Speed Demon,” the blown fuel streamliner driven by George Poteet, broke the class record at Bonneville Speed Week 2011 when it ripped its way to a 390.709 mph average on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Poteet beat the previous record of 366.042 mph by nearly 25 mph.
The Speed Demon also posted the fastest mile at Speed Week, taking home Hot Rod Magazine’s trophy for the fastest measured mile. The Speed Demon hit 416.529 mph and had a terminal speed of 426.910 mph on its record setting run. The Speed Demon is owned by Ron Main and Poteet.
The Bonneville Salt Flats, located in the western Utah desert, has played home to annual speed record attempts, which in turn has bred some of the fastest cars in the world. Check out the videos below, captured by a set of RePlay XD cameras, to ride along with Poteet as he sets the new record in the Speed Demon.
Source: YouTube, Speed Demon