9th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals

The NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing Series Tour is moving to awesome MIR in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Bringing all the heavy hitters from the east coast, this event is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This year, the 3rd Annual shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout promises to bring even more modern HEMI’s with the addition of 4 new heads-up classes.

As with all of our NMCA events, there will be two separate drag racing events on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget to take some time to check out the vendor midway, car show, swap meet and the infamous burnout contest! It’s all waiting for you at Maryland International Raceway!

The locals won’t know what hit them when the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals comes to town. So don’t miss out and head to Maryland International Raceway for all the wheel-standing, tire-smoking action.

Heads Up Racing! Chevy vs. Ford vs. Mopar

NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Heads Up Racing has it all! Experience everything from blazing 6 second Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street passes to edge of your seat wheel stands in Comp Cams Pro Stock. You’ll witness the best in street legal racing with Chevy vs. Ford vs. Mopar 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 one of the best drag strips in the U.S.! NMCA has a number of entry level racing classes designed just for you! True Street is for 15-second cars down with over 9 awards presented on Saturday. Open Comp, Nostalgia Muscle Car, and Late-Model EFI are all great classes for a new racer. For rules information visit: www.nmcadigital.com/rules.

Other Special NMCA Event Features

Every NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals event offers special event features that ensure the NMCA is the #1 muscle car 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 NMCA‘s giant manufacturers’ midway and swap meet. Be sure to take a stroll through the huge TREMEC NMCA Muscle Car & Hot Rod Car Show to see some of the finest late-model and classic Chevys, Fords, and Mopars on the planet. Cover your ears and hold onto your seat when the NMCA‘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 NMCA‘s world famous burnout contest as crazed fans burn down their cars for your applause!


Every year the NMCA and shopHEMI.com come together to produce the largest modern HEMI event of the year…the Late-Model HEMI Shootout. This year the Late-Model HEMI Shootout will move to Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicswille, Maryland the weekend of June 3-5, 2011. The Late-Model HEMI Shootout is a special “event within an event” that runs in conjunction with the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals – so you get two major events for the price of one! The Shootout attracts the fastest supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous-powered and naturally aspirated modern Challengers, Chargers, 300s, Magnums, and SUVs in the U.S. to compete on the national stage. For more features of the Late-Model HEMI Shootout and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, log onto www.nmcadigital.com/MD

Event Schedule


Gates Open:  Noon
NMCA Test & Tune:  3:00pm – 6:00pm
HEMI Shootout Qualifying Rd. #1:  5:00pm
Qualifying Rd. #1:  7:00pm
Dialiing-For-Dollars Bracket:  8:00pm
Exhibitions:  9:45pm
Secure Track:  10:00pm


Gates Open:  10:00am
Racer, Car Show and Swap Meet Registration:  10:00am
HEMI Rumble True Street Bracket Time Trials:  Noon
HEMI Shootout Qualifying Rd. #2:  1:00pm
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #2:  2:00pm
True Street Meeting:  2:00pm
True Street Cruise:  3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentations:  4:00pm
HEMI Rumble Bracket Time Trial:  4:00pm
Burn-Out Contest:  4:30pm
True Street Eliminations:  5:00pm
Gamblers Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:  6:00pm
HEMI Shootout Qualifying Rd. #3:  7:00pm
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #3:  8:00pm
Exhibition:  10:30pm
Secure Track:  11:00pm


Gates Open:  8:00am
Racer, Car Show and Swap Meet Registration:  8:00am
Heads-Up Eliminations Rd. #1:  9:00am
Bracket Time Trial:  10:00am
Pre-Race Ceremonies:  11:30am
Pro Heads-Up Eliminations:  Noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1:  1:00pm
Final Exhibition:  3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentation:  3:05pm
Car Show Parade of Champions:  3:45pm
Final Round All Eliminators:  5:00pm
Secure Track:  6:00pm

Track Information

Track Name: Maryland International Raceway
City: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Track Phone: 301-884-9833
Track Fax: 301-884-9878
Track Address: 27861 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Web Site: www.mirdrag.com
Email: info@mirdrag.com

Host Hotels

Hotel: Comfort Suites
Address: 11765 Business Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: (301) 932-4400
Website: www.comfortsuites.com

Hotel: Country Inn & Suites
Address: 2555 Business Park Court, Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: (301) 645-6595
Website: www.countryinns.com

Hotel: La Quinta Inn Lexington Park
Address: 22769 Three Notch Road, California, MD 20619
Phone: (301) 862-4100
Website: www.laquinta.com

Hotel: La Quinta Inn Waldorf
Address: 11770 Business Park Dr, Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: (301) 645-0022
Website: www.laquinta.com