The Speedkore Performance/Gearhead Fabrication twin-turbo 1400 horsepower 2018 Demon held the record as the worldâ€™s fastest Demon with an 8.77 ÂĽ-nile ET. Well, it seemed that wasnâ€™t fast enough for Mario Abascalâ€”the top gear over at Gearhead. So, on a cool windy October 16 at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove Wisconsin, the big Speedkore hauler pulled up and unloaded the â€™18 Demon that we ran a full feature on in our August 2019 issue. Leah Pritchett was tapped for the driving choresâ€”same as when she set the 8.77 record.
Mario explained that he wanted to give the record-chasers more of a gap to overcome in trying to catch this mean Demon. The stock engine and drivetrain remained as before. It would be primarily a laptop tuning and boost tweaking exercise to whittle down their short (1/8-mile) time and leave a little better. After a couple of runs, the gearheads hit the right combination and Leah sprinted down the track to a new record of 8.60 ET.
Smiles and Doritos all around.
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Mario says thereâ€™s still a lot more he can squeeze out of this Demon so heâ€™s confident heâ€™ll stay way ahead of those â€śfastest wannabees.â€ť
Now… go catch him if you can.