Danny described the run as being ‘healthy.’ A gust through the mountain valley sent the car fish tailing and required some heroic steering inputs as you’ll see on the video! However, the lights had already been trapped and throwing out the laundry prevented any serious mishaps.
Being lucky enough to witness Danny get out of his car at the top end is an indescribable feeling. A serene Sunday morning out past the eight-mile marker on the salt soon became an emotional scene of cheering, hugs and tears. The Thompson LSR crew are all volunteers including some that had served with Mickey Thompson all those years ago.
Not only has Danny taken a phenomenal record, but at the time of writing he's currently in line to break George Poteet and the Speed Demon's seven-year run of holding both the fastest pass of Speed Week, and the title for the world’s fastest piston driven vehicle.
A story that has stretched out for over half a century for the family can finally be laid to rest. Ask Danny what's he's going to do next? "I think I'm gonna go surfing!"