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Some people religiously change out fluids between races. I think it depends on how hard you drive your car that day, and how often you plan on racing thereafter. If you end up doing some pretty hard road racing where you've got your car out 15-30 minutes a run for several runs, you're likely boiling fluids.
I'd change my oil before if you're anywhere near to needing to change it. If not, change it after for sure. Like Jeff said, DOT 4 brake fluid is a good idea. This is what I use and it's good value for money (this is a full liter vs 16 oz...). You'll need to bleed the brakes properly, obviously. The vendor is good and can source you a power bleeder with the right attachment for your brake fluid reservoir. Worth the $50 IMO. If you want the bleeder, go to Motive's site and find the application guide. Then you can get the right adapter for your Dodge. Look into the bottle to help drain the fluid also. It'll save you some trouble/mess. Brake fluid is VERY corrosive nasty stuff, so be sure you rinse everything off around your brakes and wheels really good, then follow up later that day to ensure no more has dripped.
You won't need to change your coolant, but make sure it's topped up properly. Tranny fluid, that's a whole other ball of wax. You should be fine and hopefully Dodge has fixed all the failures the LX guys have suffered from. It's not the fluid, it's the need for a cooler. If you got an SRT8 you're better off than us R/T guys.