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2009 ISC Ultimate Speed Challenge

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Fontana, CA—it was a record-setting weekend at the 2009 ISC Ultimate Speed Challenge—in fact, 12 new records were set. Taking place at the Auto Club Speedway’s 1/4-mile drag strip on a sunny day in Southern California, competitors came from as far as Louisiana with one goal in mind: be the absolute fastest in the World. The organizers went above and beyond expectations to put on a smooth-running and well-organized two-day event that saw many existing records broken as well as some new benchmarks set in everyone’s goal of “ultimate speed”. So a big thank you to the following people:

 

Tim Smith

Mike Ogle

Garry O’Connor

Shawn Palmer

Nic Case

(And all the others)

 

A particular honor earned by nine competitors was admittance into the “100 MPH Club”—achieved only by posting a verified run in triple digits, either by the dual optical speed traps, or by posting a subsequent validating run within 5% of the first. Not all of those runs were record setters, but it was still a goal that many desired, and few reached. Special thanks goes to the event sponsors, the SoCal MHRA club for the timing equipment, and the Auto Club Speedway.

 

New Records Set:

 

Electric Classes

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Electric Modified: Tim Smith -126.5 mph

 

Electric Stock: Tim Smith -101.61 mph

 

Electric Stock 4WD: Shawn Palmer – 71.36 mph

 

 

Internal Combustion Classes

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IC Open: Mark Davidson 97.75 mph

 

IC Big Block: Jason Anderson 101.46 mph

 

IC Small Block 2WD: Gary O’Connor 85.12 mph

 

IC Small Block 4WD: Bernard Heredia 89.95 mph

 

 

Specialty Classes

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Large Scale: Bernard Heredia 97.96 mph

 

Mini: TJ Kendall 87.98 mph

 

Open Wheel: Beau Ramelot 81.75 mph

 

Motorcycle: Lito Reyes 92.32 mph

Updated: December 7, 2010 — 7:03 PM
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