The ‘Angry Bee’ Is Back: Pritchett’s Dragster to Carry Mopar Dodge 1320 Graphics during Dodge NHRA Nationals

Posted on 05. Sep, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

September 5, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The “Bee” is behind and only in time for a Dodge NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway, located nearby Reading, Pennsylvania. NHRA Top Fuel motorist Leah Pritchett’s dragster will once again underline special “Angry Bee” graphics, a callout to a new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, during her sponsor’s pretension eventuality on Sep 13-16, 2018.
 
This deteriorate outlines a third with Dodge as pretension unite of a Dodge NHRA Nationals. The code also served as primary unite of a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver and a NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge in Indianapolis progressing this year.
 
“We are unapproachable to applaud a purpose as pretension unite of a Dodge NHRA Nationals hold nearby Reading, Pennsylvania, during a deteriorate in that a Dodge code has deepened a joining to a NHRA and a fans,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “We demeanour brazen to entertaining on Leah in her ‘Angry Bee’ graphics, that call courtesy to a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 built and geared for grassroots Sportsman racers.”

Pritchett debuted a 1320-themed clothing on her Top Fuel dragster during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in July, where she helped to announce a new street-to-strip Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 drag car. Pritchett raced her “Angry Bee” Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel car, that facilities a complicated tweak of a mythological Dodge Super Bee logo, all a approach to a eventuality win during Denver. The Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) motorist hopes to repeat that outcome during a Dodge NHRA Nationals, that kicks off a six-race NHRA Countdown to a Championship playoffs.

“I’m blissful to be behind in a ‘Bee.’ We perceived a ton of certain feedback when we carried those graphics in Denver,” pronounced Pritchett, a two-time leader in Top Fuel this year, in further to her new Factory Stock Showdown feat during a NHRA U.S. Nationals. “It’s a unequivocally cold look, and hopefully we can finish a weekend during a Dodge NHRA Nationals in winner’s round and give Dodge dual wins in a dual NHRA National events that a code sponsors.”

Pritchett and her DSR teammate, Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car motorist Matt Hagan, will once again conflict for bragging rights in a span of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles in between subordinate rounds during Reading. The DSR twin dueled during Bandimere Speedway during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in July, finale in a 1-1 tie. Pritchett owns a 4-2 advantage over Hagan in a “grudge match” series, that began in 2017 during Denver and Reading.
 
Mopar Mega Block Party earnings for third year during Dodge NHRA Nationals
The Mopar Mega Block Party will rev adult Dodge NHRA Nationals foe weekend for a third uninterrupted year. The free-admission fan event, set to hurl into FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading from 4 -10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sep 13, will offer a jam-packed line-up of fun activities for Mopar and Dodge//SRT enthusiasts.

NHRA stars and TV personalities will step to a image and take their cuts in a annual Mopar Mega Block Party home run derby. Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Tony Schumacher will knock it out alongside “NHRA on Fox” play-by-play announcer Dave Rieff (the fortifying champ), tone commentator Tony Pedregon and array contributor Bruno Massel Jr. to establish who will wear a home run crown. NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart will yield a play-by-play. Donations to a Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundations will be done in a name of a leader of a elimination-style competition.

Mopar Mega Block Party attendees can also accommodate their favorite drivers in a one-hour prolonged designation session, bound in a cab of a 10-ft. high Raminator Monster Truck for a once-in-a-lifetime float and exam their practical racing skills in a “Drag Strip Showdown,” a head-to-head foe in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators. A HEMI-fueled, 100-plus Mopar automobile show, giveaways, food and splash booths, businessman displays and live concerts by bands Liquid A, Go-Go Gadjet and TJ Bebb are also on tap, with a Mega Fireworks arrangement to tighten out a night.

For some-more information on a Mopar Mega Block Party, visit www.moparblockparty.com.

“Drag Strip Showdown” fan foe continues during Dodge NHRA Nationals
Fans can also stop by a Dodge//SRT and Mopar arrangement area during Maple Grove Raceway during a Dodge NHRA Nationals to take partial in a “Drag Strip Showdown.” The head-to-head foe in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators runs by Nov 11, and will send a tip 4 drivers with a best foe times on a outing to a Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School nearby Phoenix. Winners will be interconnected with possibly Mopar Dodge NHRA racers Leah Pritchett or Matt Hagan for a final foe that will take place during Bondurant in a tangible 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon automobile – a many absolute flesh automobile ever.

The “Drag Strip Showdown” includes stops during Dodge-sponsored NHRA races via a country, as good as during a Mopar vaunt during a 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) uncover in Las Vegas, set for Oct 30-November 2. Two additional winners will be incidentally comparison by entering a “Drag Strip Showdown” online sweepstakes member of a graduation during Dodge Garage, that also facilities a stream leaderboard of a top-four drivers in a contest.

Dodge Garage: Digital Hub for Drag Racing News
Fans can locate Dodge NHRA Nationals coverage during Dodge Garage (www.dodgegarage.com), a one-stop end for Mopar and Dodge//SRT drag racing news.

The site includes daily updates and entrance to an online racing HQ, news, events, galleries, accessible downloads and merchandise. Dodge Garage features embody disdainful content, such as a “Chasing a Title” video series, that offers fans a unique, behind-the-scenes glance during DSR drivers and teams in movement on and off a track.
 
For information on Mopar on and off a track, check out a Mopar brand’s official blog.
 
About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream opening code 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 code in 1914. Their change continues today. New for 2019, a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is hexed by a Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine creates it a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh automobile reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds and a fastest GT prolongation automobile with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds during 131 mph. It also reaches a new tip speed of 203 mph. Joining a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with a some-more absolute 717-horsepower engine, a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, that facilities buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of breadth to Scat Pack’s footprint, as good as and a new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. Infused with disdainful drag frame record from a iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal flesh automobile and a vacant board for a critical grassroots drag racer.  The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV with a best-in-class draw rating of 8,700 lbs. fills out a brands’ opening lineup. These abdominal opening models join a 2019 code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a salon that offers opening during each cost point.
 
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.

Mopar is a source for genuine tools and accessories for all FCA US LLC automobile brands. Mopar tools are engineered together with a same teams that emanate factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, charity a approach tie that no other aftermarket tools association can provide. Complete information on a Mopar code is accessible at www.mopar.com.

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