2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Sets Guinness Flag-Pull Record

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In celebration of the final NASCAR race of the season, Ford set a world record Nov. 19 and repeated the effort Nov. 20. An all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 pulled the largest U.S. flag — 45 by 92 feet — around four laps of the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.

The Guinness World Records flag-pull record was previously held by the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, which towed a slightly smaller flag around the Texas Motor Speedway before the 2016 State Fair of Texas. The F-450 had to travel more than 328 feet without allowing the flag to touch the ground; instead it pulled the flag 360 feet.

To make breaking the record possible, a 45-foot, bed-mounted piece of tubular rigging held the flag in the place. A team of 20 support crew members held the flag up to make sure it never touched the ground.

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Comments

NASCAR has gotten too far from its roots - at least for me. Nothing even close to stock anymore. Homoginated race cars where team owners have more influence on the overall performance. Reguarding Toyota - good on them since they are essentially American- recall they took the best attributes of the Big 3 pushrod motors to develop theirs.


@ Frank,

Come again?

While you guys obsess with how big of a flag you can easily pull on a simple racetrack, Toyota won the manufacturers championship in Nascar!


Posted by: oxi | Nov 23, 2016 11:11:05 AM


But Jimmy Jonson won the Spint cup In a Chevy, that's the one that I care about.

@ What the heck,

Toyota won more races than GM, so your argument is moot!

Jimmie is a driver, not the manufacturer...

Toyota = NASCAR Champions for 2016!

@ Grnzel1,

If Toyota could build real modern engines, they would dominate even more. They have a proven track record (except F-1) to win in everything they race.

Oxi

I believe Chevrolet has won every championship in NASCAR'S MAIN series since 2003! So I guess it's about time another one finally won. Lol

By the way I have nothing against Toyota. I actually like thier pickups.

Ford, the truck leader, did this idea in 2014. GM was following Ford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmiow_aU5Y

If Toyota could build real modern engines, they would dominate even more. They have a proven track record (except F-1) to win in everything they race.

Posted by: oxi | Nov 23, 2016 4:23:33 PM

The engines used in Nascar are all to be built within that race series rules or specifications. I am sure that Chevy would love to bring their Indy car engine technology to Nascar if it was allowed.

@ GMSRGREAT,

And Toyota could bring in their old 2.1 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that won 24 hours of Daytona years ago and kill GM's Indy engines...

Love me some ford..really Trucks Go ford. ...you sure got some haters..

@ Bigrigsimi,

Toyota brought some love to Ford...

At the 2016 Baja 1000 race the #701 Toyota Tacoma Pro pulled out the stock class Ford Raptor, and as a result the Raptor barely finished the race in time!

Thanks Toyota for helping Ford!

@ GMSRGREAT,

And Toyota could bring in their old 2.1 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that won 24 hours of Daytona years ago and kill GM's Indy engines...

Posted by: oxi | Nov 24, 2016 2:57:19 AM

Here are the results of 24 hrs of Daytona 2016. Do you see any Toyotas in there? Mean while Corvette chassis / engine finished second in protype class. Corvette chassis / engine finished 1st and 2nd in GT class. Seems GM puts together a complete winning package, not just an engine.

If Toyota brought out their old IMSA Dan Gurney Eagle's with just a 2.1 liter 4-cylinder, those GM's would have no chance even today!

Ford compared the f-450 against the 3500 ram, now the 2500 sierra, so what's next a half ton? Perhaps the tundra? Lol

Here are the results of 24 hrs of Daytona 2016. Do you see any Toyotas in there? Mean while Corvette chassis / engine finished second in protype class. Corvette chassis / engine finished 1st and 2nd in GT class. Seems GM puts together a complete winning package, not just an engine.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 24, 2016 10:11:26 AM

Sorry I didn't include the link earlier.

http://gas2.org/2016/02/01/daytona

If Toyota brought out their old IMSA Dan Gurney Eagle's with just a 2.1 liter 4-cylinder, those GM's would have no chance even today!


Posted by: oxi | Nov 24, 2016 5:07:54 PM

I'll have to take your word for it.

So how fast did the 20 flag handlers have to run to keep the flag from ever touching the ground when they slowed to a stop???

It take a Ford 450 to do a gmc 350 job wow

What it doesn't take to make MSM news now days.
My Tundra passed a gas station yesterday...that should make the latest headline news of the year award.

Actually I believe it was a 2500 GMC and yeah they should have use an f-250 would have been better marketing. Lol

GasserV8, why would a F250 be better marketing than a fully loaded flagship Superduy? At most PR events, businesses tend to bring some of their top of the line stuff.

So it's apples to apples. This makes it look like it took a f450 to beat the record of a sierra 25

So it's apples to apples. This makes it look like it took a f450 to beat the record of a sierra 25


Posted by: Gasser V8 | Nov 28, 2016 3:39:27 PM

So what is the difference between a F250 and F450? Why would it look like they needed an F450 to beat a PR stunt record. Especially since the F450 has the J2807 highest tow rating in the segment for class 3 trucks and beat the snot out of the Ram up the IKE towing 30k lbs

Let's see...5000 lbs payload difference, 15- 20000 lbs gcwr difference, 3000 lb curb weight difference, one has dual rear wheels

Let's see...5000 lbs payload difference, 15- 20000 lbs gcwr difference, 3000 lb curb weight difference, one has dual rear wheels


Posted by: Gasser V8 | Nov 28, 2016 5:19:26 PM

So the engine and transmission are the same then and the bigger the truck the more robust suspension to handle the heavy towing loads. So in retrospect it doesn't matter if Ford used a F250 or F450 with the exact same power ratings and transmission. So when the rubber hits the road, Ford using a Flagship truck with every option including a panoramic roof, along with several other different versions of the F series it was a PR advertisement over what was really needed to pull a flag that was 1000 sqft more than what GM did.

So when the rubber hits the road, Ford using a Flagship truck with every option including a panoramic roof, along with several other different versions of the F series it was a PR advertisement over what was really needed to pull a flag that was 1000 sqft more than what GM did.

Posted by: Bobby | Nov 28, 2016 6:59:10 PM

Instead of having new trucks run in front of the flag puller to break through the wall of wind, GM had a parade of high mileage older GM's run behind their flag puller. That new Duramax is still the king in this class of trucks.

That new Duramax is still the king in this class of trucks.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 29, 2016 12:12:05 AM

@ GMSSUCKS; keep living in your shaky GOVT motors world; Ford's current power plant leaves the old timer Duramax in the dust - can't wait for the next PUTC comparisons so you can eat crow...again...heh heh heh

My Tundra passed a gas station yesterday...that should make the latest headline news of the year award.
Posted by: Guest | Nov 26, 2016 4:25:20 PM

HAHAHA! Comment of the month!



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