Drag racers don't pay much attention to the rearview mirror. There is only time to execute the run at a high level, win the round and move on. It is only after the final runs are made that they can truly appreciate their accomplishments.
High performance runs in the Skillman family as three generations have competed successfully in NHRA, NMCA and NMRA drag racing. Grandfather Ray, along with his son Bill and his son Drew, have won races in a wide range of categories, from Stock to Pro Stock and Bill Skillman, who is a regular at NMCA events, won the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2021.
The mission, undertaken roughly six years ago, was to build a competitive car for the NMRA Series, specifically the FSC Ford Muscle and HP Tuners Super Stang index classes. We wanted a car that not only ran in the 10-second zone, but had to be reliable with a minimal amount of required maintenance, and most importantly, could win races.
With the series celebrating its silver anniversary in 2023, it was only fitting to bring something a little extra special to the festivities courtesy of Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his band of merry Fun-Havers that will join the party on Saturday, March 4th.
Chevrolet Performance wowed drag racing fans with the reveal of the COPO 632 at the 2022 PRI Show. Combining the company’s biggest, baddest big-block crate engine with its purpose-built Camaro racer is a match made in performance heaven.
Showing that you can assemble a mindful performance vehicle, Innovation Performance Technologies (IPT) of Aberdeen, North Carolina, builders of brand-new turnkey muscle cars, has completed ShoKr, a fantastic 1989 Mustang LX, built to support the RPM Act.
When Dale Markley was winding down his decades-long sales career in the automotive industry, he and his wife, Nancy, founded Design Engineering, Inc. so that they would have a project to keep them busy. Now, the company supplies its customers in the performance aftermarket with innovative solutions to help solve their heat and sound control problems.
Twenty-five years ago, Jennifer Fahey accepted an offer to go on a blind date with the man who is now her husband, Dennis Fahey. They chose to meet up at Grand Prix Tampa, which offered go-karts, miniature golf, and arcade games.
Developing performance-oriented automotive products for decades, Hebron, Indiana, resident Harry Hruska knows the best way to prove their effectiveness is in a real-world environment. In his case, this means racing in the VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod category.
The four standout drivers were honored for their season-long achievements and presented with their trophies for winning 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championships during a memorable Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
With much success and a championship title already under his belt, 26-year-old NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer Eric Bardekoff isn’t ready to slow down yet. He revamped his successful stallion into a Shelby-inspired machine, but he wasn’t always a Ford man.
Going off the Scrambler’s V8, stick-shift theme, Nick Filippides of American Racing Headers rest-o-fide this incredible 1964 American Motors Rambler 440, turning it into the ultimate “what-if” AMC Muscle Car of his dreams.
Skyler Hardy rolled into the 24th Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals, Featuring The Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival with one goal in mind. That was to get past first round in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.
Thanks to his involvement in drag racing and with the NMRA, Justin Burcham translated his success as a driver into becoming the owner of the most successful Mustang-focused shops in the country, JPC Racing.
With 10 successful seasons solidly in the history books, one of the NMRA’s most beloved — and craziest — classes, G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, is still rapidly gaining momentum and the future is looking even brighter.
Andy Russell experienced some seriously cool cars in his younger years. His father, John Russell, worked at a Ford dealership near their home in Lebanon, Ohio, and owned and raced his fair share of Thunderbolts, Mavericks, and Fairlanes.
Leticia Hughes saw her fair share of Mustangs while growing up in the small town of Brownsville, Kentucky. She was fully fascinated by her brother’s Mustang when she was in her early teens, and she had her own Mustang by the time she was in high school.
Protecting performance vehicles for more than 40 years, Red Line Synthetic Oil’s line of lubrication and cooling products are found in everything from high-end drag cars to two-stroke go-karts and more.
The Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals featured wild action at Rockingham Dragway for the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport and there were plenty of HEMI rides on the property.
Harboring an appreciation for Chevrolet Camaros for as long as he can remember, Jeff Toepper admires how they look, how they sound, and how they made their way into the hearts of millions of people to became a prominent part of American muscle car history.