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They need to give them till Indy and if things don't improve, make an announcement the following Tuesday that P/S will not be on the 2020 schedule and events in 2019 with fewer than 14 entries will be contested as 8 car fields.
That would work.
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That would work.
Hopefully that would force them to start considering ideas that would really work to save the class.
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I'm not sure what they're called but Watson also builds factory roadrace cars for Ford as well as the CJ's. Interestingly enough, their shop is less than 5 miles from Team Z (right around the corner from Mike Moran's shop) and no more than 10 miles Holbrook's shop. All in the Detroit metro area.
Watson is building 05-14 S197 Mustangs for the NASA American Iron Series, a grassroots spec category. They build a nice piece, and it make more sense to buy theirs than build your own. This is the equivalent of Stock Eliminator racing.

I don't know who builds the FP350S. It's the road race version of a Cobra Jet in my opinion. https://performanceparts.ford.com/FP350S/

While still production based, the GT4 kicks it up a few notches and is built by Multimatic. In the IMSA Grand Sport class, these cars are the "Pro Stock" of road racing, except they actually look like their street counterparts. Mustang & Camaro compete against the European heavies... https://performanceparts.ford.com/GT4/

Back to Factory Stock Showdown.....Watson, his teammate Skinner, Turk, Barton, Tasca, Libersher, and others also race with NMCA. Kind of reminiscent of the days when Pro Stock drivers would compete with multiple sanctioning bodies...
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why only 8 cars ?? ..... seems to me if your interested in growing the class, let as many cars race as possible!. if time is an issue, than substitute the last qualifying session with first round of eliminations with 16 or 32 cars
All 7 of the Factory Stock Showdown races have 16 car fields with Rd. 1 of eliminations on Sat. afternoon, and the final 3 rounds on Sunday. Last year only Indy had a 16 car field; but with the popularity of the class, the NHRA expanded the field to 16 cars for all of the events this year.
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