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 46 track
Championships, a several State Championships, a pair of IMCA National
Championship in Sport Compacts, and almost 600 feature wins.
Take a look around our website, check out the pics, or check out one of the
Charger Chassis cars in person at US30 Speedway, Off-Road Raceway,
Beatrice Speedway, Eagle Raceway, El Paso County Speedway in Colorado,
Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton, KS, or Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco,
TX. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us through the
"contact us" page. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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.
Charger Chassis owners,
Jamie & Shelly Richards.
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.