Mon, 16 February 2015
186: Danny Thompson Talks About Setting Land Speed Records and The Challenger II Plus His Father Micky Thompson
Danny Thompson comes from a family whose name is synonymous with speed. His father, Micky Thompson, is the famed driver and innovator of the Challenger, a man who broke land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Step by step, Danny Thompson has maintained and expanded his family’s celebrated history in motor sports. Danny raced motocross winning his first 18 races. He then moved on to raing cars in the Formula Atlantic Series, Supervees, and CRA Sprint Cars. He won the opening night of the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Grand Prix and drove for Chevrolet as a factory driver. He’s served as the President of the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group and later as a consultant to entertainment, promotional, and safety firms.