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Nitto Hooks Up True Street & HEMI Shootout Winners with Purse Boost to $1,000

Posted By: Evan J. Smith
Nitto Hooks Up True Street & HEMI Shootout Winners with Purse Boost to $1,000 
Santa Ana, California [March 10, 2023] — Built to extend traction from the street to the drag strip, the Nitto NT NT555RII drag radial is a natural choice for NMRA & NMCA’s wildly popular True Street categories as well as NMCA’s HEMI Shootout class. For racers who win while running this dual-purpose rubber, Nitto is extending its popular bounty program that boosts the winning purse to four digits.
“Nitto Tire is one of the longest-running supporters of both series, and the company is truly committed to supporting drag racers,” said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director of NMRA & NMCA. “The NT555II bounty program is an incredibly generous way to support Nitto customers who race with NMRA & NMCA.”
Launched in 2020 to celebrate the tire’s release, the program has since rewarded a large group of racers with extra cash. The generous program continues for the full 2023 NMRA & NMCA seasons, pushing the purse to $1,000 for True Street and HEMI Shootout drivers who race to victory on NT555RII drag radials in the 9-second, 10-second, 11-second, 12-second, 13-second, 14-second, and 15-second categories as well as the overall winner and runner-up. NMRA female True Street racers at the Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky events who wish to compete for the bounty must enter traditional True Street.
The NT555RII exceeds the dry performance, wet traction, comfort, and quietness beyond the company’s NT05R. By engineering innovations in the compound, sidewall, and tread design, Nitto engineers retained a reasonable 100 UTQG treadwear rating. The NT555RII is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with additional flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The high-grip compound and semi-racing construction provide increased traction at the starting line, while the large circumferential grooves aid wet handling on the street. Nitto offers a wide range of sizes for 15- to 22-inch-diameter wheels, check for sizes and authorized dealers near you. 
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Nitto first made its name giving enthusiasts the tires and sizes no one else would, and that ethos continues into everything we do today. Every corner of our automotive enthusiast world is worthy of being celebrated—and having a tire perfectly designed for it. Supporting enthusiasts doesn't just mean giving them the best tires—it means telling their stories, too. That’s why we created Driving Line. It’s an automotive publication full of enthusiasts following their passion, whether it’s to the end of the Alcan trail or victory lane. For more information about Nitto Tire, visit

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