Kevin Gass Ready to Chase Third NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion There are a number of things that Kevin Gass has noticed while racing in the NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category for the past seventeen years. For starters, he swears that with each event, drivers hit the tree harder and run closer to their chosen index during qualifying and eliminations. But he's right there with them, and he proved that when he ear...
Stacking and Parking Information for Bradenton
Below is a daily schedule of Parking and Gate information and Instructions. Monday March 2nd Tuesday March 3rd Stacking in parking lot west of the track (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) Wednesday, March 4th OVERNIGHT & All day Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 1 PM 6 PM Pre-event Cred...
Great Strides for Standout ARP Nitrous Pro Street Racer Randy Dolensek
By Mary Lendzion As far as first hot rods go, Randy Dolensek had a doozy in the 1969 Mercury Cyclone he bought from his brother. He proudly drove it on the streets around their Wisconsin home, and years later, he bought another 1969 Mercury Cyclone that he painted green in a nod to the one he had in high school. These days, he cruises to 4-second passes in the eighth-mile in that classic ...
Take a Break from Winter While in Bradenton
The much-anticipated 2019 NMCA season will open with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 5-8, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the G...
Vortech Named Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA in 2020
The red-hot late model HEMI market is getting a boost as Vortech Superchargers joined the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout. The quickest growing segment in the NMCA regularly boasts over 100 Gen III HEMI vehicles at each event, most of them competing in the HEMI Shootout. The unique HEMI Shootout format features a series of time tri...
More Contingency Sponsors Join the NMCA
Things are really cranking up now as more and more companies are joining us as 2020 contingency sponsors. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. The...
DeMayo Jr. Ready to Rumble in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 After Year Off
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DeMayo Jr. Hard launches, huge wheelies and high-revving engines are among the many things that make NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 the compelling category that it is. But equally impressive and interesting is seeing how much horsepower drivers, engine builders and crews can constantly coax from naturally aspirated engines, and among those ...
5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors during the Commerce, Georgia, event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, the event is one of only two races where fans can witness the specta...
Laris Motorsports Insurance Named Official Motorsport Insurance Provider for NMRA/NMCA
NMRA and NMCA is excited to announce Laris Motorsports Insurance as the Official Motorsport Insurance provider for both national event series. The company offers racecar insurance for both on and off the race track and sales agent Mark Anderson will be at every NMRA and NMCA in 2020 to discuss options. Laris Motorsports Insurance is designed to be racer-friendly because its owners, Holden and R...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Aiming for 3.60s
By Mary Lendzion Last May, NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jackie Slone surprised fans when he climbed out of his David Janes Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro and into his Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro. He felt that the car was set up to go a little quicker and a little faster, and he was right. Slone popped off a best of 3.73 and 202 mph on his way to a thirteenth-place ...
5TH Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown, a special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing the ...
NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street Racer Justin May to Make More Horsepower with New Engine
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Justin May It takes consistency and durability to be competitive in the ever-exciting NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category, and among the racers with plenty of both is Justin May. He has been racing in the category since 2010, and has stepped up every year, with a 7.80 and 180 mph being the quickest and fastest times he has trappe...
Different Car and Category for Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Driver Steve Wilson
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Steve Wilson Steve Wilson has wheeled different cars in different NMCA categories in the past fifteen years, but he has been rocking his red 1972 Nova in Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car since 2014. The car with a small-block Chevy under its hood and Granny's Garage on its doors, has been good to Wilson, who wrapped up wins in the 10.25 and 10.50...
2020 Contingency Program is Cranking Up
With the 2020 season upon us contingency sponsors have either been signing back up for the new season or joining the NMCA for the first time. Keep in mind these are the companies who are supporting you, so when it comes time to freshen something or add a new component to your car or combination, these companies should be at the top of your list. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE...
Hughes to Debut 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro for 2020 Factory Super Car Season
The NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars is one of the most hotly contested heads-up classes, and staying at the head of the field is no small feat. Seward, Nebraska's Ted Hughes has been competing in the class for the last several years with a 2016 Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro, and in the middle of 2019, picked up a 50th Anniversary 2019 COPO Camaro to be his new ride going forward. The ...
Holbrook Racing Engines Named Presenting Sponsor of NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park
As race teams enter the final month of preparations for the NMCA Muscle Car National event series, the championship-winning powerhouse Holbrook Racing Engines is named as Presenting Sponsor of the popular NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event March 5-8, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Chris Holbrook, an IHRA and NHRA world champion driver and engine builder as well as founder of the Michigan-based e...
Breaking News TorqStorm Superchargers Sponsors NMCA True Street
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season-opener is just five weeks away and they are proud to announce the addition of TorqStorm Superchargers as the class sponsor for True Street. The TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category is an entry-level class for street cars with a 30-mile road tour, Saturday competition, several runs on the drag strip throughout the event weekend, and a complimentary entry...
VP Racing Fuels Preorder Now Available for 2020 Season
Racers who will be attending events this season will again have an opportunity to preorder VP Racing Fuel which will be delivered to each track. In order to get fuel delivered, you'll need to register with VP and order BEFORE the cutoff date. More information as well as the order form can be found >>here<<
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout, Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge and Nitrous Pro Street rules
The NMCA Technical Committee have made updates to the 2020 rules in the following classes:
  1. Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout
  2. Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge
  3. Nitrous Pro Street
Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
John Warren Wrapping Up Wicked New ProCharger Combination
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of John Warren When John Warren was racing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, he was competitive and commanding. He clocked a best of 7.61 and 179 mph in the quarter-mile with a 565 cubic-inch big-block Chevy by Knieriem Racing Engines and nitrous under the hood of his Nova which features leafsprings in the back and TRZ suspension in the front, but in 2017, he...
Libersher Lands Chevrolet/John Force Edition 2020 COPO Camaro Auctioned for Charity
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Scott Libersher As far as collections go, Scott Libersher has one of the coolest. That's because it's a collection of COPO Camaros that Libersher, his son Leonard Libersher and son-in-law Danny Condon race in various categories, including NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. The trio is super-successful in ...
Test and Tune Set for Wednesday March 4th at Bradenton
For those racers heading to Bradenton who want to test before the event, there will be an open test session Wednesday, March 4th from 10am-6pm. Cost is 250.00 per car. There will be one lane prepped for radials and another prepped for slicks. Track prep will be done by Kurt Johnson and TVC. The NMRA staff will be on site Tuesday 1pm 6pm and Wednesday 9am 5pm to park racers who are testi...
NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and Radial Rampage Special Event
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs and Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels are proud to create a unique Radial-based program that includes the Street Outlaw category at three national events Atlanta Dragway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Route 66 Raceway and a special Radial Rampage shootout at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL), which adds Radial vs...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA True Street Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has made changes to the True Street class rule set. Specifically, the committee has changed the Exhaust rule to: EXHAUST SYSTEM Any Exhaust exit location permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers required. On Turbo applications, the Turbo acts as a muffler. Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-p...
Breeden to Belt into Belvedere for Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dennis Breeden For the past three years, Dennis Breeden has held his own in his 2010 Drag Pak Challenger in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. He finished in third, second and third place respectively in 2017-2019 points in the car which is powered by a 6.1L Hemi and a 904 by CRT Racing Transmissions and runs mid-9s, and all the while, he has ...
The Story Behind the First 9-Second '20 GT500
Written by Evan J. Smith Photography by the Author Mustang fans have their answer. In its first track outing, Evolution Performance and its Iconic Silver 2020 GT500 clocked a 9.939 at 140.43 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park during a public test and tune session, and they've really just scratched the surface of the car's performance capability. Amazingly, the GT500 has just 300 miles on the...
Ausmus Preparing Famous Firebird for NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dwight Ausmus and by NMCA While Dwight Ausmus always puts on a show with hard launches and high wheelies in his Firebird in FST Carburetors NA 10.5, he did it differently at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last September at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. That's where the front clip and hood went flying from his Fireb...
RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act). The RPM Act of 2019 includes five other original sponsors: Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bill Posey (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX). This ...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and finalized the 2020 rules in the following classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Xtreme Street Nitrous Pro Street Chevrolet Performance Stock S3 Stock/SuperStock Combo Nostalgia Super Stock Nostalgia Muscle Car Open Comp Street King Rumble The NMRA Technical Committee is still reviewing several combinations...
ProMedia to Release Bigger, Better, and Bolder Fastest Street Magazine at PRI Show
ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce its flagship monthly print magazine, Fastest Street Car, has been upgraded and expanded beginning with the January 2020 issue. The bigger, better, and bolder Fastest Street Car will be released this week during the 2019 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis December 12-15. Fastest Street Car is nearly 20 years old and it keeps ge...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Xtreme Street Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered by the Tech Committee in multiple classes. We would like to remind race...
Where It All Started Arrington Performance
Some may think the glory days of racing, and especially NASCAR, are long gone but Arrington Performance is keeping history and heritage alive with the company's line of Hemi-focused products. In 1964, Dodge prepared to release a new engine with a hemispherical combustion chamber and two successful circle-track racers were given Hemi engines to race at the 64 Daytona 500 Richard Petty and Budd...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following NMCA and CPCS classes: NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod NMCA Xtreme Street CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ We would like to remind racers that th...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street CPCS Series General Regs and Points CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered ...
NMCA Expands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2020
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series is expanding to all six NMCA events in 2020. The popularity of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series shows the excitement the LS/LT community brings to the NMCA. Its growth over the last few years is why we are expanding to all six national events, says Rollie Miller, general manager of the ...
2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Championship Class and Shootout Lineup
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce its class lineup for the 2020 drag racing season. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMCA made a few changes to the lineup. NMCA will have 10 points championship classes in 2020. 2020 NMCA Championship Points Classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Factory Super Cars N/A 10.5 Nitrous Pro Street Xtreme Street ...
Breaking News 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules Posted
The 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules are posted here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ Thank you to the NMCA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2020 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed over 120 requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2019 racing season. As one can imagine, it is a daunting task to balance all of the...
Mopar and Dodge//SRT Roll Out New Challenger Drag Pak at 2019 SEMA Show
Mopar and Dodge//SRT took the wraps off a new, fourth-generation version of the factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car today at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is engineered for grassroots drag racers that compete in sportsman classes in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) a...
TONY ORTS MAKES REMARKABLE RETURN TO EDELBROCK XTREME STREET
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff As a multi-time NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street champion who had been competing in the category since its creation, it was somewhat surprising when Tony Orts walked away from it several years ago. He wanted to focus on family and work, but when nitrous purges and neck and neck racing called him back, he returned to the captivating categ...
SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS 2020 SHELBY GT500 DRAGON SNAKE CONCEPT AT 2019 SEMA SHOW
Unveiled in the Ford Motor Company's display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing version of the Shelby Cobra called the Dragonsnake. Given the new Ford Shelby GT500's dual-clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford's new Mustang sup...
2020 Summit Motorsports Park Schedule Spotlights the 19th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
There was everything from rip-roaring action to record attendance all year long at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and extra elements will ensure that 2020 is even bigger, better and more breathtaking. Drivers will dive in for the 39th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 11, and then the 14th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series...
Where It All Started Race Part Solutions
If you've got race car problems, you can call Race Part Solutions. The concept of being able to provide multiple options to customers so that they can get to the finish line without having to wait on backordered items is what first inspired co-owners John Kerr and Darin Matera to start Race Part Solutions. The men met back in 87 while they were working at Horsepower Sales of Delray Beach, Flor...
LaCosta Lands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion When the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series joins the NMCA at events throughout the race season, LME Street King is among the categories in the spotlight. The competition is close, and among those holding his own round after round is Ricardo LaCosta, whose Malibu is motivated by an LS7 engine. The Michigan-based driver got things going by qualifying in the fifth spot with a...
Rickey Rolls to Second Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion Adding even more action to select NMCA events each year is the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and its popular ProForm Rumble, LME Street King and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Among the drivers duking it out in Proform Rumble is David Rickey, who earned a championship in the category in 2018 and was bent on backing it up in 2019. ...
Bill Skillman Soars to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion After circling all six of this year's NMCA events on his calendar, Bill Skillman set his sights on Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. He knew that the competition was going to be tough, but he was committed to being just as tough in his 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet packing a 327 cubic-inch engine massaged by Holbrook Racing Engines and topped with a Whipple supercharger. He showed that b...
Leonard Long Rows Gears to His Third FST Carburetors NA 10.5 Championship
By Mary Lendzion With their high-winding engines and high wheelies, drivers in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 are well-known and wildly entertaining to fans. Among them is Leonard Long, who is as hardcore as they come. Long, who lives in Pennsylvania and owns G-Force Racing Transmissions, has been behind the wheel of various race cars for more than 50 years. The Mustang he races in FST Carb...
Preliminary Rules Requests Due Today
A reminder that Preliminary Rules requests must be submitted no later than 5PM (Pacific Time) today, Oct 15. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the best interest of the category. Please submit your 2020 Preliminary Rule requests to: [email protected], be sure to include your name, NMCA car number, and support...
Jesse Wilson Pushes To Third Chevrolet Performance Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion After driving to championships in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock in 2017 and 2018, Jesse Wilson was determined to do it again in 2019. In his father-in-law Kelly Pierce's Camaro flying Fuelab banners, he began by leading qualifying with a 10.11 and landing in the...
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