NMRA Hits Maryland

Excitement on the Quarter Mile

Larry Jewett - May 10, 2014 08:16 AM

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       Race fans in Maryland were treated to great competition as the NMRA Ford National Racing Series rolled through with a May weekend stop at Maryland International Raceway.
       High speeds were attained by the elimination winners, who often put up their best numbers in the final passes. Class winners included Tim Essick in the Pro Outlaw 10.5 competition, who blistered a 215 mph run for victory. John Urist broke 200 in his pass to claim the ProCharger Super Street Outlaw class.
       Other drivers who claimed victory included Alton Clements (Blow-By-Racing EFI Renegade), Charlie Booze Jr. (Edelbrock Hot Street), Brian Tuten (AFCO Drag Radial), Joe Charles (Strange Engineering Coyote Stock), Carlos Sobrino (Nitto Tire Factory Stock), Susan McClenghan (Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle), Mike Buczynski (Trick Flow Specialties Open Comp), Miles Wagoner (Roush Performance Super Stang) and Joe Logan (VMP Tuning GT500/Terminator). Tremec True Street King of Maryland honors were taken by Mike Jovanis. Wins in True Street eliminations went to Kevin MacDonald (10-11 second), Bob Myers (12-13 second) and Matthew Gibson (14-15 second). Randy Purdue claimed Aeromotive Super Pro Bracket 1 with Toim Conrad Jr. winning Bracket 3.
       Next stop for the NMRA will be the 11th annual McLeod Super Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. The action begins June 12 with final eliminations on Sunday, June 15. Complete details are available at