Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas (just outside of Houston) is the home of the 4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Lone Star Shootout Presented by Tommie Vaughn Performance - a post-season gathering that features special race classes designed to pit the NMRA versus the NMCA in a battle of wills. This event takes place over the weekend of November 9-11, 2012, and brings the best of the NMRA to Texas. For this weekend only, in a unique twist, Paschal Performance Inc. sponsors a race-within-the-race called the Big Dawgs Shootout, where hand-selected NMRA and NMCA stars come together in a best-of-three matchup.
But that's not all, folks! This event also features a variety of index and Open Comp-style classes designed to allow the largest amount of participation between the local racers and the traveling group. There are a total of five competition classes including the Fords Versus the World Bracket Showdown, and the Lone Star Shootout also boasts a large contingent of True Street competitors. In 2011, Tony Bourns was able to take home the six-foot-trophy as the King of Texas during Saturday's three-pass session. In his win over 45 other competitors, Bourns averaged a blistering 8.49 across the set. Previous class winner Randy Seward was also on the property, coming in as the runner-up with an 8.56 three-pass average. TREMEC Transmissions also sponsors the True Street Quick Sixteen, which takes the top sixteen finishers from Saturday's event and puts them onto a ladder for additional cash and prizes on Sunday. At last year's event, top two Saturday finishers Bourns and Seward ran through the sixteen-car field on Sunday to meet up in the final round, where Bourns took a holeshot and ran away with the event win over an awesome field of real street cars.
I want to race - how do I do it?
The NMRA offers many different classes for all different levels of racer. This race is designed to maximize participation and as such features classes for everyone. From the entry-level TREMEC True Street class to the choice of index and Open Comp-style classes, there's a place for you at this event, so take a look at the class rules and make your plans to come out and race with the best Ford racers in the country. For rules information visit: www.nmradigital.com/rules, pick a class, make sure your car fits the rules and you have the proper safety gear, and come race with the NMRA!
There's more than just racing action!
In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMRA also has the awesome UPR Products All-Ford Car Show, which features over fifty different awards that are presented each day of the show. Regardless of what type of spotless Ford machine you own, there's a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. The Royal Purple Raceway stop on the NMRA tour mixes the UPR Products NMRA Car Show with the NMCA TREMEC Transmissions Car Show, filling the show area with a beautiful field of heart-stopping machines. In addition, the Manufacturer's Midway will be filled with vendors, and experts from many major manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions about how to make your Ford car or truck perform to your expectations. This combined NMRA/NMCA event will fill the grounds of Royal Purple Raceway with the finest in domestic iron - make your plans to attend today!
Huge Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet
Looking to buy parts for your Ford? Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod.
If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.
Jet Car Shooting for 300+ mph!
Get ready to be blown away by the Jet Car ripping down the 1320! Be one of the first to witness the Jet Car make a blazing 300+mph pass.
World Famous Burnout Contest!
The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires.