2020 GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Midterm Update
We're now three races into the 2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing season and with the completion of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the NMRA has now filled the first four spots in the GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street ladder for the heads-up eliminator that is to be held at the Nitto...
Force Engineering Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park
The action heats up at US 131 Motorsports Park with the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals August 27-30, 2020 and Force Engineering has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Arguably one of the most action-packed events on the schedule, the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals roars into Michigan's fastest race track with the two biggest street-legal sanctioning bodies...
US 131 Motorsports Park Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA would like to extend a special thanks to all of its racers and fans for a successful Super Bowl event and the NMRA is excited for our trip to Martin, Michigan, at the end of the month. The Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering event August 26-30 at US 131 Motorsports Park will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's safe...
Budget Buster Jeff Smith Steps Up His Stick Shift Setup
A mainstay in the NMRA QA1 True Street and TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout classes with his SN95 Mustang Cobra, Jeff Smith aka the Stick Shift Dude has no shortage of wins already under his belt, but the driver from Florida is already knee-deep in an overhaul process to ensure he earns even more. The Pumpkin as his Competition Orange Cobra is known has certainly earned its keep over the years, ...
5th Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown. A special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors normally held at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway. With the covid-19 situation and all the subsequent changes this shootout has been rescheduled for the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US-131 Motorsports Park on Aug. 27-30, 2020. ...
NMRA Tech Committee makes Clarifications and Adjustments to Factory Stock Class Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released new rule Clarifications/Adjustments today in Factory Stock. Adjustments include: A Clarification/Addition to the approved Cylinder Head list. These changes go into effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMRA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-...
Team NMRA WINS! 2020 Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
For the last fifteen years, the Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series and NMCA Drag Racing Series have run together in an event called the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance. Just as the two series met up earlier in the season in Commerce, Georgia, they come together later in the year, but the Super Bowl features a special shootout to determine series...
Pack Mentality MMR pushes the potential of Ford's Coyote platform into the four-digit stratosphere
Right out of the factory, Ford's Coyote engines are potent performers and when paired with power adders, they deliver incredible performance. However, as racers start to push deep into four-digit territory, the output can exceed what factory engineers imagined in their wildest dreams. Fortunately, the aftermarket is here to help, and leading that charge is the crew at Modular Motorsports Racing. ...
Official NMRA/NMCA Statement for Event at US 131 Motorsports Park
The NMRA/NMCA national event at US 131 Motorsports Park is a GO and we will be conducting the competition under local event regulations. Those regulations restrict the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering to only Racers, Racer Crew, Car Show, and Car Show Crew along with a daily limit of 100 General Admission Spectator tickets. The official event da...
Race Wrap 15th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented By HPJ Performance
2020 ushered in a world of changes for everyone, and one such change was the move of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance to the St. Louis area. After 14 years in Joliet, the event moved to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in nearby Madison, Illinois, where a long-standing tradition of Ford racing continued with the 15th Annual Super ...
Oscar Morin Tops EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown
The second annual EATON Performance TVS Supercharger Throwdown went down during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance, held at the historic World Wide Technology Raceway that is just outside of St. Louis. This year, the format changed to handout $500 to multiple winners on Saturday patterned after the NMRA/NMCA three run average format and a ...
Sunday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Despite repeated rainfall on Saturday, drivers were relentless as they rocketed down track during abbreviated qualifying sessions at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. There's a lot at stake for those who are able to cut through the competition, as the Aerospace Components Winner's Circ...
Saturday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
While it's currently raining, we're expecting skies to clear by late morning or early afternoon over the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and judging by the work that has been going on in the pit area, drivers and their crews are ready to put down some serious power. Awaiting those who go...
Friday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Engines have been fired for today's running of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and cars are already crushing it on the well-prepped track. While there was no testing yesterday because of rain, drivers who are currently making hits appear to be ready to go rounds in all-out attempt to...
Thursday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance gets underway today and kicks off four days of heads-up and index racing here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This event is the second of three events in 2020 where the NMRA and the NMCA drag racing series come together, but it is the only one of the three where the winners of each series face...
Holley EFI 12.3" and 6.86" Standalone Digital Dashes Are Now Available
Holley is offering two new standalone dash options as its popular 12.3" and 6.86" displays have been upgraded to work in non-Holley EFI applications. The dashes have the ability to record and display a number of sensor values. The 12.3" standalone display is for hardcore enthusiasts. It measures 11.5" wide by 4.25" tall, and users will receive an extensive view of critical data through programm...
After Successful Factory Hot Rods Race, Plans Being Made for Next Year's Race
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jimmy Cantrell and Jacob Lamb With their wild wheelies and serious shifting, drivers of the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center are ones to watch at NMRA and NMCA events. They are as hardcore as they come, and when the annual Factory Hot Rods race w...
Race For The Rings NMRA vs. NMCA at World Wide Technology Raceway
This week hundreds of racers will descend upon World Wide Technology Raceway to rekindle the burning rivalry between the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance is one of the longest and largest street-legal motorsports events of the year and hanging in the balance are prestigious Nitto Tire Di...
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 JPC...
Power Wheels Steeda Shows You How Using Lightweight Wheels Can Increase Horsepower
When it comes to making vehicles quicker and faster, we often look to improving the horsepower and torque of the engine through fuel injection tuning and adding or changing out engine components. Decreasing the weight of a vehicle weight also offers performance benefits, as the engine doesn't have to work as hard over a measured distance, which decreases the amount of time across said distance. De...
Flowmaster Offering New Universal 3-Inch FlowFX Muffler
Flowmaster is offering its new universal 3-inch FlowFX muffler. Flowmaster's FlowFX series mufflers are perfect for enthusiasts looking for an exhaust note that is different from the "chambered" muffler sound. The interior features a large 3" straight-through stainless steel perforated core, surrounded with high-temperature sound absorption materials. Featuring a reversible internal flow design...
FTI Performance Reintroduces the STX Series Converters
FTI Performance has reintroduced its STX series converters. Manufactured in DeLand, Florida, the STX series is a racing-specific converter designed in-house. The STX series 9.5 racing converters are designed specifically for street and race turbo applications making 800-1500 rear wheel horsepower. They feature FTI's proprietary, in-house designed billet stator, which allows faster spooling and...
The Smoke Show Returns! Vaughn Gittin Jr. to return to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway
Last year, Holley NMRA Ford Nationals fans were treated to an awesome experience during the wildest Ford motorsport event of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest with a drifting exhibition from Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Just five months later, Vaughn and his popular RTR Vehicles brand took an even larger role in the world's biggest Ford event s...
From High to Low and Back Again Jason Davis and Blow-By Racing Make Repairs to Return to Racing
Jason Davis and the crew from Blow-By Racing made waves in the NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street class while racing at the season opener in Florida earlier this year with the team posting the quickest pass in class history, but it ran into unanticipated trouble at the next outing in Georgia and tore up a bunch of parts in the process. After going from high to low, though, the crew has rallied ...
Holley EFI Brings New Dual Injector Lo-Ram Base Manifold Kit to Market
Holley EFI has brought a new dual injector Lo-Ram base manifold kit to market. Available in black or natural cast finishes, the lower manifold is designed for dual injectors per cylinder. The Lo-Ram intake manifolds are designed for forced induction (supercharged or turbocharged) engine applications and will accept popular Hi-Ram plenum tops. The base intake manifold is designed with a low heig...
PRI's New Ambassador Program Helps Race Tracks Remain Open
Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has launched a new program to help track promoters navigate evolving and often confusing local, state, and federal rules that will allow them to keep their tracks running. Through the Ambassador Program, PRI is actively reaching out to track operators throughout the country to help them reopen and host events. "Race tracks play a vital role within the industry,...
UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package Introduced
All of the components of the winning UPR suspension system are now available in kit form. The UPR Products 2015-20 Mustang Stage 2 Pro-Street Package includes: UPR Billet IRS Subframe Bushing Cradle Lockout Kit/Billet IRS Subframe Braces: This 12-piece CNC Billet lockout/brace package eliminates the movement found in the OEM rubber bushings. Reduce wheel-hop and improve overall handling ...
Open Comp Racer Adam Moldenhauer Starts New NMRA Coyote Stock Project for Wife
With not much else to during the pandemic but sit around and buy parts, NMRA ARP Open Comp racer Adam Moldenhauer amassed a stockpile of components to complete a new NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock entry for his wife, Becky. In 13, Moldenhauer sold his 94 Mustang due to unforeseen circumstances. As fate would have it, he was able to buy it back in 19 for less than what he orig...
Aeromotive Opens One-Stop Customization Shop for Fuel Systems
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has opened an in-house Customization Shop for fuel systems. The program is designed to help builders and customizers find fuel system solutions for race cars, street rods, off-road vehicles, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and other vehicles. Using existing Aeromotive fuel pumps and components, the Customizat...
Jamie Miller's Master Mindset
Sometimes careers evolve over decades of careful planning, and sometimes they come to fruition organically. Either way, being open to opportunity can help create valuable experiences along the way, and renowned tuner Jamie Miller made sure he walked through every door that opened in front of him. Now, he's elevating his employment to a whole new level as his son, John, follows in his footsteps. ...
Battering Ram Testing the Holley Hi-Ram on a supercharged small-block Ford engine
Nearly a decade ago, Holley released a tunnel ram-style intake manifold that seemingly fit dozens of EFI and carbureted applications. From high-winding naturally aspirated monsters to mild-bolt-on junkyard builds to big-power turbocharged, heads-up cars, the Holley Hi-Ram is a seemingly a do-it-all intake manifold. The manifold's versatility comes from having different lids for a variety of app...
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-inch e...
Holley Introduces New 1983-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Pump Module
Holley is pleased to introduce its new 1983-1997 Ford Mustang fuel pump module, which places a 525LPH pump inside of a factory EFI tank. Holley's new direct-fit fuel pump module will drop into any 1983-1997 Ford Mustang EFI fuel tank without modifcations. It's designed to house a 525LPH fuel pump, and is capable of supporting up to 1200HP on EFI applications. The black anodized flange includ...
Attention Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Participants & Fans
There have been some local legal developments at US 131 Motorsports Park, which could affect the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. There is a strong possibility the NMRA/NMCA All-Americans will be a Participant/Crew-ONLY event. We are working with the track officials and local government for clarification o...
Where It All Started McLeod Racing
After nearly 50 years, McLeod Racing remains at the forefront of clutch and driveline technology in the automotive aftermarket. Although the company is now owned by Paul Lee, Red Roberts originally started it, and this outfit has quite an interesting story behind its name. Back in the late 50s and throughout the 60s, Roberts worked with renowned clutch innovator, Bill Hayes. In 71, Roberts d...
Tech Review Modern Racing Solid-State Battery Disconnect
It's looking like the days of the old, mechanical power disconnect are numbered as Modern Racing has developed a better, safer, and more versatile version with its Solid-State Battery Disconnect. The mechanical cable and push/pull lever employed to turn power off and on in race cars all over the world has been a reliable product and a mandated safety feature for many sanctioning bodies. It allo...
The GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Competition Fills The First Three Spots On The Ladder
In 2019, it was Jeff Bloem who traveled down from his home in Canada and dominated the Spring Break Shootout by winning that heads-up class, as well as the overall win in QA1 True Street. He added another win at the season finals at Beech Bend Raceway during the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival by taking the King of the Street crown. Donato Sierchio was the first competitor...
Racer Spec IDIDIT's Pro-Fab product line caters to racers and car builders
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Steph Bardekoff and Kevin DiOssi IDIDIT has long been known as one of the top aftermarket steering column manufacturers and it took a step towards the racing market a while back with its Pro-Lite product line, which offered factory looks with a lightweight design. Now, the company offers its Pro-Fab product line for serious racers and car builders who are...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA and NMCA quickly pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving the All-American Nationals to US 131 Motorsports Park over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. Arrington Performance stepped in as the title sponsor thanks to the event's relatively close proximity to its Michigan-based facility. Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance are valued partners of the NMCA and he's been aggressi...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Thanks to all of our racers and fans for a successful event last month and we are excited for our trip to the St. Louis area at the end of the month. The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's comfort. Common sense distancing will be in effect throughout the venue. W...
AEM EV Has Released Its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit
AEM EV has released its VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit (PN 30-8000). AEM EV's VCU200 is built on OEM hardware and features OEM quality strategies to provide the highest level of reliability, and more importantly, safety for both the programmer and end-user. AEM EV Vehicle Control Units (VCUs) are the missing link for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They allow th...
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Stacking/Parking Information
NMRA/NMCA SUPEBOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway St. Louis event Racer/Vendor Stacking and Parking information Wednesday July 29th 8AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday July 30th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 7:30AM Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7PM Racer/Vendo...
Breaking News Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Signs 5-Year Contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce it has signed a 5-year deal with Bradenton Motorsports Park to host the world-famous Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout through the 2025 racing season.   The Spring Break Shootout is synonymous with the Ford Mustang movement as it's been a 27-year tradition to kickoff the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals championship in Bradenton, Florida. We...
NMRA Tech Committee makes clarifications and adjustments to Limited Street and Renegade class rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released rule clarifications/adjustments today for the Limited Street and Renegade classes. Adjustments include: A base weight adjustment for small-block nitrous combinations in NMRA Renegade. A cylinder head clarification on the Trick Flow 11R heads in NMRA Limited Street. A weight adder adjustment on the 302/351 combinations using a 76mm turbo in NMRA Limi...
BMR Suspension Releases Drag Racing Lowering Springs for S550 Mustangs
BMR Suspension has released drag racing lowering springs for S550 Mustangs that are manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire and are cold wound on a CNC coiling machine that can adjust the spring diameter in real time to ensure that every spring is exactly the same. The springs will lower your 2015-2020 Mustang 7/8-inch front, 1/2-inch rear, and feature a 170 lb/in front and 80...
QA1 True Street Cruise on IndyCar/NASCAR Oval at World Wide Technology Raceway!
It is quickly becoming tradition at event facilities that have a NASCAR oval, the QA1 True Street enthusiasts get to complete the 30-mile cruise on the high-banks of the IndyCar/NASCAR oval! It goes down July 30 through August 2nd at World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL) during the biggest event of the year the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Perf...
Design Engineering, Inc. Introduces High-Tech GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields
When it comes to technologically advanced turbocharger protection, Design Engineering, Inc. has raised the bar with its new GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shields with LR Technology. Featuring a silicone-coated outer layer, multiple stainless steel and silica inner layers, and enhanced seam strength, the GEN-3 Titanium Turbo Shield was made to be the strongest, most heat-resistant shield available. B...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Becomes Official Facility For Total Venue Concepts Testing Events
Total Venue Concepts and World Wide Technology Raceway have reached an agreement where the drag strip, located five minutes from downtown St. Louis, will become the official test track for TVC-coordinated professional testing events. Total Venue Concepts, the leading producer of drag strip service equipment and track preparation, will coordinate all drag strip testing at World Wide Technology Race...
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