It has been several months in the making, NMRA officials have publicly admitted to coming changes in 2013 to Super Street Outlaw and 275 Drag Radial. The new class is being referred to as Street Outlaw but a final name hasn’t been decided yet. The info that is known is the class will fall somewhere between the current Super Street Outlaw class and 275 Drag Radial. The biggest news comes in the form of all supercharger combinations being restricted to specs that include the ProCharger F1X and Vortech XB-105 superchargers and a turbo size that will be revealed August 1, 2012 when the preliminary rules will be released. The class will allow a choice of 28×10.5 or 275/60-15 DOT radials. The rumors floating around are sheetmetal intakes with 2 carburetors and multiple stages of nitrous for 588ci big-block engines as well as billet heads for small-block combinations. Another tidbit we know to be true is that current SSO and 275 Drag Radial competitors will fit into the program with some changes, mostly in the power-adder department.
NMRA officials have said that the class is long overdue after trying to patch-up Super Street Outlaw to keep up with emerging technologies. Times have changed it is time to revamp and hit the reset button. Preliminary rules will be out August 1, 2012 to help the process start with working with racers and other notable figures in the racing community to create a new class that is fair and equal. For more quotes and information please refer to Competition Plus article HERE.