LSR http://www.racer.com/more/lsr Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:22:38 -0700 en-gb VIDEO: Thompson's 402mph steering wheel cam http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133157-video-thompson-402mph-steering-wheel-cam http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133157-video-thompson-402mph-steering-wheel-cam LSR Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:25:10 -0700 LSR VIDEO: Thompson breaks record for hot rods http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133130-lsr-thompson-breaks-record-for-hot-rods http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133130-lsr-thompson-breaks-record-for-hot-rods LSR Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:53:58 -0700 LSR: Thompson makes first run at Bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133102-lsr-thompson-makes-first-run-at-bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/133102-lsr-thompson-makes-first-run-at-bonneville LSR: Thompson makes first run at Bonneville

After a two-year break because of bad weather, Speedweek is underway on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Danny Thompson, the 66-year-old son of the late Mickey Thompson, made a 411mph run in his first atte...

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LSR Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:13:43 -0700
LSR: Changes to Challenger 2 for Speed Week http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/132147-lsr-changes-to-challenger-2-for-speed-week http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/132147-lsr-changes-to-challenger-2-for-speed-week LSR: Changes to Challenger 2 for Speed Week

Danny Thompson's goal of achieving a new Land Speed Record for piston-driven vehicles continues with Challenger 2. The car originally built by Danny's father, the late Mickey Thompson, in 1968 had be...

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LSR Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:58:21 -0700
LSR racer Bill Burke dies at 97 http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/124311-lsr-racer-bill-burke-dies-at-97 http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/124311-lsr-racer-bill-burke-dies-at-97 LSR racer Bill Burke dies at 97

William R. "Bill" Burke, once known as "Mr. Hotrod," passed suddenly Nov. 25 from a massive stroke. An unquestioned pioneer of the early California hot rod car culture that gave rise to racing on the...

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LSR Sat, 05 Dec 2015 19:35:19 -0800
The first Challenger - an LSR legend http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120773-the-first-challenger-an-lsr-legend http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120773-the-first-challenger-an-lsr-legend The first Challenger - an LSR legend

The United States in the late 1950s was car crazy. This was especially true on the West Coast, specifically the Southern California region which was just starting to blossom and grow. It truly would ...

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LSR Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:03 -0700
Thompson LSR: The 12th man http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120761-thompson-lsr-the-12th-man http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120761-thompson-lsr-the-12th-man Thompson LSR: The 12th man

Twelve people have gone over 400mph in a piston-powered car. I'm the most recent one. The twelfth man. I'm exceptionally proud of that, because after five years of hard work, I finally understand what ...

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LSR Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:37:41 -0700
Thompson LSR: The Final Stretch http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120649-thompson-lsr-the-final-stretch http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/120649-thompson-lsr-the-final-stretch Thompson LSR: The Final Stretch

The RACER team has supported Danny Thompson and his Challenger 2 project since since he first shared his dream with us in the late 1990s. We applaud his courage and commitment to achieving the lofty ...

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LSR Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:15:44 -0700
Danny Thompson prepares Challenger II for another Land Speed Record assault http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/116520-danny-thompson-prepares-challenger-ii-for-another-land-speed-record-assault http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/116520-danny-thompson-prepares-challenger-ii-for-another-land-speed-record-assault Danny Thompson prepares Challenger II for another Land Speed Record assault

It's been seven months since Danny Thompson's goal of achieving a new Land Speed Record for piston-driven vehicles was postponed by a combination of mechanical and natural issues, but his drive for 4...

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LSR Fri, 08 May 2015 18:51:43 -0700
Challenger II set to run at Bonneville World Finals http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/108618-challenger-ii-set-to-run-at-bonneville-world-finals http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/108618-challenger-ii-set-to-run-at-bonneville-world-finals Challenger II set to run at Bonneville World Finals

Danny Thompson has confirmed that his rebuilt Challenger II will make its final runs of 2014 at the SCTA's World Finals event in Bonneville, Utah. The meet begins Saturday, Sept. 27, and goes until F...

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LSR Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:52:10 -0700