Hoffman Temporarily Moving from Dart NA 10.5 to MagnaFuel Open Comp Beginning with NMCA Norwalk Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Frank Hoffman Frank Hoffman was making palpable progress in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 when he hurt the LSX engine in his Mustang at the NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance last fall at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. The Michigander had gone as quick and fast as 8.70 and 159 mph, and was working toward going even quicker and ...
Thursday Coverage-2021 NMCA All-American Nationals + COPO Shootout + Cobra Jet Showdown
It is a busy weekend ahead for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the burgeoning sanctioning body brought its fifth event of the championship season to the world class Summit Motorsports Park. In addition to the regular line-up of championship and street car categories, the NMCA is hosting the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown along with the Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro Shootout Presented by...
Nicole Liberty-Cach Armed with New Engine for NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion Nicole Liberty-Cach was holding her own in Outlaw 632 at Milan Dragway in Michigan when she decided to take on NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street last year. While it was later in the season and she only got to compete in one race, she knew that she and her Firebird were a fine fit for the category, and she gave it another go at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Raci...
Booze Jr. and Anderson Score Wins At Jacob Lamb's 4th Annual Factory Hot Rod Race
Charlie Booze Jr. Written By Steve Baur Photography by Jimmy Cantrell and courtesy of Jacob Lamb Now in it's fourth year, Jacob Lamb's Factory Hot Rod Race held at Kentucky Dragway mixes the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock with the NMCA's Chevrolet Performance Stock category to determine crate motor supremacy. Joining those two classes is a separate class for NMRA Facto...
POINTS LEADER JOSE GONZALEZ WINS THIRD STRAIGHT EVENT AT FIRST NHRA PRO MOD RACE AT BRAINERD
There appears to be no stopping Jose Gonzalez in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, as the points leader drove to his third straight win by knocking off Brandon Snider in the final round at Brainerd International Raceway. The race, which was presented by Stinar, was the sixth of 11 events during the 2021 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Se...
HOT ROD Power Tour Gets Into Gear at Summit Motorsports Park
Story and photos by Mary Lendzion Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio hosted the first stop on the HOT ROD Power Tour presented by HP Tuners and Driven by Continental Tires on Aug. 23, 2021. Hundreds upon hundreds of cars and trucks rolled in for the event, and each one had a tale to tell.Some were stock, while others were modified or of original design, and their owners spent the day talkin...
Tony Gillig to compete in PDRA Extreme Pro Stock in 2022 with Pontiac GXP
Over the last few years, Tony Gillig has been behind the wheel of his Gillig Wagner Motorsports Oldsmobile Cutlass, competing in various classes such as the NMCA's ARP Nitrous Pro Street category, as well as PDRA's Outlaw 632, with much success. Gillig, however, has a long racing history in the NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock classes and started thinking about ways to compete in the PDRA's Extreme Pro...
TORRENCE AND HAGAN GRAB VICTORIES AT LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS
Steve Torrence has now won at every track on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit, finally solving Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday and picking up a memorable Top Fuel victory at the 39th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) also won at the 12th race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Torrence, the Top Fuel points leader and ...
Get Better Head Gasket Sealing For Your Nitrous Or Boosted Application
The Ultimate Ring of Fire Implementing new technology in head gasket retention with BTR Performance's Bill Trovato Written By Chad Stephens Photography Courtesy of BTR Performance With the strenuous demands on our race engines today, one of the key secrets to horsepower production and consistent performance still comes down to one of the most important basic concepts: using cylind...
NHRA RETURNS TO WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK IN 2022
NHRA has teamed up with Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the Gila River Indian Community to announce the return of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, slated for Feb. 25-27, 2022. The NHRA Arizona Nationals traditionally serves as the second event on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour. The facility has seen record-breaking performances and is a fan-favorite of the circuit. "With over...
Stronger Fuel Injector Drivers Power the New AMP'd MicroSquirt
Stronger fuel injection drivers power the new MicroSquirt ECU update from tuning experts AMP EFI/DIYAutoTune. Called AMP'd MicroSquirt, the unit also features a protected crank input for engines triggering from a coil negative.The upgrades allow tuners to easily enable spark outputs or fit Hall effect and optical sensors without the need to wire-in external resistors. MicroSquirt has long bee...
Newcomer Aaron Worstell Joins NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Ranks
Bitten by the bracket bug early in life, Aaron Worstell was inspired to switch to heads up racing after attending an NMRA event nearly decade ago. Now, with his 1992 Ford Mustang GT, he's moving forward in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. Worstell had success on the NHRA circuit and even picked up a few coveted Wally trophies for his bracket racing wins with his 1989 Mustang and runs an up...
Tech Review-Weldon 2345-A Electric Fuel Pump
In a naturally aspirated, fuel-injected application the Weldon 2345-A electric fuel pump can support as much as 2,800 horsepower. Based on a billet aluminum body with a tool-steel pump element, it weighs on 7 pounds. It is compatible with diesel, ethanol, gasoline methanol, and all racing fuels. When it comes to delivering mega-four-digit power in a racing application, running a fuel pump that is...
Moore Masterfully Makes Switch To ProCharger, Claims Victory In First Race
Since the class debuted just a few years ago, the NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street has been super competitive, with class runners using nearly every engine/power adder combination to achieve maximum performance. Top contender Samantha Moore, after competing in the class for years with a VMP Supercharger, made a spur-of-the-moment decision and switched her combination to a ProCharger. J...
NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Racer Bob Zelenak is Spellbound by Small-Block Fords and Nitrous
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Bob Zelenak likes living in the countryside in Pennsylvania. It's private, peaceful and surrounded by fields and forests. He drives seventeen miles, some of which are up a mountain, to his job as a fleet and warehouse manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. After his shift, he joins his father, Bud, for fulfilling ...
CRANK IT UP: 2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 Engine Sound!
Two years ago this week, Chevrolet introduced a revolutionary twist in the Corvette story: the first-ever mid-engine Corvette Stingray. This fall, the story will continue with the reveal of the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06, the supercar that will put the world on notice. ABOUT CHEVROLET Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 79 coun...
CAPPS, PRUETT, STANFIELD AND M. SMITH CLOSE NHRA WESTERN SWING WITH WINS
Leah Pruett Don Schumacher Racing swept the nitro categories for the first time in the 2021 NHRA season on Sunday, as Leah Pruett and Ron Capps won in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, at the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won their respective c...
Competition Clutch Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Competition Clutch as the Presenting Sponsor of the biggest and baddest all-Ford motorsport event of the yearthe Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, which runs September 30 thru October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The modern Mustang drag racing and street performance market has ...
Anderson Composites Teams up with Acceler8 Automotive Education Program
Anderson Composites has become a sponsor for the Acceler8 Education Program in the Los Angeles, California area. This program is automotive based which offers hands-on seminars for young men and women aged 14-24 who are at risk of negative engagement with law enforcement. This program seeks to teach students leadership and life skills to help them enter the workforce. Seminar classes are held ...
Inside Look-TorqStorm Superchargers
The inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering held at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, on July 22-25, 2021 is the home race for NMCA True Street sponsor, TorqStorm Superchargers, and ProMedia's Director of Content and Marketing, Mike Galimi, and NMCA photographer Kevin DiOssi, got a tour of the manufacturing facility leading up to the r...
Trickie Ricky Smith's New Frustration-Fueled, Supercharged Camaro
Editor's Note: The views and opinions expressed in this story are not representative of the author or of ProMedia, and are not meant to malign any organization, company, or individual. With three NHRA Pro Modified championship titles, one in PDRA, and seven in IHRA, 11x champion Trickie Rickie Smith has undeniably proven himself as one of the winningest drivers in the history of the categ...
Sunday Coverage - Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle a...
Intense Racing Rocks the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
Written by Mary Lendzion More than 500 racers from across the country converged for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering, July 22-25, 2021 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. They were utterly unflinching from the starting line to the finish line at what's known as The Fastest Track in Michigan, and they gave ...
Race Wrap - Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATIONS RESULTS. It was hot fun in the summertime as the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals travelled to the Wolverine State to join the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals for a weekend four days of drag racing at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Attracting more than 500 total race cars to the Fastest Track in Michigan, US 131 Motor...
Saturday Coverage - Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge / Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfo...
Friday Coverage - Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Exclusive First Look: Craig Sullivan's El Mero Mero 1949 Mercury
Photos by Kevin DiOssi It could be said that Pro Modified has matured over the last 30-plus years from its unique signature looks to more cookie-cutter and refined appearances with most racers picking from a list of three or four body types. Craig Sullivan is looking to bring style back to NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod with his latest creationEl Mero Mero, a 1949 Mercury. It isn'...
Thursday Coverage - Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Rhea to Race New Car in VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw This Weekend at NMRA/NMCA Michigan Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Keith Rhea Fans of fast cars got to know Keith Rhea's rowdy 2004 Mustang Cobra when he began competing in the NMRA's Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout and Hellion Turbo Battle several years ago. Back then, it was powered by a 5.4 GT500 engine and two Precision 72mm turbos, and it hauled to a best of 7.17 at 196 mph in the quarter-mile. More recen...
Fuelab Finds Sweet Spot With New 595 Ultralight Series Regulators
Fuelab has added to its popular line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators. The 595 Ultralight Series bypass regulators bridge the gap between the popular 515/525 Series and the monster 565 Series regulators. Our expansive line of adjustable fuel pressure regulators have always been solid performers," said Josh Davis, Fuelab sales representative. "You tell us your pressure and flow req...
Cox Switches to Holley EFI ahead of NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
Racers often wait for the winter or off-season to make big changes to their racing program, but in the radial-tire world, racing doesn't have much of a break. When Edelbrock Xtreme Street/Ultra Street racer Ray Cox decided to make the change to electronic fuel injection, he and his son, Brad, looked for the biggest gap between events and went for it. After some conversations with Ryan Witte...
Steve Kurimchak to Return to NMRA G-Force Coyote Stock with Gen 3 Engine
After sitting out the 2020 season due to the pandemic and the birth of his second child, Steve Kurimchak was missing racing and feeling down, so he bought himself a little pick-me-up in the form of a sealed Gen 3 Coyote crate engine. A Maryland resident who works at Johns Hopkins University managing its heavy equipment fleet operations, Kurimchak hadn't raced in NMRA G-Force Transmissions C...
Starost Switches Mustang to VMP Supercharger for Remainder of NMRA Limited Street Season
When JDM Engineering Limited Street debuted in the NMRA at the conclusion of the 2017 racing season, there were a lot of questions about what combination would reign supreme. Now, several years into the category, racer Larry Starost is chasing every advantage he can find and recently made a power adder change to further his program. Starost and crew chief/tuner, multi-time NMRA/NMCA champion Bran...
American Powertrain Introduces High-Horsepower GEN III HEMI 6-Speed Transmission Package
American Powertrain now offers a new T-56 Magnum package designed for GEN III HEMI, Hellcat, Hellcrate and Hellephant engines up to 1100 hp. The Stage 2 upgrade takes high-horsepower Tremec Magnum 6-speeds to a new level with increased torque capacity up to 1100 lbs-ft of torque. The package includes transmission backed up with a proven DYAD dual disc clutch by Centerforce Clutches, rated f...
E3 Line of Lithium Batteries Now Shipping
Born from cutting edge nanoscale materials, chosen by the world's super car manufacturers, and proven on the Formula 1 & NASCAR podiums, the next generation of lithium starter batteries have arrived. Leaving lead-acid, AGM and even traditional lithium-ion batteries languishing in the dust, E3 Lithium is a quantum leap ahead in the power supply market. E3's Lithium line of High Performan...
Terris Hicks Rents and Revives 75-80 Dragway to Restore Racing in the Maryland Region
September 28, 2013, marked 75-80 Dragway's last official race. The Final Call event at the location in Monrovia, Maryland, hosted Outlaw Pro Street, Outlaw Drag Radial, Big Tire Outlaw, and more before the gates were closed for what was expected to be the last time¦ but that's not quite the way things panned out. Almost a decade later, Terris Hicks has rented and revived the track to restor...
Design Engineering, Inc. Offers All-In-One Heat and Sound Blocker
Control vibrations, noise and heat in one product with new Sound Barrier sheets from Design Engineering, Inc. They regulates noise and temperatures inside vehicle interiors for a cool, comfortable ride. Lightweight and easy to install, the sheets can be cut and then glued, mechanically fastened or laid under carpet for a custom fit in any space. Or pair 3 wide double-sided transfer tape (...
Misener Hopes to Cross the U.S./Canada Border Soon for More JDM Engineering Limited Street Competition
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jay Misener When Jay Misener began competing in JDM Engineering Limited Street back in 2018, he had a naturally aspirated Coyote engine under the hood of his Mustang. He had chosen to get his feet wet in the category without a power-adder, and he achieved a 9.39 with that engine wearing factory heads and a Cobra Jet intake, and backed by a G-Force Rac...
HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK TO END 35-YEAR LEGACY AFTER 2022 NHRA NATIONAL EVENT
HISTORY-MAKING HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK TO END 35-YEAR LEGACY AFTER 2022 NHRA NATIONAL EVENT; NHRA LOOKS TO ADD NEW TRACK IN 2023 BAYTOWN, Texas (July 14, 2021) “ NHRA and Houston Raceway Park have teamed up to announce the final NHRA SpringNationals as the historic track will close following the 2022 event. As NHRA looks to the future, the leadership team continues its conversations with ...
New Dragstrip, Road Course, Oval Track, and Racing Complex to be Built in Mississippi
In an era where dragstrips are closing and restrictive regulations and legislature threaten the automotive aftermarket, some folks are finding a way to keep the industry thriving. Gerard Hansen, an automotive historian and motorsport professional, loves car culture so much that he risked it all and decided to build the new Mississippi Raceway Park from the ground up. Growing up in New Orleans, Ha...
QA1 Hosts First Open House at New Facility
QA1 is excited to host its first open house event since the completion of its state-of-the-art facility in 2020. The company's space will be open to visitors from 7am to 9am on Friday, July 16, 2021. Guided tours will be followed by a #goDRIVEit cruise to the Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The open house will give enthusiasts an opportunity to see QA1'...
Jason Davis' NMRA Limited Street Mustang GT
Deep Impact Jason Davis makes a big impression on the NMRA Limited Street Class with his 2015 Mustang GT Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi The NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street class has been hugely popular, and despite the relatively limited rule set, the pace at which its entrants have progressed has been staggering. Florida's Jason Davis is one of those Limited S...
Cooler Brake Fluid, Improved Braking Performance for GM Master Cylinders with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products
Classic GM cast-iron master cylinders can see improved braking performance and reliability with Lava Master Cylinder Heat Shield from Heatshield Products. The master cylinder in these cars is extremely susceptible to heat due to its close proximity to exhaust manifolds and headers and also from the thermal conductivity and heat-holding properties of cast iron. That heat is transferred to fl...
Lizzy Musi to Debut New '69 Camaro at Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings in Epping
A plan that started more than a year ago will come to fruition as the Musi Racing team is set to debut its new Edelbrock-equipped Lucas Oil '69 Camaro at next weekend's Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings stop at New England Dragway in Epping, NH. Lizzy Musi will be behind the wheel of the new car, which was purpose-built for the wildly popular Street Outlaws series that airs on Discovery. The ca...
New PRI Membership Program Unites Racing Industry
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) “ Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producer of world-class trade events and media, is launching the racing industry's first of its kind membership program on July 13, 2021. This will make it possible for racers and enthusiasts to join racing businesses in a groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the industry. PRI Membership allows the racing com...
Kevin Gass is a Good Guy Who Goes Far in NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Kevin Gass has had a passion for classic cars for a long time. He likes the way they look, the way they sound and the way they handle on the street and the strip, and that's why he has owned several of them through the years. But it's the red 1966 Chevelle that he has raced in Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock fo...
Billy Copeland's Nitrous-Fed, NMCA Xtreme Street Dodge Demon
Fiendishly Fast Billy Copeland Jr. transformed his 1972 Dodge Demon into an Xtreme Street machine Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi From his early days spent in the garage with his father to his own fatherhood spent passing on his love of muscle cars to the next generation, Billy Copeland Jr.'s focus on family is what makes his racing endeavors more meaningful. Now...
Ryan Hill Returns to NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod with Ron Potenzo's Corvette
Ryan Hill ran a handful of NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod events in 2020 with his Betty White supercharged 1963 Chevy Corvette, so, when he hurt the car and decided to sit out and focus on business, he knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at it. Fortunately, Ron Potenzo offered up a deal to make it happen a lot sooner than Hill originally expected. Based out of the popcor...
F.A.S.T. CARS TRADE NEW RECORD SEVERAL TIMES
Written By Rob Kinnan Photography courtesy of FAST Racers At F.A.S.T.'s recent Springnationals held at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, the record for the Factory Appearing Stock Tire cars traded hands several times, with four drivers all putting up the top number. Ultimately, it was Terry Pennington who reset the record with a staggering 9.45 elapsed time! You might hav...
Stacked Plate 17-Row Transmission Cooler Available from Flex-A-Lite
Whether it's your race car or tow vehicle, keeping your transmission fluid cool is crucial to reliability and longevity. Flex-A-Lite's stacked-plate transmission cooler provides maximum cooling efficiency far above tube and fin designs or factory in-the-radiator coolers. It's available with barbed or AN- fittings. For more information, click HERE (Content courtesy of Flex-A-Lite)
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