Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown

NMCA Hosts Watson Racing’s Annual Cobra Jet Showdown

NMCA is pleased to host the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. 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 NMCA All-American Nationals and is the weekend after the Woodward Dream Cruise and the weekend before the NHRA U.S. Nationals.

Racers & Crew 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 NMCA Winners Circle and post-event coverage in Fastest Street Car magazine.

Racers & Crew 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 Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown.

Big Purse & Major Bragging Rights

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

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

Cobra Jet Showdown racers may double enter in the Coan Stock/Super Stock Combo class for an additional tech card fee, which can be obtained at the NMCA registration trailer.

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
• Best reaction time in qualifying sessions gets 1st round potential bye
• Fastest qualifying run will be bumped -.10 & become a permanent index for eliminations
• Eliminations on Saturday
• 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 Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Schedule of Events

The Watson Racing 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:

Wednesday:

Early racer parking (NOON – 4:00 pm)—MUST have weekend digital credentials
• Summit Motorsports Park Test & Tune (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm)—Purchase tech card at Bud gate if you want to join their test & tune

Thursday:

• Parking / Registration / Tech (9 am – 1 pm)
• Free Test & Tune for Cobra Jet Showdown Participants (1 pm – 6 pm)
• Racer Happy Hour (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)
• NMCA Winners Circle Experience (6 pm)

Sunday: Free Entry into Sunday’s Bracket Race

Special Cobra Jet Showdown Happy Hour and Luncheons presented by Holbrook Racing Engines & Whipple Superchargers

This event’s loaded with special activities and it all starts on Thursday with a free Racer Happy Hour where Cobra Jet Showdown teams can enjoy cold beer. Friday and Saturday feature Cobra Jet Showdown luncheons in the pits in the 60’ X 30’ Snake Pit hospitality tent. Friday evening, Whipple Superchargers sponsors a special Cobra Jet racer appreciation Happy Hour and Free parts raffle. The Cobra Jet Showdown champion will celebrate at the end of the day on Saturday with cold beer, music, and awards in the NMCA Winners Circle.

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

To see the Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!

Join us at America’s Racetrack … Summit Motorsports Park

Billed as America’s Racetrack, Summit Motorsports Park is home to some of the biggest racing events in the country and sets the standard for the drag racing experience.

Summit Motorsports Park Website CLICK HERE!

Cobra Jet Showdown Sponsors

Special thanks to Watson Racing, the official event sponsor that 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 Must Pre-Register for Reserved Parking & Special Events CLICK HERE!

Click Here for Cobra Jet Showdown Flyer CLICK HERE!