Back in September, we attended our friend Dave Hayes’ private drag racing event at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario. While I live in Metro Detroit and it only took me about 45 minutes to get to the track with our long-term 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Sport, our Co-Editor Jared Balfour drove a total of 4,602 kilometers (2,860 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia to the event in our long-term 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (which you can follow on the MoparInsiders YouTube channel).
There are only a few times a year that the MoparInsiders editorial staff can get together, it was the first time that I got to see the Trackhawk in action on the track first hand. The 707 horsepower monster in an SUV body, while civil during normal conditions on the street, is a brute force on the track.
With about 20 Mopars showing up for the event, there were a lot of fun matchups throughout the day. With a Density Altitude (D.A.) of around 3,400 to 3,500 all day and 20+ mph wind guest going across the strip, the Trackhawk impressed everyone with its performance. The Trackhawk even put up a good battle with some amazing Mopar machines like our friend Charles Hellcat-powered 2019 Ram 1500 “RebHELL” pickup, a few 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons, and one really fast 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
So how did our Trackhawk do against the competition after the long journey across Canada? Be sure to check out the video above. Also be sure to subscribe to the MoparInsiders.com YouTube channel for all of our reviews, vlogs, and some behind the scenes content you won’t find here on the site.