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2005 Street Legal Calendar
NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car
Nationals Schedule
April 1-3
3rd Annual Detroit Locker NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
Bradenton Motorsports Park
Bradenton, Florida

April 22-24
Inaugural NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
National Trail Raceway
Columbus, Ohio

June 3-5
4th Annual Holley NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
Beech Bend Raceway
Bowling Green, Kentucky

June 24-25
2nd Annual NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
US 131 Raceway
Martin, Michigan

July 22-23
4th Annual Ross Pistons NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
Cordova Dragway
Cordova, Illinois

August 26-28
4th Annual Stewart-Warner NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car
Maple Grove Raceway
Reading, Pennsylvania

September 16-18
4th Annual NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals
South Georgia Motorsports Park
Valdosta, Georgia

October 6-9
4th Annual Nitto Tire NMCA World Street Finals
Memphis Motorsports Park
Memphis, TN

National Street Car Association
March 12-13
No Problem Raceway
Belle Rose, Louisiana

April 30-May 1
Atlanta Dragway
Commerce, Georgia

June 11-12
Cecil County Raceway
Rising Sun, Maryland

June 25-26
Milan Raceway
Milan, Michigan

July 23-24
Quaker City Dragway
Salem, Ohio

August 6-7
Maple Grove Raceway
Reading, Pennsylvania

September 10-11
Mid Michigan Motorplex
Stanton, Michigan

September 30-October 2
National Trail Raceway
Hebron, Ohio

Pacific Street Car Association
February 25-27
6th Annual Corteco Winternationals
Presented by Mickey Thompson Tires
The Strip at LVMSLas Vegas, Nevada

March 18-20
4th Annual Orme Brothers Inc. "Spring Break Shootout"California SpeedwayFontana, California

April 22-24
Hughes Performance "Arizona Nationals"
Speedworld Raceway ParkPhoenix, Arizona

May 20-22
2nd Annual Borla Performance"California Shootout"Presented by AJE Racing
California SpeedwayFontana, California

June 24-25
4th Annual Calvert Racing "Summer Nationals"Presented by Chris Alston's ChassisWorks
The Strip at LVMSLas Vegas, Nevada

September 2-4
Product Engineering"Labor Day Nationals"Presented by Russell Products
The Strip at LVMSLas Vegas, Nevada

October 21-23
7th Annual Edelbrock"World Finals"Presented by Tom's Differential
California SpeedwayFontana, California

November 3-6
1st AnnualStreet Car Super Nationals(Not a PSCA Points Race)
The Strip at LVMSLas Vegas, Nevada

Fun Ford Events March 5-6
15th Annual Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords FFW Spring Break Shootout
Orlando Speed World DragwayOrlando, Florida

April 1-3
1st Annual Cajun FFW Nationals
No Problem RacewayBelle Rose, Louisiana

April 14-17
15th Annual Peach State FFW Nationals
NHRA's Atlanta DragwayCommerce, Georgia

April 29- May 1
15th Annual Texas Thunder FFW Nationals
Houston Raceway ParkBaytown, Texas

May 21-22
2nd Annual Garden State FFW Nationals
Old Bridge Township Raceway ParkEnglishtown, New Jersey

June 3-5
8th Annual Midwest FFW Nationals
Cordova Dragway ParkCordova, Illinois

June 24-26
7th Annual Old Dominion FFW Nationals
Virginia Motorsports ParkRichmond, Virginia

July 8-10
15th Annual Buckeye State FFW Nationals
Norwalk Raceway ParkNorwalk, Ohio

August 5-7
14th Annual Thunder Valley FFW Nationals
Bristol DragwayBristol, Tennessee

August 20-21
10th Annual New England FFW Nationals
New England DragwayEpping, New Hampshire

September 9-11
1st Annual Heartland FFW Nationals
Heartland Park RacewayTopeka, Kansas

September 16-18
15th Annual Ford Mustang World Finals
The Texas MotorplexEnnis, Texas

October 1-2
3rd Annual Pacific FFW Nationals
California SpeedwayFontana, California

October 29-30
3rd Annual Valley of The Sun FFW Nationals
Firebird International RacewayChandler, Arizon

'05 Races Near You!
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FFW Part II & Viva Las Vegas
Last month, we described in detail our latest outing with Fun Ford Weekend. If you recall, the 2nd Annual Pacific Fun Ford Weekend Nationals at California Speedway in Fontana, California, was canceled after Mother Nature decided to rain on our parade. However, before loading up the trailer, our man Robert Varoujanian managed to secure the number-one qualifying position with an 8.66 at 159-mph pass. Close behind was Justin Buettner and his turbo powered '94 Mustang out of Las Vegas with a solid 9.027 at 161 mph, and in Third was Armon Javachi from Woodland Hills, California, with a 9.583 at 142-mph run.

Fast forward a month to the 2nd Annual Valley of the Sun at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. We were finally able to complete the prior event by turning Saturday's qualifying rounds into our final eliminations. All said and done, Robert eventually took the win with an 8.69 at 154, which also placed us in the number-three qualifying position for Sunday's eliminations. Best of all, we beat another milestone by cutting an insane 1.27 sixty-foot on the P275/60R15 radials! Unfortunately our buzz kill came on Sunday as we blew the tires off in the second round and had to settle for Third place.

The following week placed us in Las Vegas for the PSCA finals, only this time Mother Nature decided to bless us once again with 35-mph winds and heavy rains. Realizing the unsafe condition, PSCA owner Mel Roth was forced to postpone the event until the first race of the '05 season. Until then, we're currently Fourth in points and will have to wait to see just how we finish off the season. To follow along or join the fun, be sure to check out for up-to-date results and scheduling.

Finally, we have to give credit where credit is due and thank the following people for their tremendous support. Racing isn't cheap by any means, so every ounce of help goes a long way. For starters, a big thank you to Robert Varoujanian of Fast Track Performance and his wife, who made this team collaboration as successful as it was and is. Ricky Stancik and John Phillips of Nitrous Express, Todd Ryden from MSD, Kevin and Dennis from Carb Solutions Unlimited, Chris Jarczewski from Star Fighter Motor Sports, Joel Martin from HVH, Don Sneddon from Mickey Thompson Tires, Matt Daeseleer who made for an incredible crew member, and the entire PSCA staff! See you in '05.

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