Dodge//SRT Mopar Drivers and Teams Begin Championship Playoffs during Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals

September 10, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series unchanging deteriorate is over and a six-race Countdown to a Championship playoffs starts with a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12-15, 2019.

For a fourth uninterrupted year, a eventuality kicks off with a Mopar Mega Block Party from 4-10 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 12 during FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The giveaway acknowledgment eventuality facilities a home run derby with NHRA Stars, NHRA motorist designation session, Mopar automobile show, Raminator beast lorry rides and more.

On a track, 4 Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) will start their query for a 2019 championship, powering Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars. Two-time Funny Car universe champion Matt Hagan, 2012 titlist Jack Beckman, 2016 champion Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson, Jr. start a Countdown inside a tip 6 positions while DSR’s Leah Pritchett will take her HEMI®-powered Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster into conflict from a seventh position.

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers are entrance off a extensive unchanging season, scoring 7 wins in a 18 inhabitant events. Capps won 3 in his NAPA Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat while Hagan, motorist of a Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, and Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat commander Johnson Jr. any put their Funny Cars in a winner’s turn twice. Beckman reached 4 finals, including final weekend’s U.S. Nationals, to make it 14 final turn appearances by a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driver.

Beckman and Johnson Jr. lead a Dodge//SRT Mopar fortuitous behind to Maple Grove Raceway with dual prior wins in a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals. Beckman won in 2008 and 2015 and Johnson scored Reading wins in 1999 and 2016. Hagan was winning in 2014 and Capps triumphed in 2017. Pritchett is seeking her initial Reading win.
The formula from a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals have played a poignant purpose in a Top Fuel championship outcome over a final few seasons. Since 2013, a leader of a Top Fuel Wally in Reading has left on to raise a Top Fuel championship hardware. In Funny Car, final year’s Reading leader snapped a fibre of 4 uninterrupted wins by DSR and Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers and went on to win a championship as well.

Fox Sports 1 will atmosphere coverage of subordinate Friday dusk from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 – 10 p.m. ET. The network will promote live coverage of eliminations Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. ET.

Mopar Mega Block Party kicks off Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals
For a fourth uninterrupted year, a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals race weekend will be kicked off by a Mopar Mega Block Party. The giveaway acknowledgment event, set to hurl into FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading from 4 -10 p.m. ET on Thurs., Sept. 12, will offer a full line-up of fun activities for families as good as Dodge//SRT and Mopar enthusiasts. NHRA stars and TV personalities will step to a image and take their cuts in a annual Mopar Mega Block Party home run derby. Dodge//SRT Mopar NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. are scheduled to knock it out alongside NHRA on Fox play-by-play announcers Tony Pedregon and Brian Lohnes to establish who will wear a home-run crown. 

NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart will yield a play-by-play. Donations to a Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundations will be done in a name of a leader of a elimination-style competition. Mopar Mega Block Party attendees can also correlate with their favorite drivers during a one-hour designation session, burst inside a cab of a 10-ft.-tall Raminator beast truck for a once-in-a-lifetime float and exam their practical racing skills in a “Drag Strip Showdown,” a head-to-head foe in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators. A HEMI-fueled, 100-plus Mopar automobile show, giveaways, food and splash booths, businessman displays and live concerts by bands Liquid A, Go-Go Gadjet and TJ Bebb are also on tap, with a mega fireworks arrangement to tighten out a night. For some-more information on a Mopar Mega Block Party, revisit

Higher Education during 300 mph: Mopar CAP Students to revisit Maple Grove Raceway
For a third NHRA inhabitant eventuality in 2019, a Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) will horde next-generation use technician students during Maple Grove Raceway, Friday, Sept. 13 as partial of a “Assemble Your Future” initiative. Through a partnership with Pennzoil, students from 5 area schools – ATC Warminster, ATC Exton, Mercer County Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Northampton Community College – will have a eventuality to revisit with Hagan and Pritchett, debate a DSR array areas and correlate with area FCA US dealership representatives.

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.
Mopar CAP, determined in 1984, 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.

There are an estimated 750,000 automobile technicians operative nationally, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Across a industry, another 46,000 will need to be hired between 2019 and 2026 to accommodate increasing demand.
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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 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.
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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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