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...
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...
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...
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...
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