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Mopar Dodge Driver Capps Captures Funny Car

Win by Ron Capps at NHRA Carolina Nationals is 225th overall for a Mopar-powered Dodge driver in NHRA Funny Car competition
Victory is third of 2018 for Capps, eighth of season for a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Mopar Dodge Funny Car driver
With 60th career Funny Car Wally, Capps moves up three spots to third in NHRA playoff standings
Tony Schumacher races Mopar HEMI-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster to semifinals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina, near Charlotte
Mark Howes, Keith Lynch take Dodge Top Finisher Awards in NHRA Sportsman classes at Charlotte
Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season

October 14, 2018, Auburn Hills, Michigan – Ron Capps raced to victory in his Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T at the NHRA Carolina Nationals near Charlotte on October 14, 2018, capturing his third victory of the season and the 225th overall for a Mopar Dodge driver in NHRA Funny Car competition.

The win by Capps is also the eighth of the year for a Mopar-powered Dodge//SRT Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Funny Car driver. His 60th career Funny Car win moved Capps up three spots to third in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff standings, injecting new life into his bid for a second career Funny Car World Championship.

The Mopar HEMI-engine fueled NAPA Dodge Charger Funny Car star claimed 121 points over the course of the weekend. Along his way to the zMAX Dragway winner’s circle, Capps, the 2016 Funny Car Champion, defeated Dale Creasy Jr. and three of the top-ranked 2018 Funny Car championship contenders – Robert Hight, Tim Wilkerson and J.R. Todd – in crucial matchups with major Countdown implications.

The milestone victory and 61st overall triumph (including one Top Fuel win) came after two disappointing consecutive first-round losses, but Capps and his Rahn Tobler-led team were determined to not let their early Countdown stumbles deter their hopes for the 2018 title.

With 321 points up for grabs in the final two events, Capps enters the next stop on the NHRA tour sitting 109 points out of first. The remaining events on the NHRA schedule are contested in Las Vegas and Pomona, California, two historically cooler-weather events, and Capps has confidence in crew chief Tobler’s cool weather tuning capabilities.

Two-time NHRA Carolina Nationals Top Fuel champion (2014, 2008) Tony Schumacher, driver of the Mopar-backed U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, qualified No. 6 and faced teammate Antron Brown for the 70th time in the first round. “The Sarge” recorded the low ET of the event with a hot 3.699/329.91 pass to take out Brown. In the second round, Schumacher knocked out Clay Millican with a solid 3.712/330.55 effort.

That victory set up a run against current Top Fuel points leader and No. 2 qualifier Steve Torrence in the semifinals. Schumacher’s 3.718/329.42 was quicker and faster than Torrence’s 3.728/328.38 run, but Torrence left the starting line first and was able to ride that advantage to a close holeshot win by approximately four feet.

Leah Pritchett raced her Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to the 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship in dramatic fashion last week at the NHRA’s Dallas stop and was looking to keep her chances alive to become the first woman in NHRA history to claim crowns in two different categories in the same season with a strong Charlotte performance.

Pritchett qualified in the top half of the field, claiming the No. 7 starting position in her Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster. The DSR driver trailed early in her first-round match against Richie Crampton but staged a comeback and was able to run him down with her quickest pass of the weekend, a winning 3.707/324.67. Next up was a critical quarterfinals battle against points leader Torrence. Unfortunately, Pritchett encountered all kinds of trouble, hazing the tires early and dropping cylinders as Torrence drove away for the round win and Pritchett watched a golden opportunity to improve her Top Fuel title hopes slip away.

Two-time NHRA Carolina Nationals event champion Matt Hagan, the No. 6 qualifier, drew No. 11 Shawn Langdon in round one. Hagan flexed his Mopar muscle by powering his DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car straight down the groove in 3.891 seconds to take the win over Langdon, who smoked the tires. In the quarterfinals, the Mopar Express Lane driver posted another solid effort, but he gave up the win on an uncharacteristic holeshot loss, allowing opponent Tim Wilkerson to take the victory with a slower 3.910 ET versus Hagan’s quicker 3.903.

After securing his second consecutive Funny Car No. 1 qualifier spot, Tommy Johnson Jr. and his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T team drew part-time racer Dave Richards in the opening round. Johnson was first to hit the throttle but was up in smoke right at the step and Richards was able to claim the upset win. Johnson’s DSR teammate, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat pilot Jack Beckman, was faced with a huge matchup against points leader Robert Hight in the opening round. “Fast” Jack and his Dean Antonelli/John Medlen/Neal Strausbaugh-led team mustered up a solid 3.906-second pass, but it wasn’t enough to take down Hight’s 3.877 E.T.

Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Sportsman Spotlight
Mark Howes of Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, raced his 1970 D/SA Plymouth Duster to a fourth-round finish in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Carolina Nationals. With a high-winding Mopar 340 cubic-inch small-block V8 engine under the hood, Howes was looking strong all weekend until a red-light foul for leaving the starting line too early ended his chances of advancing deeper in eliminations. With his performance, Howes earned the Dodge Top Finisher award in Stock.

In Super Stock, Keith Lynch of New Hudson, Ohio, also drove his 2010 FGT/I Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to a fourth-round finish. Powered by a Mopar 5.7-Liter HEMI V8, Lynch’s Drag Pak looked to be a tenacious contender during race day but was sidelined during eliminations. Lynch, who was the Dodge Top Finisher recipient last month during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, repeated as the award winner at Charlotte.

The Dodge Top Finisher award, now in its second year, awards $500 to Stock Eliminator and Super Stock drivers who advance the furthest behind the wheel of a Mopar-powered Dodge, Chrysler, or Plymouth race car at all 24 NHRA national events.

Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Notes & Quotes

Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America; Head of Parts & Service (Mopar), FCA – North America

“It’s great to see Ron Capps and his team capture the win today for Mopar and Dodge//SRT in the fourth event of the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. We hope this momentum will carry on for the entire Don Schumacher Racing organization as our drivers continue to battle for championships this year.”

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 2 Qualifier – 3.875 ET)

Rd.1: (.080-second reaction time, 3.926 seconds at 328.86 mph) beat No. 15 Dale Creasy Jr. (.090/4.041/316.67)
Rd.2: (.053/3.889/332.43) beat No. 7 Robert Hight (.075/3.953/285.23)
Rd.3: (.0460/3.903/320.97) beat No. 3 Tim Wilkinson (.040/3.978/323.97)
Rd.4: (.074/3.890/331.20) beat No. 4 J.R. Todd (.048/4.311/214.96)

“In St. Louis we lost on a holeshot first round and I’m sick to my stomach when that happens. I go home, I don’t sleep. I’m up in the middle of the night, watching frame-by-frame of when my blades open compared to the person I lost to on a holeshot, and it’s not fun. I live it, I breathe it. I just could not wait to get to the next race after St. Louis. We really had a great car there and we really had the opportunity to make a lot of points up and we didn’t, and I wore that. I probably aged a year in that week. Then we got to Dallas, had a great car, and just got outran by John Force first round.

“(Crew chief Rahn) Tobler and I left Dallas, shook hands, gave each other a little hug like we always do when we leave the track and he said ‘Let’s just go win the last three. If we win, they can’t,’ and I’m just so glad we came here and did what we talked about doing. To make over 330-mph runs two times in the middle of the day today is big for Rahn Tobler. We always talk about race day and hot, adverse conditions, and that’s where he shines, but to throw down those speeds and E.T.s in the cooler weather today when we needed it was huge.”

“We have a lot of business left to do. It’s not over. Points-and-a-half in Pomona. Anything can happen and we’re going to go down fighting. I can’t wait to celebrate with my race team, get to the next race and finish the year strong.”

Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 6 Qualifier – 3.732 ET)

Rd.1: (.065-second reaction time, 3.699 seconds at 329.91 mph) beat No. 11 Anton Brown (.049/3.736/328.14)
Rd.2: (.066/3.712/330.55) beat No. 3 Clay Millican (.087/3.729/328.86)
Rd.3: (.066/3.718/329.42) lost to No. 2 Steve Torrence (.049/3.728/328.38)

“That was a rough one, man. We had a better package than Steve (Torrence) did, but .049-second lights are hard to come by. I don’t know. Ouch. The worst run we made all weekend was a 3.74. I can tell you this is a great team. It was really impressive what these U.S. Army Racing guys did here in Charlotte. I give a lot of credit to (crew chief) Mike Neff and (assistant crew chief) Phil (Shuler). They came in here with a package and just made it better all weekend. We talked about it being a bracket car in qualifying and then we came out in first round and put up fastest pass of the weekend. They were on their game and I know I was too. I’m just still wondering how those .040-lights keep happening against me. We need to beat Steve to have a legitimate chance in the championship, but that didn’t happen today. We’ve got two great tracks for us left and all we can do is go out with a bang carrying the U.S. Army colors.”

Leah Pritchett, Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 7 Qualifier – 3.755 ET)

Rd.1: (.080-second reaction time, 3.707 seconds at 324.67 mph) beat No. 10 Richie Crampton (.068/3.750/317.79)
Rd.2: (.087/4.222/219.76) lost to No. 2 Steve Torrence (.047/3.716/330.96)

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t slow down Steve today. We feel like that was the result of some self-inflicted issues. We found the power, but what it really probably came down to was that we should have picked the left lane (in the second round). We were going in the right lane. We had done well in it, but by the time Tony (Schumacher) got done in front of us the lane didn’t have the rubber down that we thought it would. So we had to back it down a little bit at the starting line. Once we did that we were behind. When we did put the power to it, we smoked the tires and it was all over from there. The bright side is that we always learn from these experiences. We learned a lot about being in tune with our car and the conditions. We’re a bit down about the championship situation, but we are making progress and we’ll come out in Las Vegas even stronger than we did coming in here.”

Matt Hagan, Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 6 Qualifier – 3.903 ET)

Rd.1: (.064-second reaction time, 3.891 seconds at 328.62 mph) beat No.11 Shawn Langdon (.054/9.638/78.22)
Rd.2: (.072/3.903/323.58) lost to No. 3 Tim Wilkerson (.052/3.910/328.46)

“We definitely got a car that’s going down the race track now. We found a king pin that was seized up in the front A arm, fixed that and the thing is driving like a dream now so that’s a huge thing as far as confidence and everything else goes. At the end of the day, I’m just glad we’ve got our race car back, our tune-up is working out, it’s going down the track again. We’re getting more laps and feeling more confident in what we’re doing. We’re turning a corner, it’s just at the end of the season.”

Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 1 Qualifier – 3.873 ET)

Rd.1: (.074-second reaction time, 7.265 seconds at 112.70 mph) lost to No. 16 Dave Richards (.092/4.283/279.27)

“It’s certainly disappointing and frustrating. You’re right in the middle of a championship chase, and to have a first round loss like that puts a huge dent in that chance. We’ll just keep swinging. Our Make-A-Wish Dodge is running so well. Didn’t expect that by any means. It’s frustrating but we’ll keep coming at them.”

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 10 Qualifier – 3.929 ET)

Rd.1: (.073-second reaction time, 3.906 seconds at 329.26 mph) lost to No. 7 Robert Hight (.062/3.877/330.96)

“We were on the wrong end of a phenomenal drag race, and that’s frustrating because our E.T. would have won most of the matchups first round, and that’s the problem with drag racing. We desperately want to salvage a top five finish and maybe the only way for us to do that is to get both (Las Vegas II and Pomona II) trophies. I think we did a pretty darn good job on that as witnessed by our first-round time. We just came up against a car that’s gotten more runs than anybody in the last three weekends. So, Vegas here we come.”

Up Next: NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The penultimate round of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship will take place in two weekends, Oct. 25-28, at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last year Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car driver Matt Hagan broke through for his first Vegas victory.

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Driver Pritchett Clinches NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Championship at Dallas, Captures Third Consecutive Win

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Driver Pritchett Clinches NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Championship at Dallas, Captures Third Consecutive Win

Leah Pritchett steers Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to victory at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, locks down first NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Championship
Pritchett’s win is fifth in seven NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events by a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak driver, wrapping up dominant season for the modern-day “package” car
Mopar Dodge Top Fuel driver Pritchett is fourth in standings with hopes still alive for dual championships in NHRA Nitro and Sportsman classes
Tommy Johnson Jr. qualifies No. 1 in Make-A-Wish Dodge Funny Car, advances to semifinals, takes fourth spot in standings
Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher runs to semifinals, stays third in points
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Driver Pritchett Clinches NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Championship at Dallas, Captures Third Consecutive Win

Mopar Dodge Driver Pritchett Hopes Season of Double Duty Delivers Championship at Dallas

Mopar Dodge Driver Pritchett Hopes Season of Double Duty Delivers Championship at Dallas

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak driver Leah Pritchett one point out of first heading into final NHRA Factory Stock Showdown event at NHRA FallNationals near Dallas this weekend
Don Schumacher Racing’s Pritchett has corralled back-to-back wins in her Drag Pak entering race at Texas Motorplex, scheduled for October 4-7
Pritchett will pull double duty for seventh and final time in her Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster and Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak at Dallas
Pritchett fourth in Top Fuel standings, remains in thick of title fight
Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher third in points
Four-driver DSR Mopar Dodge NHRA Funny Car contingent eyeing move up the NHRA Countdown rakings at Dallas Continue reading Mopar Dodge Driver Pritchett Hopes Season of Double Duty Delivers Championship at Dallas

Pritchett Dominates NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Class at St. Louis, Powers Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to Second Consecutive Win

Pritchett Dominates NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Class at St. Louis, Powers Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to Second Consecutive Win

Leah Pritchett follows up first-ever run in seven-second range run during Factory Stock Showdown qualifying with event win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
Victory at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, near St. Louis is second consecutive Factory Stock Showdown win for Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Pritchett
Win is fourth straight in Factory Stock Showdown for a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak driver
Pritchett also advances to semifinals in her Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster at St. Louis, remains fourth in the Countdown standings
Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T driver Tommy Johnson Jr. leads Mopar-powered Funny Car drivers with semifinals showing
McCormack, Lynch earn Stock and Super Stock Dodge Top Finisher honors, respectively
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Pritchett Dominates NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Class at St. Louis, Powers Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to Second Consecutive Win

Schumacher Runner-up in Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster at Dodge

Tony Schumacher jumps into tie for second in NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff standings with runner-up showing
Final round is fifth of season for Schumacher, eighth at Maple Grove Raceway, 152nd of his career
Don Schumacher Racing driver Ron Capps races Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to semifinals
Capps is fourth in Countdown standings, less than 30 points out of first
Leah Pritchett runs to quarterfinals in Mopar Dodge 1320 “Angry Bee’ Top Fuel dragster, ends weekend fourth in standings
Matt Hagan keeps Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in top five of Countdown battle despite early exit
Tom Sheehan, Nick Reiter earn Dodge Top Finisher honors
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Schumacher Runner-up in Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster at Dodge

Pritchett to Start No. 3 in Mopar Dodge 1320 ‘Angry Bee’ Top Fuel Dragster at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Pritchett to Start No. 3 in Mopar Dodge 1320 ‘Angry Bee’ Top Fuel Dragster at Dodge NHRA Nationals

· Leah Pritchett seeks second win with special Mopar Dodge 1320 graphics on her Top Fuel dragster
· Pritchett debuted the Mopar Dodge 1320 graphics in July by taking the pole and the win at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver
· Five-time Maple Grove Raceway event winner Tony Schumacher qualifies No. 2 in his Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster
· Tommy Johnson Jr. qualifies third to lead the Mopar Dodge//SRT Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Funny Car team at the Dodge NHRA Nationals
· Jack Beckman (No. 4) and Ron Capps (No. 5) join DSR teammate Johnson in top half of Funny Car field
· DSR Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car drivers sweep bonus points in final qualifying session
· Matt Hagan qualifies No. 10 in his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
· Pritchett sweeps Hagan in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon grudge match races at Maple Grove Raceway
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Pritchett to Start No. 3 in Mopar Dodge 1320 ‘Angry Bee’ Top Fuel Dragster at Dodge NHRA Nationals

The ‘Angry Bee’ is Back: Pritchett’s Dragster to Carry Mopar Dodge 1320 Graphics at Dodge NHRA Nationals

The ‘Angry Bee’ is Back: Pritchett’s Dragster to Carry Mopar Dodge 1320 Graphics at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Dodge returns as title sponsor for third consecutive year; Mopar Mega Block Party to rev up race weekend

Leah Pritchett’s Top Fuel dragster will once again carry “Angry Bee” Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 graphics at Dodge NHRA Nationals
Dodge//SRT celebrates third season as title sponsor of NHRA National event near Reading, Pennsylvania, scheduled for September 13-16 at Maple Grove Raceway
Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car driver Matt Hagan and Pritchett to reprise “grudge match” races in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles
3rd annual Mopar Mega Block Party at FirstEnergy Stadium set for 4-10 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 Continue reading The ‘Angry Bee’ is Back: Pritchett’s Dragster to Carry Mopar Dodge 1320 Graphics at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Hagan Runs Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to First Ever Final-round Appearance at Indy

Hagan Runs Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to First Ever Final-round Appearance at Indy

Pritchett Takes First Win, Sets Class Records in Factory Stock Showdown

Matt Hagan becomes first driver to take new Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car body to final-round appearance at NHRA U.S. Nationals
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Hagan advances to sixth final round of 2018 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, 53rd of his career
Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett pulls double duty, earns first career Factory Stock Showdown win in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Pritchett sets elapsed time and speed records in Factory Stock Showdown en route to earning pole
Pritchett defeats DSR teammate Mark Pawuk in second straight all-Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak final in the class Continue reading Hagan Runs Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to First Ever Final-round Appearance at Indy

Jimmy Daniels becomes the only driver to capture three wins in a row at the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Jimmy Daniels becomes the only driver to capture three wins in a row at the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Daniels, 22, triumphs in first-ever all-1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Challenge final round at Indy against 72-year-old teammate and No. 1 qualifier Gary Wolkwitz
Dental student Daniels banks $15,000 winner’s purse in his first racing action in nearly a year
Dodge brand’s first year as title sponsor also marks 50th anniversary of Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars Continue reading Jimmy Daniels becomes the only driver to capture three wins in a row at the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Wolkwitz Takes Second Consecutive NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Pole at U.S. Nationals

Wolkwitz Takes Second Consecutive NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Pole at U.S. Nationals

Gary Wolkwitz drives 1968 Dodge Dart to No. 1 qualifier position in 18th consecutive running of fan-favorite event
Two-time and defending race champion Jimmy Daniels qualifies No. 2
NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge parade and elimination rounds set for Friday, August 31 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Drivers to compete for $15,000 winner’s purse and iconic HEMI Challenge Trophy
Dodge brand’s first year as title sponsor also marks 50th anniversary of Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Wolkwitz Takes Second Consecutive NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Pole at U.S. Nationals

Beckman Triumphs in all-Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car Final at Brainerd

Beckman Triumphs in all-Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car Final at Brainerd

· Win by Jack Beckman is seventh for a Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Funny Car driver this season
· Victory is first for Beckman at Brainerd, second of year, 28th of career
· Tommy Johnson Jr. takes runner-up in all-Don Schumacher Racing final round
· Mopar-powered NHRA Sportsman racer Brian Johnson captures NHRA Super Stock win
· Johnson, Steve Scherschligt earn Dodge Top Finisher honors in Super Stock and Stock

August 19, 2018, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jack Beckman raced to victory in an all-Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car final round matchup with teammate Tommy Johnson Jr., at the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota, taking his second win of the season and the seventh of the year for a Mopar-powered Dodge//SRT Funny Car driver. Continue reading Beckman Triumphs in all-Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car Final at Brainerd

Mopar Dodge//SRT Driver Capps Takes 60th Career Victory at Pacific Raceways

Mopar Dodge//SRT Driver Capps Takes 60th Career Victory at Pacific Raceways

· Ron Capps seizes Funny Car Wally trophy in his Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T
· Leah Pritchett takes runner-up spot in Sparkling Ice/Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
· Matt Hagan captures first No. 1 qualifier spot for new Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
· Tommy Johnson Jr. goes to semifinals with Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
· Bill Bushmaker and Darcy Clarke collect Dodge Top Finisher awards

August 5, 2018, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar power was strong this weekend at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways near Seattle as Funny Car racer Ron Capps took his Dodge Charger R/T all the way to victory for a milestone 60th career win. Continue reading Mopar Dodge//SRT Driver Capps Takes 60th Career Victory at Pacific Raceways

Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Capps, Schumacher Race to Runner-up Finishes at Sonoma

Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Capps, Schumacher Race to Runner-up Finishes at Sonoma

· Ron Capps captures 700th professional round win and fourth runner-up position of season in Mopar-powered Dodge Funny Car, advances to second in points
· Don Schumacher Racing’s Tony Schumacher jumps to second in Top Fuel points following runner-up finish
· Tommy Johnson, Jr. advances to semifinals in Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
· Matt Hagan goes to second round in the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Irving and Kirby collect Sonoma Dodge Top Finisher honors
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, includes highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Mopar Dodge//SRT Drivers Capps, Schumacher Race to Runner-up Finishes at Sonoma

Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Driver Pritchett Rockets to Victory at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Leah Pritchett put the cherry on top of a dream weekend at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar, flying her Mopar Dodge 1320 “Angry Bee” Top Fuel dragster from the No. 1 spot to her first win at historic Bandimere Speedway. Her victory came in the first year with Dodge//SRT as headline sponsor and in the 30th consecutive season of FCA US event title sponsorship at the track near Denver.

The victory was Pritchett’s second of the year in three final rounds this season, the seventh overall of her career, and moved the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver to third in the point standings. The Wally trophy was also the eighth of the season for a DSR Mopar Dodge driver in the NHRA Nitro classes. Continue reading Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Driver Pritchett Rockets to Victory at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Pritchett Powers Mopar Dodge 1320 to Fastest Run Ever at Bandimere, Keeps Top Fuel No. 1 Spot at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Pritchett Powers Mopar Dodge 1320 to Fastest Run Ever at Bandimere, Keeps Top Fuel No. 1 Spot at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

· Leah Pritchett drives Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel dragster to second consecutive pole of season, second in a row at Bandimere Speedway
· Pritchett adds track speed record to 2017 ET record, earns 11 of 12 qualifying bonus points
· Matt Hagan to drive brand-new Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car body in its first race day start
· Don Schumacher Racing Mopar Dodge Funny Car drivers Tommy Johnson Jr. and Ron Capps start No. 6 and No. 7, respectively
· Hagan takes down Pritchett in final Dodge Challenger SRT Demon grudge match race
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts launches; will include highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Pritchett Powers Mopar Dodge 1320 to Fastest Run Ever at Bandimere, Keeps Top Fuel No. 1 Spot at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Pritchett Buzzes to Provisional No. 1 Spot in Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Car at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Pritchett Buzzes to Provisional No. 1 Spot in Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Car at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

· Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett drives to provisional pole in final pass of Friday qualifying at Bandimere Speedway near Denver
· Matt Hagan debuts new Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
· Ron Capps, Tommy Johnson Jr. qualify Nos. 4-5, respectively, lead all Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Mopar Dodge Funny Car drivers
· Pritchett wins grudge match duel over Hagan in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles

July 20, 2018, Morrison, Colorado – Leah Pritchett claimed the provisional No. 1 spot at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar in dramatic fashion on Friday night, racing her Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel dragster to the top spot in the final pair of qualifying at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Continue reading Pritchett Buzzes to Provisional No. 1 Spot in Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Car at Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar

Wicked Fast: Mopar and Dodge//SRT Debut New Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car

Wicked Fast: Mopar and Dodge//SRT Debut New Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car

· New 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car body to make competition debut this weekend
· New body will be unveiled later today at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar pre-race press conference
· Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Matt Hagan will race new 10,000-plus horsepower Funny Car at Bandimere Speedway
· New body imports visual cues from production Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat while hitting race-specific Funny Car performance targets
· New front splitter inspired by production vehicle increases downforce
· Deeper bodyside scallops mimic production look and feel while assisting in exhaust header positioning
· Burst panel relocated over engine compartment to release energy more efficiently
· DSR drivers have wheeled current Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to 50 event wins and one NHRA Funny Car World Championship Continue reading Wicked Fast: Mopar and Dodge//SRT Debut New Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar Thunders into Denver, Marks Milestone 30th Year of FCA US Event Sponsorship

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar Thunders into Denver, Marks Milestone 30th Year of FCA US Event Sponsorship

· Dodge//SRT brand celebrates first year as event title sponsor at long-running event at Bandimere Speedway
· Dodge//SRT and Mopar will reveal two new race vehicles at NHRA press conference near Denver on July 19
· New “Drag Strip Showdown” contest to kickoff in Denver, with fans competing head-to-head in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators for trips to Bondurant Drag Racing School
· Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett lead DSR drivers into Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar, will duel on the track in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles between qualifying rounds
· Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil returns on July 19 for 17th year as “Official Starter” of Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar
· Military heroes Sammy Davis, Neil Duncan to serve as event Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter, respectively
· National Fox Network to broadcast live coverage of Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar elimination rounds on Sunday, July 22 Continue reading Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar Thunders into Denver, Marks Milestone 30th Year of FCA US Event Sponsorship

Hagan Takes Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car from Pole to Second Consecutive Win at NHRA New England Nationals

· Win by Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driver Matt Hagan is his second consecutive at New England Dragway and second consecutive of season
· Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Hagan’s victory is fifth of season for a Mopar//Dodge SRT Funny Car driver and seventh overall in the NHRA Nitro classes
· Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers now own 2-3-4 spots in the NHRA Funny Car standings
· Mopar Dodge Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett advances to semifinals, moves to fourth in points
· DSR Mopar drivers Capps, Schumacher also advance to semifinals and move up in standings
· Picillo, Gove Claim Dodge Top Finisher honors at Epping
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts, features highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Hagan Takes Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car from Pole to Second Consecutive Win at NHRA New England Nationals

Mopar Dodge//SRT Duo Pritchett, Hagan Score Poles in NHRA New England Nationals Qualifying

Mopar Dodge//SRT Duo Pritchett, Hagan Score Poles in NHRA New England Nationals Qualifying

· Mopar Dodge Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett locks down her second consecutive No. 1 spot at NHRA New England Nationals, ninth overall of her career
· Defending Epping event winner Matt Hagan races his Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car to third pole of season, 33rd of his career
· Mopar Dodge Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Funny Car drivers dominate with three of top four qualifying spots, record four quickest runs in final qualifying session on Saturday
· Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel star Tony Schumacher earns No. 2 spot, seeks third career win at New England Dragway
· More info on Mopar in NHRA available at http://blog.mopar.com
· Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com/), a digital content hub for muscle car and race enthusiasts launches; will include highlights from NHRA season Continue reading Mopar Dodge//SRT Duo Pritchett, Hagan Score Poles in NHRA New England Nationals Qualifying