Mopar Speed news 2005-01-14

Mopar Speed Friday, January 14, 2005 NHRA: Richie Stevens Jr. joins Team Mopar and Don Schumacher Racing Don Schumacher has announced the addition of Richie Stevens Jr. to his factory-backed Mopar Pro Stock team for the 2005 NHRA POWERade ...

Mopar Speed
Friday, January 14, 2005

NHRA:
Richie Stevens Jr. joins Team Mopar and Don Schumacher Racing

Don Schumacher has announced the addition of Richie Stevens Jr. to his factory-backed Mopar Pro Stock team for the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Stevens joins Jeg Coughlin Jr. as the second Pro Stock driver for Don Schumacher Racing in the Team Mopar HEMI-powered Pro Stock Dodge Stratus, tuned by Bob Glidden.

"Mopar is pleased to see Richie Stevens Jr. become a part of our authentic motorsports efforts," said Kevin Miller, Senior Manager, Brand Marketing and Performance Mopar Parts. "Our relationship with Don Schumacher Racing is one that we're very proud of, as we are of the results we have garnered because of this relationship. We at Mopar are committed to success and to begin another chapter in our motorsports program is extremely exciting."

Stevens, along with Coughlin, will test in Bradenton, Fla., on January 17-19, before the 2005 NHRA season begins at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway February 10-13.

NHRA:
Team Mopar gears up for 13th Annual Pro Stock SuperBowl

Team Mopar's NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Series competitors are gearing up for the 13th Annual Pro Stock SuperBowl scheduled for February 5 at Houston Raceway Park. The race, which concludes preseason testing, gives drivers the opportunity to compete in a big money event before beginning their season at the Winternationals held at Pomona Raceway the following weekend.

Mopar's Allen Johnson is a former winner of the event, and is expected to compete. Other Team Mopar members expected to attend are Larry Morgan, Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and Ritchie Stevens, Jr.

For information on the 13th Annual Pro Stock SuperBowl, log on to www.HoustonRaceway.com

WoO:
Lasoski finishes near the top in the WoO "Down Under"

Team Mopar driver Danny Lasoski posted a second-place finish as the World of Outlaws series kicked off the season at Parramatta City Raceway in Australia.

Danny Lasoski and the No. 20 Mopar World of Outlaws Sprint Car team didn't waste any time heading to the front, as the series kicked off the 2005 season at the Parramatta City Raceway in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 13. "The Dude" set the quick time for the field of 70 cars, turning a lap of 12.017 seconds (137.80 km/h) to blaze the field. The pole award gives the No. 20 their first mark of the season.

Lasoski led the majority of the A-main event, but a late racetrack position change saw him take the checkered flag in second place. Round two action of the WoO Down Under was rained out last night.

For information on Lasoski or the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, log on to www.dannylasoski.com or www.theworldofoutlaws.com.

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Series NHRA , World of Outlaws
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Richie Stevens Jr. , Larry Morgan , Bob Glidden , Danny Lasoski , Allen Johnson , Don Schumacher