Mopar®/Dodge NHRA Sportsman Spotlight: Fall Nationals, Ennis, Texas Hake and Pitt Earn Dodge Awards

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Mopar®-powered drivers also advanced deep into the elimination rounds in both the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator categories at Texas Motorplex during the NHRA FallNationals in Ennis, Texas, October 14-16, 2017.

In Stock Eliminator, Derek Hake from Muskogee, Oklahoma, went to the semifinals in his I/SA 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. He made an 11.510-second pass at 112.52 mph in the semis after leaving the starting line with a .065-second reaction time. His dial-in was 11.57, however, meaning he broke out by .060, ending his successful weekend.

In the Super Stock Eliminator category, Jacob Pitt of Mansfield, Texas, turned in the best performance for Mopar. Pitt drove his FGT/H 2003 Dodge Stratus to the quarterfinal round on Saturday. Pitt made a lap of 9.631 at 139.16 with a superb .012 reaction time. His dial-in was 9.66 though, meaning he broke out by .029, putting an end to his march.

Hake and Pitt each received the Dodge Top Finisher award at the NHRA FallNationals. The program is in place at all 24 national events in 2017 and provides $500 to the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Eliminator competitors advancing the farthest during the weekend in a Dodge or Plymouth vehicle. It supplements Mopar’s deep contingency program.

Super Stock competitors also took part in class eliminations at Texas Motorplex, where two Mopar-powered drivers claimed Wally trophies. James Caro from Houma, Louisiana, won in the FSS/K class in his 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, while Pitt claimed the FGT/H class win in his ’03 Stratus.



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