The 3/8ths Mile Record Will Make You Dizzy, Assault Your Ears, And Boggle Your Mind.

We have all heard about 10 second cars. Line up at the lights, drop the hammer, and 10 seconds later cross the finish line. 10 second cars are fast, no doubt. Pretty sure Paul Walker still owes Dom one.

What if I told you there are cars that go that fast or faster in 3/8ths of a mile and that 3/8ths of a mile is an oval? My brain hurts just thinking about that. At those speeds you are just constantly turning left, trying to avoid puking out the window. At an event called “Call of the Wild” at Kalamazoo Raceway back in September, Andy Bozell crushed the old 3/8 mile oval record by nearly half a second. In qualifying Bozell clocked a 9.465 at 142.631 mph which was more than good enough to beat Mike Shewchuk’s previous record time of 9.924.

Call of the Wild is an apt name for this event. The cars look super weird. They look like your standard modified that a crazed plexiglas salesman went nuts on.

Enjoy the onboard footage of Bozell’s record lap. It’s intense.

Source: YouTube

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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