1952 Ford 8N Flathead V8 goes 101 mph
By Bill Brown
Jack Donohue has done it again. The former NASCAR driver bested his own speed record for Fastest Farm Tractor in the World, reaching over 101 mph at Wilmington’s Ohio Mile last month.
Donohue built and drove his 1952 Ford 8N Flathead V8 powered tractor known as the 8CREDIBLE, the world’s only farm tractor officially certified to compete in the Land Speed Record Competition, a competition that began in 1898.
Donohue lives in Fletcher, North Carolina, but was raised in Lindsay, Ontario. The previous record, held by Donohue, was 96.3 mph.
Jack Donohue Motorsports is completely dedicated to 8N Ford Farm Tractors.
Throughout his 30+ years in racing, Donohue worked on the famed “Red Belly” tractors as a hobby.
“NASCAR racing and all the traveling can really grind you down.“ Donohue said. “To me, the 8N tractors were great diversion. I restored several in my spare time, even upgraded a few to V8s.”