Jeep returning to Rebelle Rally after 2021 wins

Rebelle Rally Winning Jeep Wrangler 4xe

After a clean sweep of the podium at the 2021 Rebelle Rally, Jeep will support three teams in the 2022 rally, which covers over 1,500 grueling off-road miles over eight days in the deserts of Nevada and California. Each team will have a Wrangler 4xe hybrid-electric with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, aiming to defend their titles … Read more

Hemi Challenge returning to Indianapolis

Hemi Challenge

The 21st edition of the Dodge Hemi® Challenge will be held at the NHRA Nationals at Indianapolis on September 1-2. It includes wheel-standing and side-by-side racing of vintage Hemi-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda “package cars,” which dominated the Super Stock class for more than five decades. Paul Rossi, renowned Mopar drag racer, engine … Read more

Road Runner, Barracuda coming—but not the way you’d think

1972 Cuda

Last week, Mopar announced a number of new additions to its Direct Connection portfolio, aimed mainly at racers—Direct Connection’s original 20th-century audience and purpose. These include a new Drag Pak rolling chassis for the Sportsman class in drag racing and a new $8,000 Challenger body-in-white. These were covered by Stellpower in some detail last week, … Read more

Direct Connection Adds Bodies, Blowers, Headers, Carbon Fiber and More

Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Rolling Chassis

Along with the loads of news pertaining to 2023 Dodge models, the brand also announced an array of new items coming to the Direct Connection catalog. Not surprisingly, Dodge is looking to support those Challenger and Charger owners who race on the track as well as those who want more power and style on the … Read more

Buddy Arrington, independent Mopar racer (updated)

Buddy Arrington

Buddy Arrington has died at the age of 84. He had run 25 years in NASCAR’s toughest division, posting 15 top five finishes; he achieved first place runs in 1965 (Nashville) and 1979 (Talladega), impressive for an independent operator without factory backing. At Talladega, he ran in first place for two laps, but his crew … Read more

Preregister for MSHS HEMI’nsanity, Get an Invite to Dodge Speed Week Debuts

Dodge Challenger

Back on June 23rd, the Dodge announced that the brand would host several days of new product debuts during the week leading up to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Dodge Speed Week technically runs for more than a week, beginning with the media preview for Roadkill Nights on Friday August 12 and including Roadkill on the … Read more

Early Look at the Roadkill Celebrity Race Cars and a Key New Rule

Dodge Magnum

For the second year in a row, the Roadkill Nights by Dodge event in Metro Detroit will include a celebrity grudge match program, but this year, there is a major rule change that will have a big impact on the outcome. All of the racers are required to use a 6-speed manual transmission behind the … Read more

Leah Pruett Gets Her First Win in the TSR Dodge Power Brokers Dragster

Leah Pruett

This past weekend, the NHRA Camping World Championship Drag Racing series headed to Bandimere Speedway for the Dodge Power Brokers Mile-High Nationals, so it was fitting that Leah Pruett recorded her first win with Tony Stewart Racing in her Dodge Power Brokers-sponsored Top Fuel Dragster. Pruett put together a series of smoking fast runs to … Read more

HEMI’nsanity is a Must for the Ultimate Woodward Dream Cruise Experience

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The Woodward Dream Cruise is an amazing event, with tens of thousands of muscle cars cruising up and down Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit and all sorts of displays in the parking lots along the way. For Mopar fans, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout parking area in Pontiac, along the Dream Cruise route, has been … Read more

Footage of Kevin Wesley’s Pikes Peak Run in a Charger Redeye is Insane

Kevin Wesley Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Pikes Peak

If you are familiar with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, you know that unfriendly weather is a very real hazard for the legendary event. The Race to the Clouds takes place in Colorado Springs, with this famous stretch of road offering 156 turns over the course of 12.42 miles. The elevation at the starting … Read more