The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, one of 2 combined points events, went to Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA, for the first time ever and rocked the house with over 15,000 fans witnessing 500+ muscle cars go wheels-up and even up in flames as the largest street-legal drag racing event of the year hit the Peach State. When the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, the NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals, and the GM Performance Parts LSX Challenge series combined for a weekend…fans knew they were in for something special. After a strong Friday night storm, fans awoke to sunny crisp skies and came out to be a part of a record-setting crowd at Atlanta Dragay, NHRA’s “house of speed.” Cool muscle cars were not limited to the strip, however, as over 300 of the finest hot rods on the planet entered the TREMEC / UPR Products Hot Rod & Muscle Car Show. Fans that hit the ATM on the way to the track cruised down a national-event midway with over 50 vendors displaying their products and selling speed & performance parts all weekend!
Heads-Up Muscle Car Drag Racing, Fire, and Wall Smack’in Action!
All the cars and all the stars of the NMRA/NMCA, and LS community put on a show for Atlanta 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. With crisp air and a passion for what they do, the Atlanta Dragway team had their track hook’n and cook’n with many record passes recorded by NMRA and NMCA‘s competitors. “Wild Action”…those 2 words are what fans will remember from the first NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. NMCA Super Street star, Tony Nesbitt, pictured above had his Corvette burst into flames on the starting line as a broken component ripped through a fuel line causing one of the most dramatic fires in NMCA history. The crack staff at Atlanta Dragway quickly extinguished the fire and Team Midnight worked throughout the night and actually had Tony’s Corvette ready for Sunday’s competition. Unfortunately, a problem at the line kept them from continuing to the next round. Mike Murillo, NMRA & NMCA Outlaw star, and Jason Lee, NMRA & NMCA Drag Radial champ, both brushed the wall at the stripe and with hard work were able to win rounds in Sunday’s eliminations.
TREMEC / UPR Products Hot Rod & Muscle Car Show:
Georgia 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 300 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 TREMEC / UPR Products 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 Georgia and you get over 50 vendors on hand including Nitto Tire, Flowmaster, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, GM Performance Parts, TREMEC, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, Harland Sharp, ERL Performance, Trick Flow Specialties, Moss Muscle, QA1, GM High-Tech Performance, SPEC Clutch, JDM Engineering, UPR Products, Quick Fuel Technology, TRZ Motorsports, SAM, Lunati, ACT, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Roush Racing, Brenspeed, Johnny Lightning Performance, Exedy Racing Clutch, Blow By Racing, BMR, Brenspeed, Holley, JRi Shocks, and many others with awesome displays and product showcases.
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