New 'track record' at Bristol!

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New 'track record' at Bristol!

Post by Swandogg » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:41 am

Some other racers were allowed to tackle Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. :coolshades: From Jayski's:

New 'World' Record at Bristol: Jason Blonde was the fastest of the fast Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway as he established a new world record during the World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials. Blonde, driving an Xtreme Sprint Series sprint car, clicked off a blistering lap of 144.871 mph in 13.245 seconds, shattering the previous track record of 138.442 mph in 13.860 seconds set by Sammy Swindell in June of 2000 at BMS during a World of Outlaws event. The 36-year-old Blonde, a veteran sprint car racer with more than 50 feature wins on both dirt and pavement, tagged the wall earlier in the afternoon, but was totally unfazed.

Mike Lichty set a new half-mile Supermodified world record with a lap of 144.634 mph in 13.267 seconds. Sprint Cup driver David Ragan piloted his Ford Mustang GT 5.0 to a lap of 98.497 mph at 19.481 seconds, a world record for a passenger car. Scott Russell and his Yamaha took on the World's Fastest Half-Mile and set a half-mile closed course record for a Superbike with a run of 97.990 mph, which he covered in 19.582 seconds. Others participating in the World's Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials were USAC Sprint Car driver Bryan Clauson and ISMA Supermodified driver Brad Noffsinger.(BMS)(3-19-2011)

The Cup car record -Ryan Newman, March 2003, 128.709mph, 14.908 secs
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Re: New 'track record' at Bristol!

Post by CTtoPA » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:14 pm

I wonder what the top speed was?
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Re: New 'track record' at Bristol!

Post by racehead » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:00 pm

I know hardly any tracks in nascar sell out anymore, but I never thought I'd see the day that Bristol didn't sell out. There were thousands of empty seats there today.
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Re: New 'track record' at Bristol!

Post by supertc88 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:19 pm

I used to have season tickets at Bristol!

It was my favorite track when I was a NASCAR fan!

When I first started going to Bristol, they had less seats at the track than they had people on the waiting list for tickets several years ago!
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Re: New 'track record' at Bristol!

Post by Brewster » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:18 am

Greed has Finally caught up with all the NASCAR Track Owners... I think there might have been more people at the Grove on friday Night ... :cheers2:
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