VP Racing Fuels Introduces Premium Performance Oil Filters
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a world leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and retail, has signed a licensing agreement with Champion Laboratories, Inc. to offer a line of premium racing oil filters designed for racing and high-performance passenger cars. "At VP Racing Fuels, we pride ourselves in partnering with best-in-class manufacturers like Champion Laboratories for our licensing effo...
Brent Wheeler Backs Up His Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The cars in the Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category are celebrated across the country for their character and their competitiveness. That certainly includes Brent Wheeler's Coronet, which is powered by a 540 cubic-inch Wedge engine built by fellow racer Bill Boomhower with components from Indy Cylinder Heads, Comp Cams, MAHLE, Clevite and ATI, and complemented...
Heavy Duty HorsepowerInside SDPC Race Shop’s 2,000-horsepower Twin-Turbo Gen-V L8T Engine
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center (SDPC) Race Shop is known for building some high-horsepower engine combinations for race and street cars, and it's latest creation shows what you can do with GM's production cast-iron, L8T truck block, along with a host of other factory parts. It's no secret that enthusiasts and engine builders have regularly pushed the limits of stock LS and LT engine block...
Andy Warren Amazingly Arrives at His Tenth NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Andy Warren has become a bit of a wonder in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle. He knows the ins and outs of the category, and he is incredibly competitive in it. In fact, he has earned thirty-three event wins, and is still the NMCA's winningest driver. Soon after the Kentuckian earned his ninth championship in 2020, he set out to back it up in 2021 in h...
Ronnie Hackelton Races to Championship in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Upon retiring from farming after forty-eight years, Ronnie Hackelton decided to go racing. He did it for the camaraderie, but as it turned out, he was quite competitive, and he earned a Chevrolet Performance Stock championship in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2015. Since then, he has been committed to performing at peak levels in NMCA Chevrolet Performance...
RSVP Info Inside2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards Ceremony Information
All racers, fans, media, and sponsors are invited to attend the 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards Ceremony, held December 10th in the Sagamore Ballroom 1-3 in the Indianapolis Convention Center. The cocktail hour begins at 5:00PM with the Awards Ceremony kicking off at 5:30PM. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] by November 15th, please include your name, NMRA or NMC...
American Powertrain Introduces HYDRAMAX Under-Dash Hydraulic Clutch System for Fox Body Mustangs
American Powertrain has introduced the new HYDRAMAX true bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch System designed for 1979-1993 Fox body Mustangs that completely eliminates the need for a cable actuated clutch pedal. The new system features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for an easy conversion of a cable clutch equippe...
Alan Felts Forceful on Way to Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category is filled with impassioned competitors. They want to go fast, they want to go rounds and they want to get to the winner's circle. They also face challenges head-on, and among them is Alan Felts of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He's honed in on hauling in his Mustang powered by a small-block Ford pu...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases Lightweight Billet Reservoirs for Remote- or Direct-Mount Master Cylinders
Finned aluminum brake fluid reservoirs from Wilwood give firewalls a unique high-performance look. Machining ribs in the billet reduces weight, now 4.6 oz. - 3 oz. less than Wilwood's standard billet reservoir, and increases surface area for passive cooling. These durable reservoirs hold 4 oz. of fluid and can be mounted directly to Wilwood's single or tandem remote master cylinders, or plumbed...
The Science Of StickTotal Venue Concepts delivers a steadily sticky racing surface at every NMRA and NMRA event
By Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff As the tree drops, more than 3,000 horsepower awaits under the composite body of a roaring Pro Mod. Unleashing it sends that thrust to two huge slicks out back. They dig into the track and propel the finely tuned machine past 60 feet in less than a second. At these lofty levels, races are won and lost in this narrow window of hundredths and thousandths ...
Attention Racers2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMCA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMCA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied ...
Hugger Orange Hot Rod—Kevin Lumsden takes on the Chevrolet Performance Stock competition in his iconic 1969 Camaro
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi In 2015, Kevin Lumsden of Royce City, Texas, showed up at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with the first DR525-powered car, a Fourth-Gen Camaro SS destined to compete in the Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center (CPS) class that the NMCA launched for the 2016 racing season. After several seasons racing in CPS,...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Competitor Nicole Liberty-Cach Has a Hands-On Approach to Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA Staff It seems that Nicole Liberty-Cach was destined to be a racer. Her father, Craig Liberty, was racing the very day she was born to her mother, Joelanne Liberty, and then she spent her formative years focusing on everything her father did at his shop, Liberty's Gears in Michigan. She wanted to know what he was building, b...
Champion Releases New Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Champion, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has launched its Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid. Champion Racing Power Steering Fluid'reduces temperatures and delivers consistent steering response in competition applications. It has exceptional low temperature flow that reduces initial drag on the racing pump. Its robust formulation is a full-synthetic ...
2021 NMCA Season Ends with Extreme Eye-popping Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Despite hurdles and hindrances along the way, racers were resilient and resourceful from the first through the final event of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 23-26, 2021 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. They hung tough in the Hoosier State while chasing points and championships, an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Sunday Coverage
Racers were saying that they were going to go after the tune-up and the tree for the final rounds of qualifying yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and they were true to their word. We saw everything from wild wheelies to exciting elapsed times, and when it was all said and done last night, racers began preparing...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Saturday Coverage
There were a ton of fast passes in favorable weather yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were also plenty of personal best elapsed-times, speeds and packages as racers focused on strong finishes at this final NMCA event of the season. While rain fell briefly this morning, the forecast calls for sunshine an...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Friday Coverage
While the chase to the 2021 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals championships began back in March, racers have remained unflinching and unwavering despite all of the competition, challenges and calamities that came their way. Starting today at the final race of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, they'll focus on finishing ...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Thursday Coverage
The NMCA celebrates its 20th Annual World Finals event presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis this weekend. Cool weather is on the forecast for the weekend, which means elapsed times will fall as competitors race for the final points in their hunt for an NMCA class championship. Thursdays' schedule can be found at the bottom of the page. Mike Naumann is debutin...
Tin Soldier Race Cars To Field Two Cars at NMCA World Finals
When he's not building race cars with Tin Soldier Race Cars business partner Brad Schnieders, Jason Terrell has been keeping busy on the weekends this year by driving TSR customer Mike Farmer's Second-Gen 1980 Chevy Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. This weekend, the 2020 NMCA season comes to a close with this weekend's NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, and Terrell will...
Dart NA 10.5 Racer Rich Nye Aiming for Final Round in New Car at 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion It was a big deal when Rich Nye returned to Dart NA 10.5 action at the NMCA All-American Nationals in late August at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Instead of rolling out of the trailer his Fox body Mustang, which impacted the retaining wall at the NMCA season opener in March, he rolled out of the trailer his new SN95 Mustang which he purchased from Andy Smith in...
Attention Racers Weldon High Performance Racer Appreciation Party, September 23rd
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, September 23rd during the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold beer, music, and an a...
Chip King is Coming to Claim the Championship at NMCA Finals in Indy
The laughing, smiling, jokester known as Chip King is all about having a good time, on and off the racetrack. So, as King heads in to the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana as the points leader for the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod class, he isn't stressing over whether or not he'll walk away ...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals races into 2022 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. The season isn't even over yet and we are ready for the 2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with contracts...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motor...
Ray Skillman Auto Group Spikes Purse by $5,000 in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rockets towards the final race of 2021, the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway, it is proud to announce a purse increase for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars eliminator. Ray Skillman Auto Group is increasing the total payout by $5,000, effectively giving the winner a $6,000 payday and $1,000 to the runner-up, plus the ...
Ingenuity and Inspiration Steer Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and NMCA Staff Chuck Watson II spent countless hours in his youth watching his father, Chuck Watson Sr., work on cars in the garage behind their home. He wanted to know what he was doing, and how he was doing it. And when he asked his father about the flashes of blue that he saw in the garage while peeking from a window in their home la...
RPM Act Update EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA conti...
Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Supercharged Stallion Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Witten by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi As a second-generation racer, Chris Holbrook practically grew up with a wrench in his hand. His entire life has been shaped by his father's influence, from his career on the track to his business building engines, and he's keeping the tra...
Hoffman Temporarily Moving from Dart NA 10.5 to MagnaFuel Open Comp Beginning with NMCA Norwalk Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Frank Hoffman Frank Hoffman was making palpable progress in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 when he hurt the LSX engine in his Mustang at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. The Michigander had gone as quick and fast as 8.70 and 159 mph, and was working toward going even quicker and fast...
Nicole Liberty-Cach Armed with New Engine for NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Nicole Liberty-Cach was holding her own in Outlaw 632 at Milan Dragway in Michigan when she decided to take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year. While it was later in the season and she only got to compete in one race, she knew that she and her Firebird were a fine fit for the category, and she gave it another go at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing p...
Naumann's Nitrous-Injected Nova Takes On NMCA Nitrous Pro Street
Powerful Pair Michael and Jake Naumann take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street in a nitrous-injected Nova Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi When he was a young boy, going to the track with his father instilled in Michael Naumann a passion for drag racing that's still going strong. That generational journey continues to this day, as Naumann is now passing it down to his own son...
NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 29, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee clarifies Factory Super Cars rule amendment Today, the NMCA Technical Department clarified a pulley adjustment on the Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. The upper pulley change to the combination was not reflected in the rule amendment, but has been updated today. Unless otherwise noted in this document, ...
NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment
July 28, 2021 - NMCA Tech Committee makes Factory Super Cars rule amendment. The NMCA Technical Department released today, a pulley adjustment on the Mopar Drag Pak 2021 combinations in the Factory Super Cars Class. Unless otherwise noted in this document, these amendments go into effect immediately. The 2021 NMCA Class Rules and Amendments can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com...
Intense Racing Rocks the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
Written by Mary Lendzion CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATION RESULTS More than 500 racers from across the country converged for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering, July 22-25, 2021 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. They were utterly unflinching from the starting line to the finish line at what's known as The Fastest T...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle and E...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfor...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Exclusive First Look: Craig Sullivan's El Mero Mero 1949 Mercury
Last night NMCA's head of photography, Kevin DiOssi captured Craig Sullivan's wild new VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racecar. The unique body and chassis was built by Larry Jeffers Race Cars and the masters of vinyl at Kryptonite Kustomz designed the look and applied the vinyl. Hyperaktive Performance Solutions' Joe Oplawski has already tuned up the hot rod to a 3.73 at 200 mph on its second...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday July 22 at US 131 Motorsport Park
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, July 22nd during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold ke...
Stacking/Parking for the 2021 Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park
NMRA/NMCA ALL AMERICAN NATIONALS US131 MOTORSPORTS PARK, MARTIN MI Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information   Wednesday, July 21st 8AM 2PM Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on map. 2 PM 7PM Early Racer Parking (Must purchase racer and crew tickets online) 7PM Overnight Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on m...
New PRI Membership Program Unites Racing Industry
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producer of world-class trade events and media, is launching the racing industry's first of its kind membership program on July 13, 2021. This will make it possible for racers and enthusiasts to join racing businesses in a groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the industry. PRI Membership allows the racing community t...
Kevin Gass is a Good Guy Who Goes Far in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Kevin Gass has had a passion for classic cars for a long time. He likes the way they look, the way they sound and the way they handle on the street and the strip, and that's why he has owned several of them through the years. But it's the red 1966 Chevelle that he has raced in Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock for th...
Billy Copeland's Nitrous-Fed, NMCA Xtreme Street Dodge Demon
Fiendishly Fast Billy Copeland Jr. transformed his 1972 Dodge Demon into an Xtreme Street machine Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi From his early days spent in the garage with his father to his own fatherhood spent passing on his love of muscle cars to the next generation, Billy Copeland Jr.'s focus on family is what makes his racing endeavors more meaningful. Now 54 ...
Ryan Hill Returns to NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod with Ron Potenzo's Corvette
Ryan Hill ran a handful of NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod events in 2020 with his Betty White supercharged 1963 Chevy Corvette, so, when he hurt the car and decided to sit out and focus on business, he knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at it. Fortunately, Ron Potenzo offered up a deal to make it happen a lot sooner than Hill originally expected. Based out of the popcorn ca...
Where It All Started JDM Engineering
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of JDM Engineering When working for someone else lost its luster, Jim D Amore focused his efforts into his own entity and he created JDM Engineering. It became a powerhouse performance provider for late-model Ford modular motor-powered vehicles. Growing up in New Jersey, D Amore was a fixture in his father's body shop. He began his career in th...

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