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Heidts Has a New Stance for 1970-’71 Ford Torinos

From its iconic role on the Starsky & Hutch television show to featured appearances in big-name movies like Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino and Fast & Furious 4, the Ford Torino has carved out a unique niche among classic car enthusiasts. Despite its passionate

Stay Or Nay—How to determine if your seasoned race engine’s pistons are good or not

By Jeff Smith Photography by Jeff Smith Gamblers are a different breed. There’s a point where they seem to know when a bluff has gone too far, when it’s time to fold their hands, and when to live to fight another day.

Whipple Superchargers Signs On As Presenting Sponsor of the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals

NMCA is proud to announce that Whipple Superchargers has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 18thAnnual NMCA All-American Nationals, which will be held August 22-25, 2019 at the scenic Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Whipple Superchargers, a top manufacturer

Hustle Darling—Haley James’ found her calling at the racetrack and is still rising to incredible success

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In a community that fosters cutthroat competition, it’s easy to become hostile and hardheaded. Haley James, however, has found a way to channel her ambition into tremendous success without losing a trace of her

9-Time NMRA Champ John Urist Talks About Tire Tech And Mickey Thompson Tires

Tires produced specifically for drag racing are an essential part of improving performance and consistency on the drag strip. Over the last 20 years, that technology has been applied to Department of Transportation-approved road tires to provide a product that

Powermaster Small Frame HPR Alternators

  Thanks to Powermaster’s new Small Frame HPR Alternators, you can run your air conditioning, electric fans and fuel pump, headlights and more without worrying if your battery is charging! With over 145 amps at idle and 175+ amps at top

Hatching The Snake—Going behind the scenes as the 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustangs are born

Written by Steve Turner Photography by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance Sneaking away from the bright lights of the Cobo Center where the new Shelby GT500 took its bow, we took a 20-minute ride out to a special facility. It

The Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Prize—The Nitto Diamond Tree Ring

The 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors was a big success once again, and the event, which boasts the most heads-up classes of any race in the world, saw many

Real Deal Steel Adds GM-Licensed 2nd-Gen Camaro Chassis to Production Lineup

The news is official! Real Deal Steel, the Florida-based manufacturer of numerous steel chassis such as the 1955-57 Chevys and 1967-69 Camaro's, will begin production of all-new-steel second-generation (1970-1973) Camaro bodies later this year. The prototype is almost complete and

7-Time NMCA Champion Andy Warren Talks About Success With Fuelab

The most successful racer in NMCA history, Andy Warren, and his big blue Chevy Caprice have become regulars in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Warren and his machine race in the competitive Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car category and have

Get Hooked! Choosing the right hardware will give your muscle machine maximum traction

Written by Derek Putnam Photography courtesy of the manufacturers As the drag racing scene entered the 1960s and ’70s, muscle cars flooded the track and the streets in huge numbers. Most were lucky to find traction with the 7- to 8-inch-wide tires

Kelly Night Under Fire at Summit Motorsports Park Was One for the Record Books

By Mary Lendzion Photos Courtesy of Summit Motorsports Park The flames and fireworks were flying just as fast as the cars at the 42nd Annual Kelly Night Under Fire, Aug. 10, 2019 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The production presented to

Where It All Started—Callies Performance Products

Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Owning a world-class manufacturing business is in Callies Performance Products founder Rick Norton’s blood. The pioneer of aftermarket crankshaft technology was born into a family legacy of machining, but he had the vision to take things

Building Barn-Burning Speed—Charlie Barnes put his years of experience crewing for other racers to good use in his own heads-up racecar

Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi While Hughesville, Maryland’s Charlie Barnes may have just got his feet wet in heads-up racing with the NMRA this year, he’s been around cars and helping out on them since he was 8 years

New Products—ProCharger 50-State Legal HEMI Supercharger Systems

Recently ProCharger expanded its complete supercharger systems line-up with eight newly authorized 50-state legal HEMI packages, which span through seven year/model/engine applications. One doesn't have to look much further than the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout to realize the popularity of

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