GLENDORA, Calif. --
Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 18:01 PM
NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Dates Set For 2014
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
Photo copyright 2014 Auto Imagery, Inc.
Chris Holbrook (far lane) defeated Dave Connolly
NHRA announced the dates for the 2014 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown that will include stops at the
Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Gainesville, Fla., Indianapolis, Reading, Pa., and Las Vegas.
The program in its third year will feature three new stops beginning with the Amalie Oil NHRA
Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 13-16 and ending with the NHRA Toyota
Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The second stop on the
calendar will be the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held at Lucas Oil Raceway in
Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 27 - Sept. 1, where the program was introduced in 2012, and
will be followed by the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania, Oct. 2-5.
The event in Indy highlighted the 2013 series, featuring 27 entries as Chris Holbrook defeated Dave
Connolly in the final round with his '13 Mustang Cobra Jet. 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
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
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