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Pedregon Powers Dodge//SRT Mopar to Provisional No. 1 Spot in Funny Car during Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil

July 19, 2019

, Morrison, Colorado

Cruz Pedregon raced his Mopar-powered Snap-On Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to a provisional No. 1 subordinate position Friday dusk during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil during Bandimere Speedway nearby Denver.

Pedregon and Ron Capps posted a fastest dual runs of a second eventuality to lead 6 Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers in a rough ladder for Sunday’s rejecting rounds. Pedregon’s pass of 4.002 seconds during 317.42 mph narrowly edged out Capps’ path of 4.005/316.97.

“It feels good to go out and be No. 1 in a Snap-On Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat,” pronounced Pedregon, a 1993 and 2013 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Funny Car winner. “I’m unequivocally happy for Dodge and Mopar. What they do for a competition is tremendous. we was partial of a Mopar Block celebration final night for a initial time and it was an implausible event. we unequivocally wish to compensate them behind for their investment in me via a year. We’ve had some ups and downs, though we consider that a needle is indicating adult for us. The Snap-On Dodge is entrance around. Bandimere Speedway has been unequivocally good to me by a years. It’s good to be No. 1 after Friday night.”

Matt Hagan paced a opening session, debuting his new Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car to constraint 3 subordinate points, while Jim Campbell, Tommy Johnson, Jr. and Jack Beckman done subordinate passes to put them in a provisional field.

In Top Fuel, reigning Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals champion Leah Pritchett competent a DSR 1320 Angry Bee-schemed Dodge Mopar Top Fuel dragster second with her run of 3.839 seconds during 330.31 mph in Friday’s second session.

Higher Education during 300 mph
The Mopar Career Automotive Program (Mopar CAP) “Assemble Your Future” beginning continued on Friday during Bandimere Speedway. More than 40 enrolled students and instructors from Araphoe Community College, Lincoln Tech and WyoTech were introduced to a universe of a NHRA and given a event to bond with member from 20 area FCA US dealers.

Mopar CAP Students listened from reigning Top Fuel Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil champion Leah Pritchett, two-time Funny Car universe champion Matt Hagan and Hagan’s partner organisation chief, Mike Knudson before furloughed a Don Schumacher Racing array areas.
The Mopar CAP “Assemble Your Future” beginning is visiting 4 NHRA inhabitant events in 2019, including a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil in Reading, Pennsylvania, scheduled for mid-September. For some-more information on a Mopar CAP program, visit: www.MoparCap.com. 

Exclusive Denver coverage during DodgeGarage.com
DodgeGarage.com, a digital calm heart for flesh automobile and competition enthusiasts, will underline disdainful print journals via a weekend with behind-the-scenes movement from a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil. Visitors can locate competition weekend updates, accommodate NHRA diver racers, go inside group trailers and get adult tighten and personal with Dodge//SRT Mopar NHRA drivers and teams.

@DodgeMoparMotorsports on Instagram
Hagan’s Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car is carrying a @DodgeMoparMotorsports trademark on a hood as partial of a channel’s grave launch during competition weekend. The @DodgeMoparMotorsports Instagram channel will 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 array such as a Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept’s new run in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

About Dodge
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream 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.

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About Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) is a service, tools and customer-care code for FCA vehicles around a globe. Born in 1937 as a name of a line of antifreeze products, a Mopar code has developed over some-more than 80 years to paint both finish caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

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.

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