Drew Lyons Comfortable in Driver's Seat of Clair Stewart's Car in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock
By Mary Lendzion Drew Lyons has accomplished a lot in the nearly fifteen years that he has been racing his Mustang. He has won many rounds and races, set records and earned two championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock while riding out wheelies and rowing gears. He and his Mustang are a match, and that's why it came as a surprise to some fans when he accepted fel...
Lloyd Wofford's Stunning New LDR Cadillac CTS-V from B&B Race Cars
A race car builder's dream customer is one who trusts in the process, understands the artist's vision, gives free reign on the decision making process, has a generous budget, and comes back for repeat projects¦ and that's exactly the kind of customer Darren Breaud of B&B Racecars got with Lloyd Wofford and his latest Limited Drag Radial purchase. Although he's new to heads-up, radial t...
DeatschWerks X2-Series Mustang Module Now Available for 2011-2019 Model Years
Content courtesy of DeatschWerks Among the trends that have been colliding in the performance aftermarket recently are the trend away from in-line pumps and toward fitting pumps in the fuel tank, where we believe the best place for a pump is, and the ever-present trend of making more and more power (1000+ hp builds are becoming commonplace). These two trends have been driving multi-pump in-...
After Achieving a Runner-Up in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, Paul Smith is Aiming for a Win
By Mary Lendzion While Paul Smith was competing in the Cheap Street category in the early 2000s, he was intrigued by and interested in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. He was attracted to the cars and the close competition, and after careful consideration, he and his father, George Smith, began preparing his Camaro for the eye-catching category at their shop, S and S Race Cars, in Kentucky....
JLT Performance Proves Product and Performance In Dodge / Mopar Hemi Shootout Debut
Roadtripping to the NMCA Drag Racing Series season opener, the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, JLT Performance proprietor Jay Tucker had one thing on his mind for those 550 or so miles, to run a 9-second pass in his brand new 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody. By the time Tucker had arrived at Bradenton Motorsports Park, his Hellcat had been equipped with Metc...
NMCA Dart NA 10.5 Presented by Diamond Pistons Driver David Theisen On Right Path After Tracking Down Trouble
By Mary Lendzion Resolved and resolute in his approach to racing, David Theisen does whatever it takes to have a competitive car and combination in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. As a result, he has wheeled to wins and captured a championship in the category in his 1969 Firebird powered by a naturally aspirated 611 cubic-inch Chevrolet built by Chris Uratchko of Uratchko...
Strange Engineering Offers LCA Brackets with Multiple Mounting Locations as Standard Equipment on GM Housings
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its products to meet the demands of today's racers by offering lower control arm brackets with multiple mounting locations as standard equipment on GM housings. The newly-designed brackets allow for lower control arm adjustment to manipulate pinion angle, increase traction and improve overall performance in street and drag racing applications. The bra...
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NHRA ANNOUNCES REVISED PLAN TO RESTART 2020 MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES
NHRA officials announced today that they are working with state and local officials as well as host tracks and teams on a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will be announced soon. The season is expected to resume, with fans in attendance, in August and will consist of 18 total events for 2020, including the two that kicked off the season. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series w...
Steve Halprin Makes Memorable NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Debut
By Mary Lendzion Growing up just outside of Detroit, the Motor City, Steve Halprin was heavily influenced by cars, and when he met Don Walsh Sr. and Don Walsh Jr. as a teenager, he was heavily influenced by them. He started going to the track with them, and was immediately interested in everything involved with Walsh Sr.'s racing program. Before long, he and Walsh Jr. took a 1979 Mustang from...
Intercomp Arbor Valve Spring Tester Simplifies Rating of Small Springs and Bump Stops
  Intercomp's Arbor Valve Spring Tester (Arbor VST) is the ultimate tool to measure the strength of small coil springs, including valve springs, and the rebound force of shock bump stops. The high-leverage handle and billet aluminum frame allow easy rating of large batches of coil springs, producing up to 1,500 pounds of force. Bump stops are rated using adapters available for sever...
GForce Performance Engineering Named Official Driveline of Dodge / MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals named GForce Performance Engineering the Official Driveline of its popular Dodge / Mopar HEMI Shootout for 2020. The Kansas-based manufacturer offers rear axles and one-piece driveshafts for all models of the Dodge Charger and Challenger from 2009 through present models. Getting involved with the HEMI Shootout makes a lot of sense because the growth and popular...
COMP Cams Performance Lash Adjusters to Benefit Ford Modular 4.6L-5.4L Applications
By slowing the leak down rate, COMP Cams Performance Lash Adjusters provide more lift and duration while improving valvetrain stability. Just like lifters in a pushrod engine, lash adjusters in Ford Modular engines can leak down under high RPM, causing lost duration and lift, as well as more valvetrain wear. The COMP Cams Ford Mod Engine Performance Lash Adjusters are engineered to have a ...
Alton Clements Makes Progress with New Vortech Supercharger Setup for NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw
Few things are more disappointing than breaking a new toy. So, when Alton Clements took ownership of Manny Buginga's Little Red ride and wadded it up not long after, he got busy making it like new again so that he could get back to enjoying the car as quick as possible. A two-time NMRA Edelbrock Renegade champion, Clements switched to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw in 2018 while ...
New AODE, 4R70W Transmission Upgrade from Sonnax Takes On High Horsepower with a Race-Ready Ratio
Confidently running big power through Ford automatics is the new reality for extreme racers on the street and strip. The Smart-Tech direct clutch drum and shaft kit introduced last year by Sonnax is a critical upgrade for any driver pushing the limits of stock AODE, 4R70W components. By popular demand, this revolutionary kit is now available in two gear ratios: the original 2.84/1.55 and new ...
COPO NA Showdown Added to 2nd Annual COPO Camaro Shootout
The OEM racecar program is booming and the time is right for the release of a heads-up COPO competition for the naturally aspirated crowd. Going down during the 2nd annual Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout presented by COPO Parts Direct is the newly-formed COPO NA Showdown and it all happens during the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30 at Summit Motorsports Park...
Duck X Productions to Host Covid-8 Heads-Up Race At Orlando Speed World Dragway
Having had to postpone its Sweet 16 race in March, Duck X Productions has gotten together with Orlando Speed World Dragway to put on a special Covid-8 Radial vs. the World and Pro 275 race on May 22-23, 2020. The spectator-free, pay-per-view-only event is to be aired on Speedvideo.com and will offer just 12 spots for each class, with the top 8 in each class making the heads-up show. So far,...
Baskin Bringing His Former Mean Street Car to NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Don Baskin has had a fine fleet of race cars, and also through the years, he has had his fair share of success in each of them. One that stands out is the Chevy II that he drove to championships in the NMCA Mean Street category, which was last contested in 2013. While the good-looking orange and green car had been sitting on the sidelines while Bask...
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Twice Bitten Dwayne Hickman's second Shelby serpent packs a potent bite
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi With an affection for Shelby Mustangs, Dwayne Hickman couldnt help adding a black-with-white-stripes 10 Shelby GT500 to his collection in early 2019. After campaigning his familiar white-with-black-stripes 11 Mustang GT500 in NMRA competition, he added its counterpart, and the serpent has already shown it packs a powerful bite. Now 5...
MOPAR 110 AMP Alternator Upgrades Available from Proform Parts
MOPAR 110 AMP Alternators combine greater-than-stock amperage, with show-quality appearance. They're assembled with 100% new, not re-manufactured or refurbished, components. They're ideal for fulfilling power needs and enhancing the look of an engine bay. They're available in three finishes: signature Black Crinkle, lustrous chrome and natural satin. These MOPAR alternators also complement MOP...
Steady Progress for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Driver Jeremy Lyons
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Jeremy Lyons Confident and content racing his Malibu in bracket categories near his home in Bradenburg, Kentucky, Jeremy Lyons had no idea that change was coming. He had been helping friends Andy Warren, who competes in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, and his brother, John Warren, who had been competing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme...
Out with the Old, In with the New Tony Hobson Changes Cars
Sometimes, change is necessary in order to move forward. When Missouri-based racer Tony Hobson realized his old car just wasnt cutting it anymore, he decided to get rolling with something new “ Manny Bugingas famed Fox body. Hobson, who has campaigned his AEM-backed 14 Ford Mustang out of the JPC Racing camp in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw for years, knew...
A Long Time Coming Clair Stewart II's Coyote Stock championship was worth the wait
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Growing up in Indiana not far from the racing capital of the world, there was no doubt that Clair Stewart II would follow in his fathers motorsports footsteps with a racing career of his own. A dedicated drag racer who has been actively involved in the sport for over twenty years, Stewart recently capitalized on his experience by earnin...
Where It All Started Accufab
With a wisdom well beyond his 53 years and more experience than many will gather in a lifetime, John Mihovetz made a name for himself as a master fabricator, record-setting racer, and unapologetically badass owner of Accufab Racing, which proclaims itself the manufacturer of the worlds best throttle bodies. Growing up in rural Virginia, Mihovetz ended up in Southern California toward the ...
Bonded by Racing The Slone brothers bring a family racing tradition full circle with their pair of Camaros
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff When you have three sons, theres a good chance that at least one of them might be interested in your hobby. For the Slone family, it was all three boys, Tim, Rodney, and Jackie Jr., who followed their father and jumped into drag racing. As Jackie Jr.s VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Camaro shows just how far the fami...
Enter to Win Holley's Twin Supercharged LS Engine Giveaway!
Holley is pleased to announce they are partnering with Prestige Motorsports to give away another awesome powerplant to one lucky winner! With the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, we've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! With warm weather already in effect across t...
HEMI-Powered Zombie Snow White Resurrected After Randy Westmoreland's Wreck
Some people love going fast. Some people love the thrill of a challenge. Some people, like Randy Westmoreland, really love combining both speed and a challenge to produce something insanely unique “ like his 4,000+ horsepower, Hemi-powered MazdaSpeed3. Working with the Arkansas-based Leash Electronics crew, Westmoreland, 45, created what has been dubbed Zombie Snow White when they slapp...
We Jammin' Ben Stoner's Super S197 Success Story
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Some wind up working a job out of necessity so that they can afford to do something they love. Others, like Ben Stoner, do something they love, which enables them to create a career that never gets old. Now a successful co-owner of the Fathouse Fabrications performance shop and leader of the Jam Factory motorsports complex developm...
Dart Machinery, Diamond Pistons Team-Up to Sponsor NMCA NA 10.5 in 2020
Dart Machinery and Diamond Pistons, two divisions within Race Winning Brands, have signed on to sponsor the NA 10.5 category for the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals event series. The sponsorship began with the first event in early March and will continue when the series restarts next month with the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance May 28-31 at World ...
VP RACING FUELS HAND SANITIZER ARMS RETAILERS, RACE TRACKS AND SERIES FOR REOPENING
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the launch of VP Hand Sanitizer to support the needs of commercial businesses, retailers, and race tracks. In response to the COVID-19 crisis and requests from customers, we've expanded our product lines to include a top-quality 80 percent alcohol antiseptic product, said Alan Cerwick, ...
Three Months To Masterpiece Joseph Young builds his dream Mustang
  When Joseph Young of Amarillo, Texas, set out to build the next level street car, he had plenty of experience with past projects to come up with a definitive plan that not only helped him achieve his goals, but also allowed him to complete the build at home in his garage in just three short months. Having owned numerous Fox-Body Mustangs, Corvettes, an S550 Mustang, and most recen...
Fuel For Thought Choosing the right high-performance fuel for your vehicle
While most people arent too concerned with what fuel they put in their vehicles, the same cannot be said for car enthusiasts and racers. Fuel and air are key components in an internal combustion engine and whether you have a high-performance street car or a full-tilt race machine, having the right fuel can ultimately make a big difference. We talked to Brad Horton, regional sales manager for V...
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Move Over Tiger King, Andrew Hanlon Is On The Hunt To Be The Coyote King
Making the most of the great gift of time he's been given courtesy of the Coronavirus, NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock racer and stick-shift aficionado Andrew Hanlon is on the hunt for quicker time slips thanks to an all-new Coyote powerplant. Hanlon has campaigned his striking red '90 Ford Mustang LX in the NMRA since 2018, following in the footsteps of his father, fellow racer, and Hanlo...
Calculating Spring Rate for QA1 Stock Mount Coil-Over Systems
Choosing a spring rate for a QA1 Pro Coil bolt-in coil-over system is easy! This cataloged coil-over kit for your vehicle has already gone through the R&D process and the spring length has been determined, so choosing a spring rate is simply a matter of matching the vehicle weight to our available spring rate charts. One step softer or firmer than the recommended street spring rate can be ...
ProCharger Kicks Off C8 Corvette Supercharger Development
ATI ProCharger will soon have an intercooled supercharger system that adds huge power to the C8 Corvette! Did you know that ProCharger was the first supercharger manufacturer to offer intercooled kits for C7, C6, C5 and early C4 Corvettes Then it should come as no surprise that that we are at the forefront of development on a supercharger kit for the C8! See our latest blog on it here: htt...
Watson Racing Presents the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown at the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
Twice-a-year Ford Performance Cobra Jets gather to celebrate the heritage and racing tradition of the famed factory drag race vehicle. The bi-annual Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing launches into action during the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30, 2020 at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio). For the ninth year in a row the biggest na...
Cash In On Mickey Thompson's Drag Tire Rewards Save $50 when purchasing new sets of two
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced a new reward program for some of its most popular drag tires. Racers who purchase a new set of two race-winning M/T drag tires in April and May can earn a $50 prepaid card. "The 2020 drag tire reward is our only reward of the year, so drag racers looking for the ultimate traction and performance need to act quickly," said Ken Warner, Vice Pre...
Breaking News Wade Rich Joins Bradenton Motorsports Park as Track Manager
The If you build it, they will come statement doesnt apply much anymore, but if you prep it, they will come definitely does. With track prep being paramount to racer loyalty, having a good crew and the right track management in place is critical to a facilitys success. So, when Floridas Orlando Speed World Dragways President of Operations, Wade Rich, announced he would be leaving, there wa...
David Geisler Jr. Goes 7s with 2-Valve 99-04 Mustang
It takes quite a bit of determination, money, and time, to get a New Edge 2-valve SN95 Mustang into the 7s, but that's exactly what David Geisler Jr. did while testing at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida on March 26, 2020. Geisler had been working on his '99 model for the past few years, and the project kept evolving into something bigger as his desire to go quicker and faster acceler...
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Tech Review Nitto Tire NT555RII Drag Radial
To match the tread pattern on its NT555II street radial and deliver better traction for street/strip performance vehicles, Nitto Tire developed the NT555II, which combines the best attributes of its predecessor and the sticky NT05R. The latest drag radial also delivers wet traction exceeding that of its predecessors. Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Nitto Tire For street/str...
Adaptive Response NMRA/NMCA Revises 2020 Event Schedules
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by HPJ Performance World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, IL May 28-31, 2020 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA June 25-28, 2020 Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nickey Performance Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL July 30 “...
Spotlight Interview Camp Stanley
Reining in Racing in Favor of (Semi) Retirement Only a handful names in drag racing are revered as pioneers of the pastime. These influential individuals were responsible for shaping and developing drag racing in its heyday, and their names evoke vivid memories of a wilder time when technology, as well as the societal subculture surrounding the sport, evolved at a rapid pace. Arthur Camp Stanle...
Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout at NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway May 28-31
NMCA is celebrating the 14th annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout, the longest running LS-based national event during the NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology at Gateway (Madison, IL) over the weekend of May 28-31, 2020. NMCA officials are giving away over $50,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways in this special stop on the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series tour. Included in the...
NHRA ANNOUNCES REVISED SCHEDULE FOR MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES
In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials announced today revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13-15 at the Auto Club Finals...
Small Tires, Big Plans: Updates on Mark Woodruff's New Pro Mod
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing and the quarantine causing people to hoard supplies, Mark Woody Woodruff's WoodyMart is well stocked from transmissions to toilet paper, Pro Mods to personal protective equipment, and everything in between. Last year, before the threat of a virus-induced economic slump, the former NMCA Mickey Thompson Radial Wars driver and all-around, radial-tire b...
Once a Racer, Always a Racer How Bruce Maichle found his way back to heads-up racing
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi Despite having parents that werent interested in cars for anything more than basic transportation, Bruce Maichles parents had good taste in them, with Dad driving a 68 GTO, and Mom wheeling a 70 Dodge Dart. Ive always liked cars and by the time I was done skateboarding, my older brother had a 78 Camaro Z28, recalled Maichle. I was 14...
Ready. Set. Autocross. The Nitto Tire NMCA WEST Auto-X kicks off its 2020 season in style
Written by RJB Photography by Claudia Robles After what seemed like an eternityactually 125 daysit was finally time for the 2020 Nitto Tire NMCA West Auto-X Powered by Speedtech season to begin. With competitors ready to race, the track was set and it was time to autocross. Blessed with a beautiful Southern California winter day with temperatures reaching 75 degrees, the tone was set for t...
EATON TVS Throwdown Returns to NMRA/NMCA with New Location and Revised Rules
Last year NMRA/NMCA worked with EATON Corporation to create a category to celebrate its highly successful Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger technology. The TVS Supercharger Throwdown kicked off with super fast street cars doing battle on the quarter-mile. In 2020, the TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns with a new set of race rules and a new location during the biggest street-legal drag race ...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
The ladders are set and the matchups are crucial as the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines sends classes into eliminations. Vying to collect round wins in hopes of visiting the Aerospace Components Winners Circle with the first wins of the season, racers will lay it all on the line today. Adding even more excitement to todays program, the top eight finishers ...
Race Wrap 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines
By Mary Lendzion Wondrous weather, powerful passes, and close competition made up the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. Excitement escalated as the weekend went on, and when it was all said and done, records were set and the winners of the series season opener in the Sunshine State celebrated in th...
Race Wrap Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Round 1
Written by Mary Lendzion Drivers of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series set in motion a new season of racing with the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 5-8 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. If they were in need of seat time after several months off, the racers didnt show it, as there were many laudable laps down-track from drive...
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