Lichty sets Supermodified record

- March 20th, 2011

Supermodified driver Mike Lichty, of Cambridge, Ont., set a new half-mile Supermodified world record with a lap of 144.634 m.p.h. in 13.267 seconds at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of a television promotion on Saturday.
But he failed to set a new overall track record after Jason Blonde, driving an Xtreme Sprint Series sprint car, clicked off a lap of 144.871 m.p.h. in 13.245 seconds.
How does that compare to NASCAR Sprint Cup cars who raced Sunday at Bristol in the Jeff Byrd 500?
Well Carl Edwards set the fastest lap in qualifying at 128.014 m.p.h. in 14.989 seconds on Friday in the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan drove a Ford Mustang GT 5.0 to a lap of 98.497 m.p.h. at 19.481 seconds, setting a world record for a passenger car.
The speed trial will be shown on SPEED-TV later this season.

Categories: Motorsports

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  1. DerrickTiemersma says:

    Having been at Bristol to watch these guys break the track record I can tell you it was quite something seeing the speed they were carrying.

    Dean I wanted to comment on your rant of the day on Wed regarding Bristol being no fun. Just goes to show most “so called” fans go for the wrecking!! not the racing! I have been going to the Bristol spring race for 17 years now and being a racer myself I can honestly say the side by side racing going on throughout the whole field all race long is much better then the single file train racing with a dump and run on the last lap of old. TV may not show it as they pay to much attention to the leaders but go watch it live and you will agree. Unless you prefer cars going in a single line and only being able to pass a guy by wrecking him!

    Derrick

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