Breaking News-Augustine Herrera Named NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is excited to announce Augustine Herrera as the new NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director, effective immediately. His duties include overseeing fair competition in both drag racing series and leading the on-site Tech staff at all national events. Augustine joined our team in 2019 and q...
Tom Blincoe's 5,000-Horsepower Pro Mod Corvette
Kentucky Spirit Tom Blincoe spreads goodwill through the Xtreme Pro Mod ranks in his C7 Corvette Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It doesn't cost a cent to be kind, is a life philosophy that Tom Blincoe has lived by throughout his entire life. His attitude of gratitude and graciousness has manifested into something beyond belief, and the gentleman from Kentucky made ...
Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway
The Miller family owned and operated Maryland International Raceway for 25 years, from 1990 to 2014 and then sold the facility to IRG Sports & Entertainment in 2015. Royce stayed on with IRG for the last seven years as the Chief Operating Officer with duties and guidance for all the IRG owned tracks as well as GM at Maryland International Raceway. The transaction is expected to close at th...
ARRINGTON PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING, HYDROGEN-POWERED INTERNAL COMBUSTION CONVERSION PACKAGE
Arrington Performance unveiled a full custom 1948 Chevrolet pick-up powered by hydrogen at the 2021 SEMA Show. Unlike other hydrogen-powered vehicles that use fuel cell technology, Arrington has built an internal combustion 6.2-liter Chevrolet LS that runs and drives like a traditional gas-powered hot rod, but is field by hydrogen. Prior to this technology, hydrogen has been limited to fuel ce...
Ryan Martin Captures Second-Straight Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings Championship
Winning a championship is hard. Winning a second championship is even harder. Winning two back-to-back championships and doing it with two different cars in one of the most competitive and challenging series in all of drag racing is insanely difficultbut Ryan Martin has done exactly that after claiming his second straight 2021 Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (NPK) title. Representing Oklahoma...
Blue Collar Big Tire-Erik Slavinjak's Pro Line Racing 481-X-powered Maverick Project
Having purchased his Ford Maverick when he was in the seventh grade, Erik Slavinjak, now 30, is taking a big step forward with what was once just a basic build. Headed for the big-tire, high horsepower ranks, the little car is getting a new lease on life after a frustrating past. At first, the old grandma car had a six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, but young Slavinjak and hi...
Direct Connection-Performance has a new name at Dodge
As part of the company's newly announced, two-year "Never Lift" business plan, Dodge announced the return of the Direct Connection performance parts brand as the exclusive source of the brand's factory-backed performance parts and straight-from-the-manufacturer technical information.Dodge Power Brokers will serve as the exclusive source for all new Direct Connection performance ...
2021 SEMA Show Recap and Photo Gallery
The 2021 SEMA Show ushered in the return of the automotive extravaganza trade show, and the enthusiasm among attendees was palpable. Many exhibitors shared that sentiment, as all parties were ready to get back to customization and modification of their vehicles. Of the many highlights of the show, the new Ford Bronco platforms stood out, as there was a definite surge of electric vehicle com...
Vince Khoury Races to Second Straight ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Vince Khoury is not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to being competitive in ARP Nitrous Pro Street. He and his team regularly comb through his car and combination to ensure that they are extracting every amount of power possible, and it has paid off. The driver from Michigan captured the championship in the category in 2020, and was committed to repeating th...
Leonard Long Rapidly Rows Gears to his Fifth Dart NA 10.5 Championship
By Mary Lendzion Leonard Long is a racer through and through. The owner of G-Force Racing Transmissions and Long Shifters is constantly coming up with ways to coax more power from his combination and clock quicker and faster times in his Mustang motivated by a small-block Ford with machine work by Ray Barton Racing Engines and assembly by Jay Zolko, Visner Engine Development-prepared D3 heads and...
Eric Bardekoff Extraordinary En Route to Edelbrock Xtreme Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Back in 2015, Eric Bardekoff began building his beautiful S550 Mustang. He spent hours in his shop, EB Custom Works in New York, and with pure passion and precision, he transformed what he purchased as a wrecked street car into a winning strip car. As it turned out, that winning strip car, which Bardekoff also painted and then powered with a Coyote engine and Whipple ...
Bill Skillman Blasts to His Third Successive Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion Bill Skillman is a fierce frontrunner in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars. He earned championships in the incredibly challenging category in 2019 and 2020, and he was focused on earning another one in 2021 in his Mustang Cobra Jet powered by a 327 cubic-inch Coyote engine massaged by Holbrook Racing Engines, topped with a Whipple supercharger and backed by a Coan Turbo 400 ...
Mike Winters Races to MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship in Car He Bought New Almost 40 Years Ago
By Mary Lendzion Mike Winters remembers the very day that he took delivery of his new 1982 Mustang. It was March 12, 1982, and it was quite wintry in his home state of Michigan. After driving it on the street for a while, he started taking it to the strip. He competed in NMCA Mean Street, NMRA ARP Open Comp and NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp. He wasn't able to run a full season as he was clocking a...
Jason Henson Arrives at Another Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Jason Henson has won many rounds and many races in Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle. He even won championships in 2018 and 2020, and was determined to drive to another one in 2021 in his Mustang Mach 1 with a stock 4.6 Four Valve engine that has more than 3,500 passes on it and is backed by a C4 transmission. The Floridian set his season in moti...
The 2021 SEMA Show Event Coverage-Day 4
While some classic car owners have gone the EV route as of late, the owner of this 1970 Chevelle decided to drop in a Duramax LBZ diesel into his muscle car. Pacific Performance Engineering built the bottom end and the car was finished with a pair of turbochargers and a five-speed manual inside. The Speedmaster Individual Throttle Body EFI system(Part #: 1-148-007) has all the flash of ...
The 2021 SEMA Show Event Coverage-Day 3
Race Pages coverage of the 2021 SEMA Show continues today, and we kick things off with this CRC COPO Camaro that belongs to Nicky Fowler of  Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center. In addition to selling all Chevrolet Performance parts, the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center can also set you up to go racing with a COPO Camaro, CRC COPO Camaro chassis, and any COPO parts you might need. For more information,...
Justin Fogelsonger Takes Home His First Richmond Gear Factory Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Justin Fogelsonger began watching NMRA racing when the exciting series first emerged. Then, he dove into Richmond Gear Factory Stock in 2014, and hasn't looked back. While his responsibilities at work prevented him from competing all six events on the annual tour in years past, he was able to attend all six events on the 2021 tour, and the end result was rewarding. ...
The 2021 SEMA Show Event Coverage-Day 2
Day two of the 2021 SEMA Show brings more new products for you to take in, including Ford Performance's electric Cobra Jets pictured above. Today in the Red Line Oil booth, Arrington Performance unveiled a cutting-edge restomod 1948 Chevy pickup, named Zero. Built for the wife of Arrington main man, Mike Copeland, it is powered by a 500-horsepower, 6.2-liter LS boosted by an Eaton TVS 2650 su...
Kurt Anderson Wheelies to His Fourth LME Street King Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Kurt Anderson has shown just how experienced and exceptional he is behind the wheel. He's very committed and competitive, whether he's in the cockpit of his own 1969 Camaro, his wife, Shawna Anderson's 2001 Camaro or a fellow racer's car, and he holds his own. Aiming for another LME Street King championship, Anderson, who owns Autokraft Racecars and...
Joel Greathouse Earns Back-to-Back Edelbrock Renegade Championships
By Mary Lendzion Joel Greathouse is utterly unflinching when he is in the driver's seat of his very dramatic Mustang. With equal parts of grace and grit, he handles everything from boisterous racing to bumps in the road, and fellow racers and race fans witnessed that when he earned the 2020 NMRA Edelbrock Renegade championship, and again when he gave it everything he had to back it up in...
ProTorque's New 8-inch X8 Torque Converters Offer Incredible Performance Gains
ProTorque has announced its X8 Series race torque converters for 600-2,000+ horsepower applications. Working in conjunction with David Barton of Ray Barton Racing Enginesenterprise on his NHRA Factory Stock Showdown program, ProTorque's forward-thinking founder, Joe Rivera, developed a performance-oriented 8 torque converter. Using the same technology that ProTorque pioneered 15-plus y...
Dodge Teases New Performance Initiatives at Dodge/SRT NHRA Nationals
The Dodge brand is doubling down on its role as a pure performance brand with a sneak-peek at one of two new performance-based programs, set to be announced in early November. National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing superstars Matt Hagan and Leah Pruett will help kickoff the launch sequence by carrying special Direct Connection graphics on their respective race cars, beginning...
S. TORRENCE, PEDREGON, GLENN AND JOHNSON WIN DODGE/SRT NHRA NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL AT NHRA'S 1000TH RACE
Steve Torrence picked up his 50th career Top Fuel win and moved a step closer to his fourth straight world championship, rolling to the victory on Sunday at the Dodge/SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at the 19th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA ...
LYLE BARNETT FINISHES E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES SEASON WITH WIN IN LAS VEGAS
Lyle Barnett capped off his rookie season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in impressive fashion, taking his second victory in three races as part of this weekend's Dodge/SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event was the last of 11 events during the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Raci...
Mike Roup Races his Ranchero to his First Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning Championship
By Mary Lendzion Mike Roup has been racing the wheels off of the 1970 Ranchero he purchased from a fellow racer five years ago. In the truck powered by a 351 Windsor bored and stroked to a 427 cubic-inch engine based on a Dart block, he finished second in Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning points in 2019 and 2020, and was committed to taking home a championship in 2021. He qualified i...
DiabloSport AMP'd 2.0 Throttle Booster Offered at Lower Cost
DiabloSport is spotlighting the AMP'd 2.0 throttle booster with value- packed features like an industry exclusive Bluetooth remote and user defined Throttle Curves. The company has seen an increase in demand for the product, and is making it available at the lower cost of $249.95. AMP'd 2.0 covers hundreds of different vehicle applications, and the company offers an app to control AMP'...
Chris Parisi Secures Another HP Tuners Super Stang Championship
By Mary Lendzion Chris Parisi has been racing in various cars and series since 1990, and he has amassed a lot of wins in that time. In fact, he's a multi-time NMRA HP Tuners Super Stang champion, and throughout 2021, he showed how he soared to that status. In his Mustang GT Premium packing a 5.0 Coyote, Steeda cold air intake, 10-speed automatic transmission and Circle D converter, th...
Summit Motorsports Park to Host Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Event in 2022
By Mary Lendzion As part of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League banquet on Oct, 30, 2021 at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky, Summit Motorsports Park president Bill Bader Jr. announced that the park will host a highly anticipated, and yet to be named, event for the series on July 21-23, 2022. "The fact that we are covering our legendary quarter-mile in dirt for that weekend is exci...
Terry Pennington closes in on 8s after resetting the F.A.S.T. ET record
F.A.S.T. Records Fall Again Photography by Pat Camang/Courtesy of F.A.S.T. The rate at which the Factory Appearing Stock Tire elapsed time records have changed in 2021 is as quick as the cars themselves. This past weekend, Terry Pennington reset the FAST record with a wicked 9.37 at 146.10 mph. During the FAST Fall Nationals, held in conjunction with the Mopar Eastern Classic event held at Maryla...
Nathan Stymiest Stick-Shifts His Way to G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Nathan Stymiest is a commanding racer with a commanding race car. He rides wheelies and rows the gears of the G-Force transmission in his Mustang, and he wins while he's at it. Because the Pennsylvanian came so close to earning a championship in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock in 2020, he was more motivated than ever to earn a championship in 2021. S...
Innovator, Engine Builder, Racer, Richard Maskin Passes
The motorsports world has lost a friend and icon with the October 16, 2021 passing of Richard Maskin, a highly respected innovator, engine builder and racer whose accolades included being inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement award from NHRA. He first achieved national prominence in 1970 with a '68 Camaro called the Mouse Pack that was the small-bl...
Steve Halprin Superb on Way to VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion Steve Halprin has been around racing for most of his life, and when he came to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw in 2020, the odds were he was going to be outstanding, and he was. The Michiganian motored to a fourth-place finish that year, and then turned his focus to topping that in 2021 in his Mustang hauling with a 410 cubic-inch Ford built by BES Racing Engines and a Ha...
Brent Wheeler Backs Up His Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The cars in the Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category are celebrated across the country for their character and their competitiveness. That certainly includes Brent Wheeler's Coronet, which is powered by a 540 cubic-inch Wedge engine built by fellow racer Bill Boomhower with components from Indy Cylinder Heads, Comp Cams, MAHLE, Clevite and ATI, and comple...
Chevrolet Unleashes the 2023 Corvette Z06
The next chapter in the mid-engine Corvette journey begins today with the introduction of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a new American supercar that puts the world on notice. Arriving two years after the first production mid-engine Corvette Stingray debuted and captivated a worldwide audience, the Z06 is designed and engineered to act as a precision tool for the track. The Z06's striking...
Heavy Duty Horsepower-Inside SDPC Race Shop's 2,000-horsepower Twin-Turbo Gen-V L8T Engine
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center (SDPC) Race Shop is known for building some high-horsepower engine combinations for race and street cars, and it's latest creation shows what you can do with GM's production cast-iron, L8T truck block, along with a host of other factory parts. It's no secret that enthusiasts and engine builders have regularly pushed the limits of stock LS and LT engine blocks wel...
Dmitry Samorukov To Contest 2021 NHRA E3 Pro Mod Finals in Las Vegas
Drag Racing is a sport enjoyed the world over, but partaking in the competition can be difficult. For Russia's Dmitry Samorukov, it meant having to develop a drag racing series in his home country so he could compete. As he continues building on that dream, one other is finally coming to realityto compete in the NHRA in the United States. With such a limited market, an even more limited perfo...
Bruce Lang Lands His First Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Bruce Lang has one of the most eye-catching cars in Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock. It's a clean Barracuda powered by a Chrysler 440 Six Pack built by Russ Berens with machine work by W&W Machine and heads by Wegner Automotive, and inscribed on its doors is the phrase The sun will straighten it out. When people ask Lang what the sun will straighten out, he s...
Andy Warren Amazingly Arrives at His Tenth NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Andy Warren has become a bit of a wonder in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle. He knows the ins and outs of the category, and he is incredibly competitive in it. In fact, he has earned thirty-three event wins, and is still the NMCA's winningest driver. Soon after the Kentuckian earned his ninth championship in 2020, he set out to back it up ...
Confirmed: New '57 Chevy in the Works for Jeff Lutz at DMC Racing
Although the actual episode hasn't premiered yet, it's no secret that legendary drag racer/chassis builder, Hot Rod Drag Week multi-time champion, and Discovery Channel's Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings superstar Jeff Lutz lost his 1957 Chevy Bel Air in a recent wreck while filming. Lutz, however, has been hard at work hustling to get its replacement built. The third in his fleet of 1957 Chev...
DeWayne Massengale Motors to His First Proform Rumble Championship
By Mary Lendzion DeWayne Massengale is as friendly as they come. He hangs out with and helps his fellow racers, and he happily chats with fans who want to know about his car and combination. But when he puts on his helmet and heats the tires under his Camaro powered by an LS1 engine and RPM Transmissions-built T-56, he is fierce and focused on winning. Massengale, who finished fifth in NMCA Profo...
Bill Putnam Pulls Off Another JDM Engineering Limited Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion As the 2020 NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street champion, Bill Putnam knew how hard it was going to be to back it up in 2021. His combination was going to have to be powerful, his car was going to have to be potent and he was going to have to be more proficient than ever as the level of competition continues to climb. But the Floridian was up to the task, and so was h...
MSD Ignition's Pro 600 delivers powerful spark that lights the fire in Pro Mod powerplants
Written by Jason Reiss Photography courtesy of Holley The task of delivering spark energy to light off today's high-horsepower engines used in classes such as NHRA Pro Mod, Radial vs. The World and Drag Week requires the most robust components proven to perform in high-stress situations. MSD's Pro-Mag 44 ignition coil and familiar 44-amp generator has been the most visible and reliable cho...
Danny Towe Drives to Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Danny Towe began racing his 1970 Mustang Sportsroof soon after he purchased it in 1993. He was going rounds with great results in bracket and index categories at Atlanta Dragway and in Fun Ford Weekend when NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch racer Shane Williams told him that the NMRA was starting the Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle category in 2016, and that he was confident it wo...
DEJORIA, SALINAS AND SAMPEY PICK UP WINS AT NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS
12th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Alexis DeJoria powered to her first win in more than four years, rolling to the victory in Funny Car on Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Mike Salinas (Top Fuel) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in their respective categories at the 18th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series seaso...
Woody Pack Wheels to His First NMRA ARP Open Comp Championship
By Mary Lendzion When Woody Pack came to NMRA ARP Open Comp eight years ago, he immediately felt at home. He liked the cars, combinations and competitors, and he lapped up as much information as possible so that he could be consistent and competitive in his 1966 Mustang powered by a 451 cubic-inch engine built by Albert Performance and paired with a Powerglide built by Ray Eller. The ...
FuelTech and Anderson Dick claim C8 Corvette quarter-mile record with a 9.01 ET
Out of the gate, the C8 Corvette has inspired many enthusiasts to take the first mid-engine production Corvette model and push the limits of what the platform can achieve. FuelTech's Anderson Dick is no exception to pushing the limits, nor is FuelTech, and they, too, grabbed a C8 and can now lay claim to having run the quickest quarter-mile elapsed time in one after posting a staggering 9.01 a...
Alan Felts Forceful on Way to Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw category is filled with impassioned competitors. They want to go fast, they want to go rounds and they want to get to the winner's circle. They also face challenges head-on, and among them is Alan Felts of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He's honed in on hauling in his Mustang powered by a small-block Ford put together by Jeff Burns Rac...
JOSE GONZALEZ CLINCHES FIRST E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD WORLD TITLE
12th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Jose Gonzalez clinched his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship on Sunday at Bristol Dragway as part of this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The event was the 10th of 11 events during the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season. It's been a dominant ...
The Science Of Stick-Total Venue Concepts delivers a steadily sticky racing surface at every NMRA and NMRA event
By Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff As the tree drops, more than 3,000 horsepower awaits under the composite body of a roaring Pro Mod. Unleashing it sends that thrust to two huge slicks out back. They dig into the track and propel the finely tuned machine past 60 feet in less than a second. At these lofty levels, races are won and lost in this narrow window of hundredths and th...
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