2020 Racer Contingency Program: Get Some!
With the 2020 season upon us contingency sponsors have either been signing back up for the new season or joining the NMRA for the first time. Keep in mind these are the companies who are supporting you, so when it comes time to freshen something or add a new component to your car or combination, these companies should be at the top of your list. To see the 2020 Contingency list, go >>HERE...
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, presented by McLeod Racing Returns at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The annual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout rages back into action during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 27 - March 1, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. And don't forget, TREMEC is also hosting the QA1 True Street Racer Appreciation Happy Hour during the award's ceremony on Saturday after the category's completion. The TREMEC Happy Hour is open to all QA1 Tru...
A Fresh Start for NMRA Modular Muscle's Gary Hollywood Parker
After struggling with consistency issues with his 02 Ford Mustang all throughout 2019, NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle mainstay Gary Hollywood Parker is starting over for 2020 with a fresh engine and a clear head. Parker, who finished eighth in championship points for the 2019 season, decided to hit the 'reset button and contracted Rich Groh at Rich Groh Racing to build a new, stand...
Bob Williams to Bring More Boost to NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Bob Williams The NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw category is packed with powerful cars and combinations, and its drivers are more determined by the day. Just as determined is Bob Williams, who's preparing to compete in the category beginning with the 26th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout, Feb. 27-March 1 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida....
NMRA After-Hours Returns with Florida N/T Race and Street Car Shootout Plus BoostedGT!
A unique group of racers will roll their cars out of the trailers as the sun sets over Bradenton Motorsports Park on Saturday February 29, 2020. The NMRA After-Hours returns and it features the Florida No Time 28/275 Shootout and a Street Car Shootout, presented by Innovative Racecraft and Li Tuning and Racing. It all goes down during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, which runs from Febr...
Bowen Wrapping Up Work on Olson's New G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock Car
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Bowen It has been more than two decades since Shawn Olson has raced, and he's ready to row through some gears. The Vienna, Ohio resident, who has chosen to compete in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, purchased a chock-full of character 1966 Mustang from a seller in Indiana and turned it over to NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock racer Mi...
Hellion Turbo Battle Returns to Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout for 2020
Do you have a turbocharged Ford that just doesn't quite fit into any of the NMRA categories If so, we have a place for you and your vehicle in the Turbo Battle, sponsored by Hellion Turbo and hosted during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout happening at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 27-March 1, 2020. It is a category designed to be a catchall, heads-up eliminator where the major requ...
Drew Lyons to Campaign Clair Stewart's Car in NMRA G-Force Racing Coyote Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Clair Stewart While Clair Stewart has been successful in NMRA G-Force Racing Coyote Stock and earned the class championship in 2019, he won't be returning to it in 2020. Instead, he's handing longtime friend and fellow G-Force Racing Coyote Stock driver Drew Lyons the keys to his Mustang, which is powered by a Gen II Coyote engine and a G-Forc...
Chris Davis Preparing to Dive Into NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Chris Davis While Chris Davis has owned twenty-four Mustangs through the years, he has owned his current Mustang for the longest amount of time. It's a super-clean 1990 coupe that he bought ten years ago from a seller going through a divorce, and there are only 53,000 miles on its odometer. Davis, who lived in Maryland before moving to Pennsylvania two...
Wednesday Test and Tune Scheduled Before Spring Break Shootout
For those racers heading to Bradenton for the Nitto Tire Spring Break shootout who want to test before the event, there will be an open test session Wednesday, Feb. 26th from 10am-6pm. Cost is 250.00 per car. There will be one lane prepped for radials and another prepped for slicks. Track prep will be done by Kurt Johnson and TVC. The NMRA staff will be on site Tuesday 1pm 6pm and Wednesd...
Maple Grove Raceway Set For Future Growth With New Ownership
It's always a bit worrisome when the rumor of a track going up for sale start circulating. Oftentimes, the first thing that comes to mind is that it is going away. Many tracks, however, have been in family ownership for decades and sometimes the family would just like to move on to other things. Such is the case for the home of the NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals, Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pe...
Putnam to Pull Out All the Stops in Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street in 2020
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Bill Putnam Drivers dished out plenty of powerful passes at all of the events on last year's NMRA tour, and among them was Bill Putnam. The Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street hotshot hauled to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle twice, set records with an 8.60 and 159 mph and finished second in points in the category in 2019 in his Mus...
NMRA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMRA True Street Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has made changes to the True Street class rule set. Specifically the committee has changed the Exhaust rule to: EXHAUST SYSTEM Any Exhaust exit location permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers required. On Turbo applications the Turbo acts as a muffler. Updated 2020 NMRA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-pay...
Dwayne James: Inspired by Innovation and Driven by Determination
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Fastest Street Car Staff Back when Dwayne James was racing in NMRA Pro Outlaw 10.5 and Super Street Outlaw, he was a crackerjack when it came to coaxing colossal amounts of horsepower from various combinations. It didn't matter whether they included turbos or blowers, as long as he stopped the clocks where he wanted to stop the clocks. The process and...
Billy Glidden's beloved black Mustang is back in action
After a long history with of racing and winning with his Fox-Body Mustang GT, Billy Glidden parked the hot rod and turned his attention towards the Pro Modified ranks, competing in NHRA, NMCA, and other races. In, 2019, however, Glidden dusted off the black Mustang once more and set his sights on the NMCA's ARP Nitrous Pro Street category. To read all about the car's history and journey back to co...
Keith Ciborowski Preparing to Put Out More Power in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Keith Ciborowski After racing in the NMRA Hellion Turbo Coyote Shootout a few years ago, Keith Ciborowski decided to dive into the series Edelbrock Renegade category in 2019. He prepared his 2003 Mustang Cobra with a Rich Groh Racing-built Coyote engine, Precision 76mm turbo and Proformance Racing Transmissions-built Powerglide, and joined the ca...
Watson Racing Presents the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown at the 2020 NMRA Spring Break Shootout
It is no surprise that the world's largest Ford motorsport event series celebrates Ford's most powerful vehicle the Cobra Jet. Watson Racing will once again present the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown and it happens February 27-March 1, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout. This ninth annual showdown is open to both vintag...
NMRA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Class Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and finalized the 2020 rules in the following classes: 1. Street Outlaw 2. Renegade 3. Coyote Stock 4. Factory Stock 5. Open Comp 6. Truck & Lightning 7. Modular Muscle 8. Super Stang 9. Ford Muscle The NMRA Technical Committee is still reviewing several combinations in the Limited Street rule set, with the goal ...
RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
SEMA President & CEO Chris Kersting today commended U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) for introducing H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 (RPM Act). The RPM Act of 2019 includes five other original sponsors: Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Bill Posey (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX). This ...
Spotlight on Judy Staton Cars and Camaraderie are at Her Core
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Steve Turner and Mary Lendzion When Judy Staton was a teenager learning how to drive in her parents station wagon, she would happily hug the curves around their home in Pennsylvania. Her father would tell her to be sure she was belted in, and to be sure that she was careful, but he would also tell her that he was confident in her abilities behind the wh...
NMRA Crowns 2019 Season Champions And Recognizes Special Guests At 2019 PRI Show
The NMRA Drag Racing Series presented by Keystone Automotive brought its season to a close on Friday December 13th, 2019 during the Performance Racing Industry show as it crowned its class champions. The event was a memorable experience for all and the NMRA would like to congratulate its class champions. VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Vince Palazzolo Edelbrock Renegade Haley James ProCh...
Holley Performance Products Named Series Sponsor of NMRA Ford Nationals
NMRA is proud to announce Holley Performance Products as the title sponsor of the world's biggest all-Ford motorsport event series. The six-event series, which includes drag racing, car show, manufacturer's midway, and other specialty elements will be known as the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals. It's the second time in the sanctioning body's 22-year history that Holley has staked a claim as the series...
ProMedia to Release Bigger, Better, and Bolder Fastest Street Magazine at PRI Show
ProMedia Events & Publishing is proud to announce its flagship monthly print magazine, Fastest Street Car, has been upgraded and expanded beginning with the January 2020 issue. The bigger, better, and bolder Fastest Street Car will be released this week during the 2019 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis December 12-15. Fastest Street Car is nearly 20 years old and it keep...
NMRA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Preliminary Limited Street Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Limited Street Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered by the Tech Committee in multiple classes. We would like to remind rac...
2020 Shelby GT500s Hit the Streets and the Drag Strip! Goes 10.60s STOCK
If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few months then you know the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 features a rather sporty 760hp package under the hood. It is a 5.2L Coyote, a variant of the highly-acclaimed and successful Shelby GT350 program but with a supercharger on top and sans flat-plane crankshaft. Everyone knew it'd be quick, as in 10-second runs right off the showroom and H...
Eye-Catching 1957 Ford Custom Business Coupe Spotted at Booze Brothers Performance
By Mary Lendzion Charlie Booze Jr. sees a lot of classic, contemporary and cool cars as the co-owner of Booze Brothers Performance in Pennsylvania with his brother, Brian Booze, and one currently capturing his attention is a 1957 Ford Custom Business Coupe. The chock-full of character car belongs to Ralph Watts, who lives in Virginia and is a close friend of the Booze family. Interestingly, ...
Donathen to Debut New NMRA Coyote Stock Fairmont Wagon in 2020
Mike Bowen has long held the title of most unique ride in the NMRA's G-Force Racing Transmission Coyote Stock class, but a challenger to that title will make his debut during the 2020 season, as Tim Donathen readies his 1978 Ford Fairmont Wagon for some gear-banging, heads-up racing. Donathen's wagon came off the assembly line already packing V-8 power, with a 302ci/C4 driveline combination mov...
Valerie Clements Making Modifications for Even More Muscle in 2020
By Mary Lendzion While Valerie Clements has been competing in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, alongside her brother, Alton Clements, for many years, she didn't hit it quite as hard as she usually does this year. That's because she was focused on buying and moving into a home in Hazlet, New Jersey with her fianc and fellow racer George Farkouh, and is planning their wedding for next spring. But ...
NMRA Tech Committee Statement On Updates To 2020 Factory Stock Preliminary Rules
The NMRA Tech Department has updated the 2020 Richmond Gear Factory Stock preliminary rules to better define the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Coyote combinations using specifications instead of Ford issued part numbers. A few years ago, Ford stopped production of Gen 1 engine parts'such as cylinder heads when it switched over to the Gen 2 platform. The official part numbers for Gen 1 cylinder heads remains ...
NMRA Tech Committee Updates 2020 Preliminary Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has reviewed all rule requests to date and have updated the preliminary rules in the following classes: Renegade Limited Street Super Stang Updated 2020 Preliminary Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ There are several pending adjustments being considered by the Tech Committee in multiple classes...
Becki Cram moves to the NMRA's Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street class in 2020
When Becki Cram first started racing in 2014 her 08 Saleen was entered in QA1 True Street then over to NMRA Roush Performance Super Stang and on to the Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle class, she was hooked, but soon knew she wanted to go faster. Now, after cutting her teeth in the categories for three years, Becki is ready to make the move up to NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street for ...
Party Time Keystone Automotive Continues Complimentary NMRA Happy Hour
Longtime NMRA supporter Keystone Automotive is proud to announce their complimentary Happy Hour prior to the NMRA Awards Ceremony, held Friday December 13th from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Indiana Convention Center. The NMRA Awards Ceremony celebrates the Champions and Top Ten finishers from the 2019 season. It features a special Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and champion-sized Victor tro...
Palazzolo Takes Center Stage as VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw Champion
By Mary Lendzion While Vinny Palazzolo was already a hot shot in X275, he came to NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw a few years ago, and has been hauling ever since. With a plan to put power down at all six events on the NMRA schedule in 2019, he readied for racing his Gary Naughton Race Cars-built Mustang packing a 400 cubic-inch small-block Ford, billet Losito heads, 88mm Precision turbo,...
Brad Schehr Powers to ProCharger Modified Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion It was clear from the moment Brad Schehr rolled his beautiful blue Mustang out of the trailer at the first race of the season that he was going to be captivating in competition. In the car flying J. Crompton Electric banners and packing a small-block Ford fronted by a ProCharger D-1X, Schehr signed up for NMRA ProCharger Modified Street, qualified in the second spot with an ...
Firestone Earns His First ROUSH Performance Super Stang Championship
By Mary Lendzion There are a number of things that draw Larry Firestone to NMRA ROUSH Performance Super Stang, and among them are the competition and the camaraderie. He has been a part of the category for more than ten years, and while he earned an admirable fifth place finish in points last year, he wanted to achieve more than ever this year in his Mustang GT boasting a 4.6 Valve engine by...
TURBOSMART RELEASES AWARD-WINNING ELECTRONIC EXTERNAL WASTEGATE!
Turbosmart, Australian Manufacturer of Boost Control & Performance Products and 2018 SEMA: Best Performance-Street New Product Award Winner released its much anticipated eWG Electronic Wastegate A fully electronic actuatable external wastegate in 45mm & 60mm options. "I'm just so excited for my team. This has been a project or pure passion for the guys & it's been a long time in the...
Corn Captures His Third ARP Open Comp Championship
By Mary Lendzion With a competitive car and combination, Dennis Corn has caught win after win in NMRA ARP Open Comp. He was the class champion in 2016 and 2017, and he earned a third place finish in points in 2018 in his Thunderbird boasting a 7 liter small-block Ford built at Roush Engines North Shop in Michigan, which he happens to manage as a profession, and a G-Force five-speed transmis...
SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS 2020 SHELBY GT500 DRAGON SNAKE CONCEPT AT 2019 SEMA SHOW
Unveiled in the Ford Motor Company's display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing version of the Shelby Cobra called the Dragonsnake. Given the new Ford Shelby GT500's dual-clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford's new Mustang sup...
Butsko Locks Up Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion For the past few years, John Butsko has set his sights on moving up a notch, or two, in NMRA Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle points, and for the past few years, he has done just that. He finished in eighth place in 2016, sixth place in 2017 and fourth place in 2018 before belting into his very cool and classic Falcon for 2019. In the car powered by a 302 cubic-inch engine and topp...
Steeda's Hardcore Test Mule Goes 9s
Steeda's Silver Bullet S550 in-house project has been whittling away at the record for a stock engine/transmission, naturally aspirated S550 Mustang for a couple of years now and it seems every fall it has gone quicker and quicker. After taking a short detour to do some half-mile racing earlier in the year with the car, Steeda's Director of Engineering and Manufacturing, Scott Boda, was back at th...
McCulloch Marches Off With 2019 Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle Championship
By Mary Lendzion After taking some time off to focus on his business, Charlie McCulloch returned to NMRA Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle in 2016. He was on a mission, as he motored to a second place finish in points in 2016, a third place finish in points in 2017 and a second place finish in points in 2018. Just as motivated heading into the 2019 race season, he qualified in the fourth spot ...
Conway Drives to Fourth Consecutive Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning Championship
By Mary Lendzion Through the years, Randy Conway has been purposeful and persistent in his pursuit of wins. His approach has served him well, as he motored to three NMRA ARP Open Comp championships in his Mustang before trucking to three NMRA Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning championships in Bruce Lampton's Ranger in 2016 through 2018, and he was determined to back those up in 2019. Wit...
Ryntz Rolls to His Second Richmond Gear Factory Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Soon after securing the NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock championship in 2018, Dan Ryntz circled all six NMRA events on his calendar for 2019 and charted his course. Then, he climbed into the cockpit of Bart Welte's Mustang powered by a Coyote engine and C4 transmission, and proceeded to set the pace in qualifying with a 10.35 and later landed in the Aerospace Components Winner'...
2020 NMRA Ford Nationals Championship Class Lineup
As the 2020 drag racing season is rapidly approaching, the NMRA is proud to announce its official 2020 NMRA class line-up. The NMRA is excited to kick off its championship season Feb. 28 - March 1, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park with the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMRA made a few changes to the lineup. There will be...
Breaking News 2020 NMRA Preliminary Rules Posted
The 2020 NMRA Preliminary Rules are posted here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-payouts/ The NMRA would like to thank its racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2020 season. The NMRA Tech committee has reviewed over 140 requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2019 racing season. As one can imagine, it is a daunting task to balance...
Haley James Earns Edelbrock Renegade Championship
By Mary Lendzion As a two-time champion in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified, Haley James has proven time after time that she's a powerhouse. She's also adept and adaptable, as she cruised right into a new-to-her category, NMRA Edelbrock Renegade, at the beginning of this year, and was immediately competitive. The Albuquerque, New Mexico-based fan-favorite, whose father is legendary NMRA racer Dw...
Ciborowski Secures His Second NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street Championship
By Mary Lendzion Mike Ciborowski was forceful and fast as he flew to the NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street championship in 2018, and he was focused on backing it up in 2019. He proved that by leading qualifying with an 8.88 and landing in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an 8.841 against Sondra Leslie, who was right there with an 8.844, at the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring ...
Stewart Wheelies His Way to G-Force Racing Coyote Stock Championship
By Mary Lendzion Clair Stewart has commanded a lot of attention since settling into NMRA G-Force Racing Coyote Stock a few years ago. He flew to a ninth place and third place finish in points in the category in 2017 and 2018, and then, he was more determined than ever going into 2019. In his Mustang packing a Gen 2 Coyote engine and G-Force G101-A four-speed transmission and flying Watson Racin...
Preliminary Rules Requests Due Today
A reminder that Preliminary Rules requests must be submitted no later than 5PM (Pacific Time) today, Oct 18. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the best interest of the category. Please submit your 2020 Preliminary Rule requests to: [email protected], be sure to include your name, NMRA car number, and support...

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