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CFI Tries Again For Speed Record

October 20, 1999

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Contract Freighters Inc.'s "Red Racer" Kenworth T2000 will again try to break the world land speed record for a heavy-duty truck this week.

A Kenworth/CFI team are at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 1999 World Finals Oct. 20-23. Glenn Brown, chairman and president of CFI, clocked 162.665 mph yesterday in his first run at the record.
During the Speed Week competition on the salt flats in August, Brown clocked runs of 168, 161 and 157 mph, all well above the current Highway Hauler classification standard of 147.696 mph set by George Neilsen in 1995. One major rules requirement, however, is that a competitor must make two consecutive runs that average more than the current mark to establish a record.
"We came so close last time that there was absolutely no doubt we'd be back to try again," Brown said. "The T2000 performed extremely well under the conditions. We're looking forward to going after the record, and getting it this time."

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