There’s More to the ACR Lap Record Story

May 6, 2016

Andrew Del Colle at Road & Track caught up with the SRT® engineering team while attending a Dodge High Performance Driving event at Bondurant Racing School, and made a pretty incredible discovery about the Viper ACR’s 13 lap records. Head to R&T to check out the clever way the SRT team verified the record laps.

Lone Star Racing Finishes 14th in No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Dodge Viper GT3-R at Laguna Seca

May 3, 2016

Dan Knox and Mike Skeen co-drove the Lone Star Racing No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Dodge Viper GT3-R to a 14th place finish Sunday in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The race was the first in 2016 for the Texas-based team and just its second career start in IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) competition after debuting at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) last September. Knox, who was also making his Laguna Seca debut, drove the opening stint of the race from the back of the field after he... View Article

Perfect Pit Stop Propels No. 33 ViperExchange.com/ Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R to Sixth-Place Finish at Laguna Seca

May 3, 2016

A perfect pit stop at the halfway point of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix by the Riley Motorsports crew propelled the No. 33 ViperExchange.com/Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R and drivers Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen to a season-best sixth-place finish Sunday at Laguna Seca. After struggling to find a setup for the notoriously slick 2.238 Laguna Seca circuit all weekend, the No. 33 team instead found a way to improve track position in the pits. Starting driver Keating didn’t have the pace to crack the top-12 in his... View Article

Trio of Semifinal Appearances for Mopar® at NHRA SpringNationals in Houston

May 2, 2016

A trio of Mopar vehicles, made up of two Funny Cars and a Pro Stock, battled their way through eliminations to semifinal appearances at the 29th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) SpringNationals. While in the Sportsman ranks, a Stock Eliminator title win and runner-up finish in Super Stock were also earned at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston, Texas. Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) drivers Jack Beckman — seeded 12th — and Tommy Johnson Jr. — seeded seventh — made some good gains with the Dodge Charger R/T Funny cars through... View Article

ViperExchange.com Shooting for the Podium and Championship Points in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

April 29, 2016

Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and the Riley Motorsports-run No. 33 ViperExchange.com/Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R team are looking for a result reflective of their race-leading performance this season in this weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The third race on the 2016 calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona (GTD) class, Sunday’s featured two-hour sprint starts at 3:45 p.m. PDT. Live coverage on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The race marks the one and only time this year... View Article


Lone Star Racing Announces IMSA GTD Campaign for No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Team

April 21, 2016

Dan Knox and the Lone Star Racing team have announced a four-race IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign with Knox and Mike Skeen co-driving the No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Dodge Viper GT3-R. Lone Star Racing’s 2016 IMSA schedule begins at next weekend’s Continental Tire Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where Knox and Skeen will co-drive together for the first time. Other confirmed races include the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, August 5 – 7, the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway... View Article

Enders Makes Semifinal Appearance at Las Vegas NHRA Nationals

April 4, 2016

Elite Motorsports driver Erica Enders’ semifinal appearance was a small victory for her and her Mopar® Performance Dodge Dart GT. Her showing at the 17th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals might not be nearly as good as a visit to the winner’s circle, but after a rough start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the two-time defending Pro Stock world champion is digging deep for the next round. After posting her best qualifying performance thus far this season to position herself fifth on the... View Article

MATS Still has Mopar® Focus

April 4, 2016

After 13 years of being an event specifically for Mopar® vehicles, 2016 marked the first year the Mopars at the Strip show was rebranded to Muscle Cars at the Strip. And while the show did welcome muscle cars of all makes, the focus was still very much on FCA US LLC vehicles. Set at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the venue is perfect for the show, drag race, autocross and cruise events. Cruises helped kick things off originating from places like Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah to... View Article

LX Fest Starts Show Season in Style

April 4, 2016

For the 11th year, the city of Irvine, California, was overrun with modern Mopar® power in the form of Dodge Chargers, Challengers, Magnums and Chrylser 300s. The Spring Festival of LXs welcomed the start of the show season by hosting more than 1,200 cars in the parking lot of Angel Stadium – more than 10 times the number of LXs on display for the original show in 2005.   This year, air ride and vinyl wraps were overwhelmingly represented, with peelable color schemes and bumpers lying flat on the pavement... View Article

ViperExchange.com Team Overcomes Opening Hour Setback to Finish 12 Hours of Sebring

March 21, 2016

Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller soldiered home to a 12th place finish Saturday in the 12 Hours of Sebring after a broken stub axle in the race’s first hour knocked the No. 33 ViperExchange.com/Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R from winning contention after a promising start to the race. Starting driver Bleekemolen took the lead in the GT Daytona (GTD) class 50 minutes into the race only to slow moments later with the right, rear axle issue. The Viper was quickly repaired in the pits but returned to... View Article

Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car Earns Second Final Round Appearance of the Season

March 21, 2016

For the second year in a row, Ron Capps fought his way to a final round appearance at Gainesville Raceway. But while the defending winner didn’t come away with his fourth coveted Wally from the 47th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Gatornationals as he had hoped, his two final round appearances so far this season aboard his Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger R/T have him just one point out of the Funny Car points lead. Capps arrived at the traditional East Coast opener for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag... View Article

ViperExchange.com Determined to Avenge Last Year’s Narrow Loss at Sebring

March 18, 2016

ViperExchange.com has returned to Sebring International Raceway this week determined to erase the memory of last year’s narrow loss in the closing minutes of the 12 Hours of Sebring in the 64th annual running of the classic sports car race this Saturday, March 19. Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller will co-drive the No. 33 ViperExchange.com/Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R this weekend. In addition to the ever fervent support of Viper fans, this year’s effort has been boosted in the opening races by the partnership with Gas Monkey... View Article

Dodge Unveils Fourth Heritage Color for Challenger and Charger SRT® Models

March 16, 2016

Dodge SRT® Challengers and Chargers will be painted in another eye-catching, nostalgia-stirring hue soon. Announced at the 11th annual Spring Festival in Irvine, California, Dodge showed an example of both cars painted in the historic Go Mango color to much fanfare. First offered on the 1970 Challenger and appearing for a short time in 2006 as part of a special edition, Go Mango combines orange and red tones into a high-impact color that showcases the legendary Dodge performance attitude. The color marks the fourth time that Dodge has offered cars... View Article

Drag Racers Welcome Bondurant Racing School

March 8, 2016

As has been the case for years, every purchase of an SRT® vehicle includes admission for one day of a high-performance driving school to help the new customer hone his/her skills to match the capability of the new vehicle. New for 2016, the sessions are being held by Bondurant Racing School, the legendary driving school that’s been teaching some of the best drivers in the world their skills since 1968, and are now the Official Racing School of Dodge/SRT. Bondurant Racing School’s 60-acre facility sits just outside of Phoenix. And... View Article

Optimism Reigns in Mopar® Camp Despite Challenging Race Day at Phoenix

February 29, 2016

It was a relatively unusual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) race day occurrence not to see a HEMI® engine powered Dodge vehicle advance to a final elimination round, but while Mopar® drivers in both Funny Car and Pro Stock classes were disappointed by early exits at the 32nd annual NHRA Nationals near Phoenix, there was a lot of optimism about the early season progress being made by their teams in their very competitive fields. Coming off a win in the season opening Winternationals event, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Ron... View Article

American Supercar Dodge Viper Named to Hagerty’s ‘Hot List’ of Future Collectibles

February 15, 2016

Since its inception in 1992, the Dodge Viper has proven to be a truly exotic and distinctive American supercar, proudly carrying its title as the flagship high-performance machine of the Dodge brand. Building on its exclusivity and undeniable spot among the high-performance elite, the classic car experts at Hagerty have named the 2016 Dodge Viper SRT model to its annual “Hot List” of future collectible vehicles. The Hagerty Group, based in Traverse City, Michigan, is the world’s leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of... View Article

Capps Earns Winternationals Win at 2016 NHRA Season Opener

February 15, 2016

As excited as the HEMI®-engine-power loving Mopar® drivers and teams were to get the 2016 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing series season officially underway this weekend at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, it was Ron Capps and his Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Dodge Charger R/T that came away with all the love and the Funny Car Winternationals Car title win this Valentine’s Day with a holeshot win in a heart-pounding final elimination. The California native and his DSR crew built on a quartet of consistent 3-second... View Article