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Mopar® Sunday- First Run for Team Dodge Drag Racing - (Australia)
July 28th, 2008
Willowbank raceway was set alight with the launch of Team Dodge Racing at Mopar Sunday in Queensland.
Lee Bekatsh managed to launch his Pro Stock Dodge Avenger down the quarter mile three times in front of a Mopar mad crowd. Following an initial test run to assess the new setup, Lee was able to run a 7.22 second pass.
But that wasn’t enough. Crew chief and engine builder Con Sideris was able to make a number of minor adjustments to the Dodge and Lee rocketed down the quarter mile in an amazing 7.17 seconds.
“This has been a fairytale start for our partnership with Lee and the crew in front of our Mopar fans,” said Robert Moorcroft, general manager service and parts, Chrysler Australia.
“The Dodge Avenger ran awesome times on Sunday and it was only an exhibition run”, said Moorcroft.
Mopar Sunday is an annual event where Mopar fans gather together to see current model Chrysler Jeep Dodge vehicles and past muscle cars.
The majority of show cars ran down the quarter mile including current model Jeep and Chrysler SRT8 models, Valiant Chargers, Dodge Chargers, Challengers and many more.