Cypress, Calif. (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
Nitto Tire sponsored driver John Urist ended the race season on a high note, winning a record-breaking eighth NMRA Championship. Urist piloted his 1993 Ford Mustang into history in the ProCharger Super Street Outlaw category. Urist was neck and neck in points all year long with fellow competitor Phil Hines until the last race where Urist would win with a 7.26 run at 194 mph.
Urist is, without question, a “legendary driver” in the Super Street Outlaw Class of NMRA Racing. He holds seven back-to-back championships and has set multiple speed records for his class throughout his illustrious career.
Urist has been a competitive drag racer for over a decade when he was just a college student, attending the University of New Mexico. He started his career driving a 1990 Ford Mustang coupe that he would race on the weekends. He was having so much fun, his friends told him about the “Fun Ford” series. He entered but did not want to bracket race, instead he entered the Street Outlaw class in Bradenton, Florida, and advanced all to way to the finals. The rest – as they say – is history. Urist has been winning ever since and plans to defend his title next year where the NMRA has announced several changes in the category. There will be several new rules and policies being implemented next season which, according to the NMRA, will bring in more prize money and more competition. Urist is ready for the challenge and everyone is waiting to see him compete and go for a ninth title. In the meantime, he will be plenty busy in the off season. John and his wife, Melissa, just celebrated a new member of the family, and are proud parents of their daughter, Lauren Barbara Urist, who was born 10 days before John’s championship win at Bowling Green, KY.
Urist was awarded an official Nitto Diamond Tree™ ring at this year’s PRI show, which took place in Orlando, Florida from November 29 to December 1, 2012. Each year Nitto awards the winners in each class with a signature championship ring.
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