The El General/Q80 Racing team made history today during the PDRA Southern Extreme Nationals at the South Georgia Motorsports Park, recording the all-time quickest 1/4-mile pass by a full-bodied doorslammer with a stunning 5.403 at an off-the-throttle 259 mph.

The Jose Gonzalez-owned Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built C7 Corvette, with a twin-turbo, Pro Line Racing Hemi between the fenders controlled by a FuelTech FT500, was on mission on the solo lap to the 1,320-foot mark, carding a .965-second short time and a stellar 3.62 at 219 mph to half track. For a frame of reference, EKanoo Racing’s Lexus RCF, which held the world record for about two weeks, went 273.86 mph on its 5.44-second run — more than 14 mph faster than today’s run.

The early numbers (and past performances) certainly point to the ability to go 5.20’s, and today’s run all but cements that as a distinct possibility on the right track and the right day.