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The #1 All-Ford Motorsport Event Takes Over Bradenton Motorsports Park on March 5-8!

January 30, 2015 by Chad Houghton



Santa Ana, CA (January 30, 2015) - Thousands of Ford fans will celebrate Spring Break at the 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout, presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords in Bradenton, Florida on March 5-8. This exciting four-day event features the original turbocharged 200+ mph Street Outlaws plus a whole lot more! Ford fans will be treated to wild, wheels up all-Ford drag racing on the quarter-mile and total Blue Oval Ford madness on the manufacturer's midway plus an all-Ford car show on Saturday and Sunday. It's the best Spring Break party of the year for Ford fans of all ages and the first race of the year for the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals drag racing season!

On Friday, March 6, the weekend kicks into high gear at Hooters of Bradenton with a car show, burnouts, and the famous Hooters girls. Join hundreds of Ford enthusiasts from all over the country as the Hooters parking lot turns into a giant Ford car show! The world famous Hooters Burnout Contest takes on a life of its own later in the evening when the real fun begins... this annual Hooters party is one you can't miss!


The competition heats up on the quarter mile at Bradenton Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday when the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout goes into overdrive. Since it's the first race of the year, NMRA racers will be eager to win so the racing will be close and competitive. From the smokin' quick Street Outlaws to the bumper draggin' Renegades, fans will be on the edge of their seats all weekend. Special features include:

  • Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Spring Break Shootout Class presented by Blow-By Racing: Where racers of all levels can compete in their street legal vehicles for cash and prizes... winner takes home $1,300!
  • VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout Class: Brings together some of the quickest Cobras and GT500s on the planet for a "winner takes all" battle!
  • Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing: Factory-built hot rods in an 8- and 9-second "slugfest" for $1,000 prize and year long bragging rights!
  • TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout: Over 100 Mustangs equipped with manual transmissions will line up to battle each other for top honors in this 3rd annual shootout!
  • Fluid Turbo Concepts Turbo Coyote Class: Watch some of the wildest turbocharged Coyote-powered Mustangs race heads-up!
The NMRA Spring Break Shootout also features a huge UPR Products All-Ford Car Show, where hundreds of participants will show off their amazing late- and early-model Fords. It's one of the biggest all-Ford car shows of the year with some of the best Mustangs in the area and awards presented on both Saturday and Sunday. This event also includes one of the largest all-Ford manufacturers' midways with representatives to answer all of your product questions and a swap meet with hundreds of hard-to-find used parts. With so much going on, the action will be non-stop! We don't call it the Spring Break Shootout for nothing - come for the warm weather, parties, exciting drag racing and car show.