2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Bowling Green NMRA

NMRA True Street is one of the most fun classes in drag racing today. It embodies the spirit of street-legal Ford performance and offers enthusiasts the chance to compete in a safe and exciting environment.Winners are crowned in a variety of performance levels. And twice a year, True Street racers get the chance to show their stuff in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is a true test of performance for those choosing three pedals, with fantastic prizes and bragging rights at stake. In order to be eligible to run in the Shootout, a True Street competitor must have a street-style manual transmission (face-plated and pro-shifted are allowed). The second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2019 was held September 28-29 at the NMRA World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Bowling Green NMRA”

You Should Enter the 2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fastest gear-jammer of them all? Come the weekend of September 27th, 2019, the answer will be known, and it could be you!

The eight quickest manual-transmission cars in the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) True Street class will face off in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the 2019 NMRA World Finals. It is fitting that the NMRA season starts and ends with the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Read More “You Should Enter the 2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

How to Shift Your TREMEC Transmission Like a Hero

To shift like a hero, you need to hit all the gears quickly and properly. That takes practice, knowing your car, knowing your clutch and having a good shifter. With modern, internal shift-rail manual transmissions, shifting like a pro is an achievable goal. To help with that, we talked to one of our customers, who shifts his car to 9-second quarter-mile passes over and over again. Read More “How to Shift Your TREMEC Transmission Like a Hero”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Yandro Ulloa’s 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang

The 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang was a groundbreaking machine that ushered in the era of DOHC performance for Ford. The 305-horsepower mod-motor Cobra provided a huge jump in performance over the 215-horsepower Mustang GT. It could rev cleanly to 7,000 rpm and sounded amazing, and a good pilot could row the gears into the mid-13s. Under the hood sat the beautiful, all-aluminum 4.6L engine with high-flow induction that was ripe for boost. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Yandro Ulloa’s 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang”

Shifting Gears to Glory at the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

One of the coolest and most challenging events on the NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) tour is the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. The most recent event was held at the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 28 – March 3.

To qualify, racers must compete in the QA1 True Street class, which involves completing the 25-mile road tour, then making a trio of runs. The eight quickest racers come back the following day for the Shootout’s ultimate gear-jamming showdown. Read More “Shifting Gears to Glory at the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Customer Spotlight – The Goodguys 2019 GRT-100 Giveaway Truck

For several years, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has worked with industry partners to build a custom vehicle as a giveaway. The build is always something special. The type of vehicle has varied over the years, from street rods to muscle cars, built in different styles. Whatever the make or model of the vehicle chosen, the result is a superb machine that turns heads and delivers performance.

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2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Details

Anyone can claim to be the best stick shift driver when it comes to drag racing. Just like anyone can say that their car is the quickest. But until the win light comes on and the trophy is hoisted, those are just empty words.

That’s why TREMEC, together with the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA), created the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout seven years ago. The first of two TREMEC Stick Shift Shootouts in 2019 will take place at the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 28 – March 3. This is a chance for racers to put up or shut up and settle who has the quickest manual-transmission equipped car at this event! Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Details”

New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission

There may be no greater example of an oxymoron-ish state of the union than that of the manual transmission: endangered but beloved. For every automaker that discontinues the manual transmission, another adds it.

We’ve put together a list of models sold in the U.S. for 2018 and 2019 that are available with manual transmission. Read More “New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission”

TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018

While the SEMA Show primarily serves as an automotive aftermarket industry trade event, it has become one of the world’s biggest and most diverse custom car shows. Builders large and small spend months, and even years designing and building vehicles that showcase the products of companies exhibiting at the show – as well as the builder’s craftsmanship and skill.

A common thread with the most noteworthy and attention getting is the transmission used. While you’ll see a variety of automatic slush boxes in some builds, for builds where a manual transmission is used, most of the time there will be a TREMEC 5- or 6-speed under the vehicle’s transmission tunnel. Read More “TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner is a Coyote in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff McCool rolled into the Beech Bend Raceway Park for the 2018 Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford Finals with one thing in mind—win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout with his 5.0L Coyote-powered 1981 Mustang Coupe.

A year earlier, Jeff was a 2017 Stick Shift Shootout finalist, but he fell short and went home with the runner-up prize. With the format changed for 2018, power, consistency and quick reactions would equalize the field. Jeff was poised to compete, and his TREMEC-equipped Ford Mustang was ready to do its part. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner is a Coyote in Sheep’s Clothing”