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Hellcat time slips revisited; video

by Daniel Bennett on

Black Burns HC

Late last week, Allpar broke the news about Burns CDJR and Edinburg Raceway (Texas) joining forces to attempt to knock down some records with Hellcat Challengers right out of the gate. While we had the technical information, we did not have permission to publish the included photos and videos at that time.

We do now.

White Burns HC

I was also able to talk to Rey Chavez, the track manager at Edinburg Raceway, and get more detailed information about the who, why, and what.  This is a completely combined effort of Burns and Edinburgh, and while Edinburg is an associate sponsor of the Raceway, they have no other affiliation. In fact, Chavez was adamant about that, and the details on the mods done to the black Hellcat, which in the world of the internet has blown up into having a 100 shot of nitrous, a tune, and many other things that either aren’t available for the Hellcats yet, or are even more unlikely.

Hellcat Driveshaft Carnage

To recap: The black Hellcat is “modded” only with Mickey Thompson ET Street tires, 109 unleaded race fuel, and a well prepped race surface. No tune, no nitrous, no tricks. In fact, some of the factory parts are undergoing serious durability testing in the process!

Black HC Timeslip

The white Hellcat is stock down to the premium fuel and the stock Pirellis on the rims. No changes have been done to this vehicle at all.

White HC Timeslip

And as a little whet your whistle, we have this teaser of the white Hellcat gettin’ it done.

Stay tuned! There is more to come later this week, and full videos of both Hellcats in action. Rey hinted that they had some aerial footage of the passes too!

Dan Bennett was doomed from the start. His parents bought a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner when it was known that he was coming along, and the rest of the story was written from that point forward.
Raised in a Mopar only home, Dan has also been Mopar only. From ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s muscle to current SRTs of various flavors, Dan has owned, and in many cases raced, each of the Mopar brands.
Dan’s real career is as a “parts guy” at a local dealership, but he also is a muscician, computer geek/gamer, avid reader, and general all around seeker of knowledge. His whole working career has been spent in the parts industry, starting in the aftermarket, and now at the dealership level. He took a couple years off and went in a different direction for a bit as a jewelry designer and salesman, and even though he won a design award for a piece, his true calling, automotive, won out in the end.
He has written articles, or has had vehicles that have appeared in Mopar Muscle, Sport Truck, and Truckin’. In various forums and social media, he has made a name for himself as the “Go-to” guy for tech information for all things Mopar. He also has a large background in many forms of racing and engine building, holding at one point a ASE Certified Master Engine Machinist rating. Though he no longer keeps that certification up to date, he is still very active in the engine building side when he has spare time.
To Dan, there is no option to covering the Mopar world, it is an imperative that must be done to keep his world in balance.
You can contact him at (206) 736-7670.

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