A Ford Racing modified 2011 Mustang GT has become the fastest production car in the world after David Ragan set the Bristol Half Mile speed record at Bristol Motor Speedway during the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials. The Mustang lapped the track at 98.497 mph in 19.481 seconds, with second place going to Scott Russell’s Yamaha Superbike run of 97.990 mph in 19.582 seconds.
The Kona Blue Ford Mustang GT was able to achieve such a feat with its 5.0L supercharged engine provided by Ford Racing. The supercharger kit was able to boost the total output to a blistering 624 HP, up from 412 HP. The suspension was also modified with a Ford Racing FR3 handling pack and stopping power came from the new Brembo big brake kit.
You can catch the full World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials on SpeedTV on April 2, 2011 at 10pm est, but for now, check out the video to see Ragan and his Mustang claim the finishline.
If only lunch breaks at work were this fun - okay, maybe not that part about the fake battle royale - then you probably wouldn’t have a hard time selling the benefits of working for your company to prospective employees.
Apparently, this is what the folks over at the Bristol Speedway in Connecticut are trying to tell everyone. While most of us spend our lunch hour sitting in the cramped company pantry and sharing home-cooked meals with our colleagues, these people take "lunch hour" to an entirely different level.
Taking full advantage of their unique workplace, the employees at the Speedway decide that lunch hour is devoted to something that doesn’t involve chowing down on food, but employee racing. Sure, they had to make a video featuring some atrocious acting and not-so-stellar wheel-to-wheel racing - and of course, the "fracas" that ensued in the end - to make their point, but it certainly drives the point to the proverbial checkered flag.
While we can only hope to have as fun a lunch break as these guys in the video are having, we’re not naive enough to believe that that’s what they actually do when their supposed to be stuffing themselves silly of some much-needed chow. But hey, it does make for a good suggestion on your next team-building session, right?
Are you tired of Jimmie Johnson winning all of these races? Does it bore you to see the same person win time and time again? Well, suck it up and give credit to where credit is due. Jimmie Johnson took his 50th win in his Cup Series career in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. This win was his first at Bristol and places him in a tied position for 10th place with Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett in the all-time list.
Johnson, who is a 4-time defending NASCAR champion, says that one of his goals this season was to power through in Bristol. This .533 mile short track has been a rough spot for Johnson in the past and he has only achieved third place as his best finish. This year he attained his goal by overcoming Tony Stewart in the last lap of the race. Kurt Busch, who led 278 of the 500 laps, came in 3rd place with Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth following right behind him.
If you missed it, don’t worry. If you thought it was too long to watch, no hard feelings. We have video of the last 10 laps and the rest of the story after the jump.