Multi-Time Champion Frank Varela is Stepping Up to Street Outlaw

The closer you get to the finish line, the more exciting things get and such is the case for multi-time NMRA champion Frank Varela of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as he draws closer to completion on his new NMRA/NMCA VP Racing Fuels/Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw entry. Varela, who has been a staple

When the Math Makes Sense—Mark Woodruff’s New Pro Mod/RVW Entry

With roughly $300,000 up for grabs in the Radial vs the World category combined between major standalone races such as Lights Out, No Mercy, Sweet 16, Shakedown, and the Outlaw Street Car Reunion, Mark “Woody” Woodruff decided to double his chances at taking the cash. After his NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial

Synchronicity—Honda Hero Carey Bales Turns to Pro Mod Mustang

  After twenty years of proving he can do more with less, especially in the displacement department, Carey Bales is moving in a different direction as he has committed to running NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod in a ’20 Ford Mustang GT350R… with a clutch! The Honda Hero, who co-owns

Second Time Around—Gary Wolkwitz returned to drag racing in his 8-second SS/AH ’68 Dodge Dart

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It’s never too late to make a change, so after a lifetime of enjoying drag racing from the sidelines and the pit area, Gary Wolkwitz decided to plant himself in the driver’s seat. Growing up on Staten Island, the native New Yorker (who now resides

Where It All Started—EXEDY Racing Clutches

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Originally established in 1923 as a private business led by Kazuma Adachi, the company now known as EXEDY has undergone an incredible global transformation nearly a century in the making. Adachi’s company was originally based in Ikuno-ward in the Osaka prefecture of Japan. By

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 humanity. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was a given

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 to a new level. Growing up in Ohio, Norton’s grandfather, Harold,

Louis Sylvester to Campaign Two-Car Factory Stock Team at NMRA Finals

By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Louis Sylvester Sometimes a deal is too good to pass up, so when Louis Sylvester Sr. had the chance to purchase a complete racing outfit, he went for it. Now, Sylvester plans to debut a two-car team in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock at the 21st

Race, Rescue, Repeat—Bryan Williams found his calling driving the Wheelybird in LME Street King

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Rudy Rouweyha Some people are lucky enough to be born into motorsports families, and some find their passion later in life. No matter when a driver’s career starts, it’s something to be taken seriously and with full-throttle determination. Bryan Williams was one of the latter, as