Prev Article Next Article

Sunday Coverage | NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Muscle Car Drag Racing

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
It is the final day of the 18th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Muscle Car Drag Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway in Illinois, and there is a ton of action on tap! Racers across the categories, including VP Racing Madditves Xtreme Pro Mod, Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, Dart NA 10.5, Erson Cams Nostalgia Muscle, MagnaFuel Open Comp and many others are ready to show why they are among the very best in the country. Check out the various pages on our website for news, qualifying, eliminations, photos and a race wrap!

Frankie Radake is a familiar face with a familiar Camaro for many NMCA fans, as the St. Louis, Missouri-based racer has been competing in the series for many years, and his Camaro has been commanding attention from the start. Radake is in fine form this weekend at the 18th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Muscle Car Drag Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway, as he qualified in the twelfth spot with an .027 reaction time out of 20 racers, and he just won the second round of eliminations with a better reaction time than his opponent and a lifting 9.38 on a 9.11 dial. He’s currently preparing for the third round of eliminations.

While it is great to race with your significant other, it is not so great to race against your significant other, but that is what sometimes happens with Audrey Baize and Jacob Weigl, who both compete in Erson Cams Nostalgia Muscle. The Kentucky-based couple had to face each other in the second round of eliminations today, and Weigl won with a 10.77 on a 10.75 in his Malibu wagon after Baize went -.008 red in her Dart.

NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street and NMRA Circle D Specialties True Street racers roared out of the track for a 30-mile cruise before returning to make three back-to-back passes down the quarter-mile. Randy Thomas was the overall winner with an 8.64 average in his beautiful blue Mustang GT500, and Jason Wagoner, also piloting a Mustang GT500, was the runner-up with an 8.81 average. Other winners included Mike Post (10-second), Kevin Rowland (11-second), Michael White (12-second) and Makenna Oshinski (13-second).

As always, the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout was filled with fast, fun-to-watch cars. Bryce Rohrs earned the overall win with a 9.45 average, and Jess Richards ran to the runner-up with a 9.61 average. Other winners were Matt Morrell (10-second), Adam Hicks (11-second), Robert Salecki (12-second), Josie McClenaghan (13-second), Nicole Ratliff (14-second) and Christina Nichols (15-second).

Here is a look at Sunday's schedule.

join our

email list

You’ll be first to know about NMCA events, race results and so much more!