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5th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

Jul 15–18, 2010


Contact Information

  • jeff conley
  • 714-444-2426

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About 5th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing


For the 4th stop of the season, the NMCA Edelbrock Muscle Car Nationals and the NMRA Keystone Automitive Ford Nationals will converge for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. What a better place to hold such an event as Route 66 Raceway? Known as the first true "Stadium of Drag Racing," Route 66 Raceway a multimillion-dollar complex including a 30,000 seat stadium-style drag strip with 27 luxury suites and will be home to this monumental street legal drag racing event. Fans from all over the country will travel to Joliet to see the top names of the NMCA battle it out with those of the NMRA for the Super Bowl titles. So whether you are a rabid Ford fan or a muscle car fanatic, this race will keep you on your toes all weekend. On top of the dual drag racing events, we will have two separate car shows, a tire smokin' burnout contest, a monster swap meet and the most comprehensive vendor midway of the season. Calling all street legal drag racing fans, "Get your Kicks on Route 66"!

See NMCA and NMRA Action at One Exciting Event!

Fans from all over the country will travel to Joliet, Illinois, to see the All the Cars and All the Stars of the NMCA and NMRA battle it out to see who will win the Super Bowl titles. If you're a rabid muscle car fan, this race will keep you on the edge of your seat all weekend long. At the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing you get two events for the price of one. You will see Chevy vs. Ford vs. Mopar when the NMCA's wheels-up classes race for glory. You will also see the NMRA's wild all-Ford classes go heads-up to put on a show. At the end of the day on Sunday witness the NMCA winners take on the NMRA winners for the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Titles.

Race Your Street Car in an Entry Level Class

Have you ever wanted to drag race? Imagine racing your street car on the best drag strip in the USA! NMCA and NMRA have a whole bunch of entry level classes designed just for you. True Street is for 15 second cars down with over 9 awards given away on Sunday. Open Comp, Nostalgia Muscle Car, and Late-Model EFI are all great classes for a new racer. For rules information check out the rules in the racer section of this website.

Giant Car Show Saturday & Sunday!

NMCA and NMRA will host an awesome national event caliber car show both days, Saturday and Sunday. Bring out your American made muscle car, hot rod, truck or specialty vehicle for a chance to win over 50 awards each day. The best of show GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles will win beautiful acrylic awards and the overall best of show will win a 6' trophy! Bowties, Blue Ovals and Mopars...this car show will showcase them all. This is the BIG one for car shows in the Chicagoland area with the NMCA and NMRA attracting some of the most beautiful, collectible, stock and modified muscle cars and hot rods in the U.S.

Huge Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet

Looking to buy some parts for your Chevy, Ford or Mopar? Do you want to speak face-to-face with performance experts? The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing always has an awesome manufacturers' midway with all sorts of good deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod. There is also a used parts swap meet for folks who are looking for that special hard to find car part!


24 Awesome Classes Dueling for the Super Bowl Title

After all the NMRA and NMCA classes have been contested, late Sunday...Team NMRA (team consists of each NMRA class winner) will take on Team NMCA (all NMCA class winners) for the Super Bowl title. Each member of the winning team will take home a coveted Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Champions Ring.

Turbonetics Pro Outlaw 10.5 vs. Scorpion Performance Pro Street
Winner - $1000

ProCharger Super Street Outlaw vs. Mickey Thompson Super Street 10.5 W
Winner - $1000

Diablo Sport EFI Renegade vs. ARP Nostalgia Pro Street
Winner - $1000

Edelbrock Hot Street vs. Comp Cams Pro Stock
Winner - $500

Steeda Real Street vs. BFGoodrich Tires Street Radial
Winner - $500

Eibach Springs Pure Street vs. Drag Racer Magazine Mean Street
Winner - $500

BFGoodrich Tires Drag Radial vs. Vortech Xtreme Street
Winner - $1000

ACT Factory Stock vs. Indy Cylinder Head Nostalgia Super Stock
Winner - $500

Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning vs. FSC Magazine Nostalgia Muscle Car
Winner - $500

Trick Flow Comp vs. Hawk Performance Open Comp
Winner - $500

Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle vs. Eaton Posi Late-Model EFI
Winner - $500

JDM Super Stang vs. Tremec True Street
Winner - $500



Route 66 Raceway - Joliet, IL

The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, the #1 all-Ford series the U.S., is pleased to announce that it will once again host a special truck event, called the NMRA Ford Truck Fest, at its Chicago, Illinois, show at Route 66 Raceway, July 15-18, 2010. This NMRA/NMCA event, sponsored by Nitto Tire, will feature all the cars and all the stars of the NMRA and NMCA series as well as the coolest Ford race trucks and show trucks in the country. NMRA Ford Truck Fest competitors join the NMRA and NMCA’s already large base of muscle car racers and enthusiasts. Other exciting features of this event include two huge car shows, a giant manufacturers’ midway/swap meet and a 300+ mph jet dragster! The NMRA extends a special welcome to all Lightning and Harley truck competitors who attended the event in 2009.
The NMRA Ford Truck Fest is a special “event within an event” that features race & show classes specifically designed for Ford Lightnings, Harleys, F150s, Rangers and more. Come see Johnny Lightning is his 8-second turbocharged Ford Lightning and Bob Cochran is his vintage Ford muscle truck racing at historic Route 66 Raceway. Whether you want to race or show, the NMRA Ford Truck Fest has a place for you!

Race Classes at the NMRA Ford Truck Fest:
If you want to race your Ford truck at an NMRA national event then the NMRA Ford Truck Fest is ready for you. Whether you’re a pro like Johnny Lightning or new to the strip, NMRA’s staff will show you what to do and ensure you have a great time. The following two classes are open to Ford trucks at this event:

- Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning Class: An index-style NMRA truck class that is part of the series’ yearly points chase and offers valuable racer contingencies.

- Tremec True Street Class Presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords: True Street, one of the most popular classes with NMRA/NMCA is open to all domestic performance vehicles that are licensed, insured, and capable of doing a 30-mile cruise. 3 back-to-back passes down the strip determine the overall class winner as well as winners with averages closest to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 seconds.

Special NMRA Ford Truck Fest Show Presented by UPR Products:
The NMRA Ford Truck Fest features exciting show classes for enthusiasts who want to show off their awesome Lightnings, Harleys, F150’s, Rangers and more. There will be special awards given away both days (Saturday and Sunday).

Saturday Awards:

- Best Lightning Truck – Plaque
- Best Harley Truck - Plaque
- Best F-Series Truck - Plaque
- Best Ranger - Plaque
- Best Specialty Truck - Plaque
- Top 10 Trucks – Silver Desk Figurines

Sunday Awards:

- Best of Show Lighting Truck – Plaque
- Best of Show Harley Truck – Plaque
- Best of Show F-Series Truck – Plaque
- Best of Show Ranger - Plaque
- Best of Show Specialty Truck - Plaque
- Best Truck Interior – Plaque
- Best Truck Paint - Plaque
- Best Truck Engine – Plaque
- Top 10 Trucks – Silver Desk Figurines

For more information on the NMRA Truck Fest please log on to /truck or call or e-mail Jeff Conley at: 714-460-3813,

over 500 race cars over 500 show cars expected

Date and Time

Thu Jul 15, 2010 – Sun Jul 18, 2010
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Location and Map

Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, Illinois
United States

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