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Reg Cook and the Cook Motor Rac­ing (CMR) team have com­pleted a suc­cess­ful 2017 Bon­neville cam­paign, de­spite the third event be­ing rained out. Be­gin­ning at Speed Week, the Stream­liner, now pow­ered by a Syn­ergy two-litre V8, set the G/FS record with a 260mph run. The NX Coupe, how­ever, ended its Speed Week early with a bro­ken gear­box.

The next event sched­uled, the Utah Salt Flats Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (US­FRA) World of Speed, saw the cars shifted to a tem­po­rary work­shop in Utah. Some of the Ki­wis re­turned home and oth­ers stayed to work on the cars. Reg, wast­ing no time, got to work on the dyno, “in an ef­fort to un­der­stand bet­ter how to get the best out of our Syn­ergy en­gines in the dif­fer­ent Bon­neville con­di­tions”.

The team re­turned to Utah for the US­FRA World of Speed and ex­pe­ri­enced im­mense suc­cess, with both cars con­stantly hit­ting their tar­gets and set­ting records. The Nis­san NX Coupe be­came the world’s first sa­loon car to achieve 200mph (322kph), and also set the G/GCC (194mph [312kph]) and G G/ALT (191mph [307kph]) class records.

The Stream­liner Wairua ran back in the 200mph range, this time with Reg be­hind the wheel, re­set­ting the G/GS class record at 261mph (420kph), which is well on the way to the team’s ul­ti­mate goal. But, sadly, the weather cut short the 2017 cam­paign, with the last event, the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Tim­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (SCTA) World Fi­nals be­ing rained out. De­spite this, the team has achieved an in­cred­i­ble five world records this year, and you can bet they are al­ready well into prepa­ra­tions for the 2018 cam­paign.

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