Gallery: The Mopars Of The 2022 One Lap Of America

A couple weeks ago, the 37th running of One Lap of America was held. For those of you who don’t know what One Lap is, it’s a week long event that takes place at different venues. Racers have to drive their cars to each event and race. The races include autocross, road courses, and other vehicle maneuverability challenges.

One Lap started at Tire Rack in South Bend, Indiana, where competitors put over 3500 miles in 7 days of driving. There were 9 locations including Grissom Air Force Base, Nashville Superspeedway, Carolina Motorsports Park, Lanier Race Plex, Barber Motorsports Park, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Heartland Motorsports Park, Putnam Park Road Course, and then finishing back at Tire Rack.

Among the McLarens, Porsches, BMWs and other super cars, was a hefty variety of Mopars participating. Peter Bank and David Carr, a dynamic engineer working with Direct Connection, came with their 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat with a Stage 2 suspension system, finishing 2nd in mid-priced sedan class.

Third place in mid-priced sedan class was Matt and Misty White from Texas in their 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Red Eye. The car is their daily driver and they drove all the way to the event with all the gear stuffed inside. Matt and Misty have done One Lap three other years with a Hellcat before, so they knew how to properly warm up the tires before hitting the course.

George Batejan from Colorado and teammate Steve Smotrich from New Jersey were in the Sport GT1 Big Bore class in their 1 of 10 2017 ACR Dodge Viper. Standing near this car while it was idling was music to my ears. George and Steve are no strangers to the event having been in attendance for 26 years. They do it for Make a Wish Foundation.

One vehicle that we were surprised to see participating was a 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat with only 30 miles on the odometer. Alex Breneman and Nick Young from Pennsylvania made their first appearance this year in his Hellcat Durango. It received the first oil change during the event.

Alex bought the Durango, took it home and completely gutted it to make it as light as possible. Every piece of plastic was removed inside and out. At the end of the week, he was doing all-wheel drive drifts on the skid pad. Alex finished 2nd in the Truck and SUV class. The crew and officials were riding around in SRT Durangos supplied by Dodge too.

Although we did not participate in the event, it is on our bucket list. It was a joy to see all the vehicles at Tire Rack in South Bend and very pleased to see all the Mopars. Who knew these big boats can go around corners too.

20220430_082958 20220430_083749 20220507_080938 20220430_083753 1lap route 20220507_090404 20220507_085717 20220507_085304 20220507_081823 20220507_081732 20220507_081427 20220430_083810 20220430_083010 20220430_083003 20220430_082945 20220430_081613 20220430_081041 20220430_080811

Share this post

David Kruk

David grew up around classic cars, buying his first Mopar when he was 18 and has been addicted since. He currently has a 1970 Super Bee that he drives daily and competes in autocross and road course racing. He loves doing events like Power Tour, Moparty, SCCA, and Motor State Challenge.

Your Cart is empty!

It looks like you haven't added any items to your cart yet.

Browse Products
Powered Voltage Emoji by Caddy