RacePagesDigital – Steady Progress for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street Driver Jeremy Lyons
By Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Jeremy Lyons
Confident and content racing his Malibu in bracket categories near his home in Bradenburg, Kentucky, Jeremy Lyons had no idea that change was coming.
He had been helping friends Andy Warren, who competes in NMCA Detroit TrueTrac Nostalgia Muscle Car, and his brother, John Warren, who had been competing in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and is putting together a different combination for a different category, when he was influenced and inspired to go in a different direction.
So, he purchased John Warren’s 565 cubic-inch Chevrolet shortblock built on a Dart block by NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street racer Tim Knieriem of Knieriem Racing Engines, and Andy Warren helped him secure a new set of AFR Magnum 385 heads to pair with the Profiler Sniper II intake, Quick Fuel carburetor and Applied Nitrous Technology nitrous system that were on John Warren’s engine. Then, Lyons purchased Mitch Mika’s Camaro in February of 2017.
By early 2018, Craig Watson was helping him install an AEM AQ1 datalogger in his car, and Dean Lee of Compression, Fabrication and Machine was helping him with his four-link suspension and with his tune-up using an MSD 7531. Then by spring, he was signed up for NMCA ARP Nitrous Pro Street, and went on to put down power at four of the series’ six events and pulled off a seventh-place finish in points that year, despite the large learning curves that come with moving from a car with 295 drag radials to a car with 10.5 slicks, and from bracket-racing to heads-up racing.