The NMRA blasts into a new season and starts the year off at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Series has a little bit of everything for the racing fan all weekend long – from the hardcore VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw class that features insane turbo and supercharged door-slammers, to the ever-popular True Street class, as well as TV celebrity appearances.
One of the most popular Mustang racers the world over, Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws star Chris “Boosted GT” Hamilton will once again visit the NMRA’s Spring Break Shootout on Saturday to sign autographs, make exhibition runs, and maybe even set up some grudge races.
Watch Street Outlaws on the Ragged Edge
If you’re a fan of the Street Outlaws TV show then you won’t want to miss the insane, horsepower-infused 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 national bragging rights. Every NMRA event features the wild Street Outlaws, Renegades, and other insane race classes.
Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Watson Racing
If you’re a fan of factory Ford drag racing, then you won’t want to miss the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown! Making up one of the largest gatherings of Cobra Jets, anywhere, the Cobra Jet Showdown race cars will put on a wild, wheels-up, high-speed show all weekend long!
After Hours No-Time Drags
When the class racing is done for the day, the NMRA will be shutting off the clocks for a special No-Time Drag showdown! The NMRA has partnered with Florida N/T, led by Innovative Racecraft and Li Racing and Tuning, to host the Florida N/T 28/275 Shootout. Aside from the tire restriction, rules are minimal and the class is run on an 1/8-mile format. Joining the Florida N/T 28/275 Shootout will be Bradenton Motorsports Park’s Street Car Shootout class, which runs a 1/4-mile distance after competitors drive a street cruise on DOT tires. Get ready for some fast, no-time racing action!
Shelbys and Terminators on the same track?
That’s right! The NMRA Season Opener also features a shootout between the baddest Shelby GT500’s and ’03 Cobras on the same track, on the same day, with the same conditions. Watch as some of the coolest Ford Factory Street cars go wheels-up and wild!
Turbo Battle, presented by Hellion Power Systems, calls out the red-hot turbocharged market. The heads-up competition is contested on the quarter-mile as the wildest streetcars hit the track in search of glory. The category showcases how far enthusiasts and specialty shops are pushing the limits of their turbocharged engine combinations. There are many specific records up for grabs in niche segments of the late-model Mustang market.
QA1 True Street has been one of the most popular drag racing classes in the United States. With easy-to-follow rules, True Street has everything from mild to wild, and beginner to seasoned racer. The event begins Saturday with a 30-mile escorted cruise with other True Street racers to prove the street worthiness of all cars entered in the competition. Next, everyone hits the track for three back-to-back passes, with cash and awards presented immediately following the event.
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout – Long-time NMRA True Street supporter, TREMEC has announced that they will once again hold the Stick Shift Shootout at the All-Ford World Finals to determine who has the fasted manually-shifted street Mustang in the U.S! Watch as over 120 entrants battle for top True Street honors, with the fastest 8 stick cars receiving a special shootout plaque and custom TREMEC jacket to recognize their prowess. From there things will heat up as the quickest eight manual-equipped vehicles are placed on a “Chicago style” ladder for an all-out heads-up slugfest with the winner taking home a McLeod Racing RXT Twin Disc Clutch & Flywheel valued at $1,300!
On Sunday, the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout class gets cranking as the fastest 16 cars from Saturday’s True Street competition compete heads-up for even more cash, prizes and magazine coverage. To be eligible for the Spring Break shootout, competitors must meet True Street rules and make all three passes on Saturday. The top 16 cars will be placed on a Sportsman ladder and will race with a 4/10 pro tree.
There’s More Than Just Racing Action!
In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMRA also has the awesome UPR Products All-Ford Car Show, which features over fifty different awards that are presented each day of the show. ’32 Ford with a late-model 5.0? Or a 2003 Cobra stuffed full of aftermarket parts? No matter what your Ford flavor, there’s a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. There’s something for everyone at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout – make your plans to attend now!
Winning any NMRA class isn’t easy and when a racer is fortunate enough to do so, it needs to be celebrated in style. The NMRA has partnered with Aerospace Components to present the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle – making the accomplishment of winning even more of a celebration. The Aerospace Components Winners Circle experience is second to none in the drag racing world, where every winner actually owns the winners’ circle for a period of time.
Massive Manufacturers’ Midway
Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This NMRA event will feature an awesome manufacturers’ midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your Mustang or Ford.
Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? If you’re looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.
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