- Wednesday 12 June, 2013
From Whisper Jet to Cobra Jet, memory lane to Summit or Budweiser lane, it's ALL FORD!
NORWALK, Ohio – On the eve of the McLeod NMRA Ford Nationals June 14-16, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio we're wondering: Just how loyal are local Ford lovers?
Loyal enough to share event information on Facebook.com?
Tool to the track with a boatload of fellow Ford fanatics?
How about loyal enough to enter your sweet honey of a garage project in a race or a car show?
Don't be shy! We want to see your pride and joy!
Also, Pro Ford drivers packed for the track and hit the road, already on the way to enliven the show with the best Ford muscle racing anywhere. We can't wait.
But the Ford Nationals welcomes all Ford racers from rookie to pro. Entry-level racing classes include Open Comp, Modular Muscle and Super Stang.
Or go for the gusto with Tremec True Street presented by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine.
Junior Dragster drivers, maybe your mom wants to race this time. Mom might catch the racing butterflies in the All-female Shootout, you never know.
Then she'll want to try your Junior Dragster at the next Test N' Tune. But be a good sport. In a few years you'll ask for the keys to her grocery getter.
Just imagine, over the roar of a Cobra Jet smokey burnout, you'll hear fans in the stands chant, “Go Mom! Go Mom!”
What if Mom does a smokey burnout all the way down the track!
And since you're under age 12, you got in free to see it all in person.
This great family event features a manufacturers' midway and a swap meet, so maybe that hard-to-find specialty part ends up on a table or in a bin at the swap meet, waiting for you.
For a sweet treat, check out Wild Willy's Ice Cream Saloon on the Budweiser side of the dragstrip. From coast to coast we're known for serving a pound of delicious Velvet Ice Cream for a buck.
The McLeod NMRA Ford Nationals moves in at noon on Thursday. Gates open at noon on Friday, with testing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and qualifying for the rest of the evening.
On Saturday gates open at 9 a.m. for a day packed with muscle match ups, exhibition runs and gleaming show cars.
Pick up a Ford hat, T-shirt or mug. Or celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Summit Motorsports Park with a Norwalk Dragway shirt and enjoy breaking in a new favorite!
On Sunday gates open at 8 a.m. with heads up eliminations kicking off track action at 9 a.m. After pre-race ceremonies at 11:30 a.m., Pro Heads Up eliminations sizzle the afternoon.
For racing and event information about the McLeod NMRA Ford Nationals June 14-16, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio click on: We've been waiting for this!