NMRA 2019 Mid-Season Rule Requests Due by May 31st
Attention all NMRA Ford Nationals competitors The NMRA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Friday May 31th. The staff is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the ...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble | Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Fox body, S550, or S197 whatever you prefer, we've got plenty of 'Stangs in the staging lanes ready to run in today's eliminations. Despite a forecast that made more than a few wonder about the possibility of racing today, the rain instead fell on Saturday night. Kurt Johnson, Jake Green and our on-track team are hard at work prepping the surface now, and we should be ready for eliminations s...
Race Wrap Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble Presented By HPJ Performance | Coverage presented by Edelbrock
The World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has been host to some storied performances, and when the Keystone Automotive NMRA Series arrived for the third stop in its 2019 season at the facility, racers and spectators answered the call, looking for the next chapter to be written in impressive performances. What car and driver combination could negotiate the warm temperatures to stand in the Aeros...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble | Coverage presented by Edelbrock
Good morning, St. Louis! Racers here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway are busy getting ready to rock and we're ready for another awesome day of NMRA all-Ford drag racing. The Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble is proudly presented by HPJ Performance, the Midwest Modular Mustang experts, and we would like to send out a huge THANK YOU for their support! Please make sure to stop by the H...
Friday Coverage Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble | Coverage presented by Edelbrock
We're minutes away from kicking off the Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble and conditions for today's racing look favorable. Master track prep guru Kurt Johnson of Total Venue Concepts is overseeing the racing surface this weekend here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and we'll keep you up to date with all the breaking news as it occurs. The official schedule for today's time trials and ...
NMRA True Street Goes NASCAR at Gateway Rumble!
No, we aren't trading drag racing for oval racing but the QA1 True Street competitors are in for a treat during this weekend's inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble, presented by HPJ Performance, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park). The 30-mile street cruise will include a lap on the high-banks of the famous oval track, which is home to prestigious IndyCar and N...
Leslie Jr. to Be Back in Action at NMRA Ford Gateway Rumble After Wild Wheelie and Contact With Wall
By Mary Lendzion While John Leslie Jr. is used to going into wheelies in his Mustang in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock, he recently went into his most wild and wicked one yet. It was during the first round of qualifying at the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE in early April at Atlanta Dragway. After the launch, the car pulled a usual whe...
Massive FREE Raffle and QA1 Racer Appreciation Happy Hour for NMRA QA1 True Street Racers at St. Louis
NMRA is celebrating a return to Gateway Motorsports Park, now called World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, for the NMRA Gateway Rumble, presented by HPJ Performance, May 16-19, 2019. As part of the celebration there will be a Saturday-night QA1-sponsored Racer Appreciation Happy Hour that includes a FREE Raffle with over $8,500 parts and gift certificates up for grabs! That is right, every sin...
Bennett Building Boost Towards NMRA Street Outlaw Debut
No stranger to speed, having previously raced alcohol-burning go-karts on dirt tracks with his sons, Sunrise Beach, Missouri, resident Todd Bennett has turned his once street car into a full-tilt VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw entry and plans to debut his recently re-focused 2013 Mustang GT at the Inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble presented by HPJ Performance in St. Louis in May. In 2015, Bennett wa...
Two-Time Champion Haley James is Ambitious and Awe-Inspiring
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by the Fastest Street Car Staff When Haley James was growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she would go to the track to watch her dad, Dwayne James, race. She learned a lot from the legendary NMRA racer, including what it takes to be courageous and what it takes to be competitive, and then she started setting the world on fire. She earned championships in N...
Gallery 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Celebrating its 11th year, the annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport traditionally held at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, faced a challenging weather forecast, but he staff rose to the occasion and was welcomed by thousands of fans who came to see the world's fastest Fords rip up the 1320. The All-Star race features special one-off ...
UPR Products NMRA Commerce, Georgia, Car Show
Best GM and Best Paint, 1955 Chevrolet, Ron Massow Best Chrysler, 1967 Dodge Coronet, Robert Orstadius Best Chevelle and Best Interior, 1969 Chevelle, Tommy Ellison Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Best of Show, 1970 Mercury Cyclone, Shane Bryant Host Car Club, Unstabled Mates Mustang Clu...
History Repeats Brian Mitchell Resurrects Retired NMRA Renegade Ride
By Ainsley Jacobs Brian Mitchell, a name synonymous with the NMRA, has been keeping a secret the past few years. From his very first Renegade race back when the class first started in the late 90s to his retirement in 2015, the legend has been busy resurrecting his original Wizard 92 Ford Mustang LX. Mitchell sold his iconic Fox body in the mid-2000s and was ready to give up on racing ye...
A Legacy Returns Stifflers Backs Gateway Rumble Heads-Up True Street Racing
In the mid-1990s the Mustang community gathered at Gateway Motorsports Park for what was known as the Gateway Rumble. It was the second heads-up Mustang street race that was modeled after the highly successful Spring Break Shootout. In 2019, the NMRA racing officials are bringing the street car chaos of the Gateway Rumble back to Gateway Motorsports Park with backing from the chassis component man...
No Limits Michael Ciborowski's NMRA Limited Street Mustang
Witten by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi After starting with the NMRA in the early 2000s, but having to temporarily put his program on hold to focus on his family, Michael Ciborowski has come back in a big way by claiming the inaugural NMRA Limited Street championship in 2018. Growing up in Illinois, Ciborowski always gravitated toward motorsports and racing was at the forefro...
Mickey Thompson/VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Gallery INSIDE Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
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 a direct crossover. This year the NMRA/NMCA tech officials put the two Street Out...
New Additions to 2019 Contingency Program
We have a two more companies added to this season's contingency posting, which will be posting through the rest of the year. They include: Ross Racing Pistons and M&K Sport Coach. Ross Racing Pistons, which has been manufacturing custom and off the shelf high-end forged aluminum racing pistons since 1979. Ross will be posting in SO, REN, MS, LS, FS, MM, SST classes. M&K Sport Coach, ...
Brian Iceman Devilbiss Tops EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
This year EATON Performance called out all of the TVS supercharged vehicles to come to Atlanta Dragway in early April for the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals and see who is king of the hill. The EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown would pay the winner $1,000 cash, a supercharger of choice from Eaton's technical partners (Edelbrock, ROUSH Performance, Magnuson Superchargers, and Harrop), and hand out an...
Bart Tobener is Fast, Famous and a Fixture in NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi Fascinated with mini import trucks as a teenager, Bart Tobener spent a lot of time shining up and showing his 1988 Mazda B2000 while he was a teenager living in Florida. Eventually, he began taking it to Moroso Motorsports Park, where he perpetually pushed the stock combination past its limits. He went on to race some raucous motorcycles ...
NMRA Race Wrap: 11th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Written by: Ainsley Jacobs A wet start to the weekend on Friday threw a wrench in the racing schedule, but the NMRA and NMCA staff worked hard to get the track ready as quickly as possible to maximize the racing at the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, hosted the second stop on the NMRA Keyst...
Sunday Coverage 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
We're here for day three of the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals and in only a matter of hours we will have new winners to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Running in the combination NMRA Edelbrock Renegade/NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street class this weekend, Floridian Mike Freeman and his ProCharged 88 Mustang are working out the kinks in ...
Saturday Coverage 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Today things get serious at the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport. After a wet start on Friday, the NMRA/NMCA team dried and prepped the track and we ran a full round of qualifying yesterday, which included some impressive performances. Today the action continues with two rounds of qualifying, as well as eliminations in the All-Star ...
Friday Coverage 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
With the rain overnight, the Total Venue Concepts crew is hard at work drying the Atlanta Dragway surface in preparation for today's first round of qualifying at the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Yesterday was an action-packed day of test n tune runs and more racers were stacked up and ready to claim their pit spots as the acti...
Thursday Coverage 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
It's a gorgeous, cool day as the race rigs are rolling into Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, for the 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Today's action gets underway at noon with a test n tune session that will give us an idea of who is running well heading into qualifying. Stay tuned here for coverage throughout the day and wat...
Gallery NMRA/NMCA VP Racing Fuels/Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw from Bradenton Motorsports Park
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 for NMCA. The 2019 rules are aligned with the X275 class, which allowed co...
Commerce, Georgia Racer Stacking/Parking Info
Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information Wednesday, April 3RD 8AM OVERNIGHT Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated areas (see map) and follow signs to proper areas for stacking 3PM 6PM Pre-event Credential/Ticket Sales in Stacking Lot Thursday, April 4th 8AM Vendor and Racer Gates Open 7PM Racer Gate Closes. (remains open overnight for already credentiale...
Devilbiss Diving into EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Fred Cook When it was announced that EATON, NMRA and NMCA would partner to present the EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown at the 11th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE, April 4-7 at Atlanta Dragway, excitement ensued. Drivers of vehicles with late-model engines including LS, LT, Modular and Gen III HEMI eng...
NMRA Florida UPR Products Car Show Gallery
If you're not that into drag racing, or if you like to look at fast cars standing still, the NMRA also includes a car show component to all of its events. The 2019 season started off with an impressive turnout for the UPR Products Car Show at the 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park in sunny Bradenton, Florida, and there was a little bit of everything for...
25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout Aerospace Components Winner's Circle
Celebrating its 25th year, the annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout traditionally held at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, did not disappoint, as this longstanding event has become the Spring Break destination for Mustang and Ford enthusiasts everywhere, and a great way to kick off the racing season. As usual, the QA1 True Street class was packed with over 130 contestan...
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Shootouts for Open Comp, Sealed Stock, and Street Outlaw
The 11th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Shootout presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway April 4-7, 2019 will once again feature special class shootouts for racers of ARP/MagnaFuel Open Comp from both organizations as well as the Sealed Stock Showdown, featuring the best racers from Chevrolet Performance Stock and Coyote Stock. For the second year in a row, the VP ...
Jeff Bloem Earns Two Invitations to the IDIDIT Performance King of the Street Competition
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos by Fastest Street Car Magazine Chasing a dream several years in the making, Canadian racer Jeff Bloem exceeded his expectations when he took home not one but two wins at the 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout season opener in March, 2019. The weather back home at his home in Ontario meant Bloem hadn't been to the track since October of 2018, and wit...
Spotlight on Eric Bardekoff The Dedicated Driver Has Fierce Determination
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi As though it were yesterday, Eric Bardekoff can recall how he spent much of his childhood watching his father, Jeff Bardekoff, work on his very fit and very fine 1964 Plymouth Fury. He can also recall how fired up he felt every time he traveled with his father from their Long Island, New York home over the Throgs Neck Bridge and the George Washi...
Schehr Speed Marks ProCharger Modified Street Launch
As the gates opened for the 25th annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout there was a new category among the regular line-up of small-tire madness that makes up the NMRA Ford Nationals. This past winter NMRA tech officials reorganized the Coyote Modified into a new class and it was dubbed Modified Street. ProCharger quickly signed up for the fresh new class as it combines elements of the modern and...
Race Wrap 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
After a long off-season, racers headed south to burn rubber and take names at the 25th Annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout held at the historic Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Through four days of beautiful weather and tight competition, the racing came to a close on Sunday with the victors heading to celebrate in the exclusive Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Racing in...
Sunday Coverage 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Under the warm rays of the Florida sunshine, Ford racers from across the country gathered at Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout. While one of the quickest fields of QA1 True Street racers in NMRA history and the Blue Oval battle that is the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown were settled on Saturday, most classes wrapped up qualifying to set the stage for...
Saturday Coverage 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
New for the 2019 NMRA drag racing season is the ProCharger Modified Street class and as a new class, everyone has been watching the scoreboards during testing to see who is going to set the bar for the weekend. Charlie Booze with his naturally aspirated combination clicked off an 8.09 run during testing on Thursday, but it was the ProCharged GT of Bob Cook that really got everyone's attention afte...
Friday Coverage 25th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Canadian Jeff Bloem had a pretty good outing at last year's NMRA Spring Break Shootout event, collecting runners up finishes in QA1 True Street, IDIDIT Performance Outlaw True Street, and the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout classes. Over the winter, his Mustang received a 25.5 chassis update and the turbocharged machine has ben as quick as 7.70 in the quarter-mile. There are several high-7-s...
Edelbrock Renegade Racer Dom DiDonato to Run VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Dom DiDonato As a fierce competitor with finely-tuned cars, Dom DiDonato has been a force in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade. Most recently, he finished seventh in points in 2018 in the 2004 Mustang Cobra belonging to C&D Auto Tech and fifth in points in 2017 in his 2008 Mustang GT500. In the Mustang Cobra packing a 5.8 liter Modular engine ...
Old Pony, New Tricks: Tony Hobson Steps Up to Street Outlaw
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Tony Hobson Be warned, NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw crew: Tony Hobson is coming. The fabricator from Moscow Mills, Missouri, is on a mission to move up to the big time for 2019 and he's already done all the legwork to make his Mustang run the number. Just one and a half months ago, Hobson's 2014 Ford Mustang was sitting up o...
Weldon Racer Appreciation Party February 28th at NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton Motorsports Park
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, February 28-March 3. This Weldon Pump sponsored Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, February 28th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and all racers, family, crew, sponsors, medi...
Gary Hollywood Parker Signs New Sponsors, Returns to Chase NMRA Championship in 2019
By Ainsley Jacobs If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right. Gary Hollywood Parker has decided to chase another NMRA championship title for 2019, so he's stepped up with a new combination and has brought several new sponsors on board for the NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle season. Back in 2015, Parker was running in NMRA Factory Stock with his 02 Musta...
Twelve More Companies Join 2019 Contingency Program
We have a huge update this tie around for 2019 Contingency Sponsors. As often happens, we get a rush right before the season begins, and this year is no exception. To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the list will be updated often so check...
Precision Turbo Trifecta Bonus Program Returns to NMRA in 2019!
Precision Turbo is proud to continue its successful Trifecta Bonus program in NMRA for 2019. It gives racers the ability to collect a bonus check for utilizing three Precision Turbo & Engine products on their racecar in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw, Edelbrock Renegade, ProCharger Modified Street, and Limited Street. Racers eligible must utilize a Precision turbo, wastegate, and blow-off ...
More Contingency Sponsors Join the NMRA this Week
More 2019 contingency sponsors have been added to the rapidly growing list this week, so you may want to check it out as the season closes in. Remember, the list is being updated constantly.    To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means...
Come to Bradenton for the Race: Stay a Couple of Extra Days for the Fun
The much-anticipated 2019 NMRA season will open with the 25th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout, March 1-3, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From the sandy beaches and calm waters or the...
NMRA Introduces IDIDIT Performance King of the Street Program for 2019
The question of the ages has always been Who is the King (or Queen) of the Street and the NMRA Ford Nationals is looking to find out. New-for-2019 is the IDIDIT Performance King of the Street and the winner will be crowned during the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals in a special 8-car heads-up eliminator at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY) the weekend of September 26-29, 2019. ...
Turbo Battle, sponsored by Hellion Turbo, Set to Compete at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
If you have spent any time racing heads-up in any form of street-legal drag racing then you've heard the same tune turbos mess up everything! Well, NMRA is fixing that problem by creating a category that is strictly for turbocharged Fords, we are calling the Turbo Battle, and Hellion Turbo is sponsoring it. The category is very simple, bring a Ford vehicle that is powered by a small...
Update: 2019 Contingency Sponsors
More 2019 Contingency Sponsors have been added to the list this week as we get closer to the start of the new season. Keep in mind the list is being updated constantly.    To see the list please click >>HERE<< and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to a pdf file. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the list will be upda...

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