Talking Vortech Superchargers with Terry Reeves of Team Beefcake Racing
From the time when the Fox-body 5.0-liter Mustang phenomenon took off in the late 80s until today, Vortech Superchargers have been one of the most sought after bolt-ons for Mustang enthusiasts. Being able to bolt on 50-100 percent more horsepower propelled Mustangs into performance realms unknown, and the whirring noise from under the hood was a badge of honor for owners and a warning to all other...
Terry Beefcake Reeves Wins McLeod by Raybestos 10R80 Shootout
The 2019 Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest featured a new shootout and it was geared towards Ford's latest transmission, the 10R80. With backing from McLeod by Raybestos, the NMRA sanctioning body went looking for the quickest 10R80 competitors. Answering the call was Team Beefcake Racing's Terry Reeves with his Vortech-powered Mustang as he ran in the 8s and took home the big check ...
Spotlight on Charlie Booze Jr. Hot Street Hotshot Who Moved to ProCharger Modified Street
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by the Fastest Street Car Staff Charlie Booze Jr. has spent more than half of his life climbing into the cockpit of a race car. He's well-versed on everything from wheelies to high-winding, and wins to wrapping up season championships, and proof of that is in his five NMRA Hot Street championships and two NMCA Pro Stock championships. The Pennsylvania powerhou...
Race Wrap: 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
Wrapping up another incredible season of NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing Series, the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was made even more epic as it was run in conjunction with the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. The weather was hot and so was the competition as the NMRA racers battled it out for crucial last-minute po...
2019 NMRA Drag Racing Series Points Announcement
Final 2019 NMRA Drag Racing Series presented by Keystone Automotive points are now published >>HERE<<, and class records are located >>HERE<<. Please take a moment to look them over. If you see a discrepancy, please send an email to [email protected] As per our rules, there is a five-day review window for them. Unless otherwise contacted before 5PM (Pacific Time) o...
Sunday Coverage 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Presented By Edelbrock
It has all come down to one more day. After a full season of competition, racers are headed into eliminations at the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. Not only are racers vying for a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle today at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but they are jockeying for position in the sea...
Road Construction Update NMRA All-Ford World Finals
The 21st Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival is set to be the biggest Ford event of all time. Holley Performance Products and the NMRA are working hand-in-hand with state, county, and city officials to make ingress into the facility as smooth as possible. There are some construction challenges that attendees need to be aware of, particularly on Saturday morning...
Saturday Coverage 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Presented By Edelbrock
The 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival action is revving up today at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NMRA Ford Drag Racing machines will have two more rounds of qualifying, while the QA1 True Street contenders will head out on a cruise followed by three grueling, back-to-back passes to determine the quickest Ford st...
Friday Coverage 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Presented By Edelbrock
Friday is always a reason to celebrate, but for those attending the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, the start of the weekend will bring a host of exciting action to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you are a fan of Ford performance, this is the place to be. Yesterday saw the track fill with participants and the d...
Thursday Coverage 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival Presented By Edelbrock
Today the day is the day the Ford universe has been longing for as the gates opened for the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. For the first time in the storied history of the NMRA's season finale, the event's traditional drag racing, manufacturer's midway, car show, and swap meet aren't the only draws. Joining those features are Aut...
Nitto Tire Pizza & Beer Racer Appreciation Party for the NMRA World Finals
NMRA Ford Nationals is pleased to announce the Nitto Tire Pizza & Beer Racer Appreciation Party on Thursday September 27, 2018 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Beech Bend Raceway. All racers, families, crew, and sponsors are invited to help celebrate the NMRA All-Ford World Finals with FREE pizza, beer, and other beverages. Brought to you by Keystone Automotive, NMRA is the biggest and longest runn...
Wonder-ful Keith Rhea's Mod-powered Terminator Runs 4.30s on 275 Radials, Gunning for 6s at NMRA World Finals!
The Modular engine platform is nearly a quarter-of-a-century old and it continues to impress the street and strip market with its versatility. From 5-second Pro Modifieds to class racing and street cars, the durability and performance of the stock engine block and cylinder heads are impressive. Keith Rhea of Wonder Racing has been on the forefront of the small-tire wars with his 2004 SVT Cobra and...
Multi-Time Champion Frank Varela is Stepping Up to Street Outlaw
Written By Ainsley Jacobs The closer you get to the finish line, the more exciting things get and such is the case for multi-time NMRA champion Frank Varela of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as he draws closer to completion on his new NMRA/NMCA VP Racing Fuels/Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw entry. Varela, who has been a staple in the NMRA and NMCA world pretty much since the beginning of time, has ...
It's the Same, But Different Michael Ciborowski's Move to NMRA ProCharger Modified Street for 2020
Tank racing is only cool if you're racing actual tanks. For 2018 NMRA Steeda Limited Street champion Michael Ciborowski, he knew he needed something lighter if he wanted to go faster'so he made it happen and commissioned a near-clone of his current car. Running and winning in the inaugural NMRA Limited Street season with his red 14 Mustang GT, the Team Kubota captain quickly proved he was th...
Fathouse Fabrications' Jam Maker Mustang Set To Debut At NMRA World Finals
Photography Courtesy of Trevor Flora at Fathouse Fabrications There's no denying that the photos just released of Fathouse Fabrications Jam Maker Mustang will get some attention. The turbo placement on this 2011 Mustang GT isn't something normally seen in the domestic market. It came from Jeremy's head, said Fathouse Fabrications Ben Stoner. Jeremy is Jeremy Howell and Stoner's business ...
NMRA Technical Department Makes Rule Clarification To NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street Class Rules
The NMRA Technical Department has made the following rule clarification in the Limited Street Class: All TVS 2300 (2.3L) and TVS 2650 (2.65L) superchargers must have factory location mounted throttle body. Rear-mounted throttle bodies are prohibited. All other permitted combinations in the NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street class will remain unchanged. This rule clarification will g...
JUSTIN JORDAN IS AN NMRA HELLION TURBO BATTLE HOTSHOT
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by FSC Staff When he was about ten years old, Justin Jordan began spending hour upon hour taking things apart and putting them back together at his family's home in Florida. He didn't care whether they were remote controls, drills, clocks or other items, but he did care about making them stronger, stouter and sturdier. As he approached 14, he became interested...
McLeod Racing Backs 10R80 Shootout at NMRA World Finals
The Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest, taking place September 27-29 at Beech Bend Raceway, is going to be the biggest Ford motorsport event of the year, bringing all generations of Ford enthusiasts together in one location. McLeod by Raybestos is proud to introduce the 10R80 Throwdown, open to Mustangs, F-150s, and anything else with Ford's latest Overdrive transmission...
Louis Sylvester to Campaign Two-Car Factory Stock Team at NMRA Finals
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos Courtesy of Louis Sylvester Sometimes a deal is too good to pass up, so when Louis Sylvester Sr. had the chance to purchase a complete racing outfit, he went for it. Now, Sylvester plans to debut a two-car team in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock at the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park in late September. Sylve...
Boss Lady Kristen Li's Boss 302 is a 1,400hp Test Bed for BL Fabrications
By Steve Turner Photography by Steve Turner and courtesy of BL Fabrication Whoosh. A red Mustang streaks by. The unmistakable sound of a blow-off valve exhales as the throttle lifts. Upon closer inspection, this is no ordinary pony car, it is a 2013 Boss 302. A special stallion engineered by Ford to carve up road courses across the then nation, the Boss is bred for speed, but this one's DNA ...
Belinda Moore To Try for Twentieth Win in QA1 True Street at Nitto NMRA All-Ford World Finals
By Mary Lendzion After watching several NMRA races, Belinda Moore decided that she, too, wanted to climb into a car and compete. So, with her husband Cliff Moore's help, she readied herself and the family's 1995 Mustang for her first NMRA QA1 True Street race back in 2005, and she has been super-successful ever since. In the car that she refers to as mostly stock with a 5.0L engine, cold-air ...
2019 UPR Products Car Show, NMRA/NMCA Joliet, Illinois
Best of Show Winner: Mark and Sandy Heckman, 1966 Nova  Ford Muscle Winner: Jim Scott, 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Directors Choice Conservative and Best GM Winner: Gary Goodin, 1969 Camaro Best Late Model: Justin Dumke, 2014 Mustang Chrysler Muscle Winner: Ken Mushen, 1965 Dodge Coronet Directors Choice Modified: Bob Cook, 1966 Chevelle 2019 NMCA Joliet NMCA Host Club Midwest Thunder Best ...
Gallery INSIDE NMRA/NMCA True Street Goes NASCAR Cruising!
NMRA/NMCA race officials provided a unique experience for the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street field during the 14th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, held at the famous Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL). For the second year in a row they collaborated with Route 66 Raceway's Scott Paddock and Terry Greetham to open the NASCAR oval across the street at Chicagolan...
Blast from the Past Billy Glidden's Fox Body Back in Action and for Sale
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Steve Baur Although he's hesitant to commit to a definitive plan or course of action, legendary drag racer Billy Glidden confirmed that he is working on reviving his historic black Fox body Mustang and the car has already been fired up. Revered as the most successful Mustang in heads-up drag racing, the 90 model Ford's historical significance is u...
Sunday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
With one round of eliminations completed the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors hits the home stretch as racers battle it out for a shot at a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. Once the two series complete their programs the fastest racers from each series will clash in the Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts. ...
NMRA Race Wrap: 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors
Arguably the most exciting event of the year, the NMRA vs NMCA race held at historic Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, always adds an extra element of excitement as the two series battle head-to-head to capture coveted, exclusive Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Rings. The 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors kicked off with a perfect fore...
Saturday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Excitement builds today at Route 66 Raceway as the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors gets into the thick of the action. With a round of qualifying on the slate, racers will have their last crack at jockeying for position on the ladders in the morning before round one of competition kicks into gear as racers strive toward a trip to ...
Friday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
Today the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors kicks it up a notch as racers lock and load for the first round of qualifying. Competitors will begin to see just how their cars stack up against the competition as they jockey for position on the ladder. With the eventual goal of heading to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle, racer...
Thursday Coverage 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Coverage Presented By Edelbrock
The sun is shining down on the track surface at Route 66 Raceway in Joilet, Illinois, and the time is here for the 14th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by FST Carburetors. The crown jewel of the mid-season for both the NMRA and NMRA squads, the event will see both series run in tandem with racers seeking to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle...
NASCAR AGAIN! NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway
For the second year in a row the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street cruise will visit the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR oval for a unique and exclusive experience. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 25-28
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by FST Carburetors is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 25, and culminates on Sunday, July 28, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-ou...
Nitto Tire Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce the Nitto Tire Racer Appreciation Party scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. This extra special event is billed as the Super Bowl because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for an all-...
Bob Curran Memorial Super Bowl Shootouts Bonus Program
Nearly a year ago the racing community said good-bye to our friend and former NMCA champion Bob Curran. This year the Curran family wanted to memorialize Bob at his home track during one of his favorite events of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, held at Route 66 Raceway over the weekend of July 25-28, 2019. Moving forward the NMRA vs. NMCA match race at...
Chad Wendel Goes 8.79, Puts NMRA Limited Street on Notice
As the dog days of summer drag on, Chad Wendel certainly isn't dogging it when it comes to his combination a recent test session produced a new personal best, just a tick off from the current NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street records, and there's plenty more left in it. Wendel, who lives in Indiana, headed over to nearby Muncie Dragway on Friday, July 12th for a test session. We've ...
Taking Stock Darin Hendricks persevered to the pinnacle of Coyote Stock racing, and he's not done yet
Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In drag racing, much like in life, there are highs and there are lows. The fleeting glow of success can quickly be offset by its less enjoyable counterpart, but a true racer always continues on. Growing up, Darin Hendricks didn't have anyone to turn to for mentorship of his mechanical interests. No one in his family was interested in cars...
Racer Update for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Rt. 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois
Heading into the biggest race of the year for the NMRA, the event staff has made some arrangements that should make things a bit easier for racers. Ice, a rather important commodity at drag strips these days not just for spectators, but race cars as well, will be sold at Concession Stand S14 located on the south side of the grandstands (same side as pits). A 22 lbs. bag retails for $10 and ice ...
NMRA Technical Department Makes Parity Adjustment To The NMRA Advanced Fuel Dynamics Limited Street Class
Based on NMRA Limited Street performance data from the 19thAnnual NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationals on June 27-30, 2019, the NMRA Technical Department made the following adjustments effective immediately for these Limited Street combinations: TVS GEN3R SUPERCHARGER approved upper pulley size, changed from 3.228 to 3.400. This changed the 2.317:1 lower/upper pulley ratio to the now approved 2.200 ...
UPR Products NMRA Car Show St. Louis
2019 NMRA St Louis Best of Show Clyde & Catherine Dumphy 1969 Mach 1  2019 NMRA St Louis Host Club Midwest Thunder 2019 NMRA St Louis Best Steeda George & Carolyn Detty 2019 NMRA St Louis Directors Choice Modified Winner Jeffery Cox 1987 Ranger 2019 NMRA St Louis Late Ford 49' & Up Winner Mike Meyer 1966 Fairlane 2019 NMRA St Louis Best Street Rod Neil Fansler 1937 Ford Truc...
Curtis Catalon Returns to NMRA Renegade with Turbo 5.8L Combination
Longtime NMRA Edelbrock Renegade/NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer and all-around good guy, Curtis Catalon, had a hiccup in late 2018 but is busy turning lemons into lemonade with an all-new killer combination for his much-awaited return. Living in Louisiana, Catalon made the long haul up to Maryland for the World Cup Finals: Import vs Domestic event in early November. Unfortunately for him, t...
Mid-Term Report IDIDIT Performance NMRA King of the Street Qualifying
New for NMRA in 2019 is the IDIDIT Performance King of the Street competition and the concept is simple. Every NMRA event serves as a qualifier for an end-of-the year 8-car heads up eliminator to determine who is the King of the Street. The only way to qualify is to grab an Overall Winner title in the QA1 True Street challenge at any NMRA event in 2019 or win either the JLT Performance Spring Br...
Breaking News NMRA World Finals Expands to include Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival
NMRA is proud to announce the addition of the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival to the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, creating what will be the largest Ford event on the planet. Taking place September 26th 29th at Beech Bend Raceway, the NMRA World Finals offers the best Ford drag racing, car show, midway, and swap meet and combines it with the all-new Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. Holl...
Scott Wayne & Ronnie Reynolds Ready for NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
By Ainsley Jacobs After traveling as a spectator to the NMRA races in Florida and Kentucky for years, Scott Wayne is ready to jump in mid-season with an Edelbrock Renegade ride of his own. Wayne, who works as a firefighter for Baltimore County in Maryland by day, also spent years traveling with former JPC Racing employee Ronnie Reynolds while Reynolds was racing his own car or helping JPC's ...
Photo Gallery Heads-Up Horsepower from NMRA St. Louis
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has been host to some storied drag-racing performances and when the Keystone Automotive NMRA Series arrived for the third stop in its 2019 season at the facility, racers and spectators answered the call, looking to write the next chapter in impressive performances at the venue. As the event unfolded, it became apparent that the NMRA's return to the area was...
NMRA TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT Announcement COYOTE STOCK GEN II ENGINE
June 6, 2019 The NMRA Technical Department and Ford Performance engineers have researched and discussed several areas of concern with the Gen II Coyote Stock engines with racers and engine builders. The extreme conditions of the category can result in issues that might affect power and/or performance. Due to these findings, the NMRA Tech Department will allow the following components to be r...
TASCA FORD RACER DISCOUNT ON COYOTE STOCK PARTS
June 5, 2019 The NMRA Technical Department announced earlier today that NMRA Coyote Stock Class Racers may change (under NMRA Tech Supervision and reseal) existing cam phasers with Ford Part # M-6004-A50R - 2015-2017 5.0L/5.2L Coyote High Performance Cam Phaser and/or change the VCT Solenoids with Ford Part # M-6297-M50A - 5.0L High Strength VCT Solenoids. Tasca Ford is offering a Racer Disc...
2019 Mid-Season Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has updated the 2019 class rules to reflect mid-season changes. Classes which have had changes made with have an update date of (6-4) in red. Thanks to everyone for their input on these changes. They may be found >>HERE<<
Direct Injection Technology In Drag Racing John Urist switches to DI in 2,000HP Mustang
By Steve Turner Photos by the FSC Staff An injector solenoid pulses, releasing fuel pushed out by over 2,000 psi. A cloud of fine droplets hangs in the air. It's an impressive sight to behold, but for John Urist it was a eureka moment for his NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw racing program. The idea of the magic those micro droplets might unlock inside the combustion chamber of his turboch...
Friendly Pet Reminder from the NMRA/NMCA Staff
In light of recent incidents, the NMRA/NMCA Event Team would like to remind all NMRA/NMCA racers, crew, sponsors and fans that every track on the NMRA and NMCA Tour has rules and requirements for your pets please leash your dogs and pick up after your pets! The NMRA and NMCA event team have had to deal with several incidents and complaints regarding unleashed pets and our team felt it necessary...
Project Update #PureEvil Goes 8.85 at 152 mph, sets New NA Coyote Record
By Michael Galimi Photos by the Author and Dave Milcarek A few weeks ago we teased on social media'dyno testing of Project #PureEvil's new engine combination, dubbed PE-2. It sounded rowdy, angry, and it crushed last year's combination by a wide margin. The new Rich Groh Racing masterpiece has more of everything and produced 744rwhp on JPC Racing s chassis dyno. For those keeping score that ...
Photo Gallery QA1 True Street at NMRA St. Louis
Written by Derek Putnam More than 50 drivers arrived at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gatewayto participate in the QA1 True Streetclass, and the street test would be a combination of road and track, as drivers pounded the streets of Madison, Illinois before returning to the track and making laps on the famed oval. When the drag strips runs were complete and the results tabulated, Randy Thoma...

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