Late Model Hemi event info...
The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals, the #1 muscle car series the U.S., is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual shopHEMI.com Late-Model HEMI Shootout, presented by Mopar Now magazine, will once again take place at Maryland Int’l Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD, June 8-10, 2012. Mopar Now, published by the folks who produce Mopar Muscle, will provide awesome pre-event and post-event coverage of the Late-Model HEMI Shootout. 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. This year the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series will bring their exciting heads-up classes to the Late-Model HEMI Shootout as a double-points series 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:
Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series Race Classes:
• Unlimited Class: Heads-up racing for all gen III HEMI powered vehicles. No weight or power adder restriction.
• PRO Class: Heads up racing for forced induction LX, LC and SRT Jeep.
• Stroker Class: N/A heads up racing for all stroked cars up to 468 cubic inches and Stock block 6.4 SRT.
• Super Stock: N/A heads up racing for all 6.1 and 5.7 cars.
• All competitors in the above 4 classes may compete in the Late-Model HEMI True Street class on Saturday FREE of charge if vehicle meets True Street rules.
DiabloSport 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
• 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
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 9th) 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.
• 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.
Nitto Tire 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 2012.
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 Southern Area Mopars 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!
20 NMCA Special Recognition Awards
Best Body & Paint
Best of Show
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 at the La Quinta Waldorf, Country Inn & Suites, and Comfort Suites (host hotels next door to each other) on Friday, June 8, 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.
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: Gene Bergstrom – 714-460-3813 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Show: Ron Fetter - 949-254-5693 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Vendor: Jeff Taylor – 949-784-9061or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship: Aaron Hahn – 714-444-2426 X117 or e-mail at email@example.com.
o La Quinta Inn Waldorf (301) 645-0022
o Country Inn & Suites (301) 645-6595
o Comfort Suites (301) 932-4400
o La Quinta Inn Lexington Park (301) 862-4100
Every year the NMCA and shopHEMI.com come together to produce the largest modern HEMI event of the year...the Late-Model HEMI Shootout. This year's Late-Model HEMI Shootout takes place at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on August 23-25th. The Late-Model HEMI Shootout is a special "event within an event" that runs in conjunction with the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals - so you get two major events for the price of one! The Shootout attracts the fastest supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous-powered and naturally aspirated modern Challengers, Chargers, 300s, Magnums, and SUVs in the U.S. to compete on the national stage. For more features of the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, log onto www.nmcadigital.com/OH