National Mustang Racers Event to Feature Tremec Stick Shift Shootout
Who has the fastest manual Mustang around? The Tremec Stick Shift Shootout in Kentucky, Sept. 27-30, will reveal all.
Do you have any plans in the next couple of weeks? Why not head to the land of the Corvette to witness the fastest manually-shifted Mustangs in the world at the Tremec Stick Shift Shootout during the 20th anniversary edition of the National Mustang Racers Association All-Ford Finals (NMRA)? The event is taking place at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sept. 27 – 30.
Sponsored by Tremec Transmissions, the shootout enters its second year to determine who among over 120 entrants in the NMRA QA1 True Street category has the fastest manual Mustang in the United States. The top eight fastest will battle it out on September 30 in a Chicago-style elimination bracket. Each start will be staggered based on each competitor’s three-run True Street E.T. average, no breakouts will be used, and all will be able to run their manual Mustangs all-out to have the best shot at taking the crown.
And what will the winner receive for having the fastest manual Mustang in the U.S.? A McLeod Racing RXT Twin-Disc Clutch with Flywheel, worth $1,300. The second-fastest manual Mustang owner will win a $500 gift certificate from McLeod RXT, while all eight competitors will receive a custom jacket and award plaque from TREMEC during the transmission company’s racer appreciation party at their trailer at the end of the racing day September 29. And if you’re among the first 25 contenders with a manual car in line at tech inspection for the NMRA True Street class, Tremec will drop $100 in your pocket to cover the class entry fee.
All manual Mustangs in the NMRA True Street class must have a street-style transmission to compete. Mods like face-plating and pro-shifting gears are fine, but it all has to be handled through a single stick; no multi-shifters allowed, nor manuals with air, electronic, or hydraulic actuation.
If you want to know what the Tremec Stick Shift Shootout is all about, the video above from last year’s competition should give you an idea. If you want to see it in person, tickets to the NMRA All-Ford World Finals are $95.00 for a full weekend pass, $25 for a single-day ticket. Children 12 and under enter free with paying adult.