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  1. Watch Pennzoil take the Challenger SRT® Demon to the streets. Pennzoil Synthetics push the limits of performance with the world’s most powerful production car. Read more > View the full article
  2. The Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) turned 30 this year and even though its SEMA big brother might overshadow it, PRI is a very hardcore event and offers the latest in racing equipment technology. With over 1,000 vendors and over 3,000 booths, suppliers of racing and performance parts packed the massive Indiana Convention Center, located dead smack in the center of downtown Indianapolis. Read more > View the full article
  3. For the 4th year in a row, the Dodge Charger was named the Most Loved Full-Size Car in America. The feeling is mutual, America. See Why Owners Love Them So. Read more > View the full article
  4. You can race your new Challenger SRT® Demon, but drop under 10 seconds and you’ll need to make some adjustments. View the full article
  5. Documenting “firsts” can be difficult, specifically when it comes to racing innovations. Today’s common and mandatory use of parachutes to slow a 325 mph fuel car has fuzzy roots. It is generally agreed that the first chutes were used in NHRA around 1959. They soon became mandatory for cars that could run 150 mph. Mike Dunn, former Team Mopar® Top Fuel driver and current president of IHRA, has had first-hand experience in chute-stopping power, since he grew up at the track from infancy with his father, Big Jim Dunn. So, […] View the full article
  6. For over 100 years, the Dodge name has been synonymous with legendary performance with big blocks, big dreams and pulse-pounding speed as the cornerstones of the brand. That same enthusiasm is woven into the fiber of Dodge fanatics. And now, there’s a place for us to meet and pay homage to our brotherhood of American muscle, the recently expanded Dodge Garage. New elements of Dodge Garage include: Racing HQ – Learn more about the ins and outs of drag racing, get schedules, see race results and find a track near […] View the full article
  7. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon, aka the most powerful muscle car in history, started shipping on Nov. 10, 2017, which means 3,300 customers (3,000 in the United States, 300 in Canada) are beginning to receive their limited-production, 840-horsepower SRT Demon. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you already know that the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the industry’s first and only purpose-built, street-legal production drag car. You may not know that it’s certified by the National Hot Rod Association as the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle with an […] View the full article
  8. With 3,300 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demons produced, you might wonder what more can be done to make owning one an even more unique experience. Turns out, there are a few things… Demon Crate. For $1, Challenger SRT Demon buyers have the opportunity to unleash the Demon’s 840 horsepower, 770 lb.-ft. of torque and full potential at the drag strip with the exclusive, personalized Demon Crate and the full array of parts it holds. The Demon Crate is personalized with the buyer’s name, VIN and serial number. The Demon Crate […] View the full article
  9. NHRA announces changes that will have you excited in every class. Pro Stock teams can now run any engine/body combination that is currently approved for competition. Have any winner’s circle predictions? View the full article
  10. Johnson Jr. Caps Big Season for Dodge with a Win; Capps is Championship Runner-up for the Fifth Time November 12, 2017, Pomona, Calif. – A drama-filled Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona closed out the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar, as Mopar® Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. gave the brand its 16th victory of the season in the category during the NHRA Finals, and teammate Ron Capps finished as runner-up in the year-end standings. Austin Williams also claimed the win for Mopar in Stock Eliminator behind […] View the full article
  11. Mopar® Sportsman competitors turned in exceptionally strong efforts in both the Stock and Super Stock Eliminator categories at the NHRA Finals, including a win in Stock by former world champion Austin Williams. Three of the four semifinalists in the category drove Mopar-powered vehicles. Williams, who hails from Burleson, Texas, took his eighth national event Wally trophy in Stock behind the wheel of his G/SA 1972 Plymouth Duster 340. In the final, he turned in a lap of 11.080 seconds at 109.61 mph, exactly running his 11.08 dial-in. Williams left the […] View the full article
  12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car No. 4 Qualifier – 3.887 seconds at 314.31 mph “We came in here and kind of used this race as a test. We tested on Monday in Vegas with a 6-disc and decided to leave it in for here to kind of get ahead on next year. It ran flawless all weekend. The guys did a great job of adapting. That’s a big change. To put it in and win the first race with a 6-disc speaks volumes of what the […] View the full article
  13. Mopar®/Dodge NHRA Sportsman Spotlight: NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas Wann and Smith Earn Dodge Rewards A very deep field of Sportsman competitors took part in the 17th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including more than 75 cars in both the Stock and Super Stock Eliminator categories. In Stock Eliminator, Steve Wann, known as “Mr. 413,” advanced his A/SA 1962 Plymouth Fury to the quarterfinal round. The driver from Modesto, California, turned in a pass of 10.276 seconds at 126.70 mph on a 10.28 dial-in, breaking […] View the full article
  14. October 29, 2017, Las Vegas – Dodge Funny Car driver Matt Hagan finally broke through in the Nevada desert, winning the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time. Hagan and several of his Mopar®-powered teammates dominated in so many ways. Hagan put his HEMI®-powered, Mopar Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) in the winner’s circle at the 17th annual NHRA Nationals to take his fourth victory of the season and 15th for Mopar-powered Funny Cars in 2017. It was also the 20th […] View the full article
  15. Mopar®/Dodge Notes & Quotes: NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas Hagan Breaks Through in the Desert Matt Hagan, Mopar® Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car No. 4 Qualifier – 3.882 seconds at 330.15 mph “Obviously, these Funny Cars are kind of finicky. Sometimes they love you and sometimes they rip your heart out and step on it. We just kind of got in a little bit of a rut and we just had to work hard and focus and make big, wholesale changes to dig ourselves back out. It’s a real testament […] View the full article
  16. Fall Back: Capps Gets Runner-Up at FallNationals Still Holds Slim Lead in Championship Battle October 15, 2017, Ennis, Texas – It’s getting near that time of year to reset the clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Dodge driver Ron Capps put a hold on time (for now) with a runner-up finish at the NHRA FallNationals in Ennis, Texas, to keep his lead in the Funny Car Championship. For the second year in a row, Capps went to the final round of the NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex near Dallas, but again came up […] View the full article
  17. Mopar®-powered drivers also advanced deep into the elimination rounds in both the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories at Texas Motorplex during the NHRA FallNationals in Ennis, Texas, October 14-16, 2017. In Stock Eliminator, Derek Hake from Muskogee, Oklahoma, went to the semifinals in his I/SA 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. He made an 11.510-second pass at 112.52 mph in the semis after leaving the starting line with a .065-second reaction time. His dial-in was 11.57, however, meaning he broke out by .060, ending his successful weekend. In the Super […] View the full article
  18. Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car No. 2 Qualifier – 3.872 seconds at 329.58 mph “It was a great weekend by the guys. It always hurts a little bit when you get into the final and then you fall a little bit short. But reflecting right now, we didn’t beat ourselves. We gave them a great race and that’s where you’ve just got to go over and shake their hand and tell them, ‘Great race’ because that was a pretty awesome side-by-side run. “We didn’t want to give […] View the full article
  19. October 1, 2017, Madison, Ill. – Mopar®/Dodge Funny Car driver Ron Capps marched to his second win in a row on Sunday in his HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T at a packed Gateway Motorsports Park, giving him his eighth victory of the year and the 14th overall for Mopar in the category in 2017. The win at the sixth annual NHRA Midwest Nationals, held in the shadow of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, also extended Capps’ points lead as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoffs reach the halfway […] View the full article
  20. Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car No. 3 Qualifier – 3.849 seconds at 332.51 mph “Last year, we said a semifinal average was going to win the championship and we did that going into Pomona. We beat them with consistency, we didn’t have a win. This year, we went out second round, I lost on a holeshot in Charlotte, and we fixed that average by winning (at Reading) so that we got our semifinal average. Thank God (crew chief Rahn Tobler) gave me a great racecar in Pennsylvania. […] View the full article
  21. Dozens of vehicles competed in the Stock and Super Stock Eliminator categories during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, where Jerry Stein and Brent Jones turned in the top performances for Mopar®. In Stock Eliminator, Stein drove his D/SA 1969 Dodge Dart to the quarterfinal round. The driver from Brentwood, California, turned in a 10.749-second pass at 120.48 mph on a 10.68 dial-in. He had a .051-second reaction time. Jones, who hails from Wheatland, Indiana, qualified No. 1 in Super Stock Eliminator and advanced to the third round in […] View the full article
  22. September 24, 2017, Mohnton, Pa. – Dodge and Mopar® HEMI® power claimed their 13th NHRA Funny Car win of 2017 on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway, as Ron Capps drove his Dodge Charger R/T from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) to the winner’s circle at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Capps beat Courtney Force in the final round at the Reading-area track to pick up his seventh victory of the season and the 18th for HEMI power from DSR in both Nitro categories overall. “What a deal today,” said an obviously elated Capps. “We fell […] View the full article
  23. Mopar®/Dodge NHRA Sportsman Spotlight: Dodge Nationals Goshert and Kay Collect Dodge Bonus Awards Mopar®-powered drivers made a strong showing in the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories during the Sportsman portion of the Dodge NHRA Nationals, with Scott Goshert and Richard Kay turning in the top performances for the Mopar brand. In Stock Eliminator, Goshert drove his E/SA 1971 Plymouth Duster to the third round. The native of Laureldale, Pennsylvania, made a pass of 10.896 seconds at 120.80 mph on a 10.72 dial-in. He had a .028-second reaction time. […] View the full article
  24. Mopar®/Dodge Notes & Quotes: Dodge Nationals, Reading, PA Ron Capps, NAPA No. 3 Qualifier – 3.877 seconds at 327.43 mph “What a deal today. We fell behind a little bit, we got lucky a little bit in the first round, but we feel like we make our luck. The harder we work, the luckier we get for sure. “Every time I’ve driven through the gate here, I say, ‘I love you, I love you, I love you, Maple Grove. Give me some love back,’ and I’ve always left here a […] View the full article
  25. The NHRA Carolina Nationals featured a deep field of Sportsman competitors, with Mopar® power turning in solid performances in the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories. In Stock Eliminator, Jack Zimmerman of Clemmons, North Carolina, advanced to the third round in his B/SA 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T featuring a 440 Six Pack V8. There, he made his best pass of the elimination rounds despite being bested by just two feet. Zimmerman turned in a 10.407-second lap on a 10.40 dial-in with a speed of 125.30 mph. He had a .067-second […] View the full article