Dodge to sponsor NHRA live stream from PRI Show

There’s not much else going on this week outside of Indianapolis and the PRI Show.

Steve Beahm, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA North America (left) chats with Lewis Bloom from the NHRA on Fox team at the SEMA Show last month. 


The Dodge brand will bring the 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.


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, Dec. 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.  

Light to join NHRA Museum board

Graham Light, who earlier this year announced his retirement as NHRA’s senior vice president of racing operations at the end of 2018, will join the Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Auto Club of Southern California.


Light is looking forward to working with the Museum’s staff to take the institution to the next level.


“I know Wally would be happy and impressed by how far the Museum has come since his passing in 2007,” Light said. “Wally loved the Museum and I am honored to have this opportunity to help advance his dream, while also helping to preserve the rich history of the sport and expose it to more people.”      

Maylish joins MAHLE as Marketing Manager

The North American motorsports division of MAHLE, MAHLE Motorsport, announces Joe Maylish has recently been hired to lead the company’s marketing department from headquarters in Fletcher, NC. MAHLE is the world's largest piston manufacturer, and the leading piston liaison between upper level professional racing, OE and the specialty equipment automotive aftermarket.


Maylish brings a wealth of experience to the job including working most recently as sales and production manager for SPEED SxS, a division of Robby Gordon Motorsports in Charlotte NC. Prior, he worked as a sales associate and then regional sales manager for U.S. Legend Cars/Speedway Motorsports Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. In this pivotal position, he was exposed to various forms of racing including NASCAR®, NHRA, off-road and various forms of grassroots motorsports; a position that gave him both a broad racing background and event operations management experience that made him an ideal candidate for the position at MAHLE.   

Dodge//SRT, Mopar renew commitment to NMCA and NHRA competitors

Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced a renewed commitment to National Muscle Car Association competitors for the 2019 season. For the second consecutive year, the brands will offer racers in model-year 2005 and newer FCA US LLC vehicles complimentary entry in the NMCA Dodge/Mopar HEMI® Shootout category.


The Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout class is open to the first 75 vehicle owners to register for each NMCA event, with each complimentary entry — valued up to $175 — good for one car/driver participant credential. Vehicles entered in the Dodge/Mopar HEMI Shootout must be licensed, insured and street driven, on street-legal tires and must be model-year 2005 or newer FCA US vehicles.

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is scheduled to begin arriving in dealerships in the first quarter of 2019. It is powered by a 392 Hemi V-8 that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft. of torque. 


In addition, owners of the new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will receive complimentary, one-year memberships in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and NMCA for the 2019 season. Vehicle ownership will be verified with the SRT Concierge for memberships to be activated.  

Dodge//SRT, Mopar renew commitment to NMCA and NHRA competitors

NGK Spark Plugs USA  has extended its relationship with NHRA Top Sportsman racer Don O’Neal. O'Neal has used NGK racing spark plugs in his 1999 Monte Carlo 632 big block Chevy engine with three-stage nitrous for the past five years and now he will look to use NTK engine sensors in a new race car. NTK is a member of the NGK Spark Plugs family of brands.


In addition, to support the recent release of its RUTHENIUM HX spark plug line, NGK will be dressing Megan Meyer's top-alcohol dragster with RUTHENIUM HX branding.  

New Product of the Day


GEN2 Pro Mod XPR Turbocharger from PTE

Precision Turbo & Engine has released three sizes of GEN2 Pro Mod XPR Turbochargers: 91mm, 94mm and 98mm. These turbochargers use GEN2 CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) CNC-machined, 2618-forged aluminum compressor wheels and the PTE 108mm exducer CEA turbine wheels. These unit offer unparalleled performance, greater efficiency ideal for higher pressure ratios, and an 8-12% increase in power over the standard GEN2 Pro Mot turbochargers.  



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