Jason Blonde, Biobased US & Must See Racing Invited to Bristol Motor
Speedway "Fastest of the Fast" Challenge
15, 2011) –
Jason Blonde of Litchfield, Mi., driving the Suellen
Wilshe owned BioBased US winged sprint car that competes in the Must See
Racing Xtreme Sprint Series, has been added to the race teams participating
in the “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile challenge”. Blonde will join the super
fast group of drivers and race teams attempting to become the fastest of the
Ford NASCAR drivers in a street legal Mustang, a Tony Stewart-owned sprint
car, two supermodifieds, and a world superbike champion will attempt to
establish half-mile closed course records in the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile
Speed Trials” Saturday, March 19, immediately following the Scotts EZ Seed
300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
“The World’s Fastest Half-Mile issued a challenge to the fastest of the
fast,” said BMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell.
“For the first time in years, fans will witness an all-out attack for speed.
This challenge ignites new creativity in the racing world to stretch speed
boundaries in the most intense, close-quarters setting in motorsports.”
As part of Bristol Motor Speedway’s 50th anniversary celebration, the
Speedway extended invitations to several motorsports champions from
wide-ranging motorsports disciplines to set class half-mile closed-course
records, as well as break the 11-year-old track record.
Former NASCAR Cup driver Brad Noffsinger, Mike Lichty and Bryan Clauson will
chase Sammy Swindell’s all-time Bristol track record of 138.442 mph (13.860
seconds), set during qualifying for a World Of Outlaws winged sprint car
event at Bristol in June 2000.
Noffsinger and Lichty will be first to try out supermodifieds, the most
exotic cars to hit Bristol’s high banks, while Clauson will run one of Tony
Stewart’s pavement sprint cars.
Former AMA and World Superbike Champion Scott Russell will attempt to set a
half-mile closed-course motorcycle speed record riding a Yamaha superbike.
The five-time Daytona 200 winner brings substantial experience on high
banked ovals, though never one as tight as Bristol’s half-mile.
Ford Racing enters its supercharged 2011 Mustang GT to Bristol to establish
a half-mile closed course record for street legal cars. Ford NASCAR drivers
David Ragan and
Marcos Ambrose are expected to drive the ultimate "pony car" into the record
books. The Mustang’s 5.0 liter engine is topped off by Ford Racing's
twin-screw supercharger and cranks out 624 horsepower. To balance all that
power with more driver control, the factory suspension comes equipped with a
FR3 handling pack and Ford Racing/Brembo big brake kit.
Competitors will have one hour, from approximately 5 until 6 p.m., to make
record runs following the Scotts EZ Seed 300. The “World’s Fastest Half-Mile
Speed Trials” is a bonus event for the Nationwide Series race ticket
Source: Bristol Motor Speedway