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Racing News: Mopar Names DSR Performance as Distributor of Officially Licensed Engine Parts for Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Paks

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Mopar
The Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak is the limited-production,
purpose-built musclecar for  grassroots and professional drag racers
competing in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association
(NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA).

Mopar Names DSR Performance as Distributor of Officially Licensed Engine Parts for Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Paks

Mopar has named Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Performance as the supplier of officially licensed engine components for the 2015 and 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak. The Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak is the limited-production, purpose-built musclecar for  grassroots and professional drag racers competing in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA). The new DSR Performance online catalog offers engine components for the supercharged 354-ci Gen-III HEMI V-8 engine that powers both the ’21 model year and previous-generation (’15) Drag Pak. In addition to the online shop, DSR Performance offers on-site support and tuning consulting services to Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak owners and teams at all NHRA national events.

Port City Racecars Acquires Crazy Horse Racing

Port City Racecars (PCR), based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has announced the acquisition of Crazy Horse Racecars (CHR), the asphalt short-track chassis builder and current PCR dealer based in South Paris, Maine. Once the acquisition is complete over the next month and a half, Crazy Horse Racecars will become Port City Racecars. Current CHR customers should expect increased resources and a “seamless” transition, PCR said. The additional resources include skilled fabricators, sales and marketing efforts, as well as back-end office operations that will position the company for growth.

mclaren
McLaren Racing will enter into Extreme E, the all-electric off-road
series that aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity,
in 2022. Photo courtesy: Exreme E

McLaren Racing to Enter Extreme E in 2022

McLaren Racing has announced it will enter into Extreme E, the all-electric off-road series that aims to use racing to promote sustainability and diversity, in 2022. The team will compete in the five-race global championship next season, designed to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most remote environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles for a lower carbon future, and provide a gender-equal motorsports platform. McLaren Racing will operate the team using both existing personnel from outside the Formula 1 program and additional specialist resources. All Extreme E teams are limited to four mechanics and one engineer at each event for the one-make car, plus two drivers. For more information, visit extreme-e.com.

NASCAR Announces Revised Pinty’s Series Schedule

NASCAR has announced a revised 2021 Pinty’s Series schedule slated to start Sunday, August 1, at Sunset Speedway. The season was initially set to open at Sunset on May 23. The updated schedule features 11 races at seven tracks, all taking place in August and September. The season finale has moved to Delaware Speedway but will remain known as the Pinty’s Fall Brawl. The two-month delay is due to ongoing restrictions around COVID-19. All events will be run in accordance with local, provincial and federal guidelines. Races will air on TSN and RDS in Canada and MAVTV in the United States. Start times and complete broadcast schedules will be released at a later date.

2021 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Revised Schedule (subject to change):

  • Sunday, August 1: Sunset Speedway*, Innisfil, Ontario
  • Sunday, August 1: Sunset Speedway*, Innisfil, Ontario
  • Sunday, August 15: Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois Rivières, Quebec
  • Saturday, August 28: Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec
  • Sunday, August 29: Autodrome Chaudière*, Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
  • Sunday, August 29: Autodrome Chaudière*, Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
  • Saturday, September 4: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Sunday, September 5: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Sunday, September 12: Flamboro Speedway*, Flamborough, Ontario
  • Sunday, September 12: Flamboro Speedway*, Flamborough, Ontario
  • Sunday, September 26: Delaware Speedway, Delaware, Ontario

*Twin features

For more information, visit nascar.ca.

For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry’s (PRI) website.