John Gilbert Staff Editor
January 12, 2016

Hardcore drag racers know that third pedal separates the men from the boys as the quickest shift wins and missed shifts lose. Long time NMRA supporter, TREMEC has announced it will host the 4th annual Stick Shift Shootout as part of this year’s Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, March 3-6, 2016, in Bradenton, Florida.

The rules are simple: Street-type manual transmissions only. May include race-oriented modifications such as face-plated or pro-shifted gears. Must be hand operated via a single shift handle. Transmissions with multiple levers or air/electronic/hydraulic actuation not permitted.

The staging lanes at Bradenton Motorsports Park will be bursting at the seams, as over 120 entrants battle for top QA1 True Street honors, with the fastest 8 stick cars receiving a special shootout plaque to recognize their prowess. From there things will heat-up, as the quickest two manual-equipped vehicles will have an all-out slugfest with a winner takes all’ heads-up finale. The winner will go home with a brand new TREMEC transmission of choice.

Following the True Street competition, TREMEC will host a Racer Appreciation Party that will take place before the Aerospace Components winner’s circle awards ceremony on Saturday, March 5th. Open to all True Street racers, along with families and crew, the gathering will feature plenty hot pizza, cold beer, sodas, and good cheer for all!

For more information on the NMRA Bradenton, Florida event, or for True Street class rules please log on to or call 714.444.2426.