Will make competitive debut in Ohio this weekend.
Forged in the fiery depths of SRT Motorsports, this is the new Dodge Challenger SRT race car that’s set to do battle in the Trans Am Series. Miller Racing will field two of these racers, with four-time series champion Tommy Kendall returning to the TA2 class for the first time in a decade. While Kendall will drive Number 11, the Number 1 car will be piloted by Cameron Lawrence, last year’s Mid-Ohio Trans Am race winner. Under the hood is a 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8 rated at 499 hp mated to a four-speed manual.
That may seem low compared to the 707-hp Challenger Hellcat, but the race car is significantly lighter thanks to a fiberglass body and stripped-out cabin. The standard Challenger’s menacing retro styling remains intact, while 15-inch Bassett racing wheels come wrapped in 22-inch Hoosier racing tires. Other highlights include adjustable Ohlins dampers and Stop-Tech brakes. The Dodge Challenger SRT racecars will debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.