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...
2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Points
Final 2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series points are now published >>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 them. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Friday, Sept. 21st, these points will be considered final.
Indy Racer, Vendor, Car Show & Spectator - Stacking, Parking & Gate Information
Because of the Drift event taking place on the oval track as part of the NMCA at Indy event, our competitor entrance gate will change from the Main Gate on Thursday and Friday to Gate 2 on Saturday and Sunday. Below is a daily schedule of what gate, competitors, vendors and spectators will need to use each day. Click here to view larger map. Wednesday, June 22 All day - Overnight Racer / Ca...
NMCA Technical Committee Makes Rule Clarification and Parity Adjustments to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
Effective immediately, the NMCA technical committee has made weight adjustments and clarified the rear suspension based on information and performance results over the last few races. The new minimum weight for the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak vehicles utilizing the supercharged, 5.7L combination will increase from 3,550 pounds up to 3,575 pounds. The Chevrolet COPO Camaro entries using the superc...
Championships Up for Grabs as the NMCA Heads to Indy
As the days wind down approaching the 17th Annual NMCA World Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance held at Lucas Oil Raceway August 20-23 many racers are eyeing a final run at a class title. Here's a quick look at points chases heading into the final race of 2018. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Jason Hamstra holds a 230-point lead over Don Walsh. While others are close, it appears Ha...
Chuck Watson Sr. Mastermind Behind Watson Engineering/Watson Racing and Mastermind Behind the Wheel
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Chuck Watson Sr. was well aware of the Big Three automakers, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, and all of the hardware they had rolling off the assembly lines in the Motor City. He was intrigued, interested and inspired to join the industry in one way or another, so he went to work as ...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Confirms Commitment to Street & Straight Line Performance with NT555 G2, NT555R, & NT05R
Nitto Tire entered the domestic high-performance over twenty years ago and its popularity grows stronger every day. A long-term relationship with the street-legal drag racing sanctioning bodies NMRA and NMCA has helped put its products in front hundreds of thousands of street performance enthusiasts who are interested in straight line performance. Its flagship performance tire, the NT555 was desig...
Race Winning Brands Acquires Dart Machinery | Presented by Nitto Tire
Race Winning Brands, Inc. (RWB), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dart Machinery, LTD. (Dart), a performance industry leader and manufacturer of high-performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds. Dart's founder, Richard Maskin, will continue to play a leading role within the organization as a partner and Chairman of R...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Drivers Stand Out at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion For the second race in a row, drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series joined drivers of the NMCA to put down palpable amounts of power with LS, LT and LLT engines under the hoods of their hot rods. This time, it was for the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals featuring the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion presented by Ta...
Race Wrap from the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series & 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion presented by TascaParts.com
Written by: Ainsley Jacobs The second to last stop on the 2018 NMCA tour, the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, could make or break it for some racers chasing the championship. With nerves on edge and tunes set to kill, the world's fastest street cars descended on Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, over the wee...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals
We had a bit of rain overnight, and the NMCA crew is hard at work drying the track so we can get started racing as quickly as possible. We've got the dryers running and vehicles doing laps in the shutdown area trying to get a little heat in the surface, and expect to be making the first call to the lanes shortly. Jason Hamstra had a 3.72 to hold onto his lead in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod q...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals
Last night the NMCA hosted the 50th Cobra Jet Reunion gala affair at the Saw Mill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio, with more than 550 Cobra Jet owners, racers, Ford Motor Company and Ford Performance employees past and present, and fans in attendance. Guest speakers included Al Joniec, Carl Tasca Sr., Brian Wolfe, Mike Delahanty, Bill Barr, and it was certainly a can't miss event. This morning, we ass...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals
The 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals has officially hit high gear this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, as cars are cruising down track and commanding attention. Adding to all of the action of the'regularly-contested categories are the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion presented by TascaParts.com and the Chevrolet Performance Challenge...
Thursday Coverage 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals
While the All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park is one of the biggest races on the NMCA series, this year it plays host to the Ford Performance 50thCobra Jet Reunion presented by Tascaparts.com, and we had over 200 vintage and modern Cobra Jet-equipped cars pre-registered before today for that event alone. Add in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series classes bringing in LSX racing...
Carl Stevens Heading to NMCA All-American Nationals with Jim Bell's Pro Mod Camaro | Presented by Nitto Tire
Carl Stevens and Jim Bell didn't announce they were going to Disney World after winning the World Series of Pro Mod. Instead, they collected the $100,000 prize, loaded up Bell's twin turbocharged 1969 Camaro, and headed east towards Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH with the intention of attending this weekend's Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals. Stevens will make his competition ...
Ice Cream Social and Happy Hour Courtesy of Honeywell Garrett at NMCA All-American Nationals
If there are two things that Summit Motorsports Park is well-known for, it is being a world class facility and serving the best ice cream in all of motorsports. This weekend NMCA is celebrating both attributes of the Norwalk, OH based drag strip thanks to Honeywell Garrett. Not only is the turbocharger manufacturer the title sponsor of the biggest single NMCA event of the year, they are also throw...
Parking Map Inside! Anticipation is High for NMCA All-American Nationals with Potential Record Turnout
It is no secret that the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsport Park (Norwalk, OH) going down August 23-26, 2018 is going to be a blockbuster event and the pre-registration response has been overwhelming. Not only could it offer record-breaking turnout in the championship categories, but there are nearly 200 Cobra Jets joining the party in both the Car Show ...
Australian Steve Easton Aiming for Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Moto Lenz and Randy Minadeo More than 30 drivers will give it everything they have to make the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod field at the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend, Aug. 24-26 at Summit Motorsports Parkin Norwalk, Ohio, and among them will be Australian Steve Easton. Easton, a former clutch specialist for John Fo...
NMCA All-American Nationals Thursday Test & Tune Announced (August 23)
NMCA is kicking off the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park with a full Thursday Test & Tune (August 23) that is open to all event competitors and begins at 1PM. The All-American Nationals, happening August 23-26, 2018, will be one of the biggest and most talked about street-legal events of the year as the NMCA event hosts the prestigious Ford Perfor...
New Product ididit Launches ZP Performance Steering Brand and Lightweight Columns
ididit, LLC is taking performance steering in a new direction. Long known for its premier universal and retrofit steering columns for hot rods and custom builds, the company is introducing ZP Performance Steering an ididit quality product for the street performance and sportsman racing markets. We're proud to roll out ZP Performance Steering, our newest ididit brand, said Ted Keating of id...
Spotlight on ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Standout Jeff Frees
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi When Jeff Frees wasn't pumping gas at the service station he worked at as a teenager in the 1970s, he and his brother, Tim Frees, were climbing into the seat-less back of a cargo van to be taken to the track near their Ripon, Wisconsin, home to watch their friends race the 1965 Plymouth Satellite they shared. Instantly inspired, influenced, an...
NMCA Returns to Memphis in 2019
The NMCA will make a return to Memphis International Raceway thanks to facility upgrades as it's bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home. The drag competition and car show event is being dubbed The Memphis Homecoming and it is happening May 2-5, 2019. The history between the organization and the race track goes back to 1992 when Hot Rod Magazine selected M...
Mourning the Loss of NMCA Racer "Sponge Bob" Curran
The NMCA community is mourning the loss of "Sponge Bob" Curran, a former champion in the Xtreme Street ranks. Curran and his Grand Sport Corvette helped define a category that has been a staple in street legal drag racing since the early 2000s. News began circulating of his passing the day after the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Details are minimal at this point but the know...
NMCA Drivers Deliver Double-Dose of Action at NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
More than 600 race cars and 250 show cars arrived for the showdown that is the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The weekend of wild racing was as exciting as expected, and everything escalated when winners in each series ran off at the end of the event as Team NMCA and Tea...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Drivers Mix It Up With NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Drivers at Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
For the first time ever, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers joined hundreds of NMRA and NMCA drivers competing as part of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. This year's event on July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois welcomed beautiful weather and intense, quarter-mile drag racing from some of the finest LS- and LT-...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The first rounds of eliminations were every bit as exciting as expected yesterday at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology at Route 66 Raceway, and the action will escalate today. When it's all said and done, winners will form Team NMCA and Team NMRA and run off for a chance to win the specially-designed and super-dapper Nitto D...
Saturday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
Excitement for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway this weekend had been escalating for months, as drivers in both series were expected to turn up the wick for the late-season points race. That's exactly what they did during Friday's first and second rounds of qualifying. Don Walsh Jr. wheeled to a 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtrem...
Friday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The track is just about ready to go hot here at Rt. 66 Raceway for the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technologies. We go straight into qualifying session number one this morning and we've got over 400 race cars all looking to get down the finely honed 1320. After a wicked wreck wiped out her 1985 Mustang in 2016, Georgi...
Thursday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
It's finally time to kick off the biggest race of the NMRA/NMCA season with the Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. Over 250 race-car-hauling trucks and trailers have poured into Rt. 66 Raceway today alone for what promises to be an epic weekend of racing. A spectacular weather forecast should bring some fantastic day and night action, and today'...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Multi-Time Champion Mike Recchia to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photo Courtesy of Mike Recchia When the PDRA announced the elimination of its Pro Extreme class, the 2017 season champion, Mike Recchia, knew he needed a new place to race and decided to return to his NMCA roots. Hailing from Roselle, Illinois, the longtime racer first started with NMCA back in the late 90s when he ran in Pro Street trim. We were bottom feeders back th...
Party Time Racer Appreciation Parties for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, IL
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that there are two Racer Appreciation Parties scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This extra special event is billed as the "Super Bowl" because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for a...
Odd Man Out Scott Libersher's adds a Cobra Jet to his Camaro Collection | Presented by Nitto Tire
No, it isn't April Fool's Day Scott Libersher, the COPO Connoisseur, really has added a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to his collection of Camaros. A longtime Chevy collector as well as an NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock contender, Libersher's addition is actually an acquiescence made out of love for his son-in-law, Dan Condon. Condon himself is a Ford guy, ...
Steve Roden to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in New Car
After piloting a 1956 Pontiac Safari in the 8.50 index category for several years, Steve Roden is preparing to roll a new car out of the trailer at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, July 26-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. It's an SRC Motorsports-built chassis topped with a Hairy Glass-built 1968 Firebird body, and it rolls on a Strange rear-end wi...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Spotlight on Nick McGrath
Interview by Mary Lendzion and photos by Steve Baur Having grown up on a farm in Illinois, Nick McGrath tinkered with tractors a time or two before turning his focus to cars. His first one was a 1984 Buick Riviera that he drove to and from high school but wasn't allowed to park in his parents garage, and his second one was a 1992 Mustang that he drove when he got out of high school and was allo...
New Product Precision Turbo & Engine Gen2 Pro Mod XPR CEA 88mm Turbocharger
Precision Turbo and Engine has added a new size to its line of championship winning and record-setting Pro Mod turbochargers with the release of the new GEN2 Pro Mod 88 XPR Turbocharger. Utilizing an 88mm inducer GEN2 CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) CNC-machined, 2618-forged aluminum compressor and our 108mm exducer CEA turbine wheel, this Pro Mod offers unparalleled performance, gr...
Racers: You need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we need to purge and update our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please click...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Added to Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway
ProMedia Events is proud to announce it is adding the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL) over the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. It is hailed as the largest and wildest street-legal shootout of the year and NMCA officials will be hosting two index categories (the ProForm Rumble and LME...
NMCA Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the NMCA Gear Vendors True Street field will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the ...

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