Savage Mustangs to Take Over NMRA’s ‘King of the Street’ in Kentucky

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Mustang NMRA King of the Street Lead

Winner lays claim to a $2,500 cash prize and a steering column/removable steering wheel combo from IDIDIT Performance.

The National Mustang Racers Association has announced that the King of the Street is returning for the 2019 season, thanks to sponsorship by IDIDIT Performance. The title will be decided on the final day of the 2019 season, with eight Mustang race cars going head-to-head on Sunday of the NMRA World Finals in Kentucky and in addition to being named the NMRA King of the Street, the winner will take home a check for $2,500 and a steering column with a removable hub from IDIDIT Performance.

2019 NMRA King of the Street

The final event of the 2019 NMRA season is the Nitto All-Ford World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky and on the final day of the event, the King of the Street shootout will take place. This one-day class will be comprised of eight winning Mustang racers who took class titles during the season and they will go head-to-head, heads-up to see who is the King of the Street.

IDIDIT Perfomance King of the Street Logo

The eight-car field will be comprised of the six winners of the QA1 True Street class from the six NMRA events, along with the drivers who win the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout and the Gateway Rumble. In the event that the same driver wins more than one of the True Street titles during the season, the King of the Street field will be filled by finishing position in the QA1 True Street class at the World Finals.

Grand Prize

The winner of this eight-Mustang shootout in Kentucky will get a check for $2,500, but they will also get a new steering column with a removable hub assembly from IDIDIT Performance. The steering parts are worth about $1,000, so the total cash value of the grand prize is $3,500, but the most attractive aspect of this program will be the title of being the NMRA King of the Street.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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