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Daniels Races to Record-setting Fourth Straight NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Triumph during U.S. Nationals

August 30, 2019

, Indianapolis

Making story in a NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge isn’t something new for Jimmy Daniels, and Friday night, a 23-year-old Pennsylvania local continued his undefeated strain during Lucas Oil Raceway during Indianapolis by pushing his Super Stock 1968 Dodge Dart to a record fourth uninterrupted eventuality victory.

Daniels, a event’s No. 1 qualifier, degraded Ohio’s Rich Locker in his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda with a run 8.576 seconds during 156.01 mph in a final spin of a 19th using of a special event, annually partial of a U.S. Nationals. The feat was a sixth time a motorist piloted a 1968 Dodge Dart to feat in a event. Daniel’s father, Jimmy Daniels, Sr., won a eventuality in 2010 and David Barton won pushing a same appurtenance in 2000.

“We had some tough battles to get this fourth win, including that semifinal,” certified Daniels. “This HEMI Challenge is everything. We work all year for this. It means a lot for us. Special interjection to Dodge for stability to support these cars and to a NHRA for permitting them to have a HEMI Challenge here in Indy.

“Ray and Dave Barton yield us with overwhelming horsepower.  If it wasn’t for them, we would not be means to do this. I’m surrounded by my family here this weekend – my father, my mother, my partner and my grandfather. This competition is substantially a coolest win of a 4 for me. Earlier this year, we mislaid my grandmother unexpectedly. We know she was examination over us tonight.”

Daniels’ query for win array 4 began with a bye run as a outcome of his subordinate bid Thursday. His pass of 8.494 seconds was a best of a opening spin and launched him into spin dual where he delivered another well-spoken path of 8.512 to better Doug Fazzolare. His 17th uninterrupted spin win during Indy came over 2017 HEMI Challenge runner-up Wendell Howes advancing Daniels to a semifinals where he faced a really diversion Jim Pancake in an all-Dodge Dart matchup. Pancake posted an considerable .017-second greeting time, though Daniels was means to energy by and spin on a win light with a domain of feat being a small 0.0027 seconds and approximately 7 inches.

Locker competent his Barracuda eighth and modernized to spin dual creation a solo run of 8.660 seconds during 153.32 mph before defeating Louisiana’s Stephen Loeffler. He took advantage of a starting-line blunder by final year’s runner-up Gary Wolkwitz, who was unfit for withdrawal a starting line early to allege to spin three. Locker used a clever light to kick 2001 leader Bucky Hess on a holeshot with a domain of feat of .0242 seconds to advance. 

In a final, Daniels grabbed a starting line advantage, though spun his tires usually after a launch permitting Locker to squeeze a lead. Daniels’ collected his appurtenance underneath him and gathering around Locker to secure a ancestral victory.

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. 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 usually 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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