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Speed Demon Breaks World Land Speed Record
On Monday September 17, 2012, George Poteet, driving the Poteet and Main “Speed Demon” Streamliner, at the Mike Cook Shootout at the Bonneville Salt flats in Utah, set a new FIA International Category A, Group1, Class 10 records in the kilometer and mile distances by averaging the following two way flying start speeds. Kilometer 707.408 KPH and mile 439.562 MPH, and the speed for the mile 439.024 Miles per hour and the kilometer at 706.540 KPH.
This makes the Speed Demon the fastest piston engine wheel-driven car in history. No other piston-engine car has ever achieved this speed.
The Bonneville Hot Rod Magazine Top Time Trophy
Poteet & Main Speed Demon has won the Top Speed Trophy for the last 4 consecutive years. Every year that Speed Week has been run since 1949, HOT ROD magazine has issued the Top Time Trophy, the award for the single fastest pass of the meet, regardless of if the pass is a record or not. To many, this is the ultimate prize for Speed Week.
The Speed Demon Team
Here's the Poteet & Main Speed Demon crew, from left to right: Nate Jones, Dave Main, Ian Mann, Aron Crawford, Christon Raschke, Chris Raschke, Joe Galatti, Dave Diviak, Steve Watt, Kenny Duttweiler, George Poteet, Paul Green, Ron Main, Danny Burrow, Steve Burke, Troy Trepanier, Greg Piles
2012 Speed Demon sponsors
Every year, we begin working immediately after the last run to improve the car based on what we have learned. Without the tireless efforts and material support of these sponsors, we would not be able to go out each year with the prospect of bettering our speeds from the previous year.
Take a behind the scenes look at the 462 MPH “Speed Demon”
Speed Demon Engine at SEMA 2011
Coming soon—New Speed Demon video
Something wicked this way comes
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