Pat Rummerfield


Pat Rummerfield

Date Location Driver Vehicle Power Speed over
1 Km
Speed over
1 Mile

22 October of 1999

Bonneville Salt Flats USA

Pat Rummerfield






Pat Rummerfield, driver of DWRA's first car, "White Lightning", is a success story in his own right.  Struggling back from a crippling accident that left him a quadriplegic two decades ago, the 49 year-old driver overcame the odds of never walking again to pilot "White Lightning" in its world record speed run back in 1999.

Rummerfield drove "White Lightning" to a one-way speed of 254.229 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in October of 1999.  Rummerfield has been the recipient of numerous awards, including ESPN's prestigious ARETE award for courage and excellence in sports.  Past recipients include Hank Aron, Mario Andretti and Muhammad Ali, just to name a few.