July 13, 2021
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
The informed rumble of HEMI® energy will once again resonate by a Rocky Mountains Jul 16-18 as Dodge//SRT and Mopar brands lapse for a 32nd deteriorate as pretension sponsors of a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series eventuality hold during Thunder Mountain, differently famous as Bandimere Speedway, nearby Denver, Colorado.
“Dodge//SRT is prepared to get behind to racing,” pronounced Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Bandimere Speedway has been a partial of a Brotherhood of Muscle for some-more than 32 years. In fact, it’s a longest station eventuality sponsorship in motorsports history. Our Rocky Mountain racing fans are going to get a good show. The Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil is always one of a premier racing events in a West.”
While this will be a 41st book of a NHRA eventuality during a lifelike drag frame set 5,800 feet above sea-level, a brands’ partnership with Bandimere Speedway began in 1989 after a vital lane restoration and, following an prolongation proclamation progressing this year, continues to be a longest active eventuality pretension sponsorship in all of motorsports. This 2021 installment is a second of 5 inhabitant events with Mopar and Dodge//SRT title support for a NHRA’s 70th anniversary season.
Following May’s Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil in Houston and this weekend’s activities, 3 some-more inhabitant events sojourn on a report this year:
- September 1-5 – Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals (Indianapolis)
- September 10-12 – Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil (Reading, Pennsylvania)
- October 29-November 1 – Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil (Las Vegas)
A 4,800-square-foot vaunt during Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals in a NHRA’s Manufacturers Midway will be open to NHRA fans with a array of interactive displays, including a span of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators for those with a rival suggestion wanting to exam their skills in a practical race. Visitors will also have a eventuality to see and feel a knowledge of drag racing from a driver’s chair aboard an tangible Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Funny Car simulator. The arrangement will also underline a array of Dodge//SRT high-performance vehicles and an instructor from a Radford Racing School (formerly The Bondurant School) on site to yield pushing tips and information about a SRT experience. Customers who buy a new SRT indication accept one full-day eventuality during Radford Racing School as partial of a Dodge//SRT Package and have a eventuality to learn how to get a best opening from their new vehicles in a tranquil environment.
On-track movement starts Friday during Bandimere Speedway with Dodge//SRT and Mopar corroborated entries operative to take home Wally trophies and “home-event” bragging rights in Funny Car and Top Fuel categories, as good as Sportsman category Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown (FSS).
Reigning Funny Car universe champion Matt Hagan will be operative to secure not usually his initial feat of a 2021 deteriorate aboard a signature red, china and black DSR Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, though also an fugitive initial win during a long-time Denver event.
“Some of my best memories of entrance to Denver for a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals always engage a extraordinary throng of people that are unequivocally ardent about a Dodge and Mopar brands entrance together to applaud pristine flesh and horsepower,” pronounced Hagan. It’s been a Dodge- and Mopar-sponsored competition for a unequivocally prolonged time and it’s always good to see fans entrance out and support it and us.
“I’ve apparently raced here a lot and haven’t won one yet, though we feel like I’ve been chasing down that win,” combined a three-time Funny Car World Champion. “Bandimere Speedway is always tricky, though it’s time to win one for a unite and applaud big. we consider that we got a flattering good hoop on a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat right now. I’m vehement about removing there, removing competent well, going rounds and using like a Hellcat and branch a win lights on in Denver.”
DSR teammate Ron Capps has competent in a top-five during any eventuality so distant this year, though is looking to fibre together 4 plain rejecting spin runs aboard his HEMI-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat on a all-concrete Bandimere dragstrip in sequence to take home another Wally to go with a one warranted there in 2009.
Fellow Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car motorist Cruz Pedregon has dual trips to a winner’s round during Denver (1993 and 2013) and is entrance off a high of a win during a prior NHRA eventuality in Norwalk, Ohio, and looking to repeat fast after saying his Snap-on Tools Pedregon Racing group make unchanging gains by a initial 7 inhabitant events of a season.
DSR Top Fuel commander Leah Pruett seeks to energy her neat red, china and black DSR Mopar Dodge//SRT Redeye Top Fuel dragster to a repeat opening of her 2018 successful run from No. 1 qualifier to winner, or maybe even urge on her 2017 track-record elapsed time pass of 3.733 seconds.
“Hollywood is famous for creation film magic, and this group has been famous for creation some of a biggest horsepower out of a thinnest Bandimere air, aka magic,” pronounced Pruett. “We’ve had a severe start to a deteriorate gaining a correct movement though trust a definite capabilities interconnected with a nose to a grindstone in a emporium and training work ethic will furnish not usually a formula we design though a Mopar fans do as well.
“The Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals has always been my many beguiling eventuality to competition during for a accumulation of reasons,” combined Pruett. “Starting with being surrounded by dedicated like-minded Dodge//SRT and Mopar enthusiasts unequivocally brings a ultimate vibe. we am privately looking brazen to a deteriorate holding a vital spin for a rival best, and trust a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals is a ideal place to do it.”
Pruett will also take a circle of her 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak in FSS this weekend along with DSR teammate Mark Pawuk aboard a Empaco Equipment Dodge Challenger for a fourth competition of a eight-race Sportsman category specialty series. After environment a quickest and fastest speed record (7.806-second pass during 177.44 mph) aboard a many absolute drag pak ever built in a FSS deteriorate opener during a Gatornationals, a duo’s idea during this eventuality and by a residue of a deteriorate is to get a many out of any run and conflict in a tip 10 opposite a vast rival field.
While on-track movement during Bandimere Speedway will be livestreamed around NHRA.TV via a weekend, FS1 will yield radio highlights of subordinate on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. ET and Sunday, Jul 18 from 3-4 p.m. ET. Coverage of Sunday’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil rejecting rounds will atmosphere on FS1 from 4-7 p.m. ET. The Denver-area stop kicks off a NHRA’s three-race western swing, that includes Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, and Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, over uninterrupted weeks.
DodgeGarage: Digital Hub for Drag Racing News
Fans can follow all a NHRA movement this deteriorate during DodgeGarage, a one-stop portal for Dodge//SRT and Mopar drag-racing news. The site includes daily updates and entrance to an online racing HQ, news, events, galleries, accessible downloads and merchandise. For some-more information, revisit www.dodgegarage.com.
@DodgeMoparMotorsports on Instagram
The @DodgeMoparMotorsports Instagram channel continues to share calm capturing Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers on a track. Fans can see movement from a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and NHRA Sportsman grassroots racers, competing in classes such as Factory Stock Showdown, Stock and Super Stock, as good as additional motorsports series.
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) offers well-developed service, tools and patron care. 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 car caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.
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For some-more than 100 years, a Dodge code has carried on a suggestion of brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their change continues currently as Dodge shifts into high rigging with flesh cars and SUVs that broach unequaled opening in any of a segments where they compete.
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Dodge is partial of a portfolio of brands charity by heading tellurian automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For some-more information per Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), greatfully revisit www.stellantis.com.
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