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Author Topic: Speed Demon at WoS?  (Read 1154 times)
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« on: August 21, 2018, 07:12:56 AM »

After I read where Bob Dalton said Speed Demon would be returning to the salt next month for USFRA’s World of Speed meet to try to regain the unofficial title of “World’s Fastest Piston-Engine Car”, I did a little research

Despite an absolutely amazing record of past performance, it looks like Speed Demon was shutout  – apparently for the first time ever – at Speedweek this year.

Here’s a list of their Speedweek records that I found:
2008:  F/BFS
2009:  Hot Rod Trophy
2010:  D/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
2011:  C/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
2012:  D/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
2013:  C/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
2014:  rained out
2015:  rained out
2016:  B/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
2017:  A/BFS & Hot Rod Trophy
They set several FIA records during these years, too.

Did I miss anything?  I couldn’t find any info as to whether or not they ran in 2007, which may have been their first year.

In any case, I’ll be there working at WoS and am looking forward to see what happens.  Perhaps a few others will show up, if for nothing else but to do shakedowns in preparation for Cook’s FIA Shootout which starts a couple of days later.

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 09:33:44 AM »

I’m hoping Ed Umland fixes his car and shows up to go for 400 grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 11:29:06 AM »

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Did I miss anything?  I couldn’t find any info as to whether or not they ran in 2007, which may have been their first year.

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Yes, they ran in 2007.

Three runs in F/GS – fastest mile 224.486 mph.

One run in F/BGS – fastest mile 320.617 mph.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 11:52:27 AM »

So, they WERE shutout at Speedweek once previously!

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 09:15:40 AM »

I’m hoping Ed Umland fixes his car and shows up to go for 400 grin

I am trying to make it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:37:30 AM »

Just heard .. Speed Demon wont be at World of Speed.. But will be shooting for World finals.

Trying to get Flashpoint ready for World of Speed.


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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 01:28:08 PM »

world of speed out for me,  maybe finals... big maybe,  I hate having to work for a living

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 04:28:32 PM »

...  I hate having to work for a living

"Work is the curse of the hot rodding class."  cheers

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