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...
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Presents Inaugural NMRA Spring Break Shootout Friday Cruise
The staff of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and the Mustang-360.com network will be cruising from the Tampa, Florida area down to Bradenton Motorsports Park on Friday March 4, 2016. We'll be meeting up at the Ford's Garage restaurant in Brandon, Florida at 10:00 AM. Once parked everyone will get a chance to get a closer look at all of the hot rides, check in, and receive route information. We'll...
Renegade Driver Shawn King Swaps Supercharger for Turbo
When Shawn King rolls his Mustang into the waterbox at the 22nd Annual NMRA Nitto Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park on March 3-6, it will look, sound and run differently than it had previously, as he has replaced his supercharger with a turbo. The 76mm turbo was built by Forced Inductions and will complement King's HD Performance and Parts-built small-block Ford, which is desi...
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Spring Break Shootout Class Returns for 22nd Year
The NMRA is pleased to announce that Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords will once again join forces with the NMRA to feature the Spring Break Shootout race at the NMRA Ford Nationals event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, March 3-6, 2016. This awesome event, which Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords started back in 1995, features some of the fastest street-style Mustangs in the land c...
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout & Racer Appreciation Party Announced
Do you think your manually shifted Ford-powered street machine is one of the quickest in the country Well, you won't want to miss this! Long-time NMRA supporter, TREMEC has announced that they will host the 4th annual Stick Shift Shootout as part of this year's Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout March 3-6, 2016, in Bradenton, Florida! The rules are simple: Street-type manual transmiss...
Alm Bringing New MPR Bullet to NMCA and NMRA
Tony Alm and his formidable Fox body Mustang were forces to be reckoned with last year in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street, as he drove to a win, a runner-up and elapsed-time and top-speed records with his track-blistering 7.60 and 187 mph. All of that, as well as his solid second place finish in the class points, is a nod to his steely resolve and stout combination, which consisted of an 8.2-deck 363...
Rivera and Juggernaut Power to Enter Procharger Coyote Modified Ring
As the president of Juggernaut Power, Rey Rivera helps put people in the driver's seat of performance cars, but when the 2016 NMRA season begins, he'll be the one in the driver's seat of a performance car. His shop's 2015 Mustang, which was featured in Mickey Thompson's booth at SEMA in 2015, is being primed for its dragstrip debut in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified beginning with the 22nd Annu...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown at 2016 Commerce, Georgia, Event
The NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the inaugural Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway the weekend of April 7-10, 2016. Billed as the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing t...
For sale: NMRA/NMCA F450 Super Duty Crew Cab (2)
  ProMedia has both of their beautiful 2009 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab trucks for sale. Powered by a 6.4L V-8 Diesel, both of these trucks are in magnificent shape and have been very well maintained and come complete with service history records. One truck has 119,860-miles and the other has 94,000-miles. Each truck had new Continental Tires installed last summer and have less than 5K m...
Micro Strategies to Sponsor All-Ford Stock/Super Stock Combo Showdown Class at 2016 NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals
  The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals is proud to announce the addition of the Micro Strategies All-Ford Stock/Super Stock Combo Showdown class to the 16th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals. NMRA's return to the northeast, which is presented by Juggernaut Power, takes place at Maple Grove Raceway, in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, the weekend of April 28 - May 1. The Micro Strategies A...
Roxanne Shepard Making her Way Back to Modular Muscle
After earning a championship in NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle in 2007, Roxanne Shepard and her husband and crew chief, Barry Shepard, moved from their home in Michigan to Virginia so she could focus on her new position as Human Resources Business Partner for Norfolk Southern Railway. She decided at that point rather reluctantly to take a break from the NMRA tour so that she could ...
Grudge Night Coming to Three NMRA Events this Year
The NMRA Competition Department is proud to announce the addition of an after-hours Grudge Night to NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals events in Florida, Ohio and Kentucky. Celebrities from some of the hottest reality shows on Discovery Channel and MavTV will participate in each Grudge Night after spending time on the midway with fans and racers, shooting photos and signing autographs. It's t...
ROUSH Road Crew Begins Year at NMRA Season Opener
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals series is pleased to announce that the ROUSH Road Crew has made this year's Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout Presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords their first event of the year! Fans who make their annual pilgrimage to Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, the weekend of March 3-6, 2016, will be see firsthand some of the baddest ...
LaRocca and Annunziata Return to their NMRA Roots
The names Jimmy LaRocca and Tommy Annunziata are synonymous with the early days of NMRA, Street Outlaw, Pro 5.0 and Renegade as each powered his way to potent numbers before scaling back on their seat time the past several years. But when Annunizata took delivery of a 2014 Cobra Jet in April of 2015, the longtime teammates wasted no time before heading to the track to test. Before long, they ha...
QA1 to Sponsor NMRA True Street
  QA1 recently signed an agreement to sponsor NMRA's popular True Street category, which is presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and takes place at each NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals event. The company, located in Lakeville, Minn., has been a longtime supporter of the NMRA and Mustang racing across the country with their expanding line of shocks, suspension components, d...
Palazzolo to Pilot Mustang in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw
When VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw is called to the lanes at the 22nd Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout, March 3-6, 2016, at Bradenton Motorsports Park, fans will see a new face among the skilled and seasoned drivers. Vinny Palazzolo, who's been hitting X275 hard throughout the country and has several wins under his belt, has shifted his focus to NMRA, and his very capable chariot of choi...
Bradenton - An Area Thriving with Things to Do
The much-anticipated 2016 NMRA season will open with the 22nd Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, March 3-6 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, and according to Sean Walter, Director of Sports for the Bradenton Area Sports Commission, the area located on the state's West Coast has many offerings for those looking to extend their trip. Worth mentioning first, Walter sa...
Starkey to Steer 2015 Mustang into ProCharger Coyote Modified
In a 2011 Mustang GT powered by an Aluminator Coyote engine and VMP Gen II supercharger, Deltona, Florida's Rebecca Starkey drove to a fine fourth place finish in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified in 2015, but she's set to curb that car and climb into a 2015 Mustang. The Ruby Red stunner came from the showroom floor with a stock 5.0 engine and manual transmission, but was stripped of its carpet, ...
Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Program Renewed for '16
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Aerospace Components will continue its Winner's Circle sponsorship at all NMRA, NMCA and NMCA West events in 2016. Launched last year, the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle became a welcomed addition to each race during the season, and Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components is looking forward to extending the company's involvement into the Ne...
2016 NMRA Rules
2016 NMRA Rules We would like to announce that the 2016 NMRA Rules are posted. The NMRA Tech Committee would like to thank all of our racers for participating and working with our staff through the Preliminary rules process. We received several hundred emails and spent three days (and some nights) at PRI Show talking with participants and manufacturers about the 2016 season. The rules for al...
Mat Brunette Kicks and Sticks His Way to an 8.84 at 163 mph with a Tremec T-56
For the past few years the NMRA has hosted the VMP Superchargers Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout with a wide-variety of awesome SVT vehicles making the field. The stop in Maryland is a special one because NMRA officials take the top two stick-shift entries and have them face-off in the McLeod Racing SVT Stick Shootout. This year Mat Brunette of Billet Pro Shop lined up against legendary Mustang dr...
Juggernaut Power Signs as Presenting Sponsor of Ford Motorsport Nationals
Juggernaut Power has stepped up its support of the NMRA in 2016 as the Eastford, Conn., supplier of turnkey performance-based S550 Mustangs will be the presenting sponsor of the Ford Motorsport Nationals April 28-May 1 at Maple Grove Raceway. Rey Rivera, President of Juggernaut Power says it was a natural fit for the company to get involved with the NMRA. Being a former NMRA racer, he knows the...
VMP Performance Terminator/GT500 Shootout at 3 Events in 2016
Some of the quickest Cobras and GT500s in the country will compete at NMRA Keystone Automotive events in Florida, Pennsylvania and Kentucky! The Terminator/GT500 rivalry really heated up in 2015 with intense competition and exciting drag races at several NMRA events. During the 2016 season, the rivalry continues with three events starting at the season opener in Bradenton, Florida. Presented by...
ProMedia Events Partners with BangShift.com for Live Feeds at Four Events in 2016
Drag racing enthusiasts around the world will be able to watch live NMRA/NMCA events in Georgia, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio! ProMedia, home of the NMRA, NMCA and NMCA WEST, is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with BangShift.com for the upcoming season. As a result of this partnership, four NMRA and NMCA events will include a live feed in 2016 bringing all the drag racing action of...
Three 2016 Events to Feature Turbo Coyote Shootout
The NMRA Competition Department is pleased to announce that the exciting Turbo Coyote Shootout will be featured at three huge events in the upcoming season. Sponsored by Fluid Turbo Concepts (FL), JPC Racing (PA) and Henchmen Racing (KY), the NMRA Turbo Coyote Shootout is designed for the some of the fastest late-model Fords on the planet! Turbocharged coyote-powered Mustangs are matched in a head...
Ford Muscle Coming to NMRA
After racers weighed-in on a name for the new NMRA foot-brake class, the NMRA Competition Department has announced that the new index class will be called Ford Muscle . The eliminator will debut at the season opener in Bradenton, Florida on March 3-6 at the 22nd Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine. The class is a new foot-brake only ...
2nd Annual Keystone Automotive NMRA Awards Ceremony Happy Hour Announced!
  The 2nd Annual Keystone Automotive NMRA Awards Ceremony Happy Hour returns this year for those attending the NMRA Awards Ceremony. The Happy Hour takes place on Friday, December 11, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm outside Sagamore Ballroom 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center Free cocktails and drinks courtesy of NMRA series sponsor, Keystone Automotive. Come enjoy yourself and bench race wit...
New Product-Sonnax TH400, 4L80-E Billet Servos & Adjustable Pin
Safeguard performance GM TH400 and 4L80-E vehicles on the street and track with reliable, high-strength servo upgrades from Sonnax – the leader in transmission innovation. New for fall 2021, Sonnax billet aluminum Low/Reverse servo pistons prevent failure at any power level - a critical safeguard when cast OE pistons are brittle and prone to breaking. Part No. 34914-01 fits all TH400 and ’9...
Friday Coverage-Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
Today, the action revs up at the Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals Presented By Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. With a weather-hastened schedule this weekend, racers will make test hits and qualifying runs in preparation for tomorrow’s eliminations. Off the drag strip, a whole host of Ford Fest activities - from drifting and off-roading to a cruise and...
Second Verse-Mike Ciborowski does it better than the first with his second Edelbrock Renegade S197 ride
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Although “Team Kubota” captain and two-time NMRA Limited Street champion Mike Ciborowski loves using tractors to do engine swaps, he doesn’t like racing heavy equipment. So, when he realized his old 2014 Ford Mustang GT was too hefty to muscle its way to the top of the NMRA Edelbrock Renegade ranks, he moved forward with building a ne...
Attention Racers-2022 Rule Request Submission Due Date Looming
NMRA would like to kick-off the 2022 rules discussion in an effort to serve you better. With that in mind, please submit rule requests for the 2022 NMRA drag racing series by October 24, 2021. Our Tech Department, will begin evaluating those requests to help form the 2022 Preliminary Rules for next season. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and ...
The Science Of Stick-Total Venue Concepts delivers a steadily sticky racing surface at every NMRA and NMRA event
By Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff As the tree drops, more than 3,000 horsepower awaits under the composite body of a roaring Pro Mod. Unleashing it sends that thrust to two huge slicks out back. They dig into the track and propel the finely tuned machine past 60 feet in less than a second. At these lofty levels, races are won and lost in this narrow window of hundredths and thousa...
RSVP Info Inside-2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Awards Ceremony Information
All racers, fans, media, and sponsors are invited to attend the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Awards Ceremony, held December 10th in the Sagamore Ballroom in the Indianapolis Convention Center. The cocktail hour begins at 7:30PM with the Awards Ceremony kicking off at 8:30PM. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] by November 15th, please include your name, NMRA or NMCA c...
Breaking News-Augustine Herrera Named NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, is excited to announce Augustine Herrera as the new NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director, effective immediately. His duties include overseeing fair competition in both drag racing series and leading the on-site Tech staff at all national events. “Augustine joined our team in 2019 and qu...
Solid Foundation-Leticia Hughes tackles True Street with traction courtesy of Steeda Hardcore
Everyone takes a different path to the race track, but upon arrival, the mission is the same - winning. Hailing from the Bluegrass State, Leticia Hughes developed an appreciation for Ford’s pony car from her husband that eventually blossomed into her taking the reins of their race car in the name of quicker elapsed times. “I have always had a love for Mustangs, my first car was a V6 but sti...
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