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5th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA WEST Spring Nationals brings wild heads-up drag racing, Hotchkis Cup Autocross presented by Nitto Tire and more!

Santa Ana, CA (February 10, 2016) – The 2016 NMCA WEST VP Racing Fuels season opener comes to Fontana on April 1-3 with an exciting line-up of heads-up drag racing and autocross. The 5th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA WEST Spring Nationals event at Auto Club Dragway offers an affordable family-friendly motorsports event all weekend long with something for every automotive fan! On the dragstrip, there’s exciting, side-by-side competition between American muscle cars with the Hotchkis Cup Autocross, presented by Nitto Tire, entertaining road-racing fans adjacent to the drag strip. TS at Fontana

Autocross at Fontana

The NMCA WEST brings all levels of racecars from mild to wild. The Pro Mod class includes wild, extremely fast racecars that are capable of 200 mph in the eighth-mile. ProCharger Limited Street brings on the turbocharged, nitrous-powered wheels up doorslammers with over 2,000 horsepower under the hood. If that’s not enough, there’s Meziere Top Sportsman, ARP Outlaw 8.5, Lucas Oil N/A 10.5 and MMR Mustang Madness! For everyone from the novice to the experienced racer, there’s Gear Vendors True Street where all street-legal rides are welcome. It all comes down to the chance to stand in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle at the end of the event for cash payouts, awards and bragging rights! Want to race? Rules and payouts are here.

If racing around cones sounds like fun, the Hotchkis Cup Autocross presented by Nitto Tire will be running all weekend. Since the NMCA WEST added the autocross competition to all events, thousands of fans have enjoyed a weekend racing, watching and riding along on an autocross course created by the Racing Byrds, a husband and wife team that loves the sport. Live timing, music and a wifi hotspot make this event fun to attend no matter what you drive! 1-day participants pay $100 for a full day of racing from 9am to 5pm (includes free 1-day guest pass). 2-day racers pay $150 (includes free 2-day guest pass) and compete for the coveted Hotchkis Cup. With a limit of 75 cars per day and they need to have a motor trade car insurance also, all racers get maximum track time. Purchase entries in advance at the NMCA WEST PowerMall.

The manufacturers’ midway features product displays, food vendors and shopping. Choose from the latest collectible model car or find your favorite NMCA WEST t-shirt, hat or accessory. 1-day adult spectators pay just $20 per ticket, which includes free parking and access to all of the racing plus racer pits. Kids 12 and under are always free.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Enter through gate 7 off of San Bernardino Avenue. Drag racers, crew and spectators can purchase their tickets on-site. Gate opens at 7am on Friday and Saturday and 8am on Sunday. For a complete schedule, directions to the track and more information about the 5th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA WEST Spring Nationals please click here or call (866) 694-3475.

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