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There are all kinds of ways to enjoy boost, horsepower, and speed throughout the motorsports industry, but definitely two of the most popular are drag racing and drifting. Whether you prefer watching cars go straight or go sideways, Vortech fans and boost enthusiasts were able to get a dose of both genres over the weekend, one event on each side of this great country.

NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals - Commerce, GA

Celebrating it's 10th year at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals welcomed racers from both organizations, as well as fans of all brands. Although the weather was cool and sometimes wet, the staff at Atlanta Dragway rose to the occasion and kept the event, and the excitement, going throughout the weekend.


Terry "Beefcake" Reeves

No stranger to setting records at NMRA events with Vortech Supercharged power, Terry took advantage of the cool weather and wasted no time in breaking the record for quickest and fastest 2018 Mustang GT to date with a 9.60 @ 144mph run. The feat is made more impressive due to the Vortech V-7 YSi-B Supercharged 2018 model car featuring both the new 10-speed automatic transmission and direct injection, which has created tuning hurdles that were previously unencountered. Look for Terry to continue to push the 2018 Mustang boundaries further at each event this season.


Alton Clements

Defending NMRA Renegade Champion Alton Clements turned in some seriously fast runs in Georgia with his Vortech V-30 94A Supercharged 1989 Fox Body Mustang. Clements qualified 4th in the field with a 7.543 @ 183.07, and finished the weekend turning in the highest mph in the class for the entire weekend with a blistering 7.483 @ 185.21mph. There is no doubt that Alton is making some serious horsepower and is definitely one car to watch.


Nikki Frost

Nikki continues to show her dedication to the process, and consistently gets faster and faster with every outing. Her Vortech V-7 JT-B Supercharged 2013 Mustang GT clocked in at 8.35 @159.42 during qualifying, and turned in a weekend best of 8.205 @ 161.17 in NMRA Coyote Modified.


Chad Wendel

Chad's Paxton NOVI 2200 Supercharged 2007 Mustang is well suited for the Limited Street Class, and doing well. A 9.403 @ 143.35mph run put him solidly mid-pack during qualifying, Chad continued to improve upon that time with each run. His best time of the weekend came in the 2nd round of eliminations, where Chad clocked in a 9.175 @ 146.48mph.


Dylan Neuenschwander

This gorgeous 1979 Pace Car belongs to Seventeen-year-old Dylan Neuenschwander, and it is one fine four-eyed Fox. Having debuted the car at this event in the Race Star Wheels Ford Muscle category, the car is packing a Vortech Supercharged Modular 4.6L engine under the hood, and is backed by a T45 five-speed transmission. Racing is definitely in the Neuenschwander family, as his father Chad runs in the ARP NA 10.5 class, and his mother Joy competes with a Coyote-powered Fox in the Richmond Gear Factory Stock class.


Formula Drift Round 1 - Streets of Long Beach

Matt Field

The highly anticipated debut of Matt Field's new Wish / Borla / Falken Tire Chevrolet Corvette had everyone talking, and Matt came out swinging. The car is sporting a Vortech V-7 YSi-B Supercharger and A&A Corvette Mounting Bracketry & Drive.Matt qualified 7th, but a small mistake on his chase lap against Alec Hohnadell brought his weekend to an early end. As with any completely new setup, there is going to be some growing pains and dialing-in to be done. However, with the talent and experience Matt has under his belt (and the previous podiums to prove it), Matt will no doubt be popping corks on the top the roster in no time.



Aurimas "Odi" BakchisOdi had a strong showing in Long Beach, qualifying in the 13th spot in his Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Nissan S14. Odi bested Dan Burkett in Round 1 of eliminations, but came up short against #4 qualifier Justin Pawlak in Round 2 of eliminations. Look for Odi to make some serious smoke and rise through the ranks in the remaining events this season.


Special thanks and photo credit to RacePagesDigital.com, NMRADigital.com, BME Photography, and Greg Emmerson (The ID Agency ).


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