March 1, 2003

March 6-9, 20032nd Annual Nitto Tires NMRA Spring Ford NationalsBradenton Motorsports ParkBradenton, Florida

April 5-6, 20033rd Annual Bassani Xhaust NMRA Ford NationalsSilver Dollar RacewayReynolds (Atlanta), Georgia

May 2-4, 20034th Annual NMRA Ford All-Star NationalsNational Trail RacewayColumbus, Ohio

May 31, June 1-2, 2003Inaugural NMRA Ford NationalsTexas MotorplexDallas (Ennis), Texas

June 20-22, 200319th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport NationalsMaple Grove RacewayReading, Pennsylvania

July 25-27, 2003Inaugural NMRA Ford NationalsRoute 66 RacewayChicago (Joliet), Illinois

August 9-10, 20033rd Annual NMRA Ford NationalsAtco RacewayAtco, New Jersey

September 26-28, 20035th Annual NMRA World FinalsBeech Bend RacewayBowling Green, Kentucky

2nd Annual Nitto Tires NMRA Spring Ford NationalsMarch 6-9, 2003Bradenton Motorsports ParkBradenton, Florida

Anybody who doubted the NMRA's drawing power was awakened at last year's Bradenton season-opener. The baddest Ford racers in the country converged at the legendary Bradenton Motorsports Park to open the '02 season, and 2003 will start off the same way. Racers from cold and snowy parts of the country are looking forward to the warm weather and college girls in bikini tops that always come with the Bradenton race in March. We have two words for you-Spring Break! Bradenton also has a long history in Ford drag racing, and the NMRA's '02 event was the biggest of them all. The newly renovated Bradenton facility will play host to the cream of the crop of Ford drag racers for a weekend of wheelstanding, record-breaking performances, and packed grandstands at the NMRA's first event of the '03 season. And don't forget the car show, swap meet, and famous burnout contest!

Track Info

Track Name: Bradenton
  Motorsports Park
City: Bradenton, Florida
Track Phone: (941) 748-1320
Fax: (941) 741-8534

Track Address:21000 State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34202

Web Site:

Directions:From I-75 in either direction, take exit 42, then go 9 miles east on State Road 64. The track is on the right.

Track Altitude:50 feet

Typical Weather:Florida in March should be sunny and warm during the day-get ready for a party!

Gates/Event Schedule

Thursday Test & Tune
Friday Tech, Vendor
  Drag Racing
Saturday Drag Racing, Tech,
  Car Show
Sunday Eliminations,
  Car Show,
  Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel InformationHampton Inn5810 20th St. E.Ellenton, FL 34222(941) 721-4000

Contact The NMRA StaffNeed to contact the NMRA for a tech question, a rule interpretation, sponsorship information, or to get a permanent number? Here are the important numbers of the staff and the home office of the NMRA.

NMRA/ProMedia Headquarters3518 West Lake Center Dr., Suite DSanta Ana, CA 92704Phone: (714) 444-2426Fax: (714) 444-2509General e-mail:

NMRA Event DirectorCharlie

Advertising & Sponsorship SalesChris

Editorial CoverageRob

Tech DirectorWesley

Event CoordinatorCindy