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!
'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.
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!
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
Speed Demon: 426 mph w/ ARP Fasteners
The Speed Demon streamliner makes a 426 mph pass at Bonneville this week.
This video shows all 4 onboard cameras, with a close up of the gauges, from
the time the engine fires until the chase crew arrives after the run.
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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