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. ...
Kelly Shotwell Returning to NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kelly Shotwell The moment that Kelly Shotwell stepped onto the NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street stage in the fall of 2017, he stood out. He set the pace in qualifying with an 8.93 and secured the win that weekend at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, in the 1995 Mustang he had purchased from his brother, Casey Shotwell, and prepped with a 347 cubic-inch e...
Where It All Started McLeod Racing
After nearly 50 years, McLeod Racing remains at the forefront of clutch and driveline technology in the automotive aftermarket. Although the company is now owned by Paul Lee, Red Roberts originally started it, and this outfit has quite an interesting story behind its name. Back in the late 50s and throughout the 60s, Roberts worked with renowned clutch innovator, Bill Hayes. In 71, Roberts d...
The GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Competition Fills The First Three Spots On The Ladder
In 2019, it was Jeff Bloem who traveled down from his home in Canada and dominated the Spring Break Shootout by winning that heads-up class, as well as the overall win in QA1 True Street. He added another win at the season finals at Beech Bend Raceway during the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival by taking the King of the Street crown. Donato Sierchio was the first competitor...
Arrington Performance Named Title Sponsor of NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals
The NMRA and NMCA quickly pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving the All-American Nationals to US 131 Motorsports Park over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. Arrington Performance stepped in as the title sponsor thanks to the event's relatively close proximity to its Michigan-based facility. Mike Copeland and Arrington Performance are valued partners of the NMCA and he's been aggressi...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Event Protocols for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Thanks to all of our racers and fans for a successful event last month and we are excited for our trip to the St. Louis area at the end of the month. The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event July 30-August 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway will be conducted under safety guidelines to ensure everyone's comfort. Common sense distancing will be in effect throughout the venue. W...
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Stacking/Parking Information
NMRA/NMCA SUPEBOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway St. Louis event Racer/Vendor Stacking and Parking information Wednesday July 29th 8AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday July 30th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 7:30AM Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7PM Racer/Vendo...
Breaking News Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Signs 5-Year Contract with Bradenton Motorsports Park
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce it has signed a 5-year deal with Bradenton Motorsports Park to host the world-famous Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout through the 2025 racing season.   The Spring Break Shootout is synonymous with the Ford Mustang movement as it's been a 27-year tradition to kickoff the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals championship in Bradenton, Florida. We...
NMRA Tech Committee makes clarifications and adjustments to Limited Street and Renegade class rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released rule clarifications/adjustments today for the Limited Street and Renegade classes. Adjustments include: A base weight adjustment for small-block nitrous combinations in NMRA Renegade. A cylinder head clarification on the Trick Flow 11R heads in NMRA Limited Street. A weight adder adjustment on the 302/351 combinations using a 76mm turbo in NMRA Limi...
QA1 True Street Cruise on IndyCar/NASCAR Oval at World Wide Technology Raceway!
It is quickly becoming tradition at event facilities that have a NASCAR oval, the QA1 True Street enthusiasts get to complete the 30-mile cruise on the high-banks of the IndyCar/NASCAR oval! It goes down July 30 through August 2nd at World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL) during the biggest event of the year the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Perf...
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Becomes Official Facility For Total Venue Concepts Testing Events
Total Venue Concepts and World Wide Technology Raceway have reached an agreement where the drag strip, located five minutes from downtown St. Louis, will become the official test track for TVC-coordinated professional testing events. Total Venue Concepts, the leading producer of drag strip service equipment and track preparation, will coordinate all drag strip testing at World Wide Technology Race...
True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners Score Nitto Cash at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Just a few short months ago, Nitto Tire released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which became the Official Tire of NMRA QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing its commitment to NMRA/NMCA enthusiasts, Nitto added a generous bonus program for True Street racers, as well as NMCA HEMI Shootout and Chevrolet Street Car Challenge competitors. The winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Sunday Coverage
After an action-packed Saturday, the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals roars into its final day at Atlanta Dragway this weekend. Today the heads-up and index classes run through eliminations deciding who takes those coveted trips to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. A special class will also crown a winner today as well when the top eight finishers in the Dodge // ...
NMRA Race Wrap: 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Although the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, was originally scheduled to be run in April, the repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic forced a date change to June 26-28, 2020. It was definitely worth the wait, though, as the event was run to completion over a near-perfect weekend and racers ...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Saturday Coverage
Today the path to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle gets clearer at the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Racers finalize the qualifying order and kick off eliminations at Atlanta Dragway. Competitors in the Chevrolet Performance Street Car Challenge, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, True Street classes will decide the winners in each index category today. T...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Friday Coverage
Today's 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center All-Star Nationals program kicked off early, with racers hitting the track at 7:30 a.m. to allow for those who paid for Thursday's delayed test tune to complete their hits before Friday's regular program kicked off. Today will see two rounds of qualifying in the heads-up and index classes, while competitors in the Chevrolet Performance St...
12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals Thursday Coverage
The excitement is undeniable as NMRA and NMCA racers return to action at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, for the 12th Annual Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Such was the pent up excitement the huge line of racers yesterday inspired the early opening of the gates. Today things get underway with three rounds of time trial sessions as competitors dial in their combinat...
Connelley Headed to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade with New ProCharger
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Martin Connelley After so successfully running nitrous, Martin Connelley surprised some fans and fellow racers when he went with a ProCharger last year. He gathered information and got to know his new combination consisting of a BES Racing Engines-built 363 cubic-inch 8.2 deck Ford engine, Trick Flow High Port heads, belt-driven ProCharger D-1...
NMRA Tech Committee makes clarifications to Limited Street class rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released a rule clarification today in Limited Street. Precision Turbo and Engine has updated its part number system and the only changes to the rules reference those part numbers. The turbochargers are the identical technical specifications that have been legal in the category since Limited Street's inception. This update is to conform to Precision's new tracking syst...
Kevin Sanders to Debut New Color for Boogey Lights-Backed Car at NMRA/NMCA Event at Atlanta Dragway
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Kevin Sanders When Kevin Sanders purchased his 1987 Mustang about ten years ago, it was just a shell. It didn't have an engine or a transmission, among other things, and his wife, Kimberly, wasn't sure he would be able get the car to run, but about two years later, he did. After racing locally for a while, Sanders, of Louisville, Kentucky, discovered N...
Return to Racing! Safety First NMRA Announcments
We are excited to get back to racing with the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway after a prolonged break. There are several announcements we would like to make you aware of several changes, like the WEDNESDAY opening of the gates which requires ADVANCE TICKET purchase for entry as there won't be a cash line on Wednesday. We encourage all racers to use the F...
Generation Next Ford Performance and NMRA Testing Notes from the Gen 3 Coyote Stock Engine Package
Ford Performance is anticipating the next generation G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock engine package to be available on June 19, 2020 and it is based on the Gen 3 Coyote platform. The major highlights of the new Coyote Stock engine are a much higher output coupled with Direct Injection. NMRA began working with Ford Performance during the summer of 2019 with the goal of smoothing the trans...
Passion Propels NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Standout Vinny Palazzolo
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff In the past two decades, Vinny Palazzolo has driven many Mustangs, and each one has had more power and more potential than the previous. He's determined to do whatever it takes to be competitive in various categories, and ran as quick and fast as 4.31 and 171 mph in the eighth-mile on his way to the NMRA VP Racing Madditives Stre...
NMRA Tech Committee Makes Adjustments To Limited Street Class Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee released a rule adjustment today in Limited Street. Adjustments include a weight deduct clarification for some nitrous combinations. 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-info/class-rules-payouts/
NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Moves to US 131 Motorsports Park August 27-30, 2020
The NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals will be contested at US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI) over the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. The change in venue is due to Summit Motorsports Park's decision to remain closed for 2020 as they regroup and plan for a return to action in 2021. It has been a crazy year but one that is rewarding as we made new friends with Jason Peterson and his staff at US...
Freeman Focused on Nitrous and Supercharger Combinations for NMCA and NMRA Competition
By Mary Lendzion A standout at Ultra Street events across the country, Mike Freeman decided to add NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and NMRA Edelbrock Renegade to his adventures in 2019. With plenty of persistence from the beginning of the year through the end of the year, he pulled off a fourth-place finish in Ultra Street points, fourth-place finish in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and second-p...
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