17th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout

To start the season off right, the NMRA Ford Nationals will head up the new season in the Sunshine State. And what a better place to spend Spring Break, than the beaches of Florida, not to mention the NHRA drag strip nestled between the palm trees! Once again, we’ll start off the weekend, and the new Season, with a crazy Pre-Race Party at the Hooters of Bradenton. Last year’s NMRA Spring Break Shootout saw over 1000 participants and almost 20,000 spectators, so you can be assured that this event will be huge.

We will also be featuring the Muscle Mustangs Spring Break Shootout class, presented by Baer Brake Systems, where 16 of the hottest Fords take it from the street to the track. Make your plans now for a whole weekend of NMRA Heads-Up Drag Racing, a huge All-Ford Car Show, gigantic Swap Meet and a smoking Burnout Contest! Come down to the biggest spring break party on the east coast and help us celebrate the start of the new NMRA Season!

All-Ford Heads Up Racing!

NMRA Ford Nationals Heads Up Racing has it all! Experience everything from blazing 6 second Pro Outlaw 10.5 passes to edge of your seat wheel stands in Hot Street. You’ll witness the best in Ford street legal racing action all weekend.

Race Your Street Car in an Entry Level Class!

Have you ever wanted to drag race? Imagine racing your street car on the best drag strip in the USA! NMRA has entry level classes designed just for you. True Street is for 15 second cars down with over 9 awards given away on Sunday. Open Comp, Modular Muscle, Super Stang are all great classes for a new racer. For rules information visit: www.nmradigital.com/rules

Other Special NMRA Event Features

Every NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals event offers special event features that ensure the NMRA is the #1 all-Ford series in the U.S. Be sure to hit the ATM on your way to the track because there will be great deals on the parts you want at the NMRA‘s giant manufacturers’ midway and swap meet. Be sure to take a stroll through the huge UPR Products NMRA All-Ford Car Show to see some of the finest late-model and classic Mustangs & Fords on the planet. Cover your ears and hold onto your seat when the NMRA‘s 300+ mph jet car rockets down the 1/4 mile as it attempts to break the track’s land speed record. And finally, don’t forget about the NMRA‘s world famous burnout contest as crazed fans burn down their cars for your applause!


Gates Open:  Noon
NMRA Test & Tune:  1:00pm ‐ 5:00pm
Secure Track:  5:00pm

Gates Open:  9:00am
Test & Tune:  11:00am ‐ 3:00pm
Qualifying Rd. #1:  3:00pm
Secure Track:  5:00pm

Gates Open:  9:00am
Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration:  9:00am
Bracket Time Trials:  9:15am
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #2:  10:30am
True Street Meeting:  11:00am
True Street Cruise:  Noon
Exhibition:  Noon
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:  12:15pm
True Street Eliminations:  1:30pm
Exhibition:  3:00pm
Burn-Out Contest:  3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentation:  3:05pm
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #3 (inverted order):  3:30pm
Secure Track:  5:00pm

Gates Open:  8:00am
Racer, Car Show and Swap Meet Registration:  8:00am
Bracket Time Trial:  10:00am
Pre-Race Ceremonies:  11:30am
Pro Heads-Up Eliminations Rd. #1:  Noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Spring Break Shoot-Out Eliminations Rd.1:  12:15pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:  1:00pm
Final Exhibition:  3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentation:  3:05pm
Car Show Parade of Champions:  3:45pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators:  5:00pm
Secure Track:  6:00pm


Track Name: Bradenton Motorsports Park
City: Bradenton, Florida
Track Phone: (941) 748‐1320
Track Fax: (941) 741‐8534
Track Address: 21000 E. State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34202
Web Site: www.bradentonmotorsports.com
Email: info@bradentonmotorsports.com


Club: Mustang Club of West Central Florida
Phone: (941) 356‐1136
Website: http://www.mcwcf.org/


Hotel: Best Western Manatee
Address: 2215 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone: (941) 238‐0800
Website: www.bestwestern.com/manateehotel
Must ask for NMRA room block to get discount! Special rates help you save money!

Hotel: Days Inn Sarasota
Address: 4900 North Tamiami Trail University Parkway & US-41, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 355-9721
Website: www.daysinnsarasotaairport.com
Special Instructions: Must ask for NMRA room block to get discount! $69.99 special rate. Includes breakfast