Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

Story and Photos by Steve Magnante

 

One of the nation’s premier gatherings of classic and modern Dodge cars and trucks is the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals. Held each summer for more than twenty years at the spacious outdoor Carlisle fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this year’s event took place on July 10, 11 and 12th under sunny skies.

 

An emerging trend is the growing presence of late-model Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums. A rough estimate showed some 35 percent of the cars entered for show judging were built during the last decade. Before the 2004 revival of rear-wheel-drive, V6 and HEMI® V8-powered Dodge…

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Dodge Day Afternoons: A Walk Through the 2015 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

One Lap of America: Days 5-8

By Mike Musto

 

Day 5:  Motorsports Ranch, Cresson, TX & North Star Dragway, Denton, TX
Pros:  Drag racing in a Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker is a magical experience
Cons:  Motorsports Ranch road course in Texas is confusing as hell for newcomers
Transit:  672 + 69.5 = 741.5 miles

 

Each track event on One Lap is comprised of two sessions per day consisting of 1 recon lap, 3 hot laps and a single cool-down lap. That means very little time to get your bearings and more importantly, learn the correct racing line. Get it right first time around and you’ll…

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One Lap of America: Days 5-8

One Lap of America: Days 1-4

by Mike Musto

 

There’s nothing like looking at your watch, seeing it’s 2 p.m. and then realizing you’ve got over 700 miles to drive before you get to your next destination. It’s a daunting feeling no doubt, but having been in this position before I can’t say it’s anything new. The procedure is simple. Figure out where you need to go, plan your route accordingly, make sure you have a full tank of fuel, coffee and some beef jerky, and then put your foot to the wood. This is Brock Yates’ One Lap of America for 2015 and it is,…

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One Lap of America: Days 1-4