For Immediate Release
"Wild" Bill Decker's
"Thunderstruck" Jet Dragster
Saturday, Aug 31 and Sunday, Sept 1, 2013
The "Thunderstruck" Jet Dragster
team of Mae and "Wild" Bill Decker will make their first,
ever , appearance at Oahe Speedway, on Saturday,
August 31, and Sunday, September
The Gillette, Wyoming race team will make a special
appearance at Lynn's Dakotmart, in Pierre, on
Friday, August 30, from 1pm til 6pm. Decker
will be on hand to answer questions and offer photo
opportunities all afternoon. Chase Auto Connection, of
Pierre, will provide support vehicles for the weekend.
"Thunderstruck" is powered
by a GE J-85 Turbojet engine, generating over 12,000
horsepower with 6000 lbs of thrust on the afterburner.
The car, with driver, weighs around 1250 lbs and burns about
21 gallons of JP 5 jet fual on a typical 1/4 mile run.
The car has a best elapsed time of 5.970 seconds in the
quarter mile at speeds over 265 MPH.
Oahe Speedway will celebrate its 2013 "Thunder on the
Prairie" Labor Day weekend, hosting the final Coca
Cola Points races of the season, Saturday through Monday.
Gates will open at 8am all three days, with racing action
comencing at 1pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday and Monday.
Spectator admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for teens, and
kids 12 and under are always free at Oahe speedway.
One thing is for certain, Mae and "Wild" Bill Decker will
leave with the Jet Dragster Oahe Speedway Track Record!!
Oahe Speedway, South Dakota's only National
Hot Rod Association sanctioned 1/4 mile drag strip, is
located 14 miles north of Pierre, South Dakota, just off SD