Lindsay Wheelock to Wheel New Dodge Drag Pack in 2022 NMCA Factory Super Cars
Written by Ainsley Jacobs When her husband, Dustin, convinced her to make her first pass down the dragstrip in 2019 at the NMCA World Street Finals in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lindsay Wheelock was a little intimidated. She quickly realized, though, that she loved the sport and has been full speed ahead ever since. That first outing had Wheelock behind the wheel of her father, Mike Alsop's Dodge...
Heatshield Products' New Pro-Boot Shield Helps Protect Spark Plug Boots from Heat & Prevent Misfires & Premature Wire Failure
Heatshield Products' new patent-pending Pro-Boot Shield spark plug boot protector keeps spark plug boots from being damaged by underhood heat, including from exhaust manifolds or headers, thereby preventing ignition misfires or failure and potential engine damage. Spark plug boots are constantly exposed to radiated or direct-contact heat, whether a vehicle has a cast-iron exhaust manifold or ...
Milan Dragway back in action for 2022
After a year of the rumor mill churning out stories regarding the future of Milan Dragway, it would seem that the mill can close down as Harold Bullock and Perry Merlo have finalized the sale of the historic racetrack. In an interview with John Sarver of CKIW IRadio 76 on December 16th, 2021, Bullock and Merlo noted that they were in the final days of closing the deal and were very upbeat a...
Gary Parker's Resilient Plan to Return to NMRA Racing in 2022 After Atlanta Wreck
Written by Ainsley Jacobs After a particularly scary wreck while racing at the 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals event at Atlanta Dragway in April of 2021, NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle contender Gary Parker was thankfully spared from major injury, but his 2002 Ford Mustang was not as lucky. Parker's Mustang made contact with the wall at the t...
James Meredith Making the Move to NMRA SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race Competition
By Mary Lendzion When James Meredith came to the NMRA in 2013, he suited up for G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock competition in his Mustang Mach 1. The following year, he decided to take on Richmond Gear Factory Stock and was competitive in his 10-second Mustang Mach 1 powered by a Coyote engine. He even earned a championship in the category in 2016. Ready to change gears, he...
Aeromotive Releases Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules for Sixth Gen Camaro and 2016-2019 CTS-V AND ATS-V
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has introduced new direct drop-in fuel pump modules for the 2016-2021 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V. These Direct Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules are available with dual or triple pumps and come preassembled for a quick and simple installation. The new Direct Drop-In Fuel Pump Modules f...
Rock Steady Regina-Puckett is the picture of patience and perseverance
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Drag racing is a multifaceted challenge. Every pass tests the mechanical fortitude of the vehicle and its components. Often, it tests a racer's skill. Many times, it also tests their credit limits. In the case of NMCA Proform Rumble racer Regina Puckett, however, her 2021 season was also a test of patience and perseverance. Into cars...
2021 NMCA/Chevrolet Performance Champions Awards at PRI Show in Indianapolis
On December 11th, 2021, the NMCA presented the champions of the NMCA/LSX classes with special Victor awards and Nitto Tire Diamond Tree rings to commemorate their championship efforts this season. The private dinner, held during the PRI Show weekend, was hosted by ProMedia president and CEO, Steve Wolcott, and included Chevrolet Performance dignitaries, including Bill Martens and Todd Gallant, ...
NMRA Crowns 2021 Champions and Recognizes Special Guests at 2021 PRI Show
The Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series brought its season to a close on Friday December 10th, 2021 during the Performance Racing Industry show as it crowned its class champions. The event was a memorable experience for all and the NMRA would like to congratulate its class champions. VP Racing Madditives Street OutlawSteve Halprin Edelbrock RenegadeJoel Greathouse JDM Engineering Limited StreetBill Pu...
NMCA Crowns 2021 Champions and Recognizes Special Guests at 2021 PRI Show
The NMCA Drag Racing Series brought its 2021 racing season to a close on Friday December 10th, 2021 during the Performance Racing Industry show as it crowned its class champions. The event was a memorable experience for all and the NMCA would like to congratulate its class champions. VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro ModChip King Mickey Thompson Tires Street OutlawAlan Felts Holley EFI Factory Super Car...
Day 3 Coverage-2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show
Today marks the final day of the 2021 PRI Show, and it's been great to get back to an in-person show. The show floor is thriving with activity, and there is a wide range of noteworthy products and race cars on hand. Of note for racers running the COPO Camaro, Mustang Cobra Jet, Dragpak Challenger, and other supercharged modern muscle cars, Dayco Supercharger is rolling out a supercharger bel...
Day 2 Coverage-2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show
Day two of the 2021 PRI Show kicks off today and there is quite a bit of good stuff to cover. XS Batteries was playing host to the NMCA Xtreme Street machine of Daryl Reynolds, which is powered by racer and engine builder Tim Knieriem. Auto Meter has released a few application-specific products to its new InVision line of instrumentation, and the 1969 Camaro is one of them. It features LED techn...
Day 1 Coverage-2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show
Enthusiasm abounds at the 2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show as performance-minded people are here surveying new products and impressive race cars of all sorts, including Mark Woodruff's Pro Mod Camaro. Race Pages is on the ground and will be bringing you updates throughout the show. As mentioned earlier today on Race Pages Digital, Harts Turbo is breaking into the supercharger...
Exclusive First Look-Harts Debuts Centrifugal Supercharger at 2021 PRI Show
It should be no surprise that this week's Performance Racing Industry Show is placed center stage in the racing world as companies launch their latest technology to the industry's biggest customers and influencers. The buzz seems to be even greater this year due to the cancellation of last year's show, thanks to the global pandemic. Harts wasted no time in energizing the drag racing market wit...
Spotlight-An Interview with NMCA racer Brenda Blair
The Tennessean is Aiming for the Top in Her Classic Caprice Interview by Mary Lendzion Photography by the FSC staff Forty-six years ago, Brenda Blair married her husband, Kevin Blair. They were teenagers in love who moved into a modest home in a small town in Tennessee, just five miles from where she was raised. One of Brenda's favorite things was watch Kevin work on and race his cars,...
Where It All Started-COPO Parts Direct
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of COPO Parts Direct Big risks can bring big rewards, but only if one is bold enough to step up and embrace the challenge. Rich Rinke, the founder of both Turn-Key Automotive and COPO Parts Direct, is undeniably bold. After a successful corporate career, Rinke retired from the OEM automotive engineering world in 2007 and set out to start ...
Steve Summers runs string of 274mph passes at Street Car Super Nationals Las Vegas
Written by Ainsley Jacobs The final big throwdown event of the season for the western half of the country, the Street Car Super Nationals 17 at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada, served up some Sin City-sized action and excitement in mid-November. Entered into the Pro Mod category, 2017 NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod champion Steven Summers and his menacing Summers M...
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RaceQuip Super Store Debuts in Mooresville
Mooresville, NC - RaceQuip and Carolina Racing Supply have partnered to bring the all-new RaceQuip Super Store concept to the Carolinas. CRS has devoted a large portion of their retail showroom to showcase the high quality and affordable safety equipment that the RaceQuip brand has to offer. They've backed it up by filling their warehouse with a huge inventory of the complete line of safety g...
Dynamic Dozen-Holley LS Fest East celebrated its 12th anniversary in high-powered style
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Holley At the forefront of the GM LS engine scene, Holley embarked on a mission to gather fans of this engine platform for a celebration called LS Fest. Beginning with the modest goal of gathering a small group of like-minded enthusiasts, the event quickly grew to an epic, multi-day event filled with a variety of competitions and activities. It even ...
NMCA Introduces Drag & Drive Shootout in Partnership with Sick the Magazine
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is excited to introduce Drag & Drive Shootout in partnership with Sick the Magazine, bringing select long haul street car participants to three events in 2022. In addition, Gear Vendors has jumped in as the sponsor of this exciting invitational that will feature cars driven by stars like Tom Bailey, social media influencer Alex Taylor, and 2-time Drag Week champio...
Kevin Schweizer Preparing to Take On NMRA's New SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race Category
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kevin Schweizer While Kevin Schweizer was racing his dragster and GTO in bracket categories at tracks near his home in Rockport, Indiana, he stepped away from competition for several years. But a few years ago, he decided that he wanted to start building another car, this time with his teenage daughter, Lynnsie, and split seat time with her. We got the blessing...
Aaron Worstell preps Gen-3 Coyote engine for move up to NMRA Coyote Stock for 2022
Written by Ainsley Jacobs After watching the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock class for years and wishing he could run in its ranks, NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock newcomer Aaron Worstell is ready to make the move up. A bracket racer since his teenage years, Worstell had success within the NHRA, but decided around 2013 to change course and go heads-up racing instead. Than...
Anderson Composites Introduces C8 Wide-Track Package
Anderson Composites has been busy with further product development since last year with the introduction of our C8 Corvette carbon fiber components. This year, the company is introducing the Wide-Track Package which coincidentally is similar to GM's revised Z06 model which has enhanced aerodynamics along with an upgraded powertrain. The 9-piece package (MSRP is $19,999.00) will fit 2020-2021 ...
Evolution Performance Pushes the 2020+ Shelby GT500 to the Limits with New 8.45-Second Record
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography Courtesy of Evolution Performance and Chris Simmons Photography Although Fred Cook and the team at Evolution Performance have held the record for the quickest quarter-mile pass with a Ford dual-clutch transmission for nearly two years, the guys have been continuously pushing the limits and lowering their 2020 Shelby GT500's elapsed time to 8.45-secon...
BRING MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR CLASSIC RIDE WITH HOLLEY'S RETROBRIGHT LED HEADLIGHTS
We all love the look of classic sealed beam headlights, but the dim halogen light output makes nighttime driving a potentially risky endeavor for you and your beloved classic. Holley's new RetroBright LED Headlights offer a number of advantages over traditional sealed beam headlights such as plug and play compatibility, better visibility, and 6 times longer life. Not only that, but because they ...
Dodge Fever-The Mopar Or No Car crowd comes together at Holley's Moparty
Written by Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Holley Fiercely loyal and down to have a good time, fans of Mopar machines aren't shy about standing apart in the automotive crowd. Thanks to the crew at Holley, however, they now have their own annual event where Mopar fans can come together and party for four days at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Aptly named, MoParty, this ...
NMRA Introduces SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race at Select Events in 2022
The NMRA Ford Nationals joins with SunCoast Performance to introduce a brand-new 8.60 Street Race index category scheduled to compete at four events in 2022. The category features a heads-up launch with an 8.60 breakout and a goal of attracting fast street cars, especially late-model performance Mustangs. The format is unique with a basic package that relates to today's fast street car market...
Wilwood Disc Brake Releases New Road Race Kit for 2005-2014 Ford Mustangs
Wilwood has combined the capabilities of Grand National four piston calipers with lug-drive dynamic-mount rotors in a new road race package for 2005-2014 Ford Mustangs. The kit (MSRP: $3,025.39) features the high-capacity braking and heat-management of the GN4R/ST caliper coupled with 13.00 floating rotors on hats utilizing the simple lug-drive mounting system. This kit is in full complia...
NHRA ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR ALL CATEGORIES DURING 2022 SEASON
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today released the category schedule for all classes of racing at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events in 2022. The 2022 season opens on Feb. 17-20 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Both Top Fuel and Funny Car will race at all 22 events at standout facilities across the country during the 2022 season, with f...
Dodge Brand Launches Operation 25/8 to Give Away 25 Dodge Dream Cars
Dodge brand launches Operation 25/8 to give away 25 Dodge dream cars The Dodge brand today announced Operation 25/8, giving its fans the opportunity to take home one of 25 Dodge dream cars. Operation 25/8 enlists a team of 25 ambassadors across automotive, music, sports, fashion, media entities and companies, including Amazon, to each give away a new Dodge dream car during the last eight weeks of...
Locked & Reloaded-Steeda's record-setting Silver Bullet S550 shoots for lower elapsed times with Edelbrock boost
Written By Steve Turner Photography by Kevin DiOssi and courtesy of Steeda For followers of 2015+ Mustang quarter-mile performance, particularly the naturally aspirated variety, Steeda's Silver Bullet is the pony car shot heard 'round the world. Saddled with the mission of proving the company's aftermarket upgrades on the quarter-mile, this car quickly set itself apart from the crowd....
Dodge Brand Breaks All the Rules with Jailbreak Model for 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
The 2022 Dodge Charger (left) and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak models unlock color-combination ordering restrictions and add new factory-custom options to deliver enthusiasts the freedom to build their own one-of-one Dodge performance vehicle. Dodge is breaking all the rules, unlocking new, unrestricted, personalization options with new Jailbreak models for 2022 Dodge Charge...
Solid Foundation-Leticia Hughes tackles True Street with traction courtesy of Steeda Hardcore
Leticia Hughes pilots this 2018 Mustang GT in QA1 True Street competition. Lovingly named White Trash, this Oxford White stallion features a full complement of Steeda suspension upgrades along with Baer SS4+ brakes. More than 50 ponies gallop through a Johnnie Brady built 10R80 with McLeod Clutches/Steels and a Suncoast 240 mm Pro-Loc Converter to a G-Force Performance Engineering driveshaft and ...
Dodge Announces Never Lift' Business Plan, the Muscle-car Brand's Two-year Look Down the Road
Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer Tim Kuniskis recently previewed the brand's two-year business plan, which he dubbed, Never Lift. The Dodge Never Lift plan will be news-packed, calling for a minimum of one product- or automotive-enthusiast-related announcement every three months. Included in the 24-month Never Lift rollout were four additional news announcements. Operation 25/8 Dodge provi...
Great Looking, High Temperature, High Performance Exhaust Coatings Available in 10 Colors
KBS Coatings offers XTC Silicone Zinc Primer and XTC Xtreme Temperature Coating to provide great looking, durable, and long-lasting finishes on exhaust manifolds, headers, and exhaust systems. Both are available in aerosol spray can form, and quart, gallon, and five-gallon containers for brushing, rolling, or spray equipment. XTC Silicone Zinc Primer can withstand temperatures over 1,200° F a...
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...
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