NMCA Honors "Sponge Bob" Curran and Renames Sportsman of the Year Award
This past summer we lost a champion and friend when "Sponge Bob" Curran passed away suddenly at just 53 years old. As an Xtreme Street racer who has won a few championships, Sportsman of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year awards, he was a major part of NMCA and the community honored him during the annual NMCA Awards Ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components. Sue, Jeremy, and Taylor Curran w...
Tech Review Gas-Ported Piston Rings from Total Seal
[ap_tagline_box tag_box_style="ap-top-border-box"]By Jason Reiss Photography Courtesy of Total Seal[/ap_tagline_box] Over the years, engine builders have devised many ways to maximize ring seal, from gapless rings to drilling small holes (gas ports) in the piston tops to allow combustion pressure to get behind the ring's inner diameter inside the ring land and push it outward to seal its fac...
NMCA Hosts 2019 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at 5 Events | Presented by Nitto Tire
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce it will host five Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series events in 2019. The five-race series that is focused on modern LS/LT performance will be run during the NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA) April 4-7, Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway (Millington, TN) May 2-5, NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal...
Tech Review Frankenstein Engine Dynamics F-Series Cylinder Heads for LS1, LS3, and LS7
If you peruse the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics product line, you'll see the company offers a complete line of GM LS cylinder heads. Labeled as the F-Series, they are bad hombres to be sure and they include fitments for LS1, LS3 and LS7 variations. To recap, the LS1 started the LS revolution in the 1997 C5 Corvette and remained through 2004. As for the LS7, it's probably the pinnacle of natural...
Spotlight on Ted Hughes, Whose COPO Camaros Are Cruising in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff and courtesy of Ted Hughes While Ted Hughes had road-raced and drag-raced in various cars and categories through the years, he decided to change gears by purchasing a new COPO Camaro in 2016. He introduced it, and himself, to NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in 2017, and flew to a ninth-place finish in points that year, and d...
Don Walsh Jr. Wins Miller Millermatic 211 Welder during NMCA Awards Ceremony
For the past eight years Miller has given away two welders by randomly selecting NMRA and NMCA racers at the annual awards ceremony at the PRI Show. This year, Miller chose to give a Millermatic 211 welder to a couple of lucky racers. It is a lightweight, inverter MIG welder with up to 230 amps of power and runs on either 120V or 240V input power. The unit also includes AutoSet, making the unit qu...
Dodge Provides Free NMCA Membership to Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Owners
Dodge and NMCA are proud to announce that every new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 owner will receive a complimentary one-year associate membership to the NMCA for the 2019 racing season. Dodge is ramping up production to deliver the 11-second capable Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in the first quarter of 2019 and they are making it easy to have fun at the drag races thanks to a partnership wi...
2018 NMCA Championship Awards Photo Gallery
The 2018 NMCA awards ceremony held during the 2018 Performance Racing Industry show was launched into a new era with a revamped ceremony and huge attendance by racers, their families, and fans. Check out the photo gallery below! [envira-gallery id="11064"]
Breaking News Dodge//SRT and Mopar Renew Commitment to NMCA for 2019
Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced a renewed commitment to National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) competitors for the 2019 season. For the second consecutive year, the brands will offer racers in model-year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles complimentary entry in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout category, providing performance enthusiasts a sanctioned and secure drag strip environment to race ...
2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Champions Crowned at PRI Show in Indianapolis
On December 8th, 2018, the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series class champions presented with special LSX Victor awards and Nitto Tire Diamond Tree rings to commemorate their championships this season. In attendance at the private dinner held during the PRI Show weekend were Chevrolet Performance dignitaries, including Bill Martens, Steve Walczak, Curt Collins, and Adrienne Peters, as well a...
NMCA Crowns 2018 Champions and Recognizes Special Guests at 2018 PRI Show
The NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs brought its season to a close on Friday December 7th, 2018 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 Jason Hamstra Mickey Thompson Radial Wars James Lawrence ...
Shawn Ayers Soars to NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw Championship in Fletcher Cox's Gold Dust Mustang
From the moment Shawn Ayers and Fletcher Cox rolled Cox's Gold Dust Mustang out of the trailer at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, they had everyone's attention. As it turned out, it was for good reason, as Ayers drove the Philadelphia Eagles player's car to a 4.42 to qualify in the third spot and then a 4.33 against Daniel Pharris to hea...
Jessie Coulter Backs Up His NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By all accounts, Jessie Coulter was super-successful in 2017, as he earned championships in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Holley EFI Real Street. When he wasn't at the first two events on this year's NMCA tour, fans wondered whether he was resting on his laurels, but as it turned out, he was in the process of having built by Brian Tooley a new 388 cubic...
Rickey Drives to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
Ever since he earned a championship in NMCA EFI Rumble in 2013, David Rickey has been raring to earn another one. He proved that by piloting his Camaro powered by a 346 cubic-inch LS1 engine to an 11.05 on an 11.00 index against Tom Calabrese to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 10th Annual NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals in April at Atlanta Dragway. After that, the...
Gass Gets it Done on Way to NMCA ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
There are many things that bring Kevin Gass back to the NMCA ATI Nostalgia Super Stock category year after year, and among them are the classic cars, the competition, the camaraderie and the chase for a championship. While he had to miss the first two events of the year in Florida and Georgia, he chose a 9.75 index for his 1966 Chevelle powered by a big-block Chevy and went to the semifinal aga...
Scott Libersher Soars to 2018 NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Championship
Among the racers who run two categories at events is Scott Libersher, who sails to win after win in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock. The doubling-up is demanding, but he doubled-down and drove to the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2017 and the Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock championship in 2018. In Coan Engineering Stock/Super...
PerTronix's New Digital HP Mobile CD Ignition System
The Digital HPMobile is controlled by the Digital HP Mobile application (app) from your Android or Apple device which communicates with your Digital HP Mobile ignition box via Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing you to program the many features of the ignition system. The easy to use app sets your three rev limits, shift light, start retard, spark settings and tachometer preferences. Save and ...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Newcomer Jordan Ensslin Earned 2018 Championship
Despite being new to NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street this year, Jordan Ensslin has put his name on the map. In a 2002 Trans Am belonging to Matt and Tom Edmunds and powered by a big-block Chevy and nitrous, he pushed to a 4.46 against Mark Hoadland to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the first event of the year, the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton ...
BUY NOW Advance Ticket Sales Open for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park
NMRA Advance Ticket Sales are open for purchase for the 17th annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, held at Bradenton Motorsports Park March 7-10, 2019. https://tickets.thefoat.com/nmca/17TH+ANNUAL+NMCA+MUSCLE+CAR+MAYHEM/tickets/event-35320/ NMCA continue their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular motorsport ser...
Turk Tackled Personal Bests and Personal Battles on Way to 2018 NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By all accounts, it was a successful race season for NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars driver Geoff Turk. In his Dodge Drag Pak Challenger known as Blackbird, he soared to a 7.99 to set the pace in qualifying, collected a monetary prize from Holley EFI for being the first driver in the category to run 7s and recorded an 8.12 to runner-up against Joe Welch in the final round at the 16th Annual ...
Anderson Doubles Up With MagnaFuel Open Comp and LME Street King Championships
Soon after earning the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King championship in 2017, Kurt Anderson turned his focus to 2018. In a Regal belonging to Jim McMillan, one of his AutoKraft Race Cars and Restorations customers, Anderson led MagnaFuel Open Comp qualifying with a .001 reaction time at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florid...
Lawrence Lands NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars Championship
Soon after securing the 2016 NMCA West ProCharger Limited Street title in his DragZine Camaro, James Lawrence set his sights on competing in NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars in his DragZine Corvette. His 2018 season began with a 3.90 to qualify in the second spot and a 3.94 to win over Marty Stinnett and take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car ...
TNT Rescue Named Official Rescue Equipment of NMRA/NMCA Safety Team
Safety has been the backbone of organized drag racing since the 1950s and that notion is very much part of the NMRA/NMCA, the leaders in street-legal drag racing. Proving the sanctioning body's commitment to safety has been through its actions by bringing safety response in-house with its own Safety Team. TNT Rescue has been named the Official Safety Equipment of NMRA/NMCA with exclusive use of...
Wilson Repeats With Two Chevrolet Performance Stock Championships
Right after rocketing to championships in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock in 2017, Jesse Wilson turned his focus to backing them up in 2018. He set out by sailing to a 10.02 to set the pace in qualifying in his father-in-law Kelly Pierce's Camaro and advancing to the Aerospace Compon...
Theisen Hung Tough to Take 2018 Fuel Systems Technology NA 10.5 Championship
From the day he began competing in Fuel Systems Technology NA 10.5 a few years ago, David Theisen has been impressive and imposing in the category. He finished fourth in 2016 and third in 2017, and along the way, he left no doubt that he wanted to earn a championship and that he was completely capable of doing so in his 1969 Firebird featuring a 611 cubic-inch Chevy engine by Uratchko Racing En...
Warren Wrangles Up Seventh Championship in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car
Whether he's behind the wheel of his 1971 Caprice or a friend's car, Andy Warren wrangles up win after win in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car. He showed why he's the series winningest driver from the start this year, as he took aim at the 10.00 index and took a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with a 9.97 when Tim Bumpus turned on the red in his Dart at the season-op...
Hamstra Hailed as 2018 VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Champion
After coming close to capturing the NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod championship last year, Jason Hamstra turned his focus to capturing it this year. He hit the road running with a 3.74 in his Camaro to runner-up against Don Walsh Jr. and his Corvette at the season-opening 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, and he followed that with a 3.63 ...
2019 Advance Ticket Sales NMCA Partners with TheFOAT Ticketing to Offer Advance Tickets at All Events
NMCA continue their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular motorsport series. The NMCA, in partnership with TheFOAT Ticketing, will offer 2019 advance ticket sales for spectators, racers/crew, and car show participants at each series event. Spectators will receive up to a 20% discount when they purchase their ti...
2019 NMCA Championship Drag Racing Class Line-Up
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series is focused on celebrating champions and top ten finishers during the upcoming PRI Show in Indianapolis in early December, planning for 2019 is well underway. The official NMCA championship drag racing line-up in 2019 will be: 1. XTREME PROMOD 2. FACTORY SUPER CARS 3. N/A 10.5 4. STREET OUTLAW 5. XTREME STREET 6. NITROUS PRO STREET 7. CHEVROLET PERFORM...
Breaking News 2019 NMCA Preliminary Rules
The 2019 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Preliminary Rules are Thank You to NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2019 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed hundreds of requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2018 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to ba...
Modular-Motivated Masterpiece Mark Luton's Mustang Moves Out With MMR Power
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi When Mark Luton heard that street-racing was taking place near his home in California when he was a teenager, he went to watch. He was immediately interested and inspired, and in no time, he was racing his Ford Ranger rocking a 4.0L V6 with a Paxton supercharger on the street and strip. When he decided that he wanted more muscle, he climb...
Video Inside DeatschWerks Releases Fuel Lines, Fittings, and Cobra Jet Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks has taken the Mustang scene by storm and quickly got known for its fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In fact, they are the fuel injector supplier for the supercharged Cobra Jet factory racecars, which is impressive because the injectors easily passed severe durability and performance testing by Ford. The company continues to refine its fuel system solutions, this time expanding into fuel...
Sign Up TODAY 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony, Presented by Aerospace Components Winner's Circle
The 2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, annual awards ceremony will be held Friday evening December 7th in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components, will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:00 (cash bar) with the awards ceremony starting promptly at 5:30 PM. Admission is free of cha...
New Product Patriotic-version of Racequip Vesta 15 Helmet
You'll get tired of winning wearing the new RaceQuip America helmet! RaceQuip's all new VESTA15 America full face Snell SA2015 helmet makes a bold statement. The America is just like our other FRP VESTA15 Snell SA2015 helmets except that it has an American flag graphic treatment. We use a hydro-dip process and then clear coat over it for a durable and shiny finish. The VESTA15 helmet series incorp...
Steve Turner Announced as New Editor of Fastest Street Car Magazine, Steve Baur Promoted to Digital Content Manager
ProMedia Events and Publishing is proud to announce veteran journalist, book writer, and photographer, Steve Turner, is joining the staff as editor of Fastest Street Car magazine, in addition to the promotion of Steve Baur to Digital Content Editor. Turner becomes the fourth editor in Fastest Street Car's 18-year history. Baur's Digital Content Manager position is a new title to enhance the quickl...
Built to be Raced Don Fotti is Focused on Competing in his Classic 1968 1/2 Mustang Cobra Jet
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Dr. Rudy Rouweyha As soon as they arrived, he would watch car after car cruise down track, and talk about which ones he wanted, but because he couldn't afford to purchase any of them, he purchased a motorcycle at the age of nineteen. It was a Kawasaki 500 Triple, and it was the fastest one he could get his hands on. I had never rode a motorcycle, so the sale...
2019 Season Rules Requests Now Being Accepted
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2019 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2019 NMCA drag racing series by October 15, 2018. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2019 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, ea...
2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to release its 2019 national event schedule. Boasting six jam-packed events that blanket the heartland of America at some of the finest drag racing facilities, the NMCA is the largest and most popular muscle car and street car drag racing series in the country. Each national event offers drag racing categories ranging from 4,000hp Xtreme Pro Mods to entry-lev...
LINK INSIDE 2018 NMCA Awards Voting Link
It's time to vote for deserving NMCA racers and crew for the annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards. PLEASE CLICK >>HERE<< TO VOTE
Deadline for voting is October 8, 2018 and will not be accepted after this time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Only one set of votes will be counted per NMCA member.
Final 2018 Season Points
Final 2018 season points have been posted. You can find them >>here<<. Please take a moment to look them over. If you see a discrepancy, please send an email to [email protected]. As per our rules, there is a five-day review window for review. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 1st, these points will be considered final.
NMCA Wraps Up Stellar Season With World Street Finals
The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA race of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were wicked wheelies, powerful passes and plentiful personal bests as drivers were dead-set on cruising to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and class championships. In VP Racing Fuel...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
As the final day of the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and the final race of the season, the action will be amplified and championships will be cemented across the categories with each round of eliminations. We wish all of our competitors well, and we'll be following along and posting news and results throughout the day. ...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Anticipation was in the air as drivers dove into the first round of qualifying on Friday at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as always, there were many awe-inspiring passes. Among the lead qualifiers were Jason Hamstra with a 3.71 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, James Lawrence with a 3.97 in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars, Jordan...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Hundreds of rigs have already rolled in and many more are rolling in now for the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as the final race in this year's six-race NMCA series, drivers will have their cars and combinations ready for combat. We hope you can join us for what promises to be action-packed event, but it not, see it on a live feed ...
Thursday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
The championships come down to this weekend here at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis as the 2018 NMCA Drag Racing season presented by E3 Spark Plugs comes to a close. Some classes are pretty much locked up with the points, while others are in tight, fierce battles for the championships. While today's test and tune looks to be a hot one, we're expecting cooler temps to continue throughout the weekend...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour for the NMCA World Street Finals
It's been a great and exciting NMCA season and it closes out this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. In order to celebrate the final race of 2018, we are pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour to help kickoff the NMCA World Street Finals, presented by Chevrolet Performance, on Thursday September 20 from 5 7 pm. The Weldon Pump spon...
Now Accepting 2018 NMCA Specialty Award Nominations
The NMCA is proud to invite our racing community to nominate friends and family for the 2018 NMCA Specialty Awards, which are to be celebrated during the 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Show. Nominations are due for submission no later than SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 before 11:59PM. There are no exceptions and the survey will close at that time. <>...
The Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Ring
Since 2005 Nitto Tire has been awarding racers in the NMRA and NMCA their custom-designed Nitto Diamond Tree Ring to each class champion. Nitto, recognizing the efforts it takes to win a class championship, wanted to create something racers could wear everyday. They did so with this ring, which features ruby, emerald and diamond insets, which represent the starting line tree. While the overal...

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