Hey Richard Rawling! It’s Road Kill and we seem to have irritated you.
Update Aug 12, 2015: The Drag race went down! Check out our post linked below!
After much goading and pestering from Road Kill’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, earlier this week Richard Rawlings finally responded and accepted that Road Kill’s challenge to a build off. It was also confirmed that Mighty Car Mods would be participating in an altogether different challenge later early next year. Richard Rawlings wanted a list of details on the challenge and earlier today (July 18. 2015) Road Kill announced via a little video what exactly that challenge meant. Listed below are the rules.
- The challenge will be an eight-mile drag race (Street race style.) One single pass. If you’re a fan of Street Outlaws, you’ll know exactly what this looks like.
- Richard Rawlings himself has to drive. He’s “building” the car so it’s only fair that he drive!
- Whatever car Richard Rawlings is using has to weigh 3,500 lbs. It’s no secret that Road Kill will be using the General Mayhem a.k.a. a 1968 Dodge Charger that originally had a swapped motorhome engine in it, but now will be sporting an SRT Charger Hellcat motor. The General Mayhem weighs 3,500 lbs and so will GMG’s ride.
- Stock suspension concept. That means no fancy racecar style suspension units. GMG can swap in better coil springs and sway bars etc., but nothing out of the ordinary.
- GMG has to use a Hellcat drive train and transmission (automatic or manual.)
- 12 inches of tread on the ground which we assume means the tire contact patch on each tire must be one foot in width.
So those are the rules. Alternatively if all that doesn’t work out for Richard Rawlings, there’s always the three-day junk yard build off where they all enter a junkyard, fix up a car, and then drive said car on a 1,000 mile road trip. It sounds like the faster and easier option for Gas Monkey Garage is the 1/8-mile drag race. Art of Gears will keep you updated when Richard Rawlings responds (if he does.) And if you were wondering what the General Mayhem is, refresh yourself with that episode of Road Kill below.