Celebrating 18 years of business and success.
Charger Chassis was founded in 2003, with some names and faces that you may recognize. The company is run primarily by Jamie Richards, with additional help, support and fabrication know-how lent by Tom Richards, Jr.
Jamie has raced in central Nebraska since 1985 at most area tracks, with multiple track championships, and some of the finest built cars around. Tom Richards raced all over Nebraska in the late 60's well into the early 80's, then was one of the original owners/builders of Thunder Lake Speedway (now Butler County Motorplex).
The Charger Chassis business came about after requests by friends and family members to build more cars, and also to expand into the more popular GM Metric cars. After having raced nearly all Chrysler products for years, the decision was made to try the GM Metric platform, and the results so far have spoken for themselves, with 58 track Championships, 18 State Championships, a pair of IMCA National Championship in Sport Compacts, A Hobby Stock National Championship, and well over 700 feature wins.
Take a look around our website, check out the photos, or better yet, check out a Charger Chassis car in person at US30 Speedway, Off-Road Raceway, Beatrice Speedway, Eagle Raceway, I-76 Speedway in Colorado, Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney, KS, or NoDak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be happy to hear from you.
Owner - Builder
Jamie and Shelly Richards
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Some of you familiar with the races at US30 Speedway in Columbus, NE, may recognize this car. It's the '70 Cuda that I raced in the Jr. Sportsman class in 1988. Built by Tom Richards and myself (actually, Dad did most of the work...I was still learning at the time!)
*1988 Points Champion*
This is one of the first cars that I built myself. Competed at Thunder Lake Speedway (now Butler Co. Motorplex) in 1998. This car went on to be the Hobby Stock points Champion with Brian Woolsey at the wheel.
Here is the last ride. 67 'Cuda, powered by a big block Mopar. The car underneath the 67 'Cuda body is actually the 70 'Cuda pictured above. That car was destroyed in Albion in '89, rebuilt as a Sportsman, then sat behind my Dad's shop for 19 years. I drug it home and started rebuilding it for a vintage class.