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Title: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
Post by: wickedwagens on August 28, 2017, 10:00:18 AM
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Chris Mursick and I took our Ghias to the Bonneville Salt Flats last week and had a great time running at the 2017 Speed Week event.  Chris's black Ghia runs a 1968cc normally aspirated engine and I am running a 1915cc turbocharged engine.

 Chris beat my 2 records from last year running 113.358 MPH in G/CFALT and 124.611 MPH in G/CGALT (G is the engine size, Classic, Gas or Fuel, and ALTered is the body style).

I set one open record in G/CBGALT at 134.606 and we beat a record held by a turbocharged SAAB in G/CBFALT.  We bumped the record from his 140.857 MPH to 146.715 MPH.  I had an unofficial top speed of 150.3 MPH and we will be going back out in Sept. for World of Speed to run some more.


Title: Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
Post by: MRK on September 01, 2017, 10:24:19 AM
Good stuff :-D It was great working with you!
Wasn't one of the records set by Chris run with a spark plug wire hanging off?
Cheers, Mike


Title: Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
Post by: wickedwagens on October 02, 2017, 01:24:05 PM
Yes, When he went to impound after the record run one of the plug wires was hanging off the side.