NHRA Top Fuel Star Pritchett to Drive Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in Full Factory Stock Showdown Schedule

Posted on 05. Feb, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

February 5, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

It’s moulding adult to be a bustling 2018 deteriorate for Leah Pritchett. In further to a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) star’s responsibilities behind a circle of her Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, Pritchett will also drive a supercharged Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in a full line-up of 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events.

Pritchett’s 354-cubic-inch HEMI® engine-powered Drag Pak will be prepped and confirmed by a DSR team, led by organisation arch and new DSR worker Kevin Helms. Helms brings years of knowledge pushing and tuning a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to his new role, including a 2015 NHRA Stock Eliminator World Championship and 2017 NHRA Stock and Super Stock runner-up finishes.

“We’re vehement that, in further to competing underneath a ensign of a Mopar and Dodge brands in a NHRA Top Fuel class, Leah Pritchett will also lift a colors into NHRA Factory Stock Showdown competition,” pronounced Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA. “Leah is a extreme aspirant and a good code ambassador, and we demeanour brazen to entertaining her on in double-duty during 7 events this year.”

Pritchett initial tasted Factory Stock Showdown foe final year, racing during dual events in a renouned NHRA Sportsman category. That bearing stoked her rival fires to embark on a full 2018 schedule.

“You should see a grin on my face, either I’m articulate about it or my group is articulate about it,” pronounced Pritchett, who in 2018 will also symbol her second full year in a Top Fuel dragster. “It’s a dream come true. The double-duty aspect, we had a ambience of it final year and honestly, we consider it creates me a improved racer overall. When we hurl out in 2018, a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak will be put on a lane by Don Schumacher Racing, that creates me feel over in each way. We have proven to have a really rival racecar, and a idea is to be a quickest and fastest in both silos (Factory Stock and Top Fuel).

“To have a three-time World Champion Sportsman racer like Kevin Helms (as organisation chief) is really an ace in my pocket, and I’m only being a tyro of his. We have had a flattering good off-season of development. The exam sessions we’ve had, we never gifted a organisation arch that was a motorist and tuner before, so a energetic is really sparkling and constrained to me. Kevin is really a really vast item to a program, that gives me a ton of confidence.”

Fan Vote to Pick Pritchett’s Drag Pak Graphics during Hoonigan.com
Starting today, fans also have a energy to select a demeanour of Pritchett’s NHRA Factory Stock Showdown racecar. A span of Mopar and Dodge//SRT-themed clothing concepts, designed by motorsports lifestyle code Hoonigan, will be featured on a special territory of Hoonigan’s website, https://www.hoonigan.com/LP, for a fan opinion that will finish during 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb 8.

Pritchett will lift a winning pattern during all 7 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown races, starting during a initial event, a NHRA Gatornationals, scheduled for Mar 15-18 in Gainesville, Florida.

Dodge Garage: New Digital Hub for Drag Racing News
Fans now have a new one-stop end for Mopar and Dodge drag racing news. Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com) is a digital calm heart and premier end for drag racing and flesh automobile enthusiasts.

Fans can perspective daily updates and get entrance to an online racing HQ, news, events, galleries, accessible downloads and merchandise. Dodge Garage features embody disdainful content, such as a three-part video array “Chasing a Title,” that offers fans a unique, behind-the-scenes glance during Pritchett and her DSR group in action.

About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is FCA North America’s mainstream opening brand, and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a association in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2018, a 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a fastest quarter-mile prolongation automobile in a universe and many absolute flesh automobile ever, is holding a universe by storm, along with a new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV, and a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. These new SRT ultimate opening models join a code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including a 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat and a Charger SRT Hellcat, a quickest, fastest and many absolute sedan in a world.
About Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) is a service, tools and customer-care code for FCA vehicles around a globe. Born in 1937 as a name of a line of antifreeze products, a Mopar code has developed over some-more than 80 years to paint both finish caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar done a symbol in a 1960s during a muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to raise speed and doing for both highway and racing use, and stretched to embody technical use and patron support. Today, a Mopar brand’s tellurian strech distributes some-more than 500,000 tools and accessories in over 150 markets around a world. With some-more than 50 tools placement centers and 25 patron hit centers globally, Mopar integrates service, tools and customer-care operations in sequence to raise patron and play support worldwide.

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