Santa Ana, CA (September 3, 2014) - As the 2014 NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing Series season nears completion, with the World Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis ready to go on October 9-12, NMCA is already planning for 2015. NMCA is excited to announce the addition of Top Sportsman to the list of classes for next year, as the sanctioning body enters its 23rd year of competition. The class line-up will also include the recently introduced Chevrolet Performance (CP) Stock class utilizing the new Chevrolet Performance DR525 sealed engine. This class has already proven to be extremely popular with racers, with several new cars already nearing completion for exhibition at the NMCA Finals this coming October.

The Top Sportsman category features fast door-slammers using nitrous, turbo, and supercharged combinations to achieve times in the low six- and seven-second zones with speeds in the 200 mph range. The racers qualify on a ladder and use a dial-in for eliminations. Long-hailed as a breeding ground to the Pro Modified ranks, the category will compete at all NMCA races in 2015. Competing for an NMCA Championship, Top Sportsman Champions and Top Ten in points will be crowned at the season-ending banquet in Indianapolis during the PRI show.

"I am thrilled with the addition of Top Sportsman to NMCA. We talked to a lot of Top Sportsman racers over the last year and all indications point to a success from the moment we open the gates at Bradenton Motorsports Park in March 2015," said Rollie Miller, National Event Director. "The tight competition makes the racing fun and the high-level of racecars that make up the category fit right in at NMCA-fast, fun, and great racing."

Racers can find the 2015 Top Sportsman Rules at the following link:

The entire 2015 NMCA class line-up will include:

Pro Mod
Radial Wars
Street Outlaw
Nitrous Pro Street
Xtreme Street
N/A 10.5
Top Sportsman
Chevrolet Performance Stock
Nostalgia Super Stock
Nostalgia Muscle Car
Open Comp
True Street