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Representing the Mopar Motorsports program at the reception are Tricia Hecker - Director Marketing, Dale Aldo - Motorsports manager, and Ed Hessell - Mopar Performance Parts manager. Engineers on hand to take the Sportsman racers' questions and feedback include David Bailey -SRT Motorsports Engineering Senior Manager, Patrick Baer - SRT Motorsports Engine Group Engineering Supervisor, Steven Kouzoujian - SRT Motorsports Engine Group Senior Engineer, and Richard Talbot - SRT Motorsports Engine Group Engineering Specialist.
Mopar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Gen II 426 Race HEMI this year. More than 45 years after the 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Mopar package cars contributed to building the brand's reputation at the drag strip, Mopar still lives up to its heritage by continuing to add to the lineage of high performance quality products.
Remaining true to its roots, the brand is continuing its commitment to Sportsman racing with the development of the next generation Mopar Drag Pak. The 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak test vehicle is the next step in the evolution of the modern day package car whose earlier incarnations include more than 150 V8 Challenger Drag Paks, an additional fifty V10 versions, as well as 426 Race HEMI upgrade kits. The Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is the only modern era package car to win the Stock Eliminator title at the U.S. Nationals and has also won Factory Shootout races.
The test vehicle is built on the 2015 Dodge Challenger platform and sports a white body, a vintage stripe package, and 426 HEMI identification. The drag pak test vehicle also includes the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT front and rear fascia trim, rear spoiler and a full roll cage fabricated to NHRA specifications.
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