As the final stanza to the 2016 NMRA points-earning race season, the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals commence in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of September 29-October 2 2016. 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 2016 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.
Appearance schedule subject to change CLICK HERE for updates
After Hours Grudge Night
NMRA Grudge Night will take place after hours on Saturday, as part of the 18th 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!
Meet House of Grudge’s Mike Murillo!
Only the NMRA All-Ford World Finals can attract TV celebrities like House of Grudge’s Mike Murillo. Murillo, a former NMRA & NMCA world champion, is no stranger to Ford Nationals action and always looks forward to seeing his fans. Come out and get a picture and autograph from Murillo and then witness the spectacle called NMRA Grudge Night as big money changes hands between some of the fastest street cars on the planet.
Appearance schedule subject to change CLICK HERE for updates
Just Added…Outlaw True Street!
Watch as the baddest and most recognized Mustang street racers converge on Beech Bend Raceway to compete in ididit Outlaw True Street, a special race category that will run on Saturday evening (Oct. 1) as part of the after-hours NMRA Grudge Night. It’s a special street car challenge that will enhance Grudge Night with a 275/28×10.5 inch tire shootout in “no time” format to keep with the evening’s theme. Big money and bragging rights are up for grab as Grudge Night gets insane!
For Outlaw True Street Rules CLICK HERE
Have a quick Mustang? Want to prove it on the track?
Then you definitely want to enter 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!
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout – Long-time NMRA True Street supporter, TREMEC has announced that they will hold a Stick Shift Shootout at the NMRA World Finals to determine who has the fasted manually-shifted street Mustang in the U.S! Watch as over 150 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!
How to Race True Street Click Here!
True Street Rules Click Here!
How to Race True Street VideoClick Here!
VMP Superchargers Terminator / GT500 Shootout
The Terminator / GT500 rivalry is 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 VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout.
Terminator/GT500 Shootout Rules Click Here!
Turbo Coyote Shootout
Turbo Coyote Shootout is designed for the some of the fastest late-model Fords on the planet! Turbocharged coyote-powered Mustangs are matched in a heads-up competition showcasing the incredible power of Ford’s flagship platform.
Open to all single- and twin-turbocharged Coyote 5.0L-powered 2005-16 Mustangs, complete rules and payouts for the Turbo Coyote Shootout are available: Click Here!
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 to bring you the 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.
Eco Boost Battle Class Rules Click Here!
Winning any NMRA class isn’t easy and when a racer is fortunate enough to do so, it needs to be celebrated in style. 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.
Love Bracket Racing? NMRA Has A Class For You!
Bracket Race NO NMRA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!
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!
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!
Car Show Info CLICK HERE
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.
Massive Manufacturers’ Midway
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.
Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? If you’re looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.