Memphis, TN – While the forecast wasn’t favorable, racers still rolled into the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming, May 2-5 at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee to vie for valuable championship points and the Victor trophies awaiting them in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, where the cars tend to be unruly and unpredictable, Don Walsh Jr. wheeled his Corvette to a 3.70 to set the pace, and later motored to a final-round fight against John Stanley and his Cadillac CTS-V. Walsh’s Corvette made a move toward the center line and he brought it back, but Stanley sailed to a 3.79 to take the win over Walsh’s close 3.81. The feat marked Stanley’s first win in the highly competitive category.
Rob Goss ran to a 4.30 in his Challenger to lead qualifying in NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw, but it was Shawn Pevlor and Mike Cerminaro who made it to the final. Pevlor picked up the win in his Mustang, which belongs to Tony Bischoff, with a 4.40 while Cerminaro wasn’t able to complete his pass.
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That’s where drivers in both series made every effort to wheel their cars to the coveted Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle, and they put up plenty of personal bests and potential records along the way.
On the NMCA side, drivers in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod put on a show while pushing their cars to the limit. Among them was Daniel Pharris, who stopped the clocks at 3.72 in his Mustang to lead qualifying. Several competitive rounds later, he made it to the final. There he lined up alongside Don Walsh Jr., who, like Pharris, had been consistent and quick all weekend. The tight race saw Walsh Jr. take the win with a 3.72 in his Corvette to Pharris’ 3.75.
Santa Ana, CA – The racing was incredibly intense and impressive as drivers from across the country threw everything they had at the track for the 17th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 7-10 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.
The first of six events on this year’s highly anticipated NMCA tour featured side-by-side passes, personal bests and records made by racers dead set on driving to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
There were 19 drivers dedicated to making a 16-car field In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, and Joe Baker blasted to a 3.72 in his Corvette to set the pace. Thirteen drivers behind him managed 3-second passes, but thundering to the final were Tom Blincoe and Jim Widener. After the pair of Corvettes leaped off the line with almost identical reaction times, Blincoe wheeled to the win with a 3.75, while Widener was forced to get out of the throttle.
Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw saw 2018 NMCA Radial Wars champion James Lawrence lead qualifying with a 4.38 from his Mustang Cobra in its series debut. He remained on a roll through the final round, where he trapped a 4.44 and won a tight race against Shawn Pevlor, who was piloting Tony Bischoff’s Mustang and trapped a 4.48.
Will sponsor the NMCA’s popular Street Outlaw category in 2019
STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels is the official sponsor of the Street Outlaw drag racing category for the 2019 National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) season.Mixing big power with small tires, Street Outlaw is NMCA’s 275 radial championship category. Running at every event on the schedule, it attracts premier competitors battling for a prestigious NMCA championship. Leading the small tire category with its ET Street Radial Pro line, Mickey Thompson has supported small-tire radial racing since its inception.
“The small-tire radial drag race world has exploded over the past decade,” Ken Warner, Vice President of Sales for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels said. “Mickey Thompson has been innovating drag radials for 20 years, but our ET Street Radial Pro tire helped bring small tire racing to where it is now, one of the most popular forms of racing out there. We are excited to sponsor the Street Outlaw category and continue our partnership with NMCA in to the next season.”
Mickey Thompson’s ET Street Radial Pro is a purpose-built race tire for classes requiring P275/60R15 or P315/60R15 tires built from size-specific materials. The radial features next-generation construction designed to take more power for better launches, a reduced tread pattern for maximum traction, and is for racing only – not street use.
Dodge//SRT and Mopar Renew Commitment to National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Competitors for 2019 Season
Auburn Hills, MI – Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced a renewed commitment to National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) competitors for the 2019 season. For the second consecutive year, the brands will offer racers in model-year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles complimentary entry in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI® Shootout category, providing performance enthusiasts a sanctioned and secure drag strip environment to race their muscle cars.
In its first year, the Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout drew large, 75-car fields showcasing a spectrum of modern-day FCA US vehicle nameplates, including Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack models, 707-horsepower Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models and the limited-production 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
The six-event 2019 NMCA schedule blasts off with the season-opening 17th annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, March 7-10, 2019.
Santa Ana, CA – The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to release its 2019 national event schedule. Boasting six jam-packed events that blanket the heartland of America at some of the finest drag racing facilities, the NMCA is the largest and most popular muscle car and street car drag racing series in the country. Each national event offers drag racing categories ranging from 4,000hp Xtreme Pro Mods to entry-level drag and street racing classes, an awesome late & early-model Car Show, and a Manufacturer’s Midway.
“Today’s street car craze started at Memphis International Raceway in 1992 and we are proud to bring NMCA back home in 2019,” said General Manager, Rollie Miller. “The Homecoming event at Memphis brings it together with five other outstanding track partners as NMCA has established itself as the premier muscle car and street car racing sanctioning body.”
Santa Ana CA – The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana. There were wicked wheelies, powerful passes and plentiful personal bests as drivers were dead-set on cruising to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle and class championships.
In VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod, Jason Hamstra, who had the points lead coming into the race, set the pace with a 3.71 in the all-3-second field. After much anticipation through the rounds, he and his bracket-like Camaro made it to the final round against Mike Recchia and his Camaro. Hamstra hauled to the win with a 3.70 after Recchia was forced to lift in the all-blower final round.
James Lawrence drove his Dragzine Corvette to a 3.84 to set the pace in Mickey Thompson Radial Wars, but the final round featured Marty Stinnett and his Mustang and David Adkins and his Impala. When the tree came down, both drivers leaped off the line, and Stinnett secured the win with a 3.94 after Adkins struck the tires.