Evan J. Smith
Freelancer
June 15, 2015

Variety was the name of the game at the 2015 NMRA Super Nationals in HP Tuners True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine. The special event on the NMRA tour hosted the Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords True Street, plus the All-Female Shootout and the McLeod Racing Stick Shift Shootout.

Over 120 Ford Mustangs battled with Mercury Capris, F-150 SVT Lightnings, SVT Cobras, T-Birds, and many more Blue Oval hot rods for True Street supremacy. Once technical inspection was complete, Tim Bearns of the NMRA held the driver’s meeting and participants were off and running. Not on track, but on the 30-mile cruise through the quaint hamlet of northern central Ohio. The drive is designed to prove the streetability of the vehicles, and give our photographers a great opportunity to capture the cars and trucks out on the road.

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All but a few made the trek successfully, and after a short cooldown the street machines turned into race cars with participants making the obligatory back-to-back-to-back runs. The heat of the day, and the plethora of street-tire-equipped Mustangs, puts a hurting on the starting line, so finding traction is always a key element for the high-powered cars.

After the trio of passes was complete, Lonnie Tibbs led the pack with his 2000 Mustang. Tibbs recorded a quick 8.327 average to take the McLeod Racing True Street crown. Rob Meisch in a 1993 Ford Mustang trailed with an 8.91 average to claim the runner-up spot.

On the female side of the ladder, Janice Llewellyn wheeled her 2014 Shelby GT500 to a solid 11.74 average to score the TS win and the top spot in the All-Female Shootout ladder. She was followed by last year’s runner-up Nikki Frost, Danielle Amrine, Ashley Humphries, Peggy, Schoenberger, Kris Irons, Lisa Mack, and JoAnne Iacobelli. Those eight drivers will make up the All-Female Shootout field, which will be run in heads-up fashion, similar to the popular Spring Break Shootout.

For over 20 years, True Street has provided one of the best family-oriented racing events in the country. Racers can bring family members and friends on the cruise, and reaction times and red lights don’t matter. So, it’s a low-pressure race with lots of fun and a bunch of awards for all levels of performance. With 124 cars registered in Norwalk, this proved to be one of the largest True Street fields in NMRA history and we look forward to breaking that record in Bowling Green later this year.

HP Tuners True Street Results
Event: Norwalk, OH
Date: 6/13/2015

Car # Name Home Town Car Make Car Model Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Average Win Status/Notes
426 Lonnie Tibbs Medina, OH 00 Ford Mustang 8.247 8.315 8.42 8.327 Winner
462 Rob Meisch Bedford, OH 93 Ford Mustang 8.723 9.118 8.91 8.917 Runner-Up
422 Jeff Bloem Innisfil Ontario, Canada 91 Ford Mustang 9.184 9.587 9.493 9.421 9 Second Winner
489 Jermiah McGregory New Lexington, OH 89 Ford Mustang 10.935 9.147 9.538 9.873
442 Scott Hasty Sylvania, OH 11 Ford Mustang 9.941 9.986 9.975 9.967
485 Kevin McCotter Clio, MI 90 Ford Mustang 10.914 9.857 10.097 10.289 10 Second Winner
402 Casey Lee Bellevue, OH 86 Ford Mustang 10.458 10.644 10.654 10.585
421 Mike Meredith Thompson, OH 88 Ford Mustang 10.548 10.593 10.651 10.597
401 Rick Coe Spencer, WV 08 Ford GT500 10.794 10.696 10.551 10.68
417 Johnnie Kinter Wellington, OH 88 Ford Mustang 10.854 10.836 10.814 10.835
405 Heath Hammersmith Norwalk, OH 12 Ford Mustang 10.974 10.939 10.896 10.936
456 Aaron Tingle Salisbury, MD 10.939 10.884 11.365 11.063 11 Second Winner
222X Bob Hochrader Dundee, MI 11 Ford Mustang 10.38 12.366 10.472 11.073
437 Dannie Addair Ashtabula, OH 90 Ford Mustang 10.915 11.253 11.08 11.083
448 Rick Lapinski Cheektowaga, NY 14 Ford GT500 10.852 12.466 11.121 11.48
446 James Ottim Sylvania, OH 14 Ford GT500 11.064 11.64 11.917 11.54
468 Gus Markou N. Ridgeville, OH 87 Ford Mustang 11.537 11.649 11.514 11.567
415 Javier Daitz Lemont Furnace 09 Ford Mustang 11.624 11.794 11.801 11.74
419 Matt Parker Sandusky, OH 92 Ford Mustang 11.755 11.796 11.812 11.788
488 Dennis Osworth Luna Pier, MI 08 Ford Mustang 11.816 12.037 11.963 11.939
496 Shannon Jones St. Marys, OH 93 Ford Mustang 12.991 11.524 11.36 11.958
441 Phil Lifer Wellington, OH 12 Ford Mustang 11.953 11.969 12.204 12.042 12 Second Winner
403 Matthew Sims Norwalk, OH 11.971 12.108 12.194 12.091
427 Ben Carter Lebanon, OH 95 Ford Mustang 12.487 12.191 11.947 12.208
482X Kevin Karman Canton, OH 12.179 12.299 12.224 12.234
430X Shannon Williams Powell, OH 97 Ford Mustang 12.3 12.17 12.326 12.265
479 Jim Vance Homerville, OH 13 Ford Mustang 12.485 12.407 12.229 12.374
439 Chris Hammon Aliquiopa, PA 93 Ford Mustang 12.223 12.144 12.888 12.418
465 James Daniel Romulus, MI 85 Ford Mustang 12.347 12.577 12.332 12.419
414 Timothy Rodeheauer McClellandtown, PA 15 Ford Mustang 12.37 12.397 12.504 12.424
440 Bryce Paule Elmore, OH 10 Ford GT500 12.408 12.482 12.452 12.447
420 Mark Meredith Painesville, OH 03 Ford Cobra 12.273 13.218 12.246 12.579
450 James Post Chillicothe, OH 04 Ford Mustang 11.632 10.944 15.174 12.583
432 Rick Mishe Parma, OH 12 Ford Mustang 12.748 12.571 12.51 12.61
471 Jason Perry Galica, OH 87 Ford Mustang 12.505 12.779 12.633 12.639
470 Randall Allan Akron, OH 02 Ford Lightning 12.628 12.655 12.742 12.675
484 Frank Scicluna West Land, MT 12 Ford Mustang 12.768 12.699 12.651 12.706
452 Nick Stewart Melcor, PA 14 Ford Mustang 12.56 12.84 12.738 12.713
451 Daniel Augustine Addison, PA 85 Ford Mustang 14.377 12.071 12.389 12.946
413 Joe Gozolik Vandergrift, PA 15 Ford Mustang 13.122 12.816 13.159 13.032 13 Second Winner
435 Mark Storts Crooksville, OH 13 Ford Mustang 13.021 13.07 13.08 13.057
424 Kevin Lunn Maineville, OH 87 Ford Mustang 13.076 13.08 13.152 13.103
473 Mike Niehaws Grove City, OH 14 Ford Mustang 12.994 13.093 13.243 13.11
498 Jeff Chambers Milan, OH 15 Ford Mustang 13.002 13.107 13.255 13.121
411 Nicholas Chambers Milan, OH 05 Ford Mustang 13.081 13.123 13.207 13.137
463 Steve Hansen Attica, OH 94 Ford Mustang 12.898 13.518 13.415 13.277
477 Jason Myers Catrobe, PA 14 Ford Mustang 13.369 13.247 13.23 13.282
482 David Brook Toledo, OH 04 Ford Mustang 13.141 13.741 12.984 13.289
460 Andy Brown Grove City, OH 86 Ford Mustang 13.356 13.28 13.258 13.298
487 James McCool Columbus, OH 14 Ford Mustang 13.679 12.714 13.577 13.323
495 Joe Locicero Poland, OH 93 Ford Mustang 12.975 13.381 13.69 13.349
410 Scott Hansen New London, OH 88 Ford Mustang 12.52 12.544 15.037 13.367
461 Steve Rucker Mt Sterling 98 Ford Mustang 13.412 13.404 13.331 13.382
474 Daniel Niehaus Grove City, OH 07 Ford Mustang 13.404 13.497 13.495 13.465
418 Todd Vanderberghe Archbold, OH 89 Ford Mustang 13.592 13.458 13.403 13.484
2691 Jason Siek Sylvania, OH 04 Ford Mustang 13.575 13.627 13.548 13.583
453 Joshua Thomas Elyria, OH 05 Ford Mustang 13.395 13.989 13.367 13.584
438 Travis Woff Elyria, OH 68 Ford Mustang 13.5 13.48 14.462 13.814
476 Scott Eshelman Irwin, PA 11 Ford Mustang 13.209 13.775 14.554 13.846
443 Paul Ashley Ashtabula, OH 98 Ford Mustang 13.972 14.157 13.876 14.002 14 Second Winner
481 Duane Jennings Grafton, OH 01 Ford Cobra 13.786 14.185 14.138 14.036
466 Chris Sheetz New Philadelphia, OH 03 Mercury Maruader 13.528 14.332 14.257 14.039
497 Anthony Jager Toledo, OH 14.179 13.943 14.008 14.043
491 Kevin Fitz N. Ridgeville, OH 88 Ford Mustang 14.03 14.365 13.86 14.085
464 Rodney Hope Livonia, MI 85 Ford Mustang 13.635 13.679 15.249 14.188
480 Austin Compton Prospect, OH 89 Ford Mustang 14.421 13.668 15.687 14.592
408 Kevin Flanagan Blacklick, OH 10 Ford Mustang 14.196 14.164 16.241 14.867
472 Andy Neader Newport, OH 16 Ford Mustang 14.888 14.888 15.094 14.957
493 John Turnley Sandusky, OH 92 Ford Mustang 15.023 15.18 14.957 15.053 15 Second Winner
459 Brian Flanagan Baltimore, OH 99 Ford Mustang 15.11 15.098 15.192 15.133
434 Bob Heilman Trenton, OH 07 Ford Shelby 18.249 13.925 13.628 15.267
458 Cody Supeck Collins, OH 16.783 15 14.665 15.483
447 Jon Otting Toledo, OH 01 Ford Mustang 15.348 15.291 15.917 15.519
483 Robbie Brock Toronto, OH 00 Ford Mustang 15.584 15.766 15.469 15.606
436 Joe Strassel Circleville, OH 96 Ford Mustang 15.884 15.529 15.966 15.793
444 Mike Jovani Wall, NJ 89 Ford Mustang 16.432 15.423 15.728 15.861
494 Dylan George Erie, PA 98 Lincoln Mark VIII 15.588 17.24 15.947 16.258
486 Nick Porter Columbus, OH 98 Ford Mustang 16.444 16.328 16.247 16.34
400 Jonathan Roberts Baltic, CT 12 Ford Mustang 11.669 17.716 21.311 16.899
406 Danny Nguyen Saginaw, MI 92 Ford Mustang DNF
407 Robert Ball Port St. Lucie, FL 15 Ford Mustang 12.829 12.898 DNF
412 Robert Myers GBG, PA 84 Mercury Capir 11.505 12.941 DNF
416 Steve Supeck Collins, OH 12.161 12.498 DNF
428 Phillip Dalke Madison, OH 90 Mercury Cougar DNF
431 Brian Warcup New Brunswick, NJ 13 Ford Mustang 13.441 DNF
433 Nick Penpek Edinboro, PA 72 Ford Mach1 DNF
445 Josh Otting Erie, MI 86 Ford Mustang 9.952 10.225 DNF
449 Mark Whitmore Gerry, NY 93 Ford Mustang 10.663 DNF
454 Art Thomas Elyria, OH 94 Ford Cobra 14.057 14.511 DNF
467 Daniel Watts Madison, OH 03 Ford Cobra DNF
475 Paul Dappenbrook Beaver, PA 85 Ford Mustang 11.048 15.773 DNF
492 Nate Inbody Painesville, OH 91 Ford Mustang DNF
455 Zach Rumancik Avon, OH 17 Ford Mustang 11.955 11.628 14.153 12.579 DQ
404 Joe Stretch Auburn Township, OH 14 Ford Mustang DNF DQ
409 Steven Dale Evansville, IN 99 Ford Cobra DNF DQ
425 Ted Rajanayagam Toronto, Canada DNF DQ
429 Jeff McCool Galloway, OH 86 Ford Mustang 10.878 DNF DQ
457 Tyler Supeck Berlin Heights, OH 84 Ford Mustang DNF DQ

HP Tuners All Female True Street Results
Event: Norwalk, OH
Date: 6/13/2015

Car # Name Home Town Car Make Car Model Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Average Win Status/Notes
309 Janice Llewellyn White Lake, MI 14 Ford GT500 11.784 11.588 11.874 11.749 Winner
313X Nikki Frost Philadelphia, PA 13 Ford Mustang 12.126 12.085 12.011 12.074 Runner-Up
312 Danielle Amrine Batavia, OH 03 Ford Mustang 12.2 12.175 12.123 12.166 12 Second Winner
310 Ashley Hmphreys Elyria, OH 12 Ford Mustang 12.413 12.403 12.575 12.464
300 Peggy Schoenberger Upper Sandusky, OH 02 Ford Mustang 12.545 12.693 13.334 12.857
311 Kris Irons Parma, OH 12.801 12.919 13.006 12.909
303 Lisa Mack Pataskala, OH 83 Ford Thunderbird 13.182 13.14 13.109 13.144 13 Second Winner
315 JoAnna Iacobelli Macomb, MI 07 Ford Mustang 13.41 13.375 13.396 13.394
306 Stephanie Davies Canton, MI 15 Ford Mustang 13.995 13.228 12.996 13.406
1966 Beth Fitzgibbons Sylvania, OH 07 Ford Mustang 14.163 14.097 14.244 14.168 14 Second Winner
317 Heather Smolek North Judson, IN 03 Ford Mustang 14.133 14.343 14.313 14.263
304 Brandy Cisco Loveland, OH 12 Ford Mustang 14.171 14.295 14.4 14.289
D042 Desiree Oberg Sheffield Lake 99 Ford Mustang 14.232 14.25 14.657 14.38
301 Belinda Moore Chicago Heights, IL 95 Ford Mustang 15.145 14.891 15.176 15.071 15 Second Winner
316 Christine Hartmann North Judson, IN 03 Ford Mach1 14.822 15.54 15.394 15.252
308 Kim Meyer Napoleon, OH 04 Ford Mustang 16.634 15.95 15.496 16.027
302K Krista Elyse Waldorf, MD Ford F150 15.981 16.219 16.286 16.162
305 Kelly Bartlett Berea, OH 83 Mercury Capri 17.899 DNF
314 Shannon Henry W. Deptford, NJ 13 Ford Mustang 13.086 13.097 DNF

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