SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 41, October 9, 2014

Racing News: 16th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals Race Wrap

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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In ATF Speed Street Outlaw, John Urist advanced into the final to take his ninth championship.
   

16th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals Race Wrap

By the end of last Sunday's NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals series, the NMRA had crowned 10 new world champions and 12 class winners.

In ATF Speed Street Outlaw, John Urist advanced into the final to take his ninth championship. In Edelbrock Renegade, Bart Tobener got the win last Saturday with an 8.10 at 168 mph. Frank Varela-Reeves took the first Coyote Modified championship to meet Joe Cram in the final round. There, Cram went up on the bumper hard allowing Varela to streak down Broadway and take the event win.

In ACT Pure Street, Teddy Weaver beat Jimmy Wilson, 9.65 to 9.73. In Strange Engineering Coyote Stock, Steve Gifford beat Drew Lyons in the final round.

James Meredith won the Nitto Tire Factory Stock, carding a 10.75 at only 120 miles per hour. In the VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout, Frank Yee streaked down the track to the shootout win.

In the Henchman Racing Turbo Coyote Shootout, Justin Burcham took the win. In Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle, Susan Roush-McClenaghan defeated Jerry Fisher in the final.

In the Flex-A-Lite Open Comp competition, Gordon Harlow defeated Wes Dalrymple. In Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning, Nina Gusler secured her first-ever championship in the class with a semifinal appearance. In the final round, Johnny Lightning got the automatic win when opponent Fred Wade lit the red bulb with a -.037 light.

In Roush Performance Super Stang, Lloyd Mikeska took the number-one spot after a .007 reaction time in the first round of eliminations. In Race Pages Bracket Showdown action, Mes McPeake defeated Eddie Colwell for the Bracket 1 win. Jason Gregory defeated Greg Hines in Bracket 2 action, and Don Fotti defeated Bill Feckly in the Bracket 3 competition.

TREMEC True Street, presented by Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords magazine, saw two records fall in Bowling Green. The first was the huge turnout, which exceeded 130 cars—the most ever at an NMRA event. The second was Cal Hayward obliterating the three-lap average when he posted runs of 7.63, 7.89 and 7.67. When calculated, the Michigan racer averaged 7.73, becoming the first NMRA driver to average in the seven-second range.

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