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!