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NMRA Racers Ready to Rumble for Championships & Points in Kentucky

Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by Kevin DiOssi and Rudy Rouweyha
 
Racers of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals have had a devoted fan base for decades, and there are many reasons for that.
 
The racers engage with them when they are off the track, and entertain them when they are on the track. Along the way, they show their strengths, and they share their struggles, and after several months of giving it everything they have, they will aim for the finish line at the final race of the year, the 24th Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2022 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
 
At one of the most popular events on the series’ six-event tour, racers will work toward championships, a top-ten finish in points or a trip to the NMRA Winner’s Circle, among other goals.
 
Additionally, some will be finishing rounds from the rain-delayed Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by TorqStorm Superchargers, which was in July at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Michigan.


 
“NMRA racers have proven that they are among the best in the country,” said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director for NMCA and NMRA. “They are extremely committed, and as a result, the competition has been exceptionally close all season long. Enthusiasm is high as we prepare to close out the season, crown champions and celebrate racers who did well in the points chase.”
 
In Edelbrock Renegade, Joel Greathouse goes into this race as the points leader, with Becki Cram, Alton Clements, Jimmy Dahl, Keiffer Simpson, Haley James, Keith Ciborowski, Bob Cook, Kelly Shotwell and Bob Zelenak rounding out the top ten.
 
Samantha Moore is holding down the lead in JDM Engineering Limited Street, with Stacey Roby, Del Holbrook, Larry Starost, Bill Putnam, Dan Ryntz and David Foster currently in second- through seventh-place in points.
 
The wheelies have been wild all season long in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock, where Charlie Booze Jr. is leading points, followed respectively by current top ten racers Shane Stymiest, Nathan Stymiest, Randy Soper, Vincent Dastra, Jacob Lamb, Austin Shipp, Tim Matherly, Frank Paultanis and Kevin McMullin.
 
Richmond Gear Factory Stock, which has a massive following for many reasons, features Mike Bowen in the lead position in points going into the final race of the season. He is followed closely by current top ten competitors Chris Niebaur, John Leslie Jr., Tom Mueller, Frank Brancaccio, Bryan Gardner, Steve Higgins, Mark Anderson, Damien Stephens and Justin Fogelsonger.


 
Racers put Modular power on display pass after pass in Exedy Clutch Modular Muscle, and currently leading the top ten are Shane Williams, with Andy Russell, Susan Roush McClenaghan, Matt Harget, Chris Hammon, Charlie McCulloch, John Rusch, Cary Shotwell, Dean Snow and Donnie Bowles all motivated to move up.
 
Dennis Corn currently leads tough-as-nails top-ten racers in ARP Open Comp, including, respectively Charlie Atkinson, Terry Haynal, Jon Pickering Jr., Gordon Harlow, Steven Daniels, Ronnie Haislip, Mel White, Cameron Bowles and Dana Tebay.
 
Marvin Knack muscled his way to his current lead in the popular HP Tuners Super Stang, and also wanting to remain in the top ten are Chris Parisi, Dale Aldridge, Chris Rusch, Mike Moistner, Rodney Ward, Logan Day, Ray Williams Sr., Anthony Jager and Jennifer Fahey.
 
Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning, has a loyal following, including longtime racer Bob Dill, who currently leads points. Currently holding onto second- through tenth-place are Mike Roup, Johnny “Lightning” Wiker, Gregory Collins, Robert Chuhran, Richard Parker, Timothy Jacobsen, Bryan Parker, Tom Motycka and Todd Bowser.


 
In SCT Ford Muscle, Danny Towe is occupying the prime position, and fellow top-ten racers are David Mormann, John Butsko, Kevin Sanders, Bill Wortsell, Anthony Jager, Don Fotti, Andy Ransford, Jason Phillips and Rodney Ward. They hope to either stay where they are or more up a couple notches.
 
Final points in all categories will be carefully calculated after the 24th Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival.
 
Please watch for stories about each of our champions on www.NMRADigital.com and www.RacePages.com as well as in Fastest Street Car magazine. Join us to honor them at the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Awards Ceremony, Dec. 9, 2022, during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show at Indiana Convention Center.
 
“Our Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Awards Ceremony will be a wonderful way to celebrate our champions and top-ten competitors,” said Steve Wolcott, president and CEO of NMRA and NMCA.  “Our racers and their race teams have worked hard all year, and earned the time in the spotlight at the ceremony, and we’re looking forward to congratulating each and every one of them.”



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