March 1, 2003

The Super Street Outlaw class has become lovingly known as "The 10-Inch-Tire Freak Show" because of the wild cast of characters it attracts. Big wheelies, lots of tire spin, and wild downtrack side-to-side action all happens here. Super Street Outlaw is a professional-level drag racing class where small-block and big-block Ford engines power small-tired seven- and eight-second '64-and-up Ford Mustangs and '79-up Fox-chassis Fords to amazing e.t.'s. The biggest handicap in this class is the mandated 28.6x10.6-inch maximum measured rear slick with a stock-type or ladder-bar rear suspension. Small-block cars with nitrous will weigh 2,800 pounds, small-block cars with a supercharger or turbocharger will weigh 3,000 pounds, and big-block cars will weigh 3,200 pounds. All these cars run an automatic transmission. In eliminations, there will be an all-run field run on a pro-tree (0.400) NHRA Sportsman ladder.

One to Watch:There are a host of cars being built to compete in SSO for 2003. Watch for more advanced chassis cars to come into the class with supercharged combinations that run with the turbo and nitrous cars. Note that heavy hitters such as Chris Derrick, Jimmy Dahl, Jeff Tyson, Carlo Catalanotto, Jason Cohen, and Jason Smith didn't even make the Top 10. Man, will they be looking for some payback in 2003!

Quick Fact:Not to be confused with NMCA's Super Street class, which requires its racers to run on a 10.5W tire (measuring around 11.2 inches), the NMRA Super Street Outlaw class is required to put as much as 1,800 hp to the ground with real 10.5-inch tires as measured.

4th Annual NMRA Ford All-Star NationalsMay 2-4, 2003National Trail RacewayColumbus, OhioNational Trail Raceway is closely associated with Ford heads-up racing. This NHRA national event track was the site of the first Super Ford magazine 5.0 Shootout in 1989. This event was one of the things that really kicked the 5.0 Mustang phenomenon into high gear and began all this frenzy around our beloved late-model Mustangs. It was also the site of the first event in the NMRA's first "full" season of racing. And finally, NMRA Event Director Charlie Harmon managed the facility prior to joining the NMRA! The NHRA also has a big presence at the track, running the Pontiac Excite-ment Nationals (formerly called the Spring Nationals) every year since 1972. It has the advantage of being located in Central Ohio, which is a hotbed of Ford drag-race action. Come watch the racers of the NMRA- Jet-Hot Ford drag-racing classes rock and roll in heads-up, pro-tree competition.

Track Info
Track Name: National Trail
  Raceway
City: Columbus, Ohio
Track Phone: ({{{740}}}) {{{928}}}-5706
Fax: (740) 928-2922
Track Address: 2650 National Rd. SW
  Hebron, OH 43025

Web Site: www.nationaltrailraceway.com

Directions: National Trail Raceway is 20 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, and 1 mile north of I-70 (get off at the Kirkersville exit) on Old U.S. 40. The track is 1 mile down on the right.

Track Altitude:912 feet

Typical Weather:Weather at National Trail Raceway in May is never "typical." It might be hot or cool depending on the weather patterns, but things should stay dry. The area's radically fickle weather has produced exciting racing in past years.

Gates/Event Schedule
DAY ACTIVITIES
Friday Tech, Vendor
  Setup,
Drag Racing
Saturday Drag Racing, Tech,
  Car Show
Sunday Drag Racing,
  Car Show,
Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel InformationSuper 8 - ColumbusI-70 & St. Rte. 79Buckeye Lake, OH 43008(740) 929-1015