Marty Sokulski's 1968 Dodge Charger| 2011 OUSCI Preview

Ultimate Streetcar
OPTIMA Batteries
Pahrump, NV

Marty Sokulski may not have the name recognition that some of our other competitors enjoy, but he is known throughout Moparland, particularly for the “Mr. Angry” Charger, that he sold to Mike Musto. In fact, it was Musto who alerted us to Marty and his '68 Dodge Charger, which is the focus of today's preview for the 2011 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI), presented by Wilwood Brakes and K&N Filters.

Marty always builds his cars to be driven anywhere, anytime, which he suggests isn't the case for some of the other OUSCI cars. We love a little pre-event smack talk! Sokulsk's Mopar comes to the table with a 440 block, bored .060 over, which produces 525 horsepower and 580 lb.-ft. of torque. The internals feature a steel crank, a Lunati Voodoo cam, h-beam rods, ported Stealth aluminum heads, Crane roller rockers and 11:1 racing pistons that have no problem with pump gas.

Other upgrades include the following:

Eddy RPM intake manifold

FAST EZ-EFI throttle body injection system

Full electronic return fuel system

Weldon A-600-A fuel pump

Coated Hedmen headers

Full three-inch exhaust with x-pipe

Dynomax mufflers and resonators

Crane ignition

Mallory distributor

Firecore wires

Pat Blais 727 TF tranny

Gear Vendor overdrive unit

2500 Stall converter

3.23 Sure Grip rear end

Tallon Hydraboost brake system

Custom Gen II Viper four-wheel disc brakes

Cross-drilled rotors 12" in the front, 11" in the rear

Firm Feel tubular upper control arms

Hotchkis front sway bar, Firm Feel rear sway bar

Edelbrock IAS shocks

Hotchkis rear springs and hangers

Hotchkis frame connectors

Firm Feel 1.12" torsion bars

Heavy-duty, oversized tie rods

Firm Feel stage 3 steering box

Quick ratio steering arms

Custom Budnik wheels, 18x9 Front 19x10 rear

BF Goodrich KDW-2 tires

Sparco seats and 6-point belts

Custom-built harness bar seat bracket system

Custom-built all-metal center console

Auto Meter gauges

Although he doesn't have any racing experience at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Marty told us he has quite a bit of experience in heavy cars, banging doors and turning left. We'll be sure he gets plenty of room to operate. Marty would like to thank Speedware Motorsports in Redmond, Washington, Firm Feel and Weldon Racing Pumps, who were all particularly helpful in helping him represent Mopar Nation in the OUSCI. If you'd like to see how he did, add the OPTIMA Network on Roku for free and watch all our past TV coverage.