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!
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!
Danny Thompson's Mission: 420 MPH Land Speed Record
Danny Thompson attempts to break the 420 mph world land speed record . . .
with his father, Mickey Thompson's, Challenger II built in 1968. It's being
built up to modern specs and go 420+.
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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!
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