MMFF Staff
April 14, 2013

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Presents Tremec Transmissions True Street
True Street is the longest-running heads-up Mustang class and arguably the most popular. True Street was created in 1993 by the MM&FF staff to represent true street/strip Ford vehicles, and we've worked diligently to ensure this class has grown over the years. Though not a points-based or championship-eligible class, it has a huge following thanks to the prestige, prizes, and pure fun of participating.

While it is common to see some competitors in the 8s, True Street is actually geared toward the “regular” guy or gal, as you don't need a specialized combination to be competitive. The class attracts local drivers and is open to non-members of NMRA. It's open to '64-to-present Ford vehicles powered by Ford-based engines, and each vehicle must be able to drive over 30 miles on the street. All vehicles must be registered, licensed, and insured, and any number or type of power adders are permitted. Tires must be DOT-approved and windows must be functional.

After all the cars pass tech inspection, the drivers gather for a brief meeting to discuss rules and race procedures. Once all the cars are lined up and the hoods are closed, the pack is led on a 30-mile cruise on highway and city streets. Once the cruise begins, competitors are prohibited from opening their hoods until after the competition is complete. The cruise ends back at the track, where the cars are lined up in the staging lanes for a cool-down period. No refueling or tire changing is allowed, but competitors may replenish ice or water for intercoolers, install nitrous bottles, and/or adjust tire pressures.

Once racing begins, each competitor makes three back-to-back timed runs. Tire pressure may be lowered, but drivers cannot add air once they have made their first pass. Though racers compete side-by-side, drivers are only scored based on the average of their own three runs. The fastest average is the winner; second fastest is the runner-up. There are also awards presented for the fastest 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, and 15-second averages.

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2013 NMRA Ford Nationals Event Schedule

March 7-10, 2013
19th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout Presented by Steeda Featuring the MM&FF Spring Break Shootout Bradenton Motorsports Park—Bradenton, Florida

April 11-14, 2013
5th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
See NMRA & NMCA stars racing the same weekend at the same event! Atlanta Dragway—Commerce, Georgia

May 3-5, 2013
13th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals
Featuring the SVT 20th Anniversary Shootout
Maryland Int'l Raceway—Mechanicsville, Maryland

June 14-16, 2013
10th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals
Featuring Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 25th Anniversary Celebration and a special 5.0 Shootout.
Summit Motorsports Park—Norwalk, Ohio

July 11-14, 2013
8th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by Miller Welders
Watch as Team NMRA Takes on Team NMCA for Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Super Bowl Rings!
Route 66 Raceway—Joliet, Illinois

October 3-6, 2013
15th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals
Featuring 5.0&SF King of the Street and the 3rd Annual VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout.
Beech Bend Raceway—Bowling Green, Kentucky