In 2020, TorqStorm will participate in a new campaign, sponsoring NMCA’s True Street, a quarter-mile drag racing class for grass-roots enthusiasts, including those who have never raced before.
The racing campaign promises to be a welcome addition, particularly the early March event for those who enjoy a little racing and an early vacation in the sun. With scarcely time to draw breath following a busy 2019 season of shows, developing new supercharger applications, moving to larger premises, and managing increased production schedules, 2020 is hoped to be a landmark year.
Both TorqStorm co-founders, Chris Brooker and Scott Oshinski, plan participation at all six NMCA racing venues as well as the two LS Fest events and perhaps two Mopar adventures (Hemi Fest at Summit Sports Park, Norwalk, and Mopar Nationals at National Trails Columbus).
The True Street calendar of events is as follows:
- March 5-8 18th Annual NMCA Bradenton Motorsports Park Bradenton, FL
- April 2-5 12th Annual NMCA Atlanta Dragway Commerce, GA
- May 28-31 Inaugural NMCA Technology R’way, Gateway Madison, IL
- July 30-Aug 2 15th Annual NMCA Route 66 Raceway Joliet, IL
- Aug 27-30 19th Annual NMCA Summit M’Sports Park Norwalk, OH
- Sep 24-27 19th Annual NMCA Indianapolis Raceway Park Indianapolis, IN
NMCA’s True Street class permits enthusiasts to race on premium tracks at a cost of $125 over the course of three days, (Thursday is regarded as set-up day) and the average car count for the class numbers around 50 but can climb to 125 at some venues. Prizes are awarded to the overall winner and runner-up. Prizes are also awarded for the best 9-second average, 10sec, 11sec, 12, 13, and perhaps 14sec average. Test and Tune passes are also available on Saturday mornings, and there are timed trials on Friday, which are automatically entered in the Bracket 3 category for Sunday competition.
The requirements for each of the six events include a 30-mile road tour on the Saturday afternoon followed immediately by three consecutive quarter-mile passes. True Street competitors are grouped together and usually tour with a police escort. Once they leave the race track, they are not permitted to open their hoods or refuel. The best average time on track dictates the winner—Reaction times disregarded.