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.

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.