Green Mamba Jet Car blasts into Atlanta Motor Speedway
HAMPTON, Ga. - You’ve seen plenty of souped-up cars round the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But this week’s Thursday Thunder event is set to feature a vehicle that literally blows away the competition.
The Thursday Thunder Legends Racing Series Presented by Papa John’s Pizza continues July 21, with a special appearance by the Green Mamba Jet Car. The car was created by Doug Rose, who started driving jet-powered vehicles back in the 1960s.
The Green Mamba Jet Car is a car powered by an engine from a Navy fighter jet. Rose chains a car to the back of the Green Mamba, fires up the jet engine, and then blasts the chained car away with a ball of fire! It’s hard to explain, but trust us, it’s something you’ve just got to see.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spend the morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an up-close (but not too close) look at this legendary creation.