Here’s Bill Goldberg’s show covering our attempt to beat ourselves at Bonneville.
Around 1990 we set the Worlds Fastest Pickup record at Bonneville with a two way of 204mph and a best mile of 210. Our racer was named the Syclone. A street truck of the same name followed shortly.
In the early 2000’s we returned to break our record with a 735hp Banks/Cummins powered Diesel Dakota named the Banks Sidewinder. We broke our own record with a new two way record, under FIA World Record Sanction, of 217 two way and a best mile of 222 mph.
Other than a gas record being taken by a Diesel the major difference was how each truck arrived at the Salt. The Syclone arrived in a trailer, the Sidewinder arrived pulling its trailer. And, that’s exactly how it should be done. It’s a pickup truck for God’s sake!
Together we’ve held those two records one beating the other for 25 years. The Sidewinder continues to hold the record as of this post.