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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

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We mourn the passing of the Father of the 426 HEMI®

May 7, 2015

Every fan of HEMI® power and performance on the street and race tracks has lost a friend with the passing of Tom Hoover, the man widely known as the “father” of the 426 HEMI racing engine, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. “Tom Hoover was an exceptional human being and an engineering genius that always wanted to go faster. Today, at Mopar®, we continue to live and honor Tom’s vision. He’ll be missed,” says Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care. Tom Hoover... View Article

Capps wins on HEMI® Day at Spring Nationals

April 27, 2015

Ron Capps earned his second NHRA Funny Car victory of the year this weekend with a trip to the winner’s circle at the NHRA SpringNationals near Houston, Texas. On a day recognized by Mopar® fans as HEMI® Day (4/26) named after the 426 HEMI engine, a modern variation of the legendary motor helped power the new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T to its fifth win in six events since making its debut this season. “I’m very pleased to see how well the Don Schumacher Racing team has embraced the new... View Article

Dodge Unveils Viper GTC Customizer for Enthusiasts to Create their 1 of 1 Supercar

April 16, 2015

The Dodge Viper is one of the most iconic performance vehicles in the world, and the recently announced Viper GTC offers customers the opportunity to build their very own 1 of 1 unique version of the American supercar. Now enthusiasts can take a turn at bringing their own vision of Viper to reality with the all new Viper GTC Customizer. The Viper GTC Customizer features dynamic elements that provide a truly unique design experience and lets users share their creation with family, friends and other Viper enthusiasts. Customers begin their experience inside... View Article

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Lawrence captures Homestead win in his Mopar® Dodge Challenger

April 14, 2015

Cameron Lawrence continued his winning ways by driving his No. 1 Mopar® Dodge Challenger to his second consecutive Trans Am Series TA2 class victory this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Lawrence started from pole position and led wire-to-wire en route to winning the first-ever Trans Am Muscle Car Challenge, an independent race showcasing TA2-class Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros. With 18 career Trans Am victories, Lawrence moves into seventh place on the list of all-time series race winners, breaking what was a four-way tie with Greg Pickett, Dorsey Schroeder and Willy... View Article

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2015 Dodge Rocks Tour hits the road

April 2, 2015

Roaring engines, squealing tires, live music and tire smoke – just some of the sights and sounds Dodge brand fans will experience at the 2015 Dodge Rocks Tour. Scheduled to stop at high-profile enthusiast events across the country, the tour offers fans the chance to get up-close with some of the Dodge brand’s most exciting performance cars, test drive its lineup of award-winning vehicles and get their hands on cool Dodge-branded swag.   The Dodge Thrill Rides and Dodge Drag Rides are the loudest and most exciting part of the... View Article

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2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger captures its fourth straight NHRA Funny Car win

March 30, 2015

“Fast Jack” Beckman lived up to his moniker by winning the NHRA Drag Racing Series’ Four-Wide Nationals this past weekend in Concord, North Carolina. Not only did Beckman post the event’s first sub-four second run aboard his Infinite Hero-sponsored 2015 Dodge Charger R/T, but he also gave Mopar® and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) a fourth consecutive race win to open the 2015 season. The victory ended Beckman’s personal 54-race winless streak (St. Louis, 2012) and propelled him from 14th to seventh in the NHRA Funny Car point standings. He’s also... View Article

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TI Automotive/ViperExchange.com lead Tequila Patrón Endurance Cup standings after 12 Hours of Sebring

March 25, 2015

SEBRING, Fla. – Both TI Automotive/ViperExchange.com/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-Rs moved to the top of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) GT Daytona (GTD) championship standings following last weekend’s dramatic and action-packed 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 93 team, and its Sebring driver lineup of Marc Goossens and Rolex 24-winning drivers Ben Keating, Al Carter and Cameron Lawrence, were also determined to defend and extend their early-season lead in the NAEC in the challenging 12-hour race. When the checkered flag flew on Saturday night after one of... View Article

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Tucker Hibbert sweeps final ISOC Snocross event to clinch his ninth championship

March 20, 2015

Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram® Truck’s Tucker Hibbert was unstoppable during the final ISOC National Snocross event of the season last weekend in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Hibbert excelled on Grand Geneva Resort’s big, technical track, winning five out of six qualifying rounds and all three Pro Open finals en route to his ninth pro national championship. Friday night, Hibbert put on one of the most dominant performances of the season. He ripped the Stud Boy Traction holeshot and rode flawlessly to take the win by nearly 20 seconds... View Article

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Dodge brand extends partnership with Fast & Furious franchise

March 17, 2015

Dodge, which has been part of the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise since its inception, has announced a promotional partnership with Universal Pictures for “Furious 7,” in theaters April 3, and a first-ever partnership with Atlantic Records on music videos that support the label’s “Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.” A Candy Red 2015 Dodge Charger, driven by Dominic (Dom) Toretto (Vin Diesel) in various chase scenes throughout “Furious 7″; a Sublime Green and Black 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T driven by Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodrigues); and an armored 2015 Jeep... View Article

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Ron Capps gives Mopar® brand its third straight NHRA Funny Car victory

March 16, 2015

Ron Capps proved again that the 2015 Mopar® Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car is a winning machine. Capps raced the new body to its third consecutive victory on Sunday at the 46th Annual NHRA Gatornationals to claim his third career win at Gainesville Raceway. Mopar also scored in the Sportsman ranks, with Kevin Helms seizing the overall Stock Eliminator class in his 426 Race HEMI® Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.   Including Matt Hagan’s victories at the NHRA Pomona and Phoenix events, the new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T is... View Article

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Take a look inside the SRT® Hellcat engine

March 12, 2015

Until now, it took nerve and commitment to open up all 707 horsepower in the 2015 Dodge SRT® Hellcat 6.2-liter engine. Recognized as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2015 and the most powerful engine ever honored by the auto-industry publication, the SRT Hellcat is now open for your inspection.   Working outward from the forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing faces, able to withstand internal pressures approaching 1,600 psi and featuring a crank damper tested to 13,000 rpm, high-strength forged-alloy pistons are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings... View Article

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Mopar® and Dodge Offer Contingency Programs for Road Racers

March 12, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar® and the Dodge brand will provide multiple contingency programs across several sports car road racing series during the 2015 season to reward loyal racers and their commitment to excellence. These contingency programs are in addition to those provided by Mopar for sportsman drag racers in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Drag Racing Series. “This joint contingency program showcases our recognition for the sports car drivers and teams whose efforts reflect our brands’ high standard for performance and success,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO Mopar... View Article

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Cameron Lawrence Drives Mopar® Dodge Challenger to Victory at Sebring

March 5, 2015

Defending SCCA Trans Am TA2 class champion Cameron Lawrence kicked off his title defense by driving the No. 1 Mopar® Dodge Challenger to a victory in the season-opening race last weekend at Sebring International Raceway. It was a dominating performance by Lawrence who led virtually wire-to-wire en route to his third consecutive TA2 win at the famed airport circuit. “You always want to try and stay out front of most of the chaos,” said Lawrence. “I was really pleased with the pole position we had and a little surprised by it.... View Article

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Mopar® and Dodge Support Sports Car Racers in the Trans Am Series

March 3, 2015

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar®, the service, parts and customer care brand of FCA US LLC, and the Dodge brand will provide joint support for Dodge Viper ACR-X vehicles competing in the Trans Am 3 International Group (TA3i) class of the SCCA sanctioned 2015 Trans Am Series season with a contingency program to reward drivers for their dedication and commitment to excellence. “This initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to recognize the sports car drivers and teams that work hard and have shown loyalty and support for our performance... View Article