MOPAR Represents at NOPI
Domestic Brands Seen at Orlando
Larry Jewett - April 05, 2014 09:32 AM
Sandwiched among Asian tuner cars, this Neon was seen in the showfieldLarry Jewett
Competing in the Super Pro class tha featured domestic cars, this Mopar product faced a first round challenge from a purpose-built PlymouthLarry Jewett
A Viper caught the eye of many in the vendor areaLarry Jewett
This Dodge Challenger had a perfect spot at the end of a show row. A Challenger was in the sound-off competition and a Magnum joined the show field on Sunday.Larry Jewett
The 2014 season for the NOPI Nationals got underway at Orlando SpeedWorld earlier this month. The event is dominated by tuner cars on the track and in the show fields, but there was some domestic representation carrying the Pentastar name forward for the crowd.
The three-day event featured two good weather days sandwiching a Saturday that brought the show to an early halt due to a tornado warning. Friday night fun set the stage for the rest of the weekend. Despite the inclement weather that rolled in around 1:30 in the afternoon, things were jumping at the track and on the show field. The best showing came on Sunday as the show field filled quickly and the compacted drag racing program was hustled through with elimination starting right after the hydraulics show at the starting line.
The Mopars were understandably missing from the hoppers and dancing cars in the Radical Hydro Show, but they were found just about everywhere else. The numbers may not have been great, but the quality was just right.
The NOPI Nationals trail moves to Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tennessee, May 30 through June 1.