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Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen Finish Second in Lime Rock Park Northeast Grand Prix

July 27, 2015

Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen drove the No. 33 ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R to a season-best second-place finish Saturday in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The result was the first podium of the season for Keating and Bleekemolen in the No. 33 and capped a competitive weekend that also saw Keating qualify a season-best second and lead Saturday’s race. “Everybody did a great job,” Keating said. “Jeroen was really quick out there. This is one of those tracks where it’s a bunch of right hand turns, and... View Article

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“Mopar® President’s Award” Presented to Don Schumacher

July 27, 2015

During a short pre-race ceremony presentation, Hall of Fame NHRA drag racer and team owner Don Schumacher was presented with the “Mopar® President’s Award,” a special honor recognizing outstanding contributions by individuals that uphold the qualities and values that add to the Mopar brand’s legacy and reputation. Ross McGinnis, Vice President, Mopar Sales and Product Development, and Tricia Hecker, Head of Mopar Marketing, presented Schumacher with the award on behalf of Mopar President and CEO Pietro Gorlier. Schumacher was recognized for his enduring loyalty and passion for the Mopar brand... View Article

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Above and Beyond: 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T exceeds all expectations

July 17, 2015

When the engineers at Mopar® were developing the 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger NHRA R/T Funny Car body, they knew they were building something good. After all, they were replacing an already exceptional body shell and had no intentions of releasing an inferior replacement. But they had no idea that it would be this good. With 13 races under its belt, the Don Schumacher Racing team has already taken ten victories, and even more incredibly, made it into the final round at every event but one. Of the 13 events, four... View Article

Mopar® Doubles-Up on Wins at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

July 13, 2015

Mopar® earned a pair of national title wins at the 18th annual Lucas Oil Route 66 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals this weekend at Route 66 Raceway thanks to victories by Allen Johnson in the Pro Stock class and Tommy Johnson Jr. in the Funny Car category. For both drivers (who are not related) it was their first trip to the winner’s circle this season and their first national titles earned at the Chicagoland facility. “All of us at Mopar are very proud of Allen Johnson and Tommy Johnson... View Article

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All-New Mopar® Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Focused On Performance

July 8, 2015

Remaining true to its performance roots, the next-generation Mopar® Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is a factory-prepped package car specifically geared for drag racing. Built on the Dodge Challenger platform, the vehicle will come with the option of either the brand’s first-ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine. The new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is designed for passionate Sportsman racers who compete in nationally-sanctioned drag racing series, such as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The new generation Drag Pak combines the... View Article

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Beckman Scores Title Win for Mopar® at Norwalk NHRA Nationals

July 7, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Jack Beckman earned a hard-fought title win this past weekend aboard his Infinite Hero 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at the ninth annual Summit Racing Equipment National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. It was his third victory of the season after posting wins at Charlotte and Topeka, and also marked the ninth title in 12 events for the 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T since it was introduced to competition this season. Beckman qualified 11th and put his first round opponent, 16-time... View Article

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ViperExchange.com Viper GT3-R Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

July 2, 2015

The No. 93 ViperExchange.com/TI Automotive/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R scored its second “Last-To-First” major endurance race victory of the 2015 season this past weekend in a wet and wild Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Marc Goossens, Al Carter and Cameron Lawrence co-drove the No. 93 to the win, overcoming a last-place grid position and all-day rain showers for another dramatic victory in an iconic North American sports car endurance race. In January, Carter and Lawrence joined Ben Keating, Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher in a... View Article

1 of 1 Viper Customization Program Intoduces New Matte-Finish Paint Option

June 19, 2015

The addition of matte-finish exterior paint across the full Viper color palette increases the available unique configurations for the 2016 model year to more than 50 million, with more than 16,000 unique paint color options and more than 48,000 unique stripe combinations. “The Anodized Carbon Viper was the first-ever use of this unique metallic matte exterior color by FCA and helped further the trend in automotive matte finish exteriors from the factory,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US. “Now, by adding 8,000 new matte finish... View Article

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ViperExchange.com Team Proud of Strong Le Mans Effort

June 16, 2015

A lap-record pace and race-leading performance put the No. 53 ViperExchange.com/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R, and drivers Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller, in contention for the GTE-Am class win during this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans only to have mechanical issues ultimately sideline the team late in the race’s 23rd hour. Although the team came up just short on finishing the race, they will leave France proud of more than one accomplishment. In addition to leading and setting the fastest race lap in class – a blistering... View Article

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ViperExchange.com/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper Team Preparing for 24 Hours of Le Mans

June 11, 2015

Team drivers Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller arrived in France earlier this week in preparation for this weekend’s 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in which the trio will co-drive the No. 53 ViperExchange.com/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R in the GTE-Am division. Returning to Le Mans less than a week after participating in last Sunday’s annual Le Mans Pre-Test, Keating, Bleekemolen and Miller are reuniting with a roster of Riley Motorsports teammates and support personnel that will be nearly complete by the end of the... View Article

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Successful Drive for Mopar® at NHRA Summernationals with Hagan Funny Car National Title Win and Johnson Runner-up Finish in Pro Stock

June 9, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing’s (DSR) Matt Hagan piloted his Mopar® Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to a hard-fought victory this past weekend at the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, New Jersey. The win was the seventh for the new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car this season and returned the reigning NHRA world champion to the top of the Funny Car points standings with a 39-point lead. “Congratulations to Matt (Hagan) for his third win of the year in the new 2015 Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T,” said Pietro Gorlier, President... View Article

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DIALED-IN DOWNFORCE: Taking Viper ACR aerodynamics to the extreme

June 9, 2015

Aerodynamic downforce. It adds stability at high speeds. It manages airflow around the car to improve cornering power and increases control. It unleashes the power of physics to add performance under extreme conditions, while enabling aggressive design aesthetics that match Viper ACR capabilities. The new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is capable of producing the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car. Harnessing the hand-crafted culture of Viper personalization, even aerodynamic downforce can be dialed between two available packages: Dodge Viper ACR Dodge Viper ACR with Extreme Aero The Viper ACR... View Article

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FCA US LLC Looks 20 Years into the Future With SRT® Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo

June 5, 2015

FCA US LLC’s latest concept car is the SRT® Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo, a single-seat concept that pulls from existing and potential technologies to test the limits of performance. Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) fans can stretch those limits on the virtual track this summer when the V-10, 2,590 combined horsepower SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo X launches exclusively in GT6 for the PlayStation®3 console. The SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo is the latest addition to the Vision Gran Turismo project where automakers, design houses and leading brands around the globe showcase special concept vehicles exclusively in Gran Turismo, one... View Article

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Beckman Captures Sixth Victory in Eight Events for 2015 Dodge Charger R/T

May 26, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Jack Beckman claimed his second NHRA win of the season by driving his Mopar®-powered Dodge Charger R/T to victory this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals in Topeka, Kansas. The win was the 17th of Beckman’s career and the sixth in eight events for the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car. Beckman also moved into third in the NHRA Funny Car point standings and a Dodge Charger R/T Funny car driver has now appeared in the final round in seven of the first eight... View Article

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Capps Takes 2015 Dodge Charger R/T to Runner-Up Finish at NHRA Southern Nationals

May 19, 2015

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Ron Capps followed up his victory in Houston three weeks ago by driving his 2015 Dodge Charger R/T to a runner-up finish this past weekend in the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The DSR team has put at least one of their four 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car entries into the championship round at six of seven events this season thus far, with Capps appearing in four of them. Following Sunday’s runner-up result, Capps remains in the Funny Car points lead with... View Article

Order Bank Opens for New 2016 Dodge Viper ACR

May 15, 2015

Viper enthusiasts excited about dominating their local road course, but wanting the ability to drive their vehicle home from the track, can now place their orders for the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever built. The Dodge brand has announced pricing and opened order banks for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. Unveiled last week at the revamped Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, the American Club Racer model of the iconic, hand-built American supercar will have a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $117,895 (excluding destination and gas... View Article

New 2016 Dodge Viper ACR – Fastest Street-legal Viper Track Car Ever

May 8, 2015

One of the most iconic high-performance vehicles of the last decade is returning to uphold its legacy as the ultimate street-legal race car. Hand-built in Detroit and certified for public roads, it’s the all-new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is engineered to wring every last hundredth of a second out of road course lap times and combines the latest in aerodynamic, braking and tire technology to carry on the ACR’s lap-time busting reputation that has made it a legend on race tracks around the world. “The... View Article