Competition Clutch Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Competition Clutch as the Presenting Sponsor of the biggest and baddest all-Ford motorsport event of the year the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, which runs September 30 thru October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The modern Mustang drag racing and street performance market ha...
Race Wrap Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
CLICK HERE FOR ELIMINATIONS RESULTS. It was hot fun in the summertime as the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals travelled to the Wolverine State to join the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals for a weekend four days of drag racing at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Attracting more than 500 total race cars to the Fastest Track in Michigan, US 131 Motorsp...
Sunday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
We've reached the final day of the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, and we're ready to get rolling. Racers are preparing their cars for eliminations, which will be incredibly interesting and impressive, and awaiting those who go all the way are the NMCA Winner's Circle, NMRA Winner's Circle and E...
Saturday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
The stakes get much higher today at the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. Qualifying winds down and eliminations get underway in the heads-up and index classes, while the TorqStorm Superchargers / QA1 True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout presented by Redline Oil racers will decide the winners today. Of those Hemi racers, the top-perfor...
Friday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After a booming start to the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering, things get real today as testing wraps up and racers move into qualifying in all the heads-up and index classes. While the morning weather called for schedule adjustments, test passes will wrap up today as racers in all categories move into qualifying at The Fastest Track In Michig...
Thursday Coverage Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival
After attracting a massive race car count last year, the NMRA Holley Ford Nationals Series and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals return to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for the Inaugural Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering. This year's united event is wide open for fans to enjoy all the racing action over the next four days, which includes one of th...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday July 22 at US 131 Motorsports Park
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, July 22 during the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold keg...
Rhea to Race New Car in VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw This Weekend at NMRA/NMCA Michigan Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Keith Rhea Fans of fast cars got to know Keith Rhea's rowdy 2004 Mustang Cobra when he began competing in the NMRA's Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout and Hellion Turbo Battle several years ago. Back then, it was powered by a 5.4 GT500 engine and two Precision 72mm turbos, and it hauled to a best of 7.17 at 196 mph in the quarter-mile. More recently,...
Steve Kurimchak to Return to NMRA G-Force Coyote Stock with Gen 3 Engine
After sitting out the 2020 season due to the pandemic and the birth of his second child, Steve Kurimchak was missing racing and feeling down, so he bought himself a little pick-me-up in the form of a sealed Gen 3 Coyote crate engine. A Maryland resident who works at Johns Hopkins University managing its heavy equipment fleet operations, Kurimchak hadn't raced in NMRA G-Force Transmissions Coyot...
Starost Switches Mustang to VMP Supercharger for Remainder of NMRA Limited Street Season
When JDM Engineering Limited Street debuted in the NMRA at the conclusion of the 2017 racing season, there were a lot of questions about what combination would reign supreme. Now, several years into the category, racer Larry Starost is chasing every advantage he can find and recently made a power adder change to further his program. Starost and crew chief/tuner, multi-time NMRA/NMCA champion Br...
Misener Hopes to Cross the U.S./Canada Border Soon for More JDM Engineering Limited Street Competition
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jay Misener When Jay Misener began competing in JDM Engineering Limited Street back in 2018, he had a naturally aspirated Coyote engine under the hood of his Mustang. He had chosen to get his feet wet in the category without a power-adder, and he achieved a 9.39 with that engine wearing factory heads and a Cobra Jet intake, and backed by a G-Force Racing ...
Jason Davis' NMRA Limited Street Mustang GT
Deep Impact Jason Davis makes a big impression on the NMRA Limited Street Class with his 2015 Mustang GT Written by Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi The NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street class has been hugely popular, and despite the relatively limited rule set, the pace at which its entrants have progressed has been staggering. Florida's Jason Davis is one of those Limited Stree...
Enter To Win $500 Travel Voucher from MAHLE Motorsport
MAHLE Motorsport and the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals are proud to announce the Inflation Fighter Travel Voucher program. All racers purchasing Advance Tickets through the FOAT for the remaining two NMRA national events have a chance to win a $500 travel voucher to help offset the rising cost of fuel. Beginning with the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at US 131 Motorsports, MAHLE M...
Stacking/Parking for the 2021 Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering at US 131 Motorsports Park
NMRA/NMCA ALL AMERICAN NATIONALS US131 MOTORSPORTS PARK, MARTIN MI Racer & Vendor Parking and Stacking Schedule and Information   Wednesday, July 21st 8AM 2PM Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on map. 2 PM 7PM Early Racer Parking (Must purchase racer and crew tickets online) 7PM Overnight Racer and Vendor Stacking in Designated area on m...
New PRI Membership Program Unites Racing Industry
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (July 7, 2021) Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producer of world-class trade events and media, is launching the racing industry's first of its kind membership program on July 13, 2021. This will make it possible for racers and enthusiasts to join racing businesses in a groundbreaking movement to protect and grow the industry. PRI Membership allows the racing community t...
Whipple Superchargers Named Title Sponsor of NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Whipple Superchargers as the title sponsor of the biggest and baddest all-Ford motorsport event of the year the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, which runs September 30 thru October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Whipple Superchargers is a huge part of the Mustang scene and it's exciting having them...
Meet the Mickey Thompson On-Site Support Team
The Mickey Thompson brand is practically synonymous with drag racing, as its relentless innovation led to the development of performance tires that not only changed the motorsports world, but also helped shape it, too. The iconic Mickey Thompson logo itself can be seen at tracks all over the world, but in the United States, it can also be seen splashed across the company's multiple trailers that o...
NMRA Statement of Action Involving Martin Connelley
NMRA Statement of Action Involving Martin Connelley During the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (July 11-13, 2021) the Tech Department disqualified Martin Connelley's four qualifying runs after the vehicle was too light (including driver) due to an incorrect minimum weight for his combination in the Renegade category. The Tech Department's position in this unfortuna...
Racers Pre-Event Testing Update for the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at US 131 Motorsports Park
US 131 Motorsports Park will be available for testing Monday-Wednesday of the week leading up to the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by Force Engineering July 22-26, 2021 . For more details and scheduling, contact Jason Peterson at (269)-672-7800 or [email protected].
PRI ROAD TOUR RETURNS TO SHOWCASE RACING AND MOTORSPORTS
Performance Racing Industry and its leading content creation team are embarking on a second PRI Road Tour to share stories from events and race tracks around the country. Starting with one of the most historic racing competitions, the PRI Road Tour begins June 23 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colo. Like the inaugural PRI Road Tour coverage, which brought storie...
BREAKING NEWS Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Returns to Bradenton Motorsports Park in 2022
Be sure to lock into the NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park March 3-6, 2022 as the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals kicks off its 24th season of all-Ford motorsport action. "The 2022 event marks the 22nd time NMRA has kicked off its season in Florida and we are excited to keep the legacy going at Bradenton Motorsports Park with the NMRA Spring Break Shootout," said Rollie Mi...
Supercharger Racer Mike Ciborowski Borrowing Son's Turbo Setup for NMRA/NMCA Michigan Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Mike Ciborowski At the start of the 2021 race season, Mike Ciborowski set some goals for himself. Among them were laying down quicker and faster laps in Edelbrock Renegade, and landing in the NMRA Winner's Circle. The Illinois-based driver certainly has what it takes, and so does his Mustang set up by HPJ Performance and standing out with a...
NMRA HP Tuners Super Stang Champion Kevin McKenna Cruises on the Street and Strip in His Mustang
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Steve Turner and FSC Staff Kevin McKenna has been interested in racing and race cars for as long as he can remember. As a writer and editor for National Dragster and NHRA.com, he has been involved and immersed in motorsports for many years. So has his wife, Jill McKenna, who suggested they buy a Mustang when they moved from California to Indiana several ...
Shotwell Set to Make Edelbrock Renegade Debut at NMRA Ford Performance Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Kelly Shotwell has been successful in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street ever since he began competing in the category back in 2017. He has set the pace in qualifying and secured wins, and he has stood out. The Ohioan belted in for a best of 8.68 and 160 mph in the quarter-mile in his Mustang boasting a Barker Machine and Fab-built 321 cubic-inch small-block Ford and 7675 P...
The Executioner Michael Lewandowski's Fox Mustang terminates modern competitors with a nitrous-injected, pushrod powerplant
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Although his first car was a 71 Ford Mustang, Michael Lewandowski bought his 79 model new straight from the factory when he graduated high school that same year and he's still racing it today. To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Date Inside 2022 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway
Following the successful NMRA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance a few weeks ago, officials from World Wide Technology Raceway and ProMedia Events & Publishing are proud to announce next year's event will happen the weekend of May 12-15, 2022. We had an incredible event from the awesome on-track action to being well-organized on the operations side, th...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA Power Festival July 22-25 at US 131 Motorsports Park
Arrington Performance has been named title sponsor of the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival and it goes down at US 131 Motorsports Park July 22-25, 2021. The Arrington Performance Power Festival Presented by Force Engineering is the final super-sized event that combines both racing organizations in 2021. It means a lot to our competitors and us to have Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance back as t...
NMRA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments
May 24, 2021 - NMRA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments The NMRA Technical Committee has updated the 2021 class rules in the following classes to reflect mid-season changes. Renegade Limited Street Coyote Stock Factory Stock These rule changes are effective immediately (May 24, 2021). Thanks to everyone for their input on these changes. The 2021 NMRA Class...
RPM Act successfully reintroduced to Congress Let them hear your voice today!
Today, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act) was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2021-2022 session of Congress. The RPM act seeks to clarify some very vague and wide-ranging legislation and enthusiasts need to reach out and let their voices be heard on the topic. Getting involved is super easy to do and takes just a few moments to let your voice be he...
Sunday Coverage 2021 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
We'll be running through the remaining elimination rounds today to determine our winners before going into the Super Bowl main event where team NMRA will take on team NMCA in an epic all-out battle for the Nitto Tire Diamond Tree winners rings. ELIMINATION RESULTS Sunday's schedule will proceed as follows: Running in QA1 True Street yesterday with his family's heirl...
Race Wrap: 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
ELIMINATION RESULTS The third event of the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing series took place just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, at World Wide Technology Raceway over the weekend of May 15-17, 2021, with the 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance. An iffy weather forecast presented challenges to the schedule, bu...
Saturday Coverage 2021 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
We are up and running at World Wide Technology Raceway for day two of the 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance! FINAL QUALIFYING RESULTS ELIMINATION RESULTS NMCA/NMRA officials closely watching the weather have determined that the NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp/NMRA ARP Open Comp All-Star Shootout will be moved...
Friday Coverage 2021 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
We'll be kicking things off shortly here at World Wide Technology Raceway with what is forecasted to be a great day of racing. Here's the Friday event schedule. QUALIFYING RESULTS Usually, the offseason is the perfect time to make changes and get busy working, but NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock racer Bryan Gardner was pleased with his 79 Mustang's performance the previous...
Thursday Coverage 2021 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Racers from around the country and Canada have flocked to World Wide Technology Raceway, just outside of St. Louis, for the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance. It is the third stop on the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals tour as championship hopes begin to take shape as we near the mid-point of the season. Thursday is reserved for setup and testing as the NMRA/...
NMRA QA1 True Street Standout Alex Corella Clocks 8.67 at 162 mph on New Nitto NT555II Tires
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Kevin DiOssi Alex Corella has accomplished a lot in the eight years he has been campaigning his 1993 Mustang LX in NMRA QA1 True Street. He has earned runners-up and wins, and he has turned heads while hauling to 8- and 9-second passes in his eye-catching car with a 308 cubic-inch small-block Ford built on a Boss block by William Lujan of Luja...
Attention Racers Time Slip App Required for World Wide Technology Raceway
This weekend's NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway requires racers to use a Time Slip App, which can be downloaded free of charge and it is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The track does not issue paper time tickets so it is important for competitors to download the app prior to the event kick off on...
The Eagle Has Landed Haley James rockets into Edelbrock Renegade with her new War Eagle Mustang
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi With three NMRA championships under her belt, Haley James knows what it takes to win and win big. Returning to championship form after a late-season mishap in 2019 proved difficult for the Indianapolis-based racer during the 2020 season, but by taking one small step here and there, James and her new War Eagle Mustang found their groove and show...
Attention Racers Mid-Season Rule Requests
Attention all Holley NMRA Ford Nationals competitors The NMRA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 19, 2021. 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...
Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales and United Trailers Join Holley NMRA Ford Nationals
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to welcome Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales as the Official Trailer Distributor and United Trailers as the Official Trailer of the series. Each company plays an integral part of getting racecars up and down the highways as competitors traverse the United States chasing the biggest all-Ford motorsport national event series. Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales sells new...
Bardekoff Blasts To Victory Aboard Whipple-Supercharged Mustang
Commack, New York's Eric Bardekoff has been working towards an NMRA event win for several years now, and his hard work and perseverance paid off as he brought home the Edelbrock Renegade class win during the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport at Atlanta Dragway in April. Bardekoff came into the weekend hoping to get his Whipple-supercharged S5...
Dahl Dialed-In For Upcoming NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion For years, Jimmy Dahl held his own in NMRA Super Street Outlaw and NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw. Then in 2020, the self-described 'diehard Ford fan who has had several Mustangs in the past two decades, decided that he wanted to take on NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street. Unfortunately, he hurt the small-block Ford under the hood of his 1990 ...
Breaking News Updated NMRA Coyote Stock Tune
April 26, 2021 - Breaking News Updated NMRA Coyote Stock Tune Ford Performance continues to work with the NMRA Tech Department in fine-tuning the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock ECU calibration. A new calibration was created earlier this month and distributed to all competitors during the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The latest Coyote Stock tune is available i...
Mike Wheelen Plans to Make Richmond Gear Factory Stock Debut at NMRA/NMCA Michigan Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Wheelen Mike Wheelen spent the past five years racing in the Stock Block Shootout at various tracks. The Missourian was consistently competitive in the car with a 351 cubic-inch Windsor and a C4 transmission, and ran a best of 9.87 on his way to four championships. In that time, he started to pay more and more attention to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory ...
HP Tuners Named Class Sponsor of Super Stang for 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to welcome HP Tuners to the six event national series as the class sponsor of the Super Stang category. As the late-model Mustangs hit the drag strip during the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HJP Performance next month, each vehicle in the category will proudly display the HP Tuners logo as the company picked up the class sp...
Adam Arndt Returns to NMRA with New M1 Fuel and Haltech EFI
They say cars and alcohol don't mix, and they're right, unless they're talking about racing fuel in which case, adding alcohol is always an excellent idea. Adam Arndt and multi-time NMRA champion Brian Mitchell sat out the 2020 season, but now are armed and ready to return in 2021 to the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing series. Mitchell sold his historic Wizard 92 Ford Mustang LX in th...
Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Rings Up for Grabs at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
All roads lead to World Wide Technology Raceway the weekend of May 13-16, 2021, for the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance. Both series will be racing hard with Nitto Tire Diamond Tree champion rings being rewarded to all championship class winners. This is the biggest event on the schedule and its new home is World Wide Technology Raceway, right at t...
Goodbye, Georgia NMRA Race Wrap: 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Continuing the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing series with the second stop of the tour for the season, the 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport at Atlanta Dragway over the weekend of April 9-11 also marked the final time that either series will run at the facility, as the property has been sold and is slated for demolition a...
13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Sunday Coverage
Today is the last day of the final NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals event held at Atlanta Dragway, so racers will make a little history on the track. Mother Nature shortened the program yesterday, but we are back in action today for a full day of eliminations in all the categories, including QA1/TorqStorm True Street and the Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout. Additionally, several brave souls made it out f...
13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Saturday Coverage
With three rounds of qualifying completed on Friday, the action ramps up today at the 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport. With one more round of qualifying schedule the action then rolls into eliminations. Meanwhile, competitors in the QA1/TorqStorm Superchargers True Street and Dodge // Mopar Hemi Shootout are set to decide winners i...
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