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 Post subject: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits will try to beat 200 mph... again
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:03 pm 
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NEDRA NEWS – Garlits Returns to Bradenton Motorsports Park on March 2, 2015

On March 2, 2015, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits returns to Bradenton Motorsports Park for another attempt to improve the National Electric Drag Racing Association’s fastest car world record to beyond 200mph. Garlits hopes to beat his current record of 185.60 in 7.274 seconds, set last year in Swamp Rat 37 at Bradenton Motorsports Park .

SR 37 is a battery powered dragster built by the “Quest for 200” team. Swamp Rat 37 has undergone some technical changes that should allow the vehicle to exceed the magical 200 MPH barrier, which includes “more powerful” batteries and the addition of a motor controller for each electric motor, this should guarantee maximum voltage for each motor during the quarter mile run Shawn Lawless engineered the motor/drive-train combination and now is trying his hand at Swamp Rat’s battery pack.

Garlits said, “This should be the event where we exceed the 200 MPH record and the public and press will be allowed to attend the exhibition runs of this historic event”.


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 Post subject: Re: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits will try to beat 200 mph... agai
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Looks like it didn't work out for Big Daddy this time...

Three respectable warmup runs of 8.770. 148.29 mph, 7.814 166.79 mph and 7.469. 174.11. mph, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat 37 started to unravel, first with a fourth run of 10.552. 80.07 mph and a smoked set of brushes, replaced for the fifth attempt, when this happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL82_22BKYk


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