NHRA Factory Stock Showdown returns

CH_BoButner_DavidBarton-FactoryStockBo Butner (near lane) and David Barton at last year’s Factory Stock Showdown at the U.S. Nationals. (Chris Haverly photo)

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 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 17-20, then head north for the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J., June 9-12. The third race will take place in Norwalk, Ohio, June 23-26, with the final event happening at the birthplace of the program, the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 5.