The 2014 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown will include four stops at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, beginning with the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida, March 13th through 16th.
The second stop for the series is the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, taking place Labor Day weekend, August 27th through September 1st; the program originated at Indy in 2012. Indy will be followed by the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania, October 2nd through 5th, and the series will conclude with the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 30th through November 2nd.
The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown was designed to showcase the NHRA Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak and the Chevrolet COPO Camaro. The competition includes entries from both the FS/A and FS/B Stock Eliminator classes with each of the two classes running as a separate category within Stock Class Eliminations, and a winner being crowned in each. The two winners will then square off for the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Championship using a three-tenths staggered start. Each of the two class winners will receive the NHRA Class Wally trophy with the run-off winner being crowned the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Champion.
The two classes have new designations and indexes this year:
· FS/A: Minimum weight 451 + CID 3200 pounds, all supercharged 3500 pounds, index 10.10
· FS/B: Minimum weight up to 400 CID 3250Lbs, 401 to 450 CID (including maximum allowable overbore) 3350 pounds, index 10.40
Keep up with the 2014 action at www.nhra.com.
Information in this piece provided by the NHRA.
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