Nolan White

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Nolan White
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Born Nolan White
(1931-02-26)February 26, 1931
San Diego, California
Died October 20, 2002(2002-10-20) (aged 71)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality  United States
Occupation Breaking 400mph speed record

Nolan White (26 February 1931 – 20 October 2002) was one of the few people to pilot a wheel-driven piston engined vehicle in an official sanctioned run in excess of 400 MPH.

Speed Record[edit]

He broke the 400 MPH barrier at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September 1990, achieving the mark with the average of the required two direction run completed within one hour.


Nolan died on October 20, 2002 at the age of 71 in Salt Lake City after being injured in an accident at the speed flats when his parachute failed after clocking a one mile run at 422 MPH.[1]