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    Default World Speed Record Broken - Steadfast Will Whiteside

    Will Whiteside, His Crew, and Steadfast have set a currently UNOFFICIAL Speed Record in Class 1C1D at 407mph...They are getting ready for another attempt to increase the record as this is written...Photos below.

    Wendover, Ut On Monday October 10, the world turned it's attention to perhaps the most historic ground on earth for speed records, the Bonneville salt flats. At 407 MPH, Will Whiteside and his Reno Air racer "SteadFast" unofficially shattered the previously held three Kilometer speed record by 102 MPH. Originally set in 2002 by the Howard Hughes designed H1 replica Racer, and previously established by Howard Hughes himself in the original H1 in 1935.

    40 year old Veteran Reno air racer Will Whiteside claimed the second fastest qualifying time at the 2011 Reno National Championship Air Races in the P-51 VooDoo and was a contender for the overall win. "SteadFast", Will's WWII era Russian fighter/racer appropriately named for it's yearly prowess on the racecourse at Reno Stead airport is in its sixth year of speed refinements. This powerful piston powered, propeller aircraft was chosen to break the three Kilometer closed course for the under 6600 lb. world aviation record because of its significant power to weight design characteristics.


    TUESDAY October 11 , 2011... SPEED NOW IS THE NEW UNOFFICIAL RECORD OF 416mph!!!!
    Last edited by johnnyrace; 12-04-2012 at 09:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Thanks for this! I'm glad somebody's there and keeping us up to date...

    Neal

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    I second that.

    Thanks


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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    I wanted to be there, but could not make it...Will is sending me info as it happens to keep you all informed as quickly as possible.

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Very cool - I didn't know this was going on. Wish I could be there.

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Thanks for the update Johnny...

    And congrats yo Will and team Steadfast on the new record! Awesome stuff!!

    Wolfee

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Congratulations to Will and Steadfast!

    Well Done!

    Don Hatten
    Go Bear!
    Last edited by hattend; 10-11-2011 at 12:02 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Thank you guys for all of the nice comments on our efforts. Its really precise flying and its really fun to have an airport all to yourself to race on!
    Team SteadFast is a great bunch of guys and we proved that this week. These guys are dedicated and they are out for blood.

    Stay SteadFast
    Will Whiteside
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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Nice to see CJ!!!!

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    Default Re: Will Whiteside and Steadfast Speed Record Info Here

    Will Whiteside.... How do we thank this "young" (sorry Will) man for what he has done for the grand sport of National Championship Air Racing by undertaking and conquering this speed record!

    Let this be the first of several speed record challenges we might see over the next months!

    Be sure to visit the Team Steadfast website... visit his SPONSOR page and if you happen across one of them.. make sure you give them a big thank you from the fans of the sport who do their best to help them support race pilot's and teams like Team Steadfast!

    Thank You Will!

    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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