When someone wins the NHRA U.S. Nationals, it is a major deal. But when this individual does so in a Challenger Drag Pak, we pay extra attention. Thanks to Redline Dodge, we get the whole scoop on the historic win.
Produced by Dodge as an exclusive car, the Challenger Drag Pak is equipped with unique drag-racing components. As we reported, a special cable-operated pedal assembly, throttle linkage and deck lid release, as well as manual rack-and-pinion steering, polycarbonate door windows, Viper-style front seats, composite lift-off hood with functional scoop, and lightweight front brakes cooling module with electric fan make the Drag Paks track ready. Taking the win at this year’s Nationals was a 2009 Drag Pak, owned and driven by Jeff Teuton, powered by a 5.9L Magnum engine.
Sharing the Top 10 with five other Challenger Drag Pak cars in the Stock Eliminator class, Teuton raced a 2002 Camaro in the final round, driven by Sam Pourciau. With Pourciau’s engine exploding shortly after launch, Teuton took the win in his class and the whole race series with an impressive 11.055-second elapsed time.
Winning during the 60th NHRA anniversary, Teuton expressed his excitement to Redline Dodge over winning in the Drag Pak. Racing since 1958 and selling Dodges for 44 years, Teuton said winning the race was “a good milestone.”
Over 20 Drag Paks were entered in the Stock and Super Stock classes at the U.S. Nationals this year. Teuton wasn’t the only one making a name for himself, with David Barton qualifying in first place with a 9.676-second elapsed time in A/SA class eliminations.
Congratulations goes out to Teuton for his historic Nationals win. Not only did he win with grace, he did it in a Challenger Drag Pak, and that’s just uber cool in our book. Check out RedlineDodge.com for more photos of the Drag Paks at the NHRA event.