Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels returns as the sponsor of the the Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at two NMRA events in 2020 with $500-to-win plus a $600 gift certificate. Aeromotive will also toss in $1,000 gift certificate on top of the payout to the winner of the specialty Mustangs.
The first showdown happens during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 – March 1 at Bradenton Motorsports Park (Bradenton, FL). The second competition happens during the biggest Mustang race of the year, the NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest over the weekend of October 1-4 at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY).
The Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout is open to any stock-appearing, VIN-verified 1996 to 2004 SVT Cobra or 2007 to 2014 Shelby GT500 with a 4.6L, 5.4L, or 5.8L Modular engine. The OEM chassis must remain but the popular bolt-on modifications are permitted along with any street or race style rear tires. The winner walks away with a $500 winner’s check plus a Mickey Thompson $600 gift certificate, and a $1,000 Aeromotive gift certificate. In addition to the check and bonus prizes, the category is included in the NMRA Contingency program, one of the largest all-cash programs in street-legal drag racing. The champion could walk away with winnings that exceed $3,000 for the victory. In addition to the cash and prizes, winners celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle and receive a prestigious NMRA Victor award.
“The Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout is fun since these are the quickest cars from the factory, hopefully we will see some 2020 GT500s too,” said Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager for Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels. “The class puts one of motorsport’s biggest rivalries head-to-head, and not only does the winner take home a nice check and valuable bonus prizes, they also get the bragging rights that come along with beating the fastest drag Mustangs out there.”
“Twenty years ago if you would’ve said that an OE would build a supercharged car that was capable of going 10s with bolt on parts, let alone the 750hp 2020 Shelby GT500, I would have said you were crazy” shared Rollie Miller, NMRA National Event Director and General Manager. “We enjoy hosting this shootout as these are awesome enthusiasts who always jump at an opportunity to race against each other. This year Mickey Thompson and Aeromotive are offering some great prizes on top of the cash and contingency program.”
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals launches its 2020 championship season February 28 – March 1 with the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park. For more information and Advance Tickets—Spectators Save 20%—visit www.NMRAdigital.com/FL