One of the largest street legal muscle car events of the year was held last weekend at awesome zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC, as the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals and the NMCA Edelbrock Muscle Car Nationals series were featured at the 2nd Annual Nitto Tire All-Star Nationals. Despite high 90 degree temperatures this event attracted over 10,000 fans, 700 race and show competitors and 45 vendors and manufacturers on the midway.
Heads-Up Muscle Car Drag Racing:
All the cars and all the stars of the NMRA and NMCA put on a show for Charlotte area fans who came out to see the best in street legal drag racing. From wheels up NMRA Factory Stock cars to 6-second 200 mph NMCA Pro Street and Super Street cars…this event had it all. A year after the inaugural All-Star Nationals event the zMAX team had their track hook’n and cook’n with many record passes recorded by NMRA and NMCA’s competitors.
4-Wide Jet Car Monster Race:
zMAX Dragway is the country’s only 4-wide dragstrip and NMRA/NMCA took full advantage of this opportunity.
Elaine Larsen, the first lady of jet car drag racing, took on 3 other jets and showed them why her program is among the best in the USA. Over 24,000 horsepower shook zMAX Dragway as 4 jets roared 4-wide down the 1/4 mile.
TREMEC & UPR Products All-Domestic Car Show:
North Carolina is truly a motorsports state and nowhere was it more evident than in the combined TREMEC NMCA Car Show and the UPR Products NMRA Car Show. Over 400 of the best hot rods and muscle cars in the U.S. showed off for the fans. The car show area was a flood of chrome and vibrant colors with something for everyone. The award ceremony was first class as the show participants enjoyed the cool shade at the Trim Parts Awards Pavilion.
Manufacturers’ Midway and Swap Meet:
NMRA and NMCA events have a reputation for strong manufacturers’ midways where fans and racers can check out and purchase performance parts, accessories, collectibles, apparel and much more. Combine NMRA and NMCA in N. Carolina and you get over 45 vendors on hand including Nitto Tire, TREMEC, Trim Parts, Harland Sharp, GM Performance Parts, SPEC Clutch, JDM Engineering, UPR Products, SAM, ATI Performance Products, ACT, Kooks Custom Headers, Turbonetics, Roush Racing, Brenspeed, Johnny Lightning Performance, Exedy Racing Clutch, Blow By Racing, Moroso, VP Racing Fuel, Downs Ford Motorsport, and many others with awesome displays and product showcases.
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