A familiar face reached the pinnacle of the Super Street 10.5 category—otherwise known as Outlaw 10.5 to the rest of the world. The rules are a little tighter than the outlaw sanctions and the NMCA racers knock down 6.60-6.80 performances as the norm. Legendary street-legal drag racer Nick Scavo drove a ’92 Camaro Z28 to victory. He co-owns the purple turbocharged entry with Jeff D’Agostino, and they ruled the roost of turbo, nitrous, and supercharged competitors. Scavo qualified second with a 6.76 at 224 mph but hurt a piston, forcing an overnight thrash to get it fixed. The team survived to make it to finals and Scavo was more lucky than good in the big money round. He snapped the input shaft of the Lenco transmission and rolled to a 10-second run but his competitor, Brian Hicks, also encountered drivetrain problems but didn’t roll quick enough to catch Scavo.
The weekend also included the rest of the NMCA heads-up lineup, including our favorites Nostalgia Pro Street and Xtreme Street, a heavily packed car show grounds, huge manufacturer’s midway from local speed shops to big corporate displays, and packed Index, Open Comp, and bracket racing categories. Here are highlights from the Chevy machines that ruled the asphalt this past summer.