Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

A 498 cubic-inch Chevy V8 took Seth Hammond's radical lakester up to 301 MPH yesterday, crushing the previous eight-year-old record of 274.813 MPH for an unblown motor in its class.

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

Yesterday, Seth Hammond set a qualifying speed for A-motor unblown gas lakesters at a blistering 301 MPH though the traps and a 304 MPH exit speed. The time destroyed the previous record set in 2001 by team Dauerheim - Bigelow at 274.813 MPH. The car is a little awkward in shape, but the build quality is unparalleled, the attention to detail at every level is neurotically perfect. It's quite a machine and we hope they're able to match their top speed run sometime this week.