NMRA Tech Committee releases Coyote Stock technical update
There are some technical updates for the 2021 NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock category, as more cars are finished and some challenges have come to our attention. The latest ECU calibration was done in late January 2021 and it solves the IMRC trouble code that has been triggered on some vehicles utilizing the original calibration. MSD Two-Step Rev-Limiter should be hooked up ...
Aeromotive Sweetens the Purse in Spring Break Shootout and Street Car Challenge Eliminators
Longtime fuel system manufacturer Aeromotive continues to support the racers in the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals. This year they are upping the ante by giving a $500 Gift Certificate to the Quick 16 winner of both the Ace Racing Clutch Spring Break Shootout and Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge Presented Whipple Superchargers. In the Spring Break Shootout the $500 gift certificate stacks on to...
Samantha Moore Locked In For Third NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street Season
As co-owner of Vector Motorsports in Brighton, Michigan, Samantha Moore sure knows her way around a racecar. After years of working on customer projects, though, she decided she wanted to get in on the action herself. Moore purchased her California Special 14 Ford Mustang in 15 with every intention of keeping it fairly stock a thought which, fortunately, didn't last long. I put a supercharge...
NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee Moser Engineering contingency requirements update
Today, the NMRA/NMCA Tech Committee released a reminder/update on the decal and axle cap requirements for competitors to be eligible for Moser Engineering contingency claims. See attached: The 2021 NMRA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/class-rules-payouts/ The 2021 NMCA Class Rules can be found here: https://www.nmcadigital.com/2021-class-rules-payouts/
BMR Suspension Steps In as Title Sponsor of NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to introduce BMR Suspension as the new title sponsor of the NMRA Spring Break Shootout. The legacy event will be known as the BMR Suspension NMRA Spring Break Shootout and it goes down March 4-7, 2021 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Many NMRA competitors rely on BMR Suspension components each year and we are thrilled to have them come on as the title spon...
After 7.52 in Testing, Albright Aiming for QA1 True Street Win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Larry Albright has been attracted to NMRA QA1 True Street for as long as he can remember. He's all about the 30-mile cruise, the three back-to-back passes and the thrill of the chase to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. He has been competitive in the category through the years, and ran as quick and fast as 7.71 and 177 mph last year in his Mustang set up with a sm...
Dayco Aftermarket To Back Watson Racing Cobra Jet Mustangs
Wixom, MI (February 10, 2021) Watson Racing is proud to announce Dayco as a new sponsor. Watson Racing and Dayco will team up to compete in both the NHRA SAMTech Factory Stock Showdown and NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, with drivers Chuck Watson Sr. and Chuck Watson Jr. at the controls of two 2019 Cobra Jet Mustangs. We've been competitive the last few seasons with our 2019 Cobra Jet Must...
Team Real Speed Racing to field three cars at NMRA and NMCA season openers in March
The 2021 Holley NMRA and NMCA season openers are fast approaching, and the Clearwater, Florida-based Real Speed Racing crew is gearing up for a three-car attack on both events. Real Speed's Walter Drakeford leads the crew with his 1986 Fox-Body Mustang, which has been outfitted with quite a few upgrades since last year's events. The parts overhaul started with a trick Frazier's Fabrication &...
All New Everything Kelly Shotwell is set to blast NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street
After redoing his car three times in three years, the first-ever class winner of NMRA Limited Street, Kelly Shotwell, is ready to blast the 2021 season. Based out of Ohio, Shotwell qualified number one and took the win for the weekend at the inaugural event back in 2017 with his 95 Ford Mustang Cobra also his first-ever NMRA heads-up event. Since then, the car has gone through quite a few diff...
Where It All Started Wild Rides Race Cars
After doing fabrication and building parts for himself and friends for years, Gene Giroud threw caution to the wind in 1993 and went all-in on a new business, Wild Rides Race Cars. It was a hobby that got out of control, laughed Giroud, now 55, who went to trade school while in high school. He had a successful career with an industrial air conditioning company, got married, bought a house, an...
Baer Brake Systems Adds Bonus to Ace Racing Spring Break Shootout Purse
Baer Brake Systems is helping the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals celebrate the 26th running of the Ace Racing Spring Break Shootout by adding a bonus to the winner's purse. The popular high-performance brake company is tossing the winner a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit that is valued at around $1,000. This means the winner of the Quick-16 heads-up shootout on Sunday could be celebrating in t...
Nitto Tire Continues $1,000 Bonus Program for QA1 True Street at all NMRA events in 2021
Nitto Tire is once again bringing its NT555RII bonus program to the insanely popular NMRA QA1 True Street category, which boosts the purse to $1,000 for the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13-second, 14-second, and 15-second winners. The bonus program will be available during the complete 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals event schedule. The program began last year to celebrate the rel...
Charging Ahead Inside Ford Performance's electrifying Cobra Jet 1400 quarter-mile concept
Written By Steve Turner Photography by the Race Pages Digital staff and courtesy of Ford Performance It is eerily quiet in the burnout box and suddenly the Mickey Thompson rear slicks go up in smoke as the sound of gears whir. Then it is quiet again. Staging lights glow, the tree ignites, and the familiar form of a modern Mustang pulls the front wheels and thrusts down the Beech Bend Raceway...
There's Lots to do When You're in Bradenton
With the 27th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout coming up, March 4-7, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, it's time to start thinking about what else you can do while in the area.. Granted there will be a lot of time spent at the racetrack, but we also know racers and their families are looking for other things to do as well. The Bradenton area has plenty offer families. From t...
Where It All Started AFCO Racing
Back in the 80s a professional relationship in motorsports between Mark Bush and Jim Scales ultimately wound up as a collaborative entrepreneurial effort that spawned the suspension and performance parts company known today as AFCO. Living in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Bush was busy running several oval track-focused speed shops, building engines, and selling Midwest Race Engineering prod...
Matt Fint Moves to NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock for 2021
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and absence from racing definitely deepens the desire to get back at it more than ever. When former NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle racer Matt Fint sat out for six seasons, his return to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock in 2020 helped quell a craving, but not completely. Now, for 2021, Fint will be making the move to NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Co...
Virtual Vegas We perused the digital aisles of SEMA 360 in search of the high-performance hardware
By Steve Turner Photography courtesy of Specialty Equipment Market Association Each year the entire automotive aftermarket makes a pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show. Known as the SEMA Show, this even fills the Las Vegas Convention Center and its surrounding parking lots with vehicles and product displays touting new and existing hardwa...
FloRacing Providing Live Streaming Coverage of 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals
FloRacing will broadcast the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals to the world through exclusive Live Streaming services provided to the world's biggest all-Ford motorsport event series. FloRacing is a leader in online motorsport broadcasts with over 1,000 live stream events each year through its digital platforms. Offering an on-demand live stream option for our racers and fans helps bring NMRA dr...
Travis Burkett to Debut in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade for 2020 Season
Some people like to dip their toe in the water before jumping in, and others like Travis Burkett just go full-on cannonball-style straight into the deep end instead. After dabbling in drag racing over the years, the family man from Greenfield, Indiana, is set to dive in and make his NMRA debut in the fiercely competitive Edelbrock Renegade category. In 2004, when he was 20 years old and studyin...
After Wild Ride and Repairs, McMullin Readying for 2021 NMRA Season
By Mary Lendzion While Kevin McMullin's 2020 race season commenced with a runner-up finish at the first NMRA event of the year, it closed with a wild ride at the last NMRA event of the year. In the second round of G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock eliminations at the NMRA All-Ford World Finals featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival in September at Beech Bend Racew...
Chassis Inspection Day at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
NMRA is hosting NHRA chassis inspector Rich Schreck during NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park for NHRA/SFI chassis certifications. Racers will be inspected by appointment ONLY! Appointments will be available at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Thursday March 4th from 8am-6pm and Friday March 5th from 8am-1pm. Please contact Rollie Miller at [email protected]
Tom Mueller to Take on NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock with Brandon Alsept in 2021
When it's time to get back into racing after a hiatus, it's always a good idea to consult an expert. And, when that expert is Brandon Alsept, winner of two NMRA Pure Street championships, one NMCA Mean Street championship, and crew chief/tuner for Matt Amrine's four NMRA Factory Stock championships, the good idea becomes a great one. Ohio resident Tom Mueller drag raced his ProCharged 89 Fox b...
United States Motorsports Association Partners With Summit Motorsports Park
By Mary Lendzion The United States Motorsports Association has been named the Official Motorsports Advocacy Group of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Formed in 2015, the United States Motorsports Association represents the racing industry in local, state and federal matters, and creates connections between members of the racing industry and government officials. It also serves as...
Clean and Mean When Tony Hobson wanted to run quicker on the quarter-mile, he built a stunning Fox Stang
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In life, change can be full of questions and confusion. In racing, though, the word change is generally synonymous with going faster. That's exactly the kind of change Tony Hobson was looking for when he pulled the trigger on a new-to-him Fox-Body Mustang. Growing up in Missouri, Hobson always knew he would be involved in racing in som...
Ace Racing Sponsors Spring Break Shootout Class
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Ace Racing has joined the national event series as the sponsor of the legendary Spring Break Shootout category, held March 4-7, 2021 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. "We're excited to work with the NMRA and it's large group of enthusiasts and fans, said Joe Hoffner of Ace Racing. "The stick-shift transmission has been syn...
Mormann Earns His First NMRA Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion In his clean, classic and eye-catching Mustang Mach 1, David Mormann is a very competitive contender in NMRA Race Pages Digital Ford Muscle. And while he had finished toward the top in points for the past several years, he wanted to earn a championship in the worst way in 2020. With that in mind, the Floridian was focused going into the first NMRA event of the season, the...
Leslie Jr. Forceful While Flying to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Twenty years have passed since John Leslie Jr. began competing in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. In that time, he has fascinated fans with his hard launches, high wheelies and hurried shifting in a couple of different Mustangs, but most recently in his silver and blue bullet boasting a Coyote engine by MPR Racing Engines, a G101-A by G-Force Racing Transmissions...
Evan Bader Promoted to Track Manager Position at Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is proud to announce that Evan Bader has been named Track Manager. Bader began working part-time at the famed family-owned facility when he was ten years old, and transitioned to full-time upon graduating in 2016 with a degree in Sport Management and Public Relations from Ohio Northern, where he also was a goalie for the university's soccer team. He h...
McKenna Motors to NMRA ROUSH Performance Super Stang Championship in Street-Driven Mustang
By Mary Lendzion While Kevin McKenna had been competing in NMRA Ford Muscle, he made the move to NMRA ROUSH Performance Super Stang in 2020. He was prepared for the challenge, and to be sure that his street-driven Mustang motivated by a stock Coyote engine and VMP supercharger was also prepared for the challenge, he drove it from his home in Indiana to Ramsey's Performance in Flori...
NMRA Tech Committee Finalizes 2021 Class Rules
Today, the NMRA Tech Committee finalized the championship class rules and they are now available online. The Committee has several items to review in Limited Street before finalizing that rule set and expects to have this completed early next week. Classes with final rules posted today include the following: General Regulations Points Street Outlaw Renegade Coyote Stock Fact...
Paultanis Rows Gears to His First NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Frank Paultanis pulled off a fifth-place finish in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock last year, his mind was on motoring to a championship this year. He got the ball rolling by blasting to a 9.92 and 132.99 mph to lead qualifying at the first event of the season, the 26th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout, which was Feb. 27-March 1 at Bradenton Motor...
Dill Drives to His First Championship in NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning
By Mary Lendzion From the moment Bob Dill began competing in NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning back in 2007, he has enjoyed everything about the category. That includes all of the Lightnings, F150s, Rangers and Rancheros, and even the occasional Super Duty. He also has enjoyed everyone in the category, and has become friends with many fellow racers and their crew membe...
Putnam Pulls Off Five Successive Wins on Way to NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion After securing a second-place finish in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street last year, Bill Putnam announced his plans to pursue a championship in the category this year. And, he and his Mustang were well-prepared with a commanding combination consisting of a Coyote engine by MPR Racing Engines, VMP Gen 3 supercharger, Turbo 400 by Gates Transmission and UPR Products suspens...
Henson Emerges as NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Champion
By Mary Lendzion Jason Henson has had a handle on how to win in NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle for many years now. He frequently finishes toward the top in points, and he claimed his first championship in the category in 2018. With the number 2 on the windows of his Mustang Mach 1 motivated by a 4.6 Four-Valve engine and C4 transmission, he began his chase for a sec...
Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Names RYNO Classifieds as Official Classifieds for 2021
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to welcome RYNO Classifieds to the popular sanctioning body as the Official Classifieds for 2021. The two companies complement each other by putting the motorsport-specialized RYNO Classifieds in front of thousands of racers and enthusiasts during live events and also offering significant reach across several digital and social media platforms as well as a l...
Greathouse Unwavering on Way to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Championship
By Mary Lendzion Joel Greathouse has accomplished a lot in his years of racing. He is competitive in any car he is in, he is competitive in any category he is in, and he is talented, tenacious, resolute, and relentless. The Kentuckian was committed to capturing a championship in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade this year, and was willing to work hard incredibly hard for it. He and his team, including...
NMRA Street Car Challenge Debut Set for Spring Break Shootout
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to introduce the Street Car Challenge, a new category for 2021 with a debut during the Spring Break Shootout March 4-7, 2021 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The Street Car Challenge will also be featured during the Ford Performance Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH) June 10-13 and the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at B...
NMRA Tech Announcement Coyote Stock Gen III Calibration Process
The NMRA Coyote Stock Gen III Calibration Flash is only available through Ford Performance (Mail-In) and NMRA Tech (Event). Coyote Stock racers that are sending their Gen III ECU module to Ford must ship the unit to: Attn: M. Korczyk CS Gen 3 Module 38000 Amrhein Road Livonia, MI 48150 In addition to shipping the ECU, racers are required to contact the Ford Performance Tech Department ...
Jones Secures His Second NMRA ARP Open Comp Championship
By Mary Lendzion William Jones is well-aware that NMRA ARP Open Comp is one of the most competitive categories in the series. He also acknowledges that he has to be an aggressive driver with an aggressive car to have a shot at spending some time in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. And, that has helped him see some serious success through the years, including in 2014, when he earned his...
DiDonato Drives to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Championship
By Mary Lendzion While Dom DiDonato was a fierce competitor in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, he decided to turn his focus to VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw last year. It was a worthwhile and wicked move, as he wheeled to a second-place finish in points despite being a newcomer in the incredibly competitive category, and while that was laudable, he wanted to lead points this year. DiDon...
Hellion Turbo To The Front John Urist Wins X275 in Vegas
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Eddie Maloney Four the last 4 years, Albuquerque, New Mexico's John Urist has whittled away at his S550 Mustang and turbocharged Coyote powerplant, and his efforts were recently well rewarded when he drove to the winner's circle at the 2020 Street Car Super Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For Urist, whose Hellion Turbo company is ar...
QA1 Debuts Limited Lifetime Shock Warranty
QA1 is excited to announce the launch of its new limited lifetime warranty program. Offered on many of the most popular shock lines, the limited lifetime warranty can be applied to shocks purchased on or after 9/1/2020. A leader in shocks and performance products for nearly 30 years, QA1 has always had a commitment to quality. This new limited lifetime warranty is a way to further assure custom...
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2020 Race Pages Virtual Trade Show December Edition
The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade shows SEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new. With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com's version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months wit...
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