On August 15, 2016, the CMTA Land Speed Racing Motorhome achieved a top speed of 122.156 mph making her the fastest "Class A" RV on the planet. Our Nitrous Injected 502 Ram Jet performed flawlessly. We were quite pleased with our results, especially with regards to building awareness among the thousands of spectators, fans and racers at the 67th Annual Speed Week event held on the Bonneville Salt Flats and sponsored by the SCTA and Bonneville Nationals.
Our project took on special importance to our team this year when we invited Steve Snow to join our team. Steve is a veteran US military fighter pilot who fought in Iraq and was flying A-10 Warthogs. Unfortunately, Steve's 5 year old daughter, Julianna Snow, had a very rare form of CMT and passed away from her condition in June 2016. When we read about Juliana's story in CNN and People Magazine earlier this year, we were upset by their tragedy and decided to invite Steve to drive the LSR MoHo on behalf of his daughter and to help us continue to build awareness around the world about Charcot Marie Tooth disease.
We would also like to acknowledge the special efforts made by our sponsor, Jim Kanomato, with Applied GMC. Jim and his staff successfully raised $12,000 through working with the GMC Motorhome community. These funds have been donated directly to the CMTA to advance research focused on finding a treatment or cure.
Thank you all for your continued support of our project.