VOLUME XIII,  ISSUE  - JAN - FEB,  2018

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Mopar Max racing team to appear at SoCal LX Spring Fest

Richard Kratz, editor and publisher of Mopar Max, and his new race team driver, Jennifer Caputo-Armstrong.

 

Jennifer Caputo-Armstrong will be at the 13th annual SoCal LC Spring Festival at the Pomona (CA) Fairplex this Saturday, March 10. She will be in the Liquid Glow performance car care products booth on the vendor’s midway.

 

This is the first time the Spring Fest will be at the home track of the NHRA. Chrysler has rented the complete Fairplex Auto Club Racing site, which gives attendees access to the quarter-mile drag strip, and NHRA will be running the racing event.

 

Jennifer plans to take the 9.7-second Liquid Glow Racing Magnuson supercharged 426ci Arrington Performance-powered 2007 Dodge Magnum down the historic Pomona track.  [03/09/18]

Free entry for 2005 and newer Mopar cars at NMCA events

The Dodge//SRT and Mopar brands are teaming up with the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) to offer complimentary customer drag racing experiences exclusively at NMCA race events for the 2018 season. Mopar-powered competitors in model year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles will receive complimentary entry to battle it out in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI® Shootout category, giving owners the opportunity to race their vehicles in a sanctioned and secure drag strip environment.

 

Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout fields are expected to draw a unique mix of modern-day FCA US vehicle nameplates, such as Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles in a variety of models, including the 485-horsepower Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack models, 707-horsepower Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, as well as Chrysler 300, Ram truck and Jeep® vehicles.

 

The NMCA season kicks off with the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL, March 8-11.

 

“The National Muscle Car Association series is an excellent venue for Dodge//SRT and Mopar to give owners of our modern-day FCA US LLC vehicles, including the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger, the opportunity to drag race in a sanctioned, controlled environment,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “We’re continuing our efforts to take racing off the street and put it where it belongs — the drag strip — by providing complimentary entry into the Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout category.”  [03/09/18]

Auto-Rama scheduled for Cleveland

The Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama will be held March 16-18 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH.

 

The 52nd annual show features custom cars, trucks, antique construction equipment, motorcycles tractors, planes, military equipment and more. With over 1,000 vehicles filling more than one million square feet of space, the show in the largest indoor showcase of its kind in the world.

 

And don’t forget that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland.  [03/09/18]

Australian drives Dodge Stratus to win at first-ever drag race

The stage is set for a monumental Grand Final later this month following the conclusion of the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex on March 4.

David Smith lived out the fairy-tale story as he drove his Dodge Stratus to victory in his first-ever competitive event.

 

“This is a pretty hard thing to comprehend, it seems surreal still and I am lost for words really. It is pretty incredible, but I guess you surround yourself with good people and the results show,” said Smith. “It is funny, because you always try and stay optimistic and stay positive and be confident, so we were saying all meeting ‘we are going to the finals, we are going to win it’, but not actually thinking we were going to win it – it is pretty cool, it is pretty special.

 

“We will take the car home now and regroup and get ready to bring it back out next season. We have a good base line now, so hopefully we will have half a shot of doing something.”

 

The Australian Summit Sportsman Series season ends at Adelaide International Raceway on March 23-24.  [03/09/18]

Hot Rod Power Tour returns in June

The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour rolls through the heartland of hot rod culture this summer June 9-15. It’s more than just a traveling car show – it’s the largest hot rod road trip in the world. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles, enjoying the people and stops along the way. The highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators.

 

HOT ROD Power Tour welcomes all makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines of every vintage and nameplate. For many, HOT ROD Power Tour is the ultimate vacation with friends and family. Those who travel from start to finish are considered the “Long Haulers,” a title they proudly boast. The 2018 HOT ROD Power Tour anticipates more than 2,500 long-haul vehicles and over 4,000 “Long Haulers” on tour.

 

The tour begins Saturday, June 9, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY. Other locations are:

 

Sunday, June 10: Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN

Monday, June 11: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, AL

Tuesday, June 12: Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA

Wednesday, June 13: Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC

Thursday, June 14: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC

FINALE on Friday, June 15: zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC   [03/09/18]

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