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

July 16, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar is rumbling into Bandimere Speedway nearby Denver on Jul 20-22, and a Dodge//SRT code is imprinting a initial year as pretension unite during Bandimere Speedway. The weekend will underline a exhibit of dual new foe vehicles, a kickoff of a fan foe featuring a renouned Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators and much, many more.
 
The Dodge//SRT brand’s impasse in 2018 also outlines a three-decade milestone: it follows 29 years of pretension support by stream presenting unite Mopar, creation this a 30th uninterrupted deteriorate of FCA US eventuality pretension sponsorship during Bandimere, that is also celebrating a 60th anniversary.
 
The movement during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar will start on Thursday, Jul 19, with a phenomenon of dual new Dodge//SRT and Mopar foe vehicles during a pre-race press discussion nearby Denver. The vehicles will be on arrangement to a open for a initial time after that night in downtown Golden, Colorado, during a Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil.
 
“The Dodge//SRT code has been environment annals and winning drag racing championships going behind to a 1960s. Our sponsorship of the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals is a healthy fit that connects us with a ardent fan bottom and allows us to carry on a 30-year tradition of FCA US support during Bandimere Speedway,” pronounced Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “The Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar is only a latest instance of a Dodge//SRT brand’s joining to a NHRA, and a flourishing impasse in a array allows us to offer bond with grassroots racers and automobile enthusiasts who share a adore of opening on a travel and during a drag strip.”

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulator “Drag Strip Showdown” to entrance in Denver
Dodge//SRT is mouth-watering enthusiasts and NHRA foe fans to attend in a “Drag Strip Showdown,” a head-to-head foe in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators where a tip 4 drivers with a best foe times will win a outing to a Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School nearby Phoenix. Winners will be interconnected adult and coached by possibly Mopar Dodge Top Fuel racer Leah Pritchett or Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car motorist Matt Hagan for a final foe that will take place during Bondurant in a tangible 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon automobile – a many absolute flesh automobile ever.

The “Drag Strip Showdown” kicks off during a Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil on Thursday, Jul 19, in downtown Golden, Colorado, continues during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar and will run by Nov 11 during Dodge-sponsored NHRA races around a country, as good as during a Aug 11 Motor Trend Group’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” renouned travel drag racing and automobile festival on ancestral Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan, and a Oct 30-November 2 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) uncover in Las Vegas.

Enthusiasts have another eventuality to attend a Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School by entering a “Drag Strip Showdown” sweepstakes member of a graduation during Dodge Garage when a graduation starts Jul 19. Two additional winners will be incidentally comparison to accept present certificates to a propagandize during a date of their choosing.

Hagan, Pritchett lead DSR nitro racers into Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar
Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger NHRA Funny Car motorist Matt Hagan and Mopar Dodge Top Fuel commander Leah Pritchett will lead Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) drivers in a NHRA Nitro classes into foe during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar.
 
Hagan enters Denver on a prohibited strain with back-to-back wins and sits second in a Funny Car standings, while Top Fuel’s Pritchett, runner-up final year during Bandimere, is perched during fourth in a standings with one win on a season. Both are seeking their initial Wally trophies during a venue, while their DSR teammates Jack Beckman and Tony Schumacher will demeanour to bulk adult their existent win totals. Beckman binds 3 Funny Car trophies in Denver in his Infinite Hero Dodge, while Tony Schumacher has also claimed 3 Wallys in a Top Fuel class.
 
Hagan and Pritchett will also resume their array of hate compare races in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles, that began final year during Bandimere Speedway. The span will block off in between subordinate rounds on Friday and Saturday. Last year, Pritchett was a ideal 2-0 during Denver in her Demon opposite Hagan.
 
17th annual Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil
For a 17th uninterrupted year, a Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil, scheduled for Thursday, Jul 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. MT, will offer as a “Official Starter” of a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar foe weekend.

The renouned free-admission event, hold on a streets of downtown Golden, Colorado, provides foe fans a eventuality to accommodate their favorite Mopar Dodge Pennzoil NHRA drag racing stars in an hour-long designation session. Attendees can knowledge practical “rides” down a drag frame in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators and practical spins in simulators located in a Pennzoil display, hear live song from a Steve Thomas Band and revisit a accumulation of food, splash and sell tents.
 
Mopar and Dodge foe and classical flesh cars will be on display, as good as Mopar-customized all-new Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 vehicles. Fans can enter to win $45,000 toward a squeeze of any new FCA automobile and can share photos from a eventuality on amicable media by regulating #MoparBP18 or #MoParty. Popular Denver-area morning uncover horde and Mopar fan Willie B. from KBPI 106.7 FM will offer as a eventuality emcee. For finish information on a Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil, revisit www.milehighblockparty.com.

Pair of troops heroes to offer as eventuality Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter
Two real-life troops heroes, Sammy Davis and Neil Duncan, are set to offer as Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter, respectively, during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar.

Grand Marshal Davis served as an artillery male in a U.S. Army during a Vietnam War and was bleeding in 1967 during a harrowing firefight while environment adult a brazen support base. Despite his injuries, Davis continued to conflict opposite advancing rivalry forces. Hearing cries from 3 bleeding GIs cutoff from his group, Davis bravely navigated opposite a stream on an atmosphere mattress to rescue his compatriots. In 1968, Davis perceived a Medal of Honor from President Lyndon Johnson for his actions; years later, footage of Johnson putting a award around Davis’s neck was used in a film Forrest Gump, with Davis’ conduct transposed by that of actor Tom Hanks around film magic.
 
Honorary Starter and Ret. Army Sgt. Neil Duncan has climbed some of a tip plateau in a world, figuratively and literally. Leading a group of chosen paratroopers deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2005, Duncan was sincerely bleeding by an IED. Despite losing both his legs, Duncan was shortly adult and using on high-tech prosthetic legs and, after finish training, began a array of mountain-climbing challenges. In Jun 2010, Duncan and dual other maestro amputees climbed 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, a tallest rise on a African continent, and he after climbed a tallest rise in South America, Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina, during 23,000 feet. Duncan also now serves several maestro support organizations, including as partial of a extend cabinet for a Infinite Hero Foundation.
 
Event Info: Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar
The Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar is scheduled for Jul 20-22 during Bandimere Speedway, with subordinate scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and rejecting rounds on Sunday. Qualifying coverage will atmosphere live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jul 21. Three hours of eliminations coverage will atmosphere live on a inhabitant FOX Network starting during 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jul 22.
 
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About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream opening brand, 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. New for 2019, a 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 automobile 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, as good as a Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, that facilities buffer flares from a SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of breadth to Scat Pack’s footprint. 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. fills out a brands’ 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.
 
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.

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Mopar is a source for genuine tools and accessories for all FCA US LLC automobile 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.