One Lap of America is a racing event sponsored in part by AutoNation and started by famed automotive journalist Brock Yates. Covering 3,245 miles over the course of seven days, the race requires a team of drivers to pilot their car across multiple state lines in order to compete in scored racing competitions at closed courses scattered about the country. Speeding on public roadways is not necessary – and is strongly discouraged – for each team to get to each racing event, as organizers have allotted more than enough time for the 60 teams in this year’s competition to complete each leg of the race.
AutoNation’s One Lap of America team is currently piloting a 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker edition provided by Dodge. Equipped with a big 485 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, our bone-stock Sublime Green 2015 Challenger has been a hit both on and off the track. Affectionately named George, AutoNation’s One Lap of America team is having no trouble keeping up with highly-modified and race-prepped competitors at events like the wet skidpad on the Tire Rack test track in Southbend, Indiana and at Raceway Park of the Midlands in Pacific Junction, Iowa.
Even more important, the green coupe continues to impress us with its cross-country comfort. Features like heated and cooled seats, a massive 8.4-inch UConnect system with navigation and highway fuel economy in the mid-20s (mpg) make the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker a terrific One Lap of America contender.
Of course, while we’re partial to George’s stylish looks, powerful engine and numerous creature comforts, we can’t deny there are many other lust-worthy vehicles competing in the 2015 One Lap of America race. Take a peek through our gallery to see some of the highlights of this year’s race and be sure to follow George and the AutoNation team on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.