Hellcat Charger Sets Record for ‘Blower-only’ Setup: Track Time Tuesday

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Extra boost, an E85 tune and weight reduction make this the quickest Hellcat Charger without nitrous.

This week’s Track Time Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Zdung and it features the world’s quickest Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat running without the help of nitrous oxide. The car is owned, driven and tuned by a gentleman named Zdung Ho and thanks to the wonders of social media, we were able to get all of the key details on this crazy-quick sedan.

Extra Power

This Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi that it came with from the factory and aside from removing the supercharger housing to change the upper pulley, the engine has never been modified. In other words, this car has the stock heads, the stock bottom end and the stock camshaft, but it does have a 2.5-inch Metco upper pulley and an Innovator’s West lower pulley, both of which work together to increase the boost levels.

Zdung Charger Burnout

To handle the extra air being stuffed into the engine with help from a Legmaker cold air intake, the fuel system has been upgraded with ID1300 injectors, Injected Engineering’s Gasohol Dual Pump upgrade kit and a Kenne Bell Plug-n-Play Boost-A-Pump. The entire system is self-tuned to run on E85, but the run above was run on an E90 blend with Zdung doing all of his own tuning work.

Finally, to efficiently send more power to the wheels, this Charger has catless mid-pipes, a Killer Chiller with additional coolant capacity provided by a custom front-mounted 1.25-gallon tank, a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft and springs from a new Dodge Demon.

It should be noted that this Hellcat has the stock 2.62 rear differential, the stock axles and a fully-stock transmission.

Weight Reduction

The next step to getting into the low 9-second range was weight reduction. This begins by removing the passenger seat, the rear seat, the contents of the trunk, the windshield wiper system, the front sway bar and the exhaust. Next, rear brake conversion required to run the 15-inch Bogart rear wheels removes some weight, as does the change to the Bogart wheels in the back and skinny front-runner setup.

Zdung Charger Wheels up

Basically, he removed the items that he could that would reduce weight without compromising on-track functionality, resulting in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that weighs far less and packs far more power than a stock car.

Setting the Record

In the video above, Zdung Ho’s Hellcat leaves the starting line with the front wheels in the air, pulling a 1.375 60-foot time on his way to running a 9.218 at 149.27 miles per hour. That makes this car the quickest “blower only” Hellcat Charger in the world, trailing only nitrous-assisted cars in the race for the quickest overall Hellcat sedans.

Zdung Charger Time Slip and Board

Crank up your speakers and enjoy.

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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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