Lenny Lottig Takes Texas Fall Nationals Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Title at Texas Motorplex
October 15, 2023
ENNIS, TX (Oct. 15, 2023) – For the third time in 2023 Lenny Lottig took the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown title, today winning the 38th annual NHRA Texas Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Lottig and the ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies COPO Camaro grabbed the No. 1 qualifier and defeated David Barton, point leader Aaron Stanfield, Ricky Hord before taking out Doug Hamp to move to No. 3 in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown point standings.
“It’s great to be here you know and this is a great, great place to win,” said Lottig moments after the win. “The fans are awesome. This has been the tightest field we’ve ever raced at and so everybody had to be at their best. We have a good team and you know we have an awesome Barton engine. Life is pretty good right now. It’s been a blessing to be able to go and compete at this level.”
In the semifinals it was Lottig taking the win with a .007 reaction time after Richard Hord redlit. Lottig continued to post great elapsed times running 7.650 seconds at 179.70 mph. His final round opponent Doug Hamp dispatched Scott Libersher after Libersher was distracted on the starting line and succumbed in the semifinals with a .398 second reaction time.
Coming into eliminations as the No. 1 qualifier, Mark Pawuk and his Empaco Equipment Dodge Drag Pak team picked up their first Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown victory of his career Sunday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway.
On his way to victory, Pawuk, who was the No. 1 qualifier, set the national elapsed time record at 7.583 seconds and won $1,000 in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Bounty Program by defeating the previous event winner, Aaron Stanfield.
Point leader Stanfield raced his Stanfield Racing Engines Chevrolet COPO Camaro to the quarterfinals before he lost a close race to No. 1 qualifier Lenny Lottig. A win would have clinched Stanfield’s third Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown world championship title but the 28-year-old from Bossier City, Louisiana, will have to wait for his coronation as champion until the NHRA Nevada Nationals.
“It’s an honor and then to be able to compete and win against Aaron. Beating him is almost as good as winning the race. He is an amazing competitor and great racer,” added Lottig.
In the first round David Janac drove his Janac Brothers Ford Mustang to victory over St. Louis Midwest Nationals winner Mark Pawuk and his Empaco Equipment Dodge Drag Pak to collect the $1,000 Flexjet bounty. Pawuk earned the bounty with a dominant performance in St. Louis where he was No. 1 qualifier and victor for the first time in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown series.
Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown series will conclude with the
NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 26-29.
Flexjet Bounty Program
$1,000 bounty collected by Joe Welch,
defeated Aaron Stanfield, Dallas winner
Four-Wide Nationals (Charlotte, N.C.)
$1,000 bounty collected by Lenny Lottig,
defeated Joe Welch, Gainesville winner
Route 66 Nationals (Chicago)
Bounty not collected
Thunder Valley Nationals (Bristol)
$2,000 bounty collected by Lee Hartman,
defeated Lenny Lottig, Charlotte and Chicago winner
Summit Racing Equipment Nationals (Norwalk, Ohio)
$1,000 bounty collected by Stephen Bell,
defeated Aaron Stanfield, Bristol winner
$1,000 bounty collected by Jesse Alexandra,
defeated Stephen Bell, Norwalk winner
Pep Boys NHRA Nationals (Reading)
$1,000 bounty collected by David Davies,
defeated Jesse Alexandra, Indianapolis winner
Midwest Nationals (St. Louis)
$1,000 bounty collected by Mark Pawuk,
defeated Aaron Stanfield, Reading winner
Texas Fall Nationals (Ennis, TX)
$1,000 bounty collected by David Janac,
defeated Mark Pawuk, St. Louis winner
2023 Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Results
Charlotte – Lenny Lottig, winner; Aaron Stanfield, runner-up
Chicago – Lenny Lottig, winner; Doug Hamp, runner-up
Bristol – Aaron Stanfield, winner; Del Holbrook, runner-up
Norwalk – Stephen Bell, winner; Lee Hartman, runner-up
Reading – Aaron Stanfield, winner; Del Holbrook, runner-up
St. Louis – Mark Pawuk, winner; Stephen Bell, runner-up
Ennis – Lenny Lottig, winner; Doug Hamp, runner-up
Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Top Ten Points Standings
2. Stephen Bell — 720
3. Lenny Lottig — 639
4. Mark Pawuk — 583
5. Jesse Alexandra — 559
7. Del Holbrook — 484
8. David Janac — 478
9. Lee Hartman — 458
10. David Davies II — 444
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