Driver, Dave Spangler, is a long time friend. Dave holds an MBA from Michigan State University and was part owner and president of Hooker Industries, Inc. (Hooker Headers). His racing experience is extensive, including go carts, outboard hydroplane boats, motorcycles, ocean boats and bicycles. Dave set his first land speed record at 295.802 MPH in 1985. In 1995 he became the 16th member inducted into the 300 MPH Chapter of the 200 MPH Club with a class record of 302.673 MPH. In 2008 he went 323.460 MPH for another C/GS record. Dave's fastest speed record to date is a B/GS record of 337.197 MPH. His fastest top speed 400 MPH in Turbinator II.