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—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...
Steve Huff Makes History First to Eclipse the Electric Vehicle 200 mph Mark
Very few racers can lay claim to having beat Big Daddy Don Garlits, but Steve Huff is one of them, and with his recent astounding record of being the first to break the 200-mph mark with an electric vehicle, hes also indelibly inked his name in the history books. Based out of Seatac, Washington, Huff already had a slew of impressive accomplishments to his name as his company, Steve Huff M...
New Hyperspark Distributors and Sniper EFI Canister Ignition Coil Hit the Market
Sniper EFI continues to innovate and expand the aftermarket fuel injection market by introducing two new Hyperspark ignition distributors and a canister style ignition coil. The tall-deck big block Chevrolet and 250 GM inline-six Hyperspark distributors allow for integrated timing control on Sniper EFI TBI systems. The new canister-style ignition coil is designed to function perfectly with ...
The Vortech V-3 Si-Trim supercharger makes 6.4 Hemi magic
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by the Author and courtesy of Vortech Superchargers There is no secret in the automotive community regarding the performance capabilities of the centrifugal superchargers manufactured by Vortech Superchargers. The company has been whipping up gear-driven centrifugal supercharger units for the better part of three decades. Although the company made it...
Holley's MoParty Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th
What's that sound ! You're hearing hundreds of Mopar powered vehicles getting ready to invade Beech Bend Raceway this fall. That's right, Holley's MoParty will be taking place this September 18-20, 2020 and features tons of events tailored for Mopar enthusiasts including autocross, 3S Challenge, drag racing and more! Other events like a dyno challenge, burnout competition, and show-n-shine wil...
Gardner Confident New Suspension Will Help Him See Gains in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Bryan Gardner Determined to dive into NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock competition several years ago, Bryan Gardner purchased a 1979 Mustang with a four-popper. With help from Bart Welte, who was competing in the category at the time, he replaced that engine with a small-block Ford, backed it with a T-5 by G-Force Transmissions and travele...
Strange Engineering Creates Value Axle and Spool Package for 8.8" Fox Body Mustang Rear Ends
Strange Engineering has created a value axle and spool package for 8.8 Fox Body Mustang rear ends. The 35-spline alloy axles are forged from SAE 1550 modified steel. All machine work on the shaft and splines is completed prior to heat-treat, which offers increased torsional strength and creates a strong and reliable axle. The package includes a Strange lightweight chrome moly spool that carr...
Corimac Frees Bringing New Car to NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo
  By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Corimac Frees While Corimac Frees had been campaigning his Barracuda in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock, he climbed out of the car two years ago. He had a solid reason for doing so, as he was preparing to take over his father and fellow racer Jeff Frees' business, Jeff's Northshore Auto in Menasha, Wisconsin, and...
Moroso Introduces Oil Pump Pickup Kits for Ford Coyote Gen 3 and GT 350 with Gen 3 Oil Pumps
  Content courtesy of Moroso Moroso introduces part numbers 24576, 24577, 24578 and 24579, oil pump pickup kits for Ford Coyote Gen 3 and GT 350 with Gen 3 oil pumps. If your engine has a plastic oil pan, its OEM oil pump pickup is integrated into the oil pan, which means a standard "bolt to pump" oil pump isn't going to work. The Moroso line of Ford Coyote Gen 3 and GT 350 with Ge...
Successful Start to Race Season for Craig Sullivan
By Mary Lendzion Craig Sullivan is willing to do whatever it takes to be competitive in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, and as a result, he secures more and more success every race season. He finished in fourteenth place in points in 2016 his first year in the incredibly competitive category and then finished in sixth, fifth and fourth place in points in 2017-2019 respectivel...
Paul Gargus Claims First 3-Second Limited Drag Radial Pass
Written By Ainsley Jacobs Photography Courtesy of Steve Baur and Paul Gargus Even though drag racing is (mostly) shut down at the moment, Remlap, Alabama-based racer Paul Gargus was still able to make history by clicking off the first 3-second hit in Limited Drag Radial trim while testing at Alabama International Dragway on Thursday, May 7, 2020, with his 3,300-pound '69 Chevy Camaro on ...
Aeromotive Releases Phantom Series Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules for Mustangs
Content courtesy of Aeromotive Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has introduced new direct drop-in fuel pump modules for 2011-2017 Ford Mustangs, excluding GT500 models. Phantom Series fuel pump modules are compatible with factory plastic fuel tanks; are available in single, dual and triple fuel pump configurations; and come preassembled for a...
The Glue That Binds Us Together-Talking Traction Compound With The Pros
While its easy to see that improvements in engine and tire technology have led to increased on-track performance, track prep in recent years has contributed just as much, especially with higher-horsepower, heads-up cars. Over the last several years, the drag racing market has seen increased attention to both the personnel dedicated to the practice, as well as the products used to attain the ul...
DiDomenico to Put Down Even More Power in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Mike DiDomenico While Mike DiDomenico was winning races in an Outlaw Dragster, he decided a few years ago that he wanted to try to do the same in a Pro Mod. So, he hired G-Force Race Cars to build one that would feature a 1968 Camaro body and a 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi prepared by Rage Fuel Systems and topped with MBE heads and a ...
2020 Challenger and Ram Supercharger Systems Available from ProCharger
Content courtesy of ProCharger ProCharger kits for the 2020 6.4L Challenger are now available, with 5.7L kits coming soon, and 2020 RAM are also available for power-hungry customers. ProCharger was the first to offer complete supercharger systems for 6.4L (392ci) HEMI engines and leads the way again with power gains of over 215 HP possible on standard premium pump gas, putting the power output of...
Conquer The Quarter Chevrolet Performance developed Gen 6 Camaro drag parts and Daren Poole-Adams is putting them to the test
    By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Daren Poole-Adams Modern muscle cars are built to do it all and do it all well. While they deliver outstanding performance, driveability, and handling, they arent always geared toward straight-line performance. The power is there, but maximizing it is up to the end-user. Thats why it was so exciting when Chevrolet Performance us...
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