2013 NMRA Schedule
Celebrating 15th Anniversary
Larry Jewett - December 04, 2012 11:53 AM
The theme for the NMRA Ford Nationals 15th Anniversary Tour is “Focused” as special events dominate the 2013 racing schedule. The all-Ford series will feature a tighter schedule, more heads-up racing, and exciting special events. Over 4,000 racers and car show participants will be competing for fame and fortune.
As usual, the NMRA season opener is the 19th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, held March 7-10 at Bradenton Motorsports Park (Bradenton, Florida). A little over a month later, the series travels to Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, the weekend of April 11-14 for the 5th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. Both NMRA and NMCA racers converge on one facility in one of the largest muscle car events of the year.
The third stop is a tribute to the Special Vehicle Team (SVT) as the factory Ford hot rod shop celebrates its 20th anniversary. Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, Maryland on May 3-5 will be the site of the event. NMRA and its racers head to a new venue in 2013, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The weekend of June 14-16 has been reserved for this all-Ford extravaganza.
The NMRA and NMCA are brought together a second time in 2013 at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, Illinois) in a four-day bash July 11-14. The 15th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals will invade Beech Bend Raceway October 3-6, and Mustangs will take over the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, which has played host to major Ford events since the first World Ford Challenge back in 1998.
Each NMRA national event also feature a huge UPR Products All-Ford car show, the largest all-Ford manufacturers midways and swap meets of the year. Other activities include flame-throwing 300-plus mph jet car exhibitions and the world famous NMRA burnout contest, where past participants have gone as far as blowing tires and destroying engines for the roar of NMRA’s crowd!
For more information on the NMRA Ford Nationals, log on to www.nmradigital.com or call (714) 444-2426.