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TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Coming to NMRA Ford Performance Nationals

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout power-shifts its way into the Ford Performance Nationals held at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio over the weekend of June 9-12, 2022.

Because slamming gears is fun, the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout brings together the Quick 8 elimination on Sunday for the second of three special shootouts in 2022. NMRA officials will select the quickest 8 Stick Shift racers from the completed TorqStorm Superchargers True Street challenge, taking place on Saturday. The racer names will be announced during the True Street awards ceremony. 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 transmission is required and the transmission can include race-oriented modifications such as face-plated or pro-shifted gears. It must also 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.
After the Ford Performance Nationals the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout goes down once more this year at the historic Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Competition Clutch + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival (September 29-October 3, Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky).

Last year TREMEC released the TKX five-speed manual transmission as it bolsters its line-up of award-winning aftermarket and OEM transmission offerings. The popular 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 Ford Performance Nationals is a unique event with the largest line-up of categories that include the traditional heads-up and index championship categories, TorqStorm Superchargers True Street, All-Female True Street Presented by Baer Brakes, TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, TREMEC 2020+ GT500 Shootout, and the Mickey Thompson Grudge Test & Tune. Off track there is the UPR Products Car Show and its Ring of Fire specialty show-within-a-show and participation from a Ford GT and Model A owners clubs.
For more information and advance tickets to the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, visit

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