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Saturday Coverage | Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented By TorqStorm

Today the action heats up at The Fastest Track In Michigan, as the 2nd Annual Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented By TorqStorm Superchargers as qualifying runs wrap up and racers roll into eliminations. 
 
While the heads-up and index racers begin eliminations, Torqstorm Superchargers True Street contestants will endure a 30-mile cruise led by Tom Bailey and his merry band of drag-n-drive racers in the Sick the Invitational Presented by Gear Vendors.
 
After the cruise, True Street competitors endure three back-to-back quarter-mile runs to determine the winners across a broad range of elapsed-time categories with the average of their three passes.
 
And, of course, there is plenty to see away from the racetrack, including the UPR Products car show, an expansive Manufacturer's Midway, and even the original Big Foot monster truck on the property.
 
As always, stay tuned to this page and our social channels, for updates on the action from US 131 Motorsports Park, and check out the QUALIFYING action right HERE.
Here’s a look at today’s scheduled action from the 2nd Annual Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented By TorqStorm Superchargers.

Nathan Stymiest says he needs a bit of his brother Shane’s luck this weekend. He started off the race by chasing things. He spent all day Thursday working his G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock entry. After pulling his transmission to correct a broken clutch, he also discovered a leaky pinion seal. With the repairs made, he started finding his way with the new setup. He also recently installed a new Clutch Tamer and was using his datalogger to help dial in the adjustments. 
ARP Open Comp Racer Tom Hoffman is enjoying the fruits of his off-season brake and rearend upgrades. He says the car is doing great, he is just dialing in his reaction time. To tame the front end at launch, he stiffened the shocks and adjusted the timing. With no drag from his fresh brakes, he also has to adjust his deceleration method at the top end, as he changed so much on the car he is still getting used to it. Hoffman was all smiles, however, and enjoying his race weekend.
Since the inception of the class, Aaron Worstell always dreamed of running in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock. These days he happily calls many of his class heroes friends as he lives the dream of racing his GS Performance Automotive-backed Fox GT with a sealed Coyote under the hood. This weekend he is trying to tune for the track, but he believes the car has the potential to run fast if he gets the clutch settings and shift points dialed in.

There are a wide variety of high-performance companies on the Manufacturer’s Midway this weekend at the 2nd Annual Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented By TorqStorm Superchargers, including the Arrington Performance trailer, which hosts displays from the likes of 3030 Autosport, Baer Brakes, Classic Instruments, Fi-Tech, Kooks Headers, Moser Engineering, Torqstorm Superchargers, and QA1. And, that’s just a sampling of the companies on the property this weekend at US 131 Motorsports Park.
Since the last event, Frank Paultanis determined his G-Force Transmissions Coyote Stock New Edge Mustang was ready for a set of fresh tires. With the new rubber, he was still tuning in the launch. Since upgrading to the Gen 3 Coyote engine and adding a 9-inch rearend, the former class champ is trying to get his groove back. However, working out of state engineering Ford’s latest Super Duty trucks means he doesn't have ready access to the car for testing. He does hope to spend more time with the car in the over the winter.
After sorting out some driveline issues that reared their head in Rockingham, Randy Soper’s G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock machine showed its potential in St. Louis, so he is feeling more relaxed and confident this weekend. He plans to just go out and have fun driving the car. He might even continue the fun and convert the car to run in TorqStorm Superchargers True Street trim at the 21st Annual NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Sick the Mag next month.

There is a strong turnout today in the UPR Products Car Show. Case in point is Justin Hewitt's 1989 Mustang. Painted in teal, the Fox definitely gives off Cobra vibes. Riding just right over Weld wheels, it is powered by a naturally aspirated small-block with a forward-facing throttle body and an MSD coil-near-plug ignition, his "Slow Fox," looks anything but slow. 

Coming off a successful weekend at Norwalk — where she dual enrolled in the EXEDY Racing Clutch Modular Muscle and SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race classes — Autumn Schwalbe was feeling good this weekend after fixing her idling issues with a fresh fuel filter. Naber Racing is dialing in the Haltech EFI tune-up on her Whipple-boosted Fox, so she is feeling good about her prospects in Modular Muscle this weekend. However, she already has her sights on doubling up on classes again at the 24th Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Competition Clutch Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival.

Drag & drive veteran Tim Flanders is on the property this weekend competing in the Sick the Invitational Presented by Gear Vendors category. Saying he "brought a sharpened popsicle stick to a gunfight," Flanders slipped off the line earlier in the day, so he hoped to get hold of the track and run under 8.20 seconds this weekend. Despite competing in this grueling racing style, Flanders says his Fonzie Novelo-built Coyote hasn’t been out of the car in a year and a half and has only needed fresh spark plugs and oil changes.
ARP Open Comp racer Paul Svinicki is holding steady with the bolt-on 7.3-liter Godzilla combination under the hood of his Cobra Jet. His company, Paul’s High Performance, is proving out a double-roller timing chain (pictured) setup that eliminates the factory variable valve timing and greatly improves on-track durability. This setup does require some machining of the timing cover, so they are currently performing durability testing of a single-roller chain setup that requires no cover timing cover mods. So far the single unit has endured 70 hours at wide-open throttle and the plan is to push it to 100 hours to ensure it is durable and ready for sale. After this race, Svinicki plans to upgrade the engine with rugged rods and pistons to push the performance higher at the World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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