Kuhlmann goes 6.00 at 234!

September 16, 2000 (Columbus, Ohio) Bill Kuhlmann reset the doorslammer world records Saturday with an real 6.001 run at 234.41 mph at the Super Chevy Series race at Columbus, Ohio! Bill ran the time in 64 degree weather. Jim ...

September 16, 2000 (Columbus, Ohio) Bill Kuhlmann reset the doorslammer world records Saturday with an real 6.001 run at 234.41 mph at the Super Chevy Series race at Columbus, Ohio! Bill ran the time in 64 degree weather. Jim Nordhougen unfortunately burned his Nitro Fish car to the ground; the resultant cleanup prevented Bill from attempting to back up the run and possibly take the Summit Racing Corvette into the five-second zone! Bret reports that the run was squirrelly on the top end, and that had it gone straight, would almost certainly have been a five.

The event will continue tomorrow, but temperature predictions in the low to mid seventies will provide somewhat less than optimal atmospheric conditions for a five second run. Congratulations to our old friend Bill Kuhlmann and the entire team of the Summit Racing Chevrolet Corvette! We hope to have a full story in a day or so. bp

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