If you have spent any time racing heads-up in any form of street-legal drag racing then you’ve heard the same tune—turbos mess up everything! Well, NMRA is fixing that problem by creating a category that is strictly for turbocharged Fords, we are calling the Turbo Battle, and Hellion Turbo is sponsoring it.
The category is very simple, bring a Ford vehicle that is powered by a small-block, Modular, or Coyote engine and make sure it uses one, two, or more turbochargers for boost. The car must feature frame rails from the front-to-back, but can utilize any rear suspension and the front must be stock type that is typically found in most small-tire categories. The winner in the heads-up category walks away with $500 + an AEM CD digital dash worth over $1,000, and NMRA Contingency prizes that can make a victory quite lucrative.
“We opened up the Turbo Coyote Shootout to any engine platform and renamed it the Turbo Battle. We wanted to have a category that could catch all the unique street and racecars, that are turbocharged, and give them a place to race in the NMRA,” said Rollie Miller, National Event Director and General Manager of NMRA Ford Nationals. “If an enthusiast wants to run a turbo 2015 Mustang and go for a personal best, bring it on down. Or if a car was built for fun and doesn’t fit into a heads-up class with its twin turbo combination, then there is a place for that person to participate at our events. The Turbo Battle gives them a chance to experience our events with great track conditions and be part of the fun.”
The Hellion Turbo Battle competes during the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 28-March 3, 2019. It will also be run during the biggest Mustang drag race of the year, the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals September 26-29, 2019 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
For more information on the NMRA Spring Break Shootout and Advance Tickets, including a special online-only 20% discount for spectators, visit www.NMRAdigital.com/FL