It is NMRA’s newest heads-up category and right off the bat HiPo Joe Charles has jumped out ahead of the steadily increasing crowd. But don’t expect Charles to remain so dominant as there are some very determined racers chasing him down and the two newest members in the Coyote Stock fraternity—Justin Burcham/Joe Marini and Shane Stymiest—aren’t sitting idle. Stymiest is out of the Booze Brothers Racing camp while Burcham and Marini are obviously operating out of the JPC Racing stable. Burcham runs Marini’s 2011 Mustang GT with a Tremec TKO600 transmission while Stymiest’s coupe features a Performance Automatic C4. Burcham shattered the transmission and rear-end just days before the NMCA race at Maryland International Raceway. Thankfully Bruce Hemminger sent his Tremec box to Maryland by way of the Gillam Brothers (current Mean Street point’s leader). Burcham and his JPC staff installed the transmission at the track and ended up qualifying with an 11.03 at 121.94 mph. Symiest was a tad quicker and knocked off a 10.97 at 120.94 mph. Neither racer got out of first round or improved on their qualifying efforts.