Red Bull stock car racing team makes history at Bonneville
Red Bull are in high speed action at the Singapore Grand Prix and San Remo Rally this weekend but one of their cars could be found on a very different surface recently - and setting a record into the bargain.
The Bonneville Salt Flats have been drawing drivers eager to find their and their machinery's limits to its vast expanses for 100 year as world records are set and broken. Brazilian stock car racing champion Caca Bueno was the latest to follow in the footsteps of Sir Malcolm Campbell and Andy Green as he brought his Red Bull-backed Chevrolet Vectra V-8 to the lake bed.
And he was not to be disappointed as the Red Bull Racing Stock car team made history by breaking the stock car speed record that had held firm since 1991 when another Brazilian, Fabio Sotto Mayor, topped out at 303kph in his home country.
Bueno and the team returned to the empty salt flats a week after attending the Bonneville Speed Week and as the video below shows, set a new record of 345.6kph. That's a staggering 216mph - in a Chevvy!
After his stunning drive, Bueno said: "I dedicate this record to everybody who loves speed, this is not just for fans of stock car but for anyone who enjoys any form of racing."
Words to warm the cockles of many a Petrolhead. Respect.