PRI ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, RETURN OF IN-PERSON TRADE SHOW IN 2021
A return to Indianapolis for the annual PRI Trade Show, an all-new membership drive launching next week, and a 2.0 version of the renowned PRI Road Tour are all part of Performance Racing Industry's plans for an unprecedented year. With its mission to build, promote, and protect the racing community, PRI is focused on uniting motorsports professionals and enthusiasts in 2021 through both tradit...
Summit Motorsports Park Offering Track Rentals for Racers
By Mary Lendzion Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is accepting reservations for track rentals for the 2021 race season. Nearly fifty dates between April and October are available, and professional preparation of the track, which underwent a $1.6 million reconstruction in 2018 and has accommodated many records, will be provided. The promptly-run program welcomes professio...
Blankenship Ready for Stiff Competition in Dart NA 10.5 at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Dart NA 10.5 category is incredibly intense. It's filled with die-hard racers who come from all over the country for NMCA events and are known for their talent and tenacity, and among them is Robbie Blankenship. Fans and fellow racers can count on the Floridian to continuously look for ways to go faster and faster in his Mustang, and last year, he turned to B...
Shawn and Heather McAlees to Bring Mustang to NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street
By Mary Lendzion Shawn McAlees was only fifteen when he purchased his first car in 1997. It was a 1988 Firebird, and while his modifications were mild back then, he has since moved up to a nitrous-enhanced small-block Chevrolet with AFR 195 heads and an LT1 intake. His engine is backed by a Turbo 400 by RPM Racing Transmissions and a Yank Performance converter, and his car rolls on Mickey Th...
Jason Lee in Cockpit of Eric Gustafson's Coast Packing Company Camaro
By Mary Lendzion As a multi-time NMCA and NMRA X275 Drag Radial champion, Jason Lee is well-versed on what it takes to win in a high-horsepower car. He understands what cars want and what combinations want, and he's unwavering when it comes to what he wants to accomplish on the starting line and at the finish line. While Lee, who owns PTP Racing with his business partner, Patrick Barnhill...
Tech Review EATON TVS R3100 Supercharger
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of the manufacturers Positive-displacement superchargers are known for near-instant boost that carries throughout the powerband. The Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger from EATON is successor to the historic Roots design and addresses its weaknesses, like efficiency and noise, by reducing air leakage between the rotor with more twist in their...
Trovato Focused on Trapping 4.50s After Unleashing Upgrades
By Mary Lendzion Bill Trovato has been competitive in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street competition with the same engine for the past ten years. The 440 cubic-inch LS bullet which he built at his shop, BTR Performance in Rochester New York, consists of a cast aluminum Dart block, Chevrolet Performance LSX-LS7 heads, a Mast Motorsports intake massaged by EIC Motorsports and a CFM carburetor. Paire...
NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee Moser Engineering contingency requirements update
Today, the NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee released a reminder/update on the decal and axle cap requirements for competitors to be eligible for Moser Engineering contingency claims. See attached: The 2021 NMRA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/class-rules-payouts/ The 2021 NMCA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2021-class-rules-payouts/
Whipple Superchargers Named Title Sponsor of NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Renowned blower manufacturer Whipple Superchargers has been named the title sponsor of the NMCA kick-off event at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The season opens March 18-21, 2021 with the Whipple Superchargers NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines. The deal is part of a larger package that brings Whipple Superchargers into both the NMCA and its sister series, the Holley NMRA...
NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Chevrolet Performance Stock-approved controller and calibration
The NMCA Tech Committee, working with the teams from Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance, have completed a major overhaul of the CP Stock Rules for the 2021 season. The one remaining item that the Committee has been working on is refining the calibration. Unfortunately, there is not enough time before the start of the 2021 season for the Chevrolet engineers to complete the modifi...
Where It All Started Wild Rides Race Cars
After doing fabrication and building parts for himself and friends for years, Gene Giroud threw caution to the wind in 1993 and went all-in on a new business, Wild Rides Race Cars. It was a hobby that got out of control, laughed Giroud, now 55, who went to trade school while in high school. He had a successful career with an industrial air conditioning company, got married, bought a house, an...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Ryan Hill is Already Hauling in his New Hot Rod
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Ryan Hill has been behind the wheel of several cars in his twenty years of racing. The first was a junior dragster, followed by a Malibu, a Mustang, a dragster, a Firebird, and ultimately, the 1963 Corvette-bodied car that he debuted in the middle of 2020 in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod. Built by Chr...
Where It All Started Watson Racing
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Watson Racing Although Watson Racing, a name synonymous with the late-model Mustang racing community, the company also offers parts and builds drag- and road-race machines of all makes and models. While the company didn't get its start until 2011, it enjoys a rich history and wealth of experience that dates back decades pri...
There's More to do in Bradenton than Just Racing
The much-anticipated 2021 NMCA season will open with the 19th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 18-21, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the...
Where It All Started AFCO Racing
Back in the 80s a professional relationship in motorsports between Mark Bush and Jim Scales ultimately wound up as a collaborative entrepreneurial effort that spawned the suspension and performance parts company known today as AFCO. Living in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Bush was busy running several oval track-focused speed shops, building engines, and selling Midwest Race Engineering prod...
Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw Returns Full-Time to NMCA in 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Street Outlaw category will be contested at all six national events in 2021. The fast-paced 275 Radial category joins five other heads-up eliminators to create one of the most diverse championship line-ups in drag racing. Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw racers always bring great competition to the NMCA ...
Virtual Vegas We perused the digital aisles of SEMA 360 in search of the high-performance hardware
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Specialty Equipment Market Association Each year the entire automotive aftermarket makes a pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show. Known as the SEMA Show, this even fills the Las Vegas Convention Center and its surrounding parking lots with vehicles and product displays touting new and existing hardwa...
VP Racing Fuels Pre-order from 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 Info link, and scroll down to the VP Racing Fuels Pre-Order link, or just click >>HERE<<. You can download the form there whenever you need it. Keep an eye out for future website notifications regarding the Order Cut Off dates, which are about two weeks ...
Flight Plan Geoff Turk revives the Blackbird with a four-digit, Whipple-blown Hemi under the hood
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Geoff Turk/Holley Back in 2018 Geoff Turk emblazoned his name in the history books as the founding member of the 7-second Club in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars when he clicked off a 7.97 at 171 mph rip in his 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. He went on to great success and a championship in that car, but eventually made the switch to racing a Mustang Co...
FloRacing Providing Live Stream Services for 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
FloRacing will continue to bring the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals to racers and fans through its exclusive Live Streaming services of the second largest sanctioning body in drag racing. FloRacing is a leader in online motorsport broadcasts with over 1,000 live stream events each year through its digital platforms. The 2021 NMCA season is going to be exciting and thanks to FloRacing, fans and race...
Chevrolet Performance Inks 3-Year Contract Extension with NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce a 3-year contract with one of the most recognizable names in motorsports Chevrolet Performance. The deal includes Chevrolet Performance sponsored integration of LSX-based categories into the NMCA championship drag racing program, the 15th annual LSX Shootout (World Wide Technology Raceway May 13-16, 2021), the 3rd annual COPO Camaro Shootout (Summ...
Chevrolet Performance Stock champion Glenn Pushis returns to claim another crown
Fort Wayne, Indiana's Glenn Pushis is more than familiar with making big things happen. He's currently overseeing the construction of a 1.9 billion dollar steel manufacturing facility as part of his day job at Steel Dynamics, and in his personal time, he has accumulated three Chevrolet Performance Stock (CPS) championships across the NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. After a brief f...
Chassis Inspection Day at NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
NMCA is hosting NHRA chassis inspector Rich Schreck during NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park for NHRA/SFI chassis certifications. Racers will be inspected by appointment ONLY! Appointments will be available at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Thursday March 18th from 8am-6pm and Friday March 19th from 8am-1pm. Please contact Rollie Miller at [email protected] or call h...
United States Motorsports Association Partners With Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion The United States Motorsports Association has been named the Official Motorsports Advocacy Group of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Formed in 2015, the United States Motorsports Association represents the racing industry in local, state and federal matters, and creates connections between members of the racing industry and government officials. It also serves as...
Packing Power Eric Gustafson's Camaro is cooking with ProCharger boost in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin DiOssi Running a corporation not only requires passion, persistence, lightning-fast decisions, but the patience to know when to apply full throttle. Eric Gustafson puts those attributes to work on a daily basis as the CEO of Coast Packing Company. His company is a premier supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western United States, and one of ...
Anderson Lands His Third Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion Kurt Anderson is known for many things. He's cool, calm and collected, he's friendly off-track and formidable on-track, he's skilled and savvy and he had already earned championships in Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King in 2017 and 2018 before committing to chasing another championship in 2020. With his Camaro back home in snowy Wisconsin, Anderson ...
Rickey Races to His Third Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after buying his Camaro in 2007, David Rickey began adding bolt-on parts to beef it up. Then, he began racing at tracks near his home in Ohio, as well as in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. He is as competitive as they come in Proform Rumble, and after capturing a championship in the category in 2018 and 2019, he poised himself to power to a third championshi...
Heintz Impressive En Route to Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Championship
By Mary Lendzion When Jeff Heintz began competing in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series several years ago, he was behind the wheel of two different cars. One of them was his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and the other was his wife Christy's 2003 Corvette Z06, and he was holding his own in the series LME Street King category and in NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street. But during that ...
Brian Keep Used Power and Persistence to Pick Up NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Brian Keep raced a handful of hot rods before climbing into the Camaro he campaigns now several years ago. And, the Floridian who is eternally focused on winning has been exceptional in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in the car featuring a small-block Chevrolet engine which Hameetman Racing Engines machined and he assembled and paired with a ProCharger F-1A-91, RPM Transmissio...
Evan Bader Promoted to Track Manager Position at Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is proud to announce that Evan Bader has been named Track Manager. Bader began working part-time at the famed family-owned facility when he was ten years old, and transitioned to full-time upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Sport Management and Public Relations from Ohio Northern, where he also was a goalie for the university's soccer team. He h...
Warren Wraps Up Ninth Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Already an eight-time champion in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle at the beginning of 2020, Andy Warren wanted to become a nine-time champion in the category by the end of the year. His chances were good, as he's as competitive as they come in his Caprice. The Kentuckian qualified in the tenth spot with a 10.03 on a 10.00 index in his car packing a small-block Chev...
NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Driver Hackelton Hauls in Testing
By Mary Lendzion Ronnie Hackelton is fresh off a remarkable race season in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center competition. He ran to a runner-up finish at the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering in August at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan, set an elapsed-time record with a 10.37 which still stands and secu...
Dave Fiscus Builds a Badass Big Boost G-Body Buick for Xtreme Street and X275
Decades before he began his most recent project car, Ohio resident Dave Fiscus bought a Buick Grand National from his mother, while he was a teenager. That car was the start of a successful drag racing career for the man, and the inspiration for his new X275 big-boost Buick. My mom street raced my old Grand National some, and when I bought it, she had two wheels in the trunk with slicks mount...
Long Lands His Fourth NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Championship
By Mary Lendzion As an ambitious and aggressive competitor, Leonard Long spends a lot of time thinking about ways to make his car and his combination even more competitive. He is thorough and thoughtful as he covers all of the bases, and it works wonders for him as he has won races and set records in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. As eager as ever, Long, who...
NMCA Tech Committee Finalizes 2021 Class Rules
Today, the NMCA Tech Committee finalized all championship class rules and they are now available online. Classes with final rules posted include the following: 1. General Regulations 2. Points 3. Xtreme Pro Mod 4. Factory Super Cars 5. Street Outlaw 6. Xtreme Street 7. N/A 10.5 8. Nitrous Pro Street 9. Chevrolet Performance Stock Pending rule clarification on new ECM part# permitted w...
David Reese's New El Diablo 3.0 Pro Mod Corvette Headed for NMCA Competition
David Reese, the legendary man behind the monster builds from his Reese Brother Race Cars chassis shop, has proven time and time again that he's on top of the world when it comes to small-tire, radial racing. Now, he's decided to expand his prowess to conquer big-tire Pro Mod, too. Located in Temple, Georgia, Reese Brothers Race Cars has been building cars for years. A recent build, J.R. Gray's...
Caissie Drives to NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship Despite Being New to Category
By Mary Lendzion As difficult as it is to believe, Dan Caissie only dished out $600 for the Mustang he has so competitively been campaigning. He captured a championship in NHRA Sportsman ranks in 2015, and has collected wins in Bracket categories at tracks near, and not so near, his home in Connecticut. He has even held his own when he has tackled NMCA TorqueStorm Supercharg...
NMCA Tech Committee releases updated Preliminary Rules
Today, the NMCA Tech Committee released updated preliminary rules in the following classes today: 1. General Regulations Addressed multiple entries in index classes. 2. Nitrous Pro Street Billet Cylinder Head rule updates. 3. Factory Super Cars - Clarified the 2020-21 Dodge//Hemi combination. The 2021 NMCA Preliminary Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2021-clas...
Skillman Backs Up NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after earning the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2019, Bill Skillman cited how close the competition was in the category. He knows that any of his fellow drivers are capable of winning at any time, and that he, too, has to be capable of winning at any time. So when he set his sights on backing up his championship in 2020, he made sur...
Warren Captures His First Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo Championship
By Mary Lendzion Andy Warren was racking up wins in his Caprice in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle when Scott Libersher invited him to climb into the cockpit of his COPO Camaro for Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo competition in 2019. The Kentucky-based driver didn't have to think about it for long before accepting Libersher's offer, and in no time, he was as competitive in the ...
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Names RYNO Classifieds as Official Classifieds for 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to welcome RYNO Classifieds to the popular sanctioning body as the Official Classifieds for 2021. The two companies complement each other by putting the motorsport-specialized RYNO Classifieds in front of thousands of racers and enthusiasts during live events and also offering significant reach across several digital and social media platforms as well as a le...
Khoury Captures NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Vince Khoury had been competing in Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons, he made the move to ARP Nitrous Pro Street late last year, and has been on a mission ever since. He set the pace in qualifying with a 4.50 and went to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with a 4.56 at the first NMCA event of 2020, the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holb...
Spotlight on Steve Matukas The Muscle Behind Matukas Motorsports
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and FSC Staff Steve Matukas was fascinated by four-wheelers when he was growing up in Southern California. While riding his Suzuki 250 and Banshee on sand dunes around his family's home, he wanted to know what made them fast, and how he could make them even faster. That passion for power propelled when he started going to tracks ...
Brent Wheeler Wraps Up Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category has some of the coolest cars in the country, and some of the most competitive racers in the country. Among them is Brent Wheeler, who routinely records good reaction times and consistently runs close to, or right on, his index in his 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver who came to the category in 2014 has held ...

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