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Race Ready
The NMRA announces its event lineup for the 2017 Ford drag racing season
By Steve Turner

In a matter of weeks this year’s NMRA Ford Nationals season will wrap up with the World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Champions will be crowed, records will be set and, suddenly, as the race comes to an end, withdrawal symptoms will set in for racers and fans alike. Don’t fret, however, as the NMRA is already giving you something to look forward to—a full schedule of racing events for next year.

The 2017 season will start and finish at the same locations it did this year and hit some familiar spots along the way. There will again be two combined races with the NMRA’s sister sanctioning body, the NMCA. The first will take place in April at Atlanta Dragway and the second will run in July at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.

“Our hugely popular Spring Break Shootout is established as a destination event for thousands of Ford fans across the country,” General Manager, Rollie Miller, said. “We’re thrilled to return to Bradenton, Florida as well as locations like Maple Grove, Pennsylvania and Bowling Green, Kentucky, where the NMRA fans and racers are eager to see us in 2017.”

Here’s a look at the full NMRA Ford National racing schedule for 2017…

March 2-5, 2017
23rd Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Florida

April 6-9, 2017
9th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia

May 4-7, 2017
17th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals
Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pennsylvania

June 8-11, 2017
14th Annual NMRA Ford Supernationals
National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH

July 27-30, 2017
12th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl Of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

September 28-October 1, 2017
19th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY

So start lining up those sponsors, asking for those vacation days and prepping those race cars, because the new season will be here before you know it.


If the end of the Ford drag racing season has you itching for more wheel-standing action, don’t worry. The NMRA has already released its full schedule of events for the 2017 season.

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