Perseverance and Power Prevail at 19th Annual Nitrous Supply NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance
Wicked wheel-to-wheel passes were abundant at the final NMCA event of the year, where racers were competing for points, championships, and a chance to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner’s and Champion’s Circle.
High horsepower from VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod cars made the ground shake, and it was felt for sure when Eric Gustafson goosed the gas pedal in his Coast Packing and PTP Racing-tuned Camaro for a big, smokey burnout and a 3.66 to set the pace in the category. He went on to another 3.66 to win over Randy Adler, who was absolutely no slouch with a 3.74 in the final round of eliminations.
Bill Skillman sailed to a 7.58 in his very muscular Mustang Cobra Jet to set the pace in Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, and by Sunday, he was in the Aerospace Components Winner’s and Champion’s Circle with a 7.70 after Tripp Carter clicked it red, but ran it out to a 7.69 in his Mustang Cobra Jet.
Nitrous may be the name of the game for most racers in ARP Nitrous Pro Street, but Tony Gillig used the naturally aspirated combination in his Cutlass to lead qualifying with a 4.42. Making it to the final round of eliminations, however, were Kyle Salminen and Vince Khoury. Salminen, who was super-ready at the hit, secured the holeshot win with a 4.57 over Khoury’s quicker 4.53.
The cars were certainly energetic in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street competition, and leading the charge in qualifying was Brian Keep, with a 4.64 in his Camaro. But the final round featured Tim Knieriem and Nick McGrath, who recently returned to competition with a new Mustang. Knieriem headed to a 4.67 and the Aerospace Components Winner’s and Champion’s Circle when McGrath left the line just a little too early and turned on the red light.