I found this video online and thought it was interesting to watch and ride along at over 400 MPH. The car was named the “Spirit of Rett” after driver Charles Nearburg’s son Rett who passed away in 2005 at the age of 22 from a long battle of a rare cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. The car is sponsored by Northern California’s Red Line Oil and broke a 45 year-old record. Pretty amazing!
The first run of the new land speed record for a naturally-aspirated, wheel-driven car. Record was set September 21st, 2010 at the Bonneville Salt Flats with Charles Nearburg driving. Orange signs whizzing by on the left side indicate miles – recorded speed is an average between mile 5 and mile 6. On this run the average was 416.90 mph.
For more information on Rett Nearburg please visit: www.rett.org.