Evan J. Smith
Mustang360 Network Content Director
July 1, 2013

The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Diversified Products Marketing, a special event to be run in conjunction with the 7th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 23-25, 2013.

All 2008-2014 Cobra Jet owners are invited to participate at the Showdown.

The Cobra Jets will be showcased in three no breakout Eliminators; two heads-up classes and a competition Index (CIC) class:

CJ-TS (Top Stock): Stocker trim Cobra Jets utilizing the 2.3-liter or 2.9-liter supercharger or 427/428cid naturally aspirated engines.

SS-CJ (Super Stock): 4.0-liter supercharged Cobra Jet’s in SS trim.

CJ-CIC: A separate class, where Cobra Jet racers not competing in either of the heads-up classes can race against each other at the Showdown for a cash purse.

CJ-TS and SS-CJ will run modified NHRA Stock and Super Stock rules, respectively.

King of the Cobra Jets: Heads-up class winners will race each other with a handicapped start based on their quickest time, with no breakout, to crown the 2013 King of the Cobra Jets.

All prize money courtesy of Ford Racing and Diversified Products Marketing.

"Since 2011 the Cobra Jet Showdown has been a huge success and we are happy to have the opportunity with NMCA to bring even more Cobra Jet owners together for 2013.

The Cobra Jet Showdown gives all owners the opportunity to experience their Cobra Jets and interact with the community of fellow owners and Ford Racing staff," said Jesse Kershaw, Drag Racing Competition Manager, Ford Racing Performance Group. "It's a unique opportunity that all Cobra Jet owners should participate in and an excellent show for all fans of production based racing.”

All 3 Cobra Jet Showdown classes will qualify on Friday, and run on a Sportsman ladder with a .500 full tree for Saturday eliminations.

Each class will feature a $2,300 purse and the overall winner of the Showdown (King of the Cobra Jets) will receive an additional $1,000.

The race is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, August 24th, so competitors can travel on Sunday to Indy to get in line for the NHRA U.S. Nationals.

To reserve parking or for rules questions please contact Gene Bergstrom with NMCA at (714) 460-3813 or by e-mail at gbergstrom@promediapub.com.