Charger Scat Pack Skips Burnout in Camaro SS Drag Race, Instantly Regrets It

One of the most important benefits of using the drag strip when willing to check out the sprinting abilities of one’s machine has to do with the traction bonus delivered by the said environment. The combination between the (more or less) mandatory pre-race burnout and the prepped surface of the track means that, at least in theory, you can make the most out of what your tires have to offer.
However, the driver of a Dodge Charger Scat Pack recently decided to skip the water-aided tire-melting stunt, driving around the slippery bit when lining up at the Christmas Tree.
The Mopar machine duked it out with a sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro SS and, as far as we know, both muscle cars came in factory stock condition.
The HEMI wielder grabbed the starting phase of the race, with the reaction time of the driver giving him an early lead. Alas, it didn’t take long until the rear tires, which hadn’t been brought up to temperature, entered a fight with the asphalt underneath them.
Sure, the 485 hp of the Scat Pack might not sound like that much in this era when production muscle cars can even pack double that output, but this level of muscle is certainly enough to send a car sideways during a launch.
That is precisely what happened to the Dodge – the driver lost control of the car, with the muscle sedan sliding to the right and subsequently doing the same thing while aiming for the wall on the left side of the track.
Fortunately, the four-door sprinting machine hadn’t gained all that much speed when it started sliding, so the guy behind the wheel managed to bring it to a halt before any concrete barrier was kissed.
Here’s to hoping that other drag racing aficionados will use this driver’s error to avoid crashing their rides.