A Million Reasons to Race-Mickey Thompson will sponsor the Million Dollar Drag Race
A week of drag racing could end in an incredible payday for one lucky driver as part of the 26th annual Million Dollar Drag Race sponsored by Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. Set for Oct. 19 - 23 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, the 1/8-mile bracket racing challenge will feature cash prizes each day, including the Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Million that will pay up to $1 million depe...
Joel Steele's Sick, Stick-Shifted S197 Eclipses the Six-Second Barrier at FL2K21
After setting the record for the quickest H-pattern manually-shifted and Coyote-powered Mustang in the world in September of 2020 with a 7.86-second quarter-mile at 174mph blast in his S197 Ford Mustang, Joel Steele has shaved nearly a full second off his record while racing at the FL2K21 event at Florida's Bradenton Motorsports Park on October 10, 2021. Steele's old record was set at his h...
LYLE BARNETT DRIVES TO FIRST CAREER WIN IN NHRA PRO MOD ACTION AT DALLAS
In his first year driving in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Lyle Barnett raced to his first career win on Sunday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The event, which was presented by Imperial Construction, is the ninth of 11 events during the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service sea...
Holley To Host First Electric Vehicle Performance Festival
With Holley's LS Fest, MoParty, and Ford Festival being such big hits, and interest in electric vehicles on the rise, the company felt the time was right to launch an electric vehicle event. Holley will host an event for all electric vehicles to take place November 13-14, 2021 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Holley's High Voltage Experience will be a playground for EV owners, drivers, ...
ANDERSON, ASHLEY, CAPPS AND M. SMITH GRAB KEY WINS AT TEXAS NHRA FALLNATIONALS
Greg Anderson made history on Sunday at Texas Motorplex, picking up his 98th career win to become the all-time wins leader in Pro Stock history at the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals. Justin Ashley (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also picked up wins at the 17th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the fourt...
Second Verse-Mike Ciborowski does it better than the first with his second Edelbrock Renegade S197 ride
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Although Team Kubota captain and two-time NMRA Limited Street champion Mike Ciborowski loves using tractors to do engine swaps, he doesn't like racing heavy equipment. So, when he realized his old 2014 Ford Mustang GT was too hefty to muscle its way to the top of the NMRA Edelbrock Renegade ranks, he moved forward with building a newe...
Kevin Lumsden's Classic Camaro takes on Late-Model Muscle in the NMCA's Chevrolet Performance Stock Class
Hugger Orange Hot Rod Kevin Lumsden takes on the Chevrolet Performance Stock competition in his iconic 1969 Camaro   Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi In 2015, Kevin Lumsden of Royce City, Texas, showed up at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with the first DR525-powered car, a Fourth-Gen Camaro SS destined to compete in the Chevrolet Performance Stock prese...
NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Competitor Nicole Liberty-Cach Has a Hands-On Approach to Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA Staff It seems that Nicole Liberty-Cach was destined to be a racer. Her father, Craig Liberty, was racing the very day she was born to her mother, Joelanne Liberty, and then she spent her formative years focusing on everything her father did at his shop, Liberty's Gears in Michigan. She wanted to know what he was building, but more th...
Lyle Barnett to Field Twin-Turbo Combination in NHRA Pro Mod + 2.4 Hours of LeMullets with Stevie Fast Jackson
One of small-tire racing's most prominent faces and pilot of the infamous Tooth Jerker Dodge Dart, Beer Money Ford Mustang, and Moonshine Missile Ford Granada wagon, Lyle Barnett made his debut on the big stage of NHRA competition in the Pro Mod category earlier this year. Fielding a ProCharged 2018 Chevrolet Camaro backed by Elite Motorsports/Modern Racing, the North Carolina native ha...
Eaton's Vehicle Group Launches Aftermarket ELocker Differential for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT
Eaton, a power management company, has announced that its Vehicle Group has launched two aftermarket ELocker differentials for the 2018 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator JT equipped with both manual and automatic transmissions. The electric locking differentials are a dependable option for the off-road enthusiast, needing just one wire to actuate and requiring no ...
David DeMarco Returns to Racing with Screw-Blown, 1969 Camaro Pro Mod from DMC & DMPE
Written by Ainsley Jacobs With a build more than three years in the making now finally complete, one-half of radial racing's infamous Troublemint Twins, David DeMarco, is making his big return to racingbut he's doing it in a big way and on big tires with a screw-blown, 1969 Chevy Camaro Pro Mod. The Massachusetts-based racer had previously made himself known on small tires with his sup...
Diablosport Tuning Available For 2021 Charger/Challenger/300 5.7L and 6.4L
DiabloSport has announced the addition of tuning support for the 2021 model year 5.7L and 6.4L Hemi- powered Chargers and Challengers. As Hemi fans have come to expect, the company offers a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes time to tune late model cars. From PCM swaps to full PKITs that include a new PCM and tuner, the company has something for everyone. Users can expect ...
Champion Releases New Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Champion, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has launched its Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid. Champion Racing Power Steering Fluid reduces temperatures and delivers consistent steering response in competition applications. It has exceptional low temperature flow that reduces initial drag on the racing pump. Its robust formulation is a full-synthetic compe...
Race Wrap-23rd Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The 23rd Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, wrapped up the 2021 racing season with a weather-shortened event that was not short on spectacular racing. Event winners drove to the NMRA Winner's Circle and NMRA Champions collected their hard-earned E...
Friday Coverage-Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
Today, the action revs up at the Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals Presented By Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. With a weather-hastened schedule this weekend, racers will make test hits and qualifying runs in preparation for tomorrow's eliminations. Off the drag strip, a whole host of Ford Fest activities from drifting and off-roading to a cruise and ...
Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival-Thursday Coverage
The Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival kicks off today with a test and tune session for racers. Of note, the NMRA event staff has altered the run schedule to account for the inclement weather coming on Sunday, and the plan is to finish the race by Saturday evening. Longtime racing photojournalist Paul...
S. TORRENCE, HAGAN, AND ENDERS POWER TO WINS AT NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS
It was a day for defending world champions in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series on Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway, as Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan and Erica Enders all raced to playoff victories at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. It was the 16th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and the third of seven events in the Countdown to the Championship pl...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance-Sunday Coverage
Racers were saying that they were going to go after the tune-up and the tree for the final rounds of qualifying yesterday at the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana, and they were true to their word. We saw everything from wild wheelies to exciting elapsed times, and when it was all said and done last night, racers began preparin...
2021 NMCA Season Ends with Extreme Eye-popping Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway
Dennis Chaisson Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Despite hurdles and hindrances along the way, racers were resilient and resourceful from the first through the final event of the season, the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, Sept. 23-26, 2021 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. They hung tough in the Hoosier State while chasing points and champio...
20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance-Thursday Coverage
The NMCA celebrates its 20th Annual World Finals event presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis this weekend. Cool weather is on the forecast for the weekend, which means elapsed times will fall as competitors race for the final points in their hunt for an NMCA class championship. Thursdays' schedule can be found at the bottom of the page. Mike Naumann is deb...
Tin Soldier Race Cars To Field Two Cars at NMCA World Finals
When he's not building race cars with Tin Soldier Race Cars business partner Brad Schnieders, Jason Terrell has been keeping busy on the weekends this year by driving TSR customer Mike Farmer's Second-Gen 1980 Chevy Camaro in Edelbrock Xtreme Street. This weekend, the 2020 NMCA season comes to a close with this weekend's NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, and Terrell ...
Dart NA 10.5 Racer Rich Nye Aiming for Final Round in New Car at 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals
By Mary Lendzion It was a big deal when Rich Nye returned to Dart NA 10.5 action at the NMCA All-American Nationals in late August at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Instead of rolling out of the trailer his Fox body Mustang, which  impacted the retaining wall at the NMCA season opener in March, he rolled out of the trailer his new SN95 Mustang which he...
POINTS LEADER JOSE GONZALEZ GRABS WIN IN NHRA PRO MOD AT CHARLOTTE
Points leader Jose Gonzalez continued to roll in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, as he drove past Mike Castellana in the final round of the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. It was the eighth of 11 events during the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season. In a thrilling final r...
Dart Machinery Introduces New SHP Series Heads For Small Block Chevrolet Engines
Dart Machinery, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2021, has introduced a redesigned and improved SHP Series cylinder head for small block Chevrolet muscle car and street rod applications. Based on the popular 23° valve angle configuration, it features revised port designs to deliver significant power improvements at budget-friendly affordability.Manufactured using a proprietary process...
Chip King is Coming to Claim the Championship at NMCA Finals in Indy
The laughing, smiling, jokester known as Chip King is all about having a good time, on and off the racetrack. So, as King heads in to the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana as the points leader for the NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod class, he isn't stressing over whether or not he'll walk a...
2022 NMRA Ford Nationals Event Schedule
The NMRA Ford Nationals returns to action in 2022 with six (6) all-Ford national events through unique markets across the eastern United States. The national event series is the largest Ford motorsport show in the world, hosting thousands of participants each year with championship street-car drag racing, True Street challenges, specialty shootouts, car shows, celebrity appearances, and much mor...
2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals races into 2022 with six national events held at legendary motorsport facilities. The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is home to thousands of vintage and modern vehicles participating across championship drag racing, street-legal competition, and car show arenas. The season isn't even over yet and we are ready for the 2022 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season with contra...
NHRA ANNOUNCES 22-EVENT NHRA DRAG RACING SCHEDULE FOR 2022
NHRA officials announced the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule to include 22 national events throughout the course of the season. Details on Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle schedules will be announced in the upcoming weeks. NHRA looks forward to its 22-event schedule next season with the return of fan favorite events such as the NHRA Arizona Nationals in...
Maximum Safety-Installing Maximum Motorsports' Bolt-In 6-Point Roll Bar
With as easy as it is to make loads of horsepower these days, eclipsing the OEM safety equipment on the drag strip is fairly easy to do, but companies like Maximum Motorsports offer safety upgrades to keep you safe and to keep you legal with the drag racing sanctioning bodies and tracks. While Maximum Motorsports is largely known for its incredible suspension components for all things late-...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of...
TorqStorm turned to Prestige Motorsports for a boost-ready bullet for Street King competition
With a desire to showcase the potency of its single-supercharger kit, TorqStorm Superchargers turned this '69 Camaro into an LS-swapped race car powered by a Prestige Motorsports-built powerplant. Fit For A King Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of TorqStorm Superchargers There are few cars that exemplify the classic muscle car more essentially than the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. ...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. Tha...
T. JOHNSON JR., B. TORRENCE, ANDERSON AND S. JOHNSON ALL WIN MOPAR EXPRESS LANE NHRA NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL
Filling in for defending world champ Matt Hagan, Funny Car veteran Tommy Johnson Jr. picked up a memorable win on Sunday, powering to the victory at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway. Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at the 14th of 20 races during the 2021 NHRA ...
Holley Increases NMRA Purses by Over $11,000 for Biggest Ford Motorsport Event of 2021
The upcoming Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival just got even bigger thanks to Holley increasing the winner purses by over $11,000, making it the most lucrative NMRA event of the year and it happens September 30-October 3, 2021 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The complete rundown of the 100% guaranteed pursesregardless of car countscan be...
Fuel System Tech Education with Weldon High Performance
Fuel System Tech Education with Weldon High Performance Written by Steve Baur with Jim Craig Photography curtesy of Weldon High Performance and Derek Putnam You can learn a great many things by talking to manufacturers about their products, and they're the best source for answers whether you are starting a new build, considering upgrading, or having issues with existing components. We...
Ray Skillman Auto Group Spikes Purse by $5,000 in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars
As the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals rockets towards the final race of 2021, the NMCA World Street Finals Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway, it is proud to announce a purse increase for the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars eliminator. Ray Skillman Auto Group is increasing the total payout by $5,000, effectively giving the winner a $6,000 payday and $1,000 to the runner-up, plus the ...
Ingenuity and Inspiration Steer Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and NMCA Staff Chuck Watson II spent countless hours in his youth watching his father, Chuck Watson Sr., work on cars in the garage behind their home. He wanted to know what he was doing, and how he was doing it. And when he asked his father about the flashes of blue that he saw in the garage while peeking from a window in their hom...
NHRA ALLSTAR SHOOTOUTS DEBUT DURING 2022 SEASON
For the first time in four seasons, the NHRA will host a specialty race amongst the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series nitro categories. Fans will be treated to two NHRA Allstar Shootout events in 2022, at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 10-13, and the prestigious Dodge/SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals, Aug. 31 “ Sept. 5. The NHRA Allstar Shootout events will feature ...
RPM Act-EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA c...
Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
Supercharged Stallion Chris Holbrook charges toward small-tire success in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi As a second-generation racer, Chris Holbrook practically grew up with a wrench in his hand. His entire life has been shaped by his father's influence, from his career on the track to his business building engines, and he's keeping th...
JEFFERY BARKER GETS FIRST WIN IN FIRST NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING AT INDY
JEFFERY BARKER GETS FIRST WIN IN FIRST E3 SPARK PLUGS NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES ACTION AT INDY On drag racing's biggest stage, Jeffery Barker picked up his first career victory in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, racing past back-to-back world champ Stevie Fast Jackson in the final round at the prestigious Dodge/SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals...
Young At Heart-Dan Helmsing's NMRA Ford Muscle 1966 Ford Mustang
After being away from drag racing for nearly half a century, Dan Helmsing recently returned to the sport and is having the time of his life. Now, he's making the move to NMRA Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle with a classic 1966 Ford Mustang. In his teens, the Missouri resident, now 75 years young, was heavily involved in racing. He was drafted to serve in the military and began a trade career...
Nitrous Supply Develops Pair of Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottles
Mike Thermos and his team at Nitrous Supply have come up with a pair of carbon fiber nitrous bottle packages for serious racers. One has the upgrade Super Flow bottle valve and the other has the unique PowerValve developed by Nitrous Supply and used by many leading racers as it improves performance. The popular Super-Flow valve from Nitrous Supply has several important enhancements, i...
Sean Lyon and Tim Lyons Team Up To Tackle X275
Keeping up with the Joneses isn't just for technology and toys, it's also relevant to racecars. When Sean Lyon realized his 1990 Ford Mustang LX needed an overhaul so it could be more competitive in X275, he called the king of small-tire and stock-suspension builds, Tim Lyons at Lyons Custom Motorsport (LCM). Lyon raced in X275 and NMRA/NMCA competition for years prior to coming out with hi...
Pre-Order The Tuning School's Holley EFI Course for GM LS & LT Holley Terminator X
The Tuning School is exclusively supporting the GM LS and LT platforms using Holley EFI's Terminator X software. Learn how to properly install and setup the critical systems inside the Terminator X software and save time with trouble shooting tips and tricks. Learn how to modify global files for heads/cam, bolt ons, and forced induction applications. All while increasing performance and gainin...
Sunday Coverage-2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
ELIMINATION RESULTS HERE It's the final day of this year's presentation of the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and racers are eager for eliminations to start. Because this is the second to last race of the season and the chase to the championships is on, we're in for some ambitious and aggressive racing. In addition to www.nmcadigital.c...
Perseverance and Power Prevail at NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
Written by Mary Lendzion Despite heat, humidity, and heavy rain, racers were incredibly competitive at the NMCA All-American Nationals, Aug. 26-29, 2021, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. They pushed play rather than pause, and took on the challenges that came with tuning and traversing the track in oppressive weather. They wanted to go wheels-up and win, and along the way, they wowe...
Saturday Coverage-2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
QUALIFYING RESULTS HERE ELIMINATION RESULTS HERE Despite the oppressive heat and humidity that was with us morning, noon and night at the NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, racers were tough and tenacious through the qualifying session that lasted until about 11:30 p.m. on Friday. As several of them said, the weather made it challenging to come up with a tune...
Friday Coverage-2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
Get Qualifying Results HERE Racers have arrived for the NMCA All-American Nationals, this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. With a forecast calling for very hot and very humid weather, they will be working very hard to coax as much horsepower as they can out of their combinations, while also trying to stay as cool as possible. In addition to all of the captivating NMCA catego...
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