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    MP012_030DG.jpgDodgeForum just received a note that next week, Dodge and
    SRT Motorsports will hold a conference to introduce “a new race venture”
    featuring the 2013 Dodge Dart and a new driver to the Mopar race team.  This announcement marks the introduction of
    the brand new dodge Dart to the motorsports world and while there is zero
    indication as to what type of racing this new venture could be, we can make
    some speculations as to what SRT Motorsports will unveil next week.

    To consider what type of racing will play host to the new
    2013 Dodge Dart race car, we should look at the possible types of racing that
    are out there. 

    The Dart race car
    obviously isn’t going into NASCAR with the Charger and Challenger occupying
    those racing series for SRT Motorsports but another mainstream possibility would be the
    NHRA drag racing world.  When the Dodge
    Neon existed in the late 90s and early 2000s, the NHRA Pro Stock teams piloting
    Dodge vehicles used the Neon and with the Dart filling the shoes of the Neon -
    perhaps the Dart will replace the Avenger and be the next Mopar drag car.  However, with the Pro Stock class being
    heavily modified rear wheel drive vehicles, the NHRA wouldn’t offer much
    potential to show off the production performance of the new compact sedan.  At the same time…the NHRA wouldn’t be a new
    venture as Mopar has dominated the ranks of the drag racing world since the
    dawn of the original Hemi.

    The other possibility is that the 2013 Dodge Dart will be
    modified for use in one of the up-and-coming racing types such as time attack
    or rally racing.  These racing leagues
    allow for a wide variety of different engines and drivetrain configurations so
    aside from basic modifications for race use, the 2013 Dart could help the SRT Motorsport
    division climb into the ranks of the rally or time attack world with vehicles similar to production models.  This would also help ensure the coming of a future
    SRT model based on the new Dodge Dart.

    Click here to head into our racing section and tell us what kind of racing will get the new Dart!

     
     
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