Saturday Coverage 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI | Coverage by Edelbrock
Good morning, Bowling Green! It's day two of the 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals presented by Holley EFI, and we'll be wrapping up qualifying today before we move into eliminations. Stay tuned for more news, updates, and results as the race progresses throughout the day. The top six spots through the first round of qualifying in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock are occupied by...
Friday Coverage 20th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals, Presented by Holley EFI | Coverage by Edelbrock
We are coming to you live from the famous Beech Bend Raceway Park in beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky, and we will be ready to race as soon as the fog lifts and the track is dry. The good news is we'll be celebrating two decades of NMRA World Finals racing, and expect to get started around 10:00am. The good-er news is that the forecast is showing nothing but sun for the rest of the weekend after ...
UPDATE Stacking Procedures for NMRA World Finals
NOTE FROM NMRA OFFICIALS The NMRA event staff has been working at Beech Bend Raceway for several days and want the Pre-Race Stacking to be organized. Due to the intense rains from last weekend, the ground is saturated and they have asked ALL racers and vendors to pull bumper-to-bumper when pulling into the Stacking Lines at Beech Bend Raceway. This will help get as many trucks/trailers in line...
Now Accepting 2018 NMRA Specialty Award Nominations
The NMRA is proud to invite our racing community to nominate friends and family for the 2018 NMCA Specialty Awards, which are to be celebrated during the 2018 NMCA Awards Ceremony at the Performance Racing Industry Show. Nominations are due for submission no later than OCTOBER 3, 2018 before 11:59PM. There are no exceptions and the survey will close at that time. Click for Nomin...
Bowling Green Racer and Vendor Stacking and Parking Information
Wednesday September 26th 10AM Overnight GATE ON beech Bend Rd opens for Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map. FORM ONE LINE BETWEEN THE RACER GATE AND THE SPECTATOR TICKET ENTRANCE. FORM FIVE ROWS ON THE ASPHALT BETWEEN THE SPECTOATOR TICKET ENTRANCE AND THE CURVE. Thursday September 27th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map HIGHLIGHT...
2019 NMRA National Event Schedule
The NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce the 2019 national event schedule. Featuring an exciting line-up of all-Ford championship and shootout drag racing classes, Car Shows, and special events, the NMRA Ford Nationals Series looks to continue its growth and bring world-class, enthusiast-driven events to thousands of fans in 2019 at extraordinary facilities and markets across the Midwest and E...
Legal Street Racing ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street adds Saturday Evening Excitement to NMRA All-Ford World Finals
The popular Outlaw True Street returns to the 2018 NMRA Nitto Tire All-Ford World Finals, presented by Holley EFI, at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY) on Saturday night September 29th. This year ididit continues its sponsorship of Outlaw True Street and has branded it with their new line of steering columns ZP Performance Steering. The ZP Performance Steering Outlaw True Street class is a...
Largest Manufacturers Midway of the Year Planned for the NMRA All-Ford World Finals Sept. 27 - 30
Each year the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features the largest manufacturers midway of the year...and this year's no exception! Be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the track Sept. 27 - 30, 2018, for great deals on the parts you need for your Mustang or Ford. Have an all-new Ford Mustang Bring your Mustang and be sure to enter QA1 True ...
Stick & Clutch Games TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, Presented by McLeod Racing at NMRA World Finals
The TREMEC Stick-Shift Shootout is back in action during the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals, September 27-30, and they are bringing cash for the FIRST 25 entries that wield a stick-shift in QA1 True Street. You read that right as soon as an NMRA tech official signs off on a tech card of a stick-shift racer, that person will receive a crisp $100 bill, courtesy of TREMEC. For the second ti...
WIN $4,000 Product Certificate from WELD Racing in Cobra vs. Shelby GT500 Shootout
It is the annual battle for SVT supremacy as the legendary SVT Cobra takes on the Shelby GT500 in a contest you won't want to miss. The Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout at the NMRA Nitto Tire All-Ford World Finals happens at Beech Bend Raceway over the weekend of September 27-30, 2018 and this year. WELD Racing has picked up the title sponsorship and is sweetening the top prize with the additio...
Video Inside Nitto Tire Confirms Commitment to Street & Straight Line Performance with NT555 G2, NT555R, & NT05R
Nitto Tire entered the domestic high-performance over twenty years ago and its popularity grows stronger every day. A long-term relationship with the street-legal drag racing sanctioning bodies NMRA and NMCA has helped put its products in front hundreds of thousands of street performance enthusiasts who are interested in straight line performance. Its flagship performance tire, the NT555 was desig...
Hot Street Hotshot Charlie Booze Jr. Headed to NMRA's New Modified Street Category
As a five-time NMRA Hot Street champion, Charlie Booze Jr. knows a thing or two about high-revving engines, high wheelies and hightailing to wins. When the category ceased several years ago, Booze Jr., whose brother and Booze Brothers Racing partner Brian Booze also earned a championship in the category, turned his focus to Ultra Street and local racing. Then, he hopped into Justin Fogelsonger's...
NMRA Steeda Limited Street Driver Rick Erdman Picks Up a ProCharger
When it was announced last year that Steeda Limited Street would be added to the array of categories contested at NMRA events in 2018, enthusiasm for the entry-level, power-adder, heads-up class ensued. Drivers who had been competing in the series, as well as drivers who had been competing outside of the series, read the rules and readied their race cars for the 24th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Bre...
NMRA Tech Readjusts Steeda Limited Street To Address Parity
Just like with the turbocharged combination adjustment earlier this season, we are keeping a close eye on Limited Street and would make changes if needed. Those changes are to keep the class competitive and also keep the field away from the SFI 25.5 cage requirement, commented NMRA tech director Lonnie Grim. Effective immediately, the supercharged combinations have some adjustments with the Vort...
Race Wrap 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The 13th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing was one for the record books, as favorable temperatures brought in around 600 race cars, over 250 show cars and upwards of 20,000 spectators to witness all the action at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. After two days of qualifying, Saturday afternoon signaled the start of eliminations that ran saw round one stretched into the l...
Sunday Coverage 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
While Route 66 Raceway was rocking yesterday with the first rounds of eliminations for the 13th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology, things are about to get even rowdier today as competitors gun it to try to get to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle and the runoff between NMCA and NMRA winners. Awaiting those who seal the deal ar...
Saturday Coverage The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology
The weekend is upon us as we start day three of the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing presented by Fuel Systems Technology. The on-track action starts at 8:30 a.m. with the third and final qualifying session, and heads-up classes scheduled for their final qualifying shot at the track at 11 a.m. The afternoon kicks off with the QA1 True Street cruise before we ...
Tony Hobson Hoping to Take Edelbrock Points Lead at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Race
After introducing himself to NMRA Edelbrock Renegade last year, Tony Hobson hauled to a 7.45 and a fourth place finish in points in his 2014 Mustang GT. That was proof that he, his car and his combination were capable of being competitive in the cutthroat category. Soon after the season wrapped, however, Hobson and his crew chief, Eric Holliday of JPC Racing, decided to swap engines. Eric Holl...
Largest Midway of the Year Scheduled for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29
The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is the most recognized street car motorsport event on the planet and it always features the largest manufacturers midway of the year. The action begins on Thursday, July 26, and culminates on Sunday, July 29, when Team NMRA's class champions take on team NMCA's winners in the all-out slugfest we like to call the Super Bowl of Street-L...
Racer & Vendor Stacking and Parking For Route 66 Raceway
Wednesday, July 25th Stacking NOON - Overnight Racer stacking in designated area. (SEE MAP) Vendor/Midway Stacking in separate Designated Area. (SEE MAP)   Thursday, July 26th GATE OPEN: 8AM 7PM Stacking in designated areas Areas all day (SEE MAP) 8AM Gate 14 Opens for Vendor/Midway Parking 8AM _Gate 14 Opens for Racers, Vendor/Midway, Car show & Swap ...
Party Time Racer Appreciation Parties for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing in Joliet, IL
ProMedia Events is pleased to announce that there are two Racer Appreciation Parties scheduled for the upcoming Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing event, which takes place at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This extra special event is billed as the "Super Bowl" because the NMRA class champions will take on the NMCA class winners for a...
Double Trouble Russell Stone and Dwayne Barbaree Take Team Approach to Racing
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Kevin DiOssi Twenty years ago, Russell Stone bought a Fox-body Mustang from Dwayne Barbaree, and a friendship was formed. They would work on the car together, and Stone would street-race it while Barbaree street-raced another Fox-body Mustang, and when they lined up alongside each other for the first time, Stone, who had never lost a street race, was outrun b...
NMRA/NMCA Announce Thursday (July 26) Test & Tune for Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
In order for racers to be better prepared for the biggest street-legal drag race of the year, NMRA/NMCA racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Test & Tune on Thursday (July 26) to the 13th annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, the weekend of July 26-29, 2018. This is the last of two events in 2018 that bring all th...
Adam Arndt and Brian Mitchell Aim High in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade
Story by Mary Lendzion and photos by Andrew Link and Fastest Street Car Staff While driving his 1990 Mustang to and from high school near his family's home in Milton, Pennsylvania, Adam Arndt would think about all of the modifications he wanted to make to it. Among them was an engine swap, so when he fried the four-banger that was in the car, he made plans to replace it with a 5.0L. Taking w...
Racers: You Need to Re-register for Text Alerts
If you registered for text alerts using our new text alert system this past year, you'll need to re-register. Occasionally we will need to purge all of our contacts, which means you'll need to register with the system again. We apologize for the hassle. If you have not yet registered your number, we encourage you to do so as it is a great way to get messages/alerts from our event team. Please clic...
Catalon to Come Out Swinging at NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
Soon after securing a seventh place finish in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade points last fall, Curtis Catalon sent his energetic 4.6L engine to RGR Engines to be freshened. While it was there, Rich Groh made improvements to the engine's oiling system and suggested improvements to the combination's cooling system, which Triangle Speed Shop then handled for Catalon, who had previously clocked a best of 7....
Drew Lyons Returning to Driver's Seat for NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
In his familiar and fast Fox body Mustang, Drew Lyons has driven to two championships in NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock. And along the way, he has hit the starting line hard and hung the front tires high in the car motivated by a Coyote engine, Tremec TKO transmission, Liberty's gear set and Black Magic clutch and rolling on Strange suspension and Bogart wheels wrapped with Mick...
NMRA QA1 True Street Cruise to Hit the Banks on NASCAR Oval at Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway | Presented by Nitto Tire
For the first time in nearly ten years the QA1 True Street field of NMRA will hit the banks of Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR track for the 30-mile cruise on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is a rare and exclusive opportunity for NMRA/NMCA True Street participants at the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. On Saturday, True Street participants will exit the Route ...
Chad Wendel Coming on Strong in Steeda Limited Street
While Chad Wendel had been competing in NMRA Roush Super Stang for eight years, he was enticed by NMRA Steeda Limited Street when it debuted in 2017 and decided to enter the category in 2018. To prepare for his move from index racing to heads-up racing, he decided to replace the 4.6L Modular engine that he had been running with a Coyote engine from a 2014 Mustang that had been sitting in a junkya...
Impressive and Imposing Stephanie Davies and Her Mustang Make an Entrance
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by Kevin DiOssi As a child walking hand in hand with her father, Stephanie Davies was curious about the make and model of most cars arriving for cruise-ins at the Whiskey Cafe near their Clifton, New Jersey, home. It didn't matter if they were Fords, Chevrolets or Dodges. But one of the cars she was most curious about was her father's classic 1966 Fairlane R...
Lance Keck is Committed to Vortech Superchargers' Continued Growth
Lance Keck has had an appreciation of cars for as long as he can remember. He would watch the Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs, and Mavericks cruising around his family's home in Central Valley, California in his youth, and after serving as a hospital corpsman with the Navy years later, he began drag racing and road racing in a 1969 Camaro, a 1955 Chevy, and assorted Datsuns and Nissans, among o...
Eric Bardekoff Steps Into NMRA Competition | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Photos by Team NMRA After a lifetime following the NHRA circuit, Eric Bardekoff has found his calling in NMRA competition. He recently made the jump to NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified and already has plans to step up his game even further. Based out of Commack, New York, Bardekoff runs his shop, EB Custom Works, during the day but focuses his attention on his racing ende...
Dan Ryntz Hoping To Reel In Another Win At NMRA Ford Super Nationals | Presented By Nitto Tire
After a captivating chase to the championship, Dan Ryntz rounded up a second place finish in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock points last year. As remarkable as that was, the diehard driver is determined to do even better this year, and has made upgrades that he's sure will help him hit his mark in his SST Performance-supported Mustang motivated by a 5.0 Coyote engine, JLT Performance cold-air in...
Ohio Event Vendor/Racer Stacking and Parking information
Wednesday June 6th 10AM Overnight Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday June 7th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map NOON - Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7 PM Racer/Vendor Gate Closes. 7 pm Overnight - Stacking in designated area on map Friday June 8th 9 AM Racer Gate Opens 7 PM Racer Gate Closes. 7 PM Ove...
Important Richmond Gear Factory Stock Announcement
Attention Richmond Gear Factory Stock Racers The 2018 mid-season rule changes will take effect AFTER the NMRA SuperNationals at National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH) due to the incomplete eliminations from the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals last month. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing will the first race to feature the 2018 mid-season adjustments.
All Aboard - Randy Seward's Pony Express Cross Country Trip is Underway | Presented by Nitto Tire
The inevitable bucket list always has a pie-in-the-sky entry that daydreamers wish for, but likely never experience. So when Randy Seward hatched his plan of a cross-country trip to visit 47 drag strips in just over two months time, it sounded too magical to most gearheads. Adding more doubt would be to do it in Seward's 8-second 92 Mustang with no trailer and no support car. Read about his of...
Remarkable Racing Runs Deep in Susan Roush-McClenaghan's Family
Among Susan Roush-McClenaghan's most cherished childhood memories is going to the track with her family to watch her father, Jack Roush, race. She found everything about the experiences to be especially engaging and incredibly inspiring, and she proved that when she went on to restore a 1967 Cougar, navigate for drivers taking part in the Great Race and pilot her 2003, 2001 and 2010 Roush Musta...
Shotwell Aiming for Fifth Limited Street Win at NMRA Ford Super Nationals | Presented by Nitto Tire
As soon as it was announced that Steeda Limited Street would be introduced at the 19th Annual Nitto NMRA All-Ford World Finals last fall at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, Kelly Shotwell made plans to be there. Then, he promptly set the pace in the promising new category with an 8.93 and went to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an 8.89 in the 1995 Mustang he had purchased from his br...
NMRA NEWS Mid-Season Rule Submissions Deadline is May 16th
Attention all NMRA Drag Racing competitors: The NMRA Tech Department has requested that all mid-season rule requests be turned in by Wednesday May 16th. The staff is trying to expedite the process to get any adjustments and rule modifications handled in a quick and decisive manner. We value all of your input and while not all requests are granted, each one is studied and determined if it is in the...
Kauderer to Kick It Up A Notch at NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals | Presented by Nitto Tire
Right after securing a 7.73 and a second place place finish in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified points last year, John Kauderer began making plans to put down even more power this year. He began by purchasing a new Coyote engine and having his Forced Inductions-massaged 76mm turbo freshened before heading to the 24th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in early March at Bradenton Motorsports P...
Andy Manson Making Moves in Street Outlaw with Car and Combination Upgrades | Presented by Nitto Tire
Even though Andy Manson has always been a force in NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and NMCA Vortech Street Outlaw, he took time off last year to focus on fine-tuning his car and combination to make them even more formidable. He began by delivering his Mustang to Chris Acors of Acors Performance for some chassis upgrades and a new set of zoomie headers, and he hired his longtime engine builder,...
Huge Midway in Store for 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway May 3-6
The 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals returns to Maple Grove Raceway in Reading (Mohnton), PA, May 3-6. Presented by Vortech Superchargers and Keystone Automotive, the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals is the largest all-Ford motorsport show in the northeast. This special event features heads-up Ford drag racing, a huge all-Ford car show, and one of the largest...
Sondra Leslie Looks to NMRA Steeda Limited Street with Vortech Superchargers | Presented by Nitto Tire
By Ainsley Jacobs Actions speak louder than words, so after years of dreaming about moving up to another class from her comfortable home in NMRA Richmond Gear Factory Stock, Sondra Leslie finally went all in and made the jump. Leslie has been a part of the NMRA community for years, having raced in Roush Super Stang before her latest stint in Factory Stock. I actually purchased a car to buil...
NMRA Race Wrap: 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
What was originally expected to be a disappointingly wet weekend wound up being unexpectedly epic. The 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport kicked off the second stop on the NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing tour for 2018 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, and had a few good surprises in store for racers and fans. The rain stayed minimal, and the race w...
Sunday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
We had a bit of rain overnight, but the NMRA and NMCA staff was up bright and early this morning to start the drying process. Today's forecast is looking good, teams are busy getting ready for eliminations, and we expect to be rockin' and rollin' shortly. Above, NMRA G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock racer Joe "The Wildman" Marini dries his car in preparation for the day's shenanigans. ...
Saturday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
The forecast is looking a little iffy for today, but rest assured all the NMRA/NMCA racing officials will be working quickly to dry and prep the track for final Qualifying and Eliminations all afternoon and evening... including Saturday Night Under the Lights! Unofficial spokesman for NMRA Steeda Limited Street, Michael Washington, has high hopes of getting into the 8s with FSC Magazine's Pu...
Friday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
Qualifying begins today here at the 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. The NMRA/NMCA tech staff checks the roll out prior to qualifying at every venue it visits to make sure that the playing field is even and that the timing equipment is accurate. If you weren't at the track yesterday, you missed the Race Parts Solutions racer appreciation party where fr...
Thursday Coverage 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport
NMRA Edelbrock Renegade racer Dom DiDonato (at right) and his crew chief Chuck Wrzesniewski (at left) have been thrashing on a new ride for the class, as his 2008 GT500 Mustang that he campaigned last year is being converted to X275 specs. The SN95 Mustang he has this weekend formerly belonged to Jim Breese, and has been repainted and refitted with DiDonato's 76mm turbocharged, 5.8L, 4V engine fro...
Breaking News Bischoff & Bacalis Go Nitrous for Street Outlaw Assault | Presented by Nitto Tire
Last year longtime NMRA racer Nick Bacalis teamed up with Tony Bischoff to field the most unique entry in the wild and crazy 275 wars of VP Racing Fuels/Vortech Street Outlaw. A 1998 Mustang was fitted with a naturally aspirated 700ci big-block Ford that is based on a 5-inch bore space engine package. The au naturale status of the engine wasn't the most unique aspect of the combination, it was the...
Race Part Solutions Racer Appreciation Happy Hour at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
When you have one of the biggest street car drag racing events of the year like the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals you need to have a party! NMRA, NMCA, and Race Part Solutions are pleased to announce a special Racer Appreciation Happy Hour that will take place at Atlanta Dragway on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All NMRA and NMCA racers, family, crew, sponsors, media, and vendors ar...

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