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Breaking News 8.50 Class in QA1 True Street Returns to NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Festival
NMRA officials are bringing back the 8.50 award in QA1 True Street for this year's Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A record-breaking number of entries are expected in Kentucky the weekend of September 30-October 3, 2021 and Holley has increased the purses across the board in True Street and other cat...
After 7.52 in Testing, Albright Aiming for QA1 True Street Win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
By Mary Lendzion Larry Albright has been attracted to NMRA QA1 True Street for as long as he can remember. He's all about the 30-mile cruise, the three back-to-back passes and the thrill of the chase to the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. He has been competitive in the category through the years, and ran as quick and fast as 7.71 and 177 mph last year in his Mustang set up with a sm...
Ace Racing Sponsors Spring Break Shootout Class
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals is proud to announce Ace Racing has joined the national event series as the sponsor of the legendary Spring Break Shootout category, held March 4-7, 2021 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. "We're excited to work with the NMRA and it's large group of enthusiasts and fans, said Joe Hoffner of Ace Racing. "The stick-shift transmission has been syn...
Sean Kelley Building Towards 2021 QA1 True Street Debut With New Mustang
QA1 True Street has always been one of the hottest NMRA classes and it seems that the competition continues to heat up each year. In 2021, Sean Kelley plans to join the fray with his 1989 Mustang coupe. Kelley is no stranger to the NMRA or to high performance for that matter, but most of the time he's focused on his customer cars at his shop, Kelley Performance in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In f...
8.50 "Drag Week Style" class comes to NMRA QA1 True Street at World Finals in Bowling Green
NMRA officials have decided to add an 8.50 award to the 2020 QA1 True Street program held at the NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Arguably the mecca of all things True Street, the historic class offers many dynamics, including the Stick Shift Shootout and the King of the Street Heads Up Eliminator. With many other events being cancelled this year, including Ho...
2020 GForce Performance Engineering King Of The Street Adds Another Contender
With the completion of the Arrington Performance NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals presented by Force Engineering, another name was added to the ladder for the 2020 GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street eliminator, which is set to take place during the Nitto Tire NMRA World Ford Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Octob...
Budget Buster Jeff Smith Steps Up His Stick Shift Setup
A mainstay in the NMRA QA1 True Street and TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout classes with his SN95 Mustang Cobra, Jeff Smith aka the Stick Shift Dude has no shortage of wins already under his belt, but the driver from Florida is already knee-deep in an overhaul process to ensure he earns even more. The Pumpkin as his Competition Orange Cobra is known has certainly earned its keep over the years, ...
The GForce Performance Engineering King of the Street Competition Fills The First Three Spots On The Ladder
In 2019, it was Jeff Bloem who traveled down from his home in Canada and dominated the Spring Break Shootout by winning that heads-up class, as well as the overall win in QA1 True Street. He added another win at the season finals at Beech Bend Raceway during the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival by taking the King of the Street crown. Donato Sierchio was the first competitor...
QA1 True Street Cruise on IndyCar/NASCAR Oval at World Wide Technology Raceway!
It is quickly becoming tradition at event facilities that have a NASCAR oval, the QA1 True Street enthusiasts get to complete the 30-mile cruise on the high-banks of the IndyCar/NASCAR oval! It goes down July 30 through August 2nd at World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL) during the biggest event of the year the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Perf...
True Street and HEMI Shootout Winners Score Nitto Cash at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Just a few short months ago, Nitto Tire released the all-new NT555RII drag radial, which became the Official Tire of NMRA QA1 True Street for 2020. Showing its commitment to NMRA/NMCA enthusiasts, Nitto added a generous bonus program for True Street racers, as well as NMCA HEMI Shootout and Chevrolet Street Car Challenge competitors. The winners of the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13...
GForce Performance Engineering Backs King of the Street 2020
Last year, the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals introduced a new program dubbed King of the Street, which collected the winners of QA1 True Street and other shootouts from all six events to create an 8-car, heads-up battle during the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival. This year, GForce Performance Engineering, manufacturer of CV axles and driveline components, jumped into...
Baer Brakes Adds Bonus to JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout Purse
As the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years of street car insanity, Baer Brakes wanted to enhance the winner's pot by throwing in a gift certificate for a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit valued at around $1,000. This means the Quick 16 winner on Sunday could walk away with $1,800 as they celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an NMRA Victor award an...
Continuing Traditions JLT Performance Backs Spring Break Shootout Class at NMRA Season Opener
The Mustang drag racing season always kicks off with the booming Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park, this year it goes down February 27 through March 1. The event's humble beginnings date back to 1995 and it was an assembly of quick street-legal Mustangs with a party to go along with it. Some 24 years later that notion still holds true and JLT Performance is back again ...
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, presented by McLeod Racing Returns at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
The annual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout rages back into action during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 27 - March 1, 2020 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. And don't forget, TREMEC is also hosting the QA1 True Street Racer Appreciation Happy Hour during the award's ceremony on Saturday after the category's completion. The TREMEC Happy Hour is open to all QA1 Tru...
NMRA Tech Committee Updates 2020 NMRA True Street Rules
The NMRA Technical Committee has made changes to the True Street class rule set. Specifically the committee has changed the Exhaust rule to: EXHAUST SYSTEM Any Exhaust exit location permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers required. On Turbo applications the Turbo acts as a muffler. Updated 2020 NMRA Rules can be found here: https://www.nmradigital.com/2020-event-info/class-rules-pay...
Photo Gallery QA1 True Street at NMRA St. Louis
Written by Derek Putnam More than 50 drivers arrived at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gatewayto participate in the QA1 True Streetclass, and the street test would be a combination of road and track, as drivers pounded the streets of Madison, Illinois before returning to the track and making laps on the famed oval. When the drag strips runs were complete and the results tabulated, Randy Thoma...
NMRA True Street Goes NASCAR at Gateway Rumble!
No, we aren't trading drag racing for oval racing but the QA1 True Street competitors are in for a treat during this weekend's inaugural NMRA Gateway Rumble, presented by HPJ Performance, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park). The 30-mile street cruise will include a lap on the high-banks of the famous oval track, which is home to prestigious IndyCar and N...
Massive FREE Raffle and QA1 Racer Appreciation Happy Hour for NMRA QA1 True Street Racers at St. Louis
NMRA is celebrating a return to Gateway Motorsports Park, now called World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, for the NMRA Gateway Rumble, presented by HPJ Performance, May 16-19, 2019. As part of the celebration there will be a Saturday-night QA1-sponsored Racer Appreciation Happy Hour that includes a FREE Raffle with over $8,500 parts and gift certificates up for grabs! That is right, every sin...
A Legacy Returns Stifflers Backs Gateway Rumble Heads-Up True Street Racing
In the mid-1990s the Mustang community gathered at Gateway Motorsports Park for what was known as the Gateway Rumble. It was the second heads-up Mustang street race that was modeled after the highly successful Spring Break Shootout. In 2019, the NMRA racing officials are bringing the street car chaos of the Gateway Rumble back to Gateway Motorsports Park with backing from the chassis component man...
Kurtis Forsberg runs a 7.82 at 176 in testing on third pass after rebuild from massive wheelstand
Written By Derek Putnam Photos Courtesy of Kurtis Forsberg What's a good way to get noticed in the QA1 True Street class Do a massive wheelstand. Kurtis Forsberg's sky shot at the 2016 NMRA season opener was good enough to nab the cover shot of the July 2016 issue of Race Pages magazine. The car finished in the top ten in True Street, said Forsberg, and I made...
NMRA Introduces IDIDIT Performance King of the Street Program for 2019
The question of the ages has always been Who is the King (or Queen) of the Street and the NMRA Ford Nationals is looking to find out. New-for-2019 is the IDIDIT Performance King of the Street and the winner will be crowned during the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals in a special 8-car heads-up eliminator at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY) the weekend of September 26-29, 2019. ...
Gear Jammin in TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, presented by McLeod Racing at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Get your right arm and left leg ready as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout roars back into action during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout February 28 - March 3, 2019 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. But the gear-bang n madness doesn't stop there as the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout brings together the Quick 8 elimination on Sunday. NMRA officials will select...
Baer Brakes Sweetens the Pot for JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout | Presented by Nitto Tire
As the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout celebrates 25 years of street car insanity, Baer Brakes wanted to enhance the winner's pot by throwing in a gift certificate for a Deep Stage Drag Racing Brake System kit valued at around $1,000. This means the Quick 16 winner on Sunday could walk away with $1,800 as they celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle with an NMRA Vi...
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 ...
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...
From Wreck to Success, Larry Albright Comes Full Circle
The QA1 True Street category is one that's usually known for its assortment of spectacular street cars, not spectacular wrecks. Larry Albright managed to combine the two while racing at the 2016 NMRA season opener in Bradenton, Florida, when his 91 Ford Mustang rolled over but he has since come full circle. Albright, who has been a member of the NMRA community for over a decade, had just finis...
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