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Hellcat Challenger with stock boost runs in the 9s!

by Patrick Rall on

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat owned and driven by Michigan-based racer Simon Haddad has set a variety of records over the past few years. The man known online as Phast Hemi has set and reset the record for the quickest stock-power quarter mile time for a Hellcat on multiple occasions.

Earlier this year, Haddad’s Hellcat ran a stunning 10.09, which is the quickest stock boost quarter mile time by any Hellcat car in the world. Haddad’s car is tuned and has some minor modifications that we will discuss below, but unlike many Hellcat racers who swap pulleys to run more boost, this car is running on stock boost levels.

Phast Hemi’s Mods

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat owned by Simon Haddad has full interior, the big factory brakes and all of the features that came from the factory. The only weight-saving change has been a move from the factory 20-inch wheels to 18-inch wheels, but this car still has a track weight over 4,600 pounds.

Other upgrades include 28-inch tall drag radial tires out back, a stronger driveshaft and a beefed-up fuel system for the E85 tune from Injected Engineering. It should be noted that Injected Engineering tuned the engine to make extra power with the E85 alcohol blend, but they also tuned the transmission for stronger shifts and more engine speed on the top end. Finally, this Hellcat has a 3.09 rear differential, but like many other Hellcat racers, Haddad saw very minor improvements from the steeper gearing.

Some other interesting points about Simon Haddad’s Hellcat include the fact that he has driven the car daily for more than 17,000 miles over the past few years in addition to making over 650 drag strip passes. In that time, nothing has broken and other than performance upgrades, the only changes made have been the engine oil and filter.

With all of that in mind, it is nothing short of remarkable that this Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was able to run in the 9-second range. To be exact, Haddad ran a 9.97 and a 9.98 while hot-lapping in positive density altitude air at Ubly Dragway in Michigan, along with running a 9.99 at another point in the day. He credits Injected Engineering for their “dedication to this quest and excellent tuning”, along with praising the crew at Ubly Dragway for providing a great track to run these numbers.

On those 9-second runs, he reached trap speeds of 141-142 miles per hour while pulling 60-foot times of 1.47 and 1.48. More importantly, Haddad’s Challenger is the first and only stock boost Hellcat car to run in the 9s and he did it with all of the interior features intact.

The video below was captured by David Line, another local Michigan racer, showing the 9.97 run with great sound, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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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