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...
Mourning the Loss of NMCA Racer "Sponge Bob" Curran
The NMCA community is mourning the loss of "Sponge Bob" Curran, a former champion in the Xtreme Street ranks. Curran and his Grand Sport Corvette helped define a category that has been a staple in street legal drag racing since the early 2000s. News began circulating of his passing the day after the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Details are minimal at this point but the know...
NMCA Drivers Deliver Double-Dose of Action at NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
More than 600 race cars and 250 show cars arrived for the showdown that is the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The weekend of wild racing was as exciting as expected, and everything escalated when winners in each series ran off at the end of the event as Team NMCA and Tea...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The first rounds of eliminations were every bit as exciting as expected yesterday at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology at Route 66 Raceway, and the action will escalate today. When it's all said and done, winners will form Team NMCA and Team NMRA and run off for a chance to win the specially-designed and super-dapper Nitto D...
Saturday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
Excitement for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway this weekend had been escalating for months, as drivers in both series were expected to turn up the wick for the late-season points race. That's exactly what they did during Friday's first and second rounds of qualifying. Don Walsh Jr. wheeled to a 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtrem...
Friday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The track is just about ready to go hot here at Rt. 66 Raceway for the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technologies. We go straight into qualifying session number one this morning and we've got over 400 race cars all looking to get down the finely honed 1320. After a wicked wreck wiped out her 1985 Mustang in 2016, Georgi...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing 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 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Multi-Time Champion Mike Recchia to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photo Courtesy of Mike Recchia When the PDRA announced the elimination of its Pro Extreme class, the 2017 season champion, Mike Recchia, knew he needed a new place to race and decided to return to his NMCA roots. Hailing from Roselle, Illinois, the longtime racer first started with NMCA back in the late 90s when he ran in Pro Street trim. We were bottom feeders back th...
Odd Man Out Scott Libersher's adds a Cobra Jet to his Camaro Collection | Presented by Nitto Tire
No, it isn't April Fool's Day Scott Libersher, the COPO Connoisseur, really has added a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to his collection of Camaros. A longtime Chevy collector as well as an NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock contender, Libersher's addition is actually an acquiescence made out of love for his son-in-law, Dan Condon. Condon himself is a Ford guy, ...
Steve Roden to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in New Car
After piloting a 1956 Pontiac Safari in the 8.50 index category for several years, Steve Roden is preparing to roll a new car out of the trailer at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, July 26-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. It's an SRC Motorsports-built chassis topped with a Hairy Glass-built 1968 Firebird body, and it rolls on a Strange rear-end wi...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Spotlight on Nick McGrath
Interview by Mary Lendzion and photos by Steve Baur Having grown up on a farm in Illinois, Nick McGrath tinkered with tractors a time or two before turning his focus to cars. His first one was a 1984 Buick Riviera that he drove to and from high school but wasn't allowed to park in his parents garage, and his second one was a 1992 Mustang that he drove when he got out of high school and was allo...
Racers: You need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we need to purge and update our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please click...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Added to Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway
ProMedia Events is proud to announce it is adding the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL) over the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. It is hailed as the largest and wildest street-legal shootout of the year and NMCA officials will be hosting two index categories (the ProForm Rumble and LME...
NMCA Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the NMCA Gear Vendors True Street field will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the ...
Lance Keck is Committed to Vortech Superchargers' Continued Growth
Lance Keck has had an appreciation of cars for as long as he can remember. He would watch the Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs, and Mavericks cruising around his family's home in Central Valley, California in his youth, and after serving as a hospital corpsman with the Navy years later, he began drag racing and road racing in a 1969 Camaro, a 1955 Chevy, and assorted Datsuns and Nissans, among o...
Video Inside Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Raceshop Offers Custom Street and Race Engines
One of the leading Chevrolet Performance dealers is Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center as they are a go-to place for the General's crate engine program. However, crate engines don't always scratch the itch for some enthusiasts and for that, the fine folks at Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center created the SDPC Raceshop. The race shop division specializes in custom engines for both the street and strip by offerin...
Mickey Thompson Tires and NMCA Announce Heavy Street for Late Model Muscle Cars
There is no denying that the modern muscle cars have helped launch the new golden age of performance. Joining the new versions of the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are 11-second Jeeps and high-powered sedans from mainstream badges and luxury brands. To celebrate the modern horsepower wars NMCA is teaming up with Mickey Thompson Tires to host a racing category directly aimed at those ranks Mickey...
NMCA NEWS Mid-Season Rule Submissions Deadline is May 30th
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing Series competitors: The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 30th. 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...
Race Wrap 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Back for another great rendition, the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series blew into Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. With a wet forecast dimming racers hopes initially, the weekend took a turn for the better and sunshine was...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 2
Mother Nature was all talk and no action as rain threatened the second round of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series held during the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center at Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park. Fortunately, the event went off with only minimal delays and there was some great heads-up LS-powered, dr...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Giraffe wrangler, (retired) exotic dancer, and internationally recognized commercial hair model Glenn Pushis has been having a pretty decent week overall. A new engine from SAM Tech has helped him find a lot more horsepower in his '16 Camaro which he is learning to handle through adjusting launch rpm and other variables, but Pushis was more excited last night about what chef Stevie (pictured) ...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Get ready to GRUDGE RACE! This weekend, the hit TV show from PINKS and PINKS all out creator Stephen Pullin, Grudge Race with host Willie B., is being filmed LIVE on-site at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Thanks to sponsor of the Radial Wars category and longtime NMCA supporter, Mickey Thompson, for being on-site this weekend providing tire sales and service for our racers. M/T is located in the ve...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
The track is going hot shortly and we'll have everything from Xtreme Pro Mods to first-time racers with street cars getting on track. It should be a great show! Elizabethtown, Kentucky's Chris Goode is competing in his first NMCA race with his 1998 Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. The Fourth-Gen F-body runs a stock 6.0-liter iron truck block with the coil packs and electronic control module...
Thursday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Test and tune is underway for the 17thAnnual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and while some race are getting some early laps in, others, like ATI Performance Products Nostalgia Super Stock racer Dave Schultz are making some last minute preparations before getting on track. This event plays host to a number of races within a race, as it is h...
Remarkable Racing Runs Deep in Susan Roush McClenaghan's Family
Among Susan Roush McClenaghan's most cherished childhood memories is going to the track with her family to watch her father, Jack Roush, race. She found everything about the experiences to be especially engaging and incredibly inspiring, and she proved that when she went on to restore a 1967 Cougar, navigate for drivers taking part in the Great Race and pilot her 2003, 2001 and 2010 Roush Musta...
Grudge Race TV Show To Be Filmed at Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals May 17-19 at Beech Bend Raceway
Hollywood is coming to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY, May 17-19 as Pullin Media's latest show, Grudge Race, will be filmed on location during the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Pullin Media, which is well known for its PINKS and PINKS All-Out series, will be filming the show's next season, which airs on NBC Sports, during the firs...
NMCA Kentucky Event Racer Stacking and Parking Information
  Wednesday May 11th 10AM Overnight GATE ON beech Bend Rd opens for Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map   Thursday May 12th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 10AM - Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 6PM Racer/Vendor Gate Closes. 6pm Overnight - Stacking in designated area on map   Friday May 13th 9AM Racer ...
Up to $15,000 in FREE Parts Raffle at Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Party May 17 at Beech Bend Raceway
The FREE parts raffle for LSX racers attending the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout party on Thursday, May 17th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the track is massive and growing each day. NMCA expects upwards of $15,000 in total give-away prizes exclusively for LSX racers in attendance at this special dinner party held each year at the Shootout. The LSX Shootout takes place alongside the Quick Fue...
275 Racing Gets Real at LSX Shootout May 17-20 at Beech Bend Raceway with Brian Tooley Racing Real Street Shootout
One of the biggest stops of Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2018 will be the 12th annual LSX Shootout, held May 17-20, 2018 at Beech Bend Raceway. And a major highlight of this year's LSX Shootout is the heads-up Brian Tooley Racing Real Street Shootout, which is a 275 Radial eliminator. Open to all LS-powered Edelbrock Xtreme Street vehicles, the shootout takes place Friday and Saturday...
$15,000 Up For Grabs 12th Annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Party Announced!
Every year one of the highlights of the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is the Thursday evening Racer Appreciation Dinner & Party. This year it will take place at the track on Thursday, May 17th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. NMCA will once again host this very special 12th annual welcome party for all Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout participa...
Andy Manson Making Moves in Street Outlaw with Car and Combination Upgrades
Even though Andy Manson has always been a force in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw, he took time off last year to focus on fine-tuning his car and combination to make them even more formidable. He began by delivering his Mustang to Chris Acors of Acors Performance for some chassis upgrades and a new set of zoomie headers, and he hired his longtime engine builder,...
Chevrolet Performance Ups the Ante with LSX Bowtie Blocks for LSX Shootout Winners Adding Over $15,000 to the Purse
The 12th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout just got a lot better thanks to the generosity of its title sponsor. All class winners will receive an LSX Bowtie block, courtesy of Chevrolet Performance, that is valued at over $3,000 each*, in addition to the purse and contingency winnings that racers are eligible to win. The LSX Shootout goes down during the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Blueg...
Gustafson Grabs a 3.755 and 200.41 mph in Centrifugally Supercharged Coast Packing Pro Mod
After collecting championships in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw, Eric Gustafson of Manhattan Beach, California has officially made the move to NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod. His Gary Naughton Race Cars-built chassis is topped with a carbon fiber 1969 Camaro body made by Cynergy Composites and painted and airbrushed by Larry Jeffers Race Cars, and ...
Mike Bankston and Tricia Musi to Bring Pat Musi's Popeye II Back to Competition
In an attention-grabbing green 1999 Trans Am known as Popeye II, Pat Musi made history. He motored to 6-second elapsed-times, multiple wins, records and NMCA/NSCA Pro Street championships in the early 2000s in the car built by Willie Rells Race Cars and boasting a nitrous-enhanced 648ci Chevy bullet which he built and paired with a four-speed Lenco and a clutch. But when he sold it not long afte...
Race Wrap 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Stars presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Race Wrap 10thAnnual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport All-Star Spectacular The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport celebrated its 10th year at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, April 5-8, 2018, and while the cool, wet weather provided some challenges, the NMRA/NMCA/Atlanta Dragway staff and the racers worked hard to give spectators a great...
Sunday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
We had a bit of rain overnight, but the NMRA and NMCA staff was up bright and early this morning to start the drying process. Today's forecast is looking good, teams are busy getting ready for eliminations, and we expect to be rockin' and rollin' shortly. Above, NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars superstar Scott Libersher and his team help with a little last-minute welding on Ricky Pennington's CP...
Saturday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The forecast is looking a little iffy for today, but rest assured all the NMRA/NMCA racing officials will be working quickly to dry and prep the track for final Qualifying and Eliminations all afternoon and evening... including Saturday Night Under the Lights! Have no fear, Chase Driskell is here offering up his patented fluff & buff services for James Lawrence and his DragZine.com-back...
Friday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Qualifying begins today here at the 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. The NMRA/NMCA tech staff checks the roll out prior to qualifying at every venue it visits to make sure that the playing field is even and that the timing equipment is accurate. If you weren't at the track yesterday, you missed the Race Parts Solutions racer appreciation party where fr...
Thursday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The NMCA's 2017 Stock/Super Stock Combo and Open Comp champion Ricky Pennington decided he needed a new challenge for 2018, so he's put together a new Chevrolet Performance Stock machine for the heads up class that he is adding to his roster this year. The 1969 Chevelle packs the DR525, LS3-based crate engine and Pennington just finished it up this week.   Former ARP Nitrous Pro St...
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