View Full Version : 15th Annual MM&FF Spring Break Shootout - March 5-8, 2009

02-03-2009, 10:10 AM
Come run your Saleen In the Tremec Transmissions True Street Class

15th Annual Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Spring Break Shootout
Presented by Pro50.Com

NMRA Bradenton, Florida, Event, March 5-8, 2009
The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, the #1 all-Ford motorsport show in the U.S., is pleased to announce that the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Spring Break Shootout will join forces with the NMRA in 2009 and beyond. The Spring Break Shootout class will be presented by Pro50.Com and it will take place at the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Ford Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, March 5-8, 2009. This awesome event, which Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords started back in 1995, features some of the fastest street-style Mustangs in the land competing for the honor of Spring Break Shootout champion. 2009 will feature new, easy to adapt rules and larger purses for Spring Break Shootout competitors.

New Rules for ‘09:
The Spring Break Shootout will be a heads-up Quick 16 format race that will take place on Sunday, March 8th, 2009. The Spring Break Shootout race will be open to the quickest 16 cars that run in NMRA’s Tremec Transmissions True Street class on Saturday, March 7th. To be eligible for the Spring Break Shootout class, competitors must meet True Street rules, compete in the True Street class on Saturday, and make
all three True Street passes. The sixteen (16) competitors who have the fastest 3-pass averages will be placed on a sportsman ladder and will race heads-up on a 4/10 pro tree.

Spring Break Shootout Purses

$800, Pro 5.0 Shifter of Choice, Ford Racing Boss Block, 6' Trophy

$400, Pro 5.0 Shifter of Choice, Plaque




Class Description

True Street is a racing class for mildly modified to heavily modified high performance Ford-based street vehicles that are street certified and able to drive over a 30-mile distance. All Ford vehicles from 1964 through present are permitted. Any Ford based engine, and any number and/or type of power adders are permitted. Vehicles must be registered, licensed, and insured. There will be trophies and awards for not only quickest average, and runner up, but also for the following: closest averaged ET that is not quicker than the following – 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, and 15.00. True Street racing will be conducted at all NMRA racing events in 2008. True Street does not have a points system. NMRA membership is not required to compete in NMRA True Street.

Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree
All Run, NMRA True Street Format, .400 Pro Tree.


All Ford-bodied vehicles 1964 & later will be accepted.

Any Ford-based engine, and any number and/or type of power adders are permitted. Any manual or automatic transmission is permitted. Any rear end is permitted. Exhaust system with mufflers is required.

Stock type chassis and stock type suspension is required. Coil-over shocks and springs permitted for both front and rear suspension. Shocks and spring may be re-located. Standard bolt-on replacement suspension and chassis components are permitted. Tubular bolt-in front K-members and A-arm kits are permitted. Back-half vehicles are prohibited. Ladder bars and/or aftermarket 4-links are prohibited. Wheelie bars are prohibited.

In order to compete, all vehicles and/or drivers are required the following: 1.Valid driver’s license 2.Valid vehicle registration 3.Valid license plate(s). Dealer plates prohibited. 4.Valid insurance “ID” card. Faxes and/or letters from insurance companies and/or brokers not acceptable. 5.D.O.T. Radials or D.O.T. Slicks on front and rear of vehicle. 6.Hood is required, may be made of lightweight material. Hood scoops permitted. Hood/scoop may be liftoff. 7.Any type of passenger windows permitted, but must be functional – up/down and in working condition.

During the tech-in process, vehicle must have operational street equipment, including headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, and horn.

DOT slick tires or DOT legal radials tires required for drive tires during the road tour AND the True Street competition and class run off. Racing slicks prohibited. Maximum actual measured tire size is as follows: Actual measured tread of all racing slick-type tire is limited to 10.75-inches. For D.O.T. radial tires, maximum sidewall designation permitted is 325mm. Tire height is unrestricted. A “go/no-go” gauge will be used to measured tire width. Tire shaving is prohibited. Tire changing is prohibited during or after the road tour.

WHEELS: Spindle-mount front wheels prohibited.

There will be a 30 mile supervised cruise on highway and city streets prior to competition, limited to those vehicles that have passed tech inspection. An escort will supervise the cruise in accordance with local laws and ordinances. Each competitor and crew will be on their own recognizance during the escort and cruise and bear the full responsibility of their actions as they would on city streets. Please be safe and follow all traffic laws during the cruise.

Support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles, crew, etc.) are permitted optionally on the road tour, but must trail behind the True Street participants, and the escort, at all times. All support vehicles are on their own reconnaissance and must obey all applicable local safety and traffic laws.

Cruise is mandatory in the time allotted for competition. Any vehicle unable to complete the road tour under its on power, within the allotted time, will be disqualified from racing. Any vehicle that falls behind the trailing escort will be disqualified.

After the vehicles return from the road tour, they will return directly to the designated staging lanes for the cool-down period. They may not change tires. The cool-down period will typically last between 15 to 45 minutes. During this cool down period only, entrants may adjust tire pressure (add or remove tire pressure), install fresh nitrous bottles, install ice in their intercooler (only if located in trunk, rear hatch or rear seat area). A strict CLOSED HOOD policy will be in effect until a competitor has completed his or her three back-to-back passes. No re-fueling allowed once car leaves on cruise. Engines must remain turned off during entire cool-down period. External cooling of engine by any means (cold water, outdoor fans, etc.) prohibited. Any engine changes, repairs, or adjustments (changing rocker arms, carburetor adjustments, etc.) prohibited. Changing of tires prohibited. No laptops in vehicle permitted at any time once the first of the three back-to-back passes is initiated.

When called to “load up” in the staging lanes, all True Street competitors must report to their cars and prepare to make three back-to-back quarter mile passes. All hoods and deck lids must remain secured, as they must remain closed until completion of all three passes. Vehicles with air-to-water intercoolers may not add ice to intercooler tank between back-to-back passes, even if intercooler tank is located in interior of vehicle.

After all three quarter mile passes are completed, each racer’s ET will be added and the average of these three passes will be computed. The outcome of the 3-run average will be posted Sunday morning, and the awards presentation will be held Sunday. On a qualifying run, if a contestant properly starts, stages and receives the starter’s signal but breaks to the point the run is not completed, a time of 28 seconds is issued and it is considered a valid qualifying run.

Crew members are not permitted around participating vehicles, in the staging lanes, or in the burnout area, between rounds of competition.

Tire pressure may be checked in the staging lanes, or between rounds, and may be lowered. Air may not be added to tires any time during the back-to-back passes. Vehicles are required to make three full passes in order to be included in the final average ET tally. All vehicles must run three passes in the same order as the first pass, any attempt to gain additional cool down time between rounds will result in disqualification. The only possible exception to this rule is the use of a parachute, if required by vehicle speed. One crew member can be placed in the staging lanes to aid in the re-packing of a parachute, however, chute must be re-packed in a manner so as not to be disruptive to competition rounds. There will be a separate staging lane designated for any vehicle needing to re-pack parachutes. Any vehicle unable to start under it’s own power will be disqualified. Once all rounds have been completed, prize money and awards will be given based on the final average of all three quarter mile passes. During, and in between, the back-to-back passes, no changes may be made to vehicle other than lowering air pressure in tires. Fresh nitrous bottles, fuel, and ice may not be installed/replenished. Vehicles with air-to-water intercoolers may not add ice to intercooler tank between back-to-back passes, even if intercooler tank is located in interior of vehicle.

There is no minimum weight.

It is the participant’s responsibility to familiarize oneself with the class requirements as found in the 2009 NMRA rulebook and the safety requirements as found in the 2009 NHRA rulebook. The participant agrees that the participant bears the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of participant’s vehicle and to ensure that participant complies with all applicable NHRA & NMRA rules. The participant agrees that participant is in the best position to know about the construction and operation of participant’s vehicle, equipment, and clothing, and whether there has been compliance with all applicable NHRA & NMRA rules.

02-05-2009, 11:44 AM
ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!!! Make plans to come out and race in this awesome class.

02-05-2009, 05:35 PM

We cant wait to attend!!! This event is awesome and now that MM&FF has brought their Shoot out over!! TEAM JDM will be in attendance with our Saleen Speedlab Drag cars!!

02-06-2009, 08:25 AM
GREAT Jim Look forward to seeing you and the JDM gang again.