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Deep Roots in Racing Sparked Success for Jeff Heintz
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Jeff Heintz is inspired whenever he walks into his shop, Heintz Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina. That's where he's surrounded by cars with LS and LT engines, and where he focuses on making them faster with his small staff. His workdays involve ingenuity and inventiveness, and that makes him happy. Heintz's ...
Shawn Calabrese Coming for NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem After Help From Kurt Anderson
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kurt Anderson Shawn Calabrese has one of the most eye-catching and enviable Firebirds in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. The clean and competitive red car carries the wheels off the starting line and clocks low 10s at the finish line, and in it, the Orlando, Florida-based driver earned his first Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin...
Angel Gaulden Preparing to Join Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble
By Mary Lendzion Angel Gaulden learned a lot about race cars when she was a crew member for a race team. And, along the way, she discovered that she wanted to climb into the cockpit of her own car and compete. So in the fall of 2018, she signed up for Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, and by January of 2019, she was testing in her daily-driven 2014 Camaro ZL1 at Showtime Sp...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Puts Exclamation Mark on Exciting Season
Written by Mary Lendzion Through the years, Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series drivers have been a popular and powerful part of NMCA events at tracks across the country. They are consistently competitive in their eye-catching cars that are rolling showcases for their Big Three automaker of choice, and in many cases, races are won or lost by the tightest of margins. Drivers were doubled down...
Friday Coverage Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Randy Adler is back in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod after spending most of the season making upgrades to his screw-blown 1957 Chevy. While the virus left events canceled or postponed, Adler saw it as an opportunity to improve his program. He plans to come back swinging this weekend and pick up right where he left off in March. He only gets out to race a few times a year, but Rockton,...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series World Champions Will Be Celebrated at Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals
The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series will be celebrating the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday September 27, 2020 at the conclusion of the Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance, held at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway just outside of Indianapolis. The event also hosts the Chevrolet Performance LSX Sh...
Puckett Racing for Proform Rumble Championship at Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
By Mary Lendzion When Regina Puckett was growing up in Florida, her mom would tell her stories about how she was driving a 1969 GTO when she was pregnant with her, and how she had other muscle cars through the years. Influenced by that, Puckett went on to have a 1986 Camaro while she was in college, followed by a 1993 Camaro Z28, and she raced both of them in Bracket categories at the track near...
Heintz Hopes to Hold Onto Chevrolet Performance Stock Points Lead at NMRA/NMCA Event at Atlanta Dragway
By Mary Lendzion With a passion for powerful cars, Jeff Heintz began competing in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events several years ago. At first, he was behind the wheel of his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and then he was behind the wheel of his wife Christy's 2003 Corvette Z06, in the series LME Street King category, and in TorqStorm Superchargers True Street. He even arrive...
NMCA & Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Adjusts Point System for 2020
The NMCA and Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Competition committee has adjusted the 2020 NMCA/CPCS point's system to reflect the new schedule due to the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. Points will be accumulated by counting the best four out of five national events for VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, ARP Nitrous Pro Street, Holley EFI Factory Super Car, Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Dart NA 1...
Rickey Chasing Third Consecutive Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion As one of the categories contested as part of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events, Proform Rumble is a crowd-pleaser. The drivers have to run on an index and be just as ready on the tree as they are on the top end, and among them is David Rickey, who secured the championship in the category in 2018 and 2019. It's proof that he has what it takes to su...
Baskin Bringing His Former Mean Street Car to NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Don Baskin has had a fine fleet of race cars, and also through the years, he has had his fair share of success in each of them. One that stands out is the Chevy II that he drove to championships in the NMCA Mean Street category, which was last contested in 2013. While the good-looking orange and green car had been sitting on the sidelines while Baskin f...
Fine at 50 Chevrolet Performance and the NMCA Celebrate 50 Years of COPO Camaro at Summit Motorsports Park
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the FSC Staff and TheBlock.com The golden anniversary of the COPO Camaro began with a special-edition model of Camaro from Chevrolet Performance, which debuted at the 2018 SEMA Show and it concluded at the 2019 NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers with the 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct. O...
2019 Car Show, NMCA Norwalk, Ohio
2019 NMCA Norwalk Best of Show, John Jennings, 1972 Ford F-100    2019 NMCA Norwalk Best GM, Gary Goodin, 1969 Camaro 2019 NMCA Norwalk Best Chrysler, Kal Potter, 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 2019 NMCA Norwalk Best Ford, Ed Curtis, 1972 Pinto  2019 NMCA Norwalk Directors Choice Conservative, Chuck Sirianni, 1966 Chevelle 2019 NMCA Norwalk Best Pro Street, Bob Kirst, ...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 5
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series dove into action at the 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 19-22 at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis and awaiting winners was the ever-welcoming Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Defending Chevrolet Pe...
Race To the Championships Race Wrap For The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
Written by Steve Baur Photography by Fastest Street Car Magazine and RacePagesDigital.com The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, which was hosted at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis September 19-22, 2019 marked the end of a successful season of NMCA Drag Racing presented by E3 Spark Plugs, and culminated in the crowning of class champions who had worked th...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA World Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance Coverage presented by Edelbrock
It's hard to believe, but this weekend marks the end of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing season. Championships are still up for grabs in many of the classes and the great weather forecast for this weekend here at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis should provide the setting for some show-stopping performances. Just a short while ago, RacePagesDigital.com broke the news that Billy Glidden was bringi...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
Plenty of powerful passes were put down at yesterday's running of the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and now, drivers are preparing for eliminations. Among those who cruised to the top of qualifying in their categories was Don Walsh Jr., who was 3.66 in his Corvette in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, and who i...
American Muscle Abounds at NMCA Norwalk
Written by Mary Lendzion Photography by the FSC Staff The weather was wonderful and the competition was compelling at the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers, Aug. 22-25 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend to showcase some of the fastest cars in North America, and I'm not sure how it could have been any b...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Had The Stage At Summit Motorsports Park
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series dove into action at the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers, Aug. 22-25 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and awaiting winners was the ever-welcoming Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Reigning category champion Jesse Wilson clocked a 10....
Friday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
It's going to be a great weekend of muscle car drag racing here at Summit Motorsports Park as the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers and featuring the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct is set to celebrate the incredible COPO Camaro legacy at one of the biggest muscle car events of the year. Today be...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Whipple Superchargers Coverage Presented by Edelbrock
All things indicate that this 18th annual NMCA race here at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, will be one of the biggest yet, as the NMCA plays host to the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct. Today's test and tune session is underway after a brief rain shower overnight, and the pits are already filled with rigs and racecars from en...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 1
House of Speed Round 1 of the 2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Serieskicks off at Atlanta Dragway Bringing Chevrolet performance back to the Atlanta, Georgia, area, the NMCA hosted the first round of the 2018 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Seriesduring the 10thAnnual NMRA/NMCA All-Stars presented by MAHLE Motorsport event. Leading off the Challenge series was the heads-up eliminatorC...
NMCA Hosts 2019 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at 5 Events | Presented by Nitto Tire
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to announce it will host five Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series events in 2019. The five-race series that is focused on modern LS/LT performance will be run during the NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA) April 4-7, Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway (Millington, TN) May 2-5, NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal...
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