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Ron Capps Muscles Mopar-powered Dodge//SRT Charger Hellcat Funny Car to Track Record Speed and ET in Opening Round Qualifying of Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals

September 13, 2019

, Mohnton, Pennslyvania

Ron Capps non-stop a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway with a bang, powering a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) NAPA Filters Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to a provisional stick with his lane record-setting run of 3.837 seconds during 339.28 mph in Friday night’s second provisional subordinate session.

With a run, Capps lifted a bar for Funny Car category elapsed time and speed annals during Maple Grove creation a fastest run of his career and substantiating a tip speed by a Funny Car motorist in 2019. The 2017 Reading champion non-stop subordinate with a fastest pass of a initial eventuality as well.  Capps will lead a margin behind on lane Saturday with dual some-more subordinate sessions that will set a margin for Sunday’s eliminations.

“I was usually anticipating to get a Countdown started on a right foot,” pronounced Capps, a three-time Funny Car leader in 2019. “I didn’t design it to be a 3.83 (elapsed time/seconds). To go 3.84 in that initial lap, we knew (Rahn) Tobler was flattering distressed about what he was doing with a car. we felt like we roughly had to pedal it that initial lap, though it done it by there and put a cylinder out about 800 feet.  We knew there was a lot there. And after saying a integrate high 3.80s and 3.90s early in that session, it paid off being during a behind of a pack. This run, we have a new Hellcat physique unequivocally embellished out and Tobler went outward of his comfort section given we had such a good initial run. we knew it was going to be a handful. we knew we were on a good run and was anticipating we could repeat a initial eventuality run. When they told me after a run we went 3.83 during 339 (mph), that was flattering neat. Any record we set now in this new lane prep epoch is special. It means some-more now to go 3.83 and to go 339, since we usually don’t have a lane prep and reason we used to have.”

Leah Pritchett done a best of a lane conditions Friday dusk racing a DSR Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster to a path of 3.673 seconds during 332.92 mph to constraint a No. 2 provisional subordinate position.

Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers Tommy Johnson, Jr. and Matt Hagan reason a third and fifth positions, respectively. Jim Campbell, Jack Beckman, Cruz Pedregon and John Smith also have their Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars in a provisional margin of 16.
 
Education takes lead, Mopar CAP and YES events flog off Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals weekend
Before a veteran drivers and teams began their first-round subordinate sessions today, preparation took core theatre with a Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) “Assemble Your Future” beginning and a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Youth Education Services (YES) program.

Mopar CAP, by a partnership with Pennzoil, hosted 45 students from 5 area schools. At a track, students visited with Hagan, toured a DSR array areas and networked with member from 15 area FCA US LLC dealerships. Established in 1984, a module prepares students to start their automotive technician careers on graduation from a certified, two-year training institution, such as a university, college, village college or technical center. Currently, FCA has some-more than 9,000 active students enrolled in a Mopar CAP program, with students completing some-more than 100,000 category courses.

The module is a third of 4 Mopar CAP “Assemble Your Future” beginning programs during NHRA inhabitant events in 2019, with a Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil during The Strip during Las Vegas Motor Speedway in late October, being a final event. For some-more information on a Mopar CAP program, revisit www.MoparCAP.com.

As partial of a NHRA YES initiative, some-more than 2,000 internal high propagandize students listened testimonials from Dodge//SRT Mopar motorist Leah Pritchett and other attention spokespeople focusing on a significance of math, scholarship and other skills that can lead to new career opportunities.
 
Hagan finished second in Home Run Derby during Mopar Mega Block Party
Thousands of Dodge//SRT Mopar and NHRA fans kicked off a competition weekend during FirstEnergy Stadium, in Reading on Thursday, Sept. 12 during a fourth annual Mopar Mega Block Party. The giveaway eventuality enclosed a full line-up of family activities and resolved with a Mega Fireworks display. Two-time universe champion Hagan supposing copiousness of attack fireworks of his possess during a home run derby, though a 2014 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals leader came adult usually brief of winning a event, that was eventually won by Julian Haynes from Pennzoil. Proceeds lifted from this eventuality benefited a Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundations.
 
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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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.

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.