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Mopar-powered Drivers Chasing History in NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Title Fight during U.S. Nationals

August 27, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Three-time and fortifying NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge champion James Daniels leads a organisation of 20 drivers during a renouned NHRA Sportsman eventuality during a iconic U.S. Nationals during Lucas Oil Raceway during Indianapolis Aug. 28 – Sept. 2. The change of a margin of competitors piloting Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars will demeanour to finish Daniels’ juggernaut of a event, now in a 19th uninterrupted year of sponsorship by FCA US LLC.   

Daniels’ run of 3 true NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge victories in his Dodge Dart are a many uninterrupted wins by any driver, and a 23-year-old Pennsylvania local is looking to continue his query to locate six-time eventuality leader Charlie Westcott, Jr. Daniels and Westcott are also partial of a usually father-son combinations to win a event. Charlie Westcott, Sr. and Jim Daniels, James’ father, won a HEMI Challenge foe in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

“It’s usually implausible for Dodge and Mopar to put on such a cold eventuality during a biggest drag foe of a year,” pronounced Daniels, who will be one of 7 competitors attempting to validate for a margin of 16, wheeling a 1968 Dodge Dart. “It means a lot to my father and myself. We came out to watch a foe in 2003 before he started racing it in 2007. This will be my fourth year competing in it, and a goals haven’t changed. We’re unequivocally happy to be partial of it and vehement to be competing for another trophy.”

Inaugural 2001 HEMI Challenge foe champion Bucky Hess II in his Plymouth Barracuda and 2018 No. 1 qualifier Gary Wolkwitz piloting his Dodge Dart will join Daniels and a rest of margin chasing a tradition built 42.6-lb NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge trophy, built to commend a 426 HEMI engine. The entries paint 12 opposite states, as good as 3 drivers hailing from Canada. Racers will strive for money awards to be perceived by all 16 competitors who attend in eliminations, with a jubilant motorist holding a $15,000 winner’s share.
 
The NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge competitors will have a designated parking area in a Lucas Oil Raceway pit. A march of HEMI Challenge cars will take place Friday morning, Aug. 30, before to a start of eliminations, with a final turn to climax a 2019 champion scheduled for Friday dusk in primary time, usually 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. The Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stockers are among a beginning and many iconic iterations of a purpose-built vehicles combined during a factory. The cars underline graphic foe 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.
  
Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Drivers Seeking Factory Stock Showdown Indy Repeat
Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak drivers lapse to movement in NHRA Factory Stock Showdown (FSS) foe for a initial time given a NHRA Norwalk, Ohio, eventuality in late June, and a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak competitors are looking to transcribe final year’s success during a U.S. Nationals.

Reigning FSS champion Leah Pritchett, who will again lift double-duty in Top Fuel and Factory Stock, and associate DSR teammate Mark Pawuk are seeking a repeat of their 2018 opening during Indy. The tandem warranted a tip subordinate positions and squared off in a final where Pritchett warranted her initial career FSS triumph. Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson competent fourth during Indy final deteriorate and will demeanour to have his best opening of a season, as well. 

Dodge//SRT Mopar NHRA Nitro Drivers Look to Carry Momentum From Brainerd Triumphs; Teammates Seek Prime Playoff Positions In Countdown To The Championship
Pritchett and Ron Capps lead a fortuitous of DSR Dodge//SRT Mopar-powered teams behind to a U.S. Nationals with during slightest one thing in common: both are roving high after powering their approach to a winner’s round on Aug. 18 in a Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals during Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.

Pritchett’s delight aboard her HEMI-powered Dodge//SRT Mopar Top Fuel Dragster was her initial in 2019, while Capps degraded associate DSR and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car motorist Tommy Johnson, Jr. to collect adult his third win of a 2019 campaign. Capps’ feat was a sixth win in a before 11 races by a Charger SRT Hellcat and during slightest one Hellcat has reached a final in 10 of those events. Pritchett and Capps are also seeking their initial Indy triumph. Both had their best career U.S. Nationals formula come in 2017 when Capps reached a final and Pritchett modernized to a semifinals.

The Indy eventuality is also a 18th and final unchanging deteriorate foe before to a start of a six-race NHRA Countdown to a Championship. All 5 of a DSR Dodge//SRT Mopar teams in NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel are sealed into top-10 playoff berths, with usually their final positions left to be determined. Johnson now ranks second in Funny Car and leads 3 other DSR Dodge//SRT Mopar-powered teams inside a top-six.

Five rounds of NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel subordinate will take place Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, with rejecting rounds set for Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2.

Dodge Dragstrip Showdown Continues in Indy
Fans attending a U.S. Nationals will have a possibility to go head-to-head behind a circle of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators and see if they can post a time to kick during a second year of a Dragstrip Showdown.

Hosted all weekend in a Dodge//SRT arrangement on Manufacturers Midway, a Dragstrip Showdown allows participants to exam their skills and contest for bragging rights, with tip run times listed on www.dodgegarage.com. Winners will be announced after a NHRA Finals in Pomona in November, with tip racers with a best ETs earning prizes, including Dodge Challenger SRT Demon remote control cars and present cards for Dodge swag.

For finish information on a Dragstrip Showdown, including a list of events that will underline a Challenger SRT Demon simulators, as good as how those incompetent to contest in chairman can get in on a movement and win prizes, visit www.dodgegarage.com.

About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s opening code and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
 
For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded a code in 1914. Their change continues today. For 2020, Dodge literally expands a high-performance Charger indication lineup, adding a Widebody extraneous to America’s usually four-door flesh car. Powered by a 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, a 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat maintains a power as a many absolute and fastest mass-produced sedan in a world.
 
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is hexed by a Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine creates it a many powerful, quickest and fastest flesh car, reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds, and a fastest GT prolongation automobile with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds during 131 mph. It also reaches a new tip speed of 203 mph.

Joining a Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with a some-more absolute 717-horsepower engine, and a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, featuring buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody, that supplement 3.5 inches of breadth to a 485-horsepower Scat Pack’s customary body. Also new for 2019 is a Challenger R/T Scat Pak 1320 with disdainful drag frame record from a iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal flesh automobile and a vacant board for a critical grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV with a best-in-class draw rating of 8,700 lbs., completes a brand’s opening lineup. These abdominal opening models join a 2019 code lineup that includes a Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a salon that offers opening during each cost point.
 
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