Gass Secures His Second NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after cruising to the NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock championship in his classic and cool Chevelle in 2018, Kevin Gass set out to back it up in 2019. He began by posting a 9.78 on a 9.75 index in his car powered by a big-block Chevy to qualify in the twelfth spot before going on to a runner-up finish at the first event on this year's NMCA tour, the 17t...
Pevlor Pushes to NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion After showcasing his skills in Ultra Street and Nitrous X in his Mustang, Shawn Pevlor was invited to climb into Tony Bischoff's Mustang to compete in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw this year. With no seat time in the car formerly driven by Nick Bacalis, he headed to the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, where he wheele...
2020 NMCA Rule Requests NOW BEING ACCEPTED
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2020 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2020 NMCA drag racing series by October 15, 2019. Our Tech Department, headed by Roger Conley, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2020 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, e...
2019 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Points Announcement
Final 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series points are now published >>here<< Please take a moment to look them over. If you see a discrepancy, please send an email to [email protected] As per our rules, there is a five-day review window for them. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, Sept. 29th, these points will b...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 5
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series dove into action at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 19-22 at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis and awaiting winners was the ever-welcoming Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Defending Chevrolet Pe...
Race To the Championships Race Wrap For The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, which was hosted at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis September 19-22, 2019 marked the end of a successful season of NMCA Drag Racing presented by E3 Spark Plugs, and culminated in the crowning of class champions who had worked th...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
After qualifying had concluded, it was determined that Bill Skillman is the 2019 Holley EFI Factory Super Cars champion. Skillman racked up wins at Bradenton and Joliet, and collected a runner up finish in Memphis to amass a substantial lead going into the final event of the year and secured his place at the top with his qualifying performance. Leonard Long of G-Force Racing Transmissions w...
Saturday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Qualifying continues today for the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance and at the conclusion of the first qualifying session last night, current VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod points leader Don Walsh topped the sheet once again with a 3.735 from his twin-turbocharged Corvette. Round two of the heads-up qualifying kicks off around 11 am. The Dave Duell Cla...
Friday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Qualifying begins today for the 18th Annual NMCA World Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance here at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and the cars were flying in yesterday's test and tune session. If you can't make it to the track, be sure to log on to www.speedvideo.com and watch all of the action as it happens. With its midwest location, this event has always been popular with the VP...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It's hard to believe, but this weekend marks the end of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing season. Championships are still up for grabs in many of the classes and the great weather forecast for this weekend here at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis should provide the setting for some show-stopping performances. Just a short while ago, RacePagesDigital.com broke the news that Billy Glidden was bringi...
From Beat And Broken To Ready For Battle, Andy Warren Completes Engine Thrash In Hopes Of Securing Another NMCA Class Championship
The 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season will come to a close at this weekend's 18th annual World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance. Many a driver hopes to secure a win or a class championship, and for multi-time champion Andy Warren, his battle for this year's Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car title has been one to remember. Warren made a final-round appearance at each of the ...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour this Thursday at NMCA World Street Finals!
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the NMCA World Street Finals season finale, presented by Chevrolet Performance and held at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis taking place September 19-22, 2019. The Weldon High Performance sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, September 19th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and...
Synchronicity Honda Hero Carey Bales Turns to Pro Mod Mustang
After twenty years of proving he can do more with less, especially in the displacement department, Carey Bales is moving in a different direction as he has committed to running NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in a 20 Ford Mustang GT350R with a clutch! The Honda Hero, who co-owns Race Tactics in Pittsboro, Indiana, with his brother Jason, has been racing since the late 90s and made a name...
Jeff Rudolf Packing New ProLine Power for NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kieffer Simpson/Rudolf Motorsports We have learned a lot about Jeff Rudolf through the years. He is dedicated, determined and driven, and his fans are decidedly devoted to him, whether he's racing in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod or in another series. He also has one of the best teams in the business, including Kelli Ulrey, Kieffer Simpson and ot...
BREAKING NEWS 2020 NMCA Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series is proud to release its 2020 national event schedule. The 6-event NMCA series is the largest and most popular muscle car and street car drag racing series in the country. Each national event offers drag racing categories ranging from 4,000hp Xtreme Pro Mods to entry-level drag and street racing classes, an awesome late & early-model car show, manufacturer's...
Joe Clemente Has A High-Revving Hot Rod In FST Carburetors NA 10.5
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi As clear as day, Joe Clemente can remember when he was a child watching his father work on his classic cars and wheel them around their neighborhood in New York. He told himself that he, too, would have one someday, and that day came when he turned seventeen and purchased a previously-owned 1989 Mustang, and after asking Jim LaRocca to build a...
Whipple Superchargers Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
NMCA is proud to announce that Whipple Superchargers has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 18thAnnual NMCA All-American Nationals, which will be held August 22-25, 2019 at the scenic Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Whipple Superchargers, a top manufacturer of OE and aftermarket superchargers, is also the spec supercharger for the 50thAnniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Mustang...
2019 Car Show, NMRA/NMCA Joliet, Illinois
Best of Show Winner: Mark and Sandy Heckman, 1966 Nova  Ford Muscle Winner: Jim Scott, 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Directors Choice Conservative and Best GM Winner: Gary Goodin, 1969 Camaro Best Late Model: Justin Dumke, 2014 Mustang Chrysler Muscle Winner: Ken Mushen, 1965 Dodge Coronet Directors Choice Modified: Bob Cook, 1966 Chevelle 2019 NMCA Joliet NMCA Host Club Midwest Thunder Best ...
Spotlight on NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone
Interview and photos by Mary Lendzion Having grown up just outside of Detroit, Jackie Slone was surrounded by a myriad of muscle cars made by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He was fascinated by the way they looked, the way they sounded and the way they performed on the street and on the strip. He also was fixated on driving one. As it turned out, he went on to race several at tracks near hi...
Gallery INSIDE NMRA/NMCA True Street Goes NASCAR Cruising!
NMRA/NMCA race officials provided a unique experience for the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street field during the 14th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, held at the famous Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL). For the second year in a row they collaborated with Route 66 Raceway's Scott Paddock and Terry Greetham to open the NASCAR oval across the street at Chicagolan...
Blast from the Past Billy Glidden's Fox Body Back in Action and for Sale
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Steve Baur Although he's hesitant to commit to a definitive plan or course of action, legendary drag racer Billy Glidden confirmed that he is working on reviving his historic black Fox body Mustang and the car has already been fired up. Revered as the most successful Mustang in heads-up drag racing, the 90 model Ford's historical significance is und...
Two Times the Talent at Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi NMCA and NMRA drivers teamed up to put down twice as much power in the Prairie State for the 14th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors, July 25-28 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. With their sights set on the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and season championship points at thi...
Sunday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
With one round of eliminations completed the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors hits the home stretch as racers battle it out for a shot at a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Today will also see the eight quickest racers from the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout will clash in the ArringtonPerformance HEMI Quick 8 Presen...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 3
As we reached the middle of the season, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series classes were pushing hard. Not only were they hoping to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors, but they were jockeying for position in the season points standings with only two more...
Saturday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Excitement builds today at Route 66 Raceway as the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors gets into the thick of the action. With a round of qualifying on the slate, racers will have their last crack at jockeying for position on the ladders in the morning before round one of competition kicks into gear as racers strive toward a trip to ...
Friday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Today the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors kicks it up a notch as racers lock and load for the first round of qualifying. Competitors will begin to see just how their cars stack up against the competition as they jockey for position on the ladder. With the eventual goal of heading to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, racer...
Thursday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
The sun is shining down on the track surface at Route 66 Raceway in Joilet, Illinois, and the time is here for the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors. The crown jewel of the mid-season for both the NMRA and NMRA squads, the event will see both series run in tandem with racers seeking to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle...
NASCAR AGAIN! NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway
For the second year in a row the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street cruise will visit the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR oval for a unique and exclusive experience. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 25-28
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 25, and culminates on Sunday, July 28, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to ca...
Nitto Tire Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce the Nitto Tire Racer Appreciation Party scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. This extra special event is billed as the Super Bowl because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for an all-...
Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts Bonus Program
Nearly a year ago the racing community said good-bye to our friend and former NMCA champion Bob Curran. This year the Curran family wanted to memorialize Bob at his home track during one of his favorite events of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, held at Route 66 Raceway over the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. Moving forward the NMRA vs. NMCA match race at...
While Racing Two Cars in NMCA, Andy Warren Adds NHRA To His Resume
By Mary Lendzion Always open to new challenges, Andy Warren accepted an offer to drive fellow racer Scott Libersher's Gas Monkey Garage COPO Camaro this year. It would be in addition to driving his own Caprice to chase an eighth championship in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, but he was determined to be competitive in two different cars and in two different categories. He showed h...
TascaParts.com Named Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of NMCA
TascaParts.com has been named the Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals through the end of 2019. The NMCA partners with several aftermarket performance parts manufacturers but when racers and fans need OEM replacement parts, they can turn to TascaParts.com for exceptional customer service and prices that fall below wholesale pricing. TascaParts.com stocks thou...
Racer Update for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Rt. 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois
Heading into the biggest race of the year for the NMCA, the event staff has made some arrangements that should make things a bit easier for racers. Ice, a rather important commodity at drag strips these days not just for spectators, but race cars as well, will be sold at Concession Stand S14 located on the south side of the grandstands (same side as pits). A 22 lbs. bag retails for $10 and ice ...
Aeromotive 25th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, August 1st
In 1994, Steve Matusek, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, started Aeromotive, Inc on the strength of his vision, dedication to excellence and a commitment to developing the pinnacle of performance products. A quarter-century later, the company he founded has become an all-American success story worth celebrating and that's the plan when Aeromotive hosts its 25th anniversary celebration. ...
NMCA Technical Department Makes Rule Adjustment To The NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Class
Based on NMCA Factory Super Cars performance data from the first two NMCA events of the 2019 season, the NMCA Technical Department made the following adjustments effective immediately: 1. Increase the supercharger top pulley size on the 2019 COPO 350 combination from 3.350 inches to 3.500 inches. This will decrease the 2019 COPO 350 combination supercharger overdrive from 147.5 percent to 136.6...
Wenrick Motorsports' Flawless 1966 Nova. Own It Today Because You Deserve It!
We don't make it a habit of posting cars for sale, but there is a soft spot in the RPD staff members' hearts for Jarod Wenrick's beautiful 1966 Chevy Nova II. Ever since the car made its NMCA debut at the Norwalk race in 2015, the car set a new standard for coolness when it comes to race cars. Just today, the car's owner, Jarod Wenrick posted the car on Facebook for sale, so we called the Tipp Cit...
Not Your Daddy's Caddy Your father never drove a Cadillac CTS-V like Camp and John Stanley's Pro Mod
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Drag racing is inherently punk rock. There's something rebellious about strapping oneself to a machine making several thousand horsepower and flying down a strip of concrete with the only concern being how quick the car can go. Nothing matters except beating the guy in the other lane, being the first to the stripe, the first to the record...
Video Inside Take A Ride with Street Outlaw/X275 Racer Brian Criste
In today's street-legal drag racing world it seems as if the LS and small-block Ford dominate the small tire ranks, such as NMCA/NMRA Street Outlaw and X275 and Xtreme Street/Renegade/Ultra Street. So when we spot a powerplant that isn't either of those platforms, we tend to get excited. Current NMCA racer, who is also an old school NMCA competitor from the '90s, Brian Criste hauls his 1989 Chevy ...
FST Carburetors NA 10.5 Driver John Langer is Fierce in Rebuilt Firebird
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by FSC Staff When John Langer was growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he would listen to stories about his father racing Fairlanes, a Cortina and other cars before he was born. Then, he would visit his father, an automotive mechanic, at work, and it wasn't long before he was reaching for the tools in his father's tool box. By the time he was 19, Langer...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Debuts Different Car
By Mary Lendzion For the past two years, Jackie Slone held his own while driving his David Janes Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro-bodied car in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod. He went as quick and fast as 3.78 and 200 mph in the eighth-mile in the car, but he recently decided to sell it and purchase the Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro-bodied car previously owned by Richard Freeman a...
Friendly Pet Reminder from the NMRA/NMCA Staff
In light of recent incidents, the NMRA/NMCA Event Team would like to remind all NMRA/NMCA racers, crew, sponsors and fans that every track on the NMRA and NMCA Tour has rules and requirements for your pets please leash your dogs and pick up after your pets! The NMRA and NMCA event team have had to deal with several incidents and complaints regarding unleashed pets and our team felt it necessary...
NMCA News Mid-Season Rule Requests Due by May 24th
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing Series competitors The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Friday May 24th. 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 is in ...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming Coverage presented by Edelbrock
There were two rounds of qualifying during Friday's running of the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway, and as always, racers proved that they were ready, willing and able to put down massive amounts of power. Among them was Don Walsh Jr., who wheeled his Corvette to an incredible 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, and Bill Skillman, wh...
UPR Products Car Show NMCA Commerce, Georgia
Best GM and Best Paint, 1955 Chevrolet, Ron Massow Best Chrysler, 1967 Dodge Coronet, Robert Orstadius Best Chevelle and Best Interior, 1969 Chevelle, Tommy Ellison Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Host Car Club, Unstabled Mates Mustang Clu...
May the 4th Be Xtreme with Brian Tooley Racing LSX Real Street Shootout
This year is lucky number 13 for the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout as it celebrates the thirteenth gathering under that moniker. The annual get-together goes down May 2-5, 2019 at hallowed grounds Memphis International Raceway during the COMP Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming. The facility is not only the birthplace for the street car movement, but also the location of the first LSX Shootout back ...
NMCA Technical Department Makes rule adjustments to the NMCA FST N/A 10.5 class
The NMCA Technical Department released today additional 2019 Rule Adjustments in the Fuel Systems Technology N/A 10.5 class. Unless otherwise noted in this document, these adjustments will be in effect immediately. The 2019 NMCA Rulebook Amendments and Clarifications can be found under the 2019 Rules Revisions & Clarifications link HERE.
Mickey Thompson/VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Gallery INSIDE Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
The 11th annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway provided a unique opportunity for the 275 radial racers in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw. The two categories run as one due to the rules package being a direct crossover. This year the NMRA/NMCA tech officials put the two Street Out...

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