Friday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Bluegrass Nationals
Friday morning started off with a bang as an intense thunderstorm rolled through the area around 5:30am. The heavy rains abated, but we've been trading punches with mother nature this morning as we attempt to get some cars down the track and get into qualifying today. Stay tuned for an updated run schedule. In the meantime, here is some news from the pits. Chevrolet Performance Stock racer ...
Thursday Coverage 16th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Bluegrass Nationals
With a line of trucks and trailers a half-mile long or more leading out of Beech Bend Raceway Park, it's looking to be a killer weekend of racing at the 16th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Bluegrass Nationals this weekend. This event features the Dave Duell Classic, which will bring in 50 or more wheel-standing Nostalgia Super Stock machines, and it's the first time that the NMCA Bowling Green ...
Cavallo Cruising for Dart Pro Stock at Bluegrass Nationals
Among the drivers with high-revving naturally aspirated combinations and hard-launching cars who dove into NMCA Dart Pro Stock when it debuted last year was Nino Cavallo. He was fresh off of earning the Australian National Drag Racing Association's 2016 Pro Stock championship when he traveled from his home in Melbourne, Australia to test the waters in the newly-formed class at the 11th Annual N...
Strong Midway in Store for 16th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky
A strong manufacturers midway is in store for the 15th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, May 18-21. The following companies/brands will have displays set up at the NMCA Bluegrass Nationals: Chevrolet Performance, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, VP Racing Fuels, Trailer World, WyoTech, M...
Doug Thompson Brings Winning Ways from IndyCar to NMCA
Having grown up around a dad who was into open-wheel and late-model stock cars, Doug Thompson spent a lot of time at tracks near their home in Indiana watching him race. As the years went by, he discovered that he, too, was interested in racing, but even more interested in making race cars run faster. He went on to work at automotive machine shops where he bored blocks, assembled engines and...
The Dave Duell Classic Returns to NMCA Bowling Green
One of the largest Nostalgia Super Stock races in the country, the Dave Duell Classic, will return to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the weekend of May 18-21, 2017, as a part of the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals Presented by Scoggin-Dicky Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance. Doug Duell and fellow racers organized the Dave Duell Classic over twelve years ago as a...
Chevrolet Performance & Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Put Major Support Behind 2017 NMCA Bowling Green Event
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Chevrolet Performance and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center have both put major support behind the upcoming NMCA Bluegrass Nationals event at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY, the weekend of May 18-21. NMCA, Chevrolet Performance, and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center have worked together promoting LS drag racing since the first LSX Shootou...
LSX Classes to Compete at the NMCA Bluegrass Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series will join the Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bluegrass Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the weekend of May 18-21, 2017. Presented by Scoggin-Dicky Parts Center and Chevrolet Performance, this event features the World's Fastest Street Cars of NMCA as well as one of the largest gatherings of LS-powered monsters in the U.S. Heads-up...
Rule Adjustments
The NMCA Rules Committee has announced rules changes in the following classes: Factory Super Car, Pro Stock and Street Outlaw. To review these, follow this link and then click on the 2017 Rules Revisions & Clarifications link at the top of the page.
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Rule Adjustments
The NMCA/CPCS Tech Committee has made a rule change in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Real Street Class. This class will be contested in the Eighth (1/8) mile format for the entire 2017 season. This change is effective immediately. CPCS Rule Revisions/Clarifications link: https://www.nmcadigital.com/dl/rules/cps/rev.pdf Real Street Rules can be found at: https://www.nmcadigital.c...
Sunday Coverage 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports
Huffing black smoke at the front end and whit smoke at the back end is Ryan Millican's diesel-powered '66 Chevy II Nova. Yes, that is a Cummins diesel in a muscle car, running in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw competition. Millican qualified 12th out of 13 cars, but was still creeping up on the setup leading into eliminations. In the first round of competition on Saturday, he came very clos...
House of Hook Hosts Nonstop Hustle for 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Waiting for drivers who rolled into the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports on April 6-9 at Atlanta Dragway was new asphalt from the eighth-mile to the quarter-mile, and they used every inch of it to lay down rousing and record-setting runs. In the NMCA's quickest and fastest category, VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Sweden's Adam Flamholc led qualifying with ...
Saturday Coverage 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports
The third round of qualifying is now underway here at Atlanta Dragway for the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports. Saturday brings in the awesome car show and True Street class, and we'll get into eliminations this afternoon. Scotty Guiler came out strong at the season opener in Bradenton, scoring an event win and setting the pace in Edelbrock Xtreme S...
Friday Coverage 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports
The track here Atlanta Dragway is going hot at 10am this morning and the cool, sunny weather should prove favorable for fast elapsed times. We'll start the day with the first round of qualifying for NMCA/NMRA Open Comp and continue with the rest of the index classes before jumping into the heads-up categories around noon. A special feature of this weekend's event is the 2nd Annual NMRA/NMCA...
Thursday Coverage NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports
Everyone gets excited when new cars roll out of the trailers, and we spied Chris Cantrell's Beautiful '67 Mustang as it emerged from it's transport. Cantrell is here to shake down the car, which he plans to run local LDR and ODR competitions near his home in Anderson, South Carolina, and will be entered into Mickey Thompson Radial Wars this weekend. The Mustang features a billet 600ci ...
Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information for Commerce
Wednesday, April 5th 8AM OVERNIGHT - Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated areas (see map) and follow signs to proper areas for stacking   Thursday, April 6th 9AM Vendor and Racer Gates Open 7 PM - Racer Gate Closes. (remains open overnight for already credentialed folks only) 7 PM OVERNIGHT - Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stac...
I-85 Atlanta Closure Info
In the event that by now you still aren't aware of the I-85 cluster in Atlanta, keep in mind that it is closed in both directions just North of downtown. Granted most of you already avoid that area, but you still need to be aware of alternate routes. Obviously if you're coming from the Northeast you don't have an issue. For those of you coming directly from the North if for some reason you took...
Huge Midway in Store for 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 6-9, 2017
  The 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports is always one of the largest events on the NMRA and NMCA series schedule. The 2nd stop of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and the NMCA E3 Spark Plugs Muscle Car Nationals series tours, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is one of only two events where you can see all the cars and all the stars of both ser...
Bruder to Pilot Buginga's Car with ProCharger Combination
While we regularly see Rich and Nick Bruder bring the heat in their blue Fox body Mustang in X275, Rich Bruder climbed into the driver's seat of Manny Buginga's red Fox body Mustang for the first time last fall. It was during the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, and Bruder like Buginga, who was in his red New Edge Mustang was entered in V...
Thursday Test and Tune Schedule for All-Star Nationals
There will be a special test and tune session available to racers next Thursday (April 6th) at Atlanta Dragway in preparation for the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports. Please look at the attached schedule for specific times.   Pricing is as follows: PURCHASE TEST AND TUNE RUN CARDS AT REGISTRATION TRAILER Heads up classes (PM, PS, RW, SO, XS, NPS, N/A 10...
Gustafson and Hensley Readying to Run NMCA and NMRA
For the past several years, multi-time NMCA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA West ProCharger Street Outlaw champion Eric Gustafson and his crew chief, Cameron Hensley, have proven with Gustafson's white 1989 Mustang that they're part of a powerful team, but they're set to make sweeping changes and focus on finding even more success. Gustafson has hired Gary Naughton Race Cars in ...
2nd Annual NMRA/NMCA SEALED STOCK All Star Showdown Qualifiers
The 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is fast approaching and the 2nd Annual NMRA/NMCA Sealed Stock All-star Showdown featuring Coyote Stock vs Chevrolet Performance will be held during qualifying rounds of the event. Here are the Qualifiers for NMRA and NMCA that have gained an automatic berth into the Showdown. Racers will compete for major bragging rights, $1,000 cash, a Manufacturers Cup...
Atlanta Dragway Completes Repaving Project Ahead of NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals
Adding to the escalating excitement and energy of the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports, April 6-9 at Atlanta Dragway, is the revelation of the recent repaving of a portion of the track surface at the facility nicknamed Georgia's House of Speed. According to Mike Savage, the track's manager of operations, crews spent a'day in February grounding up a...
Steeda Autosports is Getting Back to Supporting Drag Racers in 2017
ProMedia is thrilled to announce Steeda Autosports as the Presenting Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, in Commerce GA, April 6-9, 2017. For over 29 years, Steeda has been committed to providing the best in high performance vehicles, as well as parts for drag racing, street racing and road racing. Dario Orlando, owner of Steeda Autosports is passionate about sponsoring 3 talented racers t...
Second Annual NMRA/NMCA Open Comp All-Star Showdown Qualifiers
The 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is fast approaching and the 2nd Annual NMRA/NMCA Open Comp All-star Showdown will be held on Saturday of that event. Here are the top four Qualifiers for NMRA and NMCA that have gained an automatic berth into the Showdown.   NMRA TOP FOUR QUALIFIERS (COMBINED POINTS FOR 2016 SEASON AND 2017 FL EVENT) Dennis Corn 3230 Gordon Harlow 2580...
2017 Contingency Update
The 2017 NMCA racer contingency program continues to grow in 2017. Here are a few of the latest companies who will be supporting racers this season. Hoosier Racing Tire, QA1, DeatschWerks, ProCharger To see the entire lineup of 2017 NMCA contingency sponsors click >>here<<. This list will be updated each Friday.
Sunday Coverage 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
It's eliminations day here at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Qualifying is complete and it's time to whittle down the racers until we find the winners who will get to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. To see how the racers qualified in their respective classes, follow this link <<>>>. Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center ...
A Sensational Start To The Season
Race Wrap 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem You don't often see extreme performances when the ambient temperatures go up, but that's exactly what happened this weekend during the NMCA Drag Racing Series opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Despite the Florida heat hovering in the 80s throughout the weekend, racers came packing plenty of performance as they staked their claims ...
Saturday Coverage 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Friday's running of the 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park promised a lot of action, and delivered, with Billy Banaka blistering the track with a 3.79 in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Manny Buginga motoring to a 4.33 in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw, Marty Stinnett sailing to a 4.01 in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars, Mike DeMayo, Jr. driving to a 7.84 in Boninfante...
2X NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders-Stevens To Mix It Up In The NMCA's Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
Two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders-Stevens will be mixing it up this weekend in Bradenton as well, as she will pilot a new 2017 COPO Camaro in the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class. Enders-Stevens performed some shakedown testing prior to the event, and her first hit today had the COPO carrying the front wheels past the 60-ft clocks en route to a solid mid-8-second run. The Omaha T...
Friday Coverage 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
The sun is out and so are the race cars here at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Yesterday was testing and today we roll into qualifying for the 15ht Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event, the first race of the NMCA's six-race series. While he's usually piloting his bright yellow '69 Camaro in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series' LME Street King class, Eau Claire, Wisconsin's K...
2017 NMCA Stock/Super Stock Racer Indexes
Racers eagerly await the chance to run in the NMCA's new Stock/Super Stock Combo, and they'll get their chance when the series kicks off on March 10th, 2017 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Class rules for the Stock/Super Stock Combo can be found at https://www.nmcadigital.com/dl/rules/sssc.pdf. To better serve the racers, the class combines indexes from both NHRA and IHRA sanctions to form the NMCA...
Thursday Coverage 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
In the words of ring announcer Bruce Buffer, "It's Time!" The track is live here at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, as we kick off the 2017 NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs. The pits are filling up quickly, with over a dozen VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod entries on the premises, and a multitude of Holley EFI Factory Super Car racers looking to do some Cobra Je...
NMCA PRO STOCK CLASS TO DEBUT IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 7, 2017) The NMCA's Pro Stock class will compete for a 2017 NMCA championship, gaining points at 5 events beginning with the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals on April 6-9, 2017 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce Georgia. With many combinations just getting completed this month, we have made the decision to run any Pro Stock competitors that make it to Florida this...
SpeedVideo to Live Stream This Weekend's Race
If you can't make it to Bradenton Motorsports Park for this weekend's NMCA event, you can catch all the action live on SpeedVideo. Live streaming will begin around 3pm on Friday and continue all weekend long. To watch the live feed click >>HERE<<
Warren Hopes Upgrades Unleash 10.00s at NMCA Season Opener
While reigning NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car champion Andy Warren has piloted Derek Putnam's 1970 Nova, Jason Rollins 1971 Nova and Chip Rollins 1982 Malibu wagon at various NMCA season openers, he'll be behind the wheel of his classic and quite-capable 1971 Caprice at this year's season opener, the 15th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 9-12, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Flo...
Team Owner Mike Bankston Takes it All the Way
One of Mike Bankston's fondest memories of growing up in central Mississippi was standing alongside his brother, Justin, at the track watching their dad, Eddie, race his 1965 Pontiac GTO in AAA Stock. As the car sailed to win after win, it served as inspiration for Bankston to buy a 1969 Camaro at just thirteen years old. He went on to drive it, and his next car, a Third Gen Camaro, on the stre...
NMCA To Allow Double Entry For Real Street and Xtreme Street Real Street Run Schedule Changes
For the 2017 season, the NMCA is making changes to the run schedule for the NMCA Bowling Green, Indianapolis, and Norwalk events that will allow Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Real Street competitors to double enter in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Following the 2017 rule change for Real Street that allows any make or model to enter the class provided the vehicle is LS- or LT-powered, Xtreme St...
More Companies Join 2017 Contingency Program
This past week, the following companies have joined the NMCA as 2017 Contingency Sponsors, helping to make the program the largest in all of streetcar drag racing: Weldon Pump, Mahle Motorsports, Magnafuel, SLP, AEM, Richmond Gear, Ross Racing Pistons. To see the entire list click >>here<<
Precision Turbo and Engine Becomes Presenting Sponsor of Joliet Event
The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing has a new partner in 2017 as Precision Turbo and Engine has signed a partnership agreement with the NMRA and NMCA to become presenting sponsor of one of the largest drag races in the country. It is a huge honor to have Precision Turbo and Engine sponsoring the 12th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing event, s...
Rudolf & Rudolf's Sleigh Ready for More ARP Nitrous Pro Street
After reading about NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp, Jeff Rudolf decided to test the waters in the extremely competitive class several years ago when the series stopped at his home track, Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Behind the wheel of his 1970 Nova powered by a small-block Chevy wearing Dart Pro 1 heads, he laid down low nines and committed to competing in the class for the foreseeabl...
Mobile Wash and Detailing Available in Bradenton
If you need your rig washed or detailed at Bradenton Motorsports Park, we're happy to tell you that Mr. Clean Mobile Detailing will be on site Thursday (March 2nd) and Friday to knock off any road grime your truck or trailer picked up on the way to the track. To get hooked up, give Lorenzo a call at 941-580-1233.
All-New Stock / Super Stock Class to Debut at NMCA Season Opener in Bradenton, Florida
When racers call, the NMCA answers and that's just what we did with the all-new Stock / Super Stock class that will debut at the at E3 Spark Plugs Muscle Car Mayhem season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, the weekend of March 9-12, 2017. After receiving hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from NHRA and IHRA Stock and Super Stock racers over the offseason, NMCA made the c...
Barbaree and Stone to be Two-Car Team in Street Outlaw
While Dwayne Barbaree cruised to wins in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and captured the 2014 championship in NMCA Wiseco Street Outlaw in Russell Stone's Mustang coupe, the team is set to shake things up for the 2017 season. Stone will climb into the driver's seat of the Fox body Mustang he purchased last year from NMCA NA 10.5 driver Ben Mens, and Barbaree will climb into the driver's sea...
Rydell's Blown Blue Beast Cruises to Low Fours
While Roger Rydell was drawn to his dad's 1967 GTO, 1973 Monte Carlo and 1962 Impala as a youth in Lancaster, California, he was momentarily more drawn to a friend's Volkswagen. He can't recall exactly which model it was, but he can recall that it was beige with a big, square back, and that he was often a passenger in it as his friend drove him to high school during the week, and raced from t...
Ten More Companies Join as '17 Contingency Sponsors
The NMCA continues to add to the 2017 racer contingency list. This week the following companies have joined to support our racing community: Proline Racing, Nitto Tire, Garrett Turbo, Edelbrock, E3 Spark Plugs, Ron Francis Wiring, Ford Performance, Aeromotive, Oliver Racing Parts, and Vortech Superchargers. To see the updated list click >>here<<

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