Rocket Dragster Attempting Ice Record Crashes at 240+ MPH!

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Rocket Dragster Attempting Ice Record Crashes at 240+ MPH!


Rocket drag racer Kurt Anderson walked away from a violent crash at over 240 mph while attempting a new world record on ice at the Manawa Snodeo at Bear Lake outside Manawa, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Anderson was driving the hydrogen peroxide-fueled Arctic Arrow dragster, a project several years in the making, attempting to surpass the mark of 247 mph on ice — a record that has stood for nearly 40 years — when his machine spun around, struck a snow embankment, and crashed. Amazingly, the Arctic Arrow’s chassis sustained only minor damage — the same could not be said for the one-off, custom skis developed for the car which were torn away in the impact with the embankment. However, Anderson and his partners, which include veteran rocket drag racer Ky Michaelson, have already vowed to return — Anderson stating to Wisconsin news outlets after the accident, “I’m not done.”

Said Anderson, “Any time you go after something like this there’s risks. We built this thing to withstand that kind of crash, and so I’m protected. I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow, but there’s no broken bones. I feel fine, and I’ll race again another day.”

The late Sammy Miller set the ice record at 247.93 mph on Feb. 15, 1981 at Lake George in New York.

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