After Breakage, DiDomenico Back in Action for Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DiDomenico In driving to an amazing 3.68 last year, Mike DiDomenico proved that he could certainly be successful in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod. His G-Force Race Cars-built and 1968 Camaro-bodied car was a contender with its 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi prepared by Rage Fuel Systems, topped with MBE heads, a Brad And...
Tech Review Aeromotive Inc.'s Brushless Spur Gear Fuel Pumps
Performance on and off the track continually increases, and sometimes, we see cars that combine both attributes and push both to the limits and beyond. With Tom Baileys incredible performances in his street-legal Pro Mod Camaro during things like Hot Rod Magazines Drag Week, Bailey has brought race-level horsepower to the street, and providing enough fuel to the twin-turbo powerplant during ...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Announces New Road Race Brake Kits for 3rd Gen Camaros and Firebirds
The Wilwood Racing division has announced new high-performance road race front big brake kits for 1982-1992 Camaro and Firebird models using OE suspension. All bolt-on kits feature forged aluminum, fixed mount ST (short track) series, Type-III hard-anodized finish calipers equipped with Wilwood's Thermlock piston technology to reduce heat transfer. Brake kits include proprietary Spec37 GT 4...
True Street Star Jeff Knox to Convert Notorious Nitrous Nova to Supercharger Setup
Jeff Knox's True Street-dominating, '72 Chevy Nova certainly ain't broke, but he's decided to fix it by replacing his tried and true carbureted nitrous system with a ProCharger supercharger and fuel injection. The Tennessee resident actually purchased his Nova back in 1990 when he was still in high school. Since then, the car has gone through countless changes and multiple iterations. Sta...
Where It All Started Eaton
With a rich history and diverse portfolio of products, Eaton Corporation is a powerhouse in the power manufacturing industry, especially when it comes to racing. Although the company now is a global entity on a massive scale, it began back in 1911 when founder Joseph Eaton invested in a new idea. As transportation landscape was changing rapidly, New Jersey native Eaton had an idea for the f...
Nitrous-Fueled Family Bound by drag racing, this team became a family on and off the track
Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi One of the great things about racing is that despite the competitive nature of racers in general, they often share a camaraderie that can lead to long-term partnerships and friendships. Such is the case with Rob Orofiamma and Anthony, Domenic, and Frank DiRienzo who together compete in the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with the Fox Mustang y...
JLT Performance Offers 2014-2019 C7 Corvette LT1 6.2L Oil Separator
Users can keep their C7 Corvette's intake tract clean and clear with a JLT Performance 3.0 Oil Separator. The job of an oil separator is to keep contaminated oil from entering an engine's intake tract, which will dilute a car's fuel and negatively impact octane level. Oil entering the intake tract can also leave carbon deposits on intake valves, injector nozzles, in the combustion chambers ...
Competition Coverage Thanks to Laris Motorsports Insurance, you are covered on and off the racetrack
No one ever wants their pass down the drag strip to end up like this, but there are rare occasions when things go awry as high-performance machines hurtle down the racetrack. Written by Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Mark Anderson It's undeniable that drag racing flirts with danger. Despite tracks and sanctioning bodies taking every possible precaution to ensure saf...
2020 GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Midterm Update
We're now three races into the 2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing season and with the completion of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the NMRA has now filled the first four spots in the GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street ladder for the heads-up eliminator that is to be held at the N...
After Runner-Up, Fallon Jr. Focused on Win at Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
By Mary Lendzion After Kevin Parent competitively campaigned his 1969 Nova in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street, he sold it to Jeff Rudolf, who was just as competitive in the same category. And now, David Fallon Jr., who purchased it as a roller from Rudolf a few years ago, is poised to be just as powerful in the EC1 Race Cars-built car. The Belleville-based driver took it to Keith Engling of Skinny Ki...
Chevrolet Performance Street Car and Dodge / MOPAR HEMI Shootout Winners Collect NITTO cash at Super Bowl
The cash keeps flowing and racers continue collecting the Nitto Tire NT555RII prize money as Nitto Tire paid out to both a Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge winner and a HEMI Shootout winner at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance held at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway during the first week of August 2020. Nitto Tire...
Team NMRA WINS! 2020 Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
For the last fifteen years, the Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series and NMCA Drag Racing Series have run together in an event called the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance. Just as the two series met up earlier in the season in Commerce, Georgia, they come together later in the year, but the Super Bowl features a special shootout to determine se...
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Shabareck, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics and EFI University Partner on NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Car
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Shabareck While Mike Shabareck has been racing a 1977 Volare in NHRA H/Stock Automatic and a 1978 Pinto wagon in Bracket categories across the country, he's preparing to make a major move. He'll climb into the cockpit of a 2002 Trans Am that will be used for research and development for Frankenstein Engine Dynamics in Weatherford, Texas...
Holley Releases Hydramat Accessories
Holley's Hydramat system has been a great way to eliminate fuel starvation issues in a variety of motorsports. To accommodate ever more applications, Holley has introduced new fuel pump adapters, as well as a new Hydramat with 6 lock pins to allow use of popular TI Automotive pumps. Hydramat adapters are 6160-T6 aluminum clamps that attach directly to the fuel pump body with no modification...
Pack Mentality MMR pushes the potential of Ford's Coyote platform into the four-digit stratosphere
Right out of the factory, Fords Coyote engines are potent performers and when paired with power adders, they deliver incredible performance. However, as racers start to push deep into four-digit territory, the output can exceed what factory engineers imagined in their wildest dreams. Fortunately, the aftermarket is here to help, and leading that charge is the crew at Modular Motorsports Racing...
Statement from SEMA about the 2020 SEMA Show
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced today that due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members have been working tirelessly to deliver an outstanding SEMA Show in November, mounting uncertainty has rendered continuing with the event in...
USMA's Drag Racing Leadership Team Formalizes for Long Term Focus and Joint Collaboration; Group Interviewing Additional Members to Join Exclusive Team
    The U.S. Motorsports Association announced today the official formation of the Drag Racing Leadership Team (DRLT).  This exclusive group comprises a broad spectrum of drag racing track owners and leaders across the United States, who are committed to working collectively on current and future issues related to drag racing. The team ...
Oscar Morin Tops EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown
The second annual EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown went down during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance, held at the historic World Wide Technology Raceway that is just outside of St. Louis. This year, the format changed to handout $500 to multiple winners on Saturdaypatterned after the NMRA/NMCA three run average formatand a bon...
Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Racers Outlast Rain at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
By Mary Lendzion Racers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series waited out the rain to go wheels up at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. It was worth it, for the racers as well as the race fans, as the competition was captivating, and when it was all said and done, winners were w...
NMCA Racers Shine at Successful NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl at New Location in St. Louis
By Mary Lendzion While rain threatened to steal the racers' thunder, it wasn't able to as they dug in and dispatched profuse power during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance, July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. They were aiming for the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and the storied Super Bowl shootout portion of the e...
Race Wrap 15th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented By HPJ Performance
2020 ushered in a world of changes for everyone, and one such change was the move of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance to the St. Louis area. After 14 years in Joliet, the event moved to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in nearby Madison, Illinois, where a long-standing tradition of Ford racing continued with the 15th Annual Su...
Holley EFI 12.3" and 6.86" Standalone Digital Dashes Are Now Available
  Holley is offering two new standalone dash options as its popular 12.3" and 6.86" displays have been upgraded to work in non-Holley EFI applications. The dashes have the ability to record and display a number of sensor values. The 12.3" standalone display is for hardcore enthusiasts. It measures 11.5" wide by 4.25" tall, and users will receive an extensive view of critical data th...
Test Bred-Putting Chevrolet Performance's GEN-6 Camaro drag power parts to the test
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams If you caught our first installment on Daren-Poole Adams' latest undertaking, you know that no one was more excited about Chevrolet Performance's Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program than the longtime racer. Having raced in Stock Eliminator for decades, set records in major sanctions, and campaigned dedicated COPO drag ...
Test Bred Putting Chevrolet Performance's GEN-6 Camaro drag power parts to the test
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams If you caught our first installment on Daren-Poole Adams latest undertaking, you know that no one was more excited about Chevrolet Performances Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program than the longtime racer. Having raced in Stock Eliminator for decades, set records in major sanctions, and campaigned dedicated COPO drag ma...
Strange Engineering Expands Line of Bolt-In Shocks for Various Applications
Strange Engineering, a leader in driveline and suspension, continues to expand its successful line of bolt-in shocks for Mopar, GM and Ford applications. These aluminum body shocks offer a wide range of valving that can be adjusted for any application ranging from street to track. The lightweight aluminum shocks are available in single and double adjustable configurations that can be extern...
Pat Musi Racing Engines Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2020
It started as Pat's Speed Shop, a small shop behind his father's business, right out of high school in 1970. It has since turned into much more for Pat Musi, as he commemorates a landmark achievement in 2020. The legendary engine builder and owner of Pat Musi Racing Engines celebrates his 50th year in business in 2020, a journey that's taken him from running a small speed shop in Cart...
After Successful Factory Hot Rods Race, Plans Being Made for Next Year's Race
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jimmy Cantrell and Jacob Lamb With their wild wheelies and serious shifting, drivers of the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center are ones to watch at NMRA and NMCA events. They are as hardcore as they come, and when the annual Factory Hot Rods ra...
Mongoose Muscle Testing Airflow Research's Mongoose LS3 cylinder head
Air Flow Research is one of the go-to companies for aftermarket cylinder heads and for good reason, as AFR products have always produced impressive results. When we had the opportunity to test AFRs LS3 Mongoose cylinder heads, we jumped at the chance. The AFR Mongoose LS3 12-degree cylinder head is a rectangle port design that is 100-percent machined on the companys 5-axis CNC equipment...
Power Wheels Steeda Shows You How Using Lightweight Wheels Can Increase Horsepower
When it comes to making vehicles quicker and faster, we often look to improving the horsepower and torque of the engine through fuel injection tuning and adding or changing out engine components. Decreasing the weight of a vehicle weight also offers performance benefits, as the engine doesn't have to work as hard over a measured distance, which decreases the amount of time across said distance...
The Smoke Show Returns! Vaughn Gittin Jr. to return to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway
Last year, Holley NMRA Ford Nationals fans were treated to an awesome experience during the wildest Ford motorsport event of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest with a drifting exhibition from Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Just five months later, Vaughn and his popular RTR Vehicles brand took an even larger role in the worlds biggest Ford even...
TJ Strange and New Engine Coming on Strong in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons
By Mary Lendzion There are many reasons why the Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons category has been a fascinating fixture in the NMCA for so long. The engines are very energetic, the drivers are very engaged and the fans are very enthusiastic. Among those drivers is TJ Strange, who continues to coax more and more horsepower from his combination. While he has driven the wicked ...
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FTI Performance Reintroduces the STX Series Converters
FTI Performance has reintroduced its STX series converters. Manufactured in DeLand, Florida, the STX series is a racing-specific converter designed in-house. The STX series 9.5 racing converters are designed specifically for street and race turbo applications making 800-1500 rear wheel horsepower. They feature FTI's proprietary, in-house designed billet stator, which allows faster spoolin...
From High to Low and Back Again Jason Davis and Blow-By Racing Make Repairs to Return to Racing
Jason Davis and the crew from Blow-By Racing made waves in the NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street class while racing at the season opener in Florida earlier this year with the team posting the quickest pass in class history, but it ran into unanticipated trouble at the next outing in Georgia and tore up a bunch of parts in the process. After going from high to low, though, the crew has ral...
UPR Products' 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package Introduced
All of the components of the winning UPR suspension system are now available in kit form. The UPR Products' 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package includes: UPR Billet IRS Subframe Bushing Cradle Lockout Kit/Billet IRS Subframe Braces: This 12-piece CNC Billet lockout/brace package eliminates the movement found in the OEM rubber bushings. Reduce wheel-hop and improve overall handling with...
Open Comp Racer Adam Moldenhauer Starts New NMRA Coyote Stock Project for Wife
With not much else to during the pandemic but sit around and buy parts, NMRA ARP Open Comp racer Adam Moldenhauer amassed a stockpile of components to complete a new NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock entry for his wife, Becky. In '13, Moldenhauer sold his '94 Mustang due to unforeseen circumstances. As fate would have it, he was able to buy it back in '19 for less than what he or...
Mattias Flamholc Preparing a Prime 1957 Bel Air for Racing
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Flamholc Racing While Mattias Flamholc was born in Sweden, he has traveled throughout the United States and other countries as a crew member for his father, Adam Flamholc. Mattias has seen Adam race to 3.60s at over 200 mph in his Corvette with a 526 cubic-inch Hemi built by Flamholc Racing Engines and topped with a screw-style supercharger, and he has he...
Aeromotive Opens One-Stop Customization Shop for Fuel Systems
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has opened an in-house Customization Shop for fuel systems. The program is designed to help builders and customizers find fuel system solutions for race cars, street rods, off-road vehicles, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and other vehicles. Using existing Aeromotive fuel pumps and components, the Custom...
Jamie Miller's Master Mindset
Sometimes careers evolve over decades of careful planning, and sometimes they come to fruition organically. Either way, being open to opportunity can help create valuable experiences along the way, and renowned tuner Jamie Miller made sure he walked through every door that opened in front of him. Now, he's elevating his employment to a whole new level as his son, John, follows in his footsteps...
Battering Ram Testing the Holley Hi-Ram on a supercharged small-block Ford engine
Scott Charrons 1992 Mustang LX doesnt look like it is capable of running mid-eights, especially when you see tailpipes out of the back. But with 946 rear-wheel horsepower now on tap, thanks to the Holley Hi-Ram intake manifold, the local street car scene in the New England area better watch out. Nearly a decade ago, Holley released a tunnel ram-style intake manifold that seemingly fit dozens o...
Holley Introduces New 1983-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Pump Module
Holley is pleased to introduce its new 1983-1997 Ford Mustang fuel pump module, which places a 525LPH pump inside of a factory EFI tank. Holley's new direct-fit fuel pump module will drop into any 1983-1997 Ford Mustang EFI fuel tank without modifcations. It's designed to house a 525LPH fuel pump, and is capable of supporting up to 1200HP on EFI applications. The black anodized flange in...
Gear-Driven Determination John Reed Overhauls His '09 Dodge Challenger Setup
In late 2018, John Reed made a statement when he was the first to put an IRS-equipped Gen 3 HEMI into the 7-second zone when he ran 7.85- and 7.82-second blasts at Atco Raceway in New Jersey with his 09 Dodge Challenger. His record still stands, and now, the determined man from Delaware is set on running both low 7s in the quarter-mile and 4.40s in the eighthand hes got a whole new combination...
The GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Competition Fills The First Three Spots On The Ladder
Donato Sierchio In 2019, it was Jeff Bloem who traveled down from his home in Canada and dominated the Spring Break Shootout by winning that heads-up class, as well as the overall win in QA1 True Street. He added another win at the season finals at Beech Bend Raceway during the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival by taking the King of the Street crown. Donato Sierchio was ...
Rekudo 1970-1981 F-Body Sway Bar Spotlighted
Holley is pleased to introduce its new Rekudo front sway bar for 1970-1981 GM F-body applications. The tubular 1-3/8" bar is a perfect upgrade for daily drivers that need a little assistance in the bends. Available in a black powder coat finish, it includes necessary hardware for a simple install. The Rekud front sway bar for 1970-1981 GM F-bodies is suitable for street driving, autocross a...
Enter for a Chance to Win Holley's Stroker Gen III HEMI Engine Giveaway!
What goes together better than PB&J Hot rods and HEMIs! Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With Prestige's help, Holley has assembled a wild 392 cubic inch, fuel injected, hemispherical headed combination that will make your hair stand on its end! This Gen III HEMI will find its way into ...
Gennarelli, VanHorn To Buy Rockingham Dragway
Al Gennarelli and Dan VanHorn, two successful businessmen united by their passion for fast cars, have taken the first step toward becoming the new owners of Rockingham Dragway, the iconic Carolina facility that, upon its construction in 1968, was one of the first dragstrips to feature amenities like permanent restrooms, concrete grandstands and corporate suites. Through a unique agreement w...
Racer Spec-IDIDIT's Pro-Fab product line caters to racers and car builders
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Steph Bardekoff and Kevin DiOssi IDIDIT has long been known as one of the top aftermarket steering column manufacturers and it took a step towards the racing market a while back with its Pro-Lite product line, which offered factory looks with a lightweight design. Now, the company offers its Pro-Fab product line for serious racers and car builders who...
Craig Watson Building a Beast for NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Craig Watson On the day he turned seventeen in 1990, Craig Watson purchased his 1973 Nova. There were 31,000 miles on the odometer, and there was a 307 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine with a two-barrel carburetor under the hood. Watson was proud to drive it on the street, and even prouder to drive it on the strip several years later after b...
Return to the Drags NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Restart 2020 at Indy
Billy Torrence powered his way to the Top Fuel win on Sunday as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series raced for the first time since February at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Ryan Oehler (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the third race of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag ...
Racer Spec IDIDIT's Pro-Fab product line caters to racers and car builders
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Steph Bardekoff and Kevin DiOssi IDIDIT has long been known as one of the top aftermarket steering column manufacturers and it took a step towards the racing market a while back with its Pro-Lite product line, which offered factory looks with a lightweight design. Now, the company offers its Pro-Fab product line for serious racers and car builders who...
Dolensek Focused on Backing Up His First NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Win
By Mary Lendzion After achieving two runner-up finishes in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year, Randy Dolensek was determined to achieve a win in the category this year. Over winter, the Wisconsin-based driver with the fan-favorite 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler clone asked his tuner and standout NMRA Pro 5.0 driver Chuck Samuel to freshen his nitrous-enhanced 632 cubic-inch Ford engine,...
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