Bradenton, Florida – Event Preview

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The NMRA blasts into the 2015 season with guns blazing, starting the year off right at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, over the weekend of March 5-8, 2015. As the traditional jumping-off point for the NMRA season, Bradenton always brings record-setting weather and a great racing surface to the NMRA competitors. The weekend really heats up at the annual Friday bash at Hooters of Bradenton where a car show and burn out contest rock the night!

The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals Series has a little bit of everything for the racing fan all weekend long – from the hardcore VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw class that features turbo- and supercharged door-slammers that are capable of burning up the quarter-mile, to the heavy hitters of the Edelbrock Renegade class shooting for glory with their state-of-the-art small-block Ford engines. Fans and racers alike wait all winter for this event to take place, so make sure you’ve got your seat in the stands to be a witness to it all!

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

HP Tuners True Street Presented by Muscle Mustangs has been one of the most popular drag racing classes in the United States. With easy-to-follow rules, True Street has everything from mild to wild, and beginner to seasoned racer. The event begins with a 30-mile escorted cruise, with other True Street racers to prove the street worthiness of all cars entered in the competition. Next, everyone hits the track for three back-to-back passes, with cash and awards presented immediately following the event.

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout - Long-time NMRA True Street supporter, TREMEC has announced that they will once again hold the Stick Shift Shootout at the Spring Break Shootout to determine who has the fasted manually-shifted street Mustang in the U.S! Watch as over 100 entrants battle for top True Street honors, with the fastest 8 stick cars receiving a special shootout plaque to recognize their prowess. From there things will heat up as the quickest two manual-equipped vehicles will have an all-out slugfest with a ‘winner takes all' heads-up finale for the chance to take home a brand new TREMEC transmission of choice!

On Sunday, The Muscle Mustangs Spring Break Shootout class presented by Blow-By Racing, gets cranking as the fastest 16 cars from Saturday’s True Street competition compete heads-up for even more cash, prizes and magazine coverage. To be eligible for the Spring Break shootout, competitors meet True Street rules and make all three passes on Saturday. The top 16 cars will be placed on a Sportsman ladder and will race with a 4/10 pro tree.


How to Race True Street True Street Rules
Spring Break Shootout Stick Shift Shootout

2015 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Watson Racing

Spring Break Shootout fans are in for an extra special treat at this year's event as Ford factory race cars compete in the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown! Witness one of the largest gatherings of Cobra Jets parked together in what NMRA calls the "snake pit." Several times each day the snakes will hit the track for the ultimate Blue Oval slugfest of power and performance. These Ford-built race cars will put on a high speed show all weekend long in search of glory and bragging rights for winning the Cobra Jet Showdown!

2015 Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer Click Here

Shelbys and Terminators on the same track?

That's right! The NMRA Season Opener also features a shootout between the baddest Shelby GT500's and '03 Cobras on the same track, on the same day, with the same conditions. Watch as some of the coolest Ford Factory Street cars go wheels-up and wild!

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 Flyer Click Here!

There’s more than just racing action!

In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMRA also has the awesome UPR Products All-Ford Car Show, which features over fifty different awards that are presented each day of the show. ’32 Ford with a late-model 5.0? Or a 2003 Cobra stuffed full of aftermarket parts? No matter what your Ford flavor, there’s a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. There’s something for everyone at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout – make your plans to attend now!

Car Show Classes & Awards Click Here!

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.

Massive Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet & 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? This NMRA event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your Mustang or Ford. If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.

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.