Wolkwitz Takes Second Consecutive NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Pole during U.S. Nationals

Posted on 30. Aug, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

August 30, 2018

, Brownsburg, Indiana

Gary Wolkwitz raced his Super Stock 1968 Dodge Dart to a tip symbol during subordinate for a NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, a renouned race-within-a-race hold during a NHRA U.S. Nationals, Aug 29 – Sep 3. Wolkwitz will start from a stick for a second uninterrupted year as he seeks his initial career win during a Lucas Oil Raceway during Indianapolis facility.
 
The event, now in a 18th season, comes during a 50th anniversary jubilee of a Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars that contest in a fan-favorite event. The iconic 42.6-lb NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge prize and $15,000 winner’s purse will be on a line tomorrow during eliminations. All drivers finishing in a tip 16 will accept money rewards.
 
“It didn’t do me many good final year,” pronounced New Jersey local Wolkwitz of his No. 1 position, that he nailed down with a 8.524-second elapsed time (ET) in a final subordinate session. “Let’s wish this year is a small bit different. It would be superb (to explain a win). we spin 73 in October, and this competence be my swan song.”
 
Jimmy Daniels, a two-time and fortifying eventuality champion, nabbed a No. 2 container with a clever 8.538 run, earning his same starting position as final year. The 22-year-old dental tyro from Pennsylvania is anticipating to put his impress in a NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge record books by apropos a initial motorist to explain feat in a eventuality during Indy 3 years in a row.
 
“We’re perplexing tough (for a win),” pronounced Daniels, whose father and namesake is also a past HEMI Challenge winner. “We’ve still got some work forward of us. This is my initial pass given a NHRA Dutch Classic final October, so it’s been awhile. But we’re operative on it. The automobile likes being in a No. 2 spot, and Gary’s No. 1. It’s good to have a Barton (Racing) cars in a one and dual spots. We’re feeling good for tomorrow.”
 
Stephen Comella hold a No. 1 symbol before eventually subordinate third with a 8.556 pass in his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda. The New York-based racer posted a fastest speed (156.79 mph) of qualifying. HEMI Challenge maestro and Dodge Dart commander Jim Pancake (fourth) and initial 2001 HEMI Challenge competition leader and 1968 Plymouth Barracuda motorist Bucky Hess finished a tip five.
 
Rounding out spots 6-10, in order, are final year’s runner-up Gus Mantas, Tony DePillo, Wendell Howes, Rich Locker and 2016 runner-up Stephen Herbert.
 
A march of HEMI Challenge cars will take place Friday, Aug 31, before eliminations commence, with a final turn to climax a 2018 champion scheduled for primary time on Friday night, only before to NHRA Nitro qualifying.
 
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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