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Tim Poston Pushes to Proform Rumble Championship

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff
Tim Poston loves many things about competing in NMCA Proform Rumble, but what he loves most is that it allows him to spend more time with his son, Cody Poston, who competes in NMCA LME Street King.
They share everything from deep conversation to data, and in 2023, more than ever, they shared a desire to earn father and son championships in their respective categories.
For Tim, that meant making sure that he was ready to go rounds in his
2000 Corvette featuring an LS3 engine built by fellow racer Jessie Coulter of Jessie’s Garage and paired with a ProCharger, 4L60 transmission by RPM Transmission and Holley EFI. The car rolls on RC Components wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson tires.
When his car is receiving upgrades, he climbs into his wife’s 2014 Corvette, and that was the case for the first race of the 2023 season, the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines in March at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida, Tim was a bit off-pace in qualifying, but he won the first round with a 12.12 on a 12.00 index before exiting eliminations in the second round with break time of 11.89.
“I had back surgery a few months before the race in Florida, and I asked my doctor about racing my car, and he didn’t want me to during the recovery process, but he said he would approve of my racing my wife’s car since it is slower and has fewer g-forces,,” said Tim. “So, that’s what I did in Orlando.”

Back in his own car for the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport in April at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina, Tim qualified in the second spot with a 10.08 on a 10.00, and won the first round with 10.27 after his opponent turned on the red light. He had a solo pass in second round, and went to the NMCA Winner’s Circle after Dale Aldridge illuminated the red light in the other lane.
The next race on his schedule was the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Muscle Car Drag Racing in May at World Wide Technology Raceway in Illinois. He qualified in the second spot with a 10.01 on a 10.00, and won the first round with a better reaction time than his opponent and room to lift to a  10.15. He won the second round with 10.11 and the third round with a 10.07, and from there, he backed up his win from the previous month with a 10.05 against Taylor Lumsden.
He was raring to go for the TorqStorm NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Paul’s High Performance in July at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan, where he qualified in the second spot with a 10.01 on a 10.00. He won the first round with 10.04, the second round with 10.07 and the third round with a right-on 10.00. He wrapped up his third win of the year with a break out time of 9.99 against Dewayne Massengale, who also broke out.
Getting closer to the finish line, Tim cruised into the 2nd Annual Mickey Thompson NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Sick the Mag in August at Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio, and qualified in the eighth spot with a 10.21 on a 10.00. He lost in the first round with an off-pace 10.21 on a 10.00.
“We broke an alternator and power steering bracket, and my son, Cody, patched things up so I could go down track, but then I couldn’t run the number,” said Tim. “It was a frustrating weekend.”

Tim did everything he could to shake that off for the last event of the year, the 22nd Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance in September at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indiana. He qualified in the sixth spot with a 10.26 on a 10.25, which shows how well the competition has their cars dialed in. He lost in the first round with a red light.

“My mind was on my car, which had been losing vacuum, and with Jessie Coulter’s great help, we discovered after the event that a $5 vacuum hose had a little hole in it,” said Tim, of Roundhill, Kentucky.
Despite the end-of-season issues, Tim’s hard work throughout the year helped him capture the 2023 NMCA Proform Rumble championship, and more importantly, in the same year his son, Cody, captured the championship in NMCA LME Street King.
“My car was right where it needed to be, mostly because of my son, Cody,” said Tim, who owns Horizon Construction in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which is managed by Cody. “I love racing with him so much, and earning this championship the same year he earned his championship means everything to me. I want to thank my wife, Sharon, Cody and his girlfriend, Lauren Barger, Jessie Coulter, Derek Cooper, Steve Satchel, Jeff and Regina Puckett and Alan Felts among others.
The NMCA will proudly celebrate Tim and his fellow racers at the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Awards, held during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Indiana Convention Center, and in the upcoming Champions Issue of Fastest Street Car.


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