Although it’s still winter (& many regions are enjoying a warming respite), for some the snow & cold is not a reason to set racing aside. I found 2 examples of cold, frozen, but FAST racing enthusiasm for this traditionally race-less season.
Here’s the Rally America Championship – 2011 Sno*Drift Rally Recap…
To learn more, go to www.rally-america.com
For something even faster & richer, how about this expensive speed record on ice!
Paraphrased from AutoWeek.com:
Ace rally driver Juha Kankkunen hit the top speed (205.48 mph) in an E85-powered, 6.0-liter, 12-cylinder Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the frozen Baltic Sea (22 degrees below zero Fahrenheit). This bettered his own 2007 record of 199.83 mph. BRRR!
This record run was certified by the Finnish police, by averaging 2 runs on the ice in both directions. It was also and ratified by officials from Guinness World Records.
My only question is – what was the distance of this straight line sea ice track?
Here’s the video documenting this fast, frozen, financial folly:
You can read more at Bentley Continental Supersports hits 205 mph on ice.
Racers will ALWAYS find a way to be competitive & go fast, regardless of the environmental conditions. Racing Ready both understands & encourages that!
P.S. -> BTW, SASCA 2011 Autocross #2 will take place this coming Sunday, February 20th, 2011. We will debuting a new venue at Retama Park – details here!!!
P.P.S. -> Here’s the AMSOIL Miata Snow Rally Experience I reviewed here last year, here – Enjoy!