Carl Edward’s days of pushing in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competence be behind him, though he still finds a time to strech speeds good over 200 mph.
In fact, a former motorist of a No. 19 Toyota Camry probably is going faster than he ever has before.
The recently late motorist hopped behind a circle of a 2,000-horsepower Toyota Land Cruiser in Mojave, Calif., on Friday, and shortly set a universe record, according to a Toyota press release. Edwards pushed a tradition SUV — dubbed a Land Speed Cruiser — to 230.02 mph, some-more than 19 mph faster than a prior “World’s Fastest SUV” record.
Check out a record run during Mojave Air and Space Port in a video uploaded to DPCcars’ YouTube on Friday:
Some guys usually can’t stop scratching a itch.
“I went out there on a tip speed run and it finished some arrange of noise,” Edwards told FOX Sports. “All we could consider was that this competence be a usually shot during removing a record and so we kept my feet in it.”
Modified by engineers during Toyota’s Motorsports Technical center, a SUV indeed managed just 211 mph on Edwards’ initial attempt, after he ran out of serviceable pavement, according to a release. But after a group cranked adult a vehicle’s boost, a SUV had some-more than adequate energy to get a pursuit done.
“The front finish kind of wandered during about 225 (mph) and we thought, ‘Holy crap, we don’t know what’s entrance next,’ ” Edwards told FOX Sports. “Once we saw 230 — we indeed got to 232 or 34 — we close it down. Man, my heart was pounding. I’m not exaggerating. It was flattering exciting.”
Despite his transparent enthusiasm, a former Joe Gibbs Racing motorist doesn’t seem prepared to step behind into a batch automobile anytime soon. Although Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s chair is removing closer and closer to opening up, Edwards reportedly will not reinstate him during Hendrick Motorsports.
Thumbnail photo via Toyota
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