A two-time NHRA World Champion will field a new Mopar-powered entry in the battle to bring home the 2019 Funny Car championship for Dodge and Mopar. Cruz Pedregon will debut a Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT Funny Car for the 2019 season at Pomona, and will give the brand another championship contender in the division.
“The timing was right and it’s a great opportunity with the new body style and all the other components to the relationship,” said Pedregon. “We will utilize the Dodge SRT Durango for support vehicles and it just enhances our entire program. And from an historical perspective, I think back to my dad racing in the early ‘60s with a 392 HEMI engine, and that’s what we have (HEMI engines) in these cars today. So there’s sentimental value in this too. We are really excited about this opportunity.”
Jim Dunn Racing’s Jim Campbell will also carry the Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT graphics on his Funny Car this year. Campbell enters his third season behind the wheel of a Mopar-powered Dodge machine for Jim Dunn Racing, which has a long history of fielding Dodge Funny Cars. The team’s entry will bring to six the number of Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT drivers fighting for the 2019 Funny Car crown.