With a powertrain consisting of MAHLE Motorsports Monotherm steel pistons, Clevite bearings and MAHLE Original gaskets, non-profit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) broke the landspeed record for diesel trucks. It reached a speed of 219.411mph at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week in Utah.
On August 18th, 2017, driver Dave Shenker, GsR CTO Patrick Johnson and the other GsR team members became the world record holders for fastest diesel truck in their class at 219.411mph. The previous diesel speed record stood for ten years at 215.091mph.
Racing among 500 other entrants at the event, the GsR vehicle is a Chevy S10 retrofitted with a high-powered diesel engine including MAHLE’s many proven performance products. “On behalf of MAHLE Aftermarket Inc, MAHLE Motorsports, and the MAHLE Original gaskets team, we congratulate Greenspeed Research on this monumental achievement,” stated Jon Douglas, General Manager of MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “We look forward to assisting with more record-breaking achievements well into the future.”
Founded as a student club at Boise State University, Idaho, GsR made the jump to an independent 501©3 organization in 2015 with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy. GsR lives this mission through a variety of projects and a growing facility. To learn more about Greenspeed Research, visit www.greenspeedredearch.org.