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Dave Thomas, of Westchester, Pa., powered his 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak to a record-setting 9.43-second elapsed time (ET) at 143.90 mph during a test session on Thursday, April 7 at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco (N.J.) Raceway

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Less than a month after its first competition run, the 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak has begun rewriting the NHRA record books.
Dave Thomas, of Westchester, Pa., drove his 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak to a record 9.43-second elapsed time (ET) at 143.90 mph during a test session yesterday at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco (N.J.) Raceway (the test session allowed for record attempts). Thomas set both ET and mph records in the AA/SA class just two weeks after taking delivery of his new [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]car[/COLOR][/COLOR], and with only a few passes under his belt.
“The first run we made in the car was last Sunday,” said Thomas, who backed up his record with a 9.46 ET run. “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,” added Thomas who has been [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]racing[/COLOR][/COLOR] since 1971 in vehicles including a HEMI Plymouth Barracuda. “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 [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]operation[/COLOR][/COLOR]. 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.”
The 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is the first and only 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag race package car. It was was unveiled at the Dodge Viper Owners Invitational in October 2010. Based on the 2011 Dodge Challenger and finished in a [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Stock Eliminator[/COLOR][/COLOR] and Super Stock configuration, the vehicle features competition wheels and tires, a Mopar solid rear axle with [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]performance[/COLOR][/COLOR] 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.
“In less than one month of competition, our 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak has made its presence known in the NHRA Sportsman ranks,” said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar CEO. “Mopar is the only source for racers who want to purchase a factory-built, V-10-powered race-ready package car.”
For complete information on the Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak, including ordering information, visit www.mopar.com or your local Dodge [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]dealer[/COLOR][/COLOR].

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Arent the Cobra Jets in the 8's now?
Yes , but they are not running stock NHRA specific engines, the Dodge Drag Packs will be in the 8's with a shot of nitrous, no blowers all motor.
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The SCJ engines are reworked, and added boost, one car being a TASCA Ford car.
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