Holley is pleased to announce big news for NMCA Factory Super Car drivers, who now have more to race for than ever. The first racer to crack the magical seven-second barrier will receive $5,000 from Holley EFI, and the next four will be awarded $1,000 Holley product certificates. If the first racer that breaks into the elusive seven-second zone is also running Holley EFI, he'll pocket another $5,000 bonus. Aside from the potential $10,000 payday for the barrier breaker and the $1,000 product certificates for the next four through the seven-second door, all five drivers will also receive Holley EFI 7 Second Club jackets to commemorate their achievement. "Holley EFI’s 7 Second Club has added incredible excitement to one of the premier NMCA categories for 2018," said Steve Wolcott, President & CEO of NMCA. "Factory Super Car racers are stepping up their games to compete for big money and the ultimate Big-3 bragging rights that come with an NMCA world championship."
NMCA's popular Factory Super Car category showcases drag racing's late-model hot rods – Chevy COPO Camaros, Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs, and Dodge Challenger Drag Paks – competing heads-up on nine-inch tires on the full quarter-mile at NMCA events all around the country. The first stop on the six-race NMCA tour is the 16th annual Muscle Car Madness event March 8-11 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla., followed by events in Atlanta (April 5-8), Bowling Green (May 17-20), Chicago (July 26-29), Norwalk (August 23-26), and the season-ending showdown in Indianapolis (September 20-23).
"This is a great program that everyone at Holley is really excited about," said Holley Director of EFI Business Development Robin Lawrence, who drew huge cheers at the 2017 NMCA Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis when he revealed the big news. "The first seven-second run can be in qualifying or eliminations. It just has to be at an NMCA event, and the car has to pass tech by NMCA officials." Evoking the great factory battles of the 1960s, these Stock Eliminator-type vehicles from Detroit-based OE manufacturers have already dipped deep into the eight-second zone and are closing in on a history-making seven-second blast more and more all the time. "It's like an old-time bounty," said Lawrence, who has been on the cusp of a major event victory himself as a driver. "Probably 70 or 80 percent of the cars in the Factory Super Car series are already running Holley EFI, and nobody's ever going to forget who was the first guy to run in the sevens."