New Product ATI TH350 SFI-approved Supercase
Last year ATI Performance Products began shipping its SFI Certified T350 SuperCase to fill a void in the market as cars get quicker and faster. The TH350 SuperCase meets SFI 4.1 spec, which eliminates the need for cumbersome and tight fitting transmission shields or blankets. The aluminum casting is made from 356-T6 aluminum and the case has increased thickness in the extension housing and bell fl...
Where It All Started Classic Instruments
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer The entrepreneurial spirit is often inherited, and John McLeod III was on the path to business ownership generations before he took action to lead aftermarket gauge manufacturer Classic Instruments. His grandfather, John McLeod, owned a Detroit-based pattern-making company that supplied wooden patterns mainly for Ford and Chry...
Ford To Offer 2020 Heritage Edition Mustang Package
Heritage Edition Package available on 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R models features a unique throwback livery with Wimbledon White paint and Guardsman Blue side and over-the-top racing stripes A year before Ken Miles set lap records at Le Mans in Ford's famed GT40, the noted race car driver and engineer made waves on the track in the first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe. Ford ...
The Story Behind the First 9-Second '20 GT500
Written by Evan J. Smith Photography by the Author Mustang fans have their answer. In its first track outing, Evolution Performance and its Iconic Silver 2020 GT500 clocked a 9.939 at 140.43 mph at Bradenton Motorsports Park during a public test and tune session, and they've really just scratched the surface of the car's performance capability. Amazingly, the GT500 has just 300 miles on...
Bolt-On 2020 GT500 Makes 800+ Horsepower To The Wheels
A few weeks ago, we talked about Lund Racing and the company's initial dyno sessions with the new 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang and the results were impressive. You can read about that HERE. After our conversation with Jon Lund, he completed more changes, which included the addition of Injector Dynamics ID1050X fuel injectors and a switch to E85 fuel.Those changes allowed for an increase fro...
Musi Racing Engines to Partner with Brisk USA Spark Plugs in 2020
Pat Musi Racing Engines announced today a partnership with Brisk USA Spark Plugs, pairing two industry leaders for 2020 and beyond. By working together next year, every Pat Musi Racing Engine will include the innovative and highly-rated Brisk USA Spark Plugs, forging a strong alliance between two premier companies. Brisk makes a really high-end spark plug and we're excited about having them i...
Two-Time Champ Tom Calabrese and his Fifth-Gen Camaro created a Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge success story
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi and Dr. Rudy Rouweyha Finally able to slow down after a lifetime of being busy, Tom Calabrese is speeding up with a racing career and a son who is following in his footsteps. Living in upstate New York, Calabrese had been a faithful Pontiac man and even raced a 55 back in 1962 when he was in high school. Unable to afford to buy par...
Space Race Holley puts the NMRA World Finals over the moon with the Intergalactic Ford Festival
It doesnt get much cooler than seeing Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Chelsea Denofa drifting around the original Bigfoot. This was a highlight for all in attendance, but especially for the members of the Holley team riding in the back of the legendary Monster Truck. A huge crowd filled the stands and surrounded the edge of the track. The sound engines revving and tires smoking filled the air. The excit...
2020 Shelby GT500s Hit the Streets and the Drag Strip! Goes 10.60s STOCK
If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few months then you know the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 features a rather sporty 760hp package under the hood. It is a 5.2L Coyote, a variant of the highly-acclaimed and successful Shelby GT350 program but with a supercharger on top and sans flat-plane crankshaft. Everyone knew it'd be quick, as in 10-second runs right off the showroom and H...
Rhea Rocks It With New Bullseye Turbochargers
Derry, Pennsylvania's Keith Rhea has frequently competed in a number of NMRA classes, including QA1 True Street, Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout and the Hellion Turbo Battle, and his Wonder Racing 2004 Mustang Cobra has undergone a number of changes to continually improve the Terminator's competition-killing ability. His latest switch to Bullseye turbochargers helped him claim the record for the...
Mopar and Dodge/SRT Roll Out New Challenger Drag Pak at 2019 SEMA Show
The 4th-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak roared to life before a packed house at the 2019 SEMA Show on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Mopar unveiled the new, track-only package for Sportsmen drag racers. Only 50 cars will be produced. Mopar and Dodge/SRT took the wraps off a new, fourth-generation version of the factory-built, racetrack-only Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car today at the 2019...
Where It All Started Dynamic Racing Transmissions
When there is a gap in the market, a smart entrepreneur fills it. Such was the case for Harold Miller, founder of Dynamic Racing Transmissions, when he realized the opportunity to go into the performance transmission business. Harold started his career in the automotive industry in the 1950s when he took an apprenticeship at a Rambler dealership. He had his own body shop at one time, and in the e...
Pure Weight Loss Project Pure Evil Drops Weight for World Cup Finals Prep
Our resident project car, Pure Evil, had a decent showing at the NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest when it dropped into the 8.80s in warm weather action. A few weeks after the NMRA season ended, Mike Washingtonthe cars owner/driver and project curatorbegan prepping for the postseason action. All year long our goal was to field a competitive NMRA Limited Street entry and take aim at crushing ...
AEM Tru-BoostX Boost Control Just Got Smarter And More Powerful
The beloved Tru-Boost Gauge has been put to pasture, and is replaced with the new X-Series Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge (PN 30-0352). The Tru-BoostX Boost Controller Gauge delivers all of the features you loved about the original only now with AEMnet for data logging and a big, fat internal MAP sensor that can handle boost pressures up to 80 PSI of boost. The King is dead, long live the K...
Electrified Swap Rat 38! Garlits and Holley Team Up for 200 mph Electric Vehicle Program
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Holley Performance Products There will always be a place for traditional combustion engines and muscle cars in drag racing, but as the future steadily marches towards embracing electric vehicles, companies like Holley are accepting the change rather than running from it. When Geoff Turk, Chief Operating Officer at Holley Performance Product...
Talking Vortech Superchargers with Terry Reeves of Team Beefcake Racing
From the time when the Fox-body 5.0-liter Mustang phenomenon took off in the late 80s until today, Vortech Superchargers have been one of the most sought after bolt-ons for Mustang enthusiasts. Being able to bolt on 50-100 percent more horsepower propelled Mustangs into performance realms unknown, and the whirring noise from under the hood was a badge of honor for owners and a warning to all o...
Stevie "Fast" Jackson Wins NHRA Championship and Adds Another Event Win
Stevie Fast Jackson doubled up today when he claimed the world championship in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service and the event win at zMAX Dragway Monday during the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.   The series was presented by the Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) in at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals and marked the 11th of...
Aeromotive Fuel Pump Upgrades For 1999-2004 and 2005-'18 Chevrolet/GMC pickups
When the fuel delivery experts at Aeromotive Inc.started getting requests for custom fuel pump designs for unique street truck builds, they began formulating a plan for a new product category. Then, when those requests came in from the guys over at Street Outlaws, they knew those new products would need to handle even the highest horsepower demands. Aeromotive's new line of truck fuel pumps i...
iNTECH Releases Intakes for C5 Corvette
Holley is pleased to announce the release of two new products from iNTECH Cold Air Intakes that offer expanded coverage of C5 Generation Corvettes. iNTECH's unparalleled line of cold-air intakes has expanded to include coverage for all year ranges of C5 Generation Chevy Corvettes. With two new offerings, the 1997-2000 and 2001-2004 Corvette models can benefit from increased performance and un...
Strange Engineering Bolt-In Coilover Shocks for 78-88 G-Body vehicles
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its line of superior suspension components by introducing the all new front single- and double-adjustable, coil-over bolt-in shocks for 78-88 G-Body vehicles. The aluminum body shocks are compact, lightweight, and allow for easy ride height adjustment. The adjustable valving accommodates a wide range of control for both the extension and compression s...
Race Part Solutions' Billet Dual Merge Intake for Twin Turbos
Race Part Solutions new Billet Dual Merge Intake solves the problem of plumbing twin turbos into a single throttle body. Dual 3-inch inlets flow into a single 4-inch outlet. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum in RPS' 13,000 sq. ft. facility, the Billet Dual Merge Intake is CNC'd from billet aluminum to withstand "All the Boost." It adapts two 3-inch tubes to a single 4-inch tube (Dual 3" to Single...
Magnum-F 6-Speed Transmission for Fourth-Generation Camaros and Firebirds
When the T-56 Magnum was released in 2009, the only options for shifter location was far forward or far back, greatly impacting options for quality replacement parts. TREMEC recognized the need and utilizing its TR-6060/Magnum architecture, designed the Magnum-F 6-speed to meet shifter location requirements and as a bolt-in unit for LS-1 powered '98-02 F-bodies, as well as third-generation F-b...
C8.R MAKES SURPRISE DEBUT AT CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE REVEAL Video Inside!
More than 60 years of racing heritage helped set the stage for the most important debut in Corvettes racing history tonight, as Chevys first mid-engine GTLM race carthe Corvette C8.Rmade its surprise debut alongside the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible at the Kennedy Space Center. The C8.R and Corvette Stingray represent a true technology transfer, taking lessons from the street st...
Nitrous Rules Rickie Smith Tops NHRA Pro Mod in St. Louis
Rickie Smith finished up an impressive weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway with his first victory of the season in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service action, beating points leader Stevie Fast Jackson in the final round on Sunday. The series was presented by the Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) in St. Louis and marked the 10th of 12 races in 2019. ...
SYSTEM 1 INTRODUCES CLEANABLE OIL FILTER
System 1 has introduced a new canister-style oil filter with an easily removable stainless steel mesh element. This facilitates prompt inspection of the lubricant for engine-damaging debris, and eliminates messy filter bisections. Engineered to fit virtually any engine block or remote mount, the housing is CNC machined from billet aluminum and black anodized. A 45-micron element is st...
Friday Coverage 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Presented By Edelbrock
Friday is always a reason to celebrate, but for those attending the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, the start of the weekend will bring a host of exciting action to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you are a fan of Ford performance, this is the place to be. Yesterday saw the track fill with participants and the d...
Mirror Image Dwayne Hickman's New Blacksnake to Debut at NMRA World Finals
By Ainsley Jacobs Dwayne Hickman sure has a thing for Shelby Mustangs. The oil man from Spencer, West Virginia, has campaigned his familiar white-with-black-stripes 2011 Mustang GT in NMRA competition for years and just added its mirror image, a black-with-white-stripes 2010 Shelby GT500, to his collection. The new car, known as Blacksnake wasnt even on Hickmans radar at first. He had ...
From Beat And Broken To Ready For Battle, Andy Warren Completes Engine Thrash In Hopes Of Securing Another NMCA Class Championship
The 2019 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals season will come to a close at this weekend's 18th annual World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance. Many a driver hopes to secure a win or a class championship, and for multi-time champion Andy Warren, his battle for this year's Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car title has been one to remember. Warren made a final-round appearance at each of ...
It's the Same, But Different Michael Ciborowski's Move to NMRA ProCharger Modified Street for 2020
Tank racing is only cool if youre racing actual tanks. For 2018 NMRA Steeda Limited Street champion Michael Ciborowski, he knew he needed something lighter if he wanted to go fasterso he made it happen and commissioned a near-clone of his current car. Runningand winningin the inaugural NMRA Limited Street season with his red 14 Mustang GT, the Team Kubota captain quickly proved he was the top p...
Crampton Scores Top Fuel Win, Joined by Jason Line, Jack Beckman, and Jerry Savoie in NHRA Winner's Circle at Maple Grove Raceway
It's been over a year since Jack Beckman parked his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in an NHRA winner's circle but on Sunday at the 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil he came out on top. Not only did Beckman defeat John Force in the final round at Maple Grove Raceway, he also took over the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points l...
1,650+ HP 632ci Crate Engine Musi Racing Engines and Edelbrock team up for a race-ready crate engine
Text and Photos by Mike Carpenter When Bill Kuhlmann broke the 200-mph barrier in 1987 with a 615-cubic-inch engine combination, that history-making run changed the industry forever. Nitrous began to earn wide acceptance and monster-displacement engines became the norm. While breaking that mark remained a part of history, the 615 engine combo soon morphed into what we know today as the 6...
Evil Returns Building a 339-cube Coyote that cranks out 744 all-natural horsepower at the wheels
Mike Washington drove Pure Evil to a new best time of 8.77 at 153 mph during the NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Backing the new PE-2 powerplant is a Black Magic long-style clutch, G-Force Racing Transmissions G101A four-speed, and a new Team Z Motorsports rear suspension setup. By Michael Galimi Photos Courtesy of Rich Groh Racing and NMRA As self-proclaimed, knuc...
The Friends and Family Plan Sharing time and resources keeps this Edelbrock Xtreme Street dark horse on track and in the Winner's Circle
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi For Shepherdsville, Kentuckys Tim Knieriem, cars and the engines that power them have been a large part of his life. He grew up in the familys engine“building business and has been racing with family and friends on track for over 20 years. My grandpa started the business as a regular auto parts store back in the 60s, and sold it to my ...
Second Time Around Gary Wolkwitz returned to drag racing in his 8-second SS/AH '68 Dodge Dart
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Its never too late to make a change, so after a lifetime of enjoying drag racing from the sidelines and the pit area, Gary Wolkwitz decided to plant himself in the drivers seat. Growing up on Staten Island, the native New Yorker (who now resides in New Jersey) has been involved in drag racing in some capacity since 62 when he and h...
Where It All Started EXEDY Racing Clutches
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Originally established in 1923 as a private business led by Kazuma Adachi, the company now known as EXEDY has undergone an incredible global transformation nearly a century in the making. Adachis company was originally based in Ikuno-ward in the Osaka prefecture of Japan. By 1950, Adachi was able to establish Daikin Ma...
Hustle Darling Haley James' found her calling at the racetrack and is still rising to incredible success
Completely revamped for the 2019 season, Haley James 1993 Mustang LX coupe runs in the NMRA Edelbrock Renegade ranks. Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In a community that fosters cutthroat competition, its easy to become hostile and hardheaded. Haley James, however, has found a way to channel her ambition into tremendous success without losing a trace of her humanity...
Fueling Any Which Way You Want Advanced Fuel Dynamics offers a relatively simple way to make your vehicle flex-fuel-capable
For the average car owner, the phrase flex-fuel probably doesnt mean a whole lot. Some understand what it means and take advantage of the cheaper prices of E85 fuel, but for performance enthusiasts, the phrase means cheap race gas, and Advanced Fuel Dynamics is making it easier for enthusiasts to enjoy the power-improvement potential that comes with using E85. Just as nitrous oxide became...
Sonnax Ramps Up Powerglide Durability with New Ratio Options for Big Shaft System
Stop worrying about input shaft failure when running the GM Powerglide in even the most extreme applications. Sonnax offers the only big input shaft upgrade with custom components designed to work together for reliable performance. The system was a big success when introduced in 2017 for Sonnax 1.58 and 1.65 ratio planetaries, and the company recently expanded coverage to include 1.69 and 1.80 ra...
Boss Lady Kristen Li's Boss 302 is a 1,400hp Test Bed for BL Fabrications
By Steve Turner Photography by Steve Turner and courtesy of BL Fabrication Whoosh. A red Mustang streaks by. The unmistakable sound of a blow-off valve exhales as the throttle lifts. Upon closer inspection, this is no ordinary pony car, it is a 2013 Boss 302. A special stallion engineered by Ford to carve up road courses across the then nation, the Boss is bred for speed, but this ones D...
Spotlight on NMCA VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod Driver Jackie Slone
Interview and photos by Mary Lendzion Having grown up just outside of Detroit, Jackie Slone was surrounded by a myriad of muscle cars made by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He was fascinated by the way they looked, the way they sounded and the way they performed on the street and on the strip. He also was fixated on driving one. As it turned out, he went on to race several at tracks nea...
Where It All Started Baer Brakes
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Baer Brakes Performance breeds innovation, and Hal Baers love of road racing ultimately led him to start a company that services many areas other of motorsports, too. Since its inception, Baer Brakes has grown to become a name synonymous with the pinnacle of stopping power. Growing up in Arizona in the late ˜60s and early ˜70s, Baer ...
Rosebush Racing Posts $500 Top Qualifying Bonuses for NMCA All-American Nationals
Thanks to Rosebush Racing the top qualifiers in select categories will benefit from a $500 bonus during the NMCA All-American Nationals, held August 22-25 at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH). At the conclusion of qualifying, the number one qualifiers in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, Coan Racing Stock/Super Stock, and Chevrolet Performance 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout will each po...
Iron Plan Tri-athlete Isaac Reed has a strategy for success with his turbocharged, 427-cube Camaro Z28
  Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin Diossi As the call to the lanes echoes from the speakers, the pressure is on. Racing a 1,200-horsepower turbocharged Camaro is no simple task. The team has a plan. Before Isaac Reed fires up the 427-cube LS, there are things to attend to. His son Michael checks the tire pressure, while his wife Tammy runs down a printed and laminated pre...
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PROFORM RACE SERIES HIGH-TORQUE, HIGH COMPRESSION STARTERS LS & OLDSMOBILE / PONTIAC 4.41:1 GEAR REDUCTION STARTERS
  PROFORM's line of Race Series Starters has expanded to include two new high-torque, 4.41:1 gear reduction ratio starters. Each starter has a 14.0:1 compression ratio and a 1.4KW motor. Part number 67053 is designed to fit Oldsmobile and Pontiac V8 Engines 1965-1982. Part number 67054 is for GM LS1, LS2, LS6 and LS7 applications. With lighter weight and smaller dimensions these sta...
UPR 2015-19 Mustang Billet IRS Subframe Braces
UPR's Billet IRS Subframe Braces for 2015-2019 Mustangs stabilize the IRS subframe to the body of the car, and they work with or without IRS lockout kits. The UPR Billet IRS Subframe Braces replace the flimsy stamped steel factory braces which are known to twist. Features include: 2-piece kit  Machined finish  Improves handling Reduces wheel hop Improves 60ft times 15-minute...
NASCAR AGAIN! NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway
For the second year in a row the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street cruise will visit the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR oval for a unique and exclusive experience. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and...
True Ironman Randy Seward takes the ultimate road trip in his True Street Mustang
Written by Derek Putnam Photography by Randy Seward An ironman can be defined as an exceptionally strong or robust man, or in conjunction with a triathlon, a long-distance race where competitors participate in a combination of swimming, cycling, and running. For nearly a decade, Randy Seward proved that he and his 92 Mustang are a strong combination that can tackle the street and the str...
Where It All Started Central Florida Motorsports
Written byAinsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Central Florida Motorsports  When motivation meets determination, great things happen. Driven by his entrepreneurial nature and his performance passion, Hector Navarro started Central Florida Motorsports in 1996 with nothing more than a little idea and a lot of dedication. His story isnt the typical started-in-a-home-garage one, as h...
The Lyons Share Jeremy Lyons Eyes Return in ARP Nitrous Pro Street at Route 66 Raceway
ARP Nitrous Pro Street newcomer Jeremy Lyons made his NMCA debut at the NMCA race in Beech Bend Raceway in 2018, and the Kentucky-based driver found a home in the heads-up, big-tire class. He also realized that his 1982 Camaro needed some upgrades to be competitive. Lyons Third-Gen F-body was converted to a race car back in 1987 and hadnt seen many updates since then. It was previously camp...
Where It All Started Frankenstein Engine Dynamics
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Frankenstein Engine Dynamics  From his teenage days porting cylinder heads and learning theory from a NASCAR veteran, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics mastermind Christopher Frank has been involved with practically every form of professional motorsport and his company is rapidly gaining popularity as a result. Originally from Florida, Fra...