Compiled by SEMA Editors
2021 NMCA Season Ends at Lucas Oil Raceway
Here are the results from the 20th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, held September 23–26, 2021 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana.
VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod: Ken Quartuccio in his Camaro faced Craig Sullivan and his “El Mero Mero” ’49 Mercury in the final round of eliminations, where Sullivan locked up his second VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod win in the car he just debuted in July, with a 3.691 at 202 mph over Quartuccio’s 3.697 at 197 mph.
Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw: Alan Felts in his Mustang faced Steve Cagle in the final round of eliminations, where Felts won with a 4.36 while Cagle’s Nova struck the tires.
Holley EFI Factory Super Cars: Tripp Carter in his Mustang Cobra Jet made it to the final round of eliminations to race Dennis Chaisson in his Drag Pak, where Chaisson went to the NMCA Winner’s Circle with a 7.80 when smoke billowed from Carter’s car at the top end of the track and he was forced to lift.
ARP Nitrous Pro Street: Jake Naumann and Kyle Salminen staged for the final round of eliminations, where Naumann won with a 4.36 in his Nova when Salmimen was forced to pump the pedal in his Camaro.
Edelbrock Xtreme Street: Dave Fiscus faced Tim Knieriem in the final round of eliminations, where Fiscus went through the traps at 4.52 in his Mustang and wheeled to the NMCA Winner’s Circle when Knieriem went -.003 red in his Mustang.
Dart NA 10.5: The final round of eliminations featured Leonard Long and Richie Nye and their Mustangs, where Long lapped up the win with an off-the-throttle 9.91 when Nye went -.003 red.
Chevrolet Performance Stock presented by Scoggin Dickey Parts Center: Glenn Pushis and Kevin Lumsden faced each other in the final round of eliminations, where Pushis picked up the win with a 9.87 in his Camaro over Lumsden, who landed at 9.95 in his classic Camaro.
Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo: The final round pitted Bill Skillman against Pete Ricart in their Mustang Cobra Jets, where Skillman rocketed to the win with an 8.66 on an 8.63 against Ricart’s 8.37 on an 8.11.
Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock: Casey Fauss-Johnson pushed through six rounds of eliminations to earn a trip to the NMCA Winner’s Circle with an 11.25 on an 11.25 index in a Plymouth, while Bruce Lang broke out with a 9.72 on a 9.75 index in his Barracuda.
Detroit Truetrac Nostalgia Muscle: On the eliminations day, Chad Brewer in his Nova beat Jacob Weigl in his Malibu with a 10.13 on a 10.00 index to Weigl’s 10.80 on a 10.75 index.
MagnaFuel Open Comp: Mike Winters and Donald Fenlon made it to the final round of eliminations, where Winters wrapped up the win with a 10.09 on a 10.07 and Fenlon broke out with a 10.15 on a 10.17.
LME Street King presented by Chevrolet Performance: Kurt Anderson in his Camaro defeated Austin Tewell, who ran on his 10.00 index in his Monte Carlo, but wasn’t quite as quick at the hit in the final round of eliminations.
Proform Rumble presented by Chevrolet Performance: Kevin Rowand won with an 11.13 on an 11.00 index in his Corvette over Nicholas Massengale, who turned in a 10.79 on a 10.75 index in his Camaro.
Motor City Muscle Challenge NA 9″: In the final round of eliminations, Richard Eldred in his Nova nailed an 8.84 to edge out Ben Mens, who had a 9.10 in a Camaro.
Horsepower Depot Factory Appearing Stock Tire (FAST) and Cor-A-Vent Factory Stock: In FAST, Terry Pennington outran Larry Kirkum, and in Cor-A-Vent Factory Stock, Ed Keim upset Jeff Wilkins.
TorqStorm Superchargers True Street: Tim Flanders took the win with an 8.53 average in his Mustang, Matt Caldwell motored to the 9-second win in his Mustang, Jeremy Holbrook hung on for the 10-second win in his Mustang, Kevin Rowand ran to the 11-second win in his Corvette and Marvin Knack muscled to 12-second win in his Mustang. Mark Storts was the 13-second winner in his Mustang, Angelo Taylor was the 14-second winner in his SRT-6, and Taylor Dietsein was the 15-second winner in a Focus RS.
Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout: Tony DeMaio drove to the overall win with a 9.16 average in a Challenger Hellcat, Morgan Hixon was the 9-second winner in the Wesley Motorsports/Bilstein Hellcat Redeye, Bill Cherry was the 10-second winner in a Challenger and Marshall Meyers was the 11-second winner in a Challenger. Dennis Cherry was the 12-second winner in a Challenger, Charles Tyree was the 13-second winner in a Challenger, Dana Baker was the 14-second winner in a Challenger, and David Dunse was the 15-second winner in a Ram Daytona. The eight quickest drivers in the Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout went on to the Arrington Performance HEMI Quick 8 presented by Red Line Oil, where Alan Scuggs advanced over Tony DeMaio.
Dave Duell Nostalgia Super Stock Classic: Michael Retford ran to the win with a .003 reaction time and a 10.30 on a 10.25 index in his Polara over Mike Moss, who broke out with a 10.23 on a 10.25 in his Biscayne.
NMCA Quick Fuel Technology Nostalgia Super Stock racers took on Victory Nostalgia Super Stock racers for the 6th Annual Fuelab Nostalgia Super Stock All-Stars Weekend, and Danny Whitford won the double break out race with a 9.70 on a 9.75 in his Chevelle over Jim Netherland and his 10.18 on a 10.25 index in his Buick.
Two days of Bracket racing were offered at Lucas Oil Raceway. On Saturday, Scott Tuttle won over Danny Black in Bracket 2, and Nick Allison won over Scott Dillman in Bracket 3. On Sunday, Jeremy Holbrook went all the way against Randy Dobbs in Bracket 2, and Nick Allison edged out Tim Earle in Bracket 3.
Officials are carefully counting points in each category, and champions will officially be declared and celebrated on the NMCA and Race Pages Digital Websites, in Fastest Street Car and at the NMCA Awards Ceremony, held during the 2021 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, December 11, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
A new season of NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will spool up with the 20th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem, March 17–20, 2022 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.
S. Torrence, Hagan and Enders Power to Wins at NHRA Midwest Nationals
Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan and Erica Enders all raced to playoff victories at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Torrence, the three-time Top Fuel defending champ, powered back into the points lead in the class, going 3.736 seconds at 328.78 mph in the final round in his 11,000-hp Capco Contractors dragster to defeat Mike Salinas. Torrence’s victory gave him a 36-point lead over Brittany Force with four races remaining in the 2021 season.
Hagan, the defending Funny Car world champ, went 3.933 at 333.49 in the final round in his 11,000hp New Holland Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to knock off Bob Tasca III, who went 3.967 at 329.99, which sent Hagan into the points lead over Ron Capps by 59 points and Force by 72.
Enders, the reigning and back-to-back Pro Stock world champ, slipped past rookie Dallas Glenn in the final round with a run of 6.572 at 207.24 in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Enders also had a stellar .010 reaction time, which proved to be just enough to defeat Glenn, who was a near-perfect .001 on the starting line and ran 6.583 at 208.85. It gave Enders the victory by just .002, closing the gap to just 17 points between her and points leader Greg Anderson, with both drivers seeking their fifth world title.
The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action Texas NHRA FallNationals on October 7–10 at Texas Motorplex in Dallas.
Submissions Now Open 2022 Champion Racing Oil Sponsorships
Champion Oil has started the process of reviewing 2022 driver and team submissions for “Factory Product Sponsorships, Elite Racing Status, and Champion Distributor Sponsorships” in addition to a racing contingency program for regional and national racers in North America. Submissions for 2022 Racing Sponsorships can be sent to email@example.com with the following information: name, email, phone, series, 2021 results, and active social-media platforms.
Edgar Lau and Gary Sheehan Score Double Wins at Rounds 5 and 6 at Laguna Seca
Rounds 5 and 6 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) saw a return to Laguna Seca Raceway for the drivers after a seven-week break. The venue was the host for the NTT IndyCar Series, and the touring cars making it the largest race of the calendar year for the teams, drivers and fans. etitors, the competition was as tough as ever.
In the GT class, three-time USTCC Champion Edgar Lau faced Bob Accardo in the Accurate Arms Chevrolet Camaro, where Lau won by just over 5 seconds, gaining 13 positions in the process.
In the Super Touring class, Art Nersisyan in the TNI Racing BMW M3 held off the pair of rookies John Friesen and Brandon Elghanian to win by 1.7 seconds for the first time this season. Friesen came home in second and after Elghanian suffered suspension damage, championship leader Viktor Czapla’s Cool Boxx Audi R8 claimed the final step on the podium after holding off the ARG MBO Motorsports pair of Doug Makishima and Daniel Rose.
The Touring Car class, Gary Sheehan piloted his GoGoGear.com Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe to victory from pole position. Sheehan was not without competition as his teammate, Ali Arsham, in the sister Hyundai Genesis Coupe was close behind and completed a 1-2 finish for the GoGoGear.com Team—their first of the year.
In the Sportsman class, Brad Austin in the TNI Racing Mazda MX5 took his fourth consecutive win. DNFs for championship contenders Daniel Milburn, Reza Arsham and Pete Bovenberg mean that Austin has one hand on the Driver’s Championship with three championship rounds to go.
In Round 6 of the USTCC, Lau went on to repeat victory with championship leader Rob Harper’s AP Racing/Essex Chevrolet Corvette coming home with a great haul of points in second place. Teammate Beau Border’s Hankook/MyRaceShop.com Factory Five Racing GTM claimed another third place.
Sheehan’s GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe was the most consistent car on the track, as he drove away for another victory in Round 6.
In the Sportsman class, Josh Lion prevailed and held off Sean Milburn and his Milburn Motorsports Acura RSX-S by half a second for the win. Milburn came home second after working through the night to repair the lap one damage from Round 5. For complete results, visit www.ustcc.com. The action continues October 16–17 for the penultimate round of the USTCC at Buttonwillow Raceway.
IndyCar to Sanction, Promote Indy Lights Series
Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles has announced that IndyCar will become the sanctioning body and promoter of the Indy Lights series following 2021. The agreement was made with Andersen Promotions Owner and CEO Dan Andersen. Indy Lights serves as the final step on the “Road to Indy” ladder system that develops drivers and teams to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Andersen Promotions will continue stewardship of Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000. The 2022 Indy Lights schedule and remaining details will be released at a later date. For more information, visit indycar.com.
Miami Grand Prix Set for May 2022
Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix dates have been announced, with the race set to take place on May 6–8, 2022. The Miami Grand Prix will see Formula 1 stars race in Florida for the first time since 1959. Drivers will battle on the recently named Miami International Autodrome on a 3.36-mile track set within the city’s Hard Rock Stadium campus. For more information, visit formula1.com.
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