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NMRA Jason
06-12-2010, 06:39 PM
The NMRA rolled into Milan, Michigan for the 7th annual Aeromotive NMRA Ford Nationals, bringing along its usual group of Mustang-crazed drag racers.

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In the Turbonetics Pro Outlaw 10.5 class, Conrad Scarry and Mike Murillo traded record-setting passes during qualifying, with Scarry taking the top spot heading into eliminations. The pair met up in the final round in a battle of big-block ‘Stangs, with Scarry coming out on top for his third win of the season.

Johnny Macdonald has been working hard to unseat John Urist in the ProCharger Super Street Outlaw class, qualifying number one with a strong 7.38 at over 197 MPH. But during eliminations, Urist and Chris Tuten ran through their respective competition to meet up in the finals. There, Urist turned on the red bulb, earning Tuten his first SSO win!

In what seems like a vision from ‘Groundhog Day’, Jason Lee qualified number one atop the BFGoodrich Tires Drag Radial class. He met up with the ultra-consistent Steven Biggs in the finals. Biggs got out of it, while Lee turned in an 8.09 to take #3 of the season.

In the Edelbrock Hot Street class, class Champion Don Bowles took the number-one qualifier spot before meeting up with Charlie Booze Jr. in the final round. Bowles went up on the bumper hard, allowing Booze to cruise around him and take the stripe for the win.

In DiabloSport EFI Renegade, nitrous racer Joel Howard came into town and ran through his side of the ladder after qualifying #1. On the other side, Chris VanGilder cleared his side to move on. In the final, Howard did not make the lane call, allowing VanGilder to take the single for the win.

Steeda Real Street had the top two qualifiers, Bruce Hemminger and Dan Baumann meeting up in the final round after taking out the competition. Hemminger took the advantage when Baumann wheelstood and ran it out the back for the win with a 9.44.

The Eibach Springs Pure Street class had number one qualifier Jim St. Charles taking out everyone on his side of the ladder, including Eric Burkhart in the semifinal. Farmer Steve Gifford had a bye into the final round, where St. Charles put a 10.16 on the board to take home his second consecutive win.

ACT’s Factory Stock class was full of hitters this weekend, with Tommy Godfrey taking out Jay Dold on his way to the final round. On the other side of the ladder, number one qualifier Matt Amrine eliminated Louie Sylvester to meet up with Godfrey in the finals. Godfrey redlit, giving Amrine the win.

In Trick Flow Open Comp, local Michigan resident James Johnson Jr. took out some of the best racers the NMRA has to offer on his way to the finals against Atco winner and points leader Brent Blacker. In the final round, Blacker took his second win in a row.

Exedy Clutch Modular Muscle had Randy Mounce moving on to the final round, and on the other side of the ladder, Hollywood Gary Parker made it to his third final round in a row. In the finals, Parker turned on the win light again on his 27th anniversary with wife Carole.

In the Detroit Locker Truck and Lightning class, Gary Windsor and Robert Abramovich ran through the 17 other class competitors to meet up in the finals. Windsor went through the traps on the brakes for the win.

JDM Engineering’s Super Stang class had Matt DaSilva (son of former Pro 5.0 competitor Joe DaSilva) and Brenspeed proprietor Brent White taking out the competition to meet up in the finals. Unfortunately for white, the big red bulb came on, giving DaSilva his first NMRA win.