Let's not short the driver. Going 200 mph is scary. Going over 250 mph is downright insane. Sean Kennedy set a new Texas Mile speed record of 257.7 mph on Sunday in the wonderfully cool and dry weather.


"I knew when I saw 204 mph come up on the scoreboard at the half mile, that it was on," said Kesterson. "I just couldn't wait to see what it was going to run out the back."

The next goal is 260 mph in October, when more oil-fueled Texans will find new ways to stay warm during the not-hot periods.