Worlds Fastest Bugeye
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Gail Phillips now holds the Class E modified sports car world land speed record of 179.624mph achieved at Bonneville on August 18, 1996. She drove a 256 cubic inch destroked Corvette V-8 engine in an Austin Healey Sprite (modified aerodynamically) built by Doug Odom of Arroyo Grande, CA. They say it's capable of 250mph... After breaking the record, Gail made a 3rd run. When she reached 185mph (7200rpm), the engine practically blew apart creating a pile of trash. One of the pit crew members retrieved a spark plug from that "trash" and gave it to Gail as a momento.