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...
Looks That Kill Updating an 80's Muscle Machine With A Modern Wheel and Tire Package
Written By Steve Baur Photography by the Author Arguably the single most impressive change you can make to your car is to bolt up a new set of wheels. Selecting the right set can make a mundane car look muscular, and attract attention that the car might not have otherwise received. When it was time to upgrade the wheels on this 1987 Pontiac Firebird Formula, we looked past the Fourth-Gen...
TascaParts.com Named Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of NMCA
TascaParts.com has been named the Official OEM Replacement Parts Supplier of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals through the end of 2019. The NMCA partners with several aftermarket performance parts manufacturers but when racers and fans need OEM replacement parts, they can turn to TascaParts.com for exceptional customer service and prices that fall below wholesale pricing. TascaParts.com stocks ...
Torrence's Top Fuel Domination Continues, Hagan Grabs Funny Car Win at NHRA New England Nationals
Photos Courtesy of NHRA/National Dragster Defending event winners Matt Hagan and Steve Torrence kept their impressive pace going at New England Dragway, as both raced to victories on Sunday at the seventh annual NHRA New England Nationals. Both wins came at the 13th of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Hagan won for the third straight year at the track ...
New Product Racetech 4100HR Racing Seat
Today's drag race vehicle interiors are getting more complicated as safety continues to evolve as cars get quicker and faster. Any serious small-tire or Pro Modified racecar features either an SFI style cage design, which includes a funny car hoop with accompanying bars to create a cocoon around the driver for maximum protection in a roll-over situation. Racetech has been a standard seat in many h...
Auto Industry Icon, Lee Iacocca, passes away at age 94
There aren't many larger names in the automotive world than Lee Iacocca, and he had a large part in shaping the landscape of the industry as we know it today. He passed away due to natural causes on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 94. While Iacocca entered the auto industry on the engineering side of the manufacturing equation working for Ford Motor Company, it didn't take very long unt...
Keep It Clean NEW, NON-SFI RATED ENGINE DIAPER FROM STROUD SAFETY!
Stroud Safety's new Non-SFI Engine Diaper provides the Sportsman competitor with an economical and effective solution for oil and debris containment in the event of catastrophic engine failure. These diapers are constructed with the same ballistic nylon used on the company's SFI approved diapers. They also feature 4,000-pound strapping and the highest quality lugs and fitments unlike the infer...
Furious Firepower Performance Distributors ignition products increase power on the street/strip and dyno
By Dan Foley Photos by the author and Performance Distributors Todays engines, both stock and modified, make more power than ever before. Turbocharger and superchargers are commonplace, even from the factory. Modified cars demand a lot more spark and they need it all the time. If you are relying on the factory ignition parts, you are probably giving up horsepower in a best-case sce...
New Product Moroso Deep Oil Pan for Coyote 5.0
Moroso introduces a Ford 5.0 "Coyote" 4 3/8" deep aluminum oil pan Part No. 20569 for Cobra Replicas that require a shallow rear sump oil pan. Features a trap door baffle assembly, anti-climb baffle and anti-slosh baffle to keep oil contained in the oil pump pickup area during road racing and drag racing. Oil Pan has a billet aluminum rail with a fabricated aluminum sump with 9-. quart capacity. D...
Breaking News NMRA World Finals Expands to include Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
NMRA is proud to announce the addition of the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, creating what will be the largest Ford event on the planet. Taking place September 26th “ 29th at Beech Bend Raceway, the NMRA World Finals offers the best Ford drag racing, car show, midway, and swap meet and combines it with the all-new Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. ...
Stock Rocks Inside Uncle Robin Lawrence's stocker 5.2-liter Coyote engine builds
  By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Robin Lawrence Some racers enjoy the tight confines of index classes, while others thrive in the heads-up battlegrounds. Some, however, can find enjoyment on both sides of the spectrum. One such racer is Robin Lawrence, whose day gig is the Director of Motorsports at Holley Performance Products, has a storied history behind the wheel as w...
Hays Twister Full Race Torque Converters For GM 6L80E Transmissions
Holley Performance Products now offers Hays Twister Full Race Torque Converters for GM 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmissions. Designed specifically for blown, nitrous, and turbocharged trans-brake applications and strong enough to withstand the punishment of 1,000-horsepower engines, the Hays Twister converters are available in four different stall-speed ranges: 2,400-2,800, 2,800-3,200, 3,...
Video Inside How to Adjust AFCO Shocks
AFCO Racing's Eric Saffell goes through the proper procedure on setting up a brand-new set of shocks, reminding enthusiasts that the shocks do not come setup from the factory. It is a common mistake when getting adjustable shocks and struts to think both sides are at the same setting, always double-check each one to ensure they are set the same from side-to-side and to your starting point. Saffell...
Strange Engineering Releases Pro Touring Street Floater Kit
Strange Engineering continues to evolve its product line to meet the needs of today's car enthusiasts with the introduction of the new pro touring street floater kit. The street floater kit is highlighted by the forged Chrome-Moly spindles, Chrome-Moly hubs and 35-spline drive plates for the ultimate in strength and safety. When paired with the proprietary Wilwood brakes, this system elimin...
Safety First! NMRA/NMCA brings Fire/Rescue in-house with Advanced Rescue Systems and Racequip
The goal of bringing the Safety team in-house was providing exceptional response times to incidents, while offering the latest and greatest rescue tools to the staff. By Michael Galimi Photos by Kevin DiOssi Safety has been the backbone of organized drag racing since the 1950s and that notion remains a vital part of the mission of NMRA/NMCA, the leaders in street-legal drag racing. The s...
Photo Gallery Heads-Up Horsepower from NMRA St. Louis
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has been host to some storied drag-racing performances and when the Keystone Automotive NMRA Series arrived for the third stop in its 2019 season at the facility, racers and spectators answered the call, looking to write the next chapter in impressive performances at the venue. As the event unfolded, it became apparent that the NMRA's return to the are...
BriskUSA Racing R08S Silver Racing Spark Plug
BriskUSA Racing and Performance Spark Plugs has introduced the R08S Silver Racing spark plug. The R08S Silver Racing spark plug was designed specifically for use in late model Chevy/Ford/Dodge applications making 1,500+ HP, and utilizing FuelTech FTSPARK and other CD Ignition systems. Brisk Silver Racing spark plugs have been helping Modular Motorsports Racing power their Pro Mod Coyote and Mo...
Tech Review Proform Slim-Fit Radiators
Numerous features abound with Proforms Slim-Fit radiator systems. The 100-percent fabricated aluminum tanks are compatible with all coolants, have a billet-aluminum filler neck and a high-capacity overflow tube. The tig-welded aluminum construction has a clean natural finish. There are also five-plate coolers for automatic transmission applications. A billet-aluminum filler neck with a high-capac...
New Product Strange Engineering Ultra Fab 9-inch Housing
Strange Engineering, a leader in driveline and suspension business for over 50 years, is proud to introduce the new Ultra Fab housing to its line of rear-end components. The Ultra Fab housing features a 0.375 thick face plate and triangulated design that improves rigidity and superior tube support, which increases overall housing stiffness. The housing tubes are fully welded to the center and fu...
Firing on All Cylinders Performance Distributors Continues to Make Improvements in the Ignition Game
Performance Distributors got started in the ignition business with high-performance HEI distributors and ignition systems, and over the decades that the family owned and operated business has been improving on that particular product line, it has also expanded the scope of its products to include other brands, makes, and models of vehicles. Moving beyond the distributor, the company brought i...
Dodge's 1320 Challenger Claims First National Event Win at NMCA Memphis
The Dodge / Mopar Hemi Shootout held at every NMCA event has been a huge success and continues to grow with each race. Following that success, Dodge rolled out the 1320 edition Dodge Challenger, and then gave their new owners free memberships to the NMCA and NHRA so they could get on track quickly and stretch the legs of their new steeds. Jeff Smith of Jamestown, Tennessee, did just that at tw...
SCREAMING CONE DON'T TREAD ON ME TEE AVAILABLE NOW ON POWERMALLSTORE.COM
If turning corners is your passion...we have a tee just for you! Wear this iconic tee as the Screaming Cone boldly declares Dont Tread On Me on the back. The front of this 100% cotton charcoal tee has the NMCA WEST Auto-X logo as well. Autocrossers unite! Tread on over and get your Screaming Cone tee today at POWERMALLSTORE.COM! Available in mens sizes S - 3X. Its a killer tee with a killer ...
Towing Tales NMRA racer Saul Walker's Off-Track Accident
By Ainsley Jacobs Photo Courtesy of Saul Walker Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. While driving home to Atco, New Jersey, from the Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble, ARP Open Comp racer Saul Walker II and his wonderful woman, Sue, were involved in a scary accident. It seems a family of ducklings were trying to cross the interstate in Pennsylvania, and a semi-truck swerved to avoid the ducks...
We're Keeping It Going Jeff Frees Continues The Winning Tradition With His 2010 Mopar / Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi   Truth be told, Jeff Frees wasnt looking to buy the car when Jim Bailey put his 2010 Mopar / Dodge Challenger Drag Pak up for sale in 2018. I got to be friends with Jim Bailey because we bought a house down in Bradenton, Florida, where he lives, Jeff explained. When I heard he was selling it, I told Bruce Lang and a couple o...
New Product Precision Turbo & Engine Mirror Image Gen2 PT6266 Turbochargers
Precision Turbo & Engine has announced the release on their highly-anticipated Mirror Image GEN2 PT6266 & GEN2 PT6466 turbochargers featuring second generation Competition Engineered Aerodynamics (CEA) technology. Designed with the perfectionist in mind, Precision's Mirror Image Turbochargers will deliver the symmetrical look that enthusiasts have been seeking for years. These units...
Gallery INSIDE ATI Performance Products Muscle Car Madness presented by Deuce Machining
  The NMCA moved to Memphis International Raceway for its third stop of the 2019 NMCA Drag Racing Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs, and a special feature of the Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming event was the first-ever ATI Performance Products Memphis Muscle Car Madness presented by Deuce Machining, which pitted the Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, Quick Fuel Technology Nostal...
NMRA True Street Goes NASCAR at Gateway Rumble!
No, we aren't trading drag racing for oval racing but the QA1 True Street competitors are in for a treat during this weekend's inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble, presented by HPJ Performance, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park). The 30-mile street cruise will include a lap on the high-banks of the famous oval track, which is home to prestigious IndyCar and N...
History Repeats Brian Mitchell Resurrects Retired NMRA Renegade Ride
By Ainsley Jacobs Brian Mitchell, a name synonymous with the NMRA, has been keeping a secret the past few years. From his very first Renegade race back when the class first started in the late ˜90s to his retirement in 2015, the legend has been busy resurrecting his original Wizard 92 Ford Mustang LX. Mitchell sold his iconic Fox body in the mid-2000s and was ready to give up on racin...
New Product Sonnax 4R70W/AOD-E Smart Tech Drum Upgrade
Imagine racing a Ford with an automatic that can go head-to-head with the durability of a Powerglide, 400 or 4L80. Confidently running big power through AODE, 4R70W series transmissions is now a reality. Sonnax the most trusted name in transmission innovation is proud to announce the innovative new Smart-Tech direct clutch drum and shaft kit. Proven to handle even the most extreme torque and hor...
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