AUBURN HILLS, MI – December 5, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
- “NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge” to feature livestream coverage from 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis on December 6-8
- Enthusiasts can view “NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge” livestream coverage at www.NHRA.com
- Livestream to feature interviews with NHRA stars, including Mopar-powered Dodge drivers Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett
- Dodge drag-race-themed vehicles, including Dodge Challenger R/T 1320 and Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, on display next to NHRA exhibit at PRI
- Brand returns as presenting sponsor of “Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Dodge” opening night celebration at PRI on Thursday, December 6
The Dodge brand is fired up for the 2019 race season, bringing the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show right to enthusiasts and race fans as official sponsor of NHRA livestream coverage from the annual event, scheduled for December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. “NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge” will offer three full days of livestream coverage from the 2018 PRI Show, available for viewing at www.NHRA.com.
“We are excited to partner with Dodge to livestream our NHRA on FOX studio from the PRI Show,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president of sales and chief development officer. “Everyone is going to enjoy seeing the Dodge Challenger 1320 and the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak by our booth. These impressive automobiles are sure to be a crowd pleaser.”
Mopar Dodge Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett and Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car driver Matt Hagan will stop by to participate in livestream interviews with Tony Pedregon and John Kernan from the “NHRA on Fox – Powered by Dodge” broadcast team. Hagan and Pritchett will also take part in autograph sessions at the NHRA display, booth #7032, on Thursday, December 6.
In addition to the livestream sponsorship, Dodge will also display a number drag-race-themed vehicles next to the NHRA exhibit at PRI. Display vehicles will include a historic “Direct Connection”-themed Plymouth Duster “package” car, showcasing the Dodge and Mopar brands’ tradition of factory-built race vehicles designed strictly for the drag strip, as well as a modern-day version of the “package car,” the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. Also featured will be the drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, scheduled to begin arriving in dealerships in the first quarter of 2019.
Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Dodge
The “Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Dodge” event is returning on Thursday evening, December 6, to celebrate the opening day of the PRI Show.
Now in its fifth year, “Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Dodge” gives attendees the chance to meet with racers, leaders and insiders from the drag racing community. Passes for the Dodge-sponsored after party will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 at the Drag Illustrated booth (#4450).
Headquartered in Glendora, California, NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
Dodge//SRT offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded the brand in 1914. Their influence continues today. New for 2019, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is possessed by the Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine makes it the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds and the fastest GT production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph. It also reaches a new top speed of 203 mph. Joining the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its more powerful 717-horsepower engine, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which features fender flares from the SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of width to Scat Pack’s footprint, as well as and the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. Infused with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal muscle car and a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with a best-in-class tow rating of 8,700 lbs. fills out the brands’ performance lineup. These visceral performance models join a 2019 brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a showroom that offers performance at every price point.
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