Samtech to sponsor NHRA Factory Stock Showdown
The School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (www.samtech.edu) has signed a multiyear agreement to sponsor the four NHRA Factory Showdown competitions beginning this season. The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown was designed to showcase the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, and the Chevrolet COPO Camaro.
The first School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Showdown of the year will take place at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway, March 17-20. Other events will take place at the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, June 9-12; the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, in Norwalk, Ohio, June 23-25; and concluding at the birthplace of the event, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 5.
New to the Factory Showdown program is a special Quick 8 Eliminator showcasing the quickest eight Factory Stock race cars in a heads-up competition to be contested on Saturday and Sunday. At each of the four School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events, competitors will qualify within Stock Eliminator and compete in FS/X and FS/XX class eliminations. The quickest eight Factory Stock race cars following qualifying will advance to the Quick 8 Eliminator. The competitors who did not qualify for the Quick 8 Eliminator will remain in Stock Eliminator.
The NHRA will create a new logo for the events, decals for competitors, and will conduct winner’s circle activities at the conclusion of each School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Showdown.