Have you ever wanted to test your skills as a race car driver? Well, Dodge is offering you a chance to do just that. Starting on July 19th, Dodge and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) are hosting “Drag Strip Showdown” racing simulation events across the nation, including at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, MN from August 17-19. Contestants can compete to win a trip to the Bob Bondurant Drag Racing School.
The event features a head-to-head competition in which competitors will use a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulator to compete for the top four spots. The four who come out on top will be paired with either Mopar Dodge Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett or Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car driver Matt Hagan and be coached for the final competition that takes place at Bondurant. The winner will get to race the 840-power Dodge Challenger SRT Demon for real.
“Always a popular draw at events, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators provide drivers with incredibly realistic, interactive drag racing experiences as they go head-to-head to see who has the fastest reaction time and quarter-mile time,” said Steve Beahm, Head of FCA Passenger Car Brands.
“Honing these skills in the ‘Drag Strip Showdown’ will be excellent practice for working with Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan before taking the wheel in an actual 840-horsepower Demon on the Bondurant drag racing track.”
There will be a leaderboard at each event displaying the competitors time and rank after their run. In addition to the top four simulation winners, two winners will also be chosen from the “Drag Strip Showdown” sweepstakes promotion at Dodge Garage, which you can learn more about here. If you’re interested in attending one of the events, here are all their locations and dates:
|Event||Location||Dates (all 2018)|
|Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar||Morrison, CO||July 19-22|
|Roadkill Nights||Pontiac, MI||August 11|
|NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals||Brainerd, MN||August 17-19|
|NHRA U.S. Nationals||Indianapolis, IN||August 30-September 3|
|NHRA Dodge Nationals||Mohnton, PA||September 13-16|
|NHRA Midwest Nationals||Madison, IL||September 21-23|
|NHRA Fall Nationals||Dallas, TX||October 5-7|
|NHRA Carolina Nationals||Concord, NC||October 12-14|
|NHRA Nationals – Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||October 26-28|
|SEMA||Las Vegas, NV||October 30-November 2|
|NHRA Finals||Pomona, CA||November 9-11|
The 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup is comprised of high performance vehicles that truly stand out in their own segment. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye features a 797 horsepower HEMI high-output engine making it the most powerful and quickest muscle car with a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds. Learn more about the Redeye here.
2018 Dodge Challenger for Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If you can’t make the drive up to Brainerd or one of the other events, then come and check out the 2018 Dodge Challenger in person here at our dealership in Forest Lake, MN. We have a great selection and you can come check out your favorite one in person. Come and do some test driving! Many of our new cars come with a free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty as well, so make sure to ask a member of our team about this awesome warranty. We’re located right by Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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