“The Mopar HEMI Challenge illustrates the amazing dedication of the grassroots racers who are the core of the series,” Jim Sassorossi, Mopar Global Parts sales and marketing director said in a release. “The dedicated racers who compete in the Mopar HEMI Challenge buy parts from a Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep dealership and pour money, time and sweat into
For the event, the expected drivers and teams include 2008 HEMI Challenge series champion Charlie Westcott Jr. and his father, Charlie Westcott Sr, third-place finisher John Raines, as well as Jim Daniels, winner of the final 2008 Mopar HEMI Challenge event at Maple Grove Raceway. Bucky Hess, Larry Woo, Joe Teuton Jr., Rick Houser, Darrell Marvel, and Fred Henson will also attend the race.
Charlie Westcott Jr. will replace the 1968 “Warfish” Barracuda which he used in the 2008 series with a newly-built 1968 Plymouth Barracuda. If he manages to win at Mac Tools, he will go home with $10,000, while the winners of the other two events will go away with $5,000.