4/26 = 426: Happy HEMI® Day!

 

The 426 HEMI® V8 has a reputation for dominance enjoyed by few engines, and the legend continues to grow. Here’s a brief timeline of this iconic engine’s history. 
 

– Originally designed and created as a “race only” engine in 1964, vehicles powered by the 426 HEMI V8 dominate racetracks and drag strips during its first year of competition. 
 

– Stock Car officials ban the 426 HEMI engine for the 1965 race season as protests from the competition mount declaring the dominant V8 is not a regular production engine in passenger cars. 
 

– Chrysler introduces…

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4/26 = 426: Happy HEMI® Day!

DODGE SPONSORS NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING AT MAPLE GROVE

Dodge is fueling the excitement of drag racing as a sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway for the 2017 season. The 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove will be held Sept. 21-24, and is a key event for racers.  
 

 

As a premier NHRA Drag Racing Series event, Maple Grove, the second race in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, draws a dedicated, fanatic crowd to cheer on the top racers. Dodge, with the raw horsepower of the…

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DODGE SPONSORS NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING AT MAPLE GROVE

Ready to Launch – Dodge Strike Force Blasts the Competition at NHRA US Nationals

The NHRA US Nationals is the most iconic and prestigious drag race on the planet. It’s the drag racing event every racer wants to win. It has been the scene of quarter-mile history on the massive grounds of the historic Indianapolis Raceway Park for over 50 years. For Dodge, it all started back in the early 1960s when a group of factory engineers, on their spare time, went to Indy and shocked the competition by winning the Super Stock Eliminator title. 
 

 

It was…

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Ready to Launch – Dodge Strike Force Blasts the Competition at NHRA US Nationals