Gardner Set For Another Bonneville Run

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Damion Gardner will once again attempt to break the 200 mph barrier in his specially designed sprint car next month at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Damion Gardner will once again attempt to break the 200 mph barrier in his specially designed sprint car next month at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Damion Gardner will once again attempt to break the 200 mph barrier in his specially designed sprint car next month at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

CONCORD, Calif. – Two-time AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series champion Damion Gardner will return to Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats next month in his quest to become the first driver to eclipse the 200 mph barrier in a sprint car.

Gardner and his team’s first attempt to conquer Bonneville came last August. Two times Gardner reached speeds in excess of his targeted 200 mphg, but both times he went into a flat spin. When all was said and done, his top official speed was 194.27 in the Damion Gardner & Steve Watt co-owned “Green Demon.”

That is faster than any sprint car has ever been driven. However, Gardner is not satisfied. He wants to break the 200 mphg barrier. When that did not happen last year, it made him more determined than ever to scratch the last 5.73 mph out of the salt surface this year.

The efforts of Gardner, not only at Bonneville, but also in the tough world of 410 championship sprint car racing, are being recorded for a documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.” The made-for-TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions.

The team will be in Bonneville for the 2014 effort from Aug. 6-14 and the record attempts will be on Aug. 9-10. It will be surrounded by well-known photographers and journalists in Bonneville. The “Green Demon” team will also have a V.I.P. Fan Area in the pits. Gardner and his team are encouraging all of his racing fans to come out and be a part of history.

Fans will be able to get up close and watch the team work on the car. The team will also supply shade, tables & chairs and a grandstand to watch the superstar driver speed across the Utah landscape.