Well, they did it again! The Rad Rides/Poteet team has shattered a twenty-five year old record with the world famous "Blowfish"! Five passes were made this year at the salt flats, all of them were over 300mph! A new record was set at 307.399 in B, Blown Fuel Competition Coupe with Danny Burrows at the wheel. Top run was 315.913mph with an exit speed of 319.260mph.
This put the Blowfish into the Bonneville history book as one of the fastest production cars on the salt!
Blowfish Cuda pulls off the ine on the way to a 314mph run at speedweek
2011. Sorry for the less than perfect camera work.
RadRides by Troy Blowfish on the dyno
The Blowfish is a 1969 Cuda,built at Rad Rides by Troy to compete at the
Bonneville Salt Flats. It has a higher ratio rear end gear in theses Dyno pulls,so that it
isnt running 300 m.p.h. but it still had a rear wheel speed of 170m.p.h.
and made 1118 h.p and 1280 ft lbs of torque at the rear wheels with only 10
pounds of Boost!
Rad Rides By Troy Spring 2011 Teaser
Rad Rides By Troy is at it again. Get ready for another seat of your pants
adrenaline rush. The Crew at Rad Rides is pumped and ready for action this
spring with a whole shop full of new projects that are sure to get your
attention. We hope you enjoy!
Mazda RX-7 Crash at 225 MPH!!
Bonneville Salt Flats:
3rd gen Mazda RX-7 race car trying to beat the land speed record for a
At this speed, the tire patch that is touching the ground is LESS than the
width of your index finger across each tire.
Furthermore each patch is encountering dust and small sand-like particles
often. If you could keep the pace with this car and remain standing next
to it, you could reach over and push it away from you sideways with little
The announcer claims that an additional burst of oxygen in the fuel causes
a loss of control, but in all likelyhood, the wind just changes ever so
slightly, or began to blow (even lightly) and it was actually this that
nudged the cars nose off by just enough to start a flat spin.
Yes, a flat spin, like an airplane goes into!
No rudder on this vehicle, so no control!
'62 bubble top
This is a 1962 Chevy Bel Air Bubble top owned by Randy Wilcox. Rad Rides
by Troy did some chassis modifications, build custom floor pans, re-did
quarterpanel, and all the rest of the body smoothing including tucking the
bumpers. This one sports an LS9 from a new ZR1 Corvette.
Blow Fish at Bonneville 2011 during Speed Week
Blow Fish made 5 passes all of them over 300mph and set a new record at
307.399 in B, Blown Fuel Competition Coupe with Danny Bourrow at the wheel.
Top run was a 317.666 with a exit speed of 319.888.
Owner: George Poteet
Driver: Danny Burrow
Built By: Rad Rides by Troy
Proud Sponsor: Derale Performance
RideTech Testimonial - Troy Trepanier - BlowFish
In 2011 Ridetech had the opportunity to sit down with several customers and
discuss their opinion of our products, sales, and service. Here is what
Troy Trepanier had to say about Ridetech shocks on the BlowFist project.
The Blowfish is alive again.
After almost 4 days rebuilding the entire car on the salt, the rad
rides/poteet Blowfish fires again. Congratulations guys!
Rad rides by Troy Blowfish Dyno sessions
Troy Trepanier and crew testing the Blowfish before heading to Bonneville
Salt flats to attempt to run over 300m.p.h. The car already has been over
290m.p.h.on the salt