Parisi Returning to NMRA Roush Performance Super Stang
After earning championships in NMRA Roush Performance Super Stang in 2009 and 2010 in his 2007 and 2010 Roush Mustangs, Chris Parisi stepped away from the series and focused on racing locally. When he returned in 2016, he committed to the NMRA's new Race Pages Ford Muscle category rather than his familiar friend, Roush Performance Super Stang, and in his Steeda-suspended 2007 Mustang powered by...
JLT Performance to Present the 23rd Annual Muscle Mustangs Spring Break Shootout Class at the NMRA Season Opener
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, the #1 all-Ford motorsport show in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords will once again join forces with the NMRA to feature the Spring Break Shootout race at the NMRA Ford Nationals season-opening event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, March 2-5, 2017. JLT Performance has stepped-up to support Muscle Mu...
Starkey Sails to 8.58 in her 2011 Mustang GT
While the 2016 race season was rockier than Rebecca Starkey had hoped it would be, she cruised to a top ten finish in NMRA ProCharger Coyote Modified points and came out of the gate swinging in 2017. In her 2011 Mustang GT powered by an Aluminator Coyote engine and VMP Gen II supercharger, she laid down an incredible 8.58 at 157 mph during a test session on Jan. 8, 2017 at Orlando Speed World. ...
2017 Contingencies Are Now Being Posted
With the 2017 season beginning in just a few weeks, NMRA Contingency Sponsors are returning to the nations largest all-Ford drag racing series. Here is a list of sponsors who have joined the NMRA this year in support of racers by posting contingencies on certain products. Thus far they include: Magnaflow, Baer Brake Systems, Moroso, Strange Engineering, Aerospace Components, Flowmaster, Roush P...
Special Race Classes to Be Featured at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Every Ford fan in the world knows that the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Muscle Mustangs is an insane, horsepower-infused Blue Oval spectacle that takes place each year at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. This year's 23rd annual event, the weekend of March 2-5, 2017, will be off the hook crazy with NMRA heads-up drag racing, special events, and a celebri...
2017 Special Shootout Class Sponsors Signed
Sponsors are continuing to renew for special NMRA Shootout classes in 2017 as the All-Ford Drag Racing Series gets closer to the kickoff of a new season. TREMEC will continue to sponsor the Stick Shift Shootout for racers in the True Street class at both the Florida and Kentucky races, while VMP Performance continues to back the ever-growing Terminator/GT500 Shootout, which bookends the season ...
Urist to Unleash Massive Amount of Power on MMR Billet Block
Adding to the anticipation for the 18th Annual Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky last fall was the revelation that multi-time NMRA world champion and VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw standout John Urist would be taking part in his just-built Turn 14 Distribution 2016 Mustang. The 25.3, four-link car built by Chris Hemmeter of Behind Bars Race Cars and Bruce Dyckes ...
Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown Added to 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in Commerce, GA
The NMRA and NMCA are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown, a special race between select Coyote Stock and Chevrolet Performance Stock competitors at the Commerce, Georgia event at Atlanta Dragway, the weekend of April 6-9, 2017. Billed as the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, it's one of only two races where fans can witness the spectacle of both NMRA and NMCA racing the ...
Jim Campisano Joins ProMedia Sales Team
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Jim Campisano has joined ProMedia as Director of Sales. Effective immediately, Campisano will be working closely with the ProMedia sales staff as well as Race Pages editor Mike Galimi and Fastest Street Car editor Steve Baur. As a 30-year industry veteran, early NMRA supporter and former NMCA racer, Campisano is well acquainted with ProM...
Becki Lynn Moving to NMRA Modular Muscle
While Becki Lynn ran her 2008 Saleen Mustang to eleventh place in NMRA Roush Super Stang points in 2016, she's making a major move for 2017. She purchased a 2010 Mustang as a roller and will throw her hat into the Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle ring, where she hopes to replace 13-second timeslips with 9-second timeslips. I wanted to keep the Saleen a street car and get into a dedicated ...
Baranowski Rebuilding Coyote Stocker after Wreck
Soon after sailing to a ninth place finish in 2016 Coyote Stock points at the 18th Annual Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in October, Walter Baranowski headed to the Track Toys Racing ABM Nationals at Cecil County in Maryland. There, he had hoped to cap off a successful season that included personal bests of 10.32 in NMRA trim and 9.89 in outlaw trim, but instead, he got ...
Sponsors Continue to Renew in 2017.
VP Racing Fuels, Detroit Locker and UPR Products will all be returning as NMRA sponsors in 2017. VP continues as class sponsor of Street Outlaw, the quickest and fastest class in the NMRA, while Detroit Locker retains its long-standing sponsorship of the Truck and Lightning class. UPR will remain as the Car show sponsor throughout the season.
2017 NMRA Keystone Automotive Class and Shootout Lineup
As the race season is rapidly approaching, here is the official NMRA class line-up for 2017. We are excited to kick off our championship season March 2-5, 2017 at Bradenton Motorsports Park with the 23rd annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout, presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords. Always looking to improve the events for both racers and fans, the NMRA made a few changes to the lineup. ...
Aerospace Components Winners Circle Program Returns in 2017
  Aerospace Components, Inc., will once again be deeply involved in the NMRA, NMCA and NMCA West in 2017 as they continue the Aerospace Winner's Circle program. We are thrilled to once again sponsor the Aerospace Winner's Circle with NMRA, NMCA, and NMCA West racing series events in 2017. We had a blast in 2016 during the Winner's Circle and it is the place to be for 2017 as we en...
Roush, Exedy and QA1 Return in '17
Roush Performance, Exedy Racing Clutch and QA1 all will be returning as class sponsors in 2017. Roush will be continuing their sponsorship of Super Stang, while Exedy retains their slot as sponsor of Modular Muscle, and QA1 remains as the True Street class sponsor.
McCarty to Make Music with ProCharger, Precision & ProLine
While 2016 was a successful season for Jacky McCarty that ended with an NMCA Wiseco Street Outlaw championship and an NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw top ten finish, he has already turned his focus to 2017. He hired ProLine to build a Dart billet block-based 460 cubic-inch LS engine to replace his turbo-enhanced small-block Ford, and it will be topped with Mast Mozez heads and a Hogan's inta...
Nitto, MM&FF Magazine Back to Sponsor Series Opener
Nitto Tire will return as the sponsor of the 23rd Annual Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park March 2-5. Joining Nitto will once again be Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Magazine as presenting sponsor of the kickoff event for 2017.
Keystone Automotive Renews as Series Sponsor
Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. recently announced they will be continuing their sponsorship of the NMRA All-Ford Drag Racing Series through 2017, the 11th consecutive year the Exeter, Pennsylvania based performance parts distributor has held the title sponsorship. It's one of the longest continuous series sponsorships in all of drag racing, and we're proud to see it continue another year...
Tyler Crossnoe Joins NMRA/NMCA Event Team
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Tyler Crossnoe has joined the NMRA/NMCA event team as Race Master. Crossnoe will be working closely with recently hired Competition Director Kurt Johnson, Chief Starter T.J. El Prepe Bailey, Race Operations Director Gene Bergstrom and General Manger Rollie Miller at most of the events in 2017. As Race Master, Crossnoe will be respon...
New Car for True Street Standout Anthony Heard
While Anthony Heard and his 1990 Mustang were hauling in NMRA QA1 True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, he's readying to roll in a 1999 Mustang Cobra. The 1990 Mustang, which he recently sold, was equipped with a naturally aspirated 363 cubic-inch engine which propelled him to a best of 9.44 and 144 mph in NMRA QA1 True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords a...
Bart Tobener Takes the Road Less Traveled
Perhaps it's the thrill of the chase, the test of a challenge, or simply the desire to stand out, but when it comes to being different, Bart Tobener is always ready to step up to the plate. The 2014 Edelbrock Renegade champion, Tobener, who calls Winder, Georgia his home, spends his days working as the warehouse manager at Race Part Solutions. In his free time, though, Tobener can be found turn...
Johnson Named Competition Director
ProMedia Events & Publishing is pleased to announce that Kurt E. Johnson has joined the team roster as Competition Director for the NMRA and NMCA event series. Johnson takes over for longtime ProMedia staffer Shannon Murphy, who will be stepping away from the role, but remains a part of the ProMedia family. As Competition Director, Johnson will run on-track operations for both ProMedia seri...
Strange Engineering to Post Over 90K in NMRA/NMCA Contingency in 2017
  Strange Engineering has always looked for ways to reward its loyal customers by putting money back in the hands of the racers. NMRA & NMCA racers will have an opportunity to claim over $90,000 in posted contingency for the 2017 race season for Strange Axles and brakes. Unlike other companies, Strange only requires the decal and parts be on the car for verification. No receipts and no...
Hurley Bringing Turbo- and Coyote-Powered Fairlane to NMRA
After hauling to mid eights and multiple wins in a Fox body Mustang in NMRA QA1 True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords from 2005-2010, Allen Hurley climbed out of the small-block Ford- and nitrous-powered car to spend time with family. But a hankering to get back to hanging hoops about a year ago set off a search for what he referred to as the perfect car. His friends, incl...
2016 Signature Awards Announced
The NMRA would like to congratulate the following people who will be receiving NMRA Signature Awards at this year's Awards Ceremony Friday, December 9th at the Indiana Convention Center. The recipients are being recognized for their support of the NMRA and its competitors. Charlie Barnes Jim LaRocca Franky McCarthy Stephanie Davies Mark Mainiero Bob Corn Jeff Polivka
SpeedVideo to Broadcast all NMRA Races in 2017
SpeedVideo and ProMedia Events & Publishing are proud to jointly announce a multi-year agreement to live broadcast the NMRA and NMCA Drag Racing Series through 2018. The NMCA is home to some of the fastest heads-up race cars in the world, including some of the most dynamic small-tire and radial racing you will find. Like the NMCA, the NMRA boasts just as much variety in classes, b...
2017 NMRA Preliminary Rules Are Posted
The 2017 Preliminary Rules have been posted <> Thank You to NMRA racers and sponsors who have submitted rule requests for the 2017 season. The NMRA Tech committee has reviewed hundreds of requests and addressed many concerns coming out of the 2016 racing season. As one can imagine it is a daunting task to balance all of the racing categories and your input is greatly appreciat...
Hines Has Sights Set on Third Consecutive Championship
After earning the 2015 NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw championship, Phil Hines went into the 2016 season determined to earn the 2016 championship, but he was going to have his hands full as Joel Greathouse, Vinny Palazzolo, Ronnie Diaz, Manny Buginga, Charles Hull, Dwayne Barbaree and other deft drivers were determined to do the same. Ready to dial in a new 418 cubic-inch small-block Ford b...
Time to Vote!
  The nomination process is completed and here are the top three nominees in each award category to receive special recognition awards at the 2016 NMRA Awards Ceremony held on Friday evening December 9th 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center. All votes must be cast by midnight October 16th.   To vote, follow the link >>here<<
Keystone Automotive Happy Hour Returns!
The NMRA and Keystone Automotive will once again be hosting the 3rd Annual Keystone Automotive NMRA Awards Ceremony Happy Hour before the NMRA Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 9, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm outside Sagamore Ballroom 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center. Enjoy free cocktails and drinks courtesy of 10-year NMRA series sponsor, Keystone Automotive!   For more info on thi...
2016 Final (Preliminary) Points Posted
Final (preliminary) 2016 Keystone Automotive NMRA season points have now been updated. As in years past, there is a grace period for racers who feel their points have not been correctly calculated to contest their final standing. The final date to contest these points is Thursday October, 13th and must be emailed to [email protected] Points become final at 12:01 am Friday, October 14th. ...
2016 Special Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted
It's time to nominate deserving NMRA racers and crew for the annual NMRA Keystone Automotive All-Ford Nationals Awards. Deadline for nominations is October 15, 2016 and will not be accepted after this time... NO EXCEPTIONS! Please send only one set of nominations per NMRA member. >>HERE<< is the nomination form.
Race Wrap: Game Over 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford Nationals
All good things must come to an end and we concluded the 2016 NMRA season with the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With one last chance to accrue crucial championship points, racers were going all out in hopes of going big, or simply going home. Despite initial rain delays, the race wrapped up in a big way as six heads-up and five ind...
Sunday Coverage 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals
King of the Outlaws Tim Oswalt will forever be known as the winner of the inaugural ididit Outlaw True Street shootout. The Tennessean brought his 2003 SVT Cobra to the NMRA World Finals and entered both the VMP Performance Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout and the ididit Outlaw True Street classes. He ran 8.25 at just 128 mph to put his car fifth in the 24-car field. But the real show for Oswalt was ...
Saturday Coverage 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals
It is Day Three of the 18th annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals as the forcast is favorable for an on-time start. It is a relief as Friday was a complete washout after the NMRA track staff worked for seven hours to get the track dried and prepared. Sporadic rain showers kept delaying those preparations throughout the day until finally TJ Bailey, Kurt Johnson, and Tyler Crossnoe felt like ...
Friday Coverage 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals
UPDATE: NMRA officials have given word that racing will begin at 3PM and the program will begin with first round of qualifying. Rain, Rain, Go AWAY! The rain has stopped and track drying has started as it was a wet start to the day. We do not have an official start time but it is all hands on deck to help get the surface dried. The latest info on start times will be kept up-to-date on the offic...
Thursday Coverage 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals
It is opening day for the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford Nationals as racers have poured on to the property and test-and-tune has begun. One of the biggest surprises is a second car out of the Bunginga camp. As owner Manny Buginga puts it, he needs to go rounds in order if he wants to have a shot at the championship. The second car is presumably a blocker and will be driven by Rich Bruder wh...
Annunziata and LaRocca Net a 7.98
While Tommy Annunziata and Jimmy LaRocca were rolling Annunziata's 2014 Cobra Jet out of the shop for its debut in ProCharger Coyote Modified at the 16th Annual WyoTech NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals in Pennsylvania in April, the reverse gear gave out in the transmission. Disgusted but not derailed, they raced, and Annunziata ripped off an 8.13 at 168 mph right out of trailer, but a broken inpu...
Windsor to Wheel Washington's Car at NMRA World Finals
While it's been a few years since Gary Windsor has made laps in his 93 Lightning in Detroit Locker Truck and Lighting, he's been motoring his 04 Mustang Mach 1 to 12s in Race Pages Ford Muscle and is currently eighth in points. But he's set to sail in a Fox body Mustang in American Racing Headers Factory Stock at the 18th Annual Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016 at Beech...
Brad Medlock Locked In For NMRA World Finals on 235 Radial tires!
The Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals brings together several segments of the Mustang and Ford communities for a long weekend of excitement and fun. For some it is the quest to win a championship or secure a spot in the exclusive Top Ten club in their category of choice. Others, it is the prospect of going as quick as they can due to the excellent track and weather conditions during that time ...
Tyler Crossnoe and Kurt Johnson Added to NMRA All-Ford World Finals Staff
We want to give every racer the best possible conditions to race for their championship, said Rollie Miller, general manager of the NMRA Keystone Drag Racing Series. With all categories, except for two, wide-open the NMRA has added Tyler Crossnoe of Dream Team Traction Consulting and Total Venue Concept's Kurt Johnson to its highly-acclaimed event staff for the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Fin...
Alley's Up for NMRA Grudge Night Action
While Joey Alley had been driving an 05 Mustang powered by a 3-Valve engine and single turbo to 7.80s in 275 and 28X10.5 classes across the country, he traded the car late last year for an 85 Mustang. It has double framerails and a four-link under it, and Alley replaced its engine with a 427 cubic-inch small-block Ford built by Knieriem Racing Engines featuring an aluminum RDI block, Yates C3...
No Holding Back in Chase for NMRA Championships
The battle that began at the 22nd Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in March and has been brewing all year will reach a boiling point at the 18th Annual Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. That's where champions will be crowned and records will likely be crushed in the fall air. Among the categories to keep an eye on...
Lil John's Motorsports Solutions Ups Ante for LS-Powered Fords in ididit Outlaw True Street
The buzz surrounding the hottest new class at the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway is reaching new heights. Grudge Night allows any Ford-bodied or Ford-powered vehicle, meaning the Outlaw True Street shootout is open to the popular LS-powered Mustangs that lurk in the underworld of street racing. In just days of announcing the class, the trash talking has reached new heights and ...
World Finals Racer and Vendor Stacking and Parking information
    Wednesday September 28th 10AM Overnight GATE ON beech Bend Rd opens for Vendor and Racer stacking in the Red Highlighted area on map Thursday September 29th Vendor and Racer Stacking in designated area on map 10AM - Racer/Vendor Gate opens. 7PM Racer/Vendor Gate Closes. 7pm Overnight - Stacking in designated area on map Friday September 30th ...
More News ididit Outlaw True Street Cruise and Tire Update
In less than 48 hours the ididit Outlaw True Street class has helped create an even bigger buzz around the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals, September 29-October 1 at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY). With a record number of racers and fans expected, NMRA officials have revised Saturday's run schedule to include the ididit Outlaw True Street category and a second 30-mile cruise. NMRA ge...
Rojas & Torres Rounding Up NMRA Grudge Night Takers
Street racers looking for a little action can find it during the NMRA Grudge Night at the 18th Annual Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals, Sept. 29-Oct, 2 at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky, and among those ready to rumble are Sergio Rojas and Raul Torres. The Floridians will be bringing Rojas 88 Saleen Mustang, which packs an MPR-built Dart block-based 363 cubic-inch small-block Ford topped with...
BREAKING NEWS: Outlaw True Street Shootout, sponsored by ididit, added to NMRA All-Ford World Finals
The time trials are over NMRA officials have collaborated with steering column specialists ididit to bring one of the wildest street car shootouts to the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals. It has been dubbed the ididit Outlaw True Street Shootout and it runs exclusively during the famous NMRA Grudge Night. The class is a stand-alone shootout that is run in addition to the Grudge Night match-up...
The Edelbrock Renegade Championship Comes Down To One Last Race Between The Blowers
By Jason Dempsey Although he ran his Dez Racing-backed Mustang in three events in the Renegade class during the 2015 season, Massachusetts-based racer and Edelbrock Renegade point's leader Aaron Bates considers himself a rookie in the class and in heads-up racing in general. His car was a full-on street car just two years ago, sitting in the Dez Racing shop awaiting a big-horsepower makeove...
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