September 13, 2017
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
The Mopar Mega Block Party will burst start a Dodge NHRA Nationals for a second uninterrupted year, with a full line-up of fan-friendly activities set for Thursday, Sep 21, during FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania. The free-to-the-public eventuality is scheduled from 4-10 p.m. Eastern and will underline a home run derby, a phenomenon of Top Fuel motorist Leah Pritchett’s dragster featuring a hang celebrating a Mopar brand’s 80th anniversary, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators, an NHRA motorist designation eventuality and many more.
The Dodge NHRA Nationals eventuality is slated for Sep 21-24 during famed Maple Grove Raceway nearby Reading, with a Dodge code also imprinting a second year of sponsoring a prestigious race, partial of a six-event NHRA Countdown to a Championship playoffs.
2nd Annual Mopar Mega Block Party
The Mopar Mega Block Party will once again offer NHRA drivers and personalities a eventuality to interpret their reflexes and steely nerves from a racetrack to a ball solid in a home run derby. Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car drivers Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr., Mopar Top Fuel pilots Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher, and Mopar Dodge Dart Pro Stock brave Allen Johnson will attend alongside NHRA on FOX play-by-play announcer Dave Rieff and tone commentator and former motorist Tony Pedregon.
NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart is scheduled to call all a action. Donations to a Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundations will be done in a name of a leader of a elimination-style competition.
The Mopar Mega Block Party also will underline copiousness of classical and complicated HEMI® energy with a large all-Mopar automobile uncover hosted by a Modern Mopar automobile club, opportunities for fans to expostulate a renouned Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators, appearances by Raminator Monster Trucks, concerts by Liquid A, Go-Go Gadjet and TJ Bebb, on-site food and splash vendors, kids’ activities, giveaways and many more. In addition, Mopar NHRA drivers will be on-hand to pointer autographs, with several foe cars on-site for fans to take an up-close look. A large fireworks arrangement will be partial of a dusk as well.
Festivities flog off during 4 p.m. Eastern, with home run derby batters scheduled to take a image during 5 p.m. and a designation signing set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Mega Fireworks uncover sponsored by Pennzoil will launch during 8:45 p.m., with a shutting unison to follow.
For some-more information on a Mopar Mega Block Party, revisit www.moparblockparty.com.
Hagan and Pritchett to Square off in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Match Races
In further to pushing their 11,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled machines via a weekend, Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett will attend in compare races in a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a many absolute flesh automobile ever, with 840 horsepower and 770 lb.-ft. of torque.
Pritchett helped with RD on a absolute new machines, and bested Hagan twice during a pair’s initial dual showdowns progressing this year during a Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals during Bandimere Speedway nearby Denver. Pritchett will demeanour to keep her strain alive, while Hagan will be out for punish as he tries to even a score.
Mopar to Honor Retiring Pro Stock Driver Allen Johnson during Block Party
The 2017 book of a Dodge NHRA Nationals will also paint 2012 Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson’s final outing to Maple Grove Raceway as a Pro driver, following a longtime Mopar code ambassador’s retirement proclamation during a U.S. Nationals progressing this month. To date, Johnson has claimed 27 victories and 37 No. 1 qualifier positions in his 22-year career. Mopar will respect Johnson’s long-standing joining to a code during a Mopar Mega Block Party during FirstEnergy Park on Thursday dusk with a special rite and presentation.
Hagan, Pritchett Named Event Grand Marshals
Hagan and Pritchett will also assistance a racing movement get underway in Reading as eventuality grand marshals and titular starters. Hagan, motorist of a Mopar 80th/Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T, has won a Funny Car pretension twice and is a 25-time foe leader in a category, Pritchett has had a glorious deteriorate so distant in her initial full year with Mopar energy as she pilots a Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil dragster. She has won 4 races this deteriorate alone and taken her place as one of a brightest stars on a NHRA landscape.
Mopar and Dodge on Manufacturers Midway
Both a Mopar and Dodge arrangement trailers will be benefaction on Manufacturers Midway via a Dodge NHRA Nationals. The Dodge arrangement will underline some-more opportunities for fans to exam their skills in wheel-standing simulations of a quickest prolongation automobile ever built – a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. A accumulation of games and giveaways will be accessible during both a Mopar and Dodge displays, while fans can also get an up-close demeanour during what’s new from any brand. In addition, Mopar Funny Car motorist Jack Beckman will horde Nitro School from a Mopar arrangement alongside NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart during 10:45 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, Sep 23. The displays are benefaction during 15 of 24 events on a NHRA inhabitant eventuality calendar this season.
About Mopar Motorsports
The Mopar brand’s joining to veteran motorsports foe was determined in a 1950s when a partnership lighted with drag racing colonize Don Garlits, ensuing in a violation of countless speed and opening barriers in HEMI-powered vehicles over a subsequent several decades. In 2016, interjection to Don Schumacher Racing motorist Ron Capps, Mopar prisoner a fourth NHRA Funny Car World Championship in a final 6 years. As Mopar celebrates 80 years as a code in 2017, it will concentration a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series efforts on NHRA Funny Car and, with rising star Leah Pritchett, NHRA Top Fuel Dragster. Mopar will also accelerate a joining to NHRA Sportsman racing with new strait rewards, bureau support and at-track technical recommendation and guidance.
During a brand’s 80 years, Mopar has introduced countless industry-first facilities including:
- Vehicle-information apps: initial to deliver smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
- wiADVISOR: initial to incorporate a tablet-based use line tool
- Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): initial to marketplace with a new interactive car tracking device that sends owners a content when car is driven too quick or too distant formed on pre-set parameters
- Wi-Fi: initial to offer business a ability to make their car a wireless prohibited spot
- Electronic owners manuals: initial to deliver normal owners manuals on a smartphone app
80 Years of Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) was innate on Aug 1, 1937, as a name of a line of antifreeze products. Mopar has given developed over 80 years to offer as a sum service, tools and customer-care code of all FCA vehicles around a globe.
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 car 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.