Haney to Open 2020 Pro Mod Campaign with NMCA in Florida
In a surprise move, nitrous Pro Mod star Keith Haney revealed plans to open his 2020 racing season Mar. 5-8, with the 18th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event at South Florida's historic Bradenton Motorsports Park. "We've never raced at Bradenton before, but I've always heard such great things about the track and the fans there and I've always wanted to see it for myself," Haney said. "And what...
Gillig Partnering with EIC Motorsports for Even More Naturally Aspirated Power in Nitrous Pro Street
By Mary Lendzion It was nearly twenty years ago that Tony Gillig was firing up his naturally aspirated Cutlass and cruising to crazy-fast elapsed-times in NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock. After selling the car, and later attempting to buy it back from a buyer who didn't want to budge, he decided to debut a replica of it in the NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street category in 2018. With a 622 cubic-inch Ch...
Tech Review: MSD Pro 600 CDI
Ignition is a key ingredient in making internal combustion engines work, and controlling when the ignition events occur and the spark energy with which it fires can be a valuable asset in the power management game. MSD recently realized that there was a market for an ultra powerful CDI ignition system and got to work. The result of those efforts is the MSD Pro 600 CDI. MSD's latest capacitive d...
Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Driver Craig Hejda Will Haul with Uratchko Racing Engines Power
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Craig Hejda and by NMCA Craig Hejda's 1972 Maverick was one of the coolest cars in the parking lot of his high school in Iowa back in 1979. And years later, that same Maverick is one of the coolest cars in the pit area at various race tracks. Hejda raced in the Ozark Mountain Super Shifters series for twenty years, and was laying down low 8-second laps...
Strange Engineering S-Series Transmission and Pinion Yokes
Strange Engineering's heavy duty line of S-Series Transmission and Pinion yokes are manufactured from premium high-tensile-strength nodular iron castings. The transmission and pinion yokes are CNC-machined to ensure concentricity and balance for ideal driveshaft operation. Most popular domestic transmissions and rearends are covered by the wide variety of parts that Strange Engineering has to offe...
More Companies Join NMCA Contingency Program
The 2020 list of contingency sponsors is filling up quickly now and has been updated. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. These are the latest co...
Victory Bash Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Returns to NMRA and NMCA in 2020
Aerospace Components and ProMedia Events and Publishing, the parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, are proud to announce the event-ending victory celebrations will continue in 2020 with Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. We are honored to enter into our tenth season as major sponsors with ProMedia, said Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components....
Cameron Bowles Preparing to Pilot Grandfather Don Bowles Famous Mustang
By Mary Lendzion The moment Cameron Bowles climbed into the driver's seat of his grandfather Don Bowles Maverick, he showed that he was completely capable of being competitive in the famous car known as Little Coal Digger VII. He handled low 9-second passes with the help of a small-block Ford built by Roush and freshened by Phillip Oakley, and he even hauled to the NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp ...
NMCA Rules Adjustments For Edelbrock Xtreme Street
It the last few days, many NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street racers have approached the NMRA/NMCA Tech department regarding the crossover from Ultra Street into those two categories. For the last few years, the two racing series have been moving toward the goal of being aligned with Ultra Street to make it easier for racers to cross back and forth. Changes were made to the Ultra Street rules fo...
More HEMI News Arrington Performance Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil is back for 2020
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be running the popular and exciting Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil at all six national events in 2020. 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 quickest growin...
Kevin Gass Ready to Chase Third NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion There are a number of things that Kevin Gass has noticed while racing in the NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category for the past seventeen years. For starters, he swears that with each event, drivers hit the tree harder and run closer to their chosen index during qualifying and eliminations. But he's right there with them, and he proved that when he ear...
Stacking and Parking Information for Bradenton
Below is a daily schedule of Parking and Gate information and Instructions. Monday March 2nd Tuesday March 3rd Stacking in parking lot west of the track (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) Wednesday, March 4th OVERNIGHT & All day Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 1 PM 6 PM Pre-event Cred...
Great Strides for Standout ARP Nitrous Pro Street Racer Randy Dolensek
By Mary Lendzion As far as first hot rods go, Randy Dolensek had a doozy in the 1969 Mercury Cyclone he bought from his brother. He proudly drove it on the streets around their Wisconsin home, and years later, he bought another 1969 Mercury Cyclone that he painted green in a nod to the one he had in high school. These days, he cruises to 4-second passes in the eighth-mile in that classic ...
American Powertrain Introduces Small-Block Mopar Aluminum Bellhousing for TREMEC GM/Viper Magnum T-56 6-Speed
American Powertrain now offers more affordable Mopar Small Block Aluminum Bellhousings for TREMEC GM/Viper Magnum T-56 6-speeds. Small-block applications include GM T-56 and Viper T-56, 318, 340, 360, Magnum 5.2, 5.9 Chrysler engines and Gen III Hemis. American made heavy-duty, high quality and extra thick aluminum casting is less expensive than traditional steel bellhousings. This is a cost ef...
Take a Break from Winter While in Bradenton
The much-anticipated 2019 NMCA season will open with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 5-8, 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 G...
BMR Bolt on Parachute Mount for 2015-2020 Mustang
Improve dragstrip safety and maintain stock appearance with a bolt-on Parachute Mount (PM760 - $219.95) from BMR Suspension. The bolt-on Parachute Mount is manufactured from 1-5/8-inch DOM tubing and 3/16-inch laser-cut plates to provide both high strength and minimal weight. The BMR Parachute Mount (PM760) is easily removed giving your Mustang a completely stock appearance when driven on the stre...
MOROSO's NEW GM LS, CAST ALUMINUM, SWAP, OIL PAN KIT WITH SPIN-ON OIL FILTER PROVISION
Moroso introduces Part No. 20105, a GM LS Cast Aluminum Rear Sump With Spin-On Oil Filter Provision Oil Pan Swap Kit. Fits GM LS Engine Conversions such as '55-'87 GM Cars & Trucks (except G-Body, check measurements for others) that require a rear sump oil pan with a Spin-On Filter provision. This product is for the individual who prefers the O.E.M. look of a cast aluminum oil pan. The oil ...
Vortech Named Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA in 2020
The red-hot late model HEMI market is getting a boost as Vortech Superchargers joined the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout. The quickest growing segment in the NMCA regularly boasts over 100 Gen III HEMI vehicles at each event, most of them competing in the HEMI Shootout. The unique HEMI Shootout format features a series of time tri...
Plug and Play Power for 2003- 04 Mustang SVT Cobra Terminators
When Ford's Special Vehicles Team dubbed the supercharged Mustang Cobra Terminator in 2003, it was a nod to the pony car's at-the-time incredible power numbers. Seventeen years later, it's doubtful that the SVT team could have ever imagined the added customized control available for 2003- 04 Ford Mustang Cobra Terminators thanks to the MS3Pro Plug and Play ECU from AMP EFI. The race-ready MS3...
More Contingency Sponsors Join the NMCA
Things are really cranking up now as more and more companies are joining us as 2020 contingency sponsors. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. The...
DeMayo Jr. Ready to Rumble in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 After Year Off
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DeMayo Jr. Hard launches, huge wheelies and high-revving engines are among the many things that make NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 the compelling category that it is. But equally impressive and interesting is seeing how much horsepower drivers, engine builders and crews can constantly coax from naturally aspirated engines, and among those ...
5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors during the Commerce, Georgia, event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, the event is one of only two races where fans can witness the specta...
Laris Motorsports Insurance Named Official Motorsport Insurance Provider for NMRA/NMCA
NMRA and NMCA is excited to announce Laris Motorsports Insurance as the Official Motorsport Insurance provider for both national event series. The company offers racecar insurance for both on and off the race track and sales agent Mark Anderson will be at every NMRA and NMCA in 2020 to discuss options. Laris Motorsports Insurance is designed to be racer-friendly because its owners, Holden and R...
Mad About Additives VP RACING FUELS IMPROVES PERFORMANCE WITH ITS LINE OF MADDITIVES
VP Racing Fuels, which sponsors the top categories in the NMCA and NMRA, is widely known as a go-to company for high-performance racing fuels, but the company expanded its portfolio of products recently. Those offerings include a line of fuel and coolant additives called Madditives that are designed to improve the performance of your vehicle in a number of areas. VP Racing's dive into the addi...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Aiming for 3.60s
By Mary Lendzion Last May, NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jackie Slone surprised fans when he climbed out of his David Janes Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro and into his Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro. He felt that the car was set up to go a little quicker and a little faster, and he was right. Slone popped off a best of 3.73 and 202 mph on his way to a thirteenth-place ...
5TH Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown, a special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing the ...
NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street Racer Justin May to Make More Horsepower with New Engine
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Justin May It takes consistency and durability to be competitive in the ever-exciting NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category, and among the racers with plenty of both is Justin May. He has been racing in the category since 2010, and has stepped up every year, with a 7.80 and 180 mph being the quickest and fastest times he has trappe...
Different Car and Category for Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Driver Steve Wilson
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Steve Wilson Steve Wilson has wheeled different cars in different NMCA categories in the past fifteen years, but he has been rocking his red 1972 Nova in Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car since 2014. The car with a small-block Chevy under its hood and Granny's Garage on its doors, has been good to Wilson, who wrapped up wins in the 10.25 and 10.50...
VP RACING FUELS INCREASES PUSH TO PREVENT CANCER
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and gas station retail, is working to help prevent cancer through its annual Pink Jug campaign. With an increase of over 30% in donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2019, it was announced today that the push and the promotion would continue. At VP, we know a thing or two about research and development, said ...
2020 Contingency Program is Cranking Up
With the 2020 season upon us contingency sponsors have either been signing back up for the new season or joining the NMCA for the first time. Keep in mind these are the companies who are supporting you, so when it comes time to freshen something or add a new component to your car or combination, these companies should be at the top of your list. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE...
Hughes to Debut 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro for 2020 Factory Super Car Season
The NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars is one of the most hotly contested heads-up classes, and staying at the head of the field is no small feat. Seward, Nebraska's Ted Hughes has been competing in the class for the last several years with a 2016 Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro, and in the middle of 2019, picked up a 50th Anniversary 2019 COPO Camaro to be his new ride going forward. The ...
Holbrook Racing Engines Named Presenting Sponsor of NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park
As race teams enter the final month of preparations for the NMCA Muscle Car National event series, the championship-winning powerhouse Holbrook Racing Engines is named as Presenting Sponsor of the popular NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event March 5-8, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Chris Holbrook, an IHRA and NHRA world champion driver and engine builder as well as founder of the Michigan-based e...
SUPER STREET FORD PEDESTAL MOUNT ALUMINUM ROLLER ROCKER ARMS
The new Super Street Ford Aluminum, Pedestal-Mount, Ford Roller Rockers, have been completely re-engineered to unleash the horsepower of your Ford 302HO and 351W Engine (1977-1994)! Not only will they lengthen valve train component life and reduce wear and tear on valve stem tips, but also have an open spring rating of 650 lbs. For consistency and ratio accuracy, each 6061-T6 aluminum e...
Breaking News TorqStorm Superchargers Sponsors NMCA True Street
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season-opener is just five weeks away and they are proud to announce the addition of TorqStorm Superchargers as the class sponsor for True Street. The TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category is an entry-level class for street cars with a 30-mile road tour, Saturday competition, several runs on the drag strip throughout the event weekend, and a complimentary entry...
VP Racing Fuels Preorder Now Available for 2020 Season
Racers who will be attending events this season will again have an opportunity to preorder VP Racing Fuel which will be delivered to each track. In order to get fuel delivered, you'll need to register with VP and order BEFORE the cutoff date. More information as well as the order form can be found >>here<<
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout, Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge and Nitrous Pro Street rules
The NMCA Technical Committee have made updates to the 2020 rules in the following classes:
  1. Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout
  2. Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge
  3. Nitrous Pro Street
Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
Popular Priced N2O Kits From Nitrous Supply
Going fast with nitrous doesn't have to be expensive, says Mike Thermos, president of N2O systems manufacturer Nitrous Supply. The industry veteran, recently inducted into the MPMC Hall of Fame, is best known for launching NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) back in 1978 and being the driving force behind the hugely popular Pro Mod drag racing class. His most recent venture, Nitrous Supply, is a primary...
John Warren Wrapping Up Wicked New ProCharger Combination
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of John Warren When John Warren was racing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, he was competitive and commanding. He clocked a best of 7.61 and 179 mph in the quarter-mile with a 565 cubic-inch big-block Chevy by Knieriem Racing Engines and nitrous under the hood of his Nova which features leafsprings in the back and TRZ suspension in the front, but in 2017, he...
Libersher Lands Chevrolet/John Force Edition 2020 COPO Camaro Auctioned for Charity
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Scott Libersher As far as collections go, Scott Libersher has one of the coolest. That's because it's a collection of COPO Camaros that Libersher, his son Leonard Libersher and son-in-law Danny Condon race in various categories, including NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. The trio is super-successful in ...
Modern Racing Solid-State Battery Disconnect
Modern Racing's new Solid-State Battery Disconnect uses the latest in Mosfit technology to bring your team added safety. The system features no moving parts and weighs only one-third that of a traditional mechanical disconnect. The simple and reliable construction is designed specifically for the harsh environment of motorsports. The system triggers in multiple ways, ensuring more safety on and of...
Test and Tune Set for Wednesday March 4th at Bradenton
For those racers heading to Bradenton who want to test before the event, there will be an open test session Wednesday, March 4th from 10am-6pm. Cost is 250.00 per car. There will be one lane prepped for radials and another prepped for slicks. Track prep will be done by Kurt Johnson and TVC. The NMRA staff will be on site Tuesday 1pm 6pm and Wednesday 9am 5pm to park racers who are testi...
Throw the Laundry How to purchase and install a parachute
In the drag racing world, the NHRA and IHRA sanctioning bodies take safety to the next level by combining their resources with the SFI Foundation, examining elapsed times and speeds with car designs, and determining when safety items like battery cutoff switches, roll cages, protective clothing, and advanced driver licenses must be required. As speed increases, so does the required list of safety ...
NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and Radial Rampage Special Event
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs and Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels are proud to create a unique Radial-based program that includes the Street Outlaw category at three national events Atlanta Dragway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Route 66 Raceway and a special Radial Rampage shootout at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL), which adds Radial vs...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA True Street Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has made changes to the True Street class rule set. Specifically, the committee has changed the Exhaust rule to: EXHAUST SYSTEM Any Exhaust exit location permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers required. On Turbo applications, the Turbo acts as a muffler. Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-p...
Billy Glidden's beloved black Mustang is back in action
After a long history with of racing and winning with his Fox-Body Mustang GT, Billy Glidden parked the hot rod and turned his attention towards the Pro Modified ranks, competing in NHRA, NMCA, and other races. In, 2019, however, Glidden dusted off the black Mustang once more and set his sights on the NMCA's ARP Nitrous Pro Street category. To read all about the car's history and journey back to co...
Breeden to Belt into Belvedere for Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dennis Breeden For the past three years, Dennis Breeden has held his own in his 2010 Drag Pak Challenger in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. He finished in third, second and third place respectively in 2017-2019 points in the car which is powered by a 6.1L Hemi and a 904 by CRT Racing Transmissions and runs mid-9s, and all the while, he has ...
LT4/LT5 Accessory Drive Upgrades from Holley
Holley is pleased to announce the release of two new accessory drive upgrades for GM LT Gen V engines! These retrofit kits are the perfect add-on for your next LT4/LT5 swap - The alternator mount design offers more chassis clearance for LT4 engine swap applications and can be used with existing OE (original equipment) accessories and mounting locations. The hydraulic power steering kits works with...
The Story Behind the First 9-Second '20 GT500
Written by Evan J. Smith Photography by the Author Mustang fans have their answer. In its first track outing, Evolution Performance and its Iconic Silver 2020 GT500 clocked a 9.939 at 140.43 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park during a public test and tune session, and they've really just scratched the surface of the car's performance capability. Amazingly, the GT500 has just 300 miles on the...
Ausmus Preparing Famous Firebird for NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dwight Ausmus and by NMCA While Dwight Ausmus always puts on a show with hard launches and high wheelies in his Firebird in FST Carburetors NA 10.5, he did it differently at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last September at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. That's where the front clip and hood went flying from his Fireb...

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