January 16, 2015 / StangTV / Don Creason
Racing a stick-shift Mustang can be incredibly challenging, especially when you’re trying to be consistent, or go heads up against the competition. It’s a challenge that only a few select racers pursue, and fewer still are truly skilled at finessing the clutch, shifter, throttle, and steering wheel, while dropping fast times at the track.
If you think you’re particularly well skilled at banging gears on the quarter-mile, and you happen to have a fast Mustang, mark your calendars, and head to Bradenton Florida this March 5-8. The NMRA will not only be celebrating the end of winter with their annual Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park, but will also be hosting the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout as part of the action.
The fastest eight stick shift cars that use a single lever shifter and manually activated clutch and shift action will receive a special stick shift shootout plaque. From there the two fastest cars will duke it out in a heads up finale, winner take all.
The winner will take home a new TREMEC transmission of their choice, along with bragging rights from the race.
The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is run on Saturday at the Spring Break Shootout, and the awards ceremony is held Saturday evening after the TREMEC racer appreciation party. So if you’re good at banging gears, and think you’ve got a shot at winning a new transmission, be sure to head to Bradenton for this annual event.
The staging lanes at Bradenton Motorsports Park were bursting at the seams as over 100 entrants battled for top True Street honors, with the fastest 8 stick cars receiving a special shootout plaque to recognize their prowess. From there things heated up as the quickest two manual-equipped vehicles had an all-out slugfest with a 'winner takes all' best 2-out-of-3 heads-up Tremec Stick Shift Shootout finale!