Rod Heltzel of Jacksboro, Texas drove a factory fresh 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet to victory this weekend at the NMRA Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown down in Florida.
And when I say factory fresh I mean literally.
“We picked up the car last week at Watson Racing, brought it down here, made a few test runs and then ran qualifying,” Heltzel told Mustang360 “The beauty of these cars is you buy a new CJ and if you can drive you have a chance to win.”
After working his way through the heats Heltzel ended up in the finals lined up against another 2016 Competition Orange Cobra Jet.
Heltzel crossed the line a mere 0.016 of a second ahead to earn his Showdown victory. “I was pumped when my win light came on. It’s amazing that you can just buy this car, and like I said, if you can drive it, you have the opportunity to win races and this is proof.”