Hockenberry Hopes to Back Up '16 Open Comp Championship
While Chuck Hockenberry's run for a championship began with a broken driveshaft at the NMCA season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in March, he turned things around in time for the second race of the season at Atlanta Dragway in Georgia in April. There, the MagnaFuel Open Comp driver qualified eighteenth with an .030 reaction time and drove to the winner's circle as well as the semifinal...
Dart Releases New NMCA Pro Stock 10 LS Head
Dart Race Series LS 10 368cc CNC Oval Port Cylinder Head No other areas of racing engine development hold as much potential for increased performance as the cylinder head and its related components. Dart continues its revolutionary approach to perfection and power in this area by the recent release of their all new NMCA Pro Stock cylinder head. We encourage all engine enthusiasts to come see our n...
Induction Solutions Nitrous Power Controller
Innovation never ceases in motorsports. Everyone is trying to have the fastest car out there, and the aftermarket is always looking to provide the parts that allow racers to meet their goals. Induction Solutions has been advancing the nitrous oxide injection market since its inception, with owner Steve Johnson having helped many a racer reach his/her championship dreams. The hallmark of the co...
Strange Engineering Putting Money in Your Pocket in 2017
Strange Engineering has always looked for ways to reward its loyal customers by putting money back in the hands of the racers. NMRA & NMCA racers will have an opportunity to claim over $90,000 in posted contingency for the 2017 race season for Strange Axles and brakes. Unlike other companies, Strange only requires the decal and parts be on the car for verification. No receipts and no product e...
Kooks Goes Green with EPA-Certified Catalytic Converters
No longer do racers have to choose between making power or being emissions-compliant. Kooks Headers & Exhaust has developed an all-new line of Green Catalytic Converters that meets EPA guidelines and still delivers the raw power that Kooks fans have come to know and love. Kooks new cats eliminate emissions-related check engine lights with a 90-percent success rate, and meet all federal EPA ...
Chevy Performance Wants To Hear From You
Chevy Performance Wants To Hear From You If you've ever wished that the automakers would ask you personally what your opinion is on something, now is your chance for your voice to be heard. Chevy Performance's Drag Race Development Program has been putting together a line of severe duty components that are designed to beef up your own 2016-newer Camaro for dragstrip duty. The team put togeth...
2016 Signature Awards Recipients Announced
The NMCA would like to congratulate the following people who will be receiving NMCA Signature Awards at this year's Awards Ceremony Friday, December 9th at the Indiana Convention Center. The recipients are being recognized for their support of the NMCA and its competitors. Brad Medlock Josh Ledford Rob Adler Matt Keiser Jim Johnson Craig Sullivan Dina Parise Dionne Lumsden
NMCA West & NMCA Drivers Cobbett & Ausmus in Wreck
While NMCA West Lucas Oil NA 10.5 driver Bryan Cobbett and NMCA Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5 driver Dwight Ausmus were ready for the Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, they ran into trouble in the first round of Junior Pro Stock qualifying Nov. 17, 2016, when Cobbett's '04 Mustang made a move to the right at the 1,000 foot mark. I heard something in my engine and b...
New Eliminator Next Gen Practice Tree from Portatree
Portatree Timing Systems is excited to introduce the future of reaction time training the Eliminator Next Gen practice tree! Perfect for racers and enthusiasts, this dual-user tabletop practice tree features a full-color, touchscreen display; sturdy case with battery door; adjustable tabletop stand and outdoor bright LEDs. New cutting-edge features such as Distraction Mode aim to challenge user co...
DW Announces Dodge Hellcat High Flow Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks is announcing the release of the new Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat high flow fuel injector line. This new line is the first Hellcat specific injector utilizing the Bosch EV14 xT nozzle design, replicating the OE nozzle placement for precise fuel delivery. Flow rates are available in 850cc and 1100cc, which on the 6.2L supercharged motor can support a range of up to 1000-1300...
New RT4119W Track Day Seat from Racetech USA
Racetech USA has broadened the line of 4119 series seats to now include a non-head restraint model. A new innovation for 2017! We've taken our most popular seat, and given it the chop. The RT4119W (Wide) and RT4119WT (Wide & Tall) seats are based on the existing RT4119WHR and RT4119WTHR, but with the head restraints removed for improved visibility and access in a 'track day' type vehicle. This...
Meziere's New SafeCap Radiator Caps
The team at Meziere has been hard at work developing a new radiator cap that is both stylish and functional, and offers enhanced safety. Meziere's new SafeCap was designed specifically to deal with the issue of caps coming off at inopportune times while racing. To overcome the trouble, Meziere's SafeCap billet radiator cap features a set of ramp rollers for smooth and secure fitment while providin...
SpeedVideo to Broadcast all NMCA Races in 2017
SpeedVideo and ProMedia Events & Publishing are proud to jointly announce a multi-year agreement to live broadcast the NMRA and NMCA Drag Racing Series through 2018. The NMCA is home to some of the fastest heads-up race cars in the world, including some of the most dynamic small-tire and radial racing you will find. Like the NMCA, the NMRA boasts just as much variety in classes, b...
The Brain Bucket: Understanding Helmet Ratings
As you may know, the NHRA safety rules, which govern the NMCA, require a Snell SA-certified helmet that comes with an expiration date. Every five years the Snell Foundation increases the standards to improve racer safety, and the certification is named by the release date (e.g. SA2005, SA2010, SA2015). What you may not know is that your helmet is not necessarily out of date when the new standard i...
Street Outlaw Champion McCarty Motivated for 2017
Jacky McCarty may have been new to NMCA Wiseco Street Outlaw in 2016, but he was well aware of what it would take to win. He proved it at the first race of the season, the 14th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park in March, where he qualified third with a 4.51 at 163 mph in his black LSX- and Precision turbo-powered 92 Mustang. He shook things up by c...
2017 NMCA Preliminary Rules Are Posted
The 2017 Preliminary Rules have been posted <> Thank You to NMCA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2017 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed hundreds of requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2016 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to balance all of the racing categories and your input is greatly appreciat...
Wet Sump or Dry Sump The Basics You Need to Know
When it comes to oiling systems, drag racers are lucky that they only have to worry about going one direction. A wet-sump oil pan is designed to accommodate G forces on (forward) acceleration. However, the sump itself presents difficulties when positioning the motor in the chassis. A wet sump oil pan will require significant ground clearance that a dedicated drag car might not be able to...
MSD's New Black Crank Trigger Kits for 1955-1996 Small Block Chevy
MSD recently announced its new black crank trigger kits and black spark boxes. The black crank trigger kits, which are available for 1955-1996 small-block Chevys using MSD 6, 7, 8-series ignitions, Power Grid, or other MSD timing accessories offers stabilized ignition timing and operates on a different principle than ordinary crank triggers. Four magnets permanently embedded in an aluminum trigge...
Engine Management at Your Fingertips
It seems a distant memory when the advent of fuel injection on production automobiles had enthusiasts claiming it would be the end of aftermarket performance improvements, but as any hotrodder would do, most looked at ways around it, ways to modify it, and eventually ways to re-invent it to suit their needs. FuelTech's FT500 engine management is what happens when engine tuners, engine builders, an...
Bucaro's Third Championship Dedicated to Third Daughter
It was right after running to the ARP Nitrous Pro Street championship in 2015 that Joe Bucaro decided he was going to give it everything he had to back it up with another championship in 2016. He began by blasting to the winner's circle at the first race of the season at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida in March, and followed that with wins at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana in June and Summi...
New Win Lite Street/Strip Wheels from Billet Specialties
Billet Specialties new Win Lite wheel launches hard with aggressive styling and features for a street and strip wheel. The weight is over! The Win Lite features a machined recessed bolt pad for additional weight savings. This unique feature along with the optimized design of the spokes saves nearly a pound off the weight of similar wheels. The Win Lite's black hard anodized finish with machined ac...
Real Deal Steel / NMCA '69 Camaro RS/SS Winner To Be Announced
All season long Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series competitors have been fighting to be in the top-10 of each racing category for the chance to win the Real Deal Steel / NMCA69 Camaro RS/SS roller valued at over $20,000. One lucky winner, selected randomly from the lists of racers below, will be presented with the Real Deal Steel Camaro at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in In...
Taking The Fear Out Of Hand Notching
Tube notching, coping, saddling, fitting, and a dozen other terms, are often used to describe a series of cuts to make one tube mate up to another tube without a gap. While there are a dozen terms to describe this process, there are only a few ways to actually create this intersection of metal and doing so with precision can be challenging. Tool manufacturers claim to offer tools that...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series 2017 Schedule
ProMedia Events, home of the NMCA Muscle Car Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs, is pleased to announce the 2017 schedule for the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. Developed from the excitement of the LSX Shootout, the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series features vehicles equipped with Chevrolet LS and modern LT powerplants taking all-GM racing to a whole new level. With six c...
New 2,500HP Garrett GTX 5533R Gen 2 Turbocharger - With Video
Honeywell announces the release of the Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger, its most powerful turbo ever produced. The GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger features brand new and highly advanced GTX compressor wheel technology in a large frame turbo producing 1,000 to 2,500 horsepower. The GTX5533R Gen II is designed for race classes with specific compressor inlet diameter rules, and for e...
Making Money Racing Can be Done
When it comes to drag racing, any penny saved or dollar earned is a huge help. The old adage of to make a million bucks in racing, you need to start with two million holds true more than ever, and racers are finding new ways of making their racing efforts as cost-effective as possible. Contingency payouts, however, have traditionally been a great way for drivers to cash in on their performanc...
Savell Set on Backing Up Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
While Tim Savell had been racing Mike Bankston's 2013 Camaro-bodied Pro Mod at PDRA and other races across the country, he added NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod to his resume in 2016 and began racking up round wins right away. In the RJ Race Cars-built machine featuring a 959 cubic-inch engine by Pat Musi juiced up on five nitrous systems, a Lenco transmission with a Bruno and a Neal Chance...
Vote for 2016 Award Recipients!
The nomination process is completed and here are the top three nominees to receive special recognition awards at the 2016 NMCA Awards Ceremony held on Friday evening December 9th 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center. All votes must be cast by midnight October 16th. To vote follow the link >>HERE<<
The Art of the Windshield
Unless you have a tube-chassis-based ride, chances are your racecar started its life as a street machine with full emissions, convenience, and safety equipment. But as it begins to spend more of its life on the racetrack than the street, these pieces can outlive their usefulness and quickly find their way to the scrap pile in search of lower elapsed times and greater consisten- cy. Event...
Corda's Dart is a Cornucopia of Character
While Al Corda can remember every line and every contour of his first car, a 66 Dodge, it was the 64 Plymouth station wagon he had that added fuel to his go-fast fire, and it wheeled him to a win and a Wally at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in 1971. He continued cruising in A, B and C Stock Eliminator categories in various muscular Mopars and earned a second NHRA Wally in 1993, as well as NHRA cham...
Protecting Your Investment
There is no denying that race cars are a sizable investment. We spends thousands of dollars in our quest to go ever quicker and faster, and that investment could literally crash in seconds leaving its value greatly diminished, or in some cases, a total loss. While we insure a great many things in our daily lives, our race cars aren't usually included in that, but there are insurance police...
Another Hot Car on the Horizon for Pharris
With a dragstrip just about a mile from his home in Sikeston, Missouri, Daniel Pharris was familiar with and fascinated by fast cars at an early age, and when he got his first one at the age of fifteen, his focus was on finding the winner's circle. It was a '68 Chevelle that he bracket-raced, and it was followed by a 72 Nova that he heads-up raced, and the latter was the hook that in 06 led t...
Chrysler LX Bullet Motor Mounts from PROTHANE
PROTHANE introduces precision machined, billet aluminum Motor Mounts. These replacements feature urethane insulators, which resolve OEM failure problems. Unlike rubber, PROTHANE's performance urethane will not rot or degrade over time. Fits: 2006- 11 Challenger, Charger, & 300C with 3.6 & 5.7 engines. Available is classic red urethane # 4-505, or black #4-505 BL urethane. PROTHANE offer...
It's all in the Mount
Written By Steve Baur Safety third, as the saying goes. What is likely the most critical aspect of any racing operation is often pushed down the priority list, but sometimes safety goes hand in hand with maintaining and even improving performance. Our friends at Mickey Thompson Tires recently expressed concern over the frequency with which they see improperly mounted tires on drag wheels, and i...
Mishimoto's Cool New Pontiac GTO and LS1 Oil Coolers
The cooling experts at Mishimoto have unveiled a new, direct-fit thermostatic oil cooler kit for the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO and a non-thermostatic LS1/LS2 race kit with front sump oil cooler. The GTO-specific kit features a direct, bolt-on fit and maintains optimal oil temperatures. The race kit for LS1/LS2 applications drops oil temperatures by up to 65 F and comes with an application-specific ada...
Xtreme Street's Connelley Claims Ultra Street Record
Martin Connelley's successful race season started as soon as he climbed into Jason Martin's 93 Mustang motivated by a BES-built big-block Ford on nitrous and drove to a 7.77 and a runner-up finish in Edelbrock Xtreme Street at the 14th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in Florida in March. While he went on to earn a third place finish in points in the category when the series w...
The MSD Power Grid
Every Jordan needs a Pippen. Every cat needs a weird cat lady. And what good is one tube of JB Weld without the other Like many things in life, running blazing elapsed times on small tires at the drag strip requires a potent 1-2 tandem of complementary components incredibly advanced tire compounds will only get you so far. When those tires, however, are matched with cutting-edge electronics to he...
Racepak's Drag SmartWire
The new Racepak Drag SmartWire system helps save weight and simply wiring, two things that are essential to any race-focused build. Serving as the vehicle's power distribution center, and with 125 amps of total output, the Drag SmartWire system eliminates traditional fuse panels, breakers, and relays. Part number 500-KT-SWDRAG and featuring 30 total outputs and 12 inputs, a switch panel can be add...
ATTN: NMCA Racers 2017 Rule Change Requests
The off-season always seems to be getting shorter and shorter and we would like to kick-off the 2017 rules discussion earlier this year. In an effort to serve you better, please submit rule requests for the 2017 NMCA drag racing series by October 7, 2016. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2017 Preliminary Rules for next season. We val...
Supercharger Pulleys with GripTEC
Words By Scott Parker Photography Courtesy of JMS and ZPE In the unending quest to go faster, the boost goes higher and the supercharger pullies get smaller. But, there's a problem. Just like with tires, smaller pullies have less traction. Manufacturers do everything they can to increase belt wrap via the accessory drive arrangement, and will go wider on the pulley with 8, 10, and even 12 ri...
NMCA Releases All-New Muscle Car Nationals T-Shirt Design
  The NMCA has released their all-new Muscle Car Nationals t-shirt. Show your support of the NMCA and the World's Fastest Street Cars when you wear this shirt at events and around town. This tone on tone black shirt features the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals logo large size on the back with the iconic phrase World's Fastest Street Car making a bold statement. The NMCA logo is small s...
Get Bored - MPR Racing Engines Installs DART Sleeves in Cobra Jet's Coyote Block
MPR Racing Engines Installs DART Sleeves in Cobra Jet's Coyote Block By Scott Parker Photography by the author While it is certainly true that there is no replacement for displacement, the real secret to making power is in the bore size. For example, the old F1 V-8 engines had a 3.85 x 1.56-inch bore and stroke. Modern Pro Stock engines aren't quite as lopsided, but are also considerably ov...
Holley LS Fest Sunday News
While Robin Lawrence showcased Daren Poole-Adams' COPO CRC Camaro at the Chevrolet Performance NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana last weekend, he's shining in the COPO Battle at the Green presented by Lingenfelter and School of Automotive Machinists and Technology this weekend. He coaxed a 9.67 out of the car with the 6.2L LT powerplant featuring direct injection by Holley and is qua...
Hot and Heavy Racing at Holley LS Fest
After piloting their powerful machines all year long as part of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, drivers dove headfirst into competition at their fourth and final points race of the year at the Holley LS Fest, Sept. 9-11, 2016 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was hot and it was humid, but the action was still stellar as drivers put their hearts, their souls and ev...
Holley LS Fest Saturday News
Another driver doubling up on race entries this weekend is Al Corda, as he's cruising his 2015 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center COPO Camaro in Nitro Gear Street King and COPO Battle at the Green presented by Lingenfelter and School of Automotive Machinists and Technology. In the latter, he pushed his car packing a Wegner Motorsports-built 350 cubic-inch COPO engine to a 10.00 and is currently qualified...
Holley LS Fest Friday News
LS engines and those who love them are in the spotlight for the Holley LS Fest this weekend, Sept. 9-11, 2016 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The powerful powerplants are in everything from strip cars to'street cars and autocross cars to show cars. Among the categories to be contested here are the COPO Battle at the Green presented by Lingenfelter and School of Automotive Machini...
BMR's Street Performance Lowering Springs for 2016+ Chevrolet Camaro
Owners of 2016 Chevrolet Camaros can now improve the cosmetic appearance and increase handling of their V8-equipped sixth gen Camaros by adding BMR Suspension's Street Performance lowering springs, part number SP041. Priced at $249.95, each set of springs is manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire. Cold-wound on a CNC coiling machine which adjusts the spring diameter in real...
NMCA Announces 2017 Event Schedule
The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) is proud to announce the official event schedule for the 2017 season. With six jam-packed events that blanket the heartland of America, the NMCA is quickly becoming the largest and most popular muscle car drag racing series in the country. The family-friendly events have something for every fan. We're thrilled about this exciting schedule for 2017, s...