Bowling Green, Kentucky – Event Preview

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As the final stanza to the 2015 NMRA points-earning race season, the 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals commence in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of October 1-4 2015. This event wraps up the points battles in all of the NMRA's racing classes, and brings the most awesome All-Ford and Mustang action to the quarter-mile dragstrip at Beech Bend Park - the site of many incredible feats in the Mustang world. The first World Ford Challenge was held here in Bowling Green. Many other class records have been set, re-set, eclipsed and demolished in an effort to win an NMRA championship and all of the glory and accolades that come with it. So when we say you should mark these dates on your calendar and plan your vacation time now, there's a reason for it!

Racers, fans, and manufacturers packed the Beech Bend Raceway in record numbers to watch hundreds of racers hit the drag strip for three days of high-speed competition. Make your plans now as the hotels fill up quickly for this awesome event - a great way to wrap up the end of the 2014 NMRA championship season!

Discovery Channel's hit Street Outlaws Chris "BoostedGT" Hamilton to sign autographs and race in the first ever Grudge Night!

BoostedGT will be signing autographs, hanging out with racers and taking pictures with NMRA's fans all day Saturday, October 3. Things will get really crazy as we head into the evening! Plan on staying for the NMRA Grudge Night when BoostedGT will take on other smack-talking, street-racing Mustang owners in a heads-up and wheels-up battle... exclusively at the NMRA World Finals! Big money is sure to change hands as the baddest Mustangs try to take down this Street Outlaws star.

After Hours Grudge Night on Saturday, Oct. 3!

The first ever NMRA Grudge Night will take place after hours on Saturday, October 3 as part of the 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Saturday will also include an appearance from Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton and his turbocharged Cobra SVT Mustang from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws TV show. Hamilton will sign autographs and participate in the Grudge Night racing. The biggest all-Ford event of the year just got bigger with the addition of this action-packed night!

The after hours Grudge Night will be held at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled NMRA drag racing competition. Tentatively scheduled with “no time” time trials at 5:30pm and grudge racing at 7:00pm, the grudge night races are open to all Ford vehicles equipped with Ford powerplants. With several pre-determined and “locked-in” grudge races already planned, this first ever NMRA Grudge Night is on track to be a huge crowd pleaser. The open track format allows competitors to set up grudge runs that night so bring down your Ford and call out your friends! Big money, small money, or just pride will be the reward for the one who ignites the win light! Click Here To Read More!

Have a quick Mustang? Want to prove it on the track?

Then you definitely want to enter TREMEC True Street, which is presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine! True Street is the perfect class for any beginner because reaction time doesn't matter. Join other True Street racers, with passengers, and the crew from Muscle Mustangs on a 30-mile NMRA-escorted cruise to prove the street worthiness of all cars in competition. Next hit the track for 3 back-to-back passes and then watch as NMRA presents cash and awards to the overall fastest, runner-up and to each racer with the closest average to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seconds!

How to race True Street Click Here!

True Street Class Purses & Rules Click Here!

In addition, entry-level racers fit into the Open Comp, Modular Muscle, and Super Stang classes, so take a look at the class rules and make your plans to come out and race with the best Ford racers in the country. For rules information visit:, pick a class, make sure your car fits the rules and you have the proper safety gear, and come race with the NMRA!

Want to know who has the baddest EcoBoost Mustang or Ford on the planet?

So do NMRA and Keystone Automotive and that’s why they’ve teamed up with Livernois Motorsports and to bring you the first ever EcoBoost Battle in Bowling Green, a class exclusively designed for Ford’s EcoBoost-powered vehicles! With Ford EcoBoost engines showing their prowess in professional endurance racing, and the performance aftermarket expanding their product offerings, it’s time for Ford's most popular engine platform to make its mark in grassroots drag racing.

EcoBoost Battle is open to all EcoBoost powered vehicles including Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Taurus, Explorer, F-150, Mustang, and all other EcoBoost powered Ford vehicles. Many aftermarket modifications are permitted and vehicles must meet all NHRA safety regulations. The class will race heads-up on a .400 tree (sportsman ladder).

Eco Boost Battle Class Rules Click Here!

No Membership Required to Participate!

Livernois Motorsports EcoBoost Battle in Bowling Green class purse:

  • $500 Win + Custom Crystal Award + Race Pages Magazine Coverage
  • $200 R/U + Plaque + Race Pages Magazine Coverage
  • $100 Semis
  • $50 Quarters

Aerospace Components Winner's Circle

Winning any NMRA class isn’t easy and when a racer is fortunate enough to do so, it needs to be celebrated in style. For 2015 and beyond the NMRA has partnered with Aerospace Components to present the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle – making the accomplishment of winning even more of a celebration. The Aerospace Components Winners Circle experience is second to none in the grassroots drag racing world, where every winner actually owns the winners circle for a period of time.

VMP Superchargers Terminator / GT500 Shootout
The Terminator / GT500 rivalry got red hot at the first event in 2015 and it’s sure to boil over in the final shootout of the year! If you’re a Terminator or GT500 enthusiast then you won’t want to miss the Nitto Tire sponsored NMRA World Finals featuring the 5th Annual SVT Shootout at Beech Bend Raceway Park.

VMP Superchargers has stepped up once again to sponsor the Terminator/GT500 Shootout class at the Maryland event, bringing together some of the quickest Cobras and GT500s in the U.S. for a winner take all format at this special event. Each Terminator/GT500 Shootout participant will also receive a free entry into Saturday’s HP Tuners sponsored True Street class (must fit True Street rules) for even more chances to win.

Terminator / GT500 class purse:

  • $500 Win + Contingency + Acrylic Award
  • $200 R/U + Contingency + Plaque
  • $100 Semis
  • $50 Quarters

There are additional special features of the VMP Superchargers Terminator / GT500 Shootout.  There will be special plaques for the fastest runs.  An award will be given away to each of the competitors who run closest to 9, 10, 11, and 12 seconds! There will also be 10 special outstanding achievement awards given away to top performers at the event.

For Terminator / GT500 Shootout class rules or questions, please email Jim at or call him at 636 219-2674.  For more information on VMP Superchargers please log on to  

2015 Terminator/GT500 Shootout Rules Click Here!

Love Bracket Racing? NMRA Has A Class For You!

Bracket Race NO NMRA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED! Race Both Saturday & Sunday! Make your plans to come out and race for huge cash prizes. Click the links below for more info!

Bracket Racing Rules & Payouts Click Here!

Bracket Flyer Click Here!

There's more than just racing action!

Have a '64 1/2 100-point classic Mustang convertible? How about an under-construction '32 Ford that's only half-complete? Regardless of what type of machine you own, there's a place for you in the car show and a shot at the UPR Products Car Show's grand prize. In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMRA's car show features over fifty different awards that are presented each day of the show.

Car Show Classes and Awards Click Here!

Car Show Flyer Click Here!

Massive Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet / 300+mph Jet Car! / World Famous Burnout Contest

Midway & Swap Meet - Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? The NMRA All-Ford World Finals will feature the largest midway of the year where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your mustang or hot rod.If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.

300+mph Jet Car - Get ready to be blown away by the Jet Car ripping down the 1320!

World Famous Burnout Contest - The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires.