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The Demon brings drag racing to Bondurant

by Patrick Rall on

FCA announced this morning that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is joining the fleet of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, bringing drag racing to the well-known road racing program.

Over the past couple of years, anyone who purchased a Dodge Challenger or Charger in SRT 392 or Hellcat trim received a free day of high performance training from the folks at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Bondurant is one of the world’s leading road racing schools and for the past few years, the Arizona-based track program has relied strictly on high performance Dodge and Fiat products. With the arrival of the new SRT Demon, Bondurant is adding a new car to their fleet and with it comes a whole new program – the Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School.

“With the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 707-horsepower Charger and Challenger Hellcats and the 475-horsepower Durango SRT, the Dodge//SRT brands deliver more horsepower than any other brand in our segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “With great power comes responsibility, so we want our enthusiasts to respect the full capability of their machines. Our Dodge//SRT partnership with the highly acclaimed Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, which comes with the purchase of an SRT, gives our customers the opportunity to get the most out of their new vehicles in a controlled environment, as well as gives anyone interested in our performance cars the chance to get behind the wheel of one at the track. Where else can you drive a Demon without having to buy one?”

Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School

All 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon buyers get to attend this one-day drag racing school free of charge while those folks who purchased another Dodge SRT product can upgrade their one-day track school to a two-day program including the drag racing portion for $999. Also, someone who is interested in this program, but who hasn’t purchased a new Dodge SRT product, can attend for $1,999.

For Demon owners, the Dodge//SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School begins with a classroom session where students learn the fundamentals of drag racing, followed by several hours of on-track instruction with one of the Bondurant instructors. During the course of the day, each student will make 22 passes down the drag strip of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in a handful of different models, including the Challenger SRT 392, the Hellcat, the Widebody Hellcat and, of course, the new Dodge Demon.

“We’re thrilled to team up with Dodge on this exciting new Drag Racing program, featuring the wicked fast Dodge Challenger SRT Demon,” said Jason Bondurant, vice president of Bondurant Racing School. “Our course will be led by our professional instructors who will give students the chance to experience first-hand the impressive capabilities of this audacious production drag car. It is especially fitting that we’re launching this new course at the start of our Golden 50th Anniversary. It amplifies the message that the Bondurant Racing School is continuing to evolve and looks forward to the next 50 years of adrenaline-filled motorsports action.”

Pre-registration for the new Bondurant Drag Racing program officially opens today with classes beginning on March 9th. Demon owners can schedule their day via the Demon Concierge line while other SRT owners can upgrade to the Demon program via the Bondurant website.

Dodge and Bondurant put together a video to promote their drag racing program with help from Leah Pritchett and you can check that out below.

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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