Mustang Racers Shine Bring at the NMCA Memphis Homecoming
Several generations of the Mustang were represented in the winner’s circle, including Geoff Turk’s Cobra Jet.
This past weekend, the racers of the National Muscle Car Association rolled into Memphis International Raceway for the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming, and when the tire smoke had cleared, a Ford Mustang had claimed the top spot in three of the key classes. This includes a wins by Geoff Turk in the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class (above), Rich Nye in the FST Carburetors NA 10.5 class (below) and Shawn Pevlor in the NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw class and Joel Greathouse in the Edelbrock Xtreme Street class.
Final Round Battles
In the Edelbrock Xtreme Street class, Joel Greathouse was the top qualifier in his Mustang with a 4.66. In the finals, he went head-to-head with Tim Knieriem, running a 4.69 to Knieriem’s 4.75 to get the win.
In the NMCA Mickey Thompson Street Outlaw class, Shawn Pevlor drove Tony Bischoff’s Ford Mustang to a win, running a 4.40 and beating Mike Cerminaro.
The FST Carburetors NA 10.5 class, Rich Nye put his Fox Body Mustang in the top spot in qualifying with a 7.81, giving him his career personal best elapsed time and his first number 1 qualifying position. He made the most of it, running a 7.93 and beating Don Baskin, who ran an 8.15 in his Chevy Cobalt. This was Nye’s first win in the class.
Finally, in the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars , Bill Skillman and his Cobra Jet Mustang was the quickest in qualifying, laying down a 7.85. In the finals, he would take on Geoff Turk in his Cobra Jet and although Skillman bested his qualifying time, his 7.84 came up short of Turk’s 7.81.
Other Notable Mustangs
In addition to those four drivers above winning their classes, there were several other top competitors at the Inaugural Comp Cams NMCA Memphis Homecoming piloted Ford Mustangs race cars.
This included Susan Roush McClenaghan, who lost in the finals of the MagnaFuel Open Comp class due to a red light start, and a pair of drivers from the Gear Vendors True Street class. This class awards the win based on average times, and Troy Eaton took the class win in his Mustang with an 8.57 average, followed by fellow Mustang racer Randy Thomas in second with an average of 9.29.