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Performance Power Racing Drives Through Fastest Standing Mile Record At Kennedy Space Center
October 26, 2012
The run was measured by Tag Heuer timing equipment and verified by officials from the International Mile Racing Association, who recognized the 283.232 mph run as a new IMRA world record.
 Performance Power Racing Drives Through Fastest Standing Mile Record At Kennedy Space Center

Performance Power Racing reset the record for the fastest standing mile (car) this week at 283.232 mph.



Johnny Bohmer, owner of Performance Power Racing (USA), broke the record at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida using a 2006 Ford GT to set the record.



The standing mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop, accelerates completely through the one mile mark. 



The West Palm Beach, Florida-based Research and Development Company worked directly with Pratt and Whitney on a new high specific strength, high temperature tolerant, Aluminum Alloy named Pandalloy.

Parts were specifically designed and manufactured out of Pandalloy for the Ford GT used in the attempt.

The run was measured by Tag Heuer timing equipment and verified by officials from the International Mile Racing Association, who recognized the run as a new IMRA world record. 



Johnny's crew included Matt Lundy (lead design tech), Jeff McEachran, Frank Richert, George Brown and Matt Lilly. 



Sponsors of the car included Big Stuff, Eye Candy Performance Car Care, Magna Fuel, Moran Racing Engines, Snow Performance, NLR Power and Control, Pandalloy Extreme Performance Aluminum, Performance Power Materials, Precision Turbo & Engine, and Serious Autosport.