Mopar HEMI® Challenge Race Series Will Invade Three Tracks in 2010

By Auto News Log • May 17th, 2010

Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, announced a three-event schedule for the 2010 Mopar HEMI Challenge Race Series. The popular racing series will make its first-ever appearance at the 2010 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion (NHRR) at Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Ky., June 18–20.

Following the NHRR event, the Mopar HEMI Challenge Race Series will head to the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 1–6, and then wrap up at the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway outside of Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24–26.

The winners of the Hot Rod Reunion and SPORTSnationals events will haul in $5,000 paydays. The U.S. Nationals victor will take home a $10,000 winner’s purse. Each event is a stand-alone HEMI Challenge event.

An impressive company of Super Stock/A-HEMI (SS/AH) pilots are scheduled to make the trek to Bowling Green. U.S. Nationals winner Charlie Westcott Sr. and 2008 HEMI Challenge series champion Charlie Westcott Jr. will bring their four-speed Plymouth Barracudas. Gary Wolkwitz, Bob Buntin, Jeff Kobylski, Chuck Comella and Don Bales have confirmed their attendance. Bales will bring his award-winning Plymouth Barracuda, the HEMI that took the 2009 U.S. Nationals Best Appearing Car trophy.

Other top drivers who will compete in the series include two-time 2009 HEMI Challenge winner Jim Daniels, Jim Pancake, Bucky Hess, Joe Teuton Jr. and Darrell Marvel. Pancake, Teuton and Marvel are Chrysler dealers.

For more information on the National Hot Rod Reunions, visit For event coverage of the HEMI Challenge, visit

Source: Mopar Speed




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