Bowling Green, Kentucky – Event Preview

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The 12th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Muscle Car Nationals featuring the Dave Duell Nostalgia Super Stock Classic event takes place over the weekend of August 2-4, 2013. This awesome event will bring the stars of the NMCA to one of the most picturesque drag racing settings in the entire country, nostalgic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As the home of the Chevrolet Corvette factory, Bowling Green is no stranger to fast cars, and that’s exactly what will be running rampant in the Kentucky rolling hills this weekend. In 2012, we saw former PSCA Pro Street Champion Clint Hairston drive his family’s turbocharged GTO to his first NMCA Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street win, by beating former class champion Chris Rini and his ’69 Camaro on a .015 to .055 holeshot, which was enough of an advantage to squeeze out the win, despite a slower 6.11 ET at 241 MPH to Rini’s quicker 6.08 at 234.

The Dave Duell Nostalgia Super Stock Classic
With all of those racers in the Dave Duell Nostalgia Super Stock Classic racers competing in different ET Brackets, there were amazing match-ups last year. We saw Rosie Kossuth and her ’64 Coronet visit the winner’s circle after defeating Jeff Frees and his ’64 Belvedere in an all MOPAR final. Other action included Keith Broyles grabbing his first NMCA win in a couple years after defeating Jim Wickus in Eaton Posi Nostalgia Muscle Car, while Donald Carver defeated Wade Vincent in Hawk Performance Open Comp. In Lakewood Late Model EFI action, father and son racers David and Tim Rickey met each other in the final round for the second time this season with David taking the win.

Want to race? Beech Bend Raceway Park has an excellent racing surface that’s always prepped to within an inch of its life – it’s a great place to find out whether you’ve got the power you think you do. You can have the opportunity to show off your skills in the driver’s seat on the track in one of the NMCA’s various classes designed to satisfy the entry-level racer. The TREMEC True Street class has always been a racer favorite, with awards given out to the racers closest to each second increment, along with the overall quickest car and the runner-up, after their 30-mile cruise and three dragstrip passes are complete.
In addition, entry-level racers fit into the 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!

What about us show car guys? Do you have a meticulously-restored split-window ’63 ‘Vette? Or maybe a ’55 Bel Air that’s had the Pro Street treatment applied to it? Regardless of what type of machine you own, there’s a place for you in the car show and a shot at the DuPont Custom Finishes Car Show’s grand prize. In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMCA’s car show features over fifty different awards that are presented each day of the show. This stop on the NMCA tour also brings in a Manufacturer’s Midway where you can see and purchase parts from the hottest aftermarket manufacturers, while experts from many of the major manufacturers are on hand to answer your questions about how to make your Muscle Car or truck perform to your expectations.

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.