TAC Tech => Racing => Topic started by: NOT A TA on August 12, 2018, 09:01:36 PM

Title: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: NOT A TA on August 12, 2018, 09:01:36 PM
It's speed week at the Bonneville salt flats.  Danny now holds the world record for piston driven using an updated (to conform to modern regulations) version of Mickeys 1968 streamliner "Challenger 2" . Ran 446.6 MPH Sat and backed it up with an even better return run of 450.9 today for a 448.737 average. Thats haulin!!!

http://thompsonlsr.com/about/

Mickey was a Pontiac guy before many of us were even born. I've run my bird at a couple of 1 mile Land Speed Races and hope to run Bonneville one day. I know there isn't a lot of LSR guys on this forum but thought some of you might be might be interested.
Title: Re: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: 70RAIV455 on August 15, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
Thanks !
Title: Re: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: 70RAIV455 on August 15, 2018, 08:56:36 PM
Coming up Soon.
September 2018.
Bonneville Salt Flats Wendover Utah.

Wanted to Race there myself at least Once.
Title: Re: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: Box on August 15, 2018, 09:05:08 PM
Really nifty.  I'd like to go to somewhere sanctioned some day and do 200 mph, just once at least.  Can't imagine doing 400+ on land.
Title: Re: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: Jack on August 16, 2018, 05:32:32 AM
That's awesome. Would have been better if it was a street car, but nothing out there that can come close.
Title: Re: Danny Thompson (Mickeys son) breaks world speed record
Post by: jonathonar89 on August 16, 2018, 07:19:48 AM
Good stuff John!  Thanks for sharing!