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Sunday Coverage | 2022 Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsports

Posted By: Steve Baur
The Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport roars to a conclusion as racers in both the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and Red Line Oil Muscle Car Nationals series move through eliminations. The last cars standing in each class will take a trip to the Winner’s Circle to enjoy a celebration and photo session to document the monumental occasion.
Stay tuned to this page and our social channels for updates as we move through eliminations at Rockingham Dragway.

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Here’s a look at the Sunday schedule for the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport.

As with many of the classes, NA 10.5 qualifying was set during the earliest rounds and Hudson, Florida’s Robbie Blankenship set that pace early with a 7.669 at 175.55 mph. His Mustang is powered by a small-block Ford engine and Blankenship rows the gears with his manual-transmission-equipped steed.

A huge new personal best for Tom Mueller, the 10.214 at 131.47 mph he ran during NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock qualifying put him fourth on the list going into eliminations. Managed by Brandon Alsept of BA Motorsports, Mueller’s 1996 Mustang Cobra spent an ample amount of time on the dyno recently to get its tune up, clutch, and suspension dialed in. Mueller is making big moves in the right direction, and he’s hoping it all comes together during today’s eliminations.

Running in both NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp and NMCA LME Street King Presented by Chevrolet Performance, Steve DeMasellis is putting his “Patriot” 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck to work this weekend. Powered by a 545 ci LSX engine with a 300-horsepower Nitrous Express upgrade, the 4L80E transmission puts its 963-rear wheel horsepower to the ground through a Ford 9-inch rear end. During Thursday’s testing, the truck had a little wheel hop and sheared off some of the wheel studs, but DeMasellis got it fixed up (and rewired his Holley system) in time to make the field in both classes. In Open Comp, an 0.084-second reaction time put him nineteenth in the order while in Street King, DeMasellis’s 11.085-second run on an 11.00 index ranked him seventh overall.

The Dez Racing-tuned machine of Justin Palmer has been on point all weekend, so it’s no surprise to see the Calypso Green coupe sitting in the top qualified spot. Palmer and tuner Mike Dezotel were able to navigate the tricky track conditions and put up a 4.305-second elapsed to set them up for eliminations on Sunday.

Also claiming the top spot early was Haley Burkhammer in her new, 6th-Gen Camaro CRC that she drives in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center. Burkhammer clicked off a wheel-standing 9.81 on Friday, but her following two qualifying runs resulted in wheelspin. We’re sure her grandfather—and 2021 CPS champion—Ronnie Hackelton will be working on getting the Camaro to stick for eliminations. Burkhammer’s 9.81 could be good enough for the class record if she can back it up and the time stands once eliminations have concluded.

The engine in Alton Clements’ VP Racing Madditives Renegade Mustang ingested some foreign matter that went through several cylinders and seriously dinged up one piston. With no replacements at hand, he was forced to pull the wounded slug and smooth out the imperfections as much as he could. With the engine reassembled, it seemed to run just as well as it had before the incident. Clements says his latest engine paired with a new V-30 94C supercharger is showing impressive power potential versus his old short-deck combo, and it showed as he topped the qualifying sheet with a 4.57 at 152.43 rip.
Apparently, there is a magic number of runs that a clutch will survive inside the bellhousing of a G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock car. After more than a season of competition, it was time for a fresh unit in Randy Soper’s New Edge. In qualifying it launched as normal but began to slip, so he swapped in a fresh ACT unit and got back into action. He hopes to get the freshened combo down into the 9.7-second range that he believes is necessary to go rounds in the competitive category.
A longtime racer with multiple championships, William Jones runs a unique combination in his 1968 Ford Falcon. The ARP Open Comp machine is powered by a 367-cube small-block fitted with AFR heads and a custom camshaft. Twice boosted by Precision Turbos, the Falcon puts down the power with a leaf-spring rear suspension and an AJE arrangement in front. Formerly his late father’s car, Jones spent a year and a half waiting on parts to get it back into racing condition. After a successful season opener, he has the power dialed back to run on an 8.83 index at Rockingham Dragway this weekend.
There are some beautiful cars on the UPR Products field vying for awards at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Among them is Derrick Harp’s striking, green 1972 Maverick. Giving off those Hulk vibes, it is powered by a 302-cube small-block nicely dressed in Edelbrock upgrades. 
Chris Graff is at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport with a brand-new Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle race car build. Given its maiden voyage at the track, he is sorting out some transmission issues and learning the Holley Terminator X EFI system while working on his license. Powered by a Gen 2 Coyote engine backed by a Turbo 400 transmission, his 2005 Mustang benefits from a UPR rear suspension. 
It looks impressive under the hood of Angela Messenger’s 2020 F-150, but the combination is relatively straightforward. The truck is powered by a stock Coyote that benefits from billet oil pump gears and a pair of turbochargers. Capable of low-10s, the Competition Auto-backed pickup qualified in the 11th spot in Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning leading into today’s eliminations.

As he came off the track from his 4th qualifying run, Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer Bill Trovato was informed that his Camaro shot some flames out one side of his car towards the end of his run. "It was the same tuneup that we've had in it all weekend," Trovato told us. "It burned a strap and got the piston a bit, but we'll get it fixed. We're thinking there might be some debris in the jets, but we haven't checked them yet." Trovato, and crew members David Mitchell and John Costello were on the task to get the LS-based engine back up and running. Qualified third here in Rockingham, Trovato currently leads the class in points after setting the record and winning the season opener in Bradenton, Florida, in March.

The Rockingham Dragway track surface has proved to be tough to get a handle on this weekend. X275 veteran Ron Rhodes knocked the tires off on his first three qualifying runs, but managed to find the right recipe for traction for the fourth round. His nitrous-injected Camaro put the power down and posted a 4.349-second ET to shoot up to number two on the qualifying sheet.

From the start to the stripe, it’s all serious competition, but anywhere else, NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock is all about camaraderie. On Saturday night, the group got together for food and festivities hosted in the Moldenhauer/Hanlon pits and both the laughs and the shenanigans were abundant.

After a 30-mile cruise, TorqStorm Superchargers True Street racers returned to the track to make three back-to-back passes as part of the compelling competition, and when it was all said and done, William Lujan was the overall winner with an 8.67 average in his Mustang, and Scott Oshinski of TorqStorm Superchargers was the runner-up with a 9.20 average in his Cutlass. Other racers in the spotlight were Gilbert Correa, the 10-second winner in his Mustang, Keith Lankheet, the 11-second winner in his Challenger, Dale Aldridge, the 12-second winner in his Mustang, Rodney Ward, the 13-second winner in his Mustang, Jonathon Baker, the 14-second winner in his Mustang and Timmy Thornburg, the 15-second winner in his Mustang.

A great assortment of Gen III HEMI-powered cars pulled in for the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport this weekend at Rockingham Dragway. Joshua Schwartz was the overall winner with a 9.04 average and Ed Springstead was the runner-up with a 9.47 average. Other standouts include Tony Demaio, 9-second winner, Bruce Phillips, 10-second winner, Bryce Rohrs, 11-second winner, Jerry Dixon, 12-second winner, Laura Willingham, 13-second winner, Nicole Ratliff, 14-second winner and Brett Foutz, 15-second winner.

There are many things to love about the NMCA, and the camaraderie among racers is one of them. NMCA photographer Kevin DiOssi captured that in this picture he shot in the lanes just before Dart NA 10.5 qualifying at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport this weekend at Rockingham Dragway.

Jim Widener suffered some severe tire shake during qualifying, and he and Tony Bischoff (Pictured) had to repair the X brace in their VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Corvette last night. This morning, while we were talking, Bischoff found that two of the header primary tubes were also cracked, likely from the tire shake. The team’s hard work paid off, though, as they grabbed a first-round win over Craig Sullivan.

Chris Brooker of TorqStorm Superchargers has been enjoying some new found power in his 1969 Camaro after some discovery during a hub dyno session. Along with help from Mark Menscer on the suspension, Brooker’s Camaro has charged deep into the 8s during qualifying for LME Street King, and carrying the front wheels about 100 feet out has reportedly been a lot of fun as well.

Cody Herron runs MadFab, a fabrication shop in Floyd Knob, Indiana, which has done work for a number of name racing teams. He brought out this 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet to run in the Fastest Street Car Stock Eliminator category this weekend at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Having dabbled with NMCA racing in the past, he is excited about the standalone Stock Eliminator class, and hopes to run more races next season when his schedule allows because he enjoys racing the series so much. Based on the body-in-white used to verify measurements on Cobra Jet builds, Herron’s CJ is powered by an 800-horsepower 429 big-block under the control of a BigStuff3 EFI system.

While Catherine Kosiba raced a Dodge Demon in NMCA competition a few years ago, she debuted her Drag Pak in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport this weekend at Rockingham Dragway. The driver from Indiana qualified in the eleventh spot with an 8.12, had a solo pass in the first round of eliminations, and is back in her pit area preparing for the second round of eliminations. “We’re still shaking down the car and collecting data, but we’re happy with how it’s going,” said Kosiba, whose crew chief is her husband, Brad Kosiba. We look forward to seeing her in action again at upcoming races.

A fan of Joe Cool, a.k.a. Snooby, Tom Hoffman has a canine copilot on every run. He doesn’t mind using all his vacation to run the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series, where he races with so many friends. Even though he lost early on in ARP Open Comp competition, Hoffman still had a smile on his face. He spent a lot of time dialing in a new carburetor this weekend and discovered an ignition setting issue that might just have sorted it out. 
Things didn’t go as well as he had hoped this weekend, but Torrey Browne still smiling in the pits. His inlet tube deformed after he hit the rev limiter and the throttle slammed shut and the boost overwhelmed the discharge tubing and deformed the tube. Browne was running a freshened combination based on a Coyote Stock-spec engine fitted with a Boss 302 intake and boosted by a ProCharger D-1 centrifugal blower. He recently added an air-to-water intercooler that keeps the boost temps below 65 degrees. He will be back in action at the NMRA World Finals + Intergalactic Ford Festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

There is always an opportunity to gear up with NMRA swag at the Power Mall on the Manufacturer’s Midway during every event on the schedule, including this weekend’s Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport.

When you see an SVT Lightning yanking the front tires, you know it’s making some steam under the hood. Bob Dill recently dropped his truck off at JPC Racing to freshen his 5.0-liter engine, which had 300 runs on its resume. He also sent his fuel pump back to MagnaFuel for a rebuild to ensure his Coyote is well-fed by its new larger injectors. The result was a whopping 1,159 horsepower on 25 pounds of boost. Even with the boost dialed way back in competition, the truck ran its best elapsed time yet in Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning with an 8.795 at 155 mph.

Having only been racing for less than a year, 17-year-old Logan Day has already shown that he can mix it up with more seasoned drivers. Based out of Florida and racing thanks to support from his parents, Day’s first outing was in October of 2021 when he took his 2021 Ford Mustang to FL2K at Bradenton Motorsports Park. There, Day ran dead-on his 11.50 index in his very first pass and stayed in the game through to the semi-finals. The following month, at the Mod Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park, he went to the finals against Leticia Hughes in the Grocery Getter class. Although Day didn’t get the win, he picked up a new friend and has been pitting with Hughes ever since. Now, his naturally aspirated Mustang, which was built by RareFab – the same shop that also manages his father Terry’s Whipple-supercharged car – and tuned by Palm Beach Dyno to run on E85 fuel, is equipped with a JLT cold air intake, Kooks long-tube headers, rear-seat delete and two Kirkey seats in the front, TBM race brakes, a full BMR suspension setup complete with Viking shocks, QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft, and some weight reduction modifications. Running in NMRA HP Tuners Super Stang, Day qualified eleventh this weekend at Rockingham Dragway and made it through to the finals round of eliminations and capped off the event with yet another runner up finish to his name. His goal for the remainder of the year is to attend as many events as he can in hopes of chasing the class championship and he’s already off to a great start.

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