Near-stock Hellcat Charger Beats Demon in Texas

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Lightly-modified Hellcat Charger runs steady 6.30s in the eighth-mile, which would be high-9s in the quarter-mile.

The video above comes to us from the 728 Autos YouTube channel and it features the progress of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at Street Car Night at Xtreme Raceway in Texas. Before running into traction issues in a later round, this supercharged sedan beat a new Dodge Demon and a wicked Chevy race truck before losing to a new Camaro ZL1.

Xcesiv Hellcat

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the video above is owned and driven by Paul Moody, who goes by xcesiv_hellcat on Instagram. He recently headed to Xtreme Raceway in Texas for their street car night and the results were impressive.

Hellcat Charger Vs Demon

While the video doesn’t include any details, the owner posted in the comments of the video to clarify the mod list. He explained that the car has aftermarket upper and lower pulleys, so it is running more than stock boost and it is tuned to run on E85. It also has 3.09 gears, aftermarket rear wheels and fat drag radial tires, leading me to guess that it also has an aftermarket driveshaft.

These runs were made with the density altitude around 3,200-feet, so in better air on a quarter mile track, this Charger is capable of running well into the nine-second range.

Racing Action

In the first race of the video, the Hellcat Charger takes on a new Demon and after the two pull near-identical reaction times, the supercharged sedan outruns the supercharged coupe to get the win. This is a no-time event, so nothing comes up on the big boards, but we learn afterwards that the sedan ran a 6.38 at 112.33 miles per hour while the Demon ran a 6.51 (we don’t get the speed).

Demon and Charger Down Track

Next, the Hellcat Dodge sedan takes on a Chevy S10 race truck. The pickup gets out a little quicker, but the Mopar monster quickly takes the lead and races to victory, running a 6.38 at 112.28 miles per hour.

Finally, the Charger takes on a new Camaro ZL1. The left lane was wetter than the Dodge driver would have liked, so he didn’t get the tires hot enough and that led to traction troubles on the launch. As a result, the Camaro got out to an early lead and the Charger couldn’t battle back.

Hellcat Charger Burnout

Afterwards, the video host complains that the Camaro was on a full slick while the Hellcat was on drag radials and with it being a street event, people shouldn’t have been running slicks, but in any case, the Chevy lost in the next round.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“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 Rall. “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. Meanwhile, 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,” adds Rall. “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. 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, 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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