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DANNY THOMPSON TO SPEAK AT PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT PLANS TO ACHIEVE NEW LAND SPEED RECORD IN MICKEY THOMPSON’S CHALLENGER
STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is proud to host Danny Thompson for a very special press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. at the 2011 SEMA Show, booth 43013. Danny Thompson, Mickey Thompson’s son and an accomplished racer and innovator in his own right, will present the details of his plans to complete the restoration of his fathers' Challenger 2.5, building the fastest piston-powered car in the world. Thompson plans to exceed the existing internal combustion wheel-driven land speed record of 417.020 mph with a goal of more than 420 mph by the summer of 2012.
The Challenger 2 was Mickey Thompson’s innovative design to achieve his dream of building the fastest piston-powered car in the world. The fully restored vehicle in the form of the Challenger 2.5 using custom-designed Mickey Thompson tires represents Danny Thompson’s unfailing dedication to fulfill his father’s dream, honor his father’s memory and make motorsports history. Please join Danny Thompson and the Mickey Thompson team on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. in the Mickey Thompson SEMA booth 43013 to hear the latest on this incredible project. For regular updates leading up to the show, visit http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/sema.
About Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com.