NMRA and NMCA have changed the location of their next event due to the COVID-19 crisis, organizers announced. Based on the Illinois regional plan, organizers said, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway located outside of St. Louis, Missouri, in Madison, Illinois, for the weekend of July 30 – Aug. 2.
“We’re very comfortable scheduling an event in the southern part of Illinois for the end of July based on the Illinois Motorsport Coalition reopening proposal that was presented to the state this week,” said Rollie Miller, general manager and national event director at ProMedia Events and Publishing, the parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals. “Chris Blair and World Wide Technology Raceway are ready to help us pull-off this unique event as both the NMRA and NMCA are getting back to the business of drag racing.”
The relocation of the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing has been one of several adjustments to both the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals sanctioning bodies. Due to the COVID-19 crisis the schedule has been revamped a few times.
The race season will resume on June 25-28 at Atlanta Dragway (Commerce, GA) for the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals. The two tours move in unison over to World Wide Technology Raceway just outside of St. Louis (Madison, IL) for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance July 30 – August 2. Almost a month later both organizations will head to Ohio for the Nitrous Supply NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Aug. 27-30 at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH).
The two groups split following the All-American Nationals as the NMCA completes its season at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN) on Sept. 24-27. The NMCA World Street Finals also includes the Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout and the biggest Nostalgia Super Stock event of the year featuring the Dave Duell Classic and NSS All-Star competition. The NMRA series concludes its championship season at the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival on the weekend of Oct. 1-4 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.