Montana Dodge Boys racing team sets two new world records

Lewistown’s Tony Smith built the Montana Dodge Boys “Fast Four Special.”
Photo courtesy of Montana Dodge Boys

The Montana Dodge Boys racing team recently returned from another successful trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The racing team is comprised of several Central Montanans, along with others from around the state: Peter Hendrickson of Bozeman, Chris King of Winnett, Tony Smith of Lewistown, John Ballantyne of Helena and John Pugrud of Billings.
The racing team’s car, “The Fast Four Special” is a 1928 Dodge roadster powered by a flathead 4-cylinder built by local machinist, “The Freewheeling” Tony Smith. The team was able to set new world records in two different classes.
Hendrickson drove a two-run average of 150.141 mph in V4F/BFMR (vintage flathead four cylinder/blown fuel modified roadster), finally breaking the 150 mph barrier that the team had been aiming at for several years.
Ballantyne, on his first passes at the Salt Flats, drove a two-run average of 144.091 mph in V4F/BFR.
With King’s two successful runs at the El Mirage dry lakebed in California last season, the team’s total is now 14 records since they began racing in 2008.
For more information about the team and their car check out www.facebook.com/montanadodgeboys.
 The boys also had their car at the Chokecherry Festival Car Show.

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