Event Preview: The 2017 NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals


Maple Grove Raceway is set to hold one of the biggest all-Ford parties of the season when the 17th Annual WyoTech NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals comes to town May 4-7th. Every year this event attracts the best Blue Oval racers from the East Coast to Pennsylvania to see who can bring home the win and bragging rights in all of the exciting classes, and you’ll be able to see all the thrilling racing action LIVE on SpeedVideo.com right here when the event begins!

The Ford Motorsport Nationals is the third event of the 2017 NMRA season, so all the points battles are starting to heat up as racers jockey for position going into the summer months. The first two events provided some of the closest racing ever seen in the NMRA, along with new records being set in several classes. Fans can expect the same high-flying action and more at the Ford Motorsports Nationals.

Every racer loves to come to Maple Grove Raceway for this event, but the heads-up racers really enjoy the quality surface it provides. All the big names in Street Outlaw, Renegade, Coyote Modified, Factory Stock, and Coyote Stock will be ready to battle it out for their chance to appear in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle.

For those racers who don’t have the ability to run with the heads-up or index classes, the NMRA has you covered at the Ford Motorsports Nationals. The street car crowd can participate in the True Street Class as it offers something for those with a 15-second car all the way down to those with seven-second machines. There will also be bracket racing offered to those who want to get some extra racing in or try their hand at nailing a dial-in round after round.


The Ford Motorsports Nationals will also have an extra special race going on: the All-Ford Stock/Super Stock Combo Showdown. This event-within-an-event is open to any NHRA and IHRA Stock and Super Stock racer who wants to go at it for $4,000. You can expect to see a huge variety of cars and giant wheelstands every time these racers hit the track.

Just like any other NMRA event fans can check out the massive vendor midway, giant swap meet, and all-Ford car show that will be going on all weekend. Between the on-track action and other activities, the NMRA Ford Motorsports Nationals is a Blue Oval fan’s dream come true!

All the racing action from the 17th Annual WyoTech NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals will be broadcast LIVE right here on SpeedVideo.com, so make sure you’re tuning in to see all the great Ford-powered action. This broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock Performance E3 Spark Plugs, Scat Crankshafts, PRW Industries, Covercraft, TBM Brakes, Hellion and Moser Engineering.

Official Event Name:    17th Annual WyoTech NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals

Event Dates:                      May 4-7th

City:                                     Reading, PA

Track Name:                      Maple Grove Raceway

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

Track Phone Number:    610-856-9200


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


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 broadcast on SpeedVideo.com is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock Performance, along with E3 Spark Plugs, Scat Crankshafts, PRW Industries, Covercraft, TBM Brakes, Hellion, and Moser Engineering.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Friday LIVE at 11am EST –  8am PST

Saturday  LIVE at 8:45am EST –  5:30am PST

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

Classes Being Contested:

  • VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw
  • Edelbrock Renegade
  • ProCharger Coyote Modified
  • G-Force Racing Transmissions Coyote Stock
  • Richmond Gear Factory Stock
  • Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle
  • Roush Performance Super Stang
  • Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning
  • Aerospace Components Open Comp
  • Race Pages Ford Muscle
  • QA1 True Street
  • Bracket
  • All-Ford Stock/Super Stock Combo Showdown

Schedule: All Times Are East Coast Time (EST)


Friday: May 5


Gates Open: 9:00am
Parking/Registration/Tech: 9:00am-6:00pm
Test & Tune Index Classes in run order (FM, SS, MM, TL, OC) 11:00am
Test & Tune Heads UpClasses 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: 5:00pm
Complete Bracket Gamblers Race:
Gates Close/Stacking In Lot/Secure Track: 7:00pm

Saturday: May 6


Gates Open: Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration Opens 8:00am
Racer Parking/Registration/Tech 8:00am-7:00pm
NMRA Index Qualifying #2 8:45am
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
STOCK SUPER STOCK COMBO RD4 (Continue Until Complete) 4:00pm
Bracket Eliminations RD#3 4:00pm
True Street Eliminations
Complete Bracket Eliminations Eliminations
Gates Close 6:00pm
Secure Track 7:00pm

Sunday: May 7

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 Presentations 3:30pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators 4:30pm
Secure Track 6:00pm

Schedule Subject to Change

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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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