Johnny Bohmer of Performance Power Racing Holds the Official Street Car World Record in the Standing Mile at 252.97 MPH

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Business Owner Johnny Bohmer Sets Record with First Street Car to Break 250 Miles per Hour in the Standing Mile and Sets Official World Record at Top Gun Run Event, March 14, 2010 at Florida’s Ochopee Airstrip

It was an incredible feat, and I was happy he got it done in an American car

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 5, 2010 -- Florida resident and entrepreneur Johnny Bohmer recently set a world record by going from 0 to 252.97 mph in the Standing Mile distance in his 2006 Ford GT at an airstrip in Ochopee in southwest Florida. Bohmer's record was set March 14, 2010 during a Top Gun Run event. The previous record was 246.2; set March 27, 2009 by a 1995 Toyota Supra at the Texas Mile in south Texas. The Top Gun Run event is like no other, where you have exactly one mile to accelerate as fast as you can to achieve the fastest MPH in this distance. There are only a few other places in the US you can do this safely, and without fear of receiving any speeding tickets in order to earn an official world record.

"It was an incredible feat, and I was happy he got it done in an American car," said Ivan Ho, President of the South Florida chapter of the Viper Club of America, which operates the Top Gun Run, in which 67 cars made a total of 338 runs on the Ochopee airstrip.

Johnny Bohmer’s record breaking street-legal car is equipped with air conditioning, CD player, backup camera, radar detector, and TV. Bohmer rebuilt his winning Ford GT and figured out the weak links in the car through hard-core driving and re-designed them.

49-year old Bohmer isn’t ready to rest on his record just yet and is confident in breaking the 275 mph threshold in a competition this fall and plans to break 300mph in 2011. Bohmer’s business, Performance Power Racing LLC , based in West Palm Beach, Florida near his home where he lives with his wife and children.

PPR opened its doors in 2007 and they have built many high-performance exotics, custom built streetcars, and muscle cars with hand-built quality and state of the art vehicle restoration. Johnny is a true family man living the American Dream as a small business underdog. He plans on making his business the go to destination for the fastest premiere super cars in the world for an elite clientele.

Bohmer enjoys that he has accomplished something people told him couldn't be done, and insists he wants to push his car further. "This is still only 80 percent of what we can achieve," the Lexington, Kentucky native said. Bohmer has, however proved a formula he developed to help meet the requirement that cars need to accelerate the entire mile. "I can calculate how fast I'll be going at any point in the run based on the RPM, regardless of wind resistance," he said.

Johnny Bohmer’s company and video of his record-breaking race can be viewed at He recently showed off the award-winning car at the eighth-annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

To arrange an interview with Johnny Bohmer please contact Performance Power Racing.

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