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Don Garlits To Attempt 200 MPH Run In Electric Dragster At PBIR (FL)
July 10, 2019
Garlits, the first man to break the 200-mph barrier in a Top Fuel dragster, is now on a quest to reach the 200-mph milestone in a battery-powered dragster at the 1/4-mile drag strip in Jupiter, Florida.
Don Garlits To Attempt 200 MPH Run In Electric Dragster At PBIR (FL)

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits, one of the most legendary names in drag racing, will attempt to set a world speed record in his Swamp Rat 38 electric dragster Saturday, July 20, at Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Florida.

Garlits, the first man to break the 200-mph barrier in a Top Fuel dragster, is now on a quest to reach the 200-mph milestone in a battery-powered dragster on PBIR’s 1/4-mile drag strip.

Garlits made a world-record pass of 7.25 seconds at 185.6 mph in an electric dragster in 2014. July 20 will be his attempt to break the 200-mph barrier. 

Known as one of the most innovative racers in drag racing history with his series of Swamp Rat dragsters, the Florida icon has earned 17 World Championship titles and is the owner of 144 national-event wins. His record-breaking Swamp Rat 30 is enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. 

Tickets are available for the attempt, which will take place during IHRA Summit SuperSeries bracket racing. General admission tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit racepbir.com.