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Racing News: NMCA Announces 2020 Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule

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NMCAThe NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series has released its 2020 national event schedule.

NMCA Announces 2020 Muscle Car Nationals Event Schedule

The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series has released its 2020 national event schedule. Each national event offers drag racing categories ranging from 4,000hp Xtreme Pro Mods to entry-level drag- and street-racing classes, a late- and early-model car show, manufacturer’s midway and more.

NMCA 2020 Schedule:

  • March 5–8: 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton Florida
  • April 2–5: 12th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia
  • May 28–31: Inaugural NMCA Midwest Muscle Car Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, Illinois
  • July 30–Aug 2: 15th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Route 66 raceway, Joliet, Illinois
  • August 27–30: 19th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
  • September 24–27: 19th Annual NMCA World Street Finals, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman defeated John Force in the final round at Maple Grove Raceway and also took over the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points lead. 

Beckman, Crampton, Line, Savoie Pick Up Wins at MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals

It’s been more thanb a year since Jack Beckman parked his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in an NHRA winner’s circle, but last Sunday at the 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals, presented by Pennzoil, he came out on top. Not only did Beckman defeat John Force in the final round at Maple Grove Raceway, he also took over the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points lead. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were victors in their respective divisions at the first race of the 2019 Countdown to the Championship playoffs. It was a battle of Kalitta Motorsports in the Top Fuel final round, but it was Crampton who raised the Wally trophy when he defeated his teammate Doug Kalitta with his 3.738 pass at 329.10 in his DHL dragster. Line earned his 50th Pro Stock title when he defeated Fernando Cuadra in the final round of eliminations, thanks to his 6.553 pass at 210.60 in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro. Line also took over the points lead from his KB teammate Bo Butner. Savoie picked up his second consecutive win on his White Alligator Racing Suzuki. He took down Steve Johnson with his 6.774 lap at 198.55 in the final round and went on to claim the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead.

The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues September 27–29, with the second race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs—the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis.

James Deane
Team Falken driver and defending Formula DRIFT Champion James Deane moved into first place in the overall standings with a second-place finish at the Big D “Showdown” at Dallas’ Texas Motor Speedway.

James Deane Back On Top Of Formula DRIFT Standings

Starting with a 100-point qualifying run in Round 7 of the 2019 Black Magic Formula Drift Championship, Team Falken driver and defending Formula DRIFT Champion James Deane moved into first place in the overall standings with a second-place finish at the Big D “Showdown” at Dallas’ Texas Motor Speedway. Deane qualified first; Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis in second; Piotr Wiecek in third; and Justin Pawlak in fourth. Teammates Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara qualified in ninth, while Matt Field was in 16th. Deane earned a bye run in the Top 32 round, while four of his teammates moved on to the Top 16. All advanced to the Top 8. Standings after seven rounds position Deane in first; Wiecek, third; Bakchis, fourth; Yoshihara, eighth; Field, 11th; and Pawlak, 12th. The 2019 Black Magic Formula Drift Pro Championship Series moves back to the West Coast to the “House of Drift,” the reinstated Irwindale Speedway, for the “Title Round,” Round 8, set for October 18–19.

Team Falken’s Yoshihide Muroya Wins Final Stop of Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has announced that Team Falken’s Yoshihide Muroya claimed his third victory of the season in the fourth and final race of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019, which was held the weekend of September 7–8 in Chiba, Japan. Muroya sits in second place in the overall rankings for the season.

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