Hello, Allpar Forums member or visitor! If you were a member, you would not see this ad!

Register or log in at the top right of the page...

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mopars in IRL, Sprint cars, and WOO

Discussion in 'Historical' started by Beentherebefore, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes:
    1,307
    Rod Shop Dodge Colt.jpg
    Here is another shot of the car!
     
    Beentherebefore likes this.
  2. MoparNorm

    MoparNorm Active Jeeper
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    31,153
    Likes:
    7,679
    Got to admit, that has me smiling!
     
  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes:
    1,307
    securedownload (500x331).jpg securedownload1 (500x331).jpg A Chrysler friend and ex dyno guy at Chrysler has this 68 Dart with a 410" Sprint Car engine. Greg Charney is his name..............ex Super Stock racer also. Enjoy. This car is just awesome.
     
  4. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    Interesting (and very unique) combo. How's the driveability?
     
  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes:
    1,307
    10.17 at 134 mph. See video:
     
  6. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    :D
     
  7. 48jeep

    48jeep Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes:
    9
    Nice ride but I kept waiting for him to set up for turn one.
     
  8. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    :D

    From Ed's picture, the car looked streetable to me also. That's why I asked about "Driveability".
     
  9. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    This is a re-post of the great Champion Spark plug ad that I had originally placed in post #2 of this thread. Looks like my original ad transfer got "timed out". We're trying a different method now which, hopefully, will stay posted.


    plyirlcaradScan.jpg
     
  10. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    Found this while doing research on some open wheel stuff;

    Just wonderin'........ # 29, BK racing (Keselowskis???). Coincidence?


    34th Copper World Classic Results

    USAC K & N Silver Crown Series, Final race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ

    STORY BY: Gaye Carmichael -

    (Avondale, AZ, 11/12/09) What a night of great achievement in the USAC K & N Silver Crown Series when Bud Kaeding of Campbell, (CA), driving the #29 BK Motorsports Speedway Mopar, scored his third USAC Silver Crown championship.

    Only one other driver has ever captured three championship titles in Silver Crown competition and this well known great driver was Jimmy Sills, who is still very active in racing, in one way or another. Sills won his three in the early 1990's.
     
  11. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    When they were serious about supporting race teams, Mopar sure could come up with some nice paint jobs/wraps. This is a photo (being offered on e-Bay) of the Tony Stewart team World Of Outlaws car which was driven by Danny Lasoski in 2003.

    Lasoski Mopar WOO car.jpg

    Tony Stewart ran Mopar backed Sprint car teams from 2003 thru 2006. Paul Kistler built the motors for this WOO machine with help from factory Chrysler motor guys according to Mopar press releases at the time. In 2006, Mopar was backing not only the Stewart team but also the WOO teams owned by Kasey Kahne (driven by Joey Saldana), Guy Forbrook (driven by Tyler Walker) and the Swindell family (driven by Kevin Swindell).

    In addition to the Kistler motors used by the Stewart team, the Kahne team used Mopar motors from Speedway Engine Development, the Forbrook team used Mopar motors built by Gaerte, and the Swindell team used Mopar motors built by Gary Stanton - all of them stalwarts of the WOO engine establishment.

    Lots more on Mopar supported Sprint Car teams in post #40 on P2 of this thread - way too much to type here.
     
  12. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    Just found this photo on Pinterest of Joey Saldana driving the Mopar powered World Of Outlaws sprint car owned by Kasey Kahne.

    Saldana Mopar powered WOO car.jpg

    Saldana went on a tear in 2009, driving Kahne's Mopar powered entries to victory in 21 WOO races!


    Picture being offered on e-Bay of Saldana and his boss on the track together;

    Saldana & Kahne WOO cars on track together.jpg
     
  13. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
  14. dartndodge

    dartndodge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes:
    161
    Just to help thread drift.
    This "1976 Olympia Nascar Charger" was apparently an entry in the 1976 Le Mans.

    Does anyone know anything about it? It runs a Hemi, which surely wasn't around in the US Nascar series at that time? or was it?

    Looks like a beast, especially at SPA.

     
  15. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes:
    1,307
    A couple of NASCAR teams went to Lemans in 1976 to compete. See pictures. Engine specifications are different there than for NASCAR.
    Junie Donlevey in the Ford and McGriff in the Dodge. 1976 Lemans Dodge #4 Herschel Mc Griff.jpg 1976 Lemans Ford - Junie Donleavey.jpg
     
  16. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    Check out the "74 Dodge Charger" thread (about 5 below this one). Lots of information/photos on the original that Hershel McGriff took to LeMans in 1976 and what was used to build the replica in this video
     
  17. dartndodge

    dartndodge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes:
    161
    Thanks Beentherebefore. Didnt realise there was thread. Now I know the back story. Cheers.
     
  18. dartndodge

    dartndodge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes:
    161
    Wow Fast Eddie, what a great combo. Are these engines easily available? Ive seen a few stories on the Nascar engines in road cars, but never even thought of the Sprint mills. Are they "Streetable"?? Beats building an old LA block from the 60s/70s. What sort of $$ are they? Is the bellhousing pattern std LA? thx.
    I know a guy local here, who has a 5 ltr Ford V8 Supercar engine in his '70 Falcon, I wouldnt mind one of these Sprint engines in my 69 Dart too. ;).
     
  19. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    Photo shared from Pinterest of Mark Kinser's WOO sprint car racing his uncle Steve.

    Seeing the popularity of this series in middle America, maybe Mopar could cut back some on sponsoring Top Fuel dragsters and divert that funding to supporting a WOO car or two.

    Mark Kinser vs Steve Kinser WOO.jpg

    Just sayin'......................
     
  20. Beentherebefore

    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,257
    Likes:
    1,377
    A great shot of the Rod Shop Colt powered by the Mopar motor developed for IRL competition. Photo (shared from the Petersen Photo Archive Facebook page) was shot at the 1971 NHRA Springnationals.

    Rod Shop Colt @ '71 Springnationals.jpg
     

Share This Page

Loading...