SRT Track Experience Today

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Rob K, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Rob K

    Rob K Gold Member

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    Other than the fact that it was AWESOME...I can't write too much yet. But wanted to get these pics up. 3 hellcats there and all 3 of us are members here! Represent!

    I'm in the middle. mikey440 and joe707 on the left and right! image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Very cool pic with the dodge truck in the background
     
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    Beetlejuice Senior Hellcat Member

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    Agree. Great pic. I am sure an amazing experience. Were you able to compare the Chally to the Charger adequately? Curious on your thoughts. B
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    Nice... Give us the 411 on what goes down.
     
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    that truck is awesome
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Awesome. What location?
     
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    that is awesome! when i did my srt experience it was in February. i was the only hellcat! :-( but an awesome experience. mine was at laguna seca.
     
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    joe707 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Rob for posting, Had a great time good look with your HC
     
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    VERY nice!! You're really raising the bar for cool pics. Can't wait to hear more details if you get a chance; about 12 hours to go for my turn in Englishtown...
     
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    What a great experience with memories. Super pics. Wonder if we could negotiate a price for the rig?
     
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  11. Rob K

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    It was a lot of fun!!

    They split us up into two groups. There are 4 events you participate in. Autocross, 2 driving dynamics and drag.

    My group did in this order
    Autocross
    Driving Dynamics 1
    Drag racing
    Driving dynamics 2

    Autocross - a small course on the lot of the track. You get one instructor who runs a demo. Then you're on your own. 2 laps in a row in a challenger. Fitness and speed are key. You get timed and penalties for knocking cones down or not stopping in guidelines. Average 33 seconds. You then do a 3rd Lap in Jepp Grand Cherokee SRT. This was a lot of fun. I'd have liked to do more here. We all could've gotten better with a few more laps.

    Driving dynamics 1 - this is the bigger track. Really like go-karts for grown ups! A lot of fun. You run in 3 car sets. Instructor leads & 2 participants follow. You're driving alone. You have to stay 3 car lengths behind. You can only go as fast as the instructor. You do a lap and a half then rotate. There are 4 sets of cars. Challengers, Chargers, Jeeps & 300's. You end up driving them all. Each lap gets a little faster. The last one on DD1 is pretty fast.

    Lunch. Good food all around. Breakfast and lunch were great. They also had plenty of water, soda and sports drinks on ice at each station....along with snacks and porta-potties. Very accommodating.

    Drag - this was awesome! We did 1/8 mile runs. Luck of the draw..challenger, charger and jeep. All races are head to head in identical cars. Then winners race winners, losers race losers etc. 4 or 5 runs...we got 5 since it was a light crew (I won...5-0, undefeated, --bowing--). A LOT of fun here.

    DD2 is the same as the first just faster each time around. Final lap is with you as a passenger and instructor driving.

    Johnny Hammer is the main host and also hosted our group. Great guy, entertaining and funny (he's in the videos on the track experience web page).The day moves really fast. The quicker your respond and move, the more you get in. It's a great great day! I can't wait to go back. It's extremely organized and the whole crew does a great job making it work well and helps it be as fun as possible. These guys tour the country doing this and do if well. Hats off to the crew!

    Last thing....those SRT's are mean machines. But they're nothing on our HC's. Knowing how mean the SRT's are, relative to most vehicles gave me a true new appreciation for my Cat!!

    To those going, have a blast. Anyone feel free to pm me with any questions.
     
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  12. Snappycat

    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Rob, well written and said. Looking forward to the SRT coming to Fontana. Your review makes me want to experience it even more. Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    Frehley6986 Active Hellcat Member

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    Cool review, Thanks!

    Going to Michigan on the 28th. I hope its fun
     
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    glad to hear they have a drag race back in.....

    whats the gift when its over? not the same stupid duffle bag is it?

    tee shirts would be nice instead

    looking forward to mine in sept.
     
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    WOW sounds like a much better time then VIR in May
     

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