New Product-Sonnax TH400, 4L80-E Billet Servos & Adjustable Pin
Safeguard performance GM TH400 and 4L80-E vehicles on the street and track with reliable, high-strength servo upgrades from Sonnax “ the leader in transmission innovation. New for fall 2021, Sonnax billet aluminum Low/Reverse servo pistons prevent failure at any power level a critical safeguard when cast OE pistons are brittle and prone to breaking. Part No. 34914-01 fits all TH400 and '...
New Product- Sonnax TH400, 4L80-E Billet Servos & Adjustable Pin
Safeguard performance GM TH400 and 4L80-E vehicles on the street and track with reliable, high-strength servo upgrades from Sonnax – the leader in transmission innovation. New for fall 2021, Sonnax billet aluminum Low/Reverse servo pistons prevent failure at any power level — a critical safeguard when cast OE pistons are brittle and prone to breaking. Part No. 349...
Holley Showcases Mid-Mount Accessory Drive Systems for Gen III Hemi Engines
Holley’s complete, mid-mount accessory system has all accessories pulled in tighter than other accessory drives. At the heart of the system is a “bracketless” design (patent pending), where the accessories bolt directly to the timing cover for a clean, integrated system. The design offers superb engine visibility to show off horsepower, not accessor...
Moroso Introduces Tri-Lobe Two Stage Dry Sump Pump
Moroso has introduced a Tri-Lobe Two Stage Dry Sump Pump (part number 22372) that has a right side Motor- plate Mount and a 3/8" hex fuel pump drive with 1:1 ratio that accepts the popular 1.450 ID, 3 bolt, fuel pump swivel clamps. An expansion of the company's popular line of external oil pumps, this pump gives users the option of scavenging oil from the oil pan with one stage and using...
New Derale PWM Fan Controller Available
The new Derale PWM Fan Controller continuously monitors and controls engine temperature, increasing the vehicle's cooling efficiency using Soft Start Technology. Fans ramp-up slowly, eliminating harmful AMP spikes. The unit will continuously monitor engine temperature and operate the fans at the optimum fan rate as needed. The net result is the electric fans often only run between 40-60% to k...
Wilwood Racing Releases Lightweight Brake Kits for Drag Strut Spindles
Wilwood Racing's new front kits for struts with spindle-mounted wheels are some of the lightest brakes available, at less than six pounds per wheel. That includes the Dynalite billet aluminum single-piston caliper, 10.00 drilled rotor, hat, brackets, brake lines and hardware. These kits deliver supplemental braking on cars using rear brakes and parachutes for most of their stopping. Kits ar...
A Capable Predator- Air Flow Research's Mongoose cylinder heads for LS engines offer plenty of bite
Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kurt Anderson and Courtesy of Air Flow Research For many racers, the winter months are spent rebuilding, modifying, or upgrading their vehicles. Ever the competitor, reigning Street King champion Kurt Anderson pulled his LS-based engine from his 1969 Camaro for a rebuild and an upgrade using Air Flow Research's Mongoose cylinder heads. Anderson's vinta...
The Mayor of Mopar-NMCA Remembers Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout competitor Jeff Smith.
It is with great sadness that the NMCA says goodbye to Jeff Smith, who passed away on November 17th, 2021 at the age of 62. Smith claimed the first race win for a Dodge Challenger 1320 after taking home the 12-second prize in the Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout at the 2019 NMCA Memphis Homecoming event held at Memphis International Raceway. Smith debuted his prized 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 at...
Carlos Sobrino's Quickest Pass Ever with a Stock, Naturally Aspirated Coyote is No Joke
Although he's been absent from the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock ranks since 2019, Carlos Sobrino hasn't been quiet. On October 31, 2021, the New Jersey native set both ends of the record for the quickest and fastest bone-stock and naturally aspirated Coyote engine when he ran 9.050 a 145.14 mph in the quarter-mile. Sobrino's Fox-body Mustang, which he calls The Joker...
Expand Your Driveline Upgrade Options with a Sonnax Adapter Flange Yoke
Sonnax adapter flange yokes make it easy to convert a two-piece driveline to a one-piece, U-joint-style driveline - an ideal upgrade for a wide range of modified performance vehicles. New for 2021, the company's popular 3-bolt adapter flange yoke is now available with a special spacer that adds 8L90 and 10L80 transmissions to its original lineup of 6L80, 6L90, TR6060, '05“'06 Pon...
Buginga and Burton Set Radical 5-Second, Radial-tire Records at World Cup Finals: Import vs Domestic Race
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Chris Simmons Photography Some radical quarter-mile, radial-tire records were reset while racing at the 25th Annual Haltech World Cup Finals: Import vs Domestic Presented by Wiseco as Manny Buginga and Don Burndown Burton both dipped deep into the 5-second zone. Held over November 3-7, 2021, at Maryland International Raceway, the epic annual thr...
ProCharger Is Now Shipping 675HP Corvette C8 Supercharger Kits
ProCharger superchargers just announced that it is shipping "The world's first supercharger system" for the C8 Corvette. In fact, the company is actually offering two kits, and HO version as well as Stage II Tuner kits. These new supercharger kits were tested on two in-house C8 Corvettes, along with a few others, and the new mid-engine Corvettes were flogged on the dyno, dragstrip, ...
Chip King Captures His First VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship
By Mary Lendzion After competing in NHRA Pro Mod for twenty seasons, Chip King committed to chasing a championship in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod in 2021. With his experience and extraordinary Mustang Mach 1-bodied car built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars and boasting a Hemi by Joe Hornick, Roots-style supercharger by Chuck Ford, Turbo 400 by M&M Transmission and rear end by C...
VP Racing Fuels Introduces Premium Performance Oil Filters In Licensing Agreement with Champion Laboratories
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a world leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and retail, has signed a licensing agreement with Champion Laboratories, Inc. to offer a line of premium racing oil filters designed for racing and high-performance passenger cars. "At VP Racing Fuels, we pride ourselves in partnering with best-in-class manufacturers like Champion Laboratories for ...
Ronnie Hackelton Races to Championship in Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center
By Mary Lendzion Upon retiring from farming after forty-eight years, Ronnie Hackelton decided to go racing. He did it for the camaraderie, but as it turned out, he was quite competitive, and he earned a Chevrolet Performance Stock championship in the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2021. Since then, he has been committed to performing at peak levels in NMCA Chevrolet Performance Stock p...
Chevrolet Performance Unleashes a 632ci, 1,000 Horsepower Crate Engine!
CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE UNVEILS ITS LARGEST, MOST POWERFUL CRATE ENGINE EVER Chevrolet Performance today introduced the ZZ632/1000* crate enginethe largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand's history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque. This is the biggest, baddest crate engine we've ever built, said Russ O'Bl...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases Lightweight Billet Reservoirs for Remote- or Direct-Mount Master Cylinders
Finned aluminum brake fluid reservoirs from Wilwood give firewalls a unique high-performance look. Machining ribs in the billet reduces weight, now 4.6 oz. - 3 oz. less than Wilwood's standard billet reservoir, and increases surface area for passive cooling. These durable reservoirs hold 4 oz. of fluid and can be mounted directly to Wilwood's single or tandem remote master cylinders, or p...
MagnaFlow XMOD SERIES UNIVERSAL MUFFLERS
MagnaFlow's latest premium exhaust offering: our all-new xMOD Series Universal Mufflers. You might already be familiar with our xMOD Series of modular performance exhaust systems. Not only do these exhaust kits offer our customers the opportunity to select their own sound, but they also utilize MagnaFlow's signature noise-cancelling No Drone Technology (NDT) to keep unwanted noises in che...
POWER T.A.R.-TAR, ADHESIVE, & RUBBER REMOVER
VP Power T.A.R. is a quick and safe way to easily remove tire rubber from car paint, vinyl wraps, graphics, decals, and Lexan windshields. It is designed specifically for oil-based contaminants. Just spray it on and wipe it off with a clean rag or towel. VP Power T.A.R. deeply penetrates to remove even the most caked-on rubber without damaging your expensive race car. For best results, follow up ...
Muscle Cars and Mileage Make Up HOT ROD Drag Week presented by Gear Vendors
Story and photos by Mary Lendzion Hundreds of street-driven drag cars converged for the first day of the HOT ROD Drag Week presented by Gear Vendors on Sept. 13 at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan They gave fans a glimpse of what to expect during this year's five-day, 1,000-mile tour, before heading to the next stop, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, on Sept. 14. Temperature...
Chevrolet Performance's COPO Camaro Goes International
Green With EnvyNic Williams 1 of 1 Frost Green 2020 COPO Camaro Written by Steve Baur Photography courtesy of Nic Williams Muscle car enthusiast Nic Williams recently took delivery of a 1 of 1 Frost Green 2020 COPO Camaro, and while bringing home one of the 69 COPO Camaros available from Chevrolet Performance is remarkable enough, what's even more interesting is that Williams lives in...
David Ginter Set for Hot Comeback after Last Season's Finale Fire
When longtime NMRA racer David Ginter had an incident at the NMRA All-Ford World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the end of his 2020 Edelbrock Renegade season that resulted in fire and a hurt engine, he knew he would be sitting out for a while as he rebuilt his Mustang. He didn't plan for it to take almost an entire year, though, and he also didn't expect for the result to be far be...
Fuelab's New 868 Filters Round Out Its New PRO Series Line
Fuelab has rounded out its new PRO Series line by introducing the 868 PRO Series filters. With a 10gpm rating, these filters offer huge flow capacity with very little pressure drop. First, we developed the 6.0gpm PRO Series spur gear pump, then we refreshed the 565 regulator to go with it, but we knew our existing filter offerings were not up to the task of handling the increased flow, sa...
Basic Drag Racing Safety Equipment From RaceQuip
We didn't expect the RaceQuip logo to match the exterior styling of this 1979 Mustang Indy Pace Car model that it will be used in, but it's spot on. Money Well Spent Having the right safety equipment before you hit the racetrack is often overlooked, but perhaps the most important part of racing Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author If it doesn't make your car go quicker or f...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases New C2 Corvette Tandem Master Cylinder
Wilwood's Compact Tandem Master Cylinders have been re-engineered, with the correct pushrod length and clevis thread size, for direct mounting to the original-equipment pedal on all 1963-67 C2 model Corvettes with manual brakes. The master cylinders are offered in two bore sizes to provide the correct volume and pressure output to complement Wilwood big brake kits. They may also be used to up...
VP Trigger Hose Is A Push-Button Solution To Easier Fueling
VP Trigger is a patented push-button, self-venting, control flow valve that's developed for use with 5-gallon Motorsport Containers. It takes seconds to install and makes refueling extremely efficient and a breeze. Simply tilt your container and press the Trigger button for flow and release the Trigger button to quickly stop the flow. As a result of its unique no-spill design, you can say goo...
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products Helps Protect Car Batteries from Heat
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products protects a vehicle battery from the damaging effects of excessive underhood heat exposure. The number one enemy of a battery is heat. Excessive heat exposure or heat-soak can significantly decrease cranking power and shorten a battery's lifespan. Getting the most life from the battery is more valuable than ever. Lava Battery Heat Shield utiliz...
Moroso Introduces Small-Block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox Billet Aluminum Valve Covers
Moroso has introduced valve covers which fit small-block Chevrolet 4.5 Rox bore space cylinder heads. They are part number 68337  and they are 2-3 tall, so they clear Jesel and T&D rocker shaft assemblies and allow for greater hood clearance. The valve covers are CNC-machined from a billet aluminum bar. A flat, sturdy rail allows airtight sealing which allows the engine...
Lingenfelter Launches Performance Design Carbon pTR Intake Manifold for C8 LT2 Corvettes
After a year of intense development, rigorous testing, and proven validation, the Performance Design Carbon pTR Intake Manifold is ready for the street as well as the track and available exclusively through Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Producing an additional 25 horsepower at the rear wheels on average when used with the Lingenfelter 95 mm Throttle Body, the Performance Design Carbon pTR...
Lyons Hopes Rebuilt Car Ready in Time For Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Drew Lyons Drew Lyons has owned his Mustang for twenty-three years. It was his daily driver when he was in high school, and fifteen years ago, it became his race car. And what a race car it has been, as it helped Lyons earn championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock in 2015 and 2016. That's why fans were surprised when the Indiana-based...
New TH400, Powerglide High RPM Checkball Capsule from Sonnax
Prevent pressure drops in high RPM GM TH400 and Powerglide racing applications with this new, specially calibrated high RPM checkball capsule from Sonnax. Testing has shown that OEM checkballs in listed racing applications are unreliable above 5,500 rpm. At higher speeds the checkballs can unseat, resulting in drop of line pressure or converter pressure. There are many variables that effect check...
CHEVROLET COPO CAMARO BRINGS BACK THE BIG-BLOCK FOR 2022
2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro rendering The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip and its roots with a 572-cubic-inch Big Block V-8 The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip for 2022 with a newly available 572-cubic-inch engine. The Big Block V-8 channels the spirit of the original 1969 COPO Camaro, a purpose-built drag racer created by dealers using the Central Office Production Order system t...
MSD's Solid State Relay Takes the Place of Four Standard Relays
Wiring can be cleaned up with an MSD Solid State Relay Block. The module takes the place of four standard relays and eliminates unsightly wiring. Four independent channels can be activated using either power or ground. Each channel is capable of handling 50 amps for up to eight seconds or 20 amps of continuous current. With 4 channels providing up to 200 amps of momentary or 80 amps constant comb...
Tech Review-Meziere Heat-Exchanger Transmission Pans
Seeing a need in the market, Meziere Enterprises developed its line of transmission pans with heat exchangers. I have often said it is just one more weapon against heat or one more ˜tool in the toolbox,' Don Meziere said. Thermal control is a battle whenever you have a performance-based vehicle. If you can stabilize the transmission fluid temperature, your overall combination will be ...
Shark Gray Big-Block Chevrolet Valve Covers Now Available from Proform
Shark Gray big-block Chevrolet valve covers are now available from Proform. Sleek and subtle, they will help engines look good under the hood, thanks to the electrostatically painted and baked Shark Gray epoxy finish that offers long-term corrosion resistance, in addition to striking color. Available in tall and stock (short) height options for Mark IV big-block Chevrolet engines (1965-1996), the...
Go-Fast Gatherings-Taking a look at what drives a racer
By Steve Turner Photography by the author Automotive culture in general, and racing specifically, has long been an act of rebellion. From its origins on the darkened streets and back alleys to its move to brightly light race tracks and sponsored support, there is still something iconoclastic about rumbling exhausts and smoking tires. These aren't practical pursuits, but for those so inclined ...
Dyna-Batt Battery by Performance Distributors Receives Upgrades
The Dyna-Batt battery by Performance Distributors has been improved with the addition of brass terminal posts, which are more corrosion- resistant. Users can lighten up their muscle cars and race cars by removing the 40 pound battery and replacing it with the 13.5-pound Dyna-Batt. It produces a lot of power per pound, and has the cranking power of wet cell batteries three times its size. This is ...
Redesigned MSD Atomic 2 EFI Master Kits Available from Holley
Completely redesigned, the MSD Atomic 2 EFI system now features an 865 CFM throttle body with integrated ECU, full color touch screen, simple 4-wire hookup and several easy-to-use features. The new Master Kits include a complete fuel system, with an external fuel pressure regulator pre-set to 58.5 PSI, 20 feet of 3/8-inch EFI-rated fuel hose, fuel pump, filters, all necessary hardware and a bulkh...
Appearances Can Be Deceiving-Kirt Sanders and Tina Shake Things Up in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street
At first glance, Kirt Sanders's pit may seem like a rough, ragged, and aggressive area, but appearances can be deceiving as the owner/driver of the red '93 Ford Mustang known as Tina is actually an extremely easygoing, friendly man on a mission to show the world that it's possible to do more with less while having as much fun as possible. It was Sanders's daughter, Hannah, who s...
Hooker Introduces Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds For Small-Block Chevrolet Applications
Hooker has introduced new cast iron exhaust manifolds for small-block Chevrolet applications. They offer an increase in performance and visual appearance over stock-style manifolds, and their compact designs fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine swap applications. This means users get the traditional look and easy fitment of a stock style exhaust manifold, but now with a smoother, cle...
Mopar Missiles-Build a Sleeper Hellcat Beater with the latest kits from Vortech
If you have a 2015-2020 Charger or Challenger, you can generate "Hellcat-level" power for a fraction of the cost with Vortech's newest 50-state legal supercharger system. Vortech's testing netted 730 flywheel horsepower and 645lb. ft of torque at 6375 rpm. Written by Cam Benty Photography by the Author and courtesy of Vortech Superchargers The release of the Dodge Charger and Ch...
Sonnax Debuts Extreme Duty 4L80-E Input Shaft
  The toughest GM 4L80-E input shaft ever made for 1,000+ horsepower vehicles is now available from Sonnax. It's an extreme duty shaft designed for extreme applications, when drivers want to go all out on the street or strip without worrying about transmission failure. The input shaft in the 4L80-E and 4L85-E is a weak point in these otherwise very capable un...
Flex-A-Lite Extruded-Core Radiator and Fan Combo Ensures Cooling for 1999-2012 GMT800/900 Truck or SUV
If you've got a high-horsepower 1999-2012 GMT800/900 truck or SUV, make sure you've got plenty of cooling to handle the horsepower with a Flex-A-Lite extruded-core radiator/fan combo. Made in the USA and full aluminum construction gives you superior cooling and durability to factory radiators, and the electric fan system will give you some extra power over the stock engine-driven fan on t...
Diamond Adds Chevy LT To "2K" Piston Series
Diamond's highly regarded 2K series of shelf-stock forged aluminum pistons for robust 2,000 horsepower power-adder builds has been expanded to include the LT2K model to compliment Chevy Gen V LT1/LT4 cylinder heads. Forged from 2618 aluminum alloy, the LT2K pistons incorporate special inboard webbing to provide additional structural support for turbocharged, supercharged or nitrous oxide-bo...
Mickey Thompson takes All-Terrain Tires to The Next Level with the new Baja Boss A/T
It's time to hit the road again. Whether heading to the trails or taking a road trip, adventure season is here. Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced the launch of the new Baja Boss A/T hybrid all-terrain tire, which offers pickup truck, Jeep and SUV drivers aggressive looks and excellent performance with superior on-road handling and off-road traction. Winner of the Specialty Equi...
MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Ford 5.2L VooDoo Drop-in Forged PowerPak Piston Kit
MAHLE Motorsport's latest addition to a growing line of Ford Modular piston assemblies now includes the Ford 5.2L VooDoo Drop-in Forged PowerPak Piston Kit. Machined and inspected with the same stringent standards by MAHLE Motorsport North America, this forged replacement piston is available as a drop-in, ready-to-run assembly that requires no rebalancing or compression ratio change. The pist...
Adam Arndt Returns to NMRA with New M1 Fuel and Haltech EFI
They say cars and alcohol don't mix, and they're right, unless they're talking about racing fuelin which case, adding alcohol is always an excellent idea. Adam Arndt and multi-time NMRA champion Brian Mitchell sat out the 2020 season, but now are armed and ready to return in 2021 to the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing series. Mitchell sold his historic Wizard '92 Ford Mus...
ProCharger Competition Bypass Valve Designed With Pro Mod Racers in Mind
The ProCharger Competition Bypass Valve was designed with Pro Mod racers in mind. It's compact, light and fast-acting, and it's for use in applications where an F-3R-136, F-3R-140 or F-3X-140 is needed.Key features include 2.5" (63.5mm) outlet,Vband mounting and ultra fast operation. It's avaliable in black or red. Part numbers are  3FASS-023 for black and 3FASS-024 for red,...
MSD Releases Redesigned Atomic 2 System
MSD has released the Atomic 2 system, a ground-up redesign that utilizes an 865cfm throttle body with an integrated ECU, a full-color touch screen, a simple four-wire hookup and new features. It features four, 100lb/hr fuel injectors capable of supporting up to 650 horsepower naturally aspirated or 635 horsepower on forced induction applications. The Atomic 2 ECU is capable of fuel map self-learn...
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