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...
Saturday Coverage 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI | Coverage by Edelbrock
Good morning, Bowling Green! It's day two of the 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals presented by Holley EFI, and we'll be wrapping up qualifying today before we move into eliminations. Stay tuned for more news, updates, and results as the race progresses throughout the day. The top six spots through the first round of qualifying in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock are occupied by...
Friday Coverage 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI | Coverage by Edelbrock
We are coming to you live from the famous Beech Bend Raceway Park in beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky, and we will be ready to race as soon as the fog lifts and the track is dry. The good news is we'll be celebrating two decades of NMRA World Finals racing, and expect to get started around 10:00am. The good-er news is that the forecast is showing nothing but sun for the rest of the weekend after ...
UPDATE Stacking Procedures for NMRA World Finals
NOTE FROM NMRA OFFICIALS The NMRA event staff has been working at Beech Bend Raceway for several days and want the Pre-Race Stacking to be organized. Due to the intense rains from last weekend, the ground is saturated and they have asked ALL racers and vendors to pull bumper-to-bumper when pulling into the Stacking Lines at Beech Bend Raceway. This will help get as many trucks/trailers in line...
Now Accepting 2018 NMRA Specialty Award Nominations
The NMRA is proud to invite our racing community to nominate friends and family for the 2018 NMCA Specialty Awards, which are to be celebrated during the 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Show. Nominations are due for submission no later than OCTOBER 3, 2018 before 11:59PM. There are no exceptions and the survey will close at that time. Click for Nomin...
Bowling Green Racer and Vendor Stacking and Parking Information
Wednesday September 26th 10AM Overnight GATE ON beech Bend Rd opens for Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map. FORM ONE LINE BETWEEN THE RACER GATE AND THE SPECTATOR TICKET ENTRANCE. FORM FIVE ROWS ON THE ASPHALT BETWEEN THE SPECTOATOR TICKET ENTRANCE AND THE CURVE. Thursday September 27th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map HIGHLIGHT...
2019 NMRA National Event Schedule
The NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce the 2019 national event schedule. Featuring an exciting line-up of all-Ford championship and shootout drag racing classes, Car Shows, and special events, the NMRA Ford Nationals Series looks to continue its growth and bring world-class, enthusiast-driven events to thousands of fans in 2019 at extraordinary facilities and markets across the Midwest and E...
Legal Street Racing ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street adds Saturday Evening Excitement to NMRA All-Ford World Finals
The popular Outlaw True Street returns to the 2018 NMRA Nitto Tire All-Ford World Finals, presented by Holley EFI, at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY) on Saturday night September 29th. This year ididit continues its sponsorship of Outlaw True Street and has branded it with their new line of steering columns ZP Performance Steering. The ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street class is a...
Largest Manufacturers Midway of the Year Planned for the NMRA All-Ford World Finals Sept. 27 - 30
Each year the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features the largest manufacturers midway of the year...and this year's no exception! Be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the track Sept. 27 - 30, 2018, for great deals on the parts you need for your Mustang or Ford. Have an all-new Ford Mustang Bring your Mustang and be sure to enter QA1 True ...
Stick & Clutch Games TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, Presented by McLeod Racing at NMRA World Finals
The TREMEC Stick-Shift Shootout is back in action during the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals, September 27-30, and they are bringing cash for the FIRST 25 entries that wield a stick-shift in QA1 True Street. You read that right as soon as an NMRA tech official signs off on a tech card of a stick-shift racer, that person will receive a crisp $100 bill, courtesy of TREMEC. For the second ti...
WIN $4,000 Product Certificate from WELD Racing in Cobra vs. Shelby GT500 Shootout
It is the annual battle for SVT supremacy as the legendary SVT Cobra takes on the Shelby GT500 in a contest you won't want to miss. The Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at the NMRA Nitto Tire All-Ford World Finals happens at Beech Bend Raceway over the weekend of September 27-30, 2018 and this year. WELD Racing has picked up the title sponsorship and is sweetening the top prize with the additio...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Confirms Commitment to Street & Straight Line Performance with NT555 G2, NT555R, & NT05R
Nitto Tire entered the domestic high-performance over twenty years ago and its popularity grows stronger every day. A long-term relationship with the street-legal drag racing sanctioning bodies NMRA and NMCA has helped put its products in front hundreds of thousands of street performance enthusiasts who are interested in straight line performance. Its flagship performance tire, the NT555 was desig...
Hot Street Hotshot Charlie Booze Jr. Headed to NMRA's New Modified Street Category
As a five-time NMRA Hot Street champion, Charlie Booze Jr. knows a thing or two about high-revving engines, high wheelies and hightailing to wins. When the category ceased several years ago, Booze Jr., whose brother and Booze Brothers Racing partner Brian Booze also earned a championship in the category, turned his focus to Ultra Street and local racing. Then, he hopped into Justin Fogelsonger's...
NMRA Steeda Limited Street Driver Rick Erdman Picks Up a ProCharger
When it was announced last year that Steeda Limited Street would be added to the array of categories contested at NMRA events in 2018, enthusiasm for the entry-level, power-adder, heads-up class ensued. Drivers who had been competing in the series, as well as drivers who had been competing outside of the series, read the rules and readied their race cars for the 24th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Bre...
NMRA Tech Readjusts Steeda Limited Street To Address Parity
Just like with the turbocharged combination adjustment earlier this season, we are keeping a close eye on Limited Street and would make changes if needed. Those changes are to keep the class competitive and also keep the field away from the SFI 25.5 cage requirement, commented NMRA tech director Lonnie Grim. Effective immediately, the supercharged combinations have some adjustments with the Vort...
Race Wrap 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The 13th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing was one for the record books, as favorable temperatures brought in around 600 race cars, over 250 show cars and upwards of 20,000 spectators to witness all the action at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. After two days of qualifying, Saturday afternoon signaled the start of eliminations that ran saw round one stretched into the l...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
While Route 66 Raceway was rocking yesterday with the first rounds of eliminations for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, things are about to get even rowdier today as competitors gun it to try to get to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and the runoff between NMCA and NMRA winners. Awaiting those who seal the deal ar...
Saturday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The weekend is upon us as we start day three of the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. The on-track action starts at 8:30 a.m. with the third and final qualifying session, and heads-up classes scheduled for their final qualifying shot at the track at 11 a.m. The afternoon kicks off with the QA1 True Street cruise before we ...
Tony Hobson Hoping to Take Edelbrock Points Lead at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Race
After introducing himself to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade last year, Tony Hobson hauled to a 7.45 and a fourth place finish in points in his 2014 Mustang GT. That was proof that he, his car and his combination were capable of being competitive in the cutthroat category. Soon after the season wrapped, however, Hobson and his crew chief, Eric Holliday of JPC Racing, decided to swap engines. Eric Holl...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing 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 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Party Time Racer Appreciation Parties for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, IL
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that there are two Racer Appreciation Parties 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 26-29, 2018. This extra special event is billed as the "Super Bowl" because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for a...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Adam Arndt and Brian Mitchell Aim High in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Andrew Link and Fastest Street Car Staff While driving his 1990 Mustang to and from high school near his family's home in Milton, Pennsylvania, Adam Arndt would think about all of the modifications he wanted to make to it. Among them was an engine swap, so when he fried the four-banger that was in the car, he made plans to replace it with a 5.0L. Taking w...
Racers: You Need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we will need to purge all of our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please clic...
Catalon to Come Out Swinging at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
Soon after securing a seventh place finish in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade points last fall, Curtis Catalon sent his energetic 4.6L engine to RGR Engines to be freshened. While it was there, Rich Groh made improvements to the engine's oiling system and suggested improvements to the combination's cooling system, which Triangle Speed Shop then handled for Catalon, who had previously clocked a best of 7....
Drew Lyons Returning to Driver's Seat for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
In his familiar and fast Fox body Mustang, Drew Lyons has driven to two championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock. And along the way, he has hit the starting line hard and hung the front tires high in the car motivated by a Coyote engine, Tremec TKO transmission, Liberty's gear set and Black Magic clutch and rolling on Strange suspension and Bogart wheels wrapped with Mick...
NMRA QA1 True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the QA1 True Street field of NMRA will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route ...
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