NMRA/NMCA race officials provided a unique experience for the NMRA/NMCA QA1/Gear Vendors True Street field during the 14th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, held at the famous Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL). For the second year in a row they collaborated with Route 66 Raceway’s Scott Paddock and Terry Greetham to open the NASCAR oval across the street at Chicagoland Speedway for the True Street cruise.
Over 100 vehicles took part in the festivities that saw modern and vintage muscle cars take to the high-banks of the famed NASCAR track. Despite the restrictions on the speed limit, True Street participants mimicked passing on the outside like they were Cole Trickle making the final turn in Days of Thunder and everyone behaved themselves by not doing burnouts or donuts.
Back on the straight track, the competition was fun with 98 vehicles making the first of three passes. When the smoke cleared, Eric Olson stood out as the overall winner with an unexpected 8.54 average in a Ranger, and Randy Thomas was the runner-up with an 8.72 average in a Mustang Shelby GT500. Bill Unkel ran to the 9-second win in a Mustang, Heinz Stock picked up the 10-second win in a Mustang, Robert Ball drove to the 11-second win in a Mustang and Mike Baker picked up the 12-second win in a Mustang.
Rounding out the category were Jeff Buck, who was the 13-second winner, Wayne Haley, who was the 14-second winner and Belinda Moore, who was the 15-second winner. We would like to note that Moore scored her 19th True Street victory with her SN95 Mustang and she celebrated with friends, family, and her grand kids once the points were tallied up.
The NMCA tour heads toward Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio over the weekend of August 22-25, which will be enhanced with a special 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro Shootout. For more information and Advance Ticket sale, click <HERE>
The NMRA Ford Nationals rolls down the road to Kentucky for the insanely huge and awesome NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest. If you are interested in running QA1 True Street, be sure to pre-purchase your ticket as that is the only way in and there are a limited number of entries allowed. For more information and Advance Ticket sales, click <HERE>