Pete Peterson
June 2, 2010
Photos By: Team MM&FF

After setting the Hot Street record in qualifying, Charlie Booze Jr. was set on Kill. He mowed his way through the field on his way to the final, where he met 2008 Hot Street champion Robbie Blankenship. Booze made clean passes all day but carried a monster wheelie past the 330-foot mark, where he came dangerously close to the wall. Determined, Booze stayed in the throttle (though he may have blipped in the air), steered his GT away from the wall and continued on, but he couldn't catch Blankenship who was able to drive around him for his first Hot Street win in 2010 (8.44 to 8.63).

The excitement of Drag Radial racing is seldom matched-the high-horsepower, DOT-tire cars always put on a great show. Jason Lee took the '09 championship and was able to start with a win. After lowering the Radial record with a 7.91-second pass to defeat Steven Biggs in Round 3, Lee met Enzo Pecchini in the final. Both cars were strong, but Pecchini's coupe suddenly snapped left down track (he was in the left lane), smacking the wall and ending his day. Thankfully he was uninjured, but Lee was able to grab the win.

ACT Factory Stock could have been called the Tommy Godfrey show. The JPC-sponsored Mustang was dominant throughout eliminations. A 10.89 pass in Round 1 was the first of two 10-second passes Godfrey made in eliminations. In the final, Godfrey lined up against John Leslie Jr., who had been struggling with minor mechanical issues most of the weekend. Leslie Jr. was strong enough to make the final, but he didn't have enough to beat Godfrey's 10.92.

With hot racing action and great Florida sunshine, it was no surprise that this NMRA Spring Break Shootout was one of the largest in NMRA history. The on-track action was incredible, to say the least, and the car show, swap meet, and manufacturers midway was just as exciting. Over 100 awards were given out amongst the over 400 cars in the UPR Products Car Show.

The 16th annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout was one for the record books. It was an amazing show on all levels, and we can't wait to see how the rest of the 2010 Keystone Automotive NMRA Ford National Series plays out.

NMRA Bradenton Spring Break Shootout Results

Turbonetics Pro Outlaw 10.5E.T.MPH
WinnerConrad ScarryDeerfield Beach, FL6.80206.75
Runner-upBilly DriscollTampa, FL7.98179.31
Procharger Super Street Outlaw
WinnerJohn MacDonaldWhite Lake, MI7.42 186.21
Runner-upChris TutenPelion, SC7.68184.35
Diablosport Efi Renegade
WinnerAlton ClementsCentral, SC8.38164.89
Runner-upDan RawlsCleveland, TN11.3578.20
Edelbrock Hot Street
WinnerRobbie BlankenshipHudson, FL8.44158.61
Runner-upCharlie Booze Jr.Marion, PA8.63158.56
Bfgoodrich Tires Drag Radial
WinnerJason LeeMaumee, Ohio8.75138.58
Runner-upEnzo PecchiniWoodbridge, Ontario, CA12.6751.79
Steeda Real Street
WinnerJim BreeseTransfer, PA9.51143.31
Runner-upDan BaumannPort Washington, WI9.64141.06
Eibach Springs Pure Street
WinnerRyan HecoxSeverna Park, MD10.17131.19
Runner-upDavid Hill Casselberry, FL10.60129.31
ACT Factory Stock
WinnerTommy GodfreySunderland, MD10.92122.28
Runner-upJohn Leslie Jr.Munster, IN11.47118.46
Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle
WinnerReggie Burnette Jr.Rougemont, NC10.67126.35
Runner-upGary ParkerVilla Rica, GA11.01120.80
Trick Flow Specialties Open Comp
WinnerBrandon ShackelfordMiami, FL10.61125.54
Runner-upWesley DalrympleLanghorne, PA10.70121.09
Detroit Locker Truck And Lightning
WinnerJohnny LightningNew Providence, PA10.05128.02
Runner-upJim RobertsLargo, FL13.3796.92
Spring Break Shootout
WinnerChris EscobarPensacola, FL8.80156.33
Runner-upChris SeguraFt. Meyers, FL9.24150.93
JDM Engineering Super Stang
WinnerJoe CramHouston, TX11.07117.70
Runner-upMike SulzbachOklahoma City, OK13.37104.44
Superchips Bracket 1
WinnerBill StatonFrankfort, IL11.60115.69
Runner-upCurtis CatalonMaurice, LA9.79125.13
Superchips Bracket 2
WinnerRandy ConwayNewport, MI11.57108.22
Runner-upDonald carverHanson, KY10.13131.90
Superchips Bracket 3
WinnerChris ParisiJacksonville, FL14.9590.03
Runner-upGeorge DockeryWarsaw, IN19.7245.17