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Video: Inside Project 240SX LSR's Land Speed Record Pass

By Annie Sam
Photos by Joe Lu

(Editor's note: Chuck and his crew - which included many illustrious members of the MotoIQ braintrust - just got back from Bonneville's Speed Week, where they did great things. We'll have much more to come from that trip soon.) 

So what's it like to accelerate from a standstill to land speed record smashing speeds on the dirt surface of the El Mirage dry lakebed?   Check out the in-car video below to see MotoIQ contributing editor, Chuck Johnson, doing just that in MotoIQ's very own "Project 240SX Land Speed Racer." 




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Friday, August 16, 2013 8:51 AM
You sir have testicles of titanium.
Friday, August 16, 2013 10:58 AM
This is going to be my new go-to video when someone says "I could do that, no problem!"

On asphalt. Maybe. If you could find a good enough stretch. And you didn't lift once you realize how fast 150+ REALLY is.

My heart always jumps a little higher in my chest when I see Bonneville cars start to squirm on the salt.
Mike Kojima
Mike Kojimalink
Friday, August 16, 2013 12:50 PM
No kidding the car is doing tank slappers all the way down the track.
Friday, August 16, 2013 9:56 PM
That shit is moving around a lot going down the track. Chuck, no drink driving allowed.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:22 AM
Car sounds great, my son came over and started screaming "race car! race car! Bwaaaaaabwaaaaaabwaaaaa!"

And yes, you must have testies of unnatural proportions, seeing the car squirm at to speed made me wince.
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnsonlink
Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:26 PM
I always thought Bonneville would be harder to drive on in terms of traction. Turns out the loose dirt of El Mirage is much more hectic than a salt surface.

Since this was a conservative shakedown run for our new motor, we expect to be able to better the 165 MPH record before the end of the year.
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