Despite today’s damp conditions, the race trailers wound through the scenic entry road leading to the historic Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, setting the stage for the season finale. The Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Scott’s Trailer Sales Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival caps off the 25th Anniversary of the series in grand fashion, with everything from championship drag racing and drifting to off-road action and a massive car show.
Though today’s test ’n tune sessions were sidelined, the rest of the show will go on, and the good news is you still have time to make it out to the Ford event of the year.
As the weekend rolls on, fans will experience specialty classes, including the debut of Street Bandit 10.10 presented by Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts, a new index class geared toward quick street machines that will blossom into a full-schedule championship class next season. In addition, the massive Circle D Specialties True Street field running on Saturday will spawn two special events on Sunday with the eight quickest rides battling in Mickey Thompson King of The Street Shootout and the eight quickest manual-transmission racers squaring off in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.
Of course, we are already looking forward to jumping back to the future with the radically nostalgic Retro Meet, which will take place on the Beech Bend oval after the corner-carving autocross, bodacious burnout contest, and tire-slaying drifting action comes to a close on Saturday night. Capping off a day of Ford fun with a trip back to the ’80s and early ’90s will make you feel like a kid again.
But before that happens, qualifying action kicks off tomorrow, and eliminations begin on Saturday, which will decide the season champions and racer’s placement in the coveted Top 10 for the 2023 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals season standing. Stay tuned to this page and our social media for updates throughout the weekend from the Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals Presented by Scott's Trailer Sales Featuring the Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
TREMEC All-Female True Street Class Returns in Bowling Green
Following a successful run at the NMRA events in Orlando and Norwalk, the popular TREMEC All-Female True Street Shootout will return during this weekend’s Whipple Superchargers NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
The TREMEC All-Female Shootout provided female Mustang and Ford owners an opportunity to get on track and compete for cash and awards in an easy-to-run format, where it takes only three runs to win. True Street has long been a staple of NMRA competition, as it allows for any Ford, Lincoln or Mercury and any skill level. In True Street, drivers are racing against the clock, as their three-run average is used to determine a final score. Drivers also get plenty of time runs, too, so they can practice. All-Female True Street, along with all the specialty classes, will receive extensive coverage here on NMRAdigital.com and in Fastest Street Car magazine.
There are awards for the quickest overall average and runner-up, and also for those drivers closest to elapsed time breaks from 9.00 to 15.00 seconds.
The last time the All-Female class raced in Norwalk, there were a record 34 entries and they were led by Gabby Lujan in her Miami-based ’90 Mustang GT with an 8.56 best and a solid 9.28 average. The field also included NMRA regulars such as Jamie Flora, Autumn Schwalbe, Jenn Fahey, and Elaine Moistner, who won the 15-second class.