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In Edelbrock Renegade, Jason Spina’s ’90 Mustang defeated Joel Greathouse’s ’93 Mustang in the final round.
Race Wrap: 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Kicking off the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals season, the 26th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout came to Bradenton Motorsports Park, featuring a car show and a manufacturer’s midway. Racers established a foothold in the season’s championship points chase and an elite group headed for the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle to celebrate the spoils of victory.
VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw: In the final, Dominic DiDonato squared off against reigning champion Vinny Palazzolo in his ’09 Mustang. When the tree came down, Palazzolo smoked the rear tires and DiDonato cruised to the crown with a 5.09 at 132 mph.
Edelbrock Renegade: Jason Spina’s ’90 Mustang met up with Joel Greathouse’s ’93 Mustang in the final round, where Spina did just enough in his 427ci Fox to win (5.76 vs. 5.97).
JDM Engineering Limited Street: Jason Davis and his ’15 Mustang faced Bill Putnam in his ’94 Mustang, where Putnam took the win with an 8.71 at 159.23.
G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock: In the finals, Frank Paultanis squared off against Kevin McMullen in his ’94 Mustang Cobra, where Paultanis took the win (10.09 vs. 10.16).
Richmond Gear Factory Stock: Mike Bowen and his ’71 Maverick met Shane Stymiest in the final round, and when the tree dropped, Stymiest lit the red bulb and handed the win to Bowen, who still muscled to a 10.19 at 130.66 with sealed Ford Performance Coyote 5.0 power under the hood to earn a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle: It was an easy win for the number-two qualifier Jason Henson, as Shane Williams left too soon and lit the red bulb.
ARP Open Comp: The ’66 Falcon driven by William Jones and the ’66 Mustang piloted by Woody Pack met in the finals, where Jones ran closest to the number for the win.
Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning: Bob Dill’s ’01 F-150 got the big jump and ran the number to take out Johnny Lightning en route to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle.
ROUSH Performance Super Stang: Larry Firestone’s ’08 Mustang chopped down the tree and defeated Kevin McKenna’s ’14 Mustang.
Fastest Street Car Ford Muscle: With his ’70 Mustang Mach 1, David Mormann defeated Mike Moister in his ’14 Mustang GT.
QA1 True Street: Mike Jovanis’ fearsome Fox ran the only 7-second average in the class at 7.83. Donato Sierchio runner-upped with an 8.08 average. Other winners included Edgar Negron (9-second), Adrian Gomez (10-second), Andrew Kelly (11-second), Joseph Carter (12-second), Yoandy Gonzalez (13-second), Chrystal Hunt (14-second) and Bryan Grammond (15-second).
JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout: Donato Sierchio’s twin-turbo Fox prevailed over Mike Jovanis’ single-turbo Fox, thanks to a 7.46 at 175 rip in the finals.
QA1 True Street: Rafael Gonzalez rowed the gears in his ’07 Shelby GT500 to victory over James Burch and his ’19 Mustang.
Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown: Steve Trombley took the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown over David Swanson’s ’19 Cobra Jet and took a trip to the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle on the merits of his reaction time.
Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout: Dwayne Hickman in his turbocharged ’10 GT500 defeated fellow Shelby driver Jason Wagoner, who lit the red bulb in the final.
Hellion Turbo Battle: In the finals, Bruce Watling could only watch as Justin Jordan rocketed to a 7.37 at 191.57 to take the win.
Innovative Racecraft and Li Tuning and Racing Florida N/T Shootout: David Wayne Green and his nitrous-assisted, classic Mustang won over Raul Torres and his China WhiTTe twin-turbo Mustang.
Bradenton Motorsports Park Street Car Shootout: In the final round of competition, Donato Sierchio and his twin-turbo Fox Mustang was victorious over QA1 True Street winner Mike Jovanis and his single-turbo Fox Mustang.
Bracket Open Class: Gage Burch piloted his ’90 Mustang powered by a 364ci small-block Ford for the win over Russell Satterfield, clicking off a 6.23 on a 6.20 dial-in.
Red Line Synthetic Oil Partners With NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Team, Lex Joon Racing
Red Line Synthetic Oil has announced a new partnership with professional drag-racing organization Lex Joon Racing. The company will assist Lex Joon Racing by providing their team with lubricants and additives, as well as technical support throughout 2020.
Permatex will support StarCom Racing’s 00 Camaro for the second consecutive year.
Permatex Continues Sponsorship of StarCom Racing During 2020 NASCAR Season
Permatex has announced that the company will continue its sponsorship of StarCom Racing during the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. This marks the second consecutive year that Permatex will support StarCom’s 00 Camaro, and the first year supporting StarCom’s new driver Quin Houff. Permatex will provide the primary sponsorship for StarCom Racing during four races in the 2020 season: the O’Reilly 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (March 29), GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (April 26), Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 19) and Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (September 6). During the Southern 500 at Darlington, Permatex and StarCom will participate in a “NASCAR Throwback,” showcasing a retro Permatex paint job on the team’s Camaro.
(L-R): Austin Prock, Brittany Force, Robert Hight and John Force. Photo Credit: Ron Lewis Photography
John Force Racing Signs With Team MAHLE
MAHLE Aftermarket, now celebrating the company’s 100th-year anniversary, has announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with John Force Racing. By continuing their partnership with Team MAHLE, all four John Force Racing teams will receive Clevite Performance Engine Bearings and MAHLE Performance Piston Rings and will be involved in testing for new-product development.
Classic Instruments Signs on as a 2019 Sponsor for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
For the 2020 racing and show season, Classic Instruments will attend several events with the Arrington Performance team and will have product on display at each event. Along with Classic Instruments, several other manufacturers are joining the crew: Red Line Synthetic Oils, Kook’s Headers, Moser Engineering, Centerforce Clutch, G Force Engineering, E3 Ignition, FST Carburetors, QA1 and Diversified Creations. The lineup of events includes:
NMCA Fastest Street Car Races
- Bradenton, Florida – March 5–8
- Commerce, Georgia – April 2–5
- St. Louis, Missouri – May 28–31
- Joliet, Illinois – July 30–August 2
- Norwalk, Ohio – August 27–30
- Indianapolis – September 24–27
Pilot Transport, Cars and Coffee—Power Tour Kick-off, Brighton, Michigan – June 6
Hot Rod Power Tour
- Norwalk, Ohio – June 7
- Dayton, Ohio – June 8
- Indianapolis – June 9
- St. Louis, Missouri – June 10
- Champaign, Illinois – June 11
- Davenport, Iowa – June 12
- Madison, Wisconsin – June 13
Roadkill Nights, Woodward Ave. Pontiac, Michigan – August 7–8
Holley LS Fest, Bowling Green, Kentucky – September 10–13
Holley Mopar Event, Bowling Green, Kentucky – September 18–20