General News
Monday, 8 September 2014


Damion Gardner at Bonneville Damion Gardner at Bonneville Photo by Doug Allen



For Further Information Contact Scott Daloisio: mailto:: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (909) 226-7768 

(Concord, CA, September 8, 2014) After driving all night from Santa Maria, California where he won the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event on Saturday, Damion Gardner breezed to an impressive 190-MPH shakedown run on the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah on Sunday.

Gardner and the crew of the “Green Demon” sprint car were very pleased with the initial run.  It was his first run on the salt in 13 months and his exit speed was 190.656-MPH at the five-mile mark.  The run showed that the redesign of the car for this year’s effort had solved the stability problems they encountered in 2013. 

Encouraged by the prowess of the first run in the “Green Demon,” the team was poised to go out and up the speed on a second run on Sunday.  However, as they prepared to go for that second run, they detected a broken left rear torsion bar link and took the car back to the pits for repairs.

The weather looks favorable for several passes to be made on Monday with the high to be about 84 degrees and the humidity to be about 46%.  There is a chance of some thunderstorms on Monday night, but Tuesday should be partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Keep an eye out for update reports which will keep you posted on Damion Gardner’s quest at being the first person to drive a sprint car at 200-MPH.

Everything, including the disappointment of the rain-off is being shot for an exciting documentary titled, “The World’s Fastest Sprint Car.”  The made for TV production is being written, directed and produced by Surf N’ Sprint and will be shot by the award winning racing specialists from LoudPedal Productions. You can take a sneak peek at the documentary at the following link.

Damion Gardner would like to thank the following for making this enormous task possible: Surf N’ Sprint, Frankland Rearends, J. Milano Co., Shaver Engines, Lucas Oil, ARP, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Yak Graphics, Schoenfeld, Waterman, Simpson, Willwood, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Advanced Racing Suspension, Maxwell Industries, Victory Race Cars, Beast Chassis, Maas Powdercoat, Kenny’s Components, Santamauro Racing, Lee Power Steering, Butler Built Seats, Schroeder, Brown & Miller, Champion Spark Plugs, System 1, Barne’s Systems, Eibach, TSR, Indy Race Parts, MPD, Beaver Stripes, K&N, Jessel, Comp Cams, Donovan, Seals It, LoudPedal Productions, KMD Racing.

Watch for more follow ups on this noble effort in 2014.  You can also check out what is going on by visiting the Damion Gardner Fan Page on Facebook.  The pages of Steve Watt and Loudpedal Productions will also offer their takes on all the high speed happenings. 

To hear Damion Gardner’s 2013 interview about driving the “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” with Shawn Wood on the Dirt Track Channel, please click on the following link:

Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 909 226-7768.