It’s that time of year again as the NMRA heads to Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida to begin their season with the Spring Break Shootout. Ford racers and fans from all corners of the globe will be soaking up the sun March 1-4 when the 24th edition of this iconic race comes to life, and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE on, your live feed source for the NMRA.

Blue oval machinery of all kinds will be awakened from their winter slumber for the Spring Break Shootout. There will be plenty of shootout classes, heads-up racing, and more at Bradenton Motorsports Park. If your car or truck has a blue oval heartbeat under the hood, you can bring it to the Spring Break Shootout to see just how fast it is.

The Spring Break Shootout is known for having some of the biggest True Street class turnouts that the NMRA has ever seen, and racers will again have the opportunity to put their vehicles through the 30-mile cruise, followed by three grueling back-to-back passes. The Spring Break Shootout class will be decided on Saturday when the 16 quickest True Street cars face off to see who is the king of the streets at the event. The clutch crowd will also get to see who’s superior when the eight quickest manual transmission cars square off in the Stick Shift Shootout.

The Cobra Jet Showdown is going have the best of Ford’s factory-built racecars on display during the Spring Break Shootout. With this many Cobra Jets in one place, Bradenton Motorsports Park will become a veritable “snake pit” of these high-horsepower machines. With this much cash and bragging rights on the line, the Cobra Jet Shootout is guaranteed to be an exciting part of the Spring Break Shootout.

If you’re into wicked-fast Mustangs, then you won’t want to miss the 2018 Spring Break Shootout. The Outlaw True Street class will be back on Saturday night again to show off the cars that are just too fast for normal True Street competition. Another exciting all-Mustang extravaganza will be the Terminator/GT500 Shootout, which is where the fastest Ford SVT-built cars run heads-up. The Turbo Coyote Shootout is also back and will be packed with boosted Mustangs dipping into the single-digit zone.

The Spring Break Shootout will also have the entire traditional lineup of NMRA classes, including Street Outlaw, Renegade, Modular Muscle, Ford Muscle, Open Comp, and more. There will be plenty to see on the midway with products from top-level manufactures, and if you want to check out some cool cars the car show will be overflowing with fine Fords to see.

Don’t miss any of the action from the 24th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout March 1-4 at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Every round of racing will be broadcast LIVE right here on when the track goes live. This broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock, along with Strange Engineering, Comp Cams, Royal Purple, Moser Engineering, RaceStar Industries, and Flying A Motorsports.


Official Event Name: 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout Presented by Steeda Autosports

Event Dates: March 1 – 4, 2018

City: Bradenton, Florida

Track Name: Bradenton Motorsports Park

Track Website: //

Track Phone Number: 941-748-1320

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 Pages:

NMRA Event Page

NMRA Facebook Page

Live Stream: This broadcast on is brought to you by presenting sponsor Edelbrock, along with Strange Engineering, Comp Cams, Royal Purple, Moser Engineering, RaceStar Industries, and Flying A Motorsports.

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Friday: LIVE at 11:30am EST – 8:30am PST

Saturday: LIVE at 9:00am EST – 6:00am PST

Sunday: LIVE at 9:00am EST – 6:00am PST

Classes Being Contested:

  • Street Outlaw
  • Renegade
  • Coyote Modified
  • Coyote Stock
  • Limited Street
  • Factory Stock
  • Modular Muscle
  • Super Stang
  • Truck & Lightning
  • Open Comp
  • Ford Muscle
  • True Street
  • Bracket
  • Terminator/GT 500 Shootout
  • Cobra Jet Shootout
  • Turbo Coyote Shootout
  • Outlaw True Street

Schedule: All Times Are East Coast Time (EST)


Friday: March 2nd

NMRA Will Call and Credential Sales Opens in Stacking Lot: 8:00am
Gates Open: 9:00am
Parking/Tech/Registration 9:00am – 6:00pm
Test & Tune – Index Classes: FM, MM, SS, T&L, OC, TS 11:00am
Cobra Jet Showdown Qualifying #1 12:30pm
Test & Tune – Heads-Up Classes: SO, REN, CM, FS, GT500, TCS, OTS 1:00pm
Cobra Jet Showdown Qualifying #2 2:45pm
NMRA Index Class Qualifying Session #1 3:00pm
True Street & Bracket Trial
Bracket Time Trial & Run for the $
Cobra Jet Showdown Qualifying #3 4:30pm
NMRA HEADS UP Qualifying #1 5:00pm
Gates Close 6:00pm
Secure Track 7:00pm
Saturday: March 3rd
Gates Open: 8:00am
Racer, Car Show, & Swap Meet Registration Opens: 8:00am – 5:00pm
NMRA Index Class Qualifying #2 9:00am
Bracket Time Trial
NMRA Heads-Up Qualifying #2 11:00am
Cobra Jet Showdown Rd #1 12:30pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd #1
True Street Time Trial
Cobra Jet Showdown Rd #2
NMRA Index Class Qualifying Rd #3 3:00pm
Cobra Jet Showdown Rd #3
NMRA HEADS UP Qualifying #3 4:00pm
True Street Meeting & Cruise 4:00pm
Car Show Awards Presentations 4:00pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd #2
True Street Eliminations
Outlaw True Street Eliminations
Continue Bracket Eliminations
Gates Close 6:00pm
Secure Track 8:00 pm
Sunday: March 4th
Gates Open: 8:00am
Chapel Service: 8:00am
NMRA INDEX CLASS Eliminations Rd #1: 9:00am
Bracket Time Trial:
Stick Shift True Street Shootout Final
Bracket Time Trial
Spring Break Shootout Rd 1
NMRA HEADS UP Eliminations 11:00am
Bracket Eliminations Rd 1
Car Show Awards Presentations 3:30pm
Final Round All Eliminations 5:00pm
Aerospace Winners Circle
Secure Track 6:00pm