The 2020 copy of the accessible Contrivance HEMI® Challenge looks to be a memorable one for all the appropriate reasons; a appropriate bedfellow of account and some record-setting achievements are revving up Civic Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Sportsman chic fans.
More than 50 years afterwards the iconic 1968 HEMI Contrivance Darts and Plymouth Barracudas aboriginal appeared on the annoyance strip, loyal racers and admirers will already afresh be able to see the allegorical cars chase head-to-head in the ever-popular Contrivance HEMI Challenge at the 66th ceremony NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway abreast Indianapolis, Indiana, on Labor Day weekend.
The accepted Sportsman chic event, committed to showcasing Super Stock/A-HEMI (SSAH) competitors powered by the iconic 426 HEMI engine, was aboriginal launched in 2001 at “The Big GO” in Indy with abutment from FCA brands Mopar and Dodge. The 20th copy of the ceremony Contrivance HEMI Challenge allotment with condoning appointed for Thursday, Sept. 3, and four circuit of eliminations antagonism to be contested on Friday, Sept. 4.
The final shootout will booty abode Friday black with the participants allusive for the custom-built 42.6 lbs. Contrivance HEMI Challenge bays crafted with a 426 HEMI butt head, a $15,000 award-winning to the winner, $1,500 to the runner-up, and banknote payouts for semifinal and quarterfinal finishers. All competitors will additionally accept the coveted Contrivance HEMI Challenge actor decal and accident hats.
Acclaimed Mopar Super Stock and Pro Stock racer Herb “Mr. 4 Speed” McCandless will be the bedfellow of account for the 2020 copy of the Contrivance HEMI Challenge. Prior to the aboriginal annular of eliminations, McCandless will advance the array of accommodating Darts and Barracudas bottomward Indy’s fabulous acknowledgment alley aboard his own aboriginal 1968 Super Stock HEMI Dart in ceremony of the archetypal beef cars that contributed to Mopar and Contrivance brands’ allegorical acceptability and success at the annoyance strip.
The 77-year-old fan admired was the almsman of the Mopar President’s Award in 2017, ceremony him for his antagonism excellence, his account as a Mopar agent and his abiding charge to FCA cast and Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth vehicles.
McCandless anchored his abode in drag-racing history by active his Sox & Martin HEMI-powered Plymouth Duster to a win adjoin a acreage of 90 entries allusive for 32 spots in the aboriginal Pro Stock antagonism captivated in 1970 at the celebrated U.S. Nationals. As allotment of this year’s 50th ceremony anniversary of the NHRA Pro Stock category, an exact replica of McCandless’ 1970 Pro Stock HEMI Duster will be on affectation at the Mopar Alley Show in the manufacturer’s amid throughout the chase weekend.
A able acreage of “package” Mopar cartage are accepted to attempt in the specialty accident while assuming off admirable and active acrylic schemes and wheelstands. Originally commissioned by Chrysler in 1968, a bound cardinal of Super Stock HEMI Contrivance Darts and Plymouth Barracudas were congenital alone to attempt on the annoyance strip, aloof as the modern-day Contrivance Challenger Mopar Annoyance Pak is now. The Contrivance HEMI Challenge is a accolade to those aboriginal beef cars, now too admired to race, and provides an befalling to advertise today’s Super Stock versions as bequest clones of those celebrated vehicles.
Among this year’s accepted front-runners is arresting winner, 24-year-old Jimmy Daniels, who has not absent a distinct annular back aboriginal demography the caster of his ancestor Jim Daniels Sr.’s 1968 Contrivance Dart in 2016. The adolescent Daniels comes into this year’s accident attractive to extend two aberrant win streaks; an absurd 18-0 annular win almanac and an aberrant four after Contrivance HEMI Challenge appellation victories.
The 2001 countdown copy of the again Mopar HEMI Challenge was won by disciplinarian Bucky Hess. Added antecedent winners accommodate Richard Beshore (2002), Jerry Jenkins (2003), and five-time NHRA Pro Stock champ, Jeg Coughlin Jr. (2004), Charlie Westcott Sr. (2009), Jim Daniels Sr. (2010) and Rick Houser (2007 and 2013). Charlie Westcott Jr. is the winningest HEMI Challenge disciplinarian with six titles (2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014) to his credit.
Fans who can’t accomplish it to the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway to watch the Contrivance HEMI Challenge in being can bolt all the activity online via NHRA.TV and its subscription-based, video-on-demand advantage of alive antagonism activity throughout the weekend. The final abolishment annular of the Contrivance HEMI Challenge, as able-bodied as highlights from the array of accommodating Darts and ‘Cudas, will air on FS1 during the condoning advertisement on Saturday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. EDT with a echo advertisement on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. on FS1. Fans can additionally attending for Contrivance HEMI Challenge highlights during NHRA advantage on the FOX civic advertisement arrangement on Sunday, September 6 from 1-4 p.m. EDT.
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