My name is Danny Thompson. Last week I set a 400mph speed record in a car my dad originally built in 1968. Ask me anything!
Brief Bio: My name is Danny Thompson. I'm 66 now, and I've been a racer for most of my life. I recently broke the AA/FS (naturally aspirated fuel streamliner) speed record using the Challenger 2, a car my dad, Mickey Thompson (perhaps you have some of his tires?), built in 1968. I spent most of the last seven years restoring and upgrading it in anticipation of this attempt.
Prior to the Challenger 2, I also built (and crashed--oops) the world's fastest Mustang with Hajek Motorsports. This went better 👍. Feel free to ask me anything.
Update: I'll start answering questions at around 6PM PST. Update 2: Thanks for all of the great questions. I need to head out at 8:30, but I'll keep answering until then. Update 3: That's it for me. Thank you for making this a pleasant AMA. Sorry I couldn't get to everyone.