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NMCA, Mickey Thompson Unveil Heavy Street Class
June 5, 2018
The Mickey Thompson Heavy Street class is slated for competition during the Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio) August 23–26, 2018.
NMCA, Mickey Thompson Unveil Heavy Street Class

To celebrate the modern horsepower wars, NMCA is teaming up with Mickey Thompson Tires to host a racing category directly aimed at those ranks—Mickey Thompson Heavy Street.

The new class is slated for competition during the Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, Ohio) August 23–26, 2018. The winner will walk away with $1000.

“We are using a different type of format for Heavy Street. The class will run as a heads-up eliminator, but there will be no qualifying ladder,” NMCA General Manager and Event Director Rollie Miller said. “Competitors will make three qualifying runs to get their car tuned up but not formally put on an elimination ladder. The pairings on Sunday will be randomly selected using chips pulled from a hat, much like we do in Outlaw True Street and No Time competitions.”

The focus is on cars in street trim with no gutted interiors or lightweight race seats.

Open to IRS-equipped modern muscle cars, all vehicles must tip the scales at a minimum of 4000 pounds. Heavy Street is open to 2015-newer Mustangs, 6th Gen Camaros, 2005-newer Challengers/Chargers/Magnums/300Cs, as well as modern high-performance sedans such as the CTS-V, Chevy S/S and the Pontiac G8.

Under the hood, all is fair provided the original engine platform is intact—Gen III HEMI for Dodge/Mopars, LT or LS powerplants in GMs and the Coyote powerplant for Mustangs. Blowers, turbos and nitrous are all welcome individually or all stacked on top of each other and OEM-equipped transmission for the year/make/model is required. All cars must utilize a minimum rear wheel diameter of 17-inches and run on DOT-approved tires.

The NMCA Drag Racing Series, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, is said to be the second largest drag racing sanctioning body and is known as “The World’s Fastest Street Cars.” For more information about the NMCA Drag Racing Series, visit www.NMCAdigital.com.