Dallas based land speed racer Charlie Nearburg will be honored as a “Hot Rod Hero” during the Goodguys 2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals March 16-18 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft Worth.
Nearburg is one of the Lone Star State’s most accomplished racers. In a career that stretches back to 1973, he’s competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Cart Fed-X Indy CarSeries, Toyota Atlantic Series and others with podium finishes in all. It was his first trip to Bonneville in 2006 however, that launched his need for real speed. After earning his license and quickly becoming a member of the 200mph club, he set his sights on 300mph and beyond. Racing a streamliner carrying the name of his son Rett, who died at age 21 from Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer, Nearburg blasted right through the 300mph zone at the 2007 Bonneville “Speed Weeks” then returned that fall to set two world records (@ 350.728 and 348.524mph) as well as the fastest speed of the meet. Two years later ‘Rett became the first normally aspirated single engine car in history to exceed 400mph clicking off a blistering 402.955mph run. At the 2010 FIA Bonneville meet, ‘Rett and Nearburg ran the fastest single engine run in history with an incomprehensible speed of 414.5 mph!
At the Spring Lone Star Nationals March 16-18 at Texas Motor Speedway, fans will have the opportunity to chat with Nearburg, get his autograph and see his “Spirit of Rett” streamliner. You might even get a chance to hear some of his speed secrets! Make your plans now to attend this special event.