February 4, 2020
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Mopar and Dodge//SRT are usually days divided from kicking off another rival deteriorate in a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Commencing with a 60th annual NHRA Winternationals during Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California, on Feb 6-9, a 2020 season’s 24-race calendar will see Mopar and Dodge//SRT once again sequence pretension sponsorship duties during 4 NHRA inhabitant foe events:
- April 16-19 – Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals nearby Houston
- July 17-19 – Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver
- Sept. 17-20 – Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals in Reading, Pennsylvania
- Oct. 29-Nov. 1 – Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas
This year’s spotlight will be on a full-time HEMI®-powered entries from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) in both Funny Car and Top Fuel classes, continued Mopar and Dodge//SRT code support in a NHRA’s Sportsman classes, as good as on a entrance of a fourth-generation Challenger Drag Pak.
After aggregation 12 NHRA World Championships and 267 eventuality wins (150 Funny Car, 111 Top Fuel, 3 Pro Stock and 3 Factory Super Stock) given 2003, Mopar Dodge//SRT and DSR are prepared to foe into their 18th deteriorate together. All 4 DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car entries wrapped adult final year’s debate in a tip 10 after earning a total 11 victories. The 2020 DSR motorist lineup stays unchanged, as does a ultimate goal: some-more wins and a further of another Funny Car championship.
Teammates Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan done plain runs in a NHRA’s Countdown to a Championship to put both drivers in position to strive for a championship pretension during a deteriorate finale.
While Beckman and his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat didn’t get to repeat his 2012 World Championship pretension win, he did finish runner-up in a 2019 Funny Car standings by capping off a year during Pomona with his first-ever home lane win to acquire his second feat of a year. “Fast Jack” also started a Countdown in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a Wally prize during a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil race.
Hagan, a two-time NHRA World Champion (2011 and 2014), looks to start 2020 where he left off, by building on a movement of his third-place finish in a 2019 NHRA Countdown. He and his group took a Mopar/Pennzoil/Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to feat turn 4 times final deteriorate with wins during Phoenix, Epping, New Hampshire, and dual some-more during a playoffs during a Dallas FallNationals and Las Vegas during a Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil.
2017 Funny Car Champion Ron Capps gathering his HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to 3 wins final year to put him resolutely in a Top 10 in points for a 15th uninterrupted season. Capps’ sixth-place finish in a standings was also highlighted by his opening during a 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway, earning his 24th career No. 1 qualifier respect with a lane record and career-best run of 3.837 seconds during 339.28 mph, a second fastest speed in NHRA history.
DSR teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. finished eighth altogether with dual trips to a feat turn in a Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, earning win lights during Chicago and Denver’s Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil. This deteriorate he will debate in a MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Among a additional HEMI-powered entries approaching to also conflict in a rival 2020 Funny Car difficulty is Cruz Pedregon who, for a second uninterrupted year, will foe full-time aboard a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
DSR’s Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster earnings to foe this deteriorate with Leah Pritchett during a helm. Pritchett gathering her HEMI-powered dragster to a final turn win during Brainerd, Minnesota, afterwards scored a span of No. 2 qualifier positions before earning a tip qualifier spots during both a Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil during The Strip during Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a deteriorate culmination during Pomona to finish a career-best fourth place in a Top Fuel championship rankings final season.
The Mopar Contingency Program continues a long-running support of a NHRA Sportsman category racers by 2020 with financial awards for drivers who win or finish runner-up while regulating a Mopar strait decal and regulating specified parts, including a brand’s valve covers, intake manifolds and cylinder heads. For a fourth uninterrupted year, a Dodge Top Finisher Awards will yield $500 to Stock Eliminator and Super Stock drivers who allege a farthest during a circle of a Mopar-powered Dodge, Chrysler or Plymouth foe automobile during all 24 NHRA inhabitant events.
Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
DSR will once again debate dual Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak entries in a 2020 Factory Stock Showdown, an eight-race array in a Sportsman class, that will see a Mopar and Dodge//SRT racetrack-only factory-built vehicles foe in a heads-up foe opposite Ford Mustang Cobra Jets and Chevrolet COPO Camaros.
Drivers Leah Pritchett and Mark Pawuk will both lapse for a third deteriorate of foe with a team. This time, however, in a new, fourth-generation chronicle of a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car, denounced during a 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
The initial V-8 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak done a Sportsman category entrance in 2009 and was followed adult with a race-ready V-10 package in 2011. A third-generation 2015 Challenger Drag Pak introduced a initial supercharged 354 HEMI and a naturally aspirated 426 Gen-III HEMI to competition, and ran 8.0-second ETs
right out of a box.
In 2018, Pritchett sped to a initial central 7-second run aboard a third-generation Challenger Drag Pak and amassed 3 wins on her approach to capturing a 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown World Championship. In 2019, a runner-up finish during a deteriorate culmination in Dallas cumulative a second-straight Top 10 finish.
Mark Pawuk warranted No. 1 qualifier honors in St. Louis (2018) and Indianapolis (2019) and gathering to dual final turn appearances in 2018 during Norwalk and Indianapolis. He looks to foe during all 8 events this deteriorate aboard his Empaco Equipment Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.
Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP)
After partnering with a NHRA’s Youth Education Service (YES) module during 7 inhabitant foe events in 2019, a Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP), an FCA module determined in 1984 with a aim of building a subsequent epoch of automotive use technicians, has committed to attend in 15 events this arriving season.
The NHRA’s YES module provides bearing to sparkling career paths, including automotive (technician) careers, to both center propagandize and high propagandize students with a day during a foe track. Students accept information from CAP representatives, as good as rarely enchanting speeches from Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers.
“The partnership with YES dovetails into a efforts to uncover those following a Mopar CAP module usually how distant they can go, either it’s building a career with one of a 2,600 dealerships or operative on one of a brands in a racing industry,” pronounced Keith Yancy, who heads a Mopar CAP program. “The need for these skills is heated and a statistics uncover that approach for automotive technicians will usually boost over time.”
Mopar CAP offers tailored use technician courses by 100 approved training institutions, such as universities, colleges, village colleges and technical centers. The curriculum is designed to immediately place students in FCA dealerships on graduation. There are some-more than 9,000 active students enrolled in a Mopar CAP program.
Dodge Garage: Digital Hub for Drag Racing News
Fans can follow all a NHRA’s movement this deteriorate during Dodge Garage, a one-stop portal for Dodge//SRT and Mopar drag racing news. The site includes daily updates and entrance to an online racing HQ, news, events, galleries, accessible downloads and merchandise. For some-more information, greatfully revisit www.dodgegarage.com. Watch DSR Top Fuel star Leah Pritchett in “The Rundown” as she previews a NHRA Winternationals during Auto Club Raceway at www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/racing/2020/02/the-rundown-with-leah-pritchett-nhra-winternationals.html.
@DodgeMoparMotorsports on Instagram
The @DodgeMoparMotorsports Instagram channel continues to share calm capturing Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers in movement in a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Sportsman grassroots racers competing in classes such as Factory Stock Showdown, Stock and Super Stock, as good as additional motorsports series.
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