Dodge Challengers Battle for $5k in the Modern Street Hemi Shootout
Watch a pair of modified Dodge Challengers go head to head for the $5,000 cash prize in the Modern Street Hemi Shootout King of the Hill class at Maple Grove.
The Modern Street Hemi Shootout (MSHS) features many of the quickest and strongest modern Hemi-powered vehicles in the world and at each event, the winners from each racing class go head to head for the King of the Hill shootout. At the MSHS event at Maple Grove earlier this season, the King of the Hill finals featured a battle between two Dodge Challengers – one sporting a mild build with nitrous while the other has a big supercharger build.
To be more specific, this video from the YouTube account of Gary Rhudy shows the Maple Grove King of the Hill finals between Gary Rhudy in his red 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T and Chris Dufresne in his bronze 2007 Dodge Challenger R/T. We don’t have the full details on each of these cars, but having seen them both in person, I know that Rhudy’s car is more of a street car with some nitrous and a good High Horse Performance tune while Dufresne’s car has a pretty significant supercharged build. As a result, Rhudy dials a 12.55 in the finals while Dufresne dials a 10.50 – giving the red Challenger a head start of roughly 2 seconds.
On the launch, Gary Rhudy and his Challenger got out cleanly, but when Dufresne launched his supercharged Mopar muscle car, it spun the tires a bit before making strong progress down the track. Because of those traction issues, Dufresne ran a 10.74 on his 10.50 dial while Gary Rhudy – who has proven to be a beast in the bracket classes – took home the King of the Hill win and the $5,000 prize with a 12.55 run on his 12.55 dial.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy this clash of two modified modern Mopar muscle cars.
Also, if you are a fan of modern Mopar performance and you haven’t been to a Modern Street Hemi Shootout event, you are missing out. This season is well underway, but with the series growing each year, there are bound to be plenty of locations within driving distance for folks on the east coast and in the Midwest.