Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Paks Earn First Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Victories

By Auto News Log • September 7th, 2010

Jeff Teuton of Houma, La., driving a Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak powered by a Mopar 5.9L Magnum® V-8 engine, took the win in G/Stock Automatic class eliminations on Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. Teuton became the first-ever Mopar Drag Pak driver to win at the U.S. Nationals.

“We did what we came here to do,” said Teuton, who was one of 14 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak drivers at the event.

Irvin Johns, of Charlestown Ind., also driving a Mopar Drag Pak, recorded a 10.16 ET to win the D/Stock Automatic championship later in the day. Johns won for the fourth time in major NHRA events over the last two seasons, though his string of four top qualifying times in Stock Eliminator was broken when he was second-best today with a time of 10.087 seconds.

In eliminations for the overall Stock Eliminator class P.B. Candies, of Desa Allemands, La., paced the Drag Pak contingent, advancing to the fourth round in his Cajun ’Cuda. Candies is the son of Paul Candies, owner of the famed Candies & Hughes Mopar-powered Funny Car that racked up wins in the 1960s and ’70s.

Mopar racing legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits also competed in his Mopar Drag Pak at the event. Garlits recorded a 10.272-second pass at .728 under index but was unable to qualify for the Stock Eliminator field.

Source: Mopar Speed

 

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