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Flexjet Named Title Sponsor of NHRA Factory Stock Showdown for Season 10-Race 2023 – Drag Illustrated

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NHRA officials have announced that Flexjet, the world leader in subscription-based private aviation, has been named the title sponsor of the exciting NHRA Factory Stock Showdown for the upcoming 2023 season. The fan-favorite Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class will feature 10 races at NHRA National Events next year, adding a couple more races to the schedule.

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Flexjet will also become the official private flight partner of NHRA.

The Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown of 2023 opens as part of the 54th Annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway March 9-12, ending its season debut at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 23rd Annual to the Nevada River. Nationals October 26-29.

Flexjet’s sponsorship of this racing category follows Constant Aviation’s successful sponsorship over the past two years. It also comes as Flexjet’s acquisition of Constant Aviation becomes final at the end of 2022.

“One of the reasons Flexjet was sponsoring the Factory Stock Showdown class was to invigorate our employee engagement — just as it did with Constant Aviation employees,” said Constant Aviation CEO David H. Davies, who drives the DH Davies Racing Dodge DragPak. In class. “These races are as exciting to drive in as they are to watch.”

Flexjet offers a full range of market offerings reaching private jet users through various branded storefronts targeting specific private aviation needs. The company has set the standards in private aviation through exceptional service and award-winning safety programs for more than 25 years, providing its loyal and growing customer base with accurate, efficient and personalized experiences on every flight.

“We are excited to include this racing class event in our recruitment efforts that has a world-class following,” said Robert Sullivan, Flexjet’s Managing Director. “Flexjet is growing, and we are actively recruiting for pilots, fitters and machining apprentices to be part of the Flexjet family.”

For several years, the Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class has delivered impressive action, as some of the sport’s finest drivers compete for the prestigious Wally behind the wheel of Chevrolet COPO Camaros, Ford Cobra Jets and Dodge Challenger Drag Paks.

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After the opener in Gainesville, the class will race back-to-back events in Charlotte and at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, adding another pair of back-to-back races in June at Bristol Dragway and Norwalk. After a two-month break, the Flexjet will return to the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the prestigious NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis, then finish its season with stops at Maple Grove Raceway, World Technology Raceway in St. Louis, Texas Motorplex in Dallas and Las Vegas.

Last year David Barton clinched the world championship in a very competitive class, advancing to five final rounds and taking victories at Bristol, Indy and Reading. Other notables in the class include Aaron Stanfield, who won back-to-back world titles in 2020 and 2021, Bill Skillman, Mark Bauk, John Cirebon and Stephen Bell.

The popular Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown rewards program will also return in 2023. Established during the 2021 season, the program places a “bonus” on the winner of the previous event. Created to increase fan and driver interest in the class, the rewards program helps give the Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown extra momentum moving into next year.

“The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class has proven to be a must-see for our fans, and we are excited to introduce Flexjet as a sponsor for the 2023 season,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “With so many exciting initiatives, the category has enjoyed tremendous support from the racing teams and fans, and Flexjet is a perfect fit for the category and as the official private flight partner of NHRA.”

For more information about Flexjet, please visit www.flexjet.com. For more information about the NHRA, please visit www.NHRA.com.

2023 Flexjet NHRA Factory Inventory Display Schedule

  • March 9-12: 54th Annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL.
  • April 28-30: 13th Annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte
  • May 19-21: 23rd Annual NHRA Nationals 66th Road Show Presented by PEAK Performance, Route 66 Raceway, Chicago
  • June 9-11: 22nd Annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Festival, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
  • JUNE 22-25: NHRA Nationals 17th Annual Summit Equipment Race, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH
  • 30 Aug – Sep. 4: 69th place Dodge Power Brokers NHRA US Nationals, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis
  • SEPTEMBER 14-17: 38th Annual NHRA Babe Boys Nationals, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA.
  • 29 Sep – Oct. 1:12th Annual NHRA Midwest Nationals, World Tech Raceway, St. Louis
  • Oct. 12-15: 38th Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex, Dallas
  • OCTOBER 26-29: 23rd Annual NHRA Nevada Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

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