PerTronix Performance Brands Adds Aeromotive
PerTronix Performance Brands, a leader in the automotive aftermarket with key brands in the ignition and exhaust segments, announces it has acquired Aeromotive Inc. and Waterman Racing Components.Over the past 26 years, Aeromotive has designed and manufactured the highest quality fuel systems and components for the automotive aftermarket and OEM manufacturers. Aeromotive will continue to operate ...
Strange Engineering Offering Full Line of 9½-inch and 10-inch Gears from U.S. Gear and Motive
Strange Engineering is offering a full line of 9 ½-inch and 10-inch ring and pinion gear sets from U.S. Gear and Motive. Based on the popular 9-inch Ford design, these gears are capable of handling the ever-increasing horsepower in classes including Pro Mod, Alcohol Dragster, Alcohol Funny Car and Radial vs. the world. Gear ratios range from 3.25 to 5.14 in the 9 ½-inch gears and 3....
ProMedia Launches New Event Production Division
Santa Ana, CA (October 23, 2020) ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce ProMedia Productions, a new division for the prominent sanctioning body and media company. The newly formed brand is a for-hire event production and logistics group offering complete, turnkey motorsport event management. Some of the best businesses are created organically and ProMedia Productions is a per...
Power Players Chevrolet Performance delivers more muscular LS7 performance in LS427/570 crate engine
Based on the production LS7 engine found in Corvettes and Camaros, the new LS427/570 delivers even more power and torque in an easy to install package facilitated by an optional, pre-calibrated controller. These engines are often direct derivatives of factory powerplant options that make more power when freed from the confines of factory emissions and NVH parameters. In the case of a fresh cra...
Kyle Salminen is Forging His Own Path in NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Kyle Salminen was six years old when he started going to the track with his family to watch his father, Matt Salminen, race. He enjoyed everything about it, from the sound of the engines to the scent of the exhaust, and that didn't diminish as the years went on. The day his father handed him a tool so that he could ...
Just Dew It! Chad Scholten took his green FarmStang from rags to races in NMRA ARP Open Comp
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi If theres one thing that Chad Scholten loves more than racing, its family. For him, theres nothing better than enjoying a week at the track with the people he loves. And, if he can happen to make some new friends and go a few rounds in the process with his NMRA ARP Open Comp 91 Mustang known as FarmStang, then its even better. It was family th...
Saturday Coverage 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
After an exciting Friday at Beech Bend Raceway, the 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival hits its stride today. Heads-up competitors make their last two qualifying runs to establish a ladder for tomorrows eliminations action as racers vie for a trip to the Aerospace Components Winners Circle. The massive field of QA1 True Street competitors run their cruise and...
NMRA Returns to Summit Motorsports Park in 2021 and Beyond!
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is excited to announce its return to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio the weekend of June 10-13, 2021. Summit Motorsports Park signed a five-year contract with ProMedia Events & Publishing to host the Ford-only event at the world-famous facility. Summit Motorsports Park is one of the premier drag racing facilities in the world, so we jumped at the oppo...
Ricart is Racing His Mustang Cobra Jet in NMCA Coan Engineering Stock/Super Stock Combo for All the Right Reasons
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff, with classic car photo courtesy of Pete Ricart Pete Ricart was around a fleet of fancy and fast Fords during his  adolescence as his father owned a car dealership called Ricart Ford in Ohio. He would watch cars roll in and roll out, and when he was old enough, he would help prep and polish them before they were presented ...
Double Trouble How Martin Connelley and his team dominated DXP Street and Limited 235 at Lights Out 11
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by Jason Reiss and the FSC staff So you think you have what it takes to get into the winners circle at the biggest event of the year How about setting out to win not one, but two of the heads-up classes at Duck X Productions Lights Out 11 If you could do that, do you think youd consider yourself to have made it in the eyes of your peers What if one o...
DXP Magic 8 Recap Stevie Fast Jackson Dominates RVW and Jamie Miller Tunes Manny Buginga's Two Mustangs to Double Victories
Donald Longs legendary small-tire radial races are always exciting favorites for racers and fans, and the recent DXP Magic 8 event held at Orlando Speed World in Florida over the weekend of July 23-25, 2020, brought plenty of action and plenty of drama. With three premier classes each running an elite 8-car eliminator and limited spectators allowed on the property, the race had a laidback, int...
Recent Runner-Up Hobson Hopes for Home Track Win at Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion While it would have been completely understandable if it had taken Tony Hobson some time to become competitive in his new car, it didn't. After selling his newer Mustang and purchasing an older Mustang from fellow NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw driver Manny Buginga in January of this year, he and his colleagues at HPJ Performance, and his tuner, Eric Holliday of...
Kelly Shotwell Returning to NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kelly Shotwell The moment that Kelly Shotwell stepped onto the NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street stage in the fall of 2017, he stood out. He set the pace in qualifying with an 8.93 and secured the win that weekend at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, in the 1995 Mustang he had purchased from his brother, Casey Shotwell, and prepped with a 347 cubic-in...
Edelbrock and Pat Musi Racing Engines Strengthen Crate Engine Partnership
Content courtesy of Edelbrock and Pat Musi Racing Engines Edelbrock, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket performance parts, in conjunction with Pat Musi Racing Engines, is pleased to offer a high-performance engine designed to rule the streets. Featuring 555 cubic inches, 723 horsepower and 652 ft-lbs of torque (with Pro-Flo 4 XT EFI), the engine is built by Pat Musi in hi...
JLT Performance 2020 Shelby GT500 Big Air Intake Hits Market
BMR Suspension has released a frame rail notch kit for the 1978-1988 G-Body. Users can narrow the rear frame rails to increase tire clearance on their 1978-1988 G-Body with the kit.Stock rails are made from stock stamped steel and merely provide clearance for an everyday street tire. Manufactured from precision laser cut 3/16" premium steel plate, BMR Suspension's kit provides up to an a...
Kevin Sanders to Debut New Color for Boogey Lights-Backed Car at NMRA/NMCA Event at Atlanta Dragway
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kevin Sanders When Kevin Sanders purchased his 1987 Mustang about ten years ago, it was just a shell. It didn't have an engine or a transmission, among other things, and his wife, Kimberly, wasn't sure he would be able get the car to run, but about two years later, he did. After racing locally for a while, Sanders, of Louisville, Kentucky, discover...
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Chevrolet Performance Releases New 570 HP LS7-based Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performances new LS427/570 builds on the track-bred performance of the LS7 engine and enhances it in two important ways: More power and easier installation. A new, high-lift camshaft helps it produce 570 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 540 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm for an increase of 65 hp and 70 lb-ft over the production-based LS7 crate engine. Additionally, a new wet-sump oiling system...
AutoMeter Introduces the Fuel Bridge Interface
AutoMeter's new Fuel Bridge (model #9109) allows users to easily install AutoMeter fuel level gauges in nearly any vehicle regardless of the resistance range. The product wires between any AutoMeter fuel level gauge and stock or aftermarket fuel level sending units. With its compact size (3-1/8 x 2-1/2 x ¾), LED display and easy three push-button operation, the Fuel Bridge will b...
Moroso Spotlights Ford 5.0 Coyote and 5.2 Voodoo Windage Tray and Oil Pan Gasket
Moroso is spotlighting the Ford 5.0 Coyote and 5.2 Voodoo Windage Tray and Oil Pan Gasket (part number 22936). The items are required when installing a Moroso oil pan and oil pump pickup on a Gen 3 engine, or are replacement windage tray/oil pan gasket on a Gen 1 or Gen 2 engine. For more information about these and other products available from Moroso, call 203-453-6571 or visit www.moroso.com. (...
Young Gun Daniel Spurgeon jumped from motorcycle racing into heads-up drag racing
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Parents always want the best for their children, and often sacrifice so that their progeny can develop into prodigies. Paul Spurgeon is no different, and, when his son, Daniel Spurgeon, decided to get into drag racing, Paul went all in and the two built a car in collaboration. Daniel grew up always being supported by his parents, Pau...
Dr. Jamie Meyer To Lead The Performance Racing Industry As President Of PRI
Dr. Jamie Meyer has taken the role of President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and media company, effective this week. Meyer, who has a long and storied history in motorsports and racing, will lead the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community. In addition to providing the industry with ...
FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body Now Available In Black
Designed to maximize performance upgrades on all GM Gen III and Gen IV engines with cable driven throttle bodies, the FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body is now available with an anodized black finish. FAST knows that increased airflow is a key ingredient to increasing an engine's performance. With an opening nearly 40 percent larger than stock, the FAST 102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body is idea...
Design Engineering Inc. Celebrates 25 Years
Design Engineering, Inc. is celebrating 25 years of sales, service and support as the leader and quality innovator of heat and sound control products. Founded in 1995 by performance industry veteran Dale Markley and his wife Nancy, DEI quickly earned a reputation in the Cleveland area and beyond for its dynamic, pioneering solutions to combat power-robbing under-hood heat issues. Over th...
Why Coil-Overs Shouldn't Make Your Car Ride Rough
Text and Photography Courtesy of QA1 Coil-overs in a suspension setup have become synonymous with performance and a must-have product. They offer lots of adjustability and performance in a compact light-weight package. However there have been some misconceptions about them as well, one of them being that they will give your car a harsh or rough ride. It's true that they can give your car...
Full Send Alan Felts's Huge Street Outlaw Overhaul
You gotta pay to play. When NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw/X275 hot shot Alan Felts decided he wanted to be at the front of the pack, he went all in with an absolutely massive overhaul of his ˜91 Ford Mustang. Its gonna be fast. How fast Real fast, proclaimed Felts of the major upgrades that were done by multi-time NMCA champion, Jessie Coulter at Jessies Garage in Bowling Green, Kent...
Summit Racing's Budget-Friendly 5.3 Long-block Packs 450-Horsepower
The Summit Racing Chevy LS 5.3-liter 450 horsepower long block crate engine is a great option for LS swappers looking for more power in a convenient, affordable package. The remanufactured engine is built on the 5.3-liter iron block from the LM7the engine that powered several GM trucks and SUVs between 1999 and 2007. At 450 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque, this crate engine make...
Stevie Fast Jackson Rebuilds After Accident At Orlando Speed World Dragway
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photos courtesy Killin' Time Racing/Reese Brothers Racecars He calls it The F*ckening“that feeling that, when things have been going so well for a long time, something is due to happen to screw it all up. And happen it did¦ at 200+ mph. Coming off a championship-winning 2019 NHRA Pro Modified season with his Bahrain 1 Racing '17 Chevy Camaro and back-to-...
Monster on the Midway Arrington Performance brings a parade of partners to the manufacturer's midway
Arrington Performance invited a select group of companies to join its event trailer this season. There is plenty to see when the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series rolls into town. From the Worlds Fastest Street cars on the drag strip to some of the coolest cars in town on the show field, these events are a gearheads playland. For those looking for tech support or new go-fast hardware, however, ...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
The long off-season is over as the gates opened at Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines. With sunny skies and moderate temperatures, the season opener of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series has the stage set for another weekend of impressive performances. The action kicks off today with three rounds of test and tune runs, so ...
Former NMRA Ford Muscle Champion Danny Towe to Return for Full 2020 Season
For some people, retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life at a slower pace. For others, like Danny Towe, it's a time to pick back up and move forward full speed ahead. Thanks to some not so subtle prodding from his friend and NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle driver, Shane Williams, Towe started running in NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle back in '16. Shane gets me into more sh*t...
1,500 Horsepower for $4,500 Jason Terrell and Brad Schnieders' Project 235 Shows how to go competitive heads-up racing without breaking the bank
In the world of heads-up drag racing, its not uncommon to see those with the most bucks make it big. Having good funding can provide for better parts, more testing, professional assistance, and more, but as Jason Terrell and Brad Schnieders of Tin Soldier Race Cars have shown, its completely possible to go fast and be competitive for not a lot of dollars. In fact, the engine in their race car ...
Tech Review: MSD Pro 600 CDI
Ignition is a key ingredient in making internal combustion engines work, and controlling when the ignition events occur and the spark energy with which it fires can be a valuable asset in the power management game. MSD recently realized that there was a market for an ultra powerful CDI ignition system and got to work. The result of those efforts is the MSD Pro 600 CDI. MSD's latest capaciti...
American Powertrain Introduces Small-Block Mopar Aluminum Bellhousing for TREMEC GM/Viper Magnum T-56 6-Speed
American Powertrain now offers more affordable Mopar Small Block Aluminum Bellhousings for TREMEC GM/Viper Magnum T-56 6-speeds. Small-block applications include GM T-56 and Viper T-56, 318, 340, 360, Magnum 5.2, 5.9 Chrysler engines and Gen III Hemis. American made heavy-duty, high quality and extra thick aluminum casting is less expensive than traditional steel bellhousings. This is a cost effe...
Vortech Named Official Supercharger of the Dodge / MOPAR HEMI Shootout at NMCA in 2020
The red-hot late model HEMI market is getting a boost as Vortech Superchargers joined the 2020 NMCA Muscle Car Nationals as the Official Supercharger of the Dodge / MOPAR HEMI Shootout. The quickest growing segment in the NMCA regularly boasts over 100 Gen III HEMI vehicles at each event, most of them competing in the HEMI Shootout. The unique HEMI Shootout format features a series of time tria...
Modern Racing Converts The El General Pro Mod Camaro To A ProCharger!
Written By Jason Reiss Photography Courtesy of Modern Racing The El General/Q80 Racing Team have been longtime proponents of boostspecifically of the twin-turbocharged varietyperched in front of the team's Pro Line Racing Hemi powerplants. But with the admission of the new gear-driven F-3R 140 ProCharger into competition for the 2020 season, the team decided it was time to make a change....
Last Minutes Changes for Champion Charlie McCulloch
With the start of the 2020 NMRA Holley Drag Racing Series just a few short weeks away, most racers are working to put the finishing touches on their combinationsbut Charlie McCulloch, the Exedy Racing Clutches Modular Muscle 2019 champion, is making a last minute change to see if he can get an edge on the others by switching to Hoosier Tires. Like so many others, McCulloch dutifully sent ou...
Fast Start for 'Fast Jack' and Mopar Dodge/SRT with Funny Car National Event Win at NHRA Winternationals to Kick Off 2020 Season
A fast start to the 2020 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Series season was exactly what Fast Jack Beckman was looking for as he drove his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to a national event win at the 60th annual NHRA Winternationals to kick off the year on the heels of his runner-up finish in the 2019 Funny Car Championship. From his No.2 qualifying pos...
Show & Go - On the hunt for horsepower at the aftermarket's showcase event of the year - the SEMA Show
While there is plenty of flashy paint and shiny chrome on the show floor, Chevrolet Performance knows the way to our hearts. The Bow Tie hot-rodders debut the COPO Camaro John Force Concept in Vegas. It features an X on the bumper to celebrated the famed racers 10 championships, and it stands as its own vehicle outside of the 69 COPO Camaro race cars set for sale. We sure would love to see this m...
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...
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