Tonya Harding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What's New "Tonya Harding has been at the Bonneville Salt Flats this past week, for Speed Week. She wasn't there as a spectator, but as a driver, competing in the Vintage Gas Coup Class. On Monday, Tonya did a qualifying run, of 79.1 mph. On Tuesday, she did a second run, at 83.618 mph, establishing a record of 81.37 mph, from the two runs. She is the first person to drive a 1931 vintage gas coup on the Salt Flats, to establish a land speed record. Also, this is the first time that a vintage gas coup has competed at a SCTA-BNI sanctioned event. The car, named Licket-Split, is owned by Yacolt WA resident Pete Richardson. It's a 1931, stock body Model A coup, powered by a 1932 4 cylinder flathead, with few modifications. Once again, Tonya Harding is in the record books for being the first to accomplish something no one else has done. She is also the first American woman to successfully perform the very difficult triple axel during figure skating competitions."