Mike Winters Races to MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship in Car He Bought New Almost 40 Years Ago
By Mary Lendzion Mike Winters remembers the very day that he took delivery of his new 1982 Mustang. It was March 12, 1982, and it was quite wintry in his home state of Michigan. After driving it on the street for a while, he started taking it to the strip. He competed in NMCA Mean Street, NMRA ARP Open Comp and NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp. He wasn't able to run a full season as he was clocking a ...
Kurt Anderson Wheelies to His Fourth LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Kurt Anderson has shown just how experienced and exceptional he is behind the wheel. He's very committed and competitive, whether he's in the cockpit of his own 1969 Camaro, his wife, Shawna Anderson's 2001 Camaro, or a fellow racer's car, and he holds his own. Aiming for another LME Street King championship, Anderson, who owns Autokraft Racecars...
Chip King Captures His First VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion After competing in NHRA Pro Mod for twenty seasons, Chip King committed to chasing a championship in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2021. With his experience and extraordinary Mustang Mach 1-bodied car built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars and boasting a Hemi by Joe Hornick, Roots-style supercharger by Chuck Ford, Turbo 400 by M&M Transmission and rear end by Carm...
Bruce Lang Lands His First Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Bruce Lang has one of the most eye-catching cars in Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock. It's a clean Barracuda powered by a Chrysler 440 Six Pack built by Russ Berens with machine work by W&W Machine and heads by Wegner Automotive, and inscribed on its doors is the phrase The sun will straighten it out. When people ask Lang what the sun will straighten out, he smiles and t...
DeWayne Massengale Motors to His First Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion DeWayne Massengale is as friendly as they come. He hangs out with and helps his fellow racers, and he happily chats with fans who want to know about his car and combination. But when he puts on his helmet and heats the tires under his Camaro powered by an LS1 engine and RPM Transmissions-built T-56, he is fierce and focused on winning. Massengale, who finished fifth in...
CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE UNVEILS ITS LARGEST, MOST POWERFUL CRATE ENGINE EVER
Chevrolet Performance today introduced the ZZ632/1000* crate enginethe largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand's history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque. This is the biggest, baddest crate engine we've ever built, said Russ O Blenes, GM director of the Performance and Racing Propulsion Team. The ZZ632 sits at the top...
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NMCA Launches Stock Eliminator and Super Stock for 2022 Championship Season
For the past five seasons the NMCA has successfully run the Coan Racing Stock/Super Stock Combo category in its robust championship line-up. New for 2022 will be the independent Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories, both competing for prestigious NMCA championships at all six national events. The competition is fierce in Stock/Super Stock and we've seen a huge growth in the c...
Eaton's Vehicle Group Launches Aftermarket ELocker Differential for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT
Eaton, a power management company, has announced that its Vehicle Group has launched two aftermarket ELocker differentials for the 2018 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator JT equipped with both manual and automatic transmissions. The electric locking differentials are a dependable option for the off-road enthusiast, needing just one wire to actuate and requiring no addi...
Dart Machinery Introduces New SHP Series Heads For Small Block Chevrolet Engines
Dart Machinery, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2021, has introduced a redesigned and improved SHP Series cylinder head for small block Chevrolet muscle car and street rod applications. Based on the popular 23 valve angle configuration, it features revised port designs to deliver significant power improvements at budget-friendly affordability. Manufactured using a proprietary process ...
TorqStorm turned to Prestige Motorsports for a boost-ready bullet for Street King competition
Fit For A King Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of TorqStorm Superchargers There are few cars that exemplify the classic muscle car more essentially than the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Likewise, there are few powerplants that embody the essence of potent modern power in swappable form like the vaunted LS. While fans of other brands may disagree, it is hard to argue with the popularity...
POWER T.A.R. TAR, ADHESIVE, & RUBBER REMOVER
VP Power T.A.R. is a quick and safe way to easily remove tire rubber from car paint, vinyl wraps, graphics, decals, and Lexan windshields. It is designed specifically for oil-based contaminants. Just spray it on and wipe it off with a clean rag or towel. VP Power T.A.R. deeply penetrates to remove even'the most caked-on rubber without damaging your expensive race car. For best results, follow up w...
Fuelab's New 868 Filters Round Out Its New PRO Series Line
Fuelab has rounded out its new PRO Series line by introducing the 868 PRO Series filters. With a 10gpm rating, these filters offer huge flow capacity with very little pressure drop. First, we developed the 6.0gpm PRO Series spur gear pump, then we refreshed the 565 regulator to go with it, but we knew our existing filter offerings were not up to the task of handling the increased flow , ...
Nitrous Supply Develops Pair of Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottles
Mike Thermos and his team at Nitrous Supply have come up with a pair of carbon fiber nitrous bottle packages for serious racers. One has the upgrade Super Flow bottle valve and the other has the unique PowerValve developed by Nitrous Supply and used by many leading racers as it improves performance. The popular Super-Flow valve from Nitrous Supply has several important enhancements, inclu...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases New C2 Corvette Tandem Master Cylinder
Wilwood's Compact Tandem Master Cylinders have been re-engineered, with the correct pushrod length and clevis thread size, for direct mounting to the original-equipment pedal on all 1963-67 C2 model Corvettes with manual brakes. The master cylinders are offered in two bore sizes to provide the correct volume and pressure output to complement Wilwood big brake kits. They may also be used to upgr...
VP Trigger Hose Is A Push-Button Solution To Easier Fueling
VP Trigger is a patented push-button, self-venting, control flow valve that's developed for use with 5-gallon Motorsport Containers. It takes seconds to install and makes refueling extremely efficient and a breeze. Simply tilt your container and press the Trigger button for flow and release the Trigger button to quickly stop the flow. As a result of its unique no-spill design, you can say goodbye ...
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products Helps Protect Car Batteries from Heat
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products protects a vehicle battery from the damaging effects of excessive underhood heat exposure. The number one enemy of a battery is heat. Excessive heat exposure or heat-soak can significantly decrease cranking power and shorten a battery's lifespan. Getting the most life from the battery is more valuable than ever. Lava Battery Heat Shield utili...
Get Better Head Gasket Sealing For Your Nitrous Or Boosted Application
The Ultimate Ring of Fire Implementing new technology in head gasket retention with BTR Performance's Bill Trovato Written By Chad Stephens Photography Courtesy of BTR Performance With the strenuous demands on our race engines today, one of the key secrets to horsepower production and consistent performance still comes down to one of the most important basic concepts: using cylinder pressu...
Moroso Introduces Small-Block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox Billet Aluminum Valve Covers
Moroso has introduced valve covers which fit small-block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox bore space cylinder heads. They are part number 68337 and they are 2-3 4" tall, so they clear Jesel and T&D rocker shaft assemblies and allow for greater hood clearance. The valve covers are CNC-machined from a billet aluminum bar. A flat, sturdy rail allows airtight sealing which allows the engine to pull gr...
Stronger Fuel Injector Drivers Power the New AMP'd MicroSquirt
Stronger fuel injection drivers power the new MicroSquirt ECU update from tuning experts AMP EFI/DIYAutoTune. Called AMP'd MicroSquirt, the unit also features a protected crank input for engines triggering from a coil negative. The upgrades allow tuners to easily enable spark outputs or fit Hall effect and optical sensors without the need to wire-in external resistors. MicroSquirt has long ...
Tech Review Weldon 2345-A Electric Fuel Pump
When it comes to delivering mega-four-digit power in a racing application, running a fuel pump that is up to the task is a literal lifeline. Not only is a quality pump essential for producing maximum power, but it is key to the survival of the engine when your foot is too the floor. A name synonymous with high-performance fueling is Weldon. That said, the fueling products for automotive applica...
New TH400, Powerglide High RPM Checkball Capsule from Sonnax
Prevent pressure drops in high RPM GM TH400 and Powerglide racing applications with this new, specially calibrated high RPM checkball capsule from Sonnax. Testing has shown that OEM checkballs in listed racing applications are unreliable above 5,500 rpm. At higher speeds the checkballs can unseat, resulting in drop of line pressure or converter pressure. There are many variables that effect che...
Fuelab Finds Sweet Spot With New 595 Ultralight Series Regulators
Fuelab has added to its popular line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators. The 595 Ultralight Series bypass regulators bridge the gap between the popular 515/525 Series and the monster 565 Series regulators. Our expansive line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators have always been solid performers," said Josh Davis, Fuelab'sales representative. "You tell us your pressure and flow require...
American Powertrain Introduces High-Horsepower GEN III HEMI 6-Speed Transmission Package
American Powertrain now offers a new T-56 Magnum package designed for GEN III HEMI, Hellcat, Hellcrate and Hellephant engines up to 1100 hp. The Stage 2 upgrade takes high-horsepower Tremec Magnum 6-speeds to a new level with increased torque capacity up to 1100 lbs-ft of torque. The package includes transmission backed up with a proven DYAD dual disc clutch by Centerforce Clutches, rated for a...
Design Engineering, Inc. Offers All-In-One Heat and Sound Blocker
Control vibrations, noise and heat in one product with new Sound Barrier sheets from Design Engineering, Inc. They regulates noise and temperatures inside vehicle interiors for a cool, comfortable ride. Lightweight and easy to install, the sheets can be cut and then glued, mechanically fastened or laid under carpet for a custom fit in any space. Or pair 3 wide double-sided transfer tape (#5020...
MSD's Solid State Relay Takes the Place of Four Standard Relays
Wiring can be cleaned up with an MSD Solid State Relay Block. The module takes the place of four standard relays and eliminates unsightly wiring. Four independent channels can be activated using either power or ground. Each channel is capable of handling 50 amps for up to eight seconds or 20 amps of continuous current. With 4 channels providing up to 200 amps of momentary or 80 amps constant co...
Cooler Brake Fluid, Improved Braking Performance for GM Master Cylinders with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products
Classic GM cast-iron master cylinders can see improved braking performance and reliability with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products. The master cylinder in these cars is extremely susceptible to heat due to its close proximity to exhaust manifolds and headers and also from the thermal conductivity and heat-holding properties of cast iron. That heat is transferred to fluid ...
Tech Review Meziere Heat-Exchanger Transmission Pans
Hot rodding and heat go hand in hand. After all, it is in the name. Making more power often means pumping out more heat. However, when your machine is in competition, that heat can reduce performance and even lead to premature part failure. As such, the aftermarket developed a number of cooling components, most of which are designed to keep engine temperature in check. Meziere Enterprises is one s...
Shark Gray Big-Block Chevrolet Valve Covers Now Available from Proform
Shark Gray big-block Chevrolet valve covers are now available from Proform. Sleek and subtle, they will help engines look good under the hood, thanks to the electrostatically painted and baked Shark Gray epoxy finish that offers long-term corrosion resistance, in addition to striking color. Available in tall and stock (short) height options for Mark IV big-block Chevrolet engines (1965-1996), t...
Stacked Plate 17-Row Transmission Cooler Available from Flex-A-Lite
Whether it's your race car or tow vehicle, keeping your transmission fluid cool is crucial to reliability and longevity. Flex-A-Lite's stacked-plate transmission cooler provides maximum cooling efficiency far above tube and fin designs or factory in-the-radiator coolers. It's available with barbed or AN- fittings. For more information, click HERE (Content courtesy of Flex-A-Lite)
Checking Out Haltech's Nexus R5 Vehicle Control Unit in a 7-second Mustang
Linked In Breaking down the Haltech Nexus R5 Vehicle Control Unit in a 7-second Mustang Written by Michael Galimi Photography by the author The integration and merging of technology is happening across all areas of our lives, some of it is readily apparent and some of it is not so obvious. Home entertainment used to be a simple television set, and after 50 years, it is being shoved aside by ...
Strange Pro Touring Floater Kit
The new Strange Pro Touring floater kit (PN F5010) offers a needed product evolution for Pro Touring and Street vehicles. The street floater kit is highlighted by the forged Chromoly spindles, Chromoly hubs and 35-spline drive plates for the ultimate in strength and safety. When paired with the proprietary Wilwood brakes, this system eliminates piston knock-back and keeps the performance and feel ...
Tech Review ProCharger's F-4X Supercharger
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of ProCharger and by the FSC staff Centrifugal superchargers cut their automotive gear teeth on the streets and quickly moved to the racetrack under the hood of street/strip machines. As those hybrid hot rods began to run quicker and transition into full-time race cars, the centrifugals evolved with them to push the envelope of door-car acceleration. These ...
Dyna-Batt Battery by Performance Distributors Receives Upgrades
The Dyna-Batt battery by Performance Distributors has been improved with the addition of brass terminal posts, which are more corrosion- resistant. Users can lighten up their muscle cars and race cars by removing the 40 pound battery and replacing it with the 13.5-pound Dyna-Batt. It produces a lot of power per pound, and has the cranking power of wet cell batteries three times its size. This i...
The New Style Classic looks with modern features comes together in Holley's Sniper EFI Stealth
Written by Derek Putnam Photography by the author and courtesy of Holley Although manufacturers haven't employed carburetors on production vehicles for over a quarter of a century, the simplicity and ease of tuning keeps carburetors popular amongst street and race enthusiasts. Electronic fuel injection presents a number of barriers for enthusiasts interested in switching over, not the least of...
Redesigned MSD Atomic 2 EFI Master Kits Available from Holley
Completely redesigned, the MSD Atomic 2 EFI system now features an 865 CFM throttle body with integrated ECU, full color touch screen, simple 4-wire hookup and several easy-to-use features. The new Master Kits include a complete fuel system, with an external fuel pressure regulator pre-set to 58.5 PSI, 20 feet of 3/8-inch EFI-rated fuel hose, fuel pump, filters, all necessary hardware and a bul...
FUELAB Debuts Lifetime Warranty On All Products
FUELAB has launched a Forever Fixed lifetime warranty on all FUELAB branded products, the company announced today. The new warranty covers the original purchaser against all material or workmanship defects for the life of the product. This new coverage is effective immediately and allows the original purchaser to return the product(s) to FUELAB directly for repair or replacement. We make ...
Hooker Introduces Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds For Small-Block Chevrolet Applications
Hooker has introduced new cast iron exhaust manifolds for small-block Chevrolet applications. They offer an increase in performance and visual appearance over stock-style manifolds, and their compact designs fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine swap applications. This means users get the traditional look and easy fitment of a stock style exhaust manifold, but now with a smoother, c...
Improve 2011-2018 Ford EcoBoost V6 Performance with Direct-Fit Lava Turbo Heat Shield from Heatshield Products
Owners of the Ford EcoBoost V6 engine can now decrease underhood temperatures while significantly improving turbocharger performance with the direct-fit Lava Turbo Heat Shield from Heatshield Products. The popularity of the Ford EcoBoost V6 is due in large part to its V8 power combined with V6 mileage. However, the factory EcoBoost turbochargers are uninsulated/unshielded, which generates subst...
Design Engineering, Inc. Boom Mat Tape is Finishing Touch for Noise-Blocking & Sound-Damping Projects
Add a finishing touch to any noise-blocking or sound-damping project with versatile Boom Mat Tape from Design Engineering, Inc. Offering the same qualities as Design Engineering, Inc.'s Boom Mat damping material, multipurpose Boom Mat Tape helps reduce vehicle road noise, sound system vibrations, rattles, dashboard plastic-to-plastic chafing and more. It can be used to cover seams, fix leaks a...
AutoMeter FiTech CAN Gauges Are a Plug and Play Instrumentation Solution
The new AutoMeter FiTech CAN Gauges (model numbers 880828, 880829 and 880890) are a plug and play instrumentation solution for drivers utilizing FiTech's electronic fuel injection and transmission controller systems. Monitor the speedometer, tachometer or water temperature, quickly and conveniently by utilizing the existing FiTech sensors already setup on the vehicle. The FiTech CAN Gauges f...
Sonnax Debuts Extreme Duty 4L80-E Input Shaft
The toughest GM 4L80-E input shaft ever made for 1,000+ horsepower vehicles is now available from Sonnax. It's an extreme duty shaft designed for extreme applications, when drivers want to go all out on the street or strip without worrying about transmission failure. The input shaft in the 4L80-E and 4L85-E is a weak point in these otherwise very capable units where both OE and aftermarke...
Flex-A-Lite Extruded-Core Radiator and Fan Combo Ensures Cooling for 1999-2012 GMT800/900 Truck or SUV
If you've got a high-horsepower 1999-2012 GMT800/900 truck or SUV, make sure you've got plenty of cooling to handle the horsepower with a Flex-A-Lite extruded-core radiator/fan combo. Made in the USA and full aluminum construction gives you superior cooling and durability to factory radiators, and the electric fan system will give you some extra power over the stock engine-driven fan on the ear...
Tech Review Push Button Latches
When you've moved on from original equipment body components to lightweight fiberglass or carbon fiber parts, chances are you will need a different style of fastener to keep them secured to your vehicle. Push Button Latches offers numerous fastening devices to make sure your panels stay put, yet make it very easy to remove them when needed. For years, the most popular method of fastening lightw...
Diamond Adds Chevy LT To 2K Piston Series
Diamond's highly regarded 2K series of shelf-stock forged aluminum pistons for robust 2,000 horsepower power-adder builds has been expanded to include the LT2K model to compliment Chevy Gen V LT1/LT4 cylinder heads. Forged from 2618 aluminum alloy, the LT2K pistons incorporate special inboard webbing to provide additional structural support for turbocharged, supercharged or nitrous oxide-boos...
Champion Creates Professional Grade Red Poly-7 Racing Grease
Champion Brands, a blender of packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids and many other specialty racing and automotive chemicals, has recently announced a Professional Grade Poly-7 Red Racing Grease for high-speed competition and racing applications. Champion Poly-7 Red Racing Grease, part number 4053T/40, is red in color, a NLGI #2 classification, tacky, multi-purpose and high-temperature ...
Proform Debuts 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems
Proform's new 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems are an easy way to get a high-quality cooling system with a professionally-installed look. 1-2-3 Series Radiator Systems are completely assembled, ready to drop in and include the radiator, shroud or bracket, fan(s) and a thermostat controller for a complete cooling unit right out the box. Once users thread the thermostat probe into the tank and wire...
Fuelab Has Upgraded Its H/E Series 474xx, 617xx and 939xx Twin Screw Brushless Pumps
Fuelab has upgraded its H/E Series 474xx, 617xx and 939xx twin screw brushless pumps to offer 600LPH options capable of supporting 1500HP on gas and 1000HP on E85 in a single pump configuration. H/E pumps provide extremely low current draw, superior priming capabilities and greater resistance to cavitation.New models include 47404, 61704, 61714 and 93904. For more information, visit www.Fuel...
PROFORM Releases Black Crinkle Alternators for Ford 10SI and GM CS130 Cases
Electric fuel pumps, air-conditioning, power windows and car stereos are too much for OEM 63 amp alternators. The increased power demands of today's hot rods call for a upgrade. Thanks to PROFORM's Ford Modified 10SI and GM CS130 Alternators with Black Crinkle finish, users can keep the power flowing to their batteries in low-rpm situations. Both alternators feature an external fan, 1-wire hoo...
Fuelab Announces All-New Pro Series Line
Fuelab has a new Pro Series line for high horsepower, high flow applications where fuels such as methanol or E85 are used. At the center of the new series is Fuelab's 40501 Pro Series Spur Gear pump, engineered with unmatched experience in brushless fuel pump technology. This variable speed pump is built to handle over 2500hp, with extremely low current draw, and is compatible with gasoline, diese...
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