Longtime sponsor Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels has been named the class sponsor of the new Street Car Challenge, aimed at bringing in a wide variety of Mustangs and Fords to the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals. The series will host the Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Street Car Challenge three times in 2021—NMRA Spring Break Shootout (March 4-7), NMRA Ford Performance Nationals (June 10-13), and the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival (September 30-October 3).
The Street Car Challenge is a non-championship category that is aimed at attracting vehicles that don’t fit into the regular line-up for Head-Up, Index, or QA1 True Street categories.
“Mickey Thompson Tires is a leader in the DOT/drag radial tire market so it is a natural fit for us to back a street car type class at the NMRA. We look forward to seeing all sorts of Mustangs and Fords get involved at these NMRA events and have fun,” commented Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager at Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels.
Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director at the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals, shared his enthusiasm for the new Mickey Thompson Tires Street Car Challenge, “We’re excited to introduce a new class to the NMRA, one that is an open competition for small tire, DOT tire equipped cars and trucks, it should help get as many enthusiasts on track as possible during our national events.”
The rules are designed with little restrictions, allowing a wide variety of Mustangs and other Ford vehicles to participate during a national event with exceptional track prep and organized schedule. It is also inclusive of the vehicles that participated in the categories it is replacing, offering two types of competition opportunities on Sunday. The top 16 racers—ranked using the qualifying rounds—will be entered into a heads-up Quick 16 Round-Up while the other Street Car Challenge competitors are allowed to enter Bracket 3 at no charge. The Quick 16 Round-Up winner and runner-up are eligible for the NMRA Contingency program. Mickey Thompson Tires is also adding a $600 Gift Card on top of $750 winning prize for the winner of the Quick 16 shootout.
Miller commented, “We know there are a hardcore group of specialty class racers who like racing heads-up and the Quick 16 helps satisfy those racers but also gives more chances for enthusiasts to get involved in NMRA drag racing.”
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals kicks off its 2021 season March 4-7 at Bradenton Motorsports Park with the NMRA Spring Break Shootout. It is the first of a six-event series that visits diverse and unique markets as the world’s largest Ford motorsport event production.
For a rundown of the Street Car Challenge rules, click <HERE>
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