True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners Score Nitto Cash at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Just a few short months ago, Nitto Tire released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which became the Official Tire of NMRA QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing its commitment to NMRA/NMCA enthusiasts, Nitto added a generous bonus program for True Street racers, as well as NMCA HEMI Shootout and Chevrolet Street Car Challenge competitors. The winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13...
A Spellbinding Return to Racing at the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By Mary Lendzion While the Coronavirus pandemic pushed pause on the 2020 NMCA and NMRA season, drivers in both series pushed play at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, June 25-28 at Atlanta Dragway. If they were rusty from the recess, they didn't show it, as they put down plenty of power while pursuing the coveted Aerospace Components Winner's Circle in...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Sunday Coverage
After an action-packed Saturday, the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals roars into its final day at Atlanta Dragway this weekend. Today the heads-up and index classes run through eliminations deciding who takes those coveted trips to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. A special class will also crown a winner today as well when the top eight finishers in the Dodge // ...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 2
After an extended layoff since the season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in early March, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series were ready to get back to racing action at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia. Racers picked up right where they left off, making the competition fierce in the quest to earn a trip to celebra...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Saturday Coverage
Today the path to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle gets clearer at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Racers finalize the qualifying order and kick off eliminations at Atlanta Dragway. Competitors in the Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, True Street classes will decide the winners in each index category today. T...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Friday Coverage
Today's 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals program kicked off early, with racers hitting the track at 7:30 a.m. to allow for those who paid for Thursday's delayed test n tune to complete their hits before Friday's regular program kicked off. Today will see two rounds of qualifying in the heads-up and index classes, while competitors in the Chevrolet Performance Street Car ...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Thursday Coverage
The excitement is undeniable as NMRA and NMCA racers return to action at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, for the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Such was the pent up excitement the huge line of racers yesterday inspired the early opening of the gates. Today things get underway with three rounds of time trial sessions as competitors dial in their combinat...
Heintz Hopes to Hold Onto Chevrolet Performance Stock Points Lead at NMRA/NMCA Event at Atlanta Dragway
By Mary Lendzion With a passion for powerful cars, Jeff Heintz began competing in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events several years ago. At first, he was behind the wheel of his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and then he was behind the wheel of his wife Christy's 2003 Corvette Z06, in the series LME Street King category, and in TorqStorm Superchargers True Street. He even arrive...
Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Added to NMCA World Street Finals in Indy
NMCA is celebrating the 14th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout, the longest running LS-based national event during the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN) over the weekend of September 24-27, 2020. NMCA officials are giving away over $50,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways in this special stop on the Chevrolet...
Brian Keep Takes Steadfast Approach to Success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car and courtesy of Brian Keep Back in the day, Brian Keep raced in an Oldsmobile Omega, Chevrolet Blazer and Chevrolet S10, and on everything from dirt and mud to asphalt and concrete. But for the past several years, he has been racing in his 1998 Camaro, and is as competitive as they come in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street as well as in Ult...
NMCA Tech Committee makes parity adjustment to Xtreme Pro Mod rules
The NMCA Technical Committee made a rules revision today in Xtreme Pro Mod. The adjustment includes a base weight change for the small-block screw blower combination. This adjustment is effective 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...
NMCA Tech Committee makes parity rules revision to Factory Super Cars class
The NMCA Technical Committee made a rules adjustment today in the Factory Super Cars category. The revision includes an upper pulley size adjustment for the 2019-2020 GM 350 engine/2.65L Magnuson blower combination. The approved upper pulley for this combination has been adjusted from 3.350-inch to a 3.125-inch pulley. This adjustment goes into effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this d...
NMCA Tech Committee Makes Adjustments to Xtreme Street Class Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee released a rule adjustment today in Xtreme Street. Adjustments include a new cylinder head permitted for Chrysler small-block combinations in NMCA Xtreme Street. These amendments go into 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-ev...
NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Moves to US 131 Motorsports Park August 27-30, 2020
The NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals will be contested at US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. The change in venue is due to Summit Motorsports Park's decision to remain closed for 2020 as they regroup and plan for a return to action in 2021. It has been a crazy year but one that is rewarding as we made new friends with Jason Peterson and his staff at US...
NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Showcasing New Six-Stage Nitrous System
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jackie Slone After soaring to a 3.73 last year, NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jackie Slone set his sights on capturing 3.60s in his Camaro this year. By the time the winter snow had begun to fall over his shop in Michigan, he was freshening his Pat Musi Racing Engines-built 959 cubic-inch engine, which he backs with an M&M Transmissi...
A Message From Summit Motorsports Park President Bill Bader Jr.
While planning what was to be a standout season of racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the Coronavirus hit. Our country halted and hunkered down, and yet, I was hopeful that I would be able to open, as soon as possible, the facility that has been the source of pride and passion for my family for more than 50 years. I was prepared to do whatever I needed to do to ensure that e...
Metco Motorsports Official Pulleys of the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout
There is no denying that the late-model Gen III HEMI market is on fire right now from the mildest engine offering all the way up to the Redeye, Hellcat, and Demon packages. The story has been playing out on the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals scene for the last few years with the incredibly popular Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout. In just its third season there are a lot of companies who have signed up to ...
NMCA Tech Committee makes amendments to Xtreme Pro Mod Class Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee released a rule adjustment today in Xtreme Pro Mod. Adjustments include a Driveline clarification for all combinations in NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod. These amendments are effective immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMCA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: www.nmcadigital.com/
Tripp Carter Takes the Factory Super Cars Win at Invitational Race at Dragway 42
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Tripp Carter When the Mustang Cobra Jets, COPO Camaros and Challenger Drag Paks of the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category are called to the lanes, heads turn to see the hot rods. They're hard-launching, they haul and they're reminiscent of the early days of Super Stock. Among them is the 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet driven by the talented Tripp Cart...
Freeman Focused on Nitrous and Supercharger Combinations for NMCA and NMRA Competition
By Mary Lendzion A standout at Ultra Street events across the country, Mike Freeman decided to add NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and NMRA Edelbrock Renegade to his adventures in 2019. With plenty of persistence from the beginning of the year through the end of the year, he pulled off a fourth-place finish in Ultra Street points, fourth-place finish in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and second-p...
NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Driver Brent Wheeler Back in the Groove
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock has attracted more and more racers and race fans. Chock-full of character are the cars in the category that are reminiscent of those seen in the A/FX and Super Stock categories back in the 1960s, and among them is Brent Wheeler's as cool as they come 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver, who can foot-br...
MUSTANG MACH 1 RETURNING FOR 2021 MODEL YEAR
With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year, with its debut coming this spring. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of ...
NMCA & Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Adjusts Point System for 2020
The NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Competition committee has adjusted the 2020 NMCA/CPCS point's system to reflect the new schedule due to the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. Points will be accumulated by counting the best four out of five national events for VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, ARP Nitrous Pro Street, Holley EFI Factory Super Car, Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Dart NA 1...
Rickey Chasing Third Consecutive Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion As one of the categories contested as part of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events, Proform Rumble is a crowd-pleaser. The drivers have to run on an index and be just as ready on the tree as they are on the top end, and among them is David Rickey, who secured the championship in the category in 2018 and 2019. It's proof that he has what it takes to su...
5 Ways to WIN EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown Moves to World Wide Technology Raceway July 30-August 2
The second annual EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns in 2020 with a brand-new format, giving competitors 5 ways to win and new location at World Wide Technology Raceway during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance over the weekend of July 30-August 2, 2020. The rules are simple, if your vehicle relies on a late-model engine (GM LS/LT,...
Williams Ready for Next Race After Final Round Appearances at NMRA and NMCA Season Openers
By Mary Lendzion While searching for a car to race back in 2001, Shane Williams was spellbound by a 1999 Mustang with a 4.6 Two-Valve engine and a stock automatic transmission that was for sale near his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. After giving it the once-over, he made an offer, and then made it his. By the following weekend, he had introduced it to the very competitive NMRA Exedy Racing C...
Dr. Jamie Meyer To Lead The Performance Racing Industry As President Of PRI
Dr. Jamie Meyer has taken the role of President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and media company, effective this week. Meyer, who has a long and storied history in motorsports and racing, will lead the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community. In addition to providing the industry wi...
Corimac Frees Bringing New Car to NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Corimac Frees While Corimac Frees had been campaigning his Barracuda in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock, he climbed out of the car two years ago. He had a solid reason for doing so, as he was preparing to take over his father and fellow racer Jeff Frees business, Jeff's Northshore Auto in Menasha, Wisconsin, and he was learni...
Successful Start to Race Season for Craig Sullivan
By Mary Lendzion Craig Sullivan is willing to do whatever it takes to be competitive in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, and as a result, he secures more and more success every race season. He finished in fourteenth place in points in 2016 his first year in the incredibly competitive category and then finished in sixth, fifth and fourth place in points in 2017-2019 respectively....
New Location Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and based on the Illinois regional plan, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis (Madison, IL) the weekend of July 30 - August 2, 2020. We're very co...
DiDomenico to Put Down Even More Power in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DiDomenico While Mike DiDomenico was winning races in an Outlaw Dragster, he decided a few years ago that he wanted to try to do the same in a Pro Mod. So, he hired G-Force Race Cars to build one that would feature a 1968 Camaro body and a 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi prepared by Rage Fuel Systems and topped with MBE heads and a Brad...
POSTPONED NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway
ProMedia Events & Publishing is POSTPONING the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway May 28-31 due to COVID-19 pandemic and current regulations. We are postponing the event and we are working with Chris Blair and his staff on a variety of options to make this event happen. It is no surprise what is going on in the...
Conquer The Quarter Chevrolet Performance developed Gen 6 Camaro drag parts and Daren Poole-Adams is putting them to the test
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams Modern muscle cars are built to do it all and do it all well. While they deliver outstanding performance, driveability, and handling, they aren't always geared toward straight-line performance. The power is there, but maximizing it is up to the end-user. That's why it was so exciting when Chevrolet Performance used its Camaro SS Drag ...
NMCA Adjusts Daily Schedules for St. Louis, Georgia, and Ohio
Race officials from the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals have adjusted the daily Index schedules for the Scoggin Dicky Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival (Madison, IL), NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals (Commerca, GA), and the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals (Norwalk, OH) after several discussions with racers. Racer feedback is important and several racers approached me the other day re...
After Achieving a Runner-Up in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Paul Smith is Aiming for a Win
By Mary Lendzion While Paul Smith was competing in the Cheap Street category in the early 2000s, he was intrigued by and interested in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. He was attracted to the cars and the close competition, and after careful consideration, he and his father, George Smith, began preparing his Camaro for the eye-catching category at their shop, S and S Race Cars, in Kentucky. ...
JLT Proves Product and Performance In Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout Debut
Roadtripping to the NMCA Drag Racing Series season opener, the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, JLT Performance proprietor Jay Tucker had one thing on his mind for those 550 or so miles, to run a 9-second pass in his brand new 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody. By the time Tucker had arrived at Bradenton Motorsports Park, his Hellcat had been equipped with Metco pu...
NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Driver David Theisen On Right Path After Tracking Down Trouble
By Mary Lendzion Resolved and resolute in his approach to racing, David Theisen does whatever it takes to have a competitive car and combination in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. As a result, he has wheeled to wins and captured a championship in the category in his 1969 Firebird powered by a naturally aspirated 611 cubic-inch Chevrolet built by Chris Uratchko of Uratchko Rac...
Reminder: NMCA Schedule Changes St. Louis & Atlanta
As the COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the country, we wanted to remind everyone that the next event for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is the Scoggin Dicky Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance. It happens May 28-31 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, IL which is right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. In addition to the inclusion of...
GForce Performance Engineering Named Official Driveline of Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals named GForce Performance Engineering the Official Driveline of its popular Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout for 2020. The Kansas-based manufacturer offers rear axles and one-piece driveshafts for all models of the Dodge Charger and Challenger from 2009 through present models. Getting involved with the HEMI Shootout makes a lot of sense because the growth and popularit...
Griswold Gunning for Second Consecutive LME Street King Win in Corvette Rebuilt After Wreck
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Steve Griswold Steve Griswold had high hopes going into the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance and featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. He was definitely dialed in for the 8.50 index in LME Street King, and he had a chance at clinching the class cha...
Nitto Tire Cranks Up Payouts for NMCA TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout , and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge
On April 1st Nitto Tire released a new DOT legal drag radial tire dubbed the NT555RII with a refined design for a better performing drag radial than their previous offerings. The popular tire manufacturer is celebrating the NT555RII release by offering a bonus program to TorqStorm True Street, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout , and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge competitors. They're bum...
Baskin Bringing His Former Mean Street Car to NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Don Baskin has had a fine fleet of race cars, and also through the years, he has had his fair share of success in each of them. One that stands out is the Chevy II that he drove to championships in the NMCA Mean Street category, which was last contested in 2013. While the good-looking orange and green car had been sitting on the sidelines while Baskin f...
Steady Progress for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Driver Jeremy Lyons
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Jeremy Lyons Confident and content racing his Malibu in bracket categories near his home in Bradenburg, Kentucky, Jeremy Lyons had no idea that change was coming. He had been helping friends Andy Warren, who competes in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, and his brother, John Warren, who had been competing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Str...
NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Rob Cox Set on Seeing 3.60s in Bickel-Built Camaro
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Rob Cox In his 1999 Firebird and his 1963 Nova, Rob Cox has been consistently competitive in Limited Drag Radial at Milan Dragway in Michigan for the past several years. He has wheeled to wins, and a record-setting 4.23, in his Firebird, but ready for another hot rod to run in another category, he a few years ago purchased a 2007 GTO-bodied Pr...
Where It All Started Accufab
With a wisdom well beyond his 53 years and more experience than many will gather in a lifetime, John Mihovetz made a name for himself as a master fabricator, record-setting racer, and unapologetically badass owner of Accufab Racing, which proclaims itself the manufacturer of the world's best throttle bodies. Click HERE to read the whole story.
Bonded by Racing The Slone brothers bring a family racing tradition full circle with their pair of Camaros
When you have three sons, there's a good chance that at least one of them might be interested in your hobby. For the Slone family, it was all three boys, Tim, Rodney, and Jackie Jr., who followed their father and jumped into drag racing. As Jackie Jr.'s VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Camaro shows just how far the family has gone with its racing exploits, it is Rodney's Nostalgia Pro Stock 196...
Rob Orofiamma Makes Strong NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Debut
By Mary Lendzion With all of its nitrous purges and neck and neck racing, NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street is as commanding as it is competitive, and as intense as it is impressive. Among the drivers diving into the class for the first time at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida was Rob Orofiamma of Bolton, ...
Full Send Alan Felts's Huge Street Outlaw Overhaul
You gotta pay to play. When NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw/X275 hot shot Alan Felts decided he wanted to be at the front of the pack, he went all in with an absolutely massive overhaul of his 91 Ford Mustang. It's gonna be fast. How fast Real fast, proclaimed Felts of the major upgrades that were done by multi-time NMCA champion, Jessie Coulter at Jessie's Garage in Bowling Green, Kentu...

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