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MAY 9, 2019 | FORD PERFORMANCE STAFF

Father-Son Duo Light Up Cobra Jet Lanes

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DEARBORN - Back in March, Indiana Ford Dealer Drew Skillman absolutely dominated the Factory Stock Showdown at the 50th Anniversary NHRA Gatornationals, in his 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet.

Just over a month later, at the Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, it was his father, Bill Skillman’s turn to win.

First up, Bill’s CJ slayed Top Fuel Dragster driver Leah Pritchett’s Hellcat Challenger. Next, two COPO Camaros in a row belonging to Scott Libersher and David Barton. Finally, he lined up against another Cobra Jet, the same one that eliminated his son's the round prior at the hands of Bo Butner.

A quarter mile and 7.94 seconds later, Bill stood alone at the top.

It isn’t just in the NHRA that the CJs are lining up wins, however. In the NMCA’s Factor Super Cars class, Cobra Jets have swept the season thus far. Three events, three wins, including the latest by a Cobra Jet newcomer, Geoff Turk, the defending Factory Super Cars champion.

It’s clear that those who chose to run a Cobra Jet have chosen right. As deliveries of the 50th Anniversary CJs continue, so does the excitement surrounding the Ford Performance Parts turnkey drag racing car.