Bradenton, Florida – Event Preview

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The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals Series starts its season over the weekend of March 21-24, 2013, with the 11th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Featuring the Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge, scheduled to take place at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida. As this is the first race of the season, the Northern-based competitors are chomping at the bit to feel some warm weather and get the racing season started. As usual, the NMCA will start off the weekend with a pre-race Hooters party at the Hooters of Bradenton, which is always a fun time - after all, who can pass up, beer, wings, and girls in skimpy socks?This event will feature one of the season's largest turnouts, with racers showing up to compete in each of the NMCA's eleven classes, plus a large contingent of True Street racers and the five classes full of LSX racers taking part in the Chevrolet Performance Parts LSX Challenge.

Every year Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street is one of the hottest classes at the NMCA season opener as 5 & 6-second, 200+ mph monsters turn up the boost, tighten the blower belts, and fill up the nitrous bottles to put on a show for Bradenton's speed-crazed fans. Watch as Pro Street racers put their cars on the ragged edge and set their engine combinations "on kill" in search of the first win of the year that will put them in the points lead. When the lights drop NMCA racers will go heads-up and wheels-up for an action-packed weekend of the best in domestic street-legal drag racing. The NMCA season opener is a "must attend" event for any gear head or muscle car fanatic!


Want to race?
Then you definitely want to enter TREMEC True Street, the perfect class for any beginner...because reaction time doesn't matter. Join other True Street racers, with passengers, on a 30-mile NMCA-escorted cruise to prove the street worthiness of all cars in competition. Next hit the track for 3 back-to-back passes and then watch as NMCA presents cash and awards to the overall fastest, runner-up and to each racer with the closest average to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seconds!

How to Race True Street Click Here!

True Street Class Purses & Rules Click Here!

NMCA also has lots of other ways to compete at the season opener including Bracket 1, 2, and 3 classes along with special Open Comp, Nostalgia Muscle Car, and EFI Rumble classes. Every year new racers hit the track for the first time and find out how fun and easy it is to compete at an NMCA national event!

The Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series is on the property!
The LSX Challenge Series is back for 2013 to be contested at four events this season, starting off right here in Florida with five awesome racing classes. The LSX Challenge Series is the premier racing series for street-based vehicles powered by Chevrolet's LS and LSX engine family. Two of the classes to be contested in Florida include the LSX Drag Radial class, won last season by Andy Essary in his wild Firebird, and the LSX All Motor Class, where Judson Massingill took his all-motor Camaro to low-eight-second performances all last year in pursuit of the class championship. The LSX Real Street class, LSX Rumble class, and 5th Gen Camaro Challenge class also all return to action for the 2013 season. If LSX fare whets your appetite you need to be in Florida for the season opener!

There's more than just racing action!
In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMCA also has the awesome DuPont Custom Finishes Car Show, which features over 100 class awards, from stock to modified, up for grabs! '32 Ford with a late-model 5.0? Or a '69 Camaro powered by an LS1? No matter what your flavor, there's a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. 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 11th Annual Ross Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals - make your plans to attend now!

Car Show Classes & Awards Click Here!

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 NMCA 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.

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