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Title: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 07, 2019, 09:37:00 AM
Howdy, racers and everybody.  Now we've got a place for the current years' talk.

Let me start by asking if there's anything new in the yearly chase for lodging.  A guy up here wants to attend SW and I just haven't heard anything.  What's the story?
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: 7707 on March 07, 2019, 03:37:16 PM
I tried to book rooms over last weekend. They said they could not release them yet!! When will the do that??
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: SPARKY on March 09, 2019, 10:30:52 AM
when they all get together and decide what to charge  :-D
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: Stainless1 on March 09, 2019, 11:49:34 AM
I was contacted by Dora @ The 6, gave her my requirements in return email... no confirmation back yet, but I expect 115 &116 as usual...
See ya on the salt  8-)  :cheers:
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: Bookfla on March 09, 2019, 02:07:39 PM
I made reservations at the Red Garter earlier this week.
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 11, 2019, 07:42:25 PM
I received this tonight.
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: SteveM on March 21, 2019, 11:17:37 AM
Rooms booked at Peppermill!

 :cheers:

Steve
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Dodge Brother on March 22, 2019, 12:15:06 AM
Room booked at the Quality Inn. Now if I can only get the pickup ready in time?!?!?
 :cheers:
Trevor
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: deepindebt on April 01, 2019, 12:15:31 PM
Booked at the Red Garter :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 01, 2019, 12:51:27 PM
I might start a sub-thread for this, but first:

There's a good chance that Nancy can't attend SpeedWeek this year thanks to her new job.  And that means that I need help if we're going to have a Salt Talks.  Anybody want to step up and do lots of work?

There's quite a bit to do, so please ask me for details before you sign up.  I'd sure like to host the event as usual, but I can't do it without help.

Salt Talks is the land speed racer gathering that Landracing.com has put on Dodge near every year for nearly 20 years.  It's a burgers, chips, and pop, and BYOB chairs and beer, and join us after racing ends Sunday, 11 August.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: salt27 on April 01, 2019, 06:13:38 PM
Jon, if Gus and I make it to Speedweek, you can count on us.

It all depends on Sandra's recovery.

 Don
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: QikNip on April 05, 2019, 08:03:35 PM
Rooms booked at Montego Bay and just licked the stamp on my SW entry! :cheers:
Rick
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Jodar on April 08, 2019, 01:19:48 PM
News Flash - the storied Darbyshire & Anderson land speed racing team has finally selected/contracted a hired gun to ride the 639 Ducati 1350 P-P. This will be none other than the site administrator, the gent (?) we know as Seldom Seen Slim (known to many government agencies under his alias Jon). Contract details are of course confidential but all concerned are praying this will not end badly. Bill and I will also be running Bill's Weslake-powered sidecar rig. Be sure to wander by our pit if you are attending Speed Week 2019 - SSS might be signing autographs from time to time.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 08, 2019, 02:16:54 PM
Oh, Gee-ZUS! :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Somebody had to get it started
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on April 08, 2019, 04:25:05 PM
I received this tonight.

See Slim's post of March 11.

And how am I supposed to "enter" when they haven't even come up with an entry code and a verified class numbering scheme for the new modified GT class - and the rule books won't be shipped until late April?  

Already contacted JoAnn . . .  :roll:

They were in this all-fired ram-it-down-their-throats hurry to push the change - and now they're sitting on their hands.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on April 08, 2019, 06:24:25 PM
Midget... this is easy... just enter it as anything... AA blown Fuel Streamliner if you'd like... then change the paperwork when you get there
Easy peasy  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on April 08, 2019, 07:52:29 PM
Midget... this is easy... just enter it as anything... AA blown Fuel Streamliner if you'd like... then change the paperwork when you get there
Easy peasy  :cheers:

Then Stan Back puts a picture of the Midget on the same page as the Thompson Streamliner?

 :-o

Wouldn't be the first time I've been accused of punching above my weight!   :-D
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on April 08, 2019, 08:04:06 PM
Does this help?

The old ones stay the same.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on April 08, 2019, 09:15:11 PM
Well my suggestion would have made you one of the first pictures in the book  :roll: but that Dodge Stan came to the rescue for the program's integrity....
 :cheers:

I personally will use a picture of the old car with my entry  :-D
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on April 09, 2019, 08:50:12 PM

  Tried to book a room for speed week and everyone is full. Even tried for just 3 days.

  Looks like camping at the bend until  some rooms open up. hopefully by Monday.

  JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: theazoldcrow on April 10, 2019, 10:56:41 AM
 :cheers:  Stop at the Bend and have one with us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Phil Bennett on April 11, 2019, 05:33:50 AM
After our first visit in 2013 followed by two years of washouts and then trips round Canada, we're coming back for 2019!  In a rental RV again so more than likely will pitch up in a casino car park or on the bend for a night, as KOA and Nugget don't like to answer emails about bookings.  Staying for 3 nights, so hope to see some good safe racing and enjoy a few cold ones.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on April 12, 2019, 01:01:12 PM
:cheers:  Stop at the Bend and have one with us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  OR two :-D  :cheers:

                JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on April 12, 2019, 04:52:47 PM
"Stop at the Bend and have one with us!"

The bends?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on April 14, 2019, 08:29:33 PM

  Tried to book a room for speed week and everyone is full. Even tried for just 3 days.

  Looks like camping at the bend until  some rooms open up. hopefully by Monday.

  JL222

 Tried the hotel numbers in rule book and got reservations at the Nugget 8-)

   JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: typo41 on April 19, 2019, 03:44:58 PM
We got our KOA back in January, 3rd if I remember right, and then they were gone.
We will be out on the salt, selling in the Vendor Area, tired of fighting.
So Chick will start inspecting, I will set up sales and shoot, then Friday start selling.
This looks to be our last year of the calendar, we lost one of our major sellers, they have their own calendar now.
We are cutting back on the amount we print so what we have at Speed Week will be what we have.
We will start to take orders in July

Tony and Chick
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Sporty Dan on April 22, 2019, 12:02:47 AM
Does anyone know if there will be camping at the museum parking lot? Work travel moved so I'll be able to go to Speed Week this year. 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Dodge Brother on April 23, 2019, 08:23:34 PM
"This looks to be our last year of the calendar"
NO.........Say it isn't so!?!?!?!? :-o
I'll take 2, can I pick them up at Speed Week?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: SteveM on April 29, 2019, 08:20:28 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with links to the SW entry forms and Membership forms through the SCTA-BNI website, or is it just me???

Steve.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on April 29, 2019, 10:19:01 AM
What trouble are you having?  If you are trying to fill it out on line and then save it I could not get that to work.... but you can download fill it out and save...
It is getting a little late for the mail.... But not for email  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: SteveM on April 29, 2019, 01:17:41 PM
Problem is I can't download it on any of the 3 browsers installed on my machine....

Steve.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on April 29, 2019, 07:42:57 PM
PM sent too big to attach here!  :-P
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 11, 2019, 06:36:01 AM
Speaking of SpeedWeek, follow this link to the USFRA radio announcer's info sheet and print a copy, please.  Than fill it out and hand it to me or Ron (or even give it to registration of JoAnn and she'll get it to us).

If you've filled it out we'll have lots more to say about you and your race vehicle when you're at the line and making your runs and so on.  Thanks.

http://www.saltflats.com/Forms/radio%20announcer.pdf
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: SPARKY on May 11, 2019, 10:41:47 AM
What is BNI's current address?

On 4-15-19  I mailed my SW entry and my BNI checkes to

B.N.I.
PO# 10
Orosi, Ca 93647

This AM my envelope was back in my mail box with a yellow note from our USPS

Return to sender
temporarily away
unable to forward

Anyone have a clue as to what may be going on?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on May 11, 2019, 11:12:05 AM
The address is right.

They've received 430 others so far.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on May 11, 2019, 12:58:00 PM

  Address is wrong.

  Make checks payable to: BNI

   Mail to   Bonneville Nationals Inc.

   P.O. Box 10

   Orosi CA  93647
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: SPARKY on May 11, 2019, 11:13:50 PM
So CA is down hiring illiterates for the US postal service  :?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on May 12, 2019, 12:16:15 PM
So CA is down hiring illiterates for the US postal service  :?

 Reminds me of song.

  Down On The Border  it's out of order :-)

   JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on May 12, 2019, 12:17:34 PM
So CA is down hiring illiterates for the US postal service  :?

Sparky,

Actually that address is central California.

So Cal where I live is worse, always getting other peoples mail, street numbers are right just a different street.  :roll: :roll: :roll:

Tom G.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on May 12, 2019, 12:17:57 PM
I'm pretty sure that most of the sorting is now done by machine.

Mike
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on May 12, 2019, 01:00:56 PM
So CA is down hiring illiterates for the US postal service  :?
It was probably snowing that day Sparky!  :-D
The addressee is irrelevant - ZIP code [German invention] and address only.
I have a South Lebanon address and we are 3 miles south of Lebanon but NOT part of Lebanon!
Wanna guess what happens when the zip code is correct but it says Lebanon - I don't get paid!!  :x :x :x
If the USPS really cared about their customers - UPS & Fedex would NOT exist.
I have the same theory about NAPA, Auto Zone, et al.  :-D
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Peter Jack on May 12, 2019, 03:01:52 PM
If it's any comfort our Canadian system and workers seem to operate in a very similar way.  :roll: :roll: :roll:

Pete
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 631 on May 13, 2019, 11:22:09 AM

https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/topic/creditcardpolicy     Check out the Smith's website:  no more Visa credit cards at the grocery store...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: salt27 on May 13, 2019, 01:03:33 PM

https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/topic/creditcardpolicy     Check out the Smith's website:  no more Visa credit cards at the grocery store...

Thanks for the heads up, Rex.

  Don
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on May 13, 2019, 01:56:40 PM
Sparky – It's being taken care of.

I still don't see where the address is wrong.  The zip is rite, the town is speled rite – who knows.  The SCTA and/or the BNI are the biggest accounts in metropolitan Orosi (both blocks).

Stan
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: velocity on May 13, 2019, 07:17:44 PM
PRESS RELEASE

Team Vesco’s Turbinator II was inducted into the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4th. The induction ceremony was held at Mendenhall’s Museum in
Buellton, CA. Vesco’s Turbinator II and Danny Thompson’s Challenger 2 were on display together with the Gyronaut motorcycle streamliner in front of a large, very enthusiastic crowd.

Turbinator II and driver Dave Spangler had a very successful year of racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2018. Team Vesco won the Hot Rod Magazine Top Time Trophy
at Speed Week. Turbinator II then set the fastest event record in SCTA’s 70-year history at 482.646 MPH in September. In October Spangler clocked a 493.037 MPH flying mile
with an exit speed of 503.332 MPH. Team Vesco became the first wheel driven car to break the 500 MPH barrier.

Rick Vesco, builder and owner of the car, has established the goal for 2019 to be an OFFICIAL RECORD over 500 MPH. An official record requires two one mile runs with
an average speed over 500 MPH.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: n49racer on May 28, 2019, 08:36:29 AM
The pre- enrtry list should be coming out about now shouldn’t it?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: BigRedToo on June 19, 2019, 04:56:29 AM
Pre-entry completed. Car number and entry confirmation received. Room booked at the Best Western Plus in Wendover.

Just need the salt to dry up and do the long drive.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jacksoni on June 23, 2019, 07:22:17 AM
The pre- enrtry list should be coming out about now shouldn’t it?

 :cheers:
Anybody seen it?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 27, 2019, 06:31:55 PM
I just noticed that SCTA has published the pre-entry list for SpeedWeek on their Facebook page.  It's 10 or more pages - I won't try to put it here now.  Maybe someone will send a link. . . 8-)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jdincau on June 27, 2019, 06:34:35 PM
http://nebula.wsimg.com/9371646ebf5cbf5cfb6c746d76ac3f24?AccessKeyId=1B489604A3781742F233&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 27, 2019, 06:44:08 PM
Thanks, Jim - except I'm supposed to go to bed now and just spent minute after minute getting quizzical looks from Nancy as I worked my way through the list "just to see who's going to be there", I told her.

Okay, I'll look at the rest of the pages later.  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jacksoni on June 27, 2019, 06:57:45 PM
The above link is more direct but the facebook link is in the Bonneville contacts thread.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on July 23, 2019, 11:06:54 AM
Just found this quote from Third Century mystic Staanbak.  It might be apropos of Bonneville . . .

"Man with two tarps is velly optimistic."
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: toclub on August 05, 2019, 11:01:51 AM
Any live audio streamimg for 2019 speedweek?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 05, 2019, 06:23:48 PM
I sure hope so.  New laptop so the usual hassles of getting audio into it, but otherwise -- yep!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 06, 2019, 02:30:06 PM
I'm at the 7 1/2 right now.  The salt is firm and knobby (1" balls, if you will) and still a tad moist out here, but firm and DRY to about the 5, at least.  Grand stuff -- and it's 89F an hazy sunny right now, so the salt oughta be cooking itself to a fine frenzy.

I'll post some pics soon.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 06, 2019, 04:26:27 PM
Back at the motel to unload and letcha know what's going on out at the salt.  Here's what I saw today:

Geez, tourists -- mellow out a little.  You are NOT required to mark your visit.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4134_zpshwjx92za.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4134_zpshwjx92za.jpg.html)

Here are some pics showing the salt a few miles out.  It's pretty firm everywhere, but still a tad moist beyond the five or so.  In one pic you can see the markers for the lights at the end of the course -- I'm guessing that the location you see is at the six and those are just markers in case the course needs to be moved down a mile.  The others show the texture of the salt and so on.

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(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4132_zpswi0pb041.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4132_zpswi0pb041.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4131_zpstu4pb4ab.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4131_zpstu4pb4ab.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4130_zpsckfk2lvu.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4130_zpsckfk2lvu.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4128_zpskftxutgc.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4128_zpskftxutgc.jpg.html)

Here's the course layout, sorta.  The long course 1 mile is about 250 yards off/to the right of Land's End, with the Start being a mile back from there, sorta.  The start is still a mile or so from where the course would intersect I-80.  The Village/pits are at about the 3 mile and the pits end about the 4.

Courses 3 & 4 (well, short and rookie/short/short, and we don't have a second long or combo course this year) start with #3 just around the bend in the dike - maybe only a few hundred yards from the corner.  The last course start line is a few hundred yards farther around the bend.  Yes, there's going to be the long tow from the end of the short courses around the start line and then back to pits/impound, but as of now the salt is way better than a few years ago - you probably won't shake your false teeth loose while driving the return roads.

The speed limit is 45, kids, remember that.  45 on the paved road to Land's End, and 45 on the salt unless posted lower.  Let's have a safe meet off the race track, too.  Oh, yeah - gas is about $2.959 ++ here.  So is diesel.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 06, 2019, 04:32:06 PM
thanks for the update Jon.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 07, 2019, 09:35:14 AM
Anybody familiar with a new HP laptop?  I have one for streaming and it's Windows, of course, and I'm an Apple dude.  I'd sure like some help figuring out how to get the audio (from the mixer) into the 'puter so I can stream.  The HP websites and helpers are as useful as tits on a boar hog.  HELP! 

I'll be busy with toilets for a while today, but if you can help - give me a shout.  906 361 6 two 82.  Thanks.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: CGoodson on August 07, 2019, 09:48:34 AM
Not going to be at Speedweek but, I will be listening to Slim's and Ron's live stream. You guys will make my work week great since I can't be on the Salt.  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 07, 2019, 12:12:53 PM
Relax those sphincters, kids -- Matt is on the job!!  Here's the rookie course start line.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4143_zps4zxgfkxi.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4143_zps4zxgfkxi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gnomenator on August 07, 2019, 02:07:03 PM
Better put a lot of them there Jon, I know my rookie run had me looking for a potty FAST!!  :-D :-D :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 07, 2019, 02:35:43 PM
4 at rookie course start, 6 + ADA (handicap unit) at short course start.  It's less than a hundred yards from one to the other, too.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 07, 2019, 03:51:58 PM
Data:  There's a Salt Cat towing vehicle stationed at Land's End today.  He's there because he's already towed a number of folks outa the muck.  Drive carefully.\

The truckstop at the interstate exit 4 raised the gas prices!!!!  Yesterday at noon when I arrived it was $3/gallon or so, like most of the stations in town.  As of this morning the truckstop is charging $3.999 (yeah, okay four bucks) a gallon.  They didn't spike the diesel price, but they sure seem confident that they'll make out well with the new gasoline price.

Speed limits on Wendover/West Wendover's main drag has been increased to 35.  It's been 25 for a long time.

Down past the Nugget's new RV parking area is a snack shop (where there used to be the dentist?).  I just saw it last night - haven't gone to see what it is.

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.

It's been cloudy all day, with about 27 rain drops having fallen, but now - 2.50PM or so - the sun is coming out.  The tracks are in good shape (well, the rookie course hasn't been dragged much yet but the others are fine).

I don't know what radio frequency we'll be broadcasting FM on so you can listen in your cars and the pits.  We usually don't figure that out 'til Friday.  89.3, 89.7 -- Land's End Lynda will know once we decide.

Deep enough for now.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 07, 2019, 09:16:59 PM
I ate at the Rainbow and found these in the parking lot.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4154_zpsgsesmijq.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4154_zpsgsesmijq.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4153_zpsm4u8axdw.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4153_zpsm4u8axdw.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4152_zpsa3ulqbpf.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4152_zpsa3ulqbpf.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4151_zpsdxz4tsht.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4151_zpsdxz4tsht.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4150_zpsheahmbyc.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4150_zpsheahmbyc.jpg.html)

Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: PorkPie on August 08, 2019, 04:32:23 AM
Well...I will miss the salt season for another year....tough

For the speed community at the salt......stay safe, go fast, pick records.....and first of all.....have lots of fun
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 08, 2019, 06:27:53 AM

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
Quote

That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 08:21:01 AM
NO LIVE STREAMING!!!!  That is, not 'til somebody that knows how to connect the audio from the mixer into the laptop finds me and helps me figure it out.  This laptop is a brand new HP and wants a Windows user, not me the Apple guy, to use it.

HELP!!!  I'll be on the salt in a little while, kinda hanging around the announcing trailer as it gets set up.  Please come find me.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 09:20:32 AM
I'm on the salt now - at the announce trailer.  It was misting/light raining as I left town for out here.  On the freeway it was wet.   The rain had stopped by the time I was past the truckstop, but there are some folks parked inside the Bend in the Road that are probably gonna stay put for a few hours.

The salt is a tad sticky right now, but the rain has stopped - little of it that there was - and things'll tidy up soon, no doubt.

I haven't taken any pics this morning - will go cruise the pits to see who's here while I wait for my laptop wizard to appear.  I hope.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: sabat on August 08, 2019, 09:27:03 AM
Thanks for the on-the-scene reporting Jon, good luck with the laptop hookup.

I just sent a little cash your way, took me 30 seconds with the Paypal button, good luck this week on the Production bike  :cheers:

Dean
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 09:28:30 AM
Seen in town this morning -- a snazzy J/FS.

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Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on August 08, 2019, 09:33:07 AM

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
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That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.
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Slim... are you sure it wasn't just your card they didn't want  :evil:
better call Nancy to see if the paid the bill  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 09:34:01 AM
Thanks, Dean.  I appreciate the comments and support.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 09:34:46 AM
Smarty pants.  I used good ol' greenbacks to pay - they still accept that stuff.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: DallasV on August 08, 2019, 10:42:35 AM

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
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That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.


Smiths/Kroger are in a fight with Visa over fees. If your visa card is also a debit card you can still use it with a pin at Smiths
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 10:59:37 AM
Pit cruising takes too frickin' long when I have to get out of the truck and greet folks so much.  Ain't it wonderful?  Here's a bunch of "who's here" pics.  It's still early - and the weather is cool and breezy west-to-east and cloudy.

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Marcia Buck Baker's hot rod -- it's first visit to the salt.

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Keith Turk is here, Marlo Treit is here, Melanie and George said hello, and so it goes.  When will you get here?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: manta22 on August 08, 2019, 11:26:15 AM
Jon, I wish I was (were?) there right now! Unfortunately that will happen next month at WoS.
 Thank you for these photos!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 11:54:21 AM
We're having intermittent light sprinkles and 10-15 mph winds from the mountains to the freeway. :-(
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: UT AT on August 08, 2019, 12:11:12 PM
Does anybody know what hours the car show is on at the Nugget on Fri and Sat?  Soooo excited for Speed Week!  Hey Slim, I have a racing book for you! 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: bearingburner on August 08, 2019, 12:38:17 PM
I'll bet Marcia never took the coupe out in winter because there was too much salt on the roads in Maine.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 08, 2019, 12:48:26 PM
The little streamliner is a slick deal...
Thanks for the images!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: mstrdinan on August 08, 2019, 01:13:04 PM
thanx for the pics jon
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 04:15:48 PM
It's 3.15 and there's not much happening.  Inspection is busy but lines are short.  The 639 Ducati I'll be riding is in insp. right now, and the weather is - unh, kinda bland.  The rain stopped and the clouds gave way to sun for a while but now we're back to heavy clouds and NE winds about 5-10MPH.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: maj on August 08, 2019, 04:32:19 PM
Thanks for the updates Jon
Salt flat camera shows the line of vehicles entering the salt ,clouds on the mountains and no puddles , hope the weather holds out for everyone .
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 05:22:31 PM
It's 4.20 local time.  Light but steady rain but we press on with setup.  I'm waiting to see a race car go past me with the wipers going.  WHOA!  Big lightning flash.

Yep, the weather has gone sour for today.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 06:52:46 PM
And now I'm in town.  It was raining lightly but steadily for most of the past half hour/hour, and windy?  Ron Christensen and I were at the radio trailer, trying to hold the door closed in the wind, when a gust blew the trailer hitch off the hunk of wood it was on.  Yee-HaH!

As I left I shot 20 sec of video of the main road through the pits and posted it on my Facebook page.  I won't put the video here, but it shows that the pits are not very hospitable right now.

The rain has now stopped and it's sunny at the Quality Inn.  WTF?  I won't post much more tonight, and tomorrow willhave the fun of seeing if I can make the audio get into the laptop. 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: manta22 on August 08, 2019, 07:32:25 PM
How about a link to that video, Jon?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 08, 2019, 09:14:58 PM
Latest SCTA update.

Tom G.

SW 2019 Update #7 (8/8/19):
Inspection opened this morning and approximately 70 vehicles were inspected. The Blue Line was put down, comms put up, wire layed for clocks and the Timing Tower is up & running.And then we got hit by a brief squall with wind, rain & hail and there is a small amount of standing water. As of now, the Driver?s Meeting will still be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We may post pone the start of racing a day or two, but better weather is expected from now on. At this time, we expect to still go racing.Gates open tomorrow @ 7:00 a.m. and Inspection & Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.

JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.

See ya on the salt!

Bill LattinSCTA President

Pat McDowellBNI Chairman
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 08, 2019, 09:31:52 PM
New member here.
Hope this is in the right place.
I'm going out to spectate and camp. Can we have a fire pit at our camp at the bend?
I'm probably only going to be there Saturday and Sunday.  Maybe be back again later in the week
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 09:40:46 PM
Plan on camping outside the bend -- inside is gooey mud just now... :roll:  I don't know how the BLM feels about fires these days, but their bailiwick is only inside the Bend.  Outside is state land - I do know I see fires in the evening.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TWKundrat on August 08, 2019, 09:51:05 PM
Can't y'alls dump a few dozen truck loads of tampons down the course to take care of that standing water?  I'm only going to be there for the weekend.  Sure hope it's not delayed for two days.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2019, 10:04:10 PM
I've put in a call for the tampon trucks for you, but bad news -- the reclaim vehicles aren't running so we can't try the soaker-uppers.  Got another idea?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TWKundrat on August 08, 2019, 10:16:03 PM
I'm plumb out of ideas unfortunately. These nuggets of brilliance only come every so often you know...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 07R1LSR on August 08, 2019, 10:30:54 PM
Go left at the bend up Leppy pass and there is plenty of dry mud free camping up the hill
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2019, 08:07:41 AM
Ron is out on the salt right now and reports it's like walking on cottage cheese.  Interesting description for sure, or maybe it's like mashed potatoes.

Whatever, here's where things stand now:  Today will be what Friday oughta be - set up and inspection for racers.  No changes.  But as of now (at least) racing won't start for another day or two.  The drivers meeting is still scheduled for Saturday morning - but probably no racing 'til Sunday or even Monday.

STAY OFF THE RACE COURSES if you're out there, got it?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Phil Bennett on August 09, 2019, 11:29:07 AM
So if there's no racing on Sunday would there still be crews out on the salt preparing, or will there be no access? Just wondering where we should head to check out the motors as were arriving Saturday afternoon. I assume The Nugget hot rod meet will still be happening on Saturday evening, the wife does like a hot rod.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: CGoodson on August 09, 2019, 11:56:58 AM
Slim will you and Ron start streaming when racing begins Sunday or Monday?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2019, 12:29:18 PM
It's about 11.30 Friday morning.  No racing for the time being.  You're welcome to drive out here, but not on the courses.  Come out to the pits and set up.

I assume the cars will be at the Nugget, but since it's pretty unofficial - I don't know if there's a schedule or if it's just "show up and park".

We probably will NOT stream until there's racing.  The drivers meeting is on for tomorrow morning but since that's all the program content we'd have for the day -- we won't bother turning it on and then off.  We're thinking of trying to record the meeting for later broadcast.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: UT AT on August 09, 2019, 12:59:56 PM
Thank you for the updates!  This is most helpful to those of us trying to figure out when to come to the flats!  Wonder when the bend will dry up enough for a truck and toyhauler?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 09, 2019, 02:26:05 PM
The SCTA-BNI Facebook page now says "...officially delayed at least one day."  But Driver's Meeting still on for 0900 Saturday.

Jeff from Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2019, 03:14:28 PM
Inside the bend - ah, I sure wouldn't go there for a few days.

Drivers meeting will NOT be at the start line like usual, but rather across the access road from the main pit entrance.  The stand is being set up as I type.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TheHardOne on August 09, 2019, 06:34:15 PM
Maybe I've missed it but is there going to be a live stream for those of us stuck elsewhere this year?  Had every intention of attending but back surgery has made other plans for me for the time being...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Phil Bennett on August 09, 2019, 08:21:19 PM
I'll keep an eye on updates. We're getting the RV tomorrow so will be visiting The Nugget to see if there's any rods to check out. Not sure of where we'll pitch up, will keep away from the Bend in the rental. Fingers crossed for drying winds, think I saw radar of storms coming through this morning.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2019, 09:58:30 PM
We plan to stream the audio when we start racing, but we won't for tomorrow's only activity -- the drivers meeting at 9.  We'll broadcast it locally on 89.3 FM - which is already running with some music.

Here's some of what's at the Nugget tonight.

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(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/F045D8F2-F2B6-48C1-A95B-0FBBC748608D_zpsuxqh9qul.jpeg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/F045D8F2-F2B6-48C1-A95B-0FBBC748608D_zpsuxqh9qul.jpeg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/AF9A5B33-4E2B-4468-B416-CB0C2DB189B8_zpssjkot0bd.jpeg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/AF9A5B33-4E2B-4468-B416-CB0C2DB189B8_zpssjkot0bd.jpeg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/E981A2D6-DCCD-47CE-96B8-2476BDEF194D_zpsdtorckc1.jpeg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/E981A2D6-DCCD-47CE-96B8-2476BDEF194D_zpsdtorckc1.jpeg.html)

Hot rods in their natural environment:  Salty from riding at Bonneville!!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2019, 08:16:01 AM
It's 7.15.  Drivers meeting is at 9.  That's gonna be it for the day, dang it, but I'll send along anything that we learn at the meeting.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Tybeeman on August 10, 2019, 09:58:30 AM
Slim,

Thanks for the pics and updates. This is like being 6 years old and having Christmas postponed.

We?re waiting for you, Seldom seen Santa.

Tybeeman
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 10, 2019, 10:20:09 AM
Slim,

Thanks for the pics and updates. This is like being 6 years old and having Christmas postponed.

We?re waiting for you, Seldom seen Santa.

Tybeeman

Actually, Slim gets more snow in the UP than Santa.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: UT AT on August 10, 2019, 10:36:18 AM
Actually, Slim gets more snow in the UP than Santa.

Correct

North Pole AK about 58” avg
UP about 300”
Cottonwood canyons in UT broke 700” this season. It’s still melting up there!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jimmy six on August 10, 2019, 12:16:49 PM
There were some photos of Fridays inspection on the SCTA-BNI website under 2019 results but the days won't open now...wonder what happened?

Never mind..found a lot on SCTA Facebook page..
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 10, 2019, 01:25:43 PM
I don't do Facebook. What's the status for racing on Sunday or waiting untill Monday to start?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TWKundrat on August 10, 2019, 01:49:09 PM
At drivers meeting this morning it sounded like racing will most likely start Monday. It's still fairly soggy. I'm hoping we'll get more wind picking up to help dry things out.
-Tim
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Fixgeer on August 10, 2019, 02:54:36 PM
Anyone have a motorcycle tire changer on the salt(or Wendover)?
Give me a call or text
608-345-2974

I?ve heard Al Lamb might have one but can?t find his pits.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: maj on August 10, 2019, 03:45:38 PM
We have had tires changed at the truck stop , if you dont find that changer
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: olepaw on August 10, 2019, 04:06:40 PM
I called the Nugget they had rooms
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 10, 2019, 04:26:43 PM
     Slim, where is the update you promised. I'm not driving for 15hr. till I see your take on the situation. (and make it good)  :wink:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2019, 04:37:31 PM
Okey-donkey.  Here's the latest - a trip from which I returned about a half hour ago.

We still don't expect to race tomorrow - Sunday.  Nobody is driving on the race course so I can't tell you what it's like out there, but my mosey down the pit access road showed it dryer now that it was this morning, and especially after about the 4 it's NICE.  I heard some talk about the long course drying quickly - I have no real information. 

The pits are definitely drier now than they were this morning.  The underground river that crosses the access road (and heads out across the salt towards the freeway) ain't completely underground.  PLEASE SLOW DOWN AS YOU CROSS IT!  As I type I hear they're dumping salt on the crevasse trying to fill it.

Bench racing in the pits is above excellent today.  Winds are favorable for no bugs and good drying, temps are in the high 70/low 80 range, and it's quiet so you can hear the others talking.  Now you're sure -- they really have been spinning tales all along and you just couldn't hear them well enough to dispute 'em! :evil:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: BSTER on August 10, 2019, 06:36:43 PM
Thanks Slim  for the info we are leaving from Brewster Washington to morrow morning be there Monday
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2019, 07:21:59 PM
Fixgeer, the shop I was talking about in Wendover is right across the street from the Copper Kettle restaurant.  They looked open and busy when I drove past a little while ago.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ratpatrol66 on August 10, 2019, 11:05:12 PM
     Slim, where is the update you promised. I'm not driving for 15hr. till I see your take on the situation. (and make it good)  :wink:

It takes you 15 hours from Olympia, WA.? I live in Arlington, WA. and get there in 12hrs. You must have a small right foot?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 11, 2019, 12:15:36 AM
   12W. Do the math. 863 miles 2-3 gas stops, bad back and siting is hell. A few walk abouts to keep from going to the E.R. Food. 300 runs over 240 in a TAD dragster and NHRA championship, red hat at 273.4 Maybe I do my racing on the track :angel:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 11, 2019, 04:05:23 AM
"Maybe I do my racing on the track" :angel:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Happy Pappy on August 11, 2019, 08:28:32 AM
3am Sunday morning the wind has come big time! This should help considerably with the wet course.
Chris
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 11, 2019, 11:08:56 AM
   I friend of mine takes two days to get there from Oly. He takes his dogs and stops frequently for them and to stretch etc. He seems amazed that I drive straight through. I'm just not that comfortable pulling a trailer and going fast enough to keep up with traffic. Back in the 60's I made it from L.A. to Oly. in 15 hrs, or at least that was my claim. :laugh:  Actually sorry I even posted, didn't think it was going to turn into a timed event :roll:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 11, 2019, 11:10:58 AM
I'm keeping my ears open for chatter on the radio about conditions on the course - but haven't heard much of anything.  No racing today (Sunday), that's for sure.  It's quite a bit drier on the access roads and stuff, but there ain't no news yet.

Stainless just moseyed in and out of the radio trailer and reminded me to tell youse guys that we'll have an unofficial Salt Talks at the Bend in the Road tonight.  Bring your own everything (food, drinks, chairs) including your wallets to buy a shirt or three.

D A M N!  Joe, the guy that owns the Ducati I WAS going to ride, just called to say he was headed home - figures the courses won't come around soon enough - he's gotta get to other stuff.  SHOOT!!

I think I'll go sulk. :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: donpearsall on August 11, 2019, 11:26:19 AM
The U of Utah Salt Flats Camera is pointed right at the pits. It is fun to watch the time-lapse movie of all the vehicles and people running around.

http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~u0553130/Camera_Display/bflat.html (http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~u0553130/Camera_Display/bflat.html)

Don
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 11, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
Son of a GUN!  I got a nice new laptop for streaming - and Microsoft has the H-P so tied up in software hassles - requiring me to join this, sign up for that, etc - that I can't get the new software to load, much less run.  Apple is my next hope.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Vinsky on August 11, 2019, 01:59:33 PM
It would be neat to have a flag or wind sock in the webcam view here.

http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~u0553130/Camera_Display/bflat.html (http://home.chpc.utah.edu/~u0553130/Camera_Display/bflat.html)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 11, 2019, 03:21:43 PM
I just found this from SCTA/BNI:

SCTA Southern California Timing Association
37 mins ?

SW 2019 Update #10 (8/11/19):

Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. we will start racing. There will be no Pre-Stage it is first come first serve and the number of courses for Tuesday will be determined. As of now, the long course is the only one ready. Anyone can run on the long course, but it will only be timed to the 4 mile and you must exit before the 6 mile. If you go past the six it is in bad shape. Short course vehicles must shut down at the 3 mile and the Rookie Course vehicles must shut down at the 2 mile. Rookie orientation is Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. at the Registration Trailer.

JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.

We will continue to post updates.

See ya on the salt!

Bill Lattin
SCTA President

Pat McDowell
BNI Chairman
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 07R1LSR on August 11, 2019, 07:18:34 PM
Hoping for at least 2 courses
....one course will be brutal with the waiting in line!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 11, 2019, 08:29:09 PM
Thanks for the updates. I guess I'll come over on Tuesday morning.
What do the shirts look like?  Are they available on here or at least a picture of them?
 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: bob on August 11, 2019, 08:36:13 PM
its 7:30 pm Sunday just checked the scta site, update # 10 , and says rookie orientation tomorrow ( Monday ) at 11:00 am -- tues. at 8:oo am -- wed-thurs. at 11:00 at the registration trailer , is this the latest for sure update for rookies ???   thanks
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 11, 2019, 10:59:09 PM
Wanna, I don't have good copy of the art that's on the shirts, but I'll try to get someone to modelone tomorrow and take some pics, k?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 11, 2019, 11:20:05 PM
Mostly I'm hoping they are not white shirts. I ruin white shirts too fast to make them worth buying.
(Sarcasm voice on) But bonus points if the  lady who models them is easy to look at. (Sarcasm voice off)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ratpatrol66 on August 11, 2019, 11:53:04 PM
   12W. Do the math. 863 miles 2-3 gas stops, bad back and siting is hell. A few walk abouts to keep from going to the E.R. Food. 300 runs over 240 in a TAD dragster and NHRA championship, red hat at 273.4 Maybe I do my racing on the track :angel:

Sorry I forgot to insert the sarcasm emoji.  :oops:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 12, 2019, 03:37:49 PM
Okay, kids. Pinch me and tell me I'm not dreaming, but I think the stream is working.  You can get there via the front page of the site.

You're welcome to tell me that it's working, but I'm gonna got tell Jimbo in the Speed Demon pit that it's running (he's been helping me).

You can get there via this, too.

http://webca.st/154607
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 12, 2019, 03:42:06 PM
Ab Jenkins!  How fast will it go?   :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 12, 2019, 03:52:06 PM
Jon, i hear music on it. It must be working. Looking forward to tomorrow. Mark.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 12, 2019, 03:56:12 PM
Nice and clear.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: superleggera on August 12, 2019, 04:07:16 PM
Crystal clear sound here in Phoenix, Arizona
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TD on August 12, 2019, 04:29:50 PM
Five by five in Canmore, Alberta.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: noboD on August 12, 2019, 05:14:09 PM
L&C in PA. Thanks for your time and effort.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 12, 2019, 05:41:17 PM
Ah yes,,,,,,,one of my favorites,,,,,,,,,,,Bob Dylan.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Tybeeman on August 12, 2019, 05:43:31 PM
 :-D   Thank you Slim! I have my 715 hat ready for tomorrow.
 Last year Alex in
The Speed Demon pit gifted my wife and me with hats after George made his fastest pass of the week. It was a fun moment with some great guys.

Sounds good in GA. Will be listening in the morning.

Tybeeman
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: saltwheels262 on August 12, 2019, 06:49:24 PM
Sounds good. Crystal clear.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: manta22 on August 12, 2019, 07:35:22 PM
"5 & 9" here in Diamond Bell Ranch at Tucson, AZ, Jon. Thanks for streaming the audio.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: MOSHIS on August 12, 2019, 07:52:23 PM
Wall to wall sound here!  Can't wait to listen in.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ggl205 on August 12, 2019, 07:55:25 PM
So, has the salt improved enough for a good five mile long course?

John
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jdincau on August 12, 2019, 08:26:09 PM
So, has the salt improved enough for a good five mile long course?

John
From the SCTA Facebook page


SW 2019 Update #11 (8/12/19):

Tomorrow the salt opens at 6:30 a.m. and you can go to your course & line up. You must obey all Speed Limits and No Crossing Courses. There is no lining up before the salt opens it is first come first serve. Racing will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Long Course: Will be located on Course #1 and used for Long Course Vehicles & Short Course Vehicles
 ? Long Course Vehicles will only be timed to Mile #4 and must shut down immediately after and exit before Mile #6. You will be timed at Mile #1, Mile #2, Mile #2 ?, Mile #3 & Mile #4. If you go past Mile #6 it is in bad shape.
? Short Course Vehicles will be timed to the 3-Mile and must shut down immediately after. You will be timed at Mile #1, Mile #2, Mile #2 ? & Mile #3.
Rookie Course: Will be located on Course #3 and is for Rookies Only
? You will be timed to Mile #1 and must exit before Mile #2. This is a License Only Course and No Records Can Be Set.
Rookie orientation is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:00 a.m. and Wed-Thurs at 11:00 a.m. at the Registration Trailer.
JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.
We will continue to post updates.
See ya on the salt!
Bill Lattin
 SCTA President
Pat McDowell
 BNI Chairman
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 12, 2019, 10:42:54 PM
SCTA said:  "... There is no lining up before the salt opens it is first come first serve. Racing will begin at 7:30 a.m."

In other words, no lining up in pre-stage.  I heard it said that the penalty for leaving a race vehicle overnight down by the start line - was to hafta go to the end of the line and wait for everyone else or somethin'.  So there's nobody at the line, but - I expect one heck of a Oklahoma Land Rush to get there first.  For instance, there are two cars parked at the fuel truck tonight.  One is Dan Haugh's Saab and the other is under a tarp but sure looks like the Speed Demon to me. Hmm. . . 8-)

Speaking of the Speed Demon, this will give a bit of perspective to getting a coupla thousand HP from 255 cubic inches.  Take a look at the turbo here.  It's dang near big enough to put my thigh through the housing.  And then look -- oh, jeez, there's one on the other side, too, and I bet it ain't no smaller than this one.  Lookit those sons-a-guns!

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4318_zpsql3xxiui.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4318_zpsql3xxiui.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4328_zpsyudhizbp.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4328_zpsyudhizbp.jpg.html)


Here are some pics of Doug Grieve's fuel injection system for the Jaguar as well as a few other tidbits.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4317_zpst0p6rgmx.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4317_zpst0p6rgmx.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4316_zpsqjkb5klg.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4316_zpsqjkb5klg.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4315_zpscxl63es2.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4315_zpscxl63es2.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4313_zpsvkufiopq.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4313_zpsvkufiopq.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4314_zps8jxfpidm.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4314_zps8jxfpidm.jpg.html)

Seen in the pits this evening:

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4325_zpsex9atnf1.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4325_zpsex9atnf1.jpg.html)

Also seen in the pits.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4323_zpsdx5b7qiv.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4323_zpsdx5b7qiv.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4324_zpsf8fgmewi.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4324_zpsf8fgmewi.jpg.html)

WHO??

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4321_zpsbfwutxah.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4321_zpsbfwutxah.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4320_zps3eegm5a2.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4320_zps3eegm5a2.jpg.html)

  Racing starts tomorrow and the stream is easy to start and I'll try to get there to start it for youse kids at home/work/not here.

GOOD NIGHT!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 12, 2019, 11:37:14 PM
Slim:

You did a typo!  This year (at least according to the plate on top of it) Speed Demon's engine is 555 - not 255 - cubic inches.  That would jibe with its AA/BFS class markings.

And we all know George likes to be at the head of the line on day 1.

Jeff from Boise - who's looking forward to running tomorrow, too!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: CharlieR on August 12, 2019, 11:51:34 PM
Morning Slim, good to hear you again.
Have a safe day and go fast.
From Peterhead, Scotland
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 12:35:21 AM
Audio is loud and clear even in .... Germany.
Following the event from the other side of the pond.  8-)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 13, 2019, 07:01:55 AM
Getting ready to leave my house. I'm  110 miles away. I might miss the first hour but not much more than that. :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2019, 07:16:35 AM
No typo.  The 715 carwas entered with the AA/555 motor, but it's the E/255 that's in the car this morning.  I'll hazard the guess that George and team wants to run a good number first thing - and the big motor is kinda overkill for the might-be-funky race track.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 07:24:59 AM
... and as usual he probably has several engines of different sizes packed. According to HRM he also wants to go for the A/BFS record with a 441" engine.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: CGoodson on August 13, 2019, 08:14:40 AM
Are you streaming today.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: comet on August 13, 2019, 08:34:36 AM
No sign of any streaming yet. How does the course look this morning?
Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2019, 08:42:23 AM
No runs yet but any minute.  I think the stream is live - checks ok here in the trailer.

I  haven't been on the course, of course, but the  access roads were pretty dry.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Tom Slick on August 13, 2019, 08:46:07 AM
The stream is running however it seems to be a recording. Have they started broadcasting live?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: comet on August 13, 2019, 08:48:30 AM
Loud and clear here in the UK. Thanks gents. Nice to hear you again.
Good luck guys.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: drc42 on August 13, 2019, 09:22:11 AM
Audio stream appears to be live now, new link:  http://webca.st/154610

Cars are on the salt!!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 09:34:46 AM
Yep, it's working!  :-P
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on August 13, 2019, 09:42:20 AM
Dammit Slim, turn your Mic on!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Doc B. on August 13, 2019, 10:46:57 AM
Awesome coverage!  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TheHardOne on August 13, 2019, 10:52:08 AM
Is anybody else getting seemingly random snippets of music in the live stream?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: PorkPie on August 13, 2019, 10:53:15 AM
for this part of the community which has no chance to listen to the live stream....

can someone work with the keyboard and get us some information.....as be not on the salt is just.....tough....

would be great, thanks :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 13, 2019, 10:58:34 AM
I'm here.  Having a blast.

What CB channel do you guys use out here?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Doc B. on August 13, 2019, 11:00:02 AM
Levels are fine. Just need to stay consistent with your distance from your mics. It goes up and down as you move away from them.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 13, 2019, 11:01:20 AM
I assume there has been no live runs yet?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2019, 11:05:04 AM
We're running
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ProjectROTM on August 13, 2019, 11:07:38 AM
Listening in the UK and sounding good!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on August 13, 2019, 11:17:14 AM
Ron and Slim,
Put the officials radio nearer the mic you are broadcasting through. That way we can hear some of the radio chatter a bit better.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: toclub on August 13, 2019, 11:22:55 AM
Porkpie. Poteet 332mph on a346 record. Beck and Davidson's 240. Foggy spin #44 at the 1 mile. Only running 4 mile course. Very slippery between the 2 an 3. Nobody can hook it up.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 11:24:08 AM
Pork Pie,

the audio link posted above (post #161) is working everywhere!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 13, 2019, 11:25:35 AM
Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i must be smoking crack..........................All i have been hearing for the last couple of hours is a repeat of long ago interviews of Al Teaque and Louise. No runs at all.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 11:26:28 AM
zzcrusin'
...use the link posted in #161!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: toclub on August 13, 2019, 11:31:03 AM
The live streaming is only available from the landracing site home page. Click on streaming at top right. Not on scta site.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2019, 11:33:49 AM
The stream is in lots of sites and FB pages.  You need to start a new tab or you'll hear yesterday's stuff.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 13, 2019, 11:34:31 AM
Holy Camoli...............................Thank you Stick..............i have been using the one that Slim posted in #135.......................Whew,,,,,,Thought i ate a bad bowl of oatmeal or some one drugged my coffee.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 13, 2019, 11:38:47 AM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jimmy six on August 13, 2019, 12:04:27 PM
Must be 30 vans inline with 10 bikes each...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 13, 2019, 12:16:25 PM
Instagram video from Tim McMaster showing the line waiting to run:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1G5jDznuCK/?igshid=1egoxxi6iel7i (https://www.instagram.com/p/B1G5jDznuCK/?igshid=1egoxxi6iel7i)

Mike
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Avanti Kid on August 13, 2019, 02:31:48 PM
Thanks Mike for your video
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on August 13, 2019, 03:30:22 PM
Slim,

What was the number on that K Diesel Streamliner that ran 50 on the Rookie Course? Could you give out some info on that car and team?

I don't have a copy of the entry program.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: UT AT on August 13, 2019, 03:49:59 PM
(https://photos.imageevent.com/peteh/bonnevillespeedweek081219/large/IMG_0725.JPG)

We were only able to spend Sunday and Monday at Bonneville.  Sadly we had to take off but met many many amazing people.  This racing community is THE best. 
Thanks to Slim for streaming live and please know your efforts are greatly appreciated.  I tossed 290 pix from camping at the bend, the car show at the Nugget and cars at the pits.  Link to my pix can be found at:
https://imageevent.com/peteh/bonnevillespeedweek081219
If you see any pix of you that you want removed, kindly PM me the number of the pic and I will take it off!  Thanks to all the people we met who explained so much about the classes, engines, tuning, racing, etc.  THANKS!
Slim, I still have a racing book for you in SLC.  If you head back this way I have a cold beer and the book for you!  PM me if you are running through SLC.
Pix from 2017...
https://imageevent.com/peteh/speedweekbonnevillesaltflats
Pix from 2018...
https://imageevent.com/peteh/bonnevillespeedweek2018081518
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 1gemini on August 13, 2019, 06:58:46 PM
Does anyone have know why Land Speed Louise was removed from the meet on Sunday.  The qestion was on SCTA's Facebook page.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: RichFox on August 13, 2019, 08:18:59 PM
I heard that she drove down the course when nobody was supposed to. Which resulted in her being removed.  Rumor.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2019, 07:36:06 AM
Day two of runs begins in a little while.  Ron is out there now but hasn't sent any news about the courses - so that's good.  He sent a pic of a nice sunrise, though.  I'll leave for the salt and start the stream so you can listen to the drivel of the day.  See you on the salt.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on August 14, 2019, 08:17:40 AM
Ready and waiting ;-)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: **RP** on August 14, 2019, 09:00:47 AM
Great job Slim!

Loud and clear hear in Lake Havasu.....se ya next year!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: comet on August 14, 2019, 09:25:10 AM
Loud and clear in the UK again.
Sorry to hear Speed Demon AND Eddies Chop Shop pulled off the course.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Flipper_1938 on August 14, 2019, 10:50:39 AM
I'm at work and can't listen in.  From what I've read,  the salt is less than ideal.  Has anybody made it to impound this year?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 14, 2019, 10:57:29 AM
From what I heard,  couldn't follow the stream continuously (being at work), there were quite a few turn outs today.
But a lot of records have been broken already in the 'slower' classes... so a few went to impound and need to do the return run.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: edinlr on August 14, 2019, 11:56:45 AM
Is the meet being broadcast today?  Can someone supply the link, thanks.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 14, 2019, 12:14:54 PM
More Instagram from Tim McMaster:

C/AIR the way it was intended?

3 pics: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1JiAwhHeEW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link (https://www.instagram.com/p/B1JiAwhHeEW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)

Start line video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1JlV9yni7z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link (https://www.instagram.com/p/B1JlV9yni7z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)

Mike
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Peter Jack on August 14, 2019, 12:29:37 PM
Go to the homepage for Landracing and the link's right there.

Pete
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2019, 12:42:14 PM
It's a fresh new different link each day.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Avanti Kid on August 14, 2019, 01:00:33 PM
Question, where is the info on the racing class like C/AIR , what method powers those cars, air tank pressure or ? I know its a fairly new class but never heard what it consists of. thanks
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Wannagofast on August 14, 2019, 01:09:59 PM
Slim,
Do you still have shirts?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: STICK777 on August 14, 2019, 01:13:32 PM
Avantikid,
you could ask your questions in the 'Technical Discussion' section on this very forum...
Then there is 'forms and documents' on the SCTA homepage.

Haha... just being answered by our moderators!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: GH on August 14, 2019, 03:05:06 PM
AIR Means American Iron Roadster, with a C size engine.       
/
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: PorkPie on August 14, 2019, 03:26:01 PM
Jon,

hope they liked the picture I create for the front and the back of the Salt Talk shirt.....

Slim,
Do you still have shirts?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 14, 2019, 03:32:57 PM
Some of them Compressed Air Roadsters have different sizes of engines.  The only legal size is "C", but it don't matter if you never make it to Impound.

The class was conceived for to solve something it has never come close to happening.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Avanti Kid on August 14, 2019, 04:52:20 PM
Thanks GH for answering my question, I do remember years ago a team from France brought over a car that was powered by air pressure tank and I think it only did about 120 mph, they brought with them a helicopter to video the attempt, was a failure, they were very disappointed . Dave
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: mtiberio on August 14, 2019, 05:18:31 PM
if the course holds up, what time will they shut down today?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: doug odom on August 14, 2019, 06:18:11 PM
Are the runs being posted anywhere?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: **RP** on August 14, 2019, 07:00:01 PM
Are the runs being posted anywhere?

The SCTA website should start posting the daily run logs any day now.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bodizefa on August 14, 2019, 07:53:48 PM
Does anyone know if the guys from Speed Goat salt racing ran as yet?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 14, 2019, 08:15:44 PM
Jon,

hope they liked the picture I create for the front and the back of the Salt Talk shirt.....

Slim,
Do you still have shirts?

Pork Pie: 

It.s now on the Home Page of Land Racing. com. I love it, thank you for sharing the great shots of Doc. Freud. A wonderful man and a friend to all.
Jon will send my shirts to me after sppedweek. Can't wait to wear one and keep the other forever.
BR
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 14, 2019, 09:52:07 PM
From what I've read,  the salt is less than ideal. 

I would agree with that statement!  It was by far the roughest I've seen in my 20 runs.  The pits have emptied out quite a bit.  Talked to some people who pulled the plug without even making a run.  Lost power a bit past halfway today, but still managed to qualify for a "C" license.  Looks like it was the L/H turbo, which has now been replaced.  We went to re-stage the car, and were overjoyed to see that the line was MUCH shorter than yesterday or earlier today.  So we're hoping with fewer cars, it won't get torn up as quickly or badly.  They were moving the course to the right once again as we left.

Jeff from Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 14, 2019, 11:42:45 PM
From the SCTA website:

Quote
SW 2019 Update #13 (8/14/19):
 Today there were 9 record returns and 348 runs today. There was 1 car & 8 motorcycle records set this morning and today there are 7 cars & 4 motorcycles in impound. The fastest of the meet is still the Speed Demon at 332.815.   
 Rookie orientation is tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. at the Registration Trailer.
 Tomorrow the salt opens at 6:30 a.m. and you can go to your course & line up. You must obey all Speed Limits and No Crossing Courses. Racing will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Mike
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 15, 2019, 11:59:19 AM
Sure seems slow on here today.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Avanti Kid on August 15, 2019, 01:23:30 PM
Does any one have any data on any of the runs today? is there a chance as the salt dries more courses can be opened??
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wickedwagens on August 15, 2019, 01:45:13 PM
Thank you guys for doing the broadcast.  We left Tuesday after only making 1 run, but it is great to hear what is going on. 

Mark Ortiz
#5811
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 15, 2019, 02:09:04 PM
Any word on Target550?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 15, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
Well a 218 run for her. Not to bad for the first sitting.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wickedwagens on August 15, 2019, 04:16:32 PM
I think 277 today for Target 550
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 15, 2019, 05:09:38 PM
That's quite possible wicked. I thought Ron or slim said 218, but i could be mistaken.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racefanwfo on August 15, 2019, 11:55:56 PM
Did the turbinator ll run at all this week.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Texican on August 16, 2019, 12:52:05 AM
  Yes!
There was a delay to get running; then it just cruised very slowly, picked up to maybe 100 MPH.

Jon said he heard something at the start.

Jim
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 16, 2019, 03:12:01 AM
We heard an announcement on the radio that Team Vesco was just doing a data-gathering pass.  That may be the case, as even though it was running quite slowly, they did make a full pass, rather than turning out.

Speaking of turn outs, on my third run in the 6556, it died right off the line.  So, I turned out immediately, and my guys pushed me over to the return road.  Turned out to be the R/H turbo, matching the L/H turbo failure mid-way on the first run.  The good news is that we did qualify for a "C" license on that first run.  On the second, we ran a 191+ in Mile 3 for the "B" license sign-off.  Hope to try for more at WoS with new turbo's!

Jeff from Boise 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2019, 09:48:19 AM
The event is done.  We ran the qualifiers from yesterday - most but not all backed up the record - and pulled the plug on it.

Next time for sure!!  Thanks for everything, kids, and don't forget that I have t-shirts to sell you.  $20 each plus shipping, and I'll cram in as many as I can in a flat rate package.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 16, 2019, 09:58:14 AM
The event is done.  We ran the qualifiers from yesterday - most but not all backed up the record - and pulled the plug on it.

Next time for sure!!  Thanks for everything, kids, and don't forget that I have t-shirts to sell you.  $20 each plus shipping, and I'll cram in as many as I can in a flat rate package.

Thanks for keeping us non-attenders up to date. Safe Travels.

BR
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jimwebb on August 16, 2019, 11:05:23 AM
I know it's way too early to speculate, but after the conditions at SpeedWeek, are there any prognostications about course quality at WoS?

I had a great time at SpeedWeek getting to visit and meet new people and I was so glad (in an ironic way) that we had last minute problems and didn't drag the truck all the way there just to sit in frustration.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on August 16, 2019, 11:26:22 AM
Even though conditions were not the best, Slim you and Ron made it better. Thanks for all you guys do.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 16, 2019, 11:32:33 AM
We didn't get to run, either.

With all that time to kill, it became apparent that getting to see the people we only see once a year may be a great reason to attend.

I'm not looking at the event as a failure, but I guess everyone would not come without the goal of running.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 16, 2019, 11:40:31 AM
 I understand that we have to make the best of the situation,
but.......
I know that if I would have invested all of the time , money, and effort into getting to Speedweek,
I would consider it a huge failure if I wasn't able to run.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 16, 2019, 12:02:15 PM
We were ready to run.  It just didn't make sense to run under the conditions.  Sure to go slow (at best) and a mess to clean up.  Our choice.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gnomenator on August 16, 2019, 01:00:17 PM
Hey Jon, as everyone else has already said, thank you guys for the effort to bring this to us 'un-attendee's ' - made it feel like we were there.GREAT JOB! I will give you time to get home and get your s..t together and then get in touch for a couple shirts . Safe travels, maybe we'll meet next year! Ed & Leona # 1011  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Rickr on August 16, 2019, 01:44:52 PM
Jon,  thanks for the hard work getting the live feed up and running. I was traveling for work and couldn't attend in person but because of your effort it sounded great and was the next best thing to being there. Rickr
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 16, 2019, 04:59:54 PM
ya' wanna go 200+ on this . . .

69187999_878528042521314_2462778129207263232_n.mp4
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jdincau on August 16, 2019, 06:39:43 PM
ya' wanna go 200+ on this . . .

69187999_878528042521314_2462778129207263232_n.mp4

Stan, if that is supposed to be a link it isn't, If it was supposed to be a file it still isn't. What ever it was you have my interest, what was it?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ronnieroadster on August 16, 2019, 07:32:39 PM
Well after a four day drive out and the return drive home were back in CT. This years salt was by far a complete failure after waiting until day number four for the opportunity to make a run all of us were hoping for the best but it was not to be. The surface conditions were horrible at best.  Just towing to the staging was an early indication of what we were getting our self's into good thing I had four wheel drive to pull my stuff out of the soft salt on the way into staging those deep ruts caused a number of stuck vehicles what a mess.  Rumor has it the towing company in town was charging a handsome sum to get some unlucky souls out of that mess. Prior to my one and only run just before leaving the line I was told by one high up SCTA official the coarse was JUNK! Boy he was not kidding never have i seen ruts so deep and bad all over the racing surface.  My car is so low I can not see the surface very well however it was easy to see the poor surface conditions due to there depth and numerous amount.  So another year is now over thankfully my car myself and the engine are fine.  Maybe one day i will return but truthfully there needs to be some serious thought about a good race coarse. Now some will say the rain did us {I agree it sure did not help}but i ask if thats the only reason this year was so bad how is it after the firth mile it was dirt no salt at all the rain did this or am i missing something? This year might be a record for the least amount of records set especially by fast cars and bikes.
   But there is a bright side to the event seeing friends in person the one time each year and of course listening to the event announcers while waiting in line for hours and hours.    Heres an in car video of my run hold on tight.
       

https://youtu.be/NxZW5vqA0mA
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2019, 08:18:44 PM
Ron, the salt was salty out as far as I went - about the 7 1/2 on the long course, and the 4 1/2 on the short/rookie course.  It was getting thin and therefore kinda gooey, but it was salt.  Just not good enough to drive on more than casually.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ratpatrol66 on August 16, 2019, 10:18:17 PM
It looked so good leading up to SpeedWeek. Sucks it went bad for everybody. I had many problems that kept me from going. Maybe next year? :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on August 17, 2019, 11:33:30 AM
Same here. We had a multitude of problems that stacked up on us preventing coming out. Here?s to a better 2020.  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jimmy six on August 17, 2019, 12:27:15 PM
I know there were much higher expectations from many racers, reading some waited 7 hours to run never feels very good, and reminded me of the mid 70's when that was the norm at the begining of any of the Speedweek at Bonneville. I looked to Thursday results listed on the SCTA-BNI page and found it interesting that it appeared to be like almost every Bonneville's week of making runs near the end of the week. I realize these will be short course but there were many vehicles making multiple runs as high as 10 by one competitor. This can only tell me many packed it in when car's/MC's under 175 could have learned a lot. Yes I know the course wasn't that good but seat time is important even driving on a "not so good track" will help especially multiple guys are trying to get a chance to get behind the wheel.

There are a lot more records under 175 than over and I feel guys gave up to quickly. Bonnevile has always been in the hands of mother nature and it does seen weird to me that and one day quick storm could do so much damage but we all know what we are up against..JD
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: bob on August 17, 2019, 01:23:15 PM
I got 8 runs in on the rookie course , got my e license , could not get over 60 mph.  , barely got out of second gear because short 1 mile . first time to put any seat time in. was a blast. myself and crew learned a lot , think we have it dialed in now. k diesel streamliners aren't exactly high speed runners.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 17, 2019, 04:07:07 PM
In looking back on the SCTA's Facebook updates, it appears things weren't that great even before the Thursday night squall.  They were talking about just three courses back in late July.  At that time, they said it was still too early to groom the long course.  Of course, the squall didn't help.  It was an adventure every time we had to drive through the end of the staging lane area.

Even though we were plagued by turbocharger problems (lost a couple) I was still able to get a couple in and get my "B" license with one good pass at 191.   That was definitely an adventure, too! 

In looking at the results, it appears there will be no new red hats this year.  Has that ever happened before (when the meet actually took place)?

Jeff - now back in Boise



Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 18, 2019, 06:07:54 PM
I miss Doc. Thanks SSS, Stainless and PorkPie for your efforts.
Much appreciated.

Tom G.

Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 18, 2019, 06:17:50 PM
   Tom, any hemi building activity?? If so how far.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 18, 2019, 09:32:16 PM
   Tom, any hemi building activity?? If so how far.

George,

I am at a crossroads on the motor and have been burned before by rule changes.
New rule changes in the class have made it so that I cannot do what I had planned.
So I will continue but will not be competitive as I lost my HP advantage.

Claude Lavoie will be the one to watch in the AIR class. IMO he will set the record where it should be with a Early Chrysler Hemi. He is a nice guy and a fierce competitor, and I wish him the best.

Tom G.   
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 18, 2019, 11:03:41 PM
   Tom, I'm out of the loop,so what new rule change prevents you from making H.P.  They didn't ban hidden NOS did they? Claude's Hemi is a ???? Why is it so superior to yours. Are they making changes. If so what.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 18, 2019, 11:13:57 PM
I know there were much higher expectations from many racers, reading some waited 7 hours to run never feels very good, and reminded me of the mid 70's when that was the norm at the begining of any of the Speedweek at Bonneville. I looked to Thursday results listed on the SCTA-BNI page and found it interesting that it appeared to be like almost every Bonneville's week of making runs near the end of the week. I realize these will be short course but there were many vehicles making multiple runs as high as 10 by one competitor. This can only tell me many packed it in when car's/MC's under 175 could have learned a lot. Yes I know the course wasn't that good but seat time is important even driving on a "not so good track" will help especially multiple guys are trying to get a chance to get behind the wheel.

There are a lot more records under 175 than over and I feel guys gave up to quickly. Bonnevile has always been in the hands of mother nature and it does seen weird to me that and one day quick storm could do so much damage but we all know what we are up against..JD

On Monday, we asked a few SCTA bike officials if we could run the Rookie course, because all our rider was trying to do is maintain his license (he ran last in '16).  They said heck no, it was only for drivers and riders that were licencing (isn't that the same thing???)

Tuesday morning, we got in line at 5:30am on the blacktop.  Around 6:20am, Lands End opened up.  Within thirty minutes, we picked up our bike at the four mile and was in staging.  Looking back at the blacktop, the line stretched to at least the Bend.

We waited in line for just over seven and a half hours, at which time they closed the course due to crappy conditions.  We were the fifth vehicle from the starting line!

When we got back to our trailer, the crew pitted next to us claimed to have made four runs on the Rookie course.  That kind of rubbed be the wrong way.  They had three new drivers trying to get licensed.  Our rider was basically trying to do the same thing, and still couldn't run.

Anywho, Wednesday morning weather was amazing.  After about eight backup runs, two 300mph runs, and the four in front of us ran, we finally got our shot after nine hours of waiting in line.

Our rider said that after ten years of road racing, that single pass was the scariest ride he has even had.  Deep ruts and greasy.  His speed was down 10mph from his last pass in '16.  He accomplished one of the two goals we had for this year, the other was to bump up a class.  Maybe next year...

This made me feel a little better on Wednesday morning...

(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68495910_10157537982984468_4184287242912530432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQm8lvCPZJdHGSHWCAilH4pJHgegXDhxZ9ehDb8XlEx0akPtYGV-RjGR03cZWTRBnKE&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=e961585d27759ee62eaa152598593d9c&oe=5DE38FF2)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 19, 2019, 10:04:02 AM
We had part of that mess figured out.  We would take the roadster to town on the trailer with the goal of going directly from Land's End to the starting line.  We only wanted to make one run (to get the driver an A license) and then go home.  We even pulled up the tarp in the pits so we wouldn't have to swim back to there to pick it up.

We then inspected the starting lines of 1 and 3 and gave it up.  It was obvious we wouldn't reach our goal any way.

Sure was fun seeing all our friends any way.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: mc2032 on August 19, 2019, 10:42:37 AM
We got with in 6 feet of the staging lanes sign before they closed racing on day one (we were apprx 100 back in line).  Took Stainless's advice and brought our own 80 s.f. of shade and made a few friends in the 8 or 9 hours we were in line.  Parked the truck in line overnite for the day two.  Had a min. 3 hr wait on day two to make a run only to find the course wet and rutted.  Turned out at the two and headed for the pits without stopping to get a time slip.  Milled around for awhile, heard Jim Knapp was headed to the rookie course with the streamliner and figured if it would hold his car it should hold my bike.  He did not run but we did.  The rookie course was not too bad.  Made a few runs to the mile, collected data for next year and earned the right to wear the participant shirt in public.  Thank you SCTA for putting on a meet in spite of the conditions. 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: deepindebt on August 19, 2019, 12:21:09 PM
We did the same,hauled the race car to the hotel with us and got a great spot in line at the long course the next morning,one of 8 to make it to the 4 mile the first day.Boy what a ride,then we hung it up and are hoping WOS will be better.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: SteveM on August 19, 2019, 01:33:03 PM
We managed to "bump up" an existing record in G/DT class.  It took a total of 5 runs, and putting the little truck into impound on 2 separate occasions to get the job done.

Conditions were not the best, but a bad day on the salt is better than a good day just about any other place.

We did find ourselves wishing that we had brought some wider, flatter tires, in an attempt to "float" on top of the mushy areas.

Steve
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 19, 2019, 01:35:13 PM
   Tom, I'm out of the loop,so what new rule change prevents you from making H.P.  They didn't ban hidden NOS did they? Claude's Hemi is a ???? Why is it so superior to yours. Are they making changes. If so what.

George,

Sorry no hidden NOS on anything I will run. Claude's hemi is based on 1951-1958 Chrysler. For the class size at 372 cubic inch, early Chrysler motors are just a better match for the class if running a Hemi motor. I will not go into a long winded dissertation as to why.

As far as the rule change I first saw it in the 2018 rule book in bold print under American Iron Roadster. These rules are more prohibitive than Production car rules as far as what you can do to the head. Heck most if not all Vintage Ford Flathead V8 motors running in XF classes can run a Billet head if you want to, they don't have to run a stock head, exception might be production class.

The Pro Stock drag racing class started in 1970 and people were welding and using epoxy everywhere in their heads, so nothing new. I think someone wanted to protect their particular engine in this class, but that is just my opinion.

If this class was made to get all of the old roadsters back out on the salt, it should also have include the stance of the roadsters that ran back in the day (Highboy) and make the roadsters running in the class that are on the ground illegal.

I will probably make the switch to the roadster class, as those rules have been beat to death over the years and are not likely to change. Hopefully.

Tom G.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 19, 2019, 02:09:51 PM
    Thanks Tom, good explanation on everything but hidden NOS :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 19, 2019, 05:51:15 PM
We managed to "bump up" an existing record in G/DT class.

Did you get that record on Friday, 8/16?  SCTA still hasn't posted any speeds for that date, which I believe were return runs only.

Jeff in Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Sumner on August 19, 2019, 07:40:34 PM
We managed to "bump up" an existing record in G/DT class.

Did you get that record on Friday, 8/16?  SCTA still hasn't posted any speeds for that date, which I believe were return runs only.

Jeff in Boise

Usually on Friday they do returns for Thursday and then run qualifying runs and backup returns on the same day before closing the meet down.  I wasn't there but that is probably what they did.  So you can qualify and back it up all in one day on Friday,

Sumner
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Elmo Rodge on August 19, 2019, 08:00:19 PM
Sum, all they did this time was return runs on Friday. No qualifiers.
Wayno
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Billy @ AHG on August 20, 2019, 11:15:22 AM
Has the SCTA posted new records yet ? I can't seem to find anything on their home page .
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 20, 2019, 11:22:28 AM
Not yet.

http://www.scta-bni.org/2019-sw-race-results.html (http://www.scta-bni.org/2019-sw-race-results.html)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 20, 2019, 11:36:59 AM
Anybody know what the top speed of the meet was?
  Sid.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 20, 2019, 11:38:55 AM
Speed Demon  -  369
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 20, 2019, 12:58:11 PM
Ron Main sent this link to Hot Rod just now:


 
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/george-poteets-speed-demon-tops-2019-bonneville-speed-week/?fbclid=IwAR0NcDQ2ricA1hcyZqSMGWNeDRTPimk8JyRb6DXru6TID22Phr2PXMU8uts
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 20, 2019, 01:07:11 PM
  George is looking like he is into being healthy :-D
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 20, 2019, 01:10:12 PM
Speed Demon  -  369
That's definitely an angry number to put down on a plowed field!
  Sid.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 20, 2019, 01:27:02 PM
Sid, that's exactly how I heard the  middle of course #1 described by -- an official, not just a competitor.  There just weren't nothin' that could be done to make it better.  I'll post a couple of pics of the water table situation when I get home.  I found this puddle near the edge of the return road late in the day when the light was just right to show how close to the surface the water table lies.  This pic was taken last Wednesday -- the rains had fallen the previous Thursday.  The cone line follows the underground river that traverses the salt.  Said river didn't remain underground all week, although course workers hauled in salt and filled it as best they could.

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4386_zpsktcj8ycc.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4386_zpsktcj8ycc.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4385_zpskiw6ace6.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG_4385_zpskiw6ace6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 20, 2019, 01:42:56 PM
This was Thursday, the 8th, in the morning...

Look at that sheen...

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Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bookfla on August 20, 2019, 05:14:54 PM
I was talking to a Racer while on the Salt about the water table level (Saw the same thing as Slim) and he was saying the full moon had an impact on water table level....
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 20, 2019, 05:23:54 PM
   Saw the same thing on The Weather Channel concerning high tides and flooding around the same time. 2 and 2 are....
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ronnieroadster on August 20, 2019, 07:07:48 PM
To bad so much salt material is gone if it was thicker the water table would be further below. A full moon causing this is hard to believe after Thursdays two daytime showers and the dinner time rain we had four days of dry and warm weather. Things were plenty dry by Tuesday morning and still the surface was junk. Mes thinking theres more to this than a moon or some rain four days prior to when we finally were allowed to run. The spring weather pattern needs to be looked at if its wet and cold and not getting warm theres going to be trouble a few locals already knew it was going to be a problem well before the event took place noting this weather pattern. Those knowing how the spring weather will effect the surface are way ahead of knowing whats going to happen. Just look at last years spring weather hot and dry and compare that to this years cycle. For the future getting to know the early weather pattern will help guide how the surface conditions will be. Some will poke fun at weather change but for what we need the local weather pattern should be of concern and maybe even a separate post beginning in early spring on this forum to help educate us on whats going on.
 Ronnieroadster
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: deepindebt on August 20, 2019, 08:01:58 PM
To bad so much salt material is gone if it was thicker the water table would be further below. A full moon causing this is hard to believe after Thursdays two daytime showers and the dinner time rain we had four days of dry and warm weather. Things were plenty dry by Tuesday morning and still the surface was junk. Mes thinking theres more to this than a moon or some rain four days prior to when we finally were allowed to run. The spring weather pattern needs to be looked at if its wet and cold and not getting warm theres going to be trouble a few locals already knew it was going to be a problem well before the event took place noting this weather pattern. Those knowing how the spring weather will effect the surface are way ahead of knowing whats going to happen. Just look at last years spring weather hot and dry and compare that to this years cycle. For the future getting to know the early weather pattern will help guide how the surface conditions will be. Some will poke fun at weather change but for what we need the local weather pattern should be of concern and maybe even a separate post beginning in early spring on this forum to help educate us on whats going on.
 Ronnieroadster
Well said,we met a gentleman at a gas station on our way out of town on Wednesday,he was fueling up his city of Wendover garbage truck,we got to BSing and he said he also helps run the water for the city and also is in charge of 2 reservoirs,he stated the the rain wasn?t the cause of this year?s conditions,record rain and snow all season has caused the high water table.He feels if weather stays warm that WOS may be ok.I should have got a phone # for future conditions from a guy who knows :x
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jacksoni on August 21, 2019, 06:39:31 AM
So, a bit of useless trivia that highlights how bad the track was. George and Speed Demon got the fast time of the meet with the only 2 runs over 300. But the fastest record (until they put up the official ones anyway) was set by a lowly Gasoline powered, Naturally aspirated G motor car at 182.144 which also was the only long course qualifier all week.  8-) :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 21, 2019, 07:02:46 AM
I'm pretty sure that's correct, even though they (still) haven't posted the Friday morning return runs.  I think those were all short course vehicles, though.

According to my count of the posted results - it looks like only 29 different vehicles (2 bikes and 27 cars) - actually made a "full" pass.  And this year, that was only 4 miles instead of 5. 

Jeff in Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: TrickyDicky on August 21, 2019, 07:09:30 AM
Pedantry: Speed Demon made three 300+mph runs (two on 13 and one on 15 August).  According to the results posted on the SCTA-BNI web site, anyway.

Arguably the most interesting fast runs were Salt Shark's 288mph and 290mph in BGS/B.  New-ish car, extraordinary shape and front wheel drive (I think).  clap
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Lemming Motors on August 21, 2019, 07:27:46 AM
I know the conditions were not great for racers but for a scoping visit in anticipation of being a rookie in the near future we had a wonderful time. Met some great people (i.e. everyone we met). Chatted to tech, got a logbook and a race number, spent time at VP Fuels, found the laundromat - all the things that would add to the stress trying to unravel them as a rookie. We flew in via LA and went to he Petersen - talk about jammy timing (see pic).

A real shame Geoff's car didn't do a run but spending time in his pits, watching tech, meeting folks was a treat.
Hearing it fire on nitro for the first time was awesome though a little eye watering.

Bought a couple of Salt Talks tees (thanks Slim) but lost a Lemming Motors one in the process - Ross P - you know who you are. I took mine off to size one of Slims and Ross trousered it - to be fair he paid me $20 but I also got a $2 note out of him (never seen one before) so I will consider that the fee for the sweat on the tee that he acquired. Additional sweat could be made available for a similar fee  :-D

The steering rack (thanks Rex) got the once over at security in SLC airport and is now safely home.

Thanks everyone for making us feel welcome and answering the naive questions.

John and Steve  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 21, 2019, 07:38:48 AM
I was at about the 3 1/8 for the event.  The Speed Demon made two runs the first day.  First of those was the E motor tuned with lots of boost and power available.  The run sounded like the car often does -- kinda sputtering and shooting ducks a little bit.  The engine was running fine but the course was so funky the the various sensors and MoTeCs and everything were fighting to keep some semblance of acceleration.  The last mile (we didn't have an exit speed trap this year) was a 332. 

A few hours later George and team made another run, this time evidently with the power dialed way down.  The car sounded very smooth as it passed -- and ran a 300.

I think it was the next morning that a bearing spun in the little motor.  The team went to the pits and installed the AA (new class for the car) bullet.  The car made one run with the big engine on Thursday (I think it was) and turned that 369, which cemented its chances of the big trophy. 

The car stayed, shrouded, in the pits until racing ended Thursday afternoon.

Edit:  WHERE THE HECK DID THOSE EMOJI THINGS COME FROM, MR. WEB ELF BOB???
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jacksoni on August 21, 2019, 11:05:11 AM
Pedantry: Speed Demon made three 300+mph runs (two on 13 and one on 15 August).  According to the results posted on the SCTA-BNI web site, anyway.

Arguably the most interesting fast runs were Salt Shark's 288mph and 290mph in BGS/B.  New-ish car, extraordinary shape and front wheel drive (I think).  clap
You are right. Sorry I missed that 0.6mph milestone. In retrospect I was aware they had pulled up for a second run Tuesday as I was in line with 400 or so other folks waiting for our first (and the vast majority didn't make one then or Wednesday either).  I heard some not so subtle comments that considering the circumstances that this wasn't exactly fair.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 21, 2019, 11:07:43 AM
I heard some not so subtle comments that considering the circumstances that this wasn't exactly fair.

I was probably saying something similar after their second pass on the first day...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 21, 2019, 11:23:41 AM
The 300 mph line allows one pass a day.  Perhaps the Speed Demon was in the regular line for the first run and the 300 line for the other -- nothing unfair with that.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 21, 2019, 11:29:46 AM
The 300 mph line allows one pass a day.  Perhaps the Speed Demon was in the regular line for the first run and the 300 line for the other -- nothing unfair with that.

That is the exact story that I heard.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: deepindebt on August 21, 2019, 11:51:25 AM
I bet being a Golden sponsor doesn't hurt either.Not knocking a guy for his success,my next go around Im going to pay more attention to that teachn lady!!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jacksoni on August 21, 2019, 12:08:04 PM
The 300 mph line allows one pass a day.  Perhaps the Speed Demon was in the regular line for the first run and the 300 line for the other -- nothing unfair with that.
Possibly so but they were off to the side the entire time, not in the regular line. The rest of us have to be ready to run when we get to the front, no sitting off to the side and pull in whenever we feel like it. But if the first run was "regular" and the second "300 line", OK. I did see ( I assume, was wearing the T shirt)  Shane T with computer attached trying to figure out something, start car etc, while off to the side.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on August 21, 2019, 01:04:38 PM
Jacksoni:  Congratulations on setting the fastest record at Speedweek 2019!  Having made a licensing pass down to the 4, I can testify there was nothing "lowly" about your effort.  That course was not for the faint of heart!

Jeff in Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 21, 2019, 01:30:56 PM
The 300 mph line allows one pass a day.  Perhaps the Speed Demon was in the regular line for the first run and the 300 line for the other -- nothing unfair with that.

That is true. But I remember hearing that for the first day, there would not be a 300mph lane because of the long lines.

If you type the word R U N the emoji on crutches shows up.

Tom G.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 21, 2019, 01:36:17 PM

Arguably the most interesting fast runs were Salt Shark's 288mph and 290mph in BGS/B.  New-ish car, extraordinary shape and front wheel drive (I think).  clap


IMO they were the best r u n s of the week.

Tom G.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 21, 2019, 03:08:07 PM
Those emojis are annoying ? almost as annoying as the constantly scrambled punctuation marks.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 22, 2019, 08:52:36 AM
 I understand that any car like speed demon isn't as simple to send down the course as most are. If they are in the normal line and need to pull over near the front to prep the car then I am ok with that.

I remember hearing someone complain over the CB about speed demon getting a 2nd run when most people hadn't had even one run yet. Then I believe Slim said "reference the rule book" and then someone said "too dumb to read"

 I got plenty of laughs out of the commentary on the stream so thanks for that Slim and co.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 22, 2019, 09:10:55 AM
To bad so much salt material is gone if it was thicker the water table would be further below.

On that note... This year more than ever I noticed how much salt was leaving the flats stuck to cars, trucks and trailers. Seems like even if the mining stopped completely, intrepid, morton etc... Just the fact that cars drive out there and take salt with them every day seems like we'll keep losing that battle. Seems like we need a permanent and mandatory wash station at the end of the road plus everyone should scrape down their cars before leaving.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Sumner on August 22, 2019, 12:32:57 PM
I understand that any car like speed demon isn't as simple to send down the course as most are. If they are in the normal line and need to pull over near the front to prep the car then I am ok with that. ...

There was a push to let the 300+ mph cars have a 'kind of go to the head of the line' a few years back and I was in support of that.  You start running a car that fast and it isn't as simple as just move up in line and run.  Very few are going to make more than one run a day as it is. I had no problem at all with them doing it and still don't.  There aren't that many over 300 mph cars running and they provided some of the best long term memories of runs on the salt for me.  Give them a break and enjoy watching history,

Sumner
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 22, 2019, 09:27:15 PM
   There were a lot of spectators that stayed around after the weekend. With only one track for most of the cars to run on (except for those testing) it would have been boring watching 80 mph motor cycles and all of the cars that "bagged" there run at the 1 mile because the track was to rough. It's kind of like NHRA that empties the stands till the TFD and Funnys run. I was there to see the 6 or 7 cars that I expected to go over 400. Speed Demon was the big show and I'm glad they let it run.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Lemming Motors on August 23, 2019, 03:56:25 AM
Dawn on Friday morning was magical and the return run atmosphere was great. Lots of 'Impound' calls too.

We left as much salt as we could but the big rental truck seemed to have lots of nooks and crannies and it was the thick end of $20 in quarters before we returned it to SLC airport.

In terms of salt losses - I felt sorry for the guy at the Garter who seemed to be vacuuming the corridors full time.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 23, 2019, 06:44:21 AM
In terms of salt losses - I felt sorry for the guy at the Garter who seemed to be vacuuming the corridors full time.
The Garter hired a cleaning staff?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 23, 2019, 09:25:27 AM
I understand that any car like speed demon isn't as simple to send down the course as most are. If they are in the normal line and need to pull over near the front to prep the car then I am ok with that. ...

There was a push to let the 300+ mph cars have a 'kind of go to the head of the line' a few years back and I was in support of that.  You start running a car that fast and it isn't as simple as just move up in line and run.  Very few are going to make more than one run a day as it is. I had no problem at all with them doing it and still don't.  There aren't that many over 300 mph cars running and they provided some of the best long term memories of runs on the salt for me.  Give them a break and enjoy watching history,

Sumner
Agreed. I wouldn't have an issue with it either.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jimmy six on August 23, 2019, 03:18:16 PM
If javajoe thinks the problem with the salt is trailers and cars removing it he must be a congressman receiving re-election campaign money from Intrepid. That's like saying the beaches are erroding because people are taking it home on their bare feet..
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 23, 2019, 03:32:09 PM
I admit it -- I took (about) 50# of salt home with me on the truck.  I took the truck to the local car wash with real brushes and had them gently hose and dig and pick and pry what they could get easily.  I gave 'em an extra ten - they'd never seen anything like the salt.  Of course, with that tip and the memorable salt -- I'll get great service from now on.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 23, 2019, 07:13:57 PM
I gotta agreed with JD.  Once a year we shlep a small quantity of salt off.  Lots of it falls down on the way to town to be recycled.  How does what we do once a year compare to the railcars leaving?  I don't know.  And you don't either.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on August 23, 2019, 07:18:45 PM
As usual I made it home with about a pound or so of salt.... My powered weed sprayer and 20 gallons of water took care of most of it on the truck, another 10 got the golf cart and trailer. 
My guess is those rail cars hold 50-75 tons.... each.... so the 20 or so I saw probably haul a lot more than me and Slim... and our children.... and grandchildren ...and great grandchildren ... and great great grandchildren ... and great great great grandchildren..... Well the next 10 generations if they get to race that long on the Bonneville Dry Lake.... salt or dirt.... whatever is left when the strip mining is finished
 :dhorse:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 55chevr on August 23, 2019, 07:28:21 PM
per Google - railroad gravity discharge hopper car holds approximately 3500 cubic feet. Google lists salt at 80 lbs per cubic foot. Equates to 280,000 lbs. About 140 short tons per car. 
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 23, 2019, 08:23:29 PM
Why do the tons come up short?  That stuff is sticky.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on August 23, 2019, 10:27:43 PM
Following in your footsteps  :evil:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bob Drury on August 23, 2019, 10:30:42 PM
  No,no, You just don't get it Stan.  The "short" is the count of the tonnage removed by Intrepid (with a lot of help from the BLM accounting department).                         "One Run", out......................................................
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 24, 2019, 08:06:28 AM
The rail cars are marked with load weights/limits, and commonly you'll find the cars marked as gross weight of about 220,000# and light weight - tare - about 55-60,000#.  Round it up and down and back and forth - and each car carries around 70-80 tons of freight.

Up here the iron mining trains are about 60 cars long - long distance trains are more like 100 cars.

Enough data for now.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gofast on August 24, 2019, 04:59:27 PM
I'll bet Marcia never took the coupe out in winter because there was too much salt on the roads in Maine.
But that is cold winter driving. This is Bonneville!!
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: fordboy628 on August 25, 2019, 07:23:06 AM
The rail cars are marked with load weights/limits, and commonly you'll find the cars marked as gross weight of about 220,000# and light weight - tare - about 55-60,000#.  Round it up and down and back and forth - and each car carries around 70-80 tons of freight.

Up here the iron mining trains are about 60 cars long - long distance trains are more like 100 cars.

Enough data for now.

Does any of this really matter when the long term "supply" of rail cars is: "endless"? ?

The salient issue is that:  Mining, of any type, is an "extractive" industry.    The resource is REMOVED, never to be seen again at its' original location.    And, even if the "resource" has the appearance of being "historically endless", modern computational methods can now PROVE that any planetary resource is FINITE.

And for those who "disagree" with my "assessment" of the situation, I respectfully suggest this:

A/    Check up on the current number of Redwood trees left standing, both regular and Giant, Vs the "historical number".    Go back at least 100 years . . . . . .
2/    Dig up some data on species extinction, say the number of species gone extinct in say, the 20th century.    Has anyone seen a Passenger Pigeon lately?    Where might Homo Sapiens be on that list? ?
d/    Check up on the Amazon Rainforest fires.    Think we don't need the world's most diverse ecosystem? ?    Yeah, oxygen is so . . . . . over-rated . . . . .


Our "race" is "done".    My concern is for our children and grandchildren, etc.    This is their "reality":

As usual I made it home with about a pound or so of salt.... My powered weed sprayer and 20 gallons of water took care of most of it on the truck, another 10 got the golf cart and trailer. 
My guess is those rail cars hold 50-75 tons.... each.... so the 20 or so I saw probably haul a lot more than me and Slim... and our children.... and grandchildren ...and great grandchildren ... and great great grandchildren ... and great great great grandchildren..... Well the next 10 generations if they get to race that long on the Bonneville Dry Lake.... salt or dirt.... whatever is left when the strip mining is finished
 :dhorse:


I realize most of you guys get this.    Thanks for letting me vent . . . . . .

Hey Slim, check my grammar and punctuation.   Just as a favor to Sister Justilla . . . . . :wink:


 :dhorse:  :dhorse:  :dhorse:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 25, 2019, 08:13:45 AM
I grew sick of trying to educate the naysayers who were & still are too stupid to get the reality of whats happening with Bonneville that I gave up trying.
  Sid.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: fordboy628 on August 25, 2019, 09:15:13 AM
I grew sick of trying to educate the naysayers who were & still are too stupid to get the reality of whats happening with Bonneville that I gave up trying.
  Sid.

Sid,

Believe me, I "GET IT".   I also find it supremely difficult to reason with the "unreasonable", and so I tend to avoid interaction with those who maintain "closed minds".

As I've aged, my "fire has diminished" and my tolerance for "stupidy" has mostly disappeared.     And I also find that my blood pressure and overall cardiac condition is enhanced when dealing with Homo Sapiens as opposed to Homo Stultus or even Homo Ignoramus.

BUT, every once in a great while, a vague wisp of the "old Mark" emerges, the firebrand on a mission with a defined target.   It's foolish to place yourself in the target zone of a locked and loaded Warthog, especially when the driver is willing to pull the trigger.    I might not win the war with "stupidy" by myself, but I am determined to force naysayers to acknowledge that a differing point of view, based on data, does exist.

The battle to "fight the good fight" goes on . . . . . . mostly as an homage to my father, and as an example for my children . . . . .

Sid, any day you do the right thing is a good day.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ggl205 on August 25, 2019, 09:34:22 AM
One wack with a ruler across the knuckles for every grammar error, Mark.

John
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ronnieroadster on August 25, 2019, 11:28:52 AM
Upon arriving on the salt this year i was shocked on how much lower the salt was at lands end compared to the three previous years I have driven off this same location. To get onto the salt this year it was well over two feet lower and probably even more. Gee i wonder where has that material gone. Saturday morning during the drivers meeting the Save The Salt rep spoke telling the crowd what they have been working on one item that was of great interest was the ongoing negotiation with Intrepid to stop the mining entirely on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Well the crowd of course cheered and clapped upon hearing this. Seems like a good idea to stop mining from a business sense.  Since theres little material left to remove and doing so is costing more to extract with so little return in profit why not look like the good guys and stop mining all together.  Last years surface was great to run on however it was no more than one inch thick.  When i went way down to the eighth mile on the long coarse last year it was sad to see what was actual there.  This year I wouldn't even try going down that far to look not that it was allowed anyway!
 Ronnieroadster
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 25, 2019, 12:50:33 PM
If javajoe thinks the problem with the salt is trailers and cars removing it he must be a congressman receiving re-election campaign money from Intrepid. That's like saying the beaches are erroding because people are taking it home on their bare feet..
I guess you glazed over me mentioning inrepid and morton too huh?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 25, 2019, 01:33:09 PM
Saturday morning during the drivers meeting the Save The Salt rep spoke telling the crowd what they have been working on one item that was of great interest was the ongoing negotiation with Intrepid to stop the mining entirely on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Well the crowd of course cheered and clapped upon hearing this. Seems like a good idea to stop mining from a business sense.  Since theres little material left to remove and doing so is costing more to extract with so little return in profit why not look like the good guys and stop mining all together.
 Ronnieroadster

Ronnieroadster,

At the drivers meeting I thought I also heard that some of the 5 million was going to go to a new settling pond for Intrepid, so they could return more brine at a higher percentage back to the salt. So in my opinion it would seem like they are not going to stop the mining. But we can still wish.

Like someone has already said. We need a very wealthy person or company who is interested in saving Bonneville, to purchase the mining rights from Intrepid, or bid more to the BLM than Intrepid when the lease is up. If in fact it goes out to bid. Some company like Facebook, Google, or Amazon could do it, or even a celebrity as I am sure they could use a right off on their taxes. We just need to find them.

Tom G.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on August 25, 2019, 01:47:52 PM
 :dhorse: :dhorse: :dhorse: :dhorse:
Look at some pix: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Z6mrpf7SyFREUem9
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gnomenator on August 25, 2019, 02:34:36 PM
ok so where can I get my hands on some of those 'Make Bonneville Great' hats? I vend at the Portland ,Or swap meet every year and you'd be amazed at how many hats I sell during the 3 days! (Summit,Jegs, etc) But I think we could spread more info around with these things! This is probably one of the largest swap meets in this area and there is NOT a 'non-gearhead' in the crowd !A  couple years ago, I distributed flyers about the plight of Bonneville and passed out 200 and had to print more, so there is an audience and many were very shocked to learn of conditions. I'm not looking to profit from selling these, so I would sell at cost! Let me know, because up in this part of the woods, we don't have many businesses that can do this, but I'm still checking! Thanks and let's keep the pressure ON! :clap :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 25, 2019, 03:05:38 PM
Check with Rick Vesco. I think I heard that the hats were available in the Team Vesco pit.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gnomenator on August 25, 2019, 03:13:28 PM
Thanks SSS, I will contact them this week or maybe they'll show up at WOS again. That would be super! :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 26, 2019, 06:46:19 AM

Like someone has already said. We need a very wealthy person or company who is interested in saving Bonneville, to purchase the mining rights from Intrepid, or bid more to the BLM than Intrepid when the lease is up. If in fact it goes out to bid. Some company like Facebook, Google, or Amazon could do it, or even a celebrity as I am sure they could use a right off on their taxes. We just need to find them.

Tom G.

Or consider this. 
This morning, Intrepid is trading at 2.88 per share. 
For the cost of a Speedweek entry, you can buy 200 shares.  If we all do, we can buy in to become a voice for racers within the company itself and you have access to the stockholders report.
Hold your enemies close, your friends closer, and your corporate holdings by the balls.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: fordboy628 on August 26, 2019, 07:04:22 AM

Like someone has already said. We need a very wealthy person or company who is interested in saving Bonneville, to purchase the mining rights from Intrepid, or bid more to the BLM than Intrepid when the lease is up. If in fact it goes out to bid. Some company like Facebook, Google, or Amazon could do it, or even a celebrity as I am sure they could use a right off on their taxes. We just need to find them.

Tom G.

Or consider this. 
This morning, Intrepid is trading at 2.88 per share. 
For the cost of a Speedweek entry, you can buy 200 shares.  If we all do, we can buy in to become a voice for racers within the company itself and you have access to the stockholders report.
Hold your enemies close, your friends closer, and your corporate holdings by the balls.

UUhhmm . . . . . .

A/   Wealthy billionaire environmentalist:   Why YES!  Yes of course.   But can one be found?    I wonder.    Seems to me most billionaires acquire their wealth "raping" the environment.    At least historically . . . . . 
:wink:

2/   The "buy their stock" idea:   Yes again.    At the very least you get access to their "private propaganda" . . . . .

d/   "and your corporate holdings by the balls."     Eewww.    Just eeww.     NORMALLY, I'd be quick to agree with Chris.    BUT, I just don't want even the idea in my head . . . . . .


 1drink
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 26, 2019, 10:04:01 AM
I heard that at the end of speedweek, the BLM chopped down the sign at the boat ramp
and gave it to the SCTA .
Without replacing it!   :roll:
 Seriously,  Why couldn't that have waited until after racing season was over?

Think of all of the BMST and WOS racers and fans who would have loved to have gotten a pic
with the sign.

It's pretty much a self involved acura-hole move as far as I can tell. 
Let's do it because we want to, and not worry about taking everyone else into consideration,

I heard that a couple of BMST motorcycle racers rigged up a "replacement" sign.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 26, 2019, 10:07:26 AM
The BLM has stated that they are replacing the sign.  Someone one Facebook asked why the sign wasn't given to the Bonneville museum.  Whoever is running the BLM-Utah page wasn't aware of a museum.  Of course, there isn't one, yet.  Erin Hunter-Sills was involved in making the temporary replacement sign.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 26, 2019, 10:10:52 AM
(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/FullSizeR_zpsccy6c649.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/FullSizeR_zpsccy6c649.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG954015_zpshevjnbgd.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG954015_zpshevjnbgd.jpg.html)

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG954013_zpsmoemlver.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/IMG954013_zpsmoemlver.jpg.html)

These pics are the ones that were on FB, I think -- but I got them via Betty Burkland. I'll see if I can dig back and get the story that accompanied them.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 26, 2019, 10:29:28 AM
This is what the BLM post on FB;

Quote
Have you ever seen the iconic sign with the stickers all over it at the entryway of the Bonneville Salt Flats? Do not be alarmed when it?s not there on your next visit. BLM removed this sign today and are working to replace it with a new one. BLM is working with the Southern California Timing Association to allow them to curate it in their BSF museum.

(https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67955095_2588885494477101_5406153151692668928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_eui2=AeHcX4ZYRdY2kOLjf5Ifsmy5Ey7m1EQXJnprzLQcGwMVqH3QOQ2t4k7bPq4ofp23QLXvdgbj2wvkWziXliXYYNK34A8tildJax0dRq9MyoX7gg&_nc_oc=AQk0ruS2CVJIpb0tSfSj3ElVTMnEQs9DwSdSL4_lv5bfu_ObyV5FUWR-MJGHGJ3HH1E&_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.xx&oh=1c7ff6ff8751ca876e845d27db32a29b&oe=5E112F90)

(https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68984654_2588885531143764_8487611200945782784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFKfQheRsf4mAGqBw5yxA1SQHtG1pjAB08j6wq3XtFFVpezw46YbA9ZRnp3AqZebIrnZ1fzmQ2khyTQalgpeNPajDiFFbyChUAmnxRwyl9Prw&_nc_oc=AQnxCgH20kas__HzeOScI0an48lOiGDcwgjd2ZBNPQVc-Gq1IqkOTqbSl2_9tSfaneI&_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.xx&oh=4fd7f3792cff166923e91e079f2abcd0&oe=5E0A82EF)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 26, 2019, 10:54:32 AM
Terrible timing ..... that's all I'm saying.

Imagine coming from the other side of the planet to experience  salt racing,
(and part of the experience being taking a pic with the Bonneville sign)
only to get out there and find out that someone thought it would be a good idea to remove it Before having a replacement sign ready to install.

Incompetence? Inconsideration? obviously a lack of forethought by whoever OK'ed it.
well...... Just another bad decision by the BLM on how to manage the operations on the salt.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 26, 2019, 11:10:19 AM
This is from Facebook's Land Speed Racing page:

(https://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202019/Screen%20Shot%202019-08-26%20at%2012.07.01%20PM_zpss5t2bpkf.png) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/SeldomSeenSlim/media/SpeedWeek%202019/Screen%20Shot%202019-08-26%20at%2012.07.01%20PM_zpss5t2bpkf.png.html)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 26, 2019, 11:25:50 AM
Terrible timing ..... that's all I'm saying.

Imagine coming from the other side of the planet to experience  salt racing,
(and part of the experience being taking a pic with the Bonneville sign)
only to get out there and find out that someone thought it would be a good idea to remove it Before having a replacement sign ready to install.

Incompetence? Inconsideration? obviously a lack of forethought by whoever OK'ed it.
well...... Just another bad decision by the BLM on how to manage the operations on the salt.
  My understanding is that it was coordinated with the SCTA so they could take the sign while at Bonneville for speed week. Not having the replacement ready does seem dumb though.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stainless1 on August 26, 2019, 11:29:45 AM
My guess is they needed to immediately fix the 44000 acres statement to be 30000 since the salt has shrunk! 
Mindless bureaucrats... there is a reason it ends in RATS
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 26, 2019, 12:25:52 PM
"Incompetence? Inconsideration? obviously a lack of forethought by whoever . . ."

Oh ? I thought you were talking about the idiots that plastered stickers all over it.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: desotoman on August 26, 2019, 01:03:00 PM

Or consider this. 
This morning, Intrepid is trading at 2.88 per share. 
For the cost of a Speedweek entry, you can buy 200 shares.  If we all do, we can buy in to become a voice for racers within the company itself and you have access to the stockholders report.
Hold your enemies close, your friends closer, and your corporate holdings by the balls.

Chris,

According to this, their stock is a buy!!!!!

Tom G.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intrepid-potash-ipi-stock-undervalued-131001170.html
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: thefrenchowl on August 26, 2019, 01:07:59 PM
On our departure, Thursday afternoon, Don Campo (""race engineer"" here) and meself wanted a nice memory shot next to the historic sign...

It was already gone and we were greeted by little stumps sticking out of the block

This bland one was put on the other side...

Photo by Linda's daughter...

Linda's retiring as well, we kissed her farewell and still hope to see her if we ever return...

(https://i.imgur.com/5nIYSNZ.jpg)

Patrick
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 26, 2019, 05:09:34 PM
Speaking of SpeedWeek stuff that's got forgot -- Salt Talks t-shirts are available.  You can see the art on the home page of this site.  I made a batch and sold some at the salt and have more to sell.  I use the proceeds to keep the site going so dig deep, please.

Here's what I'll do:  Shirts are $20 each.  I have sizes M - L - XL - 2XL.  Probably no more than 10-15 of any size, so be ready for me to say that I don't have any remaining in your size*.  I can cram 3 or 4 shirts into a single Priority mail envelope so shipping is about $8 per 3 or 4 shirts.  I might be able to make a simple order button, but you're welcome to PM/email and I'll get started.  Payment by Payoal on the buttons on the site is fine, and I'll also take Apple Pay or checks or cash.

* Yes, I can make more since I do them in my shop, but I'd have to order more blank shirts, and to make that work I'll wait 'til there's a quantity of 'em that I need to get.

Want some previous-year shirts?  $10 each and all I'll promise is to ship the right size - you'll get the first one that I dig out of the stack of that size.  But the purchase will help me get a few bucks back from previous years.

Thanks! :clap :clap
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: donpearsall on August 26, 2019, 05:13:10 PM
I want to know if BLM gave the other organizations who have sanctioned races at Bonneville a chance to own the sign. What "right" does SCTA have to the sign? Was BMST given the chance to own the sign? Was USFRA asked if they wanted the sign? What about the other event organizers who have events there? There are dozens.

It just seems like incredible ignorance of the BLM to take down the sign with no notice.

Don
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 26, 2019, 06:49:31 PM
I applaud them for getting rid of the graffiti.

(And i ain't usually on their side.)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 26, 2019, 07:07:36 PM
Speaking of SpeedWeek stuff that's got forgot -- Salt Talks t-shirts are available.  You can see the art on the home page of this site.  I made a batch and sold some at the salt and have more to sell.  I use the proceeds to keep the site going so dig deep, please.

Here's what I'll do:  Shirts are $20 each.  I have sizes M - L - XL - 2XL.  Probably no more than 10-15 of any size, so be ready for me to say that I don't have any remaining in your size*.  I can cram 3 or 4 shirts into a single Priority mail envelope so shipping is about $8 per 3 or 4 shirts.  I might be able to make a simple order button, but you're welcome to PM/email and I'll get started.  Payment by Payoal on the buttons on the site is fine, and I'll also take Apple Pay or checks or cash.

* Yes, I can make more since I do them in my shop, but I'd have to order more blank shirts, and to make that work I'll wait 'til there's a quantity of 'em that I need to get.

Want some previous-year shirts?  $10 each and all I'll promise is to ship the right size - you'll get the first one that I dig out of the stack of that size.  But the purchase will help me get a few bucks back from previous years.

Thanks! :clap :clap

Jon I am good for 2 XLs.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 26, 2019, 09:24:23 PM
What about the other event organizers who have events there? There are dozens.

Dozens?

*  SCTA
*  BMST
*  USFRA
*  Mike Cook

That is it.  Not "dozens".
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on August 26, 2019, 09:29:59 PM
I want to know if BLM gave the other organizations who have sanctioned races at Bonneville a chance to own the sign. What "right" does SCTA have to the sign? Was BMST given the chance to own the sign? Was USFRA asked if they wanted the sign? What about the other event organizers who have events there? There are dozens.

It just seems like incredible ignorance of the BLM to take down the sign with no notice.

Don

  SCTA/BNI has the most racers and spectators and two races a year.

              JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: donpearsall on August 26, 2019, 11:49:16 PM
Yes dozens! Don't be so narrow minded to think we are the only ones using the BSF. There are rocketry events, archery events, flight events, several commercial filming events, movies, etc. SCTA's Speedweek may be the biggest attendance, but that does not mean they own the salt flats. BLM said they are donating the sign to the Land Speed Racing Museum. Where's that?

Don
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Jack Gifford on August 27, 2019, 12:25:54 AM
Why should archery or rocketry fans be the recipient of the "Bonneville International Speedway" sign, which contains references to Ab Jenkins, et.al.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 27, 2019, 09:06:39 AM
I want to know if BLM gave the other organizations who have sanctioned races at Bonneville a chance to own the sign. What "right" does SCTA have to the sign? Was BMST given the chance to own the sign? Was USFRA asked if they wanted the sign? What about the other event organizers who have events there? There are dozens.

It just seems like incredible ignorance of the BLM to take down the sign with no notice.

Don
Perhaps the SCTA has the most lengthy history with the flats and they are putting it in a museum?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: javajoe79 on August 27, 2019, 09:08:15 AM
BLM said they are donating the sign to the Land Speed Racing Museum. Where's that?

Don
To be built in Wendover is what I heard.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 27, 2019, 09:12:25 AM
Your donations would be very welcome to get this built...

https://www.facebook.com/Bonneville-Speedway-Museum-235952389788686/ (https://www.facebook.com/Bonneville-Speedway-Museum-235952389788686/)

http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/8744 (http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/8744)

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=8649.0 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=8649.0)

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7380139,-114.0262326,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1su3E9osi46g315PWxdGiA_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7380139,-114.0262326,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1su3E9osi46g315PWxdGiA_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 27, 2019, 09:38:16 AM
Maybe we should donate to get another sign
because now not only is there no museum....... there also is no sign
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: thundersalt on August 27, 2019, 09:43:41 AM
All this $hit over a sign.......are you kidding me? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 27, 2019, 09:43:43 AM
This is what the BLM post on FB;

Quote
Have you ever seen the iconic sign with the stickers all over it at the entryway of the Bonneville Salt Flats? Do not be alarmed when it?s not there on your next visit. BLM removed this sign today and are working to replace it with a new one. BLM is working with the Southern California Timing Association to allow them to curate it in their BSF museum.

(https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67955095_2588885494477101_5406153151692668928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_eui2=AeHcX4ZYRdY2kOLjf5Ifsmy5Ey7m1EQXJnprzLQcGwMVqH3QOQ2t4k7bPq4ofp23QLXvdgbj2wvkWziXliXYYNK34A8tildJax0dRq9MyoX7gg&_nc_oc=AQk0ruS2CVJIpb0tSfSj3ElVTMnEQs9DwSdSL4_lv5bfu_ObyV5FUWR-MJGHGJ3HH1E&_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.xx&oh=1c7ff6ff8751ca876e845d27db32a29b&oe=5E112F90)

(https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68984654_2588885531143764_8487611200945782784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFKfQheRsf4mAGqBw5yxA1SQHtG1pjAB08j6wq3XtFFVpezw46YbA9ZRnp3AqZebIrnZ1fzmQ2khyTQalgpeNPajDiFFbyChUAmnxRwyl9Prw&_nc_oc=AQnxCgH20kas__HzeOScI0an48lOiGDcwgjd2ZBNPQVc-Gq1IqkOTqbSl2_9tSfaneI&_nc_ht=scontent-msp1-1.xx&oh=4fd7f3792cff166923e91e079f2abcd0&oe=5E0A82EF)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 27, 2019, 09:57:03 AM
not just a sign ....... an iconic sign.

Really, think about how many pics of that sign have been taken over the years,
and how many people visiting the salt  have been denied the opprotunity to ever be able to take their picture.

And all because of the self serving actions of a few inconsiderate people.
 
Sure, maybe it was becoming time to replace the sign, but it certainly didn't have to be done in the
middle of racing season.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Calkins on August 27, 2019, 10:04:07 AM
Everyone needs to pay attention to the facts.  The SCTA KNEW that the BLM was removing the sign and when.  Go bitch to them about this.

 :dhorse: :dhorse: :dhorse:

Let's get back to talking about the flippin' racing...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on August 27, 2019, 10:15:21 AM
Oh, don't get me wrong,  I included the scta officials who knew as part of the 'self serving inconsiderate people" mentioned above.

Acknowledge it or not.......It was a bad decision to selfishly take the sign knowing that so many more people would be coming to the salt before it was replaced.


Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: RidgeRunner on August 27, 2019, 12:16:43 PM
Speaking of SpeedWeek stuff that's got forgot -- Salt Talks t-shirts are available.  You can see the art on the home page of this site.  I made a batch and sold some at the salt and have more to sell.  I use the proceeds to keep the site going so dig deep, please.

Here's what I'll do:  Shirts are $20 each.  I have sizes M - L - XL - 2XL.  Probably no more than 10-15 of any size, so be ready for me to say that I don't have any remaining in your size*.  I can cram 3 or 4 shirts into a single Priority mail envelope so shipping is about $8 per 3 or 4 shirts.  I might be able to make a simple order button, but you're welcome to PM/email and I'll get started.  Payment by Payoal on the buttons on the site is fine, and I'll also take Apple Pay or checks or cash.

* Yes, I can make more since I do them in my shop, but I'd have to order more blank shirts, and to make that work I'll wait 'til there's a quantity of 'em that I need to get.

Want some previous-year shirts?  $10 each and all I'll promise is to ship the right size - you'll get the first one that I dig out of the stack of that size.  But the purchase will help me get a few bucks back from previous years.

Thanks! :clap :clap

Jon,

     Good for a couple XXL "Doc Phoenix" shirts here.  Check for the shirts, shipping, plus a little extra for the site is underway via USPS.

     A big thanks for all you and Nancy do to keep the LSR family connected.

                       Ed
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: JR529 on August 27, 2019, 01:30:57 PM
The mock outrage is thick in here...
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: modelAsteve on August 27, 2019, 05:25:26 PM
I wonder what happened to the "REAL" sign that was stolen a few years back?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 27, 2019, 06:39:47 PM
No one seems concerned about why they got rid of that graffiti-ridden sign that was a disgrace to everyone who defaced it.  I don't think they took it down to pisz all of you off.  I think they took it down because it looked like shitt.

It would probably still be there if not for the assholes who defaced it.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on August 28, 2019, 12:20:24 AM
  Stan, a wordsmith of the highest order. Eloquently stated 8-)
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 29, 2019, 01:46:55 PM
Trimmers, RidgeRunner and Wheelrdealer -- I got your orders and will mail 'em tomorrow.  Who else wants shirts?  I have lots of 'em and the site needs to convert them into $$, please.  $20 each plus about $8 for shipping ( I can cram up to four in one envelope).

Thanks.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Stan Back on August 31, 2019, 03:58:42 PM
The SCTA/BNI did the very best with what they had to work with.  It wasn't a stellar meet, but it wasn't because they didn't try.

At least they cleared the area of a large, obnoxious obstruction.  My congratulations on that one.

Here's a biased outlook at the 17 motorcycle records, which represent 68% of the 25 records set . . .

Only 3 of 17 MC records were over 100 MPH.

Over half of them (9) could have been set on the roads leading to the flats without breaking the speed limit.

A total of 6 of the 17 MC records, or 35%, were Open -- meaning they had to make two complete runs at any MPH.

I'm with you all hoping for a great World Finals this year.  I'm betting it will surpass SpeedWeek.  I applaud all the tireless workers who did the best they could at SpeedWeek and congratulate the leadership on their accomplishments.

Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 01, 2019, 07:38:00 AM
Stan Back said:  "At least they cleared the area of a large, obnoxious obstruction.  My congratulations on that one."

Stan, you're cruel!!! :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on September 01, 2019, 09:26:33 AM
I wonder if whoever the scta caretaker of the "large, obnoxious obstruction" is has it proudly on display in their private collection yet?

or possibly on the wall of their race shop?  (yeah, tell me you wouldn't)

In as horrible of condition as that sign is.....
I'm curious as to why anyone would want to put such a badly vandalized eyesore into a museum.
Maybe they are planning to restore it first.  :wink:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: salt on September 01, 2019, 10:30:21 AM
gowing, I think Stan was talking about a DIFFERENT large, obnoxious obstruction . . . .
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: RidgeRunner on September 01, 2019, 10:33:09 AM
     I'm thinking some are thinking of 2 different objects.   Took me an overnight to "get it"  :-D

       :evil: or not, :cheers: Stan

                                   Ed
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gowing on September 01, 2019, 10:42:24 AM
gowing, I think Stan was talking about a DIFFERENT large, obnoxious obstruction . . . .
yes, I get it now and humbly stand corrected. 
kinda funny tho -   1drink
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Podunk on September 01, 2019, 11:43:22 AM
  :cheers:
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ggl205 on September 01, 2019, 02:01:40 PM
I am a little slow on the uptake but I too, finally ?got it?. An apt description for both objects, especially for the one first removed.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on September 02, 2019, 11:56:24 AM
Holy camoli,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :clap,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I just got that one to...................... :cheers:....LMFAO.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Jack Gifford on September 02, 2019, 11:19:19 PM
Are the rest of us supposed to be able to "get it"?
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: RidgeRunner on September 03, 2019, 05:07:19 AM
Jack,

    PM sent.

        Ed
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: ggl205 on September 03, 2019, 07:34:59 AM
Jack, I would like to know how you managed quotation marks on this thread? When I try, all I see are question marks.

John
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on September 03, 2019, 08:14:14 AM
"??"
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on September 03, 2019, 01:07:41 PM
Are the rest of us supposed to be able to "get it"?

 Hint... starts with a V ends with y. A speed reference. :-D

 Good job :cheers:

        JL222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: 07R1LSR on September 03, 2019, 06:07:04 PM
Maybe I'm the only one that doesnt get it??
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 03, 2019, 06:35:39 PM
For the sake of it -- that last "clue" send me off in a different direction in trying to figure out the joke.  And the heck of it is --

The joke started with Stan and me and we oughta know, shouldn't we?  That clue leaves me stumped. muutt
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: jl222 on September 03, 2019, 06:37:13 PM
Maybe I'm the only one that doesnt get it??

 female

               jl222
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Podunk on September 03, 2019, 07:10:20 PM
A term for how fast an object is moving.
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: trimmers on September 03, 2019, 07:37:15 PM
A former cable TV channel - now under a magazine's name.

Jeff in Boise
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: racergeo on September 03, 2019, 09:19:31 PM
   Well I get it, and I'm totally appalled lol8 lol8
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 03, 2019, 11:38:05 PM
Thanks to PJ for letting me in on the story.  Now I get it. :clap :clap
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: zzcruzin on September 04, 2019, 08:34:38 AM
Dam you guys are funny..............Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as MC Hammer says,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, " U Can't Touch This"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NNYI8VbFyY
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: Bratfink on September 04, 2019, 11:02:50 AM
Wait, what happened? cromag
Title: Re: SpeedWeek 2019
Post by: gas pumper on September 04, 2019, 08:43:25 PM
I needed the v...y clue to get it  brilliant!!!!!LOL