Friday, January 13, 2012

Hajek Sets Three Production Truck Land Speed Records At Bonneville

Those in drag racing and land speed circles are likely to know the name Brent Hajek, but for those who don’t, the farmer/oilfield service operator from Oklahoma seemingly has more full-size toys than most young boys have Hot Wheels cars, and even operates a motorsports museum in his hometown of Ames, Okla. When he’s not busy making a name for himself as one of the nation’s top ranchers and spokespersons for corn-based ethanol fuels, he’s competing in the NHRA Super Stock division with his ’08 Cobra Jet Mustang or blazing across the salts of Bonneville in search of land speed record glory.

Brent Hajek with his record setting 2011 Ford Super duty.

And glory he attained last week during Bonneville’s annual Speed Week, held August 13th to 19th on the world famous Utah course and hosted by the Southern California Timing Association.
Hajek, behind the wheel of modified 2011 Ford Super Duty, set three production truck land speed records during Speed Week, including the U/BD world record with a speed of 182.143 MPH in the truck that’s certainly not short on size or weight. On Speed Weeks’ third day, Hajek broke the existing three-mile record with a speed of 167.539 and following the customary impound, completed a successful backup run of 171.123 the following morning. The truck was then filled with B-20 Bio-Diesel and returned to the course, where it clocked the 182 MPH record-setting lap down the salt.
article  by Andrew Wolf on August 24, 2011

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