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CJ Pony Parts Energizes NMRA’s Truck & Lightning As Class Sponsor

Posted By: Evan J. Smith

CJ Pony Parts Energizes NMRA’s Truck & Lightning As Class Sponsor


On any given race weekend, you will see a wide array of Blue Oval muscle machines roaring down the racetrack, but only one class is dedicated to Ford’s powerful pickups. For the 2023 season, CJ Pony Parts signed on to support these multipurpose machines as the sponsor for the Truck & Lightning class.


“CJ Pony Parts is a strong brand in the Ford world with an impressive track record of supporting enthusiasts, like longtime class competitor Bob Cochran, and the events they love,” Steve Wolcott, President and CEO of NMRA, said. “With the company’s wide range of offerings for Ford trucks, it is a natural fit as the sponsor for the Truck & Lightning category for our silver-anniversary season.”


The CJ Pony Parts Truck & Lightning class is designed for any year, make, and model Ford trucks powered by Ford engines only. In addition to pickups, SUVs — including Explorers, Expeditions, Excursions, etc. — can run. The Truck & Lightning class runs on an Open Comp format with a 1-tenth breakout.


After kicking off the season in Orlando at the 29th Annual Spring Break Shootout from March 2-5, 2023, NMRA joins forces with NMCA for the 15th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals at Rockingham Dragway for the second time from April 13-16. The dual event theme continues as both series will run together for the 18th time at the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Muscle Car Drag Racing in Madison, Illinois, from May 4-7. From June 8-11, the storied 23rd Annual NMRA Ford Homecoming returns to Norwalk, Ohio. Then the two series combine again in Martin, Michigan, at the 3rd Annual NMRA/NMCA Power Festival from July 20-23. Finally, the season wraps up with the Ford event of the year, as the 24th Annual NMRA World Finals + Holley Ford Fest heads to Bowling Green, Kentucky from September 28 through October 1. 


With a mix of championship drag racing, index classes, street-car action, a huge car show, and a massive manufacturer’s midway, the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals offers must-see events for Ford fans across the country. For more information about the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals series, visit


About CJ Pony Parts:

In 1985, two friends decided to form a company based on their shared passion for driving cool, classic Mustangs. Fast forward 30+ years and CJ Pony Parts is still all about the love of automotive restoration and performance. Were now one of the oldest Mustang parts retailers in the world, but thats not all! Over the years, weve expanded our scope to include the EcoBoost, Classic Truck, and Off-Road communities as well. With thousands of combined hours getting dirty, greasy, and sweaty in our own garages, we want to do all we can to help the aftermarket community thrive. Whether that's by providing the best products, service, and support, or the most accurate content in the industry. Along with a huge selection of parts, we provide hundreds of videos, articles, and guides to make installs and repairs as easy as possible for novices and pros alike. With our expert guidance, youll be back on the road in no time. For more on the company, visit


About Holley NMRA Ford Nationals:

Brought to you by Holley Performance Products, the NMRA Ford Nationals is known as the largest all-Ford motorsport event series. It hosts championship drag racing from wild VP Racing Madditives Renegade race cars to heads-up classes with G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock and Richmond Gear Factory Stock. It is also home to one of the most competitive Index segments in all of drag racing with ARP Open Comp, Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle, and much more. Street cars have a large home in the NMRA Ford Nationals with the legacy category Circle D Specialties True Street contested at every event, considered the longest-running street car class of all time, and the exciting SunCoast Performance 8.60 Street Race eliminator. If showing off your Mustang or Ford is more your style, the UPR Products Car Show is one of the largest and most fun car shows of the year. Every national event features a Manufacturer’s Midway with the biggest names in the aftermarket, offering show specials and a chance to talk to company representatives one-on-one. For more information on the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals, visit

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