SRT Motorsports announced their debut in the Trans Am Series with two Dodge Challenger SRTs at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15-16. Miller Racing will field the two vehicles driven by Tommy Kendal and Cameron Lawrence. For four-time series champion Tommy Kendall, this will be his first Trans Am start since 2004 in the TA2 series class.
Kendall is known for winning championships in Trans Am and IMSA but also for his victory in the 1995 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Kendall has 28 victories in Trans Am series while Lawrence captured 14 wins in 21 series starts since 2012.
The 2015 model year marks a new chapter in the newly combined Dodge and SRT brands as they unleash the Dodge Challenger SRT and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, around a month after unveiling new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
Riding on five SRT performance hallmarks, both the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat have been re-designed and re-engineered to feature innovative technologies inside and outside, allowing them to achieve monster-like performance levels. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 Hellcat engine, considered as the most powerful V8 engine built by the Chrysler Group.
Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge Brand at Chrysler Group LLC, described the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as the ultimate performance muscle car. He remarked that now that Dodge -- the Mainstream Performance brand – has been consolidated with SRT, they were able to introduce a true GT car with a driver-focused interior as well as with the most powerful V8 from Chrysler so far as mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.
The new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Challenger SRT Hellcat will be produced at the Brampton Assembly site in Ontario, Canada, starting the third quarter of 2014.