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.
Santa Ana CA – The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport celebrated its 10th year at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, April 5-8, 2018, and while the cool, wet weather provided some challenges, the NMRA/NMCA/Atlanta Dragway staff and the racers worked hard to give spectators a great show and complete the event. A combined event showcasing both the NMRA and NMCA series, the All-Star Nationals delivered exciting, side-by-side racing for fans of all brands.
Boasting the world’s fastest street cars, the VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod class saw 22 cars try to qualify for the 16 available spots, and Jason Hamstra set the pace and the unofficial class record in qualifying with a 3.67 performance. Hamstra would go out in the semifinals to Eric Gustafson, who went on to meet Craig Sullivan in the final round. This was the first time both drivers had been to an NMCA Pro Mod final, and Sullivan drilled the tree with an .020-second reaction time, but Gustafson drove around him for the win, 3.77 to 3.85.
Bradenton Mickey Thomson Radial Wars winner James Lawrence was hoping to double up in Commerce, but he was outshined in qualifying by 2016 champion DeWayne Mills, who took the top spot with a 3.88 run at 206 mph. In the final round, it was Marty Stinnett and his Mustang facing Mills and his Camaro. The drivers were neck and neck down the track and both made moves toward the centerline. Both drivers clocked 3.88-second runs, but Mills was ahead at the stripe for the win, and took the trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
Santa Ana, CA – The National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) returns to Maple Grove Raceway with the BIGGEST ALL-FORD RACING AND SHOW EVENT in the Northeast! The NMRA and CJ Pony Parts are delighted to announce this much-anticipated event at Maple Grove Raceway, the home of the original Ford Motorsport Nationals! And this year, Vortech Superchargers stepped up as the presenting sponsor of this prestigious Ford extravaganza.
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals brings exhilarating heads-up drag racing the weekend of May 3-6. If you’re a fan of the Street Outlaws TV show then you won’t want to miss the insane, horsepower-infused “Small Tire” 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 Winner’s Circle for national bragging rights.
You also don’t want to miss the huge 2-day All Ford car show, giant swap meet and massive manufacturers midway.
It’s going to get really busy soon as racers from the NMCA and NMRA gather at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., for the 10th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport. With 23 NMCA and NMRA classes plus True Street, there will be a plate full of racing for anyone, regardless of taste. Racing isn’t the only item on the menu April 5-8. Action begins Thursday, April 5th with a special test session for all racers, followed by qualifying Friday and Saturday with eliminations starting Saturday afternoon.
As always, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals features one of the largest car shows of the year as all owners of GM, Ford and Mopar brands come together in one venue to display their rides not only to the judges, but to fans as well. The event is topped off with a huge manufacturers’ midway, which this year features many vendors of high-performance gear. If you’re searching for the latest in performance aftermarket goodies for your muscle car, you’ll have plenty to look at in Commerce.
For the Chevy purist, this race will also feature the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series; where racers who choose to run the LS or modern LT engine, get the chance to race each other in three exciting classes.
All the Stars and All the Cars of both NMRA & NMCA!
With the first race of the young season now in the books, the NMRA and NMCA move to Commerce, Georgia’s Atlanta Dragway for the 10th Annual NMRA NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport on April 5-8.
This second event of the season for both organizations combines the power of the Keystone Automotive All Ford Drag Racing Series with the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs to create one of the largest heads-up races of the year – featuring the nation’s quickest and fastest doorslammers at the same venue.
The uniqueness of this event is obvious as racers from the NMCA and NMRA share the stage at Atlanta Dragway, offering fans a chance to see more than a dozen heads- up classes do battle in both the eighth and quarter-mile distances.
Last year’s race saw some of the wildest action of the season highlighted by huge numbers up on the scoreboards from both NMRA and NMCA racers.
The 2018 NMRA Drag Racing season, presented by Keystone Automotive, debuted with beautiful weather, thousands of spectators, and all of the hot, record-breaking racing that one could want. QA1 True Street took center stage at Bradenton Motorsports Park this weekend, with a record 152 cars entering True Street. At the conclusion of the hotly contested, 16-car eliminator that is the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout, True Street winner Randy Seward doubled up his wins by successfully defeating True Street runner up Jeff Bloem with an 8.80 to Bloem’s 9.48 elapsed time.
The quickest cars on the property belong to the VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw class, and we saw Andy Manson, Charlie Cooper, and 2017 class champion Manny Buginga all laying down staggeringly quick times. Manson took the pole and would charge into the final against Buginga, who gave it his best shot by leaving first, but was passed by Manson who took the win with a 4.31 to Buginga’s off-pace 4.78.
In Edelbrock Renegade competition, it was Bart Tobener who took the trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle after Frank Varela tripped his red light at the start of the final round. Tobener had qualified his Coyote-powered S550 Mustang at the top of the list with a 7.33 elapsed time.
Kicking off the 20th Anniversary of the NMRA Ford Nationals presented by Keystone Automotive season is a race like no other as Bradenton Motorsports Park will once again be filled to capacity with the Blue Oval faithful March 1-4.
This is no ordinary drag race. In fact, the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda is the biggest all-Ford drag race in Florida, and this year promises to be the biggest yet – highlighted by an incredible lineup of specialty events ranging from the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown, to the insane Outlaw True Street class sponsored by ididit.