|Nascar Speed Record Attempt
Unfortunately it doesn't look like the FR500C Mustang will be breaking the Nascar speed record any time soon. As we reported to you late last week Hajek Motorsports was planning on teaming up with Bill Elliott to take a crack at breaking the 22 year old speed record held by Elliott himself at Talladega Speedway. Unfortunately Elliott wrecked the car before a full speed run could be made.
According to the Alabama Local News rain delayed the record attempt through most of the day on Wednesday but the owner of the car, Brent Hajek, held out hope that they might get a run in by the end of the day. As the day came to a close the rain finally cleared leaving just enough time for Elliott to take the FR500C on a couple of shakedown runs before packing it in for the night with hopes to break the record the next morning. During his first shakedown run Elliott was able to get the Mustang up to 174 mph. Sadly during the second lap of the second run the right front tire blew sending Elliott and the FR500C crashing into the wall on the backstretch.
Thankfully Elliott escaped without injury except for his "hurt feelings". Hajek motorsports said they would assess what happened and possibly try again on a later date.
Image copyright of Linda Stelter / The Birmingham News
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