Aaron Yates of Warren, Michigan, entered his slick Sonic Blue and silver '85 GT in the car
As the weather heated up on Saturday, so did the excitement on the racetrack. The always-popular Tremec True Street class took to the open road on the customary 30-mile cruise through the Michigan back roads before making the back-to-back-to-back passes that would decide the winners. After some cool-down time, and with the passes complete, the times were averaged and the winners were decided. Tim Casto of Mason, West Virginia, left hard with the wheels in the air as his nitrous-fed '95 GT rocketed down the strip, winning the class with a 9.15-second average.
The Turbonetics Pro Outlaw 10.5 win was captured by San Antonio, Texas' Mike Murillo, who tore up the track with a 6.80-second pass at over 220 mph to take out Jim Monson of Brighton, Michigan, in the final. The ProCharger Super Street Outlaw final was a repeat of the finals at Bradenton as Don Burton pulled up to the line against defending SSO champion John Urist. This time Urist proved victorious as tire spin would end Burton's day. Urist drove past him to take the win with a 7.48 at 194 mph
Off the track, the car-show area gave fans a look at some of the most impressive muscle Mustangs and fast Fords the Detroit area had to offer. Custom paint, big power, and gorgeous classics were all there offering a taste of everything to whoever was lucky enough to walk the show field.
The great Michigan weather, incredible side-by-side racing, and a fantastic car show is a great way to spend a weekend. The NMRA staff does a phenomenal job, and if you haven't been to a an NMRA race, it's time to find out what you've been missing.
As an added bonus, the racers in the Ford Racing Invitational all got a chance to take a 1
Defending Super Street Outlaw champion John Urist took the win in a repeat of the final fr
Tim Casto took the True Street win, accepting his trophy and crown from MM&FF Tech Editor