Long Lands His Fourth NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons Championship
By Mary Lendzion As an ambitious and aggressive competitor, Leonard Long spends a lot of time thinking about ways to make his car and his combination even more competitive. He is thorough and thoughtful as he covers all of the bases, and it works wonders for him as he has won races and set records in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons. As eager as ever, Long,...
Paultanis Rows Gears to His First NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Frank Paultanis pulled off a fifth-place finish in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock last year, his mind was on motoring to a championship this year. He got the ball rolling by blasting to a 9.92 and 132.99 mph to lead qualifying at the first event of the season, the 26th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout, which was Feb. 27-March 1 at Bradenton M...
David Reese's New El Diablo 3.0 Pro Mod Corvette Headed for NMCA Competition
David Reese, the legendary man behind the monster builds from his Reese Brother Race Cars chassis shop, has proven time and time again that he's on top of the world when it comes to small-tire, radial racing. Now, he's decided to expand his prowess to conquer big-tire Pro Mod, too. Located in Temple, Georgia, Reese Brothers Race Cars has been building cars for years. A recent build, J.R. Gr...
Dill Drives to His First Championship in NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning
By Mary Lendzion From the moment Bob Dill began competing in NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning back in 2007, he has enjoyed everything about the category. That includes all of the Lightnings, F150s, Rangers and Rancheros, and even the occasional Super Duty. He also has enjoyed everyone in the category, and has become friends with many fellow racers and their crew m...
Caissie Drives to NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp Championship Despite Being New to Category
By Mary Lendzion As difficult as it is to believe, Dan Caissie only dished out $600 for the Mustang he has so competitively been campaigning. He captured a championship in NHRA Sportsman ranks in 2015, and has collected wins in Bracket categories at tracks near, and not so near, his home in Connecticut. He has even held his own when he has tackled NMCA TorqueStorm Superc...
Putnam Pulls Off Five Successive Wins on Way to NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion After securing a second-place finish in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street last year, Bill Putnam announced his plans to pursue a championship in the category this year. And, he and his Mustang were well-prepared with a commanding combination consisting of a Coyote engine by MPR Racing Engines, VMP Gen 3 supercharger, Turbo 400 by Gates Transmission and UPR Products sus...
Skillman Backs Up NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after earning the NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars championship in 2019, Bill Skillman cited how close the competition was in the category. He knows that any of his fellow drivers are capable of winning at any time, and that he, too, has to be capable of winning at any time. So when he set his sights on backing up his championship in 2020, he made...
McLeod Introduces 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Transmission Frictions and Steels Kit
McLeod expands its frictions and steels kits with the addition of the 2020 Chevrolet Mid-Engine Corvette C8 application. Each kit contains high performance frictions and steels for the TR-9080 DCT 8-speed. The kits are available to order now and are expected to ship in January. The TR-9080 transmission is an eight-speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that was manufactured and develop...
2020 NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street Champion Brian Keep Claims Ultra Street Season Title, Too
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by the author and courtesy of John Sears/Ultra Street Shootout After winning the 2020 NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street championship title, his first ever, Brian Keep finished out his season by doubling up and capturing the Vortech Superchargers Ultra Street Shootout championship as well while racing at the 49th Annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals Jet Jam Nigh...
Warren Captures His First Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo Championship
By Mary Lendzion Andy Warren was racking up wins in his Caprice in NMCA Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle when Scott Libersher invited him to climb into the cockpit of his COPO Camaro for Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo competition in 2019. The Kentucky-based driver didn't have to think about it for long before accepting Libersher's offer, and in no time, he was as competitive in ...
Henson Emerges as NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Champion
By Mary Lendzion Jason Henson has had a handle on how to win in NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle for many years now. He frequently finishes toward the top in points, and he claimed his first championship in the category in 2018. With the number 2 on the windows of his Mustang Mach 1 motivated by a 4.6 Four-Valve engine and C4 transmission, he began his chase for a...
NMCA Muscle Car Nationals & Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Names RYNO Classifieds as Official Classifieds for 2021
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals and Holley NMRA Ford Nationals are proud to welcome RYNO Classifieds to the popular sanctioning bodies as the Official Classifieds for 2021. Each brand complements each other by putting the motorsport-specialized RYNO Classifieds in front of thousands of racers and enthusiasts during live events and also offering significant reach across several digital and social med...
FTI Performance Introduces Gen 3 XPM Billet Bolt-Together Torque Converter Line
FTI Performance has expanded its product line with the introduction of Gen 3 XPM billet bolt-together torque converters. The line is revolutionary to the converter market as each piece is interchangeable to make it self-tunable. With multiple options for various components, FTI gives the customer the ability to change their converter to fit their personal combination. Each component of the ...
Khoury Captures NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Vince Khoury had been competing in Dart NA 10.5 presented by Diamond Pistons, he made the move to ARP Nitrous Pro Street late last year, and has been on a mission ever since. He set the pace in qualifying with a 4.50 and went to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with a 4.56 at the first NMCA event of 2020, the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by ...
Greathouse Unwavering on Way to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Championship
By Mary Lendzion Joel Greathouse has accomplished a lot in his years of racing.He is competitive in any car he is in, he is competitive in any category he is in, and he is talented, tenacious, resolute, and relentless.The Kentuckian was committed to capturing a championship in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade this year, and was willing to work hardincredibly hardfor it. He and his team, including crew chi...
Jones Secures His Second NMRA ARP Open Comp Championship
By Mary Lendzion William Jones is well-aware that NMRA ARP Open Comp is one of the most competitive categories in the series. He also acknowledges that he has to be an aggressive driver with an aggressive car to have a shot at spending some time in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. And, that has helped him see some serious success through the years, including in 2014, when he earned...
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Brent Wheeler Wraps Up Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion The NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock category has some of the coolest cars in the country, and some of the most competitive racers in the country. Among them is Brent Wheeler, who routinely records good reaction times and consistently runs close to, or right on, his index in his 1966 Coronet. The Georgia-based driver who came to the category in 2014 has h...
DiDonato Drives to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Dom DiDonato was a fierce competitor in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, he decided to turn his focus to VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw last year. It was a worthwhileand wickedmove, as he wheeled to a second-place finish in points despite being a newcomer in the incredibly competitive category, and while that was laudable, he wanted to lead points this year. DiD...
Gustafson and Team Glorious On Way To 2020 VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion Eric Gustafson is prepared to give it everything he has at each and every event, and just as prepared is his Gary Naughton Race Cars-built Coast Packing Company Camaro powered by a Noonan Race Engineering Hemi, ProCharger, Liberty's four-speed, Neal Chance converter and Quick Drive converter drive, and rolling on Precision Racing Suspension and Hoosier tires. The VP Raci...
HPJ Performance Moves Into Bigger Building to Better Serve Late-Model Ford and Dodge Owners
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of HPJ Performance HPJ Performance has grown. The successful performance shop which was located at 11 North 48th Street in Belleville, Illinois is now located about ten miles away at 34 Empire Drive in Belleville, Illinois. The inspiration for the move from the previous location with 4,800 square feet to the new location with 15,000 squa...
Kevin Rivenbank Blisters a 5.76 ET at only 176 mph on Radials!
By Rob Kinnan Photo Courtesy of Performance Racing Industry Video by Menscer Motorsports Running the Galot Motorsports-built Pro Mod 1969 Camaro at a Bradenton testing session, Kevin Rivenbank laid down a blistering 5.76 second ET, making his Camaro the quickest-ever radial-equipped car to lay down a quarter-mile pass. He did it with his normal Pro Line Racing Engines-built monster running a ProCh...
Hellion Turbo To The Front John Urist Wins X275 in Vegas
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Eddie Maloney Four the last 4 years, Albuquerque, New Mexicos John Urist has whittled away at his S550 Mustang and turbocharged Coyote powerplant, and his efforts were recently well rewarded when he drove to the winners circle at the 2020 Street Car Super Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For Urist, whose Hellion Turbo company is ...
Strange Engineering Offers Line of Billet Aluminum Main Caps
Strange Engineering's proven line of billet aluminum main caps improve strength for 8.8 Ford, GM 10 bolt, GM 12 bolt and Dana 60 housings. As horsepower increases, factory caps will deflect, which leads to premature wear of the gear and bearings, and ultimately resulting in failure. The Strange Engineering billet caps are made from 2024-T351 aluminum and provide increased rigidity and str...
Naturally Notorious Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski's All-Motor Mustang
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Racing with friends is great. Racing with family is fantastic. But, racing with friends who are also family brings the experience to a whole new leveland thats exactly what the duo of Riste Pancevski and Tony Petrovski are doing with their notorious, naturally aspirated Fox Mustang. Growing up in Michigan near Detroit, Pancevski met ...
Chuck Watson Jr. to Drive Jim Betz's Watson Racing-Built Mustang Cobra Jet in 2021
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chuck Watson Jr. Whenever Chuck Watson Jr. straps into his Mustang Cobra Jet and soars down track in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, he's showcasing what he and Watson Racing are capable of. And, that's a lot. But for the 2021 race season, he will be behind the wheel of Jim Betz's Mustang Cobra Jet, which Watson Racing in Brownstown Townshi...
2020 Race Pages Virtual Trade Show December Edition
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade showsSEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months wi...
Xtreme Racing Holbrook Racing Engines and Whipple Superchargers join forces to compete in NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod and Xtreme Street
At the end of the 2020 NMCA Drag Racing season, Holley EFI Factory Super Cars racer Chris Holbrook parted ways with his Cobra Jet Mustang to concentrate on customer engines. As it turns out, Holbrook will be concentrating on another racing program as well, as he and Whipple Superchargers are planning to step into VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod for 2021. As the headline states, the duo isnt s...
Launch Pad Racers Take Flight At The 5th Annual 352 Shootout
After a good amount of rain, some might have questioned the traction available at Gainesville Raceway. Mike Fair answered that question by piloting the Dirt Dauber S-10 skyward on his first pass, and masterfully bringing it back to earth without much damage. Written by: Derek Putnam Photography by: Wayne Stewart/KWS Images Theres no denying that COVID-19 restrictions have greatly affecte...
Dream Team JPC & DMC Collaborate on Paul Liverette's Fox Body Mustang
Sometimes, things go according to plan and sometimes they simply dont. In Paul Liverettes case, life thew him a curveball, but he knocked it out of the park and decided to live in the moment and change up his Mustang build in the process. Located near Annapolis, Maryland, Liverette brought his Fox body to the talented team at JPC Racing about two years ago for what was only supposed to be a...
Sean Kelley Building Towards 2021 QA1 True Street Debut With New Mustang
QA1 True Street has always been one of the hottest NMRA classes and it seems that the competition continues to heat up each year. In 2021, Sean Kelley plans to join the fray with his 1989 Mustang coupe. Kelley is no stranger to the NMRA or to high performance for that matter, but most of the time he's focused on his customer cars at his shop, Kelley Performance in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In...
Upscale Living Giving an LS-Swapped Chevy S10 pickup a better driving experience through modern upgrades
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author Its easy to become preoccupied with horsepower and speed. After all, that is what really gets our juices flowing, and its a huge part of the performance aftermarket. But the older you get, the more you appreciate the amenities and increased comfort in modern vehicles. While an LS swap certainly made our subject Chevy S10 pickup fun to drive, ...
Breaking News Gavin Carter Named NMRA/NMCA Racing Operations Manager
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are proud to announce Gavin Carter has filled the newly created Racing Operations Manager position. His full-time role at ProMedia Events / Publishing / Productions will include the Race Director spot at all NMRA/NMCA national events along with pre- and post-event responsibilities related to the competitor experience and event logistics....
Strange Engineering's Black Friday Sale Features Ten Percent Off & Free Ground Shipping Nov. 20-30
Strange Engineering is kicking off the holiday season with a Black Friday Sale. The company is offering 10 percent off and free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 States, with no minimum, for online orders placed Nov. 20 until midnight Central Daylight Time on Nov. 30. Order processing will begin the following business day. Please note that not all Strange products are available for on...
Angel Gaulden Preparing to Join Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series' Proform Rumble
By Mary Lendzion Angel Gaulden learned a lot about race cars when she was a crew member for a race team. And, along the way, she discovered that she wanted to climb into the cockpit of her own car and compete. So in the fall of 2018, she signed up for Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, and by January of 2019, she was testing in her daily-driven 2014 Camaro ZL1 at Showtim...
Lakewood Introduces Cast Aluminum Bellhousings for LS, Small-Block and Big-Block Chevrolet Engines
Lakewood has introducd cast aluminum bellhousings for LS, small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines. They're designed to be an affordable, lightweight solution for street cars that don't require SFI bellhousings. They connect LS, small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines to transmissions using the standard GM pattern, including the Muncie, Saginaw, Borg Warner T10 and Tremec TKO transmi...
Earl's Weld-in Fuel Module Mounting Rings Simplify Fuel Pump Module Installation
Earl's new weld-in mounting rings allow the use of modern in-tank EFI fuel modules in custom or modified fuel tanks. The rings accommodate most late model GM, Mopar and Ford factory fuel modules which have been standardized to a common size with a thin 6" diameter hat at the top of the fuel module. Users can choose from aluminum, steel or stainless steel mounting rings for easy welding. ...
Construction Underway on New Musi Racing Facility
Musi Racing will soon have a new state-of-the-art home near Mooresville Dragway.The race team broke ground in September on their new 9,000-square foot building located near the dragstrip and construction has progressed quickly since then. The scheduled opening date for the building is slated for early 2021. The new building will be the race shop for the Musi Racing cars, which include the Frank B...
First Gen III Coyote In the 9s Chad Stephens' Dirtybird Stretches Its Wings
Canadian racer Chad Stephens is known for his 87 Ford Thunderbirds high-flyin wild wheelie action, but now the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock standout can also be known for putting down the first 9-second quarter-mile pass with a Gen III Coyote engine. Its been a season of ups and downs for Stephens, after starting things out at Floridas Bradenton Motorsports Park in Februar...
Less Stock, More Race PHL Racing's New NMRA Renegade Contender
Written by Steve Baur Photos Courtesy of Jim LaRocca After winning the 2017 ProCharger Coyote Modified championship in the NMRA, Tommy Annunziata and PHL Racing partner Jimmy LaRocca had set a high bar for their teams performance in NMRA competition. With their recent move to the Edelbrock Renegade class, the team realized that their current car would need a little more than a nip and tu...
Jamie Stanton Runs 4-Teens with New ProCharged Combination in X275 Trim While Testing
As the racing season winds down and temperatures cool off, drivers have been busy chasing the numbers and are working hard to take advantage of conditions to secure new personal bests before the calendar year comes to a close. Jamie Stanton, a longtime racer known for setting record after record with his nitrous-injected '02 Camaro in X275, recently changed his combination over to ProCharger p...
JLT Performance Now Offering Master Cylinder Cover to Enhance Engine Bay of 2020 Shelby GT500
A 2020 Shelby GT500 can offer drivers a 760 horsepower 5.2L engine, 7-speed DCT and 10-second elapsed-times at the track. And now, JLT Performance is offering its new Master Cylinder Cover ($79) for the car, which was designed to match the factory battery cover and mimic the flow of the cowl to enhance the engine compartment. JLT's Master Cylinder Cover features a factory-like texture and sem...
$393,975 Purse at Summit Motorsports Park's $40 Grand Nationals & No Box Bonanza
  Anticipation is high for the 29th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels $40 Grand Nationals presented by Hughes Performance and the 24th Annual Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels No Box Bonanza presented by Injector Experts at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, and entries are being accepted. The events are widely recognized for welcoming some of the most competitive rac...
TREMEC Debuts New TKX 5-Speed RWD Manual Transmission
TREMEC, the leading manufacturer of manual transmissions and components, announces the release of the new TKX, a 5-speed RWD manual transmission developed solely for the aftermarket. We listened to our customers, combined their suggestions with our OEM technology and strengthened our aftermarket line up with the addition of the TKX, says Mike Kidd, aftermarket business unit manager at TREMEC...
Father and Son Mike and Sal DiDomenico Double Up on Determination in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Drawn to competition, Mike DiDomenico has successfully raced several cars in several categories through the years. But it's the 1968 Camaro that he currently campaigns in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod that pumps his passion for close competition and awe-inspiring accomplishments. The ca...
Mercury Mayhem Randy Dolensek takes on the ARP Nitrous Pro Street class with his '69 Cyclone
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Some things never change, including NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street racer Randy Dolenseks enthusiasm for the Mercury Cyclone. From his teenage years spent cruising in the cool car to his current campaign racing the classic, Dolenseks commitment to the Cyclone platform has never wavered. Back in 1969, Dolenseks brother Ron bought a new Me...
Eaton introduces new TVS R3100 supercharger for aftermarket applications
Power management company Eaton today introduced its Twin Vortices Series (TVS) R3100 supercharger rotors for aftermarket applications. Based on the design of the popular TVS R2650, the new TVS R3100 moves at least 10 percent more air and maintains the same design footprint within the engine bay. The all-new Eaton TVS R3100 is the next step in performance from the popular TVS platform, said ...
Generation Next-Ford Performance and NMRA Testing Notes from the Gen 3 Coyote Stock Engine Package
  By Michael Galimi Photos Courtesy of Ford Performance and NMRA Archives Ford Performance's next-generation Coyote Stock engine package became available on June 19, 2020 and it is based on the Gen 3 Coyote platform. The major highlights of the new Coyote Stock engine are a much higher output coupled with direct fuel injection. NMRA began working with Ford Performance during the su...
2020 Race Pages Virtual Trade Show
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade showsSEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months ...
Where It All Started ROUSH Competition Engines
The ROUSH name is revered in racing for producing killer combinations and powerful platforms. ROUSH Competition EnginesNorth, while a global powerhouse in its own right today, developed from ROUSHs original start in the industry to focus on racing powerplants. Beginning his automotive career as an engine development engineer for Ford Motor Company in 64, Jack Roush quickly discovered drag racing....
Double Trouble Prestige Motorsports built a twin TorqStorm-boosted LS engine that Holley gave away
For its 2020 LS Engine Sweepstakes, Holley Performance Products turned to Prestige Motorsports to construct a powerhouse engine boosted by two TorqStorm superchargers. By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Prestige Motorsports If you have a project car out in the garage that needs an engine, you have dreamed of dropping a mega-power engine between the shock towers. For fans of the LS p...
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