In late July, we headed out to our local quarter-mile dragstrip, Mission Raceway Park, looking to get our 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 into the 11s. After a few outings and getting a lot more comfortable with the car we were running in the 12.1 range consistently in the middle of a hot, humid summer.
Determined to get our car into the 11s, I pulled out the passenger and rear seats, Harmon Kardon sub box, and the factory air compressor, shaving approximately 125 lbs from the car. That resulted in an 11.971 at 113.63 miles an hour, which I was then able to back up with an 11.923 at 113.96.
Now that I had finally gotten the car into the 11s I was determined to do the same with the car at full weight, so the next time I went out I left everything in the car. It was another hot and humid day but over the course of the night, I was able to put the car back into the 11.9 range at full weight. I also ran against my friend Kyle with a 2019 Mustang GT 10 Speed auto a few times. Both cars are a pretty good match up with the 1320s drag radials and huge bottom end power of the 392 giving the 1320 an advantage off the line, but that high revving coyote clawing back at the top end. He also has a YouTube channel you can check out here.
With all the options our car has I am impressed with it running in the 11.9 range, especially considering we are in the middle of a hot, humid summer. I know that the car definitely has some more in it when the conditions start to become more favorable this fall.