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...
$15,000 Up For Grabs 12th Annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Party Announced!
Every year one of the highlights of the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is the Thursday evening Racer Appreciation Dinner & Party. This year it will take place at the track on Thursday, May 17th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. NMCA will once again host this very special 12th annual welcome party for all Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout participa...
Andy Manson Making Moves in Street Outlaw with Car and Combination Upgrades
Even though Andy Manson has always been a force in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw, he took time off last year to focus on fine-tuning his car and combination to make them even more formidable. He began by delivering his Mustang to Chris Acors of Acors Performance for some chassis upgrades and a new set of zoomie headers, and he hired his longtime engine builder,...
Chevrolet Performance Ups the Ante with LSX Bowtie Blocks for LSX Shootout Winners Adding Over $15,000 to the Purse
The 12th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout just got a lot better thanks to the generosity of its title sponsor. All class winners will receive an LSX Bowtie block, courtesy of Chevrolet Performance, that is valued at over $3,000 each*, in addition to the purse and contingency winnings that racers are eligible to win. The LSX Shootout goes down during the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Blueg...
Gustafson Grabs a 3.755 and 200.41 mph in Centrifugally Supercharged Coast Packing Pro Mod
After collecting championships in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw, Eric Gustafson of Manhattan Beach, California has officially made the move to NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod. His Gary Naughton Race Cars-built chassis is topped with a carbon fiber 1969 Camaro body made by Cynergy Composites and painted and airbrushed by Larry Jeffers Race Cars, and ...
Mike Bankston and Tricia Musi to Bring Pat Musi's Popeye II Back to Competition
In an attention-grabbing green 1999 Trans Am known as Popeye II, Pat Musi made history. He motored to 6-second elapsed-times, multiple wins, records and NMCA/NSCA Pro Street championships in the early 2000s in the car built by Willie Rells Race Cars and boasting a nitrous-enhanced 648ci Chevy bullet which he built and paired with a four-speed Lenco and a clutch. But when he sold it not long afte...
Race Wrap 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Stars presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Race Wrap 10thAnnual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport All-Star Spectacular The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport celebrated its 10th year at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, April 5-8, 2018, and while the cool, wet weather provided some challenges, the NMRA/NMCA/Atlanta Dragway staff and the racers worked hard to give spectators a great...
Sunday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
We had a bit of rain overnight, but the NMRA and NMCA staff was up bright and early this morning to start the drying process. Today's forecast is looking good, teams are busy getting ready for eliminations, and we expect to be rockin' and rollin' shortly. Above, NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars superstar Scott Libersher and his team help with a little last-minute welding on Ricky Pennington's CP...
Saturday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The forecast is looking a little iffy for today, but rest assured all the NMRA/NMCA racing officials will be working quickly to dry and prep the track for final Qualifying and Eliminations all afternoon and evening... including Saturday Night Under the Lights! Have no fear, Chase Driskell is here offering up his patented fluff & buff services for James Lawrence and his DragZine.com-back...
Friday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Qualifying begins today here at the 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. The NMRA/NMCA tech staff checks the roll out prior to qualifying at every venue it visits to make sure that the playing field is even and that the timing equipment is accurate. If you weren't at the track yesterday, you missed the Race Parts Solutions racer appreciation party where fr...
Thursday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The NMCA's 2017 Stock/Super Stock Combo and Open Comp champion Ricky Pennington decided he needed a new challenge for 2018, so he's put together a new Chevrolet Performance Stock machine for the heads up class that he is adding to his roster this year. The 1969 Chevelle packs the DR525, LS3-based crate engine and Pennington just finished it up this week.   Former ARP Nitrous Pro St...
Jacky McCarty To Debut New 2016 Mustang GT350 This Weekend at Atlanta Dragway | Presented by Nitto Tire
Started back in early 2017, Jacky McCarty's latest top secret project has finally been unveiled. His all-new 2016 Ford Mustang, built at his shop, McCarty's Performance, laid down some very promising numbers at its first test session and the man from Bristol, Virginia, has high hopes for his 2018 NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw season. I learned a very good lesson never build my own car, laugh...
NMCA Tech Announcement for Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
The NMCA Technical Department has approved Ford Performance P/N M-9603-CJN (Air Intake/Box) for 2008 - 2016 Ford Cobra Jet combinations using a 2016 Front Entry Blower in the NMCA Factory Super Cars class. This amendment is effective immediately. The complete 2018 NMCA Rulebook can be found at https://www.nmcadigital.com/2018-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
Allen Johnson to Compete in Factory Super Cars at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
While Allen Johnson retired from NHRA Pro Stock competition last year, he didn't retire from racing altogether. In fact, the Tennessee-based driver who was a fan-favorite in his Dodge Dart and earned 27 national event wins and a world championship in the cutthroat category, is piloting the Jeff Teuton-owned 2015 Dodge Challenger this year. This was all sort of dreamed-up right after the first o...
Breaking News Bischoff & Bacalis Go Nitrous for Street Outlaw Assault | Presented by Nitto Tire
Last year longtime NMRA racer Nick Bacalis teamed up with Tony Bischoff to field the most unique entry in the wild and crazy 275 wars of VP Racing Fuels/Vortech Street Outlaw. A 1998 Mustang was fitted with a naturally aspirated 700ci big-block Ford that is based on a 5-inch bore space engine package. The au naturale status of the engine wasn't the most unique aspect of the combination, it was the...
Commerce Stacking and Parking Info
Wednesday, April 4th 8AM OVERNIGHT - Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated areas (see map) and follow signs to proper areas for stacking 3PM 6PM Pre-event Credential/Ticket Sales in Stacking Lot   Thursday, April 5th 9AM Vendor and Racer Gates Open 7 PM - Racer Gate Closes. (remains open overnight for those who already have credentials) 7 PM OVERNIGHT - Stacking in...
Race Part Solutions Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
When you have one of the biggest street car drag racing events of the year like the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals you need to have a party! NMRA, NMCA, and Race Part Solutions are pleased to announce a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour that will take place at Atlanta Dragway on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All NMRA and NMCA racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are i...
Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Heads to Bowling Green and Offers Over $50,000 In Purse, Prizes, & Giveaways
  The 12th Annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout is heading to the LS Capital of the World as NMCA officials bring the longest running LS-based national event to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky over the weekend of May 17-20, 2018. And to celebrate the LS and modern LT platforms, NMCA officials have over $50,000 in purse, prizes, and giveaways slated for the second stop ...
Huge Midway in Store for 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 5-8, 2018
The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport is always one of the largest events on the NMRA and NMCA series schedule. The 2nd stop of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and the NMCA E3 Spark Plugs Muscle Car Nationals series tours, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is one of only two events where you can see all the cars and all the stars of both series the ...
Top Fuel Driver Leah Pritchett Talks About NMCA and NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing with Dodge/Mopar and E3 Spark Plugs
In early March the gates opened for the 16th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem as the 2018 NMCA Drag Racing Series, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, began its championship drag racing season. Of the nearly 30 Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in attendance there was one driver and team that seemed a bit different with their massive motorsports-style 18-wheeler and Dodge factory livery plastered all over it. D...
Hamstra Hoping to Take Lead in Xtreme Pro Mod Points at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By rocketing to a 3.77 and a second place finish in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod points last year, Jason Hamstra proved he had a hot combination. It consisted of a mechanically fuel-injected 521ci engine built on a Chuck Nuytten block and topped with Noonan heads and a Mike Janis-built roots-style supercharger, and he had a Coan Turbo 400 transmission and converter underneath his Alan Pi...
Golf Car Rentals Available at Atlanta Dragway
If you're heading to Atlanta Dragway for the All-Star Nationals in a couple of weeks, why not do the race in style Let's face it, lugging yourself around the facility can be a pain, especially if you like to check out the racing, the pits and the car show. You can do that of course, or you can take a load off by renting a gold cart from our friends at Fat Boys Gold Carts. They will be at the trac...
Three Specialty Showdowns Highlight NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway April 5-8
If you love NMRA and NMCA drag racing then you don't want to miss the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA, the weekend of April 5-8, 2018. Putting the All-Star in the All-Star Nationals will be three special showdowns for class racers giving bonus cash prizes and bragging rights. The original concept when we combined NMRA and NMCA f...
Coulter Preparing To Come Out Swinging With New Combination
In his Camaro powered by a 388ci LSX engine built by Brian Tooley and 76mm Precision turbo massaged by Midwest Turbo/CRT, Jessie Coulter earned championships in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Holley EFI Real Street last year. But he has concocted a combination that he's confident will make him even more competitive this year, and he plans to debut it and...
DeMayo Jr. Sets Record and Sees Fire at NMCA Season Opener
After missing a few races in 2017, NMCA Fastest Street Car NA 10.5 driver Mike DeMayo Jr. was ready to commit to a full season of competition in 2018. He began by blasting to a 7.79 to lead qualifying, become the first in the class to achieve 7.70s and set the class elapsed-time record at the season-opening race, the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-11 at Bradenton Motorsports Park i...
Race Your LS or LT Street Car FREE with NMCA!
If you own an LS or modern-LT powered vehicle then this post if for you! Chevrolet Performance has partnered with NMCA to provide you with a FREE motorsport experience to LS and LT street car owners. Chevrolet Performance will comp your entry (car and driver for the first 75 entries) so you can enjoy the awesome performance of your LS or modern-LT powered hot rod in a fun, safe environment the...
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Returns to NMCA in 2018
Chevrolet Performance pioneered the high-performance crate engine half a century ago, and since then, drivers of everything from classic Camaros to Jeep Wranglers have turned to these factory-built, fully assembled LS and LT V-8 engines for speed, ease of installation and durability. For the seventh year in a row, Chevrolet will sponsor the Performance Challenge Series so owners of hot rods can ra...
Race Wrap Riveting Racing Takes the Stage at NMCA Season Opener
The racing was extraordinary at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-11, 2018 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, where the quickest cars on the property pounded pavement, Randy Adler ran a personal best of 3.70 in his Bel-Air on his way to the top in qualifying. While he was poised to make it past copious amounts of cutthroat competition, he ...
Sunday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
When rain began to fall over the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon and the final rounds of qualifying were cancelled, drivers turned their focus to diving into eliminations on Sunday morning, and as the reaction-times and elapsed-times throughout the weekend have proven, they're ready to rumble. Among them is Daniel Pharris, who drove to a 4.36 ...
Saturday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It may be the first race on the highly anticipated 2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs tour, but the drivers and their cars are already flying at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Among those setting the pace in yesterday's first round of qualifying was Randy Adler with a 3.73 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Daryl Hameetman with a 4.42 ...
Geoff Turk Runs 7.996 with Dodge Drag Pak at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, Pockets $10,000 from Holley EFI
The Detroit horsepower wars are playing out in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars as the Big Three do battle with 1,500hp supercharged drag cars. As the competition has grown tighter and more competitive, the NMCA class has crept closer to the 7-second zone. Geoff Turk made history Saturday, March 9th 2018 when he officially ran in the 7s during the opening round of the NMCA race season. The Dodge...
Friday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
The 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem is here and yesterday's test session showed lots of promise from racers looking to get started on their runs at the class championships. As the session wound down yesterday, there was a scramble among the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars racers to get to the lanes. We saw ever-improving performances in the 8.0 range, and then Geoff Turk clocked a 7.97 at ...
Thursday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Adam Flamholc is back after suffering a crash late last season and having to take some time away from the driver's seat. He's got a new Chris Duncan Race Cars chassis underneath the Corvette's body that's been fitted with a few parts from the old car, and an updated Hemi engine that's been topped with a new PSI C-rotor twin screw blower. Flamholc recently cloc...
Leah Pritchett and Don Schumacher Racing Competing With Different Kind of HEMI at NMCA | Presented by Nitto Tire
NHRA Top Fuel pilot Leah Pritchett is preparing for her NMCA competition debut this weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park. She will be piloting a Mopar Drag Pak factory-backed racecar. The program is designed to showoff Don Schumacher Racing and their new deal as Dodge's preferred trackside supplier/vendor of Drag Pak parts. Pritchett will also be competing with her Drag Pak in the NHRA Factory Sh...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour Planned for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
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 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and all racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to a...
Dodge//SRT and Mopar Brands offer Complimentary Entry at NMCA Nationals in 2018
The Dodge//SRT and Mopar brands are teaming up with the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) to offer complimentary customer drag racing experiences exclusively at NMCA race events for the 2018 season. Mopar-powered competitors in model-year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles will receive complimentary entry to battle it out in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMIShootout category, giving owners the opport...
Racer, Vendor, Car Show and Spectator Stacking and Parking For Bradenton
Wednesday, March 8th 9AM OVERNIGHT - Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 3 PM 6PM Pre-event Credential/Ticket Sales in Stacking Lot Thursday, March 9th GATE OPENS: 8AM 6PM 8:00 AM NMCA Will Call and Credential/Ticket sales opens in stacking lot 9:00 AM RACER GATE OPENS. Empty stacking lot in row orde...
New additions (2/26) to 2018 Contingency
Here are the latest additions to the NMCA contingency program for 2018. Precision Race Engineering will be paying racers in four classes who use one of their racing rotating assemblies. Spec Clutches & Flywheels will continue their contingency sponsorship for several classes, while MagnaFuel will be posting for their fuel pumps in all points classes. You may download a pdf with the complete li...
Benjamin Board to Return to Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA Season-Opener
While competing in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod for the first time last April at Atlanta Dragway, Benjamin Board blasted to a 3.94 in his Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 2012 Camaro-bodied car. Then, while competing in the Mid-West Pro Mod Racing Series for the first time last May at Throwdown in T-Town at Tulsa Raceway Park, he wheeled to a 3.96, but later that weekend, his car impacted th...
YouTube Sensation Cleetus McFarland to Appear at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
On March 10th YouTube sensation Cleetus McFarland will be running wild during the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Come out and meet the YouTube celebrity, get an autograph, and check out his latest craze a street legal NASCAR Truck! Cleetus will be mixing it up with fans and the 3,500hp door-slammers of Xtreme Pro Mod as NMCA kicks off its 2018 national event series. Th...
LME and PROFORM Continue Their Sponsorships
Late Model Engines (LME) and PROFORM will both be renewing their class sponsorships in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. LME, based in Houston, has been a staple in the LS market for many years, building some of the most competitive engines on the strip. They will continue their sponsorship of the Street King class. PROFORM is a leader in the high-performance automotive aftermarket, w...