7.50s with TREMEC T-56 Tick Performance/Jonathan Adkins LT-powered Camaro
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photo by Wayne Stewart Most people lament the loss of summer, but for racers, the cooler air means quicker runs and new world records. Jonathan Atkins, owner of the North Carolina-based Tick Performance shop, made a lot of noise at the FL2K race when his stick-shifted F-body Camaro The Grubb Worm went 7.546 at 190 mph and claimed “ at least “ four world re...
2020 MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 BOASTS 760 HORSEPOWER, 625 LB.-FT
"Venomous strike: The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful street-legal Ford ever “ with the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V-8 engine in the world. Enough said." That is the entire press release sent out this morning by Ford corporate regarding the final horsepower and torque numbers ...
Stifflers Chassis & Suspension From the Racers Point of View
Located just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stifflers Chassis and Suspension was founded in 2010 by Brian Figg, who spent many years as an engineering technical director in Indy Car and other open-wheel racing series. he not only brought his knowledge and experience to the Stifflers brand, but also his love for engineering solutions to problems and creating them with a high level of quality, ...
Steve Torrance Continues Top Fuel Domination; Johnson, Kramer, and Smith Win at NHRA Chicago 2019
Text and Photos Courtesy of NHRA/National Dragster Tommy Johnson Jr. piloted his Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory for his first win since the Auto Club NHRA Finals in 2017 in an explosive final round at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) wer...
A Legacy Returns Stifflers Backs Gateway Rumble Heads-Up True Street Racing
In the mid-1990s the Mustang community gathered at Gateway Motorsports Park for what was known as the Gateway Rumble. It was the second heads-up Mustang street race that was modeled after the highly successful Spring Break Shootout. In 2019, the NMRA racing officials are bringing the street car chaos of the Gateway Rumble back to Gateway Motorsports Park with backing from the chassis component man...
$12,000 FREE Raffle at LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Happy Hour
There is a FREE parts raffle for LSX racers attending the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, May 2nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Memphis International Raceway. The party is open to all LSX Racers, LSX Crew, and Sponsors and will include beer, wine, margaritas and finger food! NMCA has secured approximately $12,000 in give-away prizes exclusively for LS...
Stevie "Fast" Jackson Snatches First Win of 2019 during NHRA Houston
Text and Photos Courtesy of NHRA/National Dragster Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil during the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service final round. Jackson and Tutterow met in the fi...
Tech Review Ultimate Headers
Written by Miles Cook Photos courtesy of Ultimate Headers If you are seeking headers for a project, Ultimate Headers offers various options for both late-model cars and engine-swap applications. For example, if you want to swap an LS into any 1953-1982 Corvette, the company has the headers youll need. On the Ford side, pushrod 351W and Coyote 5.0 swap headers are available for 1965-1973 Mu...
Xtreme Pro Mod Gallery INSIDE Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
The VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod thundered into Atlanta Dragway for the 11th annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport over the first weekend of April. Racers were armed with gigantic nitrous engines, whispery quiet turbocharged engines, and big ole honkin supercharged combinations for their assault on the 3.70s and 200mph zone. The tri...
Plug & Play Bully Dog and SCT show us just how easy it is to upload big performance gains
In spite of the rain, we were able to sample a variety of vehicles, including this EcoBoost Mustang, in stock and tuned form. While Bulldog specializes in the truck market, SCT concentrates on the sports and muscle car markets. However, the devices from both divisions can tune any vehicle in the two companies two libraries of calibrations. Written By Steve Turner Photography by the author and cou...
Turbo Coyote Swap Everything Larry Barringer's Piston-Powered RX-7
Hailing from the great state of Texas, Larry Barringer has proved himself to be a capable car builder and tuner, and a fan of Fox-body Mustangs. His most recent project, though, has deviated slightly from his normal go-to choice. Barringers last few rides were based on the very desirable Fox-body coupe or notchback Mustangs and featured turbocharged Coyote 5.0 engines for power. They proved...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Dura Grappler for Trucks and Trailers!
The popular NMRA and NMCA national event series sees racers travel all across the country to compete in both national event series and for 90% of the participants, they bring their vehicle to the track on a trailer. Nitto Tire, a longtime partner of both sanctioning bodies, brings an assortment of tires to most NMRA and NMCA events and in between the high-performance offerings like the NT555-G2 ...
Speedkore Challenger Sets Demon Record with 8.77 at 161 mph with Top Fuel's Leah Pritchett Driving | Presented by Nitto Tire
Video Courtesy of DiabloSport The adventure to solid 8-second runs with a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon began a over a year ago when Speedkore Performance Group outfitted Alexander Palermo's specialty Challenger with a complete carbon fiber body, which debuted during the 2017 SEMA Show. The carbon fiber panels enabled the Demon to drop 250 pounds, bringing its 4,200 pound weight  down to ar...
JE Pistons Unveils Masters of Motors Competition at SEMA and PRI 2018 | Presented by Nitto Tire
Beginning at the 2018 SEMA and PRI shows, JE Pistons will be recognizing engine builders' hard work, creativity, and commitment to combustion with a new competition dubbed Masters of Motors. Judged by industry experts David Freiburger, Brian Lohnes, Steve Brul, and Mike Kojima, the competition will pit the top engines of SEMA and PRI against each other on the grounds of creativity, style, engi...
Terminate the Competition Tim Oswalt Dominates ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street | Presented by Nitto Tire
The Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals features a No Time heads-up class dubbed Outlaw True Street and ZP Performance Steering sponsors it. The format is simplethe competitors spend Friday and Saturday making test hits before they embark on a 30-mile cruise to prove they are street-worthy. The racing format has them running just an eighth-mile distance and adding to the drama is the random chip-draw...
Thursday Coverage-17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
The championships come down to this weekend here at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis as the 2018 NMCA Drag Racing season presented by E3 Spark Plugs comes to a close. Some classes are pretty much locked up with the points, while others are in tight, fierce battles for the championships. While today's test and tune looks to be a hot one, we're expecting cooler temps to continue throughout the...
Race Winning Brands Acquires Dart Machinery | Presented by Nitto Tire
Race Winning Brands, Inc. (RWB), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dart Machinery, LTD. (Dart), a performance industry leader and manufacturer of high-performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds. Darts founder, Richard Maskin, will continue to play a leading role within the organization as a partner and Chairman of Re...
The Outlaw Buick is Back-DMC Racing Resurrects the Wreck | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of DMC Racing Racecars have opinions. Theyre moody, temperamental, and make it damn clear when they dont like something. After David DeMarco sold his longtime love, a sinister black Buick Grand National, the notorious G-body was quick to rebel against its new owner and destroyed itself in dramatic fashion. From its former 10.5 days to its recent Radial vs...
New Product-Precision Turbo & Engine Gen2 Pro Mod XPR CEA 88mm Turbocharger
Precision Turbo and Engine has added a new size to its line of championship winning and record-setting Pro Mod turbochargers with the release of the new GEN2 Pro Mod 88 XPR Turbocharger. Utilizing an 88mm inducer GEN2 CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) CNC-machined, 2618-forged aluminum compressor and our 108mm exducer CEA turbine wheel, this Pro Mod offers unparalleled performance, grea...
Street Car Domination-Cal Hayward's QA1 True Street Mustang Dominates Lane Automotive No Prep Triple Crown | Presented by Nitto Tire
Photo Courtesy of Lane Automotive By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Lane Automotive and FSC Archive Theres no doubt about it, when it comes to capturing street car bragging rights, Cal Hayward is the man. The seasoned NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street record-setter and Hot Rod Drag Week veteran added yet another title to his impressive portfolio recently when he scored the True S...
New Product-Stroud Safety Brings Back Athena & Hercules Custom Two-Piece Fire Suits
The Athena for women and the Hercules for men are tailor-made for that perfect fit and feature design elements not available in off-the-rack suits. Stroud custom fire suits feature Nomex cuffs and are sewn with Nomex thread for increased protection and reinforced with nylon thread for strength and durability. Special sizing forms are available for download on the Stroud Safety website. Choo...
Feeding The Hungry Coyote-Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger on a 2013 Mustang GT
Adding Edelbrocks E-Force supercharger to the already impressive 5.0-liter Coyote engine By Miles Cook Photography by the Author When the 5.0-liter Coyote DOHC V-8 made its debut in the 2011 Mustang GT, a revolution was instantly created. With 412 horsepower and 97 more horsepower than the 2010 GTs 4.6-liter SOHC three-valve engine, the Coyote was an immediate hit. To many, its the best eng...
Dodge Celebrates 50 Years of Hemi Super Stockers at NHRA US Nationals
The Dodge brand has announced title sponsorship of the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge, returning the fan-favorite event to the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for the 18th consecutive year. The 2018 NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge, scheduled to take place August 30-31 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Ply...
Thrashing-9 Days To Go 3.89-seconds, Chris Duncan Race Cars Delivers
If youve watched any type of automotive or motorcycle reality television show, there is invariably some sort of mad scramble to meet a deadline for a customer or get a car or bike finished for something big like the SEMA Show. We couldnt say with any accuracy if the drama behind those thrash sessions is legit or scripted, however we can say with the utmost certainty that the team at Chris Duncan R...
Spotlight On-Charlie Booze, Jr.
Introduction Charlie Booze, Jr. has been involved with the NMRA for 15 years, earning multiple championships in the max-effort naturally-aspirated Hot Street class. He was the first racer in the NMRA to have a perfect season “ not losing a single round of competition in an entire year, leaving some wondering if he is a man or a machine. Earlier this decade, another N/A classG-Force Racing Tra...
Geoff Turk Posts Quickest Run in NHRA Stock Eliminator History, On the Cusp of 7s!
Geoff Turk's 2017 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak was affectionately named the SR354 Blackbird to pay homage to the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet of all-time. Proving it has the right stuff to carry the SR-brand, Turk wheeled the racecar to the quickest pass in NHRA Stock Eliminator history with a stout 8.029 at 170.43 mph while qualifying for NHRA Stock Eliminator during the Fall Classic National Op...
20th Anniversary NMRA Series Tour Schedule Announced
The National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) is proud to announce its official schedule for its 20th Anniversary series tour in 2018. The largest all-Ford motorsport series features an exciting line-up of drag racing classes, car shows and special events. The 2018 NMRA Ford Nationals series includes six events starting with the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Stee...

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