VESCO BROTHERS REGAIN WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR USA WITH THUNDERING 458 MPH AVERAGE
Bonneville Salt Flats, UT, October 2001 -- Motorcyclist and automobile driver Don Vesco driving the Turbinator streamliner designed by brother and racer Rick Vesco captured the absolute wheel-driven FIA Land Speed Record, smashing the 1964 turbine mark set by England's late Donald Campbell by more than 55 mph.
Participating in the SCTA/BNI World Finals time trials event, Vescos new FIA averages were:
Flying Mile: 458.440 mph
Flying Kilometer: 458.208 mph / 737.414 kph
Don Vesco is the first and
only person to have held both automotive and motorcycle Land Speed Records.
He recorded three Federation of International Motorcycles (FIM) world
records between 1976 and 1978, the last at 318 mph that stood for 13 years.
The Vesco brothers would like to thank not only their loving families, but also their dedicated team members:
Crew Chief Nick Pappas, Engine Specialist Lance Morris, Lee Burkey, Paul Busta, Lonny Christensen, Elliot Estrine, Rick Haskell, Skip Hedrich, Bob Hodgkinson, Clark Kane, Gordon Menzies, Rob North, Alex MacFadzean, "LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth, Chris Shearer and Ed Shearer.
TEAMVesco is especially grateful to HPC who has provided unwavering support
through the years.
TEAMVesco is especially grateful to HPC who has provided unwavering support through the years.