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Racing News:

240Z Breaks Record At Bonneville
F/GT Record 172.9 MPH!

September 16-17, 2010 F/GT Record 172.9 MPH

Qualifying run Sept. 16th 10:32 AM 172.275MPH
Return Run Sept. 17th 8:53 AM 173.673

1972 Datsun 240Z
3L Rebello Racing Built Engine

On September 17th 2010 a 1972 Datsun 240Z Powered by a 3Liter, L6 Rebellorace engine broke the 25 year old F/GT record at the World of Speed at a USFRA sanctioned event. Victory Motorsports Driver Douglas “Burton” Brown together with his Dad (Donald) realized a long term effort by beating this record by more that 4.2 MPH. The record, was previously held by a Ferrari 308 QV.

"Car was ready to load Sept. 12, 2010. We set out a little early only to end up spending 63 hours getting the 1800 miles put behind us. A Broken Hydraulic pump on the tow vehicle left us on the side of the road in Nebraska for 33 hours.

After arriving at the track we passed Tech inspection on Sept. 14th. On the 15th our first run was cut short with a shifter problem. After a quick fix in the pits we were back up to the line for our next run. The runs were done for the day but we were given a number for a place in line the following morning.

On the 16th our first run qualified us for impound at 172.275. The car went to impound where the next morning we backed up our run with a speed of 173.673. The average of the two runs set the new record at 172.9 MPH. There is still some speed left in the car and we believe we can get it up over 180 with this engine and stock body. We would like to move up 1 engine class in the E – engine (4.2L) and see if we can break the 200mph mark. You will have to wait and see if this happens." Bonneville Nationals Inc. 2013 Certified Records

 

 

John Thomas wins again at SCCA Solo2 Nationals
1971 Datsun 240


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SportsCar cover photo:
SCCA/SportsCar Dec 07

 

John Thomas drove his Rebello powerd 1971 Datsun 240z to win the championship in F prepared class at the 2010 SCCA Nationals. Having won in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and now 2010, this is the fifth national championship in a row for his 240z. John holds the all time record for the most consecutive Solo II championship wins with seventeen national titles in a row. He is also an eight time Pro Solo National Champion.

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Mark Weedin wins NASCAR Mini-Stock Series
Evergreen Speedway



Mark Weedin wins the 2008 seasion championship with Rebello power on September 27 in the final event of the year at Evergreen Speedway.

Before the race Weedin said "We are going into the final race of the season with a 13 point lead over my buddy Chuck Richard #00. Chuck and I are so far ahead of the others that we needn't even show up but we will and we will battle for the title. "


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