April 12, 2007

*NMRA Heads-Up, Pro-Tree, Ford Drag Racing Classes *Burnout Contest *All-Ford Auto Show 'n' Shine*Swap Meet *Superchips Bracket Racing *Dial-In-for-Dollars Bracket Challenge *Exhibition Show *UPR Top-Qualifier Contest *Manufacturer's Midway *NMRA Prize Giveaway *All Types of Fords are attracted to this event:From Classic & Nostalgia Fords to '07 Mustangs!

WelcomeAccelerating into the futureThe NMRA Ford Nationals event series is embarking on its 7th Anniversary Tour, and the prospects for the Ford hot-rod scene look brighter than ever-even brighter than we imagined a year ago. Likewise, the future for the NMRA is incredibly promising.

The NMRA Ford National Series underwent tremendous growth this past year, from both a spectator and participant standpoint. Not only did we have some of the biggest events in NMRA history, but contestant counts also remained brisk at every venue. Nearly 600 race cars competed at the huge Motive Gear Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing presented by Nitto Tire at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. But the highlight of the season had to be the fierce competition in DiabloSport Pro 5.0 and the championship coming down to the last race, the Nitto Tire World Finals at the storied Beech Bend Raceway. Michael Hauf upset three-time champ Don Walsh Jr., taking home the coveted crown. In the NMRA Laurel Mountain Mustang Auto Show 'n' Shine, every event featured solid participant increases, and we're working to continue the growth of this part of the events.

The reason for the success of the NMRA Ford Nationals Series is clear: We have a committed staff, the best racers, and the greatest fans in street-legal drag racing. But above all, the NMRA has the support of world-class sponsors, the lynchpins in the automotive aftermarket. Each and every marketing partner makes an enormous impact in the quality of the program, and I want to thank them for being involved. Add to that the wonderful relationship we have developed with the Primedia network of magazines, with worldwide coverage of every NMRA Ford National Series event in 2006 and plans to expand coverage for 2007, and you have a recipe for success-not just for the sanctioning body, but for the racers and sponsors as well!

With increased magazine coverage, the continuation of our national television programming for every event, and the largest contingency program in street-legal drag racing, we're looking for the '07 season to kick the NMRA Ford National Event Series into primetime.

On behalf of the NMRA staff, I want to take this opportunity to personally extend an invitation for you to join us at one or more of our NMRA Ford National events in your area. We're excited for the '07 season and are committing ourselves to accelerating the excitement of Ford events into the future. And we want you there!Charlie HarmonPresident,The ProMedia CompaniesExecutive Director,NMRA

2007 All-Ford Auto Show 'n' ShineNMRA Ford Nationals Auto Show & Shine The Ultimate All-Ford Auto Show ExperienceThis year marks the ninth season for the NMRA Ford Nationals, and it's bigger and better than ever. As you enjoy all the action these events have to offer, check out the NMRA Show 'n' Shine car show, presented on Saturday and Sunday at each event.

Better yet, shine up your Ford car or truck and enter the show to be a part of the all-Ford extravaganza, and you'll have a chance to win 1 of more than 50 awards given each day. Whether you have an original vintage Ford, a restomod Mustang, a power-packed SVT, a new Mustang, or anything in between, there's a class for it, and a shot at the grand prize: a six-foot tall Best of Show trophy. The first 200 entrants receive a huge goody bag, and everyone has a chance to win one of several raffle prizes provided by the sponsors of the NMRA Ford Nationals series.

It doesn't stop there! Each NMRA Ford Nationals event is covered on national television, and in the pages of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords and Race Pages magazines-you might see your car on TV or in a national magazine!

Show 'n' Shine Director Ed Svoboda will preside over the action, and would be happy to answer questions about the show. You can reach him at (949) 254-5693. Entering the show is easy and affordable. Thirty-five dollars buys your car show entry for Saturday and Sunday, and includes a two-day spectator pass to the entire event, so you can check out the heads-up drag racing action, the giant vendor midway, swap meet, burnout contest, and much more!

2007 All-Ford Auto Show 'n' Shine ClassesSaturdayDirector's Choice Awards* Top 20 Fords* Best Classic Mustang* Best Modern Mustang* Best Ford Muscle Classic* Best Ford Truck* Best Pre-'48, Street Rod, and Custom* Best Fullsize Ford '49 and Up* Best Race Car and Pro Street* Director's Choice* Best Daily Driver* Under Construction* Best Young Builder* Best Ford Focus and Compact* Best Special Interest Ford

People's Choice Awards* Best Body and Paint* Best Engine* Best Stance* Best Interior* People's Choice

SundayDirector's Choice Awards* Best of Show* Top 20 Fords* Best '64-'70 Mustang* Best '71-'78 Mustang* Best '79-'93 Mustang* Best '94-'98 Mustang* Best '99-'04 Mustang* Best '05-'07 Mustang* Best SVT Mustang and Cobra* Best Tuner Car (Roush, Saleen, Steeda, and so on)* Best Comet, Cougar, Capri* Best Falcon, Fairlane, Maverick* Best Shelby and Boss* Best Thunderbird* Best Fullsize Ford Truck (all years)* Best Ford Lightning* Best Ford Compact Truck* Best Pre-'48, Street Rod, and Custom* Best Fullsize Ford '49 and Up* Best Race Car and Pro Street* Director's Choice* Long Haul* Best Daily Driver* Under Construction* Best Young Builder* Best Ford Focus and Compact* Best Special Interest Ford

People's Choice Awards* Best Body and Paint* Best Engine* Best Stance* Best Interior* People's Choice

For information on the Car Show, contact:Ed SvobodaCar Show DirectorPhone: (949) 254-5693E-mail: esvoboda@promediapub.com

Car Show Group Discounts Available! Please contact Sharon Shaw at (714) 444-2426, ext. 126, or sshaw@promediapub.com.

Does your club want to host a 2007 NMRA car show? Please contact Sharon Shaw at (714) 444-2426, ext. 126, or sshaw@promediapub.com.

Burnout Contest Smoke your tires-and WIN some cash! The NMRA hosts a wild, tire-smokin' burnout contest on Sunday of every NMRA Ford Nationals event. It's free to enter, so if you want to win cold, hard cash, an NMRA membership, and make all the girls-or guys-swoon, make sure you join the fun. The Burnout Contest is open to all spectators and racers. If you make the crowd happy, you win the cash and a FREE NMRA Membership! So bring your extra set of tires and join the wild and crazy contest. Don't miss the awesome, tire-smokin' action at each NMRA Ford Nationals event.

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords True Street Class MM&FF True Street is a racing class for mildly modified to heavily modified, high-performance, Ford-based, street vehicles that are street certified and able to drive a 30-mile distance. Vehicles must be registered, licensed, and insured. There will be trophies and awards for not only for the "King of True Street" (quickest average) and runner up, but also for the closest averaged e.t. that is not quicker than 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, and 15.00. No Membership Required

UPR Top Qualifier Contest Qualify No. 1 in DiabloSport Pro 5.0 or MSD Super Street Outlaw and win the Top Qualifier Award brought to you by UPR Products.

Every NMRA Ford Nationals Drag Racing Series features the UPR Top Qualifier Contest. UPR Products sponsors not only the NMRA Ford Nationals, but many racers as well. The UPR Top Qualifier Contest is a special promotion to reward the number-one qualifiers in Pro 5.0 and Super Street Outlaw. UPR Products provides the top dog in these two Pro classes a cool $250, so root for your favorite racer during Saturday's qualifying!

ExhibitionMany of our NMRA events feature Heads-Up, Pro-Tree, All-Ford Drag Racing, as well as an exhibition show. You can see Jessie Harris' (aka The Queen of Diamonds) 300-mph Jet Dragster battling it out with Diamond Jim Crownhart in his Alcohol Funny Car. Or you might catch Elaine Larsen in the MissTaFire Jet Dragster attempting to break the land-speed record. Don't forget about the wild Freestyle Moto-X-Team doing things we never thought possible on a dirt bike. Of course, it could be someone completely new sweeping the exhibition show away, so come to the NMRA Ford Nationals event and see where all the action is.

Dial-In-for-Dollars Bracket Challenge Held after time trials on Saturday at most NMRA events, the Dial-In-for-Dollars Challenge is a great way for any bracket or MM&FF True Street racer to sneak an extra time trial and maybe even win cash doing it. All vehicles entering the contest must have a dial-in on the window and will make one time trial. Whoever runs the closest to their dial-in without breaking out wins. Since racers don't race each other, red lights and reaction times don't matter. The winner of the competition will receive 50 percent of the entry fees. For example, if 30 cars run, the winner will receive $150; if 60 cars run, the winner will receive $300. Since the competition will be run after all time trials, it can serve as an extra time trial as well. Bracket racers will get a chance to pick up some extra cash while continuing to tune their cars for the bracket race.

Official Dyno Of The '07 Nmra SeriesWant to know how much horsepower your Ford has under the hood? Need to tune your race car between rounds? We have help for you! Every '07 NMRA event will have a fully functioning chassis dyno selling pulls and advice on tuning at affordable prices. Be sure to get to the track early and sign up for your dyno time. How much horsepower does your Pony pull?

'06 NMRA ChampionsDiabloSport Pro 5.0 Michael HaufMSD Super Street Outlaw John UristVortech Outlaw 10.5David HanceEdelbrock Hot StreetCharlie Booze Jr.ProCharger EFI Renegade Brian MitchellBFGoodrich TireDrag Radial John Kolivas5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Real StreetBrian MeyerTremec Pure StreetRon AndersonK&N Factory Stock Shawn JohnsonVortech Modular MuscleRobert HindmanToyo Tires Open CompRandy ConwayDetroit Locker Truck & LightningKeith "Captain" Kohlman

2007 Schedule of EventsMarch 8-11, 20076th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Ford NationalsBradenton Motorsports ParkBradenton, FL

March 30-April 1, 20077th Annual Bassani Xhaust NMRA Ford NationalsSilver Dollar RacewayReynolds, GA

June 15-17, 20074th Annual Toyo Tires NMRA Ford National Milan DragwayMilan, MI

July 19-22, 20072nd Annual Motive Gear NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nitto TireRoute 66 RacewayJoliet, IL

August 10-12, 20077th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals Presented by Downs Ford MotorsportAtco RacewayAtco, NJ

August 30-September 2, 200729th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Ford Expo 2007National Trail RacewayColumbus, OH

October 4-7, 20079th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World FinalsBeech Bend RacewayBowling Green, KY

07 NMRA CLASSES
Sponsor Class
DiabloSport Pro 5.0
MSD Super Street Outlaw
Vortech Outlaw 10.5
ProCharger EFI Renegade
Edelbrock Hot Street
5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Real Street
Tremec Transmissions Pure Street
BFGoodrich Drag Radial
TBA Factory Stock
Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning
TBA Open Comp
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords True Street
Roush Performance Modular Muscle
Superchips Bracket Showdown

Contact The Nmra StaffNeed to contact the NMRA for a tech question, rule interpretation, sponsorship information, or just a general event question? Here are the important numbers of the staff and NMRA's home office.

NMRA/ProMedia Headquarters 3518 West Lake Center Dr., Ste. DSanta Ana, CA 92704Phone: (714) 444-2426Fax: (714) 444-2509General e-mail: office@promediapub.com Web site: www.NMRARacing.com

NMRA Membership Services(Call to signup, renew, or change address)Phone: (866) 694-3475Phone (Canada): (630) 595-2395Web site: www.streetlegalextreme.com

NMRA Tech HotlineTuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday3:00-8:00 p.m. EST(714) 460-3813tech@promediapub.com

Event Coordinator and Group DiscountsSharon Shaw(714) 444-2426, ext. 126sshaw@promediapub.com

NMRA Senior Tech AdvisorThom Batestbates@promediapub.com

NMRA Series Pointspoints@nmraracing.com

Contingency (Technical)Thom Batestbates@promediapub.com

Sponsor and Contingency PaymentSharon Shaw(714) 444-2426, ext. 126sshaw@promediapub.com

Car Show DirectorEd Svoboda(949) 254-5693esvoboda@promediapub.com

Car Show and Vendor ManagerLisa Bodrey(478) 862-3708(478) 862-3714 (fax)lbodrey@promediapub.com

Race Pages Account RepresentativeTroy Avent(714) 444-2426, ext. 120tavent@promediapub.com

Race Pages EditorPaul Huizenga(714) 444-2426, ext. 119phuizenga@promediapub.com

Race Pages Staff EditorsJake Amatisto(714) 444-2426, ext. 125jamatisto@promediapub.com

Jason Reiss(215) 637-0677jreiss@promediapub.com

NMRA DigitalDavid Wong(714) 444-2426, ext. 121dwong@promediapub.com

Vendor Information and SalesLisa Bodrey(478) 862-3708(478) 862-3714 (fax)vendor@promediapub.com

TV Coverage InfoMasters TV: www.mastersTV.com (423) 968-7736masters@masterstv.com

2007 Fan Guide DiabloSport Pro 5.0Ford fans will witness the world's fastest Mustangs, T-birds, Z2 Escorts, Cougars, and Probes in the country, thanks to the superstars of the NMRA DiabloSport Pro 5.0 class. The popularity of the NMRA heads-up Ford drag racing series has grabbed the attention of several top NHRA/IHRA Pro Stock door-slammer superstars. They are waging a full-scale invasion into the single-power-adder small-block arena, proving the supremacy of the mountain motor big-blocks, measuring up to an incredible 830 ci.

The class has gained the attention of some Pro Street competitors by allowing as much as 712 ci of nitrous oxide-injected, fire-breathing giants to join the battle. This could prove devastating to the 302-351 and 4.6-5.4-based engine combos that have been typically running up to 480ci powerplants with a nearly unlimited nitrous oxide, supercharger, or turbocharger combination. The question will be consistency; power adders can make nearly 2,500 hp, but planting it on the pavement can be an issue with ever-changing track conditions. To equalize performance, each combination is assigned different limits. Base weights range from a mere 2,300 pounds for a normally aspirated 500 ci to a hefty 3,000 pounds for 480 ci of small-block loaded with the industry's sickest twin-turbo or supercharger combos.

Where the combo lands in the 1,800-2,500hp window will define the transmission required. Additional weight breaks for torque converters, automatic transmissions, and certain aerodynamically challenged body styles are available. The diverse mixture of power sources will present a variety of sights and sounds as they spar in the mid-six-second e.t. range at nearly 220 mph.

Prepare yourself-it'll be standing room only when the big guns load up. Who will be victorious? Will the mighty Pro 5.0 power-adder natives regain the title? Will the reliable mountain-motored monsters repeat, or will the indomitable nitrous-oxide-injected big-blocks blow out the competition?

Michael HaufAfter finishing the last two years in the runner-up position, the always-congenial Michael Hauf racing team, consisting of Jeff Rasmussen, Michael, and his dad, John Hauf, took a new approach to their racing program. When these guys get their normally aspirated 814-cube, mountain-motored Pony back to the pits, it resembles a half-hour NASCAR pit stop. The five-speed cars require a lot of between-round maintenance, no matter what the track or atmospheric conditions dish out, especially if the car is expected to repeat runs in the 6.60s. The points chase went down to the final race of the '06 season where the team eventually claimed the King's prize, marking the first time in history a big-block Ford won the NMRA's quickest and fastest title.

Don Walsh Jr.Don Walsh Jr., the kid from the D&D Performance garage, has upheld his dad's legacy-and then some-by bringing home the championship ring for the past three years. He reset nearly every record while serving the Blue Oval community as one of the most admirable icons the sport has ever known. Don and Michael Hauf traded wins for the past four years by merely inches at times, with integrity and sportsmanship being the real prize. The relentless efforts of Chris Tumpkin, Mike Wesley, and many others have helped his ProCharger-blown, 406-cube small-block fend off a sea of big-block bullies hungry for the title.

Tony BischoffTony Bischoff started Bischoff Engine Service more than 20 years ago and has been building race engines to compete in heads-up drag racing for the past 10 years. He has claimed numerous championships from several drivers, proving his expertise. Tony's 646-cube, nitrous-injected '02 Cougar stormed the scene right before mid-season and never looked back. He won all five of the events he entered and finished the season with e.t. and mph records. Consistent runs in the 6.50s and mph marks in the low 200s will make the BES bunch hard to beat in 2007.

Burt KelkboomBurt "The Islander" Kelkboom resides on the small vacation paradise known as Aruba. He operates a tour bus service, and we're sure he practices his driving techniques on the tour for an added thrill. There is a small dragstrip on the island, where he learned to race at a young age. Ven Eman, Andr Loonstra, and the rest of the Aruba-sponsored crew left their mark on the competition by winning a couple of races and setting the e.t. and mph marks last year. This year they found a new home for the 814-cube Kaase mammoth powerplant in a brand-new Rick Jones Pro 5.0 race car hidden beneath an Escort body. The mid-season change took its toll as they spent the second half of the season working bugs out of the new chassis. Don't expect to see any "testing" next year; the Aruba boys will have the chassis dialed in and ready to rumble.

Joe MorganEarly in the '06 season, Joe Morgan, Vic Williams, Tom Sanders, and Jimmy Berry bettered their hand by purchasing a Rick Jones '03 Mustang chassis from one of his customers. The chassis was a consistent contender in the 6.50 range with a similar combo the Motive Gear Team will use in NMRA form. They ran 212 mph at the Michigan event, proving the Tom Sanders powerplant is not lacking in horsepower. Expect to see their red Edelbrock nitrous oxide-injected Mach 1 in several '07 finals.

2006 Class RecordE.T:Tony Bischoff, 6.598 secondsMPH:Tony Bischoff, 213.66 mph

One to WatchTony Bischoff's domination will continue with e.t.'s in the 6.40s if needed. Burt Kelkboom should have the new chassis dialed in, making him an immediate contender. There are surprise twin-turbo cars waiting in the shadows for the rules to make them competitive. Can the small-blocks regain the coveted crown?

6th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Ford NationalsMarch 8-11, 2007Bradenton Motorsports ParkBradenton, FL

For the sixth time in a row, the NMRA-Denso Ford Nationals will head up the new season in the Sunshine State. And what a better place to spend spring break than the beaches of Bradenton, not to mention the NHRA dragstrip nestled between the palm trees. Once again, we'll start off the weekend and the '07 season right with a pre-race party at Hooters of Bradenton. Last year's NMRA Spring Ford Nationals saw 987 participants and almost 14,000 spectators, so you can be assured this event will be huge. Make your plans now for a weekend of NMRA heads-up drag racing, a huge all-Ford auto show 'n' shine, a gigantic swap meet, and a smokin' burnout contest! Come down to the biggest spring break party on the East Coast and celebrate the '07 NMRA season with us!

Track Name: BradentonMotorsports Park
City: Bradenton, Florida
Track Phone: (941) 748-1320
Fax: (941) 741-8534
Track Address: 21000 State Rd. 64,Bradenton, FL 34202
Web site:
www.bradentonmotorsports.com
E-mail: BMPFla@aol.com

Directions: From Tampa, take I-75 South. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on the south side.From St. Petersburg/Clearwater, take I-275 South. Go across the Sunshine State Skyway Bridge to I-75 South. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on the south side.

Track Elevation 50 feet
Event Schedule
DAY ACTIVITIES
Thursday Vendor Setup,Registration, Tech, Test 'n' Tune
Friday Vendor Setup, Registration, Tech, Test 'n' Tune, Qualifying Round, Dial-In For Dollars Contest
Saturday Registration, Tech,Qualifying Round 2 &3, Dial-In-for-DollarsBracket, Exhibition, Car Show, Swap Meet
Sunday Bracket Registration &Tech, Eliminations,Exhibition, Bracket Race, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information TBA: Please see www.nmraracing.com for updates!

Official NMRA Host Car Club Information Club: The 'Stang GangLocation: Tarpon Springs, FLWeb site: www.thestanggang.com Contact: Tim JordanPhone: (727) 947-4977E-mail: tjordan@thestanggang.com

Pre-Race Party Information Friday, March 9 at 7:00 pmHooters of Bradenton4908 W. 14th St.Bradenton, FL 34207Phone: (941) 758-1175Contact: Byron Holley, General ManagerE-mail: bholley@hootersfla.com

Vortech Outlaw 10.5WTake the horsepower of a Pro 5.0, throw it in a back-half race car, trade the 17-inch wide slicks for a set of 10.5W skinnies, and you have the latest racing sensation to sweep the nation: Outlaw 10.5W Exhibition Shootout action. The rules are kept to a minimum, allowing the big dogs to compete. They will be on exhibition at Silver Dollar, Maple Grove, and Bowling Green.

David HanceRacer and promoter extraordinaire David Hance has been a top performer in the Pro-5.0 category, but with the completion of his new white '05 Mustang Outlaw 10.5W turbo car, he retired the big-tire car and put all his efforts into his new ferocious filly. David shocked the Beech Bend 10.5W field by laying down an astounding 6.97 in qualifying. He backed it up with a 6.93 in eliminations for his second win in the three-event exhibition.

2006 Class RecordE.T:David Hance, 6.932 secondsMPH:David Hance, 212.29 mph

Ones to Watch* Tim Essick switched from a super-charger to twin 88mm Turbonetics turbos; he should be fast when he works out the new power combo.

* Jim Monson raced in the early days of NMCA Modified Street. His familiar single-106mm, Don Bailey-tuned Forest Green coupe has been creeping up on the six-second zone.

* Dwayne James is the test mule for Hellion Turbo Systems' most hellish creations. It's not a matter of if, but when, he will find the winner's circle.

7th Annual Bassani Xhaust NMRA Ford NationalsMarch 30-April 1, 2007Silver Dollar RacewayReynolds, Georgia

After a wild spring break party in Bradenton, the NMRA will head north to the much more laid-back atmosphere of Reynolds, Georgia. Home of the best strawberry ice cream in the south, and of course, the Silver Dollar Raceway, the city of Reynolds awaits our presence. As one of the biggest events of its season, the NMRA Ford Nationals not only gets special treatment, but a also crowd of fans from all over the state of Georgia. The management and staff at Silver Dollar are the most courteous you will find in the entire south. The NMRA will not let them down with another three days of heads-up all-Ford drag racing, an all-Ford auto show 'n' shine, swap meet, and vendor midway. Don't forget to bring your extra set of tires to compete in the infamous burnout contest!

Track Name Silver Dollar Raceway
City Reynolds, Georgia
Track Phone: (478) 847-4714
Fax: (478) 847-4415
Track Address: Hwy. 96 W., Reynolds, GA31076
Web site
www.silverdollarraceway.com
E-mail:
mail@silverdollarraceway.com
Track Elevation: 429 Feet

Directions:From the north, take I-75 South and exit on 149 (Byron). Follow Hwy. 49 to Hwy. 96. Take Hwy. 96 West through Reynolds. Track is on the left.From the south, take I-75 North and exit on 136 (Perry). Take Hwy. 341 to Ft. Valley Rd. Go west to Hwy. 96. Continue west trough Reynolds. Track is on the left.

Event Schedule
DAY ACTIVITIES
Friday Vendor Setup, Registration, Tech, Test 'n' Tune, Qualifying Round 1
Saturday Registration, Tech, Qualifying Round 2 and 3, Dial-In-for-Dollars Bracket, Car Show, Swap Meet
Sunday Bracket Registration and Tech, Eliminations, Bracket Race, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information: Host Hotel: Like Home Extended StayHotel Address: 2725 Watson Blvd.Warner Robins, GA 31093Phone: (478) 953-3000Special Instructions: Ask for the NMRA room block.

Host Car Club Info: Club: Flag City Mustang ClubLocation: Centerville, GAWeb site: http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-FCMC Contact: Guy JenkinsPhone: (478) 953-7385E-mail: fanderguy081@alltel.net

MSD Ignition Super Street OutlawThe blaring scream of a sinful supercharged engine's exhaust, the silent sneeze of a spooled-up turbocharger wastegate dumping the boost, or the tell-tale purge of a triple-stage nitrous oxide-injected big-block are all sights and sounds of the wildest, most unpredictable class in Mustang and Fox-bodied Ford racing: MSD Ignition Super Street Outlaw. The mandated, barely adequate 28.6x10.6-inch rear slick guarantees side-by-side slippery action from start to stripe. Whether your fancy is a nitrous-breathing 480-cube, 2,600-pound lightweight; 360-cube, turbocharged, 3,000-pound middleweight; a 440-cube, supercharged, 3,150-pound heavyweight; or anything in between, you have it in the 10-inch-Tire Freak Show!

John "The Fireball" UristFew racers are versatile enough to effectively utilize any combination, whether it's nitrous-oxide injection, supercharging, or turbocharging. John conquered the Super Street Outlaw class and lost only two rounds of racing in the '03 racing season with a turbocharged small-block underhood. Similarly, in 2006 he made seven final-round appearances and had five wins, becoming the only racer in NMRA Super Street Outlaw history to repeat as World Champion, this time with a dominating supercharger setup. Good luck to any competitor in the lane next to The Fireball on race day with whatever he decides to hide underhood.

Phil HinesFilthy Phil Hines rose from a mediocre start in the '06 season, to a second place finish in his 420-inch, ProCharger-blown, copper-colored Mustang. Phil got the chassis dialed in by midseason; in fact, he was so confident that he had conquered launching on the 10.5s, he removed the wheelie bars and astounded the field as he laid down repeated passes in the 7.50s.

2006 Class RecordE.T:John "The Fireball" Urist, 7.462 secondsMPH:John "The Fireball" Urist, 192.00 mph

Ones to Watch* A.J. Powell got things rolling at the close of the '06 season by picking up the National Trails Oscar in his ProCharger-blown Fox-coupe. If his team picks up where they left off, they could win several in 2007.

* Brothers Jarrett and Darron Halfacre have the quickest turbocharged entry in the field and are always top qualifiers. A handful of similar passes will keep "Sponge Bob" in contention.

* Zach Posey is a Top 10 contender at 22 years young. If things heat up, don't look for the kid to back down!

4th Annual Toyo Tires NMRA Ford NationalsJune 15-17, 2007Milan DragwayMilan, Michigan

In 2007, the NMRA/NMCA will visit the Motor City for the first time in history. Milan Dragway will play host to this monumental event that promises to thrill anyone who attends. Heads-up, wheel-standing, tire-smoking, six-second, 200-mph street cars will greet the history-laden track that began operations in 1962. The huge facility will accommodate all contestants and spectators, so mark your calendar and become part of this spectacular, inaugural drag racing event.

For the third stop of the season, we will be heading to Milan, Michigan.

Track Name: Milan Dragway
City: Milan, Michigan
Track Phone: (734) 439-7368
Fax: (734) 439-2617
Track Address: 10860 Plank Rd., Milan, MI 48160
Web site
www.milandragway.com
E-mail:
info@milandragway.com
Track Elevation: 600 Feet

Directions:From Detroit, take 94 West to US23 south to exit 25 Plank Rd., then four miles east. Alternate Downriver Area Route: Take 275 south to Will Carlton Rd. exit, turn right. Stay on this road, it turns into Oakville Waltz. Take it until it ends at the three-way intersection with the flashing red light and turn right. Take this to Tuttlehill Rd. and go left. Take this to Snell Rd. and turn right, the dragstrip is half a mile on the right.From the East Side, take 696 west to 275 south, then M14 west to US23 South to exit 25 Plank Rd., then four miles east.From Ohio, take US23 North to exit 25 Plank Rd., then four miles east.

Event Schedule:
DAY ACTIVITIES
Friday Vendor Setup, Registration, Tech, Test 'n' Tune, Qualifying Round 1
Saturday Registration, Tech,Qualifying Round 2 and3, Dial-In-for-DollarsBracket, Exhibition, Car Show, Swap Meet
Sunday Eliminations, Bracket Race, Exhibition, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official Host Car Club Information: TBA: Please see www.NMRARacing.com for updates!

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information: TBA: Please see www.NMRARacing.com for updates!

Pre-Race Party Information: TBA: Please see www.nmraracing.com for updates!

2ND Annual Motive Gear NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Nitto TireJuly 19-22, 2007Route 66 RacewayJoliet (Chicago), IL

For the second time, the NMRA Ford Nationals and the NMCA Edelbrock Hot-Rod & Musclecar Nationals will converge for the 2nd Annual Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing. What better place to hold such an event than Route 66 Raceway. Known as the first true "Stadium of Drag Racing," Route 66 Raceway, a multi-million-dollar complex, including a 30,000-seat stadium-style dragstrip with 27 luxury suites, will be home to this monumental street-legal drag racing event. Fans from all over the country will travel to Joliet to see the top names of the NMCA battle it out with those of the NMRA for the Super Bowl titles. Whether you are a rabid Ford fan or a musclecar fanatic, this race will keep you on your toes all weekend. On top of the dual drag-racing events, we will have two separate car shows, a tire smokin' burnout contest, a monster swap meet, and the most comprehensive vendor midway of the season. Calling all street-legal drag racing fans-get your kicks on Route 66!

Track Name Route 66 Raceway
City: Joliet, Illinois
Track Address: 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, IL60433
Track Phone: (815) 722-5500
Web site:
www.route66raceway.com
Track Elevation: 600 feet

Directions: From the I-55 Northbound, exit on North River Rd. Go east on River Rd. to Route 53 (Chicago Street). Go north on Route 53 to the track. From the I-80 Eastbound, go east on I-80 to Route 53 (Chicago Street). Go south on Route 53 to the track. From the I-57 Northbound, go north on I-57 to Manhattan-Monee Rd. Go west on Manhattan-Monee Rd. (through the town of Manhattan) to Route 53. Go north on Route 53 to the track.

Event Schedule
DAY ACTIVITIES
Thursday: Racer Registration, Vendor Setup, Tech, Test 'n' Tune,
Friday: Vendor Setup, Registration, Tech, Qualifying*
Saturday: Registration and Tech, Qualifying*, Eliminations, Exhibition, Car Show, Swap Meet
Sunday: Eliminations, True Street, Exhibition, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

*Schedule may be altered due to turnout

Official NMRA & NMCA Host Hotel Information: TBA: Please see www.nmraracing.com for updates!

Official NMRA Host Car Club Information: Club:Chi-Town Mustang ClubLocation:Chicago, ILWeb site:www.chitownmustangclub.org Contact:Brenda NelsonPhone:(312) 498-7428E-mail:info@chitownmustangclub.org

BF Goodrich Tires Drag RadialDrag Radial has become home of the heavyweights of the series. These Fox-body and newer stock suspension Mustangs and Fords only get 360 ci to make a turbocharged or supercharged power-adder combo work at anywhere between 3,000 and 3,450 pounds, depending on the type or size of the hair dryer or huffer. If the giggle gas is your game, then you'll have 360-440 cubes with a slightly lighter 2,800-3,150 pounds. Whatever method is chosen as a source of horsepower, a 325mm D.O.T.-legal radial tire is a requirement. You'll see a lot of skating on the big end as they attempt to get the 1,100-1,700 hp to the ground. Heavy street cars with frightening amounts of power racing on D.O.T.s make for a lot of breathtaking side-by-side action.

John KolivasThe rather quiet John "Casper" Kolivas had a few fast street cars, but nothing serious until he decided to build a car to conquer the NMRA top street tire class. His entire suspension on the white '95 Cobra Drag Radial was reengineered by Southern Speed for the low 8-second e.t.'s it would take. In addition, a Bennett 302-based, 359-cube stroker with a Precision turbocharger benefited from a full season with Turbo People's Job Spetter Jr. at the computer. John went to six finals and claimed four Oscars en route to the '06 title. You won't hear his exhaust blaring, or see a flashy paint job, monster wheelies, or violent launches. When he boosts up, you'll swear a ghost just went by and stole the win light.

2006 Class RecordE.T: Chad Doyle, 8.132 secondsMPH: Frank Provenza, 172.65 mph

Ones to Watch* Reigning class champ Chris Tuten gave up consistency for record-breaking performance in 2006; don't look for the multi-class champion to make that mistake this year.

* Jason Lee has mastered planting the drag radials to the racing surface; if he finds a way to steer with the front tires instead of the wheelie bars, look out top dogs!

ProCharger EFI RenegadeEven though the Fox-chassis Fords came with carburetors for several years, the Renegade class has been reserved for fuel-injected, automatic transmission-only cars. If you want to win in this class, you will have to choose from the list of acceptable street-oriented blowers with a 311-360ci limit or rely on one or more stages of nitrous oxide, with weight depending on the manifold you choose for your 311-400ci powerplant.

All engines are also limited to 0.550 hydraulic-camshaft lift, as well as a limited choice of intake and cylinder head combinations. In addition, no intercoolers are allowed at the 3,200-3,350 pounds of blown street car weight, doubling the amount of boost you'll need to reach the mid-eight-second e.t.'s that are the class norm. If you are on the juice, your ride can weigh from 2,700-3,200, depending on the size of your powerplant.

Brian MitchellBrian "Mr. Wizard" Mitchell is one of the most diligent players to ever enter the water box. His consistency sent him to five final-round appearances last season, which included bankrolling two out of the last three events. He could not have won the title without winning the season finale-that's how tight the competition is in this class. His Vortech YSi-blown, Victor Jr.-topped Cleveland Performance powerplant led him to two championships in the last three years. Just the sight of his lightning-decorated stallion in the adjacent water box can be intimidating. At the ripe age of 30, we're sure he has many more championships in his future.

2006 Class RecordE.T:Zoop Zellonis, 8.532 secondsMPH:Aaron Stapleton, 160.52 mph

Ones to Watch* Bob Cook got help from Sutton High Performance to enhance an already potent tune. That's news the competition may not want to hear.

* Joel Howard is a True Street racer from the pioneering days of Mustang racing-he says they're just a bunch of farm boys out to have a good time. They come to every race and do indeed have a great time, but don't think these boys can't run over you en route to the finals.

7th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals Presented by Downs Ford MotorsportAugust 11-13, 2007Atco RacewayAtco, New Jersey

Just a few weeks after the Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, the NMRA will reunite in the Garden State for this 7th Annual event. As usual, we will be running a later schedule on Saturday afternoon with qualifying beginning at 4 p.m. The Atco Bar will be open all weekend for everyone to mingle and have a cold one while they watch some of Ford Drag Racing's heaviest hitters battle it out on the track. As with all of our '07 NMRA events, there will be two separate drag-racing events on Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget to take some time to check out the Car Show, Swap Meet, and the infamous Burnout Contest. It's all waiting for you at Atco Raceway.

Track Name: Atco Raceway
City: Atco, New Jersey
Track Phone: (856) 768-0900
Office Phone: (856) 768-2167
Track Address: 1000 Jackson Rd.,Atco, NJ 08004
E-mail:
dragrace@atcorace.com
Web site:
www.atcorace.com
Track Elevation: 98.4 Feet

Directions:From NJ Turnpike South, exit 7, Route 206. Take 206 south 15 miles to the Red Lion Circle. After the circle turn right at second traffic light. Go to the second street (Oakshade Rd.) and turn left. Go six miles to the track.From Garden State Parkway, exit 88, then take Route 70 West 33 miles to Route 206 circle. Proceed for 2.3 miles on Route 206, make a right at the second light (Medford Lakes Rd.), go two blocks and make a left on Oakshade Rd. Stay on Oakshade (RT534 West) for 7.3 miles, and it will bring you to the track.

Event Schedule: (may change)
DAY ACTIVITIES
Friday: Vendor Setup, Registration,Tech, Test 'n' Tune
Saturday: Registration, Tech, Qualifying Rounds 1, 2, and3, True Street, Car Show, Swap Meet, Dial-In-for-Dollars Bracket
Sunday: Bracket Registration andTech, Eliminations, Bracket Race, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information: Host Hotel: Hampton Inn-Cherry Hill/Voorhees Hotel Address: 121 Laurel Oak Rd. Voorhees, NJ 08043 Phone: (856) 346-4500 Fax: (856) 346-2402 Web site: www.hamptoninn.com Directions: I-295, exit 32, go east on 561 for two miles, turn right on White Horse Rd. Go half a mile to the Olive Garden and turn left. Look for hotel. Special Instructions: Must use Group Code: PM1

Official Host Car Club Information: TBA: Please see www.nmraracing.com for updates!

Edelbrock Hot StreetWhether you're from the old school of horsepower or adore the sound of a small-block wound up to 10,000 rpm while grabbing the first couple of gears with the wheels 3 feet in the air, the NMRA Hot Street class is for you. Just about any 55-and-up, Ford-bodied hot-rod can boast 327-440 ci of small-block Windsor or modular Ford and utilize nearly any stick shift or automatic transmission. There are many weight breaks available for an unlimited choice of transmission, body style, heads, or engine sizes. The single 4150-type carb limitation is about the only guideline, besides the 28.6x10.6-inch slick, in this all-out, motor-only horsepower class that will have no problem breaking into the eight-second zone.

Charlie Booze Jr.Charlie Booze Jr. got his taste of all motor heads-up racing back in the mid '90s when the NMCA first became popular. His mechanic's ability has earned championships in several all-motor cars from his old NMCA Torino to the state-of-the-art Matt Wirt-built, eight-second, ladder bar 'Stang he now races. Charlie has been a regular in the NMRA shootout series for a few years; we stress the word "shootout" because he has the biggest target on his back of any racer in competition. His big Kuntz powerhouse recently claimed a third straight Hot Street Championship by winning six of the eight series races in 2006. Charlie's record-breaking performances make him the rabbit in the field, and it's open season for anybody who thinks they're quick enough to catch him.

2006 Class RecordE.T:Bob Hanlon, 8.803 secondsMPH:Max Gross, 155.10 mph

Ones to Watch* Leo Johnson jumped in the NMRA racing game by forming a three-car team known as Rag Doll Racing. Two of them won their respective class championship. This year his goal is to make it a triple threat.

* Longtime Open Comp racer Robby Blankenship made the switch to Hot Street this season. Renowned as one of the hardest working racers, his powerful Roush powerplant will make him one to contend with.

* Michael Abdalla is an electrical engineer and a tinker. He and his wife, Tammy, travel the series so she can hear him play his favorite instrument-his Jerico transmission- equipped, 9,500-rpm Hot Street engine. Don't be fooled. After 20 years, he's good at playing the old '88.

* Ben Mens is heading up the Windsor Roush Drag Engine Program, and has been offered to drive the second car in the Mike DeMayo racing team where he won his first event.

5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine Real StreetNo lightweight, gutted-out chassis or ported-head, big-camshaft engines race here. The pilots at 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords outlined the strict requirements for the latest racing sensation where only Real Street cars are allowed. Stock camshafts, unported stock-type heads and intakes with 211/42-inch exhaust portray the typical powerplant. Street-legal blowers or small nitrous systems can be used, as long as the stock manual transmission stays intact. Not only does the machine have to perform to perfection, but also the one behind the wheel has to be equally brilliant to prevail in the bumper dragging, gear slamming action featured round after round in this Real Street car spectacle that will dance near the nine-second zone.

Brian MeyerHollywood Brian Meyer always seems to find a way to pull a win out of his show-stopping "Hollywood" bumper-draggin' style. Perhaps it's the formidable Anderson Motorsports PMS-tuned, Vortech-supercharged Kuntz powerplant that always seems to leave with more than enough power to get the job done. One thing is for sure: upon winning the Real Street title for the second year in a row, thumping Brian out of competition early is essential if you are going to post a win in the Real Street class.

2006 Class RecordE.T:Robin Lawrence, 9.872 secondsMPH:Robin Lawrence, 136.68 mph

Ones to Watch* Mark Magnason was lucky enough to land the seat in the competitive JPC-sponsored car, owned by Justin Burcham. The problem is, he likes driving with the rear wheels as much as Justin. If they can keep the frontend down, it might be all taillights for the competition.

* Paul Alfeo's never-give-up attitude has led him to a steady climb up the qualifying ladder. He could surprise many of the unexpecting contenders.

Tremec Transmissions Pure StreetBackyard engine builders are allowed to port and polish factory replacement heads using stock displacement Windsor and modular engines. They are limited to 0.500 maximum lift hydraulic camshafts for Windsors, 0.550-0.480 lift for Two- or Four-Valve mod-motors respectively. Both can run despicable amounts of duration in an attempt to extend rpm ranges to upward of 8,000 rpm, because power adders aren't allowed. The only aftermarket pieces accepted are factory replacement pieces with stock location ports. Five-speed manual and AOD automatics are required. E.t.'s will be in the low-to mid-10-second range as the stock-suspension, '79-and-newer Mustang bad boys engage in wheels-up quarter-mile combat.

Ron AndersonNot many people have a job they enjoy, but Grandpa Ron Anderson has been building and racing carburetors for Marx Carburetors for nearly 30 years and says he enjoys it as much today as he when he started. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your efforts transform a common competitor into a winner.

After winning one of the two races he entered in 2005, a full schedule in 2006 resulted in number-one qualifier in all but one event and five wins. If Grandpa starts telling you a story about his bumper draggin', gear slammin' antics to beat the guy in the other lane, you better believe it's not some exaggeration from the old days. Don't expect to catch Gramps sleepin' at the Tree either. Bring your best game if you see "Grandpa" on the race-car window in the next lane!

2006 Class RecordET:Ron Anderson, 10.228 secondsMPH:Brad Meadows, 131.25 mph

Ones to Watch* Teddy Weaver consistently gets faster, especially at the near-perfect conditions at the Atco event where he and top contender Brad Meadows were the last two standing.

* Jimmy Wilson and Larry Weir have both made several semifinal round appearances. Perseverance could earn either of them a trip to victory lane.

* Watch out for the Modular insurgence of the MD Motorsports' Brandon Alsept and his overhead valve flyer as he tackles the pushrod big wheels.

Factory StockTuesday night test 'n' tune bandits, begin your heads-up racing addiction in the Factory Stock class of the NMRA. If all the talk of seemingly ridiculous e.t.'s for the rules at hand has you shaking your head, this is the beginner's bolt-on class for '79-and-newer Mustang-bodied stock street cars. Long-tube headers, gears, underdrive pulleys, and trick triple-angle valve jobs are about all you're going to get in this 11- to 12-second apprentice heads-up racing class.

Shawn JohnsonThe guys at Modular Performance added the trick job on the stock Four-Valve heads and Ian Mullane of MD Motorsports found just the right tune to overcome all other competitors for the second year in a row.

2006 Class Record:ET: Eric Holiday, 11.403 secondsMPH:Eric Holiday, 118.29 mph

Ones to Watch* Jeff Schmell's modular-powered Mach 1 frequented the final round of racing at numerous events. He won't take being second best much longer.

* Eric Holiday and Steve Gifford's Two-Valve terrors stepped up to the plate with the quad-valve boys and delivered plenty of solid punches in eliminations, making the Cobra clan feel the performance pain the Windsors have weathered in the last couple of years.

* Jonathan Paulk, Brian Marr, and John Leslie Jr. will continue to uphold the Windsor dynasty, plotting for just the right moment for their return to victory.

Roush PerformanceModular MuscleThe Modular Motor class is center stage for showcasing the capabilities of the overhead camshaft modular engines. You can transplant your favorite 4.6, 5.4, or V-10 modular engine in any Ford body with any transmission in this all-run field. All competitors will dial one-tenth quicker than their quickest qualifying time. Only e.t.'s between 9.10 and 15.99 are allowed to compete. Don't look for an easy go of it here-the fields are big and racing is intense. No electronics allowed!

Robert HindmanRobert Hindman needs no introduction-he is the envy of many Modular Muscle racers. He is proof that you can make a decent living as a racer in the sport of Ford heads-up racing. Don't think it comes easy either. Robert's team had to make a rare late-night engine swap the night before race day only to battle to the final round, which rewarded the winner with the '06 Modular Muscle season championship!

One to Watch* Tom Motycka's uncanny consistency kept him in contention well into the final round of the season finale, as did the record setting reaction times of the docile sportsman, Stacy Estel.

Open CompThe Open Comp class is for all you racers who want to race in a big time racing series for your own Super Bowl-type championship diamond Tree ring. All Ford-bodied and powered race or street cars can compete in this all-run pro Tree qualifying style version of heads-up, known as an Open Comp. All competitors dial one-tenth quicker than their quickest qualifying time. Only e.t.'s between 9.10 and 15.99 will be allowed to compete. Most of the competitors will be bracket racers looking for something different. The fields will be full and racing intense. No electronics allowed!

Randy ConwayRandy Conway did what some would think was backward: he switched from fuel injection to carburetion to gain the consistency needed to get his 302-powered '94Cobra in the winner's circle. Edelbrock off-the-shelf Victor Jr. heads and manifold, 650 Demon, and a 0.620-lift camshaft are the tools that propelled him to his first championship with two event wins. The family business, Conway Car Care, and his family of followers should keep his adrenaline levels high enough to be a threat to repeat.

Ones to Watch* Larry Geddes is a former champion and lost by a mere 300 points to finish second with two final-round appearances, up from his fifth place finish last year. Larry's Denso-sponsored entry is on the move with only one spot to go.

* Robert Motycka won two events in 2006: his 544-cube, nine-second Mustang chased them down all year in his first season in Open Comp. Of course, Motycka Trucking will be in contention this year, in about four classes.

29TH Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Ford Expo '07August 30-September 2, 2007 (Labor Day Weekend)National Trail RacewayColumbus, Ohio

As one of the oldest all-Ford events in the nation, the Ford Expo experienced the cars and stars of the NMRA Ford Nationals for the first time in 2005. The combination of this time-honored nostalgia Ford event with the wild and crazy NMRA heads-up drag racers made for an exciting weekend. We will be back to National Trail in 2007 to do nothing but improve on this classic Labor Day Weekend event. If you attended in 2006, you know this event boasts all kinds of special features. From the gigantic swap meet to the overflowing car show and swarm of mini meets, it pushed even National Trail's extensive grounds to the limits. On top of that, we'll run a big-money, all-Ford bracket race that includes the Nostalgia '78 class, as well the adorable junior dragsters. The NMRA Ford Expo is sure to be the most unique event of the '07 season, so if you're looking for a weekend full of Fords-from vintage to late-model-this is the place to be!

Track Name: National Trail Raceway
City: Columbus, Ohio
Track Phone: ({{{740}}}) {{{928}}}-5706
Fax: (740) 928-2922
Track Address: 2650 National Rd. SWHebron, OH 43025
Web site:
www.nationaltrailraceway.com
E-mail:
PChamper@nhra.com

Directions: National Trail Raceway is about 20 miles east of Columbus on old U.S. Hwy. 40, 1 mile north of I-70 at the Kirkersville exit. From Columbus, take I-70 to Hwy. 158 North and follow the signs, or take I-70 to Highway 37 North to U.S. Hwy. 40 and follow the signs.

Track Elevation: 800 Feet
Event Schedule:
DAY ACTIVITIES
Thursday Vendor/Swap MeetSetup, Mini Meet Setup,Racer Registration, Tech
Friday Vendor/Swap Meet Setup, Mini Meet Setup, Registration, Tech, Test 'n' Tune, Qualifying Round 1
Saturday Registration, Tech, Qualifying Round 2 and3,Bracket Race,Exhibition, Car Show, Swap Meet
Sunday: Bracket Registration andTech, Eliminations, Bracket Race, Exhibition,Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information: Hotel: Super 8 MotelAddress: I-70 & SR 79; Buckeye Lake, OH 43008 Phone: (740) 929-1015Web site: www.super8.com Directions: Take I-70 to exit 129A, at end of ramp turn right, then turn right after hotel sign.Special Instructions: Ask for the NMRA Room Block.

Official Host Car Club Information: Club: StangBangerzLocation: Cincinnati, OHWeb site: www.stangbangerz.com Contact: Scott SnyderPhone: (513) 720-5686E-mail: info@stangbangerz.com

Pre-Race Party Information:TBA: See www.nmraracing.com for updates

Detroit Locker Truck & LightningThe Truck and Lightning class is for all you truck racers looking to prove your truck is the toughest. You could also win your own Super Bowl-type championship Nitto Tire diamond Tree ring. All Ford-bodied and powered trucks are allowed to compete in this all-run pro Tree qualifying style version of Open Comp. All competitors dial one-tenth quicker than their quickest qualifying time. Only e.t.'s between 9.10 and 15.99 will be allowed to compete and electronics are not allowed.

Keith "The Captain" KohlmanKeith "The Captain" Kohlman's squarebore 331-cube mighty mouse has no problem handling a couple hundred horsepower via a Compucar nitrous oxide system. Thanks to the efforts of crew chief and former series champ Mark Morales, The Captain earned four wins and two runners-up, making the repeat complete!

Ones to Watch* Mike Motycka's old F100 scored three runners-up and two wins to keep Captain Kohlman checking his rearview mirror.

*Don't forget about David Cole and Johnny Lightning, who equally yearn for the class Oscar.

9th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World FinalsOctober 4-7, 2007Beech Bend Raceway ParkBowling Green, Kentucky

Nestled in the rolling hills of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Beech Bend Raceway will again host our world finals event for the '07 season. As a 9th Annual event, this is not only one of the NMRA's oldest, but also hands down the largest. With more than 300 heads-up race cars attending in 2006, you can expect close to 400 this year. To top that, we'll be running the Vortech Outlaw 10.5 class, a super-fast class designed for cars with tires stamped 33x10.5W, 31x10.5W, or smaller. For those of you with more than racing in mind, the world finals features one of our largest car shows, swap meets, and vendor midways. As usual, Mr. Darryl Bassani will host one of his famous dinner parties with a live band and a lot of excitement. So come down to Beech Bend Raceway for an action-packed, all-Ford extravaganza and watch the '07 season championship be decided on the strip!

Track Name: Beech Bend Raceway Park
City: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Track Phone: (270) 782-1138
Track Address: 798 Beech Bend Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101
Web site:
www.beechbend.com
E-mail:
beechbendpark@msn.com
Track Elevation: 509 feet

Directions: From I-65, take 31W South toward Bowling Green to the fourth traffic light, turn right on Riverview, and follow the signs to Beech Bend.From Natcher Parkway, exit 7 and turn right at stop sign. Take a left at the next stoplight on 880, then go to the third stoplight and take a left on 68. Go to the next stoplight and take a left onto Riverview. Follow the signs to Beech Bend.

Event Schedule:
Thursday Vendor Setup, Registration, Tech
Friday Vendor Setup, Registration,Tech, Test 'n' Tune, Qualifying Round 1
Saturday Registration, Tech, Qualifying Round 2 and 3, Bracket Race, Exhibition, Car Show, Swap Meet, Dial-In-for-Dollars Bracket
Sunday Bracket Registration and Tech, Eliminations, Bracket Race, Exhibition, Burnout Contest, Car Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel Information: Hotel: Ramada InnAddress: 4767 Scottsville Rd.; Bowling Green, KY 42104Phone: (270) 781-3000Web site: www.ramada.com Special Instructions: Ask for the NMRA Room Block!

Official Host Car Club Information:Event Date: October 4-7Club: Stampede Mustang ClubLocation: Clarksville, TNWeb site: www.stampedeusa.com Contact: David BurnettPhone: (931) 552-1044E-mail: moocowdave@gmail.com