THE quickest six-cylinder car in the Drag Challenge field, seasoned APSA racer Brad Keem’s Charger is a beautifully presented and blisteringly fast car. It’s still running a 265ci Hemi six and Torqueflite auto and goes deep into the nines, thanks to an intercooled Garrett GT47 turbocharger and Autronic EFI set-up.
“I’ve been campaigning this car for a long time and it’s just something I really wanted to tick off my list,” Brad says of Drag Challenge. “I had a ball!”
Oil pressure issues prevented Brad from putting down a full-noise pass at Calder on day five, with his 12.33@85mph well off the solid nine-second pace he’d established throughout the event. That being said, it was still enough to claim the title of Quickest Six-Cylinder at Drag Challenge.
“The event is obviously inspired by Drag Week, and I class my car as a street car and I love radial racing,” Brad says. “That, combined with it being a great week with my mates, and it’s just such a challenge for me and this car. It’s been a great road trip and the car has performed so well. It’s been fantastic.”
Class: 247 Fittings Radial Blown
Engine: Hemi 265ci inline six Turbo: Garrett GT47 Transmission: 904 Torqueflite Converter: 5000rpm Diff: 3.7:1 Power: 850hp Previous PB: 9.20@143mph Best Drag Challenge Run: 9.57@144mph
Tom Fraser, Aaron Norman