It’s an even worse idea when you bring three friends along for the ride, then try to evade the state trooper you passed at warp speed on a state highway. Shane Crolick, a 20 year old New York state resident did just that, and as expected, it ended badly. The good news is that no one was killed, but Shane won’t be driving his crashed SRT-4 for a while. Cops, it would seem, don’t have much of a sense of humor when it comes to cases like this and threw every offense they could at him. I’m sure “littering”, “jaywalking” and “felonious mopery” are in there somewhere.
In case you’ve forgotten, the SRT-4 was Dodge’s factory-tuned turbo version of the Neon. Even stock SRT-4s are capable of the speeds Crolick was driving, but virtually no SRT-4 drivers kept their cars stock. The SRT-4 won it’s class in Tire Rack’s One Lap Of America in 2003, 2005 and 2007. In 2006, a modded SRT-4 turned an average speed of 221 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats to become the fastest production four cylinder car.