20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Thursday Coverage
The NMCA celebrates its 20th Annual World Finals event presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis this weekend. Cool weather is on the forecast for the weekend, which means elapsed times will fall as competitors race for the final points in their hunt for an NMCA class championship. Thursdays' schedule can be found at the bottom of the page. Mike Naumann is debutin...
Tin Soldier Race Cars To Field Two Cars at NMCA World Finals
When he's not building race cars with Tin Soldier Race Cars business partner Brad Schnieders, Jason Terrell has been keeping busy on the weekends this year by driving TSR customer Mike Farmer's Second-Gen 1980 Chevy Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. This weekend, the 2020 NMCA season comes to a close with this weekend's NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, and Terrell will...
Dart NA 10.5 Racer Rich Nye Aiming for Final Round in New Car at 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion It was a big deal when Rich Nye returned to Dart NA 10.5 action at the NMCA All-American Nationals in late August at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Instead of rolling out of the trailer his Fox body Mustang, which impacted the retaining wall at the NMCA season opener in March, he rolled out of the trailer his new SN95 Mustang which he purchased from Andy Smith in...
Attention Racers Weldon High Performance Racer Appreciation Party, September 23rd
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, September 23rd during the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold beer, music, and an a...
Chip King is Coming to Claim the Championship at NMCA Finals in Indy
The laughing, smiling, jokester known as Chip King is all about having a good time, on and off the racetrack. So, as King heads in to the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana as the points leader for the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod class, he isn't stressing over whether or not he'll walk away ...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals races into 2022 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. The season isn't even over yet and we are ready for the 2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with contracts...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motor...
Ray Skillman Auto Group Spikes Purse by $5,000 in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rockets towards the final race of 2021, the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway, it is proud to announce a purse increase for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars eliminator. Ray Skillman Auto Group is increasing the total payout by $5,000, effectively giving the winner a $6,000 payday and $1,000 to the runner-up, plus the ...
Ingenuity and Inspiration Steer Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and NMCA Staff Chuck Watson II spent countless hours in his youth watching his father, Chuck Watson Sr., work on cars in the garage behind their home. He wanted to know what he was doing, and how he was doing it. And when he asked his father about the flashes of blue that he saw in the garage while peeking from a window in their home la...
RPM Act Update EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA conti...
Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Supercharged Stallion Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Witten by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi As a second-generation racer, Chris Holbrook practically grew up with a wrench in his hand. His entire life has been shaped by his father's influence, from his career on the track to his business building engines, and he's keeping the tra...
Hoffman Temporarily Moving from Dart NA 10.5 to MagnaFuel Open Comp Beginning with NMCA Norwalk Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Frank Hoffman Frank Hoffman was making palpable progress in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 when he hurt the LSX engine in his Mustang at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. The Michigander had gone as quick and fast as 8.70 and 159 mph, and was working toward going even quicker and fast...
Nicole Liberty-Cach Armed with New Engine for NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Nicole Liberty-Cach was holding her own in Outlaw 632 at Milan Dragway in Michigan when she decided to take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year. While it was later in the season and she only got to compete in one race, she knew that she and her Firebird were a fine fit for the category, and she gave it another go at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing p...
Naumann's Nitrous-Injected Nova Takes On NMCA Nitrous Pro Street
Powerful Pair Michael and Jake Naumann take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street in a nitrous-injected Nova Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi When he was a young boy, going to the track with his father instilled in Michael Naumann a passion for drag racing that's still going strong. That generational journey continues to this day, as Naumann is now passing it down to his own son...
NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 29, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment Today, the NMCA Technical Department clarified a pulley adjustment on the Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. The upper pulley change to the combination was not reflected in the rule amendment, but has been updated today. Unless otherwise noted in this document, ...
NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 28, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment. The NMCA Technical Department released today, a pulley adjustment on the Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. Unless otherwise noted in this document, these amendments go into effect immediately. The 2021 NMCA Class Rules and Amendments can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com...
Intense Racing Rocks the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
Written by Mary Lendzion CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATION RESULTS More than 500 racers from across the country converged for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering, July 22-25, 2021 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. They were utterly unflinching from the starting line to the finish line at what's known as The Fastest T...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle and E...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfor...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Exclusive First Look: Craig Sullivan's El Mero Mero 1949 Mercury
Last night NMCA's head of photography, Kevin DiOssi captured Craig Sullivan's wild new VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racecar. The unique body and chassis was built by Larry Jeffers Race Cars and the masters of vinyl at Kryptonite Kustomz designed the look and applied the vinyl. Hyperaktive Performance Solutions' Joe Oplawski has already tuned up the hot rod to a 3.73 at 200 mph on its second...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday July 22 at US 131 Motorsport Park
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, July 22nd during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold ke...
Stacking/Parking for the 2021 Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park
NMRA/NMCA ALL AMERICAN NATIONALS US131 MOTORSPORTS PARK, MARTIN MI Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information   Wednesday, July 21st 8AM 2PM Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on map. 2 PM 7PM Early Racer Parking (Must purchase racer and crew tickets online) 7PM Overnight Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on m...
New PRI Membership Program Unites Racing Industry
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producer of world-class trade events and media, is launching the racing industry's first of its kind membership program on July 13, 2021. This will make it possible for racers and enthusiasts to join racing businesses in a groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the industry. PRI Membership allows the racing community t...
Kevin Gass is a Good Guy Who Goes Far in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Kevin Gass has had a passion for classic cars for a long time. He likes the way they look, the way they sound and the way they handle on the street and the strip, and that's why he has owned several of them through the years. But it's the red 1966 Chevelle that he has raced in Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock for th...
Billy Copeland's Nitrous-Fed, NMCA Xtreme Street Dodge Demon
Fiendishly Fast Billy Copeland Jr. transformed his 1972 Dodge Demon into an Xtreme Street machine Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi From his early days spent in the garage with his father to his own fatherhood spent passing on his love of muscle cars to the next generation, Billy Copeland Jr.'s focus on family is what makes his racing endeavors more meaningful. Now 54 ...
Ryan Hill Returns to NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod with Ron Potenzo's Corvette
Ryan Hill ran a handful of NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod events in 2020 with his Betty White supercharged 1963 Chevy Corvette, so, when he hurt the car and decided to sit out and focus on business, he knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at it. Fortunately, Ron Potenzo offered up a deal to make it happen a lot sooner than Hill originally expected. Based out of the popcorn ca...
Where It All Started JDM Engineering
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of JDM Engineering When working for someone else lost its luster, Jim D Amore focused his efforts into his own entity and he created JDM Engineering. It became a powerhouse performance provider for late-model Ford modular motor-powered vehicles. Growing up in New Jersey, D Amore was a fixture in his father's body shop. He began his career in th...
Chuck Watson II Wins In Memory of His Father in Factory Stock Showdown at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Mike Davis and courtesy of Chuck Watson II Life changed for Chuck Watson II when Chuck Watson Sr. passed away in March of this year. In addition to being his father, he was his colleague at Watson Engineering and Watson Racing in Michigan, and a fellow NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and NHRA Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown competitor. Watson has ma...
Meet the Mickey Thompson On-Site Support Team
The Mickey Thompson brand is practically synonymous with drag racing, as its relentless innovation led to the development of performance tires that not only changed the motorsports world, but also helped shape it, too. The iconic Mickey Thompson logo itself can be seen at tracks all over the world, but in the United States, it can also be seen splashed across the company's multiple trailers that o...
NMCA Review Panel Decision Chip King Appeal
(June 24 2021) - NMCA Review Panel Decision Chip King Appeal The appeal presented by Chip King to the NMCA on May 20, 2021, specifically asking for a review of the disqualification in the semifinal round of Xtreme Promod at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing event on May 16, 2021, has been reviewed by the NMCA Appeals Panel. The following decision has been handed down from t...
Racers Pre-Event Testing Update for the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at US 131 Motorsports Park
US 131 Motorsports Park will be available for testing Monday-Wednesday of the week leading up to the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering July 22-26, 2021 . For more details and scheduling, contact Jason Peterson at (269)-672-7800 or [email protected].
PRI ROAD TOUR RETURNS TO SHOWCASE RACING AND MOTORSPORTS
Performance Racing Industry and its leading content creation team are embarking on a second PRI Road Tour to share stories from events and race tracks around the country. Starting with one of the most historic racing competitions, the PRI Road Tour begins June 23 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colo. Like the inaugural PRI Road Tour coverage, which brought storie...
Kevin Cody and His Capri Take On Dart NA 10.5
By Mary Lendzion More than twenty years ago, Kevin Cody took one look at a 1981 Mercury Capri sitting behind someone's garage and decided that he had to have it. He paid the $400 asking price and put plans in place to take it from a street car to a strip car. That involved replacing its four-cylinder engine with a 460 cubic-inch Ford engine backed by a C6 transmission, installing a 9-inch...
Date Inside 2022 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway
Following the successful NMRA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance a few weeks ago, officials from World Wide Technology Raceway and ProMedia Events & Publishing are proud to announce next year's event will happen the weekend of May 12-15, 2022. We had an incredible event from the awesome on-track action to being well-organized on the operations side, th...
NMCA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments
May 28, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments The NMCA Technical Committee has updated the 2021 class rules in the following classes to reflect mid-season changes. Factory Super Cars Xtreme Street Nostalgia Super Stock Nostalgia Muscle Street King Rumble These rule changes are effective (June 15th, 2021). Thanks to everyone for their input on t...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA Power Festival July 22-25 at US 131 Motorsports Park
Arrington Performance has been named title sponsor of the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival and it goes down at US 131 Motorsports Park July 22-25, 2021. The Arrington Performance Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering is the final super-sized event that combines both racing organizations in 2021. It means a lot to our competitors and us to have Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance back as t...
Nick McGrath's Silver Streak is Over Check Out Straightline Performance's New Blue Fox Body Mustang
Owner of Straightline Performance, Nick McGrath, has owned silver cars for just about as far back as he can remember. Now, with a new Fox-body Mustang build recently completed for use in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, McGrath's silver streak is over as the 87 Mustang has been wrapped in blue. Usually, the excitement and drama of a new car centers around its engine combination and performance. ...
Attention Racers Mid-Season Rule Requests
Attention all NMCA Muscle Car Nationals competitors The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Friday May 28, 2021. 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 ...
RPM Act successfully reintroduced to Congress Let them hear your voice today!
Today, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2021-2022 session of Congress. The RPM act seeks to clarify some very vague and wide-ranging legislation and enthusiasts need to reach out and let their voices be heard on the topic. Getting involved is super easy to do and takes just a few moments to let your voice be he...
NMCA Tech Committee updates Chevrolet Performance Stock rules
May 17, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee updates Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center rules Today, the NMCA Tech Committee updated the Chevrolet Performance Stock Rules with clarifications on permitted ECU's in the class rules. These adjustments include the new ECU with updated tune. The 2021 NMCA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigita...
Sunday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
Anticipation is building as we begin the final day of the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Racers will have razor-sharp focus as they give it everything they have to get through the rounds, to the winner's circle and to the famous NMRA/NMCA runoff portion of this annual event. In keeping with time-h...
Showmanship and Success Had the Stage at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion (FOR ROUND-BY-ROUND ELIMINATIONS, CLICK HERE) The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance is a storied event that has stood the test of time. Racers from each series come together for the competition and the comradeship, and that was absolutely apparent at this year's running of the event, May 13-16, 2021 at World Wide Technology Race...
Saturday Coverage NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
As expected, there were plenty of eye-popping and exciting passes during qualifying yesterday at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Just one of those passes was made by Jimmy Dahl, who hung the front tires in his Mustang (pictured) packing a small-block Ford and Precision turbo in the combined NMC...

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