Belinda Moore To Try for Twentieth Win in QA1 True Street at Nitto NMRA All-Ford World Finals
By Mary Lendzion After watching several NMRA races, Belinda Moore decided that she, too, wanted to climb into a car and compete. So, with her husband Cliff Moore's help, she readied herself and the family's 1995 Mustang for her first NMRA QA1 True Street race back in 2005, and she has been super-successful ever since. In the car that she refers to as mostly stock with a 5.0L engine, cold-air ...
2019 UPR Products Car Show, NMRA/NMCA Joliet, Illinois
Best of Show Winner: Mark and Sandy Heckman, 1966 Nova  Ford Muscle Winner: Jim Scott, 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Directors Choice Conservative and Best GM Winner: Gary Goodin, 1969 Camaro Best Late Model: Justin Dumke, 2014 Mustang Chrysler Muscle Winner: Ken Mushen, 1965 Dodge Coronet Directors Choice Modified: Bob Cook, 1966 Chevelle 2019 NMCA Joliet NMCA Host Club Midwest Thunder Best ...
Gallery INSIDE NMRA/NMCA True Street Goes NASCAR Cruising!
NMRA/NMCA race officials provided a unique experience for the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street field during the 14th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, held at the famous Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL). For the second year in a row they collaborated with Route 66 Raceway's Scott Paddock and Terry Greetham to open the NASCAR oval across the street at Chicagolan...
Blast from the Past Billy Glidden's Fox Body Back in Action and for Sale
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Steve Baur Although he's hesitant to commit to a definitive plan or course of action, legendary drag racer Billy Glidden confirmed that he is working on reviving his historic black Fox body Mustang and the car has already been fired up. Revered as the most successful Mustang in heads-up drag racing, the 90 model Ford's historical significance is u...
Sunday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
With one round of eliminations completed the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors hits the home stretch as racers battle it out for a shot at a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Once the two series complete their programs the fastest racers from each series will clash in the Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts. ...
NMRA Race Wrap: 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors
Arguably the most exciting event of the year, the NMRA vs NMCA race held at historic Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, always adds an extra element of excitement as the two series battle head-to-head to capture coveted, exclusive Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Rings. The 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors kicked off with a perfect fore...
Saturday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Excitement builds today at Route 66 Raceway as the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors gets into the thick of the action. With a round of qualifying on the slate, racers will have their last crack at jockeying for position on the ladders in the morning before round one of competition kicks into gear as racers strive toward a trip to ...
Friday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Today the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors kicks it up a notch as racers lock and load for the first round of qualifying. Competitors will begin to see just how their cars stack up against the competition as they jockey for position on the ladder. With the eventual goal of heading to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, racer...
Thursday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
The sun is shining down on the track surface at Route 66 Raceway in Joilet, Illinois, and the time is here for the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors. The crown jewel of the mid-season for both the NMRA and NMRA squads, the event will see both series run in tandem with racers seeking to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle...
NASCAR AGAIN! NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway
For the second year in a row the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street cruise will visit the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR oval for a unique and exclusive experience. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 25-28
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 25, and culminates on Sunday, July 28, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-ou...
Nitto Tire Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce the Nitto Tire Racer Appreciation Party scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. This extra special event is billed as the Super Bowl because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for an all-...
Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts Bonus Program
Nearly a year ago the racing community said good-bye to our friend and former NMCA champion Bob Curran. This year the Curran family wanted to memorialize Bob at his home track during one of his favorite events of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, held at Route 66 Raceway over the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. Moving forward the NMRA vs. NMCA match race at...
Chad Wendel Goes 8.79, Puts NMRA Limited Street on Notice
As the dog days of summer drag on, Chad Wendel certainly isn't dogging it when it comes to his combination a recent test session produced a new personal best, just a tick off from the current NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street records, and there's plenty more left in it. Wendel, who lives in Indiana, headed over to nearby Muncie Dragway on Friday, July 12th for a test session. We've ...
Taking Stock Darin Hendricks persevered to the pinnacle of Coyote Stock racing, and he's not done yet
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In drag racing, much like in life, there are highs and there are lows. The fleeting glow of success can quickly be offset by its less enjoyable counterpart, but a true racer always continues on. Growing up, Darin Hendricks didn't have anyone to turn to for mentorship of his mechanical interests. No one in his family was interested in cars...
Racer Update for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Rt. 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois
Heading into the biggest race of the year for the NMRA, the event staff has made some arrangements that should make things a bit easier for racers. Ice, a rather important commodity at drag strips these days not just for spectators, but race cars as well, will be sold at Concession Stand S14 located on the south side of the grandstands (same side as pits). A 22 lbs. bag retails for $10 and ice ...
NMRA Technical Department Makes Parity Adjustment To The NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street Class
Based on NMRA Limited Street performance data from the 19thAnnual NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationals on June 27-30, 2019, the NMRA Technical Department made the following adjustments effective immediately for these Limited Street combinations: TVS GEN3R SUPERCHARGER approved upper pulley size, changed from 3.228 to 3.400. This changed the 2.317:1 lower/upper pulley ratio to the now approved 2.200 ...
UPR Products NMRA Car Show St. Louis
2019 NMRA St Louis Best of Show Clyde & Catherine Dumphy 1969 Mach 1  2019 NMRA St Louis Host Club Midwest Thunder 2019 NMRA St Louis Best Steeda George & Carolyn Detty 2019 NMRA St Louis Directors Choice Modified Winner Jeffery Cox 1987 Ranger 2019 NMRA St Louis Late Ford 49' & Up Winner Mike Meyer 1966 Fairlane 2019 NMRA St Louis Best Street Rod Neil Fansler 1937 Ford Truc...
Curtis Catalon Returns to NMRA Renegade with Turbo 5.8L Combination
Longtime NMRA Edelbrock Renegade/NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer and all-around good guy, Curtis Catalon, had a hiccup in late 2018 but is busy turning lemons into lemonade with an all-new killer combination for his much-awaited return. Living in Louisiana, Catalon made the long haul up to Maryland for the World Cup Finals: Import vs Domestic event in early November. Unfortunately for him, t...
Mid-Term Report IDIDIT Performance NMRA King of the Street Qualifying
New for NMRA in 2019 is the IDIDIT Performance King of the Street competition and the concept is simple. Every NMRA event serves as a qualifier for an end-of-the year 8-car heads up eliminator to determine who is the King of the Street. The only way to qualify is to grab an Overall Winner title in the QA1 True Street challenge at any NMRA event in 2019 or win either the JLT Performance Spring Br...
Breaking News NMRA World Finals Expands to include Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
NMRA is proud to announce the addition of the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, creating what will be the largest Ford event on the planet. Taking place September 26th 29th at Beech Bend Raceway, the NMRA World Finals offers the best Ford drag racing, car show, midway, and swap meet and combines it with the all-new Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. Holl...
Scott Wayne & Ronnie Reynolds Ready for NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
By Ainsley Jacobs After traveling as a spectator to the NMRA races in Florida and Kentucky for years, Scott Wayne is ready to jump in mid-season with an Edelbrock Renegade ride of his own. Wayne, who works as a firefighter for Baltimore County in Maryland by day, also spent years traveling with former JPC Racing employee Ronnie Reynolds while Reynolds was racing his own car or helping JPC's ...
Photo Gallery Heads-Up Horsepower from NMRA St. Louis
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has been host to some storied drag-racing 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 to write the next chapter in impressive performances at the venue. As the event unfolded, it became apparent that the NMRA's return to the area was...
NMRA TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT Announcement COYOTE STOCK GEN II ENGINE
June 6, 2019 The NMRA Technical Department and Ford Performance engineers have researched and discussed several areas of concern with the Gen II Coyote Stock engines with racers and engine builders. The extreme conditions of the category can result in issues that might affect power and/or performance. Due to these findings, the NMRA Tech Department will allow the following components to be r...
TASCA FORD RACER DISCOUNT ON COYOTE STOCK PARTS
June 5, 2019 The NMRA Technical Department announced earlier today that NMRA Coyote Stock Class Racers may change (under NMRA Tech Supervision and reseal) existing cam phasers with Ford Part # M-6004-A50R - 2015-2017 5.0L/5.2L Coyote High Performance Cam Phaser and/or change the VCT Solenoids with Ford Part # M-6297-M50A - 5.0L High Strength VCT Solenoids. Tasca Ford is offering a Racer Disc...
2019 Mid-Season Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has updated the 2019 class rules to reflect mid-season changes. Classes which have had changes made with have an update date of (6-4) in red. Thanks to everyone for their input on these changes. They may be found >>HERE<<
Direct Injection Technology In Drag Racing John Urist switches to DI in 2,000HP Mustang
By Steve Turner Photos by the FSC Staff An injector solenoid pulses, releasing fuel pushed out by over 2,000 psi. A cloud of fine droplets hangs in the air. It's an impressive sight to behold, but for John Urist it was a eureka moment for his NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw racing program. The idea of the magic those micro droplets might unlock inside the combustion chamber of his turboch...
Friendly Pet Reminder from the NMRA/NMCA Staff
In light of recent incidents, the NMRA/NMCA Event Team would like to remind all NMRA/NMCA racers, crew, sponsors and fans that every track on the NMRA and NMCA Tour has rules and requirements for your pets please leash your dogs and pick up after your pets! The NMRA and NMCA event team have had to deal with several incidents and complaints regarding unleashed pets and our team felt it necessary...
Project Update #PureEvil Goes 8.85 at 152 mph, sets New NA Coyote Record
By Michael Galimi Photos by the Author and Dave Milcarek A few weeks ago we teased on social media'dyno testing of Project #PureEvil's new engine combination, dubbed PE-2. It sounded rowdy, angry, and it crushed last year's combination by a wide margin. The new Rich Groh Racing masterpiece has more of everything and produced 744rwhp on JPC Racing s chassis dyno. For those keeping score that ...
Photo Gallery QA1 True Street at NMRA St. Louis
Written by Derek Putnam More than 50 drivers arrived at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gatewayto participate in the QA1 True Streetclass, and the street test would be a combination of road and track, as drivers pounded the streets of Madison, Illinois before returning to the track and making laps on the famed oval. When the drag strips runs were complete and the results tabulated, Randy Thoma...
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...
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