2021 NMCA Series Champions
With the conclusion of the 2021 NMCA Drag Racing Series, the NMCA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points standnings HERE. The 2021 NMCA Drag Racing series was action-packed throughout all six races. As with any series, racers encountered plenty of ups and downs throughout the year, and most of the championships were still up for grabs as the fina...
Attention Racers 2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMCA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and d...
Attention Racers2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMCA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied ...
Hugger Orange Hot Rod Kevin Lumsden takes on the Chevrolet Performance Stock competition in his iconic 1969 Camaro
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi In 2015, Kevin Lumsden of Royce City, Texas, showed up at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with the first DR525-powered car, a Fourth-Gen Camaro SS destined to compete in the Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center (CPS) class that the NMCA launched for the 2016 racing season. After several seasons racing in CPS,...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Competitor Nicole Liberty-Cach Has a Hands-On Approach to Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA Staff It seems that Nicole Liberty-Cach was destined to be a racer. Her father, Craig Liberty, was racing the very day she was born to her mother, Joelanne Liberty, and then she spent her formative years focusing on everything her father did at his shop, Liberty's Gears in Michigan. She wanted to know what he was building, b...
Eaton's Vehicle Group Launches Aftermarket ELocker Differential for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT
Eaton, a power management company, has announced that its Vehicle Group has launched two aftermarket ELocker differentials for the 2018 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator JT equipped with both manual and automatic transmissions. The electric locking differentials are a dependable option for the off-road enthusiast, needing just one wire to actuate and requiring no addi...
Champion Releases New Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Champion, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has launched its Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid. Champion Racing Power Steering Fluid'reduces temperatures and delivers consistent steering response in competition applications. It has exceptional low temperature flow that reduces initial drag on the racing pump. Its robust formulation is a full-synthetic ...
Diablosport Tuning Available For 2021 Charger/Challenger/300 5.7L and 6.4L
DiabloSport has announced the addition of tuning support for the 2021 model year 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi- powered Chargers and Challengers. As Hemi fans have come to expect, the company offers a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes time to tune late model cars. From PCM swaps to full PKITs that include a new PCM and tuner, the company has something for everyone. Users can expect incr...
2021 NMCA Season Ends with Extreme Eye-popping Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Despite hurdles and hindrances along the way, racers were resilient and resourceful from the first through the final event of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 23-26, 2021 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. They hung tough in the Hoosier State while chasing points and championships, an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Sunday Coverage
Racers were saying that they were going to go after the tune-up and the tree for the final rounds of qualifying yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and they were true to their word. We saw everything from wild wheelies to exciting elapsed times, and when it was all said and done last night, racers began preparing...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Saturday Coverage
There were a ton of fast passes in favorable weather yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were also plenty of personal best elapsed-times, speeds and packages as racers focused on strong finishes at this final NMCA event of the season. While rain fell briefly this morning, the forecast calls for sunshine an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Friday Coverage
While the chase to the 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals championships began back in March, racers have remained unflinching and unwavering despite all of the competition, challenges and calamities that came their way. Starting today at the final race of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, they'll focus on finishing ...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Thursday Coverage
The NMCA celebrates its 20th Annual World Finals event presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis this weekend. Cool weather is on the forecast for the weekend, which means elapsed times will fall as competitors race for the final points in their hunt for an NMCA class championship. Thursdays' schedule can be found at the bottom of the page. Mike Naumann is debutin...
Tin Soldier Race Cars To Field Two Cars at NMCA World Finals
When he's not building race cars with Tin Soldier Race Cars business partner Brad Schnieders, Jason Terrell has been keeping busy on the weekends this year by driving TSR customer Mike Farmer's Second-Gen 1980 Chevy Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. This weekend, the 2020 NMCA season comes to a close with this weekend's NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, and Terrell will...
Dart NA 10.5 Racer Rich Nye Aiming for Final Round in New Car at 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion It was a big deal when Rich Nye returned to Dart NA 10.5 action at the NMCA All-American Nationals in late August at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Instead of rolling out of the trailer his Fox body Mustang, which impacted the retaining wall at the NMCA season opener in March, he rolled out of the trailer his new SN95 Mustang which he purchased from Andy Smith in...
Dart Machinery Introduces New SHP Series Heads For Small Block Chevrolet Engines
Dart Machinery, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2021, has introduced a redesigned and improved SHP Series cylinder head for small block Chevrolet muscle car and street rod applications. Based on the popular 23 valve angle configuration, it features revised port designs to deliver significant power improvements at budget-friendly affordability. Manufactured using a proprietary process ...
Attention Racers Weldon High Performance Racer Appreciation Party, September 23rd
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, September 23rd during the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold beer, music, and an a...
Chip King is Coming to Claim the Championship at NMCA Finals in Indy
The laughing, smiling, jokester known as Chip King is all about having a good time, on and off the racetrack. So, as King heads in to the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana as the points leader for the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod class, he isn't stressing over whether or not he'll walk away ...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals races into 2022 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. The season isn't even over yet and we are ready for the 2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with contracts...
Maximum Safety Installing Maximum Motorsports Bolt-In 6-Point Roll Bar
With as easy as it is to make loads of horsepower these days, eclipsing the OEM safety equipment on the drag strip is fairly easy to do, but companies like Maximum Motorsports offer safety upgrades to keep you safe and to keep you legal with the drag racing sanctioning bodies and tracks. While Maximum Motorsports is largely known for its incredible suspension components for all things late-mode...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motor...
TorqStorm turned to Prestige Motorsports for a boost-ready bullet for Street King competition
Fit For A King Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of TorqStorm Superchargers There are few cars that exemplify the classic muscle car more essentially than the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Likewise, there are few powerplants that embody the essence of potent modern power in swappable form like the vaunted LS. While fans of other brands may disagree, it is hard to argue with the popularity...
POWER T.A.R. TAR, ADHESIVE, & RUBBER REMOVER
VP Power T.A.R. is a quick and safe way to easily remove tire rubber from car paint, vinyl wraps, graphics, decals, and Lexan windshields. It is designed specifically for oil-based contaminants. Just spray it on and wipe it off with a clean rag or towel. VP Power T.A.R. deeply penetrates to remove even'the most caked-on rubber without damaging your expensive race car. For best results, follow up w...
Ray Skillman Auto Group Spikes Purse by $5,000 in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rockets towards the final race of 2021, the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway, it is proud to announce a purse increase for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars eliminator. Ray Skillman Auto Group is increasing the total payout by $5,000, effectively giving the winner a $6,000 payday and $1,000 to the runner-up, plus the ...
Fuelab's New 868 Filters Round Out Its New PRO Series Line
Fuelab has rounded out its new PRO Series line by introducing the 868 PRO Series filters. With a 10gpm rating, these filters offer huge flow capacity with very little pressure drop. First, we developed the 6.0gpm PRO Series spur gear pump, then we refreshed the 565 regulator to go with it, but we knew our existing filter offerings were not up to the task of handling the increased flow , ...
Ingenuity and Inspiration Steer Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and NMCA Staff Chuck Watson II spent countless hours in his youth watching his father, Chuck Watson Sr., work on cars in the garage behind their home. He wanted to know what he was doing, and how he was doing it. And when he asked his father about the flashes of blue that he saw in the garage while peeking from a window in their home la...
RPM Act Update EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA conti...
Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Supercharged Stallion Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Witten by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi As a second-generation racer, Chris Holbrook practically grew up with a wrench in his hand. His entire life has been shaped by his father's influence, from his career on the track to his business building engines, and he's keeping the tra...
Nitrous Supply Develops Pair of Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottles
Mike Thermos and his team at Nitrous Supply have come up with a pair of carbon fiber nitrous bottle packages for serious racers. One has the upgrade Super Flow bottle valve and the other has the unique PowerValve developed by Nitrous Supply and used by many leading racers as it improves performance. The popular Super-Flow valve from Nitrous Supply has several important enhancements, inclu...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases New C2 Corvette Tandem Master Cylinder
Wilwood's Compact Tandem Master Cylinders have been re-engineered, with the correct pushrod length and clevis thread size, for direct mounting to the original-equipment pedal on all 1963-67 C2 model Corvettes with manual brakes. The master cylinders are offered in two bore sizes to provide the correct volume and pressure output to complement Wilwood big brake kits. They may also be used to upgr...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
Written by Mary Lendzion Despite heat, humidity, and heavy rain, racers were incredibly competitive at the NMCA All-American Nationals, Aug. 26-29, 2021, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. They pushed play rather than pause, and took on the challenges that came with tuning and traversing the track in oppressive weather. They wanted to go wheels-up and win, and along the way, they wowe...
VP Trigger Hose Is A Push-Button Solution To Easier Fueling
VP Trigger is a patented push-button, self-venting, control flow valve that's developed for use with 5-gallon Motorsport Containers. It takes seconds to install and makes refueling extremely efficient and a breeze. Simply tilt your container and press the Trigger button for flow and release the Trigger button to quickly stop the flow. As a result of its unique no-spill design, you can say goodbye ...
Sunday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
ELIMINATION RESULTS HERE It's the final day of this year's presentation of the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and racers are eager for eliminations to start. Because this is the second to last race of the season and the chase to the championships is on, we're in for some ambitious and aggressive racing. In addition to www.nmcadigital.com, check out www.ra...
Saturday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
QUALIFYING RESULTS HERE ELIMINATION RESULTSHERE Despite the oppressive heat and humidity that was with us morning, noon and night at the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, racers were tough and tenacious through the qualifying session that lasted until about 11:30 p.m. on Friday. As several of them said, the weather made it challenging to come up with a tune...
Friday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
Get Qualifying Results HERE Racers have arrived for the NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. With a forecast calling for very hot and very humid weather, they will be working very hard to coax as much horsepower as they can out of their combinations, while also trying to stay as cool as possible. In addition to all of the captivating NMCA categori...
Hoffman Temporarily Moving from Dart NA 10.5 to MagnaFuel Open Comp Beginning with NMCA Norwalk Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Frank Hoffman Frank Hoffman was making palpable progress in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 when he hurt the LSX engine in his Mustang at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. The Michigander had gone as quick and fast as 8.70 and 159 mph, and was working toward going even quicker and fast...
Thursday Coverage 2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
It is a busy weekend ahead for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the burgeoning sanctioning body brought its fifth event of the championship season to the world class Summit Motorsports Park. In addition to the regular line-up of championship and street car categories, the NMCA is hosting the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown along with the Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout Presented by COP...
Nicole Liberty-Cach Armed with New Engine for NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Nicole Liberty-Cach was holding her own in Outlaw 632 at Milan Dragway in Michigan when she decided to take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year. While it was later in the season and she only got to compete in one race, she knew that she and her Firebird were a fine fit for the category, and she gave it another go at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing p...
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products Helps Protect Car Batteries from Heat
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products protects a vehicle battery from the damaging effects of excessive underhood heat exposure. The number one enemy of a battery is heat. Excessive heat exposure or heat-soak can significantly decrease cranking power and shorten a battery's lifespan. Getting the most life from the battery is more valuable than ever. Lava Battery Heat Shield utili...
Get Better Head Gasket Sealing For Your Nitrous Or Boosted Application
The Ultimate Ring of Fire Implementing new technology in head gasket retention with BTR Performance's Bill Trovato Written By Chad Stephens Photography Courtesy of BTR Performance With the strenuous demands on our race engines today, one of the key secrets to horsepower production and consistent performance still comes down to one of the most important basic concepts: using cylinder pressu...
Moroso Introduces Small-Block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox Billet Aluminum Valve Covers
Moroso has introduced valve covers which fit small-block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox bore space cylinder heads. They are part number 68337 and they are 2-3 4" tall, so they clear Jesel and T&D rocker shaft assemblies and allow for greater hood clearance. The valve covers are CNC-machined from a billet aluminum bar. A flat, sturdy rail allows airtight sealing which allows the engine to pull gr...
Stronger Fuel Injector Drivers Power the New AMP'd MicroSquirt
Stronger fuel injection drivers power the new MicroSquirt ECU update from tuning experts AMP EFI/DIYAutoTune. Called AMP'd MicroSquirt, the unit also features a protected crank input for engines triggering from a coil negative. The upgrades allow tuners to easily enable spark outputs or fit Hall effect and optical sensors without the need to wire-in external resistors. MicroSquirt has long ...
Tech Review Weldon 2345-A Electric Fuel Pump
When it comes to delivering mega-four-digit power in a racing application, running a fuel pump that is up to the task is a literal lifeline. Not only is a quality pump essential for producing maximum power, but it is key to the survival of the engine when your foot is too the floor. A name synonymous with high-performance fueling is Weldon. That said, the fueling products for automotive applica...
New TH400, Powerglide High RPM Checkball Capsule from Sonnax
Prevent pressure drops in high RPM GM TH400 and Powerglide racing applications with this new, specially calibrated high RPM checkball capsule from Sonnax. Testing has shown that OEM checkballs in listed racing applications are unreliable above 5,500 rpm. At higher speeds the checkballs can unseat, resulting in drop of line pressure or converter pressure. There are many variables that effect che...
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