2016 Mid-Season Rule Requests
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing competitors, we just passed the mid-season point as the first three events came up in rapid succession. It is that time of the year that the Tech Department has requested that all Mid-Season Rule Requests be turned in by May 27th. The Tech Department is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner...
15th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Sunday Coverage
It's time to go racing here at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The sun is out, the air is great, and the pits are packed full of the hottest and fastest cars anywhere. We are well into the first round of eliminations and the action is intense. New to the NMCA series is the MX235 heads up shootout, which will be contested at Indy and Joliet in addition to Bowling Green. All three ...
15th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Saturday Coverage
Fan-favorite Steve Summers has his 70 1/2 Bicklel-built Camaro right where it belongs, and that's in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod at this weekend's race. We caught up with him and his wife, Jerilynn Summers, as they were readying for last night's first round of qualifying, and he revealed that while he still has his Jasiek Racing 522 cubic-inch engine and twin 88mm Garrett turbos, he has moved f...
15th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Friday Coverage
It's shaping up to be a fantastic weekend here at Beech Bend Raceway and the pits are already filling up. Of course, the centerpiece of this weekend's action-packed lineup is the Dave Duell Classic that brings the Nostalgia Super Stockers here in droves. Test and Tune gets started at 11am, and then we begin round one of qualifying at 4:30. While Craig Sullivan had driven a dragster to low s...
Strong Midway in Store for This Weekend's 14th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  A strong manufacturers midway is in store for this weekend's 14th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The 3rd stop of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs, the NMCA Bluegrass Nationals is a speed-infused horsepower slugfest that features the World's Fastest Street Cars, celebrity appearances, giant Saturday/Sunday car show...
Dave Theisen Ready for NMCA Blue Grass Nationals
All eyes were on Dave Theisen and his 69 Firebird when he rolled it out of his trailer at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois, last summer, and it was for good reason. The Highland, Michigan-based driver, after all, is known for keeping his majestic machine looking as good as it runs, and he went on to lay down an 8.22 and 173 mph in Quick Lane ...
Al Dixon's Catalina Cruises to Eights on Engine Alone
For as long as he can remember, Al Dixon has had a passion for cars and a propensity for pumping up their performance, and because of that, he has owned several since the 1960s. They've run the gamut from a 1952 Ford and a 1963 Chevy to a 1964 Chevy and a 1958 Ranchero with an altered wheelbase, and while he raced all of them at tracks near his Amherstburg, Ontario home, it's the 1963 Catalina ...
Meet "Doc" and "Monza" at Upcoming CP Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
Meet Doc and Monza from TV's Street Outlaws Saturday, June 4th, in Commerce, Georgia, at the Chevrolet Performance (All-GM) Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. This is your chance to meet both racers and get a picture in front of the Street Beast, Doc's insane nitrous-gulping 70 Monte Carlo or Sinister Split Bumper Monza's nitrous-assisted 72 Chevy Camaro Rally Sport famo...
Al Corda's Dart to Hit the Dragstrip Again
It's been a few years since Al Corda has competed in and collected timeslips in his beautiful black 69 Dart, but after deciding he wanted to climb back into its driver's seat, he began making arrangements to ready it for its return to the race track. He delivered its 440 cubic-inch Chrysler engine, which is topped with Indy Cylinder Heads EZ heads and two four-barrel Edelbrock carburetors, to ...
Charles Hull Hustling in NMCA and NMRA Street Outlaw
After spending several years behind the wheel of a 93 Mustang in ORSCA EZ Street, Charles Hull decided in 2008 to climb out of the driver's seat for a while, but a particular 92 Mustang with a sale sign on it was far too charming for him to pass up, and he made it his in 2014. He carefully carted it from his home in Brunswick, Georgia to Pressurized Solutions in Haleyville, Alabama, where its...
Street Outlaws New Orleans Stars, Scott Taylor and Brandon Smith, to Appear at the NMCA Kentucky Event
Be sure to mark you calendars for May 14-15 for your chance to meet Street Outlaws New Orleans TV stars, Scott Taylor and Brandon Smith, at the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Beech Bend Raceway will be buzzing as thousands of muscle car fans come out to see Street Outlaw worlds collide only at the Bluegrass Nationals! Meet Scott Taylor from Stree...
Ritli Returning to ARP Nitrous Pro Street with New Combination
During qualifying at a race in the fall of 2014, a connecting rod let go in the nitrous-fed 480 cubic-inch big-block Chevy under the hood of ARP Nitrous Pro Street driver Josh Ritli's 69 Camaro. It destroyed everything it came in contact with on its way out of the engine, and a defeated Ritli was forced to leave the race with a box of broken parts. As luck would have it, however, he found a re...
NMCA Releases All New Iconic Pocket T-Shirt
The National Muscle Car Association has released their all-new NMCA Iconic Pocket T-shirt for 2016. Show your support of the NMCA series and the World's Fastest Street Cars when you wear this shirt at events and around town. This vintage black 100% cotton pocket t-shirt features NMCA on top of an iconic Christmas tree flanked by header pipes with the words FUEL IGNITION RUBBER SMOKE making a stat...
Gofundme.com Account Established for Ian Tocher
Ian Tocher, 55, of Roswell, Georgia, a longtime drag racing photographer and journalist, was severely injured during an accident at Rockingham Dragway on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Ronnie Davis, a resident of Suwanee, Georgia, had just completed a final qualifying run in 4.130 seconds at 178.19 miles per hour when his car turned left, then shot violently back across the track, clearing the right s...
Race Wrap 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
Nonstop Action Delivered at NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals As the second stop on the 2016 NMCA tour, the 8th Annual NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders at Atlanta Dragway promised to be a highly anticipated hotbed of action, and it delivered. The event at the House of Speed on April 7-10, 2016 welcomed NMCA racers and race fans in addition to NMRA racers and race fans, and...
Sunday Coverage 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
  Eric Kenward's daughter, Holley, with him in the above photo taken by Mike Pryka, kicked off his 2016 race season by claiming the Edelbrock Xtreme Street elapsed-time and top-speed records with a 7.658 and 176.71 at the season opening race in Florida in March, but he bettered those this weekend by blasting to a 7.65.4 and 177 mph in the first round of qualifying and a 7.55 at 178 mph in ...
Saturday Coverage 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
Tim Savell of Terry, Mississippi, is sitting at the top of the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod qualifying sheet having clocked a 3.76 at 197.97 mph. Driving for the Bankstown Boyz Racing Team in its nitrous-oxide-injected, 2013 Chevy Camaro Pro Mod, Savell currently has Ray Commisso covered by a tenth going into Q3. https://youtu.be/MFPslUvEYLY Tom Stringer chose this event to introduce him...
Friday Coverage 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
NMCA track preparation specialist and official track starter T.J. "El Prepe " Bailey has given the thumbs on Atlanta Dragway's new surface and says it is in the best shape he's ever seen. Credit for that goes to Atlanta Dragway track manager Mike Savage who made that happen over the past several months. With the new racing surface and the cool weather we are expecting this weekend, the cars should...
Thursday Coverage 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
The 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders has kicked off here in Commerce, Georgia, at Atlanta Dragway. The weather is looking great this weekend and the relatively cool temperatures should promote some quick elapsed times throughout the weekend. Cars are getting teched in today and then Friday will usher in the first two rounds of qualifying. In additio...
This Weekend's All-Star Nationals to be Streamed on BangShift.com, Presented by Good Vibrations
BangShift.com will be producing the official live feed for the 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by Miller Welders at Atlanta Dragway this weekend, courtesy of Good Vibrations Motorsports. This will be the second time BangShift.com has broadcast an NMCA and NMRA race. The first being at last year's Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing held in Joliet, Ill. The ...
Hornback to Hang the Hoops in NMCA NA 10.5
While Rick Hornback had been cruising his 69 Chevelle to low nines in NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp, he knew he wanted to make a move to NMCA Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5 at some time, and according to the racer from Brownsburg, Indiana, that time is now. He took the first step toward joining the hard-launching, high-revving cars in the category in February by delivering his car to Chris Spall ...
Huge Midway in Store for 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 7-10, 2016
  The 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders is always one of the largest events on the NMRA and NMCA series schedule. The 2nd stop of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and the NMCA E3 Spark Plugs Muscle Car Nationals series tours, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is only one of two events where you can see all the cars and all the stars ...
VP Racing Fuels Pre-order Form Now Online
If you need to order VP Racing Fuels for any event this year, the form is now available on our website. Just click on the "Racer/Car Show" link, and scroll down. You can download the form there whenever you need it. Please pay attention to the "Order Cut Off" dates which are about two weeks BEFORE an event. The link is also >>HERE<<
Racer Stacking and Parking info for 8th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce GA.
Wednesday April 6th Racer and Vendor Stacking All Day and night in Designated areas (see map) and follow signs to proper areas for stacking NMRA Coyote Stock Racers Only - Parking NOON 6PM (Must be involved in Oil Pump project on Thursday)   Thursday April 7th, Racer and Vendor Stacking All Day in Designated areas (see map) Vendor/Midway Gate opens NOON 2pm - emptying St...
Baskin Gearing Up for NMCA/NMRA All Star Nationals
While testing his new 1995 Cutlass at Memphis International Raceway a few weeks ago, longtime NMCA driver Don Baskin ran into trouble when a freeze-plug in his engine block blew and allowed water to spill under his tires. As hard as the multi-time champion tried to keep off the wall, he got into it, and injured his ribs, neck and foot. While he's healing from those injuries, his car - powered b...
Parise Poised for NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod
While Dina Parise treated fans to furiously-fast elapsed-times in her 2013 Cadillac CTS-V on her way to the 2015 IHRA Pro Mod championship, she's looking to add NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod to her racing resume. Built by Matheis Race Cars, the car named Stella in honor of Parise's grandmother features a 526 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi which Parise's husband, Andrew Parise, maintains. I...
NMRA/NMCA Coyote Stock vs Chevrolet Performance Stock At Atlanta Dragway
The 8th Annual Borla NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders is fast approaching and the 1st Annual NMRA/NMCA Coyote Stock vs Chevrolet Performance Stock All-star Showdown will be held during qualifying rounds of the event. Here are the top three Qualifiers for NMRA and NMCA who have gained an automatic berth into the Showdown for $1000 cash and the CUP.   NMCA CHE...
E3 Spark Plugs Becomes NMCA Series Presenting Sponsor and Official Spark Plug of NMRA, NMCA & NMCA WEST
  ProMedia Events & Publishing and E3 Spark Plugs recently announced that the Ponte Vedra, Fla., based company will become the official presenting sponsor of the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) drag racing series. Additionally, E3 Spark Plugs will be the Official Spark Plug of all three ProMedia drag racing series which include the National Mustang Racers Association (NM...
Interview with Pro Mod Powerhouse Michael Biehle, II
After running a few races and finishing fourth in points in 2014, NMCA VP Racing Fuels Pro Mod driver Michael Biehle, II announced his intentions to run every race in 2015 and go after a championship in the highly competitive and captivating category. It is with that dedication and determination that he fired up his Grabber Blue 2013 Mustang and flew to three wins, a runner-up and ultimately th...
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Race Wrap
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Race Wrap It was an Xtreme weekend at the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida as the 2016 drag racing season kicked off with new classes, record-setting performances, and more. The fastest class on the property saw significant changes over the winter, with the new V...
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Sunday Coverage
The one and only Jacky McCarty of McCarty Performance has officially introduced himself and his sinister black Fox body Mustang to Wiseco Street Outlaw. The car is majorly motivated by a ProLine-built 400 cubic-inch small-block Chevy and a 94mm turbo, and the transfer of all of the power to the pavement is handled by an M&M Transmission-built Turbo 400. Josh Lindsey tunes it up with a FuelTech...
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Saturday Coverage
https://youtu.be/46k0V-4FA-I Last night during the first round of qualifying for the 14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem, we saw the first 3-second pass in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars as the WOOOO nation's Keith Berry put a 3.98 up on the scoreboard. The record did come at a cost, though, as you might be able to tell from the relatively low mph. Berry and his crew had to repl...
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Friday Coverage
There's a great day of on-track action ahead us here at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, and the racing surface will be going hot at 11am. Yesterday, Street Outlaw competitor Jarod Wenrick was making some hits to see how the changes in the off season have worked out. Despite going to the final round at the NMCA finals last year in Norwalk, Ohio, Wenrick said that the converter had...
14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem Thursday Coverage
The track is ready and the racers are quickly filling up the pits already here at the 14th Annual NMCA Ross Racing Pistons Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We've spotted lots of new cars in the pits, and we will be welcoming the new Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class, and there are a dozen or so Pro Mods here already looking to take on the new VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod c...
Libersher Landing in New NMCA Factory Super Cars Category
Ever since it was announced that the new Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category would be contested at all six NMCA events in 2016, excitement and enthusiasm has been building among racers and race fans of Chevrolet COPO Camaros, Dodge Challenger Drag Paks and Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs. Among them is Scott Libersher, of Joliet, Illinois, who has been racing his silver 2015 COPO Camaro in NHRA Fact...
NMCA NA 10.5 Champion Leonard Long Goes to EFI
Not long after laying down 7.90s and earning the 2015 NMCA Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5 championship, Leonard Long decided to move from carburetion to a Holley HP EFI system. Dale Cubic of CFM Performance Carburetors has always done a great job with my carburetors, but I felt that it was time to try fuel injection, said Long, owner of G-Force Transmissions and Long Shifters in Cleona, Pen...
NMCA to Host Outlaw 632 Class at Season Opener
    The NMCA series is pleased to announce that Outlaw 632 has been added to its season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, the weekend of March 10-13. Sponsored by Ross Racing Pistons and presented by E3 Spark Plugs, NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem kicks off the season in grand style with wild heads-up classes sure to put Bradenton's fans on the edges of th...
Biehle, II Blasts to 5.85 in New Pro Mod Mustang
While Michael Biehle, II powered his Grabber Blue 2013 Mustang to a 5.85 and the 2015 NMCA VP Racing Fuels Pro Mod championship, he'll be behind the wheel of a different car in 2016 in the class now called VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod and contested on the eighth-mile. Its chassis was built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars, and its body was built by Tim McAmis to resemble a Grabber Blue 1967 Mustang ...
Litz Ready to Lay Rubber after Post-Wreck Rebuild
While Ray Litz had been tearing it up in Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Real Street and X275 ranks, he suffered a setback when his 98 Camaro careened into the wall during the Haltech World Cup Finals Domestic vs. Import race at Maryland International Raceway in the late fall of 2014. The damage was relatively minor, he says, but affected the structure of the chassis, so the Ohio-based ...
Wiseco Performance Products to Sponsor Street Outlaw
Wiseco Performance Products has announced they will be partnering with the NMCA as sponsors of the very popular Street Outlaw class in 2016. The class, which switched from racing quarter-mile to eighth-mile last season, has continued to draw the attention of small-tire racers around the country, and with Wiseco's sponsorship solidifies its spot in the NMCA class lineup for 2016 and beyond. We ...
MOPAR Joins the NMCA Family Through Participation in Factory Super Car Class
The NMCA is pleased to announce that MOPAR has joined Ford Performance Parts and Chevrolet Performance as presenting sponsors of the new Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class, which will debut at the season opening Ross Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event held March 10-13 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. As sponsors of Team Drag Pak, MOPAR will be posting cash bonuses of $1,000 to the winner and $...
Elaine Larsen Ready to Lay Some Heat in her Jet Engine-Powered Dragster
After a three, two, one countdown, Elaine Larsen's crew powers up the ignition on her dragster to invite the curious click, click, click followed by the boisterous boom that indicates that her General Electric J-85 jet engine has come to life. She then inches her Worthy Motorsports-built dragster to the starting line while making the engine's afterburner pop in raucous but rhythmic fashion befo...
Smith and Adams Ready to Fly with Fuel Injection
While Phil Smith drove his 02 Trans Am to a remarkable 4.48 and a rewarding third place in NMCA Wiseco Street Outlaw last year, he's determined to dish out even more in 2016. He and his team, including car owner and crew chief Billy Adams, got the ball rolling recently by having their 632 cubic-inch engine - which is topped with 14 Dart heads and further motivated by a Speedtech nitrous syste...
Sphar and Carlyle Team Up for NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars
While we're used to seeing Mark Carlyle driving his Corvette to records and championships in LSX Drag Radial, he's moving to the driver's seat of Rob Sphar's Fox body Mustang to mix it up in NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars in 2016. The car, which Sphar bought in 2012 and has seen only minimal track time, went to Xtreme Race Cars in early 2015, where Carl Stevens, Jr. and Sr. fabricated for it ...
NMCA Announces Purse & Contingency Programs for Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Class
The NMCA has announced the purse and contingency programs for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class. Race teams will receive contingency payouts from participating aftermarket manufacturers as well as from the automotive manufacturer of their racecar. The new Factory Contingency program is in addition to the NMCA Pro Contingency program, which includes NMCA trophies and payouts as part...
Katelyn Whynaught is Kicking it in NMCA WEST Super Quick
While her friends were unwrapping toys on their eighth birthdays, Katelyn Whynaught was unwrapping a junior-dragster, and while her friends were playing with those toys the next day, she was pounding pavement at a dragstrip near her family's Oceanside, California home. Quick to find all of the gauges and gadgets, she advanced to the semifinal at her very first race, and went on to win two champ...
The Rewards of Having Race Car Insurance
Eight years ago, Bill Lutz and David Rosen started Central Ohio Insurance Services with a focus on home, business and auto insurance, but before long, Lutz was asked by another insurance company if he would take to market on-track and off-track race car insurance. That insurance company didn't have anyone representing the race car insurance market properly, and because I was an insurance agent...
Rich Nye Coming to NMCA Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5
After spending some time kicking up dirt in a Sprint car, Rich Nye moved to a Fox body Mustang for the Pro Stick Racing series, where the motto is Real Cars Have a Clutch." Now, he's making a move to NMCA Quick Lane at Downs Ford NA 10.5, beginning with the 14th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 10-13, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. His Kuntz and Company-built 434 cubic-inch s...
On-track Repairs Made at AAA Autoclub Dragway in Fontana
As host of all four events in the NMCA WEST VP Racing Street Car Nationals series last year, AAA Autoclub Dragway in Fontana, California welcomed a large contingent of racers from across the country. They traversed the track with finely-tuned combinations and chassis, and laid down exceptional elapsed-times. But because many of them could feel a dip in the track surface in the left lane, track ...

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