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#77 Challenger’s July 4 colors

by Bill Cawthon on

The No. 77 Dodge Challenger wore its new Speedlogix livery during practice for the Trans Am TA2 race at Brainerd International Raceway, dressing up in white with green and purple stripes made its racing debut.


Louis-Philippe Montour, ranked fourth in the driver standings and the leader in the rookie of the year competition, was at the wheel, and has driven the #77 Challenger every race this season.

After qualifying 12th, the No. 77 Dodge had to retire after just 16 laps and was dead last at the end of the race. The best Dodge finish was ninth with the No. 12 Challenger driven by Cole Carlson. Until today, Montour had finished in the top ten or top five in every event.

Both cars, along with the No. 11 Dodge Challenger, are campaigned by Stevens-Miller Racing. Speedlogix has been a secondary sponsor on the three cars since the beginning of the season. They will now be the primary sponsor of the #77 car for the rest of the season while keeping their current sponsorships of the #11 and #12 cars.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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