Greg Oberg's blown Silverado SS had a catastrophic failure competing in last year's THROWDOWN. Unfortunately, a week prior to our 2013 event, he was wrapping up the latest engine mods when his engine began knocking badly while on the dyno. Bad luck bit him again. Thankfully, all of the rides in his family's driveway are ultra-fast and he hoped to bring out his wife's Grand Cherokee SRT8, which came in Second Place two years ago. Benefitting from a forged stroker kit, the 413ci Hemi was up 100 hp from the 2011 THROWDOWN and sounded absolutely rowdy going down the track. Ripping the quarter-mile in the low 11s, then slicing through the slalom with the quickest time, and logging the best speed stop time, Greg immediately had the early lead. A Second Place finish in the road course gave him a tie with the red Cheyenne, but due to a lack of exterior mods, he received no points in the show ‘n shine portion. A valiant effort once again left Greg and the Oberg clan with a Second Place overall finish. Let us provide all of our SoCal readers with a big warning: if you see a murdered-out SRT8 cruising the freeways, don't challenge it or you'll see taillights faster than you can say, "What was that?"

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Owner and City/State:
Greg Oberg • Costa Mesa, California

Type: 6.1L Hemi stroked to 413 ci with forged internals
Cam: Comp (specs undisclosed)
Induction: Vortech V3 supercharger with aftercooler, ZEX nitrous (not used in competition)
Exhaust: Kooks 1⅞-inch long-tube headers
Engine Management: Factory ECM tuned by Adam at Spankin Time Motorsports
Output: 620 awhp
Built by: ST Motorsports

Transmission: Stock five-speed auto with AutoStick and AWD

Front suspension: B&R 1.5-inch lowering coil springs
Rear suspension: B&R 1.5-inch lowering coil springs
Brakes: Factory Brembo calipers, drilled rotors

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: SRT8 Alcoa forged 20x10
Tires: Nitto NT420S 255/45R20 (F) and 285/40R20 (R)

Road Course: 2:03.82 sec
Quarter-Mile: 11.26 @ 120.23 mph
Speed Stop: 17.08 sec
Slalom: 7.18 sec
Show & Shine: No points earned

Special Thanks: Alena, ST Motorsports, Nitto Tire