Im still having trouble with the server that is hosting the pictures, please be patient I will get it fixed, was up until 5 am this morning working on it.
Two just outstanding runs one for that fastest gasoline powered vehicle by Earl Wooden he made just an outstanding run yesterday at 363 mph in the AA/GS class and he was able to back it up this morning with a 366 mph run with a 371 mph exit speed. The other was Freddy Dannenfelzer DMR Racing running A/BFL ran a 348 mph run yesterday was able to a little more foot into it and accomplished 361 mph backup run. So around a 355 record. He is now the fastest open-wheeled car (non streamlined). Sorry Joe Law looks like you will have to take your car back off the for sale block and come take your record back. Other news, Hudson Boys streamliner 233 mph qualifier backed up at 229 mph in the XO/GS. Their other car the little Geo Metro running in I/BGC ran 129 and 131 on a 123 record. These guys always bump some records at all the meets. I don't ever remember them not setting a record when they come out with one of their vehicles. Fjastad - Kinne Bros running in the C/GMR running on a 235 mph record put two together runs of 240 mph and 233 mph so getting is by a couple mph. Jason McVicar running the APS-F 650cc bike of Faulkner/Livingston was able to return at 181 mph with a qualifier of 173 mph, this bike is running the juice. To great runs to take an old record out of the books of Dave Dastrup's set back in '92 at 165 mph. DeWayne McKinney running the rear engine roadster of Burbank Auto in the A/BFR class running on a 262 record was able to backup his 275 mph with a 282 mph return pass. Saline Solution running 194.5 mph in the XO/BGL class ran 196 mph this morning on a 193 record which has been changing hands by a mph during the course of running this year. They are really looking to get 200 mph out of this lakester and it's getting real close. They are now getting ready for only one BNI International run by Ack Attack streamliner which yesterday only went 220 mph. During the BUB International meet in September they ran just a little over 270 mph and in process put the liner on the side. They hurt the clutch yesterday and made repairs last night so we will see here shortly. I will update on the run as I comes through here shortly.
It looks as if I got the photo site back up and online it will take me a little while to get yesterdays pictures up to be patient I will be working on that during the course of the day.
BNI International Runs 9:30 AM
Ack Attack Streamliner very impressive with Jimmy Odum driving was able to post a Kilo Speed of 293 mph and a Mile speed of 303 mph. He now has 1 hour to return for the BNI International record. This is a super impressive you must understand, first year on the salt for this vehicle, got preliminary runs done at Speedweek, wrecked at Bub's Meet, now is at a point to claim a very sizable record during this World Finals meet.
Ack Attack will not be making a backup run. During the run they lost two chains. One that drives the front motor, in process it broke the cases. The other was for the landing gear. When he was slowing his landing gear was unable to come out, luckily he had a good SCTA alert staff at the end and was able to help him from tipping over when he stopped. They have parts and hope to ready again for the 3 pm BNI International runs.
Others news so far for regular record qualifying is John Rains running D/PS going after the 292 record is getting there and ran 284 mph. Team Elves Aaron Wilson Buell 1650cc MPS/PF with Tim Horton driving ran a very impressive 205 mph on this Buell. This is a possible 200 mph club entry.
California Fritz piloting his Harley streamliner running 2000cc S/PG got his best run ever at 226 mph and he said it was his smoothest pass ever on the bike. And still no mishaps this meet for him tipping over on the turnouts. Great job. Seth Hammond Roadster, can you guess yet????? Yes Lee spun the car again this time at 236 mph at the same point in the track around the 4 mile like all the other spins just about all the same speeds. This time they tried relocating and adding some weight but it seems that didn't fix the problem. Hmmmmm. Joint Venture unlimited diesel hauler ant 226 mph just an amazing run. George Fields running is Trackmaster Special in the D/FCC ran 304 mph in the last mile and had a very huge spin that started after he pulled the parachute. It's just amazing it stay upright at the speed and the amount of times it spun. He hit a few cones and a mile marker but otherwise everything is ok. Did see the Ohio State University Electric Streamliner that hit the photo cell and batteries yesterday on the return run went through the front of the car and put a hole, and part of mile marker was stuck on car. Burklands are now making their way up to the starting line to test their new parachute deployment system, will be going to the three and shutting down.
Joint Venture put on a good show pulling a 226 mph. Dave Matson came again with is 1956 Vincent running on nitro and hit a 207 mile time. This bike just is awesome sound coming by. Tom Thumb Special managed to get his qualifier he was looking for running 245 mph in the D/FCC and if the air is good like this morning we may just see 250 out of it yet. By the way, the corrected altitude this morning was the lowest I had every seen it at 3750 ft. Way awesome Burkdoll stated he had not seen that good air in 20 years. Haas racing streamliner ran a 271 mph on a 262 in I think the B/BGS, don't quote me on that class. Skip Hedrick after parachute problems at speedweek pulled together a good run again on a old Vesco/Nish record of 322 mph in the C/GS class at 332 mph. Wilson/Waters still running hard with their C/FR put a 252 mph run together on their own 247 record. John Rains still trying to get that D/PS record of 292 up higher ran 287 mph after a turbo housing change. Chet Herberts rear wheel steer car first time on the salt made the required minimal pass to the 2 1/4 and ran 142 mph. Maybe the first time one stayed upright and didn't tip over and maybe the longest run for one without a mishap also. Officials drove close behind to check the stability and it looked good. Dave Matson made another pass and through the middle mile went 222 mph, just great. Burklands were a turn out twice on two different occasions, they are working on it now. Ack Attack streamliner is now going to run on a SCTA record not BNI they are repaired and ready to run. They initially thought they busted the cases on one of the engines, but it only turned out to be a housing the mounts to the side of the block. And Jack Costella wanted to relay that the smoke from his run was only from engine and not a fire as I previously reported. Jack Costella little Belly Bomb NEB IV 80cc liner running in the 100cc class fuel unblown went 142 mph.
There was a representative here to possibility to make tires for us. It does look promising for both motorcycles and cars to get tires made for the future.
Also on a side note I spent allot of my day fixing the picture issues the server should be up and good to go, the first days pictures that were not enlarging should be fixed. The only downfall to the time spent was lack of pictures today sorry.
Ohio State University Electric Streamliner going after the SCTA record now went just an outstanding at 315 mph. Found out John Rains switched classes and is now running in D/BGALT on his own record of 279 and he ran 287 for a qualifier. Ferguson boys running their XXO/GS running on the Hudson Boys record who took their XO/GS record earlier now qualified on their record and went 240 mph with Don Ferguson III driving. Rick Byrnes with his new 6 wheeled lakester still going through stages of speed on it and went 156 mph. A surprise to me was Andy Green was at the event. We talked for awhile about what he is doing, Richard Noble is into building some commercial private planes now, and he states that Craig Breedlove is pretty much retired bought some property in Mexico and just hanging out. Noble says he wants to bring a car over sometime in the future to race on the salt. Ack Attack motorcycle streamliner made another run but turned out in the first mile. Haas racing made another pass in the confirmed B/BGS class at 276 mph on the new record set by Desert Rose Skip Higgenbothems car at 261 mph in September.
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