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 Dra...
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...
Spotlight on Mark Luton The VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Driver and MMR Owner is a Modular Engine Mastermind
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by the Fastest Street Car Staff While racing various cars through the years, Mark Luton has successfully showcased the robustness and reliability of engines and everything else his company, MMR, makes. Most recently, he earned a championship in NMCA West True 10.5 in 2014 before moving to NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2017, where his Mustang a...
Enter to Win Holley's Twin Supercharged LS Engine Giveaway!
Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, we've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! With warm weather already in effect across the m...
Dart Machinery, Diamond Pistons Team-Up to Sponsor NMCA NA 10.5 in 2020
Dart Machinery and Diamond Pistons, two divisions within Race Winning Brands, have signed on to sponsor the NA 10.5 category for the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals event series. The sponsorship began with the first event in early March and will continue when the series restarts next month with the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance May 28-31 at World ...
Ronnie Hackelton Back Behind the Wheel in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Ronnie Hackelton Whether he's smiling, speaking or shaking someone's hand, Ronnie Hackelton is as cordial as they come. But as a racer in the NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center categories, he's as competitive as they come, in his orange 2010 Camaro with a sealed ...
Jim Netherland and His Mad Torquer Have Motivated Start to Race Season
By Mary Lendzion Twenty-one years ago, Jim Netherland was racing a 1968 Buick Skylark in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car when he decided that he wanted to move to NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock. Because his car was a year newer than what was allowed in the category, he sold it and purchased a car that was a year older, a 1967 Buick GS400, from an estate sale not ...
Cash In On Mickey Thompson's Drag Tire Rewards Save $50 when purchasing new sets of two
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced a new reward program for some of its most popular drag tires. Racers who purchase a new set of two race-winning M/T drag tires in April and May can earn a $50 prepaid card. "The 2020 drag tire reward is our only reward of the year, so drag racers looking for the ultimate traction and performance need to act quickly," said Ken Warner, Vice Preside...
Petrovski Brings His Beautiful Black Mustang to NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons
By Mary Lendzion Once a month every spring through fall, Tony Petrovski spins serious rpm in All Motor at Milan Dragway in Michigan. The category is highly competitive and hotly contested, but Petrovski has held his own for the past several years, as he has been as quick and fast as 7.84 and 174 mph and captured the championship in the category in 2018. Fortunately for NMCA fans, the Almo...
Wade Rich Joins Bradenton Motorsports Park as Track Manager
The If you build it, they will come statement doesn't apply much anymore, but if you prep it, they will come definitely does. With track prep being paramount to racer loyalty, having a good crew and the right track management in place is critical to a facility's success. So, when Florida's Orlando Speed World Dragway's President of Operations, Wade Rich, announced he would be leaving, there wa...
Tom Ullery Taking on NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp
By Mary Lendzion When Tom and Eva Ullery met Rick and Jenni Riccardi several years ago, they were quick to form a friendship. The four New Jersey residents shared similar interests, and when Tom said he wanted to race something other than his 2014 Mustang GT, Rick, an accomplished NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons driver, said he wanted to help him every step of the way, and the...
Ted Hughes Debuts His 2019 COPO Camaro in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
By Mary Lendzion Ted Hughes had been racing various cars in various series when he decided to purchase a 2016 COPO Camaro and dive into NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in 2017. He found the competition compelling, and nailed a ninth-place finish in points that year, followed by thirteenth and twelfth place finishes in 2018 and 2019 respectively in the car flying Omaha Track and Patterson ...
NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Expands to Four Events in 2020
ProMedia Events & Publishing is revved up to get back to racing action at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the combined Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance May 28-31 after the unscheduled change in plans over the last month. Racing officials have decided to expand the NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category to four events in 2020...
Tony Orts Ready to Take On Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion It has been six months since Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer Tony Orts had his white-knuckle ride at the NMCA event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, but he remembers it as though it was yesterday. His 1968 Firebird went into a wicked wheelie that was higher than fans had ever seen the car go, and unfortunately, it turned left and went into the wall, before turning right and go...
Baskin Raring to Return to Racing After Two Crashes at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion As most of his fellow racers and race fans know, Don Baskin is as devoted to racing as they come. He has several different race cars for competing in several different categories at NMCA events, and at the series well-attended 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, Baskin belted into h...
Adaptive Response NMRA/NMCA Revises 2020 Event Schedules
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by HPJ Performance World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, IL May 28-31, 2020 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA June 25-28, 2020 Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nickey Performance Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL July 30 A...
Spotlight Interview Camp Stanley
Reining in Racing in Favor of (Semi) Retirement Only a handful names in drag racing are revered as pioneers of the pastime. These influential individuals were responsible for shaping and developing drag racing in its heyday, and their names evoke vivid memories of a wilder time when technology, as well as the societal subculture surrounding the sport, evolved at a rapid pace. Arthur Camp Stanley ...
NMCA Racer Mike DeChicco and Wife Recently Raised Over $16,000 for JEGS Foundation Racing for Cancer Research
By Mary Lendzion When Mike DeChicco is in his car, he's all about the competition in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock, and when he's not in his car, he's all about the camaraderie in the category. He likes people, and that's why he organized his first practice tree race at his home in Ostrander, Ohio, sixteen years ago. But he also likes to help people who need help, and t...
Gustafson and His Coast Packing Camaro Came Out Swinging in 2020 in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
By Mary Lendzion Every time Eric Gustafson rolls his race car out of trailer, fans and fellow racers know that things are going to get wicked at wide-open throttle. He has put down plenty of power and picked up plenty of wins in his Coast Packing Camaro built by Gary Naughton Race Cars, maintained by Tim Lyons at Lyons Custom Motorsports and packing a Noonan-built Hemi fronted by a ProCharge...
Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway May 28-31
NMCA is celebrating the 14th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout, the longest running LS-based national event during the NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL) over the weekend of May 28-31, 2020. NMCA officials are giving away over $50,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways in this special stop on the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series tour. Included in the...
Pete Ricart Had Personal Reason for Wanting to Win in Coan Stock/Super Combo at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion After competing in NMCA Nostalgia Pro Street in his Fairlane, Pete Ricart took several years off to focus on his companies, Rabid Customs and Buddy's RPM in Ohio. He was happy and having fun when his life changed in an instant, as his son, Brad, was severely injured in a motorcycle accident last year. After nineteen surgeries, his son began to heal, and even began to train f...
Brian Keep Kicks Off 2020 With NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Records
By Mary Lendzion It has become common for Ultra Street drivers to join NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street drivers for some nail-biting, neck and neck racing. Among them at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida was Brian Keep of Ft. Myers, Florida. Keep, who finished second in Ultra Street points, just ...
NMRA/NMCA Technical Department Clarification On Turbocharger Compressor Covers In NMRA/NMCA Competition
Effective today, March 23, 2020 - All turbocharger compressor covers will require inspection and approval by NMRA/NMCA Tech before they can be used in NMRA/NMCA competition. This includes turbocharger compressor covers that have already been used in competition. Classes that this affects are: NMCA XTREME PRO MOD NMRA/NMCA STREET OUTLAW NMRA RENEGADE / NMCA XTREME STREET NMRA LIMITED ...
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals (ProMedia Events & Publishing) Office Goes Remote during COVID-19 Crisis
Due to California state regulations during the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic the office of ProMedia Publishing & Events, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals has gone to a work-from-home status for the foreseeable future to keep our office staff safe. Despite the office closure, the NMRA/NMCA staff remains operational, but will be available via ema...
Kyle Salminen Campaigning his Father Matt Salminen's Camaro in ARP Nitrous Pro Street
By Mary Lendzion When Matt Salminen's beautiful blue 1969 Camaro pulled into the burnout box at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in early March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, fans did a double take. That's because rather than Matt sitting it the driver's seat for ARP Nitrous Pro Street competition, it was his 21-year-old son, Kyle. Kyle, who...
Monster on the Midway Arrington Performance brings a parade of partners to the manufacturer's midway
There is plenty to see when the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series rolls into town. From the World's Fastest Street cars on the drag strip to some of the coolest cars in town on the show field, these events are a gearhead's playland. For those looking for tech support or new go-fast hardware, however, the manufacturer's midway is the place to be. Thanks to Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance, ...

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