Last year, Don Stringfellow pushed a modified GMC Syclone to over 200 mph on the Bonneville salt flats. This year, Ed Sealy hopes to also crack the 200-mph barrier in a Syclone, but on the asphalt.
Sealy and Stroupe Race Cars are putting the finishing touches on the Super Syclone, a Pro Modified truck that will be capable of running the quarter- mile in under seven seconds at over 200 mph. The Stroupe chassis will carry a Sonny Leonard-built 698-cl, all-aluminum engine that is enhanced with an electronically controlled Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) three-stage system. Creative Glass Works will build a special carbon-fiber body that meets the 115- inch wheelbase requirement. A trick Lamborghini-style nose will also be available for special runs.
Sealy is no stranger to fast trucks. He was the regular driver for Ernest Wren’s truck that clocked 7.53 seconds at 187 mph last year. Sealy says the truck should be ready in the early fall, and will race on the IHRA and Super Chevy circuits.