Event Preview: 21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All Ford World Finals

The 21st Annual All-Ford World Finals is locked, loaded, and coming to Beech Bend Raceway Park September 26-29. This event is all Ford, all the time and will have new features in 2019 that every Blue Oval lover needs to check out. SpeedVideo will be on the property to cover the racing RIGHT HERE all weekend long. 

Great drag racing is what brings the Fordnfaithful to the Bluegrass state each year for the All-Ford World Finals, but in 2019 they will be treated to a whole lot more. The Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival has been added to the event and promises to take the NMRA All-Ford World Finals to a new level. Fans will be able to check out drifting exhibitions, an appearance by Cleetus McFarland, the original Bigfoot monster truck, and Auto-X.

The Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival is just part of the insane Ford action coming to the All-Ford World Finals. With NMRA championships still on the line, the drag strip will be busy all weekend long featuring the NMRA’s best racers. There’s also a full dance card of specialty shootouts ready to take the track, including the Hellion Turbo Battle, King of the Street, TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, Terminator/GT500 Shootout, and the McLeod by Raybestos 10R80 Throwdown. 

As you can see the 21st Annual All-Ford World Finals will be a special event, and you’ll want to be at Beech Bend Raceway Park September 26-29 to see it all. SpeedVideo is ready to bring you all of the action live RIGHT HERE when qualifying begins. This broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Livernois Motorsports & Engineering along with IDIDIT, COMP Cams, Flying A Motorsports, Race Winning Brands, FST Performance, Whipple Superchargers, and American Racing Headers.

Official Event Name:  21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All Ford World Finals

Event Dates:         September 26-29

City:                          Bowling Green, Kentucky

Track Name:            Beech Bend Raceway Park

Track Website:            https://www.beechbend.com/dragstrip/ 

Track Phone Number:     (270)-781-7634

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 Page: NMRA Event Page

Live Stream:  This SpeedVideo broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Livernois Motorsports & Engineering along with IDIDIT, COMP Cams, Flying A Motorsports, Race Winning Brands, FST Performance, Whipple Superchargers, and American Racing Headers.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Friday LIVE at 10:00 am CST –  8:00 am PST

Saturday  LIVE at 8:30 am CST –  6:30 am PST

Sunday LIVE at 8:45 am CST – 6:45 am PST

Classes Being Contested:

  • Street Outlaw
  • Renegade
  • Limited Street
  • Coyote Stock
  • Modified Street
  • Factory Stock
  • Modular Muscle
  • Super Stang
  • Truck & Lightning
  • Open Comp
  • Ford Muscle
  • True Street
  • King Of The Street
  • 10R80 Throwdown
  • Terminator/GT500 Shootout
  • Hellion Turbo Battle
  • Bracket Racing

Schedule: All Times Are Central Time (CST)

Friday, September 27th (all times are tentative and subject to change based on car count)
Gates Open – Racer Parking, Registration & Tech 8:00 am
Spectator Gates Open 8:00 am
Grand Champion and Autocross tech will be in the AX grid area 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Manufacturer’s Midway 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Car Show Pre-Parking (awards Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Dyno Challenge (First Come First Served) 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Autocross 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Drag Race Test & Tune by Class 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Chelsea DeNofa Drift Exhibition 12:15 pm-1:00 pm
Autocross Instruction and Track Walk 1:00 pm-1:30 pm
Autocross 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Drag Race (Index Classes) Qualifying Round #1 Begins 3:30 pm
Countryside Cruise Open to All Registered Vehicles 5:00 pm
Drag Race (Heads-Up Classes) Qualifying Round #1 Begins 5:00 pm
Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Chelsea DeNofa Pro Drifting Plus Pro Ams 6:00 pm
Grand Champion Drag Race Time Trial (1-Hr. Session Unless Grid Clears Sooner) 7:00 pm
Gates Close / Secure Track 8:00 pm
 

Saturday, September 28th

Gates Open – Racer, Car Show & Swap Meet Parking, Registration & Tech 7:30 am
Spectator Gates Open 8:00 am
Manufacturer’s Midway 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Drag Race (Index Classes) Qualifying Round #2 Begins 8:30 am
All-Ford Car Show 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Dyno Challenge (First Come First Served) 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Autocross (Cars Go Through Tech in Grid Area) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Drag Race (Heads-Up Classes) Qualifying Round #2 Begins 10:00 am
True Street Time Trial 11:30 am
Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords AX Shootout – Top 5 12:00 pm
Bigfoot Monster Truck Parade 12:15 pm
Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Chelsea DeNofa Pro Drifting Plus Pro Ams 12:30 pm-2:15 pm
Drag Racing (Index Classes) Qualifying Round #3 Begins 1:00 pm
Countryside Cruise 1:00 pm
True Street Meeting and Cruise 1:30 pm
Drag Race Pre-Race Ceremony 2:15 pm
Drag Race (Heads-Up Classes) Final Qualifying Begins 2:30 pm
Autocross 2:30 pm-5:00 pm
All-Ford Car Show Awards 4:00 pm
True Street Eliminations 4:00 pm
Cleetus & Cars Burnout Contest (in Circle Track) 5:30 pm
Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Chelsea DeNofa Pro Drifting Plus Pro Ams 6:30 pm
Grand Champion Drag race Time Trial (1-Hr. Session Unless Grid Clears Sooner) 7:00 pm
True Street Awards and Aerospace Components Winners Circle Celebration 8:00 pm
Gates Close and Secure Track 8:00 pm
 

Sunday, September 29th

Gates Open – Racer, Car Show and Swap Meet Parking, and Participant Registration 8:00 am
Spectator Gates Open 8:00 am
Non-Denominational Chapel Service 8:00 am-8:30 am
Drag Race (Index Classes) Eliminations Begin 8:45 am
All-Ford Car Show 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Manufacturer’s Midway 9:00 am-2:00 pm
3S Challenge (All Autocross & Grand Champion Competitors) 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Dyno Challenge (First Come First Served) 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Drag Race (Heads-Up Classes) Eliminations Begin 11:00 am
Bigfoot Monster Truck Parade 12:00 pm
Drift Exhibition 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
All-Ford Car Show, Grand Champion, Autocross, 3S Challenge & Dyno Awards 3:30 pm
Drag Race Aerospace Components Winners Circle Celebration 5:00 pm
Gates Close / Secure Track 6:00 pm

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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