Back on April Fools Day, more than 7,000 miles as the crow flies from his New Market, Alabama home, veteran doorslammer racer Gary White cruised into the record books behind the wheel of Bahrain car buff and multi-car team owner Ebrahim Kanoo’s state-of-the-art Toyota Supra, clocking the quickest elapsed time in drag racing history by an import vehicle at 6.23 seconds. White, perhaps best known for piloting the awe-inspring Titan Motorsports six-cylinder Scion to victory in the ADRL’s Extreme 10.5 division against competition boasting big cubes, screw blowers, and turbos, accomplished the feat during qualifying for the Bahrain Drag Racing Club’s Round 5 event at the Bahrain International Circuit.
The run, which was coupled with a 227.7 mph speed at the 1/4-mile clocks, was virtually imminent from the time that construction began on the Supra at the Titan Motorsports facility in Florida, as the entire world got a good look at just how much detail, time, effort, and money went into creating what is one of, if not the most advanced import racing vehicle in the sport today. Powered by a 195 cubic inch Titan Motorsports-prepped Toyota 2JZ engine burning methanol with boost from a single Precision Pro Mod 98mm turbo, there’s no shortage of power, and the chassis is there to back it up.
Esteemed tuner Shane Tecklenburg, who helps make the record-breaking Kanoo Supra tick, tipped us to a new video documenting the team’s’ incredible feat under the lights in Bahrain. The video, produced by Epic Productions and titled “The Quarter Mile”, features some incredible cinematic, high-defintion footage and voice overs and interviews from White, Kanoo, Tecklenburg, and Titan’s Eric Kerwin. Beyond the record-breaking run, the video also takes us inside the world of Kanoo, his team, and his racing efforts, as he shares more about who he is and how he got involved with the sport at the level that he is today. This is 12 minutes of video that you’ll want to watch.