Hagan Resets the Track Record but Loses in the Finals in Virginia

Matt Hagan Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

This past weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series headed to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 2022 Virginia Nationals. Tony Stewart Racing Funny Car driver Matt Hagan hails from Christiansburg, Virginia, just under 200 miles from the venue, making VMP somewhat of Hagan’s home track. He used that familiarity to set two records at …

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The next phase of Launch Control

Launch Control 2017

When Dodge started selling rear wheel drive cars with 485 horsepower, then 707, then 840 horsepower, traction at the rear wheels became a major issue. One answer was Launch Control, which limited tire slip so you could get fairly consistent results every time—even if they weren’t quite what a professional driver could do. Launch Control …

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Dodge NHRA Teams Struggle at Four-Wide Nationals

Dodge Top Fuel Car

This past weekend, the NHRA hosted the Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in North Carolina. This is one of the tracks with four lanes, leading to groups of four in each pass rather than two. This unique layout leads to a unique racing format, with two winners and two losers in each run leading up …

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Hagan’s Dodge Charger Hellcat Funny Car Wins the SpringNationals

MAtt Hagan Dodge Charger

This past weekend, the NHRA Camping World Championship Drag Racing Series headed to Houston Raceway Park for what could be the final SpringNationals held at the Texas venue. It appears as though the track will close after the 2022 season, making the SpringNationals the final national event held in Houston. The last NHRA Funny Car …

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Hagan’s Charger Gives Tony Stewart NHRA Win #1

Matt Hagan and Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart is one of the most successful men in American motorsports, so it comes as little surprise that it only took him three races to win as a team owner at the highest level of drag racing. Yesterday afternoon, Matt Hagan drove his Dodge Charger Hellcat funny car to the win at the 2022 …

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Is Dodge Challenger the Best-Selling 700hp+ Car of All Time?

Hellcat Headlight

At the end of the 2020 model year, Dodge had sold just shy of 40,000 Challengers powered by some variation of the supercharged “Hellcat” Hemi, including the original Hellcat models, the 2018 Demon, the Hellcat Redeye, and the SRT Super Stock, all of which have at least 707 horsepower. We don’t have the numbers for the 2021 model year yet, but based on the sales numbers from 2015 through 2020, there have been more Dodge Challengers sold with at least 700 horsepower than any other car…

Dodge Charger Hellcats at Diecast Pub

GreenLight Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

We haven’t talked about new diecast cars based on the Dodge Hellcat models in quite some time, but even after more than 7 years, Hellcat related collectibles are still a hot commodity. Among both hardcore diecast collectors and casual Mopar collectors alike, those who like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat …

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Matt Hagan Drives His Dodge Charger Hellcat Funny Car to the Finals

Matt Hagan Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

This past weekend, the NHRA Camping World Championship Series drivers headed to Arizona for the second event of the 2022 season. The Arizona Nationals was also the second event for the new Tony Stewart Racing team and while they still haven’t pulled down an event win, Matt Hagan drove his Direct Connection/Power Brokers-sponsored Dodge Charger …

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Tony Stewart Racing Drag Cars Showcased in Dodge Livery

Dodge NHRA TSR Cars

It has been a tumultuous off-season for the factory-backed Dodge NHRA drivers, with Don Schumacher Racing losing the majority of its drivers after 2021. Antron Brown left to start his own Top Fuel team, Ron Capps left to start his own Funny Car team and both Matt Hagan and Leah Pruett left together to become …

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Examining the Unknown 24 Months of Muscle Icons

Dodge Calendar

If you are reading this, you likely know that Dodge issued the 2-year “Never Lift” plan with a unique calendar of sorts. On that calendar, shown below, there are some blank spaces, some icons that we can identify and some unknown icons. The spots on the calendar which have already been uncovered, include the Jailbreak …

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Dodge Charger Dominates Street Car Takeover Heavyweight Class

This past weekend, the Street Car Takeover series kicked off its 2022 schedule at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida and Dodge Charger dominated the Heavyweight class. It wasn’t just any Dodge Charger though – it was the same Dodge Charger that became the first of the modern sedans to run in the 7-second range roughly …

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