2010 Mopar Challenger at Mile-High NHRA Nationals
The 2010 Mopar Challenger will make its debut on July 23rd - 25th at the 31st Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. "We’re looking forward to bringing Mopar Nation to Thunder Mountain," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC. "This is a premier stop on the NHRA circuit and a great place to showcase the Mopar brand and reveal our new Mopar ’10 Challenger."
The Mopar ’10 Challenger is powered by a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine and features an unique black chrome finish for the grille surround and Brilliant Black paint. The car will compete on a 5,800 feet drag strip in the Rocky Mountains.
The Mopar ’10 Challenger won;t be the only vehicle on display for Mopar. Other vehicles primed to show off are the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty, a "Moparized" Dodge Challenger, Mopar Ram Runner, and the Mopar Direct Connection Test Lab Vehicle. The last vehicle is a Dodge Challenger converted into a performance parts development "mule."
Press release after the jump.
Mopar®, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will join thousands of Mopar drag-racing fans as they roll into Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., for the 31st Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 23–25. To kick off the weekend’s festivities, Mopar will reveal its new Mopar ’10 Challenger at its Big Block Event gathering on Thursday, July, 22 at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) in Golden, Colo.
Every year, Mopar fans and racers descend on the Bandimere family’s picturesque drag strip, set 5,800 feet high in the Rocky Mountains. Mopar’s sponsorship of the event is the longest, continuous-running sponsorship in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
“We’re looking forward to bringing Mopar Nation to Thunder Mountain,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC. “This is a premier stop on the NHRA circuit and a great place to showcase the Mopar brand and reveal our new Mopar ’10 Challenger.”
“Bandimere Speedway is proud and honored to have Mopar call our track home,” said John Bandimere Jr., President and CEO of Bandimere Speedway. “Our unique venue and the forward-thinking people at Mopar make this one of the top fan experiences on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. We are eager to have our friends return to Denver for this long-running partnership.”
Mopar-powered racers will attempt to duplicate recent successes at Mopar’s marquee event. NHRA Pro Stock Mopar Dodge Avenger driver Allen Johnson will seek to defend his 2009 event title. He’ll be joined by Mopar-fueled drivers in the professional and Sportsman classes, including NHRA Funny Car star Matt Hagan, who will sport a special Mopar paint scheme on his Dodge Charger R/T.
Mopar’s Direct Connection trailer will again take center stage on the Manufacturers Midway at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Special Mopar vehicles will be on display including the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty, a “Moparized” Dodge Challenger, Mopar Ram Runner and the Mopar Direct Connection Test Lab Vehicle—a Dodge Challenger converted into a performance parts development “mule.” The Dodge Motorsports display rig will also be at Bandimere Speedway.