Bondurant Adds Dodge Demon & Drag Racing Program to Curriculum

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Arizona’s Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving invites speed demons to experience the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has earned a reputation as one of the best track schools in the world, and for the past few years, the Arizona-based facility has relied almost entirely on Dodge SRT products. With the arrival of the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Bondurant is expanding its program to include a new drag racing course specifically for Demon owners — but anyone can pay to learn to race the 840-horsepower Challenger.

“With the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 707-horsepower Charger and Challenger Hellcats and the 475-horsepower Durango SRT, the Dodge//SRT brands deliver more horsepower than any other brand in our segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “With great power comes responsibility, so we want our enthusiasts to respect the full capability of their machines. Our Dodge//SRT partnership with the highly acclaimed Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, which comes with the purchase of an SRT, gives our customers the opportunity to get the most out of their new vehicles in a controlled environment, as well as gives anyone interested in our performance cars the chance to get behind the wheel of one at the track. Where else can you drive a Demon without having to buy one?”

Bondurant and Dodge//SRT

If you have purchased a Dodge Challenger or Charger in SRT 392 or Hellcat trim in the past few years, you received a free pass for a one-day program at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Once there, you learned how to pilot various high performance Dodge products on an autocross course, a road course and a skid pad. Also, in addition to the one free day, Dodge SRT owners can add more days, expanding on the depth of the program and greatly increasing their time on the track.

Bondurant Demon

When the new Demon was introduced, Dodge was clear that the newest Challenger would also come with a trip to Bondurant, but does it make sense for someone who bought a drag car to attend a road racing school? No…and that is why Bondurant has worked with Dodge to add a drag racing program to their course of high performance studies.

Every 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon buyer gets a free pass to the one-day Bondurant drag racing program while other Dodge//SRT buyers (392, Hellcat) can upgrade their free one-day pass to a two-day program that includes a day or road racing and a day of drag racing for $999. Even people who haven’t bought any new Dodge//SRT product can attend for the price of $1,999.

Bondurant Drag Racing Program

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving drag racing program begins with a couple of hours in the classroom, where students learn all of the ins and outs of drag racing. Once they have a firm grasp of the straight-line motorsport, they had out to the quarter mile where they will make a total of 22 runs in a few different Dodge Challengers. While the star of the show is the Demon, students will also spend time in the SRT 392, the SRT Hellcat and the new Widebody Hellcat before climbing into the 840-horsepower Challenger.

Bondurant Demon Burnout

“We’re thrilled to team up with Dodge on this exciting new Drag Racing program, featuring the wicked fast Dodge Challenger SRT Demon,” said Jason Bondurant, vice president of Bondurant Racing School. “Our course will be led by our professional instructors who will give students the chance to experience first-hand the impressive capabilities of this audacious production drag car. It is especially fitting that we’re launching this new course at the start of our Golden 50th Anniversary. It amplifies the message that the Bondurant Racing School is continuing to evolve and looks forward to the next 50 years of adrenaline-filled motorsports action.”

How to Register

Pre-registration for the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving drag racing program opens today (Jan. 12th) with the first classes being scheduled for early March. Demon owners can schedule their session through the Demon Concierge line while other Dodge//SRT owners and everyone else can sign up via the Bondurant website.

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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