ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, in association with Atlanta Dragway’s parent company NHRA, have decided to postpone the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals in response to growing restrictions on group gatherings and travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Effective today the NHRA has suspended all drag racing operations for at least 30 days at NHRA-owned facilities and events. The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is hosted by an NHRA-owned facility.
“We’re disappointed but fully support NHRA officials in their decision while agreeing with the local, state, and federal guidelines regarding large group gatherings,” said Steve Wolcott, CEO and founder of ProMedia Events and Publishing. “The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped our nation and disrupted everyday life but we are excited to continue the 2020 racing season for both sanctioning bodies in May. Our next two events are in St. Louis with the first one scheduled after the CDC’s eight week recommended restrictions for the pandemic and we are confident the crisis will work itself out by then.”
The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals returns May 14-16 and NMCA jumps back to action May 28-31 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison Illinois.
At the time of this writing a new date has not been made for the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals due to the quickly evolving Coronavirus pandemic. NMRA/NMCA racing officials are working diligently with the Atlanta Dragway staff to determine an appropriate date that fits both group’s schedules and one that will be convenient for the racers, fans, and sponsors.
“Special thanks goes to Kasey Coler and his staff for their support during these challenging times. It is reassuring to have dedicated partners like Atlanta Dragway and NHRA as we continue to work hard on getting back to normal life,” commented Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director at NMRA/NMCA.
For NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals refund inquires and other questions, please contact the NMRA or NMCA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 714-444-2426. For all other event information including the NMRA Gateway Rumble (May 16-18, 2020) and NMCA Power Festival (May 28-31, 2020) at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, visit www.NMRAdigital.com/STL or www.NMCAdigital.com/STL.
About ProMedia Events and Publishing
ProMedia Events and Publishing is the leader in muscle car motorsport events and publishing since 1998. It specializes in Street-Legal Drag Racing and Car Shows with its Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals sanctioning bodies, which produces over 16 events per year from coast-to-coast, together with the highly acclaimed Nitto Tire NMCA West Auto-X autocross series. The sanctioning bodies benefit from over 150 participating companies, including the OE manufacturers Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge.
In addition to the motorsport events, ProMedia is a digital and print publishing company with its digital magazine Race Pages and its print product Fastest Street Car Magazine, which is produced monthly. Fastest Street Car Magazine enjoys a unique and effective distribution through speed and custom shops, engine builders, and other auto-enthusiasts retail locations. Fine-tuned over the last 20 years, the FSC distribution model puts the magazine in the hands of parts-buying enthusiasts and influencers. Race Pages Digital launched in late 2017 and quickly made its mark for delivering breaking news, race coverage, exclusive video content, and technical stories.