The car you will see and most importantly hear cross your screen below is a late 1960s Ford GT40 that was running in the 170mph average class. What that means is that the car in the category with the average closest to 170mph will be the winner. The good news for us is that Randall was filming and flagging on a flat and straight section of the course. This is the type of place where competitors “make up” time having slowed down for the corners before or knowing they will have to in the future.
This GT40 sounds like it may actually be powered by a Ford engine (as it should be) and it also sounds like it is running damned good. The boat really, really, hauls the mail past Randal’s flagging station and the wail of it coming totally pales in comparison to the wail after it leaves. Due to the fact that this is a rally type exercise with competitors leaving in a staggered start, they really have no idea if they are heading into someone else’s wreck or mess at any point. Enter guys like Randal who get a radio transmission that will tell them to fly the proper flag so that competitors can see it and act accordingly. On the plus side, when things are cooking along, he can take sweet videos like this.
If the footage below does not make the hair on the back of your next stand up even a little you are in the wrong place.
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE THIS FORD GT40 MAKE A 170MPH + FLY-BY AT THE 2014 SILVE STATE CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE IN NEVADA –