Torrence and Hight Top NHRA Nitro Pre-Season Testing in Phoenix
Text and Photos Courtesy of NHRA/National Dragster NHRA drivers took the opportunity to shake off the rust at the preseason test session at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Jan. 30 “ Feb. 2. Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence shows no sign of slowing down by setting the quickest pass of the session. Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors/Torrence Racing dragster to a 3....
Gear Jammin' in TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, presented by McLeod Racing at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Get your right arm and left leg ready as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout roars back into action during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 - March 3, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. But the gear-bang'n madness doesn't stop there as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout brings together the Quick 8 elimination on Sunday. NMRA officials will select the qu...
Slow Down Baer Brakes Sweetens the Pot for JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout | Presented by Nitto Tire
As the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years of street car insanity, Baer Brakes wanted to enhance the winners pot by throwing in a gift certificate for a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit valued at around $1,000. This means the Quick 16 winner on Sunday could walk away with $1,800 as they celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle with an NMRA Victor award...
25 Years of Street Car Insanity JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout at NMRA Season Opener
"Ironman Randy" Seward captured his fourth Spring Break Shootout win in 2018 with his 8-second Mustang LX. One of the longest running categories in street-legal drag racing, the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years during the NMRA Ford Nationals season-opening event at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 28 - March 3, 2019. "This is our third year as the sponsor of the...
Bill Skillman Runs 7.81 at 175 mph in NHRA/NMCA Cobra Jet | Presented by Nitto Tire
Photo by BME Photography The conditions are awesome and the strip at Bradenton Motorsports Park is set on kill, providing great opportunities for racers to post big performances. The latest to add his name to the list of ridiculous runs is Bill Skillman, driving the family's 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. He is the fourth NHRA/NMCA Factory Showdown/Super Car racer that we know of to drop into th...
Houston Raceway Park Signs Penzoil to Facility Naming Rights | Presented by Nitto Tire
Houston Raceway Park (HRP), the iconic drag strip located in the Houston suburb of Baytown, is Making the Switch to Pennzoil through a new multi-year relationship that changes the name of the 30-year-old facility to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil. Today's announcement with Pennzoil marks another exciting chapter in the history of Houston Raceway Park, HRP Vice President...
2020 Shelby GT500 Specs and Info INSIDE! | Presented by Nitto Tire
Ford designers worked with engineers to create a 2020 Shelby GT500 that is aerodynamic and functional. Its massive front grille opening and functional hood vents help keep engine temperatures under control on the racetrack. Ford Performance Unleashes The 10-Second 2020 Shelby GT500 In The Motor City By Steve Turner Photos Courtesy of Ford Motor Company From the moment the 2020 She...
New Product Mark Williams Enterprises Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Driveshaft
Noted driveline components manufacturer Mark Williams Enterprises has developed a unique 2-piece driveshaft for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that solves problems common to OEM shafts. It is manufactured from 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, employs proprietary (patented) technology, and is critically speed-rated for reliable operation far above factory RPM levels. Driveshafts are also available fo...
New Products Holley EFI Assortment of Components
Holley is pleased to announce the release of a large and varied assortment of new EFI components “ High Flow Dual Port Boost Control Kits, Current Transducers, EV6 Unterminated Injector Harnesses, Unterminated Flying Lead Main Harnesses, and 1/8-NPT Sensor Blocks.HIGH-FLOW DUAL-PORT BOOST CONTROL KITS Holley EFI High Flow Dual Port Boost Control Kits flow almost 40% more than comparabl...
Tech Review EFI Source MicroSquirt for Fox-body and SN95 Mustangs
The nifty little ECU controller and the EEC-IV adapter harness are included with EFI Sources MircoSquirt system for pushrod Ford V-8s from 1986-1995. By Miles Cook Photos Courtesy of EFI Source EFI Source is an intriguing resource for aftermarket late-model EFI setups, providing easy-to-install plug and play stand-alone upgrades. The company currently offers applications for GM LS and ...
Inside the COPO Camaro Supercharged-350ci LS7 Engine
By Miles Cook Photos Courtesy of Chevrolet Performance and Fastest Street Car Magazine In 1969, big-block Camaros were not generally available with a 427. The biggest hitter was the 375-horsepower 396 also known as the L-78. The L-78 could be outfitted with optional aluminum cylinder heads, which then turned it into an L-89, which today is a very rare and desirable collectable Camaro. ...
$200,000-to-Win on Street Outlaws: Bristol| Presented by Nitto Tire
Video by Nightmare on Your Street via YouTube The Discovery Channel's Street Outlaw series has helped launch street-legal drag racing to the next level. First with its controversial street racing show, Street Outlaws that is based in Oklahoma or the 405 as the cast likes to refer to their hometown. The success in the ratings department pushed the producers to create two spinoffs with a sim...
Direct Injection Inspection Investigating the Truth and Fiction of GDI High Performance
Written By Paul Huizenga Photography by the FSC Staff and Courtesy of the Manufacturers Prompted by ever-more-stringent emission and fuel economy regulations, car manufacturers are switching to gasoline direct injection power plants in everything from four-cylinder econobox transportation appliances to the crossover vehicles that are the minivans of the new millenium, and even in their pe...
3.73 on 275s! Grudge Racer Goes Public Justin Swanstrom's Shocking Move to Class Racing | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos by Wayne Stewart Everyone has their secrets, but in the grudge racing scene, secrets are highly protected as racers know that keeping quiet and keeping opponents guessing can help earn win lights and payouts. Recently, one of the most feared “ and respected “ names in the game went public in a big way. When Justin Lil Country Swanstrom dropped a bombshell 3...
A Quick Theory on X275 Justin Cyrnek's new X275 Mustang dubbed Orange Theory | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Justin Cyrnek Justin Cyrnek has a history of swapping ˜Stangs. In late 2017, he sold his green, Larry Jeffers Racecars-built, turbocharged 2013 Mustang GT to Brad Medlock so that he could finance another 13 GT replacement build. Now, he has yet another Mustang in his stable “ a wicked orange X275 beast. Originally purchased new in 2004 as a Body in ...
Elite Motorsports and Modern Racing Add Tuner Shane Tecklenburg to Pro Mod Powerhouse
  The quickly expanding conglomerate formed by Elite Motorsports announced today the addition of record-setting tuner and engine management expert Shane Tecklenburg to the braintrust led by Modern Racing's Justin Elkes. The arrangement calls for Tecklenburg to supply the team's three turbocharged NHRA Pro Modified entries piloted by Erica Enders, Alex Laughlin, and Steve Matusek with c...
NMCA Champion Geoff Turk Goes Cobra Jet Racing The X15 Flies Again | Presented by Nitto Tire
While hes had a stellar year racing with his Blackbird Dodge/Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Geoff Turk was already making plans for 2019 earlier this year, and they are taking him on quite the departure from what has proven to be hugely successful in 2018. As you may have gleaned from the image spread across these pages already, Turk has chosen to join the Blue Oval gang with the purchase of a 2018 Co...
Spotlight on Ted Hughes, Whose COPO Camaros Are Cruising in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi and the FSC Staff and courtesy of Ted Hughes While Ted Hughes had road-raced and drag-raced in various cars and categories through the years, he decided to change gears by purchasing a new COPO Camaro in 2016. He introduced it, and himself, to NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in 2017, and flew to a ninth-place finish in points that year, and...
Dodge Provides Free NMCA Membership to Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Owners
Dodge and NMCA are proud to announce that every new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 owner will receive a complimentary one-year associate membership to the NMCA for the 2019 racing season. Dodge is ramping up production to deliver the 11-second capable Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 in the first quarter of 2019 and they are making it easy to have fun at the drag races thanks to a partnershi...
Breaking News Aeromotive's Steve Matusek Joins Elite Motorsports Pro Modified Operation in 2019 | Presented by Nitto Tire
It will come full circle for Pro Mod driver Steve Matusek in 2019. The veteran standout announced today he will drive a twin-turbo Ford Mustang for Elite Motorsports in 2019, joining Elites burgeoning Pro Mod operation that will also feature Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season. This move is a return to Matuseks ...
Stop In A Flash Aerospace Components Helps SVT Lightning Owners Improve Their Stopping Power
Written By Steve Baur Photography By Dr. Rudy Rouweyha and Courtesy of Aerospace Components Since coming to market in 1993, the SVT Lightning pickup truck has become a favorite among Ford, Mustang, and truck enthusiasts everywhere. When the supercharged, second-generation version came out in 1999, we saw even more of them at the race track, modified to the hilt and drastically reducing elaps...
BEHIND BARS The Development of the World's Fastest Doorslammers Part 1: Pro Mod chassis
Written by John F. Katz Photography Courtesy of Chassis Engineering and the FSC Staff The cackling, record-blasting, fin-backed carbon-fiber phenomenon that is Pro Modified racing emerged some 27 years ago from the IHRA Top Sportsman class, and from the nitrous-snorting, mountain-motor outlaws it attracted. Pro Mod has since spawned its own brood of super-lightweight sub-classes that spurn the...
The Silver Mullet Induction Solutions and BES Racing team up to build a 588ci bullet for nitrous
Written by Derek Putnam Photography Courtesy of BES, Induction Solutions, and the Manufacturers As much as we often hear of turbo this and supercharger that, nitrous oxide injection is still just as popular as everthe NMCA even has a class dedicated to just that power adder in ARP Nitrous Pro Street. When we caught wind of Induction Solutions Steve Johnson and his plan to put together a rese...
Formula Drift Star Matt Field Starts Over in 2018 With a Holley EFI-powered 2013 Corvette
Perennial Formula Drift contender Matt Field abandoned his successful Nissan 240SX S14 after the 2017 season and built a '13 Corvette from the ground up in preparation for this year's Formula Drift tour. Starting with a moldy, flood-ravaged C6 he tracked down somewhere in Atlanta, Field and his team completely rebuilt the car, transforming the soggy stock piece into a full-fledged race car in a bu...
Build Big Mopar Power with Gen III Performance's aluminum Hemi race block
Written By Scott Parker Photography Courtesy of Gen III Performance How do you become the fastest Gen III Hemi in the world By breaking stuff. That is exactly what lead to the Gen III Performance aluminum Hemi race block. We were racing Rob Goss' Challenger and split the aluminum block, so we built another one and killed that right awaywithin 10 passes. After the first one, we started lo...
SEMA 2018 Chevrolet Performance Announces 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro
An anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro race car introduced at the SEMA Show celebrates the 50-year milestone of the special order, ultimate performance models and launches the 2019 COPO Camaro program. Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy, said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. Its one of the most enduring legacies in d...
Dave Werremeyer Named Director of Sales at Bogart Racing Wheels | Presented by Nitto Tire
Bogart Racing Wheels is proud to announce Dave Werremeyer, known as Dave W in the racing industry, has joined the company as the new Director of Sales. Werremeyer will work directly with specialty speed shops, racers, and enthusiasts to keep them rolling on and off the drag strip with Bogart's vintage and modern designs. I am excited to join the Bogart Racing Wheels legacy, they've built icon...
Video Inside Miller Welder Digital Elite Series Helmet
The Miller Welder Elite Series helmet offers ClearLight lens technology to allow more colors of the visible light spectrum to pass through the lens. As some experienced welders have described it, it is like welding in HD. The helmet features four arc sensors and four modesweld, cut, grind, and X-Mode. The X-Mode prevents sunlight from darkening the lens before welding begins and low-amperage...
New Product QA1 Releases MOD Series Shocks
QA1 teased the public for the last few weeks with the impending launch of their MOD Series shocks and they finally came clean with photos and specs. The group has applied for several patents on the MOD Series and the shocks could be used for drag racing and handling/pro-touring cars. Since no two cars are the same and racing conditions change rapidly, the MOD Series shocks can be re-valved in a m...
Pritchett Muscles Challenger Drag Pak To NHRA Factory Showdown World Championship Title
Text and Photos by David Hakim The supercharged HEMI powered Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Paks may have been hauling 50 more pounds than the Cobra Jets and COPOs in the next lane, but you'd never know it. For Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Leah Pritchett and her Dodge/SRT/Mopar backed machine, she came on strong during the last three races of the NHRA SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown (FSS) to...
New Product Vortech V-3 Heritage Series Supercharger
Something old with something newVortech releases its Heritage Series supercharger in its proven V-3 transmission setup and it brings back the nostalgic gear-noise that made the supercharger famous in 1990. The Vortech V-1 is an iconic supercharger that helped revolutionize the high-performance aftermarket in the early 1990s and is credited as the first gear-driven supercharger for this ...
New Product AEM DashDesign Software Enhances CD-5 & CD-7 Carbon Dashes
AEMs latest DashDesign Software update (1.04.10) has further enhanced the functionality of CD-5 & CD-7 Carbon dashes to ensure that it delivers the best experience possible for racing, track-day, hot rod, Powersports or any other application needing a digital dash that lets you see everything. This update allows CD Carbon dashes to receive channels from even more OBDII CAN-based factory ECUs, ...
History Lesson Job Spetter Jr. is First to the 7s at 2000 NMRA World Finals | Presented by Nitto Tire
The world saw the first true 10.5-inch tire car dip into the 7s for the first time on this date in 2000 when Job Spetter Jr. accomplished the task in the final hours of the NMRA season. It was the second annual stop at the Beech Bend Raceway facility and the first time it was officially the NMRA World Finals and held in late September. He ran 7.97 at 177 mph and eventually pushed the low ET mark t...
New Product Maximum Motorsports Simplifies IRS Swaps Into Fox Bodies With Bolt-In Brake-Line Kit
Maximum Motorsports has developed an inexpensive brake-line kit that simplifies swapping the Mustang Cobra independent rear suspension into most Fox Mustangs. Precision-formed hard lines eliminate any bending, cutting, or flaring. Fittings are perfectly positioned to attach the original Fox rear hard line to either the stock Cobra IRS brake hoses or to a braided-stainless-steel IRS hose kit also a...
Dyno Test ProCharger D-1X Cranks 1,029 RWHP
Text and Photos by Michael Galimi Centrifugal supercharger performance took off in the early 1990s largely due to the growing 5.0L Mustang movement. It wasnt new technology but the packaging, performance, and price tag of centrifugal superchargers made it one of the most sought after modifications of the time. Thirty years later, we have seen a ProCharger supercharged Pro Modified successfu...
Strategize And Network With Top Motorsports Experts, Engineers And Innovators At PRI 2018
The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show brings the motorsports world together for the three biggest business days in racing, giving attendees a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and experts who can help advance their businesses. The 2018 PRI Show, held December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature a multitude of conferences, seminars,...
Day 4-End is Near for Grueling Hot Rod Drag Week 2018 | Race Coverage by Edelbrock
Jason Tabscott is running out front in Street Race Small Block Naturally Aspirated with a 9.2928 average. The final drive for the competitors on the 2018 Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week proved to be a grueling challenge. The count is down to 365 cars remaining in competition, approximately 68 have bailed out, and the final drive through the mountains saw nearly a dozen teams still driving through t...
Video Inside: FST Carburetors Hits the Market with a New Lineup for Street and Strip
Fuel Systems Technology (FST Carburetors), a new carburetor company based in Walled Lake, Michigan, recently entered the market with a new line of carburetors designed to affordably meet the expectations of racers and street car enthusiasts. The company will be offering both pressure forged and billet main bodies for both street and strip. Their Billet X-treme Pro carburetor features ei...
Pro Line Racing Private Testing Nets Big Results for NHRA U.S. Nationals Warm-Up | Presented by Nitto Tire
Jose Gonzales earlier this year during the NHRA national event at zMax Dragway. Photo Courtesy of NHRA/National Dragster Video Courtesy of Pro Line Racing In the high stakes game of Pro Modified drag racing one of the keys to success is testing, and you better be ready to do a lot of it. As the world's biggest drag race kicks off this week, the 57th annual  NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S...
Late Model Racecraft's Record-Shattering LT-Powered C7 Corvette | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Late Model Racecraft When Steven Fereday and his team at Late Model Racecraft (LMR) decide to do something, they go ALL IN. On August 1st, Fereday headed over to Evandale Raceway in Evandale, Texas, with a customer car and absolutely decimated the LT1-powered C7 Corvette elapsed time world record. Compared to some of our other cars, this one isnt too w...
Mo Halls Wins Outlaw 10.5 at Cecil County; Outlaw 10.5 Future Questioned | Presented by Nitto Tire
Mo Hall at last year's Yellow Bullet Nationals when he still rocked a set of Mickey Thompson 10.5W tires. He is the latest convert to Mickey Thompson ET Street Pro 315 tires. The drag racing world saw Outlaw 10.5 rise to national prominence in the late 1990s as it gripped the community with its unpredictability and big dollar shootouts. Names like Tim Lynch, Steve Kirk Jr., Brad Brand, and so ...
Old Car, New Tricks Artis Houston's New Nova Combination | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Artis Houston When NMCA WEST ProCharger Street Outlaw racer Artis Houston popped his engine in early 2015, he wasnt expecting the rebuild process to take as long as it did. Fortunately, the California-based Snap-on Tools franchisee is now back on track and no worse for the wear. It was February, 2015, at South Georgia Motorsports Park when Houston ran ...
Stopping Power-Upgrading a 2018 Mustang GT with Wilwood brakes, Carroll Shelby Wheels, and Nitto tires
There is no doubt the 2018 Mustang GT has reinvigorated the S550 platform with new styling and a powerful 460hp Gen 3 Coyote engine under the hood. The market is buzzing as we've seen companies like Steeda push a 2018 model into the 10s with bolt-ons and no power adder. We've also watched as Midnight Performance became the first 8-second ride with the new engine platform. As those appeal to the ha...
New Product-Ceramic Bearing Upgrade Available for Aerospace Component Vacuum Pumps
The Aerospace Components Ceramic Bearings are new, space-age, hybrid, ceramic bearings that are an optional upgrade to Aerospace Components Vacuum Pump. Using the latest technology, these ceramic bearings offer many benefits for racers and the cost to upgrade is affordable. With 1/10th the friction of steel, the ceramic bearings help produce quicker ETs. The ceramic bearings also weigh 50% less th...
New Product-Champion Cooling Systems Inline Filters
Even with a fresh rebuild, are you sure there isnt any loose scale, rust, or grime left in the block that can end up in your radiator Changing your coolant every couple of years doesnt guaranty there arent any old deposits that can clog the tubes in your radiator. This can lead to overheating or other problems, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Champion Cooling Systems Inline Filters ...
Summit Motorsports Park Adds Private Track Rentals in 2018 | Presented by Nitto Tire
Text Courtesy of Summit Motorsports Park Photo by FSC Staff Track rentals are available on the recently reconstructed track, where several records have already been set, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Track manager Sam Lance and the track crew provide custom track preparation for sportsman and professional drivers in vehicles of all horsepower levels, whether theyre rollin...
SEMA Secures Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 13th as Collector Car Appreciation Day | Presented by Nitto Tire
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. Res. 980) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).  H. Res. 980 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA). The date marks the ninth commemoration in ...
NMCA Racer Joe Welch's Back-to-Back NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Wins | Presented by Nitto Tire
Joe Welch competing at the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event earlier this year. By Ainsley Jacobs Photos by FSC/RPD Staff Joe Welchs 2016 Dodge Challenger had quite an impressive history before he ever took ownership of it, but hes recently penned more a few achievements into the cars story when he scored back-to-back wins in the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Sto...
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