JE Pistons NMRA/NMCA West Coast Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil Makes Inaugural Debut at Auto Club Dragway

Auto Club Dragway hosts West Coast Shootout July 8-10, 2011


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (July 7, 2011) – For the first time, the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and the National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) will converge at the Auto Club Dragway for the JE Pistons NMCA/NMRA West Coast Shootout, presented by Lucas Oil, July 8-10. The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals and the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals will showcase all the cars and all the stars from the West Coast street legal drag racing scene.

There is something for everyone, even for those who want to race. NMCA and NMRA offer entry level classes designed for those interested in taking their turn at the Christmas Tree. True Street is a class where all street cars (licensed, tagged, insured, registered, and able to make a 30-mile cruise) make three back-to-back passes with the closest 3-pass averages to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15-seconds each win $100 and a bonus prize. The king of True Street who has the overall fastest average will win $250 plus VIP NASCAR tickets to the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in March 2012. Classes also available will be Open Comp, Mustang Madness, Bracket I and Street Muscle.

A new addition to the line-up is Autocross.  Imagine standing on the throttle, pushing the brakes to a maximum, and turning the steering wheel hard to make the corner. Now think about doing this in a friendly, safe, no pressure environment – this is Autocross.
Although racing is the main event, there will be two separate car shows, a special Racers Against Street Racing True Street Challenge, a massive vendor midway, and the "Legendary Burnout Contest". So don't miss your chance to experience what will prove to be one of the biggest muscle car events of the season.

Spectator prices are $20 per day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday), $55 for the 3-Day package (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or $35 for the 2-Day package (Saturday and Sunday).  Lefty's Kids Club Members are free*.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate.  As an added bonus, every ticket is a pit pass.  For more information call (909) 429-5060, visit or

* Free membership to Lefty’s Kids Club available for kids 12 years old and under at

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About Auto Club Dragway:
Auto Club Dragway is the championship, quarter-mile premier drag racing facility in Southern California.  Located north of the Auto Club Speedway backstretch, the dragstrip hosts events nearly every weekend of the year, anything from professional drag racers competing in NHRA drag racing events to amateur drag racers in the street legal drag racing program.

No matter what the event, Auto Club Dragway serves as a popular weekend destination for families that compete in Dragway events or enjoy as a spectators in the grandstands.  Race fans looking for high-speed action thrills throughout the year, there are plenty of events at Auto Club Dragway to keep your adrenalin pumping all year round.

For more information on Auto Club Dragway, or for the event schedule visit or call (909) 429-5060.

About the Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club:  
Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under and an upgraded Checkered Flag membership for $10 that includes the official Auto Club Speedway Kids Club hat, folder, lanyard and drawstring backpack. Both Kids Club memberships offer children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway and many events throughout the year at Auto Club Dragway. 

During Sunday of race weekend, admission tickets for Lefty’s Kids Club members are as low as $15 and members will enjoy the DiscoverIE FanZone Scavenger Hunt, Story time with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver and the opportunity to win special prizes.  For more information or to sign up for either Green or Checkered Flag Kids Club membership at or call 800-944-RACE (7223).



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