THE RAMCHARGERS WIN ANOTHER! AJ Berge puts book-ends on the NMCA 2023 season, matching a win in the first race, with a win in the last race.
A racer that took advantage of the awesome track and weather conditions was AJ Berge in his Revolution Paradox RAMCHARGERS Challenger Drag Pak. He dominated the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class during the NMCA World Street Finals, and this was his second event win of 2023 as he was victorious at the NMCA season opener back in March. Getting to the winner’s circle at Indy also netted AJ a $10,000 bonus courtesy of the Dodge Direct Connection Contingency Program. “Despite the fact we only attended five of the six NMCA races this year, we ended up finishing second in points in the Holley EFI Factory Super Cars class. I am so proud of my team as this is our first full season on our own. The path getting here was without drama after competing at the NHRA Dodge Power Brokers US Nationals however, we’ve been fighting this car all year. Our Drag Pak just wasn’t behaving well and was very inconsistent. The car was driving all over the place and we could not get it to hit the tree at all, resulting in a string of red lights,” exclaimed Berge.
“After the NHRA US Nationals, we found a major structural deficiency in the chassis design that led to some of the components cracking in two places. Not knowing if this was the end of the season or even the car, we contacted Mike Roth from MR2 Race Cars, and he told us to load the Drag Pak and make the trip from Long Island back to Indy! He cleared his schedule, took it right in and created a masterpiece in just eight short days! We literally took the car straight to NMCA, set the pole, low ET and speed record, and won the race! This is a Cinderella story for all of my team and the people that support, such as Whipple Superchargers, Rossler Transmissions, David Barton, Mike and Laura Wagner of Ramchargers, Security Dodge and Revolution Paradox. Our next stop is the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis where we hope to build on this momentum!”