A Life In The Fast Lane Taking a look at Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Dave Roemer and his 1968 Camaro
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi and Dr. Rudy Rouweyha Ohio has always been a hotbed for drag racing with dozens of drag strips located in the Buckeye state for many years. While some have gone away, others such as National Trail Raceway, Dragway 42, and, of course, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, continue a long-standing tradition of drag-racing competition. In ad...
RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act). The RPM Act of 2019 includes five other original sponsors: Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bill Posey (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX). This ...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and finalized the 2020 rules in the following classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Xtreme Street Nitrous Pro Street Chevrolet Performance Stock S3 Stock/SuperStock Combo Nostalgia Super Stock Nostalgia Muscle Car Open Comp Street King Rumble The NMRA Technical Committee is still reviewing several combinations...
AEROMOTIVE RELEASES MOST POWERFUL BRUSHLESS FUEL PUMPS TO DATE
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has developed two new fuel pumps for the Brushless Line seven gallons per minute and 10 gallons per minute. The new Brushless Spur Gear Pumps also come with Aeromotive's new True Variable Speed technology for increased pump life. The 7.0 and 10.0 GPM Brushless Gear Pumps are constructed to deliver the large quan...
ProMedia to Release Bigger, Better, and Bolder Fastest Street Magazine at PRI Show
ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce its flagship monthly print magazine, Fastest Street Car, has been upgraded and expanded beginning with the January 2020 issue. The bigger, better, and bolder Fastest Street Car will be released this week during the 2019 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis December 12-15. Fastest Street Car is nearly 20 years old and it keeps ge...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Xtreme Street Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered by the Tech Committee in multiple classes. We would like to remind race...
Two-Time Champ Tom Calabrese and his Fifth-Gen Camaro created a Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge success story
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi and Dr. Rudy Rouweyha Finally able to slow down after a lifetime of being busy, Tom Calabrese is speeding up with a racing career and a son who is following in his footsteps. Living in upstate New York, Calabrese had been a faithful Pontiac man and even raced a 55 back in 1962 when he was in high school. Unable to afford to buy parts,...
Where It All Started Arrington Performance
Some may think the glory days of racing, and especially NASCAR, are long gone but Arrington Performance is keeping history and heritage alive with the company's line of Hemi-focused products. In 1964, Dodge prepared to release a new engine with a hemispherical combustion chamber and two successful circle-track racers were given Hemi engines to race at the 64 Daytona 500 Richard Petty and Budd...
Maximum Motorsports K-Members Offer A Myriad Of Engine Options
There is no lack of aftermarket options when it comes to tubular front K-members for your late-model Mustang, and sorting out the differences and fitments can be a long, tedious process involving hours of Internet searches, phone calls and more. Maximum Motorsports has been in the late-model Mustang game since it began and the company's high quality of research, design, and manufacturing has creat...
New Product Aeromotive Hellcat Swap Gen II Stealth Direct Fit Fuel Tank
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has released its Gen II Stealth Tank designed specifically to meet the needs of Mopar Hellcat crate engine-swapped 1964 to 1976 Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth A, B and E-body vehicles. Gen II Stealth Tanks utilize the Aeromotive award-winning Phantom technology to run a quiet, high-flow pump and baffle to ensure con...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following NMCA and CPCS classes: NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod NMCA Xtreme Street CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ We would like to remind racers that th...
"R" YOU READY PROCHARGER CRANKS OUT 877HP GT350 MUSTANGS!
For 25 years, ProCharger has built the best supercharger systems for Ford Mustang owners. From 1964 to 2019, ProCharger engineers have designed the perfect bolt-on supercharger system for virtually every Mustang there is; no matter if it's a V-6 daily driver or a 3,500hp Pro Mod racecar. And now, ProCharger has turned its attention towards a very special Mustang, the Shelby GT350R and its 5.2L Voo...
Shop Crane by Gorbel Makes Life In the Garage A Little Easier And A Lot Lighter
Shop Crane is a non-industrial, overhead bridge crane system that uses two parallel steel tracks, or runways, to guide a steel bridge over your work space. The bridge features a non-binding trolley that glides along the inside of the enclosed track to give you complete coverage within the frame of the system. By spreading the weight of the load over the bridge and runways of the crane, moving and ...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street CPCS Series General Regs and Points CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered ...
NMCA Expands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2020
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series is expanding to all six NMCA events in 2020. The popularity of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series shows the excitement the LS/LT community brings to the NMCA. Its growth over the last few years is why we are expanding to all six national events, says Rollie Miller, general manager of the ...
Haltech IC-7 Display Dash: A New Way Of Seeing Things
With a crisp, clear and full color display, the all new Haltech IC-7 Display Dash lets you see things in a brand new way. Designed and manufactured in Australia with motoring enthusiasts in mind, the IC-7 offers market-leading features in a unique, state-of-the-art package. Featuring auto-dimming ambient light reactive brightness, user-programmable multi-colour shift light bar, the IC-7 connect...
Hellion's HEMI Sleeper Turbo Systems
The next big thing is here! Recognizing the popularity of huge-horsepower street cars with the ultimate 'sleeper image, Hellion designed the most innovative twin-turbo system in history the Street Sleeper! We have listened to our customers who desired an actual high-performance option for Challenger, Charger, 300C and Magnum vehicles. This new system places the turbos in a hidden location all f...
Strange Engineering Introduces New 2-Piece Brake Rotors
Strange Engineering has been an innovator in drag racing brakes for over 20 years. From developing lightweight brake components, directional calipers and superior brake pad compounds, the company is now proud to introduce the next step in braking technology. The Strange Engineering 2-piece rotors utilize a unique floating rotor design that allows for axial and radial growth as temperatures increas...
2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Championship Class and Shootout Lineup
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce its class lineup for the 2020 drag racing season. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMCA made a few changes to the lineup. NMCA will have 10 points championship classes in 2020. 2020 NMCA Championship Points Classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Factory Super Cars N/A 10.5 Nitrous Pro Street Xtreme Street ...
Breaking News 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules Posted
The 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules are posted here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ Thank you to the NMCA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2020 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed over 120 requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2019 racing season. As one can imagine, it is a daunting task to balance all of the...
TURBOSMART RELEASES AWARD-WINNING ELECTRONIC EXTERNAL WASTEGATE!
Turbosmart, Australian Manufacturer of Boost Control & Performance Products and 2018 SEMA: Best Performance-Street New Product Award Winner released its much anticipated eWG Electronic Wastegate A fully electronic actuatable external wastegate in 45mm & 60mm options. "I'm just so excited for my team. This has been a project or pure passion for the guys & it's been a long time in the...
Mopar and Dodge//SRT Roll Out New Challenger Drag Pak at 2019 SEMA Show
Mopar and Dodge//SRT took the wraps off a new, fourth-generation version of the factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car today at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is engineered for grassroots drag racers that compete in sportsman classes in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) a...
New SP383 EFI Expands Chevrolet Performance's Crate Engine Portfolio
At the SEMA Show, Chevrolet Performance is celebrating 65 years of Small-Block innovation with its all-new SP383 EFI. A contemporary twist on the classic 383 Small-Block 'stroker combination, the SP383 EFI melds the big torque of the long-stroke 383 with the drivability of electronic fuel injection. Chevrolet Performance's newest crate engine builds on a pioneering legacy of engine innovation...
TONY ORTS MAKES REMARKABLE RETURN TO EDELBROCK XTREME STREET
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff As a multi-time NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street champion who had been competing in the category since its creation, it was somewhat surprising when Tony Orts walked away from it several years ago. He wanted to focus on family and work, but when nitrous purges and neck and neck racing called him back, he returned to the captivating categ...
SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS 2020 SHELBY GT500 DRAGON SNAKE CONCEPT AT 2019 SEMA SHOW
Unveiled in the Ford Motor Company's display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing version of the Shelby Cobra called the Dragonsnake. Given the new Ford Shelby GT500's dual-clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford's new Mustang sup...
NMCA Crowns 2019 Champions and Recognizes Special Guests at 2019 PRI Show
The NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs brought its season to a close on Friday December 13th, 2019 during the Performance Racing Industry show as it crowned its class champions. The event was a memorable experience for all and the NMCA would like to congratulate its class champions. VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Don Walsh Jr. Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw Shawn Pev...
E3 Spark Plugs Jumpstarts 2020 Enters Lithium Battery Market with the E3 Lithium High Performance 12-Volt Automotive Battery
E3, a leading U.S. manufacturer of performance spark plugs and DiamondFIRE ignition racing products, unveiled today at the 2019 SEMA Show the company's plans to launch a line of high-performance lithium batteries designed for street and track. The E3 Lithium line of high-performance, 12-volt batteries sets a new performance standard for batteries of all classifications. By utilizing advanced ch...
John Force Edition 2020 COPO Camaro Kicks off the 2019 SEMA Show for Chevrolet
Chevrolet will introduce the 2020 COPO Camaro John Force Edition at the 2019 SEMA Show, bringing together the legacies of Chevrolet's factory race car and the 16-time NHRA champion driver in a distinctively styled, supercharged race car and one that will deliver for charity, as well as low elapsed times on the drag strip. John Force is one of the most legendary drag racers in history, and ...
MAHLE Motorsport's 20-Degree BBC Elite Sportsman Drag Series PowerPak Plus Kit
MAHLE Motorsport, a leading manufacturer of forged racing pistons and rings trusted by some of the top names in drag racing, now offers a BBC Elite Sportsman PowerPak Plus Piston Kit developed for 20-degree cylinder heads. Designed to maximize HP for 20-degree aluminum big-block Chevy cylinder heads capable of 1,200+ HP, this kit works seamlessly with the Brodix (BP, SR-20, BR), Dart Pro 1 and ...
Vortech Announces New 2015-2019 6.4L Dodge Charger Supercharger Systems 730 HP & 645 TQ
From complete, 50-State emissions-legal systems, to the quickest and fastest supercharged modern HEMIs on the planet, Vortech has you covered when it comes to late-model Mopar muscle. These new complete systems will boost your stock 6.4L Charger to 730HP and 645 LB/FT Torque at 7 PSI from the V-3 Si-Trim Supercharger at factory redline using CA 91 Octane fuel. The complete, fully calibrated sup...
Mickey Thompson Debuts New 27-inch S/R Front Tire Sizes
Drivers of custom street and high-horsepower strip machines have another chance to go skinny with the latest 27-inch sizing option added to Mickey Thompson Tire & Wheels Sportsman S/R front radial tire line. Available in 2020, the new 27x7.00R20LT size joins the popular 27X6.00R15LT, 27X8.00R15LT, 27X6.00R17LT and 27X8.00R17LT 27-Inch tall skinny offerings. This new size is approved for 5 ...
New Product Xtreme-DI launches +30% GDI High-Flow Fuel Injectors for GM LTx-Engines
Xtreme-DI today announced a new product line of GDI High-Flow Fuel Injectors providing up to 30-percent more fuel flow over stock injectors in all GM Gen V engines (LT5, LT4, LT1, L86, L83, LV3). XDI high-flow injectors for the Ford Ecoboost 2.3L and 3.5L engines, the Audi/Volkswagen 2.0L engine, and additional engines are in development and will be available in the near future. XDI injector...
2020 Summit Motorsports Park Schedule Spotlights the 19th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
There was everything from rip-roaring action to record attendance all year long at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and extra elements will ensure that 2020 is even bigger, better and more breathtaking. Drivers will dive in for the 39th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 11, and then the 14th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series...
Where It All Started Race Part Solutions
If you've got race car problems, you can call Race Part Solutions. The concept of being able to provide multiple options to customers so that they can get to the finish line without having to wait on backordered items is what first inspired co-owners John Kerr and Darin Matera to start Race Part Solutions. The men met back in 87 while they were working at Horsepower Sales of Delray Beach, Flor...
Tru-BoostX Boost Control Just Got Smarter And More Powerful
The beloved Tru-Boost Gauge has been put to pasture, and is replaced with the new X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge (PN 30-0352). The Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge delivers all of the features you loved about the original only now with AEMnet for data logging and a big, fat internal MAP sensor that can handle boost pressures up to 80 PSI of boost. The King is dead, long live the King!...
Fine at 50 Chevrolet Performance and the NMCA Celebrate 50 Years of COPO Camaro at Summit Motorsports Park
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the FSC Staff and TheBlock.com The golden anniversary of the COPO Camaro began with a special-edition model of Camaro from Chevrolet Performance, which debuted at the 2018 SEMA Show and it concluded at the 2019 NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers with the 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct. O...
LaCosta Lands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion When the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series joins the NMCA at events throughout the race season, LME Street King is among the categories in the spotlight. The competition is close, and among those holding his own round after round is Ricardo LaCosta, whose Malibu is motivated by an LS7 engine. The Michigan-based driver got things going by qualifying in the fifth spot with a...
HELP WANTED RPM Act Reintroduced to US Senate and Needs Your Support!
Time for action! The RPM Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate for the current session of Congress. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act) protects Americans right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, along with industry's right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. You may be one of the thousands of supporters who cont...
Rickey Rolls to Second Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion Adding even more action to select NMCA events each year is the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and its popular ProForm Rumble, LME Street King and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Among the drivers duking it out in Proform Rumble is David Rickey, who earned a championship in the category in 2018 and was bent on backing it up in 2019. ...
Bill Skillman Soars to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion After circling all six of this year's NMCA events on his calendar, Bill Skillman set his sights on Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. He knew that the competition was going to be tough, but he was committed to being just as tough in his 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet packing a 327 cubic-inch engine massaged by Holbrook Racing Engines and topped with a Whipple supercharger. He showed that b...
Leonard Long Rows Gears to His Third FST Carburetors NA 10.5 Championship
By Mary Lendzion With their high-winding engines and high wheelies, drivers in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 are well-known and wildly entertaining to fans. Among them is Leonard Long, who is as hardcore as they come. Long, who lives in Pennsylvania and owns G-Force Racing Transmissions, has been behind the wheel of various race cars for more than 50 years. The Mustang he races in FST Carb...
Billet LS Block/Heads/Crank from Energy Manufacturing and Callies Performance Products
Written By Steve Baur Photography Courtesy of Energy Manufacturing and Callies Performance Products There is a certain level of engine building where custom parts are required, and the unfortunate side effect of custom is lengthy delivery times. Energy Manufacturing, working with its sister company Callies Performance Products, set out to greatly reduce the time racers and engine builders ...
Talking Vortech Superchargers with Terry Reeves of Team Beefcake Racing
From the time when the Fox-body 5.0-liter Mustang phenomenon took off in the late 80s until today, Vortech Superchargers have been one of the most sought after bolt-ons for Mustang enthusiasts. Being able to bolt on 50-100 percent more horsepower propelled Mustangs into performance realms unknown, and the whirring noise from under the hood was a badge of honor for owners and a warning to all other...
Raising the Bar This Edelbrock/Musi Signature Series engine isn't your daddy's old 632
Written by Mike Carpenter Photography by the Author When Bill Kuhlmann broke the 200-mph barrier in 1987 with a 615-cubic-inch engine combination, that history making run changed the industry forever. Nitrous began to earn wide acceptance and monster-displacement engines became the norm. While breaking that mark remained a part of history, the 615 engine combo soon morphed into what we know tod...
Preliminary Rules Requests Due Today
A reminder that Preliminary Rules requests must be submitted no later than 5PM (Pacific Time) today, Oct 15. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the best interest of the category. Please submit your 2020 Preliminary Rule requests to: [email protected], be sure to include your name, NMCA car number, and support...
Jesse Wilson Pushes To Third Chevrolet Performance Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion After driving to championships in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock in 2017 and 2018, Jesse Wilson was determined to do it again in 2019. In his father-in-law Kelly Pierce's Camaro flying Fuelab banners, he began by leading qualifying with a 10.11 and landing in the...
Tricia Musi Follows in Father's Footsteps and Earns ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship in His Former Car
By Mary Lendzion While Tricia Musi hasn't been in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street for long, she has already shown that she's a determined and diehard driver. She has also shown that she's competitive and capable of winning races in her car, the storied 1999 Trans Am known as Popeye II, which her famous father, Pat Musi, motored to NMCA/NSCA Pro Street championships in the early 2000s. While P...
Cameron Bowles Captures MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship in Grandfather's Famous Car
By Mary Lendzion On the day Cameron Bowles climbed into the driver's seat of his grandfather Don Bowles Maverick, Little Coal Digger VII, a few years ago, he told himself that he was ready to fly in the famous car. He began proving it, round by round, in NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp, and that's when it became clear that he was a championship-caliber driver, like his grandfather, Don, who was most...
Walsh Jr. Wheels to VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion When it was announced in the summer of 2017 that renowned racer Don Walsh Jr. had purchased a Corvette and was headed for NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, excitement ensued. It was for good reason, as Walsh Jr. had already been completely capable and competitive in NMRA, NMCA, NHRA and other series. By the end of 2018, he was engaged in an electrifying battle for the NMCA V...
Andy Warren Wraps Up His Eighth Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Championship
By Mary Lendzion If there's one thing Andy Warren has proven, it's that he's a wizard behind the wheel of his well-known Caprice in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car. In fact, he was a seven-time champion in the category dead-set on becoming an eight-time champion going into the 2019 race season. The Kentuckian set out by qualifying in the third spot with a 10.01 on a 10.00 index and f...

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