MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Chrysler Hemi 5.7L Dome PowerPak Plus Forged Piston Kits
MAHLE Motorsport has now added to its growing line of power-adder ready pistons a new 5.7L Hemi, in both stock stroke and 3.00 stroker applications. These newest forged Chrysler dome kits deliver strength, added compression and durability and are available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold. The kits feature a unique dome shape designed to work with early 85cc 5.7L heads including...
AEM EV Has Released Its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit
AEM EV has released its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit (PN 30-8000). AEM EV's VCU200 is built on OEM hardware and features OEM quality strategies to provide the highest level of reliability, and more importantly, safety for both the programmer and end-user. AEM EV Vehicle Control Units (VCUs) are the missing link for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They allo...
Toepper Takes His Camaro to the Next Level for NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle
By Mary Lendzion As a birthday present to himself fourteen years ago, Jeff Toepper purchased his 1969 Camaro. He drove it on the street before beginning a top to bottom, front to back restoration of his classic car in his shop in Illinois, and when the labor of love was completed three years later, he drove it on the street some more. He was enjoying every minute of it, but when he attended an NM...
BMR Suspension Releases Frame Rail Notch Kit for 1978-1988 G-Body
BMR Suspension has released a frame rail notch kit for the 1978-1988 G-Body. Users can narrow the rear frame rails to increase tire clearance on their 1978-1988 G-Body with the kit.Stock rails are made from stock stamped steel and merely provide clearance for an everyday street tire. Manufactured from precision laser cut 3/16" premium steel plate, BMR Suspension's kit provides up to an a...
Vortech Superchargers Releases V-30 Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly for Big-Block Chevrolet Engines
  Vortech Superchargers continues the quest to get more power options to Chevrolet racers with a new Billet Mounting Bracket Assembly engineered to install the respected V-30 Centrifugal Supercharger onto Big- block Chevrolet engines. The V-30s have proven to be a reliable, efficient and consistent supercharger, even under the toughest racing conditions, and are specifically designed f...
Photos from the Reopening of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Words and photos by Mary Lendzion When the Coronavirus caused businesses around the world to close their doors back in March, people watched and wondered which ones would be able to reopen. Sadly, some have not been able to, but among those that have is the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, where historical cars, planes and other interesting items are housed. The mus...
Cat Out of Hell Dodge/SRT Introduces the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat
Dodge/SRT introduces the most powerful SUV ever “ 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat delivering 710 horsepower. A muscle SUV for muscle car people with families, the Dodge Durango joins the Challenger and Charger in SRT Hellcat form as the most powerful SUV ever. "The Brotherhood of Muscle includes families of all sizes and the Durango delivers Dodge performance as the Charger of the three-row SUV ...
BMR Suspension Releases Drag Racing Lowering Springs for S550 Mustangs
BMR Suspension has released drag racing lowering springs for S550 Mustangs that are manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire and are cold wound on a CNC coiling machine that can adjust the spring diameter in real time to ensure that every spring is exactly the same. The springs will lower your 2015-2020 Mustang 7/8-inch front, 1/2-inch rear, and feature a 170 lb/in front an...
Meet Dodge's Newest Drag-Racing Machine The 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock
Dodge/SRT is flexing its muscle and doubling down on its commitment to drag racing, introducing the new 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, the worlds quickest and most powerful muscle car. I swore that wed never build another Demon and we wont, said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars “ Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA “ North America. But I also s...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Becomes Official Facility For Total Venue Concepts Testing Events
Total Venue Concepts and World Wide Technology Raceway have reached an agreement where the drag strip, located five minutes from downtown St. Louis, will become the official test track for TVC-coordinated professional testing events. Total Venue Concepts, the leading producer of drag strip service equipment and track preparation, will coordinate all drag strip testing at World Wide Technology ...
True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners Score Nitto Cash at NMRA/NMCA ALl-Star Nationals
Just a few short months ago, Nitto Tire released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which became the Official Tire of NMRA QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing its commitment to NMRA/NMCA enthusiasts, Nitto added a generous bonus program for True Street racers, as well as NMCA HEMI Shootout and Chevrolet Street Car Challenge competitors. The winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 2
After an extended layoff since the season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in early March, racers in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series were ready to get back to racing action at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia. Racers picked up right where they left off, making the competition fierce in the quest to earn a trip to...
A Spellbinding Return to Racing at the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By Mary Lendzion While the Coronavirus pandemic pushed pause on the 2020 NMCA and NMRA season, drivers in both series pushed play at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, June 25-28 at Atlanta Dragway. If they were rusty from the recess, they didn't show it, as they put down plenty of power while pursuing the coveted Aerospace Components Winner's Circl...
NMRA Race Wrap: 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Although the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, was originally scheduled to be run in April, the repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic forced a date change to June 26-28, 2020. It was definitely worth the wait, though, as the event was run to completion over a near-perfect weekend and racers ...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals - Saturday Coverage
Today the path to the Aerospace Components Winners Circle gets clearer at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Racers finalize the qualifying order and kick off eliminations at Atlanta Dragway. Competitors in the Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, True Street classes will decide the winners in each index category today. T...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals - Friday Coverage
Today's 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals program kicked off early, with racers hitting the track at 7:30 a.m. to allow for those who paid for Thursday's delayed test 'n tune to complete their hits before Friday's regular program kicked off. Today will see two rounds of qualifying in the heads-up and index classes, while competitors in the Chevrolet Performance Street Car ...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals - Thursday Coverage
The excitement is undeniable as NMRA and NMCA racers return to action at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, for the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Such was the pent-up excitement the huge line of racers yesterday inspired the early opening of the gates. Today things get underway with three rounds of time trial sessions as competitors dial in their combinat...
Heintz Hopes to Hold Onto Chevrolet Performance Stock Points Lead at NMRA/NMCA Event at Atlanta Dragway
By Mary Lendzion With a passion for powerful cars, Jeff Heintz began competing in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events several years ago. At first, he was behind the wheel of his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and then he was behind the wheel of his wife Christy's 2003 Corvette Z06, in the series' LME Street King category, and in TorqStorm Superchargers True Street. He even ar...
Proform Debuts Digital Variable Speed Fan Controller
Content courtesy of Proform Maintaining a consistent engine temperature is the most efficient way to keep your engine cool. Many other fan controllers turn the fan on when the engine is getting too hot, and turn it off after expending a lot of energy cooling, creating unnecessary wear and tear from the constant expanding and contracting of the engine block. Hard turn-ons lead to amperage sp...
Hooker RacingHeart Releases Third-Gen GM F-Body Small-Block Chevy Headers
Holley is pleased to introduce three, new Hooker RacingHeart offerings for the third-generation GM F-body platform. With options available in 1-3/4" and 1-5/8" primaries, they are designed to accept angle plug heads for optimum spark plug boot clearance. These 304SS headers are a perfect fit for lowered cars or EFI conversions. Oxygen sensors required. These long tube headers are designed f...
Connelley Headed to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade with New ProCharger
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Martin Connelley After so successfully running nitrous, Martin Connelley surprised some fans and fellow racers when he went with a ProCharger last year. He gathered information and got to know his new combination consisting of a BES Racing Engines-built 363 cubic-inch 8.2 deck Ford engine, Trick Flow High Port heads, belt-driven ProCharger...
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Detroit Speed Inc. Releases Mini Tubs For 1979-93 Mustangs
Detroit Speed, Inc. is known for OE quality stamped mini-tubs in the automotive aftermarket, and now the company is turning its attention to the Fox-Body market! The Detroit Speed Mini-Tub Kit for 1979-93 Mustangs offers the following benefits: - Inner wheel housings designed to accommodate wider tire and wheel packages (up to 315mm tire) - Designed for a perfect fit, retain a stock appearance, a...
Street Beast Inside the 4,500-horsepower SMX engine that dominates Drag Week and cruises on ice cream runs
  Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of Steve Morris Engines The origins of this story stretch back nearly five years, as longtime engine builder Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines was working with his customer, longtime Hot Rod Drag Week competitor extraordinaire, Tom Bailey. The goal was to develop an engine package that could withstand the rigors of Drag Week duty, ...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Announces New GM AFX Body 2" Drop ProSpindles and Disc Brake Kits
Wilwood has announced the release of its new 2" drop ProSpindle for the popular General Motors A, F and X body muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The ProSpindles are a tall-body design that lowers stance and gravity center height, while producing a higher front roll center with reduced camber change to improve handling and reduce body roll during cornering. A unique caliper mounting fe...
Vortech Superchargers- Press Release- Small Block Ford V-30 Mounting Bracket & Cog Drive Assemblies
Vortech Superchargers has now made it easy for Small Block Ford owners to make serious power with a bolt-on kit using the potent V-30 Series Supercharger with new Mounting Brackets and Cog Drive compo­nents. The V-30 Centrifugal Supercharger combines advanced technology and race-proven performance and is specifically designed for modified engines with extreme boost demands. Available for Ford...
American Powertrain Announces Pfitzner Gear Upgrades for TREMEC Magnum 6-Speed
American Powertrain, the world's largest TREMEC dealer, now offers Pfitzner Gear upgrades for TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmissions. Pfitzner Performance Gear sets have a well-deserved reputation for producing the most durable automotive gear sets in the world. This accolade has been achieved through innovative design, technologically advanced engineering and market-leading manufacturing process...
MAHLE Motorsport Promotes Custom Piston Program for Gasoline and Diesel Engine Applications
MAHLE Motorsport, well known for its popular shelf stock PowerPak and PowerPak Plus piston assemblies, has announced availability of a custom piston program for engine builders and professional race teams. Custom pistons for street, off-road or race applications can be developed at the company's manufacturing facility in Fletcher, North Carolina for gasoline and diesel engines. The custom p...
Billet Specialties Adds Custom Wheel Finish Options
Car owners love to personalize and customize their rides, no matter whether they are street cars or race cars, and if you're getting tired of the black wheel trend, then Billet Specialties might just have what you're looking for. Billet Specialties is now offering customization options with three types of finishes in a variety of colors availablesolid finish colors (available in gloss or matte...
DRIVEN Racing Oil Welcomes Kyle Fickler as its new Director of Sales and New Business Development
Driven Racing Oil is proud to welcome Kyle Fickler as its Director of Sales and New Business Development. Fickler will oversee sales, new business development, customer relations and training. Scooter Brothers stated, We are honored that Kyle has chosen to join Driven Racing Oil. After years of working with Kyle on various industry projects, we are certain that his integrity, work ethic, wi...
Holley Introduces MSD's New High-Output Ignition Coils for Pro 600 CDI System
Users who have begun using the MSD Pro 600 Ignition can now pair it with the Pro 600 CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) coil. It offers the highest current and voltage available in a small compact design. When users are making extreme cylinder pressure with boost or nitrous on an inductive coil-per-plug ignition, lack of spark energy means they're leaving horsepower on the table. To answer th...
Passion Propels NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Standout Vinny Palazzolo
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff In the past two decades, Vinny Palazzolo has driven many Mustangs, and each one has had more power and more potential than the previous. He's determined to do whatever it takes to be competitive in various categories, and ran as quick and fast as 4.31 and 171 mph in the eighth-mile on his way to the NMRA VP Racing Madditives ...
NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Moves to US 131 Motorsports Park August 27-30, 2020
The NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals will be contested at US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. The change in venue is due to Summit Motorsports Park's decision to remain closed for 2020 as they regroup and plan for a return to action in 2021. It has been a crazy year but one that is rewarding as we made new friends with Jason Peterson and his staff at US ...
Haltech Nexus R5 to go on sale in July
Since coming to the US market, Haltech has always had the reputation of continually refining its products, and the company also continues to create new cutting edge products as well. The new Haltech NEXUS R5 is the company's flagship electronic fuel injection system that functions as an electronic control unit (ECU), a power distribution module (PDM), a wide-band controller, and a datalogger a...
Tripp Carter Takes the Factory Super Cars Win at Invitational Race at Dragway 42
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Tripp Carter When the Mustang Cobra Jets, COPO Camaros and Challenger Drag Paks of the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars category are called to the lanes, heads turn to see the hot rods. They're hard-launching, they haul and they're reminiscent of the early days of Super Stock. Among them is the 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet driven by the talented Tripp ...
Flowtech Releases GM LS Swap Exhaust Manifolds
Flowtech's new line of LS swap exhaust manifolds has been released. The block hugger style cast iron manifolds are designed to fit tightly around your GM LS motor and maximize space in tight engine bays. The entry-level manifolds are sure to be a great alternative to modifying factory OE units. Flowtech's cast iron exhaust manifolds have a 2.25 inch outlet, and are designed to hug close ...
A Message From Summit Motorsports Park President Bill Bader Jr.
While planning what was to be a standout season of racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the Coronavirus hit. Our country halted and hunkered down, and yet, I was hopeful that I would be able to open, as soon as possible, the facility that has been the source of pride and passion for my family for more than 50 years. I was prepared to do whatever I needed to do to ensure th...
No Prep Kings Star Kye Kelley's Sinister New Show Stopper Camaro
It's tough to run with hand-me-downs when everyone else seems to be enjoying the latest and greatest. That struggle of doing more with less, though, helped make Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star Kye Kelley as good as he is. Now, his perseverance has paid off as he recently took delivery of a brand new, purpose-built 2014 Camaro. Kelley gained notoriety on the Discovery Channel's show, Stre...
Grannas Racing Goes 6.90 with H-Pattern Stick Shift Supra at Bradenton Motorsports Park
Grannas Racing has been on the front lines of the battle to be the quickest car in the country with an H-pattern transmission, and during The Reunion, an event held this past weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, the Grannas Racing Toyota Supra set the record once again, and became the first of this distinguished group to clock a 6-second, quarter-mile run. Joel Grann...
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New Product Brian Tooley Racing HEMI Cams for NA and Supercharged Combinations
There is no doubt the Gen III HEMI has exploded in popularity over the last several years and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals credits it as one of its quickest growing segments. Brian Tooley Racing (BTR) has dominated the LS market with its camshafts as well as its complete induction package systems and it was only natural for the company to expand into the late-model HEMI market. The BTR crew ha...
NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Driver Brent Wheeler Back in the Groove
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock has attracted more and more racers and race fans. Chock-full of character are the cars in the category that are reminiscent of those seen in the A/FX and Super Stock categories back in the 1960s, and among them is Brent Wheeler's as cool as they come 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver, who can foot-br...
MUSTANG MACH 1 RETURNING FOR 2021 MODEL YEAR
With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year, with its debut coming this spring. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age...
Hays Releases New SFI Flywheels for Gen 3 Hemi and Ford Modular Applications
Hays has expanded its flywheel lineup with four new SFI certified offerings. The CAD-designed pieces are intended for use in late model applications including 2009-2017 Dodge Challenger's with 5.7L, 6.1L or 6.4L Hemis; 2012-2013 Mustangs with 8-bolt crankshaft 5.0L and more. A Hays lightweight aluminum flywheel gives users the opportunity to upgrade a stock flywheel to a stronger and safer ...
Rickey Chasing Third Consecutive Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion As one of the categories contested as part of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at NMCA events, Proform Rumble is a crowd-pleaser. The drivers have to run on an index and be just as ready on the tree as they are on the top end, and among them is David Rickey, who secured the championship in the category in 2018 and 2019. It's proof that he has what it takes t...
LS Extreme The Baker Engineering billet LS engine in Adkins Motorsports' C7 Corvette delivers more than 3,000 horsepower
Is this the ultimate evolution of the LS engine platform It is the LS powering David Adkins 2017 Chevrolet Corvette racer. The same combination as his record-setting 1971 ½ Camaro, it is based on a Baker Engineering billet block and cylinder heads. Fans of General Motors LS engine platform are no doubt aware of the exploits of Super Dave Adkins. His Adkins Motorsports 1971 1/2 Camaro pushe...
COMP Cams Adds to Line-up LSTTM Stage 2 Turbo Camshaft and Cam Kit for GM LS 4.8L Engine
COMP Cams has added a new GM LS 4.8L turbo application to its popular LSTTM (Low Shock Technology) cam series that's optimized for high rpm power production and boost response. The LSTTM Camshaft Kits for GM LS applications take the guesswork out ofchoosing the right valve train upgrade package for your specific engine and desired performance. Low Shock Technology camshafts feature lobe profil...
NOS Releases Gen-V LT Hi-Ram Dry Nitrous Plates
Holley is pleased to introduce its new NOS Hi-Ram Dry Nitrous Plates specifically for GM Gen-V LT engines utilizing a Holley EFI Hi-Ram manifold. The "sandwich style" nitrous plates are machined from billet aluminum with passages machined directly into the plate, eliminating the need for spray bars. Available in both black and clear anodized finishes, they include jetting for up to 250 horsepo...
5 Ways to WIN EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown Moves to World Wide Technology Raceway July 30-August 2
The second annual EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns in 2020 with a brand-new format, giving competitors 5 ways to win and new location at World Wide Technology Raceway during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance over the weekend of July 30-August 2, 2020. The rules are simple, if your vehicle relies on a late-model engine (GM LS/LT,...
Anderson to Make Some Steam with New 4.6L Two-Valve Engine in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mark Anderson While Mark Anderson didn't race last year, he's ready to row through gears in his Mustang this year in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. And, the Illinois-based driver, who works for Laris Motorsports Insurance, the official insurance provider for the NMRA and NMCA, recently made some changes to his combination to be even more competitiv...
STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems
Holley is pleased to introduce the new multi-fit single turbo piping kits from STS. The STS multi-fit single turbo pipe kit helps take the guesswork out of fabricating remote mount or conventional front mount turbo piping system. The STS multi-fit pipe kits include mandrel bent tubing, quality silicone couplers, stainless steel hose clamps and hangers all in one easy kit. It has never been ...
Williams Ready for Next Race After Final Round Appearances at NMRA and NMCA Season Openers
By Mary Lendzion While searching for a car to race back in 2001, Shane Williams was spellbound by a 1999 Mustang with a 4.6 Two-Valve engine and a stock automatic transmission that was for sale near his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. After giving it the once-over, he made an offer, and then made it his. By the following weekend, he had introduced it to the very competitive NMRA Exedy Raci...
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