Naumann's Nitrous-Injected Nova Takes On NMCA Nitrous Pro Street
Powerful Pair Michael and Jake Naumann take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street in a nitrous-injected Nova Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi When he was a young boy, going to the track with his father instilled in Michael Naumann a passion for drag racing that's still going strong. That generational journey continues to this day, as Naumann is now passing it down to his own son...
NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 29, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment Today, the NMCA Technical Department clarified a pulley adjustment on the Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. The upper pulley change to the combination was not reflected in the rule amendment, but has been updated today. Unless otherwise noted in this document, ...
NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 28, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment. The NMCA Technical Department released today, a pulley adjustment on the Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. Unless otherwise noted in this document, these amendments go into effect immediately. The 2021 NMCA Class Rules and Amendments can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com...
Intense Racing Rocks the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
Written by Mary Lendzion CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATION RESULTS More than 500 racers from across the country converged for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering, July 22-25, 2021 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. They were utterly unflinching from the starting line to the finish line at what's known as The Fastest T...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle and E...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfor...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Exclusive First Look: Craig Sullivan's El Mero Mero 1949 Mercury
Last night NMCA's head of photography, Kevin DiOssi captured Craig Sullivan's wild new VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racecar. The unique body and chassis was built by Larry Jeffers Race Cars and the masters of vinyl at Kryptonite Kustomz designed the look and applied the vinyl. Hyperaktive Performance Solutions' Joe Oplawski has already tuned up the hot rod to a 3.73 at 200 mph on its second...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday July 22 at US 131 Motorsport Park
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, July 22nd during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold ke...
Fuelab Finds Sweet Spot With New 595 Ultralight Series Regulators
Fuelab has added to its popular line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators. The 595 Ultralight Series bypass regulators bridge the gap between the popular 515/525 Series and the monster 565 Series regulators. Our expansive line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators have always been solid performers," said Josh Davis, Fuelab'sales representative. "You tell us your pressure and flow require...
American Powertrain Introduces High-Horsepower GEN III HEMI 6-Speed Transmission Package
American Powertrain now offers a new T-56 Magnum package designed for GEN III HEMI, Hellcat, Hellcrate and Hellephant engines up to 1100 hp. The Stage 2 upgrade takes high-horsepower Tremec Magnum 6-speeds to a new level with increased torque capacity up to 1100 lbs-ft of torque. The package includes transmission backed up with a proven DYAD dual disc clutch by Centerforce Clutches, rated for a...
Design Engineering, Inc. Offers All-In-One Heat and Sound Blocker
Control vibrations, noise and heat in one product with new Sound Barrier sheets from Design Engineering, Inc. They regulates noise and temperatures inside vehicle interiors for a cool, comfortable ride. Lightweight and easy to install, the sheets can be cut and then glued, mechanically fastened or laid under carpet for a custom fit in any space. Or pair 3 wide double-sided transfer tape (#5020...
MSD's Solid State Relay Takes the Place of Four Standard Relays
Wiring can be cleaned up with an MSD Solid State Relay Block. The module takes the place of four standard relays and eliminates unsightly wiring. Four independent channels can be activated using either power or ground. Each channel is capable of handling 50 amps for up to eight seconds or 20 amps of continuous current. With 4 channels providing up to 200 amps of momentary or 80 amps constant co...
Enter To Win $500 Travel Voucher from MAHLE Motorsport
MAHLE Motorsport and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are proud to announce the Inflation Fighter Travel Voucher program. All racers purchasing Advance Tickets through the FOAT for the remaining three NMCA national events have a chance to win a $500 travel voucher to help offset the rising cost of fuel. Beginning with the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at US 131 Motorsports, MAHLE ...
Cooler Brake Fluid, Improved Braking Performance for GM Master Cylinders with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products
Classic GM cast-iron master cylinders can see improved braking performance and reliability with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products. The master cylinder in these cars is extremely susceptible to heat due to its close proximity to exhaust manifolds and headers and also from the thermal conductivity and heat-holding properties of cast iron. That heat is transferred to fluid ...
Tech Review Meziere Heat-Exchanger Transmission Pans
Hot rodding and heat go hand in hand. After all, it is in the name. Making more power often means pumping out more heat. However, when your machine is in competition, that heat can reduce performance and even lead to premature part failure. As such, the aftermarket developed a number of cooling components, most of which are designed to keep engine temperature in check. Meziere Enterprises is one s...
Shark Gray Big-Block Chevrolet Valve Covers Now Available from Proform
Shark Gray big-block Chevrolet valve covers are now available from Proform. Sleek and subtle, they will help engines look good under the hood, thanks to the electrostatically painted and baked Shark Gray epoxy finish that offers long-term corrosion resistance, in addition to striking color. Available in tall and stock (short) height options for Mark IV big-block Chevrolet engines (1965-1996), t...
Stacking/Parking for the 2021 Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park
NMRA/NMCA ALL AMERICAN NATIONALS US131 MOTORSPORTS PARK, MARTIN MI Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information   Wednesday, July 21st 8AM 2PM Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on map. 2 PM 7PM Early Racer Parking (Must purchase racer and crew tickets online) 7PM Overnight Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on m...
New PRI Membership Program Unites Racing Industry
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producer of world-class trade events and media, is launching the racing industry's first of its kind membership program on July 13, 2021. This will make it possible for racers and enthusiasts to join racing businesses in a groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the industry. PRI Membership allows the racing community t...
Kevin Gass is a Good Guy Who Goes Far in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Kevin Gass has had a passion for classic cars for a long time. He likes the way they look, the way they sound and the way they handle on the street and the strip, and that's why he has owned several of them through the years. But it's the red 1966 Chevelle that he has raced in Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock for th...
Billy Copeland's Nitrous-Fed, NMCA Xtreme Street Dodge Demon
Fiendishly Fast Billy Copeland Jr. transformed his 1972 Dodge Demon into an Xtreme Street machine Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi From his early days spent in the garage with his father to his own fatherhood spent passing on his love of muscle cars to the next generation, Billy Copeland Jr.'s focus on family is what makes his racing endeavors more meaningful. Now 54 ...
Ryan Hill Returns to NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod with Ron Potenzo's Corvette
Ryan Hill ran a handful of NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod events in 2020 with his Betty White supercharged 1963 Chevy Corvette, so, when he hurt the car and decided to sit out and focus on business, he knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at it. Fortunately, Ron Potenzo offered up a deal to make it happen a lot sooner than Hill originally expected. Based out of the popcorn ca...
Stacked Plate 17-Row Transmission Cooler Available from Flex-A-Lite
Whether it's your race car or tow vehicle, keeping your transmission fluid cool is crucial to reliability and longevity. Flex-A-Lite's stacked-plate transmission cooler provides maximum cooling efficiency far above tube and fin designs or factory in-the-radiator coolers. It's available with barbed or AN- fittings. For more information, click HERE (Content courtesy of Flex-A-Lite)
Where It All Started JDM Engineering
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of JDM Engineering When working for someone else lost its luster, Jim D Amore focused his efforts into his own entity and he created JDM Engineering. It became a powerhouse performance provider for late-model Ford modular motor-powered vehicles. Growing up in New Jersey, D Amore was a fixture in his father's body shop. He began his career in th...
Chuck Watson II Wins In Memory of His Father in Factory Stock Showdown at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Mike Davis and courtesy of Chuck Watson II Life changed for Chuck Watson II when Chuck Watson Sr. passed away in March of this year. In addition to being his father, he was his colleague at Watson Engineering and Watson Racing in Michigan, and a fellow NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and NHRA Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown competitor. Watson has ma...
Meet the Mickey Thompson On-Site Support Team
The Mickey Thompson brand is practically synonymous with drag racing, as its relentless innovation led to the development of performance tires that not only changed the motorsports world, but also helped shape it, too. The iconic Mickey Thompson logo itself can be seen at tracks all over the world, but in the United States, it can also be seen splashed across the company's multiple trailers that o...
Checking Out Haltech's Nexus R5 Vehicle Control Unit in a 7-second Mustang
Linked In Breaking down the Haltech Nexus R5 Vehicle Control Unit in a 7-second Mustang Written by Michael Galimi Photography by the author The integration and merging of technology is happening across all areas of our lives, some of it is readily apparent and some of it is not so obvious. Home entertainment used to be a simple television set, and after 50 years, it is being shoved aside by ...
NMCA Review Panel Decision Chip King Appeal
(June 24 2021) - NMCA Review Panel Decision Chip King Appeal The appeal presented by Chip King to the NMCA on May 20, 2021, specifically asking for a review of the disqualification in the semifinal round of Xtreme Promod at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing event on May 16, 2021, has been reviewed by the NMCA Appeals Panel. The following decision has been handed down from t...
Racers Pre-Event Testing Update for the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at US 131 Motorsports Park
US 131 Motorsports Park will be available for testing Monday-Wednesday of the week leading up to the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering July 22-26, 2021 . For more details and scheduling, contact Jason Peterson at (269)-672-7800 or [email protected].
PRI ROAD TOUR RETURNS TO SHOWCASE RACING AND MOTORSPORTS
Performance Racing Industry and its leading content creation team are embarking on a second PRI Road Tour to share stories from events and race tracks around the country. Starting with one of the most historic racing competitions, the PRI Road Tour begins June 23 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colo. Like the inaugural PRI Road Tour coverage, which brought storie...
Strange Pro Touring Floater Kit
The new Strange Pro Touring floater kit (PN F5010) offers a needed product evolution for Pro Touring and Street vehicles. The street floater kit is highlighted by the forged Chromoly spindles, Chromoly hubs and 35-spline drive plates for the ultimate in strength and safety. When paired with the proprietary Wilwood brakes, this system eliminates piston knock-back and keeps the performance and feel ...
Donkmaster Sage Thomas Heading to NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
You've seen the hit TV series on Motortrend App and heard about one of the fastest growing trends in performance Donk drag racing! The biggest name, Donkmaster Sage Thomas, and his famed Skittle Pack of Big Wheel Donk race cars will make their NMCA debut during the All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 27-28, 2021. This will be an experience unlike any ot...
Tech Review ProCharger's F-4X Supercharger
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of ProCharger and by the FSC staff Centrifugal superchargers cut their automotive gear teeth on the streets and quickly moved to the racetrack under the hood of street/strip machines. As those hybrid hot rods began to run quicker and transition into full-time race cars, the centrifugals evolved with them to push the envelope of door-car acceleration. These ...
Dyna-Batt Battery by Performance Distributors Receives Upgrades
The Dyna-Batt battery by Performance Distributors has been improved with the addition of brass terminal posts, which are more corrosion- resistant. Users can lighten up their muscle cars and race cars by removing the 40 pound battery and replacing it with the 13.5-pound Dyna-Batt. It produces a lot of power per pound, and has the cranking power of wet cell batteries three times its size. This i...
Kevin Cody and His Capri Take On Dart NA 10.5
By Mary Lendzion More than twenty years ago, Kevin Cody took one look at a 1981 Mercury Capri sitting behind someone's garage and decided that he had to have it. He paid the $400 asking price and put plans in place to take it from a street car to a strip car. That involved replacing its four-cylinder engine with a 460 cubic-inch Ford engine backed by a C6 transmission, installing a 9-inch...
The New Style Classic looks with modern features comes together in Holley's Sniper EFI Stealth
Written by Derek Putnam Photography by the author and courtesy of Holley Although manufacturers haven't employed carburetors on production vehicles for over a quarter of a century, the simplicity and ease of tuning keeps carburetors popular amongst street and race enthusiasts. Electronic fuel injection presents a number of barriers for enthusiasts interested in switching over, not the least of...
Redesigned MSD Atomic 2 EFI Master Kits Available from Holley
Completely redesigned, the MSD Atomic 2 EFI system now features an 865 CFM throttle body with integrated ECU, full color touch screen, simple 4-wire hookup and several easy-to-use features. The new Master Kits include a complete fuel system, with an external fuel pressure regulator pre-set to 58.5 PSI, 20 feet of 3/8-inch EFI-rated fuel hose, fuel pump, filters, all necessary hardware and a bul...
FUELAB Debuts Lifetime Warranty On All Products
FUELAB has launched a Forever Fixed lifetime warranty on all FUELAB branded products, the company announced today. The new warranty covers the original purchaser against all material or workmanship defects for the life of the product. This new coverage is effective immediately and allows the original purchaser to return the product(s) to FUELAB directly for repair or replacement. We make ...
Hooker Introduces Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds For Small-Block Chevrolet Applications
Hooker has introduced new cast iron exhaust manifolds for small-block Chevrolet applications. They offer an increase in performance and visual appearance over stock-style manifolds, and their compact designs fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine swap applications. This means users get the traditional look and easy fitment of a stock style exhaust manifold, but now with a smoother, c...
Date Inside 2022 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway
Following the successful NMRA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance a few weeks ago, officials from World Wide Technology Raceway and ProMedia Events & Publishing are proud to announce next year's event will happen the weekend of May 12-15, 2022. We had an incredible event from the awesome on-track action to being well-organized on the operations side, th...
NMCA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments
May 28, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments The NMCA Technical Committee has updated the 2021 class rules in the following classes to reflect mid-season changes. Factory Super Cars Xtreme Street Nostalgia Super Stock Nostalgia Muscle Street King Rumble These rule changes are effective (June 15th, 2021). Thanks to everyone for their input on t...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA Power Festival July 22-25 at US 131 Motorsports Park
Arrington Performance has been named title sponsor of the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival and it goes down at US 131 Motorsports Park July 22-25, 2021. The Arrington Performance Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering is the final super-sized event that combines both racing organizations in 2021. It means a lot to our competitors and us to have Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance back as t...
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