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Sunday Coverage | 2022 Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport

Posted By: Event Coverage Team
The Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport roars to a conclusion as racers in both the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and Red Line Oil Muscle Car Nationals series move through eliminations. The last cars standing in each class will take a trip to the Winner’s Circle to enjoy a celebration and photo session to document the monumental occasion.
 
Stay tuned to this page and our social channels for updates as we move through eliminations at Rockingham Dragway.

For Eliminations results, click HERE.
Here’s a look at the Sunday schedule for the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport.

A huge new personal best for Tom Mueller, the 10.214 at 131.47 mph he ran during NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock qualifying put him fourth on the list going into eliminations. Managed by Brandon Alsept of BA Motorsports, Mueller’s 1996 Mustang Cobra spent an ample amount of time on the dyno recently to get its tune up, clutch, and suspension dialed in. Mueller is making big moves in the right direction, and he’s hoping it all comes together during today’s eliminations.

The engine in Alton Clements’ VP Racing Madditives Renegade Mustang ingested some foreign matter that went through several cylinders and seriously dinged up one piston. With no replacements at hand, he was forced to pull the wounded slug and smooth out the imperfections as much as he could. With the engine reassembled, it seemed to run just as well as it had before the incident. Clements says his latest engine paired with a new V-30 94C supercharger is showing impressive power potential versus his old short-deck combo, and it showed as he topped the qualifying sheet with a 4.57 at 152.43 rip.
Apparently, there is a magic number of runs that a clutch will survive inside the bellhousing of a G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock car. After more than a season of competition, it was time for a fresh unit in Randy Soper’s New Edge. In qualifying it launched as normal but began to slip, so he swapped in a fresh ACT unit and got back into action. He hopes to get the freshened combo down into the 9.7-second range that he believes is necessary to go rounds in the competitive category.
A longtime racer with multiple championships, William Jones runs a unique combination in his 1968 Ford Falcon. The ARP Open Comp machine is powered by a 367-cube small-block fitted with AFR heads and a custom camshaft. Twice boosted by Precision Turbos, the Falcon puts down the power with a leaf-spring rear suspension and an AJE arrangement in front. Formerly his late father’s car, Jones spent a year and a half waiting on parts to get it back into racing condition. After a successful season opener, he has the power dialed back to run on an 8.83 index at Rockingham Dragway this weekend.
There are some beautiful cars on the UPR Products field vying for awards at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Among them is Derrick Harp’s striking, green 1972 Maverick. Giving off those Hulk vibes, it is powered by a 302-cube small-block nicely dressed in Edelbrock upgrades. 
Chris Graff is at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport with a brand-new Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle race car build. Given its maiden voyage at the track, he is sorting out some transmission issues and learning the Holley Terminator X EFI system while working on his license. Powered by a Gen 2 Coyote engine backed by a Turbo 400 transmission, his 2005 Mustang benefits from a UPR rear suspension. 
It looks impressive under the hood of Angela Messenger’s 2020 F-150, but

From the start to the stripe, it’s all serious competition, but anywhere else, NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock is all about camaraderie. On Saturday night, the group got together for food and festivities hosted in the Moldenhauer/Hanlon pits and both the laughs and the shenanigans were abundant.
It looks impressive under the hood of Angela Messenger’s 2020 F-150, but the combination is relatively straightforward. The truck is powered by a stock Coyote that benefits from billet oil pump gears and a pair of turbochargers. Capable of low-10s, the Competition Auto-backed pickup qualified in the 11th spot in Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning leading into today’s eliminations.

A fan of Joe Cool, a.k.a. Snoopy, Tom Hoffman has a canine copilot on every run. He doesn’t mind using all his vacation to run the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series, where he races with so many friends. Even though he lost early on in ARP Open Comp competition, Hoffman still had a smile on his face. He spent a lot of time dialing in a new carburetor this weekend and discovered an ignition setting issue that might just have sorted it out. 
Things didn’t go as well as he had hoped this weekend, but Torrey Browne still smiling in the pits. His inlet tube deformed after he hit the rev limiter and the throttle slammed shut and the boost overwhelmed the discharge tubing and deformed the tube. Browne was running a freshened combination based on a Coyote Stock-spec engine fitted with a Boss 302 intake and boosted by a ProCharger D-1 centrifugal blower. He recently added an air-to-water intercooler that keeps the boost temps below 65 degrees. He will be back in action at the NMRA World Finals + Intergalactic Ford Festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

There is always an opportunity to gear up with NMRA swag at the Power Mall on the Manufacturer’s Midway during every event on the schedule, including this weekend’s Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport.

When you see an SVT Lightning yanking the front tires, you know it’s making some steam under the hood. Bob Dill recently dropped his truck off at JPC Racing to freshen his 5.0-liter engine, which had 300 runs on its resume. He also sent his fuel pump back to MagnaFuel for a rebuild to ensure his Coyote is well-fed by its new larger injectors. The result was a whopping 1,159 horsepower on 25 pounds of boost. Even with the boost dialed way back in competition, the truck ran its best elapsed time yet in Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning with an 8.795 at 155 mph.


Having only been racing for less than a year, 17-year-old Logan Day has already shown that he can mix it up with more seasoned drivers. Based out of Florida and racing thanks to support from his parents, Day’s first outing was in October of 2021 when he took his 2021 Ford Mustang to FL2K at Bradenton Motorsports Park. There, Day ran dead-on his 11.50 index in his very first pass and stayed in the game through to the semi-finals. The following month, at the Mod Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park, he went to the finals against Leticia Hughes in the Grocery Getter class. Although Day didn’t get the win, he picked up a new friend and has been pitting with Hughes ever since. Now, his naturally aspirated Mustang, which was built by RareFab – the same shop that also manages his father Terry’s Whipple-supercharged car – and tuned by Palm Beach Dyno to run on E85 fuel, is equipped with a JLT cold air intake, Kooks long-tube headers, rear-seat delete and two Kirkey seats in the front, TBM race brakes, a full BMR suspension setup complete with Viking shocks, QA1 carbon fiber driveshaft, and some weight reduction modifications. Running in NMRA HP Tuners Super Stang, Day qualified eleventh this weekend at Rockingham Dragway and made it through to the finals round of eliminations and capped off the event with yet another runner up finish to his name. His goal for the remainder of the year is to attend as many events as he can in hopes of chasing the class championship and he’s already off to a great start.

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