Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:37

Wheelstanding world record holder “Nitro Mike” Kunz performs at Swift Current, Aug. 27-28, 2016

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Wheelstanding world record holder “Nitro Mike” Kunz of Mission, B.C., entertained the crowd in his highly modified Chrysler PT Cruiser at the Swift Current Drag Racing's Association's final drag racing weekend, Aug. 27 and 28. He did a number of exhibition wheelstand runs down the quarter mile track at the Swift Current Airport on each day. He established an official Guinness world record for the longest wheelstand (wheelie) by a car in Earlton, Ontario on Aug. 11, 2012, when he drove this vehicle over a distance of 2,500 feet on its rear wheels only. The supercharged and alcohol fuelled 446 cubic inch Chrysler engine, which has been installed at the car's rear end, produces over 1,200 horsepower.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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