USA: Chrysler offers 'track day' to sports model owners
Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge Street and Racing Technology (SRT) vehicle owners in the United States are being offered a day at the racetrack with professional driving instruction.
The SRT Track Experience, which begins in April with 25 dates set so far, will provide day-long sessions of on-track driving and classroom instruction to help new owners experience the full capabilities of their vehicles.
Venues include well-known race tracks throughout the country including Daytona (Florida) International Speedway, Road America in Wisconsin, and Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Owners will be able to book a track day through a toll-free phone number or dedicated web site.
Those who purchase an SRT vehicle after April 1 will receive the programme gratis - other SRT owners will have to pay $US300.
Chrysler is also now offering SRT certification to all dealers.
Approximately half are currently SRT-certified. To reach the standard, dealerships are required to purchase special tools, complete special service training for their personnel, and stock service parts, performance upgrades and accessories - as well as stock the sporty SRT vehicle moel lines, of course.