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Wow, what a blast!! I went to the Barber Track in Birmingham, Alabama. There were about 25 people there on a perfect day. To my knowledge, I was the only SRT8 owner there. There were a couple Viper owners, a few SRT10 truck owners, and numerous srt4 owners. I met a lot of nice people and the Barber SRT folks were great!!

After the classroom discussion, which was funny as hell, we split into 2 groups and my group started on the time trial track. We were allowed to take two 440 foot runs in each of 3 vehicles which were the 300C SRT8, Crossfire, and SRT10 truck. At the end of this event, they let us take one more run in any one of the 3 vehicles. IMO, the SRT8 was the fastest and most fun. The Crossfire did very well and the SRT10 was disappointing. All were fun nevertheless. As we made each run, there was not much room left for stopping, so we got very familiar with the Anti-Lock breaks kicking in. The second half of each leg was to take the car around 5 pilons at 40mph. We sure got a good feel for the great handling of these cars.

My groups second event was hitting the Road Course with each of the following 3 vehicles: Viper, SRT10 truck, and Crossfire. That was a blast, especially in the Viper. I was personally very disappointed that they didn't have the SRT8 in this event.

We had a nice lunch and then proceeded to a Handling Course (I'm not sure what they called this event). We were allowed to take one run in each of the following 3 vehicles: Viper, Crossfire, and SRT4. Again, a lot of fun and I was pretty impressed with the SRT4. Pretty quick car for the money. I didn't particularly care too much for the Crossfire and SRT4 due mainly to their smaller size (I'm Biased). They threw in one more run because we had the time available.

Lastly, they took us back out on the Road Course in our pick of any 3 vehicles, but this time the Instructors were driving. I selected the SRT8, Viper, and Truck. This was absolutely a blast and I taped all 3 runs. My first run was the SRT8 and it was my favorite run. My particular driver really knew how to smoke those tires around the track. The second run was in the Viper and it was very clear why they put such awsome seats in all these vehicles. The last run was in the truck and I must say, it was a lot more ballsy out on the track. The truck ride was really fun!!

The Track experience is definitely worth the money. I'm not sure how the event is run at a regular round track, but the Road Course was just a Blast. I was also told that SRT owners can attend as many events as they want. All-in-all I was elated with my pick of the SRT8. One of the other attendee's asked one of the Instructors what his favorite vehicle was out on the track. He said "I can speak for all the Instructors when I say that the 300C SRT8 is our favorite vehicle". They really enjoy the power, handling, and superior breaking of the 300C SRT8. :biggrin:
 

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Another satisfied SRT Experience. Congrats srt42 on having such a great time. Did they mention anything about the ME that has been showing up at some of their events? Like you said- it is a blast and anyone that can go should go. (I've just got to have seconds so I will be attending the one in Homestead this September) :wink1:
Reading your post just gave me the chills to get out there and do it all over. Well worth it. You didn’t happen to take notice of the 8’s brakes did you- premature wear as reported?? I will be asking when I get there in Sept.
Thanks for the nice post! It really makes you appreciate the SRT team’s hard work at bringing us some awesome machines. :)
 

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I asked one of the SRT folks if they heard of any brake problems and he said he had not. He did mention that they had one SRT8 that had a squeaky brake (as I do) and they had to take in twice to get it fixed.

No mention of the ME.
 

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Hey, glad you had a great time. Everybody needs to experience this kind of "FUN".
 

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srt42 - AWESOME!!!

thanks for the "ride"!!!
I have gone 17 times this morning alone!!!
 

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If I had 3 wishes, one of them would be to have a daily commute like that. Thanks for the vid.
 

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srt42 - AWESOME!!!

just watched it another 4 times...
awesome!!!
THANKS!!!
 

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Great vid. If that doesn't get your blood boiling - check into the nearest morgue.

Like I've been saying - the car has great balance. The best race cars are the easiest ones to drive.

If you haven't been yet, get your butt out on a race course with your 300C or SRT8 and enjoy this magnificant machine.

. . . now I gotta go and watch tha vid again:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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Now that was agreat video....gotta go now....need a fix!! :evil:
 

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But..... Wish we could have seen the RPM and MPH gauges needles flying, and more importantly wish we could of seen you guys chasing a Red "Viper" and not a Red "Full Size Truck."
 

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The 300C SRT8 was passing that truck all day, but not on my run. It was hillarious to see. I have another video of that and my viper and truck ride, but I don't have space to upload them all.
 

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Standing In Line said:
But..... Wish we could have seen the RPM and MPH gauges needles flying, and more importantly wish we could of seen you guys chasing a Red "Viper" and not a Red "Full Size Truck."
That Red "Full Size Truck" has a Viper engine and came in 3rd in the One Lap of America enduro one week race spread over 6 days on different tracks.

It's not your uncle's pick up.
 

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That Red "Full Size Truck" has a Viper engine and came in 3rd in the One Lap of America enduro one week race spread over 6 days on different tracks.

It's not your uncle's pick up.
NR, you do realize that the Ram in One Lap had NO relation the SRT-10 Ram, right? The following is from Car and Drivers coverage

"In addition to a big block Mopar V8 churning up prodigious quantities of power, this Ram has acquired a tube frame chassis, received extensive handling and braking upgrades, and shed some 1500 pounds.
 
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