National Muscle Car Assoc. to Return to Memphis Int’l Raceway in 2019
Dubbed ‘The Memphis Homecoming,’ event is set to happen May 2-5.
The National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) will make a return to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) thanks to facility upgrades as it’s bringing the spirit and excitement of street-legal drag racing back to its home. The drag competition and car show event is being dubbed “The Memphis Homecoming” and it is set to happen May 2 through 5. The history between the organization and the race track goes back to 1992 when Hot Rod Magazine selected Memphis International Raceway as the destination to host its inaugural street race shootout, bringing a growing phenomenon into national spotlight. The Top 10 Shootout ushered in a new genre of drag racing and it still thrives 27 years later.
“The history for this segment of the sport began at Memphis International Raceway, and that magic with the track still exists today,” says Rollie Miller, general manager of the NMCA organization. However, Miller explains that the move back to Memphis International Raceway isn’t solely due to the shared history.
‘The history for this segment of the sport began at Memphis International Raceway, and that magic with the track still exists today.’
“The Memphis drag strip is doing a tremendous job in enhancing the facility,” continues Miller. “There are capital improvement projects that have recently been completed and more are coming in the next few months. Additionally, the track has secured new equipment to provide a better racing environment.”
“The NMCA Memphis Homecoming is something that we’ve been pursuing since we reopened our facility in 2012,” says MIR president, Pam Kendrick. “MIR is the perfect track for this event…and we know that this event will be successful at our track for years to come.”