WHITE LIGHTNING II
There are three classes for electric vehicles - based on weight. DWRA's "White Lightning" currently competes in Class III for vehicles in excess of 1,000 kilograms. The previous world record for Class III vehicles of 215.3 mph in the two-way flying mile established in 1997 at Bonneville Salts Flats, Utah was shattered by DWRA's "White Lightning" during the 1999 World Finals. The new world record set October 22, 1999 by "White Lightning" is 245.524 mph.
"WHITE LIGHTNING II"
White Lightning II is shown above, with Pat Rummerfield and Edward Dempsey getting ready to defend their title against the ever faster vehicles now on the scene, including the Buckeye Bullet, Emotion and Bluebird Electric.
speed record is another notch in the remarkable list of achievements
recorded by the recovering quadriplegic,
Pat Rummerfield, since the accident which left him paralyzed from
the neck down. At the time,
suffering a serious compression fracture of his cervical vertebrae,
doctors gave him at best three days to live.
His spinal cord remains damaged and he is still in therapy, but amazingly by 1992 he was competing in the Iron Man Triathalon in Hawaii and training for the Sahara Marathon. He is now piloting a 2,450-pound monster, 25-feet long, at speeds of 245.524 MPH.
Founder - Edward J. Dempsey
Driver - Pat Rummerfield
Aerodynamics Consultant - Chuck Hallum
Electric Power Consultant - Alan Cocconi
Paint and Graphics - Jim Tiehen, South Coast Body and Paint
Dempsey's World Record Associates Inc.
2610 S. Yale St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Fax (714) 424-9554
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