Santa Ana, CA -The VP Racing Fuels NMCA West Drag Racing Series championship season concluded with the completion of the 6th Annual Mickey Thompson NMCA West Coast World Finals at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California, October 13-15. NMCA West championships were on the line, as racers pulled out all of the stops while battling major winds that caused many of the classes to be run at the eighth-mile race distance. In addition to the straight-line action, the Hotchkis Auto X presented by Nitto Tire put on a great show as always, with many of the drivers competing for the Hotchkis Grand Champion award.
In ProCharger Outlaw Street competition, Johnny Coleman led qualifying with 4.571 elapsed time at 159.55 mph, and he would improve on that with a 4.56, but in the final round, it was Tom Marshall taking the win and the trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle with a hole-shot victory over Lafayette Williams, 5.121 to 5.119.
With Fall in the air this race has the makings to be one of the most competitive of the year as racers pull out all the stops, gunning for their last shot at a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle, a personal best, or perhaps even a class championship.
In many classes, championships are still up for grabs, including: ProCharger Outlaw Street where Johnny Coleman leads Michael Orban and Richard Morris – both of whom are within striking distance. Things are also super-close in Ultra Street where Mike Silva will be trying to hold off charges by Brian Greenberg and Dan Dagata.
Wild Heads up Drag Racing, True Street, Bracket Racing, Autocross & MORE!!
Santa Ana, CA – The VP Racing Fuels NMCA WEST series launches back into action for its third event of the season at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA. The 6th Annual Energy Suspension NMCA WEST Street Car Nationals is the first race back after the summer break and school will be in session on the drag strip the weekend of September 15-17.
The NMCA WEST Street Car Nationals at Auto Club Dragway offers affordable family-friendly motorsport events all weekend long. There’s something for every automotive fan. On the drag strip, there’s side-by-side competition between American muscle cars with the Hotchkis Cup Autocross, presented by Nitto Tire, entertaining road-racing fans next to the drag strip.
Santa Ana CA – The 7th Annual Lucas Oil NMCA West Coast Shootout presented by JE Pistons on June 2-4, 2017 lured racers from near and far with a great weather forecast and hot competition on track. This event, the second of four races in the VP Racing Fuels NMCA West Drag Racing Series, featured an array of heads-up and index classes, as well as the Hotchkis Auto X presented by Nitto Tire.
In ProCharger Outlaw Street competition, Johnny Coleman’s ’69 Camaro led qualifying with a 4.73-second performance, and the horsepower that drove it to that took Coleman to the final round where he faced the ’68 Camaro of Michael Orban. Coleman looked to make it two wins in a row by taking the starting line advantage, but Orban edged him out at the stripe, 5.386 to 5.501.
The 6th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA Spring Nationals on March 31-April 2, 2017 kicked off the first of four battles in the VP Racing Fuels NMCA West Drag Racing Series where racers will fight for event wins and valuable points towards class championships. This season, the NMCA West added the Ultra Street Category to the championship roster, Limited Street was renamed Outlaw Street, and the usual array of heads-up and index classes was again joined by the Hotchkis Auto X presented by Nitto Tire giving spectators a variety of racing to take in.
The ProCharger Outlaw Street championship will go undefended for 2017 as last year’s winner, James Lawrence, sold his ride and plans to changes classes for 2017. Commandeering the field this weekend was Johnny Coleman who qualified on top with a 4.51 at 167 mph. He would fend of competitors for two rounds of eliminations before being matched up with Ryan Jones for the final. When it was time to run, Jones was broke and Coleman simply took the light for the win.
Race Wrap for the 5th Annual Mickey Thompson NMCA West Coast World Finals at Auto Club Dragway
– With the conclusion of the 5th Annual Mickey Thompson NMCA West Coast World Finals, the 2016 NMCA West season comes to a close. It was the racers’ last chance to make a run for the class championships, and their last opportunity to visit the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle this year.
In Fastest Street Car Pro Mod, Mack Moffat and Greg Seth-Hunter faced a new challenge from the ’69 Camaro of Gary Ross. Seth-Hunter was top qualifier with a 4.13, and used a 4.14 to defeat Ross’ 4.210 effort in the final round.
ProCharger Limited Street saw James Lawrence make it a clean sweep of the class for 2016 with his fourth win of the year. Lawrence set the pace in qualifying with a 4.53 run and faced Ryan Jones in the final round. Jones had the better light (.036 to .092), but his 4.65 just couldn’t keep his Nova ahead of Lawrence’s Camaro, which clocked a 4.48 to grab low et of the weekend and the win.
Santa Ana, CA – With this third race of the season, the stakes are greater as championship points become scarce and racers need to make every round count. The 5th Annual Energy Suspension NMCA West Street Car Nationals featured several racers who pulled away from the rest of the pack, while others found it hard to dominate the competitive fields.
In Fastest Street Car Pro Mod, Mack Moffat put an end to Greg Seth-Hunters dream of a perfect season. In the final round, Moffat took the starting-line advantage and would go on to take the win, 5.17 to 6.03 over Seth-Hunter.
ProCharger Limited Street saw James Lawrence’s 2001 Camaro continue to dominate the field despite a number of set backs that the team had to work through. Johnny Coleman had set a stout pace in qualifying at 4.67, but it was Lawrence and Ryan Jones who prevailed over the field and faced off in the final. The lights were really close, and so was the finish, with Lawrence edging out Jones, 4.82 to 4.95.