APRIL 14, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NV (APRIL 14, 2024) —For the first time, factory stock competitors brought their Chevrolet COPO Camaros, Dodge Drag Paks and Ford Cobra Jets to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and raced them four-wide with a Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown NHRA Wally on the line. After two days of qualifying, Ricky Hord entered race day as the No. 1 qualifier but Winternationals winner Stephen Bell, the No. 6 qualifier, was looking to defend the $1,000 Flexjet bounty while No. 2 qualifier Mark Pawuk was aiming to claim his second Flexjet title of the season and regain the points lead.

After three rounds, it was Hord, a third-generation racer, winning for the first time in his Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown career outrunning Janac, Scott Libersher and Pawuk. Hord earned a first round competition bye and then took two more round wins to become the third different driver to win in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series in 2024.

“Getting this win means everything,” said Hord. “We’ve worked three years to get this first win and it’s been a long road. We broke a lot of parts and finally got one. It feels amazing to finally come out here and win. It’s satisfying to win the four-wide. It adds a little bit of stress because of the complexity of having to look around in the car and make sure everyone’s stage. I think the four wide is actually an awesome race.”

In the first round, Libersher and Scott took win lights outrunning Winternationals runner-up David Davies II and his Dodge Drag Pak and Lee Hartman. Libersher’s and Scott’s Chevrolet Camaros posted winning times of 7.884 and 7.974 seconds respectively.

In the next quad it was most recent winner, Bell, and provisional No. 1 qualifier Janac moving into the next round with a win over Doug Hamp in an all-Camaro race. Pawuk and Raymond Nash drove their Dodges past Anthony Troyer’s Camaro in the final quad of the first round.

“I got the bye in the first round so I was happy with that but we got lucky because we had a plug wire cut off so I made a run with seven cylinders,” said Hord. “That kind of saved us but after that round win, the adrenaline kind of takes over. I’ve gone rounds before, but it felt good to just keep on going and take it to the final and win.”

Pawuk showed his driving skills in the second round, winning his quad on a double hole shot driving the Don Schumacher memorial Empaco Dodge Drag Pak.

2024 NHRA Las Vegas

The Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series will return to action at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, May 17-19.

Race Results

First Round
No. 1 Ricky Hord, 8.298 sec, 160.79 mph vs. bye

No. 2 Mark Pawuk, 7.930 sec, 171.73 mph, No. 7 Raymond Nash, 8.264 sec, 163.91 mph def. vs. No. 11 Anthony Troyer, 11.297 sec, 80.57 mph

No. 3 David Janac, 7.906 sec, 173.29 mph, No. 6 Stephen Bell, 7.886 sec, 173.54 mph def. No. 10 Doug Hamp, 7.947 sec, 170.43 mph

No. 4 Scott Libersher, 7.884 sec, 174.89 mph, No. 8 Tony Scott, 7.794 sec, 174.48 mph def. No. 5 David Davies II, 7.965 sec, 173.92 mph, No. 9 Lee Hartman, 8.954 sec, 130.48 mph

Second Round
Pawuk, 7.971 sec, 172.63 mph, Janac, 7.945 sec 172.04 mph def. Bell, 7.953 sec, 172.30 mph, Nash, 8.307 sec, 164.77 mph

Hord, 7.911 sec, 172.96 mph, Libersher, 7.925 sec, 173.70 mph def. Scott, 8.115 sec, 171.49 mph

Final Quad
Winner: Ricky Hord, 7.890 sec, 174.03 mph
Runner-up: David Janac, 7.986 sec, 172.67 mph
Semifinalists: Scott Libersher, 10.926 sec, 100.92 mph, Mark Pawuk, 12.315 sec, 80.85 mph

Flexjet Bounty Program
Gatornationals (Gainesville, FL)

$1,000 bounty collected by Mark Pawuk, defeated Stephen Bell (Norwalk winner)

Winternationals (Pomona, CA)
$1,000 bounty collected by David Davies II, defeated Mark Pawuk (Gatornationals winner)

Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals (Las Vegas, NV)
$1,000 bounty collected by Mark Pawuk, defeated Stephen Bell (Winternationals winner) 2024 Flexjet Factory

2024 Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Results
Gainesville – Mark Pawuk, winner; Stephen Bell, runner-up
Pomona – Stephen Bell, winner; David Davies II, runner-up
Las Vegas1 – Ricky Hord, winner; David Janac, runner-up

Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Top Ten Points Standings:

  1. Mark Pawuk – 271
  2. Stephen Bell – 260
  3. David Janac – 229
  4. Ricky Hord – 183
  5. David Davies III – 179
  6. Scott Libersher – 167
  7. Doug Hamp – 159
  8. Anthony Troyer – 121
  9. Tony Scott Jr. – 117
  10. Lee Hartman – 97

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