Warm up and Stay Awhile in Bradenton.
With the 2017 season about to begin with the 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem March 9-12 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, racers and fans need to know the area has one heck of a lot to offer. According to Sean Walter, Director of Sports for the Bradenton Area Sports Commission, the area located on the state's West Coast has many offerings for those looking to extend their tr...
Mickey Thompson Continues Their Support of the NMCA, NMCA West and NMRA
Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels and ProMedia continue their partnership in 2017. This season, Mickey Thompson has extended their sponsorship of Radial Wars, one of the most popular classes in the NMCA as well as sponsoring the final event of the NMCA West season. How great it is to have Mickey Thompson continue as NMCA's Radial Wars class sponsor; one of the top race classes in all of drag ra...
Pushis Succeeds in Multiple Cars and Classes
After bracket-racing his red nine-second 2013 COPO Camaro at tracks near his home in Leo, Indiana, Glenn Pushis introduced himself and his car to NMCA, the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and the 5th Gen class in the fall of 2014. It was cold, it was wet, it lasted until the wee hours of the morning and he lost in the early rounds of the event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, but it didn...
AFCO to Sponsor Special Nostalgia Shootout at the NMCA Season Opener in Bradenton, Florida
Watching Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car and ATI Performance Products Nostalgia Super Stock at any NMCA race is like going back in a time machine and that time machine will make a stop at NMCA's Muscle Car Mayhem season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, the weekend of March 9-12, 2017. AFCO has stepped up to sponsor a special Nostalgia Muscle Car vs. Nostalgia Su...
Erson Cams Black Magic Roller Lifters
Erson Cams new Black Magic extreme load roller lifters utilize full-time pressurized oiling to the lifter wheel, which creates an oil wedge between the axle and wheel for dramatically improved load bearing capability. A special .470" diameter axle made from advanced, high strength B624L matrix material is employed with the pressurized oiling. This design results in an .842" lifter which has the lo...
Outlaw 632 to Race at NMCA's Muscle Car Mayhem Season Opener
The National Muscle Car Association is pleased to announce that Outlaw 632 has been added to its Muscle Car Mayhem season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, the weekend of March 9-12. Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, NMCA's Muscle Car Mayhem kicks off the season in grand style with wild heads-up classes sure to put Bradenton's fans on the edges of their seats screaming for ...
More Companies Join as 2017 Contingency Sponsors
As the 2017 season draws closer, more companies are renewing or beginning to add to the NMCA contingency program. This week we've added: Holley, NOS, MSD, RacePak, QuickFuel Technology, RPM Transmissions and E3 Spark Plugs. To see the updated listing click >>here<<
Get Your Six Fix NMCA Adds Six-Cylinder Combinations in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod
Say import racing around a bunch of car guys and you're about to see people take sides like it's the 2016 presidential election. Whether you're talking politics or your preferred vehicle brand, passionate people can still work together and make great things happen. Allowing imports to run in NMCA Pro Mod has been on the table for a couple of years, said NMCA general manager Rollie Miller. Th...
Clutch Engagement
Enthusiasts with manual transmissions might know whether their clutch release mechanism is operated by cable or by a hydraulic bearing. But if it's the latter, it's unlikely they could tell whether the bearing operates in constant contact with the clutch fingers or intermittently that is, operating only when the clutch pedal is depressed. More interestingly, what would lead a manufacturer of high ...
Coan Joins NMCA
Coan Engineering has joined the NMCA as an official sponsor in 2017 and will also be posting contingency in a majority of classes in both organizations. "NMRA and NMCA are a pair of rapidly growing associations that have done a fantastic job of building a racer-friendly program. We are proud to partner with them as an Official Series and Contingency sponsor in 2017 and look forward to rewarding...
Board Moving to VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod
Because he had grandparents and a dad who raced cars, Benjamin Board grew up around the roar of engines, and because he was incredibly interested in it, he seemed destined to dive into motorsports, too. He did just that, in a 1984 S10 pickup that he bracket-raced at tracks near his family's East Peoria, Illinois home at the age of nineteen, and before long, he was in a 2003 S10 pickup tackling ...
More Added to 2017 Racer Contingency
More companies have joined the growing list of NMCA contingency sponsors this week including: Racing Head Service, FAST, TCI, Air Flow Research, Moser Engineering. To see the updated list, which is updated each Friday evening, click >>HERE<<
Gear Vendors and Edelbrock Retain Class Sponsorships
The NMCA is pleased to announce that Gear Vendors and Edelbrock will both be continuing their class sponsorships in 2017. Edelbrock will remain as the Xtreme Street class sponsor while Gear Vendors continues sponsorship of the True Street class.
Understanding Crank Triggers
As early as the eighties, production muscle cars have started moving away from distributors. Today, they are all but extinct from the lexicon of powertrain engineers, yet we still rely on these ancient pieces of mechanical wizardry to control our small-blocks and big- blocks. Unless you have an Optispark, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it comes with some limitations. Chief among...
Hoosier Tire Joins NMCA
Hoosier Racing Tire returns to the NMCA racing scene this year as an Official Sponsor in 2017 as well as a contingency sponsor for all NMCA events. The company will be posting contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes, as well as special-event classes. We look forward to renewing our relationship with NMCA and the racers that compete in the series this year, said Faron Lubbers of Ho...
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Race Shop Expands Sponsorship in 2017
The NMCA is pleased to announce that Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Race Shop will expand their sponsorship in 2017 to include becoming title sponsor of the NMCA World Finals held at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis September 21-24, as well as becoming presenting sponsors of the Quick Fuel Technology Bluegrass Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway Park held in Bowling Green, Ky., May 18-21. We're really ...
DeatschWerks Fuel Systems Supports NMCA and LSX Challenge Series
NMCA is proud to announce that DeatschWerks Fuel Systems has signed on as official sponsor for the 2017 season. In addition, DeatschWerks is participating in the NMCA contingency program - one of the largest all-cash contingency programs in street legal drag racing with over 80 participating brands. Deatschwerks Marketing Coordinator Mark Hutchison said, "DeatschWerks Fuel Systems is excited to...
Supercharge it: A Look at Modern Power
Performance enthusiasts have plenty of reasons to be happy these days, as the big three auto manufacturers have created their most powerful engines to date. That said, enthusiasts always yearn for more performance. The good thing is that there are more companies than ever before that offer supercharger upgrades, and the engine output with any of these is astounding. Looking back to where the af...
NMCA Nitrous Pro Street's Rice Adding NMRA Renegade to Her Resume
After racing his turbocharged 1989 Mustang coupe in OSCA in the late 1990s, Ed Rice sold the car he refers to as the grey squirrel to a friend. But he recently bought it back, and is preparing it for his daughter, Jennifer Brooke Rice, to pilot in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade while also piloting her 2009 Mustang in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street. Ed fabricated for the car a 25.3 chrome moly cage, ...
Honeywell Garrett to Sponsor Summit Motorsports Park Event
The NMCA is pleased to announce that Honeywell Garrett will become the event sponsor of the All-American Nationals August 24-27 that Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Honeywell Garrett has been a long time supporter of the NMCA and we're very excited abut them expanding even further into the series this year, said NMCA President and CEO, Steve Wolcott. The decision was made to joi...
NMCA Announces Stock/Super Stock Combo Class
The NMCA is proud to announce the addition of the Stock/Super Stock Combo class to their all-American drag racing line-up. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs features a six-race series with contingency and a year-end championship where winners take home a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Ring. Beginning with the season opener in Bradenton, FL on the weekend of March 9-12, the Stock/S...
2017 Contingency Postings
With the 2017 season beginning in just a few weeks, NMCA Contingency Sponsors are returning to the nations largest all-American drag racing series. Here is a list of sponsors who have joined the NMCA this year in support of racers by posting contingencies on certain products. Thus far they include: FUELAB, Moroso, Ron Francis Wiring, Strange Engineering, Aerospace Components, Mickey Thompson, A...
Armando Hernandez Heading to ARP Nitrous Pro Street
With a passion for nitrous-packing combinations and nitrous purges, Armando Hernandez is heading for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street in 2017. His sons, Justin and Ray, and daughter, Jessica, have been helping him convert his 1995 Mustang from a bracket car to a heads-up car in the family's shop, Mad Kuztumz, in Ft. Meyers, Florida. They fabricated for it a 25.5 chassis, and after smoothing out d...
FUELAB 529XX Series Electronic Fuel Pressure Regulators
Designed to work directly with FUELAB's Prodigy fuel pumps to control pump speed, the new FUELAB 529XX Series Electronic Fuel Pressure Regulators reduce heat build-up and vapor lock conditions commonly associated with street and strip use. FUELAB's patented electronic regulator places a restriction valve along the return line which electronically monitors pressure and controls the FUELABL Prodigy ...
Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown Added to 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, GA
The NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 6-9, 2017. Billed as the 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 ...
Jim Campisano Joins ProMedia Sales Team
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Jim Campisano has joined ProMedia as Director of Sales. Effective immediately, Campisano will be working closely with the ProMedia sales staff as well as Race Pages editor Mike Galimi and Fastest Street Car editor Steve Baur. As a 30-year industry veteran, early NMRA supporter and former NMCA racer, Campisano is well acquainted with ProM...
AEM Releases Digital Flex Fuel Wideband FAILSAFE Gauge
AEM's new Flex Fuel Wideband FAILSAFE Gauge monitors ethanol content, air/fuel ratios, and manifold pressure, and has been touted as being able to prevent catastrophic engine damage. The new 52mm (2 1/16 ) FAILSAFE gauge can actively protect an engine if it senses the system is running lean or excessively rich. An internal data logger is included to capture up to 2.5 hours of data on a loop, and t...
More Sponsor News
The NMCA is happy to announce the following sponsors will be returning as official and exclusive providers at all NMCA Muscle Car Series Events in 2017.   E3 Spark Plugs: Official Spark Plug of the NMCA Miller Welders: Official Welder of the NMCA Mothers Polishes: Official Car Care Products of the NMCA Performance 2-Way Racing Communications: Official Radio of the NMCA Trail...
2017 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Class Lineup
ProMedia is excited to announce the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series class lineup for the 2017 racing season. All five of these hotly contested classes are returning to competition for championships in the CPCS again in 2017. Wiseco Boostline Connecting Rods Drag Radial Holley EFI Real Street Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center LME Street King ...
2017 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Class and Shootout Lineup
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Presented by E3 Spark Plugs is excited to announce its class lineup for the 2017 drag racing season. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMCA made a few changes to the lineup for 2017. One of those changes is the NMCA's new S3 (Stock/Super Stock Combo) class that will be joining the championship roster this year. Also new is the Muscl...
Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Returns in 2017
Aerospace Components, Inc., will once again be deeply involved in the NMRA, NMCA and NMCA West in 2017 as they continue the Aerospace Winner's Circle program. We are thrilled to once again sponsor the Aerospace Winner's Circle with NMRA, NMCA, and NMCA West racing series events in 2017. We had a blast in 2016 during the Winner's Circle and it is the place to be for 2017 as we enter the excitin...
Sponsors continue to Renew for 2017
The NMCA would like to welcome back Chevrolet Performance, ATI Performance and Detroit Truetrac as class sponsors for the 2017. Chevrolet Performance will continue as the Chevrolet Performance Stock class sponsor while ATI Performance remains Nostalgia Super Stock sponsor while Detroit Truetrac continues it backing of the Nostalgia Muscle Car class.
Multi-Layered Stainless Steel Spartan Head Gaskets from SCE Gaskets
Available in five thicknesses and several bore diameters for Chevy, GM, LSX, Ford, and Chrysler engines, SCE's new Multi-Layered Stainless Steel (MLS) Spartan head gaskets were developed to be able to withstand extreme cylinder pressures. Precision manufactured from mirror-smooth sheets of 300-series stainless steel, each MLS Spartan gasket has an embossed sealing area and goes through a unique, s...
McCarty to Make Music with ProCharger, Precision & ProLine
While 2016 was a successful season for Jacky McCarty that ended with an NMCA Wiseco Street Outlaw championship and an NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw top ten finish, he has already turned his focus to 2017. He hired ProLine to build a Dart billet block-based 460 cubic-inch LS engine to replace his turbo-enhanced small-block Ford, and it will be topped with Mast Mozez heads and a Hogan's inta...
VP Racing Fuels Continues as XPM Class Sponsor
VP Racing Fuels has recently announced they will remain as sponsors of the NMCA's quickest and fastest class: VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod. This marks the third year that the San Antonio, Texas-based company has been the class sponsor.
E3 Spark Plugs Returns in 2017
The NMCA is proud to announce that E3 Spark Plugs will be returning as the presenting sponsor of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals in 2017, continuing the sponsorship the Ponte Vedra, Florida company began last year.
Piston Tech: Finding the Right Slug
Naturally aspirated and power-adder engines produce horsepower in very different ways. Piston design has evolved tremendously to keep pace. Just like two camshafts that look similar can serve vastly different needs, the same concept applies to pistons. Many racers presume that a power-adder piston is nothing more than a beefier version of a naturally aspirated piston. While there is some truth to ...
Show and Go - McMillan's 1969 Camaro Looks as Good as It Runs
While Jim McMillan knew how his 1957 Chevy handled on the street, he wanted to know how it would handle on the strip, so in 1968, he took the car with a 283 cubic-inch engine and three-speed transmission to a dragstrip near his home in Minnesota. It ran fifteens in the quarter mile all day and all night, and it was then that McMillan decided to make a name for himself in motorsports. He went...
DiabloSport Introduces All-New Sprint & Marathon Modules
Two new OBDII port plug-in modules for 2005+ GM vehicles equipped with Active Fuel Management (AFM) which drops cylinders and reduces power are now available from DiabloSport. The Sprint Module disables the factory AFM feature for maximum power and performance and allows vehicles to stay in V8 mode at all times without having to reprogram or reflash the ECU! Meanwhile, the Marathon Module improves...
Tyler Crossnoe Joins NMCA/NMRA
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Tyler Crossnoe has joined the NMRA/NMCA event team as Race Master. Crossnoe will be working closely with recently hired Competition Director Kurt Johnson, Chief Starter T.J. El Prepe Bailey, Race Operations Director Gene Bergstrom and General Manger Rollie Miller at most of the events in 2017. As Race Master, Crossnoe will be respon...
Wilson, Cesler Recognized at Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Ceremony
Keith Wilson, Sales Manager with Scoggin Dickey Parts Center, and Justin Cesler, Account Supervisor at Chevrolet Performance, were each honored at the 2016 PRI show with Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series ambassador rings this past weekend at the PRI Show in Indianapolis. These rings were presented in appreciation for many years of promoting the LSX Shootout, the Chevrolet Performance Challeng...
Forgeline Re-Launches Popular Snowflake Design Heritage Series TA3 Wheel
Those who crave a cool, retro-inspired snowflake mesh design wheel will love Forgeline's beautiful new Heritage Series TA3 line. Inspired by the iconic Pontiac Trans Am, the highly styled Heritage Series TA3 was originally launched in 06 and, due to popular demand, is now available in an expanded range of sizes including flat lip 18-inch and 19-inch fitments, or stepped-lip 19-inch and 20-inch di...
Randy Adler's 1957 Blown Bel Air is Big, Bad & Beautiful
Of all the places they could gather years ago, Randy Adler, his brother, Rob and their father, Richard, chose the parking lot at White Castle and Duke's Drive-In near their homes in Tinley Park, Illinois, but rather than drinking milkshakes and devouring fries, they were lining up street races. They held their own in the 1966 El Camino, 1969 Nova SS and 1976 Trans Am belonging to their father,...
Lumsden Wins Real Deal Steel '69 Camaro
Congratulations to Taylor Lumsden from Caddo Mills, Texas who was the winner of the Real Deal Steel 1969 Camaro giveaway. His name was drawn during the champions ceremony held Saturday night at the PRI Show in Indianapolis. His name was picked from a group of all top-ten points finishers in each of the classes competing in Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series presented by Scoggin Dickey Part...
Spotlight on Tyler Crossnoe - Racer, Race Promoter & Race Surface Expert
While Tyler Crossnoe could have spent a lot of time with his childhood friends, he chose to spend a lot of time with his dad, Tim Crossnoe. He would go to race tracks near their Bells, Tennessee home with him and watch him race his 1969 Camaro, and by the time he was 11, he was exploring how the car worked and how it responded to track conditions. He got behind the wheel of the supercharged ...
Chevrolet Performance Stock Champion Pushis Plans Upgrades
Soon after earning the NMCA Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Chevrolet Performance Stock championship in 2015, Glenn Pushis began making plans to repeat the feat in 2016. He began by driving his 2013 CRC Camaro to a runner-up finish at the event at Atlanta Dragway in April, and went on to runner-up at the event at Beech Bend Raceway in May and win at the events at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana in Jun...
Johnson Named Competition Director
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Kurt E. Johnson has joined the team roster as Competition Director for the NMRA and NMCA event series. Johnson takes over for longtime ProMedia staffer Shannon Murphy, who will be stepping away from the role, but remains a part of the ProMedia family. As Competition Director, Johnson will run on-track operations for both ProMedia seri...
DeMayo, Jr. Driven to Back Up 2016 NA 10.5 Championship
While Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5 driver Mike DeMayo, Jr. was wrapping up repairs to his Mustang after a wreck in 2015 and was forced to miss the 2016 NMCA season opener in March, he was ready to roll at the second race of the season at Atlanta Dragway in April. There, after literally finishing the car in the pit area, he qualified in the second spot with an 8.10, set class elapsed-time and t...
Warren Already Aiming for Another Nostalgia Muscle Car Championship
While 2015 Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car champion Andy Warren was ready for the first NMCA race of 2016 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in March, his 71 Caprice was not, so he climbed into Chip Rollins 82 Malibu wagon for the weekend and wound up in the winner's circle. The Caprice was going through some serious upgrades, and was up on jackstands at the time, said Warren. I was able to w...