Written by Derek Putnam Photography courtesy of Michael Fair and the manufacturers References abound for the “golden age” on almost any subject. Racing and muscle cars are no exception. In the 1960s and early 1970s, an order form at your local dealership was like being handed the keys to the candy store.
The 11th annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway provided a unique opportunity for the 275 radial racers in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw and NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw. The two categories run as one due to the rules package being
Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park was bustling the opening weekends of March, first with the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, which was then followed immediately by the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event. Both events featured the Street Outlaw category, sponsored by VP Racing Fuels on the NMRA side and Mickey Thompson
It was the richest purse in outlaw drag racing history as Kevin Rivenbark walked away with $101,000—in cash—and the claim to the first to 3.50s on drag radials. The GALOT Motorsports driver accomplished the task in dominating fashion, first dipping into the 3.50s with a 3.582 during Friday night qualifying.
In 1999 the small-tire world was turned upside down when the NMRA Ford Nationals brought true-10.5-inch tire racing to national prominence. It became known as the 10.5-inch Tire Freak Show and the standards of true 10.5 racing were set in a class known as Super Street Outlaw. Racers, manufacturers, and