When Dodge first announced the new Challenger SRT Demon, one of their main talking points was that the car had been banned by the NHRA. While this is an impressive feat, it’s an unfortunate turn of events for those that wanted to run a Demon at NHRA’s 1/4 drag strips.
Thankfully, there’s Hennessey Performance.
In a July 18, 2017 letter to Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands at FCA US LLC, John Hennessey assured the company that new Demon owners will have a place to run their cars to their full potential: Hennessey’s own Lonestar Motorsports Park 1/4 mile dragstrip. Hennessey’s only requirement is that Demons owners will attend one day of drag racing school with their Demon so that they can become “familiar with burnouts, setting tire pressures and safley operating their vehicles in a dragstrip environment.”
So, those looking to run quarter-miles in 9.65 @ 140 mph with their Demon will be able to find solace in Hennessey Performance.