A Ram truck is not what one would consider fast in comparison to other vehicles in the Chrysler family. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is already pushing 707 horsepower. Yet a Ram truck broke a speed record. It was the record for Monster Trucks.
The Raminator is a monster truck sponsored by Ram. It now holds the record for the Fastest Speed for a Monter Truck at Circuit of the Americas located in Austin, Texas. The speed it hit that got its name in the record books is 99.10 miles per hour! I can’t even image what that looked like. I can’t even picture a monster truck hitting that speed.
The previous record was 96.8 mph. It is a question of just how fast can one get such monstrosities to go. I feel like that is plenty fast enough, but records are made to be broken. So maybe in the future, either near or far, we’ll see a monster truck racing down the circuit at over a hundred miles per hour.
Mark Hall was the driver of the Raminator. He’s been named the Monster Truck Racing Association’s “Driver of the Year” nine times. He said about the achievement, “Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget. 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.”
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