Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Truck
Hayden Proffitt II
Hayden Proffitt II is the grandson of legendary hall of fame drag racer Hayden Proffitt, who was a 4 time national champion in NHRA and a 2 time national champion in AHRA. Also his uncle, Brad Proffitt, son of Hayden Proffitt, piloted the USA rocket 1 dragster, that’s right a rocket powered dragster which ran off of hydrogen peroxide. The USA rocket 1 dragster actually held the ¼ mile E.T and speed record at 4.355 seconds and 349.77MPH in 1978 and what’s more awe inspiring is the fact that the car was only running at 70% power. So you can see that the need to go fast is clearly in his genes.
After 9 years on active duty, Hayden II decided it was time for a change as he always wanted to pursue his dream of driving a race car. Of course when you think of a racecar, you probably aren’t thinking of a 25,000hp twin jet engine 57’ Chevy pickup capable of reaching speeds well over 350MPH. So you can see why this truck is the world’s fastest 57’ Chevy pickup and arguably maybe even the world’s fastest pickup. Hayden would like to say thank you to all of the military men and women currently serving here at home, abroad and our past and present veterans, because of all that they have sacrificed I get to do my dream job and it wouldn’t be achievable without your dedication to our great country. We are proud to say this is a veteran owned and operated jet vehicle.
Engine: Two Westinghouse J34’s engines. Rescued from a J 34-48’s Navy T-2A Buckeye Airplane
Thrust: 12,500 pounds with afterburner
Chassis: 4130 Chrome-moly construction
Body: Aluminum and steel
Cockpit: Custom-built single seat designed and built to fit the driver
Weight: 4,300 pounds
Length: 17 feet
Fuel: Diesel – 150 Gallons Per Run
Acceleration Speeds: Top speed 350 mph, and 1/4 mile speed between 200-220 mph
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