There’s nothing that gets me more excited than hearing about Corvettes setting new performance records. Nothing. Well, aside from having the opportunity to witness it first-hand.
One of the latest we got wind of from Speed Syndicate on the forum, took place in Houston at a drag strip showdown called the Quick 30, frequented by a lot of the guys on Corvette Forum.
Evidently, even the Texas summer heat can’t keep a Corvette down as a number of models on hand ran their personal bests in that blistering sun, according to the forum post. In fact, a C7 owned by Kevin Kesterson and Mark Heidaker from MK Motorsports, pulled off what’s believed to be a new quarter-mile dragstrip record speed for the new Corvette at 145 mph.
That’s a little more than 12 mph faster than the C7 that was clocked at 9 seconds in the quarter-mile back in November by Late Model Racecraft (LMR). This recent “Quick 30″ record in Houston is not to be confused with the quarter- and half-mile airfield record speeds that Late Model Racecraft achieved in a post we wrote last week.
My, my, my – the new Corvette sure is cookin’ up some darn-good numbers.