Top Fuel Driver Leah Pritchett Talks About NMCA and NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing with Dodge/Mopar and E3 Spark Plugs
In early March the gates opened for the 16th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem as the 2018 NMCA Drag Racing Series, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, began its championship drag racing season. Of the nearly 30 Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in attendance there was one driver and team that seemed a bit different with their massive motorsports-style 18-wheeler and Dodge factory livery plastered all over it. D...
Hamstra Hoping to Take Lead in Xtreme Pro Mod Points at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By rocketing to a 3.77 and a second place finish in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod points last year, Jason Hamstra proved he had a hot combination. It consisted of a mechanically fuel-injected 521ci engine built on a Chuck Nuytten block and topped with Noonan heads and a Mike Janis-built roots-style supercharger, and he had a Coan Turbo 400 transmission and converter underneath his Alan Pi...
Three Specialty Showdowns Highlight NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway April 5-8
If you love NMRA and NMCA drag racing then you don't want to miss the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA, the weekend of April 5-8, 2018. Putting the All-Star in the All-Star Nationals will be three special showdowns for class racers giving bonus cash prizes and bragging rights. The original concept when we combined NMRA and NMCA f...
Coulter Preparing To Come Out Swinging With New Combination
In his Camaro powered by a 388ci LSX engine built by Brian Tooley and 76mm Precision turbo massaged by Midwest Turbo/CRT, Jessie Coulter earned championships in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Holley EFI Real Street last year. But he has concocted a combination that he's confident will make him even more competitive this year, and he plans to debut it and...
DeMayo Jr. Sets Record and Sees Fire at NMCA Season Opener
After missing a few races in 2017, NMCA Fastest Street Car NA 10.5 driver Mike DeMayo Jr. was ready to commit to a full season of competition in 2018. He began by blasting to a 7.79 to lead qualifying, become the first in the class to achieve 7.70s and set the class elapsed-time record at the season-opening race, the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-11 at Bradenton Motorsports Park i...
Race Your LS or LT Street Car FREE with NMCA!
If you own an LS or modern-LT powered vehicle then this post if for you! Chevrolet Performance has partnered with NMCA to provide you with a FREE motorsport experience to LS and LT street car owners. Chevrolet Performance will comp your entry (car and driver for the first 75 entries) so you can enjoy the awesome performance of your LS or modern-LT powered hot rod in a fun, safe environment the...
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Returns to NMCA in 2018
Chevrolet Performance pioneered the high-performance crate engine half a century ago, and since then, drivers of everything from classic Camaros to Jeep Wranglers have turned to these factory-built, fully assembled LS and LT V-8 engines for speed, ease of installation and durability. For the seventh year in a row, Chevrolet will sponsor the Performance Challenge Series so owners of hot rods can ra...
Race Wrap Riveting Racing Takes the Stage at NMCA Season Opener
The racing was extraordinary at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-11, 2018 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, where the quickest cars on the property pounded pavement, Randy Adler ran a personal best of 3.70 in his Bel-Air on his way to the top in qualifying. While he was poised to make it past copious amounts of cutthroat competition, he ...
Sunday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
When rain began to fall over the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon and the final rounds of qualifying were cancelled, drivers turned their focus to diving into eliminations on Sunday morning, and as the reaction-times and elapsed-times throughout the weekend have proven, they're ready to rumble. Among them is Daniel Pharris, who drove to a 4.36 ...
Saturday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It may be the first race on the highly anticipated 2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs tour, but the drivers and their cars are already flying at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Among those setting the pace in yesterday's first round of qualifying was Randy Adler with a 3.73 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Daryl Hameetman with a 4.42 ...
Friday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
The 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem is here and yesterday's test session showed lots of promise from racers looking to get started on their runs at the class championships. As the session wound down yesterday, there was a scramble among the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars racers to get to the lanes. We saw ever-improving performances in the 8.0 range, and then Geoff Turk clocked a 7.97 at ...
Thursday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem | Daily Coverage presented by Edelbrock
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Adam Flamholc is back after suffering a crash late last season and having to take some time away from the driver's seat. He's got a new Chris Duncan Race Cars chassis underneath the Corvette's body that's been fitted with a few parts from the old car, and an updated Hemi engine that's been topped with a new PSI C-rotor twin screw blower. Flamholc recently cloc...
Leah Pritchett and Don Schumacher Racing Competing With Different Kind of HEMI at NMCA | Presented by Nitto Tire
NHRA Top Fuel pilot Leah Pritchett is preparing for her NMCA competition debut this weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park. She will be piloting a Mopar Drag Pak factory-backed racecar. The program is designed to showoff Don Schumacher Racing and their new deal as Dodge's preferred trackside supplier/vendor of Drag Pak parts. Pritchett will also be competing with her Drag Pak in the NHRA Factory Sh...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour Planned for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, March 8-11. This Weldon Pump sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, March 8th, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and all racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to a...
Racer, Vendor, Car Show and Spectator Stacking and Parking For Bradenton
Wednesday, March 8th 9AM OVERNIGHT - Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 3 PM 6PM Pre-event Credential/Ticket Sales in Stacking Lot Thursday, March 9th GATE OPENS: 8AM 6PM 8:00 AM NMCA Will Call and Credential/Ticket sales opens in stacking lot 9:00 AM RACER GATE OPENS. Empty stacking lot in row orde...
New additions (2/26) to 2018 Contingency
Here are the latest additions to the NMCA contingency program for 2018. Precision Race Engineering will be paying racers in four classes who use one of their racing rotating assemblies. Spec Clutches & Flywheels will continue their contingency sponsorship for several classes, while MagnaFuel will be posting for their fuel pumps in all points classes. You may download a pdf with the complete li...
Benjamin Board to Return to Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA Season-Opener
While competing in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod for the first time last April at Atlanta Dragway, Benjamin Board blasted to a 3.94 in his Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 2012 Camaro-bodied car. Then, while competing in the Mid-West Pro Mod Racing Series for the first time last May at Throwdown in T-Town at Tulsa Raceway Park, he wheeled to a 3.96, but later that weekend, his car impacted th...
YouTube Sensation Cleetus McFarland to Appear at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
On March 10th YouTube sensation Cleetus McFarland will be running wild during the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Come out and meet the YouTube celebrity, get an autograph, and check out his latest craze a street legal NASCAR Truck! Cleetus will be mixing it up with fans and the 3,500hp door-slammers of Xtreme Pro Mod as NMCA kicks off its 2018 national event series. Th...
LME and PROFORM Continue Their Sponsorships
Late Model Engines (LME) and PROFORM will both be renewing their class sponsorships in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. LME, based in Houston, has been a staple in the LS market for many years, building some of the most competitive engines on the strip. They will continue their sponsorship of the Street King class. PROFORM is a leader in the high-performance automotive aftermarket, w...
Updated (2/16) Contingency Sponsor Listing
As we draw closer to the NMCA season opening event, more manufacturers are pledging their support to our racers. Joining the program this week are: FAST EFI and FAST Ignition, posting in almost all classes. TCI Torque Converters in most classes, while RHS will be posting for both heads and their LS-engine block. DeatchWerks is posting for their injectors is posting for most classes. Champion Cooli...
Xtreme Pro Mods Rev'd up for NMCA's Muscle Car Mayhem Season Opener
The National Muscle Car Association is getting ready for one of the biggest and wildest VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod fields to kick off its Muscle Car Mayhem season-opening event at Bradenton Motorsports Park the weekend of March 8-11. Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, NMCA's Muscle Car Mayhem attracts top Pro Mod and street car heads-up drag racers of all levels from around the U.S. thanks to the wa...
Class Shootouts Announced For Upcoming All-Star Shootout at Atlanta Dragway
The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Shootout presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway will once again feature special class shootouts for racers of Open Comp from both organizations as well as the Sealed Stock Showdown, featuring the best racers from Chevrolet Performance Stock and Coyote Stock. New this year is a Street Outlaw Shootout, which promises to be one heck of a show. This rac...
Cobra Jet 50th Anniversary Reunion Set
ProMedia Events has been selected to host the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Parts Cobra Jet Reunion at its NMCA All-American Nationals event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 23-26, 2018. Presented by Tasca Ford and TascaParts.com, this once-in-a-lifetime special event is open to all Ford vehicles powered by the iconic Cobra Jet engine combination. Cobra Jet vehicles, includi...
Rudolf Preparing for Move to VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod
There are many reasons why Jeff Rudolf has been in the spotlight ever since he joined NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street three years ago. He has blown the hood off of his nitrous-powered Nova, been buoyant in the face of breakage and blasted to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, and as a result, he has a lot of fans who believe in him. Now, after achieving an astonishing 7.28 and coming incr...
Gear Vendors MagnaFuel and Detroit TrueTrac Renew Class Sponsorships
Detroit TrueTrac, MagnaFuel and Gear Vendors have all renewed their class sponsorships in 2018. Gear Vendors, manufacturers of overdrive and underdrive gears for transmissions, will continue their sponsorship of the True Street class. Detroit TrueTrac and their parent company EATON, extend their longtime support of the Nostalgia Muscle Car class through their popular TrueTrac brand, while MagnaFue...
Adam Flamholc Chasing NMCA and PDRA Championships in 2018
While NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod standout Adam Flamholc was sidelined for some time after last summer's wreck, he was back in the driver's seat for the U.S. Street Nationals in late January at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Because his 1963 Corvette was heavily damaged in the wreck, however, he was debuting a new chassis built by Chris Duncan Race Cars wearing a carbon 1963 Cor...
2018 Contingency Update (2/9)
This week many more companies have joined in the 2018 NMCA Contingency program. Added to the growing list are: Mickey Thompson Tire and Wheels, which is posting in all classes, Vortech Superchargers, posting in both Street Outlaw and Xtreme Street. Oliver Racing Parts is posting for their connecting rods in eight classes, while E3 Spark Plugs is posting for Coils, Plugs and wires this year in seve...
Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Enters Eighth Year
Aerospace Components, Inc., and the NMCA have announced that for the eighth consecutive year, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based company will once again be sponsoring the NMCA Winner's Circle and year-end awards ceremony. The Aerospace Components Winner's Circle allows racers, crew members and fans to celebrate together after a long weekend of racing; something company President, Kim Kussy, view...
VP Racing Fuels Official Fuel of the NMCA Extends Contract Through 2020
VP Racing Fuels has signed a three-year agreement with the NMCA to continue as the Official Fuel and Traction Compound of the NMCA. The agreement extends the San Antonio, Texas-based fuel, lubricants and traction compound company official sponsorship through the 2020 racing season. This is a huge deal for the NMCA and our racers, said NMCA President and CEO Steve Wolcott. VP Racing Fuels has...
New Additions to 2018 Contingency List
More companies are registering as contingency sponsors as we move closer to the beginning of the 2018 season. This week we're happy to announce the addition of: Trick Flow Specialties, Richmond Gear, PowerTrax, and Ron Francis Wiring. Trick Flow will be posting in seven classes for racers running their heads and manifolds, while Richmond Gear will post in several classes for their Ring and Pini...
E3 Spark Plugs Continues as Presenting Sponsor of the NMCA
The NMCA is proud to announce that E3 Spark Plugs will be returning as the presenting sponsor of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals in 2018, continuing the sponsorship the Ponte Vedra, Florida company began last year in 2016. E3 Spark Plugs, manufactures spark plugs featuring a DiamondFire ground electrode was developed as a better way to ignite the fuel-air mixture inside the engine's cylinder. E3 Spa...
MAHLE Motorsport Returns as All-Star Nationals Sponsor
ProMedia is happy to announce that MAHLE Motorsport will once again be the presenting sponsor of the upcoming NMRA/NMRA All-Star Nationals held at Atlanta Dragway April 5-8. Since 2000, MAHLE Motorsport North America has positioned itself as a leading supplier of forged racing pistons and rings, supplying teams in most every top racing series in North America and abroad by supplying cutting edg...
January 26th Update to 2018 Contingency Sponsors
The 2018 NMCA contingency list has been updated as of today (1/26). We're happy to announce the following additions this week. Quick Fuel once again joins the NMCA posting in a number of different categories for their carburetors and fuel pumps while MSD, a long standing supporter of the NMCA is posting in most every class with their Power Grid. Holley continues their support as well posting conti...
Coan Engineering Signs as Stock/Super Stock Class Sponsor
Coan Engineering joins the NMCA in 2018 as sponsor of the popular and expanding Stock and Super Stock class, which made its NMCA debut last year. Manufacturing a diverse line of Performance Transmissions, Torque Converters and components for the street, strip, and circle track applications, Coan has been a leader in the drag racing world for more than 40-years. When we added this class to our...
Vortech Superchargers to Sponsor Street Outlaw in 2018
The NMCA is proud to announce that Vortech Superchargers will be sponsoring the highly competitive Street Outlaw class is 2018. Based in Oxnard, Calif., Vortech has been the power adder of choice for many competitive and championship teams in the NMCA as well as many other drag racing organizations and classes helping many racers to record runs and personal bests. Vortech has been a long tim...
Coyote Modified Driver Joe Guertin Switching Gears for 2018
While Joe Guertin had competed in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified for the past three years, he's making a move to NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street this year. And, when he's not laying down laps in that highly competitive category, he'll head to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, Ultra Street and Duck X Productions races. I enjoyed racing in Coyote Modified, but making changes to my combination to race in...
NMCA/NMRA News Kurt Johnson Continues as Competition Director, Jake Green Named Official Starter
As NMRA and NMCA sanctioning bodies come off record-breaking seasons in 2017, the staff and racing community are excited for the arrival of the 2018 competitions that kick off at Bradenton Motorsports Park in the opening weeks of March. Racers, sponsors, and fans will be happy to note that Kurt Johnson of Total Venue Concepts continues on the NMRA/NMCA team as Competition Director. Additionally, J...
VP, Mickey Thompson, Edelbrock and ARP Renew Class Sponsorships
As the 2018 season is quickly approaching, we're pleased to announce that four heads-up class sponsors will be returning this season as VP Racing Fuels, Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels, Edelbrock, and ARP all have renewed their commitment to the NMCA. VP Racing Fuels, suppliers of race fuels, lubricants, and traction compounds, continues their sponsorship of Xtreme Pro Mod. Mickey Thompson Tir...
First Update of 2018 Contingency Sponsor List Now Posted
With the 2018 NMCA season rapidly approaching, racer contingency sponsors have begun renewing their contingency program with the NMCA or joining the series for the first time. That means we have now begun populating the 2018 Contingency Sponsor list >>HERE<< where you can download a pdf file. Keep in mind this is the preliminary list for this season and that we'll be adding many more i...
Sign Up Racer Text Messenger System Continues in 2018
Last summer, NMCA officials rolled out the Racer Text Message System as a means to communicate better with racers. This valuable tool is used to announce scheduling updates, staging lane calls, weather alerts, driver meetings, and much more through an event weekend. The Racer Text Message System will become even more valuable as we enter 2018. We encourage all racers and crews to sign up for th...
2018 NMCA Rules Update
  The 2018 racing season is rapidly approaching and the rules have been locked-in for the NMCA six-race event tour. After months of feedback and discussions with racers and manufacturers, the NMCA Technical Committee is pleased to have remained very consistent with the racing packages from the start of the process back in October, only requiring minor tweaks to create parity and/or keep up...
De Lago To Race NMCA Season-Opener And Then Turn Car Over To Cervelli
In the 1967 Nova he's had since high school, Tommy De Lago drove to a personal best of 7.93 in Boninfante Racing NA 10.5 at the 16th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals last summer at Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio. While that competitive elapsed-time was cause for celebration, he's confident that even more can be coaxed from his combination consisting of a 405ci small-block C...
Spotlight on Rodney Massengale - Driver, Crew Chief & RPM Transmissions Mastermind
While Rodney Massengale had been racing and racking up wins in Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble and Holley EFI Real Street in a 2007 Corvette Z06 and a 2001 Corvette Z06, he decided to focus solely on his son and his business in 2015. It was without a doubt worthwhile as his son, Camren Massengale, claimed a tenth-place finish in points in Chevrolet Performan...
Pro Mod Ace Adam Flamholc Almost Ready for Return to Racing
While it seemed that Adam Flamholc escaped injury when he wrecked in his 1963 Corvette last July, he was later diagnosed with a health concern believed to be related to the wreck's fierce force. It was serious enough to sideline the diehard driver who was leading NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod points going into the final race of the season, the 16th Annual SDPC Raceshop NMCA World Street F...
Long to Stick with Manual Transmission and Bruno's Converter Drive in 2018
Soon after securing a runner-up finish at the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in April at Atlanta Dragway, NMCA Boninfante Racing NA 10.5 driver and G-Force Transmissions owner Leonard Long decided to make some changes. Those changes involved replacing his G-Force Transmissions GF-2000 clutchless five-speed transmission with a G-Force Transmissions clutchless three-speed transmission an...
2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Schedule Announced
The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) is proud to announce the official event schedule for the 2018 season. Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, the NMCA series features six jam-packed events starting in March in Florida and ending with the World Street Finals in Indianapolis. NMCA has become the largest and most popular muscle car drag racing series in the country and next season's schedule will co...
2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Schedule
The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) is proud to announce the official event schedule for the 2018 season. Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, the NMCA series features six jam-packed events starting in March in Florida and ending with the World Street Finals in Indianapolis. NMCA has become the largest and most popular muscle car drag racing series in the country and next season's schedule will co...
Gustafson's Pro Mod Camaro Near Completion
While multi-time NMCA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw champion Eric Gustafson and his crew chief, Cameron Hensley, have not campaigned a race car since 2016, their comeback is near. As NMCA reported last March, Gustafson had a Pro Mod chassis built by Gary Naughton Race Cars and topped with a carbon fiber 1969 Camaro body by Cynergy Composites. The car, w...

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