Sunday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
We're greeted with a great weather forecast on this final day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. Temperatures will be in the 60s all morning and in the low to mid-70s all afternoon, with blue skies beaming. There are more than 600 race cars on the property known as "The Fastest Track in Mich...
Saturday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
While rain fell most of the morning on Friday, the track team worked diligently to dry it so that racing could resume for the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park. It was well worth the effort, for everyone, as racers poured on the power for an all-around incredible first round of qualifying. Soon after the final pair of...
Friday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering
It is the second day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering and the cars keep coming in the gate, but fans are limited to just 100 per day, as required by local health laws. Thursday wrapped up with a fast second test sessions where VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racers were dropping 3.70 runs with ease. Other notable runs were Edelbrock E...
McDonnough Motivated for MotorCity Muscle Challenge at NMRA/NMCA Event at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Rob McDonnough While Rob McDonnough had been racing a 1957 Chevy, he decided to part with it and purchase a 1967 Camaro in 1972. With his brother, Mike, as his crew chief, he held his own in NHRA Modified Eliminator before parking the car in 1979, and it stayed parked until 2003, when friend and fellow racer Josh Henline talked McDonnough into taking the ...
Cameron Bowles is Keeping Family Tradition Alive With His Talent
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by the Fastest Street Car staff As the grandson of Don Bowles and the son of Donnie Bowles, who are as admired as they are accomplished in the world of motorsports, Cameron Bowles was poised to be as prominent. He was just waist-high when he would happily holler Faster, faster while sitting in the driver's seat of one of his grandfather's cars or Grandy...
After Breakage, DiDomenico Back in Action for Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DiDomenico In driving to an amazing 3.68 last year, Mike DiDomenico proved that he could certainly be successful in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod. His G-Force Race Cars-built and 1968 Camaro-bodied car was a contender with its 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi prepared by Rage Fuel Systems, topped with MBE heads, a Brad Anderso...
World Wide Technology Raceway Named Third Stop on NMRA/NMCA 2021 Tours
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, the leaders in the street-legal drag racing market, are proud to announce the new home of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL). The largest street-legal drag race event of the year happens May 13-16, 2021. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Dr...
Arrington Performance Brings Speed to the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout
For the second year in a row Arrington Performance has brought speed and power to the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout through major sponsorship. By now everyone is aware of the wildly popular heads-up competition on Sunday, which is dubbed the Arrington Performance Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil. It brings the quickest 8 cars together from Saturday's final results to see who is the King of the Hill....
Spotlight: Johnny Drama In the trenches with energetic and successful car chief Johnny Drama Maguda
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by Steve Baur Whenever you ask someone where they're from, you'll get a response about where they grew up, or where they currently live. If you ask Johnny Drama Maguda that question, you're likely to get a simple answer: the drag strip. We'll get into why his nickname is Drama later, but first, let's learn a bit about why he's considered by many to be the...
Truly Impressive Looking back at 10 of the most outstanding True Street machines in recent memory
Although the heads-up categories typically garner the most glory, True Street is an unsung hero of drag racing where tougher operational environments and a longer duration of racing demand a whole other caliber of performance. Definitely a challenge to be respected, NMRA QA1 True Street and NMCA TorqStorm True Street require street-legal vehicles to survive a 30-mile cruise that's followed up by t...
Nitrous-Fueled Family Bound by drag racing, this team became a family on and off the track
Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi One of the great things about racing is that despite the competitive nature of racers in general, they often share a camaraderie that can lead to long-term partnerships and friendships. Such is the case with Rob Orofiamma and Anthony, Domenic, and Frank DiRienzo who together compete in the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with the Fox Mustang you s...
Competition Coverage Thanks to Laris Motorsports Insurance, you are covered on and off the racetrack
Written by Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Mark Anderson It's undeniable that drag racing flirts with danger. Despite tracks and sanctioning bodies taking every possible precaution to ensure safety, there is an element of risk when launching a high-horsepower machine and blasting it down the racetrack. Most passes are clean and mean, but every now and then things go...
Click for Details TorqStorm Supercharger Give-Away at All-American Nationals
TorqStorm Superchargers will be giving away a gift certificate for a supercharger system valued at $2,800 to the winner of a Bracket Racing Package Challenge. All Bracket 3/Sunday racers, including the participating TorqStorm/QA1 True Street, Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout, and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenger competitors, are eligible to win this generous prize. It all goes down during the ...
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Returns to Atlanta Dragway in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce it is returning to Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, Georgia) with the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals over the weekend of April 8-11, 2021. The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals will be second stop for each sanctioning body in 2021 with the both season openers taking place at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We are excited for 20...
Force Engineering Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park
The action heats up at US 131 Motorsports Park with the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30, 2020 and Force Engineering has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Arguably one of the most action-packed events on the schedule, the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals roars into Michigan's fastest race track with the two biggest street-legal sanctioning bodies...
US 131 Motorsports Park Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA would like to extend a special thanks to all of its racers and fans for a successful Super Bowl event and the NMRA is excited for our trip to Martin, Michigan, at the end of the month. The Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering event August 26-30 at US 131 Motorsports Park will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's safe...
After Runner-Up, Fallon Jr. Focused on Win at Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
By Mary Lendzion After Kevin Parent competitively campaigned his 1969 Nova in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street, he sold it to Jeff Rudolf, who was just as competitive in the same category. And now, David Fallon Jr., who purchased it as a roller from Rudolf a few years ago, is poised to be just as powerful in the EC1 Race Cars-built car. The Belleville-based driver took it to Keith Engling of S...
Chevrolet Performance Street Car and Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout Winners Collect NITTO cash at Super Bowl
The cash keeps flowing and racers continue collecting the Nitto Tire NT555RII prize money as Nitto Tire paid out to both a Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge winner and a HEMI Shootout winner at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance held at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway during the first week of August 2020. Nitto Tire sta...
5th Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown. A special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors normally held at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway. With the covid-19 situation and all the subsequent changes this shootout has been rescheduled for the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US-131 Motorsports Park on Aug. 27-30, 2020. ...
Red Line Oil Supports Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout As Official Oil
High quality oil in high-performance engines is critical and Red Line Oil has stepped up big in the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals this season. The company was named Official Oil of the Dodge//Mopar HEMI Shootout. The sponsorship is in addition to its Presenting sponsorship of the Arrington Performance Quick 8, a King of the Hill eliminator that is created by the quickest eight cars from the HEMI Shoot...
Shabareck, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics and EFI University Partner on NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Car
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Shabareck While Mike Shabareck has been racing a 1977 Volare in NHRA H/Stock Automatic and a 1978 Pinto wagon in Bracket categories across the country, he's preparing to make a major move. He'll climb into the cockpit of a 2002 Trans Am that will be used for research and development for Frankenstein Engine Dynamics in Weatherford, Texas, where the former...
Team NMRA WINS! 2020 Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
For the last fifteen years, the Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series and NMCA Drag Racing Series have run together in an event called the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance. Just as the two series met up earlier in the season in Commerce, Georgia, they come together later in the year, but the Super Bowl features a special shootout to determine series...
NMCA Tech Committee makes parity adjustment to Xtreme Pro Mod
The NMCA Technical Committee made rules adjustments today in Xtreme Pro Mod. Adjustments include a base weight change for big-block centrifugal combinations. This adjustment takes effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMCA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Racers Outlast Rain at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
By Mary Lendzion Racers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series waited out the rain to go wheels up at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. It was worth it, for the racers as well as the race fans, as the competition was captivating, and when it was all said and done, winners were welco...
NMCA Racers Shine At Successful NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl At New Location In St. Louis
By Mary Lendzion While rain threatened to steal the racers thunder, it wasn't able to as they dug in and dispatched profuse power during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. They were aiming for the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and the storied Super Bowl shootout portion of the event...
Sunday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Despite repeated rainfall on Saturday, drivers were relentless as they rocketed down track during abbreviated qualifying sessions at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. There's a lot at stake for those who are able to cut through the competition, as the Aerospace Components Winner's Circ...
Saturday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
While it's currently raining, we're expecting skies to clear by late morning or early afternoon over the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and judging by the work that has been going on in the pit area, drivers and their crews are ready to put down some serious power. Awaiting those who go...
Friday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Engines have been fired for today's running of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and cars are already crushing it on the well-prepped track. While there was no testing yesterday because of rain, drivers who are currently making hits appear to be ready to go rounds in all-out attempt to...
Thursday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance gets underway today and kicks off four days of heads-up and index racing here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This event is the second of three events in 2020 where the NMRA and the NMCA drag racing series come together, but it is the only one of the three where the winners of each series face...
After Successful Factory Hot Rods Race, Plans Being Made for Next Year's Race
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jimmy Cantrell and Jacob Lamb With their wild wheelies and serious shifting, drivers of the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center are ones to watch at NMRA and NMCA events. They are as hardcore as they come, and when the annual Factory Hot Rods race w...
Race For The Rings NMRA vs. NMCA at World Wide Technology Raceway
This week hundreds of racers will descend upon World Wide Technology Raceway to rekindle the burning rivalry between the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance is one of the longest and largest street-legal motorsports events of the year and hanging in the balance are prestigious Nitto Tire Di...
TJ Strange and New Engine Coming on Strong in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons
By Mary Lendzion There are many reasons why the Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons category has been a fascinating fixture in the NMCA for so long. The engines are very energetic, the drivers are very engaged and the fans are very enthusiastic. Among those drivers is TJ Strange, who continues to coax more and more horsepower from his combination. While he has driven the wicked whit...
PRI's New Ambassador Program Helps Race Tracks Remain Open
Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has launched a new program to help track promoters navigate evolving and often confusing local, state, and federal rules that will allow them to keep their tracks running. Through the Ambassador Program, PRI is actively reaching out to track operators throughout the country to help them reopen and host events. "Race tracks play a vital role within the industry,...
Mattias Flamholc Preparing a Prime 1957 Bel Air for Racing
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Flamholc Racing While Mattias Flamholc was born in Sweden, he has traveled throughout the United States and other countries as a crew member for his father, Adam Flamholc. Mattias has seen Adam race to 3.60s at over 200 mph in his Corvette with a 526 cubic-inch Hemi built by Flamholc Racing Engines and topped with a screw-style supercharger, and he has helped...
Where It All Started McLeod Racing
After nearly 50 years, McLeod Racing remains at the forefront of clutch and driveline technology in the automotive aftermarket. Although the company is now owned by Paul Lee, Red Roberts originally started it, and this outfit has quite an interesting story behind its name. Back in the late 50s and throughout the 60s, Roberts worked with renowned clutch innovator, Bill Hayes. In 71, Roberts d...
Enter for a Chance to Win Holley's Stroker Gen III HEMI Engine Giveaway!
What goes together better than PB&J Hot rods and HEMIs! Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With Prestige's help, Holley has assembled a wild 392 cubic inch, fuel injected, hemispherical headed combination that will make your hair stand on its end! This Gen III HEMI will find its way into one ...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Thanks to all of our racers and fans for a successful event last month and we are excited for our trip to the St. Louis area at the end of the month. The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's comfort. Common sense distancing will be in effect throughout the venue. W...
Gennarelli, VanHorn To Buy Rockingham Dragway
Al Gennarelli and Dan VanHorn, two successful businessmen united by their passion for fast cars, have taken the first step toward becoming the new owners of Rockingham Dragway, the iconic Carolina facility that, upon its construction in 1968, was one of the first dragstrips to feature amenities like permanent restrooms, concrete grandstands and corporate suites. Through a unique agreement with ...
Craig Watson Building a Beast for NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
By Mary Lendzion On the day he turned seventeen in 1990, Craig Watson purchased his 1973 Nova. There were 31,000 miles on the odometer, and there was a 307 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine with a two-barrel carburetor under the hood. Watson was proud to drive it on the street, and even prouder to drive it on the strip several years later after building a 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine for it....
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA and NMCA quickly pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving the All-American Nationals to US 131 Motorsports Park over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. Arrington Performance stepped in as the title sponsor thanks to the event's relatively close proximity to its Michigan-based facility. Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance are valued partners of the NMCA and he's been aggressi...
Dolensek Focused on Backing Up His First NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Win
By Mary Lendzion After achieving two runner-up finishes in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year, Randy Dolensek was determined to achieve a win in the category this year. Over winter, the Wisconsin-based driver with the fan-favorite 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler clone asked his tuner and standout NMRA Pro 5.0 driver Chuck Samuel to freshen his nitrous-enhanced 632 cubic-inch Ford engine, whi...
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Stacking/Parking Information
NMRA/NMCA SUPEBOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway St. Louis event Racer/Vendor Stacking and Parking information Wednesday July 29th 8AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday July 30th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 7:30AM Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7PM Racer/Vendo...
Toepper Takes His Camaro to the Next Level for NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle
By Mary Lendzion As a birthday present to himself fourteen years ago, Jeff Toepper purchased his 1969 Camaro. He drove it on the street before beginning a top to bottom, front to back restoration of his classic car in his shop in Illinois, and when the labor of love was completed three years later, he drove it on the street some more. He was enjoying every minute of it, but when he attended ...
Breaking News NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Signs 5-Year Contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce it has signed a 5-year contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park as the host of the Muscle Car Mayhem extravaganza through the 2025 racing season. The NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem has quickly evolved into Florida's largest vintage and late-model muscle car motorsport event and it includes factory backing from Chevrolet, Dodge/Mopar, and Ford. It is al...
Holley's MoParty Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th
What's that sound ! You're hearing hundreds of Mopar powered vehicles getting ready to invade Beech Bend Raceway this fall. That's right, Holley's MoParty will be taking place this September 18-20, 2020 and features tons of events tailored for Mopar enthusiasts including autocross, 3S Challenge, drag racing and more! Other events like a dyno challenge, burnout competition, and show-n-shine will ta...
Cat Out of Hell Dodge//SRT Introduces the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat
A muscle SUV for muscle car people with families, the Dodge Durango joins the Challenger and Charger in SRT Hellcat form as the most powerful SUV ever. "The Brotherhood of Muscle includes families of all sizes and the Durango delivers Dodge performance as the Charger of the three-row SUV segment, said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and...
TorqStorm True Street Cruise on IndyCar/NASCAR Oval at World Wide Technology Raceway!
It is quickly becoming tradition at event facilities that have an oval track, the TorqStorm True Street enthusiasts get to complete the 30-mile cruise on the high-banks of the IndyCar/NASCAR oval! It goes down July 30 through August 2nd at World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL) during the biggest event of the year the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HP...
Meet Dodge's Newest Drag-Racing Machine The 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock
Dodge//SRT is flexing its muscle and doubling down on its commitment to drag racing, introducing the new 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car. I swore that we'd never build another Demon and we won't, said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. But I also said...

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