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Mopar Driver Pritchett Sets Track Record, Claims No. 1 Qualifying Position for Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Mopar Driver Pritchett Sets Track Record, Claims No. 1 Qualifying Position for
Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Mopar Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett sets track record with pass of 3.733 seconds at 326.24 mph during qualifying for 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway
HEMI®-powered Top Fuel dragsters from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) have qualified No. 1 seven times this season
DSR Mopar Nitro teams have been No. 1 qualifiers 11 times in 2017
No. 1 qualifying position is fourth of season for Pritchett and fifth of her career
Ron Capps is best Mopar Funny Car driver with fifth-place qualifying effort
Six Mopar Dodge Funny Cars qualify for 16-car field Continue reading Mopar Driver Pritchett Sets Track Record, Claims No. 1 Qualifying Position for Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Schumacher Leads Mopar Drivers After Day One of Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Qualifying

Schumacher Leads Mopar Drivers After Day One of Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Qualifying

Tony Schumacher currently sits third in HEMI®-powered Top Fuel dragster from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) to lead Mopar drivers at Bandimere Speedway
Ron Capps is best of Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car drivers from DSR
Leah Pritchett defeats Matt Hagan in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon match race
16th annual Mopar Mile-High Block Party kicks off race weekend in downtown Golden, Colorado
July 21, 2017, Morrison, Colo. – The first day of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals is in the books, with Tony Schumacher leading Mopar-powered drivers after two qualifying sessions at Bandimere Speedway. Schumacher made a 3.776-second pass at 326.63 mph during the second session in his HEMI®-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster. The run was good enough to put him No. 3 currently at the track just outside of Denver. Continue reading Schumacher Leads Mopar Drivers After Day One of Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Qualifying

Hagan to Debut Mopar 80th Anniversary Funny Car Graphics at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Hagan to Debut Mopar 80th Anniversary Funny Car Graphics at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Leah Pritchett to Carry Mopar 80th Anniversary Logo on Top Fuel Dragster

Mopar continues brand’s 80th celebration in 2017 with special anniversary graphics for Matt Hagan’s Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car
Mopar has evolved from start in 1937 as name of a line of antifreeze products to represent excellence on the drag strip, as well as global service, parts and customer-care
Hagan to feature Mopar 80th/Express Lane as primary colors on his Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car in at least five events Continue reading Hagan to Debut Mopar 80th Anniversary Funny Car Graphics at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Mopar Drivers Look to Celebrate Brand’s 80th Anniversary in Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winner’s Circle

Mopar Drivers Look to Celebrate Brand’s 80th Anniversary in Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winner’s Circle

38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals scheduled for July 21-23 at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado
16th annual Mopar Mile-High Block Party fan event July 20 in downtown Golden will kick start race weekend and serve as Mopar 80th birthday celebration
Mopar Mile-High Block Party to feature Mopar NHRA driver autograph session, live music, vendors, interactive displays, show cars and more
Mopar NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett to battle in first-ever match races featuring 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons
Mopar HEMI® power currently holds four of top five points positions in NHRA Funny Car standings, Mopar Funny Cars have won 12 of 13 events this year Continue reading Mopar Drivers Look to Celebrate Brand’s 80th Anniversary in Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winner’s Circle

Beckman Takes Two of Last Three with NHRA Norwalk Win in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

Beckman Takes Two of Last Three with NHRA Norwalk Win in Mopar Dodge
Charger R/T Funny Car

Jack Beckman wins 11th annual NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
Mopar HEMI®-powered Funny Cars have won 11 of 12 events this season
Victory is 26th of Beckman’s career, third at Norwalk and second in last three events
Two Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) advance to semis, all four team cars go to second round
Leah Pritchett puts Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Top Fuel dragster in semifinal round
Mopar holds top three spots in Funny Car point standings, second and fourth positions in Top Fuel
Bob Marshall is awarded Dodge Top Finisher in Stock Eliminator, David Turner takes honor in Super Stock Continue reading Beckman Takes Two of Last Three with NHRA Norwalk Win in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

Hagan Sets Norwalk Track Record in Mopar Dodge Funny Car, Claims No. 1 in NHRA Qualifying

Hagan Sets Norwalk Track Record in Mopar Dodge Funny Car, Claims No. 1 in NHRA Qualifying

Matt Hagan qualifies Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car No. 1 at Summit Motorsports Park
Hagan sets track elapsed-time record with pass of 3.865 seconds at 333.33 mph
Mopar HEMI®-powered cars from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) have set quick time in qualifying on 10 occasions this year (six in Top Fuel, four in Funny Car)
Hagan takes third No. 1 qualifier of 2017 and 29th of career
Six Mopar Dodge Funny Cars qualify for 16-car field
Mopar Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett qualifies fourth, teammate Tony Schumacher is eighth
June 24, 2017, Norwalk, Ohio – Mopar Funny Car driver Matt Hagan turned in a record-setting performance during qualifying for the 11th annual NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park, putting HEMI® power in prime position to take home yet another win during its thus-far dominant 2017 campaign on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Continue reading Hagan Sets Norwalk Track Record in Mopar Dodge Funny Car, Claims No. 1 in NHRA Qualifying

Beckman Continues Mopar Funny Car Hot Streak with Win in Dodge Charger R/T at NHRA Summernationals

Beckman Continues Mopar Funny Car Hot Streak with Win in Dodge Charger R/T at NHRA Summernationals

Jack Beckman wins 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey
Victory is first of the season for Beckman and 25th Funny Car win of his career
Don Schumacher Racing teammates Beckman and Ron Capps advance Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars to final round
A Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car has won nine of 10 final rounds in 2017; Mopar holds top three Funny Car points positions
Mopar HEMI® power has won at least one Nitro category in 11 straight events dating back to 2016
Tony Schumacher takes Mopar-powered U.S. Army dragster to second round in Top Fuel
Steve Comella goes to Super Stock semifinal in 1968 Dodge Dart
Comella wins Dodge Top Finisher award in Super Stock, Stephen Smyth claims honor in Stock Eliminator
June 11, 2017, Englishtown, N.J. – Jack Beckman got on the board in 2017 during the NHRA Summernationals at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, becoming the sixth Mopar HEMI®-powered Nitro driver from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) to win an event this year. The 2012 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion put his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T in the winner’s circle for the first time this season and the 25th time in his Funny Car career. Continue reading Beckman Continues Mopar Funny Car Hot Streak with Win in Dodge Charger R/T at NHRA Summernationals

Capps Leads Mopar and Dodge During NHRA Qualifying at Englishtown

Capps Leads Mopar and Dodge During NHRA Qualifying at Englishtown

Ron Capps qualifies third to lead all Mopar Dodge Funny Car drivers at NHRA Summernationals
Five HEMI®-powered Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars qualify for 16-car field
Mopar Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher qualifies sixth, Leah Pritchett is ninth
Pritchett is carrying Mopar Dodge Challenger SRT Demon colors for the second week in a row
June 10, 2017, Englishtown, N.J. – All six Mopar HEMI®-powered Nitro cars from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) will begin from inside the top nine on their respective elimination ladders at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals, taking place this weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Central New Jersey. Continue reading Capps Leads Mopar and Dodge During NHRA Qualifying at Englishtown

Hagan Wins NHRA New England Nationals in Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

Hagan Wins NHRA New England Nationals in Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

Matt Hagan wins fifth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway
Victory is 25th of Hagan’s career and third of 2017
Three Mopar HEMI®-powered Dodge Funny Cars from Don Schumacher Racing advance to semis
Leah Pritchett drives Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Fuel dragster to semifinal round
Mopar drivers Ron Capps and Hagan sit in first and second positions in Funny Car point standings, Pritchett remains No. 1 in Top Fuel
Thomas Auger goes to final in Stock Eliminator with 1963 Dodge 330
Auger and Mike Cotten win Dodge Top Finisher award in Stock Eliminator and Super Stock
June 4, 2017, Epping, N.H. – Mopar HEMI® power just keeps winning Funny Car races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2017. Matt Hagan put his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T in the winner’s circle for the third time this year at the New England Nationals on Sunday, besting Courtney Force in the Funny Car final round at New England Dragway. Continue reading Hagan Wins NHRA New England Nationals in Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

Pritchett Qualifies Mopar Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Fuel Dragster No. 1 at NHRA New England Nationals

Pritchett Qualifies Mopar Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Fuel Dragster No. 1 at NHRA New England Nationals

Leah Pritchett takes third Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier position of 2017 and fourth of career with track-record pass of 3.673 seconds at 328.86 mph at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire
No. 1 qualifier is the sixth for Mopar HEMI® power in the Top Fuel category out of nine events this season
Pritchett is running a special Mopar Dodge Challenger SRT Demon paint scheme for fifth annual New England Nationals
Tony Schumacher qualifies Mopar-powered U.S. Army dragster No. 3 in Top Fuel
Ron Capps leads Mopar in Funny Car category with No. 3 qualifying effort in Dodge Charger R/T, all four Mopar-backed Don Schumacher Racing Funny Cars qualify in top nine
Five Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars to compete in 16-car field
June 3, 2017, Epping, N.H. – Leah Pritchett qualified her Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Fuel dragster No. 1 for this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals, further adding to the Demon’s dominance on the drag strip. Continue reading Pritchett Qualifies Mopar Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Fuel Dragster No. 1 at NHRA New England Nationals

Leah Pritchett to Honor 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with Special Dragster This Weekend in New England Nationals

Leah Pritchett to Honor 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with Special Dragster This Weekend in New England Nationals

May 30, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Leah Pritchett will be driving a Mopar HEMI ®-powered Demon this weekend in the NHRA New England Nationals, but it won’t be one of the coveted 840-horsepower, 21st century muscle cars that are the fastest-ever production vehicles in a quarter-mile.

For the next two weeks, she’ll be in an 11,000-horsepower “Demon” when she joins with Pennzoil to salute the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that will be available to the public later this year. Continue reading Leah Pritchett to Honor 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with Special Dragster This Weekend in New England Nationals

Capps Wins Fourth Straight in All-Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car Final at Topeka

Capps Wins Fourth Straight in All-Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car Final
at Topeka

Ron Capps wins 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka for 53rd career Funny Car victory and fourth in a row
Capps and Matt Hagan compete in all-Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car final round
Three Funny Cars featuring Mopar HEMI® power appear in semifinals
Leah Pritchett puts Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Top Fuel Dragster in semis
Mopar maintains top two positions in Funny Car points and the No. 1 points position in Top Fuel
T.J. Diekema and Jacob Pitt win Dodge Top Finisher award in Stock Eliminator and Super Stock
May 21, 2017, Topeka, Kan. – The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series reached the one-third mark of the 2017 schedule with this weekend’s Heartland Nationals, and neither Ron Capps nor his Mopar teammates in the Nitro categories are showing signs of slowing any time soon. Capps took home the Wally trophy in Funny Car for the 53rd time in his career and fourth race in a row, driving his Dodge Charger R/T to the victory over his Mopar and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) teammate Matt Hagan. Hagan meanwhile became the quickest and fastest driver in Funny Car history during event qualifying. Capps’ win is the seventh for Mopar HEMI® power in the Funny Car category this season. Continue reading Capps Wins Fourth Straight in All-Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car Final at Topeka

Hagan Sets National Funny Car Records, Schumacher Takes No. 1 Spot in Top Fuel for Mopar Sweep in NHRA Topeka Qualifying

Hagan Sets National Funny Car Records, Schumacher Takes No. 1 Spot in Top Fuel for Mopar Sweep in NHRA Topeka Qualifying

Matt Hagan qualifies No. 1 for 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals in Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car; 28th top spot of his career and second this year
Hagan sets national E.T. and speed records with pass of 3.802 seconds at 338.85 mph
Mopar HEMI® power has set quick time in Funny Car qualifying on three occasions in 2017
Tony Schumacher gives Mopar fifth Top Fuel No. 1 qualifying position of the season with U.S. Army car, turns in a pass of 3.660 seconds at 327.90 mph Continue reading Hagan Sets National Funny Car Records, Schumacher Takes No. 1 Spot in Top Fuel for Mopar Sweep in NHRA Topeka Qualifying

Capps Wins Third Straight in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car at Atlanta

Capps Wins Third Straight in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car at Atlanta

Ron Capps wins 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway for his 52nd Funny Car win and third in a row
Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars have won six of seven races in 2017
Tony Schumacher goes to final round in Mopar-powered Top Fuel dragster
HEMI® power has advanced to final in every Top Fuel event this year
Leah Pritchett sets Top Fuel track record in round one of eliminations with a 3.699-second pass
Mopar and Dodge maintain top two positions in Funny Car and Top Fuel point standings
Kevin Helms drives 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to Super Stock semifinals
Helms wins Dodge Top Finisher award in Super Stock, Douglas Duell gets Stock Eliminator prize
May 7, 2017, Commerce, Ga. – Ron Capps’ hot streak continued at Atlanta Dragway this weekend, as the Mopar driver put his HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car in the winner’s circle for the third consecutive Sunday. With the Southern Nationals victory, Mopar has now won at least one of the Nitro categories in all seven of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2017. Continue reading Capps Wins Third Straight in Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car at Atlanta

Capps Drives Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Second Straight Win of Season at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Capps Drives Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Second Straight Win of Season at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Mopar driver Ron Capps wins 51st career Funny Car event in HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T at Charlotte
Mopar drivers Capps, Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan drive Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars to final round
Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher represent Mopar in Top Fuel final
Mopar-powered cars maintain points lead in both Funny Car and Top Fuel standings
Jack Zimmerman and Ed Longhany Sr. win Dodge Top Finisher award in Stock and Super Stock
April 30, 2017 (Concord, N.C.) – It doesn’t matter whether the drag strip has two lanes or four, cars featuring Mopar HEMI® power in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will find the winner’s circle this season. Ron Capps took home the Wally trophy in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway to claim his 51st Funny Car win and back-to back victories after winning last week’s NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. Mopar Dodge Funny Car drivers have now claimed five wins in six events this year. Continue reading Capps Drives Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Second Straight Win of Season at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Johnson Drives Make-A-Wish Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Victory in Las Vegas, Loge Wins Super Stock in Barracuda

Johnson Drives Make-A-Wish Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Victory in Las Vegas, Loge Wins Super Stock in Barracuda

Mopar-powered driver Tommy Johnson Jr. wins 14th career Funny Car event in Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T
Tony Schumacher puts Mopar-fueled U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster in final round, two Mopar Top Fuel dragsters advance to semis
Mopar and Dodge hold top two spots in both Funny Car and Top Fuel
Six Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars compete in 16-car field
Mike Loge wins all-Mopar Super Stock final; three Mopar vehicles advance to class semifinals
Bob Elliott claims Dodge Top Finisher in Stock Eliminator, Loge wins award in Super Stock
April 2, 2017, (Las Vegas) – The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series made its first of two 2017 trips to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, and the event ended the same way the season’s first three races have: with a Mopar HEMI®-powered Nitro machine in the winner’s circle Continue reading Johnson Drives Make-A-Wish Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Victory in Las Vegas, Loge Wins Super Stock in Barracuda

Mopar Racing–Gainesville Wrap-Up

Schumacher Gives Mopar
Third Consecutive Top Fuel Victory
to Start 2017 at NHRA Gatornationals

Mopar-powered Tony Schumacher wins 83rd career Top Fuel event, fifth at Gatornationals
Mopar and Dodge continue early season success with third consecutive Top Fuel win and No. 1 spot to start 2017 season
Matt Hagan in Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car, Make-A-Wish Mopar Dodge driver Tommy Johnson Jr. run to semifinals
Mopar and Dodge hold three of top four positions in Funny Car points, top two in Top Fuel
Mike Volkman advances to Super Stock final round with 2000 Chrysler Sebring, claims Dodge Top Finisher honors
Geoffrey Turk qualifies for first Factory Stock Showdown of the year in 2015 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
March 19, 2017, (Gainesville, Fla.) – The streak continues. A Mopar-powered Top Fuel dragster raced to the winner’s circle for the third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event to start 2017, as eight-time champion Tony Schumacher won the prestigious NHRA Gatornationals for the fifth time in his career. Continue reading Mopar Racing–Gainesville Wrap-Up

Schumacher Leads Mopar-powered Drivers at 48th Annual NHRA Gatornationals with 81st Career No. 1 Qualifier Position

Schumacher Leads Mopar-powered Drivers at 48th Annual NHRA Gatornationals with 81st Career No. 1 Qualifier Position

Mopar-powered Tony Schumacher qualifies in No. 1 spot in Top Fuel for 81st time in his career
Mopar power three-for-three in Top Fuel qualifying in 2017
Five Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars qualify for 16-car field
Leah Pritchett defeats Papa John’s Pizza founder and CEO John Schnatter in Charity Challenge match race
Eileen Daniels presented with Pat Garlits Award at International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction
March 18, 2017 (Gainesville, Fla.) – The Mopar and Dodge-backed teams out of the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) stable continued their early-season roll during qualifying for the prestigious 48th Annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Eight-time Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher set a track record for elapsed time during round two of qualifying on Friday with a pass of 3.682 seconds at 328.22 mph and held on through all of Saturday to claim the top spot on the ladder going into Sunday’s eliminations. It’s the 81st No. 1 qualifier position of his illustrious career. Continue reading Schumacher Leads Mopar-powered Drivers at 48th Annual NHRA Gatornationals with 81st Career No. 1 Qualifier Position

Mopar and Dodge Perfect in NHRA Nitro Competition as Hagan, Pritchett Victorious Again at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Mopar and Dodge Perfect in NHRA Nitro Competition as Hagan, Pritchett Victorious Again at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan wins second straight event and 24th Funny Car event of his career in the Mopar Sandvik/Coromant Dodge Charger R/T
Leah Pritchett wins second consecutive Top Fuel event and third of her career in the Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Dragster
Two Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars advance to final round; four Dodge Charger R/T machines appear in semifinals Continue reading Mopar and Dodge Perfect in NHRA Nitro Competition as Hagan, Pritchett Victorious Again at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Pritchett Sets Top Fuel Record, Johnson Takes Funny Car Top Spot to Lead Mopar and Dodge in NHRA Arizona Nationals Qualifying

Pritchett Sets Top Fuel Record, Johnson Takes Funny Car Top Spot to Lead Mopar and Dodge in NHRA Arizona Nationals Qualifying

Leah Pritchett sets national record in Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Top Fuel Dragster
Tommy Johnson Jr. qualifies Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car in No. 1 position
Mopar has swept all Nitro qualifying top spots to date in 2017
February 25, 2017 (Chandler, Arizona) – Mopar is now two-for-two in Nitro qualifying on the young season, as Mopar-powered Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) drivers Leah Pritchett and Tommy Johnson Jr. took the top spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during qualifying for the 33rd Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The No. 1 positions come on the heels of a Mopar and Dodge No. 1 sweep in Nitro during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona two weeks ago. Continue reading Pritchett Sets Top Fuel Record, Johnson Takes Funny Car Top Spot to Lead Mopar and Dodge in NHRA Arizona Nationals Qualifying