Blown Ram Battles Rowdy Demon: Track Time Tuesday
Ram 1500 packs a 422-cubic inch Hemi with a Whipple blower, making 809 wheel horsepower.
This week’s Track Time Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Moe’s Performance and it features a 2014 Ram 1500 taking on a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at Lonestar Motorsports Park. In most cases, a Demon taking on an average half-ton pickup would lead to a beating, but this Ram is far from average, parking more wheel horsepower than any stock Challenger.
The footage above features a 2014 Ram 1500 regular cab, short bed pickup going head-to-head with a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. We don’t know of the modifications for the Demon, but based on the results, we are going to guess that it is stock or near-stock. As for the truck, it is owned by Matt Fikac, owner of Moe’s Performance. Moe’s Performance specializes in modern Dodge and Ram trucks, helping to create some of the quickest Mo-powered pickups in the world, so it should come as no surprise that the shop’s owner has a badass Ram of his own.
This 2014 Ram is powered by a 422-cubic inch Hemi from Modern Muscle Extreme, topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. When tuned to run on an E85 blend, this truck laid down a whopping 809 horsepower and 778 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels, with help from an 8HP70 from Paramount Performance and a set of 315-millimeter-wide Mickey Thompson Radial Pro tires.
With power like that, this 1500 packs more muscle than a stock Demon, but the Demon is at least a little lighter, making this a tough battle for both of these modern Mopar leviathans.
The video begins with the Ram and Demon each doing a big, smoky burnout before heading to the starting line. After carefully staging, the lights come down and the Whipple’d Ram jumps out to an early lead with a great launch. At half-track, it is still a close fight and on the big end, the Demon appears to barely edge out the half-ton truck, but the point of this video isn’t who won or lost the race.
The point of this feature is that Fikac’s 1500 runs a 10.95 at nearly 126 miles per hour, leaving with a 1.6848 short time. This is the kind of performance that many drag racing Ram owners have in mind when they begin their build and the owner of Moe’s Performance shows the results of a proper build of a modern Mopar pickup.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.