Land Speed Records

Land Speed Records

The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a wheeled vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. The record is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called "passes"). Two runs are required in opposite directions within one hour, and a new record mark must exceed the previous one by one percent to be validated. There are numerous other class records for cars; motorcycles fall into a separate class.

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Howmet TX - Racing History - Land Speed Records
... The new vehicle attempted to break world land speed records for turbine-powered cars ... approximately 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb), the car was able to make attempts at two classes of records thanks to the addition or subtraction of ballast ... Superspeedway in August 1970, Heppenstall drove the TX Mk.II to six records recognized by the FIA, with the timing recorded by the new International Motor Sports ...
Land Speed Records - Records - 1963–present (jet and Rocket Propulsion)
... On July 27, 1964, Donald Campbell's Bluebird CN7 posted a speed of 403.10 miles per hour (648.73 km/h) on Lake Eyre, Australia ... when the FIA and FIM met in Paris and agreed to recognize as an absolute LSR the higher speed recorded by either body, by any vehicles running on wheels, whether ... recognized as the absolute LSR holder, Bluebird the holder of the wheel-driven land speed record, and Spirit of America the tricycle record holder ...
NASCAR - History - Early Stock Car Racing
1930s, Daytona Beach became known as the place to set world land speed records, supplanting France and Belgium as the preferred location for land speed records, with eight ... the beach became a mecca for racing enthusiasts and 15 records were set on what became the Daytona Beach road course between 1905 and 1935 ... Salt Flats became the premier location for pursuit of land speed records, in 1936, Daytona beach had become synonymous with fast cars ...
Sunbeam Tiger (1925) - Land Speed Records
... A half-mile speed of 145 mph (233 km/h) was recorded ... and few spectators, he and the bright-red car now named Ladybird set a new land speed record at 152.33 mph (245.15 km/h) ... The Sunbeam was the smallest-engined car ever to hold the Land Speed Record ...

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