2016 NHRA Winternationals – SRT® Hellcat Style

 

The NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA is steeped in tradition and for 56 years, it’s been the jumping-off point for the start of the drag-racing season. The fact that the LA County Fairgrounds (now called Auto Club Raceway at Pomona) has hosted the Winternationals since 1961 is just plain cool. It’s sort of like watching a historic battlefield reenactment, but the soldiers have modernized weapons and the war they’re waging is real. 
 

It was on this very same pavement in 1963 that the 426 Max Wedge Dodge cleaned house in Super Stock….

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2016 NHRA Winternationals – SRT® Hellcat Style

Striking the Right Balance – The Development of the Viper ACR’s Interior

 

The Viper ACR occupies a pretty unique place within the automotive universe. Yes, it is the ultimate street-legal car you can buy to race around a road course, but that only alludes to what makes it so rare. The fact that it’s so fast around the track while also being legal for the road is what makes designing a car like the ACR so difficult. Yes, it is track focused, but it’s also a hand-built, American-made exotic, and owners expect the features that come along with such a label. 
 

While this balance…

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Striking the Right Balance – The Development of the Viper ACR’s Interior

Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year

 

Tom O’Dell is something of a snake charmer. But we’re not talking about cobras and wicker baskets. As a tenured member of the prestigious Build & Development team at SRT® headquarters, O’Dell is the man Dodge appoints to coax every last iota of performance out of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. 
 

In 2015 Dodge paired O’Dell with driver Chris “The Wolf” Winkler (with a few runs by Randy Pobst) to lead a campaign to establish the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR as the ultimate street-legal race car. The team knocked down 13 single-lap…

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Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year