Design Engineering, Inc. Boom Mat Tape is Finishing Touch for Noise-Blocking & Sound-Damping Projects
Add a finishing touch to any noise-blocking or sound-damping project with versatile Boom Mat Tape from Design Engineering, Inc. Offering the same qualities as Design Engineering, Inc.'s Boom Mat damping material, multipurpose Boom Mat Tape helps reduce vehicle road noise, sound system vibrations, rattles, dashboard plastic-to-plastic chafing and more. It can be used to cover seams, fix leaks a...
Nick McGrath's Silver Streak is Over Check Out Straightline Performance's New Blue Fox Body Mustang
Owner of Straightline Performance, Nick McGrath, has owned silver cars for just about as far back as he can remember. Now, with a new Fox-body Mustang build recently completed for use in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, McGrath's silver streak is over as the 87 Mustang has been wrapped in blue. Usually, the excitement and drama of a new car centers around its engine combination and performance. ...
AutoMeter FiTech CAN Gauges Are a Plug and Play Instrumentation Solution
The new AutoMeter FiTech CAN Gauges (model numbers 880828, 880829 and 880890) are a plug and play instrumentation solution for drivers utilizing FiTech's electronic fuel injection and transmission controller systems. Monitor the speedometer, tachometer or water temperature, quickly and conveniently by utilizing the existing FiTech sensors already setup on the vehicle. The FiTech CAN Gauges f...
Sonnax Debuts Extreme Duty 4L80-E Input Shaft
The toughest GM 4L80-E input shaft ever made for 1,000+ horsepower vehicles is now available from Sonnax. It's an extreme duty shaft designed for extreme applications, when drivers want to go all out on the street or strip without worrying about transmission failure. The input shaft in the 4L80-E and 4L85-E is a weak point in these otherwise very capable units where both OE and aftermarke...
Flex-A-Lite Extruded-Core Radiator and Fan Combo Ensures Cooling for 1999-2012 GMT800/900 Truck or SUV
If you've got a high-horsepower 1999-2012 GMT800/900 truck or SUV, make sure you've got plenty of cooling to handle the horsepower with a Flex-A-Lite extruded-core radiator/fan combo. Made in the USA and full aluminum construction gives you superior cooling and durability to factory radiators, and the electric fan system will give you some extra power over the stock engine-driven fan on the ear...
Attention Racers Mid-Season Rule Requests
Attention all NMCA Muscle Car Nationals competitors The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Friday May 28, 2021. The staff is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it ...
RPM Act successfully reintroduced to Congress Let them hear your voice today!
Today, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2021-2022 session of Congress. The RPM act seeks to clarify some very vague and wide-ranging legislation and enthusiasts need to reach out and let their voices be heard on the topic. Getting involved is super easy to do and takes just a few moments to let your voice be he...
NMCA Tech Committee updates Chevrolet Performance Stock rules
May 17, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee updates Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center rules Today, the NMCA Tech Committee updated the Chevrolet Performance Stock Rules with clarifications on permitted ECU's in the class rules. These adjustments include the new ECU with updated tune. The 2021 NMCA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigita...
Sunday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
Anticipation is building as we begin the final day of the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Racers will have razor-sharp focus as they give it everything they have to get through the rounds, to the winner's circle and to the famous NMRA/NMCA runoff portion of this annual event. In keeping with time-h...
Showmanship and Success Had the Stage at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion (FOR ROUND-BY-ROUND ELIMINATIONS, CLICK HERE) The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance is a storied event that has stood the test of time. Racers from each series come together for the competition and the comradeship, and that was absolutely apparent at this year's running of the event, May 13-16, 2021 at World Wide Technology Race...
Saturday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
As expected, there were plenty of eye-popping and exciting passes during qualifying yesterday at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Just one of those passes was made by Jimmy Dahl, who hung the front tires in his Mustang (pictured) packing a small-block Ford and Precision turbo in the combined NMC...
Friday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
Racers have begun pulling into the lanes for today's running of the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and it's just the start of what is sure to be a wild weekend of racing. This is the second year in a row that this event has been held at this facility, and it's quickly becoming a favorite stop on t...
Tech Review Push Button Latches
When you've moved on from original equipment body components to lightweight fiberglass or carbon fiber parts, chances are you will need a different style of fastener to keep them secured to your vehicle. Push Button Latches offers numerous fastening devices to make sure your panels stay put, yet make it very easy to remove them when needed. For years, the most popular method of fastening lightw...
Thursday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals has officially kicked off the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance. Its new home is World Wide Technology Raceway, located across the river from St. Louis, and it is one of the most prestigious stops on tour with both series coming together to battle it out. Category winners will walk away with a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree champio...
Diamond Adds Chevy LT To 2K Piston Series
Diamond's highly regarded 2K series of shelf-stock forged aluminum pistons for robust 2,000 horsepower power-adder builds has been expanded to include the LT2K model to compliment Chevy Gen V LT1/LT4 cylinder heads. Forged from 2618 aluminum alloy, the LT2K pistons incorporate special inboard webbing to provide additional structural support for turbocharged, supercharged or nitrous oxide-boos...
Attention Racers Time Slip App Required for World Wide Technology Raceway
This weekend's NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway requires racers to use a Time Slip App, which can be downloaded free of charge and it is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The track does not issue paper time tickets so it is important for competitors to download the app prior to the event kick off on...
Champion Creates Professional Grade Red Poly-7 Racing Grease
Champion Brands, a blender of packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids and many other specialty racing and automotive chemicals, has recently announced a Professional Grade Poly-7 Red Racing Grease for high-speed competition and racing applications. Champion Poly-7 Red Racing Grease, part number 4053T/40, is red in color, a NLGI #2 classification, tacky, multi-purpose and high-temperature ...
Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales and United Trailers Join NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to welcome Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales as the Official Trailer Distributor and United Trailers as the Official Trailer of the series. Each company plays an integral part of getting racecars up and down the highways as competitors traverse the United States chasing the modern and vintage muscle car motorsport national event series. Jason Dietsch Trailer Sal...
Proform Debuts 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems
Proform's new 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems are an easy way to get a high-quality cooling system with a professionally-installed look. 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems are completely assembled, ready to drop in and include the radiator, shroud or bracket, fan(s) and a thermostat controller for a complete cooling unit right out the box. Once users thread the thermostat probe into the tank and wire...
Deep Roots in Racing Sparked Success for Jeff Heintz
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Jeff Heintz is inspired whenever he walks into his shop, Heintz Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina. That's where he's surrounded by cars with LS and LT engines, and where he focuses on making them faster with his small staff. His workdays involve ingenuity and inventiveness, and that makes him happy. Heintz's ...
Fuelab Has Upgraded Its H/E Series 474xx, 617xx and 939xx Twin Screw Brushless Pumps
Fuelab has upgraded its H/E Series 474xx, 617xx and 939xx twin screw brushless pumps to offer 600LPH options capable of supporting 1500HP on gas and 1000HP on E85 in a single pump configuration. H/E pumps provide extremely low current draw, superior priming capabilities and greater resistance to cavitation.New models include 47404, 61704, 61714 and 93904. For more information, visit www.Fuel...
P&P Motorsports and DART Machinery Debut New LS Next Engine in NA 10.5 Competition
Arriving at the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, to kick off their 2021 NMCA racing season, the P&P Motorsports team of Tony Petrovski and Riste Pancevski rolled their Fox-body Mustang coupe out of the trailer and debuted their new engine combination, a 400ci LS-based powerplant that came from their ...
Dahl Dialed-In For Upcoming NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion For years, Jimmy Dahl held his own in NMRA Super Street Outlaw and NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw. Then in 2020, the self-described 'diehard Ford fan who has had several Mustangs in the past two decades, decided that he wanted to take on NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Unfortunately, he hurt the small-block Ford under the hood of his 1990 ...
PROFORM Releases Black Crinkle Alternators for Ford 10SI and GM CS130 Cases
Electric fuel pumps, air-conditioning, power windows and car stereos are too much for OEM 63 amp alternators. The increased power demands of today's hot rods call for a upgrade. Thanks to PROFORM's Ford Modified 10SI and GM CS130 Alternators with Black Crinkle finish, users can keep the power flowing to their batteries in low-rpm situations. Both alternators feature an external fan, 1-wire hoo...
Kirk Bouchard Preparing to Dive Into Dart NA 10.5 at NMCA Norwalk Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kirk Bouchard Kirk Bouchard's first car was a classic 1966 Mustang. He drove it on the street and raced it on the strip before moving to a supercharged 1993 Lightning, followed in 2005 by the 1990 Mustang he has now. The Californian raced in the NMCA West and PSCA Open Comp and Mustang Madness, as well as in EFI Challenge and other categories across so...
Fuelab Announces All-New Pro Series Line
Fuelab has a new Pro Series line for high horsepower, high flow applications where fuels such as methanol or E85 are used. At the center of the new series is Fuelab's 40501 Pro Series Spur Gear pump, engineered with unmatched experience in brushless fuel pump technology. This variable speed pump is built to handle over 2500hp, with extremely low current draw, and is compatible with gasoline, diese...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Ford 5.2L VooDoo Drop-in Forged PowerPak Piston Kit
MAHLE Motorsport's latest addition to a growing line of Ford Modular piston assemblies now includes the Ford 5.2L VooDoo Drop-in Forged PowerPak Piston Kit. Machined and inspected with the same stringent standards by MAHLE Motorsport North America, this forged replacement piston is available as a drop-in, ready-to-run assembly that requires no rebalancing or compression ratio change. The piston...
CHASSIS CERTIFICATIONS available at the 2021 NMRA/NMCA St Louis event
April 26, 2021 CHASSIS CERTIFICATIONS available at the NMRA/NMCA St Louis event. NMRA/NMCA Officials have arranged for NHRA chassis inspector Dave Luken to be at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance for NHRA/SFI chassis certifications. Mr. Luken will be available for certifications inspections at Tech on: Thursday May 13th -12-7P...
Where It All Started ProCharger
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer A classic inventor's drive paired with a strong business mindset enabled brothers Dan and Ken Jones to transform the centrifugal supercharger into a completely new power adder the ProCharger. The first to offer a complete, intercooled supercharger system and billet impellers, ProCharger developed more than 40 patents, securing ...
Holley Sniper EFI Stealth 4150 Braided Fuel Crossover Kits Designed to Provide Ample Clearance
The Holley Sniper EFI Stealth 4150 Braided Fuel Crossover Kits are designed to be used with either Sniper EFI Stealth 4150 or Terminator X Stealth 4150 systems. These pre-assembled fuel crossovers are designed to provide ample clearance between the fuel hose and the TPS sensor mounted on the side of the throttle body. They come in two variations. The 534-236 kit contains a braided fuel hose, wi...
NMCA Tech Committee announces updated Chevrolet Performance Stock class calibration and ECU
Updated Chevrolet Performance Stock Calibration and ECU Available May 17, 2021 The latest Chevrolet Performance Stock ECU calibration will be available for swap or purchase on May 17, 2021. The Chevrolet engineers have made the following adjustments: Changed the Rev-Limit Strategy for Vehicle Speed = 0 mph to match non-zero mph, this enables vehicles to behave the same with or without V...
Nye Preparing New Car for Return to Racing at Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Rich Nye Rich Nye did not have a good start to his race season. The NMCA Dart NA 10.5 driver from Pennsylvania impacted the wall and immediately flipped in his Mustang at the Whipple Superchargers NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Fortunately, he was not injured, and wanted to re...
New 20 BBC Series Pistons Available from JE Pistons
After developing a multitude of custom pistons for big-block Chevrolet engines equipped with 20 cylinder heads, like the Dart Pro1 20 and Brodix SR20, the engineering team at JE Pistons has created the 20 BBC Series that combines high quality custom piston features with off-the-shelf convenience. The pistons are available with 23cc and 18cc domes, designed for high horsepower naturally aspir...
Vortech Superchargers Offers Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly for LS Engines
Vortech Superchargers continues to push the limits and offer even more power options to racers with a new Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly engineered to install the V-30 Centrifugal Supercharger onto Chevrolet LS engines. The V-30s have proven to be reliable, efficient and consistent superchargers, even under the harshest racing conditions, and are designed exclusively for modified performance ...
Nitrous Nova Huntsville's hometown hero Steve Cagle blasts down the track with the NMCA
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Certain small towns just seem to breed drag racing enthusiasts. Huntsville, Alabama, is certainly one of those towns. Growing up there, it was inevitable that Steve Cagle, now 70, would one day wind up behind the wheel with his foot to the floor. Although he wasn't around cars a whole lot early on, Cagle's older brother owned a 64 Ford ...
Tech Review E3 Lithium Batteries
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of E3 Spark Plugs Let's face it, you probably don't think about your car's battery until it lets you down. In racing, that could mean you don't make the next pass or the next lap, and you lose a race. Moreover, today's racing rides are laden with gear that pulls major current, which can tax the battery and lead to less-than-optimal performance if the batter...
Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Rings Up for Grabs at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
All roads lead to World Wide Technology Raceway the weekend of May 13-16, 2021, for the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance. Both series will be racing hard with Nitto Tire Diamond Tree champion rings being rewarded to all championship class winners. This is the biggest event on the schedule and its new home is World Wide Technology Raceway, right at t...
DEI's New Universal Upholstery Material Offers Protection and Finished Appearance
DEI's Universal Upholstery Material is constructed from black, perforated vinyl and laminated on an open-cell, 1/8" foam backing. Extremely lightweight and flexible for easy installation, the material can be used to reduce heat and noise while providing an attractive finished appearance, making it an ideal solution for any custom interior project. This Universal Upholstery Material is perfe...
Mickey Thompson Releases New ET Street Front Drag Radial Tires
Unlock the potential for quicker elapsed times with Mickey Thompson's new ET Street Front tires. A great compliment to Mickey Thompson's popular ET Street R and ET Street S/S drag radial products, the lightweight ET Street Front features radial construction and lower rolling resistance. ET Street Front tires are DOT-approved and street-legal, said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for...
Arrington Performance Challenger Scores At NMCA Georgia event
The Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout held during NMCA events attracts lots of new racers, as well as some who have seen the drag strip plenty. One of the latter is Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance. While Copeland can usually be found at the Arrington Performance trailer on the manufacturer's midway during NMCA events, he took a break from meeting with the public to do a little racing of his own....
Ken Mushen Moves from Car Show to Competition in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Making the jump from the NMCA car show crowd back to his roots in racing, Ken Mushen is on a mission to do all the things in 2021 including race in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Back in the early 00s, Mushen ran in the OSCA with a nitrous-injected 68 Camaro alongside his friend Kevin Thornberry. As always seems to happen, the build quickly escalated thanks to upgrade after upgrade, and his 10...
E3 Lithium Batteries Offer Multiple Benefits for Racers
E3 motorsports lithium racing batteries are packed with rows of lithium cells grouped in individual banks. The use of lithium iron phosphate allows the finished products to be lighter in weight than its lead-acid equivalent. Power to weight ratios have always been golden at all types of tracks from coast to coast. A 12-volt lead-acid battery that is a 40 Ah and puts out 800 cranking amps would ...
One Last Pass Race Wrap of the 2021 Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The NMCA enjoyed a relationship with Atlanta Dragway for decades, but with the pending closure of the famed racetrack, this year's Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport event brings it to a close. Defying a poor weather forecast, the NMRA/NMCA combined event completed three qualifying rounds, and welcomed a superb crowd on Sunday for eliminations. ...
ProCharger Competition Bypass Valve Designed With Pro Mod Racers in Mind
The ProCharger Competition Bypass Valve was designed with Pro Mod racers in mind. It's compact, light and fast-acting, and it's for use in applications where an F-3R-136, F-3R-140 or F-3X-140 is needed. Key features include2.5" (63.5mm) outlet, Vband mounting and ultra fast operation. It's avaliable in black or red. Part numbers are 3FASS-023 for black and 3FASS-024 for red, and tetail pricin...
13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Sunday Coverage
Today is the last day of the final NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals event held at Atlanta Dragway, so racers will make a little history on the track. Mother Nature shortened the program yesterday, but we are back in action today for a full day of eliminations in all the categories, including QA1/TorqStorm True Street and the Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout. Additionally, several brave souls made it out f...
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