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TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Expands to 3 NMRA Events in 2021

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NMRA TREMEC STick Shift ShootoutThe fun continues for stick-shift racers in QA1 True Street as TREMEC Transmissions and the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals expand the popular shootout to three stops on the 6-event national tour. The TREMEC Transmissions Stick Shift Shootout will be contested during the NMRA Spring Break Shootout, the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, and the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival.

Celebrating power-shifting fun, the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout brings together the Quick 8 elimination on Sunday. NMRA officials will select the quickest 8 Stick Shift racers from the completed QA1 True Street field for the special eliminator. Racer names will be announced during the Saturday evening True Street awards presentation. Each entry in the shootout will receive custom TREMEC awards just for making the show. As the eight cars get whittled down to two, the winner will walk away with a McLeod Racing RXT Twin-Disc clutch with flywheel (approx. $1,300 value), while the runner-up will receive a $500 McLeod Racing product certificate.

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout NMRA
Rafael Gonzalez captured the 2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout win at the Spring Break Shootout with his 9-second, 2007 Shelby GT500.

The Stick Shift Shootout rules are simple—Street-type manual transmissions only and the transmission can include race-oriented modifications such as ‘face-plated’ or ‘pro-shifted’ gears. It must be hand operated via a single shift handle. Transmissions with multiple levers and/or air/electronic/hydraulic actuation are not permitted. The Quick 8 cars will be randomly paired in the lanes prior to each round and the racers will compete with a staggered start based on their True Street average. There will be NO breakout on the top-end, allowing racers to stay wide-open and not hold back at the finish line.

Recently, TREMEC released the TKX five-speed manual transmission as it bolsters its line-up of award-winning aftermarket and OEM transmission offerings. The new TKX transmission is rated up to 600 lb-ft of torque and an 8,000-rpm maximum. Some highlights are 26-spline input shaft, 31-spline output shaft, and robust internal upgrades. Other transmissions in the aftermarket line-up include T-5, TKO, Magnum, and Magnum XL.

The Spring Break Shootout kicks off the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals 2021 season March 4-7 at Bradenton Motorsports Park and it includes the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. The second event for gear-banging enthusiasts drops June 10-13 at Summit Motorsports Park in scenic Norwalk, Ohio. The final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout goes down during the NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival September 29- October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

For more information about the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and its six national events, visit www.NMRAdigital.com


Mike Galimi
Mike Galimi
Mike Galimi is the Director of Content & Marketing at ProMedia Publishing and Events with nearly 20 years of experience in motorsport writing and photography.
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