The second of three special TREMEC Stick Shift Shootouts in 2021 goes down during the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals June 10-13 at Summit Motorsports Park. The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout celebrates power-shifting fun at select Holley NMRA Ford National events with the Quick 8 eliminator on Sunday. NMRA officials will select the quickest 8 Stick Shift racers from the completed QA1 True Street field for the special category. Racer names will be announced during the Saturday evening True Street awards presentation. Each entry in the shootout will receive custom TREMEC awards just for making the show. As the eight cars get whittled down to two, the winner will walk away with a McLeod Racing RXT Twin-Disc clutch with flywheel (approx. $1,300 value), while the runner-up will receive a $500 McLeod Racing product certificate. The Stick Shift Shootout rules are simple Street-type manual transmissions only and the transmission can include race-oriented modifications such as face-plated or pro-shifted gears. It must be hand operated via a single shift handle. Transmissions with multiple levers and/or air/electronic/hydraulic actuation are not permitted. The Quick 8 cars will be randomly paired in the lanes prior to each round and the racers will compete with a staggered start based on their True Street average. There will be NO breakout on the top-end, allowing racers to stay wide-open and not hold back at the finish line. TREMEC released the TKX five-speed manual transmission as it bolsters its line-up of award-winning aftermarket and OEM transmission offerings. The new TKX transmission is rated up to 600 lb-ft of torque and allows up to 8,000-rpm shifts. Some other highlights are 26-spline input shaft, 31-spline output shaft, and robust internal upgrades. Other transmissions in the aftermarket line-up include T-5, TKO, Magnum, and Magnum XL. The NMRA Ford Performance Nationals at the legendary Summit Motorsports Park happens June 10-13, 2021 and offers an incredible number of street car categories for a wide range of vehicles. The QA1 True Street class is the main attraction with its Overall Winner and Runner-Up as well as winners for the 15-second, 14-second, 13-second, 12-second, 11-second, 10-second, and 9-second time zones. An All-Female True Street class, which is presented by Baer Brakes, is new for 2021. Adding to the line-up is the Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge for vehicles that don't fit into the True Street but still want to get on track during a national event and have fun. Surf over to www.NMRAdigital.com/OH for complete information about the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals stop in Norwalk, Ohio.
Posted By: Mike Galimi
May 19, 2021