Texas Duo Claims to Have Broken 1979 Cannonball NYC To LA Run

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Bearded Bullrun impresario Richard Rawlings and co-pilot Dennis Collins claim to have broken the famous 1979 Cannonball Run time from New York City to Los Angeles of 32 hours and 51 minutes. According to a release, the two bet rival Jay Riecke they could beat the time in their 2007 Bullrun entry, a black Ferrari 550 (pictured below the jump), modified with extra fuel cells. The final time is a claimed 31 hours and 59 minutes, which has yet to be independently verified. Rawlings and Collins are now on their way down to Key West where they hope to beat the rest of the Bullrun rally down to the finish.

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NEW YORK TO LOS ANGELES, 31 HOURS 59 MINUTES [Bullrun2007.com]

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DISCUSSION

People on this blog just spent 2 weeks castigating gumball folks for killing someone in eastern europe... Even if their fault is not estalished that''s still not cool, since they departed the scene, and later tried to jump bail. But instead this is cool? Because they didn't kill someone or what?

If they want to drive around the 1/2 mile at altamont for 32 hours I'm cool with that. but a 32 hour endurance run even for people with a lot of practice and routine driver swaps I'm not cool with... There's a reason why DOT makes the truckers stop at 10 hours... They kill more people after that...

For the record it generally takes me about 5 hours to cross the US or 7 If I stop in Denver.