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The 2016 NMRA Keystone Automotive season came to an end with the 18th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals Oct. 2 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With one last chance to accrue crucial championship points, racers were going all out in hopes of going big, or simply going home. Despite initial rain delays, the race wrapped up in a big way as six heads-up and five index champions were crowned as the sun dipped into the horizon on Sunday.
The baddest of the bad came to go rounds in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw. After two rounds of rain-shortened qualifying, Joel Greathouse driving Charles Hull’s turbocharged ’92 Mustang took the top spot with a 4.439 at 170.92 mph pass. In eliminations, it was last year’s champion Phil Hines with his ProCharged ’01 Mustang who got the final word when it came to winning as he defeated Greathouse who uncharacteristically rolled the beams and allowed Hines to cruise to victory.