Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing

NMCA Hosts Ford Performance’s Annual Cobra Jet Showdown

NMCA is pleased to host the 9th Annual Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the weekend of August 27-30, 2020. This year’s Cobra Jet Showdown includes a special drag race class, luncheons, happy hours…and much more! This special event takes place as part of the NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals and is the weekend after the Woodward Dream Cruise and the weekend before the NHRA U.S. Nationals.

Racers & Crew/Guests Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Watch Cobra Jets on the ¼ Mile

Cobra Jets of all years (tributes and clones welcome) will compete on the 1320 for big money and national exposure. Major bragging rights are up for grabs as well for the racer who wins the Cobra Jet Showdown, with a special trip into the Aerospace Components Winners Circle and post-event coverage in Fastest Street Car magazine.

Racers & Crew/Guests Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Old Versus New Cobra Jet Competition

Originally added for the 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet Showdown held in 2018, vintage Cobra Jet cars are now a part of every Showdown. Whether you’re racing or watching Cobra Jet-powered Ford and Mercury vehicles, there is a place for these special machines at the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown.

Big Purse & Major Bragging Rights

The Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown, presented by Watson Racing, offers racers the chance for big money, a custom NMCA Victor award, major media exposure, and the chance to get into the exclusive Aerospace Components Winners Circle:

Winner: $1,000 from NMCA + $1,000 from Ford Performance + NMCA Victor + Winners Circle Experience
Runner-Up: $500 from NMCA + $500 from Ford Performance + Plaque
Semis: $200
Quarters: $100

Easy-to-Follow Rules

The Cobra Jet Showdown class is open to any modern or vintage Cobra Jet (tributes & clones welcome) and it runs on an Open Comp Format:

• .500 full (Sportsman) tree
• 3 qualifying passes on Friday—Eliminations on Saturday
• Fastest qualifying run will be bumped -.10 & become a permanent index for eliminations
• Handicapped start based on index / breakout eliminations
• NHRA Stock / Super Stock rules on suspension, tires, engine, modifications, etc., apply
• Cobra Jet tributes & clones permitted
• No NMCA membership required

Rules Questions & Other Questions

For rules questions please contact Gene Bergstrom with NMCA at (714) 460-3813 or e-mail him at gbergstrom@promediapub.com

Racers & Crew/Guests Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Schedule of Events

The Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown in Norwalk, Ohio, is designed to be a “must attend” event for all Cobra Jet racers and this special event’s schedule is designed to provide maximum enjoyment:

Thursday:

• Parking / Registration / Tech (9 am – 1 pm)
• Free Test & Tune for Cobra Jet Showdown Participants (1 pm – 6 pm)
• Racer Happy Hour & Ice Cream Social (5 pm to 7 pm)

Friday:

• Parking / Registration / Tech (from 8 am to 10 am)
• Qualifying Throughout the Day
• Cobra Jet Showdown Luncheon (12 pm to 1 pm)
• Cobra Jet Showdown Happy Hour & Free Parts Raffle (6 pm to 7pm)

Saturday:

• Eliminations Throughout the Day
• Cobra Jet Showdown Luncheon (12 pm to 1 pm)
• Aerospace Components Winners Circle Experience (6 pm)

Sunday: Free Entry into Sunday’s Bracket Race

Special Cobra Jet Showdown Happy Hour and Luncheons

This event’s loaded with special activities and it all starts on Thursday with a free Racer Happy Hour & Ice Cream Social where Cobra Jet Showdown teams can enjoy cold beer and Summit Motorsports Park’s iconic 1 lb. ice cream scoops. Friday and Saturday feature Cobra Jet Showdown luncheons in the pits in the 60’ X 30’ Snake Pit hospitality tent. The Cobra Jet Showdown champion will celebrate at the end of the day with cold beer, music, and awards in the Aerospace Components Winners Circle.

Racers & Crew/Guests Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Book Your Hotel Stay Today

There are plenty of great accommodations located in Norwalk, as well as in nearby Milan and Sandusky, Ohio. Click HERE for more information.

Join Us at America’s Racetrack…Summit Motorsports Park
Billed as America’s Racetrack, Summit Motorsports Park is the premier national event drag race facility in the U.S. with massive paved pits, perfectly manicured car show grass, and amenities second to none. Situated just outside of Sandusky, Ohio, the Cobra Jet Showdown’s location provides participants and fans eager for extra vacation activities access to numerous water parks, golf, and other special amenities. This special event takes place the weekend after the world-famous Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit and one week before the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indy, setting the stage for the ultimate motorsport road trip.

Summit Motorsports Park Website CLICK HERE!

Cobra Jet Showdown Sponsors

Special thanks to Ford Performance, the official title sponsor of the Cobra Jet Showdown. Watson Racing is the official presenting sponsor and will be participating at the event all weekend long. Thank you to Summit Motorsports Park as the host venue for this special event.

Racers & Crew/Guests Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!