Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
November 1, 2009
Photos By: Paul Rosner

The NMRA, for those of you that aren't aware, also owns the NMCA (National Muscle Car Association). The NMCA offers heads up and bracket-style racing, along with a car show, just like the NMRA, but it's open to all makes and models. For the fourth year now the NMRA Keystone Automotive Nationals and NMCA Edelbrock Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals have joined forces to offer the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, sponsored by Nitto Tires in Joliet, Illinois, at the infamous Route 66 Raceway. This combined event not only offers a refreshing view from the burnout box, but there are actually two separate car shows going on at the same event offering plenty of eye candy to look at. Let's not forget the huge burnout contest and staggering manufacturer's mid-way and swap meet areas, this is one of the few events on the NMRA schedule you really don't want to miss.

As usual, Modified Mustangs & Fords was there to check out the action, capture some of the best cars on film, and award our Editor's Choice award that we present at each NMRA event. We also wandered over to the starting line for a little track action too (hey, we like our race cars as much as our show cars around here) and pro lensman Paul Rosner did his usual killer job for us. So check out the photos and imagine them on the front of a "wish you were here" postcard and hopefully we'll see you there next year!

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