Santa Ana CA – The NMRA Drag Racing Series presented by Keystone Automotive kicked off the second half of a six-race series with the 15th Annual NMRA Ford SuperNationals, June 7-10 at National Trail Raceway. The crowd of racers and fans dealt with weather late in the day on Friday and Saturday, but cooperation got the program completed in its entirety. NMRA officials made the call to run three rounds of qualifying on Saturday and then began eliminations on Saturday night. One round of index categories was completed, as well as a couple of a heads-up categories, before the rain came. Sunday was clean-up day, but the shortened program didn’t affect the exciting and dramatic day of competition.
In VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw, Andy Manson was looking to secure his fourth-straight, final-round appearance in 2018. He slid into the field with a 4.439 at 167.55 mph, which was just .001-second slower than the top qualifier, Manny Buginga, who posted a 4.438 at 165.56 mph. Manson defeated John Urist in the semifinals on his way to the final round with low ET of the meet, a 4.402 at 167.09 mph, while Urist posted a 4.451 at 166.19 mph. Buginga advanced past Nick Bacalis with no results due to a computer malfunction. In the final, Manson unleashed a 4.437 at 167.36 mph to top Buginga’s 4.484 at 165.46mph effort.
The 15th Annual NMRA SuperNationals being held at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio is the fourth race of the 2018 NMRA Ford Nationals series, and marks the beginning of the second half of this season.
From the screaming VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw class to the always-explosive Edelbrock Renegade and ProCharger Coyote Modified cars, this race is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the 2018 NMRA Keystone Automotive Series season.
A look at the top three classes points, reveals it is still anyone’s game to win this year’s title, but frontrunners are emerging. In VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw, Manny Buginga, Shawn Ayers and Andy Manson all have won one of the first three events, but Manson has been in each final. In Edelbrock Renegade there have also been three different winners in the first three races as Bart Tobener, Frank Varela and Tony Hobson have each visited the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle, with Varela being the only one of the trio to make it to two final rounds.
National Trial Raceway, outside of Columbus, Ohio will light up once again as the largest Ford motorsport event series takes over National Trail Raceway for the 15th Annual NMRA Ford SuperNationals, June 7-10, 2018.
With a full line-up of NMRA’s wild classes this race promises to be off the hook as the series crosses the mid-point in the championship season for the World’s Fastest Fords. Championships and Top 10 achievements are on the line and racers will be primed to take their shot at the glory.
If Ford power is what gets your motor running, the SuperNationals will have you on the chip. From 2,000 horsepower VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws, to the screaming ponies in Edelbrock Renegade this event will leave those hungry for a taste of the Blue Oval, fully satisfied as the racers do their best to end the weekend in the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
Santa Ana, CA – Located right outside of Columbus, OH, National Trail Raceway in Hebron is getting ready for one of the biggest all-Ford motorsport events of the year! The 15th Annual NMRA Ford SuperNationals is coming June 7-10 with the World’s Fastest Fords, Street Outlaws, QA1 True Street Battle Royale and the most exciting side-by-side drag racing in the country! If you’re a Ford Mustang fan, you don’t want to miss this wild weekend of wheel-standing madness! There’s something for every Ford fan, on and off the track, with a giant manufacturers’ midway, all-Ford car show and swap meet on Saturday and Sunday. With kids 12 and under free, it’s the perfect family-friendly event.
The 20th anniversary tour of the NMRA Ford Nationals, presented by Keystone Automotive, brings thrilling heads up drag racing between VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws, wild Edelbrock Renegades and many other all-Ford drag racing classes. Watch as these incredible turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous packed Mustangs go wheels-up and heads-up for big money and a chance to celebrate in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle for national bragging rights.
The Pennsylvania Derby–CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals presented by Vortech Superchargers Race Wrap
Santa Ana, CA – On the same weekend that the largest horse race was going down in Kentucky, it was the mechanical horses of the NMRA that rocked the rolling hills around Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA). Despite the threat of rain for the third straight year, NMRA officials accelerated the racing program and completed the 18th running of the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals, presented by Vortech Superchargers, a day earlier than scheduled. The short schedule didn’t short-change the fans as the racing was fast-paced on and off the track, and all but four categories completed their elimination rounds.
VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw saw Manny Buginga climb back to the top of the category he helped define. With help from Mustang drag racing legend Dwayne Gutridge and crew chief Josh Ledford, Buginga spent two days pushing his turbocharged 2003 SVT Cobra quicker and quicker. He found himself in the final round against current point’s leader and top qualifier Andy Manson, who has been nearly unstoppable in 2018. Both Mustangs are powered by DiSomma Racing Engines powerplants, but both supply the boost differently. Buginga relies on a Garrett GTX 98mm turbocharger while Manson sports a ProCharger F-1X-12R. Buginga used his starting-line prowess and left with a .023 light, which proved to be the deciding factor. “Big Red,” as Buginga’s Cobra has been nicknamed, streaked to the finish line first with 4.309 at 170.39 mph run to Manson’s quicker, but losing 4.292 at 170.13 mph.
18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Nationals Presented by Vortech Superchargers
The Keystone Automotive NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals returns to Maple Grove Raceway for an action-packed weekend of racing May 4-6 as drivers of the world’s fastest Fords return to Eastern Pennsylvania for their only stop of the year in the Northeast.
Already the 2018 season has produced numerous record runs, and with good air usually around the first weekend of May in Pennsylvania, more of those records could be broken. Could we see the first-ever nine-second run in G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock? It could happen as drivers in this highly competitive sealed engine class have been running in the low-10’s already this year. Another class to keep an eye on is the new Steeda Limited Street class, an entry-level, single power adder class, which debuted at Bradenton back in March.
Racing however isn’t the only thing happening at Maple Grove Raceway the first weekend of May. Along with the great on-track action, there is also plenty going on off the track. Take some time to check out the Manufacturers Midway, where you can talk one-on-one with several performance parts manufacturers about their products for your ride. You can also stroll around the UPR Products All-Ford Car Show, as some of the nicest rides around will be on display both Saturday and Sunday, if you’re looking for some used parts, the Swap Meet may have exactly what you’re looking for.
Whether you’re into classic Ford or Modern Fords, show cars or 200 MPH Street Outlaws, the 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals Presented by Vortech Superchargers will be able to quench your thirst for all things Ford!
The World’s Fastest Fords at Maple Grove Raceway!
The Keystone Automotive NMRA All-Ford Nationals returns to Maple Grove Raceway for an action-packed weekend of racing May 4-6 and there will be wall-to-wall Fords as the 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals presented by Vortech Superchargers ignites Maple Grove Raceway.
Even though this is the first weekend in May, this race marks the midway point on the 2018 season and thus the NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationals is guaranteed to deliver a slice of Ford heaven to fans of the Blue oval. From wild wheelstanding VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws to the street-driven cars of QA1 True Street and the newly minted Steeda Limited Street class, this event has what it takes to keep any race fan happy!
A special feature of the NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationas will be the Super Ford Showdown, featuring some of the best Ford bracket racers in the Northeast. Four big classes will be contested on both Saturday and Sunday. Things really heat up Sunday afternoon as the class winners face off in an all out slugfest for the right to be crowned Super Ford Showdown champion! After the winner is proclaimed, he/she will be awarded the Super Ford Showdown champion’s trophy.