VP Racing Fuels Introduces Premium Performance Oil Filters
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a world leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and retail, has signed a licensing agreement with Champion Laboratories, Inc. to offer a line of premium racing oil filters designed for racing and high-performance passenger cars. "At VP Racing Fuels, we pride ourselves in partnering with best-in-class manufacturers like Champion Laboratories for our licensing effo...
Nathan Stymiest Stick-Shifts His Way to G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Nathan Stymiest is a commanding racer with a commanding race car. He rides wheelies and rows the gears of the G-Force transmission in his Mustang, and he wins while he’s at it. Because the Pennsylvanian came so close to earning a championship in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock in 2020, he was more motivated than ever to earn a championship in 2021. Sty...
Steve Halprin Superb on Way to VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion Steve Halprin has been around racing for most of his life, and when he came to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw in 2020, the odds were he was going to be outstanding, and he was. The Michiganian motored to a fourth-place finish that year, and then turned his focus to topping that in 2021 in his Mustang hauling with a 410 cubic-inch Ford built by BES Racing Engines and...
Bill Putnam Pulls Off Another JDM Engineering Limited Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion As the 2020 NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street champion, Bill Putnam knew how hard it was going to be to back it up in 2021. His combination was going to have to be powerful, his car was going to have to be potent and he was going to have to be more proficient than ever as the level of competition continues to climb. But the Floridian was up to the task, and so was his Mustang mo...
Danny Towe Drives to Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion Danny Towe began racing his 1970 Mustang Sportsroof soon after he purchased it in 1993. He was going rounds with great results in bracket and index categories at Atlanta Dragway and in Fun Ford Weekend when NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch racer Shane Williams told him that the NMRA was starting the Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle category in 2016, and that he was confident it would ...
American Powertrain Introduces HYDRAMAX Under-Dash Hydraulic Clutch System for Fox Body Mustangs
American Powertrain has introduced the new HYDRAMAX true bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch System designed for 1979-1993 Fox body Mustangs that completely eliminates the need for a cable actuated clutch pedal. The new system features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for an easy conversion of a cable clutch equippe...
Woody Pack Wheels to His First NMRA ARP Open Comp Championship
By Mary Lendzion When Woody Pack came to NMRA ARP Open Comp eight years ago, he immediately felt at home. He liked the cars, combinations and competitors, and he lapped up as much information as possible so that he could be consistent and competitive in his 1966 Mustang powered by a 451 cubic-inch engine built by Albert Performance and paired with a Powerglide built by Ray Eller. The Virg...
Wilwood Disc Brakes Releases Lightweight Billet Reservoirs for Remote- or Direct-Mount Master Cylinders
Finned aluminum brake fluid reservoirs from Wilwood give firewalls a unique high-performance look. Machining ribs in the billet reduces weight, now 4.6 oz. - 3 oz. less than Wilwood's standard billet reservoir, and increases surface area for passive cooling. These durable reservoirs hold 4 oz. of fluid and can be mounted directly to Wilwood's single or tandem remote master cylinders, or pl...
Final Voting for 2021 NMRA Specialty Awards
The survey linked below features NMRA community members the have been nominated for the 2021 Specialty Awards, which will be celebrated Friday, December 10, 2021 during the NMRA Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the PRI Show. Deadline for voting is October 22, 2021... NO EXCEPTIONS! Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the voting process and for racing with us in 2021! Best regard...
2021 Holley NMRA Drag Racing Champions
With the conclusion of the 2021 Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series, the NMRA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points document HERE. The 2021 Holley NMRA Drag Racing series delivered a full six-race season to satisfy its hungry racers and fans this season and Many of the championships were still up for grabs as the final elimination rounds went down at Beec...
Statement of Action Against Participant
The following action has been taken against Kerry Stinson regarding his actions during the NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY.  Stinson has been disqualified from True Street competition at the event and placed on suspension from NMRA/NMCA competition indefinitely. This suspension has been handed down, as a result of Kerry’s violation of the NMRA ruleb...
Champion Releases New Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
Champion, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has launched its Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid. Champion Racing Power Steering Fluid reduces temperatures and delivers consistent steering response in competition applications. It has exceptional low temperature flow that reduces initial drag on the racing pump. Its robust formulation is a full-synthetic...
Race Wrap - 23rd Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The 23nd Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, wrapped up the 2021 racing season with a weather-shortened event that was not short on spectacular racing. Event winners drove to the NMRA Winner’s Circle and NMRA Champions collected their hard-ear...
Official NMRA Statement Regarding Weather Impacted NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals racing officials made the decision on Thursday to accelerate the racing program due to dire rain predictions (90% chance) for Sunday of the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Competition Clutch + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. The drag racing and car show programs were condensed to Friday/Saturday with all drag racing eliminators and QA1 True S...
WEATHER UPDATE: Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals and Holley Ford Festival Adjust Event Schedule Due to Impending Sunday Weather
With weather predicted to impact Sunday’s festivities, the NMRA Officials made the quick decision to modify the racing schedule for the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Competition Clutch + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway by condensing the drag racing action to Friday and Saturday. Racing will begin 30 minutes earlier than normal with the gates ope...
NMRA Tech Announces New Coyote Stock Tune for 2022 with 2-Step Rev-Limiter
The NMRA Tech department will issue a new tune for 2022, which includes an integrated 2-step rev-limiter that was designed by Ford Performance. The calibration will be available to competitors on Sunday, October 3, 2021 as they exit competition during the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Competition Clutch + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. “Thanks to David Born and the...
INSIDE Full Event Details & Schedule for NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest
The biggest and wildest Ford motorsport show of the year the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 29th at Beech Bend Raceway Park and runs through Sunday, October 3rd. The NMRA, Holley, and FM3 Marketing teams are proud to release a detailed schedule of everything that is happening on the drag strip and oval track with NMRA r...
2022 NMRA Ford Nationals Event Schedule
The NMRA Ford Nationals returns to action in 2022 with six (6) all-Ford national events through unique markets across the eastern United States. The national event series is the largest Ford motorsport show in the world, hosting thousands of participants each year with championship street-car drag racing, True Street challenges, specialty shootouts, car shows, celebrity appearances, and much more....
Maximum Safety Installing Maximum Motorsports? Bolt-In 6-Point Roll Bar
With as easy as it is to make loads of horsepower these days, eclipsing the OEM safety equipment on the drag strip is fairly easy to do, but companies like Maximum Motorsports offer safety upgrades to keep you safe and to keep you legal with the drag racing sanctioning bodies and tracks. While Maximum Motorsports is largely known for its incredible suspension components for all things late-model M...
Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate
Senators Burr and Tester Introduce RPM Act in U.S. Senate -- Bipartisan Pro-Motorsports, Pro-Business Legislation Introduced To Protect the Future of Racing and Motorsports-Parts Businesses -- -- Americans Send More Than 1.5 Million Letters Urging Congress to Sign the RPM Act Into Law -- Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motor...
Breaking News 8.50 Class in QA1 True Street Returns to NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Festival
NMRA officials are bringing back the 8.50 award in QA1 True Street for this year's Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A record-breaking number of entries are expected in Kentucky the weekend of September 30-October 3, 2021 and Holley has increased the purses across the board in True Street and other cat...
Details Inside TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Coming to NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Festival
The final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2021 goes down during the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park September 30 through October 3, 2021. The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout celebrates power-shifting fun at select Holley NMRA Ford National events with the Quick 8 eliminator on Sunday. NMRA officials will select the quickest 8 St...
Holley Increases NMRA Purses by Over $11,000 for Biggest Ford Motorsport Event of 2021
The upcoming Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival just got even bigger thanks to Holley increasing the winner purses by over $11,000, making it the most lucrative NMRA event of the year and it happens September 30-October 3, 2021 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The complete rundown of the 100% guaranteed purses'regardless of car counts can ...
Fuelab's New 868 Filters Round Out Its New PRO Series Line
Fuelab has rounded out its new PRO Series line by introducing the 868 PRO Series filters. With a 10gpm rating, these filters offer huge flow capacity with very little pressure drop. First, we developed the 6.0gpm PRO Series spur gear pump, then we refreshed the 565 regulator to go with it, but we knew our existing filter offerings were not up to the task of handling the increased flow , ...
RPM Act Update EPA Enforcement Hits Small Speed Shop with $180,000 Fine
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targets and increases enforcement against automotive aftermarket companies through its National Compliance Initiative, the federal agency is harming legitimate businesses in the motorsports industry. Despite the EPA's nonbinding, informational claims that it is not targeting aftermarket companies that produce parts for dedicated race cars, the EPA conti...
Young At Heart Dan Helmsing's NMRA Ford Muscle 1966 Ford Mustang
Written by Ainsley Jacobs After being away from drag racing for nearly half a century, Dan Helmsing recently returned to the sport and is having the time of his life. Now, he's making the move to NMRA Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle with a classic 1966 Ford Mustang. In his teens, the Missouri resident, now 75 years young, was heavily involved in racing. He was drafted to serve in the military...
Nitrous Supply Develops Pair of Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottles
Mike Thermos and his team at Nitrous Supply have come up with a pair of carbon fiber nitrous bottle packages for serious racers. One has the upgrade Super Flow bottle valve and the other has the unique PowerValve developed by Nitrous Supply and used by many leading racers as it improves performance. The popular Super-Flow valve from Nitrous Supply has several important enhancements, inclu...
VP Trigger Hose Is A Push-Button Solution To Easier Fueling
VP Trigger is a patented push-button, self-venting, control flow valve that's developed for use with 5-gallon Motorsport Containers. It takes seconds to install and makes refueling extremely efficient and a breeze. Simply tilt your container and press the Trigger button for flow and release the Trigger button to quickly stop the flow. As a result of its unique no-spill design, you can say goodbye ...
Booze Jr. and Anderson Score Wins At Jacob Lamb's 4th Annual Factory Hot Rod Race
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Jimmy Cantrell and courtesy of Jacob Lamb Now in it's fourth year, Jacob Lamb's Factory Hot Rod Race held at Kentucky Dragway mixes the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock with the NMCA's Chevrolet Performance Stock category to determine crate motor supremacy. Joining those two classes is a separate class for NMRA Factory Stock racers that is e...
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products Helps Protect Car Batteries from Heat
Lava Battery Heat Shield from Heatshield Products protects a vehicle battery from the damaging effects of excessive underhood heat exposure. The number one enemy of a battery is heat. Excessive heat exposure or heat-soak can significantly decrease cranking power and shorten a battery's lifespan. Getting the most life from the battery is more valuable than ever. Lava Battery Heat Shield utili...
Stronger Fuel Injector Drivers Power the New AMP'd MicroSquirt
Stronger fuel injection drivers power the new MicroSquirt ECU update from tuning experts AMP EFI/DIYAutoTune. Called AMP'd MicroSquirt, the unit also features a protected crank input for engines triggering from a coil negative. The upgrades allow tuners to easily enable spark outputs or fit Hall effect and optical sensors without the need to wire-in external resistors. MicroSquirt has long ...
Newcomer Aaron Worstell Joins NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Ranks
Bitten by the bracket bug early in life, Aaron Worstell was inspired to switch to heads up racing after attending an NMRA event nearly decade ago. Now, with his 1992 Ford Mustang GT, he's moving forward in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. Worstell had success on the NHRA circuit and even picked up a few coveted Wally trophies for his bracket racing wins with his 1989 Mustang and runs an uphols...
Tech Review Weldon 2345-A Electric Fuel Pump
When it comes to delivering mega-four-digit power in a racing application, running a fuel pump that is up to the task is a literal lifeline. Not only is a quality pump essential for producing maximum power, but it is key to the survival of the engine when your foot is too the floor. A name synonymous with high-performance fueling is Weldon. That said, the fueling products for automotive applica...
Lyons Hopes Rebuilt Car Ready in Time For Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Drew Lyons Drew Lyons has owned his Mustang for twenty-three years. It was his daily driver when he was in high school, and fifteen years ago, it became his race car. And what a race car it has been, as it helped Lyons earn championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock in 2015 and 2016. That's why fans were surprised when the India...
New TH400, Powerglide High RPM Checkball Capsule from Sonnax
Prevent pressure drops in high RPM GM TH400 and Powerglide racing applications with this new, specially calibrated high RPM checkball capsule from Sonnax. Testing has shown that OEM checkballs in listed racing applications are unreliable above 5,500 rpm. At higher speeds the checkballs can unseat, resulting in drop of line pressure or converter pressure. There are many variables that effect che...
Moore Masterfully Makes Switch To ProCharger, Claims Victory In First Race
Since the class debuted just a few years ago, the NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street has been super competitive, with class runners using nearly every engine/power adder combination to achieve maximum performance. Top contender Samantha Moore, after competing in the class for years with a VMP Supercharger, made a spur-of-the-moment decision and switched her combination to a ProCharger. Just ...
NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Racer Bob Zelenak is Spellbound by Small-Block Fords and Nitrous
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Bob Zelenak likes living in the countryside in Pennsylvania. It's private, peaceful and surrounded by fields and forests. He drives seventeen miles, some of which are up a mountain, to his job as a fleet and warehouse manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. After his shift, he joins his father, Bud, for fulfillin...
Competition Clutch Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Competition Clutch as the Presenting Sponsor of the biggest and baddest all-Ford motorsport event of the year the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, which runs September 30 thru October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The modern Mustang drag racing and street performance market ha...
Race Wrap Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATIONS RESULTS. It was hot fun in the summertime as the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals travelled to the Wolverine State to join the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals for a weekend four days of drag racing at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Attracting more than 500 total race cars to the Fastest Track in Michigan, US 131 Motorsp...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle and E...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfor...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday July 22 at US 131 Motorsports Park
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, July 22 during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold keg...
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