Fueltech's New Ft600 Efi System
Using the same technology that made the FT500 and FT500LITE systems so popular, FuelTech's new FT600 was developed as a top-of-the-line EFI system and is compatible with existing FT500 maps. The FT600 also uses FuelTech's FTManager software for ease of use, and incorporates all of the FT500's features as well as new ones such as a waterproof aluminum chassis, rubber mounts for anti-vibration fixat...
Fidanza Challenger Flywheel For 6.4l Hemi V8
Fidanza Performance has introduced a new, lightweight aluminum flywheel option for the 6.4L Hemi V8-powered 2011-2013 Dodge Challenger. Weighing in at a scant 9.5 pounds, Fidanza's 6.4L Hemi flywheel is made from the highest quality 6061 T6 aluminum available and provides faster throttle response, quicker acceleration, and a superior weight reduction over the factory flywheel.
New Quick Release Steering Coupler from Strange
Strange Engineering has introduced a new SFI certified Quick Release Steering Coupler for Sparco steering wheels. (Part #Q1200SPAR) This new addition is made with the same high quality materials and tolerances as the existing couplers for the Grant style steering wheels (Q1200) and the Butterfly style dragster wheel (Q1000). The unique spline pattern of the weld end assures that the steering wh...
Eaton's New Twin Vortices Series Supercharger
The supercharger specialists at Eaton have expanded the Twin Vortices Series (TVS) line to include the new TVS R2650, the largest supercharger rotating group ever produced by the company. Several new design features are incorporated to maximize efficiency and performance at higher RPM, while the optimized higher twist, four-lobe rotor design boasts a size increase of 15 percent from previous desig...
A Look at the New Gen III Performance Hemi Block
How do you become the fastest Gen III Hemi in the world By breaking stuff. That is exactly what lead to the Gen III Performance aluminum Hemi race block. We were racing Rob Goss Challenger and split the aluminum block, so we built another one and killed that right away within 10 passes. After the first one, we started looking for a better solution, says Gen III Performance co-owner Bruce Ma...
Helping a "Street Outlaw" Hook
In the world of fast street cars, no group has become as popular as quickly as the cast of Street Outlaws. In the past year or so, the insanity of what these guys do has escalated with addition of or upgrade to full blown Pro Mod chassis being used on the street. As the cars raced on TV become less and less relatable to most normal human beings, it's no surprise that most of the cast members have ...
New Boots From Stroud
Check out the new Drag Boots from Stroud Safety. These boots feature a neoprene rubber sole for durability and a positive, confident feel. You no longer have to wear shoes inside of them. Sizes are the same as regular shoes, in full sizes only. These quality boots are available in black. Custom embroidery options are available at an extra charge.
Erson Cams Black Magic Roller Lifters
Erson Cams new Black Magic extreme load roller lifters utilize full-time pressurized oiling to the lifter wheel, which creates an oil wedge between the axle and wheel for dramatically improved load bearing capability. A special .470" diameter axle made from advanced, high strength B624L matrix material is employed with the pressurized oiling. This design results in an .842" lifter which has the lo...
Clutch Engagement
Enthusiasts with manual transmissions might know whether their clutch release mechanism is operated by cable or by a hydraulic bearing. But if it's the latter, it's unlikely they could tell whether the bearing operates in constant contact with the clutch fingers or intermittently that is, operating only when the clutch pedal is depressed. More interestingly, what would lead a manufacturer of high ...
Understanding Crank Triggers
As early as the eighties, production muscle cars have started moving away from distributors. Today, they are all but extinct from the lexicon of powertrain engineers, yet we still rely on these ancient pieces of mechanical wizardry to control our small-blocks and big- blocks. Unless you have an Optispark, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it comes with some limitations. Chief among...
Supercharge it: A Look at Modern Power
Performance enthusiasts have plenty of reasons to be happy these days, as the big three auto manufacturers have created their most powerful engines to date. That said, enthusiasts always yearn for more performance. The good thing is that there are more companies than ever before that offer supercharger upgrades, and the engine output with any of these is astounding. Looking back to where the af...
FUELAB 529XX Series Electronic Fuel Pressure Regulators
Designed to work directly with FUELAB's Prodigy fuel pumps to control pump speed, the new FUELAB 529XX Series Electronic Fuel Pressure Regulators reduce heat build-up and vapor lock conditions commonly associated with street and strip use. FUELAB's patented electronic regulator places a restriction valve along the return line which electronically monitors pressure and controls the FUELABL Prodigy ...
AEM Releases Digital Flex Fuel Wideband FAILSAFE Gauge
AEM's new Flex Fuel Wideband FAILSAFE Gauge monitors ethanol content, air/fuel ratios, and manifold pressure, and has been touted as being able to prevent catastrophic engine damage. The new 52mm (2 1/16 ) FAILSAFE gauge can actively protect an engine if it senses the system is running lean or excessively rich. An internal data logger is included to capture up to 2.5 hours of data on a loop, and t...
Multi-Layered Stainless Steel Spartan Head Gaskets from SCE Gaskets
Available in five thicknesses and several bore diameters for Chevy, GM, LSX, Ford, and Chrysler engines, SCE's new Multi-Layered Stainless Steel (MLS) Spartan head gaskets were developed to be able to withstand extreme cylinder pressures. Precision manufactured from mirror-smooth sheets of 300-series stainless steel, each MLS Spartan gasket has an embossed sealing area and goes through a unique, s...
Piston Tech: Finding the Right Slug
Naturally aspirated and power-adder engines produce horsepower in very different ways. Piston design has evolved tremendously to keep pace. Just like two camshafts that look similar can serve vastly different needs, the same concept applies to pistons. Many racers presume that a power-adder piston is nothing more than a beefier version of a naturally aspirated piston. While there is some truth to ...
DiabloSport Introduces All-New Sprint & Marathon Modules
Two new OBDII port plug-in modules for 2005+ GM vehicles equipped with Active Fuel Management (AFM) which drops cylinders and reduces power are now available from DiabloSport. The Sprint Module disables the factory AFM feature for maximum power and performance and allows vehicles to stay in V8 mode at all times without having to reprogram or reflash the ECU! Meanwhile, the Marathon Module improves...
Forgeline Re-Launches Popular Snowflake Design Heritage Series TA3 Wheel
Those who crave a cool, retro-inspired snowflake mesh design wheel will love Forgeline's beautiful new Heritage Series TA3 line. Inspired by the iconic Pontiac Trans Am, the highly styled Heritage Series TA3 was originally launched in 06 and, due to popular demand, is now available in an expanded range of sizes including flat lip 18-inch and 19-inch fitments, or stepped-lip 19-inch and 20-inch di...
Dart Releases New NMCA Pro Stock 10 LS Head
Dart Race Series LS 10 368cc CNC Oval Port Cylinder Head No other areas of racing engine development hold as much potential for increased performance as the cylinder head and its related components. Dart continues its revolutionary approach to perfection and power in this area by the recent release of their all new NMCA Pro Stock cylinder head. We encourage all engine enthusiasts to come see our n...
Induction Solutions Nitrous Power Controller
Innovation never ceases in motorsports. Everyone is trying to have the fastest car out there, and the aftermarket is always looking to provide the parts that allow racers to meet their goals. Induction Solutions has been advancing the nitrous oxide injection market since its inception, with owner Steve Johnson having helped many a racer reach his/her championship dreams. The hallmark of the co...
Kooks Goes Green with EPA-Certified Catalytic Converters
No longer do racers have to choose between making power or being emissions-compliant. Kooks Headers & Exhaust has developed an all-new line of Green Catalytic Converters that meets EPA guidelines and still delivers the raw power that Kooks fans have come to know and love. Kooks new cats eliminate emissions-related check engine lights with a 90-percent success rate, and meet all federal EPA ...
New Eliminator Next Gen Practice Tree from Portatree
Portatree Timing Systems is excited to introduce the future of reaction time training the Eliminator Next Gen practice tree! Perfect for racers and enthusiasts, this dual-user tabletop practice tree features a full-color, touchscreen display; sturdy case with battery door; adjustable tabletop stand and outdoor bright LEDs. New cutting-edge features such as Distraction Mode aim to challenge user co...
DW Announces Dodge Hellcat High Flow Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks is announcing the release of the new Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat high flow fuel injector line. This new line is the first Hellcat specific injector utilizing the Bosch EV14 xT nozzle design, replicating the OE nozzle placement for precise fuel delivery. Flow rates are available in 850cc and 1100cc, which on the 6.2L supercharged motor can support a range of up to 1000-1300...
New RT4119W Track Day Seat from Racetech USA
Racetech USA has broadened the line of 4119 series seats to now include a non-head restraint model. A new innovation for 2017! We've taken our most popular seat, and given it the chop. The RT4119W (Wide) and RT4119WT (Wide & Tall) seats are based on the existing RT4119WHR and RT4119WTHR, but with the head restraints removed for improved visibility and access in a 'track day' type vehicle. This...
Meziere's New SafeCap Radiator Caps
The team at Meziere has been hard at work developing a new radiator cap that is both stylish and functional, and offers enhanced safety. Meziere's new SafeCap was designed specifically to deal with the issue of caps coming off at inopportune times while racing. To overcome the trouble, Meziere's SafeCap billet radiator cap features a set of ramp rollers for smooth and secure fitment while providin...
The Brain Bucket: Understanding Helmet Ratings
As you may know, the NHRA safety rules, which govern the NMCA, require a Snell SA-certified helmet that comes with an expiration date. Every five years the Snell Foundation increases the standards to improve racer safety, and the certification is named by the release date (e.g. SA2005, SA2010, SA2015). What you may not know is that your helmet is not necessarily out of date when the new standard i...
Wet Sump or Dry Sump The Basics You Need to Know
When it comes to oiling systems, drag racers are lucky that they only have to worry about going one direction. A wet-sump oil pan is designed to accommodate G forces on (forward) acceleration. However, the sump itself presents difficulties when positioning the motor in the chassis. A wet sump oil pan will require significant ground clearance that a dedicated drag car might not be able to...
MSD's New Black Crank Trigger Kits for 1955-1996 Small Block Chevy
MSD recently announced its new black crank trigger kits and black spark boxes. The black crank trigger kits, which are available for 1955-1996 small-block Chevys using MSD 6, 7, 8-series ignitions, Power Grid, or other MSD timing accessories offers stabilized ignition timing and operates on a different principle than ordinary crank triggers. Four magnets permanently embedded in an aluminum trigge...
Engine Management at Your Fingertips
It seems a distant memory when the advent of fuel injection on production automobiles had enthusiasts claiming it would be the end of aftermarket performance improvements, but as any hotrodder would do, most looked at ways around it, ways to modify it, and eventually ways to re-invent it to suit their needs. FuelTech's FT500 engine management is what happens when engine tuners, engine builders, an...
Bucaro's Third Championship Dedicated to Third Daughter
It was right after running to the ARP Nitrous Pro Street championship in 2015 that Joe Bucaro decided he was going to give it everything he had to back it up with another championship in 2016. He began by blasting to the winner's circle at the first race of the season at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida in March, and followed that with wins at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana in June and Summi...
New Win Lite Street/Strip Wheels from Billet Specialties
Billet Specialties new Win Lite wheel launches hard with aggressive styling and features for a street and strip wheel. The weight is over! The Win Lite features a machined recessed bolt pad for additional weight savings. This unique feature along with the optimized design of the spokes saves nearly a pound off the weight of similar wheels. The Win Lite's black hard anodized finish with machined ac...
Taking The Fear Out Of Hand Notching
Tube notching, coping, saddling, fitting, and a dozen other terms, are often used to describe a series of cuts to make one tube mate up to another tube without a gap. While there are a dozen terms to describe this process, there are only a few ways to actually create this intersection of metal and doing so with precision can be challenging. Tool manufacturers claim to offer tools that...
New 2,500HP Garrett GTX 5533R Gen 2 Turbocharger - With Video
Honeywell announces the release of the Honeywell Garrett GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger, its most powerful turbo ever produced. The GTX 5533R Gen II turbocharger features brand new and highly advanced GTX compressor wheel technology in a large frame turbo producing 1,000 to 2,500 horsepower. The GTX5533R Gen II is designed for race classes with specific compressor inlet diameter rules, and for e...
Making Money Racing Can be Done
When it comes to drag racing, any penny saved or dollar earned is a huge help. The old adage of to make a million bucks in racing, you need to start with two million holds true more than ever, and racers are finding new ways of making their racing efforts as cost-effective as possible. Contingency payouts, however, have traditionally been a great way for drivers to cash in on their performanc...
The Art of the Windshield
Unless you have a tube-chassis-based ride, chances are your racecar started its life as a street machine with full emissions, convenience, and safety equipment. But as it begins to spend more of its life on the racetrack than the street, these pieces can outlive their usefulness and quickly find their way to the scrap pile in search of lower elapsed times and greater consisten- cy. Event...
Protecting Your Investment
There is no denying that race cars are a sizable investment. We spends thousands of dollars in our quest to go ever quicker and faster, and that investment could literally crash in seconds leaving its value greatly diminished, or in some cases, a total loss. While we insure a great many things in our daily lives, our race cars aren't usually included in that, but there are insurance police...
Chrysler LX Bullet Motor Mounts from PROTHANE
PROTHANE introduces precision machined, billet aluminum Motor Mounts. These replacements feature urethane insulators, which resolve OEM failure problems. Unlike rubber, PROTHANE's performance urethane will not rot or degrade over time. Fits: 2006- 11 Challenger, Charger, & 300C with 3.6 & 5.7 engines. Available is classic red urethane # 4-505, or black #4-505 BL urethane. PROTHANE offer...
It's all in the Mount
Written By Steve Baur Safety third, as the saying goes. What is likely the most critical aspect of any racing operation is often pushed down the priority list, but sometimes safety goes hand in hand with maintaining and even improving performance. Our friends at Mickey Thompson Tires recently expressed concern over the frequency with which they see improperly mounted tires on drag wheels, and i...
Mishimoto's Cool New Pontiac GTO and LS1 Oil Coolers
The cooling experts at Mishimoto have unveiled a new, direct-fit thermostatic oil cooler kit for the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO and a non-thermostatic LS1/LS2 race kit with front sump oil cooler. The GTO-specific kit features a direct, bolt-on fit and maintains optimal oil temperatures. The race kit for LS1/LS2 applications drops oil temperatures by up to 65 F and comes with an application-specific ada...
The MSD Power Grid
Every Jordan needs a Pippen. Every cat needs a weird cat lady. And what good is one tube of JB Weld without the other Like many things in life, running blazing elapsed times on small tires at the drag strip requires a potent 1-2 tandem of complementary components incredibly advanced tire compounds will only get you so far. When those tires, however, are matched with cutting-edge electronics to he...
Racepak's Drag SmartWire
The new Racepak Drag SmartWire system helps save weight and simply wiring, two things that are essential to any race-focused build. Serving as the vehicle's power distribution center, and with 125 amps of total output, the Drag SmartWire system eliminates traditional fuse panels, breakers, and relays. Part number 500-KT-SWDRAG and featuring 30 total outputs and 12 inputs, a switch panel can be add...
ATTN: NMCA Racers 2017 Rule Change Requests
The off-season always seems to be getting shorter and shorter and we would like to kick-off the 2017 rules discussion earlier this year. In an effort to serve you better, please submit rule requests for the 2017 NMCA drag racing series by October 7, 2016. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2017 Preliminary Rules for next season. We val...
Supercharger Pulleys with GripTEC
Words By Scott Parker Photography Courtesy of JMS and ZPE In the unending quest to go faster, the boost goes higher and the supercharger pullies get smaller. But, there's a problem. Just like with tires, smaller pullies have less traction. Manufacturers do everything they can to increase belt wrap via the accessory drive arrangement, and will go wider on the pulley with 8, 10, and even 12 ri...
BMR's Street Performance Lowering Springs for 2016+ Chevrolet Camaro
Owners of 2016 Chevrolet Camaros can now improve the cosmetic appearance and increase handling of their V8-equipped sixth gen Camaros by adding BMR Suspension's Street Performance lowering springs, part number SP041. Priced at $249.95, each set of springs is manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire. Cold-wound on a CNC coiling machine which adjusts the spring diameter in real...
NMCA Announces 2017 Event Schedule
The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) is proud to announce the official event schedule for the 2017 season. With six jam-packed events that blanket the heartland of America, the NMCA is quickly becoming the largest and most popular muscle car drag racing series in the country. The family-friendly events have something for every fan. We're thrilled about this exciting schedule for 2017, s...
Preliminary Final 2016 Season Points
Final (preliminary) 2016 season points have now been updated. As in years past, there is a week grace period for racers who feel their points have not been correctly calculated to contest their final standing. The final date to contest these points is Friday, September 9th and must be emailed to [email protected] Points become final at 12:01 am Saturday, September 10th.
Good Vibrations Motorsports 2017 Interactive Catalog is Here!
Good Vibrations Motorsports is proud to release its 2017 performance products catalog. This annual handbook is updated with hard-core race parts focusing on Supercharging & Mechanical Fuel Injection along with Chassis Components, Premium Gaskets, AN Fittings & Hoses, Safety Equipment, Magnetos, and Hard-to-Find Specialty Tools. All at discounted prices. Also includes technical tips and per...
ProMedia Names Lonnie Grim as NMRA, NMCA and NMCA WEST Event Technical Director
    ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce the promotion of Lonnie Grim to the post of Event Technical Director for the NMRA, NMCA, and NMCA WEST event series. Grim is currently the Technical Director for the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series and will continue those duties as well. Grim is no rookie when it comes to technical operations at racing events; he...
GEN2 Pro Mod 106 CEA Turbocharger From Precision Turbo
PRECISION TURBO AND ENGINE has added a new size to its line of championship winning and record setting Pro Mod turbochargers with the release of the GEN2 106mm Pro Mod CEA turbo. With a dedicated commitment to innovation, all of PTE's GEN2 Pro Mod turbochargers were designed with the hardcore racing enthusiast in mind. Utilizing a 106mm inducer CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) CNC-...
Joliet: Racer & Vendor Stacking, Parking & Gate Information
  Wednesday, July 27th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP) Thursday, July 28th Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 10AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 11AM Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap meet 7pm ...
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