12th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Precision Turbo July 27-30
Who Will Win the Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Rings?
The 12th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Precision Turbo has arrived. The largest race of its kind in the country showcases the world’s fastest street cars and the world’s fastest Fords racing together at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., July 27-30.
Twenty two championship classes from both the NMRA and NMCA will be featured during the event which begins with a test session on Thursday July 27th and concludes with the legendary “Super Bowl” portion of the event on Sunday afternoon when class winners from both organizations race against each other in hopes of being awarded a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Ring© in the Aerospace Components Winners’ Circle.
In the Super Bowl runoffs last year, it was a back and forth battle with the NMCA taking an early two-point lead, followed by the NMRA rallying back to a two-point lead as well. The NMCA needed to sweep the final three pairings, and Kevin Fiscus led the charge, followed by Louie Filippides and DeWayne Mills to secure the team win – complete with Nitto Tire Diamond Tree rings and bonus money – A much needed win for team NMCA which still trails the NMRA team by a seven to four margin.
Santa Ana, CA – As the fourth of six events on this year’s NMRA tour, the 14th Annual NMRA Ford SuperNationals presented by WyoTech, June 8-11, at the recently renovated National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, packed a lot of punch as drivers delivered pulse-pounding performances to work their way up in points.
With his eye on the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle, Dwayne Barbaree led qualifying in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw with a 4.39 at 170 mph in the 1995 SVT Cobra formerly-owned by Daniel Pharris and John Kolivas before being recently purchased by his teammate Russell Stone. He made it to the final where he met madman Manny Buginga, who currently holds the category’s elapsed-time and top speed records, and in the tango between the two turbo cars, Buginga uncorked a 4.49 at 165 mph to win over Barbaree, who ran 4.52 at 163 mph.
With a full lineup of NMRA’s wild classes this race promises to be off the hook as it’s mid-season for the World’s Fastest Fords, and with championship points on the line, racers will be primed to take their shot at glory.
This year there is an added bonus for fans, as racers will be running a complete day of eliminations on Friday, June 9th. Due to poor weather at the recent race at Maple Grove Raceway, all elimination rounds were postponed until the first full day of action at National Trail Raceway. That means this event will actually be sending two different sets of champions to the Aerospace Winner’s Circle – one set on Friday, the other Sunday.
The 2017 NMRA Keystone Automotive Drag Racing series pulled in to Commerce, Georgia, after a week of wild weather in Atlanta, which included tornadoes, an earthquake, and a collapse of a section of I-85. Just like last year, too, the second stop of the season, the 9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Steeda Autosports, saw unseasonably chilly temperatures Thursday and Friday. The conditions presented a challenge at first, but the weather showed some sweet southern hospitality in time for Saturday and Sunday and competitors took advantage of the recently repaved surface.
A combination NMRA and NMCA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw field meant there were fourteen cars fighting it out, but it was Manny Buginga who led the way with his MJM Construction Corp-backed, turbocharged ’03 Cobra in qualifying with his 4.330 at 169.21 mph hit. Jacky McCarty of McCarty Performance, though, had his mind set on getting the win and stopped at nothing as he relentlessly took out the other drivers. McCarty faced off against Jarod Wenrick in the finals, and his 4.435 at 169.87 mph pass in his ’93 Mustang helped McCarty make his mission a reality.
Santa Ana, CA – The National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) returns to Maple Grove Raceway with the BIGGEST ALL-FORD EVENT in the North East! The NMRA and WyoTech are delighted to announce this much-anticipated event at Maple Grove Raceway, the home of the original Ford Motorsport Nationals!
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals brings exhilarating heads up drag racing the weekend of May 4-7. If you’re a fan of the Street Outlaws TV show then you won’t want to miss the insane, horsepower-infused VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaws of NMRA Ford drag racing! Watch as these incredible turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous packed Mustangs go wheels-up and heads-up for big money and a chance at the Aerospace Components Winners Circle for national bragging rights. Don’t miss the huge 2 day All Ford car show, giant swap meet and massive manufacturers midway.
Santa Ana, CA – NMRA kicks off the 2017 season at Bradenton Motorsports Park the weekend of March 2-5 for one of the biggest, most celebrated all-Ford motorsport events of the year! The 23nd Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine features wild, heads up drag racing, huge UPR Products all-Ford car show, giant manufacturer’s midway and more. Every year, NMRA drag racing starts in Bradenton, Florida with record-setting weather and one of the best racing surfaces in the country for NMRA competitors!
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals Series has a little bit of everything for the racing fan – from the hardcore Street Outlaw class with 3,000+ horsepower turbo- and supercharged door-slammers, to the heavy hitters of the Renegade class shooting for glory with their state-of-the-art small-block Ford engines plus special race classes like Outlaw True Street, Modular Xtreme, EcoBoost Battle and the Spring Break,Terminator/GT500, Turbo Coyote and Stick Shift Shootouts.
Santa Ana, CA – 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 same weekend.
The Sealed Stock All-Star Showdown teams will be selected according to the following: Top three in points combined from the 2016 season and 2017 first event; and one wildcard racer whose name will be drawn during a driver’s meeting before the first qualifying round. Racers will compete for major bragging rights, $1,000 cash, a Manufacturer’s Cup, and a trip to the Aerospace Components Winners Circle.