MUSTANG MACH 1 RETURNING FOR 2021 MODEL YEAR
With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year, with its debut coming this spring. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 performance in a new golden age of ...
Young Gun Daniel Spurgeon jumped from motorcycle racing into heads-up drag racing
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Parents always want the best for their children, and often sacrifice so that their progeny can develop into prodigies. Paul Spurgeon is no different, and, when his son, Daniel Spurgeon, decided to get into drag racing, Paul went all in and the two built a car in collaboration. To read the full story, CLICK HERE.
Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Adjusts Point System for 2020
The NMRA Competition committee has adjusted the 2020 NMRA point's system to reflect the new schedule due to the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. Points will be accumulated by counting the best four out of five national events for VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw, Edelbrock Renegade, JDM Engineering Limited Street, G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, Richmond Gear Factory Stock, Exedy Racing ...
5 Ways to WIN EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown Moves to World Wide Technology Raceway July 30-August 2
The second annual EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown returns in 2020 with a brand-new format, giving competitors 5 ways to win and new location at World Wide Technology Raceway during the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by HPJ Performance over the weekend of July 30-August 2, 2020. The rules are simple, if your vehicle relies on a late-model engine (GM LS/LT,...
Anderson to Make Some Steam with New 4.6L Two-Valve Engine in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mark Anderson While Mark Anderson didn't race last year, he's ready to row through gears in his Mustang this year in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock. And, the Illinois-based driver, who works for Laris Motorsports Insurance, the official insurance provider for the NMRA and NMCA, recently made some changes to his combination to be even more competitive. ...
Williams Ready for Next Race After Final Round Appearances at NMRA and NMCA Season Openers
By Mary Lendzion While searching for a car to race back in 2001, Shane Williams was spellbound by a 1999 Mustang with a 4.6 Two-Valve engine and a stock automatic transmission that was for sale near his home in Knoxville, Tennessee. After giving it the once-over, he made an offer, and then made it his. By the following weekend, he had introduced it to the very competitive NMRA Exedy Racing C...
Dr. Jamie Meyer To Lead The Performance Racing Industry As President Of PRI
Dr. Jamie Meyer has taken the role of President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and media company, effective this week. Meyer, who has a long and storied history in motorsports and racing, will lead the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community. In addition to providing the industry wi...
Gardner Confident New Suspension Will Help Him See Gains in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Bryan Gardner Determined to dive into NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock competition several years ago, Bryan Gardner purchased a 1979 Mustang with a four-popper. With help from Bart Welte, who was competing in the category at the time, he replaced that engine with a small-block Ford, backed it with a T-5 by G-Force Transmissions and traveled to...
New Location Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and based on the Illinois regional plan, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis (Madison, IL) the weekend of July 30 - August 2, 2020. We're very co...
POSTPONED NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway
ProMedia Events & Publishing is POSTPONING the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway May 28-31 due to COVID-19 pandemic and current regulations. We are postponing the event and we are working with Chris Blair and his staff on a variety of options to make this event happen. It is no surprise what is going on in the...
Drew Lyons Comfortable in Driver's Seat of Clair Stewart's Car in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock
By Mary Lendzion Drew Lyons has accomplished a lot in the nearly fifteen years that he has been racing his Mustang. He has won many rounds and races, set records and earned two championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock while riding out wheelies and rowing gears. He and his Mustang are a match, and that's why it came as a surprise to some fans when he accepted fellow ...
NMRA Adjusts Daily Schedules for St. Louis, Georgia, and Ohio
Race officials from the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals have adjusted the daily Index class schedules for the Scoggin Dicky Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival (Madison, IL), NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals (Commerca, GA), and the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals (Norwalk, OH) after several discussions with racers. Racer feedback is important and several racers approached me the other...
Steve Halprin Makes Memorable NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw Debut
By Mary Lendzion Growing up just outside of Detroit, the Motor City, Steve Halprin was heavily influenced by cars, and when he met Don Walsh Sr. and Don Walsh Jr. as a teenager, he was heavily influenced by them. He started going to the track with them, and was immediately interested in everything involved with Walsh Sr.'s racing program. Before long, he and Walsh Jr. took a 1979 Mustang fro...
Alton Clements Makes Progress with New Vortech Supercharger Setup for NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw
Few things are more disappointing than breaking a new toy. So, when Alton Clements took ownership of Manny Buginga's Little Red ride and wadded it up not long after, he got busy making it like new again so that he could get back to enjoying the car as quick as possible. A two-time NMRA Edelbrock Renegade champion, Clements switched to NMRA VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw in 2018 while driv...
Twice Bitten Dwayne Hickman's second Shelby serpent packs a potent bite
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi With an affection for Shelby Mustangs, Dwayne Hickman couldn't help adding a black-with-white-stripes 10 Shelby GT500 to his collection in early 2019. After campaigning his familiar white-with-black-stripes 11 Mustang GT500 in NMRA competition, he added its counterpart, and the serpent has already shown it packs a powerful bite. Now 53...
Out with the Old, In with the New Tony Hobson Changes Cars
Sometimes, change is necessary in order to move forward. When Missouri-based racer Tony Hobson realized his old car just wasn't cutting it anymore, he decided to get rolling with something new Manny Buginga's famed Fox body. Hobson, who has campaigned his AEM-backed 14 Ford Mustang out of the JPC Racing camp in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw for years, knew hi...
A Long Time Coming Clair Stewart II's Coyote Stock championship was worth the wait
Growing up in Indiana not far from the racing capital of the world, there was no doubt that Clair Stewart II would follow in his father's motorsports footsteps with a racing career of his own. A dedicated drag racer who has been actively involved in the sport for over twenty years, Stewart recently capitalized on his experience by earning his first long-awaited and much-deserved championship title...
Shocking Snake Ford Performance Breaks Quarantine With A 1,400-Horsepower Electric Cobra Jet
Photos Courtesy of Ford Performance With just the sound of sticky tires digging into the track surface a Mustang pounds the pavement with 1,400 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque. Without so much as a growling exhaust or the scent of race gas, it whirs down the track. It should cover the quarter mile in the low-8-second range at over 170 mph. A dedicated straight-line machine, this prototy...
We JamminBen Stoner's Super S197 Success Story
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Some wind up working a job out of necessity so that they can afford to do something they love. Others, like Ben Stoner, do something they love, which enables them to create a career that never gets old. Now a successful co-owner of the Fathouse Fabrications performance shop and leader of the Jam Factory motorsports complex development,...
Mike Ciborowski Coming to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade with New Mustang
By Mary Lendzion Photos courtesy of Mike Ciborowski For the past few years, Mike Ciborowski was purposeful while pursuing wins in NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street, and he had plenty of them. He even earned championships in the category in 2018 and 2019 in his red 2014 Mustang rocking a Rich Groh Racing Coyote engine, VMP Performance supercharger and ProFormance Turbo 400. Then ...
McMullin Ready to Make Some Steam at Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Kevin McMullin Nearly twenty years ago, Kevin McMullin was racing in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade and Fun Ford Weekend Street Renegade. He was putting down 9-second passes with a small-block Ford and a Novi 2000 supercharger under the hood of his Mustang before he pulled his car into his garage, put a cover on it and turned his focus to his family ...
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 ...
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