Fast Canadian Bonneville Racer

Black Opel Racing Ink hails from Summerland BC and is made up of three Owner/drivers, Dick Knorr, Larry Ryll and Frank Kinney. The car is a 1970 Opel GT and has competed in E gas modified sports at Bonneville for the last 3 years, during SpeedWeek in 2004 the best speed was 178.8 on a 202 mph record. The engine is a 258 c.i. Pontiac OHC 6 with Enderle fuel injection, MSD style ignition, JE pistons and Eagle rods. Trans was a 200 4r but will be replaced with a close ratio 4 speed for 2005.  The rear is a GM 7.5" with 2.56 gears. Other changes in store for 2005 will be a another new nose cone and a full length belly pan along with a concreted block and a switch to alcohol fuel.  Hopefully it might get us a little closer to the 200 mph mark.  For updates on the car see: 

Dick Knorr #1573 Summerland BC

Bonneville Speed Week 2006

Black Opel Racing Team at Bonneville Speed Week 2006

Best time was 185.6 mph with four passes made before rod blew

Bonneville Speed Week 2007 will bring new engine in the Black Opel car.