HALL OF FAME FOR TURBINA­TOR II

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The same Dry Lakes Rac­ing Hall of Fame cer­e­mony that hon­ored Danny Thomp­son and Chal­lenger 2 also in­ducted Team Vesco and the Turbina­tor II for their his­tory-mak­ing runs at Bon­neville in 2018. Turbina­tor II with pi­lot Dave Span­gler be­came the first wheel-driven car to break the 500-mph bar­rier when it was clocked at 503.332 in Oc­to­ber. That was the car’s exit speed after it logged 493.037 mph in the fly­ing mile. Rick Vesco, the car’s owner and builder, is shoot­ing for an official record of over 500 mph when the rac­ing sea­son gets un­der­way this sum­mer.

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