An Open Challenge to Steven Tyler

Legendary Rocker Knows Music, But Does He Know Fast?


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (June 8, 2012) – Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler recently purchased the most powerful roadster in the world - a customized 1244 HP Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.  But is he man enough to take on the "world's fastest track"?
And so with that, Auto Club Speedway, the track that holds the world speed record for the fastest closed course lap at 241.426 mph, offers the singing legend an open challenge:  Come see us and see what your new toy will really do.
Then, hang around and watch this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and more of the world’s fastest drivers battle side by side under the lights at speeds exceeding 200+ mph at Auto Club Speedway for the INDYCAR World Championships weekend, September 14-15.  Heck, we'll even let you drive the pace car to get the INDYCAR spectacle underway.
Tyler’s 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sports a Hennessey-built 7.0L (427 CID) twin turbo V8 powerplant producing 1244 bhp @ 6600 rev's making it the most powerful roadster in the world. Tested 0-200 mph times of less than 16 seconds put the Venom GT several seconds quicker to the double century mark than its closest rival, the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.  But is it faster than Franchitti?  Castroneves? 
For more information on Auto Club Speedway’s “INDYCAR World Championships” Weekend visit, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit Auto Club Speedway at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March and the INDYCAR World Championships Weekend in September.   The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year.  For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.


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