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 championship-winning Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car, is right at home on the drag strip, and is thrilled to bring energy and excitement to racing fans.
In addition to the Maple Grove Raceway sponsorship, Dodge continues to support its drivers in the Super Stock and Stock classes in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, with drivers being eligible for additional bonus money during the course of the year. Newly introduced for 2017, the Dodge Top Finisher honor awards $500 each to the Stock and Super Stock drivers in a Dodge or Plymouth vehicle who advance the farthest during eliminations at each of the 24 NHRA National events.
Dodge is also lending its support to racing enthusiasts by providing enhanced fan experiences around the country. A new Dodge exhibit will also be displayed on Manufacturers Midway at 15 events this year, and the second annual Mopar® Mega Block Party free fan-admission event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, in conjunction with the Dodge NHRA Nationals.