Direct Connection Contingency Will Pay Out $10K Per Win To Drag Pak Racers!

Contingency Program Also Extends Long-Running Support For NHRA Grassroots Racers...

Dodge is putting its money where its parts are when it comes to Direct Connection, the brand’s exclusive new source of factory-backed performance parts. The Direct Connection Contingency Program will offer Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak racers $10,000 to win at National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Factory Stock Showdown and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Factory Super Cars events, giving Drag Pak competitors multiple shots at taking home a five-figure winner’s purse during the 2022 season.

Mark Pawuk piloting his 2021 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. (Mopar).

The $10,000 purse, the largest available contingency award from a manufacturer in both NHRA Factory Stock Showdown and NMCA Super Cars classes, will be up for grabs for Drag Pak drivers at 14 total events. The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown schedule includes 8 stops during the 2022 season, while NMCA Factory Super Cars will feature a slate of 6 races.
With the announcement of the new contingency program, the reach of Direct Connection extends to provide support for drag racers in the amateur ranks.

David Davies and the D H Davies Racing 2021 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. (DSR).

“Dodge remains committed to the grassroots racers and enthusiasts who build our brand, and the $10,000-to-win Direct Connection Contingency Program is a perfect pipeline to feed the spirit and enthusiasm that fuels us,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge CEO. “We’re not only offering our Drag Pak drivers Direct Connection performance parts to help them dominate, but we’re also rewarding those who compete and win with the largest contingency award available in NHRA Factory Stock Showdown and NMCA Factory Super Cars.”
In addition to the new $10,000-to-win Drag Pak purse, the Direct Connection Contingency Program will also offer $1,000 for each victory and $500 for a runner-up by a Drag Pak driver in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes. The program will also continue the long-running support from Dodge and Mopar for a variety of grassroots NHRA racers competing in the Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Super Street classes. The Dodge Top Finisher Award will again provide monetary rewards to the Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Super Street class drivers of Dodge, Chrysler, or Plymouth race cars that advance the furthest in eliminations at 22 NHRA national events.

Leah Pruett behind the wheel of her 2021 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. (Mopar).

Racers carrying the Direct Connection decal and using specified parts, including the brand’s valve covers, intake manifolds, and Drag Pak engine assembly, will also receive monetary rewards for victories or runner-up finishes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing competition.
Complete details and rules for the 2022 Direct Connection Contingency Program are available at NHRARacer.com.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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When as a little garage mechanic sportsman drag racer I won an Eliminator title,twice, at a “big” race and had a Mopar Performance decal on my car I got paid about $50.00. No big deal, but I felt like a big deal, I was connected to Mopar. This DC program is the same thing, some Mopar loyal racers will get the same feeling I did from Mopar and will always remember “ the time I won some bucks in my Mopar”. Most will someday be trolling Mopar sites like this 40 years later. Small payout, big payback. Go Mopar!!

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