Zoutvlakteracer ongedeerd na crash met bijna 700 km/u

Voor de mannen die snelheidsrecords najagen op de zoutvlakten van Bonneville is er niets beters dan dat, en dat het risico's met zich meebrengt nemen ze op de koop toe. Veteraan Robert Dalton kan zijn laatste crash gelukkig navertellen.
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Dalton, al sinds jaar en dag verbonden aan de hardrijsessies op de zoutvlakten van Utah, deed afgelopen weekend mee aan het World of Speed-evenement met zijn Flashpoint Streamliner, een racer met Good old American HEMI-V8 Power. Bijna had hij het record van Danny Thompson te pakken, toen één van zijn banden bij een snelheid van 687 km/u klapte. Het resultaat was een glijpartij en een paar koprollen. Wonderwel stapte Dalton zonder een schrammetje uit.

Met zijn auto liep het minder positief af, maar dat is slechts blik. Het team postte op hun Facebookpagina de restanten van de ooit strakke rode racer. Een video van het incident vindt u hieronder, de actie begint rond een minuut of 2:00. Hier ziet u de Streamliner in betere tijden.

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