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29th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Ford Expo - Capital Punishment
The NMRA Descends On Ohio's Capital, And Complete Mayhem Ensues.
By Steve Baur
Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
January 01, 2008
Coming off a successful weekend at the NMRA Atco race, Stephen Posenau made the mod-motor contingent proud, taking the low-10-second average with a 10.09 effort.
Winner Coming off a successful weekend at the NMRA Atco race, Stephen Posenau made the mo
Fairview Park, Ohio's Will Carroll had one of the stealthiest rides in attendance. Sporting widened stock wheels and a super-quiet exhaust note, the turbocharged, stroker Three-Valve steed charged to the low-11-second average.
Winner Fairview Park, Ohio's Will Carroll had one of the stealthiest rides in attendance.
Throwing his warranty to the wind, Granger, Indiana's Randy Soper worked his brand-new Shelby GT500 hard in True Street. His effort paid off as the car ran 11.94, 11.99, and 12.15 for the low-12-second prize. The GT500 has a few bolt-ons like a cold-air kit, a pulley, a Bassani exhaust, and no doubt a bit more horsepower than when it left the factory. Soper put it all down using the stock Goodyear Supercar tires.
Winner Throwing his warranty to the wind, Granger, Indiana's Randy Soper worked his brand
A pinto? Yep, and the low-13-second prize. Jackie Flanders' turbocharged 2.3 Pinto comes from a family of fast four-cylinders, as husband Dave was busy stomping on the Open Comp class with his low-9-second four-pot Mustang.
Winner A pinto? Yep, and the low-13-second prize. Jackie Flanders' turbocharged 2.3 Pinto
Roseann Powell of Louisville, Ohio, posted the lowest-15-second average in True Street with her '70 Mustang convertible. She gave the four-speed a good workout in her 351-powered steed, which has over 160,000 miles on the clock.
Winner Roseann Powell of Louisville, Ohio, posted the lowest-15-second average in True St
Mike ReEd of Blacklick, Ohio, nailed the lowest 14-second average with his '89 LX Mustang.
Winner Mike ReEd of Blacklick, Ohio, nailed the lowest 14-second average with his '89 LX
Your True Street winners from Columbus are (back row, left to right) Will Carroll, Tim Castro, Jon "King" Huber, Stephen Posenau, (front row, left to right) Mike Reid, Randy Soper, and Roseann Powell.
Winner Your True Street winners from Columbus are (back row, left to right) Will Carroll,
NMRA Columbus had tons of high-flying action, especially in the power-enhanced Real Street and naturally aspirated Hot Street and Pure Street classes. Indianapolis, Indiana's Kevin Scott hung the front wheels out all weekend long in Real Street. Looking at the car in the staging lanes, one might guess it to be a 12- or 11-second car-maybe 10s if you had a clue-but high-9s? No way.
Winner NMRA Columbus had tons of high-flying action, especially in the power-enhanced Rea
Tim "Wheels Up" Matherly had the crowd cheering just about every time he made a pass. His modular-powered machine motored past much of the 12-car Real Street contingent to the final, where he faced number-one qualifier Bruce Hemminger and his nitrous-sniffing, pushrod-pounding notchback. When the lights came down, it was Matherly with a slight edge off the Tree, carrying his lead through the traps with a 9.90 victory over Hemminger's top-end-charging 10.04 effort.
Winner Tim "Wheels Up" Matherly had the crowd cheering just about every time he made a pa
Diablosport Pro 5.0 had but three competitors in attendance. Brookville, Indiana's Tony Bischoff qualified number one and took the bye in the first round. In the final, he was pitted against Stuart, Iowa's Michael Hauf, who qualified a mere 0.08 second behind him. The Tree flashed, and Hauf sped away with a 0.02-second advantage, but Bischoff's Probe passed Hauf's Mustang before the stripe for the win, a 6.63 to a 6.69.
Winner Diablosport Pro 5.0 had but three competitors in attendance. Brookville, Indiana's
Heavy Hitters Manny Buginga, Don Burton, and John Urist showed up for MSD Super Street Outlaw. In fact, 10 of the 12 entries posted 7-second quali-fying times, so the competition was close. But it was Roscoe, Illinois's Jarrett Halfacre who put his turbocharged '93 Mustang at the top of the quali-fying heap with a 7.44 effort and followed up that performance with a trip into the sand trap at the end of the track. Not to be burned by a trip to the beach, Halfacre muscled through Sunday's eliminations to defeat New Mexico's John Urist in the final with a 7.57 to a 7.65 victory.
Winner Heavy Hitters Manny Buginga, Don Burton, and John Urist showed up for MSD Super St
While Troy Lee was the guy on Saturday to score the perfect reaction time and thus the number-one qualifying spot, it was Newport, Michigan's Randy Conway on Sunday that battled through five rounds of the intense Crane Cams Open Comp class. In the final, Conway's '94 Cobra squared off against the '95 Mustang of Michael Buczynski. Conway took an 0.057 light, while Buczynski left -0.009 red, giving Conway the win.
Winner While Troy Lee was the guy on Saturday to score the perfect reaction time and thus
The 12tH Annual Y-Block Shootout was also held at the NMRA Columbus event. Most Fords from 1954 to 1964 featured the Y-Block engines in sizes ranging from 239 ci to 312 ci, and these guys were letting it all hang out on the strip.
The 12tH Annual Y-Block Shootout was also held at the NMRA Columbus event. Most Fords from
Four rounds of Roush Modular Muscle pitted Roxanne Shepard's Chrome Yellow '04 Mustang against Tom Motycka's Grey '96 GT. Motycka got the head start with a 0.047 reaction time, and Shepard was right behind him at 0.077 second. At the stripe, it was Motycka's 12.574 on a 12.48 dial-in over Shepard's 10.258 on her 10-flat index.
Winner Four rounds of Roush Modular Muscle pitted Roxanne Shepard's Chrome Yellow '04 Mus
The ProCharger EFI Renegade class featured 18 tough competitors, and Brian Tuten was on top Saturday with a healthy 8.56 effort. After dropping in two fresh pistons after his first-round bye, he redlit in Round 3, which allowed Brian Mitchell and George Seeger to advance to the finals. Mitchell's lightning-struck hatchback took the early lead at the Tree with a 0.015-second advantage, and while both cars qualified at 8.69, Mitchell was the one who could find the most traction and took the win with a 9.22 to Seeger's 9.59.
Winner The ProCharger EFI Renegade class featured 18 tough competitors, and Brian Tuten w
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