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Thursday Coverage | 2022 Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsports

With bright blue skies and moderate temperatures in the forecast, the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series and Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals join forces this weekend for the second race of the season, the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. 
 
This season marks the first stop for each series at the storied Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina. The track has a rich history that includes a long streak of hosting national drag racing events and other entertainment, including a Metallica concert, which is appropriate for a track known as "The Rock."
 
There will definitely be plenty of heavy metal blasting down the track this weekend, as both series run their full heads-up and index programs. Additionally, the Mickey Thompson X275 and SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race classes run this weekend.
 
Today’s action is all about testing and tuning to prepare for tomorrow’s initial qualifying runs. Stay tuned to this page and our social channels for all the action this weekend. 
 
Here’s a look at how the action will go down today at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Today’s festivities conclude with the Innovation Performance Technologies Racer Appreciation Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. After test and tune runs conclude, sponsors, media, and vendors enjoy ice-cold beer, music, and an assortment of other beverages and snacks. 

Harry Hruska rolled onto the property with a fresh wrap on his VP Racing Madditives Xtreme Pro Mod 2015 Corvette. The new look reps for his companies HPT Turbochargers and Advanced Fuel & Ignition Systems, the latter of which produces the Official Fuel Injector of both the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. Hruska is putting the AFIS injectors and HPT products to the test in competition this weekend.


The Michigan-based Dart NA 10.5 Mustang of Tony Petrovski and Riste Pancevski is back in action this weekend, but has the duo as been waiting on parts for their LS-based small-block engine, they opted to swap in their previous engine, a 598ci, Dart-based big-block along with its automatic gearbox. 


Marc Heidings made the trip up from Marco Island, Florida, in his 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to have some fun in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. After sorting out some computer problems at the season opener, he is hoping to run a few rounds with the big boys this weekend in the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series.
 
There’s a preview of a cool project on the Manufacturer’s Midway this weekend at Rockingham Dragway. Crimson Sanders, Shop Manager at Innovation Performance Technologies (which builds new classic Mustangs and Camaro with modern powertrains) detailed this Fox Mustang’s mission to prove that a car with an internal-combustion engine can have a smaller footprint than an electric vehicle. To do so they are fusing a wrecked 2019 Mustang with a Fox chassis. The Fox will feature the Ecoboost engine, dash, floorpan, fuel tank, and more from the newer Mustang. When the Fox is complete IPT will drive this car and a Tesla to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and compare the experience and data on social media.
 

After enduring major carnage in Bradenton, Chuck Watson Jr. is back in business this weekend thanks to a fresh Coyote engine borrowed from his late father’s race car. With supply chain issues holding back internal engine parts, he couldn’t repair his regular powerplant in time for the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. He is hoping that the fresh engine, which his father only put two test hits on, brings him some better luck this weekend.
 

TorqStorm Superchargers True Street and HP Tuners Super Stang racer Anthony Jager made a bunch of changes to his S550 Mustang over the winter, most notably the Ford Performance Cobra Jet graphics that nicely offset his Gotta Have It Green Paint. Jager also complemented the new styling with a fresh set of wheels and new tires to keep his Mustang planted on track.

Anthony Jager’s tow vehicle will not be resting this weekend, as Chris Nichols will be entering it into the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout. The 2017 Ram 4x4 has run 14s with Jager behind the wheel, and Nichols is hoping to hit the 15s in her first time competing with the truck.

The Khoury Racing camp is expanding, with the latest entry being Bill Garrock who has been piloting Vince Khoury Sr.’s 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The former Pro Stock car is running a Khoury Racing Engines-built, 632 cubic inch big-block backed by a Bruno/Liberty transmission. Parts breakage kept Garrock from advancing at the season opener in Bradenton, but the team has found the cause and implemented the necessary remedy, while the relatively new driver comes to grips with the performance of his ride.


Chevrolet Performance Stock racer Kevin Lumsden decided to change out the rear gear in his 1969 Camaro to something a little steeper, as a test run didn’t deliver the results he was looking for. Jumping in with the assist on the operation is fellow CPS racer Shawn Calabrese, and LME Street King champion Kurt Anderson, whose shop, AutoKraft Race Cars and Restoration built Lumsden’s sweet First-Gen F-body.

As the action wound down at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport, many of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series and Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals racers, along with their crews and families gathered at the Innovation Performance Technologies Racer Appreciation Happy Hour to enjoy snacks and refreshments.

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