LSR http://www.racer.com/more/lsr Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:05:57 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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
New push for funds for Challenger II LSR project http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105623-new-push-for-funds-for-challenger-ii-lsr-project http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105623-new-push-for-funds-for-challenger-ii-lsr-project New push for funds for Challenger II LSR project

Danny Thompson's quest to bring his late father's "Challenger II" back to life 46 years after it was built to chase the World Land Speed Record for piston- and wheel-driven vehicles took a big step t...

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LSR Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:03:18 -0700
Challenger II 317mph test run http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105501-challenger-ii-317mph-test-run http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105501-challenger-ii-317mph-test-run Challenger II 317mph test run

"We hit 317mph on our second pass today. We experienced no issues with the car and successfully gathered all the data we needed for the upcoming SCTA and FIA events later this year. Given today’s pos...

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LSR Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:28:15 -0700
"Challenger II" completes at 246mph test run at Bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105431-challenger-ii-completes-at-246mph-test-run-at-bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105431-challenger-ii-completes-at-246mph-test-run-at-bonneville "Challenger II" completes at 246mph test run at Bonneville

Danny Thompson got his "Challenger II" Land Speed Record car up to speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats Friday, as he and his team moved closer to attempting a challenge to the existing wheel-driven LS...

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LSR Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:36:40 -0700
"Challenger II" back at Bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105381-challenger-ii-back-at-bonneville http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/105381-challenger-ii-back-at-bonneville "Challenger II" back at Bonneville

It took 46 years, but the Challenger II has finally returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats as Danny Thompson moved a step closer to finishing the quest his late father, Mickey Thompson started in 1968...

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LSR Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:02:16 -0700
LSR diary: Bonneville Blue Wheels http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/104017-lsr-diary-bonneville-blue-wheels http://www.racer.com/more/lsr/item/104017-lsr-diary-bonneville-blue-wheels LSR diary: Bonneville Blue Wheels

It's been a while since his last update, but Danny Thompson and his small team of craftsmen continue to make progress toward restoring the late Mickey Thompson's Challenger II Land Speed Record car f...

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LSR Thu, 29 May 2014 19:08:17 -0700