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2011 Mopar V-10 Challenger Drag Pak Sets NHRA Record

Dave Thomas set record with a 9.43/143.90 pass in his 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco RAceway this week, Mopar announced. Thomas captured both the ET and mph records in the AA/SA class just two weeks after taking ownership of his Mopar Drag Pak.

The 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak, the first and only 500+cc V-10 drag race package car, was unveiled at the Dodge Viper Owners Invitational in October 2010.

Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a Stock Eliminator and Super Stock configuration, the vehicle features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with performance gear ratio, a 2-speed drag race transmission with integrated roll control, a complete competition fuel system with fuel cell, and a complete interior with gauge package.

The race-ready package car made its competition debut when Frank Teuton Jr. entered his Mopar V-10 Drag Pak at the NHRA Gatornationals less than a month ago. Frank's brother, Joseph Teuton, took the car to its first class (AA/SA) win at the JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals on March 18.

"The first run we made in the car was last Sunday," said Thomas. "We only had eight passes in the car prior to our first run down the track yesterday, which was the record-setter. I know I could have gone quicker. On the second run, the car left good but I let off at the end of the pass."

"It's a spectacular car,"
he added. "We basically added weight bars to make minimum weight, and that was it. On its first-ever run, the car went a 9.79 at 137 mph. It's a turn-key operation. There are no headaches involved in setting it up at all. You just get in there and drive it. It's neat that the factory can make something like this."
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