Event Preview: 2018 NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals

The NMRA is set to make its yearly pilgrimage to Reading, Pennsylvania for the 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The biggest all-Ford series will be at “The Grove” May 3-6 for plenty of racing and more. All of the action will be shown LIVE on SpeedVideo.com right here when racing begins.

With two events in the books for 2018, the Ford Motorsport Nationals will play a pivotal role in who will earn an NMRA series championship in their class. Racers have dealt with all kinds of weather so far this season and shown they will throw down no matter what the conditions are on the track. When the Ford Motorsport Nationals kick off, Maple Grove Raceway will be the center of the Ford racing universe.

With such a high concentration of race teams in the region, the Ford Motorsport Nationals always draws in a healthy contingent of heads-up racers. The Street Outlaw, Renegade, Coyote Modified, Coyote Stock, and Limited Street classes will be packed with tons of cars for this event. Every fan that comes through the gate will be treated to some great heads-up racing action when these competitors line up.

Racers in the index, True Street, and bracket divisions will be out in force at the Ford Motorsport Nationals ready to take their shot at the Maple Grove surface. These racers represent the backbone of the sport and always come to show their support and love for the Blue Oval nation. It doesn’t matter if they’re wheeling a wicked Ford-powered dragster or their daily-driven F-150, these racers will be ready to try and land in the winner’s circle.

The on-track action will be given a giant shot of support from the all-Ford vendor midway, swap meet and car show at the Ford Motorsport Nationals. Vendors from the biggest manufacturers in the performance industry will be on hand with show specials and more. The swap meet will provide plenty of opportunities to locate those hard-to-find parts. If you want to see some great show cars then the car show area will be your destination at the NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals.

The stage is set, the racers are ready, and the Maple Grove Raceway surface will be on-point for the 18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals May 3-6. Make sure you’re watching RIGHT HERE on Speedvideo when the racing begins at this great event. This SpeedVideo broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock, along with E3 Spark PlugsChampion CoolingTCIUS Gear, and Flying A Motorsports.

Official Event Name:    18th Annual CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals

Event Dates:                      May 3-6

City:                                     Reading, PA

Track Name:                      Maple Grove Raceway

Track Website:                  http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/

Track Phone Number:    610-856-9200

Tickets:                             All ticket sales will be made at the gate on the dates of the event

Prices:                  One day adult spectator ticket $25, Saturday and Sunday $45

Friday through Sunday $70, Thursday through Sunday $95

Children 12 and under are free, free parking

Event Pages:

NMRA Event Page

NMRA Facebook Page

Live Stream:  This SpeedVideo broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock, along with E3 Spark Plugs, Champion Cooling, TCI, US Gear, and Flying A Motorsports.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Friday LIVE at 12:00pm EST /9am PST

Saturday  LIVE at 8:45am EST/5:45am PST

Sunday LIVE at 8:45am EST/5:45am PST

Classes Being Contested:

  • Street Outlaw
  • Renegade
  • Coyote Modified
  • Coyote Stock
  • Factory Stock
  • Limited Street
  • Modular Muscle
  • Super Stang
  • Truck & Lightning
  • Open Comp
  • Ford Muscle
  • True Street
  • Bracket

Schedule: All Times Are East Coast Time (EST)

Thursday: May 3rd
Racer and Vendor Gates Open: Noon
Parking/Registration/Tech: Noon – 6:00pm
Gates Close & Overnight Stacking Begins: 6:00pm
Friday: May 4th
Gates Open: 9:00am
Parking/Registration/Tech: 9:00am-6:00pm
Test & Tune Index Classes in run order (FM, SS, MM, TL, OC, S/SS) 11:00am
Test & Tune Heads Up Classes in run order (SO, REN, CM, FS, CS) 12:30pm
Bracket Time Trial:
NMRA Index Qualifying #1: 2:00pm
Bracket GAMBLERS Race Rd #1:
True Street Time Trial:
Bracket Gamblers Race Rd #2:
NMRA Heads Up Qualifying #1: 4:00pm
Complete Bracket Gamblers Race:
Gates Close/Stacking In Lot/Secure Track: 6:00pm


Saturday: May 5th

Gates Open: Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration Opens 8:00am
Racer Parking/Registration/Tech 8:00am-7:00pm
NMRA Index Qualifying #2 9:00am
Bracket Time Trial
NMRA Heads-Up Qualifying Rd. #2 11:00am
Bracket Time Trial #2
True Street Time Trial
NMRA Index Qualifying #3 2:00pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd#1
True Street Meeting and Cruise
NMRA Heads-Up Qualifying #3 3:30pm
Car Show Awards Presentations 4:00pm
Bracket Eliminations RD#3
True Street Eliminations
Complete Bracket Eliminations Eliminations
Gates Close 5:00pm
Secure Track 6:00pm
Sunday: May 6th
Gates Open – Racer, Car Show, & Swap Meet Registration Opens 8:00am
Chapel Service 8:00am
NMRA Index Eliminations Rd#1 8:45am
Bracket Time Trial
NMRA Heads-Up Eliminations Rd#2 11:00am
Bracket Eliminations Rd#1 Noon
Car Show Awards Presentations 3:30pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators 4:30pm
Aerospace Winners Circle Celebration
Secure Track 6:00pm

About the author

Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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