BONUS EPISODE!!! This week we have another Burkdoll, the legendary Jim Burkdoll! Jim was first introduced to land speed racing in the 50’s. He was just a kid when his dad, Keith, would take him out to Speed Week for the day. They caught the racing bug and began building a streamliner when Jim was still in elementary school! The streamliner took longer than anticipated to build but by the 80’s they were racing the Blue Bird. They eventually retired that car but Jim was not finished and he built another streamliner, named Pink Thunder! Unfortunately, that car crashed in 2003 while is son Bo was driving it. Although Bo survived the crash it would be 19 years before they built another streamliner which is the one, they currently race. In between building streamliners Jim served as USFRA president for over 10 years. Hang on this is going to be as incredible as a thunder storm on the salt!