On Sunday, August 12th, Danny Thompson laid down a 450.909mph record run at the Bonneville Salt Flats using the Challenger 2, a vehicle originally built by his father, Mickey Thompson, in 1968. This run, averaged with a 446.605mph pass he made the previous day, gives the Challenger 2 a new AA/FS record of 448.757mph, and makes it the world’s fastest piston driven record holder. Not bad for a 50 year old race car!
As you can tell, it was a hairy ride, with Danny going almost lock-to-lock on the steering wheel to control a slide at over 430mph. For more information, check out the team website: www.thompsonlsr.com
Electric cars have started to dominate racing series from the Pikes Peak hill climb to formula cars to Saturday night grudge matches between Tesla and Dodge Challenger owners at rented local drag-strips.
At professional levels, though, racing organizations have been slow to change, and stock cars and drag racing organizations have been the among most resistant to electric powertrains.
Fans go to hear the roar of engines, and in some cases, even to smell … More
Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'print_footer' not found or invalid function name in /homepages/46/d276293588/htdocs/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 286