NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and finalized the 2020 rules in the following classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Xtreme Street Nitrous Pro Street Chevrolet Performance Stock S3 Stock/SuperStock Combo Nostalgia Super Stock Nostalgia Muscle Car Open Comp Street King Rumble The NMRA Technical Committee is still reviewing several combinations...
ProMedia to Release Bigger, Better, and Bolder Fastest Street Magazine at PRI Show
ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce its flagship monthly print magazine, Fastest Street Car, has been upgraded and expanded beginning with the January 2020 issue. The bigger, better, and bolder Fastest Street Car will be released this week during the 2019 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis December 12-15. Fastest Street Car is nearly 20 years old and it keeps ge...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Xtreme Street Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered by the Tech Committee in multiple classes. We would like to remind race...
Where It All Started Arrington Performance
Some may think the glory days of racing, and especially NASCAR, are long gone but Arrington Performance is keeping history and heritage alive with the company's line of Hemi-focused products. In 1964, Dodge prepared to release a new engine with a hemispherical combustion chamber and two successful circle-track racers were given Hemi engines to race at the 64 Daytona 500 Richard Petty and Budd...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following NMCA and CPCS classes: NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod NMCA Xtreme Street CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 NMCA and CPCS Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ We would like to remind racers that th...
NMCA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Preliminary Rules
The NMCA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Xtreme Street CPCS Series General Regs and Points CPCS Street King CPCS Rumble Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered ...
NMCA Expands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2020
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series is expanding to all six NMCA events in 2020. The popularity of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series shows the excitement the LS/LT community brings to the NMCA. Its growth over the last few years is why we are expanding to all six national events, says Rollie Miller, general manager of the ...
2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Championship Class and Shootout Lineup
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce its class lineup for the 2020 drag racing season. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMCA made a few changes to the lineup. NMCA will have 10 points championship classes in 2020. 2020 NMCA Championship Points Classes: Xtreme Pro Mod Factory Super Cars N/A 10.5 Nitrous Pro Street Xtreme Street ...
Breaking News 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules Posted
The 2020 NMCA Preliminary Rules are posted here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ Thank you to the NMCA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2020 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed over 120 requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2019 racing season. As one can imagine, it is a daunting task to balance all of the...
Mopar and Dodge//SRT Roll Out New Challenger Drag Pak at 2019 SEMA Show
Mopar and Dodge//SRT took the wraps off a new, fourth-generation version of the factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car today at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is engineered for grassroots drag racers that compete in sportsman classes in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) a...
TONY ORTS MAKES REMARKABLE RETURN TO EDELBROCK XTREME STREET
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff As a multi-time NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street champion who had been competing in the category since its creation, it was somewhat surprising when Tony Orts walked away from it several years ago. He wanted to focus on family and work, but when nitrous purges and neck and neck racing called him back, he returned to the captivating categ...
SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS 2020 SHELBY GT500 DRAGON SNAKE CONCEPT AT 2019 SEMA SHOW
Unveiled in the Ford Motor Company's display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing version of the Shelby Cobra called the Dragonsnake. Given the new Ford Shelby GT500's dual-clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford's new Mustang sup...
2020 Summit Motorsports Park Schedule Spotlights the 19th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
There was everything from rip-roaring action to record attendance all year long at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and extra elements will ensure that 2020 is even bigger, better and more breathtaking. Drivers will dive in for the 39th Annual Spring Warm-Up, April 11, and then the 14th Annual Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser, one of the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series...
Where It All Started Race Part Solutions
If you've got race car problems, you can call Race Part Solutions. The concept of being able to provide multiple options to customers so that they can get to the finish line without having to wait on backordered items is what first inspired co-owners John Kerr and Darin Matera to start Race Part Solutions. The men met back in 87 while they were working at Horsepower Sales of Delray Beach, Flor...
LaCosta Lands Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion When the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series joins the NMCA at events throughout the race season, LME Street King is among the categories in the spotlight. The competition is close, and among those holding his own round after round is Ricardo LaCosta, whose Malibu is motivated by an LS7 engine. The Michigan-based driver got things going by qualifying in the fifth spot with a...
Rickey Rolls to Second Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion Adding even more action to select NMCA events each year is the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and its popular ProForm Rumble, LME Street King and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. Among the drivers duking it out in Proform Rumble is David Rickey, who earned a championship in the category in 2018 and was bent on backing it up in 2019. ...
Bill Skillman Soars to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion After circling all six of this year's NMCA events on his calendar, Bill Skillman set his sights on Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. He knew that the competition was going to be tough, but he was committed to being just as tough in his 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet packing a 327 cubic-inch engine massaged by Holbrook Racing Engines and topped with a Whipple supercharger. He showed that b...
Leonard Long Rows Gears to His Third FST Carburetors NA 10.5 Championship
By Mary Lendzion With their high-winding engines and high wheelies, drivers in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5 are well-known and wildly entertaining to fans. Among them is Leonard Long, who is as hardcore as they come. Long, who lives in Pennsylvania and owns G-Force Racing Transmissions, has been behind the wheel of various race cars for more than 50 years. The Mustang he races in FST Carb...
Preliminary Rules Requests Due Today
A reminder that Preliminary Rules requests must be submitted no later than 5PM (Pacific Time) today, Oct 15. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the best interest of the category. Please submit your 2020 Preliminary Rule requests to: [email protected], be sure to include your name, NMCA car number, and support...
Jesse Wilson Pushes To Third Chevrolet Performance Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion After driving to championships in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Chevrolet Performance Stock in 2017 and 2018, Jesse Wilson was determined to do it again in 2019. In his father-in-law Kelly Pierce's Camaro flying Fuelab banners, he began by leading qualifying with a 10.11 and landing in the...
Tricia Musi Follows in Father's Footsteps and Earns ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship in His Former Car
By Mary Lendzion While Tricia Musi hasn't been in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street for long, she has already shown that she's a determined and diehard driver. She has also shown that she's competitive and capable of winning races in her car, the storied 1999 Trans Am known as Popeye II, which her famous father, Pat Musi, motored to NMCA/NSCA Pro Street championships in the early 2000s. While P...
Cameron Bowles Captures MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship in Grandfather's Famous Car
By Mary Lendzion On the day Cameron Bowles climbed into the driver's seat of his grandfather Don Bowles Maverick, Little Coal Digger VII, a few years ago, he told himself that he was ready to fly in the famous car. He began proving it, round by round, in NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp, and that's when it became clear that he was a championship-caliber driver, like his grandfather, Don, who was most...
Walsh Jr. Wheels to VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion When it was announced in the summer of 2017 that renowned racer Don Walsh Jr. had purchased a Corvette and was headed for NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, excitement ensued. It was for good reason, as Walsh Jr. had already been completely capable and competitive in NMRA, NMCA, NHRA and other series. By the end of 2018, he was engaged in an electrifying battle for the NMCA V...
Andy Warren Wraps Up His Eighth Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car Championship
By Mary Lendzion If there's one thing Andy Warren has proven, it's that he's a wizard behind the wheel of his well-known Caprice in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car. In fact, he was a seven-time champion in the category dead-set on becoming an eight-time champion going into the 2019 race season. The Kentuckian set out by qualifying in the third spot with a 10.01 on a 10.00 index and f...
Coulter Earns Third Consecutive Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Having earned the NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street championship in 2017 and 2018, there was no doubt that the very competitive Jessie Coulter was going to try to back them up in 2019. He began by driving to a 4.67 to lead qualifying and a 4.73 against Tim Knieriem to earn a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA ...
Powerful Pair John Langer and Dwight Ausmus Put Spotlight on Pontiac Strength
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by FSC Staff Friends and fellow racers for nearly fifteen years, John Langer and Dwight Ausmus have a lot in common. Both have Pontiac cars and combinations, both have huge amounts of horsepower and both are completely competitive in NMCA FST Carburetors NA 10.5. Additionally, the highly-regarded Langer and Ausmus both work with Tony Bischoff of BES Racing Engin...
Jeff Frees Flies to Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo Championship
By Mary Lendzion Jeff Frees hasn't been behind the wheel of the DragPak Challenger he bought from Jim Bailey for long, but he has already discovered how to be competitive in it. In NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo, he qualified in the sixth spot with a 9.83 on a 10.90 index in the car built by Mike Roth and powered by 392 cubic-inch Hemi built by Jeff Taylor at the first race on...
Gass Secures His Second NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after cruising to the NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock championship in his classic and cool Chevelle in 2018, Kevin Gass set out to back it up in 2019. He began by posting a 9.78 on a 9.75 index in his car powered by a big-block Chevy to qualify in the twelfth spot before going on to a runner-up finish at the first event on this year's NMCA tour, the 17t...
Pevlor Pushes to NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion After showcasing his skills in Ultra Street and Nitrous X in his Mustang, Shawn Pevlor was invited to climb into Tony Bischoff's Mustang to compete in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw this year. With no seat time in the car formerly driven by Nick Bacalis, he headed to the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, where he wheele...
2020 NMCA Rule Requests NOW BEING ACCEPTED
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2020 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2020 NMCA drag racing series by October 15, 2019. Our Tech Department, headed by Roger Conley, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2020 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, e...
2019 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Points Announcement
Final 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series points are now published >>here<< Please take a moment to look them over. If you see a discrepancy, please send an email to [email protected]. As per our rules, there is a five-day review window for them. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, Sept. 29th, these points will b...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 5
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series dove into action at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 19-22 at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis and awaiting winners was the ever-welcoming Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Defending Chevrolet Pe...
Race To the Championships Race Wrap For The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, which was hosted at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis September 19-22, 2019 marked the end of a successful season of NMCA Drag Racing presented by E3 Spark Plugs, and culminated in the crowning of class champions who had worked th...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
After qualifying had concluded, it was determined that Bill Skillman is the 2019 Holley EFI Factory Super Cars champion. Skillman racked up wins at Bradenton and Joliet, and collected a runner up finish in Memphis to amass a substantial lead going into the final event of the year and secured his place at the top with his qualifying performance. Leonard Long of G-Force Racing Transmissions w...
Saturday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Qualifying continues today for the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance and at the conclusion of the first qualifying session last night, current VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod points leader Don Walsh topped the sheet once again with a 3.735 from his twin-turbocharged Corvette. Round two of the heads-up qualifying kicks off around 11 am. The Dave Duell Cla...
Friday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Qualifying begins today for the 18th Annual NMCA World Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance here at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and the cars were flying in yesterday's test and tune session. If you can't make it to the track, be sure to log on to www.speedvideo.com and watch all of the action as it happens. With its midwest location, this event has always been popular with the VP...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It's hard to believe, but this weekend marks the end of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing season. Championships are still up for grabs in many of the classes and the great weather forecast for this weekend here at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis should provide the setting for some show-stopping performances. Just a short while ago, RacePagesDigital.com broke the news that Billy Glidden was bringi...
From Beat And Broken To Ready For Battle, Andy Warren Completes Engine Thrash In Hopes Of Securing Another NMCA Class Championship
The 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season will come to a close at this weekend's 18th annual World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance. Many a driver hopes to secure a win or a class championship, and for multi-time champion Andy Warren, his battle for this year's Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car title has been one to remember. Warren made a final-round appearance at each of the ...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour this Thursday at NMCA World Street Finals!
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the NMCA World Street Finals season finale, presented by Chevrolet Performance and held at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis taking place September 19-22, 2019. The Weldon High Performance sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, September 19th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and...
Synchronicity Honda Hero Carey Bales Turns to Pro Mod Mustang
After twenty years of proving he can do more with less, especially in the displacement department, Carey Bales is moving in a different direction as he has committed to running NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in a 20 Ford Mustang GT350R with a clutch! The Honda Hero, who co-owns Race Tactics in Pittsboro, Indiana, with his brother Jason, has been racing since the late 90s and made a name...
Jeff Rudolf Packing New ProLine Power for NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kieffer Simpson/Rudolf Motorsports We have learned a lot about Jeff Rudolf through the years. He is dedicated, determined and driven, and his fans are decidedly devoted to him, whether he's racing in NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod or in another series. He also has one of the best teams in the business, including Kelli Ulrey, Kieffer Simpson and ot...
BREAKING NEWS 2020 NMCA Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series is proud to release its 2020 national event schedule. The 6-event NMCA series is the largest and most popular muscle car and street car drag racing series in the country. Each national event offers drag racing categories ranging from 4,000hp Xtreme Pro Mods to entry-level drag and street racing classes, an awesome late & early-model car show, manufacturer's...
Joe Clemente Has A High-Revving Hot Rod In FST Carburetors NA 10.5
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi As clear as day, Joe Clemente can remember when he was a child watching his father work on his classic cars and wheel them around their neighborhood in New York. He told himself that he, too, would have one someday, and that day came when he turned seventeen and purchased a previously-owned 1989 Mustang, and after asking Jim LaRocca to build a...
Whipple Superchargers Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals
NMCA is proud to announce that Whipple Superchargers has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 18thAnnual NMCA All-American Nationals, which will be held August 22-25, 2019 at the scenic Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Whipple Superchargers, a top manufacturer of OE and aftermarket superchargers, is also the spec supercharger for the 50thAnniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Mustang...
2019 Car Show, NMRA/NMCA Joliet, Illinois
Best of Show Winner: Mark and Sandy Heckman, 1966 Nova  Ford Muscle Winner: Jim Scott, 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Directors Choice Conservative and Best GM Winner: Gary Goodin, 1969 Camaro Best Late Model: Justin Dumke, 2014 Mustang Chrysler Muscle Winner: Ken Mushen, 1965 Dodge Coronet Directors Choice Modified: Bob Cook, 1966 Chevelle 2019 NMCA Joliet NMCA Host Club Midwest Thunder Best ...
Spotlight on NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone
Interview and photos by Mary Lendzion Having grown up just outside of Detroit, Jackie Slone was surrounded by a myriad of muscle cars made by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He was fascinated by the way they looked, the way they sounded and the way they performed on the street and on the strip. He also was fixated on driving one. As it turned out, he went on to race several at tracks near hi...
Gallery INSIDE NMRA/NMCA True Street Goes NASCAR Cruising!
NMRA/NMCA race officials provided a unique experience for the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street field during the 14th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, held at the famous Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL). For the second year in a row they collaborated with Route 66 Raceway's Scott Paddock and Terry Greetham to open the NASCAR oval across the street at Chicagolan...
Blast from the Past Billy Glidden's Fox Body Back in Action and for Sale
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Steve Baur Although he's hesitant to commit to a definitive plan or course of action, legendary drag racer Billy Glidden confirmed that he is working on reviving his historic black Fox body Mustang and the car has already been fired up. Revered as the most successful Mustang in heads-up drag racing, the 90 model Ford's historical significance is und...

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