Commerce, Georgia – Event Preview

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Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, will be the host of the 4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals, the second stop on the NMCA schedule, over the weekend of April 12-15, 2012. Last year was the first time this event was held at Atlanta Dragway, and the result was a resounding success. The facility is located in the perfect place, with close-by hotels and restaurants, and the track surface always hooks. Named ‘Georgia’s House of Speed’, the Atlanta Dragway staff takes pride in making their facility live up to its name, and the NMCA’s racers look for that consistency on the racetrack as a result. In fact, ARP Nostalgia Pro Street race Dave Beeson muscled his nitrous-assisted Camaro to a 7.175 at over 197 mph at this event to set both ends of the class record! Jud Massingill also set the ERL Performance LSX All Motor ET record at this stop last year, carding an 8.217 to stop the clocks. The centrally-located track also has all of the amenities – close-by hotels, restaurants, and even outlet mall shopping.

All of the NMCA’s classes will be in competition at this event, with a few of them combined with the corresponding NMRA classes as they were in 2011. There will be a little bit of everything here in Georgia, from the newly-enlarged Mean Street class (which absorbed the NMRA’s Pure Street racers) to the Kooks Pro Street racers, who last season snuck into the five-second range on occasion. Racers like Chris Rini and Bill Lutz will be on the property in Commerce competing for points towards the NMCA’s championship – you need to be there to see them battle it out!

I want to race – how do I do it?

The NMCA offers many different classes for all different levels of racer. From the TREMEC True Street entry-level class all the way up to Kooks Pro Street, which features the finest doorslammer drivers in the world, no matter what your skill level there’s a class for you to fit in. The True Street class draws the largest participation, with vehicles ranging from the fifteen-second zone all the way down to eight-second heavy hitters – last year’s True Street class was won by Louisiana’s Darin Watkins, who competed in the combined NMRA/NMCA event with his ’81 Chevy truck and clicked off an incredible 8.47 average over his three passes after the 30-mile cruise through the Georgia countryside.

In addition, entry-level racers fit into the NMCA’s Open Comp, Nostalgia Muscle Car, and Late Model EFI classes, so take a look at the class rules and make your plans to come out and race with the best Muscle Car racers in the country. For rules information visit:, pick a class, make sure your car fits the rules and you have the proper safety gear, and come race with the NMCA!

Race for an NHRA Wally!
NMCA is proud to present an NHRA Wally to each class winner at this event (points classes only) NMCA and NHRA Unleashed have come together to present the best in street car drag racing and it's brought to you courtesy of Aerospace Components. Have you ever wanted to display a Wally on your mantle? Come out and race with NMCA in classes from mild to wild…from index to heads-up! Got Wally? Get yours at this event by racing with NMCA!

There’s more than just racing action!

In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMCA will have a combined car show with the NMRA crowd, with many different awards that are presented each day of the show. ’49 Ford pickup with a blown 351? Or a ’66 GTO restored to 100-point concours quality? No matter what your flavor, there’s a place for you in the car show and a shot at the Best In Show award. Each event also features a large Manufacturer’s Midway where you can see and purchase parts from the hottest aftermarket manufacturers and experts from all of the major manufacturers on hand to answer your questions about how to make your Ford car or truck perform to your expectations. There’s something for everyone at the 4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals – make your plans to attend now!

Huge Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet

Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod.

If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.

Jet Car Shooting for 300+ mph!

Get ready to be blown away by the Jet Car ripping down the 1320! Be one of the first to witness the Jet Car make a blazing 300+mph pass.

World Famous Burnout Contest!

The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires.