As has been the case for years, every purchase of an SRT® vehicle includes admission for one day of a high-performance driving school to help the new customer hone his/her skills to match the capability of the new vehicle. New for 2016, the sessions are being held by Bondurant Racing School, the legendary driving school that’s been teaching some of the best drivers in the world their skills since 1968, and are now the Official Racing School of Dodge/SRT.
Bondurant Racing School’s 60-acre facility sits just outside of Phoenix. And thanks to the NHRA festivities in town this weekend, Mopar® Drivers Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders, Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr., Ron Capps and Tony Schumacher took advantage of the proximity to help welcome Bondurant to the Dodge/SRT family.
The team has been enjoying a streak of success starting at the beginning of last season, when the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Funny Car body style first hit the NHRA strip. Throughout the entire 2015 season, there was only one event on the calendar that did not see a Dodge Charger Funny Car in the final round. With Capps at the helm, the car also claimed the win at the 2016 season opener in Pomona, Calif. For Enders and Coughlin, the 2016 season is the first that they will be piloting fuel-injected, HEMI®-powered Dodge Dart cars in the Pro Stock class. The roster of drivers sets up Mopar for a strong showing in 2016.
The drivers took hot laps around the road course in Dodge vehicles, including Vipers and SRT Hellcats, and were on call to take visitors along with them in the passenger seat. Members of the automotive media were also in attendance and were able to take the cars out for a spin or ride along with Mopar drivers.
The event showcased Bondurant’s facilities, as well as demonstrated the impressive capabilities of Dodge/SRT vehicles.