Aaron Brown, thirteen-time land speed record holder and twenty-year NASCAR icon, will be behind the wheel of a 2018 Ford Fusion NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Stock Car at the SCTA Bonneville Salt Flats (UT) Speed Week event held August 10-16, 2019, attempting to take down the current record of 244.9 mph.
“This car is light years ahead of the 2007 Dodge Charger we built for Russ Wicks that set the FIA record back in 2007” says Aaron, who was the car builder and crew chief. Our goal is to get comfortable with the car on the short course before moving to run the long course and attempt to beat the current FIA record on the salt.”
Brown recently tested the 2018 Ford Fusion at the Arkansas Mile bringing back four class records including a speed of 216.87mph in the standing mile off the truck, The driving force powering this machine as it attempts this huge feat will be a Performance Plus Motor Oil, Roush-Yates 358 cubic inch Ford FR9 powered Fusion.
Close family friend of Browns, the late NASCAR legend Bobby Isaac, set the original 1971 record of 216.945mph in his #71 K&K sponsored 1969 Dodge Charger, making this a more personal record. “I made a promise to the Isaac family that I would get Bobby’s record back and we did in 2007 with the 244.9mph record. Now, my goal is to shatter it once again in tribute to my hero, Bobby Isaac and his legacy.”
“We are grateful to be teaming up with great partners for this endeavor,” says Aaron. The primary and associate partners are: Performance Plus Motor Oil, Blackstone Grills, Domtar Attends Personal Care, Labware-DB Labs, Global K9 Protection Group, Staar Trick Shot Lubricants, Signal, Inc., and The Garage Shop supported charitable organizations VETMotorsports and Stop Soldier Suicide.