Daniels Makes History, Grabs Third Consecutive Win in NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge

Posted on 03. Sep, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

August 31, 2018

, Brownsburg, Indiana

Jimmy Daniels wrote his name in a NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge record books, defeating No. 1 qualifier Gary Wolkwitz in a final turn to turn a initial motorist to explain 3 uninterrupted victories in a eventuality during Lucas Oil Raceway during Indianapolis.
 
Daniels, 22, bested his 72-year-old Ray Barton Racing Engines teammate Wolkwitz in a first-ever all-1968 Dodge Dart final turn in a 18th year of a fan-favorite event, hold during a NHRA U.S. Nationals. The win is a fourth altogether for a Daniels family, including a 2010 feat by Jimmy Daniels Sr. in a same Mopar-powered Dart.
 
“Congratulations to Jimmy Daniels on claiming his third uninterrupted feat in a NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “His tough work and loyalty has special stress this year, as his feat comes during a 50th anniversary jubilee of a mythological 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars. The Dodge code is unapproachable to offer as pretension unite of a eventuality and assistance commend a bequest of these racecars, that continues on with a modern-day ‘package car,’ a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.”
 
Daniels competent No. 2 in his 1968 Dodge Dart and soon threw down a gauntlet in turn one with an 8.522-second elapsed time (ET) to send home Mark Howes. He sped to a solid 8.542 in turn dual after his competition Dan Zrust fouled out after withdrawal a starting line early, and after a bye run in turn three, Daniels degraded a “Missouri Mule” 1968 Plymouth Barracuda of Russ Campbell with a quickest run of a weekend, a beast 8.511 pass.
 
In a final, hold underneath a lights only before to NHRA Nitro qualifying, a dental tyro from Pennsylvania launched initial with an .033 greeting time interconnected with an 8.662/156.15 to explain feat over Wolkwitz, who spun a tires and slowed to a 10.110/97.63.
 
“It’s incredible. we only couldn’t suppose it,” pronounced Daniels of his win, that came in his initial competition movement in roughly a year. “It’s unbelievable. There’s so many that goes into this, it’s insane. We put so many into this. The initial subordinate run was my initial pass (since a NHRA Dutch Classic final October). The automobile and we only get along. It’s cool, to be means to have us both (teammate Wolkwitz) here, and validate one and two.”
 
New Jersey local Wolkwitz sealed down his second uninterrupted NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge No. 1 position on Friday and afterwards clocked an 8.523 ET on his first-round bye run, interconnected with a fastest speed of a accommodate during 157.04 mph. He was quickest in turn two, posting a 8.526 ET to take down Wendell Howes, and afterwards used a 8.525 to trailer a uniquely-painted 1968 Plymouth “Psycho Kuda” of initial 2001 HEMI Challenge competition leader Bucky Hess. Wolkwitz modernized out of a semifinals after competition Gus Mantas bent out on a red light foul.
 
“I’m happy, it’s good to competition my teammate and a immature child who we honour completely,” pronounced Wolkwitz, who done his initial career final-round coming during a Indy HEMI Challenge. “He spun too, though not as bad as we did.”
 
The NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge showcases Super Stock/A-HEMI (SS/AH) NHRA Sportsman category competitors battling on a quarter-mile in 1968 Mopar “package” cars, powered by a mythological 426 HEMI engine, nicknamed a “Elephant” engine for a distance and power. The Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stockers are one of a beginning and many iconic iterations of a purpose-built vehicles combined during a factory. The cars underline graphic competition “packages” and are for use only on a drag strip. The Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracudas are precursors to a modern-day package automobile — a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.
 
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