecast should bring some fantastic day and night action, and today'...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing 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 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Multi-Time Champion Mike Recchia to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photo Courtesy of Mike Recchia When the PDRA announced the elimination of its Pro Extreme class, the 2017 season champion, Mike Recchia, knew he needed a new place to race and decided to return to his NMCA roots. Hailing from Roselle, Illinois, the longtime racer first started with NMCA back in the late 90s when he ran in Pro Street trim. We were bottom feeders back th...
Party Time Racer Appreciation Parties for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, IL
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that there are two Racer Appreciation Parties 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 26-29, 2018. This extra special event is billed as the "Super Bowl" because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for a...
Odd Man Out Scott Libersher's adds a Cobra Jet to his Camaro Collection | Presented by Nitto Tire
No, it isn't April Fool's Day Scott Libersher, the COPO Connoisseur, really has added a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to his collection of Camaros. A longtime Chevy collector as well as an NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock contender, Libersher's addition is actually an acquiescence made out of love for his son-in-law, Dan Condon. Condon himself is a Ford guy, ...
Steve Roden to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in New Car
After piloting a 1956 Pontiac Safari in the 8.50 index category for several years, Steve Roden is preparing to roll a new car out of the trailer at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, July 26-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. It's an SRC Motorsports-built chassis topped with a Hairy Glass-built 1968 Firebird body, and it rolls on a Strange rear-end wi...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Spotlight on Nick McGrath
Interview by Mary Lendzion and photos by Steve Baur Having grown up on a farm in Illinois, Nick McGrath tinkered with tractors a time or two before turning his focus to cars. His first one was a 1984 Buick Riviera that he drove to and from high school but wasn't allowed to park in his parents garage, and his second one was a 1992 Mustang that he drove when he got out of high school and was allo...
New Product Precision Turbo & Engine Gen2 Pro Mod XPR CEA 88mm Turbocharger
Precision Turbo and Engine has added a new size to its line of championship winning and record-setting Pro Mod turbochargers with the release of the new GEN2 Pro Mod 88 XPR Turbocharger. Utilizing an 88mm inducer GEN2 CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) CNC-machined, 2618-forged aluminum compressor and our 108mm exducer CEA turbine wheel, this Pro Mod offers unparalleled performance, gr...
Racers: You need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we need to purge and update our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please click...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Added to Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway
ProMedia Events is proud to announce it is adding the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL) over the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. It is hailed as the largest and wildest street-legal shootout of the year and NMCA officials will be hosting two index categories (the ProForm Rumble and LME...
NMCA Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the NMCA Gear Vendors True Street field will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the ...
New Product Aerospace Components Manual Brake and Pedal Conversion Kit for the S550 Mustang
The Aerospace Components Manual Brake and Pedal Conversion Kit for the S550 Mustangs (2015-2018) saves weight, adds space under a cramped hood, and improves braking. Going manual does not mean sacrificing great braking. With the Aerospace Components Conversion Kit, braking is actually improved! This is accomplished by correcting the pedal ratio and geometry so proper pressures can be achieved, wit...
Lance Keck is Committed to Vortech Superchargers' Continued Growth
Lance Keck has had an appreciation of cars for as long as he can remember. He would watch the Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs, and Mavericks cruising around his family's home in Central Valley, California in his youth, and after serving as a hospital corpsman with the Navy years later, he began drag racing and road racing in a 1969 Camaro, a 1955 Chevy, and assorted Datsuns and Nissans, among o...
Video Inside Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Raceshop Offers Custom Street and Race Engines
One of the leading Chevrolet Performance dealers is Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center as they are a go-to place for the General's crate engine program. However, crate engines don't always scratch the itch for some enthusiasts and for that, the fine folks at Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center created the SDPC Raceshop. The race shop division specializes in custom engines for both the street and strip by offerin...
Mickey Thompson Tires and NMCA Announce Heavy Street for Late Model Muscle Cars
There is no denying that the modern muscle cars have helped launch the new golden age of performance. Joining the new versions of the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are 11-second Jeeps and high-powered sedans from mainstream badges and luxury brands. To celebrate the modern horsepower wars NMCA is teaming up with Mickey Thompson Tires to host a racing category directly aimed at those ranks Mickey...
NMCA NEWS Mid-Season Rule Submissions Deadline is May 30th
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing Series competitors: The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 30th. 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...
Race Wrap 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Back for another great rendition, the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series blew into Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. With a wet forecast dimming racers hopes initially, the weekend took a turn for the better and sunshine was...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 2
Mother Nature was all talk and no action as rain threatened the second round of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series held during the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center at Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park. Fortunately, the event went off with only minimal delays and there was some great heads-up LS-powered, dr...
HHP Racing Joins NMCA with HEMI Hospitality Tent, Special HEMI Awards, & Official Series Sponsorships
NMCA is proud to announce HHP Racing has joined the national event series in a big way with three major sponsorship programs. As one of the leading HEMI speed shops and car builders in the country, HHP Racing is title sponsor of the HEMI Hospitality Tent that will be open to all Dodge / Mopar HEMI Shootout competitors at every NMCA race in 2018. In addition to the HEMI Hospitality Tent, HHP Racing...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Giraffe wrangler, (retired) exotic dancer, and internationally recognized commercial hair model Glenn Pushis has been having a pretty decent week overall. A new engine from SAM Tech has helped him find a lot more horsepower in his '16 Camaro which he is learning to handle through adjusting launch rpm and other variables, but Pushis was more excited last night about what chef Stevie (pictured) ...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Get ready to GRUDGE RACE! This weekend, the hit TV show from PINKS and PINKS all out creator Stephen Pullin, Grudge Race with host Willie B., is being filmed LIVE on-site at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Thanks to sponsor of the Radial Wars category and longtime NMCA supporter, Mickey Thompson, for being on-site this weekend providing tire sales and service for our racers. M/T is located in the ve...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
The track is going hot shortly and we'll have everything from Xtreme Pro Mods to first-time racers with street cars getting on track. It should be a great show! Elizabethtown, Kentucky's Chris Goode is competing in his first NMCA race with his 1998 Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. The Fourth-Gen F-body runs a stock 6.0-liter iron truck block with the coil packs and electronic control module...
Thursday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Test and tune is underway for the 17thAnnual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and while some race are getting some early laps in, others, like ATI Performance Products Nostalgia Super Stock racer Dave Schultz are making some last minute preparations before getting on track. This event plays host to a number of races within a race, as it is h...
Remarkable Racing Runs Deep in Susan Roush McClenaghan's Family
Among Susan Roush McClenaghan's most cherished childhood memories is going to the track with her family to watch her father, Jack Roush, race. She found everything about the experiences to be especially engaging and incredibly inspiring, and she proved that when she went on to restore a 1967 Cougar, navigate for drivers taking part in the Great Race and pilot her 2003, 2001 and 2010 Roush Musta...
Grudge Race TV Show To Be Filmed at Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals May 17-19 at Beech Bend Raceway
Hollywood is coming to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY, May 17-19 as Pullin Media's latest show, Grudge Race, will be filmed on location during the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Pullin Media, which is well known for its PINKS and PINKS All-Out series, will be filming the show's next season, which airs on NBC Sports, during the firs...
NMCA Kentucky Event Racer Stacking and Parking Information
  Wednesday May 11th 10AM Overnight GATE ON beech Bend Rd opens for Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map   Thursday May 12th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 10AM - Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 6PM Racer/Vendor Gate Closes. 6pm Overnight - Stacking in designated area on map   Friday May 13th 9AM Racer ...
Up to $15,000 in FREE Parts Raffle at Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Party May 17 at Beech Bend Raceway
The FREE parts raffle for LSX racers attending the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout party on Thursday, May 17th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the track is massive and growing each day. NMCA expects upwards of $15,000 in total give-away prizes exclusively for LSX racers in attendance at this special dinner party held each year at the Shootout. The LSX Shootout takes place alongside the Quick Fue...
275 Racing Gets Real at LSX Shootout May 17-20 at Beech Bend Raceway with Brian Tooley Racing Real Street Shootout
One of the biggest stops of Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2018 will be the 12th annual LSX Shootout, held May 17-20, 2018 at Beech Bend Raceway. And a major highlight of this year's LSX Shootout is the heads-up Brian Tooley Racing Real Street Shootout, which is a 275 Radial eliminator. Open to all LS-powered Edelbrock Xtreme Street vehicles, the shootout takes place Friday and Saturday...
Video Inside MAHLE Motorsport New Elite Sportsman Drag Racing PowerPak+ Pistons On the Shelf
We recently sat down with Trey McFarland of MAHLE Motorsport to discuss their new piston program, the Elite Sportsman Drag Series PowerPak+ series. The program is designed to produce large volumes of popular piston designs so engine builders and distributors can keep them on the shelf for quick service to customers. MAHLE Motorsport has kicked off the Elite Sportsman Drag Series with the popular b...
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