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

No. 93 ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R Third In Rolex 24 At Daytona

February 1, 2016

The No. 93 “Don’t mess with Texas” #TeamTexas ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R was driven to a hard earned third place finish in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Co-driven by Ben Keating, Jeff Mosing, Eric Foss, Gar Robinson and Damien Faulkner, the entry improved three positions in the race’s final hour to reach the Rolex 24 GTD podium for the second year in a row. The same No. 93 Viper was driven to the GTD victory by Keating and other teammates in last year’s... View Article

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ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R Teams Perform Well in Rainy Rolex 24 Qualifying

January 29, 2016

Damien Faulkner and Jeroen Bleekemolen kept it quick but cool in a rainy qualifying session Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and ended up putting both ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-Rs in the top six of the GT Daytona (GTD) starting grid for this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Faulkner and the No. 93 “Don’t mess with Texas” #TeamTexas Dodge Viper GT3-R team shook off an alternator issue and some lost track time earlier in the day to qualify fourth. An Irishman, Faulkner has been made an honorary member of... View Article

ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R Team Begins Daytona Title Defense at the Roar Before the Rolex 24

January 11, 2016

Defending Rolex 24 at Daytona GTD race winners ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports set their title defense off to a productive start this past weekend at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona test at Daytona International Speedway. Both last year’s GTD-winning No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-R and sister No. 33 car ran at a competitive pace all weekend on the Daytona road course in preparation for the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 28 – 31. Team principal Ben Keating, one of the co-drivers in last year’s Rolex... View Article

Motor Trend Pits 2016 ACR against 2016 Z06

January 8, 2016

Our friends at Motor Trend got a hold of a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and headed straight for Laguna Seca and the canyons in Southern California. We won’t spoil it here, but we will say that we knew the result all along. Check it out for yourself below.

2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat Models Earn Exclusive Stripes, Plum Crazy Paint Extended

January 8, 2016

For more than a year, Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models have stormed roadways and drag strips with acceleration blasts to 60 mph in the low 3-second range, generated more than 61 million sensational YouTube video views around the globe and now have been rewarded with their very own Dodge performance stripes. Adding even more Dodge attitude for 2016, all-new dual full-length body stripes give Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models a factory-customized look. Finished with a carbon fiber pattern, the dual stripe design covers front and rear fascias,... View Article

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ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports to Defend Their Rolex 24 At Daytona GTD Victory in No. 93 Dodge Viper GT3-R

December 23, 2015

The No. 93 ViperExchange.com Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R team will defend its 2015 GT Daytona (GTD) class victory in next month’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with team principal Ben Keating and recently crowned Trans Am Champion Gar Robinson the first two drivers named to the entry in the 54th running of twice-around-the-clock race at Daytona International Speedway. Keating, who will pull double-duty in the Rolex 24 in the No. 93 and No. 33 Viper GT3-Rs for the second-consecutive year, was part of this year’s winning driver lineup at Daytona.... View Article