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 True Street Standout Alex Corella Clocks 8.67 at 162 mph on New Nitto NT555II tires
Alex Corella has accomplished a lot in the eight years he has been campaigning his 1993 Mustang LX in NMRA 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 Lujan Motorsports, not far from his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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...
13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Friday Coverage
The 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport had a strong start yesterday as competitors got a feel for the track during time trials. However, things get real in a hurry today as racers head immediately into qualifying at Atlanta Dragway. Keep an eye on this page for updates to see how the action unfolds. For Qualifying results: CLICK HERE...
Index Racers Important Announcement INSIDE
Attention Index Racers There is a possibility of a Friday schedule change, due to weather, that will switch the Friday AM time trial to an official Qualifying run. A final decision will be made later today on the schedule. Index Racers who would like a time trial should buy into today's testing because tomorrow's schedule could change due to the potential of bad weather. ...
13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Thursday Coverage
For the final time, the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals series join forces for a weekend at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. Today the 13th Annual Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport gets underway with a full battery of time-trial runs across all the classes. The festivities come to a close with the Weldon High Perfor...
Weldon High Performance Happy Hour Thursday April 8th at Atlanta Dragway
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon High Performance will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, April 8th during the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport at Atlanta Dragway from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold ...
5TH Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual NMRA/NMCA Open Comp All-Star Showdown, a special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors during the combined event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 8-11, 2021. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport, it's one of only just three races where fans can witness the ...
Stacey Roby Makes His NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street Debut at 2021 Season Opener
Having helped his friends Chad Wendel in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street and Chad Neuenschwander in NMCA Dart NA 10.5 for years, Stacey Roby is no newcomer to the NMRA/NMCA family, but he finally made his own debut in the driver's seat at the 2021 NMRA season opener. With an interest in drag racing going all the way back to his high school days, Roby has raced locally around his hometown of...
MAHLE Motorsport Named Presenting Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals rocketed into 2021 with a highly successful event in Florida last month. In April, the tour travels north to Atlanta Dragway where MAHLE Motorsport has been named as the presenting sponsor. The official event nickname is the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport. Since 2000, MAHLE Motorsport North America has positi...
One Last Dance Atlanta Dragway Hosts Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals For Final Time
The Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Presented by MAHLE Motorsport will run as-scheduled at Atlanta Dragway April 8-11, 2021. Recently the NHRA announced the sale of Atlanta Dragway, but the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will complete its national event one last time at the historic facility. Come out and witness history as we help close out t...
PRI ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, RETURN OF IN-PERSON TRADE SHOW IN 2021
A return to Indianapolis for the annual PRI Trade Show, an all-new membership drive launching next week, and a 2.0 version of the renowned PRI Road Tour are all part of Performance Racing Industry's plans for an unprecedented year. With its mission to build, promote, and protect the racing community, PRI is focused on uniting motorsports professionals and enthusiasts in 2021 through both tradit...
NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Champion John Leslie Jr. Propelled by Passion
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff From the time John Leslie Jr. began competing in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock twenty years ago, he has had staunch support from his family and friends. They have cheered for him, crewed for him and campaigned for him. They have watched him pull wheelies and gears, and they have watched him put his car in the trailer after los...
Summit Motorsports Park Offering Track Rentals for Racers
By Mary Lendzion Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is accepting reservations for track rentals for the 2021 race season. Nearly fifty dates between April and October are available, and professional preparation of the track, which underwent a $1.6 million reconstruction in 2018 and has accommodated many records, will be provided. The promptly-run program welcomes professio...
2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout Sunday Coverage
After overcoming Mother Nature on Saturday, the sun is shining down on the final day of the BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Today every run counts as eliminations wrap up in all the classes, including the Sunday-only specialty classes the Ace Racing Spring Break Shootout and the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. FOR Eliminations and True Street results, CLICK...
Race Wrap 2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The highly anticipated start of the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals began with the 27th Annual BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, over the weekend of March 5-7, 2021. Dramatic shifts in the weather from temperate sunshine on Friday to dreary rain on Saturday and mineshaft air with a strong tailwind on Sunday forced some adjustments in ...
2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout Saturday Coverage
Today, we wrap up qualifying, setting the stage for tomorrow's eliminations, while QA1 True Street racers vie for wins in a full range of elapsed time categories. The quickest True Street machines will fill out the ranks for tomorrow's Ace Racing Spring Break Shootout and the swiftest manual machines will return tomorrow to compete in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. FOR QUALIFYING RESULTS, CLIC...
2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout Friday Coverage
The sun is shining, the race cars are rumbling, and the 2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout is underway at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Starting with test hits in the morning, racers roll into afternoon qualifying sessions. Here is how the action unfolds on a beautiful Friday at the 2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park. During the off-season J...
2021 BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout Thursday Coverage
Stephen Barnett helped kickoff the BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park with his flawless 1990 Mustang LX coupe. His final ET was only a 4.90 but the incremental times show he will be a force to reckon with this weekend in Edelbrock Renegade. The car is powered by a 400ci small-block Ford that wears a set of Trick Flow High Port cylinder heads and gets from a Pro...
Halprin and His New Harts Turbo to Bring Boatloads of Boost to BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion After racing for many years and taking some time off, Steve Halprin returned to the cockpit of a race car last year. He purchased Brian Wolfe's Mustang, with a chassis by Team Z Motorsports, and hired Steve Pennywitt to help him put his stamp on it by installing his BES-built 430 cubic-inch engine based on a Dart billet block, Edelbrock/Glidden SC1 heads, Visner Engine Devel...
McKenna Ready for BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout With New BMR Suspension Under His Mustang
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Kevin McKenna If Kevin McKenna gets rattled while going rounds at races, he doesn't show it. He was completely composed on his way to a runner-up finish, a win and ultimately the NMRA Super Stang season championship last year in his Mustang, which he drives to each and every race from his home in Indiana. It scoots with a stock Coyote engin...
Weldon Pump Racer Appreciation Happy Hour March 4th at BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, March 4th during the BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout season opener at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida from 5:00PM until 7:00PM All racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors are invited to attend and enjoy ice-cold kegs of be...
Performance Product Showcase March 2021
TorqStorm Superchargers has launched its new competition 2XR series. Generating 1200-plus horsepower, these new twin supercharger systems are robust and light. Weight is dramatically reduced by the elimination of belt-driven accessories usually unnecessary for competition vehicles. In addition, each supercharger is driven by its own auto tensioned 8-rib belt and pulley assembly for superio...
NMRA Tech Committee announcement on Coyote Stock calibration revision
As of February 23, 2021, there is a new G-Force Racing Transmission Coyote Stock ECM calibration available for racers that fixes two problems. The tune is available immediately from Ford Performance; contact customer service to arrange the update. The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals tech department can upload the newest Coyote Stock-legal calibration to a running vehicle at Bradenton Motorsports Park b...
Adam Cox To Run Full 2021 NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Season
After a stint in NMRA Pure Street with his 88 Mustang in the early 00s and having run in NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle for nearly a decade with his 99 Mustang on a part-time basis, driver Adam Cox is ready to step up to a full-time schedule for his 2021 season in hopes of capturing a class championship. Having to balance his career at CSX Transportation in Kentucky with racing has ...
HPJ Performance Releases Final Pictures of its First Mustang Shelby GT500
HPJ Performance in Belleville, Illinois has released 'some final pictures of its first 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 with twin turbos before the car goes home to the customer. When posting the pictures to HPJ Performance social media, a representative for the company indicated that they are happy with how the car turned out, and are anxious to see what it's capable of on-track. With a stock en...
Lamb Ready to Rev New Gen III Coyote Engine at BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock is one of the most captivating categories in the NMRA. It's full of wicked wheelies, super-fast shifting and tight top-end racing, and among all of its impressive competitors with incredible cars is Jacob Lamb. The Kentuckian who captured the championship in 2017 has been as quick and fast as 10.02 and 134 mph in his Mustang motiv...
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