NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Returns to Beech Bend Raceway in 2021
It's hailed as the greatest Ford motorsport spectacle EVER and it returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park in 2021. The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals will once again complete its season with the blowout bash known as the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival the weekend of September 30 thru October 3, 2021. The NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival combines NMRA champio...
NMRA Racer and Crew Awards Nominations are set, VOTE NOW!
Attention NMRA racers and fans! The nominations for the racer and crew awards have been tallied and now is your chance to vote on the racer and crew awards. Vote now by following this link: VOTE NOW Voting closes on October 14th, 2019 and the results will be set.   Thank you, we appreciate your participation in the nomination process and for racing with us in 2019! Best regards, ...
Attitude Street Cars Takes Aim at NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street for 2021 with 02 Saleen
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Keplinger Designs In between working on customer projects like a Coyote-swapped 70 Mustang Mach I and a Whipple-supercharged GT350 that's pushing well over four-digit horsepower, the team at Attitude Street Cars in Marietta, Georgia, has been working on a little something of their own an 02 Saleen Mustang destined for NMRA JDM Engineering Li...
Saturday Coverage 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
After an exciting Friday at Beech Bend Raceway, the 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival hits its stride today. Heads-up competitors make their last two qualifying runs to establish a ladder for tomorrow's eliminations action as racers vie for a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. The massive field of QA1 True Street competitors run their cruise and...
Friday Coverage 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
Bringing the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals season to a triumphant close, the 22nd Annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival is in full effect today at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With championships on the line and racers jockeying for a spot in the coveted Top 10, competitors are dialing in the combos with test and tune hits before rolling into the first rou...
NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Begins
The final event of the 2020 NMRA Ford Drag Racing Series, the 22nd annual NMRA World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, kicked off today with drag racers filling the pits and a test-and-tune session on-track. Showing the diversity of this event, Bigfoot 5 is here on the property and is wearing its giant 10-foot-tall shoes as it towers over the manufacturer's midway. The autocross/dri...
8.50 "Drag Week Style" class comes to NMRA QA1 True Street at World Finals in Bowling Green
NMRA officials have decided to add an 8.50 award to the 2020 QA1 True Street program held at the NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Arguably the mecca of all things True Street, the historic class offers many dynamics, including the Stick Shift Shootout and the King of the Street Heads Up Eliminator. With many other events being cancelled this year, including Ho...
NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Heading to US 131 Motorsports Park in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals are returning to US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) July 22-25, 2021 under a new three year contract with Michigan's fastest race track. It will be a dual event and is dubbed the NMRA/NMCA Power Festival. Jason Peterson and his US 131 Motorsports Park were gracious enough to host our displaced All-American Nationals in 2020 earlier...
Fresh Off NMCA Win, Knieriem Focused on Backing it Up at NMRA All-Ford World Finals
By Mary Lendzion Tim Knieriem puts together some potent powerplants at Knieriem Racing Engines in Louisville, Kentucky. His small-block Ford is one of them, and paired with a Nitrous Express system and Bilbrey Racing Transmissions Powerglide, it helped him haul to a 4.69 and a third-place finish in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and a second-place finish in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street in...
Ford Performance Cobra Jet 1400 Coming to NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest
Last month Ford Performance showed off its latest drag race creation, the Cobra Jet 1400 and it is an electrified version of his famous OEM drag vehicle. The company is bringing the one-of-a-kind Cobra Jet to the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival October 1-4, 2020 at Beech Bend Raceway. The 8-second Cobra Jet 1400 will be making exhibition passes and special match races wit...
David Mormann's Unconventional NMRA Ford Muscle Win in his Diesel Tow Vehicle!
A win is always exciting, but it's even better when it's an unexpected one and especially when it's in an unconventional vehicle. After ten years of trying to beat his good friend and fellow racer, Danny Towe, with his 70 Mustang Mach I, NMRA Ford Muscle racer David Mormann finally sealed the deal in his 4WD 17 Ford F250 diesel pick-up truck with 135,000 miles on the clock. Mormann started h...
Holley NMRA World Champions Will Be Celebrated at NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals will celebrate the 2020 World Champions during a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle party on Sunday October 4, 2020, at the conclusion of the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, held at the scenic Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Class champions will be presented with the special Edelbrock Victor Championship Trophy and pre...
FloRacing Signs Partnership with Holley NMRA Ford Nationals for Continued Live Feed Coverage
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals will continue offering Live Feed of its events to fans and racers through an affiliation with FloRacing through 2025. Recently FloRacing formed a partnership with SpeedVideo to expand its coverage and audience. The group broadcasts over 800 racing events a year through the FloSports platform, making it the leader in motorsports for live feed programming. The Live...
Back in the Show Steve Halprin's Mustang honors a long legacy of racing
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Few names in the Ford crowd are revered as much as Don Walsh Jr. and the late Steve Grebeck. Steve Halprin, however, has had the distinct honor of having spent much of his life with both men, and learned the ropes of racing from them. Growing up in Michigan not far from Detroit, Halrpin's father, Charlie, first introduced him to hot rodd...
2020 NMRA Awards Nominations
Each year NMRA accepts open nominations from its membership base for those individuals that displayed exemplary performance, sportsmanship, and dedication to NMRA throughout the season. These people, along with the Top Ten racers in each class, will be recognized by the NMRA at the end of the season. Only current NMRA members may nominate an individual for each of the awards listed below. We encou...
Holley and NMRA Increase Payouts for Biggest Ford Motorsport Event of 2020!
Officials from Holley and NMRA Ford Nationals are proud to announce an increase in payouts for the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. The biggest Ford motorsport event takes place October 1-4, 2020 at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky. It is the second year in a row that the celebrations in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle are a bit more valuable for the leadin...
NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Kentucky Event Protocols
Early Racer Parking Permitted on Wednesday Sept 30TH - Gate opening hours 2pm 6pm. The Gate will have scanners only No ticket sellers on Wednesday Must purchase online at https://www.thefoat.com/fa/ticketbuy_host-event_tickets/event_id-36532 4-day racer online ticket 4-day crew online ticket NMRA VIP Will Call will be available on Wednesday at the gate. Al...
2020 GForce Performance Engineering King Of The Street Adds Another Contender
With the completion of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering, another name was added to the ladder for the 2020 GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street eliminator, which is set to take place during the Nitto Tire NMRA World Ford Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Octob...
Race Wrap 2020 Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering
Earlier this summer the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals saw several changes to its schedule when the Ford Motorsports Nationals was rolled into the NMCA All-American Nationals and eventually brought the double race to US 131 Motorsports Park. Ultimately, the event became known as the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering, and it was spectacular, with a re...
Sunday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
We're greeted with a great weather forecast on this final day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. Temperatures will be in the 60s all morning and in the low to mid-70s all afternoon, with blue skies beaming. There are more than 600 race cars on the property known as "The Fastest Track in Mich...
Saturday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
The rain was persistent yesterday morning, but racers were more persistent as they waited it out and then turned up the wick for the first round of qualifying at the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan. Despite high heat and humidity, there were plenty of personal bests on the well-prepped track, and...
Friday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering
It is the second day of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering and the cars keep coming in the gate, but fans are limited to just 100 per day, as required by local health laws. Thursday wrapped up with a fast second test sessions in VP Racing Maddatives/Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw as Rob Goss led the crowd with his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT Drag...
Matt Harget's New Mod Muscle for Factory Stock 79 Mercury Capri
It's practically impossible for a racer not to turn wrenches. So, when his own ride didn't need much, NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock current points leader Frank Paultanis instead turned his focus to his friend, Matt Harget, and his 79 Mercury Capri instead. Early last season, Paultanis swapped his SN95 Mustang over from a Gen 1 Coyote engine to a newer Gen 2 and made a few mino...
Thursday Coverage Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering
It should be no surprise that the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Presented by Force Engineering was going to be a different one. The extravanganza was originally scheduled to go down at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH) but when they decided to remain closed for the 2020 season, NMRA and NMCA officials shifted the event over to the prestigious US 131 Motorsports Park (M...
Hassing Ready to Haul at Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering
By Mary Lendzion Photos by Jessica Hassing Tyler Hassing had his heart set on a Grabber Blue Mustang for a while when he found a picture of one for sale at a dealership in New York six years ago. Distance didn't matter to Hassing, who lives in Michigan. He had to have it. He purchased the 2013 model with only 2,100 miles on its odometer and made plans to have it delivered to him on a tru...
World Wide Technology Raceway Named Third Stop on NMRA/NMCA 2021 Tours
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, the leaders in the street-legal drag racing market, are proud to announce the new home of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL). The largest street-legal drag race event of the year happens May 13-16, 2021. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Dr...
Spotlight: Johnny Drama In the trenches with energetic and successful car chief Johnny Drama Maguda
Written by Jason Reiss Photography by Steve Baur Whenever you ask someone where they're from, you'll get a response about where they grew up, or where they currently live. If you ask Johnny Drama Maguda that question, you're likely to get a simple answer: the drag strip. We'll get into why his nickname is Drama later, but first, let's learn a bit about why he's considered by many to be the...
Where It All Started Eaton
With a rich history and diverse portfolio of products, Eaton Corporation is a powerhouse in the power manufacturing industry, especially when it comes to racing. Although the company now is a global entity on a massive scale, it began back in 1911 when founder Joseph Eaton invested in a new idea. As transportation landscape was changing rapidly, New Jersey native Eaton had an idea for the first...
Truly Impressive Looking back at 10 of the most outstanding True Street machines in recent memory
Although the heads-up categories typically garner the most glory, True Street is an unsung hero of drag racing where tougher operational environments and a longer duration of racing demand a whole other caliber of performance. Definitely a challenge to be respected, NMRA QA1 True Street and NMCA TorqStorm True Street require street-legal vehicles to survive a 30-mile cruise that's followed up by t...
Competition Coverage Thanks to Laris Motorsports Insurance, you are covered on and off the racetrack
Written by Steve Turner Photography by the FSC staff and courtesy of Mark Anderson It's undeniable that drag racing flirts with danger. Despite tracks and sanctioning bodies taking every possible precaution to ensure safety, there is an element of risk when launching a high-horsepower machine and blasting it down the racetrack. Most passes are clean and mean, but every now and then things go...
Click for Details TorqStorm Supercharger Give-Away at All-American Nationals
TorqStorm Superchargers will be giving away a gift certificate for a supercharger system valued at $2,800 to the winner of a Bracket Racing Package Challenge. All Bracket 3/Sunday racers, including the participating TorqStorm/QA1 True Street, Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout, and Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenger competitors, are eligible to win this generous prize. It all goes down during the ...
NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Returns to Atlanta Dragway in 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce it is returning to Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, Georgia) with the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals over the weekend of April 8-11, 2021. The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals will be second stop for each sanctioning body in 2021 with the both season openers taking place at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We are excited for 20...
US 131 Motorsports Park Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA would like to extend a special thanks to all of its racers and fans for a successful Super Bowl event and the NMRA is excited for our trip to Martin, Michigan, at the end of the month. The Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering event August 26-30 at US 131 Motorsports Park will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's safe...
5th Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Open Comp All-Star Showdown. A special race between select NMRA and NMCA Open Comp competitors normally held at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway. With the covid-19 situation and all the subsequent changes this shootout has been rescheduled for the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals at US-131 Motorsports Park on Aug. 27-30, 2020. ...
NMRA Tech Committee makes Clarifications and Adjustments to Factory Stock Class Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released new rule Clarifications/Adjustments today in Factory Stock. Adjustments include: A Clarification/Addition to the approved Cylinder Head list. These changes go into effect immediately, unless otherwise noted in this document. The 2020 NMRA Class Rules and all Rule Revisions/Clarifications can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-...
Team NMRA WINS! 2020 Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
For the last fifteen years, the Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series and NMCA Drag Racing Series have run together in an event called the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance. Just as the two series met up earlier in the season in Commerce, Georgia, they come together later in the year, but the Super Bowl features a special shootout to determine series...
Race Wrap 15th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented By HPJ Performance
2020 ushered in a world of changes for everyone, and one such change was the move of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance to the St. Louis area. After 14 years in Joliet, the event moved to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in nearby Madison, Illinois, where a long-standing tradition of Ford racing continued with the 15th Annual Super ...
Sunday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Despite repeated rainfall on Saturday, drivers were relentless as they rocketed down track during abbreviated qualifying sessions at the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. There's a lot at stake for those who are able to cut through the competition, as the Aerospace Components Winner's Circ...
Friday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
Engines have been fired for today's running of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and cars are already crushing it on the well-prepped track. While there was no testing yesterday because of rain, drivers who are currently making hits appear to be ready to go rounds in all-out attempt to...
Thursday Coverage Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance gets underway today and kicks off four days of heads-up and index racing here at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This event is the second of three events in 2020 where the NMRA and the NMCA drag racing series come together, but it is the only one of the three where the winners of each series face...
After Successful Factory Hot Rods Race, Plans Being Made for Next Year's Race
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jimmy Cantrell and Jacob Lamb With their wild wheelies and serious shifting, drivers of the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center are ones to watch at NMRA and NMCA events. They are as hardcore as they come, and when the annual Factory Hot Rods race w...
Race For The Rings NMRA vs. NMCA at World Wide Technology Raceway
This week hundreds of racers will descend upon World Wide Technology Raceway to rekindle the burning rivalry between the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance is one of the longest and largest street-legal motorsports events of the year and hanging in the balance are prestigious Nitto Tire Di...
Recent Runner-Up Hobson Hopes for Home Track Win at Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion While it would have been completely understandable if it had taken Tony Hobson some time to become competitive in his new car, it didn't. After selling his newer Mustang and purchasing an older Mustang from fellow NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw driver Manny Buginga in January of this year, he and his colleagues at HPJ Performance, and his tuner, Eric Holliday of JPC...
The Smoke Show Returns! Vaughn Gittin Jr. to return to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway
Last year, Holley NMRA Ford Nationals fans were treated to an awesome experience during the wildest Ford motorsport event of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest with a drifting exhibition from Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Just five months later, Vaughn and his popular RTR Vehicles brand took an even larger role in the world's biggest Ford event s...
From High to Low and Back Again Jason Davis and Blow-By Racing Make Repairs to Return to Racing
Jason Davis and the crew from Blow-By Racing made waves in the NMRA's JDM Engineering Limited Street class while racing at the season opener in Florida earlier this year with the team posting the quickest pass in class history, but it ran into unanticipated trouble at the next outing in Georgia and tore up a bunch of parts in the process. After going from high to low, though, the crew has rallied ...
PRI's New Ambassador Program Helps Race Tracks Remain Open
Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has launched a new program to help track promoters navigate evolving and often confusing local, state, and federal rules that will allow them to keep their tracks running. Through the Ambassador Program, PRI is actively reaching out to track operators throughout the country to help them reopen and host events. "Race tracks play a vital role within the industry,...
Open Comp Racer Adam Moldenhauer Starts New NMRA Coyote Stock Project for Wife
With not much else to during the pandemic but sit around and buy parts, NMRA ARP Open Comp racer Adam Moldenhauer amassed a stockpile of components to complete a new NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock entry for his wife, Becky. In 13, Moldenhauer sold his 94 Mustang due to unforeseen circumstances. As fate would have it, he was able to buy it back in 19 for less than what he orig...
Jamie Miller's Master Mindset
Sometimes careers evolve over decades of careful planning, and sometimes they come to fruition organically. Either way, being open to opportunity can help create valuable experiences along the way, and renowned tuner Jamie Miller made sure he walked through every door that opened in front of him. Now, he's elevating his employment to a whole new level as his son, John, follows in his footsteps. ...

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