Factory Stocks to compete at eight NHRA events in 2020

Drew Skillman leads the points with two more events left on this season’s schedule.


The NHRA has announced that the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown will compete at eight events on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The heads-up contest showcases drag-racing ready, factory-built vehicles including Ford Mustang Cobra Jets, Dodge Challenger Drag Paks and Chevrolet COPO Camaros.



March 12-15: AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, FL

April 24-26: NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte, NC

May 15-17: NHRA Southern Nationals, Atlanta

June 25-28: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, OH

July 9-12: Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago

Sept. 2-7: NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis

Oct. 2-4: AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, St. Louis

Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Dodge NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas 

Chicago Jon sees ‘Stranger Things’ at U.S. Nationals

Warren “The Professor” Johnson (shown) wasn’t the only one not pleased with his performance and others’ at this year’s U.S. Nationals. He crashed before his scheduled first match with Greg Anderson, and several other drivers crashed and oiled the track, leaving the crowd waiting for long stretches as the track was put back in order.


In fact, says our own Chicago Jon, the entire U.S. Nationals experience read kind of like a certain television show... 

NMCA announces 6-event schedule

The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series will consist of six events for 2020. In addition to drag racing each event includes an all-American car show, giant manufacturers’ midway, burnout contests as well as special events including the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Dave Duell Classic, Cobra Jet Showdown, Dodge // Mopar HEMI Shootout, and the Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing.



March 5-8: NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, FL

April 2-5: NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, Atlanta Dragway

May 28-31: Inaugural Midwest Muscle Car Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, St. Louis

July 30-Aug. 2: NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing, Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

Aug. 27-30: NMCA All-American Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH

Sept. 24-27: NMCA World Street Final, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis  

Factory Stock added to ‘Great American Guaranteed Million’ competition

Already the first guaranteed-to-win $1 million purse for bracket racers, the Great American Guaranteed Million race added another opportunity as promoters Britt Cummings and Gaylon Rolison announced a special Factory Stock Showdown race at the event.


The race, which takes place May 20-25 at Memphis International Raceway, will include the popular class as one of the marquee attractions on Saturday, May 23. The class will have the same $3,000 entry fee that is in place for the million-dollar bracket race, and it will be a 16-car qualified field.


Cummings says he has already received verbal commitments from many of the top names in the class, including 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown champion Leah Pritchett (shown), Mark Pawuk, Bo Butner, David Barton, Stephen Bell, Arthur Kohn, the Skillman family and several others.   

Off the Track: Matchbox cars nominated for Toy Hall of Fame

The National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, which hosts the National Toy Hall of Fame, has announced the 2019 inductee finalists. One of the 12 nominees is Matchbox Cars.


Only two or three of the toys will be selected to the hall, the museum said, so you need to vote to make your choice known. Fans can vote for their favorite online through September 18 to help the 23-member panel make its picks. The inductees will be announced at a November 7 ceremony.


The Agent is happy to report that Mattel’s Hot Wheels are already in the HOF.  

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