Hennessey Opening Up Its Private Drag Strip for Dodge Demon Owners
John Hennessey wants to give Demon owners the chance to unlock their vehicle's full potential.
The new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been the talk of the town for a while now. As we have all learned, the Demon will reportedly blast through the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph when on race fuel. Unfortunately, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) said "No fun for you," and banned the Demon from unlocking all 840 horsepower on any of their tracks due to its ridiculous quarter-mile capabilities.
Now, famous Texas tuner John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance is opening up his private race track, Lonestar Motorsports Park, to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ownership. Hennessey has stated owners can utilize his track if they attend a one-day drag-racing school. Although this definitely is good news for Demon owners, it kind of seems like Hennessey is baiting Demon owners to purchase Hennessey products and classes. According to earlier reports, Hennessey plans to bump the Demon to 1,500 horsepower, so maybe he's hoping he can convert Demon owners as they come in to use the track.
In an open letter to Tim Kuniskis, head of passengers cars for FCA US, John Hennessey says he was “greatly disappointed to find out that the NHRA has banned the Demon from being able to run to its full potential at their quarter-mile drag-strips.”