On Sunday August 14, afternoon Mr. John Beckett was involved in a roll over accident on the Bonneville Salt Flats at approximately 200 mph.
He succumbed to his injuries shortly after the accident. He received emergency medical treatment at the scene from Wendover Ambulance medical technicians.
Mr. Beckett, age 58, was an experienced landspeed racer and
former president of the East-Coast Timing Association.
John was well known and widely respected in the Bonneville racing community and he will be missed.
The USFRA extends our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.