January 24, 2019
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Dodge//SRT and Mopar are stability their partnership with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) with a proclamation of a new multiyear sponsorship agreement to flog off a 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The high-powered attribute began during a 2003 deteriorate and ranks as one of a longest using partnerships in motorsports. DSR Mopar-powered Dodge//SRT teams have claimed 12 championships in Funny Car, Top Fuel and Factory Stock Showdown, commencement with Tony Schumacher’s 2004 Top Fuel pretension and a latest with Leah Pritchett’s 2018 Factory Stock Showdown crown. The initial delight for a partnership came in Englishtown, New Jersey, when Whit Bazemore incited on a win light, and a many new feat was prisoner in Oct 2018 when Ron Capps scored a 252nd for a DSR Mopar-powered driver.
“Don Schumacher Racing is one a many successful and reputable organizations not only in NHRA, though in all of motorsports, and Dodge//SRT and Mopar are unapproachable to extend a long-running partnership with Don Schumacher, his drivers and teams,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “In further to a prolonged list of accomplishments on a strip, a brands have worked with DSR off a lane in building and debuting a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car physique and elevating a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak module to a 2018 Factory Stock Showdown championship. We demeanour brazen to stability to win with DSR in 2019 and beyond.”
“DSR is gratified to continue this partnership with Dodge//SRT and Mopar,” pronounced DSR owners Don Schumacher, a former Mopar-powered Dodge Funny Car motorist himself in a 1960s and 1970s. “We take a lot of honour in a relations we have built with a NHRA module and this one has been truly unique. From a early years, Mopar and Dodge have played a vital purpose in a mount to inflection in a Funny Car category and that carried over in a efforts in Top Fuel and a winning continued in another category final year when we cumulative a NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship. It’s been a extensive partnership and we are anxious to continue it for seasons to come.”
DSR drivers Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett will lift a flame in a brand’s query for championships in Funny Car, Top Fuel and Factory Stock Showdown, while Ron Capps, Tommy Johnson, Jr., Jack Beckman and Tony Schumacher will also demeanour to supplement to Dodge//SRT and Mopar’s abounding NHRA heritage.
Heading into a 2019 NHRA campaign, Hagan and Pritchett pretension a star-studded fast of drivers that have total to acquire some-more than 200 of a DSR organization’s 333 altogether victories and have reset large lane and inhabitant records.
The bar is set high with a idea of augmenting those numbers starting in Pomona, California, where Hagan earnings as a two-time fortifying eventuality leader of a season-opening NHRA Winternationals during Auto Club Raceway, Feb 7-10, a initial of 24 inhabitant events. Pritchett, who won a final 3 Factory Stock Showdown races in 2018, will start her pretension invulnerability in that category during a 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, Mar 14-17, 2019.
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