2009 ISC Ultimate Speed Challenge

Dec 01, 2009 No Comments by



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


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


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


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

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