The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, the #1 muscle car series the U.S., is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout will take place at Maryland Int’l Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD, June 3-5, 2011. This NMCA event will feature all the cars and all the stars of the NMCA series as well as the coolest modern HEMI race and show cars in the country. Late-Model HEMI competitors join the NMCA’s already large base of muscle car racers and enthusiasts. Other exciting features of this NMCA event include a huge car show, a giant manufacturers’ midway/swap meet and a 300+ mph jet dragster!

The shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout is a special “event within an event” that features race & car show classes specifically designed for modern HEMI-powered Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. Each year the Late-Model HEMI Shootout attracts the fastest supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous-powered and naturally aspirated late-model Challengers, Chargers, Magnums, 300s and Jeeps in the country to compete on a national stage. New for 2011…the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series, shopHEMI.com and Paramount Performance Products will bring their 4 exciting heads-up classes to the Late-Model HEMI Shootout as a series points event. Other special features of this event include a True Street class, racer contingencies, awards for the fastest HEMIs and a special competitor welcome party and free parts raffle. Also, all racers and show participants will receive a collectible all-metal shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout license plate!

Special Race Classes at the shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout:

 Cartek Performance Engineering 5.7L N/A Heads-Up Class (Purse + Contingency + Prizes)
 High Horse Performance 6.1L N/A Heads-Up Class (Purse + Contingency + Prizes)
 Crank This Performance Stroker N/A Heads-Up Class (Purse + Contingency + Prizes)
 Nitrous Outlet Unlimited Heads-Up Class (Purse + Contingency + Prizes)

 Late-Model HEMI Rumble Class:

Index-style rules. Friday/Saturday time trials (3 passes) and Sunday eliminations. HEMI Rumble competitor may compete in the Late-Model HEMI True Street class on Saturday FREE of charge if vehicle meets True Street rules.

• Winner: $1,000 + Contingency + Plaque + Bonus Prize
• Runner-Up: $500 + Contingency + Plaque
• Semi-Finalists: $150
• Quarter Finalists: $75

Late-Model HEMI Shootout will have contingency available from upwards of 50 manufacturers posting $150/win and $75/runner-up.

 TREMEC Late-Model HEMI True Street Class Presented by Mopar Muscle Magazine

The Late-Model HEMI True Street class is designed for “true” street cars that are licensed, insured and capable of making a 30-mile police escorted cruise! The class will be contested on the Saturday of the event (June 4th) and each racer will run three back-to-back passes for an overall average E.T. Awards are given to the overall fastest HEMI, runner up, and the closest averages to 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seconds. . HEMI True Street competitors may compete in the HEMI Rumble class on Sunday FREE of charge.

• Winner: $250 Win + 6’ Trophy
• Runner-Up: $100 + Plaque
• Other Winners: $100+Plaque to 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 Second Winners

For Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series class rules and purses, Late-Model HEMI Rumble class rules and Late-Model HEMI True Street class rules, please refer to www.nmcadigital.com/hemi.

 World’s Fastest HEMI Challenge:

Special awards will be given away to the world’s fastest late-model HEMI-powered competitors – Challenger, Charger, Magnum, 300, and Truck/SUV. There will also be an awesome match race between the two overall fastest HEMIs at the end of the event.

• Overall World's Fastest Late-Model HEMI (match race at the end of the event
between the 2 fastest late-model HEMI's on the property):

 Win: $500 + Plaque
 Runner-Up: $250 + Plaque

• World's Fastest HEMI Challenge Awards:

 Challenger: $250 + Plaque
 Charger: $250 + Plaque
 300: $250 + Plaque
 Magnum: $250 + Plaque
 Truck/SUV: $250 + Plaque

 Mark Burkhardt Ambassador Award: A $100 NMCA Power Mall shopping spree, a $1,000 shopHEMI.com gift certificate, and a custom acrylic award will be awarded to one Late-Model HEMI Shootout participant in honor of Mark Burkhardt, a shopHEMI.com employee and good friend of the NMCA who passed away in 2009. The winner will be the person who shopHEMI.com and the NMCA recognize as contributing the most to the growth and success of the Late-Model HEMI movement in 2011.

Special High Horse Performance Late-Model HEMI Shootout Car Show

The Late-Model HEMI Shootout features exciting car show classes for enthusiasts who want to show off their awesome LX and LY Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. There will be special awards given away both days (Saturday and Sunday). The Mopar Muscle Clubs of America will once again be the host club at the Late-Model HEMI Shootout and will ensure the show car field will be packed with awesome HEMI power!

Saturday Awards:

 20 NMCA Special Recognition Awards
 Best Engine
 Best Interior
 Best Body & Paint
 Best Detail
 Best of Show

Sunday Awards:

 Best Challenger + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 Challenger Outstanding Achievement
 Best Charger + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 Challenger Outstanding Achievement
 Best 300 + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 300 Outstanding Achievement
 Best Magnum + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 Magnum Outstanding Achievement
 Best Truck/SUV + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 Truck/SUV Outstanding Achievement
 Best V6 Chrysler + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 V6 Chrysler Outstanding
 Best Open Chrysler + $100 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate
 Open Chrysler Outstanding
 Best of Show Late-Model HEMI Shootout– Custom Acrylic Award + $250 shopHEMI.com Gift Certificate

Participant Party & Huge Free Parts Raffle for Late-Model HEMI Shootout Race & Show Competitors:

The NMCA and shopHEMI.com are pleased to announce that there will once again be a special cocktail party and huge parts raffle open to all Late-Model HEMI Shootout competitors and friends. The party, which will take place on Friday, June 3, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, will provide a fun opportunity for racers, show competitors, magazine editors and sponsors to welcome each other to the event in a fun, friendly environment. Location will either be at the track or the official host hotel.

For more information log on to www.nmcadigital.com/hemi or call 714-444-2426. For specific questions please refer to the list below:

 Race: Jeff Conley – 714-460-3813 or e-mail at jconley@promediapub.com.
 Car Show: Ron Fetter - 949-254-5693 or e-mail at carshow@promediapub.com.
 Vendor: Jeff Taylor – 949-784-9061or e-mail at vendor@promediapub.com.
 Sponsorship: Aaron Hahn – 714-444-2426 X117 or e-mail at ahahn@promediapub.com.