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Davies signs new partner ahead of Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown opener

David Davies III to promote Mission 22 on his Dodge Challenger Drag Pak during 2024 Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown season.
08 Mar 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
David Davies III

The Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, one of the most exciting classes on the NHRA tour, will hit the track this weekend, starting their 10-race series with Chevrolet COPOs, Dodge Drag Paks, and Ford Cobra Jets battling it out for manufacturer supremacy.

David Davies III will be racing in the series for the third consecutive season, wheeling a new-look Dodge Challenger as part of a partnership with Mission 22, a national nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness and combat the issue of veteran suicide. Davies, a US Air Force Veteran, has offered space on his Dodge Challenger throughout his career to veteran organizations.
“I am looking forward to getting the season started on the racetrack, of course, because it has been a long offseason and I love to race this class, but I am equally excited to get the word out about Mission 22,” said Davies. “It breaks my heart that, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 22 veterans lose their lives to suicide every day. These men and women served our country with pride, and I want to let them know they are seen, appreciated, and if they need help, Mission 22 will be there for them.”
Throughout his Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown racing career, Davies has been a threat to win, and the 2024 season should provide the aviation executive the opportunity to achieve his goal of reaching the winner’s circle. Simply qualifying for the field will be tough as there are more than 20 Factory Stock competitors vying for one of 16 qualifying positions in Gainesville.

"We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with D H Davies Racing to raise awareness about the issues that veterans face upon returning home. Dave and his team are so generously providing Mission 22 a platform to let Veterans know we are here for them,” said Carley Hill, Mission 22's Community Outreach Coordinator. "At Mission 22, our commitment to supporting veterans and ending veteran suicide is unwavering, but it's just not possible without support like this, so it means everything to us."
This season, Davies will also work with Save Our Allies, E3, Welsy Motorsports, and Fig Leaf Coffee as he races his 180-mph Dodge. Davies has raced in both the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) with both a '18 Dodge Demon and most recently a '21 Dodge Drag Pak Challenger. Davies’ NHRA debut event was Norwalk 2021, and since that event, the racer from Kirtland, Ohio, has been a regular qualifier and is pursuing his first Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series national event win.