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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Legendary drag racer Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless says it best, “when I drove for the Sox & Martin Racing Team, Ronnie (Sox) had the best job in the world and I had the second best!” We have to agree as Herb was right in the thick of the Super Stock and Pro Stock wars of the 1960s and early 70s. This was in an era when Detroit pulled out all the stops to win all the major NHRA national events. They knew a championship on Sunday would send…

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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

 

Once again a collection of wheel standing 1968 Super Stock HEMI Darts and Barracudas will assault the hallow grounds of Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 57th running of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. To sweeten the deal, Mopar will put a total $18,000 in prize money during this year’s event which is scheduled on September 1-2.

 

These purpose built “package cars” were the brainchild of Chrysler Race Engineers Tom Hoover and Dick Maxwell and represented the pinnacle of factory built race cars. The current crop of Challenger Drag…

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Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

Racing Into Dodge’s History at PRI 2010

 
The 23rd annual Performance and Racing Industry (or PRI) show was held in Orlando, Florida on December 9-11, again offering a fresh opportunity to see the latest technical developments on the performance front from around the world. In the Mopar booth, mixed in with information kiosks and parts displays, were two revolutionary vehicles. One was a Pro Stock class Dodge Demon drag car from 1972 that represented the fruits of victory associated with skill and hard effort.
 
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Racing Into Dodge’s History at PRI 2010