2019 Advance Ticket Sales NMCA Partners with TheFOAT Ticketing to Offer Advance Tickets at All Events
NMCA continue their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular motorsport series. The NMCA, in partnership with TheFOAT Ticketing, will offer 2019 advance ticket sales for spectators, racers/crew, and car show participants at each series event. Spectators will receive up to a 20% discount when they purchase their ti...
Breaking News 2019 NMCA Preliminary Rules
The 2019 NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Preliminary Rules are Thank You to NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2019 season. The NMCA Tech committee has reviewed hundreds of requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2018 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to ba...
Modular-Motivated Masterpiece Mark Luton's Mustang Moves Out With MMR Power
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi When Mark Luton heard that street-racing was taking place near his home in California when he was a teenager, he went to watch. He was immediately interested and inspired, and in no time, he was racing his Ford Ranger rocking a 4.0L V6 with a Paxton supercharger on the street and strip. When he decided that he wanted more muscle, he climb...
Video Inside DeatschWerks Releases Fuel Lines, Fittings, and Cobra Jet Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks has taken the Mustang scene by storm and quickly got known for its fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In fact, they are the fuel injector supplier for the supercharged Cobra Jet factory racecars, which is impressive because the injectors easily passed severe durability and performance testing by Ford. The company continues to refine its fuel system solutions, this time expanding into fuel...
Sign Up TODAY 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony, Presented by Aerospace Components Winner's Circle
The 2018 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, annual awards ceremony will be held Friday evening December 7th in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components, will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:00 (cash bar) with the awards ceremony starting promptly at 5:30 PM. Admission is free of cha...
Steve Turner Announced as New Editor of Fastest Street Car Magazine, Steve Baur Promoted to Digital Content Manager
ProMedia Events and Publishing is proud to announce veteran journalist, book writer, and photographer, Steve Turner, is joining the staff as editor of Fastest Street Car magazine, in addition to the promotion of Steve Baur to Digital Content Editor. Turner becomes the fourth editor in Fastest Street Car's 18-year history. Baur's Digital Content Manager position is a new title to enhance the quickl...
Built to be Raced Don Fotti is Focused on Competing in his Classic 1968 1/2 Mustang Cobra Jet
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Dr. Rudy Rouweyha As soon as they arrived, he would watch car after car cruise down track, and talk about which ones he wanted, but because he couldn't afford to purchase any of them, he purchased a motorcycle at the age of nineteen. It was a Kawasaki 500 Triple, and it was the fastest one he could get his hands on. I had never rode a motorcycle, so the sale...
2019 Season Rules Requests Now Being Accepted
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2019 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2019 NMCA drag racing series by October 15, 2018. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2019 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, ea...
LINK INSIDE 2018 NMCA Awards Voting Link
It's time to vote for deserving NMCA racers and crew for the annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards. PLEASE CLICK >>HERE<< TO VOTE
Deadline for voting is October 8, 2018 and will not be accepted after this time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Only one set of votes will be counted per NMCA member.
Final 2018 Season Points
Final 2018 season points have been posted. You can find them >>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 review. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 1st, these points will be considered final.
NMCA Wraps Up Stellar Season With World Street Finals
The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA race of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were wicked wheelies, powerful passes and plentiful personal bests as drivers were dead-set on cruising to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and class championships. In VP Racing Fuel...
Sunday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
As the final day of the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and the final race of the season, the action will be amplified and championships will be cemented across the categories with each round of eliminations. We wish all of our competitors well, and we'll be following along and posting news and results throughout the day. ...
Saturday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Anticipation was in the air as drivers dove into the first round of qualifying on Friday at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as always, there were many awe-inspiring passes. Among the lead qualifiers were Jason Hamstra with a 3.71 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, James Lawrence with a 3.97 in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars, Jordan...
Friday Coverage 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Hundreds of rigs have already rolled in and many more are rolling in now for the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and as the final race in this year's six-race NMCA series, drivers will have their cars and combinations ready for combat. We hope you can join us for what promises to be action-packed event, but it not, see it on a live feed ...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour for the NMCA World Street Finals
It's been a great and exciting NMCA season and it closes out this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. In order to celebrate the final race of 2018, we are pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour to help kickoff the NMCA World Street Finals, presented by Chevrolet Performance, on Thursday September 20 from 5 7 pm. The Weldon Pump spon...
Now Accepting 2018 NMCA Specialty Award Nominations
The NMCA is proud to invite our racing community to nominate friends and family for the 2018 NMCA Specialty Awards, which are to be celebrated during the 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Show. Nominations are due for submission no later than SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 before 11:59PM. There are no exceptions and the survey will close at that time. <>...
Indy Racer, Vendor, Car Show & Spectator - Stacking, Parking & Gate Information
Because of the Drift event taking place on the oval track as part of the NMCA at Indy event, our competitor entrance gate will change from the Main Gate on Thursday and Friday to Gate 2 on Saturday and Sunday. Below is a daily schedule of what gate, competitors, vendors and spectators will need to use each day. Click here to view larger map. Wednesday, June 22 All day - Overnight Racer / Ca...
NMCA Technical Committee Makes Rule Clarification and Parity Adjustments to Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
Effective immediately, the NMCA technical committee has made weight adjustments and clarified the rear suspension based on information and performance results over the last few races. The new minimum weight for the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak vehicles utilizing the supercharged, 5.7L combination will increase from 3,550 pounds up to 3,575 pounds. The Chevrolet COPO Camaro entries using the superc...
Championships Up for Grabs as the NMCA Heads to Indy
As the days wind down approaching the 17th Annual NMCA World Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance held at Lucas Oil Raceway August 20-23 many racers are eyeing a final run at a class title. Here's a quick look at points chases heading into the final race of 2018. In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Jason Hamstra holds a 230-point lead over Don Walsh. While others are close, it appears Ha...
Chuck Watson Sr. Mastermind Behind Watson Engineering/Watson Racing and Mastermind Behind the Wheel
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photography by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Chuck Watson Sr. was well aware of the Big Three automakers, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, and all of the hardware they had rolling off the assembly lines in the Motor City. He was intrigued, interested and inspired to join the industry in one way or another, so he went to work as ...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Confirms Commitment to Street & Straight Line Performance with NT555 G2, NT555R, & NT05R
Nitto Tire entered the domestic high-performance over twenty years ago and its popularity grows stronger every day. A long-term relationship with the street-legal drag racing sanctioning bodies NMRA and NMCA has helped put its products in front hundreds of thousands of street performance enthusiasts who are interested in straight line performance. Its flagship performance tire, the NT555 was desig...
Carl Stevens Heading to NMCA All-American Nationals with Jim Bell's Pro Mod Camaro | Presented by Nitto Tire
Carl Stevens and Jim Bell didn't announce they were going to Disney World after winning the World Series of Pro Mod. Instead, they collected the $100,000 prize, loaded up Bell's twin turbocharged 1969 Camaro, and headed east towards Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH with the intention of attending this weekend's Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals. Stevens will make his competition ...
Australian Steve Easton Aiming for Xtreme Pro Mod at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Moto Lenz and Randy Minadeo More than 30 drivers will give it everything they have to make the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod field at the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend, Aug. 24-26 at Summit Motorsports Parkin Norwalk, Ohio, and among them will be Australian Steve Easton. Easton, a former clutch specialist for John Fo...
NMCA All-American Nationals Thursday Test & Tune Announced (August 23)
NMCA is kicking off the 17th annual Honeywell Garrett All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park with a full Thursday Test & Tune (August 23) that is open to all event competitors and begins at 1PM. The All-American Nationals, happening August 23-26, 2018, will be one of the biggest and most talked about street-legal events of the year as the NMCA event hosts the prestigious Ford Perfor...
Spotlight on ATI Nostalgia Super Stock Standout Jeff Frees
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi When Jeff Frees wasn't pumping gas at the service station he worked at as a teenager in the 1970s, he and his brother, Tim Frees, were climbing into the seat-less back of a cargo van to be taken to the track near their Ripon, Wisconsin, home to watch their friends race the 1965 Plymouth Satellite they shared. Instantly inspired, influenced, an...
NMCA Returns to Memphis in 2019
The NMCA will make a return to Memphis International Raceway thanks to facility upgrades as it's bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home. The drag competition and car show event is being dubbed The Memphis Homecoming and it is happening May 2-5, 2019. The history between the organization and the race track goes back to 1992 when Hot Rod Magazine selected M...
Mourning the Loss of NMCA Racer "Sponge Bob" Curran
The NMCA community is mourning the loss of "Sponge Bob" Curran, a former champion in the Xtreme Street ranks. Curran and his Grand Sport Corvette helped define a category that has been a staple in street legal drag racing since the early 2000s. News began circulating of his passing the day after the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Details are minimal at this point but the know...
NMCA Drivers Deliver Double-Dose of Action at NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Fuel Systems Technology
More than 600 race cars and 250 show cars arrived for the showdown that is the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, July 27-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The weekend of wild racing was as exciting as expected, and everything escalated when winners in each series ran off at the end of the event as Team NMCA and Tea...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The first rounds of eliminations were every bit as exciting as expected yesterday at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology at Route 66 Raceway, and the action will escalate today. When it's all said and done, winners will form Team NMCA and Team NMRA and run off for a chance to win the specially-designed and super-dapper Nitto D...
Saturday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
Excitement for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway this weekend had been escalating for months, as drivers in both series were expected to turn up the wick for the late-season points race. That's exactly what they did during Friday's first and second rounds of qualifying. Don Walsh Jr. wheeled to a 3.70 to set the pace in VP Racing Fuels Xtrem...
Friday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The track is just about ready to go hot here at Rt. 66 Raceway for the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technologies. We go straight into qualifying session number one this morning and we've got over 400 race cars all looking to get down the finely honed 1320. After a wicked wreck wiped out her 1985 Mustang in 2016, Georgi...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Multi-Time Champion Mike Recchia to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photo Courtesy of Mike Recchia When the PDRA announced the elimination of its Pro Extreme class, the 2017 season champion, Mike Recchia, knew he needed a new place to race and decided to return to his NMCA roots. Hailing from Roselle, Illinois, the longtime racer first started with NMCA back in the late 90s when he ran in Pro Street trim. We were bottom feeders back th...
Odd Man Out Scott Libersher's adds a Cobra Jet to his Camaro Collection | Presented by Nitto Tire
No, it isn't April Fool's Day Scott Libersher, the COPO Connoisseur, really has added a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to his collection of Camaros. A longtime Chevy collector as well as an NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock contender, Libersher's addition is actually an acquiescence made out of love for his son-in-law, Dan Condon. Condon himself is a Ford guy, ...
Steve Roden to Join NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in New Car
After piloting a 1956 Pontiac Safari in the 8.50 index category for several years, Steve Roden is preparing to roll a new car out of the trailer at the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, July 26-29 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. It's an SRC Motorsports-built chassis topped with a Hairy Glass-built 1968 Firebird body, and it rolls on a Strange rear-end wi...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Spotlight on Nick McGrath
Interview by Mary Lendzion and photos by Steve Baur Having grown up on a farm in Illinois, Nick McGrath tinkered with tractors a time or two before turning his focus to cars. His first one was a 1984 Buick Riviera that he drove to and from high school but wasn't allowed to park in his parents garage, and his second one was a 1992 Mustang that he drove when he got out of high school and was allo...
Racers: You need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we need to purge and update our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please click...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Added to Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway
ProMedia Events is proud to announce it is adding the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL) over the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. It is hailed as the largest and wildest street-legal shootout of the year and NMCA officials will be hosting two index categories (the ProForm Rumble and LME...
NMCA Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the NMCA Gear Vendors True Street field will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the ...
Lance Keck is Committed to Vortech Superchargers' Continued Growth
Lance Keck has had an appreciation of cars for as long as he can remember. He would watch the Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs, and Mavericks cruising around his family's home in Central Valley, California in his youth, and after serving as a hospital corpsman with the Navy years later, he began drag racing and road racing in a 1969 Camaro, a 1955 Chevy, and assorted Datsuns and Nissans, among o...
Video Inside Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Raceshop Offers Custom Street and Race Engines
One of the leading Chevrolet Performance dealers is Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center as they are a go-to place for the General's crate engine program. However, crate engines don't always scratch the itch for some enthusiasts and for that, the fine folks at Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center created the SDPC Raceshop. The race shop division specializes in custom engines for both the street and strip by offerin...
Mickey Thompson Tires and NMCA Announce Heavy Street for Late Model Muscle Cars
There is no denying that the modern muscle cars have helped launch the new golden age of performance. Joining the new versions of the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are 11-second Jeeps and high-powered sedans from mainstream badges and luxury brands. To celebrate the modern horsepower wars NMCA is teaming up with Mickey Thompson Tires to host a racing category directly aimed at those ranks Mickey...
NMCA NEWS Mid-Season Rule Submissions Deadline is May 30th
Attention all NMCA Drag Racing Series competitors: The NMCA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 30th. The staff is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is...
Race Wrap 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Back for another great rendition, the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series blew into Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. With a wet forecast dimming racers hopes initially, the weekend took a turn for the better and sunshine was...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 2
Mother Nature was all talk and no action as rain threatened the second round of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series held during the 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center at Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park. Fortunately, the event went off with only minimal delays and there was some great heads-up LS-powered, dr...

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