Canadian snowmobile hits 7.80 seconds in quarter-mile
By Mark SavageMartin, Mich. - Not surprisingly it was the Outlaw Class that scorched the asphalt at American Snowmobiler's 20th annual Super Sled Shootout, with a Canadian sled setting a new world record.
Later he went on to win the Outlaw Class by beating Glen Hall with a time of 7.89 seconds at 167.92 mph.Rogers who has been working to create the world's fastest asphalt snowmobile racer for more than four years was gratified by the run, saying his snowmobile team, based in Guelph, Ont., has struggled all summer to get back into the 7.8-7.9 second range. It set the 7.84 mark in the fall of 2007.He said the team has done a lot of dyno testing on its huge 1630cc engine. Hannen of Durand, Mich., said he knew the run was quick, but the sled had been quick all weekend.
More than 100 sleds competed in the two days of bracket racing and about another 40 more in the various classes.
Watch a video of the World Record Run