Half mile race my Hellcat vs GT500

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  1. RammJaeger

    RammJaeger Silver Member

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    Last weekend I did the WannaGoFast half mile racing event in Clayton, GA. I got the opportunity to race against a GT500 Mustang and here is how that turned out:



    To be fair, he missed 3rd gear, but I was still almost 10mph faster than his best speed of the day. I ran 150.6MPH with a DA of 7000, and my best run of the day was 150.8. To put that in perspective, Vipers were running mid 140s, stock GTRs were running high 140s, stock GT500s were running about 140. I actually got up to 153 after passing the timer.

    One thing I learned about the Hellcat is just how awesome the cooling system is for the supercharger. Dodge really did an amazing job keeping the engine cool under performance and not losing power. The guys with the GT500s were taking about how they lose 50-100HP after their first run. They all told me "your fastest run of the day will be your first." Even the custom twin turbo Vettes were losing a lot of power from heat. You'd see them all with their hoods up between runs to cool down their engines. I actually got faster throughout the day. My last run of the day was .6 MPH faster than my first, and I was picking up 2 tenths of a MPH almost every time.

    Here are some images from the day:

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    Were there any z06 there ?
     
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    RammJaeger Silver Member

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    I didn't see any Z06s, but a lot of poeple left because it rained for 3 hours. We only got to race for a couple of hours. If there was one there I didn't see it.
     
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    nice work, i'm ready to register for September.
     
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    Nice job! Definitely want to do that sometime, any requirements other than a helmet?
     
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    Nice I'd love to do this.
     
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    You need a helmet, 10 years or newer, and your car has to pass the tech inspection (i.e. no bald tires, leaking fluids, etc).
     
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    When is the next one? Looks like an awesome time!
     
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    registration opens 8am June 19th. Sells out in just a few ours. Dates are 12th & 13th September I believe!
     
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    Yep, a previous one sold out in 30 minutes.
     
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    Wow, almost 151 mph with a 7000 foot DA? That's amazing actually.
    Clearly you have an auto.
    Nice run, must have been a lot of fun.
     
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    I had heard the same thing. But spoke to a friend who works for wannagofast just this past weekend. He said 2 hours is the quickest it had ever sold out. So I don't know what to believe! I guess just be online at 8am!
     
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    This is the very reason I bought this car. I am in Long Island. Does anyone know of an event like this in the Northeast.

    (Damn speed limit is 50-55, 25 mph in NYC streets)
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    SWEET!
     
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    Way to represent the HC!
     
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