Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) President and World Finals Race Director Pat McDowell said World Finals highlights included a pump gas-drinking streamliner ran more than 400MPH followed before another hand-made hot rod that clocked the first plus 500MPH run.
Entries were down, but speeds were up as 433 amateur land speed racers try to earn national records during Speed Week on there renewed, but still fragile salt crust surface.
SEMA and Save the Salt have provided the land speed racing community with a way to focus immediate attention on restoring the Bonneville Salt Flats back to safe racing condition. This sample letter that communicates the problem and offers a viable solution to the decades old troubles that continue to degrade the racing options for so many.
This year, barring any storms, Black Salt Racing believes that the Bonneville Salt Flats racetrack is going to be great for racing.
Jinx Vesco, wife and Team Vseco "Glue," has been traveling out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for decades. Recently, on a trip out to "Lands End" where the service road drops visitors onto the salt beds, she was appalled by the condition of the informational sign. Knowing full well the Bureau of Land Management collects a great amount of annual fees from the land speed racing community , she believes that the signs at the location ought be well above eyesore status. As a concerned citizen, she filed a complaint with Matthew Preston District Manager of West Desert. She shared [...]