Chad Wendel Coming on Strong in Steeda Limited Street
While Chad Wendel had been competing in NMRA Roush Super Stang for eight years, he was enticed by NMRA Steeda Limited Street when it debuted in 2017 and decided to enter the category in 2018. To prepare for his move from index racing to heads-up racing, he decided to replace the 4.6L Modular engine that he had been running with a Coyote engine from a 2014 Mustang that had been sitting in a junkya...
Impressive and Imposing Stephanie Davies and Her Mustang Make an Entrance
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi As a child walking hand in hand with her father, Stephanie Davies was curious about the make and model of most cars arriving for cruise-ins at the Whiskey Cafe near their Clifton, New Jersey, home. It didn't matter if they were Fords, Chevrolets or Dodges. But one of the cars she was most curious about was her father's classic 1966 Fairlane R...
Lance Keck is Committed to Vortech Superchargers' Continued Growth
Lance Keck has had an appreciation of cars for as long as he can remember. He would watch the Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs, and Mavericks cruising around his family's home in Central Valley, California in his youth, and after serving as a hospital corpsman with the Navy years later, he began drag racing and road racing in a 1969 Camaro, a 1955 Chevy, and assorted Datsuns and Nissans, among o...
Eric Bardekoff Steps Into NMRA Competition | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos by Team NMRA After a lifetime following the NHRA circuit, Eric Bardekoff has found his calling in NMRA competition. He recently made the jump to NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified and already has plans to step up his game even further. Based out of Commack, New York, Bardekoff runs his shop, EB Custom Works, during the day but focuses his attention on his racing ende...
Dan Ryntz Hoping To Reel In Another Win At NMRA Ford Super Nationals | Presented By Nitto Tire
After a captivating chase to the championship, Dan Ryntz rounded up a second place finish in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock points last year. As remarkable as that was, the diehard driver is determined to do even better this year, and has made upgrades that he's sure will help him hit his mark in his SST Performance-supported Mustang motivated by a 5.0 Coyote engine, JLT Performance cold-air in...
Ohio Event Vendor/Racer Stacking and Parking information
Wednesday June 6th 10AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday June 7th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map NOON - Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7 PM Racer/Vendor Gate Closes. 7 pm Overnight - Stacking in designated area on map Friday June 8th 9 AM Racer Gate Opens 7 PM Racer Gate Closes. 7 PM Ove...
Important Richmond Gear Factory Stock Announcement
Attention Richmond Gear Factory Stock Racers The 2018 mid-season rule changes will take effect AFTER the NMRA SuperNationals at National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH) due to the incomplete eliminations from the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals last month. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing will the first race to feature the 2018 mid-season adjustments.
All Aboard - Randy Seward's Pony Express Cross Country Trip is Underway | Presented by Nitto Tire
The inevitable bucket list always has a pie-in-the-sky entry that daydreamers wish for, but likely never experience. So when Randy Seward hatched his plan of a cross-country trip to visit 47 drag strips in just over two months time, it sounded too magical to most gearheads. Adding more doubt would be to do it in Seward's 8-second 92 Mustang with no trailer and no support car. Read about his of...
Remarkable Racing Runs Deep in Susan Roush-McClenaghan's Family
Among Susan Roush-McClenaghan's most cherished childhood memories is going to the track with her family to watch her father, Jack Roush, race. She found everything about the experiences to be especially engaging and incredibly inspiring, and she proved that when she went on to restore a 1967 Cougar, navigate for drivers taking part in the Great Race and pilot her 2003, 2001 and 2010 Roush Musta...
Shotwell Aiming for Fifth Limited Street Win at NMRA Ford Super Nationals | Presented by Nitto Tire
As soon as it was announced that Steeda Limited Street would be introduced at the 19th Annual Nitto NMRA All-Ford World Finals last fall at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, Kelly Shotwell made plans to be there. Then, he promptly set the pace in the promising new category with an 8.93 and went to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an 8.89 in the 1995 Mustang he had purchased from his br...
NMRA NEWS Mid-Season Rule Submissions Deadline is May 16th
Attention all NMRA Drag Racing competitors: The NMRA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 16th. 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...
Kauderer to Kick It Up A Notch at NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals | Presented by Nitto Tire
Right after securing a 7.73 and a second place place finish in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified points last year, John Kauderer began making plans to put down even more power this year. He began by purchasing a new Coyote engine and having his Forced Inductions-massaged 76mm turbo freshened before heading to the 24th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in early March at Bradenton Motorsports P...
Andy Manson Making Moves in Street Outlaw with Car and Combination Upgrades | Presented by Nitto Tire
Even though Andy Manson has always been a force in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw, he took time off last year to focus on fine-tuning his car and combination to make them even more formidable. He began by delivering his Mustang to Chris Acors of Acors Performance for some chassis upgrades and a new set of zoomie headers, and he hired his longtime engine builder,...
Huge Midway in Store for 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway May 3-6
The 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals returns to Maple Grove Raceway in Reading (Mohnton), PA, May 3-6. Presented by Vortech Superchargers and Keystone Automotive, the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals is the largest all-Ford motorsport show in the northeast. This special event features heads-up Ford drag racing, a huge all-Ford car show, and one of the largest...
Sondra Leslie Looks to NMRA Steeda Limited Street with Vortech Superchargers | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Actions speak louder than words, so after years of dreaming about moving up to another class from her comfortable home in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock, Sondra Leslie finally went all in and made the jump. Leslie has been a part of the NMRA community for years, having raced in Roush Super Stang before her latest stint in Factory Stock. I actually purchased a car to buil...
NMRA Race Wrap: 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
What was originally expected to be a disappointingly wet weekend wound up being unexpectedly epic. The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport kicked off the second stop on the NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing tour for 2018 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, and had a few good surprises in store for racers and fans. The rain stayed minimal, and the race w...
Sunday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
We had a bit of rain overnight, but the NMRA and NMCA staff was up bright and early this morning to start the drying process. Today's forecast is looking good, teams are busy getting ready for eliminations, and we expect to be rockin' and rollin' shortly. Above, NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock racer Joe "The Wildman" Marini dries his car in preparation for the day's shenanigans. ...
Saturday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The forecast is looking a little iffy for today, but rest assured all the NMRA/NMCA racing officials will be working quickly to dry and prep the track for final Qualifying and Eliminations all afternoon and evening... including Saturday Night Under the Lights! Unofficial spokesman for NMRA Steeda Limited Street, Michael Washington, has high hopes of getting into the 8s with FSC Magazine's Pu...
Friday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Qualifying begins today here at the 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. The NMRA/NMCA tech staff checks the roll out prior to qualifying at every venue it visits to make sure that the playing field is even and that the timing equipment is accurate. If you weren't at the track yesterday, you missed the Race Parts Solutions racer appreciation party where fr...
Thursday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
NMRA Edelbrock Renegade racer Dom DiDonato (at right) and his crew chief Chuck Wrzesniewski (at left) have been thrashing on a new ride for the class, as his 2008 GT500 Mustang that he campaigned last year is being converted to X275 specs. The SN95 Mustang he has this weekend formerly belonged to Jim Breese, and has been repainted and refitted with DiDonato's 76mm turbocharged, 5.8L, 4V engine fro...
Breaking News Bischoff & Bacalis Go Nitrous for Street Outlaw Assault | Presented by Nitto Tire
Last year longtime NMRA racer Nick Bacalis teamed up with Tony Bischoff to field the most unique entry in the wild and crazy 275 wars of VP Racing Fuels/Vortech Street Outlaw. A 1998 Mustang was fitted with a naturally aspirated 700ci big-block Ford that is based on a 5-inch bore space engine package. The au naturale status of the engine wasn't the most unique aspect of the combination, it was the...
Race Part Solutions Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
When you have one of the biggest street car drag racing events of the year like the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals you need to have a party! NMRA, NMCA, and Race Part Solutions are pleased to announce a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour that will take place at Atlanta Dragway on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All NMRA and NMCA racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors ar...
Huge Midway in Store for 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 5-8, 2018
The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport is always one of the largest events on the NMRA and NMCA series schedule. The 2nd stop of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and the NMCA E3 Spark Plugs Muscle Car Nationals series tours, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is one of only two events where you can see all the cars and all the stars of both series th...
NMRA Technical Committee Adjusts Steeda Limited Street Rules
In an effort to maintain parity and keep the class growing and developing, the NMRA technical committee made the decision to adjust a few areas of the Steeda Limited Street category. "We said from the beginning we were going to keep a close eye on Limited Street and make swift changes if something appeared to not add up," commented NMRA tech director Lonnie Grim. Effective immediately, the base we...
Three Specialty Showdowns Highlight NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway April 5-8
If you love NMRA and NMCA drag racing then you don't want to miss the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA, the weekend of April 5-8, 2018. Putting the All-Star in the All-Star Nationals will be three special showdowns for class racers giving bonus cash prizes and bragging rights. The original concept when we combined NMRA and NMCA f...
Race Wrap 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda
The 2018 NMRA Drag Racing season, presented by Keystone Automotive, debuted with beautiful weather, thousands of spectators, and all of the hot, record-breaking racing that one could want. QA1 True Street took center stage at Bradenton Motorsports Park this weekend, with a record 152 cars entering True Street. At the conclusion of the hotly contested, 16-car eliminator that is the JLT Performance ...
Sunday Coverage 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, Presented By Steeda | Daily Coverage Courtesy Of Edelbrock
The track is hot and the action is, too, here at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Today eliminations begin and the stye is set for the championship points chases. On Saturday, we saw the largest QA1 True Street class in the history of the NMRA with 152 cars entered. After the three runs had been averaged, Randy Seward (pictured above) drove his Calypso Green, twin-turbocharged notchback Mustang to a th...
Saturday Coverage 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda | Daily Coverage Courtesy of Edelbrock
It's go time here at Bradenton Motorsports Park and the racers and fans are lining up to kick off the 2018 NMRA racing season. Today we'll be full hot into qualifying, as well as eliminations for the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown. The UPR Products Car Show is jam-packed today and the hardware on display is impressive to say the least. Marty Quadland spends his summers in Wyoming a...
Friday Coverage 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda | Daily Coverage Courtesy of Edelbrock
It is day two of the 24th annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda and yesterday's test and tune was filled with plenty of action. The talk of the day were the wheelies turned in by Chet Caminita (shown above) with his Steeda Limited Street entry and the dramatic one by Carlos Sobrino. The class comedian wasn't joking around when he put his G-Force Racing Transmission Coyo...
Thursday Coverage 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda | Daily Coverage Courtesy of Edelbrock
Kurt Johnson leads NMRA Starter Jake Green and Dwayne Lang in preparing the Bradenton Motorsports Park for this weekend's Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda. Testing begins at 1:00PM today and qualifying begins tomorrow and there is a huge turnout so far. In addition to the NMRA championship categories and QA1 True Street are an assortment of specialty shootouts like ididit...
Updated (2/26) 2018 Contingency Sponsors
Here are the latest additions to the NMRA contingency program for 2018. Precision Mass Air Flow Sensors (PMAS) will once again be posting for their Mass Air Flow Sensors in six eliminators. Spec Clutches will continue their contingency sponsorship for several classes, while MagnaFuel will be posting for their fuel pumps in most every class. Finally, TREMEC will be posting for eight different trans...
Bradenton and NMRA to Sell Racer/Crew Tickets Wednesday Afternoon to Those Who Arrive Early
There has been a slight but important change to the schedule for racers and crew members arriving at Bradenton Motorsports Park next week. In an effort to speed up the parking process on Thursday, the NMRA and Bradenton Motorsports Park will be selling racer tickets on Wednesday February 28th from 3-6PM in the 'stacking lot adjacent to the track. This will greatly expedite the parking process on ...
Stacking, Parking and Gate Information for Bradenton
Below is a daily schedule of Parking and Gate information and Instructions. Wednesday, March 1st 1. 8AM OVERNIGHT - Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) Thursday, March 2nd GATE OPENS: 9AM 7PM 8:00 AM NMRA Will Call and Credential/Ticket sales opens in stacking lot 9:00 AM RACER GATE OPENS. A. Empty stack...
UPR Products Returns in '18 as NMRA Car Show Sponsor
UPR Products, one of the nation's largest manufacturers and distributors of aftermarket performance Mustang parts, has renewed its sponsorship of the NMRA Car Show. Whether you've got an original vintage Ford, a restomod Mustang, a power-packed SVT, a new Mustang, or anything in between, there's a class for your Ford in the UPR Car Show, and a shot at the grand prize, a beautiful best of show a...
Class Shootouts Scheduled for All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Shootout presented by MAHLE Motorsport, at Atlanta Dragway, will once again feature special class shootouts for racers of Open Comp from both organizations as well as the Sealed Stock Showdown, featuring the best racers from Chevrolet Performance Stock and Coyote Stock. New this year is a Street Outlaw Shootout, which promises to be one heck of a show. This ra...
Updated (2/16) Contingency Sponsor List
As we draw closer to the NMRA season opening event, more manufacturers are pledging their support to our racers. Joining the program this week are: FAST EFI and FAST Ignition, posting in almost all classes. TCI Torque Converters in five classes. DeatchWerks is posting for their injectors is posting across the board for the exception of Coyote Stock. Race Star Wheels is posting for all index classe...
Cobra Jet's 50th Coming to Summit Motorsports Park
ProMedia Events has been selected to host the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Parts Cobra Jet Reunion at its NMCA All-American Nationals event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 23-26, 2018. Presented by Tasca Ford and TascaParts.com, this once-in-a-lifetime special event is open to all Ford vehicles powered by the iconic Cobra Jet engine combination. Cobra Jet vehicles, includi...
QA1 and Richmond Gear Retain Class Sponsorships in 2018
Richmond Gear and QA1 have both announced they will be renewing their NMRA class sponsorships in 2018. Richmond Gear, a leading manufacturer of ring and pinion sets and transmissions will continue their support of the Factory Stock class, while QA1, which produces suspension components and shocks for many street, strip and performance vehicles will continue their sponsorship of the True Street cla...
Straight from the Streets ididit Outlaw True Street adds Saturday Evening excitement to NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida
Straight off the streets and right on to Bradenton Motorsports Park'some of the baddest street-legal Mustangs take to the strip during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Steeda, March 1-4, 2018. ididit, the steering column specialists, will presented Outlaw True Street, a No Time street/race category that will run on Saturday evening, March 3rd.It's a special street car challe...
ARP to Sponsor Open Comp in 2018
Automotive Racing Parts (ARP), known across the globe as the leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive fasteners will be sponsoring the NMRA Open Comp class in 2018. ARP Open Comp is a unique class which combines handicapped index racing, with a one-tenth of a second breakout rule and .500 pro tree.
Race Star Wheels Sponsors the Ford Muscle Class in '18
Race Star Wheels, a manufacturer of high-performance alloy wheels for cars, trucks and a variety of racing vehicles, has announced they will be sponsoring the highly competitive Ford Muscle class in the NMRA this season. Based in Kansas City, Race Star manufactures a number of different wheels, which can be seen across the racing spectrum as well as on many different late model and classic cars.
2018 Contingency Update (2/9)
This week many more companies have joined in the 2018 NMRA Contingency program. Added to the growing list are: Steeda Autosports, which is posting for 10 different products, Mickey Thompson Tire and Wheels, which is posting in all classes, Vortech Superchargers, posting in both Street Outlaw and Xtreme Street. UPR Products will post for their Pro Series Suspension(s). Oliver Racing Parts is postin...
Hellion Turbo Coyote Shootout Set to Compete at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The Coyote takeover of the Ford street legal market is nearly complete and leading the charge are the turbocharged Mustangs. NMRA and Keystone Automotive are pleased to announce that it will continue to showcase some of the wildest and baddest turbocharged modern Mustangs on the planet. Sponsored by Hellion Turbo, the Turbo Coyote Shootout boosts into action March 1-4, 2018, during the 24th Annu...
Aerospace Components Continues Winner Circle Sponsorship in 2018
Aerospace Components, Inc., and the NMRA have announced that for the eighth consecutive year, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based company will once again be sponsoring the NMRA Winner's Circle and year-end awards ceremony. The Aerospace Components Winner's Circle allows racers, crew members and fans to celebrate together after a long weekend of racing; something company President, Kim Kussy, view...
VP Racing Fuels Official Fuel of the NMRA Extends Contract Through 2020
VP Racing Fuels has signed a three-year agreement with the NMRA to continue as the Official Fuel and Traction Compound of the NMRA. The agreement extends the San Antonio, Texas-based fuel, lubricants and traction compound company official sponsorship through the 2020 racing season. This is a huge deal for the NMRA and our racers, said NMRA President and CEO Steve Wolcott. VP Racing Fuels has...
Keystone Automotive Operations Enters 12th Year as NMRA Series Sponsor
Entering its 20th year of operation, the NMRA and Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., announces that the Exeter, Pennsylvania-based performance parts distributor will enter its 12th year as series title sponsor of the NMRA All-Ford Drag Racing Series. This continues one of the longest running series title sponsorships in all motorsports. The train keeps rolling, said NMRA President and CEO,...
Arndt and Mitchell Continue Collaboration for 2018 Race Season
Soon after securing a third place finish in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade points in 2016, Adam Arndt turned his Mustang over to friend and fellow racer Brian Mitchell and then flew to the Middle East to serve as a firefighter for the United States Air Force. Even though Brian had bought his original Fox body Mustang, Wizard 1, back from the person who had bought the car a few years ago, it was going...
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