In the wild world of drag radial racing there are all kinds of engine, power adder, and vehicle combinations to be found. You can see Fox body Mustangs with blowers, first generation F-bodies with giant turbos, big-inch nitrous motors, and everything in between. One of the things you don’t see much of, however, are Chrysler products. The up-and-coming Leaf Spring class happens to have a Mopar that any die hard car guy or gal would die for, though, Jason Digby campaigns this stunning wedge headed big block Dart that runs in the popular small tire category and carries the Chrysler and Mopar banner with authority.
The Dodge Dart originally was designed to be a short wheelbase, full sized car that was lower priced than other models. As the production years went by the Dart shrank to the size of a compact, but still packed some big motors. When the muscle car wars arrived you could pick up a Dart with a 440 cubic inch engine if you got the GTS model. The Dart was at home on the road course winning in SCCA competition, or terrorizing the drag strip at the hands of racing legends like Dick Landy and Don Garlits.
Digby’s Dodge Dart is all things Mopar, and it’s awesome. Jason’s A-body is powered by a 610 cubic inch Predator motor topped off with a set of killer wedge heads. The Jeff Burns-built motor makes 1,210 HP at 7,300 RPM on motor alone. To make this level of power the engine moves 4,000 CFM of air through a set of Accufab throttle bodies. All of this power will be controlled by a Big Stuff3 setup. Oh, did we mention this car also huffs a big hit of nitrous tuned by Wade Hopkins at Southern Speed? The driver, Robert Williams, pilots this Mopar in Outlaw X275 and Leaf Spring races all over the country.
Check out the video and see this Mopar scream on the engine dyno on its way to putting down over 1,000 HP.