Charger Scat Pack Runs 11s, Walks a Modified Pontiac G8: Track Time Tuesday

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Charger Scat Pack’s 392 Hemi is completely stock, but this two-ton sedan runs in the 11-second range.

The Hellcat Charger might get the majority of the attention in the performance world, but the higher-volume Scat Pack sedan is no slouch. With 485 horsepower in stock form, this big, naturally aspirated sedan can cover the quarter mile in the mid-12-second range, but as this week’s Track Time Tuesday video shows, some simple mods and a good driver can put the Scat Pack Charger into the 11-second range.

The video above comes from the etonix YouTube channel and it features a 2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack with simple suspension mods, wheels and tires, running in the 11s in positive density altitude.

2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Lightly Modded Charger

The 2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack in the video above is owned and driven by Blake Mushen. We had a chance to speak with him and we found that the only modifications made to this sedan are rear short end links and a sway bar from Modern Muscle Xtreme, along with a set of 18-inch rear wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Street ET Rs measuring 305-45-18.

2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Everything else in this Plum Crazy Charger is stock, right down to the factory air intake setup, so the functional improvements are smaller rear wheels wrapped in some of the best drag radials available, along with the suspension bits to allow these wheels and tires to fit comfortably. With those simple upgrades, this Charger Scat Pack is running in the 11s, and it didn’t take extreme weather conditions to get there.

Breaking into the 11s

In the video above, Mushen and his Charger Scat Pack are taking on a Pontiac G8 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. We don’t know the mod list for the Pontiac, but it is not stock. The video begins with a shot of each car cleaning off the tires before easing to the line for the battle of the big, naturally aspirated sedans.

2019 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

On green, the Dodge gets out to a great start, coming out of the hole like a cannonball and basically ending the race before it got started for the Pontiac. From there, the Scat Pack just keeps on walking away, getting through the top end beams in just 11.94 seconds, with a speed of 113.89 miles per hour. On that run, the Charger pulled a 1.722 60-foot time and got to the eighth-mile line in just 7.65 seconds and for those wondering, on the night of this run, the density altitude was in the 500 to 600-foot range.

2019 R/T Scat Pack

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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