Who set the first land speed record in car racing?

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Alexander Winton Alexander Winton set the first land speed record in auto racing in Daytona Beach in 1903. His speed was 68.18 mph.
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What was the land speed record for 1960?

the fastest land speed record in a ford car was set in a ford gt 500 kr mustang with superchargers (x6) and nitrous! it did 200 mph

What is the land speed record?

Depends what you mean: Road Car: 275mph (Koeniggsegg Agera R) Road Motorcycle: 300mph (Dodge Tomahawk) . The current absolute record holder is ThrustSSC, a twinturbofan-powered car which achieved 763 miles per hour (1,228 km/h)for the mile (1.6 km), breaking the sound barrier.

What is the World Land Speed Record?

763.035 MPH (1227.99 KmH) by Andy Green of Great Britain on October 15, 1997 at Black Rock Desert in the state of Nevada in the USA. The same team are wanting to beat this record and exceed 1000mph but the date hasn't been fully set but is some time around 2010. Bloodhound SS

What holds the land speed record?

the fastest is thrust ssc it is the only land vehicle to have gone faster than the speed of sound at 1227 mph

What is the fastest land speed for a car?

The current land speed record is held by ThrustSSC, a twin Rolls-Royce jet engine powered car. It reached a speed of 763 mph on October 15, 1997.

How fast does the car that holds the world land speed record go?

There is, as yet, no official definitions and criteria by which car land speed records are judged. However, the fastest speed achieved by . a 4 wheeled car driven by an internal combustion engine, was 394.14 miles (634.39 kms) per hour , by John Cobb in the Railton Mobil Special on Septembe ( Full Answer )

How do they control the pit speed on race cars?

On Indy Cars, there is a paddle located on the left side of the steering wheel known as the PIT LANE SPEED LIMITER PADDLE . This adjusts and limits the vehicle to the designated pit lane speed.

What is the land speed record for NASCAR?

The 1987 Winston 500 from Talladega was the sight of some incredible performances. Bill Elliott set the NASCAR speed record with a lap of 212.809mph (that is 342.48km/h, kilometers per hour).

Who has the fastest car speed record?

The ThrustSSC record was achieved by British RAF pilot Andy Green on 15 October 1997. It was set in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA. (763 mph) . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_speed_record

What is the land speed record for a tricycle?

Well, that depends on your perspective... The fastest legitimate FIM ( international governing body on motorcycle racing ) speed record for a tricycle is held by Craig Breedlove at 526 mph. This was set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1964, in his jet powered Spirit of America . Although this was t ( Full Answer )

What was the first race car?

The worlds first race was held in France in 1887. It was won byGeorges Bouton of the De Dion-Bouton Company, in a car he hadconstructed with Albert, the Comte de Dion, but as he was the onlycompetitor to show up it is rather difficult to call it a race. Thefirst automobile race in America was held f ( Full Answer )

What affects the speed of a racing car?

It depends on what form of racing, the restriction is the rules. limiting displacement, boost (if even allowed), type of fuel allowed. The down force package the engineers/crew want to run(depending on the curcuit ). If they require a restrictor plate manditory like super speedways in Nascar. FY ( Full Answer )

What is the speed record in a car?

In terms of jet engine powered the thrust ssc has an speed of1276kph. It was ridden by pilot Andy Green. It was powered by twophantom fighter jet engines. In terms of normal engine the BugattiVeyron is the fastest car. It was clocked at 407kph. The world land speed record is 763.035 mph. The offici ( Full Answer )

What is the speed of the racing cars in the race?

F1 cars and the cutting edge technology that constitute them produce an unprecedented combination of outright speed and quickness for the drivers. Every F1 car on the grid is capable of going from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) and back to 0 in less than five seconds.. Below is how fast a F1 car can rea ( Full Answer )

Land speed record 2009?

The world land speed record has not changed. It is still 763 mphwhich was set by Thrust SSC at Black Rock Desert, USA on Oct 15,1997.

What is the best car in speed racing on Facebook?

the subaru impreza can max out horsepower at around 1560hp, that's a total gain of over 1200 hp. other cars can only reach up to 1200 or 1300 hp such as the Ferrari F430. So even though the impreza may be slow at first, after a while it will be leaving the "sexier" ferrari behind. same goes for the ( Full Answer )

How do you work out the speed of land speed record?

The current ultimate land speed record was set in 1997 at 763 mphwhich is recorded at top speed through a 1 mile speed trap. The runis then ran in the other direction within 1 hour. The average ofboth runs is the official record.

In what year was the first land speed record set?

First wheel driven land speed record set in 1898 by Jeantaud Duc inFrance with a speed of 39.24 mph. First Jet or Rocket powered record set in 1963 by Spirit of Americaat 407.4 mph.

What holds the fastest land speed record?

Thrust SSC twin jet engines- 763mph. Wheel driven turbine (vesco turbinator) -470mph. Wheel driven, boosted gas engine(speed demon turbocharged smallblock hemi)- 439.5mph. Wheel driven, NA gas engine- (1965 Goldenrod 1965 4-Fuel injected 426hemi's)-409mph.

Where was the land speed record achieved?

at Daytona Beach Florida for a Stanley Steamer and a couple of "Bluebird" streamliners. On the German Autoban for a couple of German cars. In Nevada and Australia recently. But by far the most records have been set at the Bonneville Salt Flats west of Salt Lake City, Utah. I am sure I missed a few, ( Full Answer )

Why is it difficult to break land speed record?

There are many reasons why it is hard, one is that air Resistance and another is that you need a very powerful engine to spin the wheels. Another is that to break the record the Wheels get very hot and will melt so expensive rubber is needed.

What was used to measure the land speed record?

It can be done with lasers or with GPS. GPS can measure distance and time, using atomic clocks on satellites. They can also use laser switches. When the car goes through a laser beam, it triggers a clock to start. When the car cuts through another laser beam a mile away, the clock stops.

When was the first car race in US?

The first car race in the U.S. was in 1895. It was a 54 mile race and the first place winner won 2,000 dollars. The first place winner of the race averaged 7.3 miles per hour.

What speed do NASCAR cars race at?

The speed that NASCAR cars race at is 120 miles and more. They are really going fast around the track when it comes to these cars. Racing is a fast pace.

What were the dates of the first car racing?

The first practical automobile was invented and built by Karl Benzin 1885. It only took a couple of years for the first race to beheld. In 1887 the first organized car race was held in in Paris,France but only one car showed up for the race. The first real racewith more than one car was held in Fran ( Full Answer )