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Eric Bardekoff Aiming to Double Up on Championship Titles in NMRA & NMCA
When Eric Bardekoff started his 2021 racing season, he was expecting to work hard and had hopes for some moderate success. He wasn't expecting to go into the finals for both NMRA and NMCA as the points leader in two championship chases. After finishing fourth in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade in 2020, Bardekoff wrapped up the year with a final-round appearance at the last event in Kentucky. That l...
NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Racer Bob Zelenak is Spellbound by Small-Block Fords and Nitrous
Interview by Mary Lendzion Photos by Mary Lendzion and Fastest Street Car Staff Bob Zelenak likes living in the countryside in Pennsylvania. It's private, peaceful and surrounded by fields and forests. He drives seventeen miles, some of which are up a mountain, to his job as a fleet and warehouse manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. After his shift, he joins his father, Bud, for fulfillin...
NMRA Statement of Action Involving Martin Connelley
NMRA Statement of Action Involving Martin Connelley During the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (July 11-13, 2021) the Tech Department disqualified Martin Connelley's four qualifying runs after the vehicle was too light (including driver) due to an incorrect minimum weight for his combination in the Renegade category. The Tech Department's position in this unfortuna...
Supercharger Racer Mike Ciborowski Borrowing Son's Turbo Setup for NMRA/NMCA Michigan Event
By Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA and courtesy of Mike Ciborowski At the start of the 2021 race season, Mike Ciborowski set some goals for himself. Among them were laying down quicker and faster laps in Edelbrock Renegade, and landing in the NMRA Winner's Circle. The Illinois-based driver certainly has what it takes, and so does his Mustang set up by HPJ Performance and standing out with a...
Becki Cram Joins the NMRA's Edelbrock Renegade Ranks
Leap of Faith With a little help from her friends, Becki Cram made an unexpected move to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi From her first car, a nondescript Dodge Shadow, to her current race-ready NMRA Edelbrock Renegade 2010 Ford Mustang, Becki Cram never shied away from chasing her dreams or pursuing her happiness. To read the full story, CLICK...
Shotwell Set to Make Edelbrock Renegade Debut at NMRA Ford Performance Nationals
By Mary Lendzion Kelly Shotwell has been successful in NMRA JDM Engineering Limited Street ever since he began competing in the category back in 2017. He has set the pace in qualifying and secured wins, and he has stood out. The Ohioan belted in for a best of 8.68 and 160 mph in the quarter-mile in his Mustang boasting a Barker Machine and Fab-built 321 cubic-inch small-block Ford and 7675 P...
NMRA Tech Committee updates 2021 Renegade and Ford Muscle rules
May 28, 2021 - NMRA Tech Committee updates 2021 Renegade and Ford Muscle rules Today, the NMRA Tech Committee Clarified rules in the following classes: 1. Renegade These changes will take affect after the NMRA Ohio event which includes the final round from the St Louis event. or starting June 14th, 2021. 2. Ford Muscle These changes are affective today May 28, 2021. The 2021 NMRA Class Rules can b...
NMRA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments
May 24, 2021 - NMRA Tech Committee makes 2021 mid-season rule adjustments The NMRA Technical Committee has updated the 2021 class rules in the following classes to reflect mid-season changes. Renegade Limited Street Coyote Stock Factory Stock These rule changes are effective immediately (May 24, 2021). Thanks to everyone for their input on these changes. The 2021 NMRA Class...
The Eagle Has Landed Haley James rockets into Edelbrock Renegade with her new War Eagle Mustang
Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi With three NMRA championships under her belt, Haley James knows what it takes to win and win big. Returning to championship form after a late-season mishap in 2019 proved difficult for the Indianapolis-based racer during the 2020 season, but by taking one small step here and there, James and her new War Eagle Mustang found their groove and show...
Bardekoff Blasts To Victory Aboard Whipple-Supercharged Mustang
Commack, New York's Eric Bardekoff has been working towards an NMRA event win for several years now, and his hard work and perseverance paid off as he brought home the Edelbrock Renegade class win during the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport at Atlanta Dragway in April. Bardekoff came into the weekend hoping to get his Whipple-supercharged S5...
Adam Arndt Returns to NMRA with New M1 Fuel and Haltech EFI
They say cars and alcohol don't mix, and they're right, unless they're talking about racing fuel in which case, adding alcohol is always an excellent idea. Adam Arndt and multi-time NMRA champion Brian Mitchell sat out the 2020 season, but now are armed and ready to return in 2021 to the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing series. Mitchell sold his historic Wizard 92 Ford Mustang LX in th...
Team Real Speed Racing to field three cars at NMRA and NMCA season openers in March
The 2021 Holley NMRA and NMCA season openers are fast approaching, and the Clearwater, Florida-based Real Speed Racing crew is gearing up for a three-car attack on both events. Real Speed's Walter Drakeford leads the crew with his 1986 Fox-Body Mustang, which has been outfitted with quite a few upgrades since last year's events. The parts overhaul started with a trick Frazier's Fabrication &...
Travis Burkett to Debut in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade for 2020 Season
Some people like to dip their toe in the water before jumping in, and others like Travis Burkett just go full-on cannonball-style straight into the deep end instead. After dabbling in drag racing over the years, the family man from Greenfield, Indiana, is set to dive in and make his NMRA debut in the fiercely competitive Edelbrock Renegade category. In 2004, when he was 20 years old and studyin...
Greathouse Unwavering on Way to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade Championship
By Mary Lendzion Joel Greathouse has accomplished a lot in his years of racing. He is competitive in any car he is in, he is competitive in any category he is in, and he is talented, tenacious, resolute, and relentless. The Kentuckian was committed to capturing a championship in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade this year, and was willing to work hard incredibly hard for it. He and his team, including...
Dream Team JPC & DMC Collaborate on Paul Liverette's Fox Body Mustang
Somethings, things go according to plan and sometimes they simply don't. In Paul Liverette's case, life thew him a curveball, but he knocked it out of the park and decided to live in the moment and change up his Mustang build in the process. Located near Annapolis, Maryland, Liverette brought his Fox body to the talented team at JPC Racing about two years ago for what was only supposed to be a ...
Less Stock, More Race PHL Racing's New NMRA Renegade Contender
Written by Steve Baur Photos Courtesy of Jim LaRocca After winning the 2017 ProCharger Coyote Modified championship in the NMRA, Tommy Annunziata and PHL Racing partner Jimmy LaRocca had set a high bar for their team's performance in NMRA competition. With their recent move to the Edelbrock Renegade class, the team realized that their current car would need a little more than a nip and tuck ...
2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing Champions
With the conclusion of the 2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing Series, the NMRA staff has tallied up the seasons' points totals. You can find this season's points document HERE. The 2020 Holley NMRA Drag Racing series itself faced a challenge not seen before, but despite the challenges, the staff was able to deliver a five-race season to satisfy its hungry racers and fans who were looking to focus on ...
Freeman Focused on Nitrous and Supercharger Combinations for NMCA and NMRA Competition
By Mary Lendzion A standout at Ultra Street events across the country, Mike Freeman decided to add NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and NMRA Edelbrock Renegade to his adventures in 2019. With plenty of persistence from the beginning of the year through the end of the year, he pulled off a fourth-place finish in Ultra Street points, fourth-place finish in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and second-p...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Arndt and Mitchell Continue Collaboration for 2018 Race Season
Soon after securing a third place finish in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade points in 2016, Adam Arndt turned his Mustang over to friend and fellow racer Brian Mitchell and then flew to the Middle East to serve as a firefighter for the United States Air Force. Even though Brian had bought his original Fox body Mustang, Wizard 1, back from the person who had bought the car a few years ago, it was going...
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