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 66 Raceway property and the cruise will take them across the street to the Chicagoland Speedway. A special route is being created to bring the group through the infield, and then move out on to the oval’s famous racing surface. The parade will cruise on the oval before coming back to the drag strip side of the facility, pulling into the staging lanes, and performing the trio of passes.
The True Street field will be run as one field with a double purse payout, free entry into Bracket 3 on Sunday, and the Overall Winner gets an Edelbrock Victor trophy. NMRA/NMCA will also crown winners with the quickest average in the 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, and 15-second time zones. All winners will celebrate in the famous Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle, creating a memorable and enjoyable finale to the True Street challenge.
“We’d like to give special thanks to Scott Paddock, Terry Greetham, and the Route 66 Raceway/Chicagoland Speedway team for making this happen. They’ve been a great partner of ProMedia since 2001 and opening up the oval track for True Street just adds to the legacy of this blockbuster event,” said NMRA/NMCA general manager and event director Rollie Miller.
For more information about the 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing please visit www.NMRAdigital.com/IL. Get the latest updates on Facebook at facebook.com/NMRANationals.
The NMRA Ford Nationals, presented by Keystone Automotive, is a drag racing series showcasing some of the quickest Fords on the planet with screaming fast, 2,000+ horsepower VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws and wild, wheel-standing Edelbrock Renegades topping the charts at over 180 mph in the quarter-mile. Everything from Classic Fords to 2018 EcoBoost and Coyote powered Mustangs race down the drag strip in close battles for the win light. It is the largest All-Ford Motorsport event series in the world.
The Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing pairs the NMRA and NMCA class winners against each other. Using a staggered start and no breakout method of competition for the heads-up categories and indexes for the other eliminators, the racers battle for bonus money and a chance to contribute points to their sanctioning body’s team. The team with the most wins walks away as the winners and each driver earns a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree championship ring. It is one of the most sought after prizes in all of drag racing.