The NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, the #1 all-Ford series the U.S., is pleased to announce that it will once again host a special truck event, called the NMRA Ford Truck Fest, at its Chicago, Illinois, show at Route 66 Raceway, July 15-18, 2010. This NMRA/NMCA event, sponsored by Nitto Tire, will feature all the cars and all the stars of the NMRA and NMCA series as well as the coolest Ford race trucks and show trucks in the country. NMRA Ford Truck Fest competitors join the NMRA and NMCA’s already large base of muscle car racers and enthusiasts. Other exciting features of this event include two huge car shows, a giant manufacturers’ midway/swap meet and a 300+ mph jet dragster! The NMRA extends a special welcome to all Lightning and Harley truck owners who attended the event in 2009.

The NMRA Ford Truck Fest is a special “event within an event” that features race & show classes specifically designed for Ford Lightnings, Harleys, F150s, Rangers and more. Come see Johnny Lightning is his 8-second turbocharged Ford Lightning and Bob Cochran is his vintage Ford muscle truck racing at historic Route 66 Raceway. Whether you want to race or show, the NMRA Ford Truck Fest has a place for you!

Race Classes at the NMRA Ford Truck Fest:

If you want to race your Ford truck at an NMRA national event then the NMRA Ford Truck Fest is ready for you. Whether you’re a pro like Johnny Lightning or new to the strip, NMRA’s staff will show you what to do and ensure you have a great time. The following two classes are open to Ford trucks at this event:

 Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning Class: An index-style NMRA truck class that is part of the series’ yearly points chase and offers valuable racer contingencies.

 Tremec True Street Class Presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords: True Street, one of the most popular classes with NMRA/NMCA is open to all domestic performance vehicles that are licensed, insured, and capable of doing a 30-mile cruise. 3 back-to-back passes down the strip determine the overall class winner as well as winners with averages closest to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 seconds.

Special NMRA Ford Truck Fest Show Presented by UPR Products:

The NMRA Ford Truck Fest features exciting show classes for enthusiasts who want to show off their awesome Lightnings, Harleys, F150’s, Rangers and more. There will be special awards given away both days (Saturday and Sunday).

Saturday Awards:

 Best Lightning Truck – Plaque
 Best Harley Truck- Plaque
 Best F-Series Truck
 Best Specialty Truck
 Top 10 Trucks – Silver Desk Figurines

Sunday Awards:

 Best of Show Lighting Truck – Plaque
 Best of Show Harley Truck – Plaque
 Best of Show F-Series Truck – Plaque
 Best of Show Specialty Truck - Plaque
 Best Truck Interior – Plaque
 Best Truck Paint - Plaque
 Best Truck Engine – Plaque
 Top 10 Trucks – Silver Desk Figurines

For more information on the NMRA Truck Fest please log on to /truck or call or e-mail Jeff Conley at: 260-572-0448,