Tumas to Bring Late Friend's Cobra to Factory Stock
As good friends in the late 90s, Bill Tumas and Andrew Bauer spent a lot of time talking about their '96 Cobras and taking them to the track. Tumas, who lived in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, had a black one, and Bauer, who lived in nearby Doylestown, Pennsylvania, had a red one, and they were going rounds while also going back and forth on who would be first to reach an 11.99 elapsed-time in...
New NMRA Poster for Release: Wheels-Up 2016 NMRA Series Poster Adds Horsepower to Any Room
The National Mustang Racers Association has released their 2016 NMRA Series Poster featuring the awesome power of turbocharged Street Outlaw competitor, Vinny Palazzolo. Show your support of the NMRA series and the World's Fastest Fords with this awesome large-size poster that will look great on any wall in the house or shop. This wheels-up NMRA Series poster is only $10 (+s/h) and shipped un...
Nikki Frost is the New Kid on the Coyote Modified Block
While Nikki Frost had been pounding pavement in a 2013 Mustang GT in NMRA QA1 True Street and the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords All Female Shootout presented by American Muscle, she's set to roll out a different 2013 Mustang GT in ProCharger Coyote Modified. Previously driven to ten-second elapsed times in testing by her husband, Keith Fidura, it's had a bit of a makeover, beginning with its...
Charles Hull Hustling in NMRA and NMCA Street Outlaw
After spending several years behind the wheel of a 93 Mustang in ORSCA EZ Street, Charles Hull decided in 2008 to climb out of the driver's seat for a while, but a particular 92 Mustang with a sale sign on it was far too charming for him to pass up, and he made it his in 2014. He carefully carted it from his home in Brunswick, Georgia to Pressurized Solutions in Haleyville, Alabama, where its...
Coyote Stock Oil Pump Upgrade for Wyotech Ford Motorsport Nationals, Presented by Juggernaut Power
NMRA tech officials will be overseeing oil pump swaps for Coyote Stock engines during the third stop on tour at Maple Grove Raceway April 28-May 1, 2016. The Racer gates open at 12-noon on Thursday, April 28, and an NMRA tech official will be dedicated to the oil pump replacement program from 2PM until 6PM. The official will also be available throughout the rest of the event as needed; racers are ...
WyoTech to Sponsor Next Weekend's Ford Motorsport Nationals
ProMedia and WyoTech have entered a partnership for 2016 which includes sponsorship of the upcoming Ford Motorsport Nationals, April 28th-May1st at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., as well as becoming the Official Technical School of the NMRA and NMCA. It's great to see WyoTech get involved at this level, said ProMedia CEO, Steve Wolcott. At our events we talk with a lot of younger...
Attention Edelbrock Renegade and ProCharger Coyote Modified Racers
In an effort to keep the power adder playing field level, the NMRA Technical department has made some adjustments in Edelbrock Renegade and ProCharger Coyote Modified. These rule adjustments are effective immediately as of April 19, 2016 and will be in effect for the upcoming Wyotech Ford Motorsport Nationals, presented by Juggernaut Power. http://nmradigital.com/dl/rules/ren.pdf http://nmra...
Terminator/GT500 and Turbo Coyote Classes Featured at NMRA Reading, Pennsylvania Event
The Terminator/GT500 and Turbo Coyote Shootouts produced insane action at the first NMRA event in 2016 and it's sure to boil over with the second shootouts of the year! If you're a Terminator, GT500, or turbo Coyote fan then you won't want to miss the WyoTech and Keystone Automotive sponsored NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals, which will take place at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading (Mohnt...
Racin Jason's Legendary Mustang on Display at Ford Motorsport Nationals!
Update Joe Caldwell announced plans to have the Racin' Jason Mustang on display during the reboot of the Ford Motorsport Nationals, an event that the team frequently attended before the Pro 5.0 movement went nationwide. The car broke all sorts of records and won several match races at the Ford Motorsport Nationals, making its return that much more special. The Wyotech Ford Motorsport Nationals, pr...
Muscle Mustangs and American Muscle to Present the 4th Annual All-Female Shootout at NMRA's Reading, Pennsylvania Event
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals series is pleased to announce that Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and American Muscle have stepped up to present the 4th Annual All-Female Shootout at the Reading (Mohnton), Pennsylvania, event, which will take place at Maple Grove Raceway the weekend of April 28 May 1, 2016. The All-Female Shootout brings together some of the fastest women in the U.S. ...
Georgia's on Our Minds
The 2016 NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing series invaded Commerce, Georgia, over the weekend of April 8-10, 2016 for the 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders. Held at Atlanta Dragway, which had recently been resurfaced, presented a variety of challenges for racers as unseasonably cold temperatures and tricky headwinds forced many to have to rethink ...
Sunday Coverage Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
There were two perfect lights through three rounds of qualifying in NMRA index categories, the first one was turned in by Dennis Conway in a 1994 Mustang Cobra. He tops the Flex-a-lite Open Comp category in a car that is normally driven by Ashley Conway-Lang. Open Comp was a tough one as Dennis Corn knocked off a .001 reaction time and Woody Pack is on the list with a .002 light; they captured sec...
Saturday Coverage Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
The racing program is getting underway as Friday's event was cut short after an on-track incident, pushing the second round of qualifying for the NMRA heads-up categories to today. DJ Loiacano is the provisional top qualifier in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw at the moment. His 4.51 at 159 mph, however, didn't come without some drama as the driver's side door blew off just past the 330 foot marker....
Friday Coverage Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
The gates are blown open, trucks and trailers are pouring in as they join the 300 rigs that pulled in yesterday as the 8th annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, presented by Miller Welders, gets underway. Testing and tune sessions begin at 9AM with a special Pro Mod and Radial test session beginning at 11AM as head starter and track preparation expert TJ Bailey will have the track sur...
Thursday Coverage Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders
We underway for the Borla Exhaust 8th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders and the talk in the pits has been the Ford Performance oil pump upgrade. The seals have been cracked open under the watchful supervision of NMRA tech official Frank Hoffman. The job takes several hours and some racers parked yesterday to get an early jump on the swap today. As many racers were ...
First Look! Edelbrock Renegade Racer Bart Tobener's 2015 Mustang
It has been a long time coming and Bart Tobener fired up his brand-new racecar, a 2015 Mustang GT. Chassis Pro worked with Watson Racing and Strange Engineering to convert the IRS suspension over to a live-axle setup while remaining compliant for stock suspension style classes, particularly Edelbrock Renegade. With sponsorship by Race Parts Solutions and JODAR, Tobener will re-enter the Renega...
BangShift.com to Stream All-Star Nationals This Weekend, Presented by Good Vibrations
BangShift.com will be producing the official live feed for the 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by Miller Welders at Atlanta Dragway this weekend, courtesy of Good Vibrations Motorsports. This will be the second time BangShift.com has broadcast an NMCA and NMRA race. The first being at last year's Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing held in Joliet, Ill. The ...
Huge Midway in Store for 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 7-10, 2016
Huge Midway in Store for 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Event in Commerce, GA, April 7-10, 2016 The 8th Annual Borla Exhaust NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders 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 se...
New Coyote Stock Engine Announcement
Effective Immediately All Coyote Stock racers are required to upgrade to a new Ford Performance Crate Engine listed under part number AF16-302HO. Due to a recently discovered lost warehouse on one of Ford Motor Company's ghost properties, nearly 200 brand-new 1993-spec 302 High Output engines have been recovered. All engines have been tagged for Coyote Stock competition and will be ready for the r...
Reeves Racing Toward NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
Soon after driving to a remarkable second place finish in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified points in 2014, Terry Beefcake Reeves delivered his 2011 Mustang to Rogue Race Cars to have its ten-point cage replaced with a 25.3 cage. He intended at the time to remain in the same category, but a few months into the project, he decided to shift his focus to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, and while his cage...
Racer Stacking and Parking info for 8th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce GA.
Wednesday April 6th Racer and Vendor Stacking All Day and night in Designated areas (see map) and follow signs to proper areas for stacking NMRA Coyote Stock Racers Only - Parking NOON 6PM (Must be involved in Oil Pump project on Thursday)   Thursday April 7th, Racer and Vendor Stacking All Day in Designated areas (see map) Vendor/Midway Gate opens NOON 2pm - emptying St...
The Clements Grip and Go on New Launch Pad at Atlanta Dragway
Fans were enthusiastic about seeing Alton Clements and his sister and fellow NMRA Edelbrock Renegade racer Valerie Clements roll their cars out of their trailers at the 22nd Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park in early March, and hung with them as Alton drove to a win and Valerie faced mechanical issues. After some time celebrating and then wrenching, the brother ...
Watson Racing Teams Up with Mod Muscle's Gary Hollywood Parker
We are excited to be adding GaryParker to the exclusive group we have representing Watson Racing. Gary maintains class and professionalism on and off the track and will show well for us in NMRA Modular Muscle , said Business Manager John Phillips of Watson Racing. I am honored and flattered to be teaming up with Watson Racing. They are the leader in Ford performance engineering and product de...
NMRA COYOTE STOCK Billet Oil Pump Gear Replacement Procedure
Following a meeting with Coyote Stock racers during the season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park, the NMRA worked with Ford Performance engineers to address racer concerns over the OEM oil-pump gears in the class-spec sealed engines. As a result, a program was established by which the existing gears will be replaced with a new billet-steel set from Ford Performance during a supervised replaceme...
NMRA/NMCA Coyote Stock vs Chevrolet Performance Stock Coming to Atlanta Dragway
The 8th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is fast approaching and the 1st Annual NMRA/NMCA Coyote Stock vs Chevrolet Performance Stock All-star Showdown will be held during qualifying rounds of the event. Here are the top three Qualifiers for NMRA and NMCA that have gained an automatic berth into the Showdown for $1000 cash and the CUP.   NMCA CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE STOCK QUALIFIERS (C...
Super Ford Showdown Bracket Competitions at 2 NMRA Events in 2016
The epic battle for bracket racing glory returns to Maple Grove Raceway and National Trail Raceway in 2016 The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals is pleased to announce all-new Super Ford Showdowns, which will take place at 2 select series events in 2016. The Super Ford Showdown is the ultimate blue oval bracket race battle royale that takes place at the end of each event to crown th...
NMRA Maple Grove Raceway Host Hotel Announced
NMRA is pleased to announce that the Holiday Inn Morgantown has just signed on as the official host hotel of the WyoTech NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals Presented by Juggernaut Power at Maple Grove Raceway the weekend of April 28 - May 1. The Holiday Inn Morgantown has historically been THE place to stay for NMRA racers, sponsors, media, and staff at the Ford Motorsport Nationals. Book y...
Hobson Hauling Toward Edelbrock Renegade
While he got his feet wet within the NMRA last year by lapping his 2014 Mustang GT in the Turbo Coyote Shootout, Tony Hobson has decided to make the move to Edelbrock Renegade, where the current class record is the 7.58 run last year. His powerplant, which propelled him to a best of 8.34 at 168 mph, consists of a Rich Groh Racing 302 cubic-inch 5.0 engine built on a stock block with Rich Groh R...
Tech Update: Coyote Stock
Effective Immediately All Coyote Stock entries are required to have a factory sealed engine until further notice. There have been some questions concerning a rebuilt engine in the category, which was done through the factory channels by a neutral third party during the off-season. The engine in question is removed from competition until a rebuild program that is open to all competitors can be impl...
22nd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout Sunday Coverage
Before yesterday's grudge racing action began, class competition concluded with the crowning of the Cobra Jet Showdown winner. Jacksboro, Texas, resident Rod Heltzel convinced Ford Performance to build him a 2016 CJ in his favorite color, orange. The car is a 1 of 1 of the 50 CJs made for the 2016 run, but what may be more impressive is the fact that Heltzel picked the car up from Ford and bro...
Race Wrap Up 22nd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Break On Through   The 2016 NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing season broke out in an all-out slugfest at Bradenton Motorsports Park during the opening weekend of March. The 22nd annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout, presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords is the first of six races for the all-Ford series. As the rest of the country dug out from snowstorms and battled against...
22nd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout Saturday Coverage
Adam Arndt led Edelbrock Renegade yesterday with a new low et for the category as he dropped a 7.48 at 181 mph from his ProCharger-powered machine. https://youtu.be/ydUyxDygM1s UPR Products' Bill Putnam, who won the inaugural Livernois Motorsports EcoBoost Battle at the 2015 NMRA World Finals, is sitting on top of the ladder this race. He ran 11.17 at 121 mph and according to some who will n...
22nd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout Friday Coverage
Team Hellion is on the property, minus the team leader's VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw ride, as his new 2015 Mustang racecar is being finished up. Nine-time NMRA champion John Urist loaded up his wife's gnarly 8-second street car and both championship winning cars from Hellion Racing's B-Team, driven by Haley James and Frank Varela. The party is just getting started with Melissa Urist's S550 Mus...
22nd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout Thursday Coverage
The gates are open for the 22nd annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords as trucks and trailers with license plates from all over the country are rolling into Bradenton Motorsports Park in preparation for this weekend's wild action. There are a bevvy of specialty categories that will combine with regular line-up of NMRA competition to provide acti...
Fluid Turbo Concepts Backs Turbo Coyote Shootout at Spring Break Shootout
It is that time of the year where racers from all across the country set their GPS navigation for Bradenton Motorsports Park where the NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing Series kicks off this week, March 3-6, 2016. The regular line-up of heads-up, index, and QA1 True Street madness will ensue when the gates open and adding to the excitement will be the Turbo Coyote Shootout, which is being s...
Reynolds Swaps Blower for Turbo for NMRA Turbo Coyote Shootout
While Ronnie Reynolds was laying down 8.80s in his 2014 Mustang in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified last year, he's turned his focus to 7.50s in NMRA Turbo Coyote Shootout sponsored by Fluid Turbo Concepts, JPC Racing and Henchmen Racing. To help him achieve that, he swapped his Vortech supercharger for a Precision turbo, and while he's mum on the size of that turbo, he'll share that his tried-a...
G-Force Racing Transmissions to Sponsor Pure Street
G-Force Racing Transmissions and the NMRA announce that G-Force will be sponsoring NMRA's Pure Street class in 2016. Leonard Long, company owner, says getting behind NMRA's naturally-aspirated class is a natural fit for the Pennsylvania-based company. A lot of the guys race with our equipment, and we feel it's good to support those who support us, but putting our name on the class. I'm glad to do...
Mustang IRS Record In Jeopardy at Spring Break Shootout
As the 2015-2016 Mustang becomes more popular, there are a select few who continually push the S550 platform further and further. The first full-production, IRS-suspended Mustang (the Terminator Cobra had a limited run) has certainly been put through its paces over the past year. In less than a week the gates will be opening at Bradenton Motorsports Park and the property will be flooded with hundr...
Hussey to Hustle in NMRA Turbo Coyote Shootout
While the 5.0 Coyote engine, MT82 six-speed manual transmission and 412 horsepower was enough to draw Jeremiah Hussey to the new 2011 Sterling Gray Metallic Mustang back in 2010, he had his sights set on modifying it to get more out of it. Before long, he had put together a prototype shortblock to modify his Coyote engine, dubbed it the MPS1500 and used it to lay down 9.40s in the quarter-mile....
TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF MULTI-TIME NMRA CHAMPION JOHN URIST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF MULTI-TIME NMRA CHAMPION JOHN URIST Horsham, PA (February 25, 2016) Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has entered into a title sponsorship with John Urist for the 2016 NMRA Street Outlaw season. Urist is in the process of putting the finishing touches on a brand-new 2016 Mustang currently...
Huge Manufacturers Midway Planned for the NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Each year the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park features one of the largest manufacturers midways of the season...and 2016 is no exception! Be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the track March 3-6 for great deals on the parts you need for your Mustang or Ford. Have an all-new 2016 Ford Mustang No problem Spring Break Shootout vendors, including several Keys...
Jovanis Sets Sights on Sevens in True Street
A near miss after his 1400-horsepower Fox body Mustang broke loose at a mid-season race last year was more than enough to make popular NMRA QA1 True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords driver Mike Jovanis anxious to track down the cause. So the New Jersey resident delivered his car to Matt Wirt at Racefab Engineering in Virginia, who had recently rebuilt his friend Rick Riccard...
The Legendary Manny Buginga Returns to NMRA Street Outlaw
Photos courtesy of Manny Buginga and Joshua Alwardt It's been eight years since Manny Buginga last powered his famous red, white and blue Mustang to a 7.42 in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw trim and a 7.11 in Outlaw trim, but fans who have anxiously awaited his return can mark on their calendars the 22nd Annual NMRA Nitto Spring Break Shootout, March 3-6, 2016, at Bradenton Motorsports Park...
Davies to Drive Roush-Prepped Mustang in New NMRA Ford Muscle Category
There's an enormous amount of energy and excitement surrounding the NMRA's new Ford Muscle category, and adding to it is Steph Davies, who will throw her hat into the ring at the 22nd Annual NMRA Nitto Spring Break Shootout, March 3-6, 2016, at Bradenton Motorsports Park. For the category designed for footbrakers and their 1955 and newer Fords running 9.50-15.50 indexes, Davies will be armed wi...
Leslie, Jr. Putting Leslie, Sr. Back in Driver's Seat of his Factory Stocker
Because John Leslie, Jr. and his red Fox body Mustang had been formidable forces in NMRA American Racing Headers Factory Stock since the year 2000, he surprised fans when he parked the car in favor of his blue and silver Fox body Mustang in 2011. But the move was successful, as the veteran driver who rows gears like a champ went on to lay down a best of 10.88 with a Two-Valve engine and ProMoti...
Justin Jordan Prepares for Turbo Coyote Shootout, Runs 7.89 at 172 mph
The 2014 Mustang GT of Justin Jordan is very unique given the owner's various racing habits. A modern muscle car is no longer defined by one type of racing discipline but rather a wide-range of fun activities. Jordan doesn't just drag race his Mustang but he is also a fixture on the -mile top speed events and also the longer One-Mile events that have popped up all over the place. In addition to r...
Elaine Larsen Ready to Lay Some Heat in Jet Engine-Powered Dragster
After a three, two, one countdown, Elaine Larsen's crew powers up the ignition on her dragster to invite the curious click, click, click followed by the boisterous boom that indicates that her General Electric J-85 jet engine has come to life. She then inches her Worthy Motorsports-built dragster to the starting line while making the engine's afterburner pop in raucous but rhythmic fashion befo...
DeatschWerks Continues NMRA Sponsorship in 2016
  DeatschWerks recently announced it's extending their involvement with the NMRA by continuing as an Official Sponsor of the series as well as posting contingency in a number of classes. We joined the NMRA at the beginning of the 2015 Season after partnering with Dyno Joe Cram for 2014 to do testing for a new Ford injector line. After seeing all the success he had and experiencing the ...
Hooker Headers and Tim Matherly Combine Efforts in 2016
Last year's SEMA Show saw over 2,500 new products get unveiled and one company that was responsible for nearly a dozen of those products was Hooker Headers. The legendary brand has been revived by parent company Holley Performance Parts and with it is an entirely new line called BlackHeart. The company is targeting the late-model market with high-quality and excellent performance. As Hooker Bl...
Guertin Goes Even Faster in Testing with MPR and ATF On-Board
Despite the fact that 2015 was Joe Guertin's first year in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified, he put himself on the map by flying to an 8.21 and finishing seventh in points, but it's his recent test session that's attracting even more attention. He laid down a 7.87 at 172 mph at Orlando Speed World Dragway, with temperatures in the mid-50s and 62 percent humidity, on Feb. 7, 2016, in his CRE Perf...
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