TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Returns to NMRA True Street Racing in 2022

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is back for another season of shift-your-own-gears excitement! TREMEC and the NMRA want 2022 to be the best season yet for True Street racers and stick shift enthusiasts. 

“Following the success of the 2021 NMRA season and the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout series, we can’t wait to see the action and entertainment the Stick Shift Shootout gives us this year,” said Steve Wolcott, NMRA President and CEO.  “Fueled by the popularity of the True Street class, we always have a diverse group of stick-shift competitors. At all three events in 2021 – Bradenton, Norwalk and Bowling Green –there were racing twists and surprises that showed us how great this class is, and how the overall fastest car is never assured a victory. All competitors have a legit chance to win, regardless of their average e.t.” Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Returns to NMRA True Street Racing in 2022”

8-Second Action at 2021 Mod Nationals TREMEC Modular True Street Drag Race

The Ford modular V8 engine family debuted to the world with a lot of controversy, but it quickly matured and, thanks to the power-enhancing magic of boost, it now powers Mustangs of various generations to neck-snapping speeds and elapsed times (E/Ts) at the dragstrip. The performance success of these engines and their large following led to the creation of the Mod Nationals in 2013. This annual overhead-cam drag race battle royale is an event exclusively for modular-powered Fords. Read More “8-Second Action at 2021 Mod Nationals TREMEC Modular True Street Drag Race”

Ten Questions with NMRA-NMCA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott

The National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) are two of the best-known drag racing series in the U.S. Born from the 1990s boom in Mustang performance, the NMRA was created to meet the rapidly growing need for a drag racing series exclusively dedicated to late-model Mustangs and other Ford-family makes. As the NMRA’s popularity and success surged, ProMedia took over the existing NMCA racing series in 2005 to become an NMRA sister series running similar format as the NMRA but open to muscle cars from all brands. Read More “Ten Questions with NMRA-NMCA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott”

Bob Meyer’s TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winning 1984 Turbo Mercury Capri RS

Story and Photos by Evan J Smith

Ever-humble Bob Myers has been a staple on the stick-shift street-car scene. He regularly competes in events like NMRA’s QA1 True Street, local bracket racing and 6.50 index. But unlike most racers who rely on a big V8 for power, Bob has stayed true to a beloved 2.3-liter Ford four-cylinder that motivates his 1984 Mercury Capri RS. Read More “Bob Meyer’s TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winning 1984 Turbo Mercury Capri RS”

Four-Cylinder Mercury Capri Wins the Last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2021

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

It took many years and a lot testing and tuning, but Bob Myers of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, finally captured his first TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout championship with his turbo 1984 Mercury Capri. It happened during a wild weekend of drag racing – and weather – at the 2021 Holley NMRA World Finals & Holley Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was held from September 30-October 3. It was the final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of the season, and it was far from typical. Read More “Four-Cylinder Mercury Capri Wins the Last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2021”

Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2021 NMRA World Finals

As the 2021 NMRA All-Ford World Finals and Ford Festival approaches, it’s time to get ready for last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of the year! The stage is set for the best manual transmission racing as participants in the True Street class face off for the title. The World Finals will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park from September 30-October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2021 NMRA World Finals”

An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout offers gear-jammers the chance to go head-to-head in a street/strip competition for amazing prizes, including a brand-new McLeod clutch. The races are held in conjunction with the NMRA QA1 True Street class, and, in 2021, have expanded to three exciting events: NMRA Spring Break Shootout, NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, and the upcoming NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival from September 29-October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang”

Jeff McCool Wins his Second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Norwalk, Ohio

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

As his name implies, Jeff McCool was cool in Norwalk, Ohio, as he rowed his manual-transmission–equipped 1981 Coyote-swapped Ford Mustang to his second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout win at the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals June 10-13 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Read More “Jeff McCool Wins his Second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Norwalk, Ohio”