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Target: Hitting 200 mph with a 68-year-old Triumph engine

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IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND of crazy to get into land speed racing. You need the genius of an aerospace engineer, a stuntman’s disregard for personal safety, and a lawyer’s knack for twisting the rulebook. Plus a measure of what the Brits call ‘sheer bloody-mindedness.’

Alp Sungurtekin has those qualities by the bucket load. How else can you explain a man who has taken a 650cc Triumph pushrod motor and quintupled its output from 33 horsepower to more than 150?


What an idea!