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Josh and Top Cat sure made history with #1 "Helluva" Hellcat ride to Reaching the Goal !!

Top Cat entrusted Josh to continue on with the R&D and T&T of his Hellcat just as if he was alive!

I am very proud of Josh for always working hard to gain the knowledge and putting his maximum effort to keep a promise to John and
Blast his car into the 8's!

Well Done Josh!!!!
Linda:)




TopCat Dodge Challenger Hellcat Runs 8s | RacePages Digital

The forthcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has certainly garnered a significant amount of attention with its 9-second time slip from the factory. However, it is the Hellcat that has been carrying the Challenger SRT brand into the forefront of the street performance market and HHP Racing has been on the cutting edge of it for nearly a decade. As the drag racing season is coming to a close in most parts of the country, Josh Schwartz snuck out to Maryland International Raceway one last time with Top Cat, a 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. Armed with a nitrous bottle to compliment the HHP/BES Gen III Hemi, Schwartz knocked off an 8.883 at 154.99 mph in the 4,500-pound street car, besting the old record of 8.913 turned in by the Epling Garage’s Challenger.

That time slip marks the Top Cat as the top of the Hellcat heap and also earned them the first 8-second equipped Challenger with an A8 factory automatic transmission. It is also a tribute to John Toutkoushian, who passed away in 2016, and his wife, Linda, lets HHP Racing carry-on his legacy with the TopCat. The pathway to the 8s was a well-laid plan crafted through extensive experience on thousands of Gen III Hemi-equipped Dodge vehicles that HHP is known for building.

The heads and blower took a vacation at BES Racing where Schwartz collaborated with the engine shop on specific upgrades and changes to the 6.2L Hemi. The factory cylinder heads and factory supercharger snout were ported by BES Racing to keep air, fuel, and spent gases moving through the engine efficiently. A camshaft is the gatekeeper for the air going in and out of the cylinders and Schwartz shared his extensive knowledge on the Gen III Hemi engine with BES Racing in order to create a unique camshaft profile. The short-block is 100% stock as it came from Dodge, a testament to the factory’s commitment to excellence in the supercharged Hemi platform.

The factory-supplied 2.4L twin-screw supercharger is turned harder with a 2.65-inch upper pulley and an ATI Performance Products Overdrive damper to increase boost pressure to 20 psi. American Racing Headers provided the entire exhaust system from the long-tube headers back to the tailpipes. All told, the TopCat cranks out 980 rwhp on the company’s in-house chassis dyno and Schwartz worked with Hemi Tuner Performance to get the engine calibration spot on with the VP Racing Fuels Q16 race fuel. Schwartz and Hemi Tuner Performance worked exclusively with DiabloSport CMR software in order to get the 1,000-plus hp combination to run smoothly and to have the transmission shift perfectly. On the track, Schwartz admits to adding in a small shot of nitrous from a Nitrous Outlet plate system, however, the team hasn’t run it on the chassis dyno.

Making horsepower is one thing, applying it to the drag strip is another and HHP Racing has extensive experience in that regard. In order to get the 4,500-pound street machine hurling down the track in sub-9 second fashion, the Mickey Thompson ET Radial Pro 275 tires are stuck to the ground thanks to help from HHP/Santhuff shocks and struts with a fortified IRS setup. Southern Hot Rod was tapped to build the A8 eight-speed automatic transmission and Pro Torque is responsible for the torque converter. The transmission and suspension help apply the enormous power properly and the result has been a best of a 1.369 sixty-foot time, an impressive feat considering the high race weight with driver.

As a tribute to John Toutkoushian who’s passion ran deep for the Challenger platform, Schwartz said this couldn’t have been possible without Linda Toutkoushian, John’s wife. She is the owner of Top Cat and the driving force in continuing the go-fast tradition.
 

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Congratulations Linda and HHP! Linda, your enthusiasm for these cars, continued support of the world’s fastest Hellcat and always positive comments on this forum is simply impressive! Thanks for being part of it all!
 

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Well Done! Congratulations on a fantastic performance and ongoing record breaking legacy!!!
 

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Congrats to Linda "Top Cat" and HHP.
Thanks!

NICE!!!!!!!:):)
It was Nice!!!

What a testament and legacy...I never met the man but Mr Top Cat must be smiling looking down. .
Congrats to all involved
Thanks, He sure is and we got to do it his way!!!!;)

That’s just awesome! :)
I'm watching your awesome work and it's good to see you post your knowledge from the track!!!!:cool:

Congratulations Linda and HHP! Linda, your enthusiasm for these cars, continued support of the world’s fastest Hellcat and always positive comments on this forum is simply impressive! Thanks for being part of it all!
Thank you, this is a great forum to be part of.

Congrats to Linda, Josh and all involved in this project. Still wish you could've done it at Atco 2 weeks ago. :rolleyes:
It would have been really Cool to have happened on "The Track With The Magical Air" :cool:


That is awesome, way to go
Thanks!

Linda
Congrats once again!!
Thanks, I'm looking forward to some nice ET's post by you!:cool:

Well Done! Congratulations on a fantastic performance and ongoing record breaking legacy!!!
Thank You!

You guys are all Awesome too I see your post's helping members here with your knowledge too!!!:cool:

Linda:)

 

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You know mine and Kerry's thoughts. Just awesome :)
I do !!! Thank you :D

Did you get Kerry behind the wheel yet of the Hellcat or Lightening ?:cool:

Linda :)
 

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congrats to Linda and company! this is awesome!
 

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gnx1234 My Husband and I were out in 2015 as they say "Blazing the Trail" it's so True today there are so many known parts and Tuning it is wayyy easier to hit the 8s then ever before. So much is tried and true.

As my Husband Top Cat wanted HHP Josh to continue the T&T and R&D we do and the tested parts just keep getting better!

Dodge really built these Hellcats with lots left for those who want to modify to Go Fast Real Fasssst!

Linda :)
 
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