NHRA has announced the addition of a new contingency program for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, with more than 15 postings for the specialty event.
The SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown will kick off the 2017 season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, March 16-19, for its first of five events in 2017. The series has seen increased car counts across the country and high interest from fans of the series.
The program will also be contested at zMAX Dragway, April 28-30; Summit Motorsports Park, June 22-25; the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 30-Sept. 4; and Gateway Motorsports Park, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
Event winner and runner-up will receive $300 and $100 respectively from posting sponsors. To be eligible, racers must adhere to all NHRA Contingency rules and guidelines as well as meet any additional requirements set forth by the posting sponsor.
All sponsors require the use of posted products and display of posted product decal beginning with the first round of eliminations. One decal (total of 2 per posted product) must be displayed on each outboard side of the vehicle and be clearly visible when viewing the vehicle from a 90-degree angle.