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 HPC sponsored roadster sets 2 land speed records

September 22, 2003 - The HPC sponsored RaceDeck roadster set two new land speed records at the USFRA World of Speed on September 18 - 22, 2003 at the Bonneville Salt Flats outside of Wendover, Utah.

The roadster, driven by Jorgen Moller, set a new F/BSTR (123 - 183 CID/Blown Street Roadster) record of 188.650 MPH running a top speed of 193.332 MPH in the last mile of the course.

On the last day of competition Jorgen eliminated the fenders and headlights and made a stab at the F/BGMR (123 - 183 CID/Blown Gas Modified Roaster) record. Two passes averaged 199.478 MPH, eclipsing the old record by 56 MPH! Top recorded speed on the back-up pass was 200.053, the first time a 4-cylinder powered Roadster has cracked the 200 MPH mark.

The RaceDeck '32 Roadster is powered by a Darrell Cox prepared, turbocharged A855 4-cylinder engine making over 600 horsepower.

At the meet the HPC sponsored Nish Motorsports/Royal Purple C/FS (306 - 372 CID) streamliner set the high speed mark for the meet at 330.695 MPH with Mike Nish driving.

Moller and the RaceDeck roadster also set the SCTA F/BSTR record on August 21, 2003 at 187.107 MPH, beating the old record by 40.22 MPH.

The Nish Motorsports/Royal Purple streamliner also set two new records in E/FS (184 - 260 CID) and D/FS (261 - 305 CID) classes.  Pam Curtis drove the streamliner to a record 287.826 MPH in E/FS and Jim Wysong drove it to 310.815 MPH in the D/FS class. 

Jorgen and crew will be at the SCTA World Finals at Bonneville October 15 - 18, 2003 attempting to up the record and enter the prestigious 200 MPH club.

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