Big Daddy Don Garlits Drives 1000HP Redeye

November 8th, 2019

Big Daddy is a legend in NHRA Drag Racing. He won countless races and championships – most of them when I wasn’t even a twinkle in my daddy’s eye. He is a true pioneer in the world of drag racing. Today, he will be introduced to the brand-new world of Detroit performance. It will come in the form of a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Extreme tuned by Brenton Brown, owner of Forza Tuning and Performance in Clearwater, Florida. If I were a betting man – and I am – I would bet that Big Daddy is still up to the task.

So, after Brenton worked his Forza magic and got out of the way, the King Rat (affectionate term for Don) took the seat. As the man that invented the rear-engine dragster, King Rat knows how to get from point A to point B with the ultimate quickness.

Sure enough, the burnout goes off without a hitch and Don cuts the light like a young man. The Redeye blasts out of the hole and rolls through the trap like a bullet. When the smoke clears, Brenton has shaved two-tenths from the elapsed time. All that with the flick of a wrist. I have wrenched years trying to shave two-tenths and the Exotic Car Doc does it with his laptop. Now that is skill.

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