4th Annual NMRA NMCA Lone Star Shootout, Nov 9-11

by Royal Purple Raceway
November 5,2012
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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.


FRI Gates Open: Noon
NMRA/NMCA Bracket Test & Tune: 1:00pm-5:00pm
NMRA/NMCA Registration\Parking\Tech: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Houston Raceway Parks AAA Safe Street Night: 6:00pm
Secure Track: Midnight
SAT Gates Open: 9:00am
Racer, Carshow and Swapmeet Registration Opens: 9:00am
Bracket Time Trials: 9:15am
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #1: 10:30am
True Street Meeting: 11:00am
True Street Cruise: 11:30am
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1: Noon
True Street Eliminations: 1:00pm
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #2: 2:30pm
Car Show Awards Presentations: 3:00pm
Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #3: 4:30pm
Secure Track: 5:00pm
SUN Gates Open: 9:00am
Racer, Carshow and Swapmeet Registration Opens: 9:00am
Heads-Up Eliminations Rd. 1: 9:30am
Bracket Time Trial: 10:00am
Pre-Race Ceremonies: 11:30am
Pro Heads-Up Eliminations Rd. #1: Noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Lone Star True Street Shoot-Out Rd. #1: 12:15pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1: 1:00pm
Burn-Out Contest: 3:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentations: 3:05pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators: 4:00pm
Secure Track: 5:00pm
Spectator/Crew Passes (Kids 12 & Under Enter For Free)

Thursday - Must Purchase 4 Day Pass To Attend Thursday NA
Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Single Day Pass) $20
Saturday Through Sunday (2 Day Pass) $35
Friday Through Sunday (3 Day Pass) $55
Thursday Through Sunday (4 Day Pass) $75

Racer Participant Passes

Thursday Through Sunday Drag Race (NMCA Heads-Up $150
Thursday Through Sunday Drag Race (Brackets I & II) $150
Friday Through Sunday 3 Day Drag Race (NMCA Heads-Up) $105
Friday Through Sunday 3 Day Drag Race (Brackets I & II) $105
Saturday and Sunday 2 Day Drag Race (NMCA Heads-Up) $85
Saturday and Sunday 2 Day Drag Race (Brackets I & II) $85
Sunday Only 1 Day Drag Race (Brackets I & II) $65
Event Vehicle Pass: Sold ONLY with Crew $40

Car Show Participant Passes

Thursday Through Sunday Car Show $75
Friday Through Sunday Car Show $55
Saturday and Sunday Car Show $35
Saturday Only 1 Day Car Show $20
Sunday Only 1 Day Car Show $20
The Car Show events are advertised for Saturday & Sunday only. These prices reflect the cost for a participant who should arrive early and prepare for the weekend.

Swap/Coral Participant Passes

Thursday Through Sunday Swap/Coral $90
Friday Through Sunday Swap/Coral $70
Saturday and Sunday Swap/Coral $50
Sunday Only 1 Day Swap/Coral $50
The Swap/Coral events are advertised for Saturday & Sunday only. These prices reflect the cost for a participant who should arrive early and prepare for the weekend.