Damion Gardner. - Image courtesy of Maxwell Industries
Damion Gardner. - Image courtesy of Maxwell Industries
Damion Gardner. – Image courtesy of Maxwell Industries

From Scott Daloisio


Concord, CA — (August 12, 2013)  — Sprint Car driving star Damion Gardner of Concord, California, is making progress on his way to becoming the world’s fastest sprint car driver after passing his first test on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Monday.

The first test of the day was for Gardner to put the gorgeous “Green Demon” down the track on a targeted run.  He was restricted to under 150 MPH to get a “D” License.  Gardner targeted 136 MPH and he was clocked at 137.718 using only his tachometer!


Above is a photo of Damion Gardner and the “Green Demon” taken at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday afternoon.  Media, please feel free to publish the photo and please give photo credit to Surfnsprint.

His second targeted pass of the day for the next license level could not exceed 175 MPH.  The “Demon” targeted the speed for that run at between 167-170.  Unfortunately, that run was spoiled by an oil leak and a speed of 143.101 MPH.

Undeterred, the crew quickly repaired the oil leak and was ready for their third try of the day and another volley at the 167-170 MPH run.  However, another car crashed on the course and being late in the afternoon, festivities were shut down until Tuesday morning.  The crew is poised and ready to be back after it early in the AM.

More good news for the team comes with Go Rhino! jumping on board to sponsor Gardner’s effort because they endorse his high speed racing action lifestyle and automotive adventures such as “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car” project.

“We are happy to announce that Go Rhino! has joined forces with us on “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car” project,” Gardner said on Monday evening.  “They are known far and wide for the quality automotive aftermarket products they produce and we hope to get a lot of exposure for them through this endeavor.”

Since 1975, Go Rhino! Products has remained a leader in the development, design and manufacturing of innovative, stylish and extremely useful aftermarket automotive accessories. To learn more about the “Green Demon’s” newest sponsor, please visit the Go Rhino! website at the following link and be sure to thank them for being a partner on “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.”  http://www.gorhino.com/

Weather for Tuesday will be heating up at the Salt Flats with a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.  The thermometer is slated to read 75 at 9:00 AM, 88 at noon and 90 at 3:00 PM.  Winds are predicted to be 11 MPH from the SSE at 9:00 and noon and 8 MPH from the ESE at 3:00.

Watch this space tomorrow for a report on Damion Gardner and the “Green Demon’s” exploits on the Utah salt.  You can also check out what it going on in Utah on Instagram and Facebook.  On Instagram (http://instagram.com/) simply type in name “surfnsprint” to view photos of the epic endeavor.  On Facebook, you can check out the Damion Gardner Fan Page, Steve Watt or Loudpedal Productions for their take on what is happening with the ground breaking effort.

Fans can listen live to the high speed action on the Salt Flats at the following link: http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek%202013/LiveStream.html

Don’t forget the great new website, http://worldsfastestsprintcar.com/, for copious amounts of photos, news and facts on the driver, the car, the team and the goals.

Gardner’s endeavor will be documented in a made for TV documentary titled “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.”