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, ...
After Impacting Wall, Blankenship Repairing Mustang for NMCA Power Festival
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons category is known for its high-revving and high-horsepower engines that help cars haul without a power-adder. It's also known for its diehard drivers, and among them is Robbie Blankenship. The Florida resident prepared for the start of the 2020 race season by installing into his Mustang a fresh 400 cubic-inch engine toppe...
Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Returns to NMCA Competition at Atlanta Dragway
The NMCA's Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category returns for three NMCA events in 2020, starting with 12thAnnual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on April 2-5. At this event, Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw is combined with the NMRA's VP Madditives Street Outlaw, which gives every fan something to root for when the tires light up and the Christmas tree ...
MotorCity Muscle Challenge Added To NMCA Norwalk and Indy events in 2020
The NMCA will host the MotorCity Muscle Challenge at its Norwalk and Indy events as an exhibition in the 2020 racing season. We have worked hard with NMCA over the last year to bring this together and are excited to be racing at the 19TH ANNUAL NMCA ALL-AMERICAN NATIONALS at Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH and 19TH ANNUAL NMCA WORLD STREET FINALS Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with all...
EATON TVS Throwdown Returns to NMRA/NMCA with New Location and Revised Rules
Last year NMRA/NMCA worked with EATON Corporation to create a category to celebrate its highly successful Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger technology. The TVS Supercharger Throwdown kicked off with super fast street cars doing battle on the quarter-mile. In 2020, the TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns with a new set of race rules and a new location during the biggest street-legal drag race ...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
The ladders are set and the matchups are crucial as the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines sends classes into eliminations. Vying to collect round wins in hopes of visiting the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with the first wins of the season, racers will lay it all on the line today. Adding even more excitement to today's program, the top eight finishers ...
Race Wrap 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
Written by Mary Lendzion Wondrous weather, powerful passes, and close competition made up the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Excitement escalated as the weekend went on, and when it was all said and done, records were set and the winners of the series season opener in the Sunshine State celebrated ...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 1
Written by Mary Lendzion Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series set in motion a new season of racing with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. If they were in need of seat time after several months off, the racers didn't show it, as there were many laudable laps down-track from drivers ...
Saturday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Competition heats up at the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines as most classes lock in their qualifying performances at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Meanwhile, racers in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, and TorqStorm Superchargers True Street classes race to settle who will take a trip to the ...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
The long off-season is over as the gates opened at Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines. With sunny skies and moderate temperatures, the season opener of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series has the stage set for another weekend of impressive performances. The action kicks off today with three rounds of test and tune runs, so st...
Trovato Hoping to Trap 4.60s in Edelbrock Xtreme Street at NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion With a mix of skill and sheer determination, Bill Trovato has had his fair share of success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in the past thirteen years. First it was in his Starfire, and since 2013, it has been in his Camaro, which is powered by a 440 cubic-inch LS engine on a cast aluminum Dart block which he built at his shop, BTR Performance in New York, and topped with Ch...
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Randy Adler Aiming for All Six NMCA Events in 2020
By Mary Lendzion Whenever Randy Adler rolls his 1957 Bel Air-bodied Pro Mod out of the trailer at an NMCA event, it attracts attention. The Tim McAmis-built car is beautiful, but it's also bad-to-the-bone, and last year, the Illinois-based driver dished out a 3.70 followed by a runner-up and an eleventh place finish in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod points despite missing a few events. ...
Haney to Open 2020 Pro Mod Campaign with NMCA in Florida
In a surprise move, nitrous Pro Mod star Keith Haney revealed plans to open his 2020 racing season Mar. 5-8, with the 18th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event at South Florida's historic Bradenton Motorsports Park. "We've never raced at Bradenton before, but I've always heard such great things about the track and the fans there and I've always wanted to see it for myself," Haney said. "And what...
Gillig Partnering with EIC Motorsports for Even More Naturally Aspirated Power in Nitrous Pro Street
By Mary Lendzion It was nearly twenty years ago that Tony Gillig was firing up his naturally aspirated Cutlass and cruising to crazy-fast elapsed-times in NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock. After selling the car, and later attempting to buy it back from a buyer who didn't want to budge, he decided to debut a replica of it in the NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street category in 2018. With a 622 cubic-inch Ch...
Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Driver Craig Hejda Will Haul with Uratchko Racing Engines Power
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Craig Hejda and by NMCA Craig Hejda's 1972 Maverick was one of the coolest cars in the parking lot of his high school in Iowa back in 1979. And years later, that same Maverick is one of the coolest cars in the pit area at various race tracks. Hejda raced in the Ozark Mountain Super Shifters series for twenty years, and was laying down low 8-second laps...
More Companies Join NMCA Contingency Program
The 2020 list of contingency sponsors is filling up quickly now and has been updated. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. These are the latest co...
Victory Bash Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Returns to NMRA and NMCA in 2020
Aerospace Components and ProMedia Events and Publishing, the parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, are proud to announce the event-ending victory celebrations will continue in 2020 with Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. We are honored to enter into our tenth season as major sponsors with ProMedia, said Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components....
Cameron Bowles Preparing to Pilot Grandfather Don Bowles Famous Mustang
By Mary Lendzion The moment Cameron Bowles climbed into the driver's seat of his grandfather Don Bowles Maverick, he showed that he was completely capable of being competitive in the famous car known as Little Coal Digger VII. He handled low 9-second passes with the help of a small-block Ford built by Roush and freshened by Phillip Oakley, and he even hauled to the NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp ...
NMCA Rules Adjustments For Edelbrock Xtreme Street
It the last few days, many NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street racers have approached the NMRA/NMCA Tech department regarding the crossover from Ultra Street into those two categories. For the last few years, the two racing series have been moving toward the goal of being aligned with Ultra Street to make it easier for racers to cross back and forth. Changes were made to the Ultra Street rules fo...
More HEMI News Arrington Performance Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil is back for 2020
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be running the popular and exciting Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 Presented by Red Line Oil at all six national events in 2020. The HEMI Quick 8 takes the top 8 finishers in the popular Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout and enters them in a heads-up competition on Sunday with the winner walking away with $800 cash and an NMCA Victor award. The quickest growin...
Kevin Gass Ready to Chase Third NMCA Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion There are a number of things that Kevin Gass has noticed while racing in the NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category for the past seventeen years. For starters, he swears that with each event, drivers hit the tree harder and run closer to their chosen index during qualifying and eliminations. But he's right there with them, and he proved that when he ear...
Stacking and Parking Information for Bradenton
Below is a daily schedule of Parking and Gate information and Instructions. Monday March 2nd Tuesday March 3rd Stacking in parking lot west of the track (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) Wednesday, March 4th OVERNIGHT & All day Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 1 PM 6 PM Pre-event Cred...
Great Strides for Standout ARP Nitrous Pro Street Racer Randy Dolensek
By Mary Lendzion As far as first hot rods go, Randy Dolensek had a doozy in the 1969 Mercury Cyclone he bought from his brother. He proudly drove it on the streets around their Wisconsin home, and years later, he bought another 1969 Mercury Cyclone that he painted green in a nod to the one he had in high school. These days, he cruises to 4-second passes in the eighth-mile in that classic ...
Take a Break from Winter While in Bradenton
The much-anticipated 2019 NMCA season will open with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 5-8, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the G...
Vortech Named Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA in 2020
The red-hot late model HEMI market is getting a boost as Vortech Superchargers joined the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the Official Supercharger of the Dodge // MOPAR HEMI Shootout. The quickest growing segment in the NMCA regularly boasts over 100 Gen III HEMI vehicles at each event, most of them competing in the HEMI Shootout. The unique HEMI Shootout format features a series of time tri...
More Contingency Sponsors Join the NMCA
Things are really cranking up now as more and more companies are joining us as 2020 contingency sponsors. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. The...
DeMayo Jr. Ready to Rumble in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 After Year Off
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DeMayo Jr. Hard launches, huge wheelies and high-revving engines are among the many things that make NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 the compelling category that it is. But equally impressive and interesting is seeing how much horsepower drivers, engine builders and crews can constantly coax from naturally aspirated engines, and among those ...
5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors during the Commerce, Georgia, event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, the event is one of only two races where fans can witness the specta...
Laris Motorsports Insurance Named Official Motorsport Insurance Provider for NMRA/NMCA
NMRA and NMCA is excited to announce Laris Motorsports Insurance as the Official Motorsport Insurance provider for both national event series. The company offers racecar insurance for both on and off the race track and sales agent Mark Anderson will be at every NMRA and NMCA in 2020 to discuss options. Laris Motorsports Insurance is designed to be racer-friendly because its owners, Holden and R...
VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone Aiming for 3.60s
By Mary Lendzion Last May, NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod driver Jackie Slone surprised fans when he climbed out of his David Janes Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro and into his Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built 1969 Camaro. He felt that the car was set up to go a little quicker and a little faster, and he was right. Slone popped off a best of 3.73 and 202 mph on his way to a thirteenth-place ...
5TH Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
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 at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing the ...
NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street Racer Justin May to Make More Horsepower with New Engine
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Justin May It takes consistency and durability to be competitive in the ever-exciting NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category, and among the racers with plenty of both is Justin May. He has been racing in the category since 2010, and has stepped up every year, with a 7.80 and 180 mph being the quickest and fastest times he has trappe...
Different Car and Category for Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Driver Steve Wilson
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Steve Wilson Steve Wilson has wheeled different cars in different NMCA categories in the past fifteen years, but he has been rocking his red 1972 Nova in Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car since 2014. The car with a small-block Chevy under its hood and Granny's Garage on its doors, has been good to Wilson, who wrapped up wins in the 10.25 and 10.50...
2020 Contingency Program is Cranking Up
With the 2020 season upon us contingency sponsors have either been signing back up for the new season or joining the NMCA for the first time. Keep in mind these are the companies who are supporting you, so when it comes time to freshen something or add a new component to your car or combination, these companies should be at the top of your list. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE...
Hughes to Debut 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro for 2020 Factory Super Car Season
The NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars is one of the most hotly contested heads-up classes, and staying at the head of the field is no small feat. Seward, Nebraska's Ted Hughes has been competing in the class for the last several years with a 2016 Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro, and in the middle of 2019, picked up a 50th Anniversary 2019 COPO Camaro to be his new ride going forward. The ...
Holbrook Racing Engines Named Presenting Sponsor of NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park
As race teams enter the final month of preparations for the NMCA Muscle Car National event series, the championship-winning powerhouse Holbrook Racing Engines is named as Presenting Sponsor of the popular NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event March 5-8, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Chris Holbrook, an IHRA and NHRA world champion driver and engine builder as well as founder of the Michigan-based e...
Breaking News TorqStorm Superchargers Sponsors NMCA True Street
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season-opener is just five weeks away and they are proud to announce the addition of TorqStorm Superchargers as the class sponsor for True Street. The TorqStorm Superchargers True Street category is an entry-level class for street cars with a 30-mile road tour, Saturday competition, several runs on the drag strip throughout the event weekend, and a complimentary entry...
VP Racing Fuels Preorder Now Available for 2020 Season
Racers who will be attending events this season will again have an opportunity to preorder VP Racing Fuel which will be delivered to each track. In order to get fuel delivered, you'll need to register with VP and order BEFORE the cutoff date. More information as well as the order form can be found >>here<<
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout, Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge and Nitrous Pro Street rules
The NMCA Technical Committee have made updates to the 2020 rules in the following classes:
  1. Dodge//Mopar Hemi Shootout
  2. Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge
  3. Nitrous Pro Street
Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/
John Warren Wrapping Up Wicked New ProCharger Combination
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of John Warren When John Warren was racing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, he was competitive and commanding. He clocked a best of 7.61 and 179 mph in the quarter-mile with a 565 cubic-inch big-block Chevy by Knieriem Racing Engines and nitrous under the hood of his Nova which features leafsprings in the back and TRZ suspension in the front, but in 2017, he...
Libersher Lands Chevrolet/John Force Edition 2020 COPO Camaro Auctioned for Charity
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Scott Libersher As far as collections go, Scott Libersher has one of the coolest. That's because it's a collection of COPO Camaros that Libersher, his son Leonard Libersher and son-in-law Danny Condon race in various categories, including NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. The trio is super-successful in ...
Test and Tune Set for Wednesday March 4th at Bradenton
For those racers heading to Bradenton who want to test before the event, there will be an open test session Wednesday, March 4th from 10am-6pm. Cost is 250.00 per car. There will be one lane prepped for radials and another prepped for slicks. Track prep will be done by Kurt Johnson and TVC. The NMRA staff will be on site Tuesday 1pm 6pm and Wednesday 9am 5pm to park racers who are testi...
NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and Radial Rampage Special Event
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs and Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels are proud to create a unique Radial-based program that includes the Street Outlaw category at three national events Atlanta Dragway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Route 66 Raceway and a special Radial Rampage shootout at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL), which adds Radial vs...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA True Street Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has made changes to the True Street class rule set. Specifically, the committee has changed the Exhaust rule to: EXHAUST SYSTEM Any Exhaust exit location permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers required. On Turbo applications, the Turbo acts as a muffler. Updated 2020 NMCA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-p...
Breeden to Belt into Belvedere for Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dennis Breeden For the past three years, Dennis Breeden has held his own in his 2010 Drag Pak Challenger in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo. He finished in third, second and third place respectively in 2017-2019 points in the car which is powered by a 6.1L Hemi and a 904 by CRT Racing Transmissions and runs mid-9s, and all the while, he has ...
The Story Behind the First 9-Second '20 GT500
Written by Evan J. Smith Photography by the Author Mustang fans have their answer. In its first track outing, Evolution Performance and its Iconic Silver 2020 GT500 clocked a 9.939 at 140.43 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park during a public test and tune session, and they've really just scratched the surface of the car's performance capability. Amazingly, the GT500 has just 300 miles on the...
Ausmus Preparing Famous Firebird for NMCA Season Opener
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Dwight Ausmus and by NMCA While Dwight Ausmus always puts on a show with hard launches and high wheelies in his Firebird in FST Carburetors NA 10.5, he did it differently at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last September at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. That's where the front clip and hood went flying from his Fireb...
RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act). The RPM Act of 2019 includes five other original sponsors: Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bill Posey (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX). This ...

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