Nitto Tire Spikes the Purse in NMRA QA1 True Street for the New NT555RII Drag Radials
Nitto Tire recently released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which has become the Official Tire of QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing their commitment to NMRA enthusiasts they've added a generous bonus program for True Street racers. Once the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals events return to action in late-May the winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13-second, 14-second, and 15-se...
Move Over Tiger King, Andrew Hanlon Is On The Hunt To Be The Coyote King
Making the most of the great gift of time he's been given courtesy of the Coronavirus, NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock racer and stick-shift aficionado Andrew Hanlon is on the hunt for quicker time slips thanks to an all-new Coyote powerplant. Hanlon has campaigned his striking red 90 Ford Mustang LX in the NMRA since 2018, following in the footsteps of his father, fellow racer, and Hanlon Mo...
Shane Stymiest Sitting in Second Place in Richmond Gear Factory Stock Points Going into Next Race
By Mary Lendzion After driving to two championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Shane Stymiest changed his course in 2018. That's when the Pennsylvania-based driver, who had always competed at all six events on the annual NMRA tour, moved to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock and competed at only a few events, as he wanted to be home with Bobbi Jo Rector after they welco...
Wade Rich Joins Bradenton Motorsports Park as Track Manager
The If you build it, they will come statement doesn't apply much anymore, but if you prep it, they will come definitely does. With track prep being paramount to racer loyalty, having a good crew and the right track management in place is critical to a facility's success. So, when Florida's Orlando Speed World Dragway's President of Operations, Wade Rich, announced he would be leaving, there wa...
Dramatic Start to Season for JDM Engineering Limited Street Driver Sondra Leslie
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Sondra Leslie Sondra Leslie has had a strong showing in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street. She finished fourth in points in 2018, and then third in 2019 after two runners-up and a win in her Mustang powered by a Coyote engine by MPR Racing Engines, Vortech V1-Ti supercharger and Turbo 400 by Transmission Specialties and sourced by JPC Racing...
David Geisler Jr. Goes 7s with 2-Valve 99- 04 Mustang
It takes quite a bit of determination, money, and time, to get a New Edge 2-valve SN95 Mustang into the 7s, but that's exactly what David Geisler Jr. did while testing at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida on March 26, 2020. Geisler had been working on his 99 model for the past few years, and the project kept evolving into something bigger as his desire to go quicker and faster accelerated...
After Wheelie and Wall Contact, Matt Williams Readying Mustang for NMRA Gateway Rumble
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Matt Williams Ready to take things to the next level in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street, Matt Williams reached out to Rich Groh of Rich Groh Racing Engines last year. Together, they decided that they would replace Williams stock Coyote engine with a fresh 314 cubic-inch Coyote engine built by Groh and topped with Gen II Coyote heads enhan...
Adaptive Response NMRA/NMCA Revises 2020 Event Schedules
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival Presented by HPJ Performance World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, IL May 28-31, 2020   Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA June 25-28, 2020   Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nickey Performance Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL ...
After Moving to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, Brad Schehr Preparing to Put Down Even More Power
By Mary Lendzion If you were to spend just a few minutes talking with Brad Schehr about his approach to racing, you would know how he was able to earn the NMRA ProCharger Modified Street championship last year. The Florida-based driver who set records in the category with a 7.70 and 177.18 mph in his Mustang featuring a small-block Ford built by Chet Caminita from CRE Performance and a Pro...
Bowen Begins Race Season By Blasting to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock Records
By Mary Lendzion Back in December, NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock racer Mike Bowen began working on Shawn Olson's 1966 Mustang at his shop, Powerhouse Automotive, in Pennsylvania. He was to transform it from a street car to a strip car so that Olson could begin campaigning it in the NMRA G-Force Racing Coyote Stock category beginning with the 26th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout, Feb. ...
NMRA/NMCA Technical Department Clarification On Turbocharger Compressor Covers In NMRA/NMCA Competition
Effective today, March 23, 2020 - All turbocharger compressor covers will require inspection and approval by NMRA/NMCA Tech before they can be used in NMRA/NMCA competition. This includes turbocharger compressor covers that have already been used in competition. Classes that this affects are: NMCA XTREME PRO MOD NMRA/NMCA STREET OUTLAW NMRA RENEGADE / NMCA XTREME STREET NMRA LIMITED ...
Holley NMRA Ford Nationals (ProMedia Events & Publishing) Office Goes Remote during COVID-19 Crisis
Due to California state regulations during the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic the office of ProMedia Publishing & Events, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals has gone to a work-from-home status for the foreseeable future to keep our office staff safe. Despite the office closure, the NMRA/NMCA staff remains operational, but will be available via ema...
Paultanis Hopes to Hold Onto G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Records Through the Season
By Mary Lendzion When the NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock category was created in 2012, the race was on to see how much power could be coaxed from naturally aspirated Coyote crate engines. The numbers that drivers, who can't dive into their sealed engines, continue to put on the board are impressive, and among those drivers is Frank Paultanis. Soon after achieving an admirable fi...
Breaking News NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, in association with Atlanta Dragway's parent company NHRA, have decided to postpone the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in response to growing restrictions on group gatherings and travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Effective today the NHRA has suspended all drag racing operations for a...
EATON TVS Throwdown Returns to NMRA/NMCA with New Location and Revised Rules
Last year NMRA/NMCA worked with EATON Corporation to create a category to celebrate its highly successful Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger technology. The TVS Supercharger Throwdown kicked off with super fast street cars doing battle on the quarter-mile. In 2020, the TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns with a new set of race rules and a new location during the biggest street-legal drag race ...
Gen 3 Coyote Engine Announcement for Holley NMRA Ford Nationals 2021
In 2017, the NMRA Technical Department announced the transition to the Gen 2 Coyote engine for Coyote Stock with a guaranteed 4-year run without an engine change. In accordance with that announcement and its timeline, along with the expected depleted production of Gen 2 Coyote engines, the G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock eliminator will add the Gen 3 Coyote engine to the list of approved...
Sunday Coverage 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Today is the big day at Bradenton Motorsports Park as racing charges into eliminations at the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout. All the heads-up and index classes will crown champions today and send the victors to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle to celebrate. Stay tuned all day for updates from the track as the action unfolds. To check out today's full 26th Annual Nitto ...
Race Wrap: 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Kicking off the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals season in fine style, the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout roared into Bradenton Motorsports Park, drawing a crowd of fans and a horde of racers. All in attendance enjoyed cool weather, fast race cars and everything an NMRA event has to offer, including a huge car show and a manufacturer's midway brimming with performance parts. Racers es...
Saturday Coverage 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Today the action ramps up at Bradenton Motorsports Park as the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout kicks into high gear. Qualifying rolls into eliminations and the massive True Street competition goes down. Plus there are a number of special events within the show today, including a match-race between Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his teammate Chelsea Denofa in their competition drift Mustan...
Friday Coverage 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Today the action heats up at Bradenton Motorsports Park as the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout moves from testing into the first round of qualifying. The weather is great and the cars are flying on the track, which sets the stage for a great weekend of racing. Check out the full qualifying results from the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout here. After showin...
Five-Time Champion Joel Greathouse Gunning for NMRA Title in 2020
Despite all of his immensely impressive success countless wins, tons of records, and five championship titles legendary wheelman Joel Greathouse has yet to conquer the NMRA. Although he had intended to chase the VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw title behind the wheel of his KBX Performance teammate Charles Hull's X275 car, a change in plans means the champ will return to NMRA Edelbrock Reneg...
Thursday Coverage 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Frank Paultanis took full advantage of the great weather here at Bradenton Motorsports Park and clocked the quickest pass in G-Force Transmissions Coyote Stock history with a 9.97 run today. According to sources, this was in fully legal trim, and we may see a number of 9-second runs from other competitors in the class this weekend. When testing ended at the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Br...
Former NMRA Ford Muscle Champion Danny Towe to Return for Full 2020 Season
For some people, retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life at a slower pace. For others, like Danny Towe, it's a time to pick back up and move forward full speed ahead. Thanks to some not so subtle prodding from his friend and NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle driver, Shane Williams, Towe started running in NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle back in 16. Shane gets me into more sh*t th...
Jim McCool To Take On NMRA QA1 True Street In Fine Fox Body Mustang After Testing
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Jim McCool It was nearly twenty years ago that Jim McCool drove his 1984 Mustang GT to his first NMRA event. He entered ARP Open Comp, and was committed to the category for a few years before deciding to try QA1 True Street, where he consistently ran 9.80s. But not long ago, the Columbus, Ohio-based driver decided to sell his 1984 Mustang GT and purcha...
Ford Mustang RTR Named Official Vehicle of Holley NMRA Ford Nationals in 2020
Last year Holley NMRA Ford Nationals fans were treated to an awesome experience during the wildest Ford motorsport event of the year, the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest with a drifting exhibition from Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Just five months later and Vaughn along with his popular RTR Vehicles Brand have taken even larger role in the world's biggest Ford event ...
Bradenton Motorsports Park Test and Tune Cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 26th.
Attention Racers: Due to weather concerns, Bradenton Motorsports Park will be cancelling its Wednesday test and tune scheduled for February 26th. The weather is expected to clear for Thursday Feb. 27th, and the NMRA will offer its own regularly scheduled Thursday test and tune session and have opted move the start time up an hour to 11:00 am to offer additional time for racers. If you would ...
Weldon Racer Appreciation Happy Hour Thursday February 27th at Bradenton Motorsports Park
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that Weldon Pump will sponsor a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour on Thursday, February 27th during the Nitto Tire 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 beer, music, and ...
More Contingency Sponsors Added
The 2020 list of contingency sponsors is filling up quickly now and has been updated. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. These are the latest co...
Victory Bash Aerospace Components Winner's Circle Returns to NMRA and NMCA in 2020
Aerospace Components and ProMedia Events and Publishing, the parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, are proud to announce the event-ending victory celebrations will continue in 2020 with Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. We are honored to enter into our tenth season as major sponsors with ProMedia, said Kim Kussy, President of Aerospace Components....
After Upgrades, Kevin McKenna Ready to Unleash Car at Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kevin McKenna and by NMRA In his eye-catching and enviable Mustang, Kevin McKenna motored to a win, a runner-up and a semifinal finish while competing in the NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle category the past couple of years. But after giving NMRA ROUSH Performance Super Stang a try at the Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing last summe...
Cameron Bowles Preparing to Pilot Grandfather Don Bowles Famous Mustang
By Mary Lendzion The moment Cameron Bowles climbed into the driver's seat of his grandfather Don Bowles Maverick, he showed that he was completely capable of being competitive in the famous car known as Little Coal Digger VII. He handled low 9-second passes with the help of a small-block Ford built by Roush and freshened by Phillip Oakley, and he even hauled to the NMCA MagnaFuel Open Comp ...
NMRA Rules Adjustments For Edelbrock Renegade
It the last few days, many NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street racers have approached the NMRA/NMCA Tech department regarding the crossover from Ultra Street into those two categories. For the last few years, the two racing series have been moving toward the goal of being aligned with Ultra Street to make it easier for racers to cross back and forth. Changes were made to the Ultra Street rules fo...
More Progress Will Mean More Power for Edelbrock Renegade Racer Valerie Clements
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Valerie Clements and by NMCA After rocketing to a 4.75 in the eighth-mile and a 7.33 in the quarter-mile in her Mustang last year, NMRA Edelbrock Renegade racer Valerie Clements turned her focus to being even more fierce this year. To help her haul, her father, Alton Clements Sr., who also happens to be her engine-builder, put together a powerful 9.5 deck...
Stacking and Parking Information for Bradenton
Monday February 24th Tuesday February 25th 1. Stacking in parking lot west of the track (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) Wednesday, February 26th 2. 8 AM OVERNIGHT Stacking in Parking Lot west of the track. (See map for entry and stacking row instructions) 3. 1 PM 6PM Pre-event Credential/Ticket Sales in Stacking Lot Thursday, February 27th GATE OPENS:...
Aeromotive Posts $1,000 Gift Certificate for Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout
Aeromotive Inc. is rewarding the winner of the Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 27-March 1, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The Kansas-based fuel system manufacturer started the bonus program last year for the category and continues to give back to the racers in 2020, along with participating in the NMRA Contingency syste...
Baer Brakes Adds Bonus to JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout Purse
As the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years of street car insanity, Baer Brakes wanted to enhance the winner's pot by throwing in a gift certificate for a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit valued at around $1,000. This means the Quick 16 winner on Sunday could walk away with $1,800 as they celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an NMRA Victor award an...
G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Driver Nathan Stymiest To Race at All Six NMRA Events in 2020
By Mary Lendzion Understanding how much time and talent it would take to have a car that would continuously be competitive, Nathan Stymiest jumped into NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock with both feet several years ago. With each race, he learns more and more about what motivates his Mustang, and his passion and persistence are paying off. Stymiest earned his first win in the...
Continuing Traditions JLT Performance Backs Spring Break Shootout Class at NMRA Season Opener
The Mustang drag racing season always kicks off with the booming Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park, this year it goes down February 27 through March 1. The event's humble beginnings date back to 1995 and it was an assembly of quick street-legal Mustangs with a party to go along with it. Some 24 years later that notion still holds true and JLT Performance is back again ...
Come to Race, Stay for the Sun and Fun!
The much-anticipated 2019 NMRA season will open with the 26th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout, Feb. 27th - March 1, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. 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 the sandy beaches and calm w...
Alton Clements Back in Action with Car Rebuilt After Wreck
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Alton Clements When Alton Clements was competing in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, he was a force who had his combination figured out and fine-tuned. In fact, he had earned two championships in the category before surprising fellow racers and fans by announcing that he was going to give NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw a go in 2018. He cli...
Last Minutes Changes for Champion Charlie McCulloch
With the start of the 2020 NMRA Holley Drag Racing Series just a few short weeks away, most racers are working to put the finishing touches on their combinations but Charlie McCulloch, the Exedy Racing Clutches Modular Muscle 2019 champion, is making a last minute change to see if he can get an edge on the others by switching to Hoosier Tires. Like so many others, McCulloch dutifully sent out h...
More Contingency Sponsors Added for 2020 Season
Things are really cranking up now as more and more companies are joining us as 2020 contingency sponsors. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE<<. Please be sure to look for what exact parts each company is posting for, and what proof of purchase requirements/verification are needed. If something isn't clear or you have questions, please contact the company directly. The...
5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors during the Commerce, Georgia, event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, the event is one of only two races where fans can witness the specta...
Laris Motorsports Insurance Named Official Motorsport Insurance Provider for NMRA/NMCA
NMRA and NMCA is excited to announce Laris Motorsports Insurance as the Official Motorsport Insurance provider for both national event series. The company offers racecar insurance for both on and off the race track and sales agent Mark Anderson will be at every NMRA and NMCA in 2020 to discuss options. Laris Motorsports Insurance is designed to be racer-friendly because its owners, Holden and R...
NMRA Street Outlaw Champion Vinny Palazzolo Looking to DiSomma Racing Engines for Even More Power
By Mary Lendzion While Vinny Palazzolo has only been competing in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw for a few years, he has already showcased some serious skills. Most recently, the Pennsylvania-based driver powered to the class championship followed by an X275 record with a 6.62 and 209 mph in the quarter-mile in his Gary Naughton Race Cars-built Mustang at the Import vs. Domestic World ...
Mickey Thompson Backs NMRA Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootouts in 2020
Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels returns as the sponsor of the the Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at two NMRA events in 2020 with $500-to-win plus a $600 gift certificate. Aeromotive will also toss in $1,000 gift certificate on top of the payout to the winner of the specialty Mustangs. The first showdown happens during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 March 1 at Brad...
Scott Wayne to Go Wide-Open Throttle with New RGR Engines Powerplant
By Mary Lendzion When Scott Wayne ran his rowdy red Mustang Cobra in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade for the first time last year, he proved that he was cut out for the very competitive category. He ran as quick and fast as 4.89 and 143 mph in his car with chassis work and a cage by 1320 Fabrications and a 4.6L Four-Valve by Justin's Performance Center paired with a Precision 76mm turbo, but he was ...
NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Driver Frank Paultanis is Hooked on Hard Launches and High Wheelies
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by FSC STAFF After watching racers ride out wheelies and row gears in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock several years ago, Frank Paultanis decided that he, too, wanted to ride out wheelies and row gears in the captivating category. So, he meticulously prepared his Mustang and dove in, and each year, he has become more and more determined to dial it ...
5TH Annual OPEN COMP All-Star Showdown at the 12th Annual All-Star Nationals in Commerce, Georgia
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 at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 2-5, 2020. Billed as the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing the ...

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