BROWNSBURG — Lucas Oil Raceway hosted the 11th annual FueLab NMCA World Street Finals over the weekend, featuring the sixth annual Chevrolet Performance LSX Shootout. The raceway was the scene of the finals last season.
The stars of the show were the street cars for the Tremec Ture Street Competition. This year the car count was up with many of them returning from years past. The cars are required to complete a mandatory 30-mile cruise before their competition.
Former NMRA Pure Street driver Scott Barker introduced his ‘97 Mustang Cobra to the ACT Mean Street. The car’s engine was built as a joint effort with Zimmerman Brothers Racing Engines.
Josh Ritli debuted his ‘69 Camaro in the ARP Nostalgia Pro Street. He and his family spent three years building the car that has a 25.2 cage and four-link suspension. The engine was built by MPG Racing Engines and a nitrous system was set up by Steve Johnson.
Friday night, Bill Glidden was on a pass when his engine gave up, but he was still able to qualify. He and his wife, Shannon, quickly changed engines on Saturday.
John Paulsen brought out his ‘67 Satellite. It was originally his grandfather’s car and was passed down to his father before being passed on to him. The car made laps in the Hawk Performance Open Competition.
Aeromotive Xtreme Street driver John Warren made his first qualifying pass on Friday and then qualified again Saturday.
This year the festivities included the final runs of Black Ice driven by Scotty Heat of Team Heat Dragsters. The vehicle was not in the competition but when it took to the track all eyes were on the jet dragster.
Heat is retiring this dragster after this season. He was able to get it up to 297 miles per hour on Saturday afternoon.