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Xtreme speed: Gerster posts first 150 mph run at BMS

October 1st, 2011 9:25 pm by Dave Ongie

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The sheer speed that Brian Gerster’s winged open-wheel machine carried around Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday was almost cartoonish.


But the raw emotion Gerster felt after winning the inaugural Xtreme Sprint Series race at BMS could not have been more genuine.


Gerster won the pole for the TruFuel Xtreme Classic by recording the first 150 mph lap in the 50-year history of the half- mile racetrack. He carried that blinding speed into the 25-lap main event, leading the entire way in a dominant performance that ended with Gerster climbing atop his No. 50 machine in Victory Lane and unleashing a whooping yell that echoed throughout the grandstands.

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