Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Drivers Pritchett, Hometown Favorite Johnson Ready to Battle during Bristol in Factory Stock

Posted on 13. Jun, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

June 12, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Mopar Dodge NHRA Top Fuel dragster motorist Leah Pritchett is set to double her fun during Bristol Dragway this weekend, as a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) star will also debate her Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in a SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown during a NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, scheduled for Jun 15-17 during Bristol (Tennessee) Dragway.
Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak aspirant Allen Johnson, a hometown favorite and longtime Mopar Dodge motorist who hails from circuitously Greeneville, Tennessee, will join Pritchett in a brew for a Factory Stock Showdown win. Pritchett’s new DSR teammate, Mark Pawuk, who announced his Factory Stock entrance during a NHRA Charlotte eventuality in April, will also make his Drag Pak entrance during Bristol.
Pritchett will contest in both her Top Fuel and Drag Pak machines for a third time this season. She guided her 354-cubic-inch HEMI® engine-powered Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to a No. 1 subordinate symbol during a many new Factory Stock eventuality in Charlotte, and has raced to a win and a runner-up coming in a final 4 events in her Top Fuel dragster.
Owner of 6 career wins in Top Fuel, Pritchett is anticipating to explain her initial Factory Stock Wally prize this weekend.
“It’s Bristol, baby,” pronounced Pritchett. “I always demeanour brazen to using in a Thunder Valley. We’ve got some good lane story and information there, with a curtain adult finish final year. We have a satisfactory volume of movement function right now, and even nonetheless Bristol presents a singular and formidable atmosphere for tuners, creation as many Mopar energy and putting it to a lane is what I’m looking brazen to for this team. Additionally, we’ve done some cessation changes to a Factory Stock program, and of march gearing changes to recompense for a altitude.
“We feel this module is removing stronger with each race. It will be (teammate) Mark (Pawuk’s) initial foe in FSXX, and we typically never import on a side of carrying any some-more sold knowledge in a automobile or category than a teammate, though we demeanour brazen to being a best teammate probable to Mark. He did good during licensing, as expected, and we demeanour brazen to his competition-side display by as we both battle by that built field.”
For 2012 NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Johnson and his father and organisation chief, Roy Johnson, a transition from a pro classes to Sportsman has been a training process. The possibility to corruption their Drag Pak in new exam sessions during Bristol has a twin feeling confident streamer into Father’s Day weekend.
“We were means to make 16 runs in contrast during Bristol, and that’s got us feeling unequivocally certain streamer into this weekend,” pronounced Johnson, who stepped divided from Pro Stock foe during a finish of a 2017 season. “We consider we’re a lot closer to where we need to be than where we were after a initial dual Factory Stock races.
“It’s always good to be home during Bristol and see all a aged friends. No matter what category we’re competing in, a fans there have always upheld us and had a backs.”
Driving a second Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak entrance for DSR, Pawuk joins a chosen group after an 11-year interregnum from NHRA competition. He formerly competed in Pro Stock, where Pawuk raced to 6 victories before creation his final Pro Stock coming during Richmond in 2006. Like teammate Pritchett, Pawuk’s Drag Pak will also be prepped and confirmed by three-time universe champ NHRA Sportsman racer Kevin Helms.
“I never unequivocally retired, rather we only arrange of stepped away,” pronounced Pawuk, famous as “The Cowboy” to fans. “I wasn’t utterly prepared to hang adult my pushing boots for good only yet, and we felt like we had some unprepared business, so this was a good event to give it another shot. My idea is to go out and get another Wally. we demeanour brazen to operative with Kevin and my new teammate, Leah, to build this module for DSR and make it a really successful Factory Stock team.”
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