Challenger Driver Shows Amazing Car Control, Poor Judgement
Driver of this Scat Pack Challenger skillfully drifts back and forth on the crowded street, narrowly avoiding people and vehicles.
The footage above comes to us from the Instagram account of jerrylokszz and it features a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack sliding around the streets of Southern California. On one hand, the video shows that the Instagrammer has decent car control skills, but this is the kind of hoonage that we recommend against, as the reward of being Insta-famous for a handful of grainy drifting videos is hardly worth the risk of plowing through a crowd of innocent bystanders.
Drifting in SoCal
In the short video above, the Challenger is drifting back and forth on a fairly wide street, but there are cars lining both sides of the street, narrowing the area in which the driver can slide. Worse yet, there are hundreds of people gathered at one end of the street, so after barely avoiding the parked cars while whipping the back end around, the driver barrels through an area that is packed with people on foot.
Fortunately, the Scat Pack Challenger leaves the crowded area as quickly as it entered with the tires smoking the whole time. After racing away from the crowd and doing a smoky U-turn, the driver storms back into the crowd to offer a few more close-up shots of the Mopar muscle car in action before the video ends.
We don’t want to take anything away from this Instagrammer, as he does a fantastic job of controlling his Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and in looking through his video, this is something that he does quite often.
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However, with the many videos online showing this exact type of automotive action going wrong, usually with a Ford Mustang losing control and slamming into people, we have to wonder how long this driver and his spectators will keep leaving the scene without incident.
The driver has skills and a car that could do well on a proper closed circuit course where there is no one to run over, but in the meantime, his latest video is proving to be very popular online.