Nelson Hoyos, two-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Champion and Cyclone Performance Division Director, assembled a great team with the support of Harry Schoell, founder and chairman of Cyclone Power Technologies, Harry is the inventor of the core power source of the Team Steam USA Streamliner –Cyclone Mark 5 Engine. The Streamliner was built to validate and break both the Land Speed Record (Bonneville)
Hoyos’ goal is to surpass both the current US and World Record for a steam-powered automobile. The first US record for a steam powered vehicle was set in 1906 by Fred Marriott with a top speed of 127.659 miles per hour. The British duo of Charles Burnett III and Don Wales set the FIA Land Speed Record for a steam powered automobile in 2009 with a two-day average speed of 148.308 miles per hour.
Explore more about Nelson Hoyos and the Cyclone Engine at www.TeamSteamUSA.com. Also find out how you can help donate to the cause and help them beat the Brits and bring the World Land Speed Record back to the USA
About Nelson Hoyos – Cyclone Performance Division Director, Professional Driver
Two-time NHRA Sport Compact Division Champion (2003-2004)
The Cuban born, South Florida resident, in addition to building the Cyclone steam-powered streamliner and preparing to break the world record for a steam powered engine, is the owner of the Driven2Win Drag Racing School. He teaches racing enthusiast the fundamentals of drag racing and provides advanced licensing programs to help earn IHRA and NHRA competition licenses. Driven2Win has an Entertainment Division that provides thrill rides to individuals or group events in a specially designed two-seat dragster which can run from 0-100 in three seconds giving riders a 2.5 G-Force launch experience.
Stats: In 2004, he set the NHRA Pro FWD Sport Compact record 7.406 @ 194.88 mph, and then later that year, set the Bonneville Salt Flats run of 243 mph eclipsing the previous 212 mph. As a result of those two records, Turbo Magazine named Hoyos the 2004 “Driver of the Year.” Hoyos has a motorsports career that spans more than 30 years.
About Harry Schoell
Harry Schoell, Cyclone Power Technologies Inventor/Founder, Chairman and CTO, is a lifelong entrepreneur and technology visionary. Schoell is a native Floridian, born in Miami, and a third generation inventor and engineer. He has worked for years to realize his dream to create an environmentally-
About the Cyclone -Team Steam USA Streamliner Engine
Cylinders: Six, radial format Cyclone Engine
Horsepower: 100 hp at 3600 rpm
Torque: 850 ft-lbs of torque
Engine Weight: 300 lbs.
Vehicle Weight: 1800 lbs.
About Cyclone Power Technologies
Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an all fuel, eco-friendly thermal engine with the power and versatility to run everything from power generators fueled by biomass, waste fuels, solar thermal or engine exhaust, to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and Chairman Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with two Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Awards.
Team Steam USA Information and Contacts
Media inquiries: MarLa@TeamSteamUSA.com
Nelson Hoyos: www.Driven2WinDragRacingSchool.com