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NHRA FACTORY STOCK SHOWDOWN RETURNS FOR 2016


Photo courtesy NHRA, Jerry Foss

Photo courtesy NHRA, Jerry Foss

One of the coolest classes in NHRA is back for 2016. The Factory Stock Showdown where current model Camaros, Mustangs, and Challengers battle heads up on the 1320 is pure awesome. It’s mind blowing to see how  quick these cars are. If you are thinking of hitting an event, now that gasoline is nearly free, check out the release below from NHRA and see you at the races.

 

NHRA FACTORY STOCK SHOWDOWN RETURNS FOR 2016

GLENDORA, CA  – The extreme racing of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown is returning for the 2016 season with four stops on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series including a new stop at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

This season will mark the fifth year of the program that was designed to showcase the Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and the Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak.

The Factory Stock Showdown will kick off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla., March 17-20, then head north for the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., June 9-12. The third race will take place at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, June 23-26, with the final event happening at the birthplace of the program, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 21.

Details concerning the format and rules for these events will be posted on NHRARacer.com in the near future.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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