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 ...
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...
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