Carl Tasca is Impressively Carrying on Family Legacy
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi While many of Carl Tasca's childhood friends would go to each other's homes after school to play, he would go to his father Bob Tasca's dealership to work. Famously located at 777 Taunton Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island, he would wash car after car, hour after hour. After he washed what he was certain was a million cars, he would ask his...
Jeff Knox's True Street Nova is a Knockout on Nitrous
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi A passion for power came early in life for Jeff Knox, as he would go motocross and off-road racing as a child growing up in southern California. By the time he was fifteen years old, he was flipping through the pages of a publication called the Recycler and saw a 1972 Nova with a 350 cubic-inch engine, two-barrel carburetor and single ...
Spotlight on NMCA ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Driver Brent Wheeler
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi While growing up in Georgia, Brent Wheeler and his father, Andrew Wheeler, would climb into one of his father's many Mopars, drive to the circle track and watch some racing. The sights, the sounds, the scents and the speeds of the cars were captivating, and certainly enough to compel Wheeler to fantasize about fast cars while he was driving his D...
NMCA Honors "Sponge Bob" Curran and Renames Sportsman of the Year Award
This past summer we lost a champion and friend when "Sponge Bob" Curran passed away suddenly at just 53 years old. As an Xtreme Street racer who has won a few championships, Sportsman of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year awards, he was a major part of NMCA and the community honored him during the annual NMCA Awards Ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components. Sue, Jeremy, and Taylor Curran w...
NMCA Hosts 2019 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at 5 Events | Presented by Nitto Tire
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce it will host five Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series events in 2019. The five-race series that is focused on modern LS/LT performance will be run during the NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA) April 4-7, Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway (Millington, TN) May 2-5, NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal...
Spotlight on Ted Hughes, Whose COPO Camaros Are Cruising in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff and courtesy of Ted Hughes While Ted Hughes had road-raced and drag-raced in various cars and categories through the years, he decided to change gears by purchasing a new COPO Camaro in 2016. He introduced it, and himself, to NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in 2017, and flew to a ninth-place finish in points that year, and d...
Don Walsh Jr. Wins Miller Millermatic 211 Welder during NMCA Awards Ceremony
For the past eight years Miller has given away two welders by randomly selecting NMRA and NMCA racers at the annual awards ceremony at the PRI Show. This year, Miller chose to give a Millermatic 211 welder to a couple of lucky racers. It is a lightweight, inverter MIG welder with up to 230 amps of power and runs on either 120V or 240V input power. The unit also includes AutoSet, making the unit qu...
Dodge Provides Free NMCA Membership to Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Owners
Dodge and NMCA are proud to announce that every new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 owner will receive a complimentary one-year associate membership to the NMCA for the 2019 racing season. Dodge is ramping up production to deliver the 11-second capable Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in the first quarter of 2019 and they are making it easy to have fun at the drag races thanks to a partnership wi...
Breaking News Dodge//SRT and Mopar Renew Commitment to NMCA for 2019
Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced a renewed commitment to National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) competitors for the 2019 season. For the second consecutive year, the brands will offer racers in model-year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles complimentary entry in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout category, providing performance enthusiasts a sanctioned and secure drag strip environment to race ...
Shawn Ayers Soars to NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw Championship in Fletcher Cox's Gold Dust Mustang
From the moment Shawn Ayers and Fletcher Cox rolled Cox's Gold Dust Mustang out of the trailer at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, they had everyone's attention. As it turned out, it was for good reason, as Ayers drove the Philadelphia Eagles player's car to a 4.42 to qualify in the third spot and then a 4.33 against Daniel Pharris to hea...
Jessie Coulter Backs Up His NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By all accounts, Jessie Coulter was super-successful in 2017, as he earned championships in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Holley EFI Real Street. When he wasn't at the first two events on this year's NMCA tour, fans wondered whether he was resting on his laurels, but as it turned out, he was in the process of having built by Brian Tooley a new 388 cubic...
Rickey Drives to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
Ever since he earned a championship in NMCA EFI Rumble in 2013, David Rickey has been raring to earn another one. He proved that by piloting his Camaro powered by a 346 cubic-inch LS1 engine to an 11.05 on an 11.00 index against Tom Calabrese to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 10th Annual NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals in April at Atlanta Dragway. After that, the...
Gass Gets it Done on Way to NMCA ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
There are many things that bring Kevin Gass back to the NMCA ATI Nostalgia Super Stock category year after year, and among them are the classic cars, the competition, the camaraderie and the chase for a championship. While he had to miss the first two events of the year in Florida and Georgia, he chose a 9.75 index for his 1966 Chevelle powered by a big-block Chevy and went to the semifinal aga...
Scott Libersher Soars to 2018 NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Championship
Among the racers who run two categories at events is Scott Libersher, who sails to win after win in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock. The doubling-up is demanding, but he doubled-down and drove to the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2017 and the Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock championship in 2018. In Coan Engineering Stock/Super...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Newcomer Jordan Ensslin Earned 2018 Championship
Despite being new to NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street this year, Jordan Ensslin has put his name on the map. In a 2002 Trans Am belonging to Matt and Tom Edmunds and powered by a big-block Chevy and nitrous, he pushed to a 4.46 against Mark Hoadland to take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the first event of the year, the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton ...
BUY NOW Advance Ticket Sales Open for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park
NMRA Advance Ticket Sales are open for purchase for the 17th annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, held at Bradenton Motorsports Park March 7-10, 2019. https://tickets.thefoat.com/nmca/17TH+ANNUAL+NMCA+MUSCLE+CAR+MAYHEM/tickets/event-35320/ NMCA continue their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular motorsport ser...
Turk Tackled Personal Bests and Personal Battles on Way to 2018 NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By all accounts, it was a successful race season for NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars driver Geoff Turk. In his Dodge Drag Pak Challenger known as Blackbird, he soared to a 7.99 to set the pace in qualifying, collected a monetary prize from Holley EFI for being the first driver in the category to run 7s and recorded an 8.12 to runner-up against Joe Welch in the final round at the 16th Annual ...
Anderson Doubles Up With MagnaFuel Open Comp and LME Street King Championships
Soon after earning the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King championship in 2017, Kurt Anderson turned his focus to 2018. In a Regal belonging to Jim McMillan, one of his AutoKraft Race Cars and Restorations customers, Anderson led MagnaFuel Open Comp qualifying with a .001 reaction time at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florid...
Lawrence Lands NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars Championship
Soon after securing the 2016 NMCA West ProCharger Limited Street title in his DragZine Camaro, James Lawrence set his sights on competing in NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars in his DragZine Corvette. His 2018 season began with a 3.90 to qualify in the second spot and a 3.94 to win over Marty Stinnett and take a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car ...
Wilson Repeats With Two Chevrolet Performance Stock Championships
Right after rocketing to championships in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock in 2017, Jesse Wilson turned his focus to backing them up in 2018. He set out by sailing to a 10.02 to set the pace in qualifying in his father-in-law Kelly Pierce's Camaro and advancing to the Aerospace Compon...
Theisen Hung Tough to Take 2018 Fuel Systems Technology NA 10.5 Championship
From the day he began competing in Fuel Systems Technology NA 10.5 a few years ago, David Theisen has been impressive and imposing in the category. He finished fourth in 2016 and third in 2017, and along the way, he left no doubt that he wanted to earn a championship and that he was completely capable of doing so in his 1969 Firebird featuring a 611 cubic-inch Chevy engine by Uratchko Racing En...
Warren Wrangles Up Seventh Championship in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car
Whether he's behind the wheel of his 1971 Caprice or a friend's car, Andy Warren wrangles up win after win in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car. He showed why he's the series winningest driver from the start this year, as he took aim at the 10.00 index and took a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with a 9.97 when Tim Bumpus turned on the red in his Dart at the season-op...
Hamstra Hailed as 2018 VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Champion
After coming close to capturing the NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod championship last year, Jason Hamstra turned his focus to capturing it this year. He hit the road running with a 3.74 in his Camaro to runner-up against Don Walsh Jr. and his Corvette at the season-opening 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, and he followed that with a 3.63 ...
2019 Advance Ticket Sales NMCA Partners with TheFOAT Ticketing to Offer Advance Tickets at All Events
NMCA continue their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular motorsport series. The NMCA, in partnership with TheFOAT Ticketing, will offer 2019 advance ticket sales for spectators, racers/crew, and car show participants at each series event. Spectators will receive up to a 20% discount when they purchase their ti...
Breaking News 2019 NMCA Preliminary Rules
The 2019 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Preliminary Rules are Thank You to NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2019 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed hundreds of requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2018 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to ba...
Modular-Motivated Masterpiece Mark Luton's Mustang Moves Out With MMR Power
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi When Mark Luton heard that street-racing was taking place near his home in California when he was a teenager, he went to watch. He was immediately interested and inspired, and in no time, he was racing his Ford Ranger rocking a 4.0L V6 with a Paxton supercharger on the street and strip. When he decided that he wanted more muscle, he climb...
Video Inside DeatschWerks Releases Fuel Lines, Fittings, and Cobra Jet Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks has taken the Mustang scene by storm and quickly got known for its fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In fact, they are the fuel injector supplier for the supercharged Cobra Jet factory racecars, which is impressive because the injectors easily passed severe durability and performance testing by Ford. The company continues to refine its fuel system solutions, this time expanding into fuel...
Sign Up TODAY 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony, Presented by Aerospace Components Winner's Circle
The 2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, annual awards ceremony will be held Friday evening December 7th in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components, will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:00 (cash bar) with the awards ceremony starting promptly at 5:30 PM. Admission is free of cha...
Steve Turner Announced as New Editor of Fastest Street Car Magazine, Steve Baur Promoted to Digital Content Manager
ProMedia Events and Publishing is proud to announce veteran journalist, book writer, and photographer, Steve Turner, is joining the staff as editor of Fastest Street Car magazine, in addition to the promotion of Steve Baur to Digital Content Editor. Turner becomes the fourth editor in Fastest Street Car's 18-year history. Baur's Digital Content Manager position is a new title to enhance the quickl...
Built to be Raced Don Fotti is Focused on Competing in his Classic 1968 1/2 Mustang Cobra Jet
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Dr. Rudy Rouweyha As soon as they arrived, he would watch car after car cruise down track, and talk about which ones he wanted, but because he couldn't afford to purchase any of them, he purchased a motorcycle at the age of nineteen. It was a Kawasaki 500 Triple, and it was the fastest one he could get his hands on. I had never rode a motorcycle, so the sale...
2019 Season Rules Requests Now Being Accepted
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2019 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2019 NMCA drag racing series by October 15, 2018. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2019 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, ea...
LINK INSIDE 2018 NMCA Awards Voting Link
It's time to vote for deserving NMCA racers and crew for the annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards. PLEASE CLICK >>HERE<< TO VOTE
Deadline for voting is October 8, 2018 and will not be accepted after this time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Only one set of votes will be counted per NMCA member.
Final 2018 Season Points
Final 2018 season points have been posted. You can find them >>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 review. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 1st, these points will be considered final.
NMCA Wraps Up Stellar Season With World Street Finals
The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA race of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were wicked wheelies, powerful passes and plentiful personal bests as drivers were dead-set on cruising to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and class championships. In VP Racing Fuel...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
As the final day of the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and the final race of the season, the action will be amplified and championships will be cemented across the categories with each round of eliminations. We wish all of our competitors well, and we'll be following along and posting news and results throughout the day. ...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Anticipation was in the air as drivers dove into the first round of qualifying on Friday at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as always, there were many awe-inspiring passes. Among the lead qualifiers were Jason Hamstra with a 3.71 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, James Lawrence with a 3.97 in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars, Jordan...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Hundreds of rigs have already rolled in and many more are rolling in now for the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as the final race in this year's six-race NMCA series, drivers will have their cars and combinations ready for combat. We hope you can join us for what promises to be action-packed event, but it not, see it on a live feed ...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour for the NMCA World Street Finals
It's been a great and exciting NMCA season and it closes out this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. In order to celebrate the final race of 2018, we are pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour to help kickoff the NMCA World Street Finals, presented by Chevrolet Performance, on Thursday September 20 from 5 7 pm. The Weldon Pump spon...
Now Accepting 2018 NMCA Specialty Award Nominations
The NMCA is proud to invite our racing community to nominate friends and family for the 2018 NMCA Specialty Awards, which are to be celebrated during the 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Show. Nominations are due for submission no later than SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 before 11:59PM. There are no exceptions and the survey will close at that time. <>...
Indy Racer, Vendor, Car Show & Spectator - Stacking, Parking & Gate Information
Because of the Drift event taking place on the oval track as part of the NMCA at Indy event, our competitor entrance gate will change from the Main Gate on Thursday and Friday to Gate 2 on Saturday and Sunday. Below is a daily schedule of what gate, competitors, vendors and spectators will need to use each day. Click here to view larger map. Wednesday, June 22 All day - Overnight Racer / Ca...
NMCA Technical Committee Makes Rule Clarification and Parity Adjustments to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
Effective immediately, the NMCA technical committee has made weight adjustments and clarified the rear suspension based on information and performance results over the last few races. The new minimum weight for the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak vehicles utilizing the supercharged, 5.7L combination will increase from 3,550 pounds up to 3,575 pounds. The Chevrolet COPO Camaro entries using the superc...
Championships Up for Grabs as the NMCA Heads to Indy
As the days wind down approaching the 17th Annual NMCA World Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance held at Lucas Oil Raceway August 20-23 many racers are eyeing a final run at a class title. Here's a quick look at points chases heading into the final race of 2018. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Jason Hamstra holds a 230-point lead over Don Walsh. While others are close, it appears Ha...
Chuck Watson Sr. Mastermind Behind Watson Engineering/Watson Racing and Mastermind Behind the Wheel
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Chuck Watson Sr. was well aware of the Big Three automakers, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, and all of the hardware they had rolling off the assembly lines in the Motor City. He was intrigued, interested and inspired to join the industry in one way or another, so he went to work as ...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Confirms Commitment to Street & Straight Line Performance with NT555 G2, NT555R, & NT05R
Nitto Tire entered the domestic high-performance over twenty years ago and its popularity grows stronger every day. A long-term relationship with the street-legal drag racing sanctioning bodies NMRA and NMCA has helped put its products in front hundreds of thousands of street performance enthusiasts who are interested in straight line performance. Its flagship performance tire, the NT555 was desig...
Carl Stevens Heading to NMCA All-American Nationals with Jim Bell's Pro Mod Camaro | Presented by Nitto Tire
Carl Stevens and Jim Bell didn't announce they were going to Disney World after winning the World Series of Pro Mod. Instead, they collected the $100,000 prize, loaded up Bell's twin turbocharged 1969 Camaro, and headed east towards Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH with the intention of attending this weekend's Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals. Stevens will make his competition ...
Australian Steve Easton Aiming for Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Moto Lenz and Randy Minadeo More than 30 drivers will give it everything they have to make the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod field at the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend, Aug. 24-26 at Summit Motorsports Parkin Norwalk, Ohio, and among them will be Australian Steve Easton. Easton, a former clutch specialist for John Fo...
NMCA All-American Nationals Thursday Test & Tune Announced (August 23)
NMCA is kicking off the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park with a full Thursday Test & Tune (August 23) that is open to all event competitors and begins at 1PM. The All-American Nationals, happening August 23-26, 2018, will be one of the biggest and most talked about street-legal events of the year as the NMCA event hosts the prestigious Ford Perfor...
Spotlight on ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Standout Jeff Frees
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi When Jeff Frees wasn't pumping gas at the service station he worked at as a teenager in the 1970s, he and his brother, Tim Frees, were climbing into the seat-less back of a cargo van to be taken to the track near their Ripon, Wisconsin, home to watch their friends race the 1965 Plymouth Satellite they shared. Instantly inspired, influenced, an...
NMCA Returns to Memphis in 2019
The NMCA will make a return to Memphis International Raceway thanks to facility upgrades as it's bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home. The drag competition and car show event is being dubbed The Memphis Homecoming and it is happening May 2-5, 2019. The history between the organization and the race track goes back to 1992 when Hot Rod Magazine selected M...

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