Dodge Raminator Monster Truck Breaks Speed Record


Dodge has made quite a name for themselves in 2014.  First, it was the Hellcat series cars coming out with 707 horsepower, but at a relatively affordable price considering the power.  Then, they announced that those cars were also capable of averaging 22 miles per gallon on the highway.  The Dodge Ram series has won multiple truck awards for fuel economy, tow rating, and tremendous features.

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Outside of that scope, Dodge came out big once again.

Not only did they use a huge monster truck, but they used a huge monster truck to break a speed record.

Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, has broken the Guinness World Records® record for the “Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck” at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Hitting a new record speed of 99.10 miles per hour (mph), Raminator and driver Mark Hall secured the Guinness World Records title at 8:44 a.m. (CT), breaking the previous record of 96.8 mph.

The entire line of monster trucks are owned and operated by the Hall Brothers Racing Team based out of Champaign, Ill. Raminator has been named Monster Truck Racing Association’s (MTRA) “Truck of the Year” a record eight times, while Mark Hall, driver of Raminator, has been named MTRA “Driver of the Year” nine times since 1996, and Crew Chief Tim Hall has been named MTRA “Mechanic of the Year” five times since 2006.

"“Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget,” said Hall Brothers Racing President and Crew Chief, Tim Hall. “With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”"

Ram Trucks chose Circuit of The Americas, a multi-purpose facility and 3.4 mile race track situated on 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, as the site for this attempt at the record. Throughout the year, the Ram monster trucks compete in races and freestyle events and tour the country, making appearances at dealerships to offer ride-alongs and car-crushing spectacles for hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages.

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