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 ...
Gustafson and Team Glorious On Way To 2020 VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion Eric Gustafson is prepared to give it everything he has at each and every event, and just as prepared is his Gary Naughton Race Cars-built Coast Packing Company Camaro powered by a Noonan Race Engineering Hemi, ProCharger, Liberty's four-speed, Neal Chance converter and Quick Drive converter drive, and rolling on Precision Racing Suspension and Hoosier tires. The VP Racing L...
HPJ Performance Moves Into Bigger Building to Better Serve Late-Model Ford and Dodge Owners
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of HPJ Performance HPJ Performance has grown. The successful performance shop which was located at 11 North 48th Street in Belleville, Illinois is now located about ten miles away at 34 Empire Drive in Belleville, Illinois. The inspiration for the move from the previous location with 4,800 square feet to the new location with 15,000 square f...
QA1 Debuts Limited Lifetime Shock Warranty
QA1 is excited to announce the launch of its new limited lifetime warranty program. Offered on many of the most popular shock lines, the limited lifetime warranty can be applied to shocks purchased on or after 9/1/2020. A leader in shocks and performance products for nearly 30 years, QA1 has always had a commitment to quality. This new limited lifetime warranty is a way to further assure custom...
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Naturally Notorious Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski's All-Motor Mustang
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Racing with friends is great. Racing with family is fantastic. But, racing with friends who are also family brings the experience to a whole new level and that's exactly what the duo of Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski are doing with their notorious, naturally aspirated Fox Mustang. Growing up in Michigan near Detroit, Pancevski met hi...
Chuck Watson Jr. to Drive Jim Betz's Watson Racing-Built Mustang Cobra Jet in 2021
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chuck Watson Jr. Whenever Chuck Watson Jr. straps into his Mustang Cobra Jet and soars down track in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, he's showcasing what he and Watson Racing are capable of. And, that's a lot. But for the 2021 race season, he will be behind the wheel of Jim Betz's Mustang Cobra Jet, which Watson Racing in Brownstown Township, M...
2020 Race Pages Virtual Trade Show December Edition
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade shows SEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months wit...
Xtreme Racing Holbrook Racing Engines and Whipple Superchargers join forces to compete in NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod and Xtreme Street
At the end of the 2020 NMCA Drag Racing season, Holley EFI Factory Super Cars racer Chris Holbrook parted ways with his Cobra Jet Mustang to concentrate on customer engines. As it turns out, Holbrook will be concentrating on another racing program as well, as he and Whipple Superchargers are planning to step into VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod for 2021. As the headline states, the duo isn'...
Breaking News Gavin Carter Named NMRA/NMCA Racing Operations Manager
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are proud to announce Gavin Carter has filled the newly created Racing Operations Manager position. His full-time role at ProMedia Events / Publishing / Productions will include the Race Director spot at all NMRA/NMCA national events along with pre- and post-event responsibilities related to the competitor experience and event logistics....
Angel Gaulden Preparing to Join Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble
By Mary Lendzion Angel Gaulden learned a lot about race cars when she was a crew member for a race team. And, along the way, she discovered that she wanted to climb into the cockpit of her own car and compete. So in the fall of 2018, she signed up for Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, and by January of 2019, she was testing in her daily-driven 2014 Camaro ZL1 at Showtime Sp...
Where It All Started SCE Gaskets
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, it's no surprise that SCE Gaskets founder, Ryan Hunter, was destined to own a business right from day one. Now, his company, which began in a garage, is a recognized leader in the manufacture of engine gaskets for automotive racing and high-performance applications. Growing up in the high desert of Los Angeles County in California, Hunter was inspired by b...
Father and Son Mike and Sal DiDomenico Double Up on Determination in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Drawn to competition, Mike DiDomenico has successfully raced several cars in several categories through the years. But it's the 1968 Camaro that he currently campaigns in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod that pumps his passion for close competition and awe-inspiring accomplishments. The car bu...
Mercury Mayhem Randy Dolensek takes on the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with his 69 Cyclone
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Some things never change, including NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street racer Randy Dolensek's enthusiasm for the Mercury Cyclone. From his teenage years spent cruising in the cool car to his current campaign racing the classic, Dolensek's commitment to the Cyclone platform has never wavered. Back in 1969, Dolensek's brother Ron bought a new Mer...
Race Pages Virtual Trade Show
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade shows SEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months wit...
Where It All Started ROUSH Competition Engines
The ROUSH name is revered in racing for producing killer combinations and powerful platforms. ROUSH Competition Engines North, while a global powerhouse in its own right today, developed from ROUSH's original start in the industry to focus on racing powerplants. Beginning his automotive career as an engine development engineer for Ford Motor Company in 64, Jack Roush quickly discovered drag ra...
2021 NMCA Championship Categories & Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to look forward into 2021 with the official Championship categories for next season. The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series point-earning categories have been rolled into NMCA, expanding the series to 13 eliminators. Click to view the 2021 Preliminary Rules. Street Outlaw RETURNS to NMCA Muscle Car Nationals full-time in 2021 with a full...
Specialty Award Winners NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Recognizes Racers & Crews
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals continues to celebrate 2020 from the amazing performances, tight racing, and the incredible people who make up the NMCA community. Specialty awards include Driver of the Year, Bob Curran Sportsman of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Crew Member of the Year. Each category represents a specific and special segment in the NMCA drag racing world and we rely on rac...
Double Trouble Prestige Motorsports built a twin TorqStorm-boosted LS engine that Holley gave away
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Prestige Motorsports If you have a project car out in the garage that needs an engine, you have dreamed of dropping a mega-power engine between the shock towers. For fans of the LS platform, which is a popular swap into many platforms, a boosted version of this engine would really take that project to a new level. To that end, Holley Performance Produc...
ProMedia Launches New Event Production Division
Santa Ana, CA (October 23, 2020) ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce ProMedia Productions, a new division for the prominent sanctioning body and media company. The newly formed brand is a for-hire event production and logistics group offering complete, turnkey motorsport event management. Some of the best businesses are created organically and ProMedia Productions is a perfec...
Monster Motor Paul Svinicki puts the first Godzilla-powered Mustang down the track
Written By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Paul's High Performance and Performance Racing Industry If you've been starting to hear the term Godzilla popping up in performance circles and you are wondering why, it's because Ford's latest pushrod engine is making moves from its intended home under the hoods of Super Duty trucks into the world of engine swaps and racing. For those not up ...
Where It All Started Livernois Motorsports
With deep roots in the automotive industry, Livernois Motorsports came into existence when founder Dan Millen followed a different path than his family's prior two generations. Now, Millen's company specializes in late-model Ford, GM, and Chrysler performance parts, service, and tuning, and has become a name known around the world. In 1949, Millen's grandfather founded the original Livernois En...
Kyle Salminen is Forging His Own Path in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Kyle Salminen was six years old when he started going to the track with his family to watch his father, Matt Salminen, race. He enjoyed everything about it, from the sound of the engines to the scent of the exhaust, and that didn't diminish as the years went on. The day his father handed him a tool so that he could...
Attention Racers 2021 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2021 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2021 NMCA drag racing series by October 26, 2020. Our Tech Department, headed by Roger Conley, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2020 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, e...
Godzilla Rising Your next Blue Oval racer might be powered by a 7.3-liter engine and the man who championed it is leading the charge
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Brian Wolfe It is quite common for aftermarket companies to jump on a new engine platform to cement their status as the experts in that platform. Such development can yield dividends for years to come. It is unheard of, however, that someone who helped create a factory engine would shift gears to become its aftermarket champion. That is case with Ford'...
NMCA Racer and Crew Awards Nominations are set, VOTE NOW!
Attention NMCA racers and fans! The nominations for the racer and crew awards have been tallied and now is your chance to vote on the racer and crew awards. Vote now by following this link: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eglxhvi5k0pmort4/start Voting closes on October 14th, 2019 and the results will be set.   Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the nomination ...
Performance President FSC takes the pulse of the industry with new President of the PRI trade show and media company, Dr. Jamie Meyer
Written by Steve Turner Photography by Justin Cesler and courtesy of Performance Racing Industry You might remember his voice echoing from the public address system at NMRA races more than a decade ago. He took a passion for drag racing into a fun interpretation of the events as they unfolded. At the time, announcing races, writing for car magazines, and helping run a racing series were just...
NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Heading to US 131 Motorsports Park in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are returning to US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) July 22-25, 2021 under a new three year contract with Michigan's fastest race track. It will be a dual event and is dubbed the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival. Jason Peterson and his US 131 Motorsports Park were gracious enough to host our displaced All-American Nationals in 2020 earlier...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Puts Exclamation Mark on Exciting Season
Written by Mary Lendzion Through the years, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers have been a popular and powerful part of NMCA events at tracks across the country. They are consistently competitive in their eye-catching cars that are rolling showcases for their Big Three automaker of choice, and in many cases, races are won or lost by the tightest of margins. Drivers were doubled down...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Written by Mary Lendzion While a global pandemic made parts of the 2020 season problematic, racers persisted and put it all on the line at the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 24-27 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Wicked wheel-to-wheel passes were abundant at the final NMCA event of the year, where racers were competing for points, ch...
Sunday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Mike Schaefer is no stranger to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at NMCA events, and he found his way there once more on Saturday after defeating Matt Bonnett to take the win in the Fuelab Nostalgia Super Stock All-Star race, which pitted the NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock racers agains the Victory Nostalgia Super Stock racers. Making the win even more special, Shaefer had a perfect run during...
Saturday Coverage 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
The action was nonstop morning, noon and night for Friday's running of the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. Temperatures and elapsed-times dropped at about the same time, and the result was really quick and fast qualifying across the categories. Making a bullet of a pass was Eric Gustafson, who lit the board wit...
Friday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Randy Adler is back in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod after spending most of the season making upgrades to his screw-blown 1957 Chevy. While the virus left events canceled or postponed, Adler saw it as an opportunity to improve his program. He plans to come back swinging this weekend and pick up right where he left off in March. He only gets out to race a few times a year, but Rockton,...
Thursday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
We're kicking off the 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance here at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis with a test and tune session today. The racers are pouring in and hitting the track as they go all in for championship points to hopefully secure a class championship. John Hixon, pictured above, is making laps in his Buick GSX today as he prepares for...
Kevin Lumsden Returns to Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at World Finals in Indy
Cado Mills, Texas Kevin Lumsden has been a longtime supporter and racer in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series (CPCS) going back to 2012, and he'll make his return to the series in the LME Street King category during the Challenge Series finals, which is run concurrently with the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance this weekend. Lumsden started off...
NMCA All-American Nationals Returns to Summit Motorsports Park in 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is thrilled to announce the NMCA All-American Nationals is returning to Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio) in 2021 with a five-year contract extension. The national event moves back to its regular weekend of August 26-29, 2021. The NMCA All-American Nationals is one of the biggest stops on the NMCA tour and was moved to an alternate location in 2020 due to the...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Ryan Hill Hoping for 3.80s or Quicker in His New Car at Final NMCA Event of Year
By Mary Lendzion Ryan Hill has been in the cockpit of a race car for most of his life. He began in a junior-dragster before moving to a Mustang and an S10 pickup truck for Bracket racing, and then a dragster for Top Dragster and a Firebird for Top Sportsman, Quick 8 and even a few NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod races in 2017 and 2018. But the car, which Hill had nicknamed Big Booty Ju...
Neuenschwander Bringing Even More Power to Dart NA 10.5 with New Kuntz and Company Engine
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chad Neuenschwander By the end of last year, Chad Neuenschwander had pushed his popular Mustang to a best of 7.98 and 170 mph in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. Those were incredibly quick and fast times from the Indiana-based driver's 400 cubic-inch small-block Ford backed by a G-Force GF2000 five-speed transmission, but he wanted to go e...
NMCA World Champions Will Be Celebrated at the NMCA World Street Finals in Indy
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be celebrating the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday September 27, 2020, at the conclusion of the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance, held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis. Class champions will be presented with the special Edelbrock Vict...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series World Champions Will Be Celebrated at Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series will be celebrating the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday September 27, 2020 at the conclusion of the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance, held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis. The event also hosts the Chevrolet Performance LSX Sh...
Racers Continue To Collect Nitto Bounty Cash At NMRA/NMCA Events
Now into the fourth races of both the NMRA and NMCA drag racing series, the Nitto Tire NT555RII bounty has paid out at every event, and the most recent trip to Martin, Michigan and US 131 Motorsports Park for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering saw several winners collect cash from Nitto. Cruising through the TorqStorm Superchargers True...
FloRacing Signs Partnership with NMCA Muscle Car Nationals for Continued Live Feed Coverage
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will continue offering Live Feed of its events to fans and racers through an affiliation with FloRacing through 2025. Recently FloRacing formed a partnership with SpeedVideo to expand its coverage and audience. The group broadcasts over 800 racing events a year through the FloSports platform, making it the leader in motorsports for live feed programming. We are ex...
Ricart is Racing His Mustang Cobra Jet in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo for All the Right Reasons
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff, with classic car photo courtesy of Pete Ricart Pete Ricart was around a fleet of fancy and fast Fords during his adolescence as his father owned a car dealership called Ricart Ford in Ohio. He would watch cars roll in and roll out, and when he was old enough, he would help prep and polish them before they were presented to their ne...
2020 NMCA Awards Nominations
Each year NMCA accepts open nominations from its membership base for those individuals that displayed exemplary performance, sportsmanship, and dedication to NMCA throughout the season. These people, along with the Top Ten racers in each class, will be recognized by the NMCA at the end of the season. Only current NMCA members may nominate an individual for each of the awards listed below. We encou...
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