We have learned from a very reliable source that Mopar will soon be replacing the pictured Avenger NHRA Pro Stock body with that of the brand new Dodge Dart.
Mopar and more specifically Allen Johnson won the NHRA Pro Stock championship using the Avenger body in 2012 and the aero benefits of a newer and sleeker Dart body will only help their efforts more. It has taken Dodge quite awhile to find the horsepower required to win races and beat the GM cars in Pro Stock, and a very important key to winning is having a body that cuts through the air like butter. Race fans may remember the problems Dodge had not so recently with the Dakota body in the now dead Pro Stock Truck class that was simply too tall and wide compared to Fords Ranger and Chevys S10 back in those years.
No strangers to using small cars in the regular Pro Stock class, Dodge actually used Neon bodies for a short period back in 2001 before replacing them with the then available Stratus coupe, but didn’t have the championship winning horsepower then that they have now.
We feel a Dart Pro Stock car will only help Mopar stay in the winners circle after the production Avenger gets killed off later this year. Expect the new Dart Pro Stock car to debut at the start of the 2014 race season, although a surprise mid-2013 debut is also possible.