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Adler Brothers to Return to Xtreme Pro Mod Action at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA Staff
Randy and Rob Adler have accomplished a lot over the years in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod.
With Randy behind the wheel and Rob building the engines, the team has led qualifying, landed wins and fascinated fans watching their 1957 Bel Air-bodied car built by Tim McAmis and powered by an Alan Johnson 521 cubic-inch Hemi built at their business, A-Team Speed Shop in Illinois, and a PSI screw blower.
They have also made many memories at tracks on the NMCA tour, and in addition to Randy’s brother, Rob, wife, Alisa, son, Randy Jr., daughter, Shelby, her husband, Jon Rhein, friends and fellow racers, those memories included their mother, Linda.
She attended every race with them since 1988, and that meant the world to them.
When she passed away in June of 2023, the Adlers were understandably shaken to their core, and decided to put racing on the back burner for a bit.
“Our family is everything, and our mother came to every one of our races, and we never went racing without her,” said Adler. “When she died, we couldn’t believe she was gone, and racing was not on our radar. Honestly, we were in limbo.”

As the months went on and Adler focused on his work at his business, A-Team Inc., a hardwood flooring company, he started to remind himself that his mother would want him, his brother and the rest of their family to continue racing. They all agreed, and when it felt right, plans were made.
Rob Adler built a fresh a Alan Johnson 521 cubic-inch Hemi to pair with their PSI screw blower.
“Racing in Xtreme Pro Mod means you have to have the latest and greatest as frequently as you can,” said Adler. “We ran 3.65 and 208 mph with the previous engine, and we will try a couple new things with this new engine to try to pick up further. The head design has been changed for this new engine, and they are supposed to flow a little more. We are also going to run a little more overdrive with our PSI screw blower, just to try a different direction and learn something.”
The Adlers, who will continue to rely on mechanical fuel injection, magneto, Lenco three-speed and Bruno, hope to hit the pre-event test session for the 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Sipple's Speed & Performance, April 11-14, 2024 at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.
“We won’t be able to test before the race in Rockingham, so we will just have to send it, as they say,” said Adler. “In addition to my family, I have continued support from Bryan Robbins, Gates Belts and Hoses, Clevite Bearings and Strange, which I really appreciate. We’re not sure what to expect when we go racing without my mother, but we have high hopes, and it is nice that we have had subtle signs that she will still be with us from above.”


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