Breaking News Roger Conley Named NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director
The NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce Roger Conley as the National Tech Director, overseeing technical and safety operations for the leading street-legal drag racing organization. Conley comes to ProMedia Events & Publishing with extensive experience in data acquisition and power adder segments along with a high-level of motorsports background that spa...
Aeromotive Ups the Ante in Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs GT500 Shootout with $1,000 Product Certificate to Winner
Aeromotive Inc. is upping the ante for the winner of the Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28-March 3, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The Kansas-based fuel system manufacturer, who recently received the prestigious SEMA Manufacturer of the Year award for 2018, is providing a $1,000 Product Certificate to the victor in th...
Race Star and QA1 Return to NMRA
The NMRA is excited to announce that Race Star Wheels and QA1 are continuing their sponsorships of NMRA classes in 2019. Race Star, which manufactures high performance alloy wheels for cars, trucks and a variety of racing vehicles, will once again be sponsoring the highly competitive NMRA Ford Muscle class in 2019. QA1, which produces a full line of suspension components for all types o...
Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout Continues the Rivalry at NMRA Opener & Finals
The battle rages on in the biggest sibling rivalry in drag racing with specialty Mustangs facing off in the Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at two NMRA events in 2019! The first showdown happens during the 25th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 - March 3, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park (Bradenton, FL). The second competition happens during the biggest Musta...
Wendel to Put Power Down with New ProCharger at Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Chad Wendel After crushing it in NMRA ROUSH Performance Super Stang for several years, Chad Wendel decided that he wanted to make the move to NMRA Steeda Limited Street in 2018. To prepare his Mustang for the series hot new heads-up category, he replaced his 4.6 3-Valve engine with a Coyote engine topped with a Boss 302 intake, and he fron...
Two-Time Champ Haley James Readies to Run in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
By Ainsley Jacobs Haley James is not the kind of person to back down from a challenge. So, when the NMRA announced that her beloved ProCharger Coyote Modified class one in which she earned championship titles in both 2015 and 2018 would not be returning for 2019, James made the easy decision to start cutting on her car to ready it to run in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade instead. In betw...
Watson Racing Presents the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals is proud to announce that Watson Racing will once again host a special Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown that will run at the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, the weekend of March 2-5, 2017. Watch as Cobra Jets from all around the U.S. converge on Bradenton Motorsports Park and set their combi...
2019 Contingency List Continues to Grow
  The list of 2019 NMRA Contingency Sponsors continues to grow as we've added several more companies who will be supporting your racing efforts this season. As we've done in past years, we will update you as we continue to add more sponsors. 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. ...
Windsor Ready for Wheelies and Wild-Open Throttle at Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi and NMRA and courtesy of Gary Windsor While Michael Washington has been piloting his Mustang, Pure Evil, in NMRA Steeda Limited Street, Gary Windsor has been piloting Washington's other Mustang, Somewhat Evil, in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. At last year's season-opening event, the 24th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in March at Brade...
Gear Jammin in TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, presented by McLeod Racing at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Get your right arm and left leg ready as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout roars back into action during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 - March 3, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. But the gear-bang n madness doesn't stop there as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout brings together the Quick 8 elimination on Sunday. NMRA officials will select...
Hecox Committed to NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Competition in 2019
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Ryan Hecox While racing at the Yellow Bullet Nationals last September at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland, Ryan Hecox hurt his engine and thought he was sidelined for the rest of the race season. But as it turned out, the damage was minimal to his small-block Ford topped with cast aluminum Edelbrock heads and fronted by an 88mm Precision Pro Mod turbo,...
Baer Brakes Sweetens the Pot for JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout | Presented by Nitto Tire
As the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years of street car insanity, Baer Brakes wanted to enhance the winner's pot by throwing in a gift certificate for a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit valued at around $1,000. This means the Quick 16 winner on Sunday could walk away with $1,800 as they celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an NMRA Vi...
25 Years of Street Car Insanity JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout at NMRA Season Opener
It is one of the longest running categories in street-legal drag racing, the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years during the NMRA Ford Nationals season-opening event at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 28-March 3, 2019. "This is our third year as the sponsor of the Spring Break Shootout and we are happy and excited to be back and part of the NMRA, said Jay and Lisa Tu...
2019 Contingency Sponsors
The 2019 racing season is just weeks away, and the NMRA, once again, will have one of the best contingency programs in the drag racing spectrum. As we've done in past years, we will update you as we continue to add more sponsors. To see the list please click >>HERE<<. Keep in mind that this is the renewal season, which means the list will be updated often so check back frequently. Pleas...
Breaking News: Kevin Skinner Crushes NHRA/NMCA Factory Showdown/Super Car with 7.82 in Testing | Presented by Nitto Tire
Pre-season testing in Florida is underway with two huge track rentals, one at Bradenton Motorsports Park and the other at Orlando Speed World. An army of Pro Mods, Radial racers, and NMCA/NHRA Factory Super Car/Showdown cars have descended upon the state to prepare for a wild season of drag racing. It was the 2016 Cobra Jet of Kevin Skinner that made the most noise in the opening days of pre-...
Continued Celebration Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at all NMRA Events in 2019
The NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components is continuing their long-standing sponsorship of the biggest party of the event weekend with the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle for 2019. The Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, formed in 2015, provides racers, families, and friends a chance to celebrate the monumental moment in sty...
Total Venue Concepts Continues Track Services for NMRA/NMCA Events in 2019
ProMedia Events & Publishing, parent company of NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is proud to announce that Total Venue Concepts will continue to provide the track preparation services at all NMRA and NMCA events in 2019. The Total Venue Concepts will provide track specialists and industry-leading rotators, scrapers, and other equipment at all ten national events to ensur...
Available Now Ford Performance Parts 2019 Coyote Stock Gen II Calibration
The Ford Performance Parts 2019 Coyote Stock Gen II engine calibration is available immediately to all competitors. The new calibration addresses concerns expressed by the Coyote Stock field and supersedes the ECU tune from 2018. The tune is available directly from Ford Performance Parts and NMRA Tech can upload it to an ECU at all events in 2019, beginning with the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Bre...
Strip Snake Ford Performance Unleashes The 10-Second 2020 Shelby GT500 In The Motor City |Presented by Nitto Tire
Ford designers worked with engineers to create a 2020 Shelby GT500 that is aerodynamic and functional. Its massive front grille opening and functional hood vents help keep engine temperatures under control on the racetrack. By Steve Turner Photos Courtesy of Ford Motor Company and Steve Turner From the moment the 2020 Shelby GT500 rolled onto the stage at the Cobo Center in Detroit, M...
Nitto Tire Continues Broad Support of the NMRA in 2019
Nitto Tire, a long time partner of the NMRA, will continue that support in 2019 as they remain the title sponsor of three of the largest events of the season. Their sponsorship begins with the season-opening 25th Annual Spring Break Shootout Feb.28-March 3rd at Bradenton Motorsports Park, followed by the 14th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing held at Route 66 Raceway the fina...
Manny Buginga Adds 2nd Mustang for NMRA Street Outlaw in 2019 | Presented by Nitto Tire
Lead Photo by Jason Reiss If you've followed the latest happenings NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw then you are quite familiar with Big Red, a 2003 Mustang Cobra that is sponsored by MJM Construction and campaigned by Manny Buginga. He captured the title in 2017, his second championship with the first one coming back in 2005. The turbocharged Mustang is fast, like high 4.20s quick in old S...
Jason Henson Wins Miller Millermatic 211 during 2018 NMRA Awards Ceremony
For the past eight years Miller has given away two welders by randomly selecting NMRA and NMCA racers at the annual awards ceremony at the PRI Show. This year, Miller chose to give a Millermatic 211 welder to a couple of lucky racers. It is a lightweight, inverter MIG welder with up to 230 amps of power and runs on either 120V or 240V input power. The unit also includes AutoSet, making the unit qu...
Harlow Hangs Tough to Take NMRA ARP Open Comp Championship
While Gordon Harlow earned an enviable eighth place finish in NMRA ARP Open Comp points in 2017, he wanted to do even better in 2018. The Kentucky-based racer got started by recording a 10.05 on a 10.14 against Woody Pack, who turned on the red, to take his place in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle at the 10th Annual NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals in April at Atlanta Dragway, and he was ....
Frank Varela Fast and Forceful En Route to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Championship
Having earned the NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified championship in 2014 and the NMRA Edelbrock Renegade championship in 2015, Frank Varela proved that he was a potent racer in a powerful race car. And while he finished toward the top in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade points in 2016 and 2017, he was focused on a championship in 2018. His year began with a 7.39 to qualify in the second spot and a runn...
Records and NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Championship for Hendricks in 2018
Darin Hendricks has what it takes to lead a points chase, and he proved that by cruising to the NMRA Pure Street championship in 2003. He has been shooting for another championship ever since he made the move to NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock in 2013, and he came close with a second place finish in 2014 and a fifth place finish in 2017. He started off the 2018 race season by ...
Knack Races to Third NMRA Roush Super Stang Championship in a Row
As the 2016 and 2017 NMRA Roush Performance Super Stang champion, Marvin Knack went into the 2018 race season with a target on his back. But he didn't let that stop him from recoding a perfect 0.000 reaction time in his 2011 Mustang GT to lead qualifying in the category and cruising to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an 11.71 on an 11.67 dial against John Golliday at the 24th Annu...
Conway Collects Third Consecutive NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning Championship
Having earned a championship in NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning in 2016 and 2017, Randy Conway had his sights set on earning another one in 2018. He started by going rounds in the Ranger owned by Bruce Lampton at the events in Florida and Georgia, and then he earned a runner-up finish with a 10.19 against Johnny Lightning at the 18th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals in May at Maple...
BUY NOW Advance Ticket Sales Open for Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
NMRA Advance Ticket Sales are open for purchase for the 25th annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, held at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 28 through March 3, 2019. https://tickets.thefoat.com/NMRANMCA/25th+Annual+NITTO+NMRA+Spring+Break+Shootout/tickets/event-35264/ NMRA continues their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and p...
Haley James was a Hotshot on Her Way to the 2018 NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified Championship
From the moment Haley James began competing in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified, she has held her own. She has won races, she has wowed fans and she wrapped up her first championship in the very competitive and cutthroat category in 2015. And this year, after rolling her red, white and blue rocket of a Mustang out of her trailer, she recorded a remarkable 7.59 to lead qualifying followed by a...
Parker Picked Up Second Consecutive NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle Championship
While Bryan Parker was potent in a Mustang coupe on his way to the 2017 NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle championship, he pulled a Mustang fastback out of his trailer to chase another championship in 2018. For the car powered by a 347 cubic-inch small-block Ford, he chose an 11.50 index and ran 11.54 to qualify in the third spot at the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presente...
Henson Cruised to 2018 NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Championship
While Jason Henson had achieved several top-five finishes in NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle points, he was determined to drive to a championship in 2018. He would have his work cut out for him as his fellow competitors have their cars decidedly dialed in for both ends of the track, but so does he, and he was up to the task. He recorded an .014 in his Mustang to qualify in the fourth sp...
Ciborowski Cemented Championship in New NMRA Steeda Limited Street Category
When it was announced that NMRA Steeda Limited Street would be debuted at the final event of the season in 2017 and contested at all of the events in 2018, racers began readying their cars for the hot new heads-up category. Among them was Michael Ciborowski, who was going to have what it would take to win with his 2014 Mustang GT powered by a Rich Groh Racing Coyote engine, VMP 2.3 supercharge...
Ryntz Reeled in 2018 NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Championship
Having come close to earning a championship in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock in 2016 and 2017, Dan Ryntz was looking to lock it up in 2018. He began by driving his Mustang to a 10.45 to win over John Leslie Jr. in the final round at the season-opener, the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda Autosports in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park, and he followed t...
NMRA and Ford Performance Announcement about Gen II Coyote Stock Engine
NMRA officials have been discussing the Gen II Coyote Stock engine with the engineers at Ford Performance and some issues that have developed this year. For proper performance of the cam phasers and chain tensioners, Ford Performance Parts requires the use of Motorcraft SAE 5W-50 Full Synthetic XO-5W50-QGT or equivalent oil and fill the engine with eight quarts of oil along with adding a new oil f...
Manson Motored to His First NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Championship
While Andy Manson took time off last year to focus on making his car and combination even more fierce, he returned to NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw competition this year and proved his prominence in the category. He led qualifying with a 4.30 and won with a 4.31 in his Mustang over multi-time champion Manny Buginga and his Mustang at the season-opener, the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Sprin...
Spotlight on Eric Holliday, Operations Manager for Justin's Performance Center and JPC Racing
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi and the Fastest Street Car Staff While working at a gas station near his family's home in Maryland when he was fifteen, Eric Holliday would watch the mechanic work on his three Chevy IIs. One was a show car, one was a street-strip car, and another was an eight-second, tube-chassis car, and a ride in one of them was enough to encourage Holliday to...
2019 Advance Ticket Sales NMRA Partners with TheFOAT Ticketing to Offer Advance Tickets at All Events
NMRA continues their ProPledge customer service initiative making it easier and more streamlined to spectate and participate with their popular All-Ford motorsport series. NMRA, in partnership with TheFOAT Ticketing, will offer 2019 advance ticket sales for spectators, racers/crew, and car show participants at each series event. Spectators will receive up to a 20% discount when they purchase th...
Breaking News 2019 NMRA Preliminary Rules Posted
The 2019 NMRA Preliminary Rules are posted Thank You to NMRA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2019 season. The NMRA Tech committee has reviewed nearly 100 requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2018 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to balance all of the racing categories and your input is greatly appreciated. We wou...
Video Inside DeatschWerks Releases Fuel Lines, Fittings, and Cobra Jet Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks has taken the Mustang scene by storm and quickly got known for its fuel injectors and fuel pumps. In fact, they are the fuel injector supplier for the supercharged Cobra Jet factory racecars, which is impressive because the injectors easily passed severe durability and performance testing by Ford. The company continues to refine its fuel system solutions, this time expanding into fuel...
Sign Up TODAY 2018 NMRA Awards Ceremony, Presented by Aerospace Components Winner's Cirlce
The 2018 NMRA annual awards ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, will be held Friday evening December 7th in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony, presented by Aerospace Components, will begin with a cocktail reception, courtesy of Keystone Automotive, at 7:30 with the awards ceremony starting promptly at 8:30 PM. ...
Terminate the Competition Tim Oswalt Dominates ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street | Presented by Nitto Tire
The Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals features a No Time heads-up class dubbed Outlaw True Street and ZP Performance Steering sponsors it. The format is simple the competitors spend Friday and Saturday making test hits before they embark on a 30-mile cruise to prove they are street-worthy. The racing format has them running just an eighth-mile distance and adding to the drama is the random chip-draw te...
Link Inside 2018 NMRA Racer and Crew Award Voting
It's time to vote for deserving NMRA racers and crew for the annual NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals Awards. Please click on the link below to vote... http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efq517atjmjqj7bg/start Voting deadline is October 15, 2018... NO EXCEPTIONS!   *Only one vote per NMRA member will be counted.   Thank you, we appreciate your p...
Steve Turner Announced as New Editor of Fastest Street Car Magazine, Steve Baur Promoted to Digital Content Manager
ProMedia Events and Publishing is proud to announce veteran journalist, book writer, and photographer, Steve Turner, is joining the staff as editor of Fastest Street Car magazine, in addition to the promotion of Steve Baur to Digital Content Editor. Turner becomes the fourth editor in Fastest Street Car's 18-year history. Baur's Digital Content Manager position is a new title to enhance the quickl...
Now Accepting 2019 Rule Requests
The NMRA would like to kick-off the 2019 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, Please submit rule requests for the 2019 NMRA drag racing series by October 15, 2018. Our Tech Department, headed by Lonnie Grim, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2019 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted...
Final 2018 Championship Points
Final 2018 season points have been posted. You can find them >>here<<. Please take a moment to look them over. If you see a discrepancy, please send an email to [email protected]. As per our rules, there is a five-day review period. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 8th, these points will be considered final.
Race Wrap: Twenty Years of NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park
The sun has set on the 2018 NMRA drag racing season and on twenty years of incredibly awesome NMRA All-Ford World Finals competition at Kentucky's beautiful Beech Bend Raceway Park. Tons of sunshine and great racing allowed the year to wrap up with wins celebrated in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, records, championships, and a whole lot more at the 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Fina...
Sunday Coverage 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI | Coverage by Edelbrock
It's day three of the 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI and today, champions will be made. Eliminations are in full swing and, as the final event of the year, prepare for records (and parts) to be broken as NMRA drivers load the spicy tune ups and get ready to send it! Get Sunday's schedule of racing action right HERE In the UPR Products booth in vendor midway...

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